The Floof Report

Honoring our lost friends

March 16th 2011 11:38 am
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Hello everyone! I have to say that I was very perplexed about what to do with the pawty tomorrow night. I really didn't know if I should even have it due to the loss of our beloved Hazel Lucy. But thanks to some of our good friends and A LOT of her loving friends, we've decided to still have it but to dedicate it to Hazel and have a good old fashioned Irish wake.

An Irish wake is NOT sad or depressing but very much a party and celebration of that life, giving them a honorable and fun send off. They tell funny stories, drink green beer, sing, dance and remember the good times. So that's what we're going to do. I am still planning on having the pawty I have been working on except now I am passing along an open invitation to all of Hazel's loving friends to come and celebrate with us and honor the queen of Catster.

We know she's not gone, her body is resting, just as she deserves. But her soul and spirit are SO STRONG that we will never be without her. She will continue to be here on Catster here with us, I'm sure of that. In time, when her mom feels ready. We know the heartache her momma feels and because Hazel has almost 9,000 friends (WOW), she will never be alone in her grief. We will all be taking good care of her.

So please, please everyone. Come and join us in my diary, tomorrow night, 6 pm eastern time. The pawty will last all night for anyone in different time zones. We will be honoring the heroine of all kitties by showing our love for her in the way she would want us to. Her strength is in all of us now and we have to show her we feel that strength! She deserves that!

Thank you my friends for helping me figure this out. We appreciate and love you all every single day. This pawty will also be to say goodbye to all those we have lost recently, I don't want anyone of our dear friends to be left out.

Finney and Family
XXOO

 
Purred by: Tink the Cat (Catster Member)

March 16th 2011 at 6:54 pm

I hereby CHALLENGE anyone to write a short, funny poem about
Hazel Lucy - we can get ideas from her diary entries! prrrrp, Tink
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

March 16th 2011 at 7:02 pm

I MAY start the pawty a little earlier but that will be a last minute decision to see how ready I am. I'm going to try and do that so just make sure to keep an eye out for the diary entry tomorrow. Everyone bring their Hazel Lucy blankets, dress in green, whatever you want. It's all for her and for the others who we've recently lost.
Purred by: Zoe Kona Sunshine DG#2 (Catster Member)

March 16th 2011 at 7:18 pm

We will be there, with a short poem.
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

March 16th 2011 at 7:20 pm

Great Zoe, glad to hear it. I know this is hard for everyone. Think about what a giant mush ball my mommy is. This is tough but if it will help all of ours and Hazel's friends to mourn her the way she deserves, then we're all for it.
Purred by: Newman (Catster Member)

March 16th 2011 at 7:20 pm

I think you're allowed to drink green beer when you're two, so I'll stop by!
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

March 16th 2011 at 7:22 pm

MOL! It'll be catnippy beer so I hope you can have some. Tell you what, we'll have a non-nippy version for those that can't have any. Heck, I'm 2 1/2 and I'm gonna have some no matter what! Glad you're coming Newman, because I'm positive kitties will be telling the Hazel Lucy/newmies stories.
Purred by: River (Catster Member)

March 16th 2011 at 11:00 pm

This is the best decision. We will all honor Hazel Lucy in the most fitting way, but being friends and standing together remembering her. She deserves it.
Purred by: MILO BLUE EYES DB# 73A (Catster Member)

March 17th 2011 at 12:28 am

Oh FINN! U r always thinking of others 'n dood, we all will pawty to memmer Hazel Lucy 'n all da joy she brought to us all!!!River, pal, totally agree, dare are r truley strength 'n love in numbers.. Lookin' furward to hearin' all da wonnerfur poems 'n tributes...as we salute 'n treasure da fun years of excellence 'n grace befittin' our lovely furiend..
Thank u Finn~
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

March 17th 2011 at 12:42 am

You guys Marrakech has crossed the bridge. 1 hour after Hazel Lucy today. I don't think I even want to know if anyone else is crossing! What a sad day here at Catster today.
Purred by: Zachery Tristan (Catster Member)

March 17th 2011 at 12:42 am

We didn't know her. But I have a feeling we should have befriended her. She seemed like she was a great friend.
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

