Wednesday 30 September 2020

Whiskers Wednesday and Remembering Granddad

tabby cat

I'm giving extra purrs, cuddles, and snuggles to Mum today as she remembers her dad who passed exactly 10 years ago.

I never knew him as I wasn't born when he was alive. Mum was deeply depressed after he died and was still grieving when she adopted me months later in July 2011. I was about 10 and a half weeks old by then. She rescued me and I rescued her right back. You can read about it in Mum's memoir, The Cat Years: How My Cat Soulmates Saved Me.


Athena and her human Mum

Here is a chubby baby Mum with her parents taken a very long time ago in the late 1960s. 

1960s family photo

When Mum is sad we cuddle and kiss 💓


We are raising awareness and donations with our ADOPT DON'T SHOP design available only from our Redbubble store. ALL proceeds will be donated to Wood Green, The Animals Charity and The Greek Cat Welfare Society.

This post contains some affiliate links. Full disclosure.

We are joining Comedy Plus

Athena Cat Goddess is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.


Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Hugs for your mum as she remembers her dad.

My GBGV Life said...

We never knew our mom's dad either. She misses him a lot and talks to us about him and how much he would love us if he was here. Give your mom extra loving today.

Eastside Cats said...

Hugs and purrs on this remembrance day.
When we lost Angel earlier this year, she was the last link to my father, who died when Angel and her brofur Chuck were in utero. She was named Angel for my father.
Not that he really liked animals; he had six children...we were enough hustle and bustle!!!

Sandee said...

Big hug to your mom. Hard losing a parent.

Love your new header.

Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

songbird's crazy world said...

Hugs to your mom

Brian's Home Blog said...

We all send hugs to your special Mum and we know snuggles will help sweet Athena.

NormanWilkes said...

How cute! We love seeing cute pics like these!

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

I know you're such a comfort to her!

pilch92 said...

Beautiful photos. Sending hugs to your mum. XO

XmasDolly said...

Such a cutie pie pic of you & your kitty! They're so lovable, but sorry I'm a dog person. I have a Lab that's half brown & half black. He's lovable also. We really lucked out with animals. We have had four dogs so far in the past 30 yrs. since hubby & I have been together and they were all so good to us & for us. All of them were black labs except this one. Our Charlie. He's kind of half & half. His mom must've been brown & daddy black. He's a good dog & that's all that matters. Plus he gets along with other animals too! Have a great day & thanks for stopping by! hugs and be healthy and safe! hugs Thanks for stoppin by!

Furries said...

Keep up the comforting, Athena. Purrs for your Mom on this remembrance day.

meowmeowmans said...

Great whiskers, Athena. We are so glad you are there to comfort your mum. Purrs and hugs as she remembers her dad. XO

Summer said...

Lots of purrs to your human, Athena.

Katie Isabella said...

Athena, mom understands how your mum feels. She feels the same way regarding her own Dad when that time comes round. XX to you both.

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Thank you all for the lovely comments.

Much love,

Marie xx