Sunday Selfies: Week #121

The past few days have been very difficult with too many losses, sadness and tears. It is with a heavy heart that I add to it.


farewell Fiona

Rest In Peace

March 18, 2010 – December 1, 2016 

My beautiful sisfur, Fiona, got her angel wings at 9:55 p.m. on Thursday, December 1. I held back telling everyone, as Kitties Blue didn’t want to spoil Sammy’s Come Fly With Me adventure or the tribute post we had planned for him.

After 11 months of treatment for CKD, Fiona was very frail and weak. She spent her last day snuggling and cuddling with Mom and Dad and went to her new life lying on Mom’s chest.

When we posted the poem for Fiona on Thursday, many of you surmised that her time with us was coming to an end and indeed it was. We just didn’t expect it to be that day. If you missed that poem, entitled, “You,” it is now on our sidebar.

I am not going to write anymore about my sisfur today. Mom has promised me that over the next several weeks (or months) I will be able to tell you stories about Fiona and share additional photos. However, I do have two photos I want to share here. The first photo is from Fiona’s and my Gotcha Day on May 8, 2010. The second photo was taken on her last day with us.


farewell Fiona


After so many days of sadness and turmoil, Mom has decided not to decorate for Christmas. We think it would cheer her up, but she says her heart just isn’t in it. We are all pretty perturbed. One of our favorite pastimes during the holidays is to watch the electric meter dial spin around, like a ballerina in a production of The Nutcracker, when the lights are turned on. She has, however, promised to hang all our stockings from the mantel so Santa Paws knows where to find us. And we will have a Christmas card. In fact, it features Fiona in a gorgeous graphic Nellie‘s mom, Barb, created for us. Mom promises to share that very soon.

I do want to share this lovely card/badge Sammy‘s mom, Pam, made. It was so kind and generous of her. We love it, and we know Fiona would as well.


farewell Fiona


We are super thankful that Sammy and Fiona could go to the Bridge together. It’s always nice to have a friend to hold your paw when you begin a new adventure.

Mom and Dad are so thankful they were able to take Fiona to the Blessing of the Animals a couple of weeks ago. And they, as well as all the Kitties Blue and I appreciate all the support, purrs and prayers and best wishes you have sent Fiona over the past 11 months. We know each and every one of those extended her life.

Cat4-001Now it’s time to hop. We hope lots and lots of you will join us. The link is below as is the code if you’d like to include the hop on your Sunday Selfies post. If you don’t post on Sundays, you are still welcome to join the hop. And it remains open each week through Thursday.

Thank you for stopping in today. We love all our blogging friends.

Purrs and paw-pats, Giulietta