Monday, July 2, 2012

"Tears In Heaven"

Some of you might remember this post from last year. The only change I made was that Bobo is now gone 5 years. The above song was Bobo's "love song"....when thinking of what I wanted to write this year....all I could think of was publishing this post again. My Baby Bobo, I miss you today, I'll miss you tomorrow, I will miss you until the day we meet again.  

My "Baby Bobo"



It is 5 years ago today that I lost my beloved Bobo, or my "Baby Bobo" as I often called him.

Bobo passed the day after his 18th birthday.

He was  my  "Soul Kitty". 

Bobo at about 6 mos old when I found him as a stray


 What is a "Soul Kitty?"

 A "Soul Kitty" is a  once-in-a- lifetime pet.

A "Soul Kitty" is  the yin to our yang.

A "Soul Kitty" is  a  pet tied more deeply to us than many people in our lives have been, or could ever hope to be.  Our fur babies are ALL special but I believe if you think really hard there is just one who stands out from the others.



  A "Soul Kitty" is the  one whose fur would be dampened by our tears as he  snuggled peacefully by our side, just to offer us comfort.

A "Soul Kitty" is the one who makes us laugh til our sides ache, watching  his kitty craziness.



A "Soul Kitty" is the one who you swore that " there was no other cat out there quite like him" (isn't it funny how we ALL say that about our cats?)

Bobo a few months before he passed
When Bobo was still a young cat, very much alive and vital, I often played music in the apartment that we shared.  There was one song, "Tears In Heaven" by Eric Clapton,  that for some reason Bobo particularly liked.  Whenever it would come on he would come walking into whatever room I was in. He would rub his head and face against my hand or my leg. He did this so often that I began to call it "Bobo's Love Song" or  "The Kitty Love Song" . I used to become sad thinking that one day, even if it WAS many years down the road, my Bobo would no longer be with me.  Even with Bobo being so young the thought would bring me to tears.  I couldn't imagine not having  my "Baby Bobo" in my life.  It's been five years since Bobo passed.

I still cant.





For my Bobo and  all of those one-of-a-kind "Soul Kitties" who lived their lives strictly for  the purpose of loving USthank you,  you are missed and loved to Heaven and back.






91 comments:

  1. Mama's eyes are leaking. This is such a beautiful tribute to Bobo.

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  2. The cat before me was my human's soul kitty, and she still thinks about her every day. Purrs to you.

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  3. Such a touching tribute post, Caren *hugs* Bobo was so loved, and will be forever missed and never forgotten. You have done of amazing job of keeping his memory alive, and I'm so glad to have had the honor of hearing the story of your "Soul Kitty."

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  4. Oh, what a sweet tribute to your Bobo. Maybe he is running and playing with my Samantha that has been gone for over 20 years now. I still miss her so much. Hugs and nose kisses

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  5. This is a beautiful homage to adorable Bobo!
    I imagine he is playing with butterflies, among lovely flowers in a beautiful place full of lights!
    purrs
    Luna

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  6. Awwww! Leaking here too. Can't listen to Clapton's song without tearing up.

    Not sure if I've had a soul kitty as I could never keep one for long enough. In the past I moved around too much to be able to keep a cat all it's life. Austin is lying here beside me. He has made it clear that he is my cat and mine alone. It is so endearing and quite touching really!

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  7. We're sending you soft purrs for comfort and the mom is sending universal Light. She says it's incredible, how much the heart can hurt and yet still keep beating. (((Hugs)))

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  8. @Sparkle, I would love to hear more about your baby, "purrs" to you too!

    @Fuzzy Tales thank you that was beautiful!

    @Caro, Austin must be your soul kitty!

    @Luna, funny you said that. One of the Anipals on Twitter "@supernatural808" made an avi of Bobo that I probably should have used. It has butterflies on it!!

