Day of the Dead, All Saints’ Day, All Souls’ Day: November 1st and 2nd, Twenty-Fifteen

 Each of the day (s) mentioned above are concerned with remembering loved ones who have died. For me in the past year the people who have died that I am remembering are my aunt Carmoletia and a maintenance man at the factory where I work who died after a short illness which turned out to be lung cancer. He had been our maintenance liaison between security and the factory. He was more than a simple maintenance man, he was our friend. Then there is the pianist at the church my parents’ attend. Maybe a few other people I cannot recall right this moment. I’m sure there are probably a few internet personages as well, but my mind is not what it should be when it comes to recalling some things/people. Sorry.

For me I’m remembering the cats who have died on my watch, so to say. Most of the cats pictured previously, except for Gibbles, Priscilla, Tatterdemalion and Bluff, have indeed died. The ones most recently added to the list of cats waiting for me are Pounce, Tiger Lily, Wizardly Little Bit, Spectacular Spooky, Priestly Mousie and Furreckles. Others who have gone this year include Odin, Graphina, Hematyte and others who are on my calendar at home. These are all outdoor cats and each are loved very much. They are essentially the reason I get up in the mornings: to feed and care for them, checking kitten eyes for “gunk” and putting eye drops in, checking noses for blocking mucus, checking for puncture wounds from fights and doctoring those as they allow as well as searching diligently for missing cats and hopefully finding them alive.

My son knows this and does care about the cats as well. He knows I love him first and foremost.

And so it goes.

Who are you remembering these couple of days, as well as lifting up the saints’ if that is your belief system? I have no problem with it as it is part of our calendar of days.

Be blessed and I’ll see you on the flip side.     ;D

Mitsu who is missing greatly her companion cat Pounce

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Pounce waiting for attention.

Pounce waiting for attention.

Tocktober, Tockstober (whatever) Twenty-sixth, Twenty-Fifteen

20110130234339And here is another shot, different kitten. As well as my son’s hand trying to help the kitten down.

Hope all are well. Loves to all,

Mitsu

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Tockstober Nineteenth, Twenty-Fifteen

2013-04-29_08-13-28_508Bluff’s ‘tocks, a different view. Always a sweet boy.

Mitsu

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Tockstober Eighteenth, Twenty-Fifteen

????????????????????My oldest boy Pounce’s ‘tocks on their way into the barn.   :D   This is a few years old also. It makes me smile to see it and him. I believe that is tortie Bram just under his tail.

Sad to say, Bram is no longer with us: she disappeared this early spring. And Pounce suddenly lost weight this past two weeks, hasn’t really been eating and the last time I saw him (Friday morning, Tockstober 16), he was half his adult weight.

I hope to see him tomorrow, Monday, when I will not be having to leave to go to work but will not be surprised if I never see him again in this life. I am not happy about that possibility because Pounce has been my constant companion for the last couple years whenever I went outside for practically any reason. Not underfoot but a comfortable distance and always (mostly) ready for a pet, flumping down to get skritches and thumps.

I am sad. He has been such a sweet boy and meal roll call will not be the same.

Mitsu

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Tockstober Seventeenth, Twenty-Fifteen

2013-05-07_08-29-24_89Here is 4 week old Domino showing one set of his wing spots in this ‘tock shot back in May 2013. I believe it is Mac-an-Bhaird on the board beside him. Oooo, and we have a licorice toe bean shot as well!! Wow, better than I realized.

And today is Sweetest Day, as well. So give your loves a squeeze.

Loves always,

Mitsu

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Tockstober Sixteenth, Twenty-Fifteen

2013-05-06_17-15-35_507No words necessary.    ;D

Loves to all,

Mitsu

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Tockstober Fourteenth, Twenty-Fifteen

2013-04-21_17-09-12_867Don’t remember whose tail is in the front center of the shot but it is dinner time again on the Homestead. Something obviously caught the attention of Chicory and his brother outside the frame. Rest assured everycat ended up in the barn.

Loves to all,

Mitsu and the Colony Cats

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Tockstober Thirteenth, Twenty-Fifteen

20AE641An almost ‘tocks shot. And a paw siting!!

Pretty gray lady cat.

Anyone else doing the ‘tocks shots for Tockstober?

I will be scrounging through my photos for cat/kitten pictures (as if there are any other kind      ;D    }.

Been fighting with my computer and internet services: if it is not one it is the other. Oh, well.

Hope everybody had a great day!

See you on the flip side.

Mitsu

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Tockstober Twelfth, Twenty-Fifteen

Food Time On the Homestead

Food Time On the Homestead

A good time for tock watching.   😉

When do you watch tocks?

(Sorry for the fuzziness.)

Mitsu

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Journey, Limerick, Alliteration

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There once was a knight name of Bernie,

Who wanted to travel to tourney.

But his journey got long

So he started his song

Of “Bernie’s Journey to Tourney.”

 

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