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, March 23, 2015


All beautiful stories begin with "Once upon a time"...Miss Hunny Bunny's story is just so.  Once upon a time, seven years ago, a skinny white cat appeared in the cozy cottage garden...just days after we were certified a Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary.  God, who created all creatures, wasted no time in bringing her needs to our attention.  I called out to her and she looked in my direction, stopped and sat down.  There was left over chicken breast from dinner and I hurried inside to cut it up.  Served up in the Frisbee, she quietly walked over for a smell.  She took a piece in her mouth and walked down the cobblestone path to the side of the cottage.  Soon she came back to do this again...not eating any for herself...just carrying the bits off somewhere.  I followed her and saw her jump up and over the tall wooden fence. Peeking through the knothole, I saw her drop the bits into the grass as slowly there emerged three tiny kittens from the crawl space of the vacant house next door.  Her beautiful kittens...hungry kittens.  Now I understood why she did not take any food for herself...she was such a wonderful mother and my heart melted at that very moment.  Dennis soon removed one of the fence pickets so they could come into our yard for their food and water, but most of all for sanctuary from the world.  They would all be safe here with us in our garden.  As the days came and went, I could begin to tell that Hunny Bunny was a special kitty.  Attentive to her kittens she seemed to be such a relaxed cat.  I began to think that she might have at sometime been someone's kitty...but was now a homeless.  We were soon able to catch them all (except one kitten who ran away) and get them spayed and neutered.  Bunny's kittens were adopted out to a sweet lady who took them both... Bunny stayed on with us in the garden that summer.  As the weather began to get colder, we made a shelter for her in a larger Rubbermaid container fitted with a big heated pad and blanket.  One cold winter day Bunny came to the back door and was looking inside the kitchen.  I could not resist opening the door for her to see what she was going to do.  In she walked...looked around the cottage...found the bedroom, then up on the bed she jumped, lay down and took a nice long nap.  I let her back out that night and the next day she came back to the door again...and I let her in.  I LET HER IN to my heart and promised her that I would love her forever if she wanted to be our cat.  I said this was a Cinderella story and in some ways it is.  Later a new family of cats came to the garden.  Mean old Scrappy Cat and her mean little kitten were like the wicked stepmother and stepsister in the story.  Bunny had to suffer when she went outside because they were so jealous of her great beauty and sweet nature.  She stayed inside more and more but soon discovered that the front yard was safer and better than the back yard where the wickeds lived.  In every season Bunny loved being out in the front yard.  I would watch out for her through the big front parlor window, always making sure she was resting sweetly in the flower beds.  Last Sunday she was so happy to be out there...the daffodils blooming all around her.  Then suddenly she no longer asked to go out...stopped eating and drinking...sleeping in odd places.  I knew something must be wrong.  Friday I called our vet and took her in for help and lab work.  The dreadful phone call with the worst news nearly broke my heart.  Her kidneys were no longer functioning.  Dennis and I made the tearful final gift of love to her that evening... Her ashes will come home to us this week and we will place them next to the dogwood tree she loved to sharped her claws on...next to her bunny family she loved to sleep by.
Hunny Bunny leaves a legacy of quiet gentle compassion in our hearts.  A gentle soul with refined manners.  Sweeter and more loving than any cat I have ever known.  She owned our hearts and we knew her for just a little while...but oh my goodness it was a happily ever after while it lasted.  Thank you all for being on our journey with us over those years...we treasure the memories...they will comfort us on the dark days ahead.
Hunny Bunny was a cat for all seasons

thank you Ann of Zoolatry for this sweet graphic


KitKat said...

Such a beautiful tribute to Miss Hunny Bunny. My eyes are leaking. So very sorry dearest Karla. She was a little Princess.
Angel Normie, Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis

Poppy Q said...

Thank you for sharing your story of Hunny Bunny. Looks like you found each other just when the time was right. We are sorry you did not have a longer time together.

Julie and Poppy Q

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

What a beautiful tribute to your lovely girl! We are so terribly sorry for your loss.

Charlemagne, Tamar and Mal

Michelle said...


Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Hunny Bunny's sweet and gentle soul always shone through her photos, and my human wished so much to have a kitty with her nature... well, she wound up with me, and I guess I'm a step in the right direction! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful girl with all of us over the years. She will be missed lots by us down here in southern California.