    @chancy I am so sorry about your Samantha, yes I bet she greeted Bobo at the Bridge when he arrived and she is taking good care of him ((((hugs))))

    @Catsparella THANK YOU!! He was such a special boy. Not a "people" cat at all. Cody is the "people" cat for sure. Bobo was a "mama's boy" through and through. He would wait by the door for me for me to return (like a dog). For HOURS. Everywhere I was he HAD to be there. Cody is much, much different. Cody had a much "cushier" beginning in his life since I adopted him so young. Bobo was a stray when I adopted him, he was much more appreciative! :)

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  9. Oh, Caren...this made me cry. Bobo seems like he was very special kitty. I know exactly what you mean -- Cosmo is my soul kitty and I can't even imagine what will happen when he finally leaves me. I've heard you talk about Bobo for as long as I've known you and feel like I know him. I'm holding you and sweet Bobo in my heart today, my friend. xoxo

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  10. WOW what a touching a beautiful tribute...makes me cry!!! What an awesome cat he was. My heart is with you today as you remember him. Hugs, Sue and Rosie

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  11. My mama's eyes are leaking now, thinking about your sweet Bobo and about the cat who came before me. Her name was Boo -- mama used to call her Booboo -- and she died two months before her second birthday of cardiomyopathy. It just about broke my mama but somehow she managed to open her heart again and I comed in. This is a beautiful tribute to Bobo, your soul kitty. You were lucky to haf each ofur.

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  12. Awww what a lovely song for sweet and gorgeous Bobo!! I love this song - it's so sad and so poignant!

    Take care
    x

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  13. bless you and your memories of Bobo

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  14. Oh Caren, I am so sorry... I know how hard today must be for you... I love how you describe a soul kitty. This post was beautiful. I know that today, and everyday, bobo is looking down at you purring and sending you hugs and head butts from heaven. He was a lucky man to have such an amazing mom... Sending you big hugs...H

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  15. I know how you feel, I miss my lil' Hooter every day. I was blessed to have her in my life.

    I think Bobo can still feel your love.

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  16. @Angie thank you for that beautiful sentiment! You truly understand. You have 3 fabulous kitties but there is always, ONE, that SPECIAL ONE, that is like no other. I love that Cosmo is YOUR "soul kitty" Bobo would have loved you. THANK YOU! xoxo

    @Katnip Lounge, awwwww that name "Hooter" adorable, I am so sorry. I know what you mean. We were so blessed to have them and I was beyond blessed to have Bobo for 18 years that passed much too quickly. I am sure Hooter can feel your love too! xoxo

    @Hilary THANK YOU!! That was so kind. I was the lucky one to have had HIM. He was the first cat that I ever had, like Alex is for you....he was so protective of me. Cody and Dakota are different. I adore them and they love me but when I cry or if I am ill they could care less. Bobo sat and nursed me through countless kidney stone attacks, etc and never, ever left my side. He was truly a special boy. xoxoxo

    @Scrappy Grams THANK YOU!

    @Old Kitty, I love it too, Bobo had good taste didn't he? Hugs to you and Charlie!

    @Athena I am so sorry about your Mom's beloved Boo. Cardiomyopathy is what Bobo had too. He had also become deaf and we think was beginning to have urinary issues. His breathing was so labored at the end. To this day I still question whether there was more that I could have done. He was on meds (for water retention too). The vet kept telling me if we didn't put him to sleep he would die a violent death. I didn't want that for him. I always question though whether I should have gone to greater lengths...but..he was 18. I don't know how much more he could have taken. I am so sorry for your Mom's precious Boo...that is soooo young. I am happy that your Mom was able to have YOU, YOU are truly special as well! xoxoxo

    @Sue and Rosie thank you sooooooooo much! We have to all hold our kitties CLOSE today! xoxo

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  17. Such a lovely tribute to Bobo. Bazinga got extra hugs and kisses today, to show her how much we love her because of your post.

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  18. I'm so very sorry, Caren; I know too well how hard--and how bittersweet--this day will always be for you, as you're flooded with all those wonderful, impossibly-happy memories of time spent with your beloved Bobo... followed by the heartbreaking realization that those memories are all that remains.

