For Felicity

Posted in Uncategorized on August 27, 2013 by ollieandlottie

REMEMBER me when I am gone away,

Gone far away into the silent land;

When you can no more hold me by the hand,

Nor I half turn to go, yet turning stay.

Remember me when no more day by day

You tell me of our future that you plann’d:

Only remember me; you understand

It will be late to counsel then or pray.

Yet if you should forget me for a while

And afterwards remember, do not grieve:

For if the darkness and corruption leave

A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,

Better by far you should forget and smile

Than that you should remember and be sad

My sister Felicity

My sister Felicity

The passing of our sister Flickie

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on August 27, 2013 by ollieandlottie

Felicity2It is with heavy hearts and sad paws that we have to announce that our dear sister Felicity passed away after a short illness on Sunday morning (25th August 2013) aged eighteen and a half.

She was a beautiful cat who mastered the art of having just three paws and had a wonderful nature that all of us loved her lots and lots and looked after her. She loved washing Ollie’s ears and used to sit in the garden with Sammy.

Rescued as a kitten by Celia Hammond she had to have her badly injured left back leg amputated but came through all the traumas to be a beautiful ray of sunshine for both us cats and our staff.

She now rests by her favourite spot in our garden with a yellow rose called ‘Simply Heaven’ planted above her.

She will be in all our thoughts and memories for ever until we are all together again in that wonderful meadow where even our staff go one day.

She had over 1500 followers on Twitter who we are gradually informing as tears stream down out little noses. We miss our sister greatly and having to console our staff too is a heavy burden.

RIP

Felicity

We love you always and will never forget you.

Busy Me

Posted in Oliver Thinks on February 14, 2011 by ollieandlottie

Sorry I haven’t been telling you of our charmed lives recently, both mummy and daddy haven’t been very well and have been seeing the human vet quite a lot. They are OK but on lots of tablets and stuff – these humans, such a fuss taking a little tablet.

Trouble is we needs our staff to put the puter on for us cos our paws are just too big to press all the buttons, fortunately my nose works quite well on the keyboard.

Spring is in the air in London and Lottie and me, plus our brother Sammy and sister Felicity will have to think about going out patrolling in the garden again now it is warmer and not snowing any more.

We each have our own chair (well Flickie and me share th sofa when we can shift the humans).

Lottie is on special medicine because she has some problems with her joints because of (shhhh – elderly cat – wink wink), but she is very good at taking it and it is doing her good.

Sammy’s had a reminder from the V. E. T. that he needs to go for his booster.

We had Hi-Life Gourmet for Christmas and have gotr the staff trained so that’s all we have now (36 tins a week – ha ha); if anything else goes down we just sit and look at it. Sammy likes his dried food but daddy has found a really yummy (and expensive) tuna kibble for him.

Love

Ollie

Daddy Forgot

Posted in Uncategorized on March 24, 2010 by ollieandlottie

I was really looking forward to mt transatlantic tea party with Winnie, and she and her mum were all ready and my naughty daddy got a long phone call and then forgot – YES forgot!!! Audible tuts. My poor Winnie was all ready and I didn’t come.

On Tuesday though we made up for it with a yummy tea party – we all had Dreamies, tuna and Nip, Winnie had cold creamies as well – oh yummy.

I have spent today resting – I did a lot of sleepies and dreamies last night so I have to rest. I woke daddy up at 7 to make sure I got my breakfast on time. Usually mummy does it cos daddy doesn’t get up in time.

I have had my sleepies next to daddy with my sister Lottie – had tuna for lunch.

Since I had my operation I have not had my collar on and daddy still hasn’t got me a new one. I think red would match my stripies nicely.

Sunny in London

Posted in Uncategorized on March 21, 2010 by ollieandlottie

It’s been sunny. and not so cold, in London today; so I put my nose through my flap to sample the air, then I sat on the patio awhile before feeling I needed a snooze on the Sofa. Sammy and Flickie stayed outside and played gardening until Sammy thought he heard our yummy cupboard open – which was true – it was my tensies (my tensies come between my after-breakfast snack and my pre-lunch nibble). Flickie wasn’t far behind; daddy opened a new tin of shredded chicken and duck for her; I don’t want her to get fat so I helped her eat it (a kind of ten-past tensies); you see I am a very generous and thoughtful cat.

