Yesterday we lost another CB icon Beau.. This is so sad on many levels. I was getting off I cruise when I found out about his mom Cathy passing and was terrible upset. I was more upset at the thought that Cathy had died alone. Yes I know Beau was there but I do wonder how long she was there before found and it saddens and also scares me. The cats come and go not the people behind them. And I had recently spoken to Cathy on Facebook . Although Beau passing was not terrible unexpected but it was sad. He and Cathy were very bonded. And even with the best of care no one could replace his person.
This got to thinking, The CB over the years has changed a lot. It started With Robyn’s vision and blossomed from there. I have had a cat blog at least 6 years. Starting with a cat that passed and not this one. I am not a big writer like others. But we have met so many cats and there people over the years so it is coming on the time where animals are starting to pass. We have lost quite a few of our legends. And quite a few of the people behind them too. I get so used to seeing the daily lives I feel like we all get invested in them and when something happens it is like a loss in the family. I find it easier when a cat passes than there human because you know the animals have less years in life. Now the humans are starting to go too. And it is so hard to see them leave and also wonder what happened to there cat.. We are loosing another human too soon. Judibug, she has let us in in so many different way. Through her cats and her illness. She has let us in. But also reminded us just how human we are and why we blog.
The CB is a great place with beautiful people. There are so many great things. The Chatzy partys. Be it a party or because of a loss and we want to grieve together . Or I personally love how it is opened up on the major holidays. I am fortunate to have family close to spend holidays with but I know many who are not and there are some on the CB ,so this is the way to help everyone celebrate and be included no matter where you are .
I remember Violet and the sadness of that time and how we rallied to get people to the funeral and the quilt that was made from the love. I rem when Kimo and Sabi got there blurpy and the shower that was thrown. Or when Skeezix asks Daisy to be his. Or how one of our Cats Max is published. There are so many more story’s like these. There has been so much joy and sadness shared through out the blogs . And there will be many more joyous days and sad ones too. More Joyous though. ( I hope) Although with Facebook and such blogging has changed. We all try to read everyday. But facebook has made the replys more real time and the humans not just typists but the face behind the keyboard.
I enjoy the blog world and the people and friendships in it. I am looking forward to where everyone is going in the future and how the cats will bring us there. I can not wait for the many more weddings, births and other celebrations both human and cat. And the day that Not the Momma marries I know will be a day for all on the CB to remember. Because I know at least half will be there the rest will blog and Chatzy and there will be bridal party of flat cats..
SO here is to the future of the CB and we will never forget the ones we have lost…
Karen ( Pixel and Samba’s typist)