    Your Soul Kitty is watching over you from Rainbow Bridge today (just as he does every day), I'm sure... with a contented smile on his face and purrs loud and strong... holding out his paw as though to blot your tears.
    xoxo

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  19. Oh Bobo... may you rest in peace and play and nap with all the other beloved kitties that have also passed on. We are happy your Mom was blessed to have you as her feline soul-mate and had so many wonderful years with you.

    Meows and purrs from Zee and Zoey

    Extra hugs and love to you Caren - I know posts like this are not always easy to do...
    XO - Deb

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  20. I am so sorry.He was beautiful cat...

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  21. @Amin, thank you so much!

    @Deb thank you! It is important for me to do it once a year. This was actually a revised version of a post I did a year ago but I changed quite a bit of it. I like thinking of him. Frankly I think of him every day :) xoxo

    @Glamkitty thank you so much, that was beautiful. Bobo sits on my desk in my office. I have his ashes in a beautiful wooden urn with his photo on it (I should have taken a picture of it) He sits on my desk every day so that he can always be near me like he always wanted to be xoxo

    @Sixties Vintage, so nice to meet you, thank you!!

    @chocolateangel that made me smile!!! Please give Bazinga hugs and kisses from me too! I soooo love that name! :)

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  22. Receive our hugs! Angels never dies!

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  23. What a beautiful tribute to your loved one.

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  24. Oh Caren
    You brought tears to my eyes.
    What a tribute to your soul kitty.
    That is how I feel about my Abby, so I fully understand, and I too know especially with her advancing age that time stays still for no one. I lose a little bit of her and I when we lose our furfriends.
    But we know that it is far better to know these feelings than to never have experienced them, so as with Bobo it is a bittersweet one.
    With great love comes great sadness.
    Sending you purrs or comfort....
    Abby's Mom
    Debra

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  25. @Repositorio I received your hugs and I THANK YOU!! You are so right! "Angels never die" xoxoxo

    @The Whiskeratti thank you, he was a beautiful boy!

    @Abby/Debra I am sorry I made you cry :( Your words are so true "with great love comes great sadness" Please give Abby an extra special hug and kiss from me and hugs to you as well....your sentiment was just beautiful! xoxoxo

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  26. Lovely tribute to Bobo, we are sure he is waiting at the rainbow bridge for you. And we are certain he knows he still lives in your heart.

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  27. I understand, Caren. I'm coming up on an anniversary of that sort myself. I find that honoring their memory through sharing them with those who have never met them helps my heart. I hope it helps yours, too.

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  28. What a fabulous tribute to Bobo CAren. Sometimes there are just those "extra special" kitties that come into our lives and no one else can ever fill their paws.

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  29. Dearest Caren,

    Thanks for following my blog and for commenting! Sorry for the loss of your Bobo, 4 years ago. BUT being blessed for having such a lovely pet for 18 years is exceptional. I'm hopin that one of our seven felines will reach that age too!
    By the way, for a reply you just click on Mariette's Back to Basics and your ON my blog! If you want to read about our felines, search for the label: Our Felines, bottom right...

    Lots of love,

    Mariette

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  30. Dear Caren, First of all I want to give you a Hug and a Cuddle ( I promise no claws included ). It's a sweet tribute to Bobo. Even I didn't have a chance to know him, your "Soul Kitty", I love him too. and we love you.
    Kisses
    xoxo

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  31. This post was beautiful, a heartfelt tribute to your soul kitty! Thanks for posting, it was a pleasure to read.

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  32. Even though I love Moby to bits, I lost my soul kitty years ago. Thinking about her still makes me teary.

    HUGS to you Caren.

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  33. A lovely tribute to Bobo, a real special cat. Purrs from all of us.

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  34. This is a beautiful tribute. Isn't it crazy how much they are missed years after they are gone? Thank you for your comment on my blog today. It's nice to have someone who understands staying home with the cats! Most of my friends think I'm nuts. But the good news is that my AC finally bit the dust totally today, so I get a new unit on Tuesday (instead of yet another band aid - this is a yearly problem). For now, a window unit at least keeps the downstairs cool! Happy 4th!!!!!

