Sweetie, English Butterfly Bunny & Tour Guide

Sweetie, English Butterfly Bunny & Tour Guide
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Monday, January 23, 2012

As we lay Sir Chester the Mouser, of Fairy Castle Farm to rest...

Welcome dear friends,

It is Sweetie here, I have the honour bestowed on me of sharing with you all a great story.
This is a true story, a wonderful celebration of a life now departed.
Please take a moment, make a cuppa, get comfy and I sincerely hope you enjoy my tribute to a very fine and majestic puss......

"Sir Chester - the mouser of Fairy Castle Farm"
Chester was born April of 2001, and found his way into the hearts and home of a young married couple, Yollie and Stewart.  Stewart made a promise to his bride, infront of all their guests as they celebrated their marriage.  His promise? Well, Yollie could choose and bring home a feline fluffy bundle of joy to raise as their own,
as soon as they returned from their Honeymoon....

And so it was done!   Chester came to live with his new family, June of 2001, he was an outgoing kitty, oh so independent, never liking to be held or 'mothered', much to Yollie's dismay. Cuddle time was ALWAYS on his terms! But alas, she gave him time and love knowing in his heart he loved his fur-ever home.

 
And love them he did!!

Chester's foster mum, Blossom, when he first came to live with his new family.
  Blossom too is over the Rainbow Bridge, quite possibly showing him the ropes once again!


Blossom , showed him the ropes, she was a rescued pooch already an adult, also living with Yollie and Stewart. Taking great care of him, Blossom made sure he always had a comfy spot to snuggle and feel safe.

Life was just purrfect (excuse the pun) for this little 'prince'. 
 Chester had the run of the place and he knew it!  
Even with all this freedom he was still a treasure to behold.  Not once did he hang for the curtains, or destroy any of his families belongings, infact he was quite partial to the odd fetching of ones toy or sock, when the need arose.  Yollie would always remark "Chester, you are the best cat in the WHOLE world!!!"  and she meant it!! 
Life was just how it should be. A happy home, a great bed and a tummy full and warm.  
See ya bud, will miss you heaps, my little fuzz ball .....
(Holly)

Then, Chester had his work cut out for him!  Everybun, meet Holly.
 Holly was 12weeks old when she arrived at Chester's door. Boy he was NOT impressed!!
This heavy, huffy, clumsy bag of skin had bounded her way right into his castle, but later his heart.
 Chester did what he did best, took it all in his stride, set down some firm house rules and kept Holly in check (sorry to say the odd show of claw was needed, thankfully very rarely though).
Although initially a fairy bit of teaching and drawing of boundary lines was necessary over time, Holly too became one of Chester's best friends and life long companions....  to the end sharing a bed.

After all the early additions were done, Chester enjoyed life - learning his most accomplished and excellent mouser skills and  boisterous doggy activities, until his life would again need to accommodate further change....

Introducing, Miss Princess.  By far Chester's best and most loyal friend and sister in all the land.  She could do no wrong in his eyes....
Miss Princess made her 'brother' beautiful :O)

 When Miss Princess started Kindy, he would wait for her under the rose bush, by the driveway.
Miss Princess in her little 4 yearold voice would so elloquently announce,
"Chester, I'm going to big girl Kindy, you wait there for me, Ok?"
Wait he would and he did, each and every Kindy day, for two months straight.
Knowing his little sis had started a new adventure of her own, eager to greet her as soon as she returned home.  Oh and how he thought she smelled funny upon her return, needing a thorough cat wash!
As school came along, the time under the rose bush also grew, but eventually as with all things, he adapted and found other ways to keep occupied. The mousing skill grew even further!
Miss Princess, with her best pal, Chester
 Now, finally to our great friends final chapter.  The hardest to write.....

Chester enjoyed the construction of the Fairy Castle, ever helpful and perfect supervisor, ensuring all was pre-tested and safe for us bunnies (and the chooks) to reside.
He, till the end kept the pesky vermin at bay and (shhhh don't tell Yollie) enjoyed an odd cat nap on our bale of hay!

He welcomed every resident graciously. Oh,  how his tummy rumbled with every hatching and cracking of egg, he never once lay a paw or claw on any of our chicks always giving Yollie his famous nod.... She trusted him with all her heart and all her pets, till the end.
 So we wish to say, goodbye dear Chester, we all pray for you, hoping your reunion with Blossom is one we can one day share too.....

I too, say a prayer, dear Chester, how I will miss you.
( Angel )


Farewell, "Sir Chester - the mouser of Fairy Castle Farm" From me, Sweetie and all of us here at Fairy Castle Farm. xoxox

Sweetie


13 comments:

Laura G said...

Beautifully written. :')

Lana Braun Gioffre said...

Hail Sir Chester the Mouser, of Fairy Castle Farm...may you find peace and comfort over the rainbow bridge...and your family left here will see you again one day!

Two Bunny Blog said...

So sorry for your loss but what a wonderful life he had on the Fairy Castle Farm!

Alycia said...

It sounds like you gave Chester a great and happy life Yolanda.

Jade said...

Mr. Mick and I wish brave Sir Chester godspeed as he makes his way over the Bridge to meet old friends and have new adventures. We send you all hugs, nose bonks and bunny kisses--may your fond memories of Chester help to heal the space his passing has left behind.

Furever Adopt said...

A prince u were and such a loyal friend. You will be definitely be missed by all at fairy castle but welcomed by your doggie sister in the glorious fields that join to rainbow bridge. Hugs to all the residents of fairy castle at this such sad time. Your purrs and memories with them all will forever remain in their hearts. RIP Chester

Lisa H said...

What a beautiful fellow! He will be missed :(

Lisa said...

I am so sorry for your loss, and even more so that you should have to endure two losses in such a short time. My heart goes out to you. Thank you for sharing Sir Chester's beautiful story, he seems like such an incredible guy.

Fairy Castle Farm said...

Thank you all for leaving such beautiful comments, as hard as it was to write it actually helped. Now everyone knows my babies story and his life is forever remembered. So please do remember his story too. I thank each and everyone for visiting and reading and caring ..... *hugs* Yollie The Human (well, sometimes) xx

Michelle May said...

Good bye sweet boy. Sending hugs for your heart my friend.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

So sad when a family pet dies. I hope you are keeping well, still reading your posts in my reader but apologies for not calling by to comment very often, time just seems to get swallowed up by real life!

Mrs Bok - The Bok Flock said...

Awwwwww vale beautiful one x

Fairy Castle Farm said...

Thanks too Shell, Lindy and Mrs Bok. Your words are very kind. He was my very special little guy xx