Sunday, December 21, 2014

A collage for Beau Beau


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.





15 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Purrs for you. Know that Beau Beau won't ever really leave. He just won't be in this body. We were so sad to hear about him and we are so very sad for all of you.

Nerissa said...

Please know that there are many, many cats & peeps in the blogosphere thinkin' of you and purrin' for you in your time of need. Beau Beau is purrin' for you, too. Purrin' from Heaven where he is safe and sound, waiting until that time in the distant future, when you shall meet again.

Purrs,
Nissy

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

My human is very sad she only got to have Sparkle in her life for a little less than 12 years. Although she was not well for the last couple of years, there didn't seem to be anything life threatening going on until the last few weeks. She keeps trying to squeeze out every moment of life with me because she knows that even with the best care, there are no guarantees and no promises.

The Island Cats said...

What a beautiful collage. We're so sorry Beau Beau left this world too soon. We hope all the good memories you have of him helps ease your sadness. Purrs......

Samantha & Mom said...

We always loved the facial expressions of BeauBeau! We will miss him, too!
Lots of hugs and kisses to you all,
Samantha & Chandra

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Beautiful collage- photos can bring back so many wonderful memories.

Max said...

I've always loved pictures of Beau Beau because he had the most amazing eyes. They were beautiful and full of wonder and mischief. I'm glad he left no question that it was time to go...and I'm not surprised he did. He was a gentleman, after all.

Flynn said...

Such a beautiful collage of Beau Beau. He may be gone from this world but will live in your hearts forever.
They do indeed know when it is time for them to leave.
Eric hadn't climbed their favourite oak tree for some time, although Flynn still did. A few days before he left us he climbed up high and looked around.I am now sure he climbed up to have a last look around the fields he loved so much. Flynn has never climbed that tree since.

Marg said...

That is such a nice well done collage of Beau Beau. He sounds like he was a wonderful cat and he was so lucky to have you to love him which made him the cat that he was. A very nice post. Merry Christmas to all of you.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

What a beautiful collage of Beau Beau. It's coincidental that the same thing happened to me and photography and Abby so I totally understand what you are saying. Once you feel up to it when you go back and read through the years of posts you will find a great relief in knowing all the memories that are stored there. Beau Beau was a character and so absolutely enchanting. We will miss him and those expressive eyes but know he is still with us in our hearts and especially in your heart.

Timmy Tomcat said...

Hey was such a good looking fellow. Loved so deeply that he felt it down to his bones and gave back all he could
Love Purrs and Prayers
Timmy Dad and Family

KitKat said...

Such a beautiful collage of your precious Beau Beau. We are so very sorry he went to the Bridge. We know how much you miss him. Prayers and comforting purrs to you. God Bless.
Angel Normie, Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

The idea of Beau Beau willing entering the carrier was so sad/sweet. Sometimes kittehs know when it is time ta go...

meowmeowmans said...

What a beautiful collage of Beau Beau. Sending you purrs and prayers as you mourn his going to the Bridge. We are so sorry it was so soon.

Katnip Lounge said...

I am so sorry. Beau Beau and Angie was one of the very first blogs I ever followed, and his big eyes and sassiness kept me cheerful through many long midnight shifts.

hugs, Trish