Remembering "Smoke that Joe"

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My Gotcha Day 'n Sweet Memories!!~

December 18th 2011 9:46 am
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Meow 'n Purrs from the Rainbow Bridge!!~ Mommy was thinking back on the happier days, the days when I was so little I fit in the palm of her hand!! Back in 2003, right before Christmas when I was gotted!! I was her tiny ball of fur Christmas Prezzie!!!~ Doods, I was small!!
At four weeks old, all purr kits are really amazingly lil! But I was really scrawny 'n not in very good health, coming from a No Kill Shelter. My two lil fur bro's, Daryl 'n my other brother Daryl (MOL!!) were healthier than I was. But, mommy wanted ME!~ I came to her in that large cage 'n pawed at her, asking PLEASE take me home?? Ha, She fell for it! The next several weeks, turning into months, I had to be hand fed, home cooked fed, bottle fed. YAY! Home cookin' is the best! That was when mommy wasn't working and it was all good, because I became a furry handsome Russian Blue survivor!!! Mom said there were many sad days when she thought I was not going to make it. But I did! At least for several more good happy years!! I am so happy I did get to spend those extra loving years with mommy, because we fought tooth 'n nail through so many hard, difficult 'n trying times! I was there, I was always there, to cuddle with her, get under the covers, nuzzle her neck, lick her face. Well you all know how talented I was when I would ride her shoulders 'n then she would dance 'n I would just be there, perched around her neck like a fake fur jacket!!! MOL! I did that a lot, even inside Pet stores, everyone would laugh 'n love on me, because they thought it was so kewl cause I would ride atop mom's shoulder's 'n stay there! Ya know I was safe. I knew 'n trusted my mommy 'n she trusted me. We gained that spawcial bond that only true soul mates have! After mommy's separation from my dad in 2006, we became quite closer. The bond grew even bigger 'n closer! We had so much fun together, 'n I also knew how to fetch a ballie, bring it back, play baseball 'n I could run fast!~ Mommy remembers it so well. I remember it too, that's why I am awaiting our reunion when our Lord finally brings us together once again. I have my ways of showing mommy I am with her. We all have out ways.

So on this day, My Gotcha Day, I am purroud that I am among all my Catster Pals, both Bridge kits 'n Earth kits!~ I am so happy mommy helps me share our lives, our memories and our love. We stand strong together here, and you know, THIS really helps mommy through these sad/happy/ painful/ bittersweet memories! Because we all were loved, are loved, will furever be loved.

THANK YOU so furry MUCH fur my Gotcha Day Gifties 'n sweet words!!!~ You can't imagine how happy you have made my mom!~ We love you and thank you for being here for us!!! Your kindness, sweetness, thoughtfulness 'n Love are purrpreciated in so many ways!~ 'n We love YOU all right back!~

Angel hugs 'n Baby Boy Blue purrs,
Smokey Joe

 

I'll Be Home For Christmas!~ Merry Christmas! Thank you!- BUDDIE 'n Furmilies!!~

December 15th 2011 1:00 pm
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Hello, my Dear furiends!~ Yes, I said, I will be home for Christmas, well, because you know how us High Flying Angels get around!!? We'll be efurywhere sprinkling Sparkles 'n Spawcial dusties upon all Good Kitties 'n their Families this year. Mom knows she will see me in her dreams, it happens more and more, I come to her 'n whisper purrfect purrs in her ear in the dark...But a hint of wind, a strange sound, a brush of your leg, a twinkle in your light bulb, ALL could be any of us Angels flying in with Angel Love!!!! So be on the LOOKOUT!~ Because it's Christmas and Magical things happen this time of year!!
Christmas time is a wonderfur, light hearted, beautiful Season packed with Love and Warmth and Greetings from Friends 'n Love ones. Our hope 'n wish is that all, 'n we mean ALL the homeless find shelter and food this year. There are so many helpless folks 'n furs who desperately need God's Work to done. If ya see a stray or human on the streets, give a hand, give a paw, give a bit of love from your heart. You will feel it inside and it will grow and flourish throughout our somewhat nervous 'n cruel world. With that being said, Our Wish is for all of YOU to enjoy memories with your famililies, furiends and say Hello, Merry Christmas when you walk down the street! Mom says just a Smile will make someone's day more happy, more cheerful, just because you were shining!! I have a smart mommy sometimes!
We all are joined by Paws 'n Hearts. Merry Christmas 'n Happy New Year!~

