It’s been ten days ago now
since the Angels came
to bring my furryfriend Stranger
home to Furryland.
Granny is still grieving,
but she wants to help me anyway
with this special post
in loving memory of my Pal Stranger.
This is how we met Stranger
6 years ago.
He was sitting on the table
in the garden
and ate the bread of the birds.
when we woke up
he already was sitting on the table
waiting for crumbs…
and Granny called him Breadcat ever since.
Granny thought he was a straycat,
but after a while
Grandpa found out that he was one of the cats
of the new neighbours.
Sometimes he was together with his brother…
and then they waited together
opened the door for them…
Stranger was always the first
who stormed inside the house..
and when he was eating
it seemed like he never ate before,
because he was gobbled up everything that looked like food….
MY food of course!
But most of the time
Stranger came alone..
Rain or shine,
snowing or freezing….
for 6 years he visited us daily,
and when he didn’t come one day,
Granny was worried
that something did happened to him…
he was a cat at the age.
We also had our daily private meetings
in the garden
with Big Binky still around in the middle,
me on the right side
and Stranger on the left.
When it was raining
he waited in the children’s house…
and when Granny opened the door…
this is what happened…
he gallopped into the house…
and you could hear
the soundtrack of Bonanza.
He loved to be with us..
investigated every spot in our house…
played with my toys…
and sat with Grandpa on the couch…
made himself comfortable…
on the stove..
even if he wasn’t allowed to be on it…
and he never listened to Granny anyway…
He slept on the footstool…
helped Granny not….
to fall down of the stairs…
took sunpuddles with us…
he was always with us….
he only slept at home…
Or sometimes he pretended he was homeless,
and slept in the garden dustbin.
We have wonderful memories of him..
We saw that he was getting demented last year…
and he didn’t hear much anymore…
he just sat on the chair,
or outside on the table,
on the wall or ground…
and stare in front of himself…
or sat for hours on Granny’s lap..
just like a baby….
On the 18th of December last year
not to run away to die,
like some cats do when they know
it’s time to go to Furryland,
but he wanted to stay with us…
He still wanted to eat and drink…
but slept almost the whole time….
His brother came twice to visit him…
and then he gave him a kiss…
we knew he was saying goodbye to him.
Wait a minute…
We need a tissue now…..
I think I make that a box…
The morning of the 27th of december
Granny found him on the kitchen floor
and she knew that this was his last day with us.
She stroked him
and talked to him,
and he went to the corridor
and jumped on the cupboard to sleep.
Meanwhile Granny put an Angel
of Rose quartz next to him
and said to Stranger
that this Angel will guide him
Then Granny got inside the kitchen again
and heard something in the corridor.
She turned around and didn’t saw Stranger
nor the Angel.
Then she saw Stranger on the chair
in the corridor.
She cuddled him
and found the Angel lying on the cupboard
on another place…
She went back and brought the Angel
to the chair,
but then he jumped of the chair
and was lying on the floor again
in front of the door….
Granny told him
that he doesn’t have to be afraid
and that we’ll see each other again….
and then it all went very fast…
Granny and Grandpa were both with him
when he went to Furryland…
We were relieved that he didn’t had to suffer,
and that we could give him
what he needed most
Love and care….
Now the table is empty…
this will never be…. :(
For always in my heart.
– P A W K I S S –
We want to thank everybody who supported us
during this difficult time.
Thank you for your comforting words
We know Stranger is home now,
with our Angel.