Sunday, 11 March 2012

Mickey Moonshine-One Year Memory

1It was one year ago today that my dear 
Mickey the Black Cat went to
My friend Karla, Mom to the late,
sweet Miss Peach (Mickey's wife)
made this beautiful  picture in memory
of my Mickey Moonshine.

I was captivated by this figurine my
Mother gave to me.It was a perfect 
fit for calling Mickey, "Mickey Moonshine"

This is one of my favourite pictures of Mickey.
He was such a handsome Mancat!

This is one of the earliest pictures of Mickey
when we started this blog, in August 2007.
It is hard to do a memorial and decide what things 
to  say and include.It is easy to get carried away 
with all the wonderful memories spanning 17 years,
but I decided to focus on some of Mickey's
favourite things.

First and foremost,Mickey loved grass!!!!

As soon as the grass started growing, he
demanded I bring him some every time
I came inside! He could never get enough.

Mickey also loved windows! No matter
where we lived, he had to be near a 

There was always so much to see and he loved to 
watch for Mom!!

Mickey could not get enough brushing either!
When I started to brush my hair,he felt it was time 
for me to brush him as well!! He would always purr
 and never wanted me to stop.

In December 2010,I let Mickey outside as it
was a warm day.I believe this was one of his 
happiest times! He got to walk on and enjoy his 
beloved grass!! He was SO happy!!!

In October of 2007, Mickey started courting Miss Peach.

On Valentine's Day 2009,Mickey proposed to Miss Peach.
She said "Yes" !

 A happy Halloween day!!!!!!!!!!

Dear Miss Peach crossed the Rainbow Bridge 
this past August.
Now,Mickey Moonshine and his Sunshine Wife
are together forever !!

Mickey also loved his family. While he was an only cat for 
many years, he accepted the addition of other kitties.
As he got older,he had a room to himself where he could sleep
and get away from the younger,boisterous kitties.

Mickey was a happy boy and a pleasure to have in my life.

Mickey will always be with me.
He will be in my heart forever!!!

Until we meet again,
Goodnight sweet prince!!!



Sparkle said...

That was a sweet tribute to a very special boycat. Purrs to you today.

Brian said...

Such a lovely, lovely tribute to your handsome Mickey. Purrs and hugs from all of us.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Lovely post. We're teary remembering Mickey and Miss Peach. You had 17 wonderful years with him. So many happy memories to make you smile and laugh. Mickey will always be in your heart! Pawhugs.

A few Good Cats said...

We remember Mickey with you, and hope that in the past year the many good memories have helped you deal with the sadness and the loss.

The Island Cats said...

Seeing all those pictures of Mickey made us smile and tear up at the same time. We miss Mickey too. He was one of our first furiends. Purrs to you as you remember him on this day.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

What a lovely remembrance for Mickey. We miss him too as he was one of our early friends in the blogosphere.

Katnip Lounge said...

We loved this post very much, and we are so glad you didn't change the name of your blog...we think of Mickey every time we see a post.
Mickey, we love you!

Sweet Purrfections said...

Our thoughts are with you as you remember Mickey. Next month will be one year since Sweet Praline left for the bridge.

Truffle and Brulee

Mr Puddy said...

Once or at least, I got a very best chance to get to know Micky, and to be his friend. I still remember the day I found his blog and read his profile. He was a cool dude and he got a great cattitude. I even laugh out loud. I thought I must know this guy !
And in so many ways, I do miss him so much. Thanks to share this post with us.
Purrs and Hugs to you

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock said...

What a beautiful post about a beautiful boy! Those we remember with such love and so many smiles never leave our side.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Such a beautiful, loving post in Mickey's memory. Those first anniversaries are particularly tough, IMO (at least for me).

Thank you for sharing these photos...Hugs and universal Light to you, and purrs from Nicki and Derry.

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Dearest Nancy...what a wonderful anniversary tribute you posted for your precious boy. I am so very comforted knowing that he and Peach are strolling the gardens of heaven together paw in paw...this I firmly believe as sure as I breath!
Thank you for these pictures...they made me smile, gasp and cry and filled me with gratitude for having been a part of this magic...
Love always Karla

Hannah and Lucy said...

That was a lovely post about your sweet Mickey and we know it was filled with lots of love.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Eric and Flynn said...

This is one of the most beautiful tributes we have read. We miss Mickey and reading it brought tears to our eyes.
Sending purrs and (((hugs))) to you.


That was a beautiful memorial tribute to Mickey. We loved seeing the pictures but it also gave us leaky eyes to think he is gone.

The Florida Furkids

Angel and Kirby said...

Beautiful tribute to your sweet boy. He reminds me on my Grandkitty that we lost this week!

Cory said...


We loved Mickey, he was a handsome and wonderful mancat. This is an awesome tribute to him.

xoxo Cory and family

William said...

We loved and miss Mickey, too. He was what my mom would call a boy-and-a-half.

Stacy Hurt said...

Lovely tribute to your gorgeous House Panther. We laffed and laffed at the brush shot. That Woman has one of those same ones & Miss Jenga comes running for it anytime she hears it!

Ms. Stella O'Houligan

ABBY said...

Oh what a beautiful post for the one the only Mickey. We loved all of the reminiscences and all the gorgeous pictures. Oh Mickey we can't believe a full year has already gone by since you left for the Bridge. Know that you are missed by your friends and family every day. Love you MickeyMoonbeams.

brandi said...

Sweet tribute

Laura and Taffeta Rose said...

Our eyes are all leaky from this most beautiful tribute to Mickey, your very special mancat. The love and bond that you two shared is clear. How nice it was that he and Miss Peach could be together in their senior years, and now will be together forever. We loved Mickey, too, and will always remember him. Gentle purrs to you today and always.

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Oh my!!! Are eyes are filled with lots of tears!! We miss Mickey and we loved him so!! We are glad He & Miss Peach are together!! Thank you for the lovely Tribute!!
Your TX furiends,

meowmeowmans said...

What wonderful memories of your beloved Mickey. Thank you for loving him so much, and for always. We miss our friend Mickey, and send you all big hugs, purrs and prayers of support and comfort.

Team Tabby said...

We miss Mickey lots, we looked up to him as we would an older brother and are glad to have known him all of our lives.

This wonderful post is a great tribute to an unforgetable mancat.

your furcousins,
Mindy & Moe and also Auntie Bean, Nina

catsynth said...

What a wonderful tribute to Mickey. So many great pictures, and the figurines are perfect for the words.

We know you love him and miss him lots. We miss him, too. We got so used to reading about his adventures and getting his comments. It's hard to think it's already been a year.

orbit said...

Such a loving, beautiful tribute to a very special mancat, one of the most handsome ever (and not just because he's all black!) Very sweet.

The Misadventures Of Me said...

The mom was leaky, she loves this post about Mickey. We is sorry she is so lame as to miss this on Sunday though.

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JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Aw, Mickey. We will never ever forget you! Wonderful tribute.