Sunday, May 11, 2014

Angel Yoko's Gotcha Day and Mother's Day

Sweet Yoko last summer.
 Today would have been Angel Yoko's 21st Gotcha Day.  She left us for the Bridge just 5 months ago.  We miss her so much and still look for her at the foot of the bed where she always slept.  Yoko was special and is forever connected to Mother's Day because she gift from Pop to Mom back in 1993. 

Yoko when we first got her.

She was very ill when we got her - none of her food would stay down - she either vomited or had diarrhea.  Mom made up a substitute for her cat mom the vet they went and Mom was right - Yoko had a parasite.  Once she was treated she was fine and gained weight.


She became a big girl - bigger than her sis Chica.  Yoko was a mellow, sweetie who loved to greet the peeps who came to visit.  She would crawl on their lap and just settle in, soaking up the scritches. Yoko loved bags, finding odd places to nap and eating cream cheese. 




We know she is happy, healthy and with her sister Chica, Mom's Mom and Pop's Mom celebrating a wonderful Mother's Day at the Bridge.  We will always love you Yoko!  Happy Mother's Day to all Moms everywhere, human and other!


Yoko loved to lay like this as a youngster


25 comments:

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Purrs and happy Mothers Day to you.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Happy Gotcha Day to Yoko, as she celebrates at the Bridge.

Purrs to you as you remember her today, and happy Mother's Day to all the human servants. :-)

Marg said...

A very Happy Gotcha day to you Angel Yoko. Happy Mother's day too. Take care.

Brian said...

Happy Gotcha Day at the Bridge sweet Yoko and Happy Mother's Day to one very special kitty Mom!

Fur Everywhere said...

Yoko was a very beautiful kitty, and it sounds like she was very loving. Happy Gotcha Day, Angel Yoko!! And Happy Mother's Day to your human mommy!

Quill and Greyson said...

Send happy Gotcha Day wishes over the bridge and Happy Mother's Day!!!

Nerissa said...

I imagine she's havin' a great Gotcha Day at the bridge. She'll be missing you, of course, just as you miss her but she'll also be remembering all those wonderful years, filled with love and comfort that she had with you. They will be happy memories, for sure.

Purrs,
Nissy

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Hugs to all of you as you celebrate Mother's Day without Yoko. We bet she was the best Mother's Day present ever.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Yoko that is a very special Gotcha and we know that today is a very difficult day for both your Mom and Dad here on Earth.
(hugs)
Such beautiful pictures. We miss Yoko too, very much. Her eyes were/are extraordinary and you had some spectacular photos of her face.
♥♥♥

Lui said...

Happy Mothers day, Cheri!
I hope the furbabies are OK.
Have a happy week!

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

Big purrs to all of you today as you remember Yoko on her gotcha day. and Happy Mother's Day to a great cat Mom!

The Florida Furkids said...

Happy Gotcha Day at the Bridge to Angel Yoko and Happy Mother's day to you.

The Florida Furkids

Old Kitty said...

Awwww sweet angel Yoko! What beautiful memories - happy Gotcha Day! Take care
x

Madi and Mom said...

Happy Mother's Day to you Cheryl! Your kitties are lucky to be loved by you. The last picture of Angel Yoko is adorable.
Hugs Madi and mom

meowmeowmans said...

Happy Gotcha Day at the Bridge, Yoko. We sure do miss you, but love that you are celebrating with Mom's mom and Pops' Mom, too.

Happy Mother's Day to you all, and to all moms everywhere!

The Island Cats said...

Happy Mother's Day....and purrs to you as you remember sweet Yoko on this day. <3

Debra Taylor said...

I truly understand how hard it is to lose a kitty when they have been such an integral part of your world. It was lovely seeing your photo review of the past with Yoko.


Debby in Arizona
http://homelesscatcare.blogspot.com/

Maggie M said...

What a sweet post. Happy Gotcha Day to sweet Angel Yoko. Hugs, purrs and prayers for you!

Ms. Phoebe said...

I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day and enjoyed many sweet memories of your beautiful Angel Yoko. I remember when she passed, I sadly lost my Ms. Phoebe about a month after Yoko, so reading your post was bittersweet for me. It is not easy to lose a family member, one who is like a child to you. You were fortunate to have 20 years with Yoko, I consider myself lucky to have had almost eleven years with Phoebe even though that doesn't seem like a lot. Phoebe was diagnosed with a genetic, rare auto immune disorder at age 3 shortly after she adopted me, and I was told it would be a miracle if she made it to age 6 or 7. Well my Queen was a typical tortie: dominant, no nonsense, independent, strong, yet loyal, loving, and gentle: she was in charge and overcame many serious health issues proving everyone wrong by living almost twice as long as expected! I was smitten from day one and she taught me more about life than any human has.
I know she is forever healthy and young watching over us along with Yoko and all our other fur kids there. I still miss and long for just as much as I the day I had to make that difficult decision and probably will until the day we meet again.

Basil Widdairs said...

Happy Mothers Day and Happy Gotcha Day to Angel Yoko!!!

Bestest purrs

Basil xox

da tabbies o trout towne said...

happee bee lated moms day...N chica & yoko sendz loves bak....

10,0000 fold....
we promise

dude & sauce ♥♥

Marty the Manx said...

Purrs to you as you remember your sweet baby! Hope you had a great mom's day since you are such a special kitty mom!
Marty

JC said...

What a nice way to remember Mom's day.

Aren't they silly when they do that with their legs. I think as they get older, not so much but as kittens and puppies, they do that.

XO,
JC and The Purr and Fur Gang

Timmy Tomcat said...

This is such a fine remembrance on Mothers Day. She really was a special lady. Purrs Sweet Angel Yoko Watch over us until we all meet again
Timmy, Dad and Family

Kitties Blue said...

What a lovely tribute and wonderful memories. Thanks for sharing. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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