Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sunday Selfies Kittens Week 4

Sunday Selfie - Week 4


This week Tomas is now 604g (1 lb 5 3/8 oz)!  And Teaghan weighs in again with the load of the week award at a whopping 630 g! (1 lb 6 1/4 oz).   We think she gets the BBK award - Big Beautiful Kitten!  MOL!  Tomas gets the floofy tail of the week award.  Look at that happy tail high up in the air!   We can also see their irises now.  Mommy Colleen reports, "if you look close Tomas has lite red smudges on his cheeks and a red dot above his nose pad."  He looks like his Daddy, Into Wishin Rio Samba.   Teaghan has little red smudges on her face from her Mommy, Finnishline McKenzie!

Tomas

Tomas and his big fluffy tail!


Teaghan
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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sunday Selfie Kittens at Week 3


Sunday Selfie - Kittens at Week 3

We are keepin' an eye on the kittens from over the Rainbow Bridge and watchin' them grow.  They are growin' fur sure!  Week 3 shows some more changes. This week Teaghan weighs in the heaviest at 496 g while Tomas is 486 g!  They are little bundles of beauty.  Their ears have popped up and they even got their tiny toenails clipped for the first time!  Their Mommy Colleen reports that they are playing together and pushing the little balls around.  Have a happy week everyone!

Teaghan

Tomas
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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sunday Selfies - The Kitten's First Selfie

Beau Beau and Angie Introduce: 

Teaghan and Tomas for their first Sunday Selfie!
Their eyes are finally open and Mommy Colleen is keeping us supplied with beautiful pictures and information so we can all go Squeeeeeee! 

Teaghan - 2 weeks - 12 3/4 oz - 360 grams

Tomas - 2 weeks - 13 1/4 oz - 376 grams

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Monday, March 06, 2017

The Story Continues - the Kitties are Born!

So the story continues! Beau Beau here, and I have finally managed to get my message through to the humans - our Mommy Brenda, and Mommy Colleen, the new human mommy (for now… MOL). Colleen is a furry special human mommy to about a squillion other kittehs.  We know cuz we met one of her special furry loves, Gwen, over here at the Rainbow Bridge.  Gwen came here to da bridge on 01-Dec-2014 before I got here and met me right away.  We have been watching over things along with Angie and sending our love to help heal our human’s hearts. Gwen told us how her Mommy Colleen was the mommy of a squillion Norwegian Forest Cat babies and had helped so many other rescue kitties back in the day to find new homes.  And so when our Mommy was ready and was looking for new kitties to bring home, she looked at a few rescue places and ended up looking online at a local CT Ragdoll breeder.  You see, she always had thought that Angie was a Ragdoll cat and wanted a nice loving soft kitty like that again.  But, while she was online we sent her to Colleen’s website, Finnishline Norwegian Forest Cats, where she saw many kitties who looked more like Angie.  In her heart she knew that this was the place.  Now, we knew she did not want an exact version of either of us but something about the beautiful NFC's there drew her in (yeah really it was us meowing into her ear… MOL!).   

Then Mommy Colleen and Mommy Brenda started emailing each other and they talked and it was like they knew each other from lifetimes ago.  Well, ahem, that’s cuz we have been talking to both of them in their dreams every night and they just didn’t know it… MOL!  Our mommy and daddy decided they wanted not one but two new kitteh’s so they could keep each other company just like me and Angie did with each other. 

And the waiting began. Hoping for at least two kitteh’s that bond together is big order to put in with the Universe but we were all pulling for it. Mommy Colleen’s two beautiful kitty mommies, McKenzie, and Rhianna, were both pregnant and due February/March. So guess what?  The beautiful McKenzie had her 3 babies on February 24th!  She had two boys and one girl. This is the Finnishline “T” litter so their names start with “T”. 
Here they are with their Mommy McKenzie (who by the way is another most wonderful mommy) : Left to Right: Tyler, Teaghan and Tomas.



