Welcome to the COZY COTTAGE. This is the furever home of the memory of Miss Peach, our 18 year old Devon Rex angel kitty. I am Miss Hunny Bunny, she asked me to pour you a cuppa catmint tea as you read our old fashion mewsings about this and that. Please come by often...one lump or two? Now our precious Hunny Bunny is also an angel cat...please let me be your hostess at the cozy cottage...my name is Miss Hope.

Remember...only in our tomorrows will we realize what we had in our yesterdays.

Monday, October 29, 2007


Last night as we watch our BOSTON REX SOX win the World Series for my sweet Peach, she sat on Lapdaddy's chest...all soft and quiet...she came on her own without any coaxing:)
This frosty morning I put this weekends cans of cat food out on the front porch step. My hope is that some wandering stranger will find themselves a good meal.
Again the litter box trip was was successful and Peach drank from her fountain some. Even though she did not eat any kibble, she was interested in the process of it being offered to her. After she ran back to her cozy bed, I brought her a can of Turkey Fancy Feast. Her ears perked when I popped the lid and she sniffed the air. I watched on my knees as she actually took two bites! Not mear licks but bites. "I hope you are happy now mommy. Now go drink your coffee and let me sleep!" Indeed I was very glad. She gave me a little gift which I returned with one of my own. I spread the white roses that the Lapdaddy had for me at the airport Wednesday night out before her on her bed. A bed of roses for a tiny precious faithful cat. Miss Peach likes pretty things and sniffed them before going back under her covers.....sleep well for the day marches on and mommy will be back to tempt you again later.
I have had four cats in my adult lifetime. My first was a pretty ginger boy name Baeba. He was mine for 13 years from the time I married at 17. He traveled with me from Germany to a cozy chalet in the mountains of Fairfield Pennsylvania where he spent the year hunting the mysteries of the woodlands in each season. He lived out his life back in Germany until kidney failure took him from me. Then a little blue~gray Persian girl name Miss Minka came to be my companion for the next 18 years. She was small like Peach but very feisty! We traveled the world also. She liked the rolling Flint Hills of Kansas where cats would wander the yard and keep her rushing from window to window as she kept our homefront safe! She traveled with us to Heidelberg for several years then back to Kansas and finally to Washington. My beloved Dennis became her Lapdaddy and a bond was formed that lasted for 10 years. Miss Minka was not a big eater and she developed kidney problems also as she got older. Being so tiny, I never wanted to let her go outside. She was an aristoCAT and I wanted to keep her safe. Dennis purrrrsueded me to change my mind and let Minka roam the gardens in our yard. I knew I did the right thing when she strolled through the hosta plants and found a favorite spot under the huge leaves. Each summer that spot became her shady haven and she would rush to greet us when we got home from work. She sleeps there still ...wrapped in her fleecy...deep and still. Then Miss Peach found her way into our lives to be a comfort to my dying mother...now I will return the favor and comfort Peach as long as she allows me the privilege.


Anonymous said...

Hi Dearest Peach,

I'm so glad you ate some food.I love the photo of you and your daddy it's so good to cuddle close to those you love.Wow your mom has had alot of kitty company. That makes her truly blessed cause my mom says there's no better friend.Remember you are a dear friend and I we love you lots...Gentle Hugs and soft Purrs
our Pal Ariel

Gretchen said...

Hello, Miss Peach and Karla.

I'm happy to see you've had a few bites of Fancy Feast and are still drinking water. Stay warm in blankie and continue to snuggle with your mom and lapdaddy.

Karla, your other kitties sounded like wonderful, faithful companions, too. We can never have too much kitty love in our life.

Lots of loving, warm, heartfelt hugs to you both...and lapdaddy, too...Gretchen

LZ said...

Yeah for the bites of food! What a lovely place to sleep...a bed of roses. Keep drinking and eating and saving your energy beautiful Miss Peach. Live and love!


Anonymous said...

My precious sister Peachy,

What happy news that you've eaten some Fancy Feast -- do you know that the flavor you ate is our (Ballicai) favorite flavor, too? *smile* I am delighted you have eaten, that you have drank, and that you've had a good bathroom trip. And what precious pictures of you -- I adore the one of you cuddling with your Lapdaddy *smile*.

