November 21, 2011

Remembering Lewis .

LP, " For those of you new to reading about our adventures, you may not be aware that we lost one of our cats, Lewis, last March.He was only four years old and he left us in less than twenty-four hours without any warning at all. IMHA an auto-immune disease took his life.We were devastated.But so many people , including our blog readers who left us incredibly loving , thoughtful and sincere comments , helped us immensely during this sad time of loss. For those of you who went through that sadness with us , you may remember that at that time I mentioned my sister  was working on something for me to lift my spirits.Today I thought I would share what she made for me with you . It seems with the arrival of the kitten "twins" our thoughts come back to Lewis often these days.Not to make comparisons, but rather, to remember him in all his wonderful ways. It thus seemed fitting to share her gift now.

LP, " Some of you may also be aware that I love to paint and my sister does as well. Her gift to me after Lewis died was this painting of him :

LP , " Lewis loved playing around this potted plant and he often used it as his "observation post" to keep up with household events.It was a perfect little spot to snoopervise without being too obvious. I love everything about this painting. What I also love , is that my sister found the time in her busy and full life to paint it for me .Thank you again sis of mine. I know you are "lurking" and reading this :p

LP, " I believe it is because we loved Lewis as much as we did that we were able to welcome these two brand spanking new kittens. And it would seem that with every day they are here , they remind us that love is indeed everlasting. They remind us  that love , in all its' many and wonderful forms , prevails. 

Have a marvelous Monday.
See you soon.
the critters in The Cottage xo


  1. Beautiful tribute for Lewis.
    I'm sure he know well he is always be so close to your heart. and the painting of him is so sweet.
    Lots of hugs to you and your family

  2. What a beautiful tribute to Lewis. We loved his sweet face. Purrs to you as you remember him today...and always...

  3. We couldn't agree more .. love IS everlasting and that why we still lve little lewis too. He was such a beautiful little boy so we understand why you still miss him. The painting is adorable ~ it captures his cheekly playful little spirit to purrfection.

    What a wonderful tribute to sweet Lewis, that you can open your heart to new kittens in his memory. We will never forget your sweet boy. xx

  4. What a lovely tribute and painting. With great love comes also profound sadness and loss, but it's so worth it in the end.

    Ane & the WriggleButts

  5. The painting is wonderful, a lovely tribute to Lewis.

    Purrs and hugs from us.

  6. We agree with every single thing you say. The painting is beautiful! Lewis was a special soul and we were so shocked when he left so suddenly for the Bridge. And yes, the kittens will bring great joy also!

    Your Friends
    The Poupounette

  7. Your sister has done a wonderful paiting of Lewis for you. Each cat who owns us leaves a special memory for us when they leave for Rainbow Bridge. We know he will be watching you and the kittens and laughing at their antics.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx & Sue xx

  8. Lewis sure was handsome. We know he is watching over those twins and teaching them all the rights and wrongs. He is there with you and those paintings are just terrific. It is so sad when they leave us.Take care/.

  9. What a wonderful tribute post for Lewis, who was such a special little guy and has such a special place in your hearts. The painting is beautiful.

  10. That is a wonderful painting of Lewis. What a touching gift from your sister! Mommy says the more love you give, the more you HAVE to give. Lewis, we miss you, we'll see you again, some day.

  11. What a wonderful painting and keepsake. Lewis was such a character, I think he touched many hearts.

  12. :'( ....that painting is AWESOME. i like the photos too...

    *nods* memories and love are indeed everlasting. :)

  13. Oh my gosh, your sister has created such a beautiful painting of Lewis right down to the mischievous glint in his eye!!!! Oh sweet boy we miss you too!

    What a wonderful keepsake :-)

  14. Oooh...Lewis was a tuxie...and we have a tuxie in the midst of tabbiness here in this house now. Oh yeah....spread the love, Mama said. purrr...meow!

  15. What a lovely tribute to Lewis. I am sure you miss him very much. You know what I think, I think Lewis is watching over your two new little ones - making sure they stay happy and healthy!

    Your pal, Pip

  16. that is a most lovely and quite perfect painting - talent! We share with you the love that lasts for our dear furry ones... Thanks for visiting us... Love Helen, Darcy, Bingley xxx

  17. what a lovely painting of Lewis. A very special gift.

  18. That is a wonderful painting of Lewis! That was probably one of his favorite places to snoopervise!!

    XOXO K:)


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