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On New Year’s Day, my beloved Amber cat passed away. She would have turned seventeen later this month. Indigo kitten and I are still adjusting to life without our gentle little brown cat.

Amber was sweet, serious, and she had just enough spice to keep her from being too perfect.  For years, we had a gentle disagreement over the wicker chairs.  She liked to scratch them.  I always cautioned her that ‘nice cats don’t.’ She would look over her shoulder at me, scratching away at one of the chairs the whole time, silently asking, “Who says I’m a nice cat?” I found that incredibly endearing.

I loved her instinctive understanding of what was important to me. I took this photo a couple of years ago.  I had just taken this cloth from the loom, and she had to be there, napping, as I hemmed it.

May Bastet protect her and guide her on her journey.

Date: 2012-01-05 12:25 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] seaivy
my heart and tears are with you
she was beautiful and gentle
a gift of the Goddess
may indigo ease your heart as risha has eased mine.

Date: 2012-01-05 10:08 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] readthisandweep
You are in my thoughts dear sister.
Your gentle friend will live on in your heart.

In Wales we have a legend that tells of a great Cat Mother who watches over spirit cats. During the day she keeps an eye as they play. As night calls them to her & holds them safely through the night in her great furry body.

Blessings & love
C x

Date: 2012-01-08 02:39 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] readthisandweep

I was told the story a long time ago by a Welsh friend who has since died. He said it was Eirlys (IRE-LIS) which means snowdrop. As this doesn't sound particularly cat-like let alone Goddess-like, I questioned it but my friend assured me it was the name. He was a man steeped in his Welsh heritage & I had no reason to doubt him.

Years later, when Daisy Cat died, I began researching the myth, to no avail. It will have to remain a Mystery - a rather lovely one however & a comfort.


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