Sunday, January 21, 2024

LOLA Tribute and our belated MEW YEAR SHOW

What’s going on here?  

Uh this is what it’s all about!
It was a shock to us to learn about 

LOLA The Rescue Cat’s flight to the Rainbow Bridge after she seemed to be improving.  This SO hit home because LOLA and we, P & P) lived briefly at the same  kill shelter in NYC.  We’re about the same age. We even partially shared a rescuer-person.  More on that later.  Therefore our human could not think of anything else but Lola and us and spent a long time reading her story and re-reading LOLA’s book. Anyway, we cats know all kinds of things, you humans don’t know we know and when I saw my human read Lola/Mom Dawn’s last post, I came to lay by her side to comfort & tell her I would still be at her disposal. You can see my left ear crinkle with the news!  

Anyway we want to tell Lola’s family, Mom Dawn and sister Lexy that we are with them in spirit, as fellow NYC shelter survivors!  Lola and Lexy were in our very last “Mew Year” slideshow which mom Dawn saw but we didn’t get to post here b/c of Youtube glitches.  But we’ll post it at the end.  Meanwhile, to honor Lola we thought we’d post her picture (before & after the Jan 1 makeover

& also Lexy for solidarity & to show her bravery in purr-ticipating!

Lola’s Mom Dawn was instrumental in the Rescue world and we commend her so much for the good she has brought to the world.

We also cannot help remembering (and briefly commenting that Janice Rossel, mentioning in LOLA’s post as being so instrumental in saving her, this same Janice (at the same time as countless others) was instrumental in saving US while we were on death row at the kill shelter too.  Here is the link we read from that long ago FB Post in 2012made by the same dedicated NYC volunteers (including Janice) regarding me, Peaches...Janice’s share is the 3rd one down.

We hope our share of Lola's December antics in our slideshow are not’s the last interaction with her and we remember with warmth and love.

For those interested, here is the Mew Year’s slideshow which we posted to Facebook (and Dawn enjoyed) but which we could not post before this to our blog due to a Youtube sharing glitch. (The FB post was directly uploaded)
Click on arrow to see Mew Year Show in which Lola & Lexy appeared.

Signing off and please remember always to hold us fur-balls close, we’re together all too briefly (1)  and pawleez play little games with us even when you’re not in the mood!

-- Peaches and Paprika

Joining The Cat on my Head’s Sunday hop


  1. Lovely show! And a very beautiful tribute to dear Lola. Thank you (a surprise!) for including our June ... when you can, please see our email ... We love how you re-imagined all the kitties so colorfully, very well done.

  2. Our hearts are broken over precious Lola, and we send our love and purrs to Dawn and Lexy.

  3. A moving and heartfelt tribute to a wonderful friend. Thank you very much.

  4. Thank you so much, ladies, for a beautiful tribute to our girl Lola. Lexy and I are so glad P&P were pulled off the kill list and found a wonderful life with you. Janice is such a godsend to all of the animals in the shelter. This post means more to us than you know.

  5. Lovely Lola will be sorely missed by everyone.

  6. My condolences to Lola's loved ones and this is a beautiful memorial for her. the slide show is spectacular.

  7. TBT: Every morning, I open the cat blogosphere hoping for no sad news. Sometimes there is, sometimes there isn't. We like the days when there isn't.