April 15th 2012 3:05 pm
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It's been a difficult week for myself here. I don't understand humans-I will never understand them. As I sit here and mommy sips coffee and types for me, I gaze at her fondly. Mommy is sensitive...as am I.
I don't understand letting cats out. It's dangerous. And though a person may profess to love their cat very much, in most places, it's deadly unless the cat is in a 'safe' place...
I know there are arguments for it, but unless you have the ability to know that they will come to no harm, and you live somewhere they can be safe, well, it's heartbreaking when we read of one being perhaps poisoned, hit by a car...etc, etc, etc.
It breaks our hearts.
But on the other end of the spectrum, we have those cats and their people who just blow us away. Who make us smile, who make the purrs rise up in our
chests with thunder, who we send out waves and waves of blue cotton candy energy to...because they are the 'Saints' of the Cat world. They GO THE DISTANCE.
And in the process, something wonderous happens to them....they are blessed with a Special Feline Spirit.
Bumpurr was one of those Special Feline Spirits. He was born with something that can carry off a feline fast. And many cats don't survive it...
But Bumpurr survived and thrived for 5 spectacular years.
And he thrived because his Mom is one of those Saints I've talked about.
One of mommy's first memorires of her was of handling something regarding a pet food scare. She wasn't afraid of God or the Devil as my dad would say. She wasn't going to let anyone tell her which way was up. And she was going to make sure her Special Feline Spirit thrived.
And he Did.
Bumpurr is one of the most handsome cats I've ever seen. He and Finney look so much alike, but Bumpurr had a huge funny teddy bear look to him. He looked like a much more magickal Crookshanks, it was as if Garfield got his genes mixed up with an Ewok...he was stunning, handsome, and well, he was a Star. Respect the Star. You bet.
And his mom was the Ultimate Stage Mom. She cherished, she coddled, she loved and she flew in the face of every threat there ever was. She spat in the eye of HCM. She wasn't scared-she was simply going to make sure that Bumpurr didn't just live, or survive, but that he danced the light fantastic, and squeezed every pleasure a cat could have from life.
And we know that he did. We look at pictures of him, and we think 'Now, there is a CAT!'
And so, as I sit here and purr softly, bittersweet, I reach out to this human Saint. I say to her 'Be not too sad-for the most strong are tested-and you, dear, have passed the test. For while Special Feline Spirits are housed within this delightful form of Cat, it is not, truly, the Sum of who and what We ARE.
You, dear, did what was the most loving thing your Special Feline Spirit knew you would. You gave him blessed release to shed his wonderful and now no longer required form and leap up, up, up, and over....into Forever. For there is no 'death', as you so well know. There is only Love, and Love as such is unselfish, brave, and wears many colors...and somes in so many coats....
Special Feline Spirts...they often return, and there could be a time, you will be somewhere, and a soft purr will find you...and a pat reach out through cage bars or a fuzzy head brush your ankle and your eyes will meet feline eyes that hold all the wisdom of the Universe within, saying 'Welcome home, my Soul Friend-for you see, I never left you at all." And you will lift them into your arms, and whisper 'Yes'.
And so another will Come in From the Cold, and will take up the Spiral Dance, weaving with Feline Magick around your Soul.
Dear Human, Saintly Human, Gentle Bumpurrs Mother, I rise up on my hind legs and Salute you with Raised Paw. I thank you from my Species, for all you have done, and all you do. Do not grieve too much or too deeply...but be comforted in that Cat is Everlasting....and that Bumpurr is Legend. And Legends are as such, Immortal.
With Many Purrs, and a soft 'rrrpppt' of reassurance,
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Thank you for writing such a great diary about Bump, we love Bump and his mum so much.
"Respect the Star"
Oh what a lovely diary entry. Mum is in tears again. Sending all our hugs and purrs.
What a beautiful tribute to Bumpurr and his mom!
What a great entry! Some people really are special, it's great to hear about them.
This is a beautiful entry, you always write the most beautiful entries to remember your friends Ruffy.
We're taking good care of Bumpurr up here at the bridge. Thanks for the pawsome diary entry!
Bumpurr is in good hand once again. There are many of us here who will look after him now.
Concats on being DDP today, I hope you have a pawtastic day in the spotlight.
Wow! A diary very well said...we enjoyed reading it.
Concats on being a DDP.
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