Monday, June 21, 2010

3-D FAREWELL TO OUR FRIEND PUFF-KITTY

Today, the 3-Ds and I are dedicating this post to our kitty friend Puff-Kitty Silhouette.  Puff-Kitty was helped to the bridge yesterday, June 20, 2010, by her loving parents, Carm and Randy Cole, at the age of 13.  Her parents wanted to prevent her any further suffering from a cancer that was ravaging her little body. 

Puff-Kitty was one of the famed 8GR8CATS of "Crazy Cat Lady Carm".  Not only was Puff-Kitty one of the eight, she was the first.  Before Puffy came along, the Coles were "dog people", and had never owned a cat.  Puff-Kitty was a stray who came to their home in October of 1997.  They took her in, figuring they'd find her a good home, but little did they know Puffy had plans to adopt them -- and she succeeded.   At first they thought Puffy was a boy kitty, and was named Puff-Daddy, but once they discovered she was a girl, her named was changed to Puff-Kitty.

And this was the beginning of Carm becoming a "Cat Lady".  Her love for cats blossomed into the all-consuming thing it is today, and Carm is forever grateful to Puffy for introducing her into the wonderful world of felines.  As Puffy was passing, Carm and Randy told her how much they loved her, and thanked her for changing their lives for the better. 

Here are a few pictures of Puff-Kitty Silhouette, to help us all remember her by.


Puff-Kitty was a real black beauty with gorgeous golden eyes.


She made a lovely silhouette in any kind of light.


This is Puffy in her younger days, with her brother Moony in the background.


This was Puff-Kitty's favourite place to be -- on her Daddy's lap.


Puffy was a ladycat of mystery.  She came out of nowhere.


She was good-natured enough to let her Mom dress her up for any occasion.


She loved just hanging out with her sisters and Dad.


And joining in with the rest on the regular 8GR8CATS nipfests.


This is Puff-Kitty on her 13th birthday -- appropriately enough, it was Hallowe'en!


Now, Puffy has joined the host of light fairies.  She's going to come back to visit her furmily from time to time just to check in on them.  She is well and happy on the Rainbow Bridge, but her loved ones still need reassurance.

Puff-Kitty was sister to Tommy, Candy, Moony, Sunny, Joy, Pride and Furby, and first kitty of Carm and Randy Cole.  They will miss her dearly, as will Dante, Dylan, Domino and I. 

Puff-Kitty Silhouette had a wonderful life.  She gave and received so much love, and that love will never die.  Fare well, sweet girl.

Note:  Please leave any condolence comments here, as Carm doesn't have comments turned on for her blog.

31 comments:

Sammy and Andy said...

What a grand tribute to a beautiful girl. We send love, purrs and prayers to her family. xxxxxxxxxxx

Keiko (from Kitty Trio) said...

That was a beautiful tribute to gorgeous Puffy. We are very sad that she had to leave for the Rainbow Bridge, but believe that she will be happy and painfree in her new home!
We are purring for her family at this difficult time... Puffy will be there forever in your hearts and she will be watching over you every day!!!
Soft purrs from Keiko, Kenji, Pricilla AND Yuji

Kea said...

We're so sorry to read about Puffy's passing, but glad she's at peace, not suffering. Please extend our deepest condolences to her humans.

We've noticed, much to our regret, that we no longer can leave comments on her blog. We're sorry she's changed that!

Wishing every Blessings and Peace.

The Monkeys said...

We are sorry to hear about Puff-Kitty! We send many purrs to her family and fur-siblings.

SuziQCat said...

Wonderful tribute to a well-loved girl. Thinking of you today CCC as you face the loss of a dear friend. Puffy will never be forgotten.

Four Crazy Cats

The Creek Cats said...

Oh no! We are so sad to hear about sweet Puff! We will stop by and leave comforting purrs for her family and furiends.

chezcat1970 said...

We are so sorry for the loss of Puff-Kitty. That was a beautiful tribute.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We found out last night her comments are turned off. Thank you for putting up such a nice tribute to Puff-Kitty on your blog where any can leave a comment for Carm.

We are sorry Puff needed to be helped to the bridge. It's a very sad time for her family. We send them purrs and tail wags.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We were very sorry to hear about Puff-Kitty. That was lovely.

Harry Spotter said...

What a touching and heart warming tribute. Purrs and prayers to her family and thank you for sharing this trubute with us.

Cat of Nine Tales said...

Oh, goodness...we are so sorry to hear about the loss of Puffy. Please send the Coles and their wonderful cat family our love, purrs and prayers from Lisa and all of the Cat of Nine Tales gang.