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Our hearts are breaking for you. Hunny Bunny was such a sweet soul and a gorgeous ladycat.
We are sending lots of gentle purrs and comforting headbutts your way.

The Swiss Cats said...

What a beautiful tribute to your lovely Miss Hunny Bunny ! Purrs

Mickey's Musings said...

That is such a beautiful tribute to a beautiful kitty. She was so lovely and we can see why you loved her.
Our Tillie passed from the same thing.
It is hard to lose a special kitty.
They make an impression on our hearts.
Hunny Bunny was a lovely kitty who gave you joy. WE send you lots of purrs because we know you miss her .
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

Fuzzy Tales said...

Karla, that was such a beautifully written tribute to a loving and lovely companion. I know the grief you're going through--we all know it--and if I could, I'd give you a tight hug. Hunny Bunny was blessed to have found you, and vice versa too. Peace to you.

Random Felines said...

we aren't sure we remember reading her entire story before....we are SO very glad she found you and decided to make you her REAL family....

The Meezers or Billy said...

we are so sorry Miss Hunny Bunny has gone to the Bridge. This was a very beautiful tribute to a very beautiful girl.

{{HUGS}} n purrrsssss


I know we should always feel the blessing that they were with us and it shouldn't be measured by days, weeks or months. But it is so hard to say farewell for they take with us a part of our hearts when they leave far far too soon. I am deeply sorry for your loss and I know and understand how you miss your Hunny Bunny. My soulfilled prayers for you.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

Karla, this is one of the most heartfelt and beautiful tributes I've read in a long time. I hope you know Hunny isnt truly ..gone...she's just at a different address right now until you can see her again.

She will always be with you in spirit; she will always live on in your heart, and I hope you know; were she to speak..she would not only say, thanx mom and dad for everything...she would also say, I love you both too ~~~~~~ ♥♥♥

The Florida Furkids said...

We remember when Hunny Bunny came into your life. We're so sorry she's gone to the Bridge but we know she'll live on forever in your hearts.


The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

Samantha & Mom said...

What a lovely Tribute For Miss Hunny Bunny! We will miss her, too!
Lots of hugs to you all!
Your TX furiends,
Samantha & Chandra

Roberta said...

What a beautiful and touching tribute to Hunny Bunny. She won all of our hearts, too, and we will always remember her as we do Miss Peach. I still remember the very day she came into your lives and the picture you took of her and her 3 kittens through the fence. Buddy won't be forgotten either. Lots of hugs and love to all of you.

Tina T-P said...

Oh NO! What will we do without the stories of your sweet Hunny Bunny. I'm so very sorry to read your news. With Bella gone too, the world is missing two beautiful floofy kitties. Oh, my eyes are leaking.
Much love to you all at the Cozy Cottage. Tina

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

Oh goodness. I am so very sorry she had to leave after such a shot time with you. Thank goodness she found such a loving home to live out what life she had left. You gave her the best, a loving home, warm hands and hearts to pet her, safety and a full belly. I know that she knows she was loved. Then you gave her the ultimate gift, release from a failing body. We all know how hard it is, and it never get easier. Sending you all hugs. And thank you for taking such great care of her.

Anita B said...

Thank-you, my friend, for sharing this wonderful story about a beautiful cat. You and Dennis gave Hunny Bunny a loving home and she gave you all the love she had. Thank-you, too, for opening your hearts to this small wonder

Jans Funny Farm said...

Thank you for telling her story. We remember when she first arrived with her kittens. It is always so hard to say good-bye to them. :(

Bob T Bear (esq) said...

Oh my we ar eyes r leaking now. SO so sad :@{
Our Miss Fluffy- hers was kidney trubbol too. She went painfully thin an meowed all the time. She went thin so fast an wuddent eet.
Yu wer so very brayve an kind for her. So very very brayve, as brayve as a Bear!

Mr Scooter an his famly arrived wen Mummy was at a very low ebb an mite not hav held on- she sez they wer angels hoo cayme to rescew her. Yes, anmols com along at the rite time.

DO yu still noe ware her kitties liv? If so perhaps yu cud go an stroke wun. Mummy was a littol comforted that Mr Scooter had the sayme eyes as the rest of his famly an he kept dem awl alive for her wen she lookt in his eyes.

Miss Hunny Bunny is alive in yor hart an in her kitties.