Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Always My Christmas Angel

Truffles rushed off to the Bridge 17 months ago today. I'd like to say that I've reached acceptance of what happened but that's just not the case. Every day that goes by she's on my mind and in my heart. This will be my second Christmas without her, exactly the number of Christmases we got to spend together.

Since her portrait, paw print, and ashes rest on a table in the living room that gets moved to make room for the Christmas tree, I had to find a new spot of honor for her during the holiday season and created this special Christmas memorial area.

At night I turn on the small tree's white lights and my little angel shines like the brightest star in the sky.


28 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I love the holiday spot you have for Truffles. Purrs to you. My human is not sure it ever gets easier.

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

My little spot of remembrance for Kitty isn't nearly as complete. I have my favorite picture of her ... a snip of the tortie fur on her back (she was a tabby tortie) ... claw sheathes and whiskers I collected ... and her favorite catnip toy. Although, now the toy is in safekeeping because SOMECAT couldn't keep his paws off it even when I bought him an identical toy of his own. It's been 10 years and I don't miss Kitty any less. For the people who claim getting another cat "fixes" the loss, I point out that Bear fills my life and my heart ... and if any cat could fill the void, it would be Mr. Wonderful. But the void is still there ... every day ... every hour ...

Ingrid King said...

What a lovely memorial for the holidays. Purrs to you as you remember your special angel. I agree with Summer's human - I'm not sure it ever gets any easier, and it's especially difficult during the holidays.

The Menagerie Mom said...

Your memorial to Truffles is so beautiful, Mudpie. And the Christmas trees are such a purrfect touch this time of year. I bet she glows just like the angel she is when you turn on that gorgeous tree's lights. Truffles will always be with you, all year round. This is also my second Christmas without my angel Rosie. I miss her every day, and I talk to her every day. Purrs and hugs to you!

katsrus said...

Beautiful memorial. Hugs to you.
Sue B

Anonymous said...

Lovely and sending caring thoughts.

Three Chatty Cats said...

That is a beautiful setting and tribute.

Hannah and Lucy said...

What a lovely place to be able to think about which place is best for lovely Truffles to be remembered. We know you will always have a special place in your heart for her.

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Caren Gittleman said...

that is a beautiful and lovely spot in her honor.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

That is such a beautiful way to have her as a part of this year's Holidays.

Bernadette said...

Sending purrs and hugs. She will always be with you.

Hairballsandhissyfits.com said...

What a beautiful memorial. Glad she can be with you in some way for the holidays

Sue said...

What a lovely memorial.

Colehaus Cats said...

You will always shine bright in our hearts, Angel Truffles.

Cathy Keisha said...

Love that you have a dedicated corner for Angel Truffles. We have teeny tiny spaces for Autumn and Chizzy. Faith and Nicky live in TW's heart.

Mickey's Musings said...

We love the Christmas memorial :)
A purrfect way to include and remember them.
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

da tabbies o trout towne said...

=^..^=
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Robin Mudge said...

Your memorial for Truffles is beautiful. I don't think you ever truly get over the loss of a beloved pet. I have found myself crying over my loss of Cinco a lot lately too. It's hard at this time of year. You are not alone.
-Purrs from your friends from www.PlayfulKitty.net

The Island Cats said...

What a beautiful way to remember your special angel, Truffles.

Jean Dion said...

I love the idea of incorporating her memory into your holiday celebrations. To many of us try to stuff down our sadness and be cheerful this time of year, and that always come back to bite. It's so much healthier to breathe into the loss, as hard as it might be. I admire your strength, and I'm happy for your example to follow.

Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

That is a beautiful memorial for Truffles. I understand why you have not accepted what happened, it was so unfair. XO

The Indulged Furries said...

You've created a lovely memorial corner for Truffles.

meowmeowmans said...

What a beautiful memorial for your beloved Truffles. She will always be your special angel. Sunday will be one year since we lost our Moosey. Holidays can be pretty tough...

Marie Symeou said...

What a lovely memorial for your sweet angel.

Purrs & hugs,
Athena and Marie xx

Roby Sweet said...

That is really beautiful, and it's so special that you set aside space for Angel Truffles. I'm sure she loves it :)

Sabina Ayne said...

You have a beautiful tribute to Truffles.

Nancy West said...

Tears and hugs, Melissa! A beautiful Christmas memorial!