Friday, June 13, 2008

Furry Fighter Friday

Today, our precious friend Stormie the Furry Fighter is being helped to the Rainbow Bridge. Here she is, with her loving brother Castle.

We Ballicai are sad because we will miss Stormie terribly, but though we are sad, we rejoice, too, that she has enjoyed a life of love. And a life of love -- loving and being loved -- is something to celebrate. Stormie will forever be an inspiration to all of us in her kindness, her courage, her devotion to her loved ones. And we will always love her.

When death comes
like the hungry bear in autumn
when death comes and takes all the bright coins from his purse

to buy me, and snaps his purse shut;
when death comes
like the measle pox;

when death comes
like an iceberg between the shoulder blades,

I want to step through the door full of curiosity, wondering;
what is it going to be like, that cottage of darkness?

And therefore I look upon everything
as a brotherhood and a sisterhood,
and I look upon time as no more than an idea,
and I consider eternity as another possibility,

and I think of each life as a flower, as common
as a field daisy, and as singular,

and each name a comfortable music in the mouth
tending as all music does, toward silence,

and each body a lion of courage, and something
precious to the earth.

When it's over, I want to say: all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was a bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.

When it's over, I don't want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.
I don't want to find myself sighing and frightened
or full of argument.

I don't want to end up simply having visited this world.

~Mary Oliver

Our hearts and our love go out to you, Stormie, and to Castle and to your loving Meowmies. Here we are, with you in spirit, with you in love. You will always be a true champion.

(Our sister Marilyn is honoring Stormie on her bloggie, too.)


michico*Adan*Lego-小芥*阿丹*樂高 said...

This is a very very sad day....but...I know there are so many beloved kittens at the bridge will look after our stromie over there. So...we don't have to worry too much :(
I miss her so so much.....

Anonymous said...

So many wonderful tributes to our Furry Fighter. Farewell, Sweet Stormie.

Mickey's Musings said...

That is a lovely post,thank you :)
There will be a wonderful crowd to meet Storm when she crosses the Bridge.
WE miss her already :(

Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie


Jans Funny Farm said...

A beautiful farewell to the lovely Storm. We will miss her too.

purrs and tail wags

LZ said...

More leaky eyes here. That is such a loving tribute to her.



Wonderful thoughtful tribute

Purrin for Stormie

and Mom Debra

The Furry Kids said...

We are really sad, too. You guys have a lovely tribute to Stormie.

Lux said...

That is a beautiful poem for Storm. We love Mary Oliver poems.


Gemini and Ichiro said...


Daisy said...

That is a beautiful tribute. I am going to miss Stormie so much.

Tybalt said...

A gorgeous tribute to sweet Storm. I will miss her so much.

Tyler said...

Oh that's a very nice post for dear Stormie. She's going to like that a lot, so will her mommy.

Thank you for all your support regarding my big sister Kali. You guys are the best. Headbumps for your mom too, ok?


Alexi said...

What a great tribute. We miss Stormie so much but know she's got a lot of friends waiting to greet her.

Ana said...

What a nice tribute for Storm! And what a lovely poem!

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Stormie will be forever loved, forever missed.

~~ The Bunch

Artsy Catsy said...

Such a beautiful, loving tribute. Godspeed, Stormie.


Parker said...

We have leaky eyes today...

Rosemary B❤️ said...

This is a lovely tribute!!
Stormie was a beautiful girl
I feel very privileged to have had her as a friend
I am really going to miss her


Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Wonderful tribute Ballicai.


Goldie and Shade

Unknown said...

Many kissies, Sweetheart... Play time in Heaven is all day.

Anonymous said...

Hi My Sweetie,

This is such a lovely tribute for Storm.She's a very sweet beautiful friend and has taught me many things.
She will always be a winner to me and I will never forget her.I love you bunchies and Grandpa says you can teleport over if you want.He will make tuna sandwiches and catnip tea.