Mistletoe Through The Window by Morag Bates

Mistletoe Through The Window by 

A dedication to Mistletoe – The Silver Shaded Chinchilla Persian Cat.

I have created this tribute to my dearly departed friend of almost 21 years for our special group The Rainbow Bridge Group

Mistletoe had a wonderful long life, was a very smart and loving little cat, who sometimes behaved more like a dog, walking on a lead and harness, and travelling with us in the car.

During her life, she never once killed a bird, and even sat near some Blue Tits in the summer house once, watching as I fed them right in front of her nose. We had a large pond with frogs in it, and she never harmed them either. When she lay in the garden, it was not at all uncommon for the birds to hop up and down in front of her without a care in the world; they had become used to the fact that she meant them no harm.

One day, just two months before her 21st birthday, I came home from work early. My husband Ken had collected me from my office which was only a few minutes away by car, so she was not alone for more than ten minutes, and when I walked in to the hall, she was lying in a strange position in her bed, and I knew immediately that something was wrong.

I had known that she not well for a few months as she had several ´mini´ strokes, and I had prayed to God that when the time came, that I would be with her.

Well, that dreaded day had arrived. I picked her up and we cradled her in our arms, and whispered softly in her ear to stop her from being afraid, but it took 20 minutes for her to die – with her little head covered with lipstick kisses and tears………………………….

As it happens most likely, on that same day, a little Maltese was conceived in Scotland, and through coincidence, she found her way into our lives. It was not until after Snowdrop had been with us for some time, and having discovered that she and Mistletoe were so very alike, making the same little noises, eating their food in the same manner, walking in the same pathways through the house, avoiding the Chinese rugs, and many other things, that we made enquiries, and counted backwards to find out that the greatest chance was that her conception must have been on that same day !

I don’t really know much about re-incarnation, but it does make me think, could it really be possible ?

I do hope so.

This is Snowdrop

The Light of my Life !
by Morag Bates

My name is Morag and like my sweet little Maltese, I was born in Scotland and live in England.

We have a Website which you can visit at Snowdrop the Maltese

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  • JaninesWorld
    JaninesWorldover 5 years ago

    What an amazing story you have written. She is gorgeous, I know she is happy in the place where she is now, and maybe reincarnation is real …who knows we just want to believe it in this photo. I faved this one, to treasure. XXX

  • Do you know Janine, I have only just noticed that I never got around to thanking you for your very caring and kind comment here.
    I am truly touched…….

    – Morag Bates

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 5 years ago

    lovely work

  • Thank you very much. I am so pleased that you like this.

    – Morag Bates

  • navybrat
    navybratover 5 years ago

    beautifully composed!

  • Thank you very much indeed – delighted that you like it !

    – Morag Bates

    STREETJEANS SI...over 5 years ago

    So adorable and such a beautiful story, I know it was difficult in your loss…:)

  • Thank you so very much, I am delighted that you like enough to comment.

    – Morag Bates

  • Marija
    Marijaover 5 years ago

    So beautiful! Your story is wonderful and thank you for sharing. I have had 2 cats die in my arms and you are blessed that your cat lived for almost 21 years :)

  • Thank you so very much, I am so very pleased that you like it.

    – Morag Bates

  • DawnT
    DawnTover 5 years ago

    So sorry, and happy! You lost one, but gave another a chance. It is so hard to lose our beloved pet family members – we have all experienced this loss. But, the memories gained are worth the pain. Both photographs are beautiful!!

  • Thank you so very much Dawn, I am delighted that you like it, and yes I agree, I know she had a wonderful life, and I was able to look after her right up until the end.

    – Morag Bates

  • Svetlana Sewell
    Svetlana Sewellover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous work!

  • Thank you so very much. I am delighted that you like this, as it is one of my favourite photographs.

    – Morag Bates

  • Gili Orr
    Gili Orrover 5 years ago

    Beautiful cat and story, Morag. You should send it to ImageWriting, I think… and to Cats and Dogs, Pets are US, Domestic and Pedigree cats, etc. ;-)

  • Thank you so very much Gili, I will consider doing what you have suggested and will have a look.

    – Morag Bates

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 5 years ago

    This is a wonderful portrait of your beautiful cat, and the raindrops give it double appeal. I know the pain of losing a beloved pet. You must have wonderful memories of her. Congratulations on the challenge win!

  • Thank you so very much Aunt Dot, I am delighted with this surprise.

    – Morag Bates

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 5 years ago

    Huge congratulations on your challenge win Morag!! Marvelous capture of this adorable (but perhaps a bit cranky looking) kitty!!

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