I learned today that Momma Cali- the Barncat passed away on 1/23.
Cali is the mother of our Sunny, Moony, & Furby and...
My sister Marie's Cali and Dusty-who predeceased her in June 2005.
Cali was just a tiny little girl, tortoiseshell calico & white.
She had 5 litters of kittens before she was spayed.
She was an excellent mom.
Thank you Cali for the gift of Sunny, Moony & Furby...
Randy was very much at home on the farm.
He had lots of barn cats like her growing up.
He had so much respect for Cali as a mouser!
Marie's Cali Jr. looks so much like her mom without the white mitts.
Betsy, Cali's PURRson, brought her indoors as she aged.
She adored her and was devastated by her loss.
I'm not sure how old she was. I'm guessing 14 or 15 years.
Farewell Cali, we all love you...
Friend, please don't mourn for me
I'm still here, though you don't see.
I'm right by your side each night and day
and within your heart I long to stay.
My body is gone but I'm always near.
I'm everything you feel, see or hear.
My spirit is free, but I'll never depart
as long as you keep me alive in your heart.
I'll never wander out of your sight-
I'm the brightest star on a summer night.
I'll never be beyond your reach-
I'm the warm moist sand when you're at the beach.
I'm the colorful leaves when fall comes around
and the pure white snow that blankets the ground.
I'm the beautiful flowers of which you're so fond,
The clear cool water in a quiet pond.
I'm the first bright blossom you'll see in the spring,
The first warm raindrop that April will bring.
I'm the first ray of light when the sun starts to shine,
and you'll see that the face in the moon is mine.