Tuesday, May 31, 2011

MEWSday- Sitting PURRetty

Moony- just trying out different places to sit by himself... 
He really is doing OK- much more affectionate with me.

Tommy enjoying the warmth of the day.

Pride- peeking around the corner!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Mancat Monday Memories

From the archives- Memorial Day 2002
Still a kitten Pride looks at the Memorial Day Decoration
I put on my dad's grave.

Sunny and Moony march by to honor Papa!
My dad met Puffy, Sunny & Moony before he died in 2/99.

Missing our Sunshine-Kitty on this Memorial Day too.  : (

Tommy & Pride and Papa's flag...

My dad Thomas N. Pitrelli- 
was an Army- Military Police in WWII
He was overseas for almost 5 years.

He was in the Battle of the Bulge, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Bulge

When the war was over he drove the enemy generals to prison.
He wasn't one to tell war stories.  At the end of his life I had seen
Saving Private Ryan and I asked him about his experience.
He told me all about it.  He suffered from PTSD every time
there was a lightening and thunder storm he got very nervous.
Last night there was quite a storm and I thought of him.

Our Lord Thomas Milton- Tommy is named for my dad!
My dad also shared a story with me about his beloved Nelly,
she was a longhaired blue/gray cat and how he never had the
heart to own a cat when we were kids because he missed her so.

Sunday, May 29, 2011


It's a brand new week. 
Candy and Pride have been spending time together.  

Joy was a little upset that they stole her usual spot... 

Furby loves to sit on Randy's computer chair... 

Adorable Joy

Handsome Tommy

Moony seems a little lost without Sunny still...
I keep making a big fuss over him.
He's doing OK.  
Again- thanks for your outpouring of love!  

Saturday, May 28, 2011

CATURDAY- Hanging out...

We are now 6GR8CATS... but we are strong and doing OK!
Pride and Joy hanging out and giving each other a little room...

Tommy is still the talkative and singing cat... 

Furby joins in... 

Candy too... 

Moony's too sad to be in a photo... but he really is doing OK.
He's eating, he's cuddling, but he just misses his other half... 

Friday, May 27, 2011

FURiday- The Grandkits

Amy & Marc's new kitty Lazlow looks a lot like Sunny did.
It really did my heart good to visit with him today.

Look at that adorable face!

Everyone loves Grandpa Randy!

Moose came and said HI then retired to his bedroom!

Lazlow sitting still for a moment...
Love you guys! 

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thankful for Sunny's Life in song!

Looking through years of photos there are hardly any of Sunny alone- he's usually with Moony in some pose... This is cute!
He was about 6 here... He was our Sunny one so true!

He was the Sunshine of my life...
forever he'll be in my heart...

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

RIP Sunshine-Kitty 8/18/98- 5/23/11

Today we said good-bye to one of the world's sweetest cats.

Sunny leaves behind his littermate brother Moony... 

He also leaves behind his half-brother Furby and his Maine Coon
friends- Candy, Tommy, Joy and Pride. 

Sunny always loved the lady cats...

He loved to be their fur stylist... 

In lieu of flowers and cards- please add $1 to your Petsmart bill.
Donate to your favorite kitty rescue.  Adopt a rescue kitty.
Or do anything kind for another kitty in his name...

He was our Sunshine.  He takes a piece of our hearts...
And he leaves us with many cherished memories of 
the 12.5 years he spent dancing on the earth for a short time. 
Please listen to "You Are My Sunshine."

Monday, May 23, 2011

Memories Monday- When we were young...

Some Memories- from 9 years ago...
When we were young... 

Sunday, May 22, 2011

SONday- The Son of Joy...

I took a series of photos of Pride with different 
camera settings, lighting, and poses...