4.29.2011

Memory Lane - Baby Praline

Mom Paula:  No walk down memory lane would be complete without pictures of Baby Praline (or Pralinette as Khyra would say).  I am so glad that I had a good camera 15 years ago and took pictures of Praline that have lasted that I could digitize.  Unfortunately, I don't have any videos of her as a kitten, but these pictures tell a lot of stories.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.


I am supposed to pick up Praline's ashes today.  I know this afternoon is going to be tough, so all of your purrs and prayers are appreciated.

46 comments:

Angel and Kirby said...

THat is a tough thing to do. I cried just as hard the day I picked up Wizards up! I think it was worse than picking up my in-laws ashes!

We are sending purrs to comfort you in this task.

PDX pride said...

Hugs & prayers! If you want to talk with Mommy, feel free to send her a message through Facebook.

Love,

the PDX pride and Mommy Karen T.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Thanks for sharing so many memories of Praline this week! You are definitely in my thoughts and purrs as you go to pick up her ashes. That is always a difficult time.

ML said...

It is difficult, but once I got my "baby" back home, something just felt right again. I knew they were safely back with me.
Yes, there was a whole new round of tears to shed, yet there was this calm feeling inside that they were now safe at home with me.
We are still here for you, sending love and hugs. And we are all just a phone call away.
Love,
ML

Roy said...

Hang tough as my boys would say Paula. It will slowly get better. Takes time, and you are doing good with the memories. Being able to talk about the lost one publicly is a good start. Take it one day at a time and treasure the memories.

Any time you want to talk you know where we are.

Lisa, Roy, and the Mouskateers.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

Beautiful pictures of a beautiful baby. #1 still looks at pictures of the OWCB, Ikkyu, who was also with her for 15 years.

It is sad when they return, but happy too because they are home and you know they will always be there with you.

Purrs,
The Chans

Punapippuri said...

SHe was so so sweet and cute - a real hand full!

You are bringing 'her' home - it will be okay. Lots and lots of purrs xxxxxx

m.q said...

a lot of puurssss to comfort u

BoBo Salem & ChaCha

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Awwww ... Praline was beautiful and adorable from the get go. We love seeing those pics.

We understand today wil be tough ~ but we are sure you will feel a sense of peace too, because yoo are bringing yoor fur-baby home. We are sending yoo love and ((((hugs)))))

Milo and Alfie xxxxx
And love from our mommy.

Hannah and Lucy said...

It is one of the hardest things to do but when you get her home with you we are sure you will feel more at peace. She will always be there for you to talk to and to watch over you.
We send you love and whisker kisses
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

chezcat1970 said...

We so love seeing Praline when she was just a tiny floof! Lots of hugs and little cold wet nose kisses for you this afternoon!

Kat's Kats said...

None of us are surprised at how beautiful her kitten pictures are!!

We know that Sweet Praline will live forever in your heart.

kitty kisses, purrs & prayers
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Kitty Horde and their Feeders

Love Meow said...

She was so beautiful inside out. We will forever miss her. Our hearts are with you.

Love,

Amy from Love Meow

Kas said...

Spider, Smudge, Miranda, Boyd and myself all admire your courage.

WE`are all purring hard here.

The Whiskeratti said...

She was a diva-in-training at that point. :) We know today will be tough for you. You will be in our thoughts.

Kea said...

Such wonderful baby photos! We love the one where Praline is bunny kicking the bunny! And of course the one where's she's hanging over the couch. All the photos are terrific and we're so glad you have them to remember her by.

-Fuzzy Tales

KarenMcG said...

We'll be thinking of you, this afternoon in particular.

What a fun walk down "new kitty lane". What a cutie. Love the photo of SP on top of the files.

Clarissa said...

Looking at all of your photos of Praline has been a joy. I hope you will continue to share more with us. You are in my prayers, Paula.

Hugs,
Malinda
Clarissa & Co's meowmie

Mumsy, Chancy and Co. said...

Sweet Praline was just a bundle of sweet, joy and beauty at all ages. Sending up lots of prayers for you today and leaving you warm hugs.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Sending you as much comfort as we can. We know picking up cremains is hard, but they will be a comfort to you in time to come.

((Hugs)) from Mom and ~ The Bunch

TK and Squashies said...

Such a beautiful kitten! Even as a wee-one she showed her diva-spunk!
Our thoughts and purrs of comfort go with you today, Mom Paula.

