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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Angel VSquillions

So today I wanted to post about the Angel VSquillions I adopted from the CB's VSquillion shelter (which is run by Barney's girlfriendcat ♥Gracie♥). After a suggestion from Milo and Alfie, they decided to create some wonderful Angel VSquillions for the kitties who we love that had to go to the bridge. So I adopted 3 of them for the kitties I loved that went to the bridge. I will tell you about each one.



This is Putter, who was the first kitty I had as a little girl. I don't really remember when she was little - I know my dad got her for my mom after mom's dog Misty had to go to the bridge. I do remember that she eventually had kittens, because one night she was in heat so my dad put her in the garage (it was warm out) and he didn't know she wasn't alone. She was kind of a crabby cat but I was little when we got her, so I know I used to try to dress her up and play with her and stuff, so she probably hated that. She lived a long time - she was about 20 when she went to the bridge. She was orange, which is why I adopted an orange VSquillion for her.



Next, I adopted this one for Mog. Mog was one of Putters babies - she was the only brown tabby of the group. They didn't have an actual brown VSquillion, so I went with the closest color, which is this mauve-y one. She was more my cat, but she was still crabby - again, I am sure I drove her crazy when I was little. I know that I used to try and get her to sleep in my baby carriage. She went to the brige about a year after my mom passed away - maybe a bit longer then that. She was also in her 20's. Both she and her mom had hyperactive thyroids, and would get chronic bladder infections, but no matter how many times they peed somwhere they shouldn't, we didn't ever think of giving them up (and we did eventually get both issues taken care of - one kind of led to the other).

Finally, we have the VSquillion for Floyd, who a lot of you know, went to the bridge last October 30. I still miss him so much, and sometimes I will see something black on the couch (we have a fluffy black pillows and also a black Peggy blanket on there) and I think it is him, but then I remember he isn't here anymore.



I was going to write about him but honestly it still makes me very sad. I did write a nice long post on him a while back, which can be found HERE (warning - it is very long). He was such a good boy - just sweet and loving and I miss him every day.

So those are our Angel VSquillions, for the kitties who had to go. We think they are such a great idea.

If you would like to adopt your on VSquillion, you can visit the shelter HERE

40 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Purry nice angels woo shared!

Mom says mauve is a great kholour!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra & Khousin Merdie

SuziQCat said...

That's very sweet to adopt the angel vs'. Thanks for sharing with us all about these sweet cats.

Old Kitty said...

Awwww

What lovely VSquillion - all of them very apt for your dear furry friends.

Putter and her baby Mog sound like good ol gals - I like that you remember dressing Putter up and putting Mog in your baby carriage! Bless their little kitty hearts.

Floyd is just lovely.

Thanks for sharing your memories and you are so right - this is such a lovely idea for remembering those furry friends we've loved and lost and still love.

Take care
x

Beth Niquette said...

WE just lost our darling cat. We're off to the animal shelter in a month or so to find a new little friend--it's just too soon yet.

Love your blog.

Jacqueline said...

Very sweet; I know you still miss Floyd terribly...Isn't it weird how you think you see them sometimes out of the corner of your eye or as you pass their favorite spot??...I had "visions" of my Nikki for a few years like that.

Madi and Mom said...

very sweet post....
well if your mom also tries to dress you all in yarn wrappers.....I guess I won't be coming to Illinois.
MOL I can stay in NC for that abuse.
Madi

The Monkeys said...

Very nice! We were thinking of getting a couple for Mommy for the ones that came before us...so sweet.

One Cats Nip said...

What lovely squillions! Each a great tribute to a wonderful cat!

Dog Foster Mom said...

That's a neat idea, and a nice way to share their memory.

The Paw Relations said...

How sweet! we shall have to adopt some angel VSquillions for those that have been before us.

Glogirly and Katie said...

We really enjoyed reading about your angels. Thanks for sharing your stories.

Thank you also for coming by my blog today. Glogirly has been "busy" and this "busy" has been interfering with my ability to visit my friends! Thanks for your words of encouragement regarding my diet. Don't worry about me... the V-E-T didn't actually call me tubby... she just wants me to be healthy. I still get lots of yummy food. But you know me... I've got to make Glogirly feel at least a little bit guilty!

mew!
Katie
(Glogirly's Cat)

BeadedTail said...

Lovely stories about your real life Angels! We like your Angel VSquillions too!

Sagira said...

