Thursday, 9 January 2014

Christmas past.....

It was not such a happy Christmas here.     

My gorgeous boy Bagpuss (aka... Beau) bravely fought a nasty bacterial infection that attacked him out of nowhere and for no good reason......


He endured two weeks of daily visits to the Dr for antibiotic jags without complaint till....on Monday...
Beau passed away peacefully in his sleep at the time of his choosing.

Tuesday I made a space for him under his favourite tree..... where he used to hang out with the pheasants. I'm sure those daft birds thought he was one of them.  In fact I think Beau thought he was one of them too... he had some funny ideas!

Wednesday we took a little walk around the garden together just checking things out before I tucked him into his special place.    His final patrol as Head Of Security.    A month short of 16 years on the job deserves a mention.... don't you think.

The house is so quiet now.  Baggy was a 'talker' and boy did he like to talk... about anything and everything (a bit like me) but mostly his conversations revolved around him getting what he wanted..... Dreamies   He'd do anything for Dreamies......


This is is patented gimme the Dreamies look...... just ask Chris.... he suckered her in every week for years!

He didn't spend all of his time mooching snacks.  He doubled as quality controller in the sewing room when Licky Lou was unavailable.....


 and let me tell you.... he missed nothing!   He could be bribed to turn a blind eye though... no prizes for guessing what with.

He was an expert at pimping for tummy rubs too.....


I mean... could you resist.

Now Licky Lou is very sad and lost without her brother and I miss him so much it's hard to breathe.   If a million tears would bring him back he'd be here with us now...... Love you Beau.

Cuddle your furry friends close today
Hugs
Josie

p.s   Thanks to everyone who commented on my 'Pressie' post.   I will be replying to you all in the next couple of days....  Hugs.

31 comments:

Wendy said...

So sorry to read that you lost such a lovely furbaby...may all your happy memories of him help with the sadness of losing him to the forever rainbow...

Raewyn said...

Oh Josie, Bagpuss was such a regular photo bomber on your blog that I knew he was pretty special. It sounds like you have given him a wonderful farewell, I hope all those lovely memories wrap you in warmth. Hugs.

Ellen said...

So sorry...such a heartbreak to lose a much loved pet.

Marilyn said...

Awww !!! I think Bagpuss was one very special member of your family. So sorry .... You will be missing him hugely. Hold on to those memories and special photos of him.
Hugs xx

Julie said...

Oh what a beautiful cat - you have such lovely photos and memories of him. Cats really are family members,and there loss is always felt. Our Tabby is 17 and I know that one day she will just be a memory too.

gracie said...

A lovely tribute to a beautiful fur baby. Howe we miss our sweet cuddly fur babies.

Fiona said...

ooooohhh..so sad... Bagpuss looked such a sweetie character.... big hugz to you...
Hugz

Kindred Quilts said...

So sorry to hear about your gorgeous Bagpuss... such a pretty boy indeed! Hold tight to the memories and joy he brought to your life... I'm willing to bet he thought of himself as one lucky four legged dude, spending his days on earth with you. Bless you, Josie.

Helen said...

Very sad to hear, bagpuss will be missed lovely tribute, Hugs.

Jeanette said...

Josie so sorry to read of the loss of your beautiful fur baby. Fabulous post about Bagpuss. Hugs, xx

Susan said...

So sorry for you Josie. Our little furry friends are such a special part of our lives. Sounds like Beau had a grand life with you. X

Lynda said...

What a sad time for you Josie - he had a wonderful life and you were both very fortunate to have each other.

Carol Sanin said...

Aww I feel for you. I know what it is to lose a family member I did a few years ago, my main man my big brown eyes like called him (Buster) my beautiful Shepherd- in time you will heal. It makes sad.
Hugs

Maria said...

Oh Josie my heart goes out to you... So sad to loss one of beautiful fur babies. I am sure "Baggy" will be happy under his favorite tree.
Hugs Maria

Cath said...

Oh no Josie, so very sad to hear your precious puss has passed on. Hugs my dear friend. They say time heals but they don't tell you how much time.....my thoughts are with you at this time.
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

margaret said...

so sorry your beloved cat lost the battle with his illness, he really was the most handsome of cats. I am sure he is now at peace in his favourite part of the garden, you have some wonderful photos to look at.

Supergoof said...

Heel veel liefs van mij en Bregje.

Shirley said...

I am sorry to hear of your beloved feline friend. They give such pleasure and much heartache when they are no longer around. Thinking of you.xx

KERYN B said...

Josie what a beautiful but sad post. How lucky was he to have an owner who loved him so much. Sending kind thoughts and hugs.

Diane-crewe said...

its so sad when we loose our friends and I am sure he was a loving friend too x big e-hug on the way with this comment x

shez said...

Oh Josie I am so so sorry my dear friend,sending big hugs.xx

Me and My Stitches said...

I'm so, so sorry about your loss of your beautiful Beau. I know what it feels like to lose a beloved furry friend, and it is not easy. Hugs and prayers to you.

Debra said...

I found your blog today... and was so sad to hear of a loss of your dear, sweet Beau. As a mom to four furry children, my heart goes out to you. Love your blog, all the best to you. Debra (debraharryquilts.blogspot.com)

Darlene said...

Experiencing the loss of your a furry friend is definitely not easy. I'm terribly sorry for your loss! Enjoy the memories.

Grethe said...

How sad for you! Hope you will be able to cherish the tree where your `Beau`is resting,Take Care:-)

marina said...

so sorry to hear about poor Bagpuss.
What a great age to reach and to have been so loved.
sending a hug to you Josie and miss licky lou.

Dawn White said...

So sorry to learn of the loss of your beloved Beau. I'm a new follower from across the pond so I haven't seen your earlier posts about him, but it's clear he was quite a character and much loved. RIP, Beau, beneath your special tree.

Anthea said...

RIP Bagpuss x
Josie he was such a feature of your blogging and such a funny guy, I will miss reading about him.
Of course he is now in Cat Heaven, bragging about his earthly 'staff' - you know that cats don't have owners - and how much he was adored by his Queen and her worldwide audience.
My heart goes out to you x

Charlie and Wendy said...

So sorry to hear about Bagpuss, he was obviously a much loved member of your family. Sending you a big hug xx

Brenda said...

I am so sorry Josie. Very sorry to hear of your loss of your special friend and companion. It is always very hard thing to go through. I am sure he is enjoying a good rest under his favorite tree.

Linda Coleman said...

Josie, so sorry that you have lost such a wonderfully loyal and loving companion and friend.