Monday, February 25, 2008

Long lost fur

While spring-cleaning the house a few weeks ago, guess what my MM found?


It's my big brother Herbie's fur, kept in a plastic bag! Now you must be wondering why is my big brother Herbie's fur kept in a bag?

It happened a long time ago, before I was born, that my big brother Herbie has an admirer. My big brother Herbie always has admirers, I wonder when I'll get my own admirer. I seem to be doing the admiring nowadays instead of the other way round.

Anyway! This admirer is a mixed breed called Buddy, and he really, really likes Herbie, so much so that he will keep whining once he sees my big brother yet cannot get close to him. So his owners came up with an idea of making him his own 'Herbie toy' and asked my M if she can give them Herbie's fur, the loose ones that she combed out.

So she agreed, and she began collecting his fur. But there wasn't a lot of fur, and my M stopped bumping into the couple at the park after some time so she stopped collecting. And later on Buddy went to the rainbow bridge and the fur was left forgotten.

Until now.

Is that you, big brother?

Since my M once thought maybe she should have kept some of Herbie's fur as remembrance after he passed away, she thought it lucky that his fur was found. So now it's put in a clear bag in my big brother's special corner.

New addition!

Anyway, I don't think buddy needs the fur now as I'm sure he's whining away at my big brother herbie over at the rainbow bridge now.


Huskee Boy said...

Hi Helios,
Ok FINALLY there is something paw-sitive coming out of the whole spring-cleaning thingy!

Sami said...


How special that your M found Herbie's fur. Now you can smell your big brother anytime. I am sure you miss him very much as he does you. You are a very pretty doggie!
Kisses & Licks,
aka Golden Girl

Girl Girl Hamster said...

That is so cute. I'll be your admirer Helios. I think you're cute..

~ Girl girl

Amber-Mae said...

Oh wow, lucky HER! I bet it still smells like Herbie...His corner is sooo very nice. I bet you sit there everyday to talk to him in your prayers. That's a good way to remember him.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Pippa said...

It's funny how things sometimes happen for a reason isn't it?

Not spring cleaning (that doesn't happen here anyway), but collecting the fur for the other person...

If your M hadn't collected it then, you wouldn't have it now. I think that is a nice story.


Maggie & Mitch said...

What a nice surprise for your M, Helios! We're sure it just made her day!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Joe Stains said...

That is so cool that you found a little bit of Herbie!

Charlie said...

That's so sweet, Helios!
- Charlie

ilovepearly said...

I too keep fur before but not now. It makes me think I should keep a little bag.

stripe said...

u know u r truly healing and moving on when u think abt herbie and reminisce of gd times with him. miss u herbie

moggy said...

Such a cute story..I never find anything that good when I spring-clean. By the way, you're a cutie too Helios

Anonymous said...

What a great thing that your mum found Herbie's fur! His corner is a fantastic tribute to him too.


Nutella said...

Hey Helios!
Do you know that your M can actually mix your brother's hair with a little bit of wool, punch it through with a needle and make a miniature of him? There's some books in the library on how to do that.