Friday, May 23, 2008

Hugs in Honor of Bonnie

Bonnie was one of the first cats we met when we started blogging.
She was the Original Attack Tabby and Missy Blue Eyes' role model.
Missy developed the Biggie Hissy after studying Bonnie.
To say Bonnie will be missed is such an understatement.
She took a bit of each of our hearts with her to the Rainbow Bridge.
(Thank you, Zoolatry, for the beautiful graphic)
The sudden loss of a dear friend like Bonnie left us heartbroken.
We were not going to post today until we saw the Meezers blog
and "borrowed" Sammy, Miles & Billy's idea of a Day of Hugs.
Derby went further and made it first the whole weekend,
then an entire Holiday of Hugs.
Now the Cat Blogosphere has officially named
the 4th weekend in May as HUG WEEKEND!

As the Meezers said on their blog,
"Losing a friend like Bonnie so suddenly made us realize
that we can never say Thank you or We Love You All often enough

We have made so many friends in the blogosphere.
Everyday we share our lives, our joys, and our sorrows.
To all these friends, we thank you and we love you.

Just saw Kashim & Othello's blog and we are "borrowing"
their idea and upgrading to a Weekend of Hugs!
So, in honor of Miss Bonnie Underfoot
and the Day / Weekend / Holiday of HUGS....

*******hugs******* (KC)
*******hugs******* (Missy)
*******hugs******* (Faith)
*******hugs******* (Sol)
*******hugs******* (Smokey)
*******hugs******* (BJ)
*******hugs******* (Mommy ML)
Love, The Sherwood Bunch

Thank you for all of the birthday wishes.
(Thanks, Zoolatry, that's my favorite photo of Missy.)


Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Happy Birfday to ML and ((((((HUGS)))))) to all of you, we love you!

Camie's Kitties said...

Happy Birthday Mamma ML - We are sending (((((Hugs))))) your way too.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

Kimo & Sabi said...


felinesopher said...

aww...Bonnie reminds us to Myorie, one of our troop member here, but Myorie is the skinny type;)

surely we miss all of our furryfriends that have gone furrever, but they always remain in our hearts & loving memories:)

Last but not least, Happy belated Birthday Mommie ML, we wish you all the best:)

felinesopher said...

((((((((((loving hugs for all of you))))))))))

-meaouwy troops-

Astrid, Kashim & Othello said...

yep yo said it!!

we love you all and we are still so heartbroken about Bonnie :(

sending hugs to you all:

((((((((((hugs))))))))) Kashim

((((((((((hugs))))))))) Othello

Momma Astrid

The Cat Realm said...

A very happy birthday to you, ML. And we are so sorry that it probably won't be as happy as it could be - losing a loved one is so hard, our hearts are very heavy......

Moki said...

Happy Birthday ML...Stop by our blog for a special wish!

Karen Jo said...

Happy Birthday, ML, and lots of {{{hugs}}} in memory of Bonnie.

The Meezers said...

Thanks for carrying on the hugs!!!!

Happy Purrfday Mommy ML!


Parker said...

Dear ML -
Here's a big birthday hug from me to you -
your friend, Perfectly Parker

Pixel said...

Just wanted to send a happy birthday

Alexi said...

Happy birthday Mommy ML!! We are sending lots of {{{{{{hugs}}}}}} to all of you.

Lots of love from Alexi and all of us at Krasota Castle!

The Meowers from Missouri said...

yes'm, miss ml--we agrees, an' sends you hugs!! an' if you would please visit us at you will see a li'l bit more . . .

an' yes, bonnie was one of our furrst furriends, too. we will miss her furry much.

Cat-a-holic, Lilly and Laila said...

Happy Birthday to ML and lots of {{{{{HUGS}}}}}.

Laila and Lilly

jenianddean said...

(((HUGS))) all around ...

topcatrules said...

A very happy birthday to a very special person, from Leslie and Pyewacket and Trixie and Tigger. :)

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

We are very sad that Bonnie has gone to the Bridge. :(

*hugs* to everyone at your place!

Mickey said...

Hugs & Purrs Mickey

PeeEss: We are heartbroken over Bonnie too :(

cyclone cats! said...

we are still in shock this morning that Bonnie went to the Bridge.
We'll miss her very much.

Happee birfday, Mama ML! Many more!

Tiger Lily said...

Happy Birthday ML! {{{HUGS}}} to you all from all of us.

Jemima, Zeke, Sushi, Tiger Lily and Ruckus

Samantha & Tigger said...

