Friday, October 28, 2016

Angie Forever






Angie has left our world.  On  27-Oct-2016, She went to join all the other feline souls that have been the love of so many of all of us.  Sixteen short years of her life were spent here.  I've posted this story before but Angie came to me in a dream eleven years ago.  I then became obsessed with finding a white cat.  My husband and I searched for her and we found Beau Beau first.  Two months later I walked into the Meriden Animal Shelter and stood quietly in the middle of the room.  I felt her paws on my legs first.  I looked down and there was my white dream cat, stretching up to get me to pick her up.  She clung to my neck and I knew I had found her.  I promised her she had found her forever home. She has been the light of my life and my husband's ever since then. 

Her story has been written here in the pages of this blog.  Many posts in the beginning have led way to fewer posts over the years.  It seems as though as she slowed down in her old age so did my posts. 

The one thing that stands out the most about her is how much she loved the outside.  With her quiet and mellow demeanor she always stayed very close to the house and just paid attention to the birds and anything else that moved close to her.  Her routine was that my husband would get up at 5 and feed her and then she would go to the door to try to get him to let her outside.  We let her out as often as we could depending on the weather mostly.  She did have a curfew at dark though.  And as most cats that go outside she was in and out more times than we could count.  Even as her age and illness advanced it didn't slow her down from enjoying the outdoors, right up to yesterday, the day we had to let her go.  We will never forget her soft fur, her quiet purr, her calming manner.  We will always remember her sleeping between our pillows, her quiet snore, her warm body against ours. 

Although she was the smaller than Beau Beau, she ruled the house when he was alive.  When he passed two years ago she slept in on a rug near the front door for a month or more.  Maybe she was waiting for him to come home.  Maybe she has found him again.  Rest in Peace our little Angel.  I know you are right here when we need you, just a thought, just a memory away, and always in our hearts.

Here are some of our favorite pictures of her.

Blessings,
Brenda
















39 comments:

Poppy Q said...

So sorry to hear about Angie. We know how much you loved her and Beau Beau and what shining lights they were in your lives. Thank you for giving them both such a loving and kind home.

Hugs
Julie and Poppy Q
xxx

Flynn said...

I am so sorry to hear that Angie has left for the Rainbow Bridge. She was such a beautiful and gentle looking lady. I know she has left a huge hole in your heart. We send hugs and purrs to you and Bob.

William's Kith & Kin said...

There are no words to lessen your pain or repair your broken hearts over the loss of your beautiful Angie. But we know there is one more star in the sky, right next to Beau Beau's.

Sending you purrs.

Just Ducky said...

Sending comforting purrs to you on Angie running off to The Bridge. She will live on in your hearts.

The Island Cats said...

We are so very sorry to hear about Angie. She was a beautiful girl. Sending you comforting purrs.....

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I'm so very sorry to hear this - Angie and Beau Beau were Sparkle's very first secret paws partners, many years ago. Purrs to you. <3

Helen said...

Sending love and purrs for you - we loved Angie and Beau Beau - I bet they are playing at the Bridge with all of our blogging babies, I am so sorry for your loss.
Angel Perfectly Parker's family (hugs)

Gidget said...

we are so sorry that Angie is gone. she iz wif Beau Beau now and Honey sunshine is there wif them both. Dey are all where it iz warm fur der ol bones, frolicking in da sunshine, napping to-get-fur and eatin lots ov treats

Honey P. Sunshine said...

yup, dey iz wif me, i wills take good care ov yor Angie

The Whiskeratti said...

She was quite a beautiful girl. We're sorry for your loss.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

I am only happy that Angie and Beau Baus are back together but I have tears for her leaving. I am so very sorry.

Brian said...

We are so very sorry to hear about dear Angie. We send you purrs, love and hugs.

Mary McNeil said...

So sorry for the loss of your sweet Angie ! Prayers.

Mickey's Musings said...

We are so sorry to hear about Angie.
Such a beautiful kitty.
We send comforting purrs to you and your hubby.
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

A few Good Cats said...

It is so hard to lose our loved ones. We send comforting vibes and purrayers for your loss.

Angel Prancer Pie said...

We are so sorry to hear about your beautiful girl. Sending lots of soft nosetaps and purrs of comfort to you.

