Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Wordy Wednesday

I wanted to start by thanking all the super kitties that stopped by and had some fun at my birthday party yesterday! I hope everykitty had a really great time! Mommy and I will do our best to get around to everyone's bloggie as soon as we can.

But now that the celebration is over, Mommy and I wanted to share a little something special about my birthday. Because there's more than just my birthday that we celebrate on September first.

On the first of September in 2005 my sister Purdy went to the Bridge. She had only been really sick for a few weeks, but she was diagnosed with Lymphoma and it didn't take long before she had to go. She was my Mommy and Daddy's very first kitty and all of our family loved her - our Grandpa was so very sad, and our Auntie was heartbroken along with Mommy and Daddy.

One of the worst parts is that Purdy went to the Bridge on our Auntie and Uncle's wedding anniversary. So it made a happy day very sad.

When Mommy and Daddy adopted me in January I was about three months old, so that would have put my birthday somewhere around October. But my Mommy thought that purrhaps it would be better to celebrate my birthday on September First instead. That way the happy day wouldn't be quite so sad anymore, and Purdy's passing wouldn't be as sad either.

Here's a picture of Purdy from a long time ago:

Thanks for listening kitties - and sharing our special day.

- Pearl


Camie's Kitties said...

That is a good story Pearl. We are sorry about Purdy. We hope that each year gets easier.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody, Camie and Miss Jade

Renae & Count Chocula said...

Happy belated birthday! we're sorry we missed it.

Dragonheart and Merlin said...

Pearl, we are so sorry we missed your party. Our mom hasn't been feeling well, so hasn't been able to help us visit our friends. We hope you had a very, very happy birthday!

Thank you so much for celebrating my first birthday with me yesterday! I really appreciate it! - Merlin

Tybalt said...

What a super sweet/sad story, Pearl. September 1st is a very special day indeed.


And happy belated birthday!

Anonymous said...

What a bittersweet story. Purdy was very purrty!

Victor Tabbycat said...

Pearl, dat's a furry nice story. I's sorry we didn't get to yur pawty. Mom haded a my-grain an wasn't good fur nofing last night cept shnuggles. So, better late than nefur, here's yur song:
Hippo Birdie Two Ewes,
Hippo Birdie Two Ewes,
Hippo Birdie Deer Pearl,
Hippo Birdie Two Ewes!
... an many mooooooore!

Purrageous Pirates said...

Purdy was absolutely beautiful. I think its wonderful that through you your family is able to remember Purdy. Mommy tries to assign us birthdays that she will remember and she often used the birthdays of those who have passed on as a way to remember them.

With Love and Nosekisses,

The Island Cats said...

We think that was a great idea your mom had to celebrate your birthday on the day that Purdy went to the does make a sad day less sad...

We did have a fun time at the party yesterday! Zoey is still recouperating!

Wally, Ernie & Zoey

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Pearl that is a wonderful way to honor the one who came before.


The Furry Kids said...

Thank you for telling us about Purdy. We like the part about how your birthday is extra special and brings a little happiness to a sad day.

Hi Bert!
Love and whiskie kissies,

goldenshade said...

That is a very touching story Pearl. Purdy must have been a very special kitty indeed.

I wonderful way to remember her.

Purrs Goldie and Shade

HotMBC said...

Oh that's a good story Pearl. It is good to make a sad day more happy.

The Cat Realm said...

We think that was a fabulous thing of your humans to do! We did wish you a happy birthday, right? Did we? Oh - all our brains are like Swiss cheese - it is disgusting!
Yes, it is good to remember our bridge ones with something positive! Karl

Mickey said...

That is a really nice story. I am sorry Purdy was not with your Mom& Dad long. It is nice to make that day a happy one by celebrating your birthday :) That way,you can also celebrate Purdy's life too!!!

ML said...

O, Pearl, that is such a sweet story. An don't you's feel honored to haf them want to make yours purrthday September furrst.
Purdy was a beautiful cat.
Love and purrs,

Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

We think it is a good idea to share a good thing an a sad thing onna same day. It makes ya think, ya know?

jenianddean said...

That's a nice story and an excellent reason to celebrate your birthday early (besides, that means you get you birthday presents early).

I left you an award today. (

DEBRA said...


How lovely Purdy was and you know she is helping by watchin over you all and keeping efurryone safe and happy.And we think that this is a wonderful way to remember Purdy and keep her memory alive and help celebrate her life and yours together that is really special..


The Crew said...

That was sweet to make your purrthday a good day, 'stead of a sad day. We hope you had a great purrthday.

Your friend

Lux said...

Thanks to you all for coming to my house trashing party! :)