Thank You My Friends

19 May

My friends – everyone here at the Hotel Thompson wants to take the time today to say thank you.  Anytime you lose a member of your household, you feel lost and out of sorts.  YOU my friends have helped us with this grieving period through your sweet comments, cards, emails and phone calls.  There are times that we still get ready for bed at night and we call for Mouse Girl without thinking… we give our treats and get enough for her without thinking… there are so many things that we have done for over the years that included Mouse Girl that it’s hard to let it go overnight.  Today, we wanted to share a few things about our Girl in hopes that everyone sees what a special gal she was and still is watching over us.

In early 2008, Hemi’s brother Tybee passed away.  We had gotten Hemi and Tybee from a shelter when they were only 3 weeks old.  We brought them to the doctor, had them tested and bottle fed them until six weeks.  Fast forward three years and Tybee got sick.  We found out that Tybee had feline leukemia and all the testing we originally done was too early for that disease to show.   When he crossed the Rainbow Bridge, not only were we devastated but so was Hemi.  He would through a mourning period as well and wouldn’t eat, at times he wouldn’t sleep and he meowed for his brother.  In speaking with the vet, they suggested we get Hemi another friend since at that time we didn’t have any other anipals in the house.

I called a local animal shelter and made arrangements to meet a Maine Coon named Belinda.  We me and Jim got the shelter, Belinda wanted  Can you believe that?  There was just no ‘click’.  However where Jim was standing, there was another Maine Coon that was determined to get Jim’s attention.  She was meowing to him and grabbing at his arm/shoulder through the crate she was housed.

Every time Jim would walk away, she would cry louder for him to return.  I walked over to her crate and she was trying to reach out for me.  We then got to hold her.  It was like coming home – she felt like she had always been in our arms.  She purred and jumped from me to Jim.  It’s true what they say – cats pick their own staff.

But there were other signs that this particular cat was ‘the one’ to adopt.  When I went to complete the paperwork, I found out this princess’s name was Mouse Girl and that she was born the same that my dad had passed away.

Of course, we considered these all “signs” that we were doing the right thing.  And upon getting Mouse Girl home, it was like she had been there for years.  She knew exactly where the litter boxes were, where the food/water was and where we slept.  It was quite strange.

And Hemi went right up to her, purred and started bathing her.  Two cats that had never met but seemed like they had known each other for years.  What are the odds of that?

They quickly became close buds and even drank from the fountain together – because you know a ‘bowl’ of water is just too common for them – LOL.

Life went on and although other anipals came to live here at the Hotel Thompson – Bacon and Houdini – Mouse Girl who was affectionately known to us as OMG (Oh Mouse Girl) was our girl… our princess… our baby because she was the only girl for all of these years

And although she was very loving to the other anipals, it took her time to adjust to me and Jim.  Not knowing her past history of when and how she came to the shelter, we picked up real quick that she didn’t trust very easily.  But me and Jim stood fast, gave her love and let her adjust according to her schedule.

It took her almost a solid year but she finally started coming to bed with us at night and sleeping at my feet.  And then she would come up to you and touch you with her hand as if to say, “Pet me.”

She was a big girl too which Maine Coons often are.  At her prime, she was well over 20 pounds; however, she never pushed her weight around.  If Hemi, Bacon or Houdini came up to her to play, she played.  And although there were times the boys got on her nerves and she had to do was sit on them, she didn’t.  They would squabble on one paw and then all of them would cuddle up together and sleep.

So to our beautiful OMG.  We ❤ you with all of our hearts and we thank YOU for picking us as your staff.  You will never be forgotten.

12/19/2008 – 05/08/2016


Posted by on 05/19/2016 in Bacon, Hemi and Mouse Girl, Houdini


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38 responses to “Thank You My Friends

  1. The Canadian Cats

    05/19/2016 at 12:50 pm

    Mousegirl was a true member of the family and was loved by the other members. Like human kids, the furry ones have their squabbles too. She was a precious girl.


    • Piglove

      05/19/2016 at 12:59 pm

      Thank you my sweet friend. We really wanted to show that today in this post. She meant a lot to each one of us and really had a special place in our hearts ❤ XOXO – Bacon

  2. Cupcake

    05/19/2016 at 1:06 pm

    What a super sweet Gotcha Story. Mom is a BIG believer in signs, so yeah. Mouse Girl and the Thompsons were meant to be!

    Love and licks,

    • Piglove

      05/19/2016 at 2:08 pm

      aaww thanks beautiful! XOXO – Bacon

  3. onespoiledcat

    05/19/2016 at 1:12 pm

    What a dear, sweet show of love your post is……she felt that too for every second she was a member of the Thompson household. That’s a wonderful thing. She was as lucky to find you as you were to find her. I know how horrible it is to lose a pet or anyone who is super close to your heart but she IS still there in your hearts and always will be. Remember you gave her what she needed most – LOVE. You’re special people – truly.

    Love and Hugs, Pam (and Sam)

    • Piglove

      05/19/2016 at 2:08 pm

      aaww thanks cousin. We really appreciate that. There’s something else we are going to share next month about MG Much love to you! XOXO – Bacon

  4. katsrus

    05/19/2016 at 1:51 pm

    She’s sounds like a wonderful kitty, Hugs.
    Sue B

    • Piglove

      05/19/2016 at 2:09 pm

      She really was my friend. XOXO – Bacon

  5. lexitheschnauzer

    05/19/2016 at 1:56 pm

    Mouse Girl’s gotcha story is very special, much like her. Hugs to you all.

