Friday, June 26, 2009

Remembering a Cat Who Loved Boxes

Last week was the hugely popular First International Cat in Boxes day, here in the cat blogosphere. Well before me, mum had a special beautiful girl called Puss. One day in the summer, Puss decided she would sleep outside in the front porch. First she slept on the door mat, them mum put a cardboard box with a polar fleece blanket out there so she would keep warm as she was an old girl.

As the months went on, mum had to replace the cardboard box with a special plastic cat bed. It had a pillow in it, covered with a towel and a polarfleece, and Puss loved sleeping out there, rain or shine.

Unfortunately mums computer crashed and lost all of her old photos, so she only has this small photo from her cellphone, done with about 10 pixels.
That Puss, she was a funny girl. She loved potato chips, loved strangers, loved her cat biscuits and mum loved her!! She hopes she is sitting in her box at the bridge smiling down at us.
Have a great weekend everybuddy.


  1. Thank you for telling us about Puss. She looked a lovely lady.
    We like sleeping outdoors in summer too. I sleep in my pot in the greenhouse all night, but Eric goes in about 4am and sleeps on the Beans pillows with them.

  2. Puss sure was a beauty, Poppy Q! We also love sleeping on our patio, but not in the rain. In fact, Gandalf has to hide under a chair for rain and thunderboomies.

  3. Thank you for sharing, Puss looks lovely. I am sure she will be in a comfy box over the rainbow bridge.

    Hugs GJ x

  4. Hello're a cute little kitty. It was nice of Poppy Q & her Mom tell us about you today:)

  5. Puss sounds like a sweet girl. I'm sure she has a cozy comfy box at the Bridge and it's always sunny for her!

  6. Puss looks like a great cat - so sorry that your Mom lost all of her pictures. Another story for us to tell Dad about the importance of backing up the computer - they would hate to loose all of the millions of pictures they have of us.

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    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

  7. Puss was a beautiful girl. I am sorry your Mum lost a lot of photos of her.

  8. That is a very sweet memory Poppy. Puss looked like a very nice cat.

    Huffle Mawson

  9. We feel Puss is keeping a watch over you! Thanks for sharing the memories.

  10. What a pretty girl she was !!!
    I'm sure she is in Kitty Heaven ..
    Probably sitting in the sun in her box ...

  11. Puss is very beautiful ^^

    Jas & Gi

  12. awww, that was a very sweet story! that is a funny name for a cat though, i do not get it. its like when people name their cat "cat" or "kitty"

  13. What a character your Puss was:) Thankyou for telling us that story. We are sorry that your mum lost her photos. We think it is good that the most important memories will always live in her heart, though:)

  14. All cats have their own silly ways, don't they...

    Cute pictures!


  15. How sad all Puss' pix were lost but one. We're glad your mom at least has this one. Puss was cute.

  16. oh what a pity! Puss is adorable!
    Thanks for sharing dear Poppy!
    Cool post!
    purrs and love
    Luna(from Brazil)

  17. Hey Puss
    You are also a sweetie
    just like PoppyQ ^___^
    Have a nice weekend all....

    Kareltje =^.^=
    Anya :)

  18. I am glad to see a picture of Puss, because I remember reading about what a special kitty she was!

  19. A nice remembrance of Puss. Thanks for sharing her with us.

    Purrs and hugs,
    The Kitty Krew

  20. Oh Poppy! You are such a sweet kitty to share Puss' photo with us. She was beautiful! Her eyes just are so soft and sweet and we love her markings. We're sure
    she's enjoying the very best box ever across the bridge and keeping watch on her earthly family.

  21. Puss must have been very special:)

  22. What a shame about the photos. Puss looks very nice and we'd have loved more pictures.