Another really wonderful magic moment of Christmas happened to my family. My Hansome 'n most Gracious furiend, Buddie, gave us a a New Subscription to Catster Plus fur Christmas! Oh 'n they are so pawsome!~You ALL should know what Buddie, McKenna, Mookie, Ricki, Angel, Victor 'n Jason Cash do fur ALL o' Catster. Buddie sends spawcial rosies 'n gifts to all the New Angels going to Heaven, the sad, sick, 'n troubled furs here!! Thank U BUDDIE 'n Families, YOU are the kindest and most Generous furiends fur opening your hearts and sharing rosie 'n gifts to all in need!~
Please visit Buddie's page, what a dude! He makes the Heavens feel so loved! 'n A wonderful Thank you also go's out to Hazel Lucy for her kindness 'n loving ways of caring so much here on Catster!!~ Buddie 'n Hazel spend most of their time here in Heaven thinking of others!!~
Purrlease send Buddie 'n his furmilies some sweet Thank you's 'n Happy Blessing's this Christmas!!~ Happy New Year too, pawsome pal~!

BUDDIE - Our Pawsome Furiend!~

We may be Angels, 'n I've heard some folks don't BelEVE in us, but ya know what? We are. We will always be. As long as the world turns and there is our Lord in Heaven, we're real~! Mom says our hearts are real, therefore we ARE!!~

Loving Angel Hugs 'n always watchin' over...I belEVE!~

Baby Boy Blue
Smokey Joe

Thanks fur reading my diary, I hope your hearts are truly Blessed this Season~!

 

Thank you!! My Birthday really Rocks because of YOU!~ I- beliEVE!~

November 15th 2011 4:56 pm
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Happy Dancin' paws efuryone! The Bridge is really rockin' tonight! We have so much to be thankful fur as we all remember our live's on Earth with our spawcial siblings, mom's 'n dad's~!! Thank you all, for remembering my birthday! You all make me feel so very special today! Sonny Bono, dood, we can't help but really enjoy our fun times at the Angel Inn! Thanks so much, Sonny! Thank you, Big Harry 'n furmilies! Thank you, Darcy! Thank you Tate! Thank you, Teddy Wiggles Butt 'n KKC! Thank you, Adam 'n Eve 'n Furmilies! Thank you, Harley! Thank you, Simon 'n Reuben, Thank you, Queen Talulah 'n furmilies! Thank you, Bush Furs! Thank you, Tabbies! Thank you, Angel Alex sweet girl 'n Finn 'n dear Lacey! Thank yhou, TINK! Thank you my sweet adorable SADIE 'n furmilies! Thank you, NEEKO 'n Furmilies! Thank you, Dante 'n Dexter 'n T.J.!~ All of you rock! Thank you for making my birthday a happy joy filled with Love 'n care's!
Yes, mommy is on vaCATion, but she really wanted to come 'n share my birthday 'n give THANKS~! Thanks because if not for all of you, mommy would be even more sadder today. Our memories are so sweet 'n we were there to comfort and love with the time we were allowed. Thank you, God.

Mommy 'n I are singing tonight 'n we want you to sing along:

I was walking home from school on a cold winter's day
Took a shortcut through the woods and I lost my way
It was getting late and I was scared and alone
Then a kind old man took my hand and led me home
Mama couldn't see him, but he was standing there
But I knew in my heart, he was the answer to my prayers

Oh I believe there are angels among us
Sent down to us from somewhere up above
They come to you and me in our darkest hours
To show us how to live
To teach us how to give
To guide us with a light of love

When life dealt troubled times and had me down on my knees
There's always been someone there to come along and comfort me
A kind word from a stranger to lend a helping hand
A phone call from a friend just to say I understand
Ain't it kind of funny at the dark end of the road
Someone lights the way with just a single ray of hope

Oh I believe there are angels among us
Sent down to us from somewhere up above
They come to you and me in our darkest hours
To show us how to live
To teach us how to give
To guide us with a light of love

They wear so many faces
Show up in the strangest places
Grace us with thier mercy
In our time of need

This song is on my page 'n mommy love's it! SO SING LOUD 'n BE HAPPY! We are remembered and our memories will go on and on...


