In Loving Memory of
June 1, 1986 - October 27, 2003
On October 27th, our beloved sister joined her friends and family members who preceded her to Rainbow Bridge. Memories of Shibui will live in our hearts forever. We want to share some of them with you. We begin with some of her own writings and tributes from friends who loved her, too.
"Shibui had a wonderful life on the Triple C Ranch ... from rags to riches!"
Cathy Crowley Timmons
One of Shibui's journal entries describes her arrival:
I first arrived on the Triple C Ranch in June, 1991. It was an extremely hot summer day and I was tired, hungry, and thirsty. I was an older cat, desperately searching for a home. I was "welcomed" by our d*g, Sandy, who promptly chased me up a tree. There were four other cats living here then: Ditcher, Dobbin, Rascal, and Midnight. Midnight was about nine months old and had lived here since he was a kitten. Ditcher and Dobbin had lived in the city, before our two humans moved to the country. Like myself, Rascal arrived later, an older cat seeking his one true home. Until our v*t gave me a clean bill of health and a series of vacinations, I was quarantined on our sun porch. After that ordeal, I gradually adjusted to life with my new siblings.
This picture was taken in August, 1991, while we were eating our evening meal.
|I am a Seal Point Siamese with sapphire blue eyes. Although I am almost sixteen years old, I am young at heart and still very agile. I live on a small ranch in Wise County, Texas, with four other cats, a dog, and two humans. Our house is in the middle of an acre of land that is fenced off from the cattle pastures. Depending on my mood and weather conditions, I either choose to stay inside or go outdoors. Although I like to stay near the hearth when there is a fire in the fireplace, my favorite indoor room is the front bedroom. A big picture window provides an excellent view of the birdbath and feeder. When I tire of bird watching, I curl up on Meowmie's antique chaise lounge and take a catnap. None of my siblings are allowed to disturb me when I am in this bedroom.
I may give the impression that I'm proud and sophisticated, but I'm really a very down-to-earth kitty. In fact, nothing makes me feel better than rolling in a soft patch of warm dirt! I also enjoy climbing trees, hunting, and supervising my meowmie's gardening activities. She took this photograph of me in our orchard on a summer day.
Meowmie says that I'm as unpredictable as Texas weather. My dad claims that I'm the smartest cat he's ever known.
If I were in a cat show, I would vie for the title "Most Independent Cat."
We'll meet again where songbirds sing,
I really can't believe you're gone;
Oh, when I see you once again,
After Shibui went to Rainbow Bridge, we received many heart-warming messages, postcards, and tributes. We are comforted by each and every purr sent by our friends. We wish it were possible to share them all with you. We are taking excerpts from messages and will share more of them with you soon. Please continue to the next page to view more tributes lovingly made in honor of our sweet Shibui.
Shibui will be forever in your heart and enjoying her nap in the sun.
The Carter Family
The Carter Family
Candle for Shibui © 2003 by Luke the Cat
"CandleSong" was composed especially for A Candle in Memory
by Gert & Eddie of ClydeSight 2.0!