Ham-Micks

Monday, July 11, 2011

We Sure Do Miss Annie

When laying rubber gloves out to dry after using them for cleaning, I worry that Annie will come and bite holes in them. She used to bite holes in the rubber nipples when she was weaning, and then she started biting holes in rubber gloves after that. We went through many kitten nipples trying to get goat's milk into her on a daily basis! She didn't do so well on KMR, and had to be switched over to goat's milk, with Nutrical and Karo syrup mixed in.

G.T. is wondering where his fresh Costco Chick-Hen is, because he was getting very used to it being available daily since that was all that Annie would eat in her last few weeks.

And Maw thinks about filling up the bathroom sink because Annie would always get her water from the bathroom sink. And Paw was wondering which cat will be the sheet cat to help make the bed and play with the sheets everyday because Annie loved to play with the sheets and hide from the humans.

And occasionally Annie would leave a "deposit" in the tub, or sometimes the bathroom sink. We don't know why, but that is something that she would do. Ok, that part we don't miss.

She could smell the salmon cakes cooking and would come and meow for them. And she would want a catnip toy from the cabinet in the mornings, and Paw would get it out for her to play with.

And Annie loved to talk to us. She would meow, and carry on talking and telling us things that she thought we needed to know. Oh, and she had a tremble tail that would just shake with anticipation and joy when she saw us! It would tremble and tremble for minutes!

Yes, we sure do miss Annie.

Luf, Maw and Paw

34 comments:

3 kats and a kwiltr said...

It's good to see the Annie-shaped hole in your hearts is filled with great memories (well, maybe not the "deposit" one)of Annie and her time with you.
Sending snuggles and purrs,
Taz, Runt, Charles and mommy, Anna, in IL

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Purrs and headbutts to you.

Everycat said...

All those little things are the biggest things to miss. They are happy things, things that made Annie what she was - a super tabby girl, who now lives in your hearts.
Whicky was a sheet cat too :)

Gerry & Oliver

The Island Cats said...

Those are some good memories that you have of Annie...even though they make you sad too...but we hope that over time those good memories make you smile. Purrs to all of you...

Fuzzy Tales said...

(((Hugs))) and kitty kisses.

Another blogger posted, a few weeks ago, that one gets used to the absence...but never gets over the loss.

That was purrfectly put, as it's so true.

The Furry Bambinos said...

Keep sharing stories like these about Annie - we know how hard this time is, and happy memories help.

(((Hugs))) and Purrs,
Padre, Panda Bear, Meerkat, Cookie, Caramel, Sunny, and Sky (& fosters Joan, Jett, Braveheart, Panda, and Domino)

SAS....Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

It is so difficult when we lose our darlins.....we send our purrs and mama sends her hugs to your Maw and Paw....and we all send our love to you from San Antonio.

We also want to thank you for the hammicks.....we have 2 of them and love them.

Cory said...

Sending purrrs...all the little things that made Annie special and made you smile...sigh.

xoxo Cory and family

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We are purring hard for you. It is hard to loose the cat with mostest personality that made you think about her even when she isn't there. That was a lovely tribute and I am certain that Annie is telling all the other cats about it across the rainbow bridge!

Angel and Kirby said...

Sweet memories. They will keep her close to your heart!

Katnip Lounge said...

It's the little things that always choke you up, we're sending warm purrs to you, Maw and Paw.

Cat said...

What a lovely girl she was!!! We all share your sadness.

Furkidsmom said...

Each one of those memories (even the "deposit in the tub") keeps Annie alive in your heart and in ours. Mom still does things expecting Sniffie to be there.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

ABBY said...

I miss that beautiful Annie smile....
Sad purrs
Headbumpies
Mr. Jinx

Ginger Jasper said...

So many lovely memories of Annie who has left her pawprints on your heart. The memories remain and help heal the heart.Hugs GJ xx

Athena said...

You have so many beautiful memories of Annie, I hope that you can find some comfort there. I'm purring hard for you.

Clooney said...

Our sweetest purrs to you all. Thanks for sharing your special memories of Annie.

Chesney Cats said...

Annie was a furry special girlcat. We have smiles & leaky eyes reading this tribute. Sending loving purrs & hugs to you.

Junior and Orion said...

Awwww, we are sorry you are missing her, but glad you have nice memories of her. ((HUGS))

Eric and Flynn said...

It is so hard when you lose a very much loved poodin. You have your happy memories of her to help you through the hardest times and she will live on in your heart forever. Purrs from us and (((hugs))) from our mum.

KarenMcG said...

What a nice string of "remembrances" you have about all your favorite things (well, maybe not the "deposit" so much) to help to keep Annie in your hearts.

Thank you for stopping by Kittens 'n Things and giving your guidance about where to get SO.

Tillie and Georgia said...

When you have a kitty for a while, it is hard to think of them as being gone. It hurts lots too. We still miss our Mickey ,and we can only imagine how much you miss your sweet little girl. It does help a bit to think about the happy times.
For now, we will send you purrs and virtual hugs!!!!!
Purrs Tillie and Georgia

meowmeowmans said...

What lovely memories of your dear Annie. Thank you for sharing them with us. Purrs and hugs.

Stacy Hurt said...

We know it's so hard to have the memories but we thank you so much for sharing them. Sending our love & purrs.

xoxo
Ms. Stella O'Houligan

Team Tabby said...

Annie just had her 12th birthday and now she has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Every day is precious, isn't it?

We thank for dropping by at this sad time to wish Cookie well. With luck he will regain some of his sight.

The Misadventures Of Me said...

The mom got leaky, she knows how it is.

Fanks fer stoppin by my party.

Trooder

caspersmom said...

It is very hard missing a beloved fur baby. Mom just this morning told me she missed Patches, cause she would sit on one side of her while I would sit on the other. She misses her loud purrs but not her loud meows as much. I still miss her too, she was my sleeping partner. But she is living on in our hearts.

Casper

Lisa and Baby said...

We're sure you miss Annie! We miss Jack like mad.

We want to thank you so, so much for coming by and saying such nice things on our blog. Jack's passing has been difficult, but with everyone's support, we are doing better every day. Baby definitely misses her companion of 15 years, but with special attention, she is pulling out of her grief.

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

We are just catching up on the news and are so sad to hear of Annie's passing. What a dear girl she was.

CCL Wendy said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. It sounds like Annie was quite the character.

Hopefully, all your good memories of her and knowing that she led a wonderful life will bring you some comfort.

Brian said...

Happy Birthday Gatsbi!

meowmeowmans said...

Happy Birthday, Gatsbi! We sure hope you have a great day. :)

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Happy Birthday, Gatsbi.

Hope you are all doing well. It is a long healing process when you lose a furry.

The Chair Speaks said...

Such lovely memories! Purrs and hugs from all of us.