Monday, June 10, 2019

3 Years On...

Hi Guys,

3 years ago today, Mousie went to the bridge. I am always reflective on the lead up to this, because unfortunately this date runs very close to my own birthday. So much has changed, and as I've said before, not always good. I do miss parts of my old life although there is a lot of things I am pleased are gone. Mousie isn't one of them. Her death seemed to have been the cat-alyst to these changes. It's as if her passing started an avalanche in my life. The worst thing is, I knew it would happen as soon as she was gone. She was symbolic of a snapshot of time. And I have so many snapshots of her. Here are a few:

This one is a bit blurry as it is off of a very old nokia, I reckon it is circa 2011. It brings back a memory of babysitting and sleeping on the couch. She is making rolls on my leopard-print pyjama bottoms which I still have. If you enlarge the pic, you can see she is drooling. Happy times.

We would have so much fun, and this was my sad attempt at clip art! Pic from the same old phone.

A candid shot of her in her beloved garden. She would love to explore and relax. 

Although she was very fuzzy, she would love to lay on the table in the garden in the height of summer and soak up the sun. You can really see how glorious her marking are.

Swiping at an insect, or chewy midday snack as she would call it.

Such a purrfect picture of my beloved girl. 

It has been 3 years now, Mousie and I think of you every day. 
Rest in purrs, sweetness.


Wednesday, May 01, 2019

May - Yay!

Hi Guys, 

Springtime brings with it optimism and sadness. As the anniversary of Mousie's passing looms, I sit in quite, deep reflection of life. 

When in reality I should pull my head out of my a** and partaay!

(top pic from 2015, bottom pic from 2011)

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Pyjama Day

Sundays are for staying in bed and reading, watching tv, or simply doing nothing.

 Or, hanging out under the duvet with this one.
 She would lay on top of me and make pizza dough.
 And sometimes go back to sleep as it was too much effort on a Sunday!

(pics taken 2014)

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Down In The Grass

On a lovely spring day, I would lay down in the grass to be on Mousie's level to get the most candid pictures. Although, she would reckon that no-one could ever be on her level!





(pics taken in 2012)

Monday, March 11, 2019

Clear

Found some clear pics of Mousie. I suppose they are all clear, but I guess I am particularly proud of my photography skills - and need an excuse to post them.




(pics taken April 2015)

Sunday, March 03, 2019

How in the Hell...?

Sometimes Mousie would move and twist her body in such a way, I'd be like, "how in the hell are you doin' that, hun?"







(pics taken 2015)



Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The Love Punk

Mousie was a 'love punk'. I would call her that, in fact I would call her many things - Lady, Beauty, Fuzzbucket, Troubleinafursuit...the list goes on. It's a wonder she responded to 'Mousie' when she was called. 
And we all know everyone has multiple names for their furbabies.

Tell me some of yours.





(pics from 2014)

Monday, January 28, 2019

Mousie Pangs

I have been deep-thinking about this one.


Always good thoughts and memories about my former life.
 Which, to be honest, I miss very much. But, as we all know, we can't turn back the hands of time.

(pics from 2013)

Monday, December 31, 2018

Mew Year's Eve - I Just Knew

In 2015, I was babysitting Mousie over the holiday period. It was Mew Year's Eve and I was cooking and watching tv in the kitchen and had the back door open so Mousie could run in and out as she would always do. She was a bit slower and cautious than usual, and she had a bit of a serious expression on her face. I was standing there and we both looked at each other, and I said to her: 'Mouse, this is our last NYE together, isn't it?'. I just knew, and I could feel it in my bones. I had a bit of a panic and then sat down. She jumped up on the kitchen table and she sat and stared at me as if to say 'pull yourself together'. We just sat for what seemed like forever, then she jumped off the table and I stood up and continued with my meal prep. It was almost like when you watch a film and hit the pause button, like a moment frozen in time. It has taken me 2.5 years to write about this situation. But sometimes you just know things. 





(pics taken NYE 2015)

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Spooky Throwback

This pic of Mousie is from 2009.

We would have so much fun during the autumn. It seemed the crisp in the air put some mischief in her step, and it was during this season the most that she had what I called the 'midnight mentals'. By this I mean she could be crashed out asleep and purring, and then in a split second she would be stampeding up and down the stairs for absolutely no reason at all!

Those were the days.