Wendy,what a wonderful tribute to Puff-Kitty.
~Lisa Co9T

cats of wildcat woods said...

Thank you for doing this. I couldn't figure out why I couldn't leave comments on their blog. Lovely tribute and we are sending purrs and prayers for the family...Puff was loved and will be missed.

Junior and Orion said...

We are so very sorry for hte loss of Puff-Kitty. she looks like she was a great kitty. We are purring for you!

Lynx217 said...

Aw such a bootiful tribute... we are sad to learn of one of the 8 having to go to the bridge. Please send our purrs, nosetaps, headbutts, and tailhugs to our furiends, hoomin and feline both.

AttieCattie said...

aw poor sweet Puff-Kitty. sending purrs to her beans for their loss.

Parker said...

Our thoughts and prayers go out to that lovely girl's family. We are so very sorry for their loss of Puff-kitty.
Parker, Puff, Powder, Rudy, Diamond Doggie and their Mom and Dad.

Angel and Kirby said...

I was so sorry to hear this sad news about Puff-Kitty. She was a beauty and so well loved. Words cannot take away the pain of loss, but can help ease those left behind. She will be in good company at the bridge, running and playing! Mom pointed out the light fairy orbs in that last picture!

Jacqueline said...

What a lovely tribute to a gorgeous baby; Puff Kitty was a real sweetheart and we are so sorry to hear of her passing...Every photo of her was stunning and we send condolances to her loving family...Wishing them peace and comfort at this sad time...kisses x3...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Cindy said...

We are very sorry. She was so pretty. Purrs for her family.

Kate said...

That was a lovely "o-kituary" Wendy. It was so well written, and I was very glad that you recognized Puffy as the first kitteh that helped Carm to find her path as a true cat lady! I met Puffy in "catness" and she was a purrfect little girl. She will be sadly missed. Thank you for a beautiful tribute.

Eric and Flynn said...

That was a lovely tribute to Puff Kitty. We send our comforting purrs to her family.

Sweet Praline said...

I am so sorry to hear about Puff Kitty. She was a beautiful lady cat. Special purrs for her family.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We are very sad to hear abowt Puff-Kitty going to the bridge. Her fambly are gonna miss her a lot. Purrs.

Cory said...

We are purring for Puff-Kitty's family. She was a very special and beautiful girl. Thank you for posting such a lovely tribute to her. We are sad she had to go to the Bridge.

Zoolatry said...

Farewell pretty lady... now you shall always be safe and feel well, and here you shall always be remembered.

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

That was a beautiful tribute to Puff-Kitty!! Thank you very much!! She was a beautiful Kitty!! Hugggs and purrs to her Family!!
Your TX furiends,

Amy and The House of Cats said...

We just heard about Puff-Kitty. She always reminded me so much of Floyd - and now with her going to the bridge in such a similar way, at the same age, it is just very sad. This is one way we wish they had been different - but we are sure Floyd is up there, fascinated by the ladycat who looks so much like him, showing her around and being her friend. We send lots of comforting purrs and prayers to Carm and her family.

Fin said...

So sorry to hear of the loss of such a lovely kitty. Purrs of condolences.

Deb said...

So sorry, Carm. I know how hard it is to lose a cat. They are all so special to us and leave such a void in our hearts. Just remember the wonderful times with Puffy and your memories will leave you smiling. Deb =^..^=x5

Gail said...

So Sorry to hear about Puff-Kitty. She was a very loved cat and I know you will miss her. She has great company over the Rainbow Bridge.
My thoughts and tears are with you.
Love
Gail, Mac, Lovey, Ripper, Leo, Mouser and Kenobi

8GR8LOLCATS said...

Thank you so much to all of our online/blogosphere friends. Realistically, we always know this day will come. Also- practically she was the oldest and we figured she'd probably be the first to leave us.

Randy and I are of course devastated and see her still in every corner. We are just getting used to the idea that she is really gone...

Sunny was looking for her. Moony says- when's my next meal? Furby seems a bit down, but OK. Candy is lavishing her attention on Daddy- seems to be making a bid to be Daddy's girl now. Tommy has unrestricted Daddy lap time now. JOY- well Joy and Puffy weren't the best of friends... so JOY is happy there are no more drive bys- by Gangsta Bitch Puffy... Pride is doing OK- as long as mommy tells him every 5 minutes how much she loves him...

Life goes on with as ML put it on my blog- with a Puffy shaped hole in our hearts and all the memories of her lifetime with us!

Again- Thank you so much Wendy for this LOVELY Tribute to our very special FURst Lady of the 8GR8CATS!