Saturday, June 23, 2007


Mom: i'm not usually sentimental...i don't scrapbook, don't usually catalog the photos i take. i have a few things from my parents that i hold onto fiercely as they are reminders of relationships that aren't available to me now.

as cat mom--more particularly as suzanne's cat mom--it's a little different. i have the many pictures of her that i have taken in the past two months. i'm so glad i've got a camera.

after suzanne crossed the bridge on the 11th, i started to look for something that i could wear, that i would always have. i didn't want clothing as that wears out. as i looked, i found a pretty ring of a curled up and sleeping cat. my pretty girl. and it's shiny.




see mom's crooked fingers? they're hereditary. when she puts her hands together, the tips of her index fingers are almost an inch apart because they curve so much!

(mom's hands are much too shaky for a camera without an image stabilizer! we're going to upgrade soon!)

16 comments:

Gattina said...

I, not my cats are jalous now ! your mom's ring would also be wonderful on my finger, lol ! Kitten Rosie got today two toy mice and is playing with that you can see her on my blog.

Oscar the Puppy Cat said...

Mommy Toni's ring is so very pretty! And it's a perfect reminder of Suzanne! You know what, my Mommy has crooked fingers, too. And as with your Mommy, her's are hereditary.

I hope you both have a fantstic weekend. Make sure to take in a show and you must have dinner at New York, New York!

I love you!
Daddy

Caesar and Princess said...

That is a very nice ring. A perfect memory to live in your hearts.


happy day <3

Angelo said...

That's a very nice and shiny ring! What a great reminder of your kitty and a great choice for the photohunt. Happy Hunting :)

DaisyMae Maus said...

I like that ring furry much ... Even more so since it has sentiment attached to it.

Mom didn't inherit the crooked finger gene ... Her fingers are a little bent due to holding a pen oddly ...

DMM

Gretchen said...

It is a beautiful ring. A good remembrance.

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

how furry sweet - that's lovely!

Daisy said...

What a beautiful ring! And you can think of Suzanne every time you look at the ring. The cat on the ring reminds me of Suzanne, sweet and curled up sleeping.

Parker said...

A perfect tribute to Suz! You have been in my Mommies thoughts this week. She is happy to see that you have found a wonderful visual reminder of sweet Suzanne. Smooches and purrs!

Marilyn MonREOW said...

That's a beautiful ring, and a lovely tribute to precious Suzanne.

Love, purrs, and snuggles from Marilyn!

muffinmidi said...

That's a very pretty ring and a great tribute to Suzanne.

Donny and Marie and Casey said...

That ring is so beautiful!! It is a wonderful thing to remember her by....

~Marie, Donny and Casey

Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

That's a lovely and perfect reminder.

Miss Peach>(^,^) said...

Oh Toni shuc a sweet ring. I love a kitty in a curled up pose like that. Where ever did you find this treasure? I have a little surprise for you too to remember our sweet Suz by. Made with love by me for you:) I will post a picture of it on Peach's bloggy today....hope you will like it:)
Love Karla

Benjamin....about those kitties you have your eyes on.....I have a very special lady cat in mind for you. She is stunningly beautiful and sweet....care to know more:)???
Love your sister Peach>(^,^)< aka Yente the matchmaker

meeyauw said...

This is a memorable and sweet post. It is sad yet hopeful. The ring is a fitting tribute.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

That's a beautiful ring. It will bring you many good memories.