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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Non-Cat Repost

So, today would have been my mom's 69th birthday (funny, I started the post last year the same way). She passed away in 1994 - I can't believe it has been that long already! Today I am posting from last July 25, when I wrote about my mom.

So Today would have been my mom's 68th birthday. So I have been doing everything I can to stay busy today, to keep my mind off it. My mom loved animals - she had a dog named Misty (a Chihuahua)and when Misty died we got our cat Putter, who had babies, including Mog who we kept, and then we got a beagle, Benji. I wanted to post pictures of her with them (since this is generally a blog devoted to animal posts) but I could only find one of her with Misty - my dad spent most of his pitcure taking time on me I guess. i know there are others of her with Misty somewhere but I can't find them. There are pictures of her but there just aren't animals in them, in fact most of the animal pictures are just them, no people. Anyway in honor of my mom's birthday, here is a picture of her with Misty, in front of a snow-Misty she built. It was taken around December of 1969, which is the year my parents got married, and 2 years before I was born, so I am not in the picture. I wil be back to my regular cat blogs tomorrow, including an update on Barney's vet trip today.


umi_e said...

Happy birthday to your mum. Wish her good health and all the happiness..


Jacqueline said...

I am so sorry you lost your Mom at such a young age; I know today is tough for you, Amy...Your Mom sounds like a lovely, fun woman and the photo certainly attests to that fact: what a cool snow-chihuahua and a great photo of your Mom and Misty!...Take care, Amy; wishing you peace and comfort with your memories.

little princess Luna~ said...

what a precious picture--love it. i am sure yout mummy is smiling at you from heaven~!


Brian said...

That's a very cute picture and it is nice to remember.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful photo of your Mom! She must have been a very creative and imaginative person.

Old Kitty said...

Awww what a lovely pic of your mum, Misty and that amazing snow Misty!

I wish her a happy birthday and I know that you have treasured and wonderful memories of her to keep you company.

Thank you for sharing a little bit of her here.

Take care

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Smiles here !

Thanks fur sharing that great pikh and fur the special tribute!

I'm sure she's khwite pleased with how imPURRtant animals are to woo!


Pibble said...

What a great picture. A snow pup, right down to the whiskers. And huge, too!

My mom died in 1993, at 68. Your mom was much too young, but then again, so was mine. Even if they're 110, they're too young, right?

Grab a kitty and get some extra loving today, sweetie.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We hope Kirzon is doing better today. And such a nice post to remember your Mom. Our Mom lost hers in 1993 and she still misses her a lot too. Hugs to you.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Mo said...

Thank you for sharing a picture of your beautiful Mom with Misty.

It's such a blessing to have a wonderful parent who's loss can still affect us despite the passage of time.

BeadedTail said...

We're thinking of you today! That's a nice post of your mom and we love that she made a snow-Misty! We know where your love of animals came from!

Mishkat said...

Amy, that is such a nice photo! Thanks so much for sharing it. I am sorry that you lost your mom when you were so young - I know that is extremely difficult. I hope the birthday anniversary isn't too tough for you.

Sending you purrs and hugs (and a little lick on the arm from Franklin - he really likes to do that) -
Katie and the Mishkat cats

Katnip Lounge said...

My thoughts are with you today. Rest and do something nice for yourself, I think your Mom would have approved that advice.

XX MomKat Trish

Feral Female said...

Sorry you lost your mom so young. I lost mine several years ago and the loss never truly goes away.

the booker man said...

miss amy,
thanks for sharing about your special mama. i'm glad you have lots of happy memories of her.
*gentle gooey nose kisses*
the booker man

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We're sorry we are late reading this but our internet connection wouldnt work at the weekend.

We're hoping you can feel warm snuggly cyber (((((hugs)))) from us today instead.
Losing someone you love is unbelievably hard ~ and the years don't take the pain away, they just enable you to seem to handle it better to the outside world. The pic of your mom is beautiful ~ and wherever she is today we know one thing for sure: she is VERY proud of you. happy Birthday to your beautiful Mom from us all.

Ariel said...

Beautiful post...Hugs

TK and Squashies said...

I know how hard these days can be... It seems your mom did many of us animals a huge service to get you into caring for us!
Happy Birthday to your mom.
Take care of yourself today Amy.

Rene said...

Oh that photo is great! I'm sure your mom is watching you and sending you hugs today.

cats of wildcat woods said...

Lovely picture of snow Misty, mom and Misty. Sending warm thoughts for you in your loss and may memories bring you smiles! Your mom is with you always!

Anonymous said...

Gosh, Miss Amy, we missed this postie but hope it's not too late to tell you that we think your mom must've been a real special lady if she made a snow-chihuahua! I just LUV that picture. I'm sorry she isn't here anymore but I'm very much glad you have such luvly and sweet memories of her.

Gentle wiggles & wags,
Mayzie (and her mom)

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

I'm so sorry for your loss my friend. I know that it never gets better, but it does get easier.

We're purring for you today.