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Feline Friday back in Time

Saturday, September 22, 2007

It is 8 days ago that Ralph went to the Rainbow Bridge. He was almost twelve and a half years old, but our special boy went very unexpectedly.

We so much appreciated all your wonderful and kind words, purrs and purrayers. Thank You!!


The past week I started searching and sorting the ‘old’ cat photos. I am sure there have to be photos of Ralph when he was a little kitty boy, and when I find them they will be scanned and published here.

Awaiting that, we show some ‘baby photos’ of B’Elanna. She is 1 from a litter of 9. The first photo shows her with her brothers and sisters at 2 weeks old. The second one is in the cat tunnel. (I promised Steven a while ago to find and show this picture.)

If you want to play along with Feline Friday Time and/or see more cats, visit Steven’s (sometimes)photoblog.

The 9-gang
The 9-gang — 5 boys and 4 girls (you see B’Elanna? 🙂

The cat tunnel
Left her brother Icheb, in the middle her sister Sushi and onto the right our B’Elanna — 13 weeks old

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Dag Lieve Ralph!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Yesterday our sweet Ralph crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

When we think of him…

  • We hear his very loud purring (he had a big purring engine:)
  • We see him meow without making sound.
  • We see the tip of his tongue sticked out a little.
  • We see his little “accidents” next to the litter box.
  • We feel his paws wrapped around our neck, his head in our face, purring engine on — The Big Ralphie Hug.

Ralph, we miss you terribly!!

Ralph and me
Purring Ralph in Marlene’s neck.

Also in the garden Ralph had his own chair.

The cats will miss him too. Djenna LOVED his soft furr and big heart.

Two weeks ago…

Grimaldi’s Ralph de Bricassart (Ralph)
19 april 1995 ~ 13 september 2007

A Bridge Called Love

It takes us back to brighter years,
To happier sunlit days
And to precious moments
That will be with us always.
And these fond recollections
Are treasured in the heart
To bring us always close to those
From whom we had to part.

There is a bridge of memories
From earth to Heaven above…
It keeps our dear ones near to us

It’s the bridge that we call love.
-Author Unknown

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Sunday, January 28, 2007

Ralph likes to be outside in the garden. But when he wants inside he let us know by knocking the window.

Ralph is graag buiten in de tuin. Maar wanneer hij weer naar binnen wil laat ‘ie het ons weten door tegen het raam te kloppen.

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