Happy Mother’s Day 2012

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Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!

Wishing you purrs,
Allegra, Ruby and Ingrid

If you’re fortunate enough to still have your mother in your life, be sure to tell her that you love her today and every day. My mom passed away 18 years ago, and I still miss her. Even after all these years, I still feel a pang when I see Mother’s Day cards appear in stores.

Even though we never had cats when I was growing up, my mom was a cat lover. The apartment building we lived in did not allow pets, but luckily, whenever we went on vacation, somehow, every bed-and-breakfasts or rented vacation condo we stayed at would always have a resident cat or two, or there would be a number of stray cats hanging around the property. My mom and I both loved spending time with those cats.

The only one of my cats my mom ever met was Feebee. While my parents were still healthy enough to travel, they would make the trip from Germany to the US once a year. The photo below was taken during their first visit, when Feebee was about a year old. You can see that it didn’t take him long to wrap my mom around his little paws. She adored him, and at the end of each visit, most of the photos she took were of Feebee rather than the many famous tourist sights around the Washington, DC area.

Mom and Feebee

I have a lot of photos of my mom, and I’m not sure she’d be all that happy with me sharing this particular one, but of all the photos I have, this slightly blurry one, caught in a moment when she thought noone was paying attention, is one of my favorites.

Whether you’re the mom of human or feline children, enjoy your special day!

Conscious Cat Sunday will return next week.

Photo: istockphoto

29 Comments on Happy Mother’s Day 2012

  1. Savannah NanaMo
    May 13, 2012 at 3:39 pm (6 years ago)

    I’m sure this out of focus photo of your Mom with her cat is one you treasure. And she would never mind that you posted it. HMD

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    • Ingrid
      May 13, 2012 at 4:07 pm (6 years ago)

      I think you’re probably right, Savannah – my mom is smiling, wherever she is.

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  2. Marilia
    May 13, 2012 at 3:33 pm (6 years ago)

    OMG!
    Happy Mother´s Day!

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    • Ingrid
      May 13, 2012 at 4:07 pm (6 years ago)

      You, too, Marilia!

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    • Ingrid
      May 13, 2012 at 4:06 pm (6 years ago)

      Happy Cat Mom Day to you, too, Layla!

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  3. maru
    May 13, 2012 at 1:08 pm (6 years ago)

    Beautiful memories! Have a day full of light.

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    • Ingrid
      May 13, 2012 at 4:06 pm (6 years ago)

      Thanks, Maru! I hope you’re having a beautiful day.

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      • maru
        May 13, 2012 at 9:07 pm (6 years ago)

        It was lovely in a pretty hetic way… and whe I took a moment to rest and decided to lie down for a few minutes, suddenly the three feline boys in my life came to bed with me. It was such a pleasure to relax there in good company.

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  4. Esme
    May 13, 2012 at 11:46 am (6 years ago)

    Happy Mother’s Day Ingrid.

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    • Ingrid
      May 13, 2012 at 4:06 pm (6 years ago)

      Thank you, Esme – and you, too!

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  5. Caren Gittleman
    May 13, 2012 at 11:10 am (6 years ago)

    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful Mom with us.

    I don’t think she would have minded your sharing this one bit. Her kindness just radiates from this photo. The way she is looking at Feebee and the way that Feebee is looking at her.

    It speaks volumes.

    Happy, Happy Mother’s Day!
    xoxoxoxo

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    • Ingrid
      May 13, 2012 at 4:06 pm (6 years ago)

      Thank you for your beautiful words, Caren. Happy Mother’s Day to you, too!

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  6. Katnip Lounge
    May 13, 2012 at 10:01 am (6 years ago)

    Happy Mother’s Day wishes from all of us at the Katnip Lounge! Good advice, I tell mine how much I love her every time we talk.

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    • Ingrid
      May 13, 2012 at 4:05 pm (6 years ago)

      Thanks, Trish!

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  7. Bernadette
    May 13, 2012 at 8:40 am (6 years ago)

    Happy Mother’s Day to another “cat-only” mom! Hope the girls were gentle with you this morning.

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    • Ingrid
      May 13, 2012 at 4:05 pm (6 years ago)

      Happy Mother’s Day to you, Bernadette. Did your crew have a surprise planned for you?

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      • Bernadette
        May 13, 2012 at 5:07 pm (6 years ago)

        No fresh mousies but lots of purrs and they’ve been model cats all day! Perhaps I spoiled my own surprise when I rescued the little mousie yesterday.

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  8. RumpyDog!
    May 13, 2012 at 8:33 am (6 years ago)

    Awwwww…. Happy Mothers Day!!!

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    • Ingrid
      May 13, 2012 at 4:05 pm (6 years ago)

      Happy Mother’s Day, Rumpy!

      Reply
  9. Anna
    May 13, 2012 at 8:19 am (6 years ago)

    Happy Mother’s Day to all Mommies out there!!!!!!

    What a sweet and touching post, Ingrid, I’m sure your Mom is smiling! I love her photo with Feebee, and how she taught you love for these special creatures! Have a wonderful day with your girls!

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    • Ingrid
      May 13, 2012 at 4:05 pm (6 years ago)

      Thanks, Anna. I hope you’re having a wonderful Mother’s Day!

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  10. Deborah Julian Cat Art DeborahJulian.etsy.com
    May 13, 2012 at 7:56 am (6 years ago)

    Thanks for sharing this Ingrid. Today is my first mother’s day without my Mom, who past away last August. She loved my cats and always had treats for them in her purse whenever she came to visit. I learned about the treats one day when I saw my cats George and Billy sticking their heads in her bag. She always thought I was “stingy” with treats. I think I’ll give my boys some treats today from Grandma.

    Wishing you and the girls a happy Mother’s Day!

    Deborah Julian
    http://www.DeborahJulian.etsy.com

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    • Ingrid
      May 13, 2012 at 4:04 pm (6 years ago)

      Those “firsts” are always hard, Debbie. I’m sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. That’s so sweet about the treats!

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    • Natalie
      May 13, 2012 at 11:47 pm (6 years ago)

      I know it is difficult. Like was said first Mother’s Day without your Mom….PAINFUL!!!!

      It has been 10 years since my mom passed and since also I was able to celebrate Mother’s Day with her. She died in November. My thoughts go out to you.

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  11. Marg
    May 13, 2012 at 7:24 am (6 years ago)

    Happy Mother’s day to you too Ingrid. Tell those girls that they have to give you some extra purrs today. Have a good one.

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    • Ingrid
      May 13, 2012 at 4:04 pm (6 years ago)

      The girls have been spoiling me, Marg. I hope you’re having a good Mother’s Day.

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    • Ingrid
      May 13, 2012 at 4:03 pm (6 years ago)

      Thanks, Max! Happy Mother’s Day to HH!

      Reply

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