I had a look in the mirror at my stripies and they are really growing well now and all the stripies are the right colour and in the right place – gosh I am a clever cat.  My friend GiniDiane, a very handsome rabbit, sent me a Twitter telling me how it  takes work and uses up a lot of protein to create a handsome new stripey coat.

My friend LucyLocket

My goreous black kitty friend Lucy Locket found some stripies for me and put them on Twitpic. Lucy looks just like my half-sister Izzy who died when she was six – she was a beautiful and loving little black kitty and loved my daddy lots. I love this picture of her snoozing, I have a tartan rug like that too.

I feel better every day now I have got rid of that nasty thyroid. My kittyfriend Cagney has also ditched hers so we are both lucky kits.

My Pal Cagney

I was supposed to have my tea party with Winnie in Friday but forget daddy had to go to the VET himself – tut tut tut, and more audible tuts. Me and Winnie are going to have our party on Monday. Daddy has tuna, Dreamies and some nip. I insisted he put a big reminder on the wall. What will Winnie think. This is Winnie – isn’t she gorgeousssssse. Big kisses and nose taps.

Winnie Kittie

Rosie Cat (aka Medusa) has also sent me good wishes and very kindly made a donation to the Cats’ Protection League on my Giving Page – http://www.justgiving.com/OliverandLottie. Thank you so much; just a little helps so many orphaned kitties. here is a picture of Rosie – aren’t we all just so beautiful – and we all look so happy and content.

My friend Rosie

Well, that’s all for now, my pals (and fans – goodness me I am handsome).

Love and nosetaps.

Absent Friends

Posted in Uncategorized on March 21, 2010 by ollieandlottie

Flickie and me have been getting really sad reading about our kittie friends who have recently gone over the bridge, and the sad and loving comments of their humans.

We know how lucky we are to have a happy and safe home and know all those cats (and other anipals) had the very best life possible with their humans and were loved (and loved back) very much.

A year ago when a dear littie pal passed over we posted some beautiful poems so we thought we would re-post them now. Please read them and don’t be sad, think of how you loved each other and made each other’s lives perfect. Us anipals are never gone whilst we are remembered and we know that you humans remember all your anipals for ever – well until we all meet up again in those fields of sun and gold.

Remember
 
REMEMBER me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go, yet turning stay.
Remember me when no more day by day
You tell me of our future that you plann'd:
Only remember me; you understand
It will be late to counsel then or pray.
Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad

Dreamland
 Where sunless rivers weep
     Their waves into the deep,
     She sleeps a charmed sleep:
         Awake her not.
     Led by a single star,
     She came from very far
     To seek where shadows are
         Her pleasant lot.
     She left the rosy morn,
     She left the fields of corn,
     For twilight cold and lorn
         And water springs.
     Through sleep, as through a veil,
     She sees the sky look pale,
     And hears the nightingale
         That sadly sings.
     Rest, rest, a perfect rest
     Shed over brow and breast;
     Her face is toward the west,
         The purple land.
     She cannot see the grain
     Ripening on hill and plain;
     She cannot feel the rain
         Upon her hand.
     Rest, rest, for evermore
     Upon a mossy shore;
     Rest, rest at the heart's core
         Till time shall cease:
     Sleep that no pain shall wake;
     Night that no morn shall break
     Till joy shall overtake