March 17th 2011 at 12:53 am

The wonderful thing about this place is that you still can. Hazel was already an angel before her body left this earth. Now she just has the wings to go with the outfit. I don't know how many people are actually going to come to this thing tomorrow now that yet ANOTHER kitty has gone to the bridge. I guess I'll have to see how people feel tomorrow. We're all losing our minds in grief!
Purred by: Zachery Tristan (Catster Member)

March 17th 2011 at 12:58 am

Well, I'll be here for whoever shows up. We've said this too much lately, but we have big shoulders to cry on.
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

March 17th 2011 at 1:01 am

Thank you Zachery my friend. I hope that anyone who feels alone and too sad to deal with any of this anymore comes to the party tomorrow. At least we can all be together and try, however hard it may be, to heal each others' hearts.
Purred by: Tink the Cat (Catster Member)

March 17th 2011 at 1:05 am

My fear is that if we DON'T get together to remember them with a special send-off, that we will all be the poorer for it. Kitties TRULY DO make a difference in people's lives, and we should recognize and honor that. I don't have the skills, but if anyone out there has talents, put virtual-scrapbooks together for their mommies, or dress-up photos of them - put the two of them in the same photo, waterskiing, with their wings on, or something - I see you Catsters doing stuff like this all the time! That's the kind of silly thing that my mom would love! Let's recognize that this is a real loss, and that the loss of any ONE of us MATTERS. We know that this is the only place we can really do this, and that one of the reasons this place EXISTS, is so we can do stuff like this! As always, prrrrp, Tink
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

March 17th 2011 at 1:08 am

As long as I know that even one of you still wants to do this, then it's on. My mommy will get some sleep tonight, we'll cuddle with her and lick her tears away and we will have the celebration that all these babies deserve tomorrow. We'll talk about poopies and newmies and all that fun stuff until we laugh so hard we spit!!!
Purred by: MILO BLUE EYES DB# 73A (Catster Member)

March 17th 2011 at 1:33 am

Tink sweet furiend, I so agree wif u~! We do need to honor all of our angel furiends 'n keep their memories alive here! That is what Catster is good for, keeping all our kitties memmories going strong! Finn, I am in fur tomorrow nite, bubdy! Mom haz cried all day since she got home from werks..she REALLY needs to be cheered up! We'll sleep on it too, but I do believe dis pawty is so necessary!!
Sleep well my furiends..Love, MILO 'n Smokey Joe
Purred by: Tink the Cat (Catster Member)

March 17th 2011 at 1:39 am

Girls don't spit, silly!

Actually, I'm only kidding, we really do!!! I've never hissed, though, so I think tomorrow I'm going to hold my breath as long as I can, and then TRY IT!!!! Look out everybody! I hope I don't start laughing right in the middle! Stay tuned!
Purred by: Lacey (Catster Member)

March 17th 2011 at 1:41 am

We might laugh so hard till the green nippy drink comes flooding out of our little pink noses!
Purred by: Zachery Tristan (Catster Member)

March 17th 2011 at 1:44 am

Lacey, I'm starting to get the impression you really like drinking. McPinky.
Purred by: Lacey (Catster Member)

March 17th 2011 at 1:46 am

Ya got a point? MOL!!!! Just kidding. I'm really not a sauce head. I'm just trying to lighten the mood. I have a feeling not too many people are going to show up for this thing.
Purred by: Gumpy Sweet Boy (Catster Member)

March 17th 2011 at 2:28 am

I think we need to have the pawty/irish wake tomorrow. I think so many people are feeling sad that we need this, like Tink said. I think Hazel & others would want us to; she'd want us to still enjoy Catster, and at the same time we can celebrate her and others who have gone to the Bridge.

We can be here tomorrow for whatever happens. Isn't that interesting, Finney, that you already had the theme of an Irish wake before today...? There is still a lot of celebration and good times at an Irish wake (so we've heard).
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

March 17th 2011 at 2:38 am

Unfortunately my mom can be a little too psychic sometimes. It's not a fun thing, believe me. I think my mom will have to be the one to be in the nippy tomorrow for this. MOL
Purred by: Sammy (Catster Member)

March 17th 2011 at 2:56 am

Finney, we will show up tomorrow and whatever happens will just happen. I think it should be all about celebrating friendship!

