Farewell to our Dear Puke

My sister and I have kinda joint owned a Puke-cat for quite some time now – but recently she passed away and we will all miss her.
She really belonged to Nadine – who rescued her from a bag of kittens thrown out on the side of the road about 16 years ago.  She was just a little fluff-ball then.  We did not know she would become such a large part of our lives.
About 8 years or so ago (I think) my sister went off travelling and so Puke came to live with me.  She was just such a lovely cat….and did some funny things.  I installed a Cat door – so she could come and go as she liked – but if I was home – she would still sit at the front door and Meow and scratch till I got up and let her in.  Some times I would yell….”GO ROUND THE BACK”!
She was a great hunter and I had to hang a bell on her collar to warn un-suspecting Birds, Mice or Rats – otherwise I would find them in my bedroom, lounge or hallway – often alive!
She loved chasing lights – all around the place – up the walls, furniture and round and round in circles on the floor.  I got a torch for her and if I clicked it on and off she would come running and watch it till I played the torch game with her.
She loved games so much – she had a little toy mouse that she threw around everywhere – and stalked and carried round in her mouth.   If she got a bit bored or was not getting enough attention while we were watching TV so would scratch the lounge room door until someone got the mouse on a string or torch for her to chase.
When I moved to Aussie at the beginning of 2008 – Puke went back to live with Nadine.  We’d loved to have brought her – but I just felt that going to Perth was too bigger move for her – and she was not good at travelling at the best of times and was getting on in years too.
When my Mum was visiting recently – I decided to make and send home to my sister this scrapbooking memory of Puke. 
It has pull out photos with space on the back of each one for us to write about the cool things Puke did.

Puke loved to lounge around and show off her fluffy tummy.
She had a pink and white toy mouse she loved to play with. Here she is sitting on the lawn with Sarah.
Puke loved to “Hang Out” – she often used to drape herself over the couch or lie on her back and hang over the edge of the bed or couch.
Bye Bye our Puke.  We will miss you.

6 Responses to Farewell to our Dear Puke

  1. *hugs* What a gorgeous and characterful cat!

  2. Kim says:

    She sure was a cool cat and I enjoyed feeding her from time to time. I loved this scrapbook you did for Nadine — it is so special.
    You are such a thoughtful and caring big sis and friend… love Kim

  3. Delys says:

    Sorry to hear Chantell..she sure sounds like a character of a cat and sorely missed. Love the scrapbook wallet you have done too

  4. Susan Joyce says:

    Adorable Chantell! Sorry to hear of your loss.

  5. So sorry to hear you have lost such a gorgeous cuddly friend. Love the hanging over the couch pic! Cute punch art cat too!

  6. Jenny Adams says:

    Beautiful story about a lovely animal and it reminds me of a cat I once had long ago that liked to play ‘fetch’. We’d roll the ball and she’d run up the hallway, catch it and bring it back for more! Thanks for sharing your beautiful memories.

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