05 June 2014

My dear kitty boys

I have been quiet for a few months, and this is one big reason:
Chester and Bourbon, early February
My dear kitty boys have left me after over a decade together.  I found this pic on my memory card this morning.  The digicam's date timestamp says early February, and Chester passed on at the end of February after never adjusting to the new house.  Bourbon seemed okay, until early May.  He had been greatly enjoying his senility, but when he missed a jump on a Friday evening we knew he was on his way out.  He died a few days after, while I was petting him and talking to him.  I had known Bourbon since he was a kitten - he originally belonged to a friend of mine whom I housesat for when I lived in the barracks.  Chester had been in my house up in Tennessee since he was a little ball of "mew" with too-big ears.  Chester was almost thirteen, and Bourbon had just passed his fifteenth birthday.

I am still trying to get used to life without my kitty boys, and seeing this on the memory card brought a wistful tear to my eyes.


glorm said...

Oh, no, so sorry about this. You've had them a long time.

I think you need some wine, and in the Chat Room.

LRVCustomCreations said...

So sorry to hear this. I lost my feline friend on Mother's day - had been together since 1996. It seems to get harder for a bit, but then it WILL get better....trust me on this {hugs}

dfr2010 said...

Thank you for the kind words, ladies. I will probably spend the next dozen years pulling Bourbon's fur out of my projects, and yarn and fabric stash ... so he will be with me in a way for quite some time still.

Nay's Needlebook said...

I am so sorry to hear that your furrys crossed the rainbow bridge. I hope the void in your heart heals from the loss of your furkids.