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,