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  35. @Artemisia THANK YOU!! I know he watches down and protects us for sure!

    @OKCats thank you! Yes, it STILL hurts. You are welcome. OMG I understand but everyone thinks I am nuts too lol. I am sorry your AC died but thankfully you will get the new unit and you won't have to worry. It is so much nicer for us this year too (ours broke a month or so ago)...now that the new unit is in the temp is exactly where it should be! Thank goodness you have the window unit! Happy 4th to you too!

    @The Chair Speaks thank you so much, he was

    @AlittleSprite, I am so sorry about your soul kitty as well (((((hugs)))))) I understand completely. I love Cody sooo much but just like people with different personalities he is quite different from how Bobo was in many ways. Cody is a lover but because he was adopted so young he had a "cushier" life than Bobo did in the early days. Cody is MUCH more independent than Bobo was. I think some of that is also because Bobo was the only pet and Cody has to share affection with Dakota (the attention hog) lol

    @Shawn thank you!!

    @Mr.Puddy awwwww that was sooooo sweet thank you! And...the fact that you will give me a hug with "no claws"...that is the most wonderful gift ever!!! A hug from you Puddy will surely make me smile! We love you too!!!!!! xoxoxo

    @Benny & Lily thank you so much!

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  36. @Mariette you are so welcome and thank you as well. You are absolutely correct that I was definitely blessed and lucky to have had Bobo for the 18 years that I did. It is amazing though that it all seemed to pass in the blink of an eye. I am following you so I will for sure stop and check out your feline section as well! Lots of love to you too!

    @Mario thank you so much my friend. Your words were sooooo true! xoxoxo

    @Vicky I am so sorry (((((hugs))))) yes, you are correct that it helps my heart to share him. I also feel it is important for me to share and remember him because he gave so much. It is the least that I can do. xoxoxo

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  37. What a lovely tribute to your dear Bobo - 18 years is such a good age and he must have loved you very much. We are all sending hugs and kisses but Lucy says hers are the bestest ever in memory of your sweet Bobo.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  38. Oh what a beautiful tribute to Bobo - he sounds like such a wonderful kitty and I can tell how much you still miss him. Yes, every so often an extra special pet comes along that is unforgettable and when they pass we have an even harder time than usual. I lost my Abby in January and like you with Bobo, when she was just a young pup I found myself thinking how will I ever deal with it when she's no longer with me. I have lost many pets over the years and it is always hard, but Abby was especially so, as was Bobo's passing. I hope it gets easier for both of us as time passes.

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  39. Thank You very much for this post!

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  40. Oh sweet Caren, you musn't do that - make me unclued like that! (and oh no, not that song... can it get more teary!) As you know it was the New Year's story of you and Bobo that made me realize you how much of a kindred spirit you are. I KNOW it so deeply what you write about but can't bear speaking about it. I believe they are given to us like actual gifts from God. There for sure are those special ones that can undo us because of the direct access they have to our souls. I can tell what a blessing Bobo was to you.
    Hugs to you on this day of memory.
    P.S. Wrote a little answer to your question from yesterday on Gods Little People.

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  41. @Hannah and Lucy...ohhhh please tell darling Lucy that I nearly cried when I read that! THANK YOU!! I love Lucy's kisses!! (Hannah's too!) Yes Bobo was so attached to me it was unreal. Even the vet commented numerous times that he had never seen a bond quite like ours. When I would have someone house sit when I was gone they would tell me that Bobo would wait by the door like a dog when he heard the keys, when he realized it wasn't me coming in he would leave and go into another room. Often he wouldn't eat for the first two days of my being gone. He was such a wonderful boy! 18 yrs is a very good age and I was blessed to have him so long.

