Thankful Thursday Blog Hop:  The Story of Ramona

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Hello everyone, thanks to you all for stopping by for our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.  I am always thankful to each of you for joining us!  Each and every Thursday we share the things for which we are most thankful and we always enjoy reading all of the things you are thankful for too. If you are new to our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop, thanks for hopping in, we really do get excited when new blogger pals join us!

Several of you picked up on a new addition to the shelves that you see behind me. The latest new addition is the beautiful artsy kitty Ramona.  Sweet Ramona was a real life kitty that belonged to a friend of a friend.  A local artist did a wood likeness of beautiful Ramona for Ramona’s Mom and it was every bit as beautiful as Ramona was.

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Sadly, the real sweet Ramona went to The Rainbow Bridge.  When Ramona’s Mom decided to move and leave the area she didn’t want to take the artsy Ramona with her.  Isn’t that sad?  A friend of ours brought the artsy Ramona to Mom because she knew how much we love kitties and she knew that we would take good care of the artsy Ramona.  We are thankful that the memory of the real Ramona lives on thought her art and she will forever have a home here with us.

So, what are you thankful for today? Tell us in the comments and then join us for our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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1 year ago

I think Ramona’s mama was too sad to have the artsy Ramona with her. I can understand, the constant reminder would have been too much for her. I’m very glad you were able to give artsy Ramona a good home.

Darla M Sands:
1 year ago
Reply to  messymimi

I agree. Best wishes!

Eastside Cats
1 year ago

The thing is, that Ramona the 2nd will always have a safe home, Brian.

1 year ago

Ramona sure is a great addition to your home, Brian. It’s sad her Mom didn’t want to take her with her, but maybe the memory of her dear sweet baby was too hard for her.

1 year ago

Oh es muy linda obra y da pena por Ramona por lo menos esta en un hogar que la quera te mando un beso.

1 year ago

The artsy kitty Ramona is beautiful!

Fur Everhywhere
1 year ago

Wow, the artsy Ramona is beautiful! We are so glad she found a nice home with you to keep real Ramona’s memory alive <3

Lone Star Cats
1 year ago

How pretty.

1 year ago

Wow, that really is beautiful artwork of Ramona! Maybe it was a little too vivid of a reminder? Anyway it’s good that it’s being kept and appreciated.

1 year ago

we are glad Ramona found a wonderful home … and we bet in your furmily efurrybody is included all da time…

1 year ago

Oh, what a lovely work of art. Maybe it was just too sad to have in her house or maybe she loves you all so much that she wanted it to be with you, her family. Beautiful Ramona…..

1 year ago

Now we all love Ramona too! Your heart is in the right place ❤️🎈

1 year ago

Ramona is just beautiful!

1 year ago

Ramona has now found her foever home and she is a beutiful addition to your cat pack. are cats a pack? this is the question. She is perfect for all of you because she will not be playing with your toys, or needing to be in line waiting to be brushed, or sleeping in your cups or running up and down your stairs. it is sad Ramona’s mom did not move her and I wonder if it made her sad.

1 year ago

Ramona was a beautiful girl – I’m glad the art piece has a place in your home where “she” will be safe and admired for years to come. That was a kind thing to do. Thanks for hosting Thankfuls too!

Hugs, Teddy

1 year ago

Brian, that is a remarkable piece of artwork that looks like one puff of air and it would come to life. It’s wonderful that you can give it all home forever.

The Poupounette Gang

It is so kind of you to take woodsy Ramona into your home. We’re sure she is very thankful to you. And she is beautiful!

The Chans

1 year ago

How could someone leave Ramona behind. She is beautiful and a reminder of a precious kitty. It’s nice you have a home for her.

Kim and her angels
1 year ago

Artsy Ramona is beautiful, and I’m glad she has a good home. Messymimi might be right, I know that it hurts too much to have a lot of reminders of my fur angels on display, even with Chum and Annie, who passed so long ago.

Katie Isabella
Katie Isabella
1 year ago

I would have had to take Ramona with me…and she would go in a place where I would see her each day. Everyone is different and handles heartache differently as well. Thanks for taking her in. 🙂

1 year ago

So very sweet and kind of Mom to do that. Ramona is gorgeous.

What a thankful Thursday this. 🙂

The Florida Furkids
1 year ago

Ramona is beautiful and we’re glad she has a home with you now.

Lucy and Xena
1 year ago

So the unanswered question remains: Did Ramona’s Mom not really love her, or did Artsy Ramona bring back too many bittersweet memories? I guess we’ll never know. But now Artsy Ramona has a great home with other sweet kitties.

