Diane set up her computer to play this YouTube station for me while I recovered from some health issues. It helped me pass the time but now I can’t stop thinking about chasing a bird or two.
After a long hot day in the Sydney sun Scott decided to have a short rest. I immediately jumped on him to let him know that I’m the only one who gets to rest around here. Back to work!!
So sad to hear about Aretha Franklin passing away. Diane loves to sing along with this when it comes on the radio. It’s my favourite too!
Another beautiful sunny day in Sydney. I just love days like this when I get to lay outside and bask in the sunshine.
Diane, my pet parent, snapped a couple of photos of me while I was outside. I was in the garden resting on the stone that the monumental masons at Rookwood Cemetery made for us. We partnered with them on their Hidden Exhibition in 2017 and will be doing it again in 2018.
Here’s a link to some pictures from 2017.
Sorry to cause such as scare. Geez I’ve never been hugged so tight as when Scott picked me up when I returned. After all, it had only been a few days!
I was scrolling through the comments on Diane’s Facebook post and saw that someone suggested I write a blog post about my adventures. I thought that was a splendid idea so I checked with Diane & Scott to get their permission (they’re a wee bit protective today) and composed this update.
So where was I during my adventure?
Remember the line from the Lord of the Rings….”Not all who wander are lost”? Well, that was me. I wasn’t lost, I was just wandering.
It all started when I went outside for some fresh air. I know I’m not supposed to go outside without Diane or Scott but I was bored. Plus, I didn’t think it would be a problem. (Don’t tell Scott but I do that a lot when they are off at a funeral.)
October is a month that we focus our awareness on a cancer that has probably impacted someone you know. Did you know that in 2017, it is estimated that 16,084 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in Australia (150 males and 15,934 females).
In 2017, it is estimated that the age-standardised incidence rate will be 59 cases per 100,000 persons (1.1 for males and 115 for females).
It is estimated that it will become the 3rd most commonly diagnosed cancer in 2017.
In 2017, it is estimated that the risk of an individual being diagnosed with breast cancer by their 85th birthday will be 1 in 16 (1 in 719 males and 1 in 8 females).
In 2017, it is expected that the incidence rate of breast cancer will increase with age until age group 65–69. It will then decrease for age group 70–79 before increasing for individuals aged 80+
Join us in honouring those who have fought, or are fighting breast cancer in Australia. So we ask, who do you wear pink for?
Do you have a bucket list? I’ve heard people talking to our funeral directors in Sydney about their bucket list and got curious about it. I know I’m a cat but I don’t think that means I shouldn’t get to create one!
Have you ever wondered where the idea of a bucket list comes from? I tried to figure it out and it seems like there’s more than one idea about it. All of them come from the expression “kick the bucket” meaning when someone has passed away.
Let’s get into the interesting stuff which of course is talking about what’s on my bucket list! It’s important to create a bucket list and if you see that a little old cat could create a bucket list then hopefully it will inspire you to create one too!
We have some pretty exciting places around Sydney that I’d love to visit. I know I talked about travelling awhile ago but I really feel like I need to talk about some of these places again. One of the places I must visit is the Sydney Opera House. I don’t just want to see the beautiful outside of it, I want to go and actually see an Opera! I’m so small I could just curl up under someone’s seat and they wouldn’t even know I was there. Unless they would let me sit on someone’s lap that would really be just perfect.
Another place I have to visit is Bondi Beach. I’ve seen it on television and it looks so nice. It would be pretty fun for someone to take me out on their surfboard, although I wouldn’t want to get wet. I’m not sure if it’s possible not to get wet though so I think I’ll just watch from the shore.
The last thing I’d love to do is see a beautiful view of the city. The best way to do this is of course viewing it from the Sydney Tower. I know it will be scary to get up there and look down at everything from so high but it will be worth it. I may need someone to hold onto me so I don’t think I’ll want to sneak in there alone but as long as someone takes me it will be fine!
As great as all of these places are to visit I know if you’re not a cat there’s probably a lot more exciting things you’d like to do in your life. It’s important to take the time to think about it and always have those ideas in your mind.
