Saturday, September 08, 2007

A Grand Old Man

I want to thank everyone who has written to us about Brendan. As soon as I can I will go through and try to add all your blogs to our blog roll.

We miss him very much but I feel quite calm about it. It's a sadness and sometimes a sharp sorrow but many times I just feel as if he is still with us. Brendan was like that, he wouldn''t want us to suffer, though I am sure he would want to be missed. I have put autumn mums in white and purple on the spot in the garden where he lies with his brother and Slias.

Harper and Ramona have been doing well and I believe that B explained to them that he would be leaving and they would be in charge and would have to be grown up cats for us. The other possibility is that they can comunicate with him.

Nothing cats can do would surprise me. Nothing Brendan could do would surprise me.

Thanks to the Blog Pound for the post calling Brendan a Grand Old Man. That he was.

This is one of my favorite photos of B. The caption is " Well. what do you expect me to do about this?" The kittens are Fergus and Silas, who would wrassle like crazy and then cuddle up together. Silas looks like he is getting the worse of it in this photo but in reality he outweighed Fergus by enough to sit on him if he wanted to.

I also love this photo and the caption for it is "Tell me again, why did we get these guys?"


The Meezers said...

sweet Brendan.

I truly believe that Ramona and Harper can communicate with Brendan. When Norton, and then Trixie went to the Bridge last year, I knew that Sammy and Miles talked to them both before and after. I think they still do - they still go to the favorite places of Trixie and Norton and lay there quietly with peaceful looks on their faces.

We are glad that Mrs B is getting along well withour her man. It's nice to have a brother to lean on.

DK & The Fluffies said...

He really was a grand old man. Purrs

Edsel/The Pooch said...

oh i had no idea he was going to the Bridge. we are so sorry you have lost him for now. but, you will all be together again. i hope Ramona is not too sad at havin' lost her love interest. purrs to all of you from me and my Mom

Tamra Maew said...

You guys sure know how to take a good nap!

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

What a kind gentle soul he was. We are with you....nothing cat do would surprise us either.

Eponine's Cowboy said...

Brendan is missed by all of us. Thanks so much for sharing him.

I often would choke up when reading posts about monsters crossing the bridge. Each time I would become more and more convinced that there would be no way I could ever allow myself to feel that hurt again.

I didn't feel tearful reading about Brendan. It was a comforting read. The love you all shared is an inspiration. We shouldn't ever spare ourselves from that experience.

Byn said...

I'm so sorry about Brendan. I just started reading your blog about 3 days ago, and I've gone through the whole thing.
My cat walked right up to the computer screen and sniffed Brendan, then walked away again.

DEBRA said...

You gave and recieved so much from that Grand Old is so touching to reah your words about him and to see how well loved he was and how much he gave back.


The Fluffy Tribe said...

Brendan was such a noble soul, he probably does keep in contact with the little ones. He wouldn't want his girl to miss him too much and be sad or Harper either ~The Fluffy Tribe