Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Thank you

Äiti here: I had not thought about posting until the new blog had taken shape, but have just been so overcome by the messages of condolence I've received that I wanted to thank you so much. They have really helped. And I had not realised just how loved my bratty little mancat was by so many people. I've cried so much reading the many comments, my facebook messages and also emails and cards by post. I am deeply touched by the fact other bloggers have paid tribute to him on their own blogs. Thank you all.

I am grieving my wonderful little guy, and feel great sadness watching the rest of perheemme settle into their new 'hierarchy'. I am happy they are more relaxed - Punapippuri was pretty unpredictable at times and that stress is gone. I am also touched by how affectionate they are being to me, and that's not just at feeding times.

I am also grieving the loss of the voice of Punapippuri in his blog - and his regular missives to a certain Spitty the Kitty. They were best buddies.  Blogging has bought me so much - so many real friends within a virtual world - and I want to carry this on, but also honour the End of an Era by changing the things that need changing, but keeping the other stuff the same. The new blog is taking shape, and I'll send the link as soon as I feel able.

Tributes on the blogospheres - I am blown away by these as I am so bad at making comments elsewhere, and yet these posts were written by Loyal Readers. Thank you!

Spitty the Kitty
Angel Prancer Pie
When the cat is away
Naukulan kerho
Hairballs and Hissyfits
Eastside cats

My apologies if I missed yours - please let me know.


Angel Prancer Pie said...

Your blog and boy was much loved.
When my Prancer died, I didn't know who would emerge as the voice of the blog, but Princeton emerged naturally. I would have never chosen him, but it works. Maybe the same will happen for you.
Sending much love, comfort, and wet nose kisses.

Eastside Cats said...

Rest In Peace, Angel Punapippuri!

When the cat is away said...

"And I had not realised just how loved my bratty little mancat was by so many people"

Of course he was :) He was a superstar! For 8 years, we've watched The Castle through his eyes, long-time readers (or newer ones like me who read old posts) have seen him grown from a pikku pentu to a kunningas.

And yes, he was a brat, but a very adorable and lovable one ;) - and a very proud and mighty King.

When the cat is away said...

P.S. For me, it has worked to let both cats tell from their perspective, depending on what the posting is about. I've a byline under each posting to help readers understand who wrote the post. (Well, at least I hope it works for the readers, hehe).

That being said, you've maybe too many cats to let each one take their turns. And it's probably not your style of writing either.

Hairballsandhissyfits.com said...

Even though he made fun of Amarula I think she had a secret little crush on him! Can't wait to see your updated blog. Hope you are doing ok!

Connie - Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

it is so comforting being around those who understand your loss.

The Swiss Cats said...

The blogging community is amazingly supportive, it's so true, We're looking forward to seing your new blog. Purrs and hugs from Claire

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

I look forward to seeing the new blog when you are ready.
The blogging community really is wonderful and gives so much support when needed.
Will you keep this blog up? I hope so because it will be good to look back at the beautiful photos and lovely memories.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

We are family here. <3 Purrs to you.

pilch92 said...

Wonderful tributes to your beautiful boy. He touched many lives. XO

Kari said...

I hope you keep this blog up too. The photos are exquisite and there are so many happy memories of those who have gone before. The photo of Punapippuri at 6 weeks ( side bar) is a most magical, joy filled picture. It can can life my spirits even on the darkest and saddest of days.

Colehaus Cats said...

Oh, we just learned of dear Punapippuri's passing and we are very saddened. Dear friends, we're sending love and purrs. Thank you for sharing his life with us.

Katnip Lounge said...

Words aren't enough...how about a (((HUG)))?

Mourning here too. King P will be missed, and remembered always. All hail the King!

Gigi said...

We loved King P and we love you, too. Like the Katnip Lounge says, we will always remember him. Always.