Friday, November 13, 2009

The Friday Flashback.

The Friday Flashback is from September 2007 and is about the old Ladycat who lived with our Beans when we first got our Forever Home. A lot of you will already know her story, but there are also many of you who don't. So we would like to introduce to you our beloved

KITTY YUMBUM
When we did the meme about how we got our names, Toby furrom The Tower Hill Mob sed his dad wuz wondering how Kitty Yumbum got her name, so we decided to do a post about her. The pikchurs aren't furry good cuz they's old photos, and mum sez it looks like there's fluff in the scanner. (Probly our furrs cuz we sit on it sumtimes.) When our dad's mum died she had 9 poodins, so our Beans adoptid them and they came to live with them and their kitty called Jelly Bean. There wuz two ladycats who nefurr had their lady gardenectomies, so mum took them to the V E T to git it done.He told her that he thought one of them wuz going to haf kittens so she left one(Auntie Cat) to git seen to, and brought the uvver one (Mother Puss) home.About two weeks later Mother Puss had seven kittens. When they wuz old enuff homes were found furr six of them, but no-one wanted the last one. Mum sed that's ok, one more won't make any diffrunts, we're keeping her, so they ended up with 11 kitties. She's not 100% sure but she finks she's the baby kitty above the black kitty wiv the bloo eyes. She nefurr reely had a proper name to start. Mum used to call her KitKat or BabyKit at furrst then furr some reason she started calling her Baby Yumbum but she duzn't reely know why. She wuz a furry nervous kitty and would only go to mum. She liked to git up on her shoulder and sit there. Mum said she wuz her bestest little girl.
As she got older her name changed furrom Baby Yumbum to Kitty Yumbum. Dad allus called her The Tyke cuz he sed she wuz miserable cuz she wouldn't let him pet her, but she wuzn't miserable reely, mum finks she wuz more shy than nervous.
Over the years all her brofurrs and sisfurrs went to the Bridge with the last one going in the beginning of 2000. She wuz furry sad and wouldn't eat much. She just moped around and didn't purr much to mum. Mum sed to dad "We're going to haf to git anuvver poodin to keep her company" Dad thought that if they got one, when Kit went to the Bridge, then the new poodin would be lonely. He said there wuz kittens at his furrends farm, and he thought they should git two.They went up and chose us. We wuz skeered at furrst cuz we wuz only five and a half weeks old, and we didn't know where our mum wuz. Then we saw this old ladycat and we said to each uvver "Look we got a new mum" and we ran ofurr to her. She ran away furrom us! We kept following her and she kept running and hissing. I (Eric) said to her, "Yoo WILL be my furrend" and efurrywhere she went, I followed. She kept gitting up on the Beans bed where we couldn't reach her. I kept on trying then eventually I managed to scrabble up there with her. She wuzn't happy, but I snuggled up beside her. Flynn wuz a bit skeered of her and didn't git so close.We kept on following her efurrywhere and in the end she said that maybe we weren't so bad and then we all started snuggling together.
When we started going furr walks in the feelds, she would allus follow us. Mum sez befurr we came along she nefurr went out of the garden. If we went wivout her she would meow at the top of her voice cuz she didn't know where we were.
We had just ofurr two happy years wiv her. Mum sez if we hadn't come to keep her company she duzn't fink she would haf lived furr anuvver two munfs after her brofurr went to the Bridge.We miss our ladycat.
This wuz her most faverit place in the winter. She liked to git her feet right in under the woodburner to keep them warm.
Yoo can see some more pikchurs of her here.
KITTY YUMBUM
3rd APRIL 1987 - 23rd JULY 2002

28 comments:

  1. This is just very sweet~!
    How precious memories!

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  2. That is very close to the fire!

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  3. That is a sweet tribute to your LadyCat. The kittens in her litter looked a lot like you! She was a sweet kitty and loved you and your Mom and Dad!

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  4. ::wipes tear:: I'm just a sucker for a wondeful adoption story and remembrances of those who came before. We had not heard this story so thank you for telling it again.

    purrs,

    Cory

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  5. You boys did a great job of loving your lady, and keeping her going. We bet she is in heaven reading your blog and smiling.

    Smooches to you all on the farm, and we hope you get some sunbeams for your walk.

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  6. Very very sweet! I also love looking through the photos when they were kittens - so sweet, so little, soooooo cute!

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  7. This post is so beautiful and this is a lovely story dear friends!
    Adorable pictures as well!
    Happy weekend
    purrs and love
    Luna

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  8. That's a super story. We're glad you all became friends and that you had some nice, quality time together.

    Sniffie and the Floria Furkids

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  9. We enjoyed reading your story!! The baby kittens were soooo cute!
    We also love to see the pic of Kitty Yumbum with her paws under the stove!

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  10. Awwww... that is a great story! And that picture made our Mom go SQUEEEE.

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  11. Such a sweet kitty! We call that move "praying to the heat god"!

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  12. What a wonderful story! It's fantastic that Eric and Flynn brought out the motherly instinct in Kitty Yumbum at last. They really helped make her last years happy ones.

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  13. What a lovely story! Kitty Yumbum was a beauty, wasn't she. Her tale made our mum misty eyed. Now we know how you found your forever home.
    You boys have such wonderful, kind and very special parents. God bless them in every way.

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  14. Thanks for sharing your story about Kitty YumBum!! What a good life she had with your beans...and you too!

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  15. Wot a lovely remembrance post. She was a very speshull and gorjuss cat.

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  16. What a wonderfurl tribute!!! She was a beautiful Ginger~Lady!

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  17. What a wonderful tribute to Kitty Ymbum.

    We are fairly new to this blogging and had never read your story before......bless you both for making Kitty Yumbum's last 2 years so enjoyable.

    xxxxxxx

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  18. She was special, as all kitties are.
    We like how you boys kept at her until she agreed to let you cuddle and do things with her.

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  19. That's a great story...I'm glad you boys were able to give Kitty YumBum a purrrpose in life.

    I'd love to see some baby pics of you and Flynn...I'll bet you were cuties!

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  20. a wonderful story and good memories of a beautiful lady. i love the photo of her warming her tootsies.

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  21. We luvs yur Yum Bum story! We laffed in the part where yoo runned after her an she ran away from yoo. But she fell in love wif yoo just like we did.

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  22. Thank you for telling your story. The mom says it makes her happy and sad at the same time.

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  23. I just loved heaing and reading this.. I went to look at the pictures and thought hey were so lovely. I was also remembering that when I came to ive with mum as a little kitten, um had Dollycat an older lady. I too got hissed at and she ran away. I chased her and wore her down too. We then did everything together ad I missed her so much when she went to the bridge.. I think you realy did give the lovely kitty a new lease of life.. Thanks for showing us the lovely one.. Hugs GJ x

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  24. We enjoyed hearing about Kitty Yumbum and her story - and yours too! It is great to remember the special ones in our lives.

    Mindy, Moe, Bono, Cookie & Mike

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  25. Kitty Yumbum wuz a grate lady!

    purrs
    Abby

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  26. We didn't know her story and are so happy to know it now. You were so lucky to heve her with you for the first two years of your lifes. My, you two were young, when you came to live with her!
    Many purrs!

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