    @God Little People, thank you! I will be over right after I finish replying to the comments. OMG yes Bobo was a HUGE blessing, such a special boy. They ARE given to us as gifts from God, I found Bobo as a stray in the bitter, bitter cold. He was definitely sent from God, as YOU were sent by God to help/save all of the kitties you have so unselfishly nurtured back to good health. I will be right over! xoxo

    @Amin, you are welcome! Thank YOU!

    @Chris, I am so deeply sorry about your precious Abby! January is so recent, I am so terribly sorry ((((((hugs))))))) We will always miss them, but they will live in our hearts and our memories FOREVER!!!! (((((hugs))))

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  42. I guess I am lucky I still have my Soul Kitty with me at 20 - Chica. I know it will be hard to see her go. This was a lovely tribute to Bobo. Wishing you a happy 4th!

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  43. Caren, what a touching tribute to your beloved Bobo. Soul kitties stay in our hearts forever. I lost a soul kitty nine months ago and know how it it feels. I hope you find peace today.

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  44. Caren, soul kitties truly leave pawprints on our hearts forever. What a lovely tribute to your beloved Bobo.

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  45. @Cat Wisdom 101 they most certainly do! I thank you! I am so sorry about your "soul kitty" (((((hugs)))) So very sorry :(

    @Cats of Wildcat Woods, you are soooooo lucky to have your Chica with you at age 20!! Living til age 20 is rare indeed. You are both sooo blessed! Enjoy every moment! Thanks so much and Happy 4th to you too!

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  46. Caren,
    Time goes by so fast, four years must seem like yesterday.
    I hope today is filled with memories of Bobo that bring a smile to your face.

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  47. @Cherie yes...times goes by TOO fast. So hard to believe it has been 4 years! The wonderful thing? I mention Bobo to my husband virtually EVERY DAY and yep there were memories yesterday that DID bring a smile to my face. Thank you!! xoxo

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  48. Hello Caren, how are you these days ? My goodness...you get sooo many comments from folks, how nice. :-)
    That's very sad about your cat. I never was close to any of my children's pets. I was too busy raising my children, but now I know I would be just heart broken if any one of my cats got sick and I lost them to death.
    I told my grandchild, "we just can't have another cat around our house", but what could she do when the neighbor brought this little homeless one over asking us could we keep it.
    OF COURSE WE CAN KEEP IT !!! lol
    Thank you for the nice comment.
    Eileen

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  49. Eileen Hi and thank you!! I am fine but have been super busy, how about you?
    I am lucky about the comments but this isn't the norm lol. It is my beloved Bobo that people wanted to comment about. I do have a number of wonderful people who read my blog regularly (wonderful FRIENDS) and I am beyond grateful for that!
    I am so glad you let your grandchildren keep the kitty!!!
    One can never be too busy to have a cat! :)

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  50. Dearest Caren,

    Just want to wish you and your loved ones a Happy 4th of July!

    Lots of love,

    Mariette

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  51. What a touching, loving tribute for a very close friend. Bobo sounds like the best kitty ever.

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  52. We send you comforting purrs as you remember your beloved Bobo today.

    (pee ess. we can't believe you didn't get any rain yesterday! we had such a bad storm here!)

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  53. What a lovely post Caren.

    Mom thinks you can have more than one Soul Kitty. She says in her life she has had the kitty she needed when she needed that kitty. Each has taught her something she needed to learn and all gave her love and she returned it with her full heart.

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  54. Cloon's Human:

    Dear Caren,

    What a beautiful tribute to Bobo and a such a touching story and post. I find that the space from a special soul kitty is never again filled even though we love the others so very much. Mine was Inka or "Girlfriend" her nickname, she passed away a year and a half ago. Clooney too was so very close to her and has not been quite the same since her passing.
    Sending you gentle purrs on the Anniversary of Bobo's passing.

    Be Well Sweet Bobo

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  55. Now you made me cry :-s I'm way too senstive to read such a post. I know what you mean with a 'soul kitty'. Avalon is my soul kitty too. I'd give my own life for this cat and I'd be completely lost without him.

