Tuesday, January 9, 2018

50 Days

Today
50 Days since Chucky left us
Bardo is completed

Chuck's portrait 

Chuck's favorite piano stool lookout

The last woolie sock that Chuck ever herded

The very last photo taken of Chuck
During the deep cold that we've recently experienced, I found myself more than once wanting to check on Chuck, who usually slept in the blanket-draped rocking chair.  You had to lift the blanket to see him!  The Hubby and I miss him; we talked about Chuck when out at lunch this weekend.  It's kind of hard to talk about him while at home; why is that?


28 comments:

Brian said...

Yes, it sure is difficult, but talk, he hears you. Hugs.

Rene said...

When our Tucker died, I looked for him for a long time. Sending love and hugs.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

Chuck's portrait is amazing !! I think it's easier to talk about Chuck when your out, because you are not "near him" as you are when you're home; it's his home too...does this make sense ?? ♥♥

Seville at Nerissa's Life said...

Peep #1 still misses Nissy. You'll miss Chucky forever, I think, but at some point, the pain of missin' him will be replaced by the fond, love-filled memories you have of bein' with him. PURRS.

The Swiss Cats said...

We agree with Seville. Love and hugs

Caren Gittleman said...

I love the memorial to Chucky at your home, it is just beautiful and the portrait is gorgeous. Your urn is similar to my Angel Bobo's (((hugs))) catchatwithcarenandcody

Madi and Mom said...

Welcome home Chuck...you are now in charge of watching over Da Crazy boyz...
Hugs madi and mom

edie said...

Sending comforting thoughts. 💕

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Almost two months?!?! I can't believe it's been that long! On the one hand, it feels like forever since then ... but on the other, it feels like yesterday. I love that portrait you hung - it's beautiful beyond words - just like the kitty who stars in it.

The Whiskeratti said...

You have memoralized him beautifully.

The Island Cats said...

That portrait of him is wonderful. Sending you lots of comforting purrs....

Cat Lover said...

Vicki, such a lovely tribute to Chucky. . I have thought of you often since Chucky passed. Take care.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

What a beautiful post. It's obvious how much he was loved.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Beautiful photo of Chuck. It is good to keep talking about your sweet boy. XO

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

Sending you lots of love and hugs.

William's Kith & Kin said...

Oh, that lone woolie--just about made us weep. We're glad he's back home with you.

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

Such a lovely photo.

When Em died, it took a long time to get over having to give her injections.. since she received them twice a day..

Sending gentle purrs

Elise Xavier said...

Absolutely beautiful portrait you have of Chuck hanging on the wall.. and that last photo you took of Chuck I think also needs to be framed.

So not looking forward to experiencing my first time losing a kitty :(. *grabs Avery and gives him extra cuddles.

Roby Sweet said...

Our dog Shannan passed almost two years ago, and I still sometimes glance toward one of her favorite places and expect to see her there. These days, this doesn't wreck me like it used to, but I'm always surprised when it happens, and then come the wonderful memories of when she was here. May you find comfort in your wonderful memories of Chuck.

Tamago said...

The portrait of Chuck is so beautiful. I know you miss him terribly. Sending warm hugs. xo

Katie and The Katz said...

Beautiful portrait of Chucky... I still miss my Boo Bear and it has been over ten years ago. xo Hugs and Purrz, Katie Kat.

Hairballsandhissyfits.com said...

That is a stunning portrait --and actually seems to have caught some of his energy somehow. He had a wonderful life and it's good you have some wonderful memories and mementos - even if there is still sadness too

The Daily Pip said...

The photo of Chuck is beautiful. I love that you left some of his things as they were. I did the same thing when my first dog Pip passed and our cat Elsie in 2016. Makes it seem like they are still there with us at some level - though certainly doesn't make us miss them any less.

Cats Herd You said...

What a stunning portrait of Chuck! I always try to remember that grief is like a rock in a river. Time erodes the corners so they aren't so sharp. Eventually, it becomes smooth enough that instead of having edges, it's smooth, and you just feel the good memories again. Sending you lots of hugs and headbutts from all of us here.

Mickey's Musings said...

Such a lovely picture of a very special cat.
Hugs.
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

Clarissa said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Chuck was such a handsome boy. He reminds me very much of my Sable (who will be 17 later this year). Your memorial for him is lovely.

Deziz World said...

Sendin' hugs and purrayers. We luv the foto.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

Three Chatty Cats said...

What a beautiful last photo of him.