Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Anastasia



The bottom picture is Anastasia posing for Monte without her glasses, a rare sight.  The top picture is how we think of her now, looking down and watching over Karl and the rest of us.  In December 2004 a very nice lady who puts out food for feral cats who show up around her barn noticed a tiny kitten had joined the usual gang.  None of the other cats were her mother or siblings -- she just showed up all on her own, very hungry.  The nice lady decided to capture the kitten and take her to a shelter.   The very next day the Butler came over for dinner and saw the kitten in her cage, looking miserable.  He wrapped her in a towel and took her out of the cage.  She looked up at him with those amazing eyes and started purring.  The Butler decided then and there to give her a forever home.  Karl took to her right away.  For quite a while Anastasia hid from everyone but Karl, but gradually she became more confident and began to come out of hiding on her own. After she was spayed, she began to accompany Karl on his outside expeditions and became quite a good hunter of kangaroo mice.  Karl and Anastasia loved each other very much and had great times together.  On August 21, 2007, Anastasia went out as usual, but never came home again.  An animal communicator reported that she was killed by a bird of prey and that now her soul resides in the Sun or a star, or maybe even both.  Her soul is certainly large enough to handle both.  Anastasia started the I Dare You All games with the pink wig dare and had the dress up your humans dare all ready when she disappeared.  I remember her fondly for her Fashion Fridays and her wonderful sense of humor.

                               Anastasia's soul shines bright as the sun.
                               She could dazzle the eyes of anyone.
                                       While here on Earth
                                       She brought such mirth
                                With her dares, sunglasses and hats just for fun.

19 comments:

Parker said...

That was beautiful Karen Jo, when the sun shines on my furs I always think of Anastasia and thank her for the warmth.

-d ma said...

Anastasia's story made me mist up. You wrote a nice tribute though.

Sunny's Mommy said...

That's a sweet limerick.

Junior said...

That is such a sweet picutre of Anastasia and a sweet limerick to acoompany it.

Tybalt said...

That was beautiful. Anastasia was a wonderful kitty, and I know Karl misses her very much.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

That is a lovely limerick for Anastasia.

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

What a beautiful but sad story. I am sorry I never got to know Anastasia, she was gone when I first find cat blogsphere, I think.

Daisy said...

It was good to remember Anastasia.

PB & J said...

We started blogging after Anastasia was lost - she sounds like she was a cool kitty! It's a wonderul limerick.

Jan said...

It's nice to see a picture of Anastasia without the sunglasses. She was a pretty cat.

Lovely limerick and story, Karen Jo.

Jan's Funny Farm

zevo calamari said...

We miss her pink wig and her sense of humor. I do hope she is up in the sun shining down upon us.
Thank you so much,
xoxoxoxo

The Devil Dog said...

That is truly beautiful, Karen Jo. What a great spirit Anastasia had. I am sure she is in a sun and a star.

Roxy

Gandalf & Grayson said...

Such a lovely Limerick for such a lovely kitty. Thank you Karen Jo.

Eric and Flynn said...

We miss Anastasia, and that is a byootyful limerik in her memory.

The Cat Realm said...

Thank you Karen Jo. This was very beautiful. We appreciate it a lot and Anastasia will shine twice as bright with pride now, I am sure!
Thank you,
Karl. I miss her.

Ruis said...

Unfortunately I never have met Anastasia. My fiance Karl is telling me all her stories and adventures they had together. She is greatly missed by him, the maid and the butler. Her beautiful soul shines on forever!
Thank you for making her a star today!!

Chairman Mao said...

What a preshus limmerick fur Ana! She will nefur be forgotten.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Kaz's Cats said...

Karen Jo, That's a lovely limerick for Anastasia. We weren't blogging back when she went missing, but we did read about her. She seemed to be a very lively kitty, much loved by the maid and the butler and Karl.

Purrs

Gypsy & Tasha

The Furry Fighter said...

aw - ise only briefly knew anastasia but i miss her - ise hope we will be friends on the other side of The Bridge xxx