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  56. ((((HUGS)))))) I know what you mean by "soul kitty"; Daisy was mine; I lost her to cancer 11 years ago, just a few weeks before her 18th birthday.

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  57. Aw, such a sweet post. Lots of purrs for you and your soul kitty bobo.

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  58. I'm so sorry about Bobo. He lived a long life, but our pet's lives are never long enough, are they? I wish they could live as long as we do. I lost my Ethan almost 5 years ago and I still miss him terribly. Bobo was a cute kitty. I know he looks down on you from kitty heaven and smiles.

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  59. We never stop missing these soul kitties, and no matter how much time passes, these anniversaries are hard. Hugs to you as you remember our Bobo.

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  60. Oh Caren...such a sweet, touching, lovely post. I've had many cats in my life but only a very few soul kitties and they touch us in ways we can hardly express adequately. We carry them with us always in our hearts and indeed one day we'll be together again so that much at least is a comfort. Special Hugs today to you from me and Sammy.

    Love, Pam and Sam

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  61. That is one wonderful tribute to BoBo. We sure know what it is like to have a soul kitty. Our Person has had many of those. There are just some that are extra special. Glad you had BoBo. Take care.

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  62. What a lovely tribute - it bought a tear to my eye too. I'd never considered the idea of a 'Soul Kitty' before, but you're right, we do all have one cat that will always hold a special place in our hearts. RIP Bobo x

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  63. We NEVER forget soulmate kitties. Beautiful tribute!

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  64. My heart is with you, Caren. I lost my own soul kitty (at only 9 1/2 years old) in 2000, after a hard-fought battle with gastro-intestinal cancer.

    We never "get over" the pain, the feeling of so much loss, the missing them... but the love we shared, that indelible bond, is ours to cherish forever.
    xoxo

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  65. @GlamKitty I am so sorry for YOUR loss...I can't imagine what you had to go through. Yes, the "indelible bond is ours to cherish forever" thank you! xoxo

    @Layla thank you!!

    @coolcats thank you so much and thank you for visiting! xoxo

    @Marg you were blessed to have many "soul kitties!" xoxo

    @Pam and Sam thank you!!!!!!! xoxoxo

    @Ingrid so true...it seems like just yesterday that he was here and vital. I was HIS world and he was MINE xoxoxo

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  66. What a beautiful tribute to Bobo. Bobo looks like my baby, Smoki.

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  67. A lovely tribute Caren It brought tears to my eyes.
    I have a "soul kitty" too and have always felt so lucky to have found him.

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  68. (((tears)))
    Oh Caren, what a beautiful tribute to s special kitty. This is going to stay with me for a long, long time.
    What a treasure...and so many wonderful memories you have. I suspect when Eric Clapton's song comes on the radio, there's an extra warmth in your heart...and a teary eye.
    xo, Glogirly

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  69. Bonjour dear Caren,
    You did a lovely post, plenty of feelings,a beautiful homage to your adorable Bobo.
    I'm here thinking of you all,
    purrs
    Luna - WE LOVE LUNA

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  70. You are so very right about those once in a lifetime kitties. They enrich our lives yet break our hearts. It is best to remember they are ALWAYS with us!

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  71. What a sweet and wonderful tribute to your sweet Bobo. Leaving you lots of warm, gentle hugs.

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  72. Yep, I'm bawling right now. What a beautiful, loving tribute to your Soul Kitty. I am sure that Bobo still 'visits' you, even if it is only in your dreams. Soul bonds are like that.

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  73. I did not know Bobo, but I do know how very special he was. He made my whiskers weepy wet and my heart smile at the same time. My Dad had a heart kitty too, my brother Ivan, who had a heart attack and died in his arms. We send you long distance hugs and maybe one day we can deliver it in purrson.

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  74. We send you comforting purrs and hugs as you remember your sweet Bobo today. What a nice tribute to him. We can see how special he was.