When the cat is away said...

We're so sorry for your loss. :( We're thinking about you and your family.

Mo and The Purries said...

Sending love and purrs,
So sorry for the loss of your furry family member.

Laila and Minchie said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Fly free pretty girl. (((hugs)))

Painter Pack said...

We are very, very sorry to hear of your loss. Your Angie girl looks so much like my Sophie! I pray I get as many wonderful years with my girls. It sounds like Angie had a fantastic life, as did you with her in it. Prayers.

Sherri
Mom of the Painter Pack

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

So very sorry your beloved Angie has gone to the Rainbow Bridge. You had a special bond with her and she was lucky to have found you. Sending warm purrs of sympathy from all of us at cats of Wildcat Woods.

Max said...

Oh no :'(

Angie was like the most beautiful kitty ever and I feel like I've known her forever.

I am so, so sorry. But I hope she's having a wonderful time at the Bridge with Beau Beau.

meowmeowmans said...

We are so sorry to hear about your beloved Angie. Hugs and purrs to you as you remember your special girl.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We are so very sorry to hear about Angie. Purrs to you.

Katie Isabella said...

I am so sorry about your babies, Angie now and Beau Beau before. I know that terrible sorrow when our beloved babies fly to the Bridge to wait for us by and by. Please accept my loving condolences. Purrs and prayers for you and your husband.

Jans Funny Farm said...

I loved to visit her and Beau Beau and I am so sorry it came Angie's time to join Beau Beau. What a happy story of how she came to live with you. I know you have many happy memories of her. A warm hug.

KitKat said...

We are so very sorry to hear about Angie running off to the Bridge. Sending huge hugs and love.
With deepest condolences,
Angel Normie, Angel Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis

Shaggy and Scout said...

Purrs from Shaggy, Scout and mom Lynne.
Dear Angie was a good blogging friend, and such a beauty!

Susie said...

We will miss you sweet Angie!
Head butts and purrs from our family to yours.
Kimo & Sabi & Mommakitty

Random Felines said...

We are so very sorry....

Forty Paws said...

We are so very sorry that Angie has crossed over. Many hugs and purrs and purrayers from all of us at Forty Paws.

John Bellen said...

What a beautiful creature she was, inside and out. Sixteen years is indeed a short time to spend with someone like her. Godspeed, Angie.

Eastside Cats said...

A beautiful tribute post. We are so sorry for your loss.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

Angie; you are and always will be a beautiful girl. Godspeed your journey to heaven; we are truly sorry and send our sincerest sympathies to your family ~~~~~~ with hugs and loves from boomer, daisy, tuna, dude and sauce ♥♥♥♥♥

Nancy West said...

I am so very sorry for your loss of Angie. What a beautiful cat! There are no real words that comfort, but she will always be with you. The Summerlands are close by. I'm sure you know that...

Reading your post about your dream of a white cat gave me chills. Eight years ago, I started "seeing" a white cat in my mind's eye. The cat seemed to be following me around. Then about a month after this cat "appeared" I found a real white cat sitting under a tree along a local bike trail. It's a long story, but "Snow," as we named him, was feral and very sick. My friend took Snow home to live with her in her home until he passed six weeks later. BUT, Snow was not alone! Snow lived in a feral colony with six other cats. My friend and I have been caring for "Snow's" colony now for eight years. It has been a tremendous learning experience and an honor to care for them (TNR, housing, daily feedings etc.)

I wonder about this "white cat" thing? Surely an angel interceded in leading you to Angie. And I can't help but wonder if Snow, the head of his pride, somehow called us to him so that his brood would be well cared for after he was gone? About a year ago, I met someone else who had experienced a White Cat dream! Angel cats perhaps? Guiding us to help these beautiful and special souls...

Prayers to you and your precious Angie

THE ZOO said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Purrs to you all.

cwcwccw said...

We are so sorry for your loss.

Jessi Lashakmitis said...

We are so sorry for your lost. Angie was such a beautiful cat. Hope you will feel better very soon.
Kate

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

My apologies for the late comment, I saw this days ago, but I was still aching from the loss of our Kit.

What a wonderful story of her joining your family and what a blessing she was. I am so sorry for your loss