Life is full of signs and signals.  Here are a few that we threw at them: my first name (Beau Beau) was “Tommy” when Daddy found me at the Meriden Humane Society back in ‘05.  Before she even knew that, Colleen said to Mommy, “Tommy” would be a good nickname for “Tomas”…  Wow! Tomas also has a beautiful white heart on his back – that wuz to get Mommy’s attention cuz she loves hearts.  Also, Teaghan has a couple of beautiful red spots on her back, just like Angie’s red spot she had on her back.  Both Teaghan and Tomas go limp when Mommy Colleen picks them up, just like we did when we got picked up.  McKenzie’s mom, Fiona, had her first litter on 27-Oct-2008.  Angie passed away on 27-Oct-2016. There are more signs that we are working on sending...

So after watching some behaviors of how the 3 “T”s get along, and the human Mommies talking,  so far it looks like Teaghan and Tomas will be the new kitteh's of the Swick/Bentley House!  


Finnishline Teaghan - (with Angie's red spot on her back)

Teaghan

Finnishline Tomas

Tomas and his white heart

All Photo credits and permission by Colleen McGrady of Finnishline Norwegian Forest Cats



Sunday, February 05, 2017

The Story Continues - A time for a new start

I always believed Beau Beau and Angie along with some prayers above would help us find our new cat loves when the time was right.

Here is their story from over the bridge to help the continuing story to unfold...


"Hey Daddy, what's that you're building?  Are those for the new kitties?" 

Some new heavy duty scratching posts

BB:  "Mommy always liked big cats.  I fit the bill because I was a large mancat!  She always thought Angie was a Ragdoll mix even though she was small most of her life, although at her peak she was 9 lbs.  She had the temperament of a Ragdoll, the soft as silk bunny rabbit fur that never matted, she was quiet, she relaxed like a ragdoll when you picked her up, and wait, yeah I did the same thing too... you think I was a Ragdoll too? huh, huh? MOL! " 

Angie: "Hey Beau Beau, I got LOUD after you left, you big mouf..."  

BB:  "So, da 'rents spent the month of January home, relaxing, renewing, healing, and finding themselves.  It opened up their over-indulged, food-addled brains long enough to ahem... start thinking clearly again...  And we heard them loud and clear."

"First, we sent them to a couple of cat shelters so they could look around.  One was Forgotten Felines, and the other was da place we came from, Meriden Humane Society.  Although there were plenty of cats who needed homes, it still wasn't time.  Then we sent them pictures of a cat family of three and another couple of kittens they were thinking about from No Paw Left Behind that needed to be homed together.  They applied for those and another wonderful family got them.  And with the kitten pair one even looked like me!!!. "
"Then, we sent Mommy to a Ragdoll website in CT.  We knew that would get to her cuz that's what she thought Angie was.  But a funny thing happened, next thing you know she found a website about Norwegian Forest cats.  And guess what?  Some of them looked like ANGIE!!!  And a little like me too... hah! "
Angie:  "slowly with the humans... slowly and they will find their way... :-)"

BB:  "Now sometimes these things take time.  We are teaching them patience."  
Next, Mommy sent an email to find out about the NFC's and to tell her about us. We stepped in and guided the pawsomely, furry nice lady (Colleen) from Finnishline Norwegian Cats to her spam email and she found Mommy's email.  She sent her an email back asking to fill out an application, and then they talked and talked!  We were all tails high in the air about this conversation and high fiving each other and you will not believe this but Colleen taught one of her kitties to "SLAP ME FIVE" too!!!   "Hmmmm again Angie... but who is more like a Wegie?" Me me me!"

Me and Mom high fiving/slap me five way back when...  

"We are still working things out from over da 'bridge but it's looking like there will be a couple kitties coming their way sometime this year."   
"You see them yet Angie?"  
"No Beau Beau, but I got a good feeling about this."  



Stay tooned!!!!

~Beau Beau and Angie


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Back to Beau Beau and Angie and the Story Continues


The blog for Beau Beau and Angie was born on February 19, 2006.  It all started with a blog post that I had replied to somewhere about feeding cats tuna fish.  Next thing I know I was creating a blog so that I could reply to the tuna fish guy.  I didn't give it much thought about naming it, therefore the non cat specific url is swicks.blogspot.com. Cathy (who sadly is no longer with us) from Beau’s bloggie found my blog and sent a link introducing us to some of the few cat bloggers there were at that time.  Once that happened I decided to stick with the url and name of Beau Beau and Angie's Fur Days and we were off and on a roll. 

