Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Eight Weeks.

It was 8 weeks ago today in the first minutes of Tuesday morning that we had to say our goodbyes to Eric and help him on his way to the Rainbow Bridge.
Unknown to me, our friend Gill (Flynn's holiday auntie) and her husband had a lasting memorial made for our boy. It was waiting for us when we got back from our holidays and was such a lovely surprise.
They had a star registered in Eric's name so now every time the sky is clear we can look to the stars and know that he is looking down on us.
The location of Eric's star is shown by the red circle.

We love and miss you so much Eric but you will live on in our hearts for ever.

53 comments:

Meg & Quill said...

What a lovely thought!

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

oh this made our mum cry - so very precious!!

(PS - thank you for visiting us while she was away doing busy worky-work stuff - we're back now and are so thankful everyone kept us company while she was gone!)

Sagira said...

Aww that was so sweet. We miss him and his adventures as well

Grrreta: Ambrose, Clarence, Teddi, Baskin, and Abner said...

What a wonderfully thoughtful gift!

Tillie and Georgia said...

WOW!!! That is just pawsome!
What a lovely gift :)
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Treasure,Tiger,JJ and Julie

Brian said...

That made our whiskers weepy wet too. Such a touching tribute.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

What a great memorial for Eric. We know you miss him!

The Whiskeratti said...

What a wonderful thing to do.

michico*Adan said...

Eric is always in our hearts, too!

Katnip Lounge said...

How totally RIGHT. Eric was such a star, as a purrson, a family member, and an icon of the CB. Mommy is gonna look for his star tonight!
xxoo

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Aw, what a sweet memorial!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

What a bootiful way to remember Eric! We will look out a window at night to see his star...

Shaggy and Scout said...

What a beautiful gift!
Seeing this made mom weepy again. We do miss our dear friend Eric!

Oui Oui said...

Oh Flynn! What a lovely gesture! We will think of Eric when we look into the sky. We were wondering how you are adjusting to life without Eric and hope its not too difficult. Thanks so much for coming to Oui Oui's birthday party!

The Island Cats said...

What a wonderful way to remember Eric. When we look up to to sky, we will think of him.

Terri said...

How wonderful to look in the sky and see Eric's star!

Derby, Ducky said...

That was so nice. We can look up and remember him too. Mum knows where the Big Dipper is, "Ursa Major"

Sweet Purrfections said...

That is so nice of your friends. We know Eric is always looking down and watching over you.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

What a wonderful gift! And what a beautiful tribute to Eric.

Punapippuri said...

This is absolutely right and a lovely tribute. We shall look for this star too, when we have dark skies again. Äiti says it is in a most excellent place too - it is just by Leo, the Lion and also will be very visible from northern skies. In fact, we are sure we will see the northern lights blazing in this area of the sky next winter. Shine on Eric.

The Cat From Hell said...

Oh my Goodness!
That reminds me of when Mommy travels and she would say, "goes outside and looks at the stars!" And wes would be looking at them at the same time and be close!
Eric will shine forever in my night sky!
Kisses
Nellie

Cheysuli and gemini said...

What a perfect gift! And what wonderful friends--that is very special.

Angel and Kirby said...

That is so touching. We will look up to see Eric in the night sky!

Prancer Pie said...

Purrfect. We miss him, too. ((Hugs))

Kari said...

How very perfect and fitting. We are in tears. We know Eric's life force is all around us,( mum says she can feel him) but we simply are unable to see it. His star will be a perfect reminder. We are comforted by knowing his star is shining it's light upon those who loved him right this very moment. Shine on, dearest one.

Besides enjoying a few extra noms, how did our darling
Flynnie do in your absence?
All of our love to you and yours.

Poppy Q said...

What a lovely gift and kind thought. Eric was so loved by so many people and so many of us got great enjoyment in sharing in his and Erics adventures on the farm. Thank you for sharing his wonderful life with us.

Hugs
Julie and Poppy Q
xxx

Hannah and Lucy said...

That was such a thoughtful gift and we think it was lovely to find his star. On lovely clear evenings you will be able to look up and smile at him and tell him you love him him so much.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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

How very sweet of your friends to remember Eric with his very own star! We know he will always be there with you.

Purrs,
The Chans

dianabuja said...

How very lovely! And I'm happy to see you back and bloging; enjoy your news, from here in central Africa!
:-)

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

What a sweet and thoughtful gift! Now we will look up at night Eric's star, too. A fitting tribute to a special cat.

Marg said...

Oh that was such a lovely thing to do. Wow, that is terrific. We miss Eric too. We sure will look for Eric's star too. Take care.

Barb and the Gs said...

How purrfectly lovely of your friends.

Cezar and Léia said...

What a lovely homage and fantastic idea! You have sweet friends!
Eric will be always inside our hearts!
purrs
Luna - We love LUNA

The Meezers or Billy said...

how beautiful!

Laila and Minchie said...

How kind of them to do this for you. We can also look up at the stars and see Eric's.

Bellen said...

That was very considerate of your fiends. Eric always shone in your eyes, and now he'll shine for everyone else.

Everycat said...

What a beautiful and kind memorial to Eric.

We will look to the stars tonight and wave our paws at Eric

Gerry & Mungo

Fuzzy Tales said...

Oh, my goodness, what an amazing and beautiful tribute for Eric. We didn't even know such a thing was possible.

Purrs and hugs.

Kitties Blue said...

What a terrifically wonderful thing to do in Eric's memory. To know that he is always watching over you should add some well-being to your lives without him. Purrs and hugs from the kitties at The Cat on My Head, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood...ewe bee a star frum da day oh yur birth....flynn two...this iz WAY total lee awesum oh yur aunt ta due this for yur mum N dad...

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sauce

CATachresis said...

What a wonderful thing to do! How thoughtful :) Eric is forever a shining star in the firmament xx

love, Austin xx

SuziQCat said...

What a lovely way to remember Eric.

katsrus said...

What a beautiful gift.
Sue B

Ginger Jasper said...

That is so beautiful. what a lasting tribute to beautiful Eric. Something to treasure and a wonderful surprise. Hugs GJ x

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Flynn and Mom and Dad!!
We hope they had a fun fun time.

OH MY WORD Gill and her hubby knew just the right thing to do to honor Eric. He was a BIG STAR in life and always made us smile. And now he is Big E and we'll look for him.
Hugs madi your BFFF and Mom

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

every Angel should have their own star. What a beautiful memorial and keepsake. We miss Eric terribly...thanks so much for this post.
xoxoxo

Mumsys Kitty Korner said...

What a nice, thoughtful gift. We miss Eric too and know you all really do. We will never forget him. Hugs and nose kisses

speedyrabbit said...

That is lovely,xx Speedy and mum

theverybestcats.blogspot.com said...

8 weeks all ready. Time flies by too fast sometimes. What a wonderful gift your friends have doen in memoy of Eric. He will be remembered by many. Hugs to you XOXO

Kjelle Bus said...

Lovely thoughtful gift <3
XOXO

Timmy Tomcat said...

That is a great gift of remembrance. Our furs never really leave as they live on in our hearts until we all meet again.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

*tears* Such a lovely thing to do for sweet Eric. We will always love him. xx

Clooney said...

What a beautiful and touching gift and gesture from your friends. Purrs to you all.