Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY. This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better. Some of them, you may already know. We hope that you enjoy this series!
What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents? When i saw my mom for the first time I was living with my four siblings in a woodpile out in the woods. My birth mom was feral and my adoptive mom captured her and all the kids. We were only four days old and my new mom took us in and fed us with a bottle. She had my birth mom fixed and released back to the wild. We stayed with our new mom and when we were old enough she placed everyone but my brother and I in new homes. My first thought was this was some mom. She has loved me since then. Sadly my brother went over the rainbow bridge a year ago and so I’m the only feline in the house.
What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home? When I saw the brothers and sisters all go and I was still left I knew I was a chosen one. My brother felt the same.
What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home? For some reason I decided to jump up on the table during dinner one time and wasn’t very careful. I caused a glass of red wine to take a tumble and it ended up in my mom’s lap. She was wearing white slacks at the time and I thought there was going to be trouble. All that happened is I was told to stay off the table. Of course, I completely ignore that order if I want to check things out. I now know all about wine glasses and I plan my landings to accommodate that risk.
Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? Well mom originally wanted to keep only brother and dad talked her into keeping both of us. Mom was very sad when brother had to leave and so I’ve made a real effort to help cheer her. I still think I have dad wrapped. He always makes room for me when I bug him for a stroke.
What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you? Humans think because I disappear when they come to the house that I’m shy. It’s not that at all. I am really outflanking them and preparing to leap out in case of emergency. I’ve never had to do it but I’m willing to save the family in case of danger.
Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!
Oh sweet friends – even in time of grief, Nellie’s mom Barb made this badge above for other anipals that have been interviewed by me here at the Hotel Thompson. We received this email yesterday when mom/dad were running around doing errands from mom’s accident several weeks ago. Mom actually cried. Do you know it is so hard in life to find true friends and we have so many here in blogville. I can imagine Nellie’s mom and all of the hurt she is going through at this time. We have been there too with the anniversary of our Mouse Girl’s passing coming up next week. The only thing that remotely helps our grieve in times like this is to know that all of our wonderful friends that have already passed the Rainbow Bridge are now greeting the newcomers. It brings tears to our eyes and hearts knowing there are so many that are leaving us but we want to remember that although they are gone, they are never very far from our hearts and memories.
So my friends that have been interviewed by Bacon, please accept this badge to post proudly on your page. Not only for Bacon but for remembering where the badge came from with love.
We miss all of our beloved anipal friends that have passed. And for the rest of the day, we would like to light this candle in their memories. We hope that you share on your blog. Much love my friends from all of us here at the Hotel Thompson ❤
This week has been most difficult to say the very least. Last night when mom got home from work late, there was a package in our mailbox. The package was from our sweet dear friend Auntie Sharon of gentlestitches. We all hurriedly opened the package and looked into the box. There we were – mom, dad, me, Houdini and Hemi all gazing into the box and we saw it. It was our beloved Mouse Girl who had passed away earlier this year. Auntie Sharon had made us a remembrance kitty with the Rainbow Bridge carpet. It was like the floodgates opened and we all cried. We cried for Mouse Girl. We cried for Easy. We cried for Sammy. We cried for the amazing friends here in blogville, a lot that we haven’t met in real life but can’t remember life before them.
Thank you our sweet friend Auntie Sharon. We are in awe of your abilities to capture our sweet babies. Sending you bunches and bunches of hogs and snout kisses ❤
Today, September 11th, is National Pet Memorial Day. National Pet Memorial Day is always the second Sunday in September. I think it’s a fabulous day. This day is an opportunity to remember the pets that have passed away but that are *never* forgotten. These pets have touched our hearts, brightened our lives, comforted us and now are over the Rainbow Bridge. They are still in our hearts and always will be. Today, let us remember them and fall in love with them all over again.
Those that have passed the Rainbow Bridge will *always* hold a special place in your heart. This year we lost our sweet Mouse Girl. Although she is no longer physically with us, she is still here watching over us. We feel her here and daily we think about her and how she touched all of our lives.
Please share your pictures and favorite stories today my friends of your passed anipals.
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 absolutely.nothing.to.do.with.me. 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.
Hello my friends. First I wanted to take this time to say thank you to everyone in blogville that have stopped by to leave messages, sent cards and called the Hotel Thompson. Your kindness has meant so much to us here. It was truly a shock last weekend in the passing of Mouse Girl over the Rainbow Bridge. None of us can understand it all.
We have all taken turns trying to find comfort in mom/dad. Bacon was stuck to mom’s side like glue and as you can tell from these pics, me and Hemi are glued to daddy. We anipals are really trying to help out mom/dad just like they are trying to help us out. It will take time but I know with all of your help, we will make it through this.
And daddy has submitted a Jokes with Daddy joke for you today. I think by this time, we could all use a good laugh. So my friends, I hope you enjoy and have a great weekend!
Welcome my friends to Wags and Waves for Forrest Day! This day was put together by our Auntie Sharon of Gentle Stitches. It’s a day created to help our friends Fozzie and her family at All Fur One and One Fur All in the loss of their anipal Forrest (06/06/2003 – 04/27/2016) who is now an angel watching over all of us here.
Today, we are wagging and waving our tails as a tribute to a great guy in support of his family who is going through a rough time – as you can imagine.
Please my friends – I hope that you support the cause and do a posting on your blog today for this cause. And if you get a chance, go visit Fozzie at All Fur One and One Fur All and let them know you are thinking of them. You can also use this awesome badge that Sammy from One Spoiled Cat created.
And here we are my friends – our participation to Wags and Waves for Forest Day. We know pal that you are watching over our Mouse Girl. ❤
We here at the Hotel Thompson have some very sad news to share today my friends. It is with such sorrow that we share the news that Mouse Girl (affectionately know here as OMG – oh Mouse Girl) passed away yesterday on Mother’s Day and is now over the Rainbow Bridge.
Mouse Girl was 10 years old and she picked us to live with 8 years ago at a local shelter. She brought so much happiness and laughter to our house. Mouse Girl was a Maine Coon kitty, was very shy to peeps she didn’t know and will so greatly be missed.
Her passing was sudden, she had not been showing any signs of being sick at all. But things change so quickly and suddenly she is gone. Bare with us our friends as we grieve here at the Hotel Thompson. We will be posting replies and back to visiting blogs soon. ♥ We appreciate all of the emails, messages, posts and phone calls. Friends like you ROCK!
Our friends from All Fur One and One Fur All really need our prayers. Forrest and his humans are having a tough time. Please visit him here and leave him a message ❤
Dear Forrest – we’ve never met in person but it seems like I’ve known you all my life. You are a brave dog – very loved with so much to give. I didn’t know what to say in your situation. I searched the internet and came across a poem that really touched my heart. I read it and cried through it with mom. We love you dude!
Today, September 14 is National Pet Memorial Day. National Pet Memorial Day is always the second Sunday in September. I think it’s a fabulous day. This day is an opportunity to remember the pets that have passed away but that are *never* forgotten. These pets have touched our hearts, brightened our lives, comforted us and now are over the Rainbow Bridge. They are still in our hearts and always will be. Today, let us remember them and fall in love with them all over again.
Bacon’s mom was able to share some pictures with me of some of her pets that have crossed the Rainbow Bridge. They will always hold a special place in her heart. Please share your pictures and favorite stories today my friends.
You’ve heard Bacon speak of Tybee (a purr thing, brother to Hemi) and Honie Bear and Luckie Bear (the two pooches) that used to live here at the Hotel Thompson. Here are their pictures – enjoy.