Saturday, March 13, 2010

Beau

Beau came to live with us in April of 2005 and left us on Thursday March 11th. He died in his sleep. It came as a shock to us because he hadn't been sick that we knew about. We're not suer how old Beau was. We adopted him from our local pet shelter. They thought he was about 5 or 6 at the time. Beau was a cat full of personality. We often wondered what his previous owner(s) was like with him because he definately had some funny quirks. I have never seen a cat that loved water like he did ... he would sit on the bathtub and drink from the faucet and he was very vocal when the dog water dish wasn't filled enough for him. And he could be very focal when he wanted to, he was hard to ignore. He had a purr that was definately a motor when he got going ... and when he was really happy he'd roll on his back and present his tummy to you to rub ... sometimes you'd be walking down the hallway and he'd be just laying there and as you walked by he'd roll over on his back, legs stretched out and you knew he wanted some belly love!

He could be anywhere in the house sleeping and would show up in a heartbeat when you poured milk or opened a can of tuna ... and as big of a cat as he was, you would never hear him coming until he was sitting at your feet wanting whatever it was you were having.

Everyone loved Beau and if you were willing to brush him or pet him he was your friend for life. He was one of three indoor cats that we have and the three of them kinda lived together. Beau did like to harass our female cat Chloee but of course she teased him too.

When Beau first came to live with us he adopted my husband. Over the years they became very close friends. Beau would sleep in Terry's chair when Terry wasn't there and would snuggle with him while they watched TV.

We are sure going to miss that funny cat ... he was such a presence in our life. We haven't lost a pet in a long time, you forget how much it hurts ... we've all been walking around in a bit of a fog. Subie and Chloee spent much of the day today walking around the house obviously looking for Beau. I don't know what made me sadder, watching them walk around kinda lost or watching my husband this evening, sitting in his chair missing his cat.

RIP Beau ... you will be missed!

With tears in my eyes I'll leave you with a few pictures of our sweet Beau ...







I hope you find your Joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for the time we had with Beau ...

42 comments:

Nic said...

I'm sorry to hear of your loss. Animals do leave a big hole in your heart and your life when they go.

Shari said...

so sorry to hear about your beloved cat....our pets are so important to us. My dog is aging & I am seeing signs more clearly all the time. I know the sad day is coming. Remember the good times with your Beau!

Harmien said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Michele!! May happy memories of Beau help you smile through the tears...

Nancy said...

Beau was a beautiful kitty, and I'm so sorry he is no longer with you. I am an animal lover to put it mildly and have lots of kitties. I know just how you feel Michele, but isn't it wonderful that you had Beau to touch your heart for awhile.

Karen said...

so sorry...he was beautiful! It is amazing how much it can hurt but it sounds like he left you with some great memories.

Barbi said...

Oh Michelle!!!! :'(
{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}

Beth said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know it is hard. He was a beautiful kitty. It is uncanny, my kitty Talula and him could be twins, she is also a gray and white tuxedo kitty with that very same "star" on her nose. Anyway, I am so sorry, it sounds like you will have many happy memories of Beau.

Deb said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Beau. The loss of a pet leaves such a huge hole in our hearts because they seem to almost be like a best friend.

Natasha said...

((HUGS)) Animals are the greatest joy IMAHO in a persons life. They are each a apecial gift. I am sorry to hear about ypur loss it is never easy. BUG (((HUGS)) to you and hubby

Stephanie (Joie de Bayou) said...

So sorry for your loss.

We lost our dog of 15 years just a few weeks ago.

It is a blessing when we have such special companions to share our lives with.

Catherine said...

So sorry for your loss! Beau looks so handsome in his pictures. May you find comfort your memories.

Catherine said...

So sorry for your loss! Beau looks so handsome in his pictures. May you find comfort your memories.

Alison said...

I'm so sorry Michele. Beau is a beauty. He sounds like the twin of my girl, Pickle. She also loves my DH, purrs like an engine and does that hall thing!

Michele B. said...

Ah sweetie, how heartbreaking for you and your husband. I'm so very very sorry. Beau certainly has left his pawprints on your heart. Big hugs to you both.

Carolyn NC said...

What a beautiful cat - so sorry to hear of your loss.

Stef said...

(((hugs)))) I'm so sorry about your sweet Beau! It's so hard to lose a pet, they become such a big part of our families. I hope that your happy memories of him will help you thru this sad time.

Jeannine 520 said...

Michelle, I'm so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful Beau. I'm a cat lover myself and I've lost a few great cats that I just couldn't imagine having to part with. What I've found is that these grand cats and the happy memeories of time spent with them will live on in ones heart forever. Even though he is no longer with you he will still be able to put a smile on your face. That's what I wish for you and your sweet Beau.

Sandra said...

I'm sorry for your loss, he was one big beautiful puss. Hugs to you and your DH

Sherry said...

I am so so sorry about your loss. Pets come into our lives and find a spot in our hearts to remain there forever. I hope your happy memories of Beau help you and your family through this sad time.

Daffycat said...

What sad news to share. I'm so sorry for your loss, Michele. ***hugs***

mainely stitching said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Michele. What a grand cat.

Cheryl said...

Oh thats so sad {{hugs}}

Kim B said...

Oh Michele I am so very sorry! What a difficult thing to experience. (((HUGS)))

Chris said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. I teared up as you talked about Beau. Our pets are are babies, they make our lives so much sweeter. Rest in peace Beau.

Susan said...

I'm so sorry about your Beau. I know what it is like to lose a beloved pet and when they go suddenly I think it is even harder. Their fellow 'pets' mourn as do we.

Vonna said...

Beau was a darling, I was always drawn to him when you posted pictures of your kitties. He sounds like our Chatty. May your family's hearts be healed. He was a handsome kitty. Hugs and love to you.

Sharon said...

So sorry to hear about Beau. They really do become part of the family.

Hugs for you and Terry both.

Rachel S said...

So sorry to hear about this.

Siobhan said...

((((((((((Michele))))))))))) I am so sorry.

Michelle said...

Michele,

I'm so sorry for your loss .. Beau looks like such a sweetheart. Sending you a big hug.

Melissa (TheDailyMel) said...

Oh no, Michele! I'm so sorry to read about Beau. :( It's amazing how much furkids can wrap themselves around our hearts. Love you, girlfriend!! {{{hugs}}}

Sally said...

Michele sending lots of hugs your way on your sad loss. Beau was so beautiful.

Linda said...

Dear Michele...my heart hurts for you...losing a beloved pet is so sad.
Beau was a beauty....may you find comfort with sweet memories and know that he had a happy life with his loving family...hugs, Linda

DaisyGirl said...

So sorry Michele! Beau will definately be missed! I will pray for y'all so that the pain will lessen with time and I hope your hubby not grieve too much. I know how much my cats love John(he puts on that they are in his way, but he totes Daisy around in his arms!)
Hugs to you my friend!
Love,
DaisyGirl

Suzanne said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Many hugs to you.

Moniki said...
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Moniki said...

I´m very sorry, we lost our first cat there is 3 years ago and... it was very hard.
By the way i´ve enjoyed reading your page, congratulations for it.

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Terri said...

Awwwww, I just saw this :( I'm so sorry you lost your sweet boy. Hugs.

Terri

Dani - tkdchick said...

My heart goes out to you! Its hard to loose a beloved pet.

Lisa said...

I am sorry to hear about your loss Michele. My thoughts are with you at this sad time.
LISA V

dixiesamplar said...

So sorry to hear of your loss Michele...they do have a way of stealing our hearts don't they? He sure was a beautiful boy!