Monday, November 26, 2012

Our Sweet Oppee

Our sweet little Oppee passed away Friday.  She was with us almost 15 years, and she was a very special part of our family.  Originally named Abbey, our daughter...who re-names all of our pets, re-named her Oppee.  Kind of a different name, but it fit her, and she liked it.  I could write a book about all of our adventures with Oppee, and all that she taught us, but I will share only one thing now.  Oppee taught me that a simple acknowledgement, a pat, or sitting together looking at the Christmas Tree is all we really need to be happy...and purr.
Oppee had beautiful eyes and sweet personality

Oppee loved the Christmas Tree and this Tree Skirt.  She couldn't wait for me to get it under the tree...she just had to lay on all that softness.  This year, for the first time, we put our tree up on Thanksgiving.  The girls and I went out for Black Friday, and Oppee and my husband sat by the tree all day.  He said Oppee just sat, and looked at the tree and purrrrrrrred.  She had a good day.  We miss her....so much.

25 comments:

Katnip Lounge said...

Our heartfelt sympathies to you and your family...I recognize Oppee in your paintings, no wonder they are so beautiful.

{{hugs}} Trish

Marie Young (Young Creative) said...

I am so sorry! She certainly was a beauty.

Zoolatry said...

Many purrs and many prayers. We are sorry for your loss ... Oppee was surely a sweetheart, one can tell by the love in her eyes ...

Brian said...

My sisters and I are so very, very sorry to hear about sweet Oppee. She sure was beautiful. We send you many purrs and lots of hugs and love.

CrimsonLeaves said...

Oh dear...My heart goes out to you and your family, Deb. I so hate when these things happen. Oppee is beautiful.

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Deb - I am so sorry about Oppee - I truly understand. My heart goes out to you because of the missing but take comfort my dear one because I know you gave her a wonderful life and she in turn gave you the best memories! Hugs Debbie

Ginger Jasper said...

So sorry you lost your sweet girl. I wish I had known her. I send love, hugs and purrs.. GJ xx

Fisher and Staff said...

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your sweet Oppee.

Marg said...

WE are so sad about Oppee going to the bridge. It sounds like she had such a good life with all of you. It sounds so peaceful with Oppee sitting under the tree. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Kea said...

We're so sorry to read of Oppee's passing; she was a gorgeous tortie. Our human has lost two beloved cats in recent years and there aren't words for the pain of the grief.

Purrs and hugs to you.

-Nicki and Derry from Fuzzy Tales

Mr. Pip said...

I am so sorry for your loss ...what a beautiful girl. Run free, Oppee.

♥Da fambly kitties♥ said...

Sending tender thoughts to your sad heart. The thing that I like the least about loving someone is saying good-bye. But really, maybe it's more of 'until we meet again'.

Texas, a Cat in New York said...

I am so so sorry to read the news about Oppee :,-( We didn't know her but we can see that she was a pretty girl and she had a loving family.
Sending you purrs and hugs

Yvonne said...

So precious. She will be greeted by many wondrous pets at the Rainbow Bridge. My heart aches for you.

Father Tom said...

So sorry your loss has to be now, Oppee's favorite time of year, but at least she enjoyed the tree earlier.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. What a precious kitty!

Tom, Mom Julie, Mitty, Tinker & Anastasia

Agnes B Bullock said...

Sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this terrible time

savannahspawtracks.com said...

So, so sorry about your sweet Oppee. I did not know her, but I know the loss and how it feels. She had such a special moment with her Dad looking at her Christmas tree. Paw pats, Savannah

Amber DaWeenie said...

We're so very sorry to hear the news of Oppee's passing. I'm sure she was very much at peace on her special Christmas tree skirt. Her memory will always be alive in the hearts of all who loved her.

Marilynn said...

Lots of purrs and prayers are on their way to you. I lost my precious Indy about the same age (almost 15), and it was very hard to deal with. I'm sure you have wonderful memories, and those will help ... over time.

Marilynn
Grace & Company

Robyn Harton said...

So sorry to hear about Oppee. Me and the House of the Mostly Black Cats send lots of love and purrrrrrrrrrrrrs

Deb Harvey said...

I woke up to the most amazing thing today...All of you! I am so touched, and grateful. The beautiful remembrance badge for Oppee, and all of your sweet words mean more than you can know. Thank you, Everyone. Your thoughts, words and prayers are truly helping us get through this difficult time. Sending you all a big HUG! Deb

Team Tabby said...

What a lovely tribute to your sweet girl, Oppee. We are so sorry for your loss and hope your memories of her bring you comfort.

Madi and Mom said...

Mom and I are so very sorry to read about your precious Oppee's passing.
How wonderful she was able to enjoy the Christmas tree on Friday....
Hugs Madi and Mom

Oskar said...

She was a beautiful girl and this is a lovely tribute.

Our sympathies are with your family.

Nubbin wiggles & hugs,
Oskar & Pam

Terri said...

Deb, I am so sorry! She sounds delightful, and I am sure you are missing her! Our dear animal family members are so very dear to us and bring us so much joy. I am glad you had 15 years with her.
Hugs,
Terri