Saturday 29 April 2017

Special Graphics and Posts Part 2

Thank You Trout Towne Tabbies

In March, a little over a month before Nellie went over the bridge, Boomer at the Trout Towne Tabbies, took his trip.
He was only a couple of weeks older than Nellie Bellie.  Laura wrote the most beautiful poem about St Francis greeting Boomer. When Nellie went over, she sent me the poem, rewritten for Nellie.

Thank You Phenny

I loved Easy and his pawrents antics and when Easy left us last December, I was heart broken. Nellie had so much fun with Easy! They Danced! THey Played! and Nellie even visited their crib. I am so looking forward to getting to know Phenny better.

They gifted me with the most lovely card.

Thank You Cat Wisdom 101

Almost a year ago, Nellie got married to Merlin. Merlin was the heart cat of Layla the creator of Cat Wisdom 101 and Black Cats tell All.
 Merlin passed over the bridge shortly after.
Layla created this wonderful card and wrote a lovely memorial to my girl.

Last But NEVER Least...

We have received so many lovely  emails and posts of condolences I can not even start to thank you all. I knew that Nellie was loved, but I had no idea how much and hearing from all of you has helped to fill the hole in my heart.
Here is a badge for you my friends. Both Nellie and I know you are

I have posted the badge on Caturday Art, click Athena's badge to see all the other art work.


“If a cat spoke, it would say things like 'Hey, I don’t see the problem here.'”
― Roy Blount Jr.
He must have met Nellie!

Friday 28 April 2017

Special Graphics and Posts about Nellie Part 1

It has been 2 weeks. I know I should have done more than just post buttons on my sidebar, and thank people and pets individually, but I could not.
I would cry.
As there are so many people (and cats and dogs and bunnies) to Thank, I have split this into 2 posts.

Thank You Ann

First was the beautiful badge that Ann at Zoolaty made.
 Ann does so very much for the pet blogosphere. She has done this since I started blogging in 2009 (She started in 2007!). She says she suffers from OCCDPSD (an acronym for obsessive compulsive cat dog photoshop disorder)...  Last spring, Nellie was the Campaign Manager for Smoke and Joe's run for the Presidency and Vice Presidency, and without her help and her spectacular graphics it would have been nowhere near as successful (or as fun!).

Thank You Meezer's Mews and Freckles Woofs

Next is the the Petcretary at Meezer's Mews and Freckles Woofs (Pipo, Minko and Mr Jack Freckle) made us a gorgeous card!

 She also made and posted cards for Snowie and Humphrey at Bionic Basil's and for Dory at Dory's Back yard.  Nellie has "visited" them and we love them to bits. I always so look forward to their comments. They are always so much fon to read.

Thank You Speedy

Then there is Speedy and his Mum!

Speedy and Nellie had a wonderful (and long) cross species love affair. Since he first started blogging, Nellie and Speedy have been on dates, danced and gone pirating.  They visited back and forth and Nellie spent a lot of time with Speedy just before Easter.

On this POST Nellie Queen of Heaven Speedy did a tribute to his grrl furrend! 
(It still makes me weep).
Speedy (and Mom Rachel) I am so proud to have you as a friend. 

Thank You Kali Shoko and Peeps!

Our fellow Canadians the Canadian Cats Meezers at Large - Kali and Shoko are great friends, as are their pawrents Jean and Bill.

Besides being blogging buddies, they (Jean and Bill) have actually come to Nellie's Castle and visited with the Queen. As a matter of fact, they visited 2 days before Nellie went over the bridge and took Nellie's last picture.
Jean and Nellie on a previous visit)
Kali and Shoko wrote a lovely post of their visits with Nellie and the antics they got into. I always looked forward to collaborating with them. Jean has a wicked sense of humor and such brilliant ideas! I can't wait to visit them in Prince George!

