Monday, 8 October 2012

Missing YUU Monday


#1 here. This is a time of year that is bittersweet for us at Poupounette Central. Three years ago in early October, our sweet Yuu-Chan came to live with us, and two years ago in late September, he left us for the Bridge. I cannot believe it has been two years already. His presence is as great now as it ever was, and I miss him more than I can say. The Poupounette is made up of some very special cats, but Yuu-Chan was special among the special, and the void he left will never be filled.

There are two words that describe Yuu-Chan thoroughly: sweet and soulful. He was the gentlest of souls, always ready to make friends and look after those who needed some extra care. And he had the most amazing eyes that looked straight into your soul. Those eyes were captured marvellously well in the portrait that Kathleen Coy did of him after his death:


Anyway, in order to once again celebrate his short life, here is a selection of photos of Yuu-Chan.

Baby Yuu-Yuu already had those soulful eyes:


He quickly made himself at home when he arrived at Poupounette Central:


He and Sei-Chan (who was only a few months older) quickly became best friends:


He loved to snuggle with me:


He watched over our short-term foster, Tora-Chan, before he was adopted by friends:


He grew into the handsomest of mancats:


He was kitten Bibi's mentor and best friend:


Always there to lend a helping paw"


He loved to wrap himself around my hand:


He loved to hang out in the garden with Tommy:


And to visit his friends, the donkeys:


The dreaded FeLV hit him like a sledgehammer, and he was gone, aged 15 months... This is one of the last photos I took of him:


Gone but never forgotten. Your sweetness will always stay with us, Yuu-Yuu.

28 comments:

  1. What a little sweatheart Yuu-Chan was <3

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  2. Such a gorgeous, sweet fellow. Never forgotten. Always treasured.

    Gracie does that wrapping around my hands thing. So, so sweet. srsly.

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  3. I know my mom understands completely. Your beautiful angel will be missed always and loved just as much as when he first came to you. They are precious loved family and deeply missed and loved forever when they leave us.

    Till we all meet again...

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  4. Sending Pei Vibes. I can see him leaning down over the Bridge and trying to give you kisses and cuddles #1.

    Chingmy & Family

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  5. We never forget those who came before. The special ones...how hard it is to live without them. purrrrs

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  6. Oh Yuu-chan, you are greatly missed.

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  7. What a beautiful tribute.

    Cindy

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  8. This is a wonderful tribute for beloved Yuu_chan. Thank you for sharing with all of us again what a wonderful kitty he was and still is.

    the amigos and san

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  9. Yuu-Chan was the sweetest little mancat in training - we still miss his little face on the blog. He was a little star.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  10. Beautiful tribute fur Yuu-Chan during this bittersweet time of year. ((Hugs))

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  11. Thank you for sharing these lovely pics of Yuu-Chan. He always had the sweetest face. He is indeed missed. The portrait of him is beautiful, what a wonderful keepsake of that sweet prince of a cat.

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  12. We remember him well and the great dose of universal unfairness when he went to the Bridge too too early. He was a lovely, handsome mancat and the blogosphere was so much richer for his short life. It is lovely to remember hi with such beautiful photos.

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  13. Such a lovely tribute. We can't believe it's been two years either.

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  14. I remember Yuu-Chan, and his wonderful spirit showed through all the miles and the computer screen. Purrs to you today.

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  15. lovely photos and a wonderful tribute

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  16. Yuu-Chan sounded like such a sweet and gentle soul. The protrait of him is wonderful!
    The last picture you took of him with paw in your hand is lovely.

    Gone but never forgotten, our sweet babies.

    the critters in the cottage xo

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  17. {{hugs}} and headbutts from all of us at the Lounge...we miss Yuu-Chan too.

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  18. Aw, what a beauty he was. We're so sorry he was lost so young!

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  19. Some kitties just touch our hearts in a special way. We miss them in a special way. We send you purrs and headbutts today.
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Tiger,Treasure,JJ and Julie

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  20. What a beautiful post for Yuu-Chan. We remember how hard you and he fought for him to be well. He sure was a little sweetheart - we can see why he will always be so special to you.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

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  21. I can't believe it has been 2 years already. :( I know how much you miss him. He was such a handsome boy and I always loved reading about him and seeing his photos.

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  22. Comforting purrs to you. So nice to go at so young of an age.

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  23. What a lovely tribute! We sends yous all comforting purrs!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  24. What a handsome mancat Yuu-Chan was! We send you all purrs as you remember him today.

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  25. Yuu-Chan was very beautiful
    Benny & Lily

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