The Great Adventure

I, Frimousse, upstairs yesterday evening

Since my friend RouXy is gone, I, Frimousse seem to sink into some sort of fog, where everything looks different – my garden does not look the same, my food doesn’t either. It also seems I’ve lost a part of my strength – I climbed up my lime-tree some days ago but I can’t climb the stairs with the agility that used to be mine. When my Masters stroke me, it takes more time for me to start purring. My Masters are worried. They thought the loss of my friend RouXy had broken my spirit. But now they are wondering – you know I can read my Master’s mind – whether I am approaching the end of the Great Adventure of life…

I, Frimousse, this  Thursday morning in my garden

16 thoughts on “The Great Adventure

  1. Punapippuri

    Frimousse, we hope not, but we know about spirit. A couple of months ago, our stumpy girl Roosa was sedated to be groomed as she was especially growly and uncooperative, and desperately needed fur care. Her brother Risto had been losing weight and Äiti was a bit worried about him, but also he was a senior kitty so she was not so concerned. Well, when his sister came back and he saw her sleeping, he sniffed her and Äiti saw it was almost like he ‘gave up’. Something changed, and even though in an hour or so Roosa was up and feisty, Risto was different. He kept eating and Äiti was going to contact the vet about him, but a couple of days later he peacefully slept in his beddie and passed to the place where he joined Those That Have Gone Before. Now we are not saying you are on your way there (well, no more than each of us is) but we felines are wise creatures and we know things humans don’t. Äiti however knew, when she saw Risto sniff his sister, that something big had shifted in his spirit. And you know what, it was okay as it was meant to be. We cried for Risto and miss him of course. But life, well, it’s finite.

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    1. Frimousse Post author

      Thank you for your message. My Masters are worried. I’m NOT. I still have food, I still have my house and my garden and all the places I like to be. The catflap is open – that is essential. I have my Masters. I hope their health is good. What would happen to me if they were ill?
      I keep wainting in the lane in case RouXy comes down…

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      1. Mary McNeil

        I paid a visit to the cat you wrote of below, and though I cannot comment there I am sending prayers and purrs to him as well as to you. Like the Eastside Cats, I feel we have just gotten to know you and your people, and can only wish the best for you and them !

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        1. Le Maitre de Frimousse

          You could have left a comment on Colibri’s blog. In English. Some people understand English or try to find the translation. There are quite good translators on the web.
          At the moment Frimousse is observing a mouse, a rat, a shrew?

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  2. Eastside Cats

    This post brought a tear to my eye, Frimousse! I’ve just discovered you, and I want to be your friend for years and years yet! Such a handsome mancat, we hope your Masters are thinking of the far future when you’ll go on that Last Great Adventure. Purrs and hugs to you!

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    1. Le Maitre de Frimousse

      We are planning to keep him alive and happy for as long as possible of course. For the time being let’s see if his morale gets better. Frimousse has just got into the house for the night – it’s 6:00 pm. Frimousse and his Mistress will have gambas for dinner – Frimousse’s favourite treat…
      If you wish, you can pay a visit to a very beautiful cat who is partially paralysed, and very slowly regaining a little motion. It’s in French but 3 photos.
      http://colibri-et-eowin.eklablog.com/colibri-hemiparesie-non-ambulatoire-3-mois-apres-a128582654

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  3. 15andmeowing

    I will add you to my prayer list. It is hard to lose a friend, I hope you will start to feel better and not be sad.XO

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  4. Timmy Tomcat

    Dear Frimousse we all hope you feel the pull of life as spring comes again. Our elder Buddy Budd was given a few months in Dec of 2015 and he is going strong here with us in 2017. Yes he does not have as much zip and sleeps a lot but enjoys a nice petting and we love to sleep with him as he is big and warm. Enjoy the twilight. It can be full of slow enjoyment
    Timmy and Family

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    1. Le Maitre de Frimousse

      Thank you! We also hope Frimousse will live like Budd. Maybe not as strong and lively but HAPPY. Last night, for “supper”, he had… gambas – a big organic gamba and the “shell” of those his Mistress ate. He really enjoyed his meal!
      At the moment (9:30 am) he’s in the garden, motionless on top of a low wall, observing. A mouse? A rat? A shrew?
      Have a nice day, when you wake.

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  5. hairballsandhissyfits.com

    Your feelings are totally normal Frimousse! Cats, much like humans, are out of sorts and low on energy when they experience a big loss. I know your owner does thinks he is too old for another cat but what about adopting an older cat who could be your friend?

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    1. Frimousse Post author

      I don’t believe you can convince him. And I, Frimousse, do not want any other cat here!
      My Master is afraid that my problems are due to another cause and have been revealed by the disappearance of my friend RouXy.

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