Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Sweetest Gifts - Updated!

"We are purring for your loss here... Momma made this for you! If you would like a different background color or size to print or size for wall paper please just let her know! Hugs Shadow, Mom and Nanna! (Angel and Kirby's Mom)"


Charlie had a great home of his own,
'Til his human got sick, leaving him all alone.

Taylors and Sherwoods found him

And to their hearts bound him.

Now he's at the Bridge, nevermore on his own.
...From Karen Jo's Kitty Limericks


I love this beautiful memorial graphic from the Hotties.

I can't forget the amazing slideshow from Melvin, must have viewed it a gazillion times. It's near the bottom of his post, and it is also on my blog (the post under this one).

These are so beautiful, so sweet and thoughtful, I am speechless.
Thank you from the bottom of my [broken] heart.
And thanks to each and every one of you who took the time to leave comments, send emails, cards, make phone calls, etc. You are the best group of folks anywhere.

33 comments:

Amy said...

That is such a wonderful tribute to Charlie Taylor! I hope things are getting at least a bit easier for you - know that you are in our hearts, and Charlie will always be there too - he touched everyone so deeply.

DEBRA said...

Just beautiful and a lovely lovely rendering of sweet Charlie...

purrs
Abby

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh,what a sweet thing to do. One who has lost a beloved furry understands the pain. This is lovely.

Daisy said...

That's beautiful. It really captures his essence in the eyes. What a thoughtful gesture.

Reese =^..^= said...

That was so very sweet.

Angel and Kirby said...

Shadows mom does wonderful work. We are proud of her. We know it will take a long time to heal, but know we are here if you need us.

Sweet Praline said...

That is beautiful!

meowmeowmans said...

What a lovely tribute. Be well.

Fin said...

What a lovely gift!

Ozark Mountain Cats said...

Wow, that is a great picture of your Charlie.

The Meezers said...

oh how very wonderful - so beautiful!

Marilynn said...

How wonderful and beautiful! Thanks to Shadow's mom for helping Mommy ML.

Our purrs and prayers still go out for you, Mommy ML.

{{{{hugs}}}}

SeaThreePeeO said...

That pictures is simply beautiful!

Steppa and her Babys +Lover Guy said...

WOW i dont have word to but one BEAUTIFUL ML time will make it better nothing will take the pain way but with time i hope it will get better I have a Bossi and TT right now running steling and loving me and making me smile And one day i hope god will send u one whith some of your Charlie in him God bless u for your help AND also to werry specal lady MOMSBUSE LOA& her BABY'S

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

What a beautiful drawing of Charlie Cat - such a very thoughtful gift. We are sendinglots of hugs your way to help heal from losing Charlie.

The Kitty Krew said...

Isn't Shadow's mom talented? She made a lovely painting of our Bugsy to brighten him up for having to lose an eye. We love this one of Charlie Cat too.

We're still purring for you guys!

Purrs and hugs,
The Kitty Krew

Team Tabby said...

That's a wonderful portrait of Charlie Taylor, a lovely gift.\!

We are so glad he spent his last weeks with you ML.

Hugs,
Mindy, Moe, Bono, Cookie & Mike

The Island Cats said...

Oh it's beautiful! What a wonderful gift!!!

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

What a lovely portrait!!!! It is so nice that the Cat Blogosphere has so many talented and generous people. That really was a nice thing for Shadow's Mom to do for you :)
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Pixel said...

ahhh it is so beautiful

Karen Jo said...

That's a beautiful portrait of Charlie Cat. I am so sorry that he had to go the the Bridge. I have been offline with a dead modem for almost two weeks and just got back today, so I just now found out about Charlie.

HotMBC aka The Hotties said...

Aw, that's beeyootiful!
Purrrrrrrs,
Sanjee

Emma's Kat said...

I don't check in often, ML, but I've been following Charlie and I am so sorry for your loss. I'm betting some of his best days were with you guys and he will be missed. RIP sweet Charlie Taylor.

Hugs to you and fam,
Kat

Emma's Kat said...

And, yes, a beautiful painting/picture of Charlie as well!

Hansel said...

what a wonderful thing you have there from friends, we are so sad about charlie cat as well. But he had such an amazing end to his life, filled with love. What you did, was the most amazing thing in the world. We have so much respect and love for you and your family.

caspersmom said...

What very nice gifts in the honor of Charlie. They definitely do him justice. Really liked Karen Jo's limericks. I didn't even think to put her really nice limericks for Gizmo on our blog. Poor lady, most of the time her blog looks like an obituary column. So many sweet kitties passing. Sweet Charlie was a good fighter. He had a great home at the end.

Casper

Karen Jo said...

I am thrilled that you like my limerick so much that you put it on your own blog. Thank you so much for the link. Charlie was a very special cat. Thank you for sharing him with us.

Pinky Ash and Boo said...

Those are all such sweet ways to think of Charlie cat. We hope everyone there is doing ok.

Jack and Persephone said...

What beautiful pictures and slideshows and poems!

Charlie was very special. I'm gonna come over and hug your neck and lick your nose. That always makes my OTW feel better about everything. Persephone says she'll give you headbumpies.

~Jack

PS. PURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR, KC! Can I come over and play?

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Hi Auntie ML! We are so sorry that Charlie Taylor went to the Bridge. We didn't get to meet him, but Mommy told uSSSSS all about him. Mommy loved him very much! She said that you and Uncle Charley are so sad!

We are sending you some very special (((((HUGSSSSS))))) from uSSSSS!!!!!

We have missed visiting with you!!!

Love, uSSSSS

Cat Street Boyz said...

With our own sadness of OBI, we did not know about sweet Charlie crossing too. Please except our prayers to lift your sorrow and heal your hearts till you are all together again. The video is so wonderful, Mom's eyes are leaking again...we know how much Charlie was loved and will always be, ......the Cat Street Boyz

Katie and Da Katz said...

those are beautiful... we still lufs u, Charlie Taylor!

Katie Kat

Steppa and her Babys +Lover Guy said...

Thanks for stoping by and thanks for your sweet words Yes iam one of the old timers on here and i do think this y it is so hard to leave you all behind