Thursday, February 25, 2016

Truffles and Chicky #TBT

It's still a struggle, but I'm trying to go through pictures of Truffles and remember the happy times, not how it ended.

Last year at this time she received a PetBox to review. One of the items in the box was a hanging scratcher in the shape of an owl. She was a horizontal scratcher so I laid it flat on the floor to see what she would do with it.

She loved it, but not as a scratcher. She used it as her own personal rug space to nap on, bathe on, toss around and wrestle with. I think he might even have been her confidant who she told her secrets to.

We named her new friend Chicky, and he now lives in her memory box.





23 comments:

Amanda Yantos said...

OMG that is SO precious. My cat Edison ran away 2.5 years ago. The bond I had with him was indescribable. I think about him everyday. I have no idea what happened to him but I'm still heartbroken.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Ya use what ya get the way it werks best fer you!

Anonymous said...

Truffles is so sweet with her owl.

Jen Scott said...

How sweet Truffles and her owl are in the pictures.

Ingrid King said...

These photos are so sweet. Hugs to you as you remember Truffles.

Marg said...

Good to see you again Truffles. We had forgotten how dark you were.We think it is great that you used the owl as a bed or a toy. Very useful for everything.

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

What a sweet memory! Memories do get easier, but it takes time to erode the sharp edges of hurt from them first. Big hugs to you.

The Menagerie Mom said...

Aw, what a lovely memory. Although I know it's hard, I'm glad you're trying to remember all of those good times. That's what Truffles would want. Purrs!

Hannah and Lucy said...

You must miss Truffles so very much especially when you see her playing with her owl.
Take care.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the memory and the wonderful photos, Melissa.

Three Chatty Cats said...

These pictures are just so precious. Love the one of her laying on the scratcher, almost face to face with the owl, as if it's her friend. Thank you for sharing.

Random Felines said...

that's so sweet....funny how we use things not so much as they were intended but how we prefer

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Very sweet flashback, Truffles was a pretty girl.

Fur Everywhere said...

That is so sweet!! I wonder where you get one of those. I LOVE owls, and Lita is a vertical scratcher (Carmine's a horizontal one).

It is hard to focus on the happy memories sometimes. You need time to grieve. Be patient with yourself. Please let me know if you ever need/want a friend to talk to. Jewel didn't go the same way, I know, but I can relate to the pain of the loss. *hugs*

The Swiss Cats said...

Sweet memories. Purrs

da tabbies o trout towne said...

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Nancy said...

I love seeing photos of your precious Truffles, and I believe it is important to keep her close (as she always is anyway!), but I certainly shed a few tears. Thank you for keeping Truffle's memory ever present.

Nancy said...

And, just to add, her fur looks so silky and soft…

Anonymous said...

Aaaaaaaaw Dat's so sweet.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

Timmy Tomcat said...

Those are wonderful photos thanks so much for sharing them.
Thank you so much for your support of our Buddy Budd. We will love him dearly each and every hour of each and every day we have.
Purrs
Timmy, Dad and Family

Robin Mudge said...

Awww! That is a beautiful thing to remember. Truffles was a wonderful kitty. :) My Manna is also a horizontal scratcher.
-Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

I understand Melissa. It's hard to remember to blot out the ending and for me at least all those photos of better days only remind me of what I longer have.

The Island Cats said...

Truffles really loved her Chicky. So cute!