Saturday, 27 May 2023

Souvenir Saturday - Remembering Da Beebs


#1 here. Almost exactly four years ago, The Poupounette lost one of its brightest stars, our one and only home-grown boy, Da Beebs. I confess that, four years on, I haven't really gotten over the loss of one of the most special boys I have ever had the privilege to love. I am absolutely convinced that his final illness (the complete shutdown of his bile duct system) was triggered by the loss of Tommy, in December 2018, as he was so attached to him. Here are some photos taken during his last few months with us.

January 2019, before he started getting really sick:

Protesting about a vet visit in late January:

Hanging with Genji at the end of January:

Early February:


Snuggled up in bed with me in early March:

At the vet hospital mid-March:

In the cat run in late March:

Beginning to lose condition in early April;

Trying to get him to eat in mid-April:

Getting thinner but still so beautiful:

Mid-April snuggle:

Late April window whiffies:

Late April:

Early May:

Out in the garden mid-May:

With his Mama Tama:

Snuggles in the garden:

Undercover Beebs:

Getting so thin and unable to fight off mange:

One of the last garden outings:

The last day at the vet's:

EBISU, aka Da Beebs, Beebsteroo & Houbibi
December 4, 2009 - May 24, 2019



  1. It seems impossible that it is 4 years ago. They are all beautiful photos full of love.

  2. your precious Beebs has brought back memories of my loss of Big boy, it has been over 5 years and I still miss him like you do da Beebs. the photos of you in the grass with him are priceless and my favorites today. a photo tribute of his wonderful life with you

  3. Our Ms L has tears on her cheeks as we look at these beautiful photos. She says she feels very privileged to have spent time with lovely Beebs. xxx

  4. Such a lovely tribute to a wonderful boy!
    No matter how much time we share with our cats it is never enough. They are so precious as was the Beebs. Hugs!!!!!

  5. What lovely pictures for me to see this handsome boy. I know we never get over the loss of our fur babies, some are harder to accept than others. Lynn

  6. Beeps was beautiful in every way. I can feel your grief, but know you are happy that he had a wonderful life with you, Tommy, and his kitty friends.

  7. Comforting purrs to you #1. We miss his escapes too!

  8. Such sweet memories of the Beebs. He sure was a special boy.

  9. Do miss him. His escapes really showed his sense of humor and adventure.

  10. what a special boy! It just tears at your heart when they go.

  11. We always marveled at his Inner Husky'ness -
    aka ESCAPING!

    This is an awesome post for a special ChatChien!
    AND it must have been hard on you -

    Willow & Phyll
    PeeEssWoo: Hi Ollie - please give #1 some extra OllieLove from us!

  12. What a beautiful boy he was. At least you have good memories - and he and Tommy are together and on watch.

  13. Such a sweet boy. Love and hugs as you remember that special soul.

  14. Hugs and purrs during this Da Beebs remembrance time.

  15. Da Beebs looks beautiful. He is waiting for you

  16. Such wonderful memories of your beautiful boy. Purrs as you remember him this day.

  17. We say your name aloud. You, darling Beebs, are not and will not be forgotten. With love fro m us.

  18. Charlee: "Such a handsome boy. We are sure he and Tommy are having a wonderful time together over the Rainbow Bridge."
    Chaplin: "We know how you feel. It'll be five years this year since our brother Dennis crossed the Bridge and we all miss him just as much as when he first went away."

  19. Wee bee typin thru teerss heer Numburr #1......BellaSita ADOORED Da Beebss an mee was just gettin to nose him an then hee was gone!! Wee so furry sorry it hertss so much still. Mee will tell you a seecret: BellaSita still missess Unkell Siddhartha Henry so much it hertss her. Shee told mee shee lovess mee so much, so mee shuud not bee jellus. Unkell was her only ManCat so mee thinkss that iss why hee was so speshell. Let'ss think of DA Beebss an Unkell Siddhartha Henry playin twogether inn Purr Land OKay??
    ~~~~head rubss~~~~BellaDharma~~~~ an <3 an {{hugss}} BellaSita Mum <3

  20. He was such a beautiful boy.


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