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The Story of the Bee Gees

June 6, 2014

IMG_9528-resizedBB and GG have lived with me for only a fairly short period of time (less than a year). It happened when their mom passed away, and I became their permanent foster mom through Phinney’s Friends. But in that time, WOW what special cats they are.

When they came, these two beautiful black elderly cats (they were around 15ish when I got them), I could not tell them apart.  I knew their names were BB and GG (Bog Brother and Good Girl), so I called them The BeeGees (I hope Barry Gibb is a cat lover and forgives me!).

Anyway, these guys settled in beautifully and have been a joy. They had had a good life with their previous owner.  Two geriatric cats, I thought, that is a lot to take on. But after thinking about it, I took them. These were elderly cats who had been loved so much, and now they needed a new person to love them and care for them. Why couldn’t that be me? So here I sit, with GG on my lap and BB sleeping on the couch.

BB is showing signs of old age and may just be getting very tired, but don’t we all as we get older? He does not seem to be suffering, and is getting great vet care, but he certainly has slowed down. GG continues to be vocal (a true woman) when she wants something, but wonders why BB isn’t playing with her. I am giving lots of extra loving even knowing she’d rather have her brother.

Anyway, they have brought to mind all the cats and dogs I have loved over the years, and I remembered this little “poem” that I read somewhere by an anonymous author:IMG_9512b-resized

We thought of you today
But that is nothing new
We thought of you yesterday
And days before that too
We think of you in silence
We often call your name
Now all we have is memories
And pictures in a frame
And always have your love
So deeply in our heart
With that deep thought of you
We’ll never be apart.

So, all you good people, please do not hesitate to take on an older animal.  They will love you so much in return.  You will love them and reap many benefits.

By Elizabeth W. – Phinney’s Friends Client


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