Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Air Mail: Thought-Mail for Tiffy


Tiffy dearest, I hope you can hear me....

We were all so sad when we heard the news of your departure to take your new journey. My mama (yes, I do know what she is) cried and cried when she read the notice, and then she just stared at Isis and me for the longest time. She didn't say anything, and she didn't need to - we understood her just fine. It's sad when we have to leave suddenly without formal good-byes, and I knew immediately that we needed to send you one of our special thought-mails.

I hope you are greeted by many wonderful friends of ours who have gone on the same journey before you: Grandpa Norton, Silas, Edloe, Pebbles, Eppy, and so many more who we do not even know personally. I even sent a special thought-mail to Aditi, the Siamese who I came to know a few months ago. She and I were special friends, and she had such a kind heart. I told her to mother you a little when you arrived, but be forewarned: she's a bit talkative!

I will miss hearing of you and your grand adventures in Singapore. I will miss watching you grow up before my eyes. I will always see you in my mind as being an ever-playful, adorable, little kitty, and I am sure that you smile down even now upon those who took you and cared for you. I know you bear them no ill-will, but it will take them time to know that inside.

You know, little one, I won't say good-bye. I don't think I should. Good-bye would indicate that there was some sort of finality to it all, but that's simply not true. Instead, I will say, "Until we see one another again!" Yes, that seems more appropriate. For I will see you, my friend...just not now.

等耐心地我










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15 comments:

PrincessMia said...

Thank you for honouring Tiffy.

::purrs::

Jasmine said...

You are right, Zeus. It's not goodbye, it's just 'until we meet again'. I'm sure all the poodins who came before will look after Little Tiffy at the Rainbow Bridge, and she'll never have to worry about cruel beans ever again.

Jasmine and the BKs

cat_aunty said...

Zeus, you make me cry.

KXBC said...

It's so sad that the actions of one irresponsible human has brought grief to the whole family. Let's hope that Gucci's life will not be in danger too.

The Meezers said...

yes, until we meet again at the Bridge. Sweet Tiffy is having fun with Grampa Norton, he always did have a sweet spot in his heart for a wounded and scared little kitten.

George, Tipper, Max & Misty said...

A lovely tribute, Zeus.

Too bad you didn't have the chance to kick that cruel man in the hoo-has while you were over in Singapurr.

Kukka-Maria said...

What a sad, sad story. Great letter!

DEBRA said...

You made me cry too Zeus. What a lovely and loving tribute to litte Tiffy.

Take care little one...
*ABBY

Victor Tabbycat said...

Zeus, my mom's eyes are leakin again. Does that mean she's gonna get all huggy again? She efun tried to hug Bonnie, an that's like huggin a pork-you-pine. Wul, you an Isis stay close to Ms. Marina cuz our moms need us now. Fanks fur bein my furiend.

Hot(M)BC said...

Fanks Zeus. We's so sad bout lil Tiffy. You're right tho, all the poodins at the Bridge will look after Tiffy and play wif her.

~~ Sanjee, Pepi, Mini, Gree, Boni and Staff

Mouse said...

Zeus, you have a gift. My mommy is leaking again and trying to give us all kisses. Autumn wanted to play and nipped her nose and mommy laughed. I feel so sad for tiny Tiffy. I keep thinking of her purrtential to bring some love to a sad, child.

Les Trois Chats said...

Very nice tribute, Zeus. Such a very sad story.
turtle

=^..^= said...

Thank you for the lovely tribute and, even more love-filled, words, 'Lil Zeus! I do hope to see her again too... we can all play together then. Maybe you all could teach me how to mew right too, so that I'll stop sending 5-Cat into agonizing fits of laughter everytime I try to talk to our feline friends.

:)

~The Flyer

Patches & Mittens said...

How wonderful touching! Very poignant...

Rainbow Bridge has gained a lovely kitten, so sad.......

Calicomom Toni

=^..^= said...

Thank you for such a sweet tribute to such a sweet kitten. I hope she is safe and warm and happy where she is now. She deserves all that.

I'm so sorry, Tiffy, I couldn't get to you in time.

~5-Cat Style