Mickeys Musings
1 year ago

Oooooo! That is such a lovely remembrance for Ramona.
I am happy that the arty Ramona will always have a place in your home.
Purrs, Julie 

1 year ago

Such beautiful art, we’ve a family member who does similar woodworking, an extraordinary craft. How lovely to have this memorable piece.

Ellen J Pilch
1 year ago

Ramona is beautiful. I would never be able to part with any likeness of one of my kitties. Thank you for hosting. Have a great day. XO

Cecilia Upchurch
1 year ago

Ramona is 11110000% gorgeous and OMCs so very life like. WOW
I love her fur markings and what a purrfect place for her on the shelf with a memorial candle
Hugs Cecilia

Millie & Walter
1 year ago

Ramona is such a beauty. It’s too bad her mom didn’t want to take her with her to her new home.

1 year ago

pretty kitty, I’m too sentimental to ever give up that ramonart. Glad you are the new caretaker

A ShutterBug Explores

Oh so glad have have painting of beautiful Ramona ~

Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

The Oceanside Animals

Charlee: “We love your Ramona memorial artwork. Now no one will ever forget her!”

1 year ago

Ramona in our minds 🥰

The LLB Gang
1 year ago

Artsy Ramona truly is a beautiful girl…we are so glad she found a good home and place of honor with your family!
Rosy & Sunny

1 year ago

What a precious work of art! My jaw dropped when you said she didn’t want to take Ramona with her – what’s up with that?

Cathy Kennedy
1 year ago

The artsy Ramona is very pretty and looks very life-like. The angel Ramona is careful, purring, and mewing beautifully free of earthly problems. That’s what gives us all peace for those we love who are no longer with us four or two legged. 🙂

1 year ago

Awww, what a wonderful thankful. Romona is most beautiful and she does have a good home with you. I would have taken her with me though. We have a wonderful place in our home for all the things our Angel Little Bit left with us.

Thank you for hosting the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday and rest of the week. Scritches all around and my bests to your peeps. ♥

1 year ago

Wonderful that you now have Ramona’s likeness on your shelf. It’s a lovely carving.

Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs

Rasmona is very beauteous! You are honored to be able to have her memory with you forever.

Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs

Sorry, that should have been Ramona…

1 year ago

This kinda made me cry but at least you all will love Arty Ramona. <3

Cat and Dog Chat With Caren

that is so sad that Ramona’s Mom didn’t want the artwork any longer. It is gorgeous and one-of-a-kind (obviously). I’m glad the artwork has a home where it is being appreciated and cherished. It’s gorgeous!

Dawn Hart
1 year ago

Artsy Ramona is gorgeous and looks very happy on the shelf x

mary McNeil
mary McNeil
1 year ago

We would not be surprised if someday the Real Ramona’s Mama regretted her decision – and your Mom may be able to return Artsy Ramona to her. If not, then Artsy Ramona has a wonderful home with all of you.

Kitties Blue
1 year ago

We are sorry we didn’t post any thankfuls today. A tragedy has occurred in our humans’ family, and Mom says she is feeling “empty.” We are not sure what that means. We are thankful for all our friends, but Mom is just feeling too down to post. Ramona is stunning. We cannot believe the owner of this beautiful rendering of her once beloved cat would leave it behind. We know you all will give her a good home. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, angel Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer, Kizmet, Audrey &… Read more »

Melissa & Mudpie
1 year ago

I’m so happy Ramona is safe with you! I can’t imagine ever not wanting a treasure like that of my cat though 🙁

Create With Joy
1 year ago

What a beautiful story about a beautiful cat! Have a blessed Easter weekend!


How lovely! The art is stunning and I am very happy the beautiful Ramona lives on with you guys!

Ruby Rose and the Big Little Angels Three

I am glad it has a place of prominence in your house.

Sound, like all sad about Romona.
Coffee is on and stay safe.

1 year ago

The artsy Ramona is beautiful! The artist did a great job with the face, especially the eyes. It makes me sad that Ramona’s mom didn’t want to take the artsy with her.

Memories of Eric and Flynn

The arty Ramona is beautiful, and your family have given her a good home. Maybe the memories were too sad for her mom to take her with her.

Three Chatty Cats
1 year ago

That’s beautiful! Glad Ramona is still being remembered by someone.

Ruth Epstein
1 year ago

Ramona was beautiful and what a beautiful way to remember her forever, sending a big hug to Ramonas Mom

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team

We are so thankful artsy Ramona found her way to mew dude. Maybe her meowmy was too sad to take it with her. We wish mew an epically epic Easter, and hope mew get oodles of catnip eggs!

Angel Binky, Peachy, Stippie and Granny

We’re Thankful that you took that sweet Angel Ramona in and gave her a place to remember💗Double Pawkisses for a Happy Day to all of you🐾😽💞