Thursday, December 4, 2008

Goodbye Little Friend. . .

Yesterday was a sad, emotional day for our family. Our sweet kitty cat, Chip, passed away. My sweet hubby was with her when she took her last breath. Chip has been a member of our family for 17 years. She had been in failing health the last few months. Even though we're very sad, we know it was for the best.


Okay, let's move along. I did manage to do a little decorating yesterday in the kitchen.




This chalkboard is in my old green cabinet. . .


What southern country kitchen is complete without a replica of the Cracker Barrel?


I love this picture of Bobby when he was about 10, he's hamming it up for the camera!


Here's Frosty looking his best. . .



I bought this set of stoneware a few years ago at Dollar General.





This fir tree is sitting above the kitchen sink. Click on the picture to see the cute ornaments.


I'm excited about an event I'm attending with Kari tonight!! I'll share details tomorrow.
Can you believe it? Christmas is 3 weeks from today!!! Yikes!!!!!

18 comments:

Shellmo said...

I am sorry to hear about chip - 17 years is pretty good for a kitty!
Your tree was adorable w/ the snowmen, cookie cutters and orange slices - overall great design!

Becky K. said...

One of my cats loves to lay on the desk in front of me every morning as I post. It is almost as if I have to hug her in order to type.

I am so sorry for your loss. They become such a part of our lives. Chip lived a long, long life...she must have been a very loved and well cared for kitty.

Your decorations are fun. They also end up having emotional attachments for us...I think that is why I have so much trouble getting rid of them when they are past their prime. I managed it this year, though. Getting out the decorations coincided with a major purging mood...

Happy To Be said...

Oh girl I am so sorry to hear about Chip...they really do become family members to you and the lost is so hard..I still cry for my Yorkies girls and miss them every day...Loved all your cute Christmas stuff and you'll right only 3 more weeks..Have a great day...hugs and smiles Gloria

Dawnie said...

I'm sorry for your loss to! So many of us know how dear our pets are to us. Our family cat left us 2 years ago--she was nearly 23 or 24. LONGGG life.

I love that chalkboard and little fir tree!

Stacey said...

I'm so sorry about your kitty. I can't even imagine how you feel.

profenretraite said...

Oh, I am so sorry about Chip. I have had many cats come and go in my life and each one has had his or her own special little personality. I know how you feel. I'm sending you a hug....Debbbie

Mary said...

I know you all loved chip dearly. I am sorry it was a hard day for you. Iam proud of how you managed to keep going with your fluffing. It looks so wintery cozy. How I wish we lived closer to have a cup of coffee together in your kitchen!
Love you
M

DEB said...

Sorry to hear about your kitty! Wow 17 years,thats a long time! Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your blog.Deb

the voice of melody said...

I'm so sorry to hear your cat passed away. We get so attached to our pets and they become part of our family, don't they?

Your decorations are really cute, by the way. :)

Bo said...

Oh Carol...I send you a hug in memory of Chip...I lost my 14 year old poodle in April so I know how hard it is...I hope you have other pets or will get another kitty! I love the way you decorate! I think I need to start a tree in my kitchen next year...love yours!
:-) Bo

Chris said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your cat, but when he was that old, it time to move on to a better place. I loved your little tree above the sink. And those dihes look so nice in your cabinet.

Hugs,
Chris

Melissa Miller said...

I'M SOOOO SAD AND SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. :( I CAN HARDLY TYPE THIS...

laurie said...

Oh, I am so sorry about your cat. It is so hard to lose a pet who has become a famiy member. My prayers are with your family as you adjust to this loss.

Your Christmas decor is great. I love that snowman, and the tree in a picnic basket is so creative. laurie

Tootsie said...

So sorry for your loss. They become like children...and very important parts of the family! My Tootsie passed 5 years ago...and her bother "Niffer" 4 years...it was a horrible time for our family...my heart goes out to your family.
as for the rest!....looks very nice!

Miss Janice said...

So, so sorry about your kitty! I know THAT pain! Love those decorations...The Cracker Barrel cracks me up!

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your sweet kitty!

You have some lovely decorations. I remember seeing your plates at Dollar General...they look really nice!

AM said...

I am so sorry about Chip.
I hope you have a good night out with Kari.

Love,
April

valerie said...

I'm sorry to hear about Chip.
We lost our little dog Molly a little over a year ago. She was 16 and was an indoor dog. It's tough!

I enjoy your blog and love all of the decorations & congratulations on winning the give-away.
Isn't it fun to receive packages in the mail?!!