Monday, December 19, 2011

New Angel And Star - Until We Meet Again

Angel Wings earned 12/15/11 at age 14

Hi Pals,

Sadly, the Blogosphere and Twitter Worlds lost another very dear friend and special kitty - @AdmiralHestorb.   Mom and I have cried buckets of tears over Admiral and feel so bad for the void left in her mom's heart and ours.   

Admiral was one of those special kitties that only comes along now and then.   And, M says if you are lucky enough to have one of those very special loving kitties (cuz she says I am one of those - he he), you will know how great the void is.   If you haven't already read Admiral's mom's post on  Admiral Hestorb's Blog, this morning, please go over there and read this very special post.  It will give you an idea of just how tender Admiral could be with her mom, and why the void in her mom's heart is so great.   It will leave you with a smile too.  

I've only known Admiral for about a year, and we met first on Twitter.   Admiral's mom (Carole) happened to see the article @MaggieTKat's mom wrote about M in the @AnipalTimes "Talk To The Hand"   An instant bond was formed between Carole and M because they both lived in Melbourne, Florida the same year (but didn't know each other).  Being chatty women, they just HAD to have a phone conversation it seems, which then led into many phone conversations.  Well pals, you know our oomans - when they get the phone glued to their ears, it can go on for hours.   Mostly they talked about their living in Fla, about Admiral, and about me!!    So we really got to know a lot about Admiral and her mom and that special bond they had.

Whenever M and Carole talked on the speaker phones, Admiral would come out from wherever she was napping and meow into the phone as if to say hello to me and M.   Now we miss those little meows when we talk to Carole.   But we are also happy to know that Admiral isn't in any pain, that she's like a young kitten again and never has to go see the v.e.t. again.   We also know she's happy at OTRB because there are so many pals already up there to take good care of her and make her feel welcome.

The day Admiral crossed the bridge, @PepiSmartDog made up some pictures for Admiral's mom of that crossing, which were tweeted by our dear friend @HollieCatRocks, who helped Admiral cross that bridge and stayed with her until she became orientated.   
(Admiral in the front, me on the left, then Pepi, the Hollie then CatRulers)

Admiral's cat husband - @CatRulers - and I got to accompany Admiral in the pram along with @HollieCatRocks as @PepiSmartDog steered his pram.  Pepi then dropped @CatRulers and me off before the pram actually went into OTRB and we had to teleport back to earth.   It was quite a ride cuz that Pepi is a fun and wild driver.  Several times we were all going "weeeeeeeeee - this is fun!"   Thank you to Pepi's mom, Michele, for taking the pictures.

Thank you to my dear friend @HollieCatRocks for escorting Admiral, being such a wonderful support to Carole before and after the crossing, and for all the work she does in helping many Twitter pals with their journey.   It was only a little over a year ago that Hollie had to make that journey herself, so she knows what it's like and how hard it is on our oomans when we leave them behind.

Admiral, sweetie, while we miss you down here, we know you are happy, pain free, and acting like a kitten again.  Don't worry about your mum, we'll take care of her.  You will always be in our hearts forever.  I saw your star last night and it was shinning ever so brightly down on our house.   We'll be watching for it every night.   Oh, I love that little prezzie you left behind for your mom to find too (shhh, we'll keep it a secret).  It made M and I laugh so hard and made your mom smile - she needed that smile sweetie - good thinking on your part!  Kisses from M and a big SMOOCH from me.

Love you forever Admiral.

Mario











    

35 comments:

Beth said...

Such a beautiful tribute for The Admiral and also for his mom!

AdoptedMomToChazz said...

dear mario & m,
what a sweet & lovely note about the admiral and her hooman. i just starting to unnerstand about RB, that it is not bad, but good place where furriends are young, happy, painfree, hafing lubs from their furriends.

Thanks for that.

ChazzTheDog & AdoptedMomtoChazz

Prancer Pie said...

What a lovely post and tribute fur the Admiral and her Mom! We know bout special kittehz, we thinks you are one of them! Merry Christmas xoxo

Brian said...

That truly was a beautiful tribute to a beautiful gal. I miss her so. Of the many honors I have recieved as a blogger, the one I cherish the most is that sweet Admiral called me her friend. We love you Admiral, and we always will.

Random Felines said...

that is such a sweet tribute....we miss the Admiral too and our hearts break for her mommy.

Simba said...

A beautiful tribute, Mario. We will look for Admiral's star tonight.

Oo, we re so curious about what Admiral left for her Mommy!

Admiral Hestorb said...

Mario and M...I love you both so much. I always will. Thank you. xoxoxoxox I love this.. I hope to be able to visit this precious post often.

Mom Carole

Whisppy said...

This is so beautifully written. Thank you so much.

ABBY said...

