Friday, December 21, 2007

Anastasia's Box of Live

I think Miss Peach created this meme, and though we never got tagged for it specifically, I really want to do a version of it about Anastasia's Box of Live:

It is her permanent shrine which we created after 30 days of mourning at her altar:

and it now stands under the window, by the tiger named Lilly, who she was never afraid of:

Here you can see it at it's permanent place, and you already saw it in one of the pictures from our Secret Paw post:

This is a close up of it, it has a star on top because Anastasia now is a star. And the sun. And we all know she is cat enough to do both jobs!!! There are windows for six pictures and the whole box turns around on it's base.

And there are many many things inside! Some of her favorite toys. Some dried shrimp. The poem I wrote. Monte's picture. More pictures of herself. One of the booklets she wrote with me. Gifts from other cats.


Anastasia we miss you sooo much.
We will ALWAYS love you!
Karl, the maid and the butler

28 comments:

Trixie said...

What a beautiful tribute to Ana. I think the whole blogosphere misses her!

Tyler said...

Oh how absolutely beautiful and touching. Anastasia is ls so lucky to belong to a family that loves her so completely. Everyone here at our house misses seeing your sweet face and hearing about your antics.
Love you,
Ty and Sibs

Chen & Ollie said...

Oh, that is the most beautiful box of life. We are very touchd by this amazing box with the star on top and Ana's favorite things inside. We will never forget you either, Ana!
Purrs,
Mr. Chen & Ollie

Daisy said...

That is so beautiful! I miss Anastasia, too.

Skeeter And LC said...

We are amazed. That is such a wonderful remembrance box! Anastasia was such a loved and lucky cat.

Chairman Mao said...

That's just beeyootiful. Yur tribute to Ana made Momma leaky. She's such a purreshus gurl and I know how much you must miss her. We Ballicai miss her, too.

Lotsa love and huggies and purrs frum yur friends MaoMao, the Ballicai, and the Ballicus Mom!

MoMo said...

That's a beautiful box and tribute to Ana. Pity I never ahd a chance to know her!

Ruis said...

This is soooo beautiful!!

We were too late into the cat blogosphere to know Anastasia as good as others do, but we know the feeling of missing a family member so well. Anastasia's spirit, as well as your memories will always be there and alive. You'll meet again...

Love,
Ruis, our other kitties & the staff

Sassy Cat said...

I did not know Anastasia but I do know she was loved by so many and was such a beautiful cat. This was a beautiful, touching, sweet tribute to her. I know she would be so proud.

Alexi said...

That is such a touching post. We all love her and miss her. Love, Alexi

Parker said...

That's just beautiful. And fitting. We miss Anastasia and think of her in our dreams while the sun warms our furs.

HRH Yao-Lin said...

oh my cat that box is beeeeyootiful!! Just like Anastasia - she is sorely missed by everyone. Such a character, and how fitting to have a shrine to her - she can watch over everyone forever. I think she probably likes it when you mourn at the shrine. I know I would. xx

Eric and Flynn said...

That is a beautiful Box of Live and the contents are to be treasured. Reading about it made our mum get leaky eyes again.

Donny and Marie and Casey said...

Anastasia, we miss you muchly too. We hope you and our big sis angel kitty Missy are having a fun time on the Bridge!

AND MERRY CHRISTMAS!

~Donny, Marie and Casey

Camie's Kitties said...

That is a wonderful rememberance box. You made our Mom's eyes leak again. Even though we are new bloggers, we have read your blog from the very beginning. She was such a special cat. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

archi ann said...

That's a lovely tribute to her.

Christine and FAZ said...

Merry Christmas darling Anastasia wherever your light is shining. Purrs FAZ

THE ZOO said...

Its a beautiful tribute to a beautiful girl.

Merry Christmas.

PerfectTosca said...

What Love!

The Woman knows and understands your lasting memories.

Oh how she missex her special heartcats who went before her. Like her Gizmo, age 21, who has never left her....I lick her face when I see that faraway look she gets over the loss of one of her kitties.

Thanks for visiting my blog. I woulda never known this cool blog was here if you didn't. I love my three cats very much and let me tell you, NOBODY messes with my cats without talking to my paw!

Thank you for visiting my blog

Sammawow said...

That is a wonderful tribute to Anastasia. We have her magnet picture on our refrigerator and think of her often.

Purrrrrrrrs, China Cat & Willow

Karen Jo said...

That is a lovely remembrance box for Anastasia.

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

How wonderful a tribute this is. This must be a very hard time for your beans. We miss her very much. We are very glad to see you keep her memory very much alive here. She would like that.

She was very brave, I would have been afraid of that tiger!

The Furry Fighter said...

aw, that is such a beautiful Box of Live...and such a special tribute. i hope my Bean does something like that for me when it is my time to go to the Bridge xxx

Ariel said...

This is a beautiful tribute and post.
It made mom's eyes leaky we love
Anastasia and miss her so.

MISS PEACH >(^.^) said...

I am touched by your box of life Ana! SO many beautiful things like you are dear. Do you know how loved you are....of course you do. We will always remember you and keep you close in our hearts. Once there, never forgotten!
Love Miss Peach

Sassy Kat said...

I stopped by because I wanted to get to know Anastasia better. I can tell that she was such a loved kitty. She would be so happy that you have kept these things of hers and that you have a shrine to her. I know you all miss her. I wish that I knew her when she was here.

Team Tabby said...

We never knew Anastasia either, but we know she was well loved and her family still misses her very much. Her 'Box of Life' is a wonderful tribute to her.

Mindy & Moe

Margaret Cloud said...

I know this is an older post but I am sorry for your loss and I know Anastasia is waiting for you at Rainbow Bridge.