Sparks of….Friendship

It’s been a long week friends.  My emotions were pretty raw there for awhile and believe me I let mom and dad know how I felt.  I won’t go into detail but I am starting to settle.

Mom and dad tried to get me out in my stroller today but I didn’t want any part of the stroller while it’s outside.  No way, um um.  Mom ended up taking Monty the stuffed Mountain Goat.                                                          

I waited for them on the front porch.                                                      

Do you know what helped mom and me during this difficult transition? It was all our friends sending us support and hugs. Yep, it sure was…..am I starting to talk like Buddy now? Geez! Any way you helped us out of a dark place. Which brings us to our Sparks for this week. You know Sparks was started by Annie of McGuffy’s Reader to bring a positive thought to the start of our week.

We see the support and understanding given to us as very special.

Mom, I have a reputation to uphold so enough of this mushy stuff.                                                  

 

62 thoughts on “Sparks of….Friendship

  1. samanthamurdochblog

    Dear Shoko, Ting, Tooty, Lily and Charlie all send their love and best purrs. They are all thinking of you, Mom and Dad too, but they say you can keep the snow as we’ve only just got rid of ours…

    Lots of love and hugs to you all 😺💕xxx

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      Hi fellow nip lovers. I don’t know about your mom and dad though…..hope they don’t hog the nip. Thank you for the support. I am doing a little better as is mom. I still have my moments when I sit and cry but they are getting less. I feel better when mom is with me all the time. Kinda demanding aren’t I? Kali was my support and she always made me feel secure.

      Shoko

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      1. samanthamurdochblog

        Dear Shoko – Charlie here, but I speak for all of us when I say we are thinking of you. Thanks for the reminder about catnip…it’s AGES since we had any!! I am sure Mom (and Dad too) are doing all they can to comfort you – you’re not demanding, just grieving, but we are all sending you our best purrs and love. xx 🙂 xx 🙂 xx 🙂 xx 🙂

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  2. onespoiledcat

    My Mom and Dad say they know how very VERY hard it is when someone we adore leaves us. Shoko you and Kali were together for a long time so it’s kind of like missing your other half isn’t it? I didn’t have time with Sammy but I’m sure it’s beyond hard. We hope that you and your Mom and Dad continue to feel all the love all of us have sent to you – hoping that we could bring some comfort during this time. Soon you’ll be snoopervising your Mom in the garden and enjoying Spring. Just remember we are ALWAYS HERE for ALL of you!!!!

    Love, Teddy and Mom too

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      We are so very touched Teddy and Pam! We have felt the love and it made us a little stronger. I am a very hyper kitty. This is why I seem busy most of the time…because I am busy. Kali was laid back and a very calming influence on me. I am struggling right now but mom will help me through this time.

      Loves Shoko

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      We have felt those LUFFS and HUGS and thank you so much for the support. If this stupid snow would go away I could get out and garden in the vegetable garden but NO, this white cwap has to stick around.

      Shoko

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  3. 15andmeowing

    Very nice spark. I am glad your mom has many friends to help her through this tough time. You do too Shoko. XO

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      It’s warmed up…a bit. It’s -14C, snowing and the sun is shining. Weird place! I don’t plan on going out today but maybe mom will come out on the deck and we can make faces at the neighbours. hehe

      Shoko

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  4. elainefaber4u

    Shoko: Accept that your life has changed and your habits are likely to change too. Some ways good and maybe some bad. You probably have no concept of why Kali isn’t there. Be assured that she is very happy, young and healthy again. I know it’s very confusing. In our house, Truffie has adjusted to losing her ‘other half’ by becoming 80% more attentive and loving. She has taken Amber’s place in my lap almost continuously. She never had the chance before with Amber always there first! Accept that your life is different now and you can focus 100% of your attention on Mom and Dad. It’s up to you to give them all the “puddy love”.. putting them to bed, listening to Mom reading your story, and waking them up in the AM. I know it’s hard to ride in the stroller without Kali, but you must make Mom happy. She needs the exercise. Focusing on Mom and Dad will ease the loss. God bless.

