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.

Sunday, February 22, 2009


There are places I remember
All my life though some have changed
Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I've loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more

Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more
In my life I love you more

Thank you for your friendship and your love.
However life may turn, this gift will be
A mountain that has made my river bend,
Nor will it flow the same way to the sea.
Knowing you is something I'm made of.
Years will not this part of me remove.
One lives for just a brief eternity,
Understanding truths that never end.
Nicholas Gordon
Dear kitties...it is with a very sad heart that I tell you my best friend has gone to the rainbow bridge. He was a most kind and shy little cat named Normie. He was as tiny as I am but had a heart of gold. Normie was a white & black Turkish Van kitty about my age. An accident with a car stole his tail when he was young but that never dampened his zest for the good things in life. He loved to eat nice treats and drink some of his daddies milky breakfast drink. Most of the day he spent sleeping in his cassita. When he woke, he would retire to his music room. He had such a passion for music of all kind. Each day he would send me his favorite selections for me to enjoy. Yesterday...I asked him to do me the honor of being my ring bearer at my wedding to Mickey. I told him he could wear a top hat, white tie and a tail coat like Fred Astaire. He would have a tail again of a different kind.... I was a little bit worried that he might be sad that I am going to marry Mickey. He always told me that he loved me but respected my love to Mickey as the gentleman that he was. I told him true friendship never goes away no matter what happens. Now Normie is gone to the bridge and I am so heart broken I can barely see to write....how do you go on when your best friend is no longer here for you to talk to? Kitties I implore you to love and live with all your might for tomorrow may not come for any of us. Do today what you want to put off until the next. Tell those you love that you do or you may not get the chance again. Though gentle Normie did not have a blog, he followed many of yours and loved Parker in particular. Normie was always bidding on my auctions to help out kitties in need and donating to their cause...Normie was a quiet hero who stole a part of my heart. His mommy and daddy are sad beyond words and my mommy has cried her eyes out. Please leave your kindest words of comfort for them here today...Life is as fragile as a cherry blossom...my forced branches bloomed today. Now they will always remind me of a small white & black cat with a giant heart who sent me the most wonderful cards...
"I love you forever Normie...your special tiny friend Miss Peach"


Luna said...

Oh no!!!That is too sad! Poor Normie!
We are grieving with You and Normies family!
We are sure our sister Frieda is waiting at the end of the bridge to welcome Normie. He is not alone!!

Poopsie aka Blue said...

Reading this lovely caring tribute to Normie bought tears to my eyes.
I'm very sad for you and his family.

Cousin Blue

ML said...

This is furry sad noos.
We are sending specshul purrs of comfort to Normie's fambly and to you, Miss Peach, and Miss Parker.
As Luna said, hims is definitely not alone, him haf some furry good company, tha bestest.
He sounds like a really specshul furriend.
KC and The Sherwood Bunch

pee ess: Iffen you haf a photo of sweet Normie, we can make a tribute grafik.

Eric and Flynn said...

We are so sorry that your best furrend Normie has gone to The Bridge. We send sad purrs of condolence to you and to his family.

Parker said...

Oh No! I would hear from Normie once in a while and I always thought that he and his family were so very nice.
The Bridge has a sweet new angel. I am so, so sorry.
Normie's family - if you read this, please accept my sincerest sympathies for your loss.
Gentle smoochies and hugs...

The Island Cats said...

Miss Peach, we just read about your furiend Normie...we are so sorry to hear this...our condolences to you and Normie's family...

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

My dear Sweet Peach.
It is sad that a ray of sunshine has passed from your life. While I did not know Normie personally,it pains me that he has gone to the Bridge. It is nice that he had a good,long life, but that does not make it any easier. Please convey my most sincere sympathy to his Mom & Dad. I know they must be lost without him.

Furkidsmom said...

We're so sad to hear about Normie. That was a great tribute to him. (((Hugs)))

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Cat with a garden said...

Our purrs for Normie's family.
It is so sad to lose such a longterm friend, Miss Peach. Your words touched us very much. Rest in Peace, Normie.

Junior said...

Oh no Miss Peach! We are so sad to hear of Normies passing. We are sending out tons of purrs to his family and to yours. Try to think of him young again, roaming all over the place across the bridge.

Cory said...

We were very sad when we read about Normie going to the Bridge. We know how hard it is to lose a friend, but we know that he will be watching over his family until they meet again.

Mishkat said...

Dear Miss Peach - we are so sorry to hear about Normie's passing. He sounds like such a wonderful cat - we know he will be missed greatly. You have written a beautiful tribute to him.

(((Hugs))) and purrs to Normie's mom and dad, and to you and your mom and Dad.

Anonymous said...

