Wednesday, May 24, 2017

In Memorium - Cheysuli

TBT:  I am speaking for the Mews today about Cheysuli.  They all want to say something, but none want to speak for them all.  So I agreed to try to express their and my own thoughts.

We learned late last night that Cheysuli went over The Rainbow Bridge Monday evening.  We are sad.  We know her Beings are much sadder...  That is proper.  Chey was one of many friends to us; but one of one to them.  Our "sad" is their "SAD".

We started our blog after Chey did.  And honestly, we do not remember when we first discovered hers.  But when we did (myself, Skeeter and LC back then) we followed constantly.  I followed it because I love Siamese cats; Skeeter and LC, and later Ayla, Iza, and Marley did because they just liked HER!

We always enjoyed reading what she had to say about her life, and we loved the regular "Find Chey" contests.  We even stayed up some nights waiting for a chance to discover where she was before anyone else did.  Sometimes we succeeded in being first.  Sometimes we were close but had additional information to add.  Sometimes we had no idea where she was, but trying to figure it out was always fun.

We always enjoyed seeing a comment from Chey; she was a sharp-witted kitty, and often original in her thoughts.  We will miss that.  And we will also miss her because we considered her a friend.  Among the many cat-bloggers, she was always among our group of favorites.  It is OK to have some favorites.

We understand the difficulties of end-of-life issues.  Skeeter resisted leaving me; LC left suddenly (to rejoin Skeeter, I think).  Chey's Woman understood that Chey was leaving.  The Male worked to keep her with them.  Both are right things.  Some cats rebound, some don't, and you never know.

But the cat decides.  Chey's Woman and Male have said "the search may begin once more".  I support that.  Empty spaces should be filled, and love is never diminished by more love.  Memories abide in the heart; the mind creates more space for new caring and love.

Ayla says "Farewell, fellow Meezer".  And brings a milk ring to the center of the room.

Iza says "Farewell from a 1/2 Meezer".  And pushes a rattley mouse to the center of the room.

Marley says "Farewell, I did not know you long, but here is a sponge ball".

I say "Farewell Chey, good friend.  Run Free of pain and age"... 

Now, finally, we all know where to "Find Chey" forever...




27 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

What a lovely tribute to our dear, departed friend.

Mickey's Musings said...

That is a lovely tribute to Chey.
We have known her for a while and always liked her wit and opinions.
She was unique and we will miss her too.
We send purrs to her people.
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

Ann Adamus said...

Well done, Mark. Thank you for sharing such heart touching thoughts.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are so sorry to hear that Chey has gone to the Bridge and know you will miss him very much.
Love, Sue (Hannah and Lucy's Mum)

The Menagerie Mom said...

This is beautiful. Fly free, Chey.

Team Tabby said...

We have known Chey a long time and will miss her lots. We send our comforting headbumps and purrs to her people.

Mindy & Mike

The Island Cats said...

We were sad to hear the news about Chey as well. We will miss her very much.

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Thank you so much for the lovely tribute to Cheysuli. It is very appreciated. I'm sure that she is getting the scoop from Skeeter and LC, along with a host of other cats who have gone before-

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

That was a beautiful tribute to your friend. So sad to see another kitty go to The Bridge.

Madi and Mom said...

What a beautiful tribute to a life lived well and full of love.
Good friends might leave us but they also leave their paw prints on our hearts and memories in our mind's eye
Hugs madi and mom

Brian said...

Chey was such a sweet gal and a long time friend too. We were sad that we were unable to leave a comment on the blog.

The Florida Furkids said...

Beautiful post for beautiful Chey. We always loved Find Chey too. The Blogosphere has lost another icon. We hope her Woman and The Male find another kitty to love. We think that's one of the highest tributes you can pay to one who has gone OTB.

The Florida Furkids

Motor Home Cats - Cody and Gracie said...

What a beautiful tribute for Chey and her family. She was iconic and will be missed.

Cody and Gracie

Colehaus Cats said...

A beautiful and heartfelt tribute to Chey and her family. She was very loved and will be very missed.

MeezerMom said...

Such a nice tribute TBT. We are all so very sad

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Very well done.

The Whiskeratti said...

This is a beautiful tribute. Thank you for sharing.

The Swiss Cats said...

We didn't know Chey. What a wonderful tribute to your friend. Purrs

www.shelter-cats.com said...

No cat could wish for a more heartfelt tribute. I hope it brings comfort to Chey's people.
Maggie

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

What a beautiful tribute you've written for such a special friend.

Katie Isabella said...

Mark, I did not have the honor of knowing her. But your memorial here is straight from your loving and kind heart. I liked every word, and how you told us your story of friendship and care through the years with this lovely cat who has gone away from us.

Just Ducky said...

How nice, yes, we will know where to find Chey now. Forever.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

This is a beautiful tribute to Chey. I feel like we have known her forever even though she very rarely blogged during the last few years, but we kept up as much as we could on Facebook.
We also loved to try and find Chey, and as you have said, we all know where to find her forever.

Timmy Tomcat said...

A wonderful caring tribute to a wonderful cat!
Thank Mew
Timmy

MeezerMews&FrecklesWoofs said...

Oh, dear. We did not know this lovely meezer lady. We are sad though cause you are. What a moving, poignant tribute.

Sending purrs and headbonks.

Pretinha said...

Foi uma homenagem muito bonita.

Robyn Harton said...

That's a beautiful tribute to Chey.