    • Piglove

      05/19/2016 at 2:09 pm

      Thanks pal. We appreciate that. XOXO – Bacon

  6. Luanne

    05/19/2016 at 2:01 pm

    What a darling. I’m so sorry for your loss 😿

    • Piglove

      05/19/2016 at 2:09 pm

      Thank you my sweet friend. MG really touched all of our hearts here. XOXO – Bacon

      • Luanne

        05/19/2016 at 2:20 pm

        Xoxo. We went through this last June. I understand.

  7. databbiesotrouttowne

    05/19/2016 at 2:06 pm

    guys, this is an awesome tribute to mouse girl, and we enjoyed reading it and learning more about her. thanx for sharing her life here in this post…we have a saying in trout towne; just because you can’t “see” someone, doesn’t meant they aren’t “there” and we know mouse girl IS still right by your side, and she’ll remain so. we also know if mouse girl were able to speak..human…she’d say… thanx mom and dad, for this post, and for EVERYTHING…I love you both too ~~~ ♥♥♥

    • Piglove

      05/19/2016 at 2:11 pm

      aaww sniffs – thanks my friend. We really appreciate that. We were so hoping that it would show much we loved our OMG. She was very special and came into our lives and touched all of us in so many different ways. XOXO- Bacon

  8. CarolMaeWY

    05/19/2016 at 2:27 pm

    Thank you for telling us the story of Mouse Girl. All the pets at Hotel Thompson are so special. It’s good to share our pets special story. ❤️

    • Piglove

      05/19/2016 at 2:53 pm

      aaww thanks my sweet friend. We appreciate that. XOXO – Bacon

  9. angelswhisper2011

    05/19/2016 at 4:18 pm

    What a beautiful story and what a special girl MouseGirl was. We always love it when kitties choose and not the humans 😀 We know you loved her very much and always stays in your heart until you meet her again…one day. Soft Pawkisses to comfort you ❤ ❤ ❤

    • Piglove

      05/20/2016 at 9:29 am

      aaww thanks my sweet friend. OMG has and always will have a special place in all of our hearts here. She touched us in so many different ways. Hope YOU are feeling better. XOXO – Bacon

  10. The Scottie Chronicles

    05/19/2016 at 4:21 pm

    It’s so very hard, but friends do help us get through each day don’t they? Thinking of you all during this difficult and sad time. The Peepstress

    • Piglove

      05/20/2016 at 9:30 am

      Thank you so much my sweet friend. It is so hard to say goodbye and we really don’t have to because they will always be here in spirit with us. I have an amazing story that I will be sharing 6/13/2016 about MG. Hope you read it that day. XOXO – Bacon

  11. sheilaenglehart

    05/19/2016 at 4:35 pm

    Wow. Lovely connections from spirit.

    • Piglove

      05/20/2016 at 9:32 am

      Thanks my sweet friend. XOXO – Bacon

  12. franhunne4u

    05/19/2016 at 4:49 pm

    Oh, something must have gotten in my eyes or maybe I AM allergic to something? Where does this sniffle sound come from?
    What a lovely got-her-story!

    • Piglove

      05/20/2016 at 9:33 am

      aaww thanks my sweet friend. I really appreciate that. OMG was so very special to us. XOXO – Bacon

  13. noodle4president

    05/19/2016 at 5:46 pm

    What a beautiful story. Thank you for sharing it with us. *ear licks* Noodle

    • Piglove

      05/20/2016 at 9:33 am

      Thanks my dear friend. ❤ XOXO – Bacon

  14. evilsquirrel13

    05/19/2016 at 11:26 pm

    What a sweet and touching story… and one that is familiar to me in more ways than one. It’s almost identical to how Biskit came into my life… only his transition from rescue kitty to my home wasn’t quite as smooth! Ody needed a new friend, but he wanted his brother Spilly back, not this lookalike impostor Biskit. If you can’t be with the one you love, love the one you’re with…

    • Piglove

      05/20/2016 at 9:36 am

      Amen to that!! It’s amazing how these special babes pick us as families. It is always an iffy situation bringing in a new child for the gang. Hemi was like eeww a girl – she has cooties at first but then they became friends. XOXO – Bacon

  15. sepultura13

    05/20/2016 at 12:59 am

    For Mouse Girl…and all of our fur-faced family members who have gone on…

    Lovely story – perfect tribute.

  16. easyweimaraner

    05/20/2016 at 4:30 am

    it was the perfect match… sometimes I think there is karma in the game and if we listen do our heart then we make the best decisions…

    • Piglove

      05/20/2016 at 9:38 am

      YES – you are so right brother. All of us anipals have picked mom/dad and that is such an awesome relationship for sure. XOXO – Bacon

  17. gentlestitches

    05/20/2016 at 8:00 am

    She was a very beautiful girl and I love her little white “boots” Those photos will help me with my tribute. ❤ ❤ ❤

    • Piglove

      05/20/2016 at 9:39 am

      OMP!!! OMP!!! Oh Auntie Sharon – daddy used to call her white feets go-go boots. How awesome that both of you thought of them as boots. ❤ XOXO – Bacon

      • gentlestitches

        05/21/2016 at 12:32 am

  18. Kate Crimmins

    05/21/2016 at 2:49 pm

    Beautiful tribute, RIP Mouse Girl. Look for Jake. He’ll be hanging out at the catnip bar.

    • Piglove

      05/23/2016 at 1:43 am

      Aaww thanks my sweet friend. XOXO – Bacon


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