8/14/2009

REMEMBERING IGRAINE PROPERLY

today's the first month anniversary
of igraine's departure...
if it was a shock that sent me reeling,
since then,
i've felt a need to commemorate the time
we've shared together.
i had a couple of ressources that i had thought of using
while she was alive,
but it all turned into a memorial instead...
nonetheless,
it takes nothing away from the work they do,
and BTW,
they're in montreal, canada,
and they both ship internationally
& are quite affordable.
so, read on!!

by VERONIQUE PERRON,
an artist that does animal portraits;
a nice young artist,
very openminded to the needs of her customers.
this is what she did for igraine
& i am most delighted with it.
when she sent me the picture via email,
i teared up just by seeing the thumbnail,
& was totally pleased when i looked at it fullsized.
she delivered it yesterday
& i'll be getting the proper frame this weekend.
if you've got a cat,
she surely can produce the portrait
that will best represent your little darling.
the other ressource is
where you customize from cover to cover
the book that will hold the memories
you hold dearest.
the interface is user-friendly
& the service is beyond efficient.



there you have it,
my two ways of remembering igraine.
as i wrote at the end of her book,
"always remembered, forever missed".
may you find happier occasions to commemorate,
or like me,
make those difficult moments in life more bearable.
HUGZ

-TICKLEBEAR

7/14/2009

CATS DON'T HAVE NINE LIVES (IGRAINE'S DEAD)


IGRAINE la CANAILLE
january 27th 2009
-
july 14th 2009
***************************
right now,
i feel angry.
i feel like i'm going to throw up.
i feel a sense of loss,
though i still have to experience
the void she's left behind.
i'll surely miss
our morning ritual in the bathtub.
i'll miss sharing my bed with her,
& falling asleep to the sound of her purring.
i'll miss her playfulness.
i said earlier
that i felt angry.
i feel angry at myself
for trusting fate.
i'm angry at igraine for her temerity,
thinking she could indefinitely pull the stunts she did,
without any consequences.
i'm just angry,
for losing what i thought could be a friend.
it seems like life will even deny me this much.
i shall remain alone.
igraine fell off the balcony
& met her doom eight floors below...
it's the landlord that contacted me
to tell me the news,
as i had been looking for her all over the appartment,
& even went to my neighbor's appartment
to check out if she weren't hiding out on his balcony.
when i went downstairs,
she had died already.
i couldn't bring myself to wrap her in her blanket
& put her in the carrier.
the landlord did it for me.
strange how i was able to take care of dying/dead people
without any problems,
but i couldn't deal with a dead cat...
because it was MY cat!!
that's why.
i'm still reeling from this event.
between the nausea & the splitting headache,
my thoughts & feelings are in a turmoil.
my confused state was all the more apparent
when i brought her to the vet,
to get properly disposed of.
when i was about to pay,
i couldn't even remember my n.i.p. number...
the vet was shocked at the news,
remembering seeing her just a month before,
when he fixed her...
who wouldn't be shocked?!?
today,
i've found out the hard way
that cats don't have nine lives.
igraine had only one,
a short one,
a too short one.
why the fuck did this have to happen?????????
the saying goes to never go to bed angry...
i guess i'll have to live with that,
as there is just no way to fix this.
so be it.
she's gone.
farewell igraine.
i'll miss you,
ma canaille!!
:(~

TICKLEBEAR

I'M NOT ENVIOUS, BUT...

just look at 'ma linoue's new digs!!
look at all that room.
so many things to explore,
so many new places.
i'm not envious,
but...
i'm sure goliath & twiggy will give it a run for its money.
'ma linoue has better watch herself...

7/12/2009

AN EMBARASSING MOMENT


alright,
so i'm a big girl now!!!
it's not as easy to squeeze in
where i used to...
& ticklebear's always there
to catch me in my most embarassing moments...
just let me get out of here,
i'll have a word [or two] with the man!!!