What wonderful kitty friends your sweet Mom has had in her life. As my Mom says, kitty love is one if life's very warmest and brightest blessings.

I am wishing you a happy day with your loved ones -- and we, your Ballicus siblings, are with you, snuggling close, purring, hoping, and urging you to eat and drink even more!

Love and smiles and healing purrs from your forever-adoring sister,


Dorydoo said...

Oh oh oh, Miss Peachy! I am so happy that you've eaten some of that super yummy stinky goodness! It will help make you stronger and help you feel better. And how it warms my heart to know you're up and around more again and cuddling and drinking and going to the bathroom... *~*~*~*~*happy kittygirl prance!**~*~*~* I am sending you more healing purrs and cuddling close to you. I love you, my sweet sister!

Love and cuddles from Dorydoo.

Brainball said...

Dear Miss Peachy,

What wonderful news that you've eaten more food. Rest well, and keep up the eating and the drinking! The more you do of that, the better you'll feel. And I am here, so cuddle close into my floof. We Ballicai love you so much.

Thank you, Karla, for sharing with us the other precious kitties who have shared your life! They sound wonderful.

Love and rumbly purrs and floofy cuddles from your big brother,


MaoMao said...

Wowie kazowie, Miss Peachy, I'm so glad you ated some of that wunnerful stinky goodness! That's our favrit stinky goodness, too, the turkey flavur. Mmmmmmm! Get some good sleepies and cuddlies, then try to eat some more! We Ballicai are purrin and purrin fur you nonstop and we're cuddlin close.

Love to our preshus gingur sistur, and gentle kittyhuggies and healing purrs from MaoMao!

Unknown said...

My Dear Miss Peach, I am so glad that you had a couple of bites of food today! Please keep up the good work.

You look very comfortable laying on your lapdaddy's chest.

I hope your Mom is feeling a bit better today too.


Karla, it sounds like you have had some wonderful kitty companions over the years.

Mickey's Musings said...

Hello Sunshine!!!
Good to see you up a bit.It was so nice of your Mom to share with us the stories of the cats that came before. It is easy to she that your Mom loves cats and now,cherishes you.(as do I )
Allow your Mom & Dad to spoil you and tend to you as long as you can.
I hope you will allow me to come back to cherish you as well.
We can sit and talk and enjoy all that is wonderful in this life.

May all the days of your life be filled with Love,Friendship,Happiness and Sunshine!!!!
Yours forever,Moonshine

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Dear MissPeachiekins,
We hope that you gain back some strength and weight and be perky and happy. It is so good to be loved.
Prinnie and I know we would not be happy and healthy without mommies help with the subq's. she did a lot of crying last May and look at us now.

We love you missPeachie. Keep eating and get strong!

We have been thinking of all of you.
You are dearly loved by us!

Poppy Q said...

Sweetie dat is good news that your tummy has some food in it. Even a little bit is good for you.

I am glad you are getting so much loving. You deserve it honey.

We are thinking of you all day and blowing you a thousand kisees and sending them on warm winds your way.

Poppy q and mum

ASTOR CATS said...

Dear Miss Peach,

We're glad you felt like eating a little - even a few bites help. Stay warm and enjoy the company of your mom and dad - they love you a lot. Thank your mom for sharing the stories of her other kitty companions.

Midnite & Stray Kitty

Daisy said...

Miss Peach, I am very proud of you for eating a little. I hope you keep eating more and more. I see you have some very beautiful flowers to sniff while you are resting in your little fleece blanket. This is good.

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

Hey Miss Peach, Fancy Feast sounds yummy! I wish I could curl up on your blue blanket with you and keep you warm. J x

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Hi Miss Peach. We wanted to come and visit you again. We are SO happy that you ate a little. Your mommy has been such a wonderful mommy to lots of kitties. We think you and your mommy are wonderful!

Blessed be.

Anonymous said...

we're so happy that you ate a little! cuddle up near your pretty roses and give the food another try after your nap.
purrs & love!

Tiger Lily said...

We're so glad you were able to eat and drink something today! It's always great to snuggle with your LapDaddy but to do it while the Red Sox win the World Series is extra special!

We love you,
Jemima, Zeke, Sushi, Tiger Lily and Ruckus

Forty Paws said...