Thank You Caren and Cody

Nellie's first blogging friend was Caren and Cody. They were one of the first pet blogs to post on the Cat From Hell and Cody and Nellie were best buddies.
Cody was the FIRST for many things that Nellie did on her blog. He was the first she "visited", the first she danced with, the first place she went when she "ran away" when Jo Jo came to live with us and when she got sick and could not party this past New Year's Eve, she invited Cody over for a quiet "party" (OK he was her Cabana boy, decked out in a Lei...)
Caren's poignant post on April 16 so moved me, I could not write a response for a couple of days after. Every time I read the words and looked at the pictures, I cried, I still do....
Caren I send you virtual hugs and someday I hope, real ones.

Thank You Toby's Wrecking Crew

I first discovered this blog when LadyBird was the Queen Bee! Nellie and Lady Bird had a few adventures.

After Lady Bird went over the bridge, Toby and Nellie had great fun together. 
They put together a wonderful tribute post and have a slideshow of their Memories with Nellie (as well as one of Sammy Kimmel too) on their sidebar. 
They also sent this LOVELY graphic! 
I am so honored to count Sabina as one of my blogging friends.


Thursday 27 April 2017

Nellie's Interview with Bacon Thompson

Before Nellie went over the bridge, she was interviewed by Bacon! 

Bacon is a miniature pot bellied pig and he lives at the Hotel Thompson with his adopted brother - a cat named Hemingway – Hemi for short and Houdini, a Yorkshire Terrier. Bashful the traveling Rock also has Hotel Thompson as his home base! Bacon also has a guest  blogger that really intrigued Nellie, called Rocky the Squirrel (Nellie had a Love/Hate relationship with squirrels)
Bacon has one of the funniest blogs on the pet blogosphere and he has been keeping me (and Nellie) entertained since he started blogging back in 2011. 

To read Nellie's last interview, please click the button to head to Bacon's Blog! 

 Love Barb

Monday 24 April 2017

First Painting of my Girl

It's been 10 days.  
On Friday, I picked up Nellie's ashes. Right now her box is sitting on my side table.
This last weekend, I spent a lot of time in bed with a horrible cold. I miss my Nurse Nellie. 
I have not had much of a chance to do any painting for the last 6 months. When I have been home, Nellie has wanted to cuddle. And when the Queen wants to cuddle, that is what you do.
Yesterday afternoon I got out my paints and here is my first painting of Nellie.

 I am hoping to do a series - and when the right one resonates, I will create a huge painting like I did of my Sammy.

Love Barb

Saturday 15 April 2017

Until We Meet Again!

Dear Furrends, mes DID wants to waits and has a wonderfully big BIRTHDAY pawty,
but mes could not .. mes was just too tired and mes hurted. Friday mes went over the bridge.

Mes must say mes is no longer in pain, and mes happy to bes with my furrends who has gone before! 
Sammy Kimmel, Easy Rider, Goose, Eric, Ginger Jasper, Admiral Hestorb, Merlin, Socks, Boomer, Sauce, Fiona, Buddy, Traveler, Lexi, Samaritan, Moosey, Isadora, Gracie, Lucy, Ande, Cubby, Clifford, Nerissa,  Ms Stella O;Hooligan, Nyla Blue, Star, Sparkle, Whiskey, Diamond, Prancer Pie, Princess, Mr Pip, Lady Bird, Maverick, Dash, Au, Huffle Mawson, Fin, Alfie, my Hairy Slobbery sisters Bob and Sam and Kokanee and my special tuxie man cat Hissy Old Licorice and all my other furrends whose mes has forgotted to list were there to welcome mes!

It is the bestest! Wes is all happy and is in the prime of our lives!

Mes feels purticularly marvelous!
No more aches or pains and mes can leaps and dance like mes used to!!!
And with my is like the bestest Birthday Pawty EVER!!!

Mes is leaving yous with MY GIFT #60!

Thursday 13 April 2017

Me and My Easter Bunny


Speedy and mes has been having a Grand Old Time getting ready to celebrates Bunny Day 
(or as the people’s calls it – EASTER). Hes posting about our get together too!
Mes went to his house in England.

