Monday, 14 September 2009

A Reason to Stamp - Pet Memorial Day

Morning!

Over on the Gingersnap Creations Blog they have a brilliant excuse to get inky and messy for each day of the month...you know, those days, like a Father's Day or Take Your Iguana To School Day....well, today, it is Pet Memorial Day. Well, what better excuse do I need to get all inky and messy and, at the same time, remember the very reason why I actually am sitting here typing at you all, wearing an ink stained t-shirt I have to admit LOL

I started crafting because I lost my little cat Poppy...indulge me here, I have told this story loads of times before but it never fails to make me feel both sad but also makes me smile; Poppy was my fur baby, we lived together...with no daft men to interfere and make us watch sport...and she got me thru some pretty dark hours of my life. And then, I met Grim...and once she saw me happily married and settled, she got very sick and sadly, there was nothing I could do to save her. You know, sometimes you read how upset people are when they lose their fluffy friends, well absolutely nothing could ever have prepared me for that sense of loss, and it is one of those things that we all go through because we love having our pets. She was only 7 years old and far too young to leave us. I miss her as much today as I did the day she left me to go and wait at the Rainbow Bridge.

Because I was so upset, Grim ordered me a TSV from QVC, so I could make some cards and occupy my mind...like diversion therapy....and the rest, as they say, is history. I was well and truly hooked on crafting ... and now I have a wealth of friends and crafty companions whom I would never have met if it weren't for losing Poppy and Grim's kindness. I am a great believer that out of something bad, something good will always happen....




This is a little Pocket I made using the rubber stamp that Jennie made for me, using a photo of Poppy...you see, she will live on forever now and the Poppy stamp is also available to buy, which just makes me so dang chuffed because I have seen other crafters use the stamp and everytime I see it...well, it brings that lump to my throat and still makes me smile.




I guess I should say a little apology here for being such a sentimental old moobag...but the whole point of the Reason to Stamp for today is to remember our pets.

Thanks for looking, I am off to find a hanky now....

Hels x

13 comments:

Jennie said...

Hels, we love our pets, and then they leave us, May Poppy stay in your heart forever, and I am glad that at least you have her to remember forever :)
Big Hug
Jennie

* Shaz * said...

Awww i've heard this story many times Hels but still brings a lump to my throat, it's nice to remember our loved ones xxx and a brilliant pocket youv'e made too xx

Joy said...

Thanks for sharing Hels xx

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh Hels, I know what you went through, we lost our Spooky our beloved kitty of 17 years last spring, its a long time for a cat to live and she brought us so much joy, we will never forget her!
hugs!
Lynn

joanne wardle said...

so lovely that you have a way to remember her forever through crafting

Linda Elbourne said...

Ahhh that is lovely Hels ... Thanks for sharing XX

Andrea said...

thats just beautiful Hels and a wonderful reminder of a special friend xx

Effie said...

Very clever creatures cats!She looks fab in her crown!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Aw, I know what you mean hun. I've had quite a few cats in the past and the last one was about 21 when I had to have her put to sleep :( It's great having him immortalised in a stamp ;) And this is a lovely memorial piece :)
Anne x

Hels said...

Thanks everyone x

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

That brought tears to me eyes. I have two fur babies and I really don't know what I will do when that time comes.

Shazza said...

aw Hels, sending you big hugs, love the pocket
x

Ali Manning said...

Oh Hels, that is such a sad story, with a silver lining for us because we get to enjoy your creativity. Hugs, Ali

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