What a sweet post...

Kea said...

Aw, (((hugs))) to you and universal Light for healing of your heart.

I adopted a white angel VSquillion named Mercy, partly in memory of Chumley, and partly as entreaty for mercy for all the suffering in this world.

I really like the idea of the VSquillions, had never seen such a thing until we joined the Blogosphere!

Cindy said...

Thanks for sharing your heart.

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Your angels are very special and wonderful...thanks for sharing their stories.

The Island Cats said...

What a great way to remember the ones that came before! We hafta adopt a Squillion or two!

Brian said...

Those are such beautiful tributes.

Noll's Nip said...

Cats so enrich our lives! I have been blessed with many since my first cat, Simba. Sounds like you have too :)

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

What a lovely tribute to your furries that went to the bridge. It was nice of you to share their stories with your post. I have found working at the shelter I had been allowed to share in the stories behind the real kitties that are being honored with a Angel VSquillion. It is an honor that I shall never forget. I hope in some way the Angel VSquillions help those left with holes in their hearts because of their loss not feel quiet as sad.
I am glad that you kept your mauve VSquillion, even when you found out that we did have some brown ones. That lets me know that you are giving lots of love to them and taking the bestest of care.

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Gee!! Angel VS are a great idea :)
Nice to get them in honour of your little angels too :)
Purrs Mickey, Georgia & Tillie

Jingles said...

Hi! We just gave you an award at A Day In The Life of Two Fat Cats! Stop by to come get it!!!

TK said...

Is nice memorials.
Was a very sweet post you did for Floyd. (I love the picture of him and Kirzon(?) sitting together.)
He was a lucky kitty to has you!
Purrs-TK

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

What a lovely way to pay tribute to the ones that came before :)

peggy and The Cats said...

Oh, what a lovely post. We think that when you see Floyd out of the corner of your eye, that it's his way to let you know that as long as you remember him, he'll be there.

Love Meow said...

awww they are so beautiful :). This is such a great tribute to the kitties. I LOVE the post :).

Siamese Peaches said...

Very important post, I love to see you encouraging others to adopt their next kitty at a shelter! I found Peaches at animal control. Thanks for suggesting her to Rumblepurrs foxy friday girls!!!

Remington said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing. They may have to leave us but we never forget our friends....

George The Duck said...

They are beautiful angel kitties.

kissa-bull said...

aww that ish so furry shpecial
its always good to remember all the loving memories and pay tribute to our angels
thanks for sharing
pibble sugars
the houston pittie pack

Gattina said...

What a coincidence that you wrote this post on the day our little Lisa died !
Thank you so much for your comforting comment ! It's much better for her, otherwise she would have started to suffer.

MoMo said...

Thanks for sharing the stories of the kitties. They are still so much part of you even though they left a long time ago. The Angel Squillion is a nice way to remember them.

Cheyenne -Millie said...

Those are lovely angels! It is interesting to read about the kitties.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

What beautiful memories of those who went before; we love you VSquillions. We miss Floyd too, but know he is purring down on yoo from the Bridge.

Mom said she sees and hears our Bridge Angel Henry sometimes too; usually when she is feeling lonely and sad. Like yoo, she is not sure if she sees a figment of her imagination or hears a recalled memory ~ but either way it comforts her.

((((((((hugs))))))))))

Happy Cat Family said...

Congrats on the new squillion family - it was great to get to know them...
I am so sorry you lost your precious Floyd... I am sure he is now playing happily and watching over you on the Rainbow Bridge...
Hugs,

Tristan and Crikey said...

Thank you so much for sharing the stories of your lovely kitties with us:) Their Angel VSquillions will honor them proudly.

Ariel said...

Those are some very cute angels.Such a great idea :)

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

Hey Sweetie Pie, I don't think I will be in touch much this week. The mom said she isn't going to work for me. Spring break for the dad and they are going to play. Of all the nerve!!!!
Stay safe!
xoxoxoxo,
Gracie

Keisha said...

That was very sweet to do the thing for the kittehs. :) Hugs to u.

The Furry Bambinos said...

Thanks for explaining the whole VSquillions thing. We never really understood how it worked before. Those were lovely tributes to your kitties who came before. They will always hold a special place in our hearts.

Thanks for attending Cookie and Caramel's Coming-Out Party for their first birthday! We appreciate the birthday wishes!

Padre, Panda Bear, Meerkat, Cookie, and Caramel