His Mommy made mes the bestest Salmon (mes let Speedy eats my salad).

Then wes did some research...Mes always wondered WHY bunnys is part of Easter, wes finded out 

… Since ancient times rabbits have been associated with spring. It is believed that Anglo-Saxon Goddess of Spring, Eostre had a hare as her companion. The hare symbolizes fertility and rebirth. Later Christians changed the symbol of the hare to the Easter bunny! Easter eggs and the Easter Bunny both were featured in the spring festivals of Ostara, which were initially held during the feasts of the goddess Ishtar | Inanna. Eggs are obvious symbols of fertility, and the newborn chicks an adorable representation of new growth. Brightly colored eggs, chicks, and bunnies were all used at festival time to express appreciation for Ostara's gift of abundance.
 Too cool! 
Us cats used to bes Egyptian Gods so was Bunnies!
AND bunnys was companions to a number of different Goddesses (Freya, Artimis, Aphrodite, Bridgid and the Virgin Mary to name a few!). 

This year, wes thought wes Surprise our Mummys with special Easter Eggs!!

Speedy ... "Nellie, I love your ears!"
Nellie ... "Speedy, I don't know how you wear these things every day, they flop around so much!"

(Thank YOU Ann of Zoolatry for the lovely photo – YOU Rock!)

Hoppy EASTER Everybody!!


Monday 10 April 2017

Moanday Mewsings

It is still raining!

It is supposed to gets sunny later!

If it does, mes will bes HAPPY...
Speaking of HAPPY... Speedy was visiting and he bringed this...

Does yous think this is why he is HAPPY HOPPY?

Saturday 8 April 2017

Easy Selfie Sunday

It is STILL raining! 
Mes is getting pretty tired of the rain. Mommy, does mes has mushrooms growing on mes? 

No Mushrooms!?!?
Mes has been binge watching on Netflix! 
What yous asks 
Midsomer Murders.
They talks funny on that show!

Yous wants mes to takes my selfie? Mes awful tired, but OK.

Now mes wants to gets back to Detective Chief Inspector John Barnaby solving crime.
What does yous  does on rainy Sundays?

Mes is joining The Cat on my Head for Selfie Sunday. Click  the  button  to  sees all the other  pawticipants.


Thursday 6 April 2017

Friends on Friday

Happy Friday!
Mes just was Skyping with Speedy! 
Wes is planning our special Easter Celebrations!
AND Speedy sended mes a EasterCard!!!

And this is my Gift #59


Has yous gots something special planned?

Tuesday 4 April 2017

Wordless Wednsday

And My Gift #58
You are never too old
to set another goal or
to dream another dream!
C.S. Lewis

Tactless Tuesday!

Mes saw this, this morning and mes IMMEDIATELY thought of my special furrend 

Does it not looks like him on Disapproving Bunny Day!?!?



Sunday 2 April 2017

Selfie Sunday on MoanDay!?!?

5:15 Monday MoanDay Morning...... 

Wake up Mommy!
Wake up Mommy!!!
Wake up Mommy!!!
Your alarm will goes off in half a hour!! 
Mes gots a furry impawtant question...

Look closely...Does mes has neck wrinkles like yous?
What does yous means yous wants to sleeps until the alarm!!!
This is impawtant!!! 
Will the man cats still think mes pretty if mes gots neck wrinkles?

Thanks yous Mommy. 
Mes so happy that my neck is as smooth as the new snow.
By the way, you forgotted to post a selfie of me for Sunday!
Can yous takes that now and posts it?

 Mes sure all the man cats will loves to looks at my beauteous face and my unwrinkly neck!
And yous visitors, yous can see the rest of the other Selfies at the Cat on my Head!
Click their button to sees the rest!
 Oh! Oh! Mommy!!! 
Your alarm is going off!
Yous better gets up and goes to work...mes needs more freeze dried salmon. 
Mes ripped the bag open in the middle of the night ate them, 
Oh yes, mes yakked in your slippers too!

Now here is Gift #57