         Her perfect peace.
     Both poems by Christina Rossetti 
The House Dog's Grave
I've changed my ways a little; I cannot now Run with you in the evenings along the shore, Except in a kind of dream; and you, if you dream a moment, You see me there. So leave awhile the paw-marks on the front door Where I used to scratch to go out or in, And you'd soon open; leave on the kitchen floor The marks of my drinking-pan. I cannot lie by your fire as I used to do On the warm stone, Nor at the foot of your bed; no, all the night through I lie alone. But your kind thought has laid me less than six feet Outside your window where firelight so often plays, And where you sit to read--and I fear often grieving for me-- Every night your lamplight lies on my place. You, man and woman, live so long, it is hard To think of you ever dying A little dog would get tired, living so long. I hope than when you are lying Under the ground like me your lives will appear As good and joyful as mine. No, dear, that's too much hope: you are not so well cared for As I have been. And never have known the passionate undivided Fidelities that I knew. Your minds are perhaps too active, too many-sided. . . . But to me you were true. You were never masters, but friends. I was your friend. I loved you well, and was loved. Deep love endures To the end and far past the end. If this is my end, I am not lonely. I am not afraid. I am still yours.
Beyond the Rainbow As much as I loved the life we had and all the times we played, I was so very tired and knew my time on earth would fade. I saw a wondrous image then of a place that's trouble-free Where all of us can meet again to spend eternity. I saw the most beautiful Rainbow, and on the other side Were meadows rich and beautiful -- lush and green and wide! And running through the meadows as far as the eye could see Were animals of every sort as healthy as could be! My own tired, failing body was fresh and healed and new And I wanted to go run with them, but I had something left to do. I needed to reach out to you, to tell you I'm alright That this place is truly wonderful, then a bright Glow pierced the night. 'Twas the Glow of many Candles shining bright and strong and bold And I knew then that it held your love in its brilliant shades of gold. For although we may not be together in the way we used to be, We are still connected by a cord no eye can see. So whenever you need to find me, we're never far apart If you look beyond the Rainbow and listen with your heart. Poem for a Cat And God asked the feline spirit Are you ready to come home? Oh, yes, quite so, replied the precious soul And, as a cat, you know I am most able To decide anything for myself. Are you coming then? asked God. Soon, replied the whiskered angel But I must come slowly For my human friends are troubled For you see, they need me, quite certainly. But don't they understand? asked God That you'll never leave them? That your souls are intertwined. For all eternity? That nothing is created or destroyed? It just is....forever and ever and ever. Eventually they will understand, Replied the glorious cat For I will whisper into their hearts That I am always with them I just am....forever and ever and ever. Author Unknown Do What Must Be Done

 If it should be that I grow weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep
Then you must do what must be done;
For this last battle can’t be won.

You will be sad, I understand:
Don’t let your grief then stay your hand;
For this day more than all the rest
Your love for me must stand the test.

We’ve had sp many happy years,
What is to come can hold no fears;
You’de not want me to suffer, so
The time has come, please let me go.

Take me where my needs they’ll tend,
and please stay with me until the end:
Hold me firm, and speak to me;
Until my eyes no longer see.

I know, in time, that you will see
The kindness you have done for me;
Although my tail its last has waved:
From pain and suffering I’ve been saved.

Please do not grieve; it must be you
Who has this painful job to do.
We’ve been so close, us two, these years -
Don’t let your heart hold back the tears.

Anon.
It is no sin to sit a while and cry
No miracle can bring back your little friend
The miracle was the love and joy you brought each other
We hope these poems will bring you comfort
Our thoughts are with you.
Peace be with you.

 

Lve and nose taps from Oliver, Lottie, Sammy and Flickie

xxxxxxxxx

Oh so tired

Posted in Uncategorized on March 21, 2010 by ollieandlottie

It’s been a long day, lots of rain; but I am feeling so well after my operation – have to keep an eye on Sammy, make sure he doesn’t get bitten again. He is fully healed up now and finished his antibiotics but still has a lump of fur missing.

My daddy says that Sammy keeps waking him up during the night by pawing his face ‘cos he wants a cuddle and some fuss. Daddy pretends he is asleep (which works for mummy) but Sammy persists until he gets his cuddle. He is so naughty.

Well, I had a busy day dramung, asleep on the back of the sofa – and that’s where I am going now.

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