Friday, October 28, 2011

Catitude Blog Hop

Welcome to the “It’s All About Catitude” Blog Hop in honor of National Cat Day, October 29, 2011, and our furry little felines hosted by Barbara http://barbarab3.blogspot.com/. The theme of the hop is “It’s All About Catitude” and 19 crafty ladies have come together to create some purrfectly adorable projects in honor of National Cat Day and our furry little felines. If you came here from Vicki, then you are in the right place. But if you happened to end up here, then you will want to go back to the beginning at Barbara’s http://barbarab3.blogspot.com/ and hop along with us as you don’t want to miss any of the meowy purrfectly frisky projects. The hop will run for two days, October 28, 2011 and October 29, 2011. So please be sure to check back each day to see what new project each of our talented ladies has in store for you.

For my project I made a scrapbook layout of my cat Key Key.  Key Key was a stray and one night, after getting into my garbage, I went out to look for him.  He had run under my parked car and when I called to him, he came to me purring so loud!!  He let me scoop him up and love him.  He and I knew right then and there that he had found his forever home.  I found out months later, that someone had just dropped off a litter of cats on the side of the road, I saw many of his brothers and sisters in town.  I was given a loving gift that night, he became a part of my family like no other animal I had ever had.  This cat...would ride in the car with me without being in a carrier.  He would hop in the back window and watch the world go by and then come up and sleep in my lap while I was driving.  You should have seen the looks on people's faces when I drove by.  I would chuckle every time.  Key Key would see me coming down the driveway and lay down in front of my car, just so I would stop, pick him up, and drive him the final 10 feet to park my car.  Sadly...I only had him 7 short years. He got really sick and we had to put him down.  I made a card out of the picture of him and inside I wrote down all the things I loved and will miss about him.  The card on the bottom is from the vets office.
He will always have a special place in my heart.


I do have some blog candy before you leave!!  I am giving away a $10.00 gift certificate to Michaels, Joanne's or AC Moore - your choice. 

Rules to be eligible for Blog Candy:
(1) You MUST visit each blog and leave a comment on every blog in the hop each day
(2) Leave a comment below on my blog
(3) Become a follower
(4) Name of your furry friend(s) [Dogs included]
I want to thank the lovely ladies of this hop. Now, hop on over to _Lisa__and see the beautiful creations she has made for the hop. Please be sure to stop by tomorrow and hop along with us again to see more crafty creations. Remember, to adopt/rescue a little furry feline friend.

29 comments:

Pat N. said...

What a beautiful cat he was and such a nice layout to remember him by. TFS--Pat N.

Heather P said...

What a beautiful story about your sweet kitty! I had a cat that looks so much like him! Wow, it brought back some memories!
Hugs,
Heather

Vicki said...

What a good lookin guy he was. your poem tore me up,even tho it has been a year and a half since I had to put Grumpy down it was one of the hardest things I ever did. I miss her so much.

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Patti Ross said...

Beautiful layout Linda...Key Key looked so much like my Moo Moo cat that I got just before Jim and I were married...before I became allergic to cats...LOL You know the whole list of my furry family past and present...so I won't list them...I think I will make a Kodi scrapbook page today...miss that little guy!

xoxoxo

Leah said...

Oh he was sooo beautiful!! I love your story about your kitty. I had a dog that was super special to me. When I'd sleep at night she'd wrap around my head and place hers on mine. She'd stay there through the night and watch my door for anyone to come in. She was always there to greet me at the door when I'd come home. She and I were really close...she had a way of nibbling if you can call it that it tickled like the dickens she loved to do it on my leg if I didn't pay attention she'd move to my arm and do it. She'd keep it up until I laughed. My birthday's I put a hat on her rofl...she'd parade around with it...then wait for the fun to start. I loved her to pieces.

Leah
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Vicki said...

What a sweet way to remember your kitty. Love the poem. I'm a new follower and my kitties are Sophie, Spike, Bella, Sparta, Buddy and Tiny.


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HockeyScrap said...

Beautiful layout to remember of beautiful friend. So hard to lose our four-legged fur balls! I have two cats, Jennyanydots and Lucy, and then four dogs, Samantha, Buzz, Charlie and Lola. There have been many here before them as well. Darn those short lives!
- Debbie
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OCCricut said...

Such a sweet LO of Key Key, but a sad story...

TFS..

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hopefulcrafter said...

He was a great looking cat! What a lovely poem too.

Cathie w said...

so cute...great project TFS!!!!

Cathie
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lindaplus3 said...

Your cat looks similar to mine... Mon Petite Ami I also have Henry and Miss Turtle... 2 dogs Jake and Abby :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

Kim H said...

Wonderful story, its funny how kitties can come into your life when you need them too. I love the layout, its nice to have the memories writen down with the picture. Im a new follower, I have a kitty named Tagger, he was a rescue. Thank you for sharing, and a chance to win.

Maria said...

What a cutie. love your cat
My tiny dog's name is Sadie she is my baby
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Barbara B said...

Linda,
What a beautiful layout and story! The poem brougt me to tears. I know how hard that moment is because we had to make that decision with Fluffy and Tuffy. Thank you so much for sharing, and Key Key was a very blessed cat to have found you. Thank you for participating in the hop

Barbara B.

Pink Polka Dot Scrapping said...

Hey there I am a new follower and I am a huge sappy person, and your story brought tears to my eyes. Cats are special and yes you are rigt you did have a special gift that night. Key Key will always be there looking down at you. Your layout is so pretty! Well I hope you have a great day!

Janet said...

So sorry for yuoe loss He was an adorable cat and what a great personality. TFS
Big Blog Hugs! Janet

The Crafty Dream said...

ohh so sweet!!! Love it!
i am yoru new follower, my blog is www.thecraftydream.blogspot.com, please stop by my blog to follow me as well please!! I am having a blog hop as well today and tomorrow for creative kuts...

Thank you so much
Gabriela

EnjoliCollums said...

what a pretty cat! I love his colors :) and your story was very touching. Thank you for sharing such a pretty layout too

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Creations by Shirl said...

Awww what a touching story Linda...
I love animals and I know the feeling when both get so attached to each other... they are like one of the family member's.... poor thing... at least you have pics and a pretty layout to remember your kitty by.......

Mary Durbin said...

You key key is cute cute, lol. Loved the blog! So cute. My boyfriend has 2, he rescued both of them Boober and Gabby. I am hoping to find my very own furry friend this weekend or at least by next week, hope to find the purrfect fit, lol. Thanks for the Blog Hop, never participated in one before and I am loving it!!

smyiow said...

Ohh! Sounds like your Key Key was very special! I love two babies! Dylan aka Fat Cat, and Elle aka Smelly Elle Dog. I love them both!

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Patti Ross said...

I really like that poem Linda...it's perfect. I have one for Buffy, that I will use on Kodi's page too.

xoxoxo

your sister

lindaplus3 said...

Hello again ,,day2.. I hsve to say that my 3 cats think that everyday is National Cat Day lol :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

mommahobbit said...

Thank you so much for sharing ! That is wonderful :)
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joydee1963 said...

Beautiful poem.I have 3 dogs.All my wonderfuls cats have passed away.I am a follower.joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

kimberly said...

Love to see all the fur babies... and the creative ways you show your love! tfs
sorry for your loss - it is hard to loss a loved one... even the fur babies

Gill McCall said...

Such a lovely poem - thank you for sharing such a precious memory. great to be in this hop with you

Haidee said...

great LO!!! TFS your kitty pic too!!

Wendy (aka Roo) said...

Very pretty cat & a great way to pay tribute to him!!! Nice hopping with you!
Puppy Hugs,
Wendy