Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Farewell to a Dear Friend

Sweet Praline passed away peacefully yesterday with her Mom by her side.

She was 15.

I am grateful to have gotten to know Praline and her Mom,
Paula, through our blogs.

I remember when I introduced Slash to the blogosphere over 2 years ago,
Praline and her Mom were one of the first to welcome him warmly.

They have given us a loving space in their hearts ever since.

I will sorely miss reading about Praline's daily adventures,
especially the ones that she shares with her Mom.

They have a beautifully close relationship.

From that impish kitten...

To the lovely lady that she grew into...

Praline adored her Mom every step of the way to the very end.

In fact, it was on her Mom's shoulder that Praline laid her head
and shut her eyes for the last time.

Even as my heart aches, I cannot imagine the depth of Paula's grief.

I urge you to pay Praline's Mom a visit at her blog
and to leave a few words to help soothe a badly broken heart.

~5-Cat Style


Cheysuli and gemini said...

We have been ever so sad about Praline. That was a beautiful tribute and I am certain that Mom Paul will appreciate it.

The Island Cats said...

What a beautiful tribute to Sweet Praline. It made us cry and smile at the same time. We will miss Praline's sweet tortie face.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

My Mama cried reading this. Wish we had known Praline too. purrr...meow!

Angel Sweet Praline said...

Thank you for such a beautiful tribute to my Sweet Praline. I am missing her terribly today.

Mom Paula

A few Good Cats said...

Everyone who knew her will miss Sweet Praline.

Marg said...

That is such a wonderful tribute to the diva kitty, Sweet Praline. We loved her very much.

ABBY said...

A touching and very thoughtful tribute to our little southern diva. She will be greatly missed. Our deepest purrs to Paula, for we know her heart is breaking.

>^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^<
Abby Ping Jinx Boo Gracie

Au and Target said...

Terrific post! We'll miss Sweet Praline. She was a hoity toity tortie.

Furkidsmom said...

The CB will not be the same without Praline. We miss her so much.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Sparkle said...

What a wonderful tribute to our friend Praline!

Cloon said...

This is such a sweet and beautiful tribute to Miss Sweet Praline. We are sad for them both.

SAS....Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

What a glorious tribute to the most wonderful Praline.....we miss her so very much also.


Cezar and Léia said...

It's a beautiful homage!
I'm purring for sweet Praline and sending her lots of love and lights!
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA and my mommy Léia

Anonymous said...

It is verry sad noos.