Thursday, 27 April 2017

Tommy's "Tristesse" Thursday

Tommy: Woofs, everyone. Tommy here. I have been waiting for #1 to return before writing this post with her. Some of you who follow us on Facebook already know this. You may also know that "Tristesse" means sadness in French. You see, my beautiful mama, Minnie, got her angel wings last Friday. It was what we were most afraid of when we announced the loss of Auntie Cora three weeks ago. At the time, Mama Minnie seemed fine but it seems there was a hidden heart issue and she left very suddenly. It was so quick and unexpected that Ms. A and Mr. R are still having a hard time believing it.

I cannot begin to tell you how glad I am that I got to spend that time with Mama Minnie last month, when #1 was in Japan. And I know I have been a very lucky boy. Most woofies never see their mama again once they are weaned and go to their forever families. I got to see my Mama and even my Daddy, on a regular basis. Ms. A told #1 that I gave Mama Minnie lots and lost of kisses when I was with her in March. Maybe I knew something, deep down.

Here she is, Mama Minnie the beautiful:

And here are some pics of me and my Mama:

It was from my Mama Minnie that I learned to love all creatures:

Especially kitties:

And here I am with both my Mama Minnie and my Daddy Joe:

I will miss you more than I can say, Mama Minnie. I was so lucky to be able to spend time with you until my 9th year. Run Free, my beautiful Mama. This is the picture I shall always remember you by, of the two of us taken last year on my 9th birthday:

 Forever Loved - Minnie


  1. Minnie's family27 April 2017 at 09:15

    Lovely tribute to our wonderful Mummy and Grandma and wife of course Sophie, Elsie, Lydia, Emily and Joe

  2. I am so sorry for your loss, Tommy. You were very fortunate indeed to visit with your mother after you grew up.

  3. We are very sorry about your mama Tommy.
    It was so good that you got to spend so much time with her.
    We send lots of comforting purrs to her family.
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

  4. We are sorry for your loss Tommy. You are a lucky boy.

  5. I'm so sad for your mama Minnie... how bad that it was the last time you met each other... but on the other hand, it was good that you had the chance to visit her and to see her before she had to go...
    hugs to you... my tears are running with yours...

  6. Heart wrenching news dear Tommy. All of our love to you and the family your mum leaves behind. It was indeed a blessing that you got to spend some special time with her. And, yes, we believe you knew. She had a life full of love and leaves behind a marvelous legacy. Are there ever enough years for the ones we love? We think not. Tears are flowing in our corner of the world. We love you Tommy.

  7. Oh Tommy we are so sad to hear about Momma Minnie. Sending you lots of big hugs. Run free Minnie
    Lily & Edward

  8. we are so very sorry and sending purrs to everyone

  9. What a beautiful tribute to your sweet mama, Tommy. We're so sorry for your loss. We send you comforting purrs and gentle headbonks. Purrs

  10. So sorry for the loss of your beautiful Mama, Tommy. But how wonderful you knew her so well !

  11. P.S. Just remember Tommy, your mum will always be with you, just in a different way. You are a part of her and she lives on in you.

  12. We always thought your Mama Minnie was a beautiful lady, Tommy. We are very sorry for your loss. You took a lot of your handsomeness and your gentle way from your mother. Please give our deepest sympathies to her family. Soft woos and gentle hugs from all of us.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty and Mom

  13. Oh Tommy, I am so very sorry to hear about your Mama Minnie. You sure were a lucky guy to get to spend time with her. Hugs from all of us dear Tommy.

  14. We are so very sorry to hear about your Mama Minnie, she was a lovely lady. You were so lucky that you got to maintain a relationship with her and Daddy Joe. We are sending purrs of comfort and paws of sympathy to you Tommy.

  15. C'est triste que ta maman Minnie soit partie Tommy. C'est toujours triste quand un être cher s'en va.
    Hisia et Loustiquette

  16. Wee are so sorry that Mumma Minnie went to Pure Land...
    ***paw patsss*** Siddhartha Henry an ((HUGS)) LadyMum

  17. What a wonderful tribute to your Mama, Tommy. You are one lucky dog. Cinnamon gets to see her Mama once in a while as she lives near Midway. They love each other dearly, but they are not as snuggly as you and your Mama were. Your good nature, good looks and stellar personality will continue your Mama's legacy. I send you (and #1) and your Mama's people much love and strength.
    Love Barb

  18. What a pawsome tribute to a furry beaWOOtiful mere!

    We are so happy woo got to spend time with her - and the rest of your Springer family!



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