A month ago today we said goodbye to our beloved cat Jester. He was our baby and had given my hubby Rod and I many years (13) of unconditional love and joy. There is a void in our lives since his passing and there isn't a day that goes by where I don't think of him and expect to wake up to him running me to his food bowl, jumping up and curling up next to us on the bed or simply being somewhere nearby, his playing with the Ornaments on the Christmas Tree at this time of year is sorely missed. Thinking of him yesterday lead me to scrapping my favorite photo of him. This photo captures his two most favorite pasttimes, sleeping and playing with ribbons.
In November I joined the Unity SMAK (Scrapbooking and Mixed Media Artist Kit) Kit Club, and was yet to use the stamps I had received so far, so given this was my first scrap layout in some months I immediately reached for them. All the wording on this layout is from the November SMAK Kit and the cat themed images are from a set by Outlines Rubber Stamps that I hadn't used in quite some time.
Because I have used Unity Stamps and because its Friday I have linked up this layout to the Unity Friends with Flair Post so be sure to pop on over to the site and check out all the Unity Goodness from all the Unity Friends who play along this week.
Jester is now buried under the Grevilla and Climbing Red Rose at our new home a spot which is frequented by lots and lots of birds, particularly the rainbow lorikeets. As he was a indoor cat he could only ever watch the birds from a distance, so it is fitting that he have them overhead and so close to his grave.
In the last months of his life Jester along with our dog Elwood, had brought a lot of enjoyment to my mother who suffers from dementia and who with my father now lives with us, so as a family we decided that we would get two new additions to our family for twice the love and joy.
I contacted the breeder we got Jester from, knowing we would have to wait for a new litter to be born etc and just last week we had some good news that with a bit of juggling around, she has a boy and girl born last month available for us.
Aren't they are just adorable? I love the lighter shade of grey that they are, now we just have to think of names for them. We hope to bring them home in February next year once they are old enough and have been desexed, it gives us all something to look forward to in the New Year.