Sunday, September 13, 2015

National Pet Memorial Day #SundaySelfie

In honor of National Pet Memorial Day, Angel Truffles is joining the Sunday Selfies blog hop this week.

The famous Dr. Seuss quote that I added to her picture is one of my favorites, yet in all honesty I'm just not there yet. I still can't accept that she's gone and don't think I will for a very long time.


About a month ago I entered a contest by two of my favorite authors, Joyce and Jim Lavene, to name the pet characters in their upcoming book A Dickens of a Murder. Not only was Truffles chosen as the tortie in the book, her character is on the cover that was just revealed this week, and I've been told that she's very special to the story as well. As a Christmas and Dickens fanatic, I just can't even begin to express how special this book is going to be to me.


A Dickens of a Murder will be released on November 3rd, but you can pre-order today!

28 comments:

Kitties Blue said...

What a wonderful tribute to Truffles to have her immortalized in this way. We did not know this was National Pet Memorial Day, or Mom would have featured one of our angels. We know Truffles will remain in your heart always no matter how much time passes. Thanks for always being part of our blog hop. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Maxwell Faraday Richman said...

THAT was a wonderful quote, and our mommy needed to hear it today because of her daddy and all. Purrs to you on this memorial day!

Emma said...

Wonderful quote from Dr Seuss. It is easy to agree with it, but hard to follow when you are sad.

The Island Cats said...

How pawsome that Truffles will not only be in the book...but will adorn the cover! What a great way to memorialize her. Purrs.....

Anonymous said...

I totally understand about the quote, Melissa. I love, Love, LOVE Truffles being chosen for the tortie in A Dickens of a Murder (and love the cover)...can't wait to read it!

Penny Marks said...

How beautiful to have a tribute like that for such a wonderful part of your family. Truffles will never be forgotten but remembered for the love she gave everyone. God Bless

Anonymous said...

It's a beautiful tribute to Truffles. The book sounds very interesting!

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

That is such a special way to remember Angel Truffles.
It is a wonderful wise quote from Dr Suess, but even after more than 2 years I am not there yet either. Closer I suppose but definitely no where near ready yet.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Excellent quote and beautiful picture.

Deb Barnes said...

Such a great quote. We wish with all of our hearts that Truffles did not have to go, but then there would never be you, Mudpie. We have to look for the good in all and appreciate what was... Purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey kitties

The Daily Pip said...

It takes a long time and there's no hurry. We all grieve in our own way. It will be two years since I lost Pip (our Yorkie who started the blog) in October and I still have my moments where I miss him so much and just can't believe he is gone.

Cathy Keisha said...

Whoa! Concats to Angel Truffles! That’s a BIG deal!

Anonymous said...

A beautiful remembrance post to Truffle and quote. We smile, but our hearts cry forever. Soft Pawkisses <3

The Swiss Cats said...

Pawsome ! That's a beautiful tribute to Angel Truffles ! Purrs

Anonymous said...

Conkatss Lady Melissa on beein chosen!!! An wee understand how much you miss Truffless an how hard it iss to accept shee iss inn Pure Land. even LadyMum still has dayss like that over Aunty Nylablue ;)
When you LUV as deeplee as you an LadyMum did it iss hard to say "Goodbye"....it shows how deep thee LUV went......
~~~head rubsss~~~ Siddhartha Henry~~~

Mama Cat said...

So cool to have Angel Truffles in a new series - what an honor! I just might have to start (another) new series!! Beautiful quote; It takes time to heal, even if one has several fur babies when losing the one most attached to. Her love is in your heart and always will be, and the pain will subside; will pray for you! Blessings!

Anonymous said...

Dat's pawsum. And da quote be so twue. Have a blest day.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

That is so special! What a wonderful way to remember Truffles.

Flynn said...

That is a wonderful and lasting tribute to Truffles.

Austin Towers said...

Oh My ! What an honour!! Truffles will be forever remembered in print!!

Caren Gittleman said...

that is an incredible honor and a beautiful legacy that Truffles has left. You will cherish that book forever I am sure. Sending (((hugs))) and love xoxo
catchatwithcarenandcody

World Purrs said...

What a wonderful tribute to Truffles!

meowmeowmans said...

What a lovely tribute to Truffles! We are so happy that she will be in that book, Melissa. <3

The Indulged Furries said...

How awesome that Truffles was chosen for the book.

The Indulged Furries said...

How awesome that Truffles was chosen for the book.

Cheryl Corbitt said...

What a wonderful tribute to your beloved Truffles. Knowing the story behind the Lavene's tortie in A Dicken's of a Murder will make reading the book a special experience. Our sweet pets leave paw prints on our hearts that never disappear.

Susan Willett said...

What a nice way to honor Truffles!
--Purrs (and wags) from Life with Dogs and Cats

Nancy said...

I am so thrilled to hear this about Truffles beautiful honor, and I am so happy to see her sweet face for National Pet Memorial Day! I can't wait to read the book with "Truffles" !!!