"Oh" Miss Peach I so sorry about your friend Normie.It sounds like he was a very sweet and wonderful kitty.
Your right true friendship never goes away and your memories never fade.I love you dear friend least I forget to mention....Hugs Ariel

Pixel said...

We are so sorry about your best friend. But we know he will be with you from the bridge watching you

Honey P. Sunshine said...

we are sorry about yooour freind piki, purrs to his fambly

The Tower Hill Mob said...

We are so sorry to hear about your friend. He sounds like he was a truly lovely soul. We will purr and pray for him and light a candle.

Anonymous said...

Poor Normie! We're sending purrs to everyone who loved him.

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

We are saddened to hear about Normie. What a kind & gentle boy he was. We send our gentle purrs to his mom & dad.

Angel said...

We are sending purrs ans headbuts to Normie's Mom and Dad and you and your Mom! Thisis asad day. He will always be with you in your heart and memories!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We are sorry about Normie leaving. It is a crushing blow to lose one's best friend.

We are sending warm purrs, soft yips and gentle hugs to you and Normie's family.

momsbusy said...

we are sending comforting purrs.


Daisy said...

I am so sorry to learn the sad news about your friend Normie. I can tell from your beautiful, heartfelt and thoughtful post that Normie was an extra-special cat. My sincerest condolences to you, and to Normie's family.

Sweet Praline said...

I am so sad to hear about your dearest friend, Normie. That was a lovely tribute and I am sure that he is looking down from the bridge and watching over you. Please forward my thoughts and purrayers to his family.

Anonymous said...

Miss Peach,
We are all crying for you and for everyone who loved Normie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Normie's family.
MamaCat & the FurryPurries
Ozzy, Alice, Bootsie, Freckles, Lola, Dandelo & baby Honey

meemsnyc said...

We are so sorry to hear about your best friend Normie. We are sending you big purrs and hugs.

Yaffa, Sebastian and Dante

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Miss Peach, we are so, so sorry that your your best furriend Normie went to the Bridge. Your post for him was just so precious, it had ours' and Momma's eyes leaking because it was so sweet, and showed how much you loved him. We are sending many ((((hugs)))) to both you and Normie's family ... please let them know how sorry we are.
Purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We are very sorry to hear about Normie.

Fat Eric said...

We are so sorry to hear about Normie. Sending you and Normie's family very big purrs and floofy headbutts and thinking of you.

Fat Eric and mum, Kate

PB 'n J said...

Oh sweet Miss Peach, we're so sorry to read your news. But you have such wise words of love dear friend. You are right of course, we must appreciate our loved ones every day.

We will purr and grieve for dear Normie, any friend of yours is a friend of ours.

Pearl, Bert and Jake

C said...

We are sorry about Normie! We are sending many purrs!

Tina T-P said...

Oh dear, I know how sad Normies family is - we still miss our sweet Neelix - I hope that their good memories of him and the best wishes and condolences from everyone in the cat blogosphere help to ease their pain.

And I'm sorry for your loss too, Miss Peach - we often overlook the grief that is felt by the loss of a good friend. Please take care. Hugs. T.

The Lee County Clowder said...

We're sending mournful purrrrss and gentle headbuttss to Normie's beans.

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

We are so sorry to hear that your friend has gone to the bridge. We will purr for you and his mom and dad.


Marguerite said...

So sorry to read of your loss. You have written a beautiful tribute to Normie. Love & prayers to you and your family.

THE ZOO said...

were so sorry to hear Normie passed away. this wuz a beyootiful tribute to him. owr Gus will walk with him to tha Bridge.

Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

Oh Miss Peach we are so sorry to hear about Normie going to the Rainbow Bridge! We are so sad for you! You were a wonderful fruiend to him!! (((((Hugs to you and Normies family!!))))
Your FL furiends,

Helena said...

Oh Miss Peach, I am sooo sorry to hear your news. In fact, I am now typing in tears.

You have written a beautiful tribute. I wish I could give you a hug.

I wonder if my past pusscats are at Rainbow Bridge too. Sam the tabby, Mamma the beautiful black princess, Figs the gorgeoud friend, Katie the tiny, brave black and white. My life is measured out in cats I have loved.

I do hope there really is a chance somewhere to hold them again.

Camp Stanhope Happenings said...

I'm very sorry that you have lost such a great friend. This must be sad when you are planning for your upcoming nuptials.

Kaz's Cats said...

We're so sorry for your loss, Miss Peach, and we'd like to send our condolences to Normie's Mom and Dad, who must be missing him terribly. Sending purrs and purrayers to all who loved little Normie,


Gypsy & Tasha & Karen (Mum)

Isis said...

