Wednesday, August 3, 2011

In honor of Pele–A Giveaway

Two years ago today, I lost my beloved little girl, Pele.  She was taken from me far too soon (at the young age of 11 years) from Feline Diabetes.

Losing her was one of the hardest things I’ve gone through.  I blogged about this on the one year anniversary but as you can tell, it gets a little easier and easier as the years go by.  I even did yet another special post to her here.  Though, I still can’t think too much about that day she passed.  I just cant.

She was my child.  I actually got her right around the time I found out that I most likely wouldn’t be having children…I consider it a sign really.  Another sign that she truly was “my baby”…well I brought her home on Halloween!! Yes, my favorite holiday, and that’s what the vets listed as her birthday.  She was my everything, and still is.

I even have her name tattooed on me (and I refuse to get living “humans” names on me EVER):

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We have a little memorial for Pele in the living room.  As the wounds have healed the memorial has included more special things, like pictures and such.  It holds her ashes, her favorite red bear she always carried around, and a shadowbox with her paw prints in it.

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This year it got something special added to it though…

The super kind folks over at Easy Canvas Print contacted me and asked if they could do a canvas print up for me.  I thought this was really neat and different.  I thought to myself “Sure, I can commemorate my weight loss someway”…but I just wasn’t feeling it.  I tried to think of picture that I love enough that I would want memorialized on canvas forever….PELE!!

So I sent them this semi-grainy picture I took (not long before she passed actually) with my old shitty cell phone camera that I don’t even have anymore, and this is the amazing piece that was sent to me:

DSC00838Here’s a full view of the memorial…

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So….the awesome people over at Easy Canvas Prints are letting me turn this somber moment into a cheerful one by giving a canvas print to one of my fabulous blog readers!!  (And no….you don’t have to get a picture of my Pele on your very own canvas, though I wouldn’t blame you if you wanted to…or a picture of me…you know, whatevz)

Here’s how to enter:
  1. Go to the Easy Canvas Prints Facebook Page and like them. Then leave me a comment here saying you did so.
  2. Follow my blog (leave me a comment saying you do so).
  3. Follow me on Twitter (@suzistorm) (leave me a comment saying you do so)
  4. Follow me on Facebook…bet you can’t guess what my name is ;) (leave me a comment saying you follow me)
  5. Leaving a cute little comment for Pele on here may just get you an extra entry <3
Incase you didn’t get the hint…. Please be sure to leave a comment for each separate entry

I’m sorry, but this giveaway is only open to US residents (excluding Hawaii & Alaska).  Contest is open from now until Sunday at Midnight (eastern time).  I will be using a random number generator to pick the lucky winner.

A major thank you again goes out to the great folks at Easy Canvas Prints for making this beautiful piece for me.  I can’t fully ever explain what it means to me and my family to have her big beautiful eyes watching us in some way again.

Pele…mommy loves you and misses you so very much.  XOXO

54 comments:

  1. That memorial is beautiful.
    Pele looks like my Little One. I would love a picture of her like this. I Liked the FB page. :)

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  2. I follow your blog & enjoy reading it.

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  3. I follow you on twitter
    @dianeclugston

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  4. Liked Easy Canvas on FB.

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  5. I follow you on Twitter (I'm @mjish)

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  6. And I follow you on FB....wow that all sounds odd, doesn't it? :)

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  7. Also, Pele is beautiful! She looks like she was great to snuggle up with on a cold day.

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  8. My cousin sent me a canvas after my Mom passed away of my Mom and I on my first birthday. It hangs right outside my kitchen and means so much to me. It's a beautiful way to remember loved ones.

    I liked Easy Canvas Prints on FB. :)

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  9. I also already follow your awesomeness on Twitter.

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  10. Thats so sad about Pele but I'm sure she would be happy about the tattoo you have in memory of her.

    I like Easy Canvas on FB!

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  11. I sent you a request on twitter-@tiffanynico

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  12. I have you on my google reader :)

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  13. Aw Suzi, what a great post. I totally understand our pets being our "children" - I wouldn't have it any other way. Thanks for giving Pele such a wonderful life!

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  14. What a lovely tribute to Pele. My dogs are my kids as well. I lost my wonderful Shannon Button 2 years ago next month. He was such an awesome boy and I still think of him every day. My other dog is almost 14, and I'm so scared of losing her, too. :(

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  15. Pele is still with you in that wonderful tribute!
    Lorie9902@yahoo.com

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  16. aww that is so sweet.. almost made me cry.. how nice of you to share with the rest of us..
    I would love to have a canvas of my mom and dad.. since they are both recently gone..

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  17. I already follow you on twitter sistah

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  18. oh yeah. I follow your blog too :)

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  19. just stalked ya on fb too :)

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  20. I love the memorial. I got all teary when I saw it. I'm such a cat person. I just liked Easy Canvas Prints on fb.

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  21. I already follow your blog. =]

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  22. And we're already twitter friends.

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  23. And we're fb friends already.

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  24. I remember last year when you posted about Pelea and I got all choked up. I remember thinking I totally wanted to get a tattoo for my cat, Fern, who I got when I was 2. She lived to be almost 21 years old. Pelea was a beautiful cat and I know she is watching you and waiting for you at Rainbow Bridge. I love your memorial for her and love how you are remembering her.

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  25. She was/is an adorable kitty, I am sorry to hear about you losing her.

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  26. Liked easy canvas prints on facebook

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  27. Sorry for your loss. What a sweet little face. I know it hurts so bad. Love your blog.

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  28. What a lovely post!!! I love the little memorial for Pele in your home and so feel what you went through. I had my tabby Raleigh for 15 years before we lost him to cancer 18 months ago. We have acquired our wonderful Neva since then (who adds joy to our home every day) but not a day goes by that I don't miss my big stripey boy!! Pele was lucky to have such a great Mom! All the best.

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  29. I liked Easy Canvas on Facebook!

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  30. I follow you, Suzi on Facebook.

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  31. We also follow each other on Twitter! (@brhodgins)

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  32. Easy Canvas Prints fb followed!

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  33. Pele, you clearly rule. It sucks you're gone from this world, but you made a big impact on those who love you. Hope kitty afterlife is everything you could ever want. (And say hey to Leaveen for me.)

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  34. My furbabies mean the world to me also. They really are my kids. Liked the page.

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