May 272019

Hi guys. And Happy Memorial Day for those of you in the U.S. of A.  Usually on Memorial Day all I can think about is barbecue because…y’know…it is the official start of barbecue season. But that’s not what Memorial Day is all about. I know…hard to believe, right?

black cat with US flag

Seriously, Memorial Day is a day we remember and honor the brave men and women that gave their lives protecting our country so we can be free. And it’s a day to remember loved ones who have left us…both human and those with fur.

So I’m putting my thoughts of barbecue aside, and remembering those Island Cats no longer with us.

First is Bogart.


Now Bogart never really was a true Island Cat…meaning, he never lived here on the island. But he’s an honorary Island Cat…always in our hearts.

Then there’s Scooter…the original Island Cat.

Scooter, the Original Island Cat

When the mom and dad-guy moved here, Scooter was the cat that they had. I never met Scooter or Bogart but the mom says they were both pretty cool cats and I woulda been good friends with them.

And now…my buddy, Wally.

cat in hammock

It’s been just over 3 months since he left us…and we’re still dealing with the loss. It’s just not the same around here without him…we all miss him so much.

So whatever you’re doing today to celebrate this holiday…having a picnic, going to the beach, hanging out with friends or just enjoying the day…take some time to honor and remember those who are no longer with us including the brave men and women who gave their lives for our country.

And you know what? It’s okay to celebrate with a little barbecue, too. After all, you can honor and remember while eating some barbecue, right? I’m sure Wally would like that.

  34 Responses to “Remembering on Memorial Day”

  1. Yeah, remembering all those who have gone before in service to our country.

    No big BBQ’s here. Mum has our flag out and we will chill out today.

  2. Such a beautiful Memorial Day tribute, have a wonderful day and enjoy that BBQ!

  3. We miss Wally too, and all the others who have gone.

    Tama and Genji

  4. Aww, I have leaky eyes now, remembering Angel Wally, who I had the pleasure to meet in the fur a few times. Hugs and purrs as you remember Bogart and Scooter too. Happy Memorial Day; honoring those who’ve died while in service to their country and its citizens.

  5. I miss Wally so much. I really care a lot for all three of you guys.

  6. BBQ with whip cream dessert for Wally 🙂 purrs,

    pip, minnie, hollie, sharpie, ditto, TL

  7. No BBQ here today. Our US flag is flying though. Wonderful post.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday. My best to your mom. ♥

  8. this was a super sweet post….love Ernie in the first photo…gorgeous shot! Have a safe Memorial Day!

  9. Wonderfu Memorial message dear Ernie….you know we miss your Wally guy too…..and we also miss our Sammy. We have them in our hearts forever but still – not quite the same is it. Anyway, enjoy your Memorial Day with your family – we are lucky to have them.

    Hugs, Teddy

  10. Deerest Ernie an Zoey an Miss Sue an THE Mistur wee help you reememburr Bogart an Scooter an Wally….may THE Island catss live on fur ever inn heartss an mindss.
    An Ernie yore Pawtreeotick Selfie iss speck-tackular!
    ***purrsss*** an ~~head rubsss~~BellaDharma~~

  11. Hugs to you Ernie, we can only imagine. Every time we think of Wally our whiskers get weepy wet too. We will always remember our heroes though, always.

  12. Beautiful post for Memorial Day. Purrs

  13. Ernie darlin’ well done on this Memorial Day to remember all 2 and 4 leggers who have been very special to us.
    I understand what you mean about Wally…
    Hugs Cecilia

  14. Have a nice Memorial Day. Love your post. <3

  15. Nice tribute to those who came before. We sure miss Wally.

    The Florida Furkids

  16. Why do people say “Happy” Memorial Day, Ernie. It’s not a happy day. It’s a day, like you said, to think about those who died defending us and visit graveyards. I’d only be happy if they hadn’t died.

  17. Wally would totally be okay with that. It made me teary eyed seeing him added to your remembrance post 🙁

  18. Beautiful post to your angels. I am thankful to all who have served, but I also remember all loved ones on Memorial Day.

  19. We miss you too Wally – it’s a good time to remember loved ones!

  20. Oh we so miss Wally too. We sure do remember him and so miss him. And we know you all do too.

  21. We miss Wally very much, too. We are also grateful for the veterans – human and animal – who gave their all for all of us.

  22. We miss Wally too and all of the ones who came before. And we will remember those that served our country; men, women, and animals. And you should also enjoy some BBQ too……..

    Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrs, Spike William

  23. Very nice tribute. Especially for Wally. We miss him too.

  24. We miss Wally too 🙂 Thank you for sharing Scooter and Bogart with us … so much handsomeness in your house!

  25. Happy Memorial Day! And yeah, I’m pretty shure BBQ has to be ok.

  26. Those are great memories. I didn’t know Bogart or Scooter but I sure do miss Wally.

  27. Hugs to you remembering your angels. We didn’t know Bogart and Scooter, but we miss Wally so much. I’m sure he would be happy to see you enjoying BBQ. xo

  28. Memorial Day is a wonderpurr time to remember all of our loved ones, fur sibs included! Bogart and Scooter were gorgeous, and our hearts still ache over the loss of Wally. Hugs to you all.

  29. We remembered two fine young men who gave their lives not long after being deployed. We also barbecued some chicken.

  30. Happy Memorial Day. We miss Wally a lot too. He was a great cat and friend.

  31. We miss Wally too. Sending purrs your way.

  32. Those are wonderful memories. We miss Wally too. 🙁 ♥

  33. You are a sweet kitty, Ernie, remembering the true reason(s) for Memorial Day.

    Sending purrs and hugs as you remember all the kitties that were in your furmily and esp Wally whom you knew. Its so hard when they leave those empty spots…

  34. Bogart and Scooter were very handsome. I still can’t believe that Wally is gone.

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