Happy Birthday ML, we love you guys!!
(((((hugs))))) Samantha
(((((hugs))))) Mr. Tigger
Your FL furiends,

Muddy said...

Our love and sympathy to you and your family. ((purrs))

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to ML from me and all us Good Cats.

Marilynn said...

Happy, happy birthday, ML.

{{{hugs}}} from Grace & Company.

{{{hugs}}} from Marilynn, too!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...



Love, Seaborne, Sam, Summer, Spats & Sassy



Chance said...

Happy Birfday ML! I hope it iz a happie day fur yoo. Donna furget ta eet lotsa cayk an feed da kitties. Hehehe.

PS - Kitties lyk vanilla icings.

DEBRA said...

Happy {{HUG}}} Purrday {HUG}} Momma ML {{{HUG}}}

We are so sadden by the lost of Bonnie also...
Purrs and HUGS
and Gracie

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Happy Birthday to you Mommy ML! I hope you get a nice lizard for a pressie. They sound fun.

This hugs weekend is a good idea. We weren't going to post either, but now that we've seen this, agree there can't be to many hugs.

HotMBC said...

Happy Purrthday Mommie ML! We's got a lil card for yoo on our bloggy if yoo wantsta stop by.
*hugs* *hugs* *hugs* *hugs* *hugs* *hugs* *hugs*
from Alla Us to Alla Yall

Mo said...

Happy Birthday, ML ~ you are just the nicest person ever, and deserve a very wonderful Birthday!

{{{HUGS}}} from Not The Mama
{{{HUGS & PURRS}}} from Daphne
{{{HUGS & PURRS}}} from Chloe
{{{HUGS & PURRS}}} from Spooker
{{{HUGS & PURRS}}} from Jazper
{{{HUGS & PURRS}}} from Little Isis

Jimmy Joe said...

Happy Birthday, Miss ML. We are sending you big furry {{hugs}}.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

Finnegan & Buddy said...

Happpyyyy Birfdayyyyyy to ML and lots of ((((HUGS))) from us too.

Finny Buddy & Jasmine

Emma's Kat said...

I love the idea of a day of hugs. So true what you've said on this post ML, so true.

((((HUGS))))from Emma
((((HUGS))))from Benji
((((HUGS))))from Marley
((((HUGS))))from Sammie
((((HUGS))))from Kat

And HAPPY BIRTHDAY mommaML!!! Hope you have a relaxing and enjoyable day.

Kat and family

Cat Naps in Italy said...

It is never easy to lose a friend. There just are no words to express the sadness we feel.... We hope that the warm memories of Bonnie will help everyone through the rough times ahead. She was also one of the first cats me met when we started blog several years ago.

We do want to wish you a happy birthday and thank you for spreading the hugs. Sending you all a big one from Italy.
Opus and Roscoe

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to ML!

Joining in (((Hugs))) for Bonnie.
(((Hugs)))~Miss Emily
(((Hugs)))~Maggie Mae
(((Hugs)))~Gracie (((Hugs)))~Timothy
(((Hugs)))~Anna Sue
and the Mom (((Hugs)))

lambj said...

Thank you, ML! Please enjoy YOUR day! Bonnie would insist. She had so much cattitude. Everyone needs hugs now and that's a wonderful idea. Bonnie wasn't a very huggable cat, but we hugged her anyway.

Have a very happy birthday, surrounded by huggable kitties! Don't let Victor steal any of your whipped cream!

Victor Tabbycat said...

Hippo Birdie Two Ewes,
Hippo Birdie Two Ewes,
Hippo Birdie Deer ML,
Hippo Birdie Two Ewes!
... and many mooooooore!
((hugs for all))
~ Victor

PB & J said...

Happiest of Happy Birthdays ML!!!! And in honor of Bonnie, we're sending you all hugs, hugs and more hugs!

The Crew said...

Yes (((((hugs))))) to everyone. We're all shocked to hear the news about our dear friend Bonnie.

Happy purrthday, ML and many more!

The Crew

Forty Paws said...

Happy Birthday ML!!!

Luf, Us

Cheysuli and gemini said...

hugs to all of you! And have a good birthday!

Artsy Catsy said...

Happy Birthday, ML! Yes, hugs are really needed right now, so we're sending lots of (((!!HUGS!!))) from all of us to all of you. We love you!

Hugs & Purrs,
& all of us at Artsy Catsy

Asta said...

Happy Birfday ML
I hope you know how you awe loved ..evewy minute counts, and Celebwate life today..ouw fwiends ovew the wainbow would not want you to be sad..just keep them in youw heawts
love and smoochie kisses,ASTA

Tybalt said...

