Sunday, September 2, 2007

Solemn Sunday





Hope is the thing...

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I've heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.

- Emily Dickinson

The Cat Blogosphere spent the 2007 Labor day weekend remembering our lost furriends. Thank you Kashim and Othello for hosting this weekend of silence and remembrance. We have thought again about Baby, the one before me, Mom posted a remembrance on our blog in the past. Our hearts go out to all who have lost a loved family member recently.

I've put together a Cat Blogosphere Wall of Remembrance. Names on the wall came from Jack's Farewell Friends Friday and Sophia's In Memorium postings on the Cat Blogosphere, Kashim and Othello's list, plus anything I picked up in my blogosphere roamings. Like the wall in DC, names are arranged in chronological order when I could figure them out. If you want a name added, or know the month of a name, send me an email at tarameezerATaolDOTcom (replace the AT with @ and DOT with . and squish all together) and I'll update. Panels can be added as needed. Leave a comment of remembrance if you wish.

19 comments:

Skeeter & LC said...

The Wall is a nice idea. August was a hard month...

Dragonheart said...

That is a beautiful remembrance wall, Tara. Lovely tribute to our friends who have gone to the Bridge.

Daisy said...

Oh Tara, that is a very beautiful remembrance wall. Thank you for including Slinky, Cricket and Haiku. They are missed by our family still.

Samantha & Tigger said...

Tara that is beautiful and we love the remembrance wall plaques. Thanks for adding Ariel, we still miss her.
Your FL furiends,
and Mom

Eric and Flynn said...

The Remembrance wall is a lovely idea. Can you add Kitty Yumbum furr us? She went to the Bridge befurr we wuz blogging, but we lived wiv her furr two years befurr she went, and we all reely miss her.She went ofurr on 23.7.02 when she wuz 15 years old. She had kidney failure. We loved that ladycat.

Munchkin, Missy and Monte said...

Nice, very nice. Glad you did this.

michico 小芥 said...

That is very sweet of you have done~!! I am so touched and remembering, too.

caricature said...

Lovely wall of remembrance. A great tribute for all our lost friends.

DK & The Fluffies said...

A beautful way to remember everyone. Purrs

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

This is very sweet. What a nice idea. It is so hard to lose friends. It is nice to have a "place" to go like you, Jack, Sophia, Kashim & Othello put up for us to remember.

Eric and Flynn said...

Fanks furr adding Kitty YB furr us. We reely uhpreeshyate it.

Marilyn MonREOW said...

Wow, what a beautiful tribute and a lovely remembrance wall. And I love the poem by Emily Dickinson -- it's one of my favorite poems about hope.

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn.

Chairman Mao said...

The wall of remembrance is bee-yootiful -- what a wunnerful tribute. We will miss our furriends so much.

Kittyhugs and and purrs from MaoMao.

Beau Beau & Angie said...

What a wonderful idea about the wall. I'm sure efurryone will appreciate that.

Monica said...

That was a very good thought, Tara.

BK said...

What a lovely idea, Miss Tara. We saw Tiggy in the August 2007 list. It made Jasmine smile to see Tiggy's name there.

Parker said...

Oh Tara, what a wonderful thing to do!
Smooches!

The Cat Realm said...

How wonderful to have a Remembrance Wall! Too many cats left us and August was just not a good month! But they will all be remembered and always loved!
Thank you for doing this, thank you for your support!
Karl

Benjamin Fuzz said...

i know i'm late in commenting, but i just found this. thank you. we need it. sometimes it's hard to remember (not that we forget, but that it hurts)