Monday, February 1, 2016

Lost & Found: Valentine's Edition - Squishy.

Lost & Found:  Valentine's Edition
       Do you remember  that special feeling of love found?   And who hasn't experienced the emotional experience of love lost?  Some of you might have even lost a love only to find that person later for another go around.
         Tell your story about love lost or found in our special Valentine's blogfest.   Your post can be a short fiction, an essay, poetry, or even a song--let your imagination run free.   Any genre is fair game, be it romance, historical fiction, memoir, or even science fiction.   After all there are no limitations when it comes to love.
          This special blogging event was inspired by a collaboration between Arlee Bird and Guilie Castillo-Oriard.   Joining them: Elizabeth Seckman,  Yolanda Renee,  Denise Covey.  and  Alex J Cavanaugh

I didn't want to just make something up for this special blogfest, so I thought it was time to honor someone special, so I decided to share the story of my Squishy.

Because I'm a bad mom, and never remember to write things down, we figure that we brought her stray-butt home, from the barn near my parent's house, around June of 2003.

Originally, we named her Sydney, but that didn't stick. She didn't grow like our other cats. She stayed small, so we renamed her Lil' Bit. Cause she was just a Lil' Bit o' Kitten.

Until we saw the movie, Finding Nemo.

It was the perfect name for this little kitty.

Squishy's favorite foods? French fries, popcorn, and peanut butter. And, she'd go crazy for chicken and turkey. Nibble your fingertips right off if you weren't careful.

She LOVED sleeping in sunbeams and spent a lot of time chasing it from window to window. She'd even yell at the sky when the sun went to bed.

She left us in December, but she honored us with her presence for 12 years.
We miss her everyday. 

Coming soon!

Sarah Foster:
The Valentine's Day Muse Party Blogfest will take place on Monday, February 15. I'll be hosting the party here and you and your muse can come! On that day you can post on your blog and answer the questions I've provided.

1. Who did you bring to the party? Is he/she your Valentine or anti-Valentine?
2. Which one of you is the more romantic person?
3. What gift are you giving to your (anti) Valentine?
4. Are you guys wearing red or pink (or black...)?
5. Did you bring any Valentine's Day treats?
6. Name a song for our Love Playlist or Anti-Love Playlist (or both)!
7. Got a great anti/Valentine party game?
8. Feeling the love or just feeling nauseous? How will you have fun at the party?
9. Has your muse been a good Valentine?


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  1. Sorry Squishy is no longer with you. Sounds like she gave you many years of furry enjoyment though.

  2. Oh my goodness, she was adorable! So sorry for your loss.
    Thanks for the blogfest shout out!

  3. So sorry. Squishy was beautiful. So wonderful you had so many years together.

  4. Ohhh. Much love. What a sweet, sweet kitty. (Nibbling aside.)

  5. Love those pictures of her soaking up the sun. So sweet. So sorry for your loss.

  6. My condolences on your Squishy--what a doll. I had to say goodbye to my sweet cat in November. My kids are ready to get a kitten, but they're a bit hard to come by in February!

  7. Love little Squishy! So sorry for your loss, but thank you for sharing your love!

  8. Squishy sounds wonderful. Our cat used to chase the sun too. I knew where she would be by the time of day. When she was a kitten, she used to bat at dust motes.

  9. Some beautiful pictures and meories here. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Squishy Tribute - love it!

    Popped by from the Lost and Found blog hop.

  11. I can never remember when I got my animals either, unless they coincide with a national tragedy or important life event.

    She was a beautiful bit of a kitten. Animals can be so much work, but they give so much love, I suppose they're worth it. At least that's what I tell myself when I look around the zoo I call home.

  12. I love the name Squishy. Animals are like humans, each with their own distinct personality. Hope you are copying with the loss. Enjoy the blogfest!

  13. That was a pretty good life together. A pet sure does become part of the family and is missed when gone.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

  14. I'm so sorry Squishy is gone, but it's very fitting that you wrote this Valentine post about her. She sounds like a real sweetie. We have two spoiled rotten kitties, and they're like our four-legged furry kids.

  15. Squishy was gorgeous! What beautiful eyes! And I love that photo of her sunning... I'm so sorry that she's no longer with you. There's no greater loss than the loss of the unconditional love of a pet.
    Thanks for sharing your story of Squishy. What a great name!

    Michele at Angels Bark

  16. What a lovely tribute for a beautiful cat. :)

  17. Popcorn and peanut butter? My favorites!
    Not eaten together, of course!
    Squishy and I would have got along fabulously...
    Beautiful tribute to a special somebody.
    Writer In Transit

  18. It is so hard to lose a pet, our furry four-legged family members. Cute description of her.

    Mary at Play off the Page

  19. Squishy is adorable! There isn't any other love quite like the one you get from and for a pet is there? Awesome!

  20. Aww, Squishy was so cute and I love that as a name.

  21. Awe Squishy was adorable. I'm sorry for your loss.

  22. Thank you for all the nice comments!

    I'm still making my way through the list!

    So many great posts!


  23. Aw, Squishy! (Spot-on name for a cat... "Ow! Bad Squishy, bad Squishy!" <= LOL :D :D ) I'm so sorry he's gone... Sounds like he made your life at least as wonderful as you made his by rescuing him. As a fellow stray-picker-upper, I know the lines tend to blur between who's whose savior ;) Hope there's another stray around to soak up the love Squishy left behind.

    Thanks for being a part of the Lost & Found hop! Squishy fits perfectly :)
    Guilie @ Life In Dogs


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