I see so many people come in and talk to our funeral directors in Sydney and they’re so sad. Someone who they love very much is gone and they didn’t have a chance to do all the things they wanted to in life. Take the time now while you still can to create your own bucket list and start trying to get some of those things accomplished.
Hello and Happy New Year! I didn’t want you to think I forgot to write about this but, my last post about Carrie Fisher was more important to make sure people knew how much she meant to the world!
I hope you’re all ready for the upcoming year ahead. Did you see our Facebook post about it? In case you missed it here’s what it said, “2017 is the year that I ______________”.
You may think I’m just a cat but, after I saw that post I couldn’t stop thinking about it. Here are my three answers to that exciting question!
As much as I love helping people who come through the doors of our Sydney funeral home, I want to get out and travel the world! Well, maybe not the world but definitely see more of Sydney.
There are so many fun things I hear people talk about or see on TV and I never get to go see them. People think I’m just a cat and don’t seem to realize I want to do things too! This year things are going to be different. I’m going to find a way to see new sights in Sydney!
Obviously, my first stop will be the Sydney Opera House because it’s all people ever talk about. I’m sure it’s amazing like they say but I want to see for myself! I’d also really like to see the Sydney Harbour Bridge and you may think I’m a bit crazy but us cats aren’t afraid of heights so I’d like to do the bridge climb too!
After that I think a nice trip to the Taronga Zoo would be nice. I get to see lots of other animals without having them get too close to me and I get to make them jealous because I’m out sightseeing!
As a cat I think it’s very important that you have the proper place for your pet to go after they pass. I wouldn’t ever want my ashes to be put in something that isn’t fabulous and your pet shouldn’t be any different.
It’s about time that I start my own line of urns for your beloved pets. Who would be better than a fellow pet to decide what’s best for them!
Meeting New Families
I love when new families come and visit our Sydney funeral home. Even though they aren’t in a good place I enjoy being able to help them feel better.
This year I want to curl up in 300 new laps. That means at least 300 different families will come through this funeral home. I’d rather people not have to go through an awful and sad time but if they do, I’d like to be there to help.
I see the pain lessen for a moment as I curl up in their lap and provide some comfort. The more people I can do that for the better.
Now that you know all of this cat’s big plans for 2017, I’d love for you to share yours with me!
Can you believe this heat we’ve been having? I don’t know about you, but I’m not a fan of it. I can’t do anything fun because it’s way too hot to move around much.
You’ll find me sleeping most of the time and often on the cool floor. That’s right, the heat makes me feel like I’ve been banished away from everyone, stuck laying on the floor! I’m the most important part of Elite, I should be treated like royalty with someone fanning me all day.
Another thing about summer time is that us cat’s shed and get a much thinner coat. That’s another reason why I can’t stand it…it makes me lose my precious fur! So instead of being a beautiful fluffy kitty that everyone wants to touch, I’m almost bald. Well, maybe not but it sure feels like it.
Speaking of fur, I’ve been eating a whole lot of it. The grooming necessary around this time of year is off the charts. I’m constantly licking myself to try and keep cool. It does work a bit, but getting so many hairballs really isn’t fun after awhile.
The hairballs wouldn’t be so bad if I at least had some mice to chase but that’s not happening either. Not only are they hiding out, but it’s just too much work to try and run around after them in the blazing hot sun. The sun is just so bright…I’ve got to squint my eyes whenever I’m near it, how annoying!
Can you tell I’m ready for it to cool down anytime soon?
If you need a break from the heat like me, you could always come visit and browse our urns or cremation jewellery. I’ll gladly sit by your side and comfort you during the process. I’m really very sweet, I just don’t like the heat, but I promise I won’t complain to you about it while you’re here.
While we have to order most of them in, you don’t need to feel like you have to do it alone. I’d love to keep you company during this difficult process and you may have questions about the products for us.
If you like the heat that’s okay, I will still show you love. You probably go swimming to cool off, I’ve always wondered what it would be like to enjoy swimming. For now, I’ll suffer through a few more months until it’s back to the cooler temperatures I enjoy!
Recently Diane and Scott helped bring some of the animals and staff from Kindifarm to Holy Spirit Aged Care, Revesby. Diane said it was a fantastic day (but I’m a bit peeved that they left me at the office for the day). Below is a picture album Diane put together for them.