SUNDAY SELFIES: REMEMBERING WALLY

by Janet Blue on February 24, 2019

Sunday Selfies: Week #257

As your host for this week’s blog hop, I am keeping my part short by just presenting my selfie.

 

 

It’s not my best selfie, but I took it in low light in the bedroom, and I’d been napping so my eyes are partially closed. The next time I get the opportunity, I’ll try to do better.

Purrs and paw-pats. Giuletta

Remembering Island Cat Wally

We wanted to do something special for our dear friend, Wally, who has flown away to the Rainbow Bridge. He was a fine, ginger tabby known for his posts, “What’s That Wally Doing?” Often he was pestering his brother Ernie.

Wally was a Tabby Cat Club member, a brave Cat Scout and leader of the Wally’s Warriors Patrol.

Wally survived severe pancreatitis that required hospitalization and a feeding tube a few years ago. Unfortunately hyperthyroidism and kidney disease finally got the better of him. Wally got his special, ginger wings this past Monday, the 18th.

Rather than just post a Wally Forever badge, we got Mom to make a special collage.

 

Island Cat Wally - Sunday Selfies

Clockwise from upper left corner: Portrait of Wally by Lou Belcher (HH and the Boys), Wally and Misty May attending the Queen of Hearts Dance in 2014, Cat Scout Wally, and the handsome, ginger boy himself.

 

Rest in peace dear Wally. We know you are surrounded by lots of friends, including some of our fursibs. You will be loved, missed and remembered always, and we will meet again.

Blog Hop

We are looking forward to seeing lots and lots of you here to hop with us. But even if you don’t hop, we hope you will leave a few kind words for Wally’s family if you have not already done so. Here’s the link to their blog, The Island Cats.

If you need any help with hopping, here are those tips Mom demands we print every week.

  • The link to add your selfie to the hop is below.
  • You also will find below the code to use if you’d like the hop to appear on your blog.
  • Posting on Sundays is not necessary to join.
  • You do not need to be a cat to enter. All anipals are welcome regardless of species.
  • The hop remains open for entries through Thursday midnight.
  • Please be so kind as to display our badge and/or link to The Cat on My Head.
  • Take the opportunity to visit some of the other hop-alongs and make some new friends or reconnect with some old ones.

Thanks for hopping over to see us. Have a terrific Easy Sunday.

Purrs and paw-pats, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer 



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Valentine March 1, 2019 at 11:24 am

I guess Mom forgot to “submit” my comment on this post earlier, so pawing it again here. I am still sad that Wally went OTRB. He was my pal and I miss him already. It is wonderful the collage of photos that you have put together in his honor. I have sent his family a card from me with luv.
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Dalton/Benji/Angel-MrJackFreckles/Pipo & Angel-Minko February 28, 2019 at 3:50 am

At least we can see your face, Giulietta, that’s more than Pipo gives us a lot of the time, MOL! And…you are always such a beauty!

Wally was so very special.
Its hard to know he’s no longer with us…
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Spitty the Kitty February 26, 2019 at 12:14 am

Aw, we loved Wally too. You made a wonderful tribute to him, very touching. And even though Miss Misty May is a very special ladycat to ME, Spitty the Kitty, I can see she has excellent taste in ManCats, and I am honored to share her affections with Scout Wally. XOXOXO to efurryone
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Eastside Cats February 25, 2019 at 12:24 pm

Giuletta, you DO look a bit sleepy!
We have the deep sads for Wally, and we’ve let the lady with the yellow hair know it.
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Ruby February 24, 2019 at 11:52 pm

Oh, what a wonderful tribute to your pal Wally ~ sendin’ lots of {{hugs}} to his family.
Giulietta, that is one FABulous selfie! I knows how it its to just wanna snooze…
Kisses,
Ruby ♥
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Emma and Buster February 24, 2019 at 8:04 pm

My, what a lovely memorial to Wally. We are regular visitors to their blog and we are pretty sure that Ernie, Zoey and the humans appreciate this tribute.
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Melissa & Mudpie February 24, 2019 at 6:51 pm

That’s a beautiful selfie! We already miss Wally so much.

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Lola The Rescued Cat February 24, 2019 at 6:19 pm

What a lovely tribute to our pal, Wally. We will miss him dearly. And your selfie is lovely, too.
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Sherri-Ellen T-D. February 24, 2019 at 4:48 pm

Meow meow Guilietta yore gorgeeuss inn any lite!!! Furabuluss selfie….
An wee too are sad ’bout Wally cat. All tho’ mee not know him long hee was furry special to mee. LadyMew has had leeky eyes a lot past cuppull of dayss over him leevin…..
Wee hope THE memoreess hee leeved Miss Sue an her Mistur will bee a comfort to them both.
***purrsss*** BellaDharma
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Deziz World February 24, 2019 at 2:53 pm

You look gawjus Giuletta. We miss Wally too. Big hugs

Luv ya’

Dezi and Raena
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The Swiss Cats February 24, 2019 at 2:19 pm

Beautiful tribute to our friend Wally. Purrs
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Sandee February 24, 2019 at 2:13 pm

What a wonderful tribute to Wally. Too many going to the bridge.

