Saturday, October 1, 2016

Rainbow Bridge Art for My Love

Rainbow Bridge Art for My Love

On September 22, the world stood still for this little ghetto kitteh. My kitten heart sunk as I read these words on my Twitter feed: "Buzz Lucas left for RB last night. Too many miles on his 18 yr body." I have since turned my parlor into a shrine for him.

I started on Twitter and Buzz quickly became my one true love. He was handsome, brave and kind and, like me, loved baseball. He lived in California and loved the Angels so we'd teleport back and forth when our two teams played each other. We had so much fun. We even went to the victory parades together!

Buzzy survived both cancer and a coyote attack that ripped his head open. He was a fighter who thought he was too old for me. His last tweet to me: "I was too old for you in your world but we shall meet again one day and pick up where we left off. I'll be looking good again."

When we first met, I was really young. When I saw other anipals pairing off, I wanted that too. Buzz had other ideas. He taught me so much about love and the biggest lesson was that anipals are not meant to get married. We're free spirits who shouldn't have human traits thrust upon us to please our humans. Our friendship was all I needed.

I hurt all over so being the artist I am, I picked up a paintbrush and put my pain to work. These are for you, my Buzzy. All my condolences to his human and sisfur Lizzie.

I started with a simple color drawing of the picture his human tweeted to me after he went to the RB. You can see how ruggedly handsome he was.

Rainbow Bridge Art for My Love

Then I painted a watercolor. I hope I did him justice.

Rainbow Bridge Art for My Love

I also did a watercolor of one of my favorite photos of him.

Rainbow Bridge Art for My Love

Finally, since he's at the Rainbow Bridge waiting for me, I did a rainbow painting.

Rainbow Bridge Art for My Love

Buzz, you ARE an Angel now and have the wings and halo to prove it. Godspeed. I'll love you forever and I'll never forget you until we meet again. Thank you for letting me share your life.

When our furrends go to the Rainbow Bridge, they get added into the #AngelGang Remembrance Wall by the human of Jin Jin Doggy. There are far too many on that wall. You can see the Admiral, CJ Legend Kitty, Pepi Smart Dog, Dash Kitten, Cokie among the cast of almost 100. Buzzy is almost right on the center of the fifth row next to his dear furrend Sid and catty corner above Pepi. This is the most precious artwork of the week. I left it original size so you can see all our departed furrends if you biggify it.

Rainbow Bridge Art for My Love

I hope you didn't mind my paying tribute to the cat who made Twitter a enjoyable place for me and all those he knew. I'm sure he's barktending at the RB so I'll raise a Niptini to my Buzzy.

Thanks to Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty for hosting the Caturday Art Blog Hop so I can mess around with Photoshop and all the cool online apps that are so easy a cat can use them. If you'd like to see more Caturday art, click the link and check out the other kitties showing their artwork this week. You'll find all kinds of art styles and one of them is bound to catch your [cat] fancy.

34 comments:

  1. Buzz was a really handsome cat.
    We are sorry he is gone and know you miss him.
    A very nice tribute.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  2. We're sorry that Buzz has gone OTB. You did a beautiful tribute to him.

    The Florida Furkids

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  3. I can't tell you how many times I've cried when one of my anipal friends left for the bridge. It hits so deeply to see them depart from this world. I do believe in the Rainbow Bridge so I know they are all together along with my two, my beloved Abby and Gracie. I know you will see your Buzzy again. God speed.

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  4. I'm so very sorry to hear about your sweet Buzz. CK, we send you purrs, hugs and all our love.

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  5. Oh Cathy, what a beautiful and heartfelt tribute. Sweet #Angel Buzz will wait patiently with the #angelgang for you to join him lots of years in the future ♡♡♡♡♡

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  6. Your Buzz was very handsome and your paintings for him are a lovely tribute. My purrs and condolences to you and to his family.

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  7. My heart goes out to you, CK. Buzz was such a handsome mancat, and your art in his honor is beautiful. You two will indeed be together again some day. Until then, you have all of the fond memories the two of you formed together, and he will always be with you. Purrs to you.

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  8. CK, I'm saddened by Buzz's going to the bridge also. I remember so many fun times on Twitter back in the early days. He will be forever loved and missed by those who knew him. This is a beautiful tribute to him, and lovely art work at that!!!

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  9. So Twitter is where Buzz hung out. I saw on FB recently he had departed. We're sorry for the loss of your love/friend. {{{hugs}}}

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  10. That's a beautiful tribute to your dear friend Buzz. Purrs

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  11. Oh my CK...I'm choked up...this doesn't happen often but I feel for you and all those affected by anipals that are waiting at the RB for their loved ones. Buzz sounds like a wonderful friend.