7/06/2009

I'VE BEEN BAD, & I'M BEING PUNISHED FOR IT!!!


i feel like
the little mermaid trapped in alcatraz!!!
& here's why:
i'm officially under house arrest!!!
in my latest attempt
to explore the neighbor's balcony,
ticklebear found me out right away & called me home,
& as i tried to get back,
my rear leg slipped
& i fell off the balcony halfway,
practically giving the man a heart attack.
no need to precise i was grounded after that stunt.
but on sunday,
i managed to slip through the hole in the screen door
i had made during one of my numerous tantrums.
ticklebear wouldn't have any of this,
& sent me to my room for a while,
to think over my strategy
& our future together.
i haven't been outside since...
i guess i have only myself to blame for that one.
if only he hadn't seen me slipping,
he'd have been none the wiser,
but he did catch me in the act...

so,
since i can't no longer go outside,
i decided to keep things interesting,
& this morning,
i took my 6th dive in the bathtub.
ticklebear took it rather well.
i presume he prefers my dives
to my going bungy jumping off the balcony,
i think i'm missing something here (???)...
an elastic perhaps???
he still caters to my every need
& cuddles me aplenty,
but i feel
i've lost his trust,
if only for a while,
i hope...
don't want to remain cooped up in here forever.

7/04/2009

HOW SELFISH!!!


'ma linoue's decided to relocate further away from me...
& once in her new home,
she's been celebrating in style...
love the leopard print on that thing there.

but how could she subject my mother,
twiggy,
to this whole process?
selfish, i say it is!!
just look at her!!
she looks like a "katrina" refugee...
sad.
so sad!!
shame 'ma linoue!!
shame on you!!
& what about my bro,
goliath?
what have you done with him???
i demand an answer,
N-O-W
!!!!!!!!!
humans,
i tell you...
can't trust them
as far as you can throw them.

6/27/2009

KNOCK, KNOCK!!! WHO'S THERE???


la bloggia, apparently!!
the man didn't tell me [again]
we'd have company tonight.
a bit inconsiderate of him
as he doesn't seem to understand
how it disrupts my life...
selfish of him!!!

he gets very distracted
& doesn't pay me the proper attention i deserve.
even when i squeeze through the hole
i made the other day
in the screendoor...

i try to be patient with him,
but it is very demanding of me.
but he's not such a bad guy,
for a human...

now,
can you tell
i'm annoyed here,
as la bloggia teases me with her toes
but keeps them up on the chair.
i think
i'll have to teach a thing or two
to these people
on how to please a cat.
they still have so much to learn still...

6/24/2009

HEY!! I'VE GOT A BONE TO PICK WITH YOU!!


i was surprised this morning
not seeing the man rushing outside
like he usually does,
leaving me behind...

i'm not complaining,
as we got to cuddle most of the morning.

but where i have a bone to pick with him
is when he told me
he had the day off
because of saint-jean baptiste...

who the heck is saint-jean-baptiste?
what's a patron-saint?
why do quebeckers get the day off?
where can i get myself one of those patron-saints???
why won't anyone explain these things to me??
BTW,
ticklebear told me
it would be the polite thing to do here,
so here goes:
"bonne saint-jean baptiste!!"
whatever that means...

6/19/2009

LIVING DANGEROUSLY


talk about living dangerously!!
you shouldn't play with your food;
& you shouldn't especially
let your food play with you...
but isn't cute nonetheless?...
even if it defies all natural instincts!!

6/18/2009

MUSING ABOUT WHAT'S SO AMUSING TO BEING A MUSE...


ticklebear's gone crazy,
always pointing his damn camera in my face...
but he seems so intent about it,
that i let him,
sometimes...

but i must admit,
when i see the end result,
i'm quite charmed by his work.
he never makes me ugly.
he runs the pictures through various programs,
& he always manages
to surprise me.
gotta love him,
even if the camera annoys me somewhat.

6/16/2009

DOING JUST FINE!!

i may be convalescent,
but let me assure you:
i'm doing just fine!!
enjoying this day...
well, trying to,
if it weren't for ticklebear & his damn camera...
as garbo said:
i want to be alone!!!!!!
if i ever get my paws on that damn camera,
beware!!!!

