March 17th 2013 5:29 am
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Another bath and dip down. I have stolen Natalie's bed, and am in it, staying warm. She is in her spot at the middle of the bed, though she resents me being here.
Today, on St. Paddy's day, I wanted to write about Hazel Lucy.
Yesterday was her Bridge Anniversary.
Some of you remember HL. Some of you newbies may not. To tell it in a Nutshell:
Hazel Lucy was/is a remarkable cat.
Hazel Lucy is the Patron Saint of All of us who have 'Come In From The Cold'.
When she met her mom, Julie, she was a bedraggled, gravely ill, starving and injured cat. Distrustful, fearful, and perhaps mistreated, she was an abandoned throwaway, who had been outside, trying to fend for herself. She was not feral-if she had been, perhaps she would have been able to cope....for ferals lead tough lives.
Hazel Lucy was not such a cat. She was a soft, gentle cat, who was guided by a star to a mom who saw a small spirit with wide open fields of wonder and magick behind those fearful eyes. Julie managed to, with trust and love, bring Hazel Lucy in from the Cold. She loved on her, and healed her, working with natural remedies and a wonderful vet.
With time, Hazel Lucy's outside wounds began to heal. Her inner strength came through. She began, cautious step by step, to trust and find her way into the hearts of all who knew her.
And Hazel Lucy made Catster what it is today.
Hazel Lucy founded the Purr list. Hazel Lucy, as she was helped, helped others. When a cat Mom went to the bridge, and her furs were bought to a pound and 2 lost, Hazel Lucy and Julie headed a group of Cat Parents to save them. Sadly, one was never found-it's hoped they were picked up by someone. But a doggie and kitty were saved, and one went to another Catster mom.
Hazel Lucy had a wonderful wedding, a happy and joyous affair, marrying a wonderful mango mancat with the most wonderful eyes and kind heart. He resides at the Bridge, too, now and you know him...most of you....for he sends out healing and loves to kitties and kitty families in need. I'm taking about Buddie, much loved.
Hazel Lucy is my hero. Perhaps as many are, who have leapt the light fantastic. But I remember Hazel Lucy, not for her passing, but for the wonderous things she did in life. I thank you Humbly, lovely sweet Hazel, for your gift of yourself, and many thanks to your Mom for sharing you with us.
And for any of you who haven't known her-her mom has recently, with much love and appreciation from from me-once again posted her profile here..please drop by and get to know her...she's truly an Angel.
For any of you who wonder what she was and is like...
She is the Best of All of Us Who have Come in from the Cold.
We will always love you, Tiny Gumdrop. We will always love you.
And standing on my Hinds, Saluting you for all your Wonder,
Below is a song written I wrote for Hazel Lucy some time ago-
I love you Hazel Lucy, and Salute you with all here who love you so....
Today as I sit on the sofa back
I smile as I sip and think of good craic
And dream of a girl cat that I used to know
Who lived in Pa. by way of Mayo
And she was a fancy one she was a Queen
She was the prettiest thing we've ever seen
Humble beginnings were her stepping stone
She had her Julie and was never alone
But you know she was such a pretty girl cat
There was never really any question of that
She had her admirers, I'm just one
And this little girl cat well she was second to none
And her name's Hazel Lucy she would say to the crowd
As she waltzed in the room as light as a cloud
My heart took to thumpin, you know what I mean
For this little lass's the lovelist I've seen
She once roamed the woods, I met her once there
Between here and there we hadn't a prayer
Wild free spirits, ah it never could last
But she stole my heart and she sure stole it fast
And her name's Hazel Lucy
Yes, Buddies her man
But sure I can dream, ah all guy cats can
She is star, yep she's sure one,
Our Hazel Lucy just loves to have fun
So I heard that she decided
To go travel on, across Rainbow bridge
To find leprechans
And frisking and laughing and purring and all
Do you know Hazel Lucy is having a ball
But I'm left behind and my heart misses her
For she was much more than her whiskers and fur
And so I court the girl cats
Of so many hues
With all so much beauty it overcomes, too
In honor of a lass who could wear the green
And a Goddess cats image, you know what I mean
So ladies I bid you a good morning now
I purr and I caper I offer meow
Because you're such breath-taking beauties
You bring me such joy
With your sweet loving natures
You undo this boy
So lets raise a glass, lets raise a paw
To the beauty of all girl cats that we've ever saw!
And I look at the moon tonight tinged with the green
Seeing our Hazel Lucy still being a Queen!
By Orange Ruffy-a tribute to our lovely Hazel Lucy.
Beauty never dies.
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And she is back on Catster, Ruffy! Lovely tribute to her.
You all can find Hazel Lucy here! Welcome back, HL!
With tears in my eyes, I thank you!
What beautiful words, your heart is gold for sure.
Well said Ruffy and a beautiful song too!
Ruffy you are a true wordsmith.
We tell Dad and he get jellez.
We visited Hazel Lucy and will be friends again!
Purraying for you too my Orange Furend! Get well! Summer is coming!
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