Tuesday, 16 June 2015

7 Years On....

Well, I didn't get around to posting this on Furry Fighter Day, but after reading a couple of very sweet messages from Jan's Funny Farm, Angel Abbygrace and Nanuk I thought I should write a post for my Stormie - The Most Beautiful Siamese Cat In The World (we are still dominating Google Images with that phrase!) - and the lovely people from the Cat Blogosphere...

Storm - The Most Beautiful Siamese Cat In the World

My beloved Castle - Storm's brother and litter-mate - sadly passed away on May 4th this year, actually on his and Storm's Gotcha Day anniversary of all days. He was the grand old age of 19 years and 3 months old. We are not sure what the cause was, but he got quiet on a Sunday afternoon, and had to be put to sleep the next day. The vet suspects issues with the bile duct, maybe something ruptured due to a cancerous growth, or thickening of duct tissue, but thankfully it was quick and he hardly suffered, spending his last night at home with me and his other Meowmie, and not stuck in hospital on drips and medicines. He had become a distinguished cat in old age, his little greying muzzle as handsome as it ever was...


As you know Castle had a couple of playmates to keep him company whilst he waited to be reunited with his sister. First there was Timmy Tantrum, who shared our lives for 18 months, he was a good companion for Castle, and they snuggled up together all the time.

Timmy Tantrum

And then I found gentle, old Tigger.  He stayed with us for 4 years and reached the age of 19 years and 6 months,  - he passed away last year, on the anniversary of the day I first went to see him - October 7th.  My boys liked their anniversaries clearly!  He and Castle were extremely close - just like Castle and Storm were, it was incredible how they bonded.


I feel so lucky to have had such beautiful, little feline souls share my home and life...it all feels very empty at the moment...quiet.  I will adopt some more feline friends in the future, but I am taking some time to remember the ones that have been part of my life for almost 20 years.  When Storm died my grief was suppressed by my search for a friend for a grieving and pining Castle, to ensure he was happy; and the same happened again when Timmy died, and when Tigger died I knew in my heart that Castle probably wouldn't be around for much longer, so I didn't look for another furry friend for him, I instead decided to spend much more time at home, keeping him company and loving him as much as possible.  Now I grieve for them all...

It all started with Storm and Castle though, two adorable, little kittens that stole my heart the minute I saw them way back in 1996.  Rest in Peace my little Angels, I imagine you are playing together once again now...with Timmy and Tigger joining in too.  You really won't ever be forgotten. Ever x

Friday, 13 June 2014

Six Years On...

Little Stormie…another Furry Fighter Day is upon us and it's 6 years since we last saw you. Castle is an old boy now, 18.5 years, which you would have been too seeing as you're his sister and litter-mate. Castle has a mild kidney issue, but nothing alarming, just normal for his age. His friend Tigger is even more ancient and just turned 19 a few months ago, he also has some mild health issues - kidneys, hyperthyroidism, and pancreatitis! All normal conditions for an oldie really - but he takes a couple of tablets for those and he seems active, happy and well. At least they are on the same special diet and can eat the same food! Castle absolutely ballooned on your special food when you were trying to put on weight during the chemo, but I could never get you to eat separately! I think you'll recognise the look on their faces in the picture below…your favourite face to make...CHICKEN FACE! Anyway, they are very close, Tigger is a very good companion for your brother, but of course nothing can replace you little lady, we miss you so much still. Sending love to our old friends in the Cat Blogosphere, we hope you are all well! xxx

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Five Years On...

Our little Stormie is still very much in our hearts...thank you to those who pop by every now and then to say hello! We are still all OK, my 2nd new brofur Tigger is still here - he is 18.5 years now and I am now 17.5 years! And to those that stumble across this blog whose cats are going through the same thing as Stormie did, stay strong, we hope that you find some hope in what you read.  Stormie had some excellent treatment with excellent vets and she led a very normal life for quite some time before the illness took her away.

Lots of love
Castle, Tigger and The Meowmies xxx

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Four Years On...

...and we still think about our little Stormie all the time, she will never be forgotten.  Thank you for coming by here on Furry Fighter Day and remembering our little lady too.  The support we got from the Cat Blogosphere during Storm's illness was invaluable to us all, it really is a unique community full of wonderful people.  We send all of you our love, and best wishes...here's sending love to all of our furry friends at the Rainbow Bridge....Castle, Tigger and The Meowmies xxx

Monday, 13 June 2011

Furry Fighter Day

Hey everyone...

Thank you for popping by and remembering our beautiful Stormie today, she is still very much missed and we think of her often. She was such a beautiful little soul. She has now been gone for three years, and in that time her legacy has been to give two elderly cats a loving home in their twilight years - we also hope that some people have found this blog useful when dealing with lymphoma or any other scary illness that their pet is living with.

We are sure Stormie has found Timmy and that they play together as much as I do with Tigger...but my sister will always be the most special of companions for me.

We love you little lady xxx

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Not Forgotten...

Two years today we said goodbye, and we all still miss you terribly. I have had a friend keep me company since you left, but he has also gone now and I know you welcomed Timmy when he arrived at The Bridge.

Stormie...today on Furry Fighter Day we will remember just what a wonderful and special little cat you were - The Most Beautiful Siamese Cat In The World. We love you Kormie xxx

Saturday, 13 June 2009

One Year On...

...since you went to The Bridge. We miss you so much Kormie, but you most definitely live on in our hearts and our minds.

Castle & The Meowmies