Miss Praline was a very lucky kitty to have such a loving mom.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We will be thinking of you Mom Paula. We so love that little photo of Praline with the shoe lace--that is one of our favorites! Purrs

Brian said...

Hugs and purrs, we're thinking of you. Oh I loved the memory lane pictures.

Simba said...

She really was such a very cute kitten. We will be thinking of you later.

SAS....Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

we totally LOVED the collage of darlin' Praline. We miss her bunches and are so happy that you are keeping up for blog.

we all send our love to you (((((((((((PAULA)))))))))

Katnip Lounge said...

We're skeptical that there's a kitten under all that floof! What a doll...we're thrilled you have such good photos.

We'll be thinking of you this afternoon.

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

Oh, Praline's mom...we are soo behind in visiting but could not let another day pass without giving you a long distance hug. There is nothing sweeter than baby photos, and if you are like our Teri, you will find comfort in just touching the little box or the urn that Sweet Praline's ashes are in...somehow you can still communicate with her that way...

Ramblingon said...

Precious baby Praline.

We will hold you up knowing you will be there to bring her home.

xoxox

Mr. Hendrix said...

We are so belated in our condolences to you over the loss of your Sweet Praline. We will miss her very much. Thank you for sharing so many wonderful memories of your sweet girl with us this week. They are lovely and inspiring. We hope those memories are bringing you smiles and comfort during this hard time.

We are sending you many purrs and prayers today especially. It will be hard to pick up Sweet Praline, but we hope you'll be comforted having her home with you where she belongs. purrrrrrrrrs

Pattyskypants said...

The rabbit one was our fafurrit!! xxoo patty & bhu

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

Sending BIG hugs and purrs to you...

Rocky, Angie & S'more said...

We have been thinking about you all day, Mom Paula. We hope you are okay. Lots of love, purrs, and kitty kisses.

Rocky, Angie, and Mommy Karen xoxo

P.S. Praline is the cutest baby we have EVER seen :-)

xoxo

Marg said...

Oh Paula, I am sorry we are so late getting here. I know this was a hard afternoon for you. We are sending tons of purrs to you and hugs too. This is the hardest thing of the process. Love the baby pictures. Please take care and know we are there with you in our thoughts.

ABBY said...

Paula
These were indeed precious and beautiful memories.
We are keeping you close in thought today, especially.

purrs
Abby & Mom Debra

Baby Patches said...

Me and momma are thinking of you! We misses Sweet Praline so furry much and we knows you do too mom Paula. Momma says you will so much betters when you has her ashes, at least that is how it was for her and daddy. They still hurted but having her in any form felt better. We are sending you lots of love and glad you were able to come by and sees my post I did for my sweet sweet furriend, she will always be loved and live on in many hearts!

The Island Cats said...

We love Baby Praline!!

We are purring for you on this day that you bring Praline home. Mom knows how emotional this can be. She sends you a big hug.

Cory said...

We are sending you continued purrs. Picking up Pralines ashes will be hard, but you'll be bringing her home which is where she belongs.

Ayla, Iza, and Marley said...

Thank you fer all the lovely pictures of Sweet Praline. Today's sad event was in our thoughts.

We know it was hard, Mom Paula, and we are sending more purrs of comfort today...

meowmeowmans said...

Thank you for sharing these beautiful memories with us, Paula. We are continuing to purr and pray for you.

Cloon said...

Those are all such great photos. We send you our very best thoughts, purrs and prayers for today and always.

A few Good Cats said...

We are sending vibes and purrayers to you for strength and for comfort...

Ariel said...

Such sweet memories.Hugs and prayers.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Awww, what a sweet little girl kitten!

I know it will be hard today, but I think it will be good to have her home with you, where she had so much love and happiness. She had a wonderful life with you.

Camie's Kitties said...

Mama Paula, we were so sorry to hear about Miss Praline being helped to the bridge. Mom was on vacation. We are purring for you.

Cody and Gracie

Jacqueline said...

She was always a gorgeous, stunning girl=such an exquisite and adorable bundle of baby fur!...Picking up her ashes will not be an easy task, but as you are discovering, there is freedom in letting go for both of you and having this small part of her will no doubt bring you comfort in an unexpected way...My thoughts and prayers are with you and I know your beautiful angel is always with you too...Blessings to you, Paula...xoxo...J

Fin said...

We're late with the purrs but we've been enjoying the trips down memory lane.