21 June 2011

Father and Sons United

EJ believes that when Tommy used to stare into nothing, he was mulling over his sons.

At times he mulled till his ears curled up. Perhaps he missed them both, 4Head and last-born handicapped Tortie.

4Head had heart problems resulting in fluid in his lungs; Tortie had severe kidney problems; Tommy had all of these.

Both Tommy and Tortie sat alike and slept in the same style; with 4Head, they relaxed in the same manner with that special air.

In the earlier years, these three always slept together either head to head or head to butt.

Now they probably are doing the same over at the Rainbow Bridge...and EJ misses these 'three stooges' so.

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31 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

EJ, if I hadn't seen your photos, I wouldn't have believed such traits could be inherited.
This is absolutely wonderful. I'm sure they're sleeping head-to-head right now.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Tracy said...

Oh what fun photos; especially the ones with them laying head to tail across the shelf; how fun!
thanks for the smiles!

Nico, Simon and JayJay said...

What sweet photos! It's always so hard for the peeps to lose their furry friends, that they sometimes forget that it's really hard on us too. When my older brother, Tobey, left I used to sit in the cat tree in the same spot (where he used to sit) for weeks. My Mom wonders if maybe I did it because that was the part of the cat tree that still had his scent...

We wish Tommy nothing but happy memories of his family!!

~Nico, Simon & JayJay :)

Au and Target said...

We also miss those kitties who went before. these pics help though, right?

Katnip Lounge said...

Those are truly amazing memories! I would have never believed the sleeping in a row either...a triumvirate of terror when they were awake, I'm sure.

Linens and Royals said...

Maybe Tommy is thinking how lucky he is to live in such a caring home.

Old Kitty said...

Awwww Tommy, Tortie and 4Head!! Beautiful and awesome threesome!! Me and Charlie just know the Rainbow Bridge is brighter for their presence. Take care
x

Sharon Wagner said...

I'd miss those handsome devils as well. And their sleeping pattern is pretty darn cute.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We've never seen another picture of cats sleeping nose to tail in a row like that - we are sure they must have been unique.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Brian said...

Thanks for sharing such beautiful memories.

SAS....Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

Wonderful tribute to 4Head and Tortie.

xxxxxxxxx

Photo Cache said...

what wonderful memories you shared with us, thank you.

purrs,
emma and buster

Gattina said...

Unfortunately I can't see the pictures, since two days I have poor internet connection here in Istanbul. It's always sad when a cat has to leave us !
Here are a lot of cats, they are very well liked.

Mr Puddy said...

Tommy, You got a trouble !!!!
You made EJ miss 4head and Tortie so much !!!
I think you are better give her a hugs and lots of kisses. I will help you too. Let's do in the double action..Ready ?
Set...Go
Kisses and Hugs tp EJ
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

ABBY said...

Such sweet memories.

purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥

Mr Puddy said...

Oh, I'm so so sorry EJ !!
My mom must have alzheimer !!!
I hope you do forgive her
xoxo

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We are so sorry EJ. It's hard losing those yoo love. Smoochies.

Sandy Kessler said...

I love how cats like to ledge sleep

Kat said...

Those are good memories and pictures help too, right? When my cat Moshu died in an accident, our other cat looked for her almost every day for a month. She mkept miawing under the bed, hoping Moshu will come out and play. Actually I miss them all, and still feel a pang when I think of them!

Marg said...

That is such a lovely tribute to those three guys. Brought a tear to Mom's eye. It is amazing that they all had the same problems. We know what you mean by missing them. Mom has tons that she really misses. Great post.

meowmeowmans said...

Wow, thank you for sharing all those memories with us, EJ. We are sorry you are missing the ones who came before. Hugs!

Julie said...

They really were similar and oh so cute! Thanks for sharing your memories.

Blackie007 said...

Those are very sweet pictures. Thanks for sharing your memories with us, kerusi. {{{hugs}}}

Boo-Bah said...

It's so nice to have so many pictures to fill you with happy memories.
I love the sleeping pictures. They were beautiful cats for sure!!

Amin said...

What wonderful memories you shared with us!

Catherine said...

Poor kitties ~ it's so hard when our furry friends have health problems. But oh those sweet faces and tummies!!

Big hugs!
xo Catherine

GRAÇA said...

So little friend is still really sore ....
I've been leaving a licking and want a
good weekend
Girlfriend
kika

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

The sons did take after Tommy! Love the shots of them sleeping together. Thanks for coming to Chica's party. You made it special.

Amin said...

Beautiful photos!

Kjelle Bus said...

Such sweet memories and lovely photos !!!
I just love the top one in the collage :)

Lui said...

EJ, you are right! I always find Sumo grumbling like that for weeks now. Sumo is probably missing the rest of his brood. Sweepy would notify me urgently so I got to "talking" with Sumo recently.

Cats and dogs and probably other animals too inherit traits and moods. I should know. I had cats and dogs and chickens and turkeys since pre-school! And I talk to all of them and they "communicate" back.

Oh, I know the feeling of missing them. Sigh.