    Shoko

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  12. Amazing art, we think Buzz would appreciate your great work.

    Mindy & Mike

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  13. I'm so sorry to hear that your friend Buzz left for rainbow bridge. Sounds like he was a real trooper and a wonderful friend. Your paintings are beautiful - what a sweet tribute for him. The rainbow painting is really special. xoxo

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  14. This is such a beautiful tribute to Buzz.

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  15. I'm so sorry, CK. Buzz was such a handsome boy and will most definitely be missed. That rainbow painting is especially stunning.

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  16. That's some beautiful art tribute for your furiend, CK. We're sorry to hear he has gone to the bridge. Purrs....

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  17. I'm so sorry about the loss of your dear friend, Buzz. You did such a lovely tribute to him with the different art effects. Yes, he is very handsome!

    Purrs to you.

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  18. C.K., we did not know your love Buzzy. It seems as if he had a very strong will to live surviving such dreadful things. We are certain you must have had something to do with that. We are sorry he had to go to the RB, but we know you'll be together again. Your art is so beautiful and thoughtful. Purrs and prayers to you, C.K. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  19. I am very sorry for the loss of Buzz. I think you did a wonderful job paying tribute to him through your art. XO

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  20. Oh CK, Dear furrend, mes so furry sad that your heart is broken. Mes sends yous all my love, your grrl furrend
    Nellie Bellie (Mes is sending yous EXTRA KISSES and PURRS too!!!)

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    1. Mes forgotted to say how wonderful the art yous did is!! Mes purrticularly loves the Rainbow one!
      Nellie Bellie

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  21. Aw, my sweet girl, he must have been a wonderful wonderful boycat! (And he did me a favor by teaching you about how that monogamy stuffs was just for the Humans ;-) We think your tribute is fantastic and we are sure he enjoyed reading it in between niptini-making duties up there at the Brdige Bar. He was a lucky boy to have earned your love and devotion XOXOXOXOXOXO

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  22. What a beautiful tribute to your dear Buzz. I'm so sorry that you lost such a close kitty to your heart. RIP Buzz.

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  23. * removes #wlf cap *

    CK your grief is evident, as is your deep affection for a fine man cat.This good looking guy will be there waiting for you, I know. My condolences to you, dear ghetto kitty.

    In the meantime RIP amazing Buzz. 18 years is a great innings.

    * Replaces cap, stands to attention, and salutes. *

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  24. Sorry for your loss. This is an amazing heartfelt tribute. We are so glad you had Buzz as a friend as he sounds like a very special guy and yes, he is so handsome! He will always watch over you until you meet again.

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  25. I have to say you are a very artful cat :) Love that!

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  26. Dear CK, your gallery is AMAZING! Buzz is beautiful in every single color, although I love his plain, birth-given shiny buff colored coat :-)

    If Buzz is able to see this at ORB he will be stunned, as he always was, that such a beautiful, spunky, smart, street smart (occasionally smart ass), sassy pants feline would be interested in him. He was, as you say, a courageous, strong boy driven to stay alive. Even in his last days he pushed and pushed to keep going. He would want you to remember him as a strapping 20 lbs boy who who maintained his earned independence to the end who overcame difficulty as simply (almost) as grooming his lovely fur. He loved humans, canines and felines alike and brought pleasure to all. Remember I found him on a roof top across the street when he was about 1. He was well mannered and elegant from the beginning. I still wonder where he received his early training.

    Buzz and I have had many conversations about ORB and I cannot wait to see one day him with health restored. His love and affection for you always lies deep within in his sweet heart. Your dear tribute is so very precious to me as I know it is to Buzz. THANK YOU dear sweet girl. You are deep within my heart as well.

    Laurie (Buzz's Human)

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  27. Those are great art pieces CK. You fur sure did him justice. We don't quite get all da marryin' stuffs either. But alas....humans, right? Anyways, big hugs to you.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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  28. I am so sorry you lost your sweet Buzz. He sounds like a truly amazing and courageous kitty!

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  29. Such a lovely tribute to your sweet Buzz, CK. Hugs, purrs and prayers to you, dear friend.

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  30. A precious remembrance of you love for Buzz.

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  31. Beautiful tribute to your love Buzz! You wrote a beautiful tribute about my Smokey and I'll never forget it. But that's you CK, the kindest big hearted ghetto kitteh I've ever met. Hugs.

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