As I was looking back at those early days of the blog and my life with Beau Beau and Angie, I thought “wow, how did I make it through those years of my life”?  Then I realized that I made it through those years with my sanity because of them.  I was transitioning into a new life from a divorce in late 2002 and a new relationship with my boyfriend and his 14 year-old daughter.  I moved in with them and almost 3 years later along came Beau Beau and Angie just when we all needed them the most.

The furkids brought liveliness, energy, joy, love, fun, enjoyment, distraction from our problems, learning, growth, care giving, and immense entertainment to our everyday lives.  We worried about their health and well being a lot.  We loved them intensely.  We taught them about the big outdoors.  We gradually brought them outside so they could enjoy the weather and have some fun.  There are plenty of stories there!  During this time we got married.  My stepdaughter went to college.  We moved to another house.  Although it was only a mile away it was probably the most terrifying day of Beau Beau and Angie’s life (not to say our own with worry about them).  We moved out and moved into our new home in one day while they went to stay with our family for the day.  They lived with us in our house until they both passed, Beau Beau in December 2014 and Angie at the end of October this year. 

All of their lives with us are here in these pages.  Memories of them are so close it’s like they are still here except for the stillness of the house without their presence.  They are now our Angel cats and their memories will live on for some time within these pages.  The blog went from Beau Beau and Angie’s fur days, to All About Angie after Beau Beau passed and now back again.  Many thanks to the beautiful job done by Ann from Zoolatry for the new header for the holidays! 

Starting after the holidays my husband and I are going to be searching for a couple of cats to fill our home with love again.  As before we know that it will be them that will find us actually.  We are thinking that Beau Beau and Angie will be guiding the process somehow.  The new ones will have big paws to fill for sure!  So stay tuned for the search, the adventures and the stories of our future furkids.  

Blessings and purrs,
Brenda

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Angie and her floofy tail


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I'm really missing my beautiful Angie.  I was looking back at the blog, thinking back to the days when we first got Beau Beau and Angie.  I'm getting ready to create a book from the blog.  This picture is from a post back in 2006 shortly after I first started blogging about them.

We are sure that when it's the right time, we will know to find some other loving felines to fill our lives once again.

I went to a fund raiser for the Meriden Humane Society (where we found Beau Beau and Angie in 2005).  The speaker was s a local psychic medium.  I had never been to see one before but have always been interested in life after death so I thought it would be interesting to say the least.  I had signed up for this before Angie passed away.  So before I went I thought hmmmm, wouldn't it be great if Angie came through?  Since she had been gone only a few days I felt she would be right there close to me.  Everyone says your loved ones are always around you always, right?  On the spiritual level, I realize that animals do not have the same energy as humans.  So it would have been a reach for her to come through especially since the room was filled with 100+ people which meant 100+ people and all of their spirits that come with them.  I found out it's a lot for a medium to handle.

It was a very interesting event, with many people hearing their loved ones come through.  And yes, finally, I heard Vanessa say, "Angela, Angie?"  I didn't quite believe she said "Angie".  So I didn't say anything.  Vanessa made her way around the room until she was in front of me and was talking to someone else.  Then she looked at me and said "is there someone you want to hear from?"  I said no, then I said well, yes, my cat Angie. She and a couple other people said " she said Angie before".  It was such a weird feeling to know that she really might have gotten through.  So when she said did she have a really big tail - I said yes - while thinking skeptically, that's a 50/50 call... Angie did have a really big tail though as can be seen by the many pictures in this blog.  The picture above is a perfect example of how furry her tail really was.  As she got older it was less full but I was thinking when people come through the medium they usually show up as a much younger and happier version of themselves as well.  When I saw the older pictures of Angie I made the connection that she too had come through as a younger healthier version of herself.

Then Vanessa said "I see the number 8".  She was wondering if it was perhaps Angie's age, or to do with another cat.  Later that night as I was thinking about it, maybe it wasn't "8" but "ate".  I was doing all I could to get Angie to eat that last week of her life.  Was she saying she finally "ate"?  I only hope it was something as simple and loving as that.  Or it could be as someone had suggested, the number 8 as the infinity symbol which is heart warming to think of as well.  One can only guess.  I'm just happy to feel that she really might have been there reaching out to me and that she is really here whenever I need to reach out to her or need her love.

Blessings,
Brenda