We're so happy that you ate a teeny tiny bit and that you are drinking lots of water. That is good for you.

Luf, Us

The Feline Sextet said...

YAY!!! We's furry happy dat yoo ates some Miss Peach and dat's yoo's drinking and using da box, keep snuggling and yoo's will be betters soon! We's still purring and purring fur you! Yor Meowmy's had some lufly kitteh friends it sounds like!

The Meezers or Billy said...

Miss Peach - we is so happy that you is eating your stinky goodness today! Fancy Feast Turkey is wonderful! We is still purring hard for you honey!

Miss Karla - we hopes that you can feel our warmth and purrs too, as we is purring many many purrs for you!

Parker said...

Purrs to you sweet Miss Peach! So happy that you took a few bites and had some water and a good litterbox trip!
Pleasetell your Mommy that the Flinthills are very pretty, Mommy worked all around them for many years - Manhattan, Junction City and Emporia.

The Cat Realm said...

We are very happy to hear about the good news. Whatever the future holds, we know that Miss Peach is feeling fine and good and is in the company of her loved ones and that is all that counts. We will keep on checking on you Miss Peach, thank you for wearing my glasses, it made me very proud! We are all cuddling you and purring for you and Karla and the Lapdaddy! The picture of the two of you is adorable!
And thank you Karla for telling us about the ones that came before!
Although it seems to me that there is one missing that she didn't tell us about?
Purrs to you all, Karl and the rest

The Furry Fighter said...

wow miss peach! two bites of food = come on old girl, have some more! us older ones need our sustenance so much. ise praying hard for you little lady xxx

Mr. Hendrix said...

aw, what wonderfu photos. you look so cozy with your lapdaddy. i'm so glad your eating. when mommy's woofies were like this, the animal communications lady told mommy to say "i give you permission to cross the bridge whenever you're ready, but until then, i will love you and cherish you and care for you."
they stayed a little longer. it is so nice that you're getting so much good snuggle time with your mommy & daddy.

michico*Adan*Lego-小芥*阿丹*樂高 said...

Dearest Miss Peach,

I am so so glad that you have many improvement. And I love the photo of you cuddle with you Daddy~! I can see your daddy and you are very comfy and satify to be with each other~!!!! I hope you could eat more and more everyday, I hope our prayers and purrs really works, and also, Miss Peach, your strongest heart and mind really let me feel so touching~!! Please continue moving on~!

Dearest Karla,
I am so glad to know more cats in your life, that is very good stories about them. They must be very very good and wonderful just like Miss Peach, each of them have different characters, but each of them full your soul and let your life complete~!
I am very happy today I turn on the computer see your blog and have good news, I really love to hug you to cheer you now~!

Keep my prayers and purrrs here,
Adan * michico

Honey P. Sunshine said...

my mommie's mommie had a persian named minka too and she also was an aristocat, she was smoke colored. keep on eating miss peach and keep warm on the lapdaddy

Samantha & Mom said...

Oh Miss Peach, we are so glad you ate some food and drank some water. We are purring and purraying everyday for you, Momma Karla and Lapdaddy! We love you.
Your FL furiends,

Anita said...

What wonderful news that you've eaten more food. We are so glad! I hope to read that you have eaten very much tomorrow.

Purrrrrrrrrrrrrayers to my dear Peach and her beans.

Donny and Marie and Casey said...

Yay!! We are so glad that you were able to eat a couple of bites of food! And take a couple of sips! And enjoy hanging out with lapdaddy!

We haven't stopped purring for you, we love our gentle Miss Peach. :)

~Donny, Marie, Casey

Ali & Fiona said...

My love there is no excuse for my absences. Please read my comment on your shout box. Much love!

Ivan and Izzy from WMD said...

Good for you, Miss Peach! Rest well near your roses, little girl.

Alexi said...

Hi, Miss Peach,
We are so happy that you're eating some turkey stinky goodness and giving love to Karla and LapDaddy. We're glad your drinking your water (we love the fountain almost as much as the faucet) and you're using your box. We will continue to purr and purray for you, Karla,and LapDaddy.


Kathy said...

Dear Miss Peach...Try having your mom warming your food up just a bit in the microwave (or another way). Our noses don't work so well when we get older and we like warm food over cold when we aren't feeling well. Maybe that will perk up your appetite a bit.

