Sunday, June 10, 2012


I am looking at my old album, Goro.

Oh, don't worry. It's not like that.


This tabby girl is my BFF who now lives
 over the Rainbow Bridge.

Bouncy Fun-loving Furbaby: She loved playing
with other kitties. I always enjoyed seeing
her run around, roll around, and bounce around.

Barely Friendly Feline: She rarely purred or snuggled. Only
occasionally, and only when no other kitties were around, she
came to ask my attention. It was like we had secret meetings.

Brave Fearless Fighter: She fell sick. Though her body got
weaker each day, she kept her strong spirit. One night she
came to my bed and we stayed together all night. It was our
last secret meeting. She left for heaven when morning came.

It has been over 20 years since she is gone, but my tears for
losing her have never dried up. The joy of having had her in
my life is beyond words. She is my Beloved Family Forever.


And Goro and Niko...

You are my BFF, too.

No, not in your face. I mean, never!

I cherish every moment with my beloved family forever :-)


  1. That's a beautiful tribute to your beloved angel.

    It's true, the passage of years often doesn't lessen the grief, though can lessen the intensity. Even though those who have gone before remain in our hearts, always with us, it's certainly not the same.

    (((Hugs))) from me, and purrs from the boys (Nicki and Derry @ Fuzzy Tales).

    Mom Kim

  2. Dearest Tamago,

    Oh, I understand about those tears... Our beloved Spicy, the mama-cat that we rescued from the tropical gardens at the Hyatt Regency in Acapulco and flew home to Georgia and after only 9 months she disappeared. My guess is that she got kidnapped because of her beauty. She was so silky and so svelte. I will miss her forever... Having her five babies is fine but it's not the same.
    There has to be a place where we will meet them all again. Our first American feline Spooky that got run over at age 1.5... by a crazy driver in front of Pieter's eyes. Never slowed down...
    Our poor Spooky II who died of heart-worm because the vet prescribed the wrong anti-flee medication that did NOT protect against heart worm. We left that vet but of course we cannot bring our boy back to life.
    In the Netherlands I had a Barty and at age of 6 months, he got poisoned by a neighbor who had birds in a huge fenced in bird cage... Heart breaking! Befor him, I had his Mom whom I called Spooky. She took up residence in the attic of the boiler room, through an open window. I fed her at the college where we both worked. But a neighbor who had rabbits in a fenced in area shot her to death...
    Makes your heart cringe! How cruel some people can be...
    You always show such genuine cat-love and your two boys are lucky for having such human parents that love them dearly.
    Keep the sweet memories of your other furbaby alive.
    Hugs and love,

  3. That was such a loving tribute to your sweet angel. It is so tough but the heart can smile at such wonderful memories.

  4. Awww that was beautiful. Our fur babies are so special and you are a very special mom to them.

  5. **sniff*

    How sweet; the Boys know that they are loved and always will be--whether they're here or waiting for you to follow.

  6. What a nice tribute to your BFF. She may be gone...but never forgotten...and always loved.

  7. Dearest Tamago-san,
    Oh, what a a unforgettable night of farewell you both had!!! Yes, I was almost in tears, my fellow Japanese friend. When I was before 30 years old, my beloved only 6 years old sheltie died and I still miss him. My hubby doesn't allow me to have any pet seeing my grief was huge.
    Haha, I was wondering what BBf means.

    Love you always from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  8. The cat before me has been gone for over 10 years now, and my human still misses her terribly.

  9. Our four legged friends stay in our hearts forever.
    Big hugs!
    xo Catherine

  10. What a beautiful tribute to Ms Tabby BFF Furbaby. :) Our furbabies may leave us physically but memories of time together will always be there for us to cherish.

  11. Tamago-san,
    Big Flabby Fat??? LOL!!!! What sweet memories you had of your baby. My Mama can't even mention Tom's name and tears would flow....he's only been gone less than three months... purrr...meow!

  12. We are so sorry for the lost of your friend/ What a lovely tribute you created

    urban hounds

  13. My Mommeh's heart still hurts a little for one of her cats-who-came-before named Haiku who went to the Bridge 25 years ago!

  14. This made me cry. They really do leave paw prints on our hearts 4-ever.

  15. That is a great story and I have a kitty whose name is Mahoney that I have the very same relationship with. She does not snuggle but she comes over to my chair and puts her little paw on my leg, like I want attention now. I know just what your are talking about, secret meetings. I loved that story. Goro and Niko, we know you are the Persons Best Friend Forever now. Have a great day.

  16. What a beautiful tribute to your BFF. We, too, still miss our beloved cats who came before -- Angel Graphite, Angel Bitsy, Angel Lady Madonna and Angel Maggie. Hugs!

  17. It's the same with us. Cats stay with you forever.

  18. Our Beloved Feline Friends live in our hearts forever even though they have left us long ago! Thank you for sharing the pictures of your beautiful tabby girl and her story :-)

  19. This is the most beautiful post efur. Our eyes gotted leaky, for your girl, and for our kittehs that have Gone On Ahead. But then we smiled at Goro and Niko and we loved your Beloved Family Forever meaning for BFF. XOXOXO

  20. Hi Goro kun and Niko chan.
    It is a beautiful story...
    Your mom spended with her the last night. Cats are wonderful...

  21. Uhhhh, dear, I can really understand you. I've got a BFF too over, that went over the rainbow bridge. And I really do hope, that one day she (it was a lady cat) will wait for me there, when my time has come.
    But Goro and Niko are so sweet! Give them a big belly rub.
    Take care

  22. Mom understands about your precious little girl who is gone on and waiting for you. My mom understands and she still misses her Tortie Admiral. And Robin, and all of the others. They are our babies. Only they are furry. We love them dearly.


  23. Thank you for sharing your special girl with us!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  24. Oh, that was so very touching. Your sweet girl lives on in your heart. And now in ours. Sending hugs and love. xo

  25. so sweet, and cherishing and remembering is impawtant. Lovely post. Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx

  26. Hi Boys, We just readed this post all the way through a second time and we still LUBZ it! XOXOXO

  27. So sweet...
    We have many furry friends that live in our hearts forever.
    xo, Katie & Glogirly

  28. Dear Tamago san,
    Watching a goro san and Niko san are
    interaction is yours love one sound bizarre because all ways lovely looking from Goro san And Niko san.
    Love you,
    Michiko san.

  29. This post made us all teary, especially the secret meetings part.

    Goro and Niko, you are very special kitties, too and very, very lucky to have so much love coming right at you!!

    Tom, Mom Julie, Mitty, Tinker & Anastasia

  30. Hi Tamago,
    its hard that thy have such a short live. In that way we lose some of our best friends during our life. How sweet that she came to say good bye. But Goro and Niko are so funny. They have such expressive faces. Love all your posts and would love to pet this silky furs. How sweet that Goro snuggles with Daddys feet. One can see his love. They have a great life with you.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  31. Sigh..I always feel sad when I hear someone has lost a beloved pet. I dread the day when I will lose mine...God will take care of us I trust. Don't think about it. How mere animals can change our lives, they are God's blessings esp to lonely old ladies like Aunty Tooki!