Friday, July 6, 2018

156 Weeks Ago #FlashbackFriday

156 weeks ago today - Friday, July 3rd, 2015 - my very first CatLadyBox arrived. I had been looking forward to it for weeks and to finally see it on my front doorstep was exciting beyond words.


Bringing the box inside I immediately began to regret not signing up for the Crazy CatLadyBox which included goodies for cats as well as cat ladies because Truffles was so interested in checking out the box. In my defense, Truffles was never that into toys, so I figured it would end up being a waste of money, but I planned to give it some thought before renewing my subscription.



What I didn't know is these would end up being the last photos of Truffles I would ever take. Less than 4 days later she would be gone and my heart would be shattered into a million pieces.

The next morning she started acting a bit "off", and even though my concern grew as the weekend went on, never in a million years would I have guessed what was to come on Monday night.

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Tomorrow will be our annual tribute to Angels Tara and Truffles. I hope you'll join us to remember my sweet girls.

21 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I will be joining you, of course!

M Dawson said...

Oh Mudpie and Melissa it really hurts to hear how son she went. Bless you both * and a hug for Mom *

Truffles was something special and I remember when I started blogging!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Hugs as you remember beautiful Truffles.

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

We'll be joining you. And sending hugs.

Roby Sweet said...

What a bittersweet memory. Truffles was such a special kitty, and I'll never forget that sad, shocking day when we learned she was gone. Sending you big hugs.

Patricia T said...

Hugs.

Rene said...

It is shocking how suddenly things like that can happen. It is good that you took these photos.

Eastside Cats said...

The last photos that I took of Chuck are still in my phone, and I'm not sure I'll ever remove them. I wasn't expecting them to be the last ones, so I know how you feel about that.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

WE will be here. I understand the heaviness in your heart.

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

I honestly don't know how you've managed. My Kitty died over 10 years ago and I still question myself, the doctors, etc. I'm not saying you should question yourself ... I just know that's the natural conclusion when you lose a kitty like that. As much as we LOVE Miss Mudpie, we would've loved to get to know Truffles better.
ps - on Tuesday, you asked what sticky note Bear would put on Mudpie ... this is Bear's answer ... ""Once ... twice ... three times a tortie. And I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE you!"

Marla Bradeen said...

Aw, so sorry, Melissa. Truffles was well-loved for sure, and I know she had an awesome life with you.

Three Chatty Cats said...

Oh my gosh, how special these photos must be to you. ❤️

Chirpycats said...

How heart-wrenching to look back at these photos. I never knew Truffles but I’ve read the story of that fateful day and my heart broke with yours. Sweet photos of her that I hope brings some comfort. ❤️😽

Cathy Keisha said...

Whoa! Such joy tempered with such sad memories.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I will be here for your tribute to your beautiful angels. XO

The Island Cats said...

Bittersweet memories......

The Menagerie Mom said...

This is so profoundly bittersweet. We will certainly be here with you to celebrate the lives of your beautiful angels Tara and Truffles. Hugs to you.

teena3940 said...
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teena3940 said...

Your pets become part of your family. I remember our Kia last day with us. She was laying on her favorite blanket not able to get up to eat so our Luna she grew up with Kia would go to her bowl of food and bring it over to Kia. She knew what was happening. She layed with her all night with her paw on her. It was the saddest day and night. We all cried for days. Luna was lost I think she still looks for her favorite sister.. Hugs to you and your family. Tina

Nancy said...

It breaks my heart to see these photos, Melissa, but I know that precious Truffles is always by your side. Hugs!

Nancy said...

I am struck by how pretty and sweet and petite your angel Truffles was. Ok, the tears are flowing now...