Purring for you from Airy Zona,

Shadow & The Gang

Sassy Kat said...

I do not not know you but saw mention of you on Derby's blog. I do want you to know that I am concerned that you are not feeling well and I hope each day you will start to feel more like your old self. I am glad that you ate today, you are on your way to getting better.

Spike William and Angels China Cat and Willow said...

Sweet Miss Peach, I am so happy that you ate some of your Fancy Feast. That is such a precious picture of you with your Lapdaddy. I am sending over some nice soft sleepy purrs to you and hope you have a good night's rest.

Purrrrrrrs, til the morning,
China Cat

Willow said...

Hello Dear Miss Peach,
I am thrilled that you were able to enjoy some Fancy Feast - turkey is a wonderful flavor! I'm glad that you get to snuggle with your Momma Karla and your Lapdaddy. Love is so wonderful! Hope that you sleep well on your soft blankie and I'll keep purring for you overnight.

Purrrrrrrs, till the morning,

Mickey's Musings said...

Good Evening Sunshine.
You have heard from your Ali cat!!! I am so glad.I know he meant a lot to you(I know why;) )
and I thought it important to let him know you needed to hear from him.His leaving was abrupt and it left a question mark in your heart. Now that he has responded,I know your heart can rest easy. I am so happy!!!
Rest my Dearest, conserve your strength.Enjoy the love of your Mother & Father.I will come by later to sit with you.
Purrs to you & your parents.
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox <3

Mr. Chen and Ollie said...

Miss Peach, we are so thrilled that you took real bites of stinky goodness today - what progress!!! Our mommy enjoyed hearing about the ones who came before and all the adventures they had with your mommy and your lapdaddy. You are a little angel and we're glad you are perking up a bit. Please take strength in the beauty of the roses and the love of a doting mommy.
Mr. Chen & Ollie

Catzee said...

I'm sooo glad to hear yur feelin' a lil bit better!

Zippy, Sadie, Speedy and M'Gee said...

Oh Miss Peach, we'z so glad you ate a little...tomorrow more? And the next day and the next...

Bad Kitty Cats & Megan said...

Miss Sweet Peach,

We know we have been a bit quiet but we want to let you know you are always in our purrs. What lovely gift of white roses, so pure and sweet as you are. Snuggle up and relax. Eat and keep hydrated! Sending our best purrs and love and squishy (gentle) hugs.

Nose Kisses from us...

Jake and Bathsheba said...

Dear Miss Peach, we are so happy you ate a little for your momma. We hope both you and your mom are feeling a little better today.


To Karla, I meant to pursue the German connection with you earlier, and the mention of Heidelburg compels me.

My dad ("Karl Heinz"), who died ten years ago at age 67, was German. He was born in a small village in the north of Germany in Mecklenburg (which became East Germany), but by the end of WWII, he was in Stettin, and he and his stepmother had to leave there as the Germans were ousted from that city (now part of Poland). They had a harrowing time as refugees trying to get to the West because they did not want to come under Russian rule.

They eventually made it to Heidelburg where they moved in with an aunt.

My mother (who died in September) went to live in Heidelburg with her parents--her dad was in the US Army and part of the US occupying forces. They lived like aristocrats there in a big house that had been owned by Nazis. My dad was essentially an errand boy/servant and my mother taught him English. They fell in love, married, and eventually came to the US with my grandfather as my dad's sponsor. My dad went to a trade school in Stuttgart so he would have a skill for the US. (Oddly enough, he was drafted in the US Army about 5 months after he arrived, was shipped to Okinawa, Japan, and that's where he received his US citizenship.)

Dad took me on an amazing "roots tour" in 1991. The Wall had come down, and it was the first time he returned to his hometown. His nervousness at being "in the East" was inexplicable to me. We had a wonderful time, just the two of us, and I will always cherish the memories from that special trip.

~J&B's Mom Nancy

Hot(M)BC said...

We's glad yoo feeled like eatin some Miss Peach. Lotsa hugs n purrs,
Sanjee, Boni Maroni, Mini, Gree and Pepi

The Feathered Nest said...

Dear little Peach, Chester and Thelma send you big (((((hugs)))) and lots of love. Stay cozy and warm and know that you are loved by so so many, xxoo, Dawn & Chester & Thelma

The Cat Realm said...

