Friday, 5 August 2016

Forever Friday: Our Trav is Home Forever

#1 here. I am still finding it difficult to believe that our Trav is gone, even though it has been more than a month. Every time I go past the hangar where he used to like to hang out on the old mattress on the old car, I still look for him. He left such a powerful mark on my heart, and the heart of all those who looked after him, even for a day.

I had Trav cremated alone so I could get his ashes back. They arrived a little while ago, in this package:

This is what it looked like inside:

And there was also this:

 You are supposed to put it in earth, and flowers will grow in memory.

I had already decided that I would scatter most his ashes around the places he loved to hang out, but that I would keep some in the house, so that Trav would really be home forever. I started looking for a suitable container and found this on Etsy, handmade in Paphos, Cyprus:

Welcome Home, Sweet Trav. You will be forever in our hearts.


  1. What a beautiful urn. Purrs to you. Trav was one of a kind - a special kitty who didn't need to be IN your home to be in your heart.

  2. Dear Trav. We miss you but we know you will always be about and you will always be home.

  3. What a sweet urn for Trav. We like the idea of spreading part of his ashes in his favorite spots. Welcome home, Trav. Hugs and purrs to you all. Purrs

  4. Purrs for you #1.
    The urn you chose is lovely.
    He was the kind of cat that makes footprints on your heart.
    and will never be forgotten.
    Welcome home Trav :)
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

  5. That is a beautiful urn for Trav. Many purrs and head bumps for you, #1. Trav was very lucky to have you. He will certainly live in many hearts forever.

  6. We miss Trav too and we really do think of him so often. Hugs from all of us.

  7. we can't imagine how much you miss seeing that handsome face... but we are so glad you took such good care of him

  8. Une jolie idée de mettre une partie de ses cendres dehors mais d'en garder aussi dans une urne, dedans.
    Passer devant l'endroit où il avait l'habitude de dormir et de manger ne doit pas être simple.
    C'est compliqué la vie d'un chat errant.
    Douce soirée
    Nat à Chat

  9. Welcome home, Traveler. The day your travels brought you to #1 was the best day of your life. We do miss seeing you but are happy to know you are home forever where you are loved.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  10. Oh no we are so sad. Glad Trav is home with you
    Lily & Edward

  11. What a perfect box to place Trav's ashes in. It looks just like him. He may be gone but he will never be forgotten.

  12. Trav always made our Mama smile with that unique and endearing face of his! We are happy he was loved and well taken care of and that he lives on in #1's heart as he will in our Mama's.

    the critters in the cottage xo

  13. We're do glad that you brought Trav home. He was so definitely a part of the Pouponette family. We know bringing him home is bitter-sweet but the way to cherish a survivor, a truly loyal and lovely fellow. Thank you for caring.

    Lizzie, Max & Tuck

  14. We just read the news about Trav. We are so very sorry. Thank you for caring for him and making his life so much easier these last months. He deserved to be loved and cared for, and we're so glad he found that with you. Our thoughts are with you, and we send lots of comforting purrs.

  15. The urn for Trav is lovely. He was such a dear boy who found his way into many hearts.

  16. Trav is in my heart for always. I fell in love with him and shed tears when he left all of us. Tears again but so glad he is home now, I thank you for your kindness to him always. That is always like you.

  17. We love that Trav is home! What a beautiful way to remember him. He was very special. Thanks for sharing with us.

  18. So sorry to hear that Trav moved on to the Bridge. Purrs of comfort to you all.


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