6/13/2009

IGRAINE HAS GONE "BRAZILIAN" !!!

one of the consequences of my last trip to the vet
is that i came back
with my pubis totally shaven!!
quite a new sensation for me!!!
i've gone brazilian...
where it used to be warm,
now it feels a bit chilly.
i think
i'll just stay inside for now...
until my fur grows back,
or until the weather gets comfortable enough
for this girl.
i feel a little too naked just now!!
brazil!!
not quite what i was expecting...

video

6/12/2009

FEAR NOT!! I'M BACK!! (TO NORMAL?)

i know,
i was away for a while...
this was not my idea,
but the man took me to the vet [again],
& the rest is a total blank.
when i came to,
my belly felt funny
& i've got staples on it now.
i don't know
what these are for,
but i hope they're not staying there forever
as they bother me somewhat...
also,
my paws feel funny,
different somehow;
but then,
i feel weird all over.
i don't know what the vet did to me,
but i'm still whoozy.
i was so glad to see the man appearing tonight.
it felt likes things might get back to normal,
& it did,
as he took me home.
i was glad to see the buffet was back in my room.
salmon never tasted so good!!
i'm back home now.
home sweet home!
& i intend to stay there.
i'm not made for the outside world,
i guess..
strange things happen out there!

6/11/2009

BUBBLEWRAP ADDICT

ticklebear got himself a new chair for his desk,
& some elements were wrapped in the most divine stuff:
bubblewrap!!!
i'm totally addicted to this stuff now.
ticklebear better keep a good supply,
because this has now become
one of my favorite things!!

WHAT'S GOING ON?

i'm perplexed...
last night,
ticklebear tried to force me to eat;
then he let me sleep with him,
in his bed.
that was fun!
but i found out this morning,
that my water fountain
& my food bowls are gone...
why???
have i done something wrong?
is he upset with me
'cause i wouldn't eat,
or what?
what's going on today?
help!!!
i'm starving in here!!
i'm used to literally having a somptuous buffet in my room.
i want it back!!!
H-E-L-P
!!!!!!!

6/10/2009

CANDID SHOT !!!

even unaware,
i look good!!!

WE HAVE A STUNTMAN IN THE FAMILY!!

pacane,
one of my brothers...
a stuntman!!!
who knew?!?
there you go, boy!!!!!!



6/08/2009

OH! YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE!!!

ticklebear has made the balcony looking all nice,
just for me!!!!
he shouldn't have!!
well...
not really.
it's the very least
he could do for me,
but one has to remain polite...
isn't it pretty though?!?

6/07/2009

CAT-TIONARY: CAT GOT YOUR TONGUE?

"cat got your tongue?"
The phrase probably comes from a custom in the Mideast
hundreds of years ago,
when it was common to punish a thief
by cutting off their right hand,
and a liar by ripping out their tongue.
These severed body parts were given
to the king's pet cats as their daily food.
is this enough now to untie your tongue
& get you talking?


6/06/2009

WHAT A DAY!!

after a long day of exploring,
it's nice to just relax a bit on the couch...
i'm pooped!!

THE WORLD IS MY OYSTER NOW!!

ticklebear has finally let me out, alone...
out on the balcony.
i guess the man has some trust issues;
but it's not like i'm gonna fly off somewhere,
now is it?!?
i know
we are high up.
but those darn birds that fly by
look mighty tasty.
if i could only catch myself one...

6/05/2009

IGRAINE'S SCREENPLAY

ticklebear enjoyed an evening outside with lucrecia,
but left me behind...
i did all i could to draw their attention,
so they would let me out,
but to no avail...
cheap!!!
how dares he do this to me???

5/27/2009

TODAY'S MY BIRTHDAY, SORT OF...

i'm four months-old today!!!
all gifts & kisses are welcomed.
people?!?
i said:
ALL-GIFTS-&-KISSES-ARE-W-E-L-C-O-M-E-D !!!!