Angel winged Hugs full of Love,

Smokey Joe
Always mommy's Baby Boy Blue

I love you, mom!!~

 

Greetings!~ Our New Sisfur is here 'n she KNOW's what she- likes! MOL!~

November 4th 2011 6:01 pm
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Hello 'n Greeting's my wonderful Furiends!~ It's been so pawsome here at the bridge, beautiful and lovely green meadows 'n catnippy fields as far as the eye can see~! We Angels have been having a CATastic time at the Angel Inn, catebrating birthdays, bridge days, Diary's 'n pawsome honors~! 'n welcome home days~! Our life doesn't end on Earth. My mommy talked to me last night, in that sweet voice she always shared with me. A spawcial touch of grace 'n love, as she always made me feel so spawcial while I was living...a life full of happiness shared with only mommy. Well, have you seen our newest addition to the furmily?? MOL! It's NOT just MILO anymore!~ Hehehehee!~ Ya know, I really gotta hand it to him, coz he has been the most pawsome brofur a dood OR a gal could want!~ She is the feisty one though! She can rough house with the best of cat doods!~ I love watching them!~ Today was a different day for our Mallee. Today was her day to get 'fixed'. Well, it happens to the best of us, me included. She went to visit Dr K and I listened in. Found out all her blood work came back Negative! I hear that is a GOOD sign! She also got her first Distemper booster. Dr K called mommy at work to let her know the surgery turned out good and Mallee was such a good kitty! Whoooa girl! That is what I love to hear! You are a wonderful addition to Milo 'n mommy's household! OUR Household!! Dr K gave mommy a crate to take Mallee home in, because she isn't feeling really great right now and some pain med's she will be given tonight. Boy, was she HUNGRY when she got home! MOL! Mom knew she would be!~ She got half can of cheekin in sauce, her favorite! She is resting now in her own lil crate with her spawcial pink blanket. Milo has his Leopard blanket back..for now! HA!~ He doesn't mind sharing!

Peace 'n love be with you tonight..

Love shine's bright always here in Heaven!~
I love you, my Sadie girl, you are a true delight, always!
Big love,
Smokey Joe
Baby Boy blue signing out, waving to all his furiends from the Rainbow Bridge Window, throwing massive kisses~!

 

Special Thanks~

August 22nd 2011 7:54 am
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When the world says, "Give up," Hope whispers, 'Try it one more time.' ~ Author Unknown

Hey all, as mommy thinks about her inevitable job loss, there comes a time when we ALL must share our uplifts, and be thankful for what we have.
Here on Catster, we have all become just a little bit closer with special words, love and encouragement. Special Thanks to Finney, Lacey, Alex sweet Angel, Tink, WeBeesSiamese (Pipo 'n Minko), and many more furs, for reaching out to each other in times of depression, loss, hurt and fears. It's in our nature to want to help and encourage others. We thank you all. It's our turn now, to offer a bit of strength, hope and comfort.

The Serenity Prayer

God, grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Mom has pondered this Prayer many times. With it, she has been able to work through so many changes in her life. Now, we can only pray and have the faith to keep on following our hearts each and everyday. The Power of prayer is strong, but first we must be thankful for what we have now, Appreciate the knowledge of what has come our way. Through this knowledge will we ever know how much we already have to be thankful for.

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sometimes, familiarity and comfort need to be challenged. This we have learned, this we face with great anticipation. Please find it in your hearts to say "Thank You" today to someone who rewards your life. They are many plenty!~

Thank you, Lord, for our friends here on Catster and for the world around us. Our hopes and dreams are in your hands, Thank you for giving us existence.

Purrs and Love united,

Smokey Joe
Baby Boy Blue

P.S. There is Definitely Strength in Numbers!!

 

The Circle of Love will Not Be Broken

August 12th 2011 4:28 pm
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Hello, my peaceful loving pawsome furiends. Mommy thought, wow, it's been awhile since she helped me write in my diary. It's a good day, and tears fall less and less. But sometimes, I know she is starting to have trouble remembering me. Remembering our fun times and my silly antics at play. You see, mom is getting older, and her memory seems to be failing her a lot more each and every day. I still come to her in dreams, I still watch closely over that crazy lil Milo. My furbro, the one I never met. The one that keeps mom happy day in and day out, the one that took my place, BUT did not replace me. I know this. She knows this. But to all of our kitfur furiends, it's the circle of life, we all know our time is not furefur. I have wild and crazy fun here at the Bridge. It's beautiful and always keeps me busy. We here at the Bridge, know how important our jobs are to maintain a pawsitive outlook and always watch ofur our dear furiends each and efury day. There are a lot of us now. Here, we unite with love and bring down much needed Angel Dusties in times of need. It's what we do. And furefur we will stay together, united with our Lord in Heaven. I love you all and Mommy, I love you too. Please keep on knowing, I am here and will be with you furefur, til we meet again. The True Circle of Love will Never Be Broken. Til next time..

