Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Black Kitty On A Ruby Tuesday


here is a self portrait of bernie and i and the two cats when we lived on ontario road.
this little guy came into our lives february 1982...it was during a blizzard that we heard him meowing outside and upon opening the door, there he was... caught in a big snow drift.
i grabbed him, and pulled him out of the snow and told him, "you are in to stay and your name will be sir galahad!".
you are MY cat!!

bernie figured he was HIS cat!...how happy i was when the ads we put out about that fluffy black cat were never answered!

now this is the reason i have made my ruby tuesday post about my big black cat.
bernie has been scanning mom golden's photo albums and we have found so many pictures of our cats.
here she is holding BERNIE'S cat and here she is sitting on a chair covered by a ruby red towel.

when we found shopper in 1995, he and sir galahad became fast friends.


hanging around together..partners in crime!

sir galahad had a very hefty appetite.

now this is something i could never do.
before bernie eats the dish of ice cream i have given him, he lets sir galahad take a few licks first....yuck!

bernie telling galahad who the boss is!

here are the partners in crime hatching out a plan to run away from home.

here that bad black kitty is hiding in the dryer!

...and then in the empty laundry basket!

curling into a big black ball does him no good!

bernie loves his little buddy shopping news and the two of them are always together,

....as are sir galahad and me.

mom golden gave me a birthday card one day with a big black sir galahad!

i loved my cat so much and really do miss him....i guess i am a one cat person.

here the three boys are rolling on the rug....the white cat is the kitty we had before we met galahad...his name is animal.

bernie has an armful here..sir galahad and my brother teddy's cat "casey", who stayed with us for a few weeks while he was healing from a broken leg.

three cats awaiting bernie who has just come home from the "salt mines"!

sir galahad....

animal and....

casey....[tiny tim].

casey was a darling little kitty...he lived for over twenty years.

there is that sir galahad helping himself to a piece of toast!
"fess up gala...were you into the food?"

"it wasn't me" said shopping news."

"well, don't look at ME!"

shopping news is grounded and .....

so is sir galahad!

i have always taught sir galahad to be patriotic and to love the queen.

what a comfy arm full that galahad was!"

the two boys loved to help out bernie when ever they could.

sit galahad knew that we had a love of the bible...god's word.

shopping news..that is not a black stuffed pillow..it is your brother, sir galahad!

in the last year of his life we could see that sir galahad was failing.
he was getting pretty frail.

his favourite place was the old rocking chair.

bernie giving sir galahad one of his last hugs.
we were all so very said when at the age of 16 sir galahad said his good byes..... about five years ago on february 13....we all missed him..

and so did his brother, shopping news...

and now bernie and i miss them both because they were part of the family..

happy ruby tuesday everyone and god's blessings....love terry


Jada's Gigi said...

kitties are so much fun! and you certainly have had your share! My last kitty, Cinnamon, passed on Feb 14 about 5 yrs ago....hmmm, maybe he and Sir G are playing together in heaven.

Amrita said...

This is a fun post with your handsome kitties. They really ruled the roost it seems.

I also wouldn 't do the ice cream thing.

I dish out ice cream for Sheeba in her bowl.

How about getting a white cat this time.

Missed your visits to my blog

Saija said...

this makes me miss our fearless feline ... sigh ...

thanx for sharing those great pics - and you are so cute in them too! :o)

Terry said...

ha! jada gigi..what a cute name for your kitty! when i first met sir galahad, i think most people would of called the guy blackie..but i knew that he was sir galahad right away.
i think if those two are together, they are getting into lots of trouble!

so amrita, you wouldn't share your plate of ice cream with sheeba?
well maybe you could let the poor dear lick out your plate!

saija, i will never forget the fearless feline..to me that was one shy and sweet cat...love terry

Felisol said...

Dear Terry,
I have missed your wonderful Ruby Cat post.
What a wonderful love story you have written, two love stories to be right.
Sir Galahad was so beautiful and super elegant, a true nobleman.
The chemistry between the four family members can be seen and felt all across the sea.
I have to send Serina over to check up this post, she loves cats more than humans.
We've had three cats, but after the last just disappeared, I just felt I couldn't face more losses.
If God wants us to have another, he'll have to send one to us.

I didn't know that Saija and Leo's kitten was gone. That some bitter news, early this morning.
It is true that love hurts..
I guess it wouldn't have been true feelings if not.

I also love all the colorful quilts you have let your cats rest upon.
Who is the artistic creator??

I also read your Sunday post, and while reading I sung the Sunday school song about. as far as west from the east, our sins are far away from the Lord. I think we sung ,"He has thrown all our sins behind his back, I'll never see them again."
I looked up Psalm 103 and couldn't stop rejoicing.

Psalms Chapter 103

1 [A Psalm] of David. Bless the LORD, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name.
2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits;
3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquity; who healeth all thy diseases;
4 Who redeemeth thy life from the pit; who encompasseth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
5 Who satisfieth thine old age with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle.
6 The LORD executeth righteousness, and acts of justice for all that are oppressed.
7 He made known His ways unto Moses, His doings unto the children of Israel.
8 The LORD is full of compassion and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
9 He will not always contend; neither will He keep His anger for ever.
10 He hath not dealt with us after our sins, nor requited us according to our iniquities.
11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward them that fear Him.
12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath He removed our transgressions from us.
13 Like as a father hath compassion upon his children, so hath the LORD compassion upon them that fear Him.
14 For He knoweth our frame; He remembereth that we are dust.
15 As for man, his days are as grass; as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
16 For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof knoweth it no more.
17 But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear Him, {N}
and His righteousness unto children's children;"

Let us cling on to this, and never give the evil room, when he's tempting us, with sins long forgotten and erased.
I think this calls for an amen and a hallelujah.
Hugs from Felisol

Terry said...

dear felisol...how glad i am to hear from you and to read such a lovely comment!
felisol, saija's cat, "fearless feline"was the kitty that she and leo had before they moved into their new home..that cat was surely loved by them both and when she passed away, they really missed her.
i can understand how you feel....
when marcello was lost, it was very hard for you to get another cat and i feel the same way...i really can't replace sir galahad and can you believe it?..since bernie lost his little buddy almost a year ago now, he will not hear of getting another kitty!
and so here we are for the first time in 38 years without any four legged creatures in the house although i really do suspect that soon we WILL be getting tiny four legged creatures here, once they have discovered there are no more cats to gobble them up!
we have never had mice but there is always a first time for anything, eh my bestest friend.

mom golden is keeping well and so is dad golden but he told us today that so many times just lately, he feels like he wants to cry and he doesn't know why but i am really thinking felisol that your prayers for him must be moving all of heaven as they wait for the prodigal to come home to the father.
we pray that it will be soon..he will be 84 this friday..

god bless you felisol and thank you for everything...love terry

Felisol said...

Dear Terry,
Oh, if Dad Golden really knew.. He need not do anything. It is fulfilled.
No great words, no actions, except a tiny, "Lord have mercy".
Luke 18: 13And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.

14I tell you, this man went down to his house justified."

Justified by grace only, isn't that a wonderful thing?