12 February, 2024

With a touch of the Frisk

It's PO'Monday!

Celestial Paddy O'Malley was frisking around in February, 2014.

Lost my Aunt to cancer on Sunday.
She loved cats, and when we talked on the phone, we'd share our adventures in catdom.

When I was a girl, at my great-grandmother's funeral, a person unfamiliar with the family asked my Aunt if I, who stood next to her, was her daughter.

A running joke from then on, she was 'Mom' on cards and letters.

She taught me a few swear words in Polish, and she had a lovely laugh.

Farewell Mom; your time on Earth is done.


  1. So sorry to read about your special Aunt/Mom's death.
    You indeed shared a lot and those memories will sustain you.
    Mariette + Kitties

  2. My condolences to you for the passing of your aunt. Losing family members as we get older is just so difficult.

  3. I am very sorry about the passing of your aunt.

  4. It is always a blessing to have "another mother", may she rest well, peacefully, always and may your memories of her always be the best of the best.
    Our sympathies on her loss.

  5. V
    so very sorry to hear about “mom”. It’s nice to
    have that sort of relationship with an aunt. sending condolences to you and your aunts family

    💙💚 L

  6. Our condolences on the loss of your aunt. Perhaps Paddy was waiting for her at the Bridge?

    The Chans

  7. Paddy was ever so handsome. I'm very sorry to hear about your aunt. Hugs from all of us.

  8. So sorry about the loss of your aunt. Aunts are so very special.

    Paddy was a most photogenic cat. I miss him too.

    Have a blessed day and week. Scritches to the kitties and a healing hug to you. ♥

  9. Oh, dear, we are so sorry for the loss of your wonderful aunt. And as always, we pine for Paddy in all his glory. Hugs from us.

  10. Truly sorry about your Aunt's passing. I know that special care and love with family too. We grieve so when they pass away from us.

  11. He was a cutie. I am so sorry for the loss of your aunt. I know a lot of Polish swear words too from my Grandpa. XO

  12. I'm saddened by your loss and feel your pain. ~hugs~ My 'mom' is failing; her biological daughter, my best friend since third grade, shared details this afternoon. :( And we all miss your sweet, silly boy. August 5 of 2014 was when our precious cat Luna passed away. Thank you for sharing your photographs and memories of Po'M.

  13. Oh, very sad, very sad indeed about your aunt. And to that blasted cancer. But if she loved cats, then it may be that she and the PO'M are keeping each other company. That would be nice.

  14. So sorry you lost your Aunt! My condolences to you and all who knew and loved her. I can see she was a very special lady...as all aunts are supposed to be

    I learned a couple bad words in polish from one of my highschool teachers, who sort of was like a second Father to me..😀

  15. Please accept my condolences for the loss of your "Mom." She will be in your heart for always.

  16. So sorry for the loss of your “mom” aka, your aunt.


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