Have a purrfect Sunday Selfie. My best to your peeps. ♥
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Annabelle February 24, 2019 at 1:56 pm

We are so sad about ALL the recent passings, but Wally has been a friend for many many years and it was especially hard to know he had to go to the Bridge. What a beautiful tribute to him.
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speedyrabbit February 24, 2019 at 11:52 am

That’s a fabulous selfie!Wally will be missed by all who knew him here in Blogville and I am sure he is having a fun old time over the bridge with everyone over there. xxSpeedy
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Peaches & paprika February 24, 2019 at 11:16 am

Sweet tribute to Wally and your selfie was just FINE, Giuletta. What’s a selfie for, anyhoo, if not to be au natural?
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Ellen Pilch February 24, 2019 at 9:58 am

Beautiful selfie and a very nice tribute to sweet Wally. Thank you for hosting the selfies hop. XO
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Deb Barnes February 24, 2019 at 9:16 am

We will all miss Wally so very much. Purrs for a lovely Sunday to all from Deb and the Zee/Zoey gang.

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Purrseidon February 24, 2019 at 8:58 am

Giuletta, that is a fine selfie. Thank you for interrupting you nap to host this blog hop… it’s above and beyond the call of duty!
Purrseidon

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The Florida Furkids February 24, 2019 at 8:29 am

Beautiful tribute to Wally. He was an icon of the Blogosphere and will be missed.

You did a great selfie even if you were kind of sleepy!

The Florida Furkids with tons of smoochies and love to Mau and paw pats to Sawyer from Noelle.
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Timmy Tomcat February 24, 2019 at 8:20 am

It was so sad that dear Wally passed away this week. He was a great cat and we visited to give support. We will all miss you dear friend.

Giuletta you have some wonderful floof! Seems like you and Einie look sharp today
Timmy and Family
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Brian Frum February 24, 2019 at 8:16 am

That was such a special tribute to a very special Wally, we sure miss that dude.
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The Island Cats February 24, 2019 at 8:04 am

Thank you for this loving tribute to my special orange boy. As sad as I am, it makes me happy to know how much joy he brought to others. I will miss him forever. ~Island Cat Mom

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Pam Greer February 24, 2019 at 7:56 am

We are so sorry to hear about Wally.
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Scylla, Fenris, Tuiren, YinYang & Chimera (ATCAD) February 24, 2019 at 7:39 am

We are very sad about all the friends who have run off to the bridge recently. There are so many of them we are overwhelmed and just can’t bear to think about it.

Giulietta, you did wonderful on your selfie. We think that is what the humans call bedroom eyes.
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Maggie February 24, 2019 at 7:06 am

We send our love and sympathy to Wally’s family. Everyone will miss that wonderful orange boy.
Thanks for interrupting your nap to take a selfie, Giulietta!
xxoo
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Charles Huss February 24, 2019 at 6:37 am

That was a very nice tribute to Wally. He will be greatly missed.
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Lou Belcher February 24, 2019 at 5:43 am

Oh…. I’m so honored you used my painting of Wally in your tribute. Love and comfort to all of you…

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Athena February 24, 2019 at 5:34 am

Lovely selfie and tribute to dear Wally.

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

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Teddy February 24, 2019 at 5:07 am

Gosh Giulietta I think you look grand in your selfie…..and we really love the collage tribute to our pal Angel Wally. He was a “constant” in the blog world and sure is missed by all who knew him.

Hugs, Teddy
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Summer February 24, 2019 at 3:20 am

We will miss Wally too – he was such a big part of our cat blogging life.
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Little Binky and Granny February 24, 2019 at 2:57 am

Your Selfie is just fine, Giulietta, we love that lion’s face of your gorgeous self💗What a beautiful tribute of sweet angel Wally. He will be missed dearly. Pawkisses for a Happy Sunday to all of you🐾😽💞
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Harvey Button February 24, 2019 at 1:33 am

A lovely picture and a fine tribute to a fine cat who will be missed.
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ERin the cat February 24, 2019 at 1:07 am

A fine fine remembrance to a blogging pal, who will be missed by all.
A lovely selfie of yourself, too, on this bitter sweet Sunday.
Gentle purrs
ERin
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meowmeowmans February 24, 2019 at 12:10 am

Giulietta, that’s a wonderful and beautiful selfie. And as sad as his passing is, that is a lovely tribute to our angel friend, Wally. We will love and miss him always.
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