All my love and nudges,
Smokey Joe
Your Baby Boy Blue

 

Love and Memories: Lord Smokey Joe

July 9th 2011 1:22 pm
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Hello, my sweet Catster furiends!! Mommy has had a really hard time coming to my page lately. Every time she comes, she cries. Why mom after all this time?

Did you all notice she finally put up my 'final day' picture? She never could do it. Now, she wants to share. My Days. My life.

You know, I really do miss my forever home and I know I would have gotten along with Milo bud really good. He seems to be taking pawsome care of mommy these long summer days. Life has been a bit hard on mom 'n work is stressful. I know why you cry, mom. We were so good together and we were together through many hard times and sorrow. I remember when you separated from my daddy in 2006. I was kinda glad we went away, cause you were always sad there! You were scared, I saved you. You cried and I caressed you with many purrs and head nudges. I rode your shoulders and we danced to more happier times to come. We were a TEAM! You always called me you 'baby boy blue'. I always felt so spawcial when you would brush my ribbon soft two toned fur. I awaited at the front door for you each and every day as you would come home from work, I would jump to get on your shoulders. We would dance around and do housework together, because I NEVER wanted to get down! I would grab you and hold on so tight. OH and mommy, do you remember when we would play 'fetch'? Yeah, I know I shouldn't rave about my talents, but we played the bestest games! That rolled up piece of paper was a joy to see, as you would toss it in the air and I would RUN so fast to catch it in my mouth and bring it back to you. We'd play bouncie ball on the wall and I beat you always! It would roll to the floor and I would jump down, find it and bring it back up onto the bed where we were playing. I was with you when GranMa passed away, now I am with her and I am taking really good care of her and GranDad. They really love me. It's a beautiful place, mom!!
And then today, I saw what you found. As you were playing on the Bed with Milo, you scooted the bed back to look for his Green Mr Mousie and low and behold, you found my original collar. My tags with My original Name: Lord Smokey Joe written on the red heart, my other tags from the vet in the 'before' city, my rabies with the year 2004 on it. I watched you cry. All the flooded memories came back and then...I saw you smile. I know how much you miss me mom. We had many warm and loving memories to always cherish. As long as I am in your heart and in others hearts, I will always be. And I just am. Forever your baby boy blue.

Thanks for listening tonight, my grand furiends. Mommy thanks you for helping her remember me. And for the journey we share through the wonderful world of Catster.

I love you all,

Lord Smokey Joe,
a true Prince of Russian Blue's

 

Happy Mother's Day!!!~

May 6th 2011 2:24 pm
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Howdy all my Wonderful Catster Furiends!~ Mommy wants to help me write in my Diary tonight. I came to her in another brilliant dream last night. I had my wings open and I was flying to her. It was such a pleasant surprise because she hadn't really dreamed about me much lately. I nuzzled her and I assured her I was safe and all my pawsome angel furiends were keeping a safe watch over me. My Sadie girl is with me, momma! I am so happy and it's so nice to be in such a beautiful place. There is nothing bad here. There is just peace and a whole lotta green gardens, fresh vegetables, lovely birds, wonderful trees and beautiful butterflies. OH yesh, mom, QT has the most beatiful Butterfly garden! Our angels are always so busy and we do lots of stuff together. I see Sonny and he's waving at me to remind me its Angel Inn night and we go together always on Friday nights! Common Sadie, my girl, they are all waiting for us to dance the night away!!~ Our Beloved Hazel Lucy 'n Buddy r dressed up so nice tonight 'n will be joining us soon. Calvin is looking really nice in his most Pawsome Calvin collar! Look at them all!
I am so lucky to be a part of the Angel group of loving furs here at Catster World. I am lucky to be loved and remembered. I had a furry grand life 'n I was loved. I know mommy loves me. I know it will be furefur n efur. Happy Mothers Day mommy 'n all our blessed mom's, for they are sacred. Mothers are loved and Mothers are great!~ I had a wonderful life and I thank you, mommy!
Here is a poem that I love so much! To all mommy's: You rule!

