March 16th 2011 10:24 am
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What do I do? We are all in shock. This pawty was supposed to be cheering us all up because we've all been crying our eyes out lately for all the furries leaving us, the sick ones and for Japan. I just don't know what to do. Do I cancel the pawty? Who's going to feel like coming now? I can't blame them, I don't want to have it if it's disrespectful to Hazel. I wouldn't ever want to do that. This is a HUGE LOSS for Catster and for our family as well. We are so grateful to have her as a friend, she's so gracious and loving and helpful. Our hearts are breaking and my mom already has a headache from crying so darned hard.
I don't know how much longer we can take all the sadness lately. Mom just hugs us constantly and she watches us play, watches our little mannerisms and our ever move to memorize every little thing in her mind. She says she's soaking us in so we rub our happiness onto her and fill her heart. But how do we do that today when we're so sad ourselves? Maybe I should cancel the party. I sure don't feel like it now.
Love you all very, very much
Finney, Lacey, Alex and mommy Lisa
Maybe you could make it a memorial party in honor of Hazel Lucy and all the friends we've lost. We've done that a few times in Tigger's arcade - it's a good way to honor their memory, I think.
In the spirit of many of the cultures that spawned these March Holidays, I think you should still have the party. Everyone knows and Irish funeral is a party, and in New Orleans with Mardis Gras you play jazz music when you leave the cemetery after the burial. We must remember to celebrate life as well as remember loss and death. Losing Hazel Lucy has broken all of our hearts, but we must remember her in life. She was a beautiful kitty with us. She sparkled with wisdom and wit. We can never replace her and we must never forget her. We should celebrate the joy she brought us in life as well as mourn her tragic passing. This is just my opinion though, I understand if others feel differently.
That's what I was thinking too you guys. I just want to make sure others feel the same way and understand the reason behind us still doing it. That's true Simone, New Orleans knows how to have a funeral the right way and celebrate someone's life!
I was thinking along those same lines. A silly pawty, because some of us(Milo!) are silly, but include in the Irish wake an Irish wake for Hazel Lucy. You know she would not want you to cancel it. That's the kicker. And she could be serious, but she also knew how to have fun. If it was today I'd say cancel, but we need some fun now more than ever. You could also check with her mommy, but I'm sure the outpouring of love will continue for awhile. I think anyone who has a story about her should share at the pawty, but we should all try to have some fun, after all, she made Catster into a place where we can do that. I mean, just talking about newmies, which I'm sure we will, is a direct tribute to her! And it hasn't stopped being funny just because she went to the Bridge. Let's show those Bridge kitties what kind of pawty she deserves! Luv, Tink
That's a great idea Tink. Telling stories of our wonderful friend. Like an Irish wake.
Get a Mardi Gras jazz parade and some Irish bagppipes...
Now we can all get shnookeresd on catnip champagne and remeber how HL made BETTER fur all of us and know that St Patrick will take special care her mewomy.
Henry (in shock too)
Do you guys think it would be okay to invite everyone in Hazel's diary to come and pay homage to her and tell stories? I don't want to intrude like that but she has so many friends.
I think HL would be honored, Finnegan! It would help cheer everyone up, and she will be watching over us!
Okay Samoa, thank you. I certainly want to be as respectful as I can but I'd love it if all her friends would come and tell funny stories and give her the send off she deserves.
Okay guys, spread the word. Pawty in honor of HL tomorrow night. A fun and good old fashioned Irish wake. Funny stories, laughing, dancing, music, etc. I hope her momma doesn't mind.
Mom was at work when she got your email. So, she told me and Zoe as soon as she walked in the door. I wondered the same thing. Party or not? But, I think you've made the right decision, Finn.
I think you've made the right decision.
Yes you have made the right decision and we know Hazel Lucy will be so honored to have us all there...she would not want us to keep being so sad...there has been too much sadness here and it is getting harder for Mom to be here..but she knows she needs to be for all of our friends...we also know that Julie would be OK with us doing this...
Hi Xena! We're working on the finishing touches right now and we PROMISE you it will be nothing but fun. No sad stuff tonight, none of us can take it anymore like you just said. It's becoming way too hard. We can only feel each others pain so much before it takes us over. It's time for us to remember why Catster is the fun place we know it to be. We'll be opening the doors shortly! Glad you'll be there sweetie!