What a gorgeous tribute to Bonnie.

Happy Birthday, ML!


Karl & Ruis said...

Lot's of HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS for you on your birthday and all the other days of the year!
Karl and Ruis

jenianddean said...

PS HAPPY BIRTHDAY ML!! We hope you enjoyed your cheesecake!

-Jasper McKitten-Cat

Daisy said...

Many, many {{hugs}} to all of you, and happy birthday to Mommy ML. And Pixie would like to give you a special Birthday bananer-breath kiss from her (if you don't mind).

Rascal said...

Happy Birthday ML! Purrs to you for every thing you do for the Cat Blogosphere.

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Happy Birthday and
to you ML! Have a
wonderful birthday!
to you KC, Missy, Faith, Sol, Smokey and BJ!
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

Catzee said...

Happy Birfday to KC an' Faith Boo's Mommy! Purrs fur lovin' torties so much!

Colby and Cheddar said...

ML's birfday must help you to 'member that lives begin even as a dear life like Bonnie's ends.


and Happy Birfday, ML

Midori said...

Dear ML, Sending good wishes and many hugs for a Beautiful Birthday to a Beautiful Soul! Much Happiness to you! Warmly, Midori and kitties, Elf, Kipling, Winslow, Kyoto, Tsarina, Pip, Sumo, Vortex and Sylvester

The Furry Kids said...

Happy Birthday, ML!!!

Lots of hugs to all of you!

Babs (Beetle) said...

Happy birthday to ML.

(((HUGS))) Sukie X

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We posted our birthday message on JFF.

We are sad about Bonnie too. Even though we didn't know her as well as many of you did,we really enjoyed her.

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! and lotsa {{{{{HUGS}}}}} from all of us to all of you!

Millie said...

Happy Birthday ML,
and MANY MANY ((((((((((HUGS))))))))))
to all of you!

Fat Eric said...

Happy happy purrthday ML, and many ((((hugs)))) to all of you.

zevo hussein calamari said...

Happy birthday and hugs to all!

Eric and Flynn said...

Happy birthday ML. (((hugs))) to you.
We will miss Bonnie very much. She was one of our very first friends too.

Pumpkin said...

Happy Birfday Momma ML! And LOTZ of (((hugs))) fur the Sherwood pack of poodins!

Lisa said...

Happy Purrthday from Lisa and the Frisky Felines!!!

THE ZOO said...

Happy Birthday ML.

Derby said...

(((((((((hugs to all of the Sherwood bunch))))))). Love ya!

Happy Purrthday ML.

Team Tabby said...

Happy Birthday, ML!

Hugs 'n purrs,
Mindy & MOe

caspersmom said...

Well, here we go with the hugs!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU ML.

((hugs)) from Casper
((hugs)) from Cleo
((hugs)) from Gizmo
((hugs)) from Patches
And last but not least ((hugs)) from Mom.

Hope you had a great day ML

((hugs)) to you Missy from Casper

Chairman Mao said...

Happy Burfday, sweet Momma ML, and alla us Ballicai are sendin warm loving ((((((huggies))))))to all of you!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

meemsnyc said...

Hugs, and hugs.

meemsnyc said...

Happy Birthday ML.

Halloween said...

Thanks to ML and her kitties for all of the love and caring you gave to us when you read that the Food Dude was sick. You are special kitties and have a special mommy who does much to spread love in the world. We send you all big hugs and purrs.

Many paws, Halloween and her people

Asta said...

I know Bonnie was watching ovew evewyone having a gweat time today , and happy fow all hew fwiends..
I'm sendin hooge (((((((((((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))))
to all of you!
smoochie kisses,

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, dear Mom ML, and I'm sending ((((((((hugs)))))))) and much love to all of you!

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn.

mog said...

Happy birthday ML, that's a lovely tribute to Bonnie.


Mog, Meowza, Bazel, Keefe, Klarissa and Cece

Felix, Garfield & Jawsy said...

Happy Belated Birthday Wishes to you, ML! :)
We are sadden to learn about Bonnie. Though we are new to the cat blogosphere, losing a fellow kitty is like losing a member of our extended family.
Here's 4 {{{{BIG HUGS}}}} to you and all your sweet kitties in memory and tribute to Bonnie, the original attack tabby.

Anita said...

Happy Puuurthday dearest ML!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We came back because we forgot to give you all {{{{{HUGS}}}}} from all of us at JFF, in memory of Bonnie Underfoot.