Sunday, 1 July 2012

Rilli-ukko's last journey

We all miss Rilli-ukko who left us in March. Äiti still says someone is missing, and no cat can replace him. And nor should they.  She was very worried about Ruska, his biggest fan, but Ruska is happy enough with all us mancats now, thankfully. This is a lovely picture of Rilli washing his buddy, whom he knew since he was a wild pikku pentu!
 Äiti hasn't been able to go to buy muikku though - not yet. Rilli loved them.
Rilli may have been an old man but he didn't act like it at times.
Even some of the younger ones did not dare to try the skyway!
And of course he loved his kissanminttu, like the rest of us!
The empty space though is on our sofa every evening. He was always there with Äiti who felt very lucky to have had him here in perheeni, even for such a short time.
Yesterday Äiti took Rilli's ashes to their final place. A very special place where old friends can be together. For always.

11 comments:

Prancer Pie said...

What a thoughtful post. Rilli had a wonderful home with you and the kittehz. ((Hugs)) from all of us at Prancer Pie.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

We humbly suggest that this might be the time to buy muikku. There comes a time for all things...

Purrs

Sparkle said...

Purrs to you today, Äiti.

Musta ja Harmaa said...

Bye, Rilli. And purrrs from us too.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Purrs and head butts to you all, especially to Aiti.

Peace.

Anonymous said...

Kiitos. Hyvää matkaa Rilli-Ukko. Oli mukava seurata touhujasi. Annoit meille voimia elämäämme. In finnish for.

Vilperi with servant

Nerissa said...

purrs

Kari said...

The love you have for this wonderful boy radiates from this post. We hope Rilli knew that we all loved him too! The empty space on the sofa is really the empty place in the heart made visible. It can never be filled but will grow less painful as time goes on.
One day, muikku can be purchased again, without sadness, and will bring smiles and happy memories of Rilli and how much he loved it.
When your Aiti says Rilli's earthly remains are where old friends can be together for always, our mum started to cry. We kitties know where Rilli really is. We just look to the sky above...and smile.

Katnip Lounge said...

We are happy that Rilli has rejoined the ones who came before...and we hope that Äiti's heart is healing.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock said...

What a beautiful post. Rilli had the greatest gift that anyone can ever have, to be well-loved. Now, he is watching over all of you and his Äiti from the Bridge.

Purrs,
The Chans

Au and Target said...

Rilli was such a darling. I'm glad Äiti is getting back into everyday life again. Purring for you all!