Miss Peach - thank you so much for letting me know that you heard from Ali! I am sure you were very happy about that, I am so glad they are o.k.!!! Now YOU have to be o.k. again too! I hope you have a good night, we will come and visit you in your dreams!
Karl and The Cat Realmers.
Did you know that the maid lived in Karpfengasse 2 in Heidelberg, right above the Golden Anker (she thinks that was the name..) many many many years ago?

Karen Jo said...

My dear Miss Peach, I am so glad that you had a few bites of food and drank lots of water and used your box. Snuggling with your Lapdaddy looks great. I enjoyed reading about your Mom's previous cats. They all sound like precious friends.

Around Your Wrist said...

ah my peach sister, i'm glad you had what seems like a good day. your mommy and lapdaddy love you so very much!

i'm glad you're able to tell the stories of your other fur children, karla. the memories are so precious.

mom toni

Astrid (…and the kitties too) said...

Dearst Miss Peach,
we wanted to look here how you are doing before momma has to go to werk and leaves us wifout computer.
We are glad to hear that you ate some bites of food.
We'll telerport ofur to you and keep you comapny and snuggle with you so that you are very cozy and warm. Kashim has very fuzzy and warm furs ad purrs really loud and comforting. And Othello is a littlle snuglle monster!
puuuuuurrrs puuuuurrrrs puuuurrrrrs
Purrrs, Kashim & Othello

Karla, we will keep you in our thoughts and hope Miss Peach is getting better and better.
love, Astrid

Ramses said...

Hi Miss Peach,

Thanks you so much for dropping by my own humble blog to see the MeMe we did for you. It was wonderful of you to do so and we hope you know how much we're all purring for you here...

It seems My Mummy knows a little about loosing beloved cats to kidney failure, just like you Mom experienced with your forekitties... So she'd like to send hugs to your Mom too.

It's good that you've had a little to eat and are still drinking! You even have the same water fountain as we do here...I love licking water from the dome best of all! :)

Now it's time for my morning nap and I shall curl up here in Mummy's office on her sofa and purr for you as a drift off to sleep...Keep eating a little and drinking sweet Peach and love your Mom and LapDaddy lots and lots, just as they love you...


Dragonheart, Merlin, Devi, and Chloe said...

Miss Peach, I am glad you ate a couple of bites of food. Please eat some more. I'm not ready for you to go to the Bridge yet. I love you so very much and I'm purring and praying for you.

Your mom has had some wonderful kitties in her life. Hugs and purrs to you both and to your lapdaddy.

Baby-Girl and Pok said...

So happy you ate a little bit Miss Peach - *dances with joy*!

Hope you'll feel better, remember eating and drinking is furry, furry important to feel better... so we send you best wishes and hope for a healthy appetite.

Gentle head butts and purrs to the pretties little kitty in the world - you!

Sasha said...

Dear Miss Peach, I haven't met you before and came from Adan's blog. Please rest well and have sweet dreams. I will be thinking of you.

Sassy Kat said...

Sweet Miss Peach,
I hope you are feeling better today than yesterday. I dropped by the other day to see how you were doing and wanted to check in again today.

I saw your letter that you wrote to Opus & Roscoe, they posted it on their blog today, & I was left with a heavy heart & tears in my eyes. I know this is a difficult time for you and your family and want you to know that you have a lot of friends & family doing all they can you make you get better. I posted a special message on my blog today about you just to let you know that even though I don't know you too well you have stolen my heart and I am pulling for you to get better. I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts during this most difficult time.

Get better Sweet Miss Peach

Anonymous said...

Dear Miss Peach it is so good that you ate a little bit. What a great gift you are to your mommy and lapdaddy.

Karla your other kitties sound very special. A nice fond remembrance for a special lady.

Your friends,
Bounce, Lucy, Trixie and Mom

Mickey's Musings said...

Good Morning Sunshine!!!!!!!!!!
I just wanted to wish you a joyous day!!
I hope this morning finds you well and your dear parents also.
If you are up to it, I'll sit with you a while.
Purrs, Your Moonshine

Monty Q. Kat said...

Yay for eating! Keep it up!

The Cat Realm said...

