Monday, January 19, 2015

Monday like Velcro

Some little girl is not leaving my side today. She is in front of the computer, on my lap, following me from room to room, wants to go out, I open the door she doesn't go out. She followed me back up to the computer, I move her back to her placemat, then she's back like she's on a bungee cord. She's my Velcro girl today :-).

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Angie's Sunday Selfie

Ok I lied. Da lady took my picture. I had to find a place to hide a cause she kept trying to get me to take a selfie with her. Then they couldn't find me until daddy saw me in my basket in the dining room.
Have a great day on Sunday everyone. Today the beans will be watching a football game so I'm going to sleep.


Sunday, January 04, 2015

Easy on Sunday - Hammick Day

It's Sunday and today is a new day so today we put my Hammick (by Forty Paws) out by the stairs so I could rest on it while watching the birds. And yes, snakey came along with me. We got some snow last night. Just a little snow but enough to see the little snow birds against it. And we have the fattest squirrels around. Have a fun, peaceful, observant Sunday!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Cat toys don't need to be from a store

I has a new toy if you want to call it that. It is something I found in the house one day. It is also the day that the Lady heard me talk out loud for the first time. That is crazy in itself coz I have been with her for 9 years and I am 15 years old. The day I found the snakey (that's what the Lady calls it) I pushed it around and carried it and called to it and cried to it and have been doing that every day since. It stays right next to me on my sleepy place and sometimes I carry it to my other sleepy place in the beans bathroom. The lady says I almost sound as loud as Beau Beau did and that's LOUD! So who says we need toys from a store? We find things right at home and couldn't enjoy them more!

Happy New Year's Eve to everyone from me and the Snakey :-)

It will be early night for us but I heard that we might have some big ocean thing with claws for dinner. Yum!


Sunday, December 28, 2014

Easy Like Sunday - Angie style

 Easy Like Sunday by Angie

Hi everyone. I'm still here.  I am hanging out in the kitchen where the people spend all their time looking at the 'puter.  We are still reeling from the pain of losing our Beau Beau but every day is a teeny tiny bit better.  I just hang out here mostly on the weekends or the days the lady works from home.  Some things that are different since Beau Beau has been gone:
I haven't been outside much.
I sleep a lot.
And I talk now.  Da lady says I "twitter" now.  I did before but no where near what is coming out of me now.  And after I eat breakfast then I talk some more when I play with one of my toys.
And now they know how much I really eat since BeauBeau da kitty garbage pail is not here anymore to eat all my food.

Da lady looks at me a lot too to see if I am ok.  She is afraid it'll soon be my turn to go away too.

We has a lot of sads today because we lost our long-time furiend Derby.  He has been blogging a long time too and he was such a handsome ginger kitty.  Our hearts hurt for his Mommy, Janet.   I think Beau Beau and Derby and playing together at the bridge.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Holiday Photo Shoot with Beau Beau and Angie

Holiday Photos from the Swick/Bentley house with the photoshoot mitsakes :-)

Even though our Beau Beau has crossed the Rainbow Bridge we wanted to show the photo ops we got not too long ago in anticipation of these "holy days".

The first day we put up the little tree trying to get Beau Beau and Angie's Christmas photo.  This was the best I could get (iphone photos...)

 At this point - Angie had had it with Beau Beau and gave him a whap.

 Angie was done.  She swished her tail as she walked away.

 Right before I put the tree on the island to take the Christmas pics.  Beau Beau looked so good!  

This was last year's Christmas Photo shoot.  He was a good model :-)

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!  Looking forward to the New Year!

Love and light and purrs and blessings to all.

Brenda, Bob, Angie and our angel Beau Beau

Sunday, December 21, 2014

A collage for Beau Beau


It's only been four days since Beau Beau's been gone.  We want to thank all the wonderful cat bloggers and everyone who has stopped by to leave their thoughts and sympathy and prayers.  It has been helpful to go through all the blogs and stop by to read what's happening with everyone else.  It does a heart good to see that the world indeed is still alive and moving.

I have been going through the hundreds of pictures I have taken of Beau Beau.  He was my inspiration to pick up with photography again at about the same time that digital pics became so popular and easy to take and share.  In fact, my first digital camera was a Kodak Easy Share and yes, it was easy.  Beau Beau's comical face with those expressive eyes just begged for capture and what better way than to share that than through his blog.   I'm so thankful that I have his journey with us captured through the years.

I'm still stunned that he is gone.  I really thought that with his diet and care and how healthy he seemed that he'd he be with us closer to the 20 year mark.  I totally subscribe to the thought that every day is precious and we have to be thankful for every second because life is so short.  Every day when I woke up my first thoughts were thanks to God for my husband, and Beau Beau and Angie in my life. The pain of such a sudden loss was an eye opener and I know there's a lesson in there, actually many lessons.  Life for me is all about learning and this was the most painful lesson I've ever had.  I also know that when one door closes it makes way for newness in life.  I must believe that something really good is coming my way.

As I had commented on some blogs, Beau Beau sure was in a hurry to go somewhere.  He made sure there was no way we could hold onto him any longer.  There were no obvious indications that he was ill whatsoever.  He ate well, had no other illnesses, his coat was healthy and so soft and shiny, and he did not seem to have slowed down any.  Only after he was gone and we thought back about how this could have happened we thought of some signs.  There was dandruff on the floor that had not been there before.  We thought it was just from the dry winter.  And now when we thought of it, he did tire easily but nothing where we were concerned with it.  And if there was any way he could have chosen his way to death, there was no saving him from the aggressive tumors they found.   We had one night with him where he rallied when he came home but was still very tired.  The next day he knew it was time to go.  I opened his carrier and said "go ahead on in" and he glanced outside once again and then for the first time ever he turned and walked into it on his own.