Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Family Photos.

So 11 years have brought a lot of changes. When we moved to our house in 2004, we were free of the rules that kept our family small. It had been just Eddie and me to begin with, since Sophie had gone to the Bridge at the end of 2003, and we started growing that very year. Here are some of my favorite photos of that time from 2004 to 2011.

Olivia (and her kangaroo) joined us in 2004.





A year later in 2005, Caroline come on board.





Eddie left for the Bridge in early 2007. Then, in the fall of 2007, Russell Bustle moved in.





Pee Queen (officially, Gracie) found our family in 2008.





Olivia left us in 2012, and Pee and Russell left in 2013. Of course, I still miss my bro more than I can say.





18 comments:

  1. Mom and I love every one of those pictures and I have to say, you and Russell in that last one brought a bit of leaky eyes to mommy. You two were so bonded. <3

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  2. What a beautiful family. Sometimes it is good to pull out the past and remember.

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  3. Those are lovely photos William. I know how much you miss your brother. I miss Eric still, and when the weather is good I nap beside his grave.

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  4. I loved seeing the kitties of the past, William - and I especially loved seeing Russell!

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  5. What wonderful photos... and precious memories for you. You and Russell were really quite a pair, and we are sure you still miss him a lot.

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  6. Russell was a super-special boy and you two had a wonderful relationship, William. I was very sad when Russell had to leave for the Bridge and you were without a pal (well, Caroline is beautiful and desirable, of course, but not quite a . . . buddy for a lonely boycat).

    I am so glad that Elliott has come along now. . .he seems like a cool guy and it makes our hearts happy to see you two hanging out on your kitty tower getting to know each other. Change is hard, William, but we think you kids are gonna be okay. XOXOXOXO

    P.S. I know it's your Birfday week and all, but you did kinda steal Caroline's day. I mean, I guess it's okay this once, but just sayin' I expect double Caroline next week.

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  7. aww you and Eddie and you and Russell has furry speshul relationships.

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  8. What wonderful memories you have been sharing with us! This has been a great birthday week! And through it all you have been Mom's special Tiny Boy!

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  9. What great memories of all the great kitties that have been in your life. So very sorry you have lost Russell, but Elliot seems to be becoming a pretty good buddy! Happy Birthday week William! Hope you have many many more!
    Marty and Mom

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  10. I still just can't believe that Russell Bustle is gone, but he will never be forgotten by all the people who got to know and love him through your blog.

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  11. It is very good ta look back over the years sometimes!!!

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  12. William, 2012 & 2013 were tough years! Seeing Russell gave me leaky eyes (just like Katie Isabella's mom). You are a special kitty, William, and I am so glad you decided to blog, so we could meet you and get to know you and your family. Again, Happy Birthday Week, and conside this a snuggle from far away Michigan!

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  13. We loved the memory pictures.
    We can see that you and Russell shared a bond.
    It was sad to see him go.
    WE hope you and Elliott will get along well also.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure, JJ
    and Angels Tiger and Tillie

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  14. *Sniff* I missed some really sweet kitties. And what love and beauty you and Russell were!
    Thank you for sharing the memories!!!

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  15. Oh William, I get all leaky-eyes when I see these last pics with you and Russell - you guys were such good brothers!

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  16. These photos make our human and us smile. Lovely photos.

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  17. These pictures made me so happy. We miss sweet Russell, and Eddie, and PQ, and Olivia. But even in missing them, we are happy for the memories.
    --Jasper

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  18. Oh my. I had no idea that Russell went over the bridge. I'm so sorry. As Ginger would note, "Momma has leaky eyes right now."

    I haven't been around much, it's been such a busy (and not really in a good way 2013 rolling into 2014). Ginger & I will be stopping by a lot more to keep any eye on our tiny dancer.

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