Blessing on the hand of women!
Angels guard its strength and grace,
In the palace, cottage, hovel,
Oh, no matter where the place;
Would that never storms assailed it,
Rainbows ever gently curled;
For the hand that rocks the cradle
Is the hand that rules the world~
William Ross Wallace

I wish all mommy's a bright and blessed Mother's Day! And may you always find peace and love and happiness.

Purrs, hugs and many kisses to our moms..
And so much Love to you, mommy!!

Smokey Joe
Always your baby boy blue

 

Please adopt! And Many Wonderful Thank you's~!

April 7th 2011 6:49 pm
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My Wonderful furiends, Tonight mom ventures in search of some solitude and warmth in my memories..she found where she added my Eulogy on a Rainbow Bridge site two years ago. In sharing with the world, she had hoped to heal her sad sorrows of losing me at such a young age. My picture still resides on this page and she rejoices in knowing I am still there. We wanted to share this tribute with you tonight:

Smokey Joe - 11/15/03 - 04/06/09

Smokey Joe-my beloved feline companion and best friend

"You and I were a match, a team, a feline companion and friend. You amazed me with your talents, riding my shoulders, perched like a panther in reckless solitude. So confident, so proud! The short five years we were together, just you and I, will never be forgotten. You're in my heart, where memories flourish. The void of losing you will never be fulfilled. Smokey Joe, you were my silken blue furred, Kitteh, my Baby Boy, the Strength of Light which shown down on me. Thank you for being a 'season' of warmth, beauty, wisdom and understanding. The affection and tenderness you've shown me has uplifted my world in times of hardship, sickness, and pain. You were there to calm my fears, purr through the years, and show me the way. I learned so much from you. Forever will you be in my heart, my beloved One".

Here, with all my treasured furiends, I can share, not feel humiliated or torn apart, by peeps who think I was 'Just a Cat'. We all know just how important it is to our loving mom's to remember us and to share our history and love. Our spawcial love. Tonight, I also want to thank so many of my wonderful furiends who left zealies and furefur stars of timeless love and devotion on my page. To you, I am furefur grateful. Mom is crying tears of joy because of you all. Thank you, oh Thank you!
I am speachless, in knowing how many care so deeply. With great honor, I feel my Catster furiends know me so well and understand what life brings and how death is not an ending, but a warm and gracious continuance of sweet memories. You will be furefur in mom's heart and in mine.
After a loss, here's a thought, when all your tears have dried and your mommy and daddy are somewhat normal again, please consider adopting another furry companion, Nothing can ever replace the precious little life you've lost, but another kitty can become a dear friend to share your love and your life. Our cherished ones give so much love and happiness to us in their lifetimes that I feel we are obligated to pass that love on to other animals who desperately need homes. Who knows? One of those furry little babies might just fill a small part of the huge hole in your heart. Milo is a lucky lil dude and knows he is. I am so purroud of him! Mom is too! The circle of life continues and I am rejoiced!!

Have a good night and God Bless.

Lovingly always,
Smokey Joe
Baby Boy Blue

 

Two Years at the Bridge now for Baby Boy Blue~

April 2nd 2011 6:02 pm
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Hello all my wonderful furiends of the Catster Fame!~

Although, I am in Heaven, my wish is that my mommy not shed anymore tears over me, not be sad nor get those chokey noises when she thinks of me. But, I know she will. I know, for I come to her many times a week, in dreams, in memories and thoughts. Like tonight, while she weeps tenderly, knowing I will never be on Earth again. She knows, that this world was built as the circle of life must allow. There will always be an end to all living creatures, one day, to allow for a new beginning. But we all have such lovely things here to look forward to, the many colorful gardens, the green meadows, the loving Angels who welcome all who come here...This Rainbow Bridge of Love. And come to think of it, this is not really an 'end' per se. We live on in thoughts of others, memories, pictures, poems, sharing and caring here on Catster. That is why I am so thankful for this place called Catster...A world full of humans who relish and treasure all their furrs always. No matter what, living or over the Bridge. We come here to make sure our memories will always be treasured, always be kept fresh and always be remembered. I am thankful for so many things, but you all are what prides me most. Mom comes here to share, and remember. Even though, I am in Heaven, I live on in Memories. Memories of Love, memories of treasured moments and memories that I was...and still am. I exist because. Because I had a loving mom who adored me enough to share my afterlife.

On April 6th, I will have been in Heaven for two years. Mom still crys for me. I cannot change this. I know she cares. I care. And I always will.

Mommy, I am here always. I just am.

Love,
Your Baby Boy Blue,
Smokey Joe

 
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