Thursday, September 15, 2011

Rusty on Miss Mother

Hey, Rusty here with a short post for today.

A form of respect in the South is to call an elder Miss or Mr. (insert first name here). So we always refer to Jan's mother as "Miss Mother." The last time we did this some thought we were saying we miss her. Yes, we do, but it's not a case of poor punctuation. To us she will always be Miss Mother.

We all met her at one time or another. Before Jan had the car, she took Crystal and Cotton (a year apart) down in a PTU inside a personal size shopping cart. As they came along, Cyndi, Percy and Cameron rode in a PTU in the car. The dogs got to visit frequently.

And, of course, I lived with Miss Mother for a time. I was her last Thanksgiving dinner. Not the main course. I was a present from Jan instead of a big Thanksgiving meal, and much more appreciated at the time. I was Miss Mother's companion for less than a year but the last words she spoke to Jan were, "Take care of Rusty!" Jan brought me home to become an official Funny Farmer.

We can not believe today is the 5th anniversary of her passing.  Jan has been busy lately (mainly stealing our computer time) and the date just kind of hit her this morning.  So we're going to take the day to remember the nice lady who encouraged and made it possible for Jan to give us all a home.  Miss Mother loved animals and taught her children to love and respect us too.

Thank you, Miss Mother.  Without your assistance, Jan wouldn't have been able to help us and we really prefer living here to the other option - dying at the shelter.

18 comments:

  1. Awwww hugs to Jan!!

    What a lovely tribute to Miss Mother. What a lovely lady. She gave so much love to you all.

    Purrs and hugs, take care
    x

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  2. How sweet of you all to remember that special lady. None of us ever got to meet our Miss Mother but we hear she was a very nice lady. Hugs to your mom on this day.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

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  3. Purrs and hugs to your Mom!

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  4. Miss Mother! What a great name !

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  5. now that was a nice tribute
    Benny & Lily

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  6. Sending hugs and lots of purrs to Miss Mother.
    xoxo

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  7. Miss Mother was a wonderful person never to be forgotten.

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  8. We of course are from the deep South...even if it is a bit tropical. We always use the term Miss as a form of endearment. We loved seeing it paired With Mother. Miss Mother was a lovely lady. We are glad you paid tribute to her today. We love when those who have passed on are mentioned as we feel it keeps them alive in our lives.
    purrs
    >^,,^<
    ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

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  9. Many purrs to you today.

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  10. Wonderful words for one who evidently was a wonderful person. Good thoughts on this special day.

    The Southren titles are our way of giving back what is given to us. Love, understanding, appreciation ..... the list is endless.

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  11. Thank you for sharing your memories of Miss Mother with all of us. She was most certainly a beautiful soul xx

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  12. Miss Mother sounds like a wonderful lady. We can see how you and your mom miss her. Purrs, prayers and hugs to you all as you remember her...

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  13. What a fine lady Miss Mother was ~ Jan must be very proud.
    We are so glad you joined the funny farm Rusty. xx

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  14. We can tell by what you say that your Miss Mother was a very sweet lady and what a nice tribute to her you have posted. We are leaving extra warm and special hugs for you all. Hugs and nose kisses

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  15. Hugs to you Jan. Sending lots of purrs your way. But it is good to remember stuff. And Rusty, we are really glad that you are a Funny Farmer now. Take care all of you.

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  16. Such a wonderful tribute to Miss Mother. My Human misses her Mother also, and finds it almost impossible to believe she died more than 25 years ago. She loved animals too :-)

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  17. Raja here. What a lovely tribute both to Miss mother and Jan. I'm sure Moss Mother is resting peacefully,knowing that you, Rusty, have a loving home with her daughter.

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  18. There anniversaries are always hard. I know you miss Miss Mother and think of her often. She was so sweet to have you on her mind and knowing that Jan would look after you was I know a relief to her. Sending hugs, thoughts, and headbutts your way.

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