    Wally, Ernie, Zoey and mom Sue

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  75. @The Island Cats thank you sooo much! He truly was a special boy xoxo

    @Brian awwww you touched me so much. I am so sorry about your beloved Ivan as well. I can only imagine the pain you experienced. When we had to help Bobo cross the bridge I held him on our couch (we chose to have him at home) I literally collapsed in tears while holding him. I could barely let him go. His ashes are in a beautiful wooden urn on my desk with his photo on it so he is still with me every day. Yes one day maybe we can each deliver (((hugs))) in person. Thank you!

    @TMW Hickman...he definitely DOES visit me, I know it. As I wrote above to Brian, he is in a lovely urn on my desk and I see him every day. He is still "my boy" xoxo

    @Chancy (((((thank you!)))) they are much appreciated

    @Nancy so true!

    @Luna thank you soooo very much! ((((hugs))))

    @Katie and Glogirly deepest thanks and ((((hugs)))) ohhhh you hit it on the head. YES....I replayed this video and could picture my Bobo doing "his thing"....one day I will share another song that is actually a funny one that I also associate with him. THANK YOU! xoxoxo

    @Deborah thank you!! I know you cherish him every day!!

    @Malia thank you!! Then I know that Smoki must be a gorgeous kitty!

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  76. Oh caren.... sending you lots of love... I know how hard this is. You were so lucky to have Bobo.. as was he to have you...one day, many, many years from now you will be together again

    I understand a soul kitty.... that is what alex is to me... if you would have ever old me ,the dog girl, that I would love a cat as ,much as do him I would never believe you... but I do. And it is so hard to see him age so quickly and know what the future holds.,.

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  77. Oh caren.... sending you lots of love... I know how hard this is. You were so lucky to have Bobo.. as was he to have you...one day, many, many years from now you will be together again

    I understand a soul kitty.... that is what alex is to me... if you would have ever old me ,the dog girl, that I would love a cat as ,much as do him I would never believe you... but I do. And it is so hard to see him age so quickly and know what the future holds.,.

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  78. Oh caren.... sending you lots of love... I know how hard this is. You were so lucky to have Bobo.. as was he to have you...one day, many, many years from now you will be together again

    I understand a soul kitty.... that is what alex is to me... if you would have ever old me ,the dog girl, that I would love a cat as ,much as do him I would never believe you... but I do. And it is so hard to see him age so quickly and know what the future holds.,.

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  79. When I was 12 years old I got a little puppy named Snuggles. She was my baby. She was my soul puppy :) She died ten years ago but I still remember all the fun things we did. I miss her terribly still.

    Tami

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  80. What a beautiful post Caren, Bobo was very special indeed :-)

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  81. A wonderful heart-felt post, Caren. Those soul-kitties remain a part of us: no matter how many years they've been gone, it still seems strange not to turn around and see them there. Maybe that's because they still are, only in another form.

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    1. Thanks so much. I feel so guilty, this post was from 2012. I looked and I am not sure that I have acknowledged the date since (on the blog)........I am certain Bobo IS still here in another form. Cody found Bobo's old carrier quite some time ago, (I had never shown it to him, I keep it in the closet). Cody found it, opened the door on it (himself!!) and often goes there to sleep. I think he is communicating with Bobo, I truly do.

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  82. I wouldn't be surprised. They see more than we do.

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  83. Dear Caren,
    Angel Bobo is is the dearest.
    Me and mom are sending lots of love & Hug to you.
    Forever Love
    xox

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    1. Puddy you and your Mom are so sweet...thank you so much!! We love you!! xoxoxo

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  84. Oh Caren, Admiral was mine and Katie absolutely is. We love them to themed and beyond. I did not know your baby. I wish I had. I know about that dread for the future. I try hard not to think of Katie leaving me. Xxx❤️❤️❤️

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    1. Oh yes we most definitely do!!! No, no one knew Bobo....I didn't start blogging until 2 yrs after he passed. Cody was adopted two weeks after he passed. I try hard not to think of that too but it is hard xoxoxo

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