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      I know you’re so right Elaine but I don’t like it one little bit. I want her back but no when she was so sore and sic. It wouldn’t be fair to her. I don’t want to be the top cat over…..well, there isn’t anybody else here. I’m not a real huggy, lovey dovey girl. I’m more of a get your toys and play girl. Perhaps I will change. Thanks for the support my friend.

      Loves,

      Shoko

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      1. elainefaber4u

        Shoko. I was completely shocked at the change in Truffie’s attitude after Amber ‘changed her address’ to 111 Pearly Gate Drive, Beyond Big Dipper Township, West Heaven 011517.
        But she did. Don’t be surprised to find that you view things a bit differently now that you have Top Billing, and 100% of Mom’s attention. This can be a good thing. Remember the good times, reject the melancholy and rejoice in the new-found joy of singleness and being the star of the show.

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  5. Eastside Cats

    Shoko, you know that Angel Kali will visit you in your dreams, right? The Hubby swears that Chuck visited him the night that he crossed The Rainbow Bridge, and it’s given him great comfort. Sending lots of purrs and hugs still; mushy or not, it cannot hurt to have some more!

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  6. Josie Two Shoes

    This is the perfect Spark for you to share, it is so true that friends who care about us are our greatest blessing, especially when life is really hard. It is so sad to loose someone you loved a lot, furry or human, it makes no difference. Life goes on but a little piece of our heart goes with them. Spring will be coming soon, and you will find new reasons to feel happy and safe again!
    XOXO

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  7. Amy

    I knew this would be hard on you, too, Shoks, and also that you and your Mom would help each other through to the other side of the grief, where warm memories are able to replace most of the pain, most of the time. You remain in my prayers, my dear friends.

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  8. Katie Kat

    Us Katie Katz are sending our purrz and prayers to helps you remember Kali and know dats you will see her again… Mom says the book of Psalms says so in Chapter 36 verse 6 that all us beloved pets are loved by God and when we go, we leap into God’s arms. -Purrz from Chiquita and all the Katz

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  9. The Swiss Cats

    We agree with Eastside Cats : our angels come and visit us, even Claire says it. You’re in our thoughts. Purrs and hugs

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  10. NylabluesMum

    Mew mew mew Monty thee Mountain Goat! Too funny…..maybee mee should get LadyMum to put walkin vest on Twinkle Star thee Pony an take him walkiess inn thee freezin cold!
    An mee iss sendin all of youss’ POTP an all mee ❤ LUV ❤
    Yur Cuss-inn Dharth Henry =^,.^=

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      1. NylabluesMum

        You know Shoko mee finkss LadyMum should do it! Then when ‘CrazyMan’ seess her with a stuffed pony hee mite get scaredy-cat of her!!!! Mew mew mew….

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  11. The Island Cats

    Shoko, it’s gonna take a while to get used to your new normal. We send you all a ton of purrs to help.

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  12. jean m. mueller

    We know how hard it is to lose someone.Our Kalli was laid back and a calming influence on us too. We were out of sorts for a while and we still miss her.I know Mom still does.But it does get easier in time. Big hugs and head bonks to all of you. Love,Bindi and Sasha❤️

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  13. cecilia07

    What a beautiful quote. I don’t think I’ve ever read that. Angel Kali was that kind of friend her Crotchety Cougar post were always such fun and full of positive energy.
    Hugs madi and mom

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  14. Chirpy Cats

    It’s great to be surrounded by love and support during a difficult time. Shoko, I’m glad you’re starting to settle somewhat. Sending lots of hugs and love your way.

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  15. Deziz World

    Oh Shoko, it’s okay to be sad fur a while. We all unnerstand. And, you’re right, furiends are the bestest. We’re so glad we’re your furiends. Big hugs

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

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  16. LB Johnson

    We are so sorry to hear this. We understand so well. Mom lost her black lab followed days later by her only brother who was in his early 50’s. There was a lot of tears, then words, as she wrote a couple books about family and grief. We are so sorry for your loss and hope you have many happy memories of your furry best friend.

    Abby T. Lab and the Johnson family in Chicago

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We love mewing with you my friend so pull up a cushion and let's chatter like the squirrels.

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