Thursday, January 15, 2009

Goodbye, Old Friends

I've been a cat lover all my life (much to the dismay of my parents in my earlier years), despite being allergic to the little fur balls. Not too long ago we had 5 cats: Kit, Kat, Kaboodle (such original names) and Bogie & Birdie (a nod to our love of golf). As things go, one by one they started getting older and sicker (Kit had to have chemo; Bogie, my Granny's cat, had radiation).

Try as we might we couldn't save Kit or Bogie. Then Birdie was hit by a car. Now all three are buried over in the mountains at our family cemetery (in the pet, not people, section). Kat & Kaboodle live on, their tails pulled and prodded by the little fingers running around our house.

I wanted my special friends to have special headstones to commemorate their short, sweet lives. My uncle David is a self-described "rock hound." He finds all kinds of interesting rocks and quartz in the mountains. So he gave me these nice, smooth rocks in great shapes and I painted each of them with the kitty's name, along with some flowers, using water-based acrylic paint. I finished them off with a coat of Krylon spray varnish so that they can withstand the elements.

Rather than put the rocks at the cemetery where I can't see them, I've decided to give them a home on my kitchen windowsill for now. When we move into our new home later this year, I'll find the perfect spot for them in our backyard.



Beav's Wife said...

That is so sweet. What a great idea.

Anonymous said...


Your creativity carries over into the next life for our furbabies. Nice tribute to your furry kitty babies. Ada