Love, Sammy
Purred by: Skylar db#39A (Catster Member)

March 17th 2011 at 3:26 am

We'll be there tomorrow night. It's times like these that sometimes you need to be around friends. Purrs, Skylar
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

March 17th 2011 at 6:26 am

I think having a party to celebrate our friends who have passed and all of our friendships is still a good idea. Friendship is what Catster's all about.
Purred by: Queen Tallulah Angel Dreamgirl (Catster Member)

March 17th 2011 at 9:03 pm

Mom has agreed to let us come for a short time to honor our beloved friend HL, even if all of this sadness is very hard for Mom, it brings back to much heartache from losing me, but we are here to honor her as she helped me and mom...and yes Jezebel friendship is what it is all about...

Sending love from heaven to all of you
QT and family
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

March 17th 2011 at 9:05 pm

Great Tallulah! Just so you know, there is not going to be ANY sad stuff tonight. It's all about telling funny stories, dancing, laughing and enjoying ourselves because that's how our friends would want us to be. Celebrating their lives instead of all this crying. So tell your mommy not to worry sweetheart, it's going to be great okay? See you soon!
Purred by: Greyson (Catster Member)

March 17th 2011 at 9:44 pm

Here I am! Has the party started yet? I did a bunch of crying earlier, so hopefully I can sing and dance and party tonight. Let's celebrate Hazel Lucy's life. And Hen's life, and Arnold P's life, and Sir Alfie's life, and the lives of all of our friends who have gone on to The Rainbow Bridge.

Where's the nippy beer?
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

March 17th 2011 at 9:55 pm

Come on over everyone! Doors are open!
Purred by: MILO BLUE EYES DB# 73A (Catster Member)

March 17th 2011 at 11:01 pm

Hey FINN dood! I be's here! Jus' like we's planned! Hey Greyson, pal!!! Uhm da beer, iz it 'spose to be GREEN today?! MOL! I brought da Catnippy slushies! All colors! We catebratin' ALL our wonnerfur Angels today! What a great 'n wonnerfur world it iz to be's here 'n enjoyin' da love 'n laughter wif sush GRAND furiends!

A poem from my heart:

You're always there.
When I am sad, mad
or just having a bad day,
You're always there.
Doesn't matter what mood I'm in,
You're always there.
Thank you very much,
I really appreciate it.
I love the friendship we share
but most of all I love you.
You're always there
To fill my heart with joy
No matter how far or near,
You're always there
Forever in my heart
you will be for years and years.
Through thick and thin we will stand.
You're always there
We will always be friends forever and ever
You're always there
When it comes down to it,
I will always be there for you
And
You will always be there for me
Purred by: River (Catster Member)

March 17th 2011 at 11:03 pm

Hey Milo... Finn has a new Diary entry for the party! Come on over! hehehe!
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

March 17th 2011 at 11:03 pm

Milo! You're in the wrong diary buddy. Go to my latest one that says "let's get this pawty started"
Purred by: MILO BLUE EYES DB# 73A (Catster Member)

March 17th 2011 at 11:09 pm

ooopsie~ I better copy 'n paste really quick like~!MOL~
Be dare in a sec!
Purred by: Zachery Tristan (Catster Member)

March 17th 2011 at 11:11 pm

We love you Milo! MOLMOL
Purred by: Tiny Mighty MoeMoe~Dreamette # (Catster Member)

March 18th 2011 at 5:24 am

OH MAN we are so mad HISSes Growls paw slap the computer. We got to the party late cause mom had a guest over that stayed a long time, now it looks like everyone already left but we were going to stop in anyway and it took FURREVERR! to get to the diary then when we got there we could not post. Our computer froze up and would not move we shut it down and went in again three times (very slow) but we still connot go to the party. So sorry we missed out we wanted some green tuna and ale, and we were really looking forward to meeting new friends and chatting with some current friends.
bummed I gues it was all theactivity at the party but now that ist seems to be over we should be able to get in....but we still cannot . sounds like it was a blast.
Purred by: Simone (Catster Member)

March 18th 2011 at 5:30 am

Hey Moe, there are a few kitties still kicking around actually over at the party link...

http://www.catster.com/cats/1127870/dia ry/The_floof_report/715361#comments

You can still catch a few kitty friends at that diary entry, that's the REAL party!

 

Finnegan (Finney)


 

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