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Alley's memories of home.

down time

June 26th 2011 8:48 pm
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Mom is working hard tonight not to have down time, as in the blues....she is missing me tonight, so strange the way she feels the need to cry as if I had just left her today...I will have been here at the bridge for one yr in October. Maybe she didn't take enough time to grieve when I left. IDK, but this evening as been tough. Callie, moe and the others luv on her but the desire to feel my fur, hold me close or love me or hear me "meowack" kinda like a tiny bark or piglet grunting is so strong tonight. Two years ago at this time she was taking care of five little kittens and moma Ivy, now there are only three of the "kitten" there.....gonna go make sure she gets busy doing something besides think.
alley cat out.

Purred by: Lisa P

June 26th 2011 at 9:02 pm

Well, tell your mommy not to feel bad. Mine's been having a hard time this weekend with her 2 recent losses. It's all still so fresh and my 3 year anniversary is coming up on July 10th! Now she's very worried about grampy. He's taking this loss very hard and is talking like someone who's giving up. He's 84 and is tired of being left behind by everyone passing away.

Sometimes Alley, it doesn't really take an anniversary or anything in particular to open the wounds again. They just start bleeding for no reason. But they heal over again and again and again. Seems like so many times but they do. Tell your mommy she can always talk to mine. She understands, believe me.

Luv you guys
Alex and mommy
Purred by: alley cat angel (Catster Member)

June 26th 2011 at 9:17 pm

Hi Alex sweet angel, thanks moma almost didn't publish my diary just because it sounds so wrong to be letting this get to her....mayhbe cause this is the first really tough day she has had since I left (well you know after the first few weeks) we go on catster and it kinda seems like I am still with her....but tonight it hit so hard that she cannot hold me, or hear me talk back when she talks to me..

Wow I my sisfur Skids just had three years at the bridge too. Moma lost both of her grandma in 2008 about 1 month apart, one was 104 (yea and lived in her own house till 103) and the other was 85 it was the same year Ike it and her sister lost her home. IT was all at once, kinda like what your mom must be feelin as she is reelin over the two losses so close together. Then for your grampy to be having such a hard time, your mom has a lot to deal with too.
Purred by: alley cat angel (Catster Member)

June 26th 2011 at 9:22 pm

oh Yea Alex I forgot to tell you, and your mommy that moma's grandma that was 104 said that too like your grampy she said it for 30 years (sad MOL)moma and everyone kept reminding her she is not left all alone, she had new generations of grand kids and great grand kids, and kids that needed and wanted her to be around a very long time. Mom can so feel how your mom feels about your grampy, she tries hard not to concern herself with what it will be like ir her mom and or dad or not here one day. They are just now 70 and 73. But she can see age is affect them she has wastched both of them bury both of their difficult for those of us that are left to pick up the pieces.
we love "yall" so glad to have you as our friends.
moma and alley.
Purred by: Socks Rainbow Bridge 6/8/10 (Catster Member)

June 27th 2011 at 1:43 am

No need to worry, Alley's mom. We all go through times like that. After all, it was just a couple weeks ago that daddy remembered my 1 yr bridge-aversary. He was missing me all day too! Memories are powerful things, and we need to keep telling our pawrents that the parting is just temporary, and we are waiting for them. You keep being in mom's thoughts and heart, and tell your sibs to do something funny to cheer up mom!! ( II don't have to encourage Kringle!! That is his natural state!!)
Purrs from Angel Socks
Purred by: Zachery Tristan (Catster Member)

June 27th 2011 at 1:53 am

Mom says you always remember, sometimes there is happy thoughts and sometimes sad thoughts. Grab a hold of them both cause they keep our departed ones connected to us.

Zoe says there's nothing wrong with a good cry.
Purred by: Cookie Loved Always (Catster Member)

June 27th 2011 at 6:43 am

Alley, I don't imagine our moms and dads ever completely get over the losses. I have been at the bridge three months and even though little Miranda keeps mom's life very active, she still has times when out of nowhere she will just go aside and cry for me (or my brothers and sisters cats, dogs, and horses that preceeded me). She says that our losses, and our additions, become permanently part of who we are. Feeling that is good.
Purred by: Laura W

June 27th 2011 at 10:07 am


that's just coz yur mom misses be ok ta year frum doez knot matter.....better her gets it outta herself than knot....

like manee moons ago, mom hada bulldog N manee moons after him went ta de bridge her seed an old time video oh him N her cried.....

sew it be OK...


Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

June 28th 2011 at 12:14 am

Sending some special purrs for your momma.
Purred by: Natasha (Catster Member)

June 28th 2011 at 5:31 am

Concats on being Diary of the Day Alley! I'm sending some purrs and hugs to your Mommy so she won't feel so sad.

Love, Natasha
Purred by: Gumpy Sweet Boy (Catster Member)

June 28th 2011 at 7:35 am

We're so sorry your momma has been feeling sad and missing you. We understand and send her purrs and love. She will always love you and how can we really get over not having those we love with us...

Hooray for the being the Diary of the Day ~ we hope this helps your mom feel a bit better today.
Purred by: Cody (Catster Member)

June 28th 2011 at 8:13 am

congrats on being dotd I hope you have a wonderful day at the bridge. its never easy to lose a fur child its good to know that you in after your momma.
Purred by: Socks Bush ( 2007-2008) (Catster Member)

June 28th 2011 at 5:43 pm

Congratulations alley cat angel on your DOTD!!

My mom understands how your mom is feeling. When I went to the bridge, she cried almost daily the first year. Still does at times, especially when she looks at pics of me. She would love to hold me one more time.
Tell you mom not too be too hard on herself and allow herself to grieve. We all do it in different ways and there is no timetable.
Socks and Mom Mary


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