Good morning Miss Peach! How are you this Tuesday morning??? I hope you feel nice and comfortable with your wonderful humans! Good morning to the humans too!

jenianddean said...

Miss Peach,
We are all sending you purrs! It was good to read that you had take a few bites of food and love from a LapDaddy will do you a world of good.

-The McKitten-Cats

Sunny's Mommy said...

I'm glad Miss Peach ate again yesterday. I hope she continues to eat today, and maybe a little bit more this time.

Continued hugs and prayers for Miss Peach and her family.

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

Miss Peach,

I am delighted to hear that you ate a bit and drank some water as well. You are so cute cuddling on your lapdaddy's chest....I bet he loves that!

Hang in there sweet lady....we all love you and are purraying for you.

Luna und Luzie said...

Liebe Miss Peach und Karla!
Danke für euren Kommentar. You have not forget to write in German, great!
It is nice to read about your other cats. I had a cat(Dixie) who was drive over(überfahren ?) by a car. The cat was 13 years old.

I´m happy to hear that Miss Peach eat and drink a little. Great.
Stay warm and be strong !!!

The Crew said...

Peach dear, everyone is so happy you're eating & drinking. Keep it up!

Karla, you're fortunate to have had long lived cats. We lost 2 at only 6 years of age and 2 at 14. Misty is now our 8th cat in 24 years. Each was and is loved for their own unique personality.

Black Cat said...

I'm so glad you've eaten something dear Peachy Miss Peach. Please eat more and get stronger. It was lovely to see you snuggling with your Lapdaddy:)

It was good to read about the lovely kitties who came before, too. As Gretchen says, we can never have too much kitty love in our lives:) xxx

Cindy Garber Iverson said...

Dear dear Karla,

My eyes are full of tears as I read of your courage and strength at this time while you nurse lovely Miss Peach. My heart breaks for you as I know how difficult it must have been to leave on such a wonderful adventure full of lots of hope (and the courage it took to go) and then to come home to find Miss Peach unwell. I don't know what more I can do except offer you my prayers at this time when you need them most. Know that we (Hubby and I) are thinking of you and praying for you. Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage


Dear Miss Peach

We are so glad that you are eating even just little bites. Little bites for now and soon your appepite may grown into bigger ones. We will hope and continue our purraryers. Continue to feel well Miss Peach and keep snugglin with your Momma.

Purrs to Miss Karla

Abby, Boo, Ping, Jinx and Gracie

The Lee County Clowder said...

Miss Peach -

We're thinking of you, and purrring for you. Keep eating and drinking, and everything else should work itself out fine.


Christine and FAZ said...

I can't believe how happy I am to hear Miss Peach took a few mouthfuls of food. Please eat more Miss Peach we are purring for you. FAZ

Dear Karla, I can tell all of your wonderful companions lived privileged and happy lives with you. Thank you for sharing the beautiful Miss Peach with us. We hope every day she stays with you she gets a big stronger. Warmest wishes Christine

Sassy Kat said...

I am so HAPPY to hear that today you ate!!! That is great news. I am so honored that even though you are so ill you took the time to write to me. You save your time for rest and I will keep checking in with you to see how you are doing. Tell your mom that we all are thinking about her too.

Angel MoMo and Charlotte said...

So glad to hear that you are drinking and eating a bit. Hope it makes you feel a little more comfortable. Yes, I am a new kitty but I have heard of you from the other kitty bloggers from the Cat Blogosphere and decided to come and see how you are.

HRH Yao-Lin said...

How sad. But also how lovely.


Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

Miss Peach,

We iz so happy dat you iz eatin' a little Fancy Featsee. we likes dat too!

Da mad Burr-man & I were good ALL weekend, just so ou would getz better. We just sat on da couch & let life go by, waitin' fur da momee to come home. But we just medy-tatered on L-O-V-E fur you..'cuz Miss peach, you representz ALL of us kitteez who have come befor & who will come still.

Momee wantz to tell you a story about Delilah & how dis cat came back wit da spirit of three who came before, all rolled into one!!! Dat soundz "woo-woo" momee sez, but she knowz it without a doubt & so doez dadee.

OK, dat iz enough about my silly beanz. we iz just hopin' & sending everyting we can Miss Peach.

Dr Tweety