Mario
You and M wrote a beautiful tribute to a very very special girl and her Mom. We know Carole will always treasure those moments.

purrs
Abby

KitKat, Gizmo and Denali said...

Such a beautiful note. We visited admirals mum the other day. It's so sad when a kitty passes, even if they were in pain and the time has come to let them go. We hope admiral is having fun pain free over the rainbow bridge.

Sparkle said...

It was a very sad day when Admiral left us. The cat before me was special to my human the way Admiral was to hers.

Pumpkinpuddy said...

How lucky you were to escort Admiral in the pram. I bet that Pepi is a crazy driver and that it was a fun ride.

What a lovely, moving tribute to a special girl. I know everyone who knew Admiral is going to miss her a lot.

Pandafur said...

That iz a luvly tribute to teh Admiral Mario. I hardly no wats to say, jusht that I miss owr sweet furrend an I wants to purr on her mom's lap.

HollieCatRocks said...

Mario love you so much for all the support and love you gave to our girl Admiral. Her sweet mom - m and mama will need to make sure she okai. On the rainbow bridge end I will watch over Admiral and we will nom, nap and lounge in sunpuddles. I am so glad you and Nik accompanyed us to just before OTRB, it was such a special crossing. love you sweet girl! we fly free you and I. Was an absolute honor to help with Admiral and other dear friends, I do know how tough it can be on the oomans. lots of love and purrs and hugs xoxox

Carolyn said...

Awww I've teared up again. Mario, that's such a lovely tribute to a sweet girl. I only knew Admiral a short while, but feel her loss so much. I know Mom Carole must be so glad to have such loving, caring friends xox

Tamago said...

Oh Mario, what a beautiful tribute. We miss Admiral terribly. We hope her mom's heart will heal some day.

Cathy Keisha said...

You and M had a special bond with Admiral and her Mom that's special. It's hard to lose an only cat.

Dog Fence said...

You look so cute in your wings, I'm glad that your still doing great with your Family!


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Prudence said...

What a beautiful tribute to Admiral buddy, we only know her a little while, but can tell how she touched so many in the Twitter community. *sigh*

The Island Cats said...

This is a wonderful tribute to Admiral! We will miss our beautiful, funny friend.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

oh my this was so beautiful that I am crying all over again. What a purrfect tribute to Admiral!

You just captured so much about her and her sweet Mom...this just couldn't have been better.

We were devastated when we heard about The Admiral but we did like when you said "she is like a kitten again"....you are so special Mario, so is your Mom and so is Carole and Admiral

xoxoxoxo

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

I know she is hanging out with Inigo at the bridge. Poor sweet girl, gone too soon.

Cokie the Cat said...

Thank you for this beautiful post.

Cokes

marley said...

You is a real pal to Admiral and that was a luvvly post. We send big uggs to everywun who has been sad for him.

JinJin & Pixel said...

Your beautiful tribute to Admiral and to her sweet Mama made us teary eyed all over again. I know that Carole cherishes your kind and loving friendship. We're sending Hugs of Comfort.
Much Love,
Jinny, Pixel & Mama

Oui Oui said...

We were shocked and saddened by the loss of the Admiral too! That was a great tribute!

Anonymous said...

PepiSmartDog: beautiful article Mario !
I'm just reminding everyone that Admiral has settled in, after having a wonderful Welcome Banquet.
One day, Admiral and her mom will be a forever family again, but not just yet. Meanwhile she is surrounded by great friends and we all laugh and nom and play and nap...
We can eat everything and do anything !
Soon Admiral will be seen in our OTRB blog. XXX

Lisa, Madison and Abigail said...

oh my, this post is lovely but I had no idea! SO sad, we are less one bright spot in our kitty cat blogosphere :<(

Marg said...

This truly is a wonderful tribute to a lovely cat and her Mom. We are so sad over the loss of the Admiral. She was such a big part of our lives. Well done.

SASS....Sammy Andy Shelly Sierra said...

Beautiful tribute to the adorable Admiral.......we miss her.

You asked about the Japenese Tea Garden in San Antonio.....here is a link to their website. It was closed for a few years but has reopened again.....one of our mama's favorite places.

http://www.sanantonio.gov/parksandrec/directory_japanese.aspx

xxxxxx

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

We read this and then went by to visit Carole - forgetting to leave a comment for you. Lovely post about a lovely cat and her Mom. Friends are good to have in times like this.

Clooney said...

What a beautiful tribute for your very special friend Mario. Admiral will be so greatly missed.

Be Well Sweet Admiral

Glogirly and Katie said...

Mario you are so sweet....that was a very special tribute to our friend. RIP sweet Admiral.
xo Katie

rumpydog said...

*sniff sniff* That was a beautiful tribute to Admiral. Thank you Mario. xxx

Jan's Funny Farm said...

What a lovely tribute to the Admiral. Made us cry all over again.