Wednesday, July 11, 2007

not wordless...

we're going to tell a suzanne story today. it seems fitting as it's been a month since she crossed the rainbow bridge.

this is how most mornings went on the days that mom went to work. suzanne stood on the bed, walking around on it so that mom could reach her for extra petting. suzanne pushed up into mom's hands for love. mom stopped getting dressed and loved on her...pets, kisses, tummy rubs.

when mom sat on the bed to put on her socks, suzanne sprawled beside her. she moved so that her back was against mom's leg. mom dropped her sock and stroked suzanne's tummy. suzanne purred. she was a great purrer.

sometimes, mom curled onto the bed--half dressed for work--to cuddle with suzanne. suzanne liked this best. she snuggled into the circle of mom's arms, her back to mom's chest. she rested her head on mom's forearm. mom rubbed her tummy and gently stroked her face. suzanne liked to have her chin massaged. mom sneaked in an occasional stroke down suzanne's nose (kitty nose velvet has an interesting nap. half way up--or down--the nap switches direction).

on those--and almost every other--days, mom would have happily stayed home to be with suzanne. the argument that got her up was that suzanne needed food and temptations. mom had to work.

everyday is hard. mom is glad for these memories...and glad it's ok to talk about them.

27 comments:

The Meezers said...

it is hard. it just doesn't go away. we miss suzanne too

Tina T-P said...

What a nice memory that you shared with us. T.

Dragonheart said...

Thank you for sharing that memory of Suzanne. I miss her too. In time, the pain will ease, and you will be left with the wonderful memories of Suzanne. Mom still misses Whiskers, the one who came before me, who went to the Bridge on Sept 1, 2006. The pain has eased, however, so it does get better.

You are in my thoughts. Purrs and hugs for you and your mom, Benjamin.

The Cat Realm said...

Yes, it is very hard. And probably will be hard for quiet a while! We are so glad that Mom has you and you have Mom, that helps a lot. And no on here at the Blogosphere will ever forget Suzanne!
The maid lost some employers over 16 years ago and it still makes her sad.
But we manage to help her by just being there!
So you two just cuddle and think of how peaceful Suzanne is now!
Lots of purrs for both of you.

Daisy said...

Remembering is good. I liked reading the story about Suzanne. It made me smile. See? Suzanne will always have a place in our hearts.

caricature said...

These are perfect examples of an adoring girl cat's behavior ~ rubbing against legs, purring, snuggling ~ these are definitely wonderful memories that will stay ~ hopefully Ben will make up for all the love ~ oh how I wish I could teleport one of these kitties to mom and Ben :)

Karen Jo said...

Thank you for sharing your memories of Suzanne. It is hard and I'm very glad that Ben is there to help you through it.

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

aw, nice memories like that are so comforting. My mommy's woofie went to the Bridge in 2003 and it was a long time before she didn't tear up when she thought of him. Now she still misses him, but smiles at the memories.
Take your time, however much you need. Thanks for sharing such a nice memory with us.

Caesar and Princess said...

Toni and Ben, this is a sweet memory of a terrificly wonderful morning ritual.
We love you. We are here for you and to help you. never forget, you are not alone.
Suzanne is an angel now. A beautiful happy angel.

You are loved by us <3

Chairman Mao said...

((((((((great big huggies to Ben Fuzz and Momma Toni)))))))

thankies fur sharing those sweet memories of Suzanne. Our hearts go out to you. We miss her, too -- she was such a spechul, precious and lovely little girl.

Big kittyhugs and lots of love from MaoMao, the Ballicai, and the Ballicus Momma

Marilyn MonREOW said...

Thank you for sharing those precious memories of Suz, dear Ben. She was such a precious, dear, and loving little girl.

My mom's heart goes out to your mom -- my mom and I have a very close and cuddly relationship, too, and I know that when I go to the Bridge, I will still visit my mom and she will feel my whisker tickles and gentle purrs and snuggles. I know that Suz is doing exactly the same for her mom, whom she loved -- and still loves -- so very, very much.

Love to you, dear brother, and to you and Suz's sweet mom,

Marilyn.

Ali & Fiona said...

We have tears in our eyes, that was a sweet story. She touched us in that short time we had been blogging and she is a fine example of a perfect kitty cat!

momsbusy said...

ars mommees is snifflin and smilin. she says that is a fery sweet story showing suzannes purrsonality. we fink we wood haf liked suzanne alot.

yuki & kimiko

jcfloresinc said...

Dear Mama Toni and Benjamin:
That's a wonderful story and thank you for sharing it with us! We miss Suzanne, too. Our thoughts and purayers are with you!!
(((((((hugs, hugs))))))
Samantha & Tigger

Anni said...

Thank you so much for sharing a little of Suzanne with us. Keeping those stories of love in mind will help you go from tears to smiles.

Samantha & Bebe send Purrs and head bonks.

Lux said...

Those are such wonderful memories of Suzanne - I miss her!

Donny and Marie and Casey said...

*hugs* Mommy says those memories are so precious.

~Casey

We miss Suzanne, she was one of our first buddies. We are so glad that we can reconnect with her this way.

~Donny and Marie

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

That was so sweet Mommy's eyes are leaking. Thank you for sharing. We can't believe it's already been a month. It seems like just yesterday.

caricature said...

I miss Suzanne. I hope the greatest healer - time - will take some of the pain and sorrow away and fill your and Ben's life with happiness and new love - maybe when you and Ben feel alright about it...you may consider adopting a new kitty...

Jeter and Mickey said...

wutta byootiful memoree...
i am missin suz ...
luv--jh

Caesar and Princess said...

Guess what we done did? yep, gived you an awardie. You do not have to go through the work of choosing 5 kits if you do not want to. It is okay.
We just love you Bensterfuzzkins

*Caesar

Christine and FAZ said...

She's lucky she's got you for purrs and cuddles now, even though I know you will always miss her. FAZ

The Furry Kids said...

What a great way to start your mom's day! Thank you for sharing that lovely memory with us. (((hugs))) and purrs.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We couldn't comment yesterday, everytime mom tried to type she would start leekin' again. Memories are the salve that heals a broken heart...thank you for sharing yours.

DaisyMae Maus said...

It's good to talk ... Words keep memories alive.
DMM

Parker said...

That was a lovely, lovely memory. Thanks to your Mommy for sharing it.

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

I haven't smiled like this all day....reading your posty has made me do it. I don't smile much these hot days....thank you so:)