Sunday, September 30, 2012

Walking, thinking and International Tiger Day.



Walking yesterday, just Elmo, and the dogs. Once upon a time there were three, and Martha and Max and Kiffer. Now the house seems quiet. Only Elmo and Max remain.  And since Maurice died the blog has been harder and harder to do. So, for a while Elmo will live over at facebook, perhaps come in through the blogging catflap now and again.




We are a sad house, for last week we buried Pixie in the garden. She had been ill for some time, but we think was attacked by a big dog who was in the garden. Will never know. At least she is now at peace, but we miss her sitting in the sun in the garden, and for a long time we have missed her walking company. She was ill with something that made her seem as if she had a permanent cold, and so she struggled to catch her breath. Such a lovely affectionate cat. Elmo misses her, and so do I and we are thinking of other cats and kittens and what to do. But meanwhile we went walking.



So, if it is quiet here for some time and you wish to find out what happens next you can wander to Her blog on Her website, or pop to facebook for Elmo's page.
But before we go we wanted to tell you about a very special auction. It is International Tiger Day and to celebrate this and to try and raise money to help tigers She gave away a painting to 21st Century Tiger. The auction went live today, and there is a reserve of £1000 on the painting, which comes from the book I am Cat, written and illustrated by Her with the help of all cats in the house, but especially Pixie and Maurice. You can see more of the paintings at The House of Golden Dreams.


Elmo likes tigers.




19 comments:

Ms. said...

The hardest part of loving lovely living things is this. My sympathy.

chinecats said...

Just visiting as I saw your book featured in a review yesterday, Guardian I think, but how sad I am now, poor Pixie, so so sorry.

Cat said...

Oh dear, I am so sorry to hear that Pixie is gone now too. I hope Elmo isn't lonely.

Morning's Minion said...

Even knowing that Pixie was ill this long while, it is still sad to read that she is gone. Years go we adopted three Siamese kittens--one lived less than 2 years, having a strange respitory ailment that she transmitted to two of our beloved older cats.
It is always so very hard to watch a pet suffer--trying to decide if there is a right time to end it for them.
And yet, along with the heartache, we know that some of us will never be without pets.

Rose H (UK) said...

Saddened to read that you have lost Pixie - Let's hope that rainbow bridge does exist.....
Give Elmo and Max a {{hug}} from me.

Lyn said...

Poor little Pixie.
I know it must be so hard to carry on with this blog and I think you are doing the right thing and it will be nice for Elmo to have his own space over on Facebook and to pop over here every now and again.
You have so much love for cats Jackie it would be a shame if you didn't get another to play with Elmo and Max, not to replace those that are no longer walking with you but to give others the chance to have some of that love.
Thinking of you all.
xxx

Wendy said...

196So sorry that Pixie is gone now too. The hardest part about befriending a cat is knowing that one day they will break your heart. Hugs to you, Elmo and Max.

WOL said...

One thing that comforted me in my times of loss was the thought that another bright spirit in need would inherit the home my little furry folk left behind when they crossed the Rainbow Bridge, and that their passing would leave behind a legacy of love, and that at some point I would turn their loss into another's salvation. My first two I got from the litter of a friend's cat, but all those since have been rescues.

Robin Larkspur said...

I am so very sorry to learn of Pixie's passing, so sad. I have been following for a long time and have been sad all the other times, too. the three ginger cats had a wonderful adventure and lots of love from other cats and dogs and humans. Hugs to you and Elmo and Max.

Karen L R said...

Oh, I am so sad to read this news. I have loved following the lives of your beautiful cats over the years. You all have such a magical connection to the land and one another, it's no wonder that you are sad these days. I'm not sure what comfort I can offer, but do know that many of us out here in the cyber world hold thoughts of you close to our hearts.

Often, when my precious Henry cat is snoozing in the sunshine here across the pond, I wish he could ramble the heaths and sniff the sea with you and yours.

We remain with you inspirit,
xo

Laura J. Wellner (author pseudonym Laura J. W. Ryan) said...

Oh, dear, I'm sorry to hear about wee Pixie, poor you and poor Elmo... have a good cuddle you two! I just lost my sweet peaches n' cream tabby Fatty Woo Hobbes last Wednesday, he was very old and frail, he quietly went in his sleep on his own terms. The rest of my boys miss their old friend, and sometimes look for him in the usual places. Time will eventually the sting away, but we will always miss them long after they're gone. Take care of yourself!

Hugs!

Laura

Victoria said...

Poor little Pixie. How terrible for her that she had to die in such a traumatic way. But, if she's like my cats, she would have rather been out in the garden than safe inside. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Simba said...

Farewell sweet Pixie. Our condolences and some virtual purrs. We have loved your blog, even when only one gingercat went walkig. Not being on Facebook we do hope you will update here occasionally.

Lydia said...

Oh, dear little Pixie. I am so sad for you and Elmo. She was such a darling girl and I feel honored to have shared, via your blog, some of her days in the sun.

Am so glad that Elmo has his Facebook page to keep his mind on other things. I am loving my visits there.

Still need to order the book.....

Lydia said...

Dear little Pixie. I am so sad for you and Elmo. I feel honored to have, via your precious blog, shared some of her days in the sun.

I am glad that Elmo has his Facebook page to keep his mind on other things, and am loving my visits there. I, too, hope you will write here though.

Still must order the book...

dinahmow said...

Sadness here, too, for Pixie's last moments.
We all send good wishes and love to you and your family.
And Geiger and Sporran say Elmo is very lucky to have a tiger.

Val , Kate, The Cute Kitten ,Razzy, Kepsey,Darwin ,Charon and Echo. said...

It's nice to see Elmo and Max again..I'm sorry to here about Pixie.Thinking of you all.

petoskystone said...

Swiftest journey Pixie! Play among the stars....
My beautiful little Garnet had the same issue as Pixie. For cats, I have been told, a 'cold' is a type of herpes-like virus. At only 11 years, it weakened her system & a sudden onset killed her within 4 days.

Helena said...

I am very sorry. I lost my cat in September, too, so I know your heartache.
Hugs.