Oh I'm so sorry for your loss Miss Peach... One of Solo's former mates passed away yesterday of kidney failure, she was a sweet sorrel girl who both Mummy, D'Boy and I met a few times so we are all pretty sad here too, though concentrating on the kittens to take our minds off of it. I have some new photos to share, I hope they make you smile! :)


KitKat said...

We want to thank you all of you for your prayers and kind words for our dear Normie. Your support has been overwhelming and has brought us so much comfort. Thank you for being there for us through this difficult time.
Normie's Family

Riley & Tiki said...

We are so sorry to hear about Normie. Sending many purrs to you and to Normie's family.

Butchy & Snickers said...

Dear Miss Peach, we are so sorry that your furry best friend has gone to the bridge. Your post is such a wonderful tribute to Normie. We're sending lots of hugs & prayers to Normie's family. We know they are very sad & hope that their hearts will heal in time.
Luv & Wirey Hugs,
Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Butchy & Snickers

Princess said...

I am very sad to hear that Normie went to the bridge.
I know that all of our loved kitties, including Caesar our wonderful boy was there at the bridge to greet Normie


Shadow / Molly said...

The mom gots leaky eyes reading this. We is all sorry dat Normie hadid to go. Perhaps he can make a special trip from da bridge to see yoo married?

The Cat Realm said...

We are so very sorry Miss Peach! Even as we all will have to go to the bridge at one point it is always so heartbreaking when one of our friends leaves. We are sending you gentle purrs and our thoughts are with you and Normie's Mom and Dad, please extend our deepest condolences to them!

Leslie said...

So very sorry to hear your sad, sad, news. Purrs from the topcatrules gilrs. :)

Anonymous said...

So very sad to hear the news about Normie.......What a blessing he was to you, Miss Peach.


Karen Jo said...

You wrote a wonderful tribute to Normie, Miss Peach. I am so sorry that you lost your dear friend and that his family lost such a sweet cat.

Camie's Kitties said...

Miss Peach, we are so sorry to hear about your friend Normie. Tiki will meet him at the bridge and show him around. We are purring for his family.

Tavi, Cody, Camie and Miss Jade

Anonymous said...

Oh Miss Peach we are so sorry to hear about your friend Normie. It is always very sad when a friend goes to the Bridge.

Lorianna said...

Oh Miss Peach and Mommy Karla, I'm so sorry to hear about sweet Normie. I know how dear he was to you and I'm so sad for you and his loving family. Another angel has said goodnight to this realm and crossed over to a new life. Tookie loved breakfast milk too, so I'm sure they are enjoying a bowl of sweet milk, especially if my grandmother is tending to them.
Those are the kind of thoughts I hold on to.
Your tribute to Normie is just beautiful. I am crying along with you. This saying goodbye is getting tiresome...
I'm sending you all of my Love Dear Ones.
Gentle hugs,

Margaret Cloud said...

I was reading your post with tears in my eyes, I am so sorry and sad about Normie, I will say a quiet pray for all you, my Melody will come and welcome Normie. That was a nice poem.

Team Tabby said...

Miss Peach, we are so sad to hear the news about your special friend, Normie. We can see from your lovely tribute to him that he was extra special to you. Please pass on our condolences to his family from us.

Mindy, Moe, Bono

Alexi said...

We are leaking ofur here reading your lovely tribute to Normie. We all send purrrs and :::hugs::: toy you, your fambly, Normie's fambly and all who knew and loved him.

China Cat said...

I was so sorry to hear about Normie. What a wonderful tribute you have for him. Willow and I send soft purrs to both you and your family and to Normie's family.

Purrrrrrrrs, China Cat

Mr. Chen and Ollie said...

Oh that is so awful. We are so sorry to hear this sad news, Miss Peach. Big hugs to you and your mommy and to Normie's family. We are purring for you all....
Mr. Chen & Ollie
ps. We know you have bigger things on your mind right now but whenever you have a moment to swing by we gave you an awardie.

Stanley said...

Miss Peach!

I'm so sorry about Normie. I can tell from your post that you loved him dearly and he loved you in return. I know he is now running free at the Bridge.

I've also just found out that you are getting married! Congratulations. He is one lucky cat, THAT's for sure.

Goober love & smooches,

The Crew said...

Oh Peach dear, we're sorry to hear about Normie. He sounds like the kind of friends we all wish we had.

Milo and Alfie said...

Huge rumbly purrs coming your way. We didn't know Normie but he sounded a fine mancat. Sincere condolances to you and his fambly.

HotMBC aka The Hotties said...

Oh we's sad for yoo and for Normie's fambly. We's sending lots of purrs to alla yoo.
Sanjee and the resta the Hotties