Nicknames: Pooky, Snowy-wowy, Snowbunny Honey (given to me by Hannah!), Snowstorm (given to me by Aldo!) & Snowy poooopsie (teehee given to me by Ashley Jay!)
Birthday: November 1st 2005
Likes: Sleeping between my meowmy & daddy, being carried around by meowmy, watching birds and bugs, watching the washing machine go round, kissing meowmy.
Pet-Peeves: The monster in the sky (I growl back at it!) and getting moved from a lap (after which I will chase you around, wanting to bite your feet).
Favorite Toy: Two small mice my grandmeowmy gave me.
Favorite Nap Spot: Under a bush in the garden, stretched against meowmy or on top of her.
Favorite Food: Whiskas pouches and meaty nuggets, fancy feast.
Skills: I can jump really high and climb high walls like a spider!
indoors and outdoors
Arrival Story: "We moved into a townhouse and noticed that the dog food outside was "vanishing". Soon enough we saw Snowy for the first time. It seems that people moved and left her behind to fend for herself. She got more used to us and now lives with us and is such a sweet, loving kitty...I can't understand how someone would throw her away :(
A day or two ago a dear furriend, Oly wrote the following in Hazel Lucy's purr thread:
"We are purring for everycat/dog who is not doing well. We try to send a rosie to all those we are purring for, but sometimes that's just not possible. But please know we are always purring for you all!
We are so thankful for this list, because it actually helps mom feel "useful" on here.
We thank all of you who are purring right along with us."
And I wanted to share my reply to her here as well, because I truly meant it:
"Oly & everypurr....you ARE useful sweeties! Simply coming here and posting a purr helps so much - and I think you only realise it when you or one of your furblings are on the list. I know we felt so much better when Scottie had a lip ulcer a while ago by coming here and feeling the power of the purr.
It means so much to worried meowmies and daddies to know that they are not alone and forms a beautiful blanket of care to envelope them in, weaved with threads of love and purrs. And of course Hazel Lucy is the gentle paws that puts this special blankie around your shoulders.
We luv all of you! "
So purrlease when you have a minute to spare, visit the Catsters in need of serious purring thread to join in the circle of purrs and the power of the paw ~ it can work miracles not only in kitties but to soothe worried meowmies and daddies.
Some days are happy when a kitty or doggie is better, and some are sad when one gets a bad diagnosis or leaves us for the bridge - but each day is worth it.
Dear, big-hearted and much loved Hazel Lucy updates the list (which can be found in the first post of the thread) each day, and I send out a HUGE hug to her for her hard work! She is an earth angel!
Yes! A year ago yesterday, 30 June, was the wonderful day I became Mrs. Snowy Ciatti by marrying me beloved Martin!! I am a day late in this entry because meowmy was so busy yesterday - but I thought and dreamt of my beloved the whole day!
I can't believe it....a whole year of love, happiness, warmth, care and pure joy - I couldn't have asked for a more purrfect husband!!
Martin - I love you always and forever my soulcat...with every fibre of my furry being!! I can't wait to spend the rest of my lives with you - I know the best is yet to come!
And thanks to Catster for bringing us together....I am so glad I found this site where I met the love of my life!
...of a very special woman. Today my diary is dedicated in the memory of Laurel Jaffer, meowmy to one of my oldest, dearest furriends Aldo, his sifur Tess and his doggy furbling Noelle. Aldo always called me Snowstorm, and Noelle loved to lick me...
I cannot begin to write it as perfectly as my sweet furriend Hannah's meowmy did, but my meowmy will try.
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I wanted to write this yesterday (thursday), but just couldn't bring myself to do it....I never imagined how deeply the loss of Laurel would affect me. But then she was a special, strong woman, and one couldn't help but be affected by her touching your life. And seeing her memorial picture and the posts all over catster today has made me cry so much - Laurel would have been so touched and I think maybe even surprised...she always thought that she wasn't a loved person, that she had only a few friends - oh how very wrong she was. I hope she sees all of the love and smiles.
As Hannah's mom already stated in her diary, Laurel was a complex person and anyone who was truly her friend would understand what we mean by this. But this didn't make me love her less - having known her background and what she had went through and was still going through, I understood.
Amongst other things, Laurel was a gourmet cook, a gifted writer, a great photographer (examples can be seen here) and more... She was so talented, extremely intelligent (she had a master's degree) and such a fighter... the only problem was that her poor, tired body couldn't keep up with her mind or spirit. Knowing that she has now been freed of her prison of pain is a great comfort to me.
I know she is also with her beloved rainbow bridge cats, especially Tabitha who was her favourite...and she will be there for Aldo, Tess and Noelle when the time comes too. Her furbabies were her life, and I know they must miss her terribly as well...
I will miss you, Laurel....the good and the bad, the chats about food, literature, speciality coffees and teas, your concerns about Aldo's health and Noelle's weight, the simple line "brb - litterbox" which always made me giggle, oh and remember the day that you finally felt so much better, and got dressed up and put make up on for the doctor for the first time in ages? You did it while we chatted, asking me this skirt or that one? Tights or pantihose? You sounded so much better, and I was so happy because it sounded like a breakthrough and I know you felt so much better...was that truly only 2 months ago?
Rest in peace, my dear friend...till we meet again.