Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Moving on

Our old house... in many ways, it's going to be hard to leave.

Hello friends. It's been a while.

My days as a cat blogger seem as long ago and far away as dear old Pablo himself.

I kind of left this blog a bit up in the air a few months ago. I intended to sign off in a more final way, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it.

Alex going on a late autumn romp on the beach, May 2011

Life's been going well these past few months. We're in the midst of a very chilly winter. Our dear baby Alex is now a big, walking, talking, mischief-making toddler. I can't help but think about how he and Pabs would cope with each other these days.

I can't help but think of Pablo a lot lately... you see, we're moving house in a week. It's quite exciting; after years of renting and saving a deposit, we can finally afford to buy a place. We found one that we like a lot. It's old and needs a fair bit of work, and it's in the suburbs, not the city, but it's ours.

The process of packing and cleaning up our current place is stirring up a lot of memories of Pabs... and more than a few Pablo hairs! Many of you would remember that when we moved here in late 2007, Pablo hid in our bed for a week; he didn't come out to eat, drink, or use the litter tray. But he very quickly warmed to the house and its very cat-friendly terraced backyard. (Pablo was a big fan of vertical space.) Pablo was very much at home here.

My dear friend Pablo catching some early morning rays in his beloved backyard, November 2009.

Every room has its Pablo memories, and the yard is just full of them. Saying goodbye to this place - the place where Pablo spent the last few years of his life - is going to be quite emotional. Like saying goodbye to Pabs all over again. Leaving him behind.

As we head towards Pablo's fifth blogoversary on 16 August, I'm going to do a few posts sharing some of my favourite memories of Pablo... and some of our friends' favourite memories of him too. And I'll say a final goodbye on Pablo's blogoversary, with a fun little surprise for everyone. So stay tuned!



The Meezers or Billy said...

concatulations on buying a house! what a wonderful thing! we know that Pablo will be following you where ever you go

Parker said...

You know that Pablo is now living in your hearts - he'll come with to your new home.
I hope the surprise has a little fur on it. : )
(((hugs))) to you, we miss seeing Pablo.

Angel MoMo and Charlotte said...

Congratulations on getting your very own home!! It seems so long ago but when you moved was when we first came by to meet Pabs. He was under cover of course at the time.

I am going to the UK in 2 weeks and will miss Pabs' blogoversary :(
Will try to come by, if possible.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Congratulations on the house purchase! It's an exciting time for you, but of course very bittersweet. We think Pablo will be with you wherever you are, of course, forever in your heart and soul.

The Island Cats said...

Congratulations on your new house! is bittersweet...but Pablo will always live on with you wherever you your hearts and memories. We miss Pabs, too.


Congratulations on the purchase of your new home! We know hownexciting that is. We know Pabs is watching over and happy for you as well, those sweet little furry reminders were his way of saying 'hello'!
Our 6th blogoversary is the day before yours, we have know Pabs (and you) a long time.
Happy purrs

Katnip Lounge said...

Alex is adorable! Congratulations on your first home purchase, moving house is always "fun".
Pabs will come with you, of course, he's part of your soul.
hmmmm, a surprise? Intrigued!

Louche Tabby said...

Letting go and moving on is so frightening.

Jans Funny Farm said...

We miss them like crazy and change stirs up memories. We're glad you have so many happy memories of Pablo.

Congratulations on your first home. Hope you make many happy memories there too. And we are thinking the surprise might be a ball of fur.

Samantha & Mom said...

Wow!!! That is cool that you are getting your own Home and we know that Pablo will watch over you there, too!! We miss Pablo! We also hope the new surprise is furry!!
(((((HUGGGGGSSSSS)))))) from your TX furiends,

Forever Foster said...

What a cutie patoot little Alex is. Congratulations on buying a home! How exciting!

You wont be leaving Pabs behind. We think of him as being in all the best sunbeams these days.


Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Concats on getting a home of your own. We understand about it being hard to leave your home with so many happy memories, but Pabs lives on in your heart and you will never lose those memories. We wish you all the very best in your new home.

Poppy Q said...

Nice to hear from you again, and we are super pleased that your sweet family have found a new special home, Pabs would be so proud.

Julie and Poppy Q

Christine and FAZ said...

Well you're little chap is growing so fast I can't believe it. He is so handsome too.

Congratulations on the new home - we are thrilled for you guys. We were thinking of Pablo today and we just had to stop by to see if you had been blogging at all and glad to see you have been and so glad to read your news even if it is tinged with a little sadness.

Steve and I will be in Australia soon to see the family. We plan to get there and then see if we can get a last minute bargain flight somewhere we haven't been before - so you never now we may just get to Tassie.

Hugs and all the best in your new home. Best wishes to your mum too.

Christine (and FAZ too of course)

World of Animals, Inc said...

Congratulations on the new home. We hope that the new house is just so wonderful. We can't wait to see all the new adventures at the new place soon. Thanks for the share. Have a wonderful rest of your day.
World of Animals