Likes: to be outside, fearless, stubborn, to be myself
Favorite Toy: I loved my sponge play-balls
Favorite Nap Spot: next to my big brother, Boingo
Favorite Food: everything
indoors and outdoors
Arrival Story: Mama came to rescue me, and to make me my brofur Boingo's new sisfur. I am named after mommy's favorite champagne; Domaine Chandon. *cheers!*
Bio: I came into my family to help make my brofur, Boingo, feel young. I met him in 1997, and boy, did I efur make him happy and feel young!!
We lived together, inside and outside in California. I LOVED to love him, and to bring home live presents... (eeek!) such as lizards, salamanders, snakes, big bugs, etc. I came home and presented mommy with my gifts. While she praised me, she was horrified! I let my "presents" loose in the house... and to this day, I don't know if she efur found them alll!! My two favorite things are the sink and the TV; I loved to lounge in the sink, AND to watch TV (especially when there were nice looking men on it-teehee)
I am named after one of mommy's favorite champagnes; Domaine Chandon in the Napa Valley. *cheers*!
We lived in a cottage that was safe and peaceful, to where mommy could leave the back door open all the time, to where Boingo and I could come and go as we pleased. One day... I didn't come home. Mommy was frightened.... she searched for me for 4 days; and on the 4th day, she sadly tapped on the window of the barn (hoping...) ... and, there I was!! I'd been trapped inside the barn for 4 days! She tapped, and I presented myself , inside (hungry and thirsty and trapped) and meowed! She was elated and ran to the owners and said, "I FOUND HER!!!" Because, they were kitty people too! SO they quickly unlocked the barn, Mommy raced in and rescued me and gave me LOTS of food and water. I was fine! We were all SO happy.... however, I went exploring again, and sadly I just disappeared. Mommy looked everywhere for me, put up flyers, talked to neighbors, held out hope for me. But... I was never found. The hardest day of mommy's life was when she moved from CA to MN; she'd always held out hope that she'd find me, like she did in the barn; but she was leaving CA for good... so, she hopes with all of her heart that I'm still alive... somewhere; it broke her heart to have to ... leave. So, (mommy speaking) here's to you , my sweetest Chandon; I hope you are alive and happy. I miss you terribly.
Today is my birthday, I would be 16 years old today. I went missing twelve whole years ago. Mom only got to be with me for four short years, and her heart still breaks at the thought that I could still be out there…. Somewhere.
What an adventure life has been, from 12 years ago, to the present. My family moved from CA to MN in 2002, not long after I went missing, and the heartache that she felt knowing that she was leaving me, possibly forever, was tremendous. 9 years later, she and my family returned to CA. (whew- my siblings traveled a total of 4000 miles!) She kept wondering, now that she’d come back, if we’d meet again…. She even drove up and down the street she used to live on, holding out that little hope that miracles can and do happen.
Just being back in CA is somewhat comforting, knowing that I am here, nearby… whether having been adopted by another family, or having become an angel watching over her.
On that note, please please PLEASE keep your precious furbabies inside. Nobody should go through the heartache of this sort of loss, the worst of which is not knowing.
And on another note, please join me in my birthday celebration… I am Sweet Sixteen today! My love and softest whispery purrs to all. Keep on beliEVEing!
Today is my birthday! I don't know whether I'm an angel or not, being that I have been missing for 11 years. I would be 15 years old today. Thank you, my sweet friends, for remembering my birthday and for the beautiful gifts. I love butterflies and pink. If I am in Heaven, I am dancing among the butterflies and picking sunflowers with my good friend Ralphie and sister Evie... if I am on Earth I should be safe and warm in someone's house, cared for and loved. Mom loves me so much and gets leaky eyes every time she sees my page and is reminded of me... not knowing is very, very hard.
Mom and I cannot stress enough the importance of keeping our precious furbabes inside and safe. It took losing me for her to make changes in our lives and make us all inside kitties furever. My family is so much better off now, healthier, without the risk of disease, extreme weather, hunger, wild animals and worst of all... mean people. My brofur Boingo was an inside/outside kitty for 18 years; nearly his whole life. We changed his life and gradually adapted him to being a full time inside kitty. He didn't understand at first... but I think later on he did. If you have a nice window with a perch, you can pretend to be outside! Have a little cat grass to simulate outside grass. Mouse toys are more fun than real mice!
*whispers into mom's heart*
Mom... beliEVE.... Eve taught us all this important little lesson, to beliEVE
Open your heart, feel the magic and beliEVE.... my little sisfur Eve taught me that. Although I never met her, I feel her soul and spirit everywhere.
Mom has always had in the back of her mind that someday she'd come home and .... find me again. As you know, she moved from CA to MN 8 years ago, not long after I went missing and she never ever gave up hope for me. The most heartbreaking thing was leaving CA, knowing that I was... somewhere.
Mom visits CA every year to see friends and family, and last February when she came back, she and her bestest friend drove right by the house where she and I used to live. Neither friend said a word, but both were thinking the same thing. Chandon, are you still out there?.....
Well now mom is moving back home for good this October and will always drive by our old home.... after the heartbreak with my sisfur Eve, mom and I beliEVE.... mom believes and hopes. Although it has been 10 years since I went missing... to the month actually, she still beliEVEs and has hope.
Wouldn't it be a miracle if she and I were reunited once she came back?