Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Friday, November 20, 2009

Daffy Cat

People often ask where I got the name DaffyCat. Yes, there was an actual Daffy cat. I adopted her from the animal shelter in December of 1990. She was a white Turkish Angora with lovely blue eyes. She was named Daffy because when she was young she would go tearing through the house, leap up three or four feet and kick off the wall...Daffy Duck did much the same bouncing off walls in one cartoon episode. Daffy was the light of my heart. The best cat, the sweetest friend. We lost her in September 2006 and still miss her to this day.



This is Daffy on the dog crate, photo taken when Sheba was a puppy. The crate was a favorite resting spot until Sheba was housebroken.



This beautiful photo of Daffy was taken by my friend Joan only a couple of months before Daffy died.



This is the earliest digital photo I have of Daffy, hiding in an empty box with the Christmas wrapping supplies. She was quite a character sometimes.


A million years ago, when we first got a computer and signed up for the Internet, Rick helped me create an account and asked what I wanted for my screen name. Uh, um, uh....I looked down at the cat and typed in DaffyCat. And DaffyCat was born. I've used it ever since.
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Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox


37 comments:

Parsley said...

I'm sorry for your loss. I know time has passed but it still hurts to loose a furry family member. What a beauty she was!

Linda said...

I love your story. Daffy Cat was a beautiful kitty. I enjoyed all the pictures, especially the one of her peeking out of the box...hugs, Linda

valerie said...

Awwww....*hugs*! Daffycat was beautiful!

Sandra :) said...

Awwwwwwwwwwww what a beautiful girl - and obviously very much loved *sniff* *sniff* :)

Meadows08 said...

It's amazing how our pets wind themselves around our hearts isn't it?

The pic of Daffy in the box reminds me of my cat. Last Christmas, while I was wrapping gifts Pumpkin tried to stuff his 10lb self into an empty cracker box. Hilarious.

katica said...

Great story and a beautiful kitty!

Theresa said...

Such a lovely story!!!!! Daffy is beautiful!!!

Annette said...

What a beautifull story and a lovely cat!! 16 years thats a long time to have a cat. On this way you will remember her always....

Jackie said...

What a beauty!

Naming your blog after her is a wonderful way to honor her.

Loralynn said...

What a lovely cat! So sorry you lost her so soon. My favorite kitty was 17 when she died. They become such a part of your family, don't they. Thank you for sharing your precious memories of her with us!

Myra said...

Daffy sure was a beauty. My nickname also came from one of my pets. I had a Great Dane "Jacxon" who lived to the ripe old age of 11, quite old for a Dane. Gr8dame is a take on Gr8dane. :o)

Carol said...

Thanks for the history of Daffycat, Sharon--I had wondered that myself. Isn't it amazing how you can still miss a cat so long after it is gone? To this day, I can cry on cue if I think of my dear Shadow cat who died 2 1/2 years ago... Those little balls of fluff really have a way of getting into our hearts, don't they?

Karyn said...

That was an awesome post! I visit your blog everyday and always wondered where your title name came from, and I also love that your banner is so very purrrrfect!

Thanks for sharing that story and the pics of of "Daffy" with your friends.

Hugs

Pumpkin said...

It's always neat to hear where people get their nicknames or screen names :o) Daffy was a lovely cat!

Barbi said...

Oh she was beautiful! My beautiful chocolate lab Missy was the light of my life too. 2 years have passes and I still miss her.

Karan said...

Thank you for sharing your memories & pics of Daffy cat - she was a beauty. :0)

Paula C. said...

She was a very beautiful cat. Thanks for sharing the story and photos of her.

Carolyn NC said...

Sweet story!

Emily said...

She was beautiful!You must miss her xx

Cathy B said...

Daffy looks like she was such a nice cat -- you have some fond memories of her; thanks for sharing them!

Claire said...

What a lovely cat,sorry for you loss.

Lainey said...

Love the pictures, thanks for sharing. Daffy was a beautiful cat.

clare's craftroom said...

What a gorgeous cat , yes I'm a real sucker for cats too !

Lizy said...

Hi,
what a nice story and thank you for sharing with me.

Becky K in OK said...

Thank you so much for sharing those memories of DC with your blogging friends.

Aussie Stitcher said...

Peeking out of the box, so cute. Love how you came to get your name, you are bound to remember Daffycat for ever.

Olenka's Stitches said...

A lovely cat, sorry for your loss...

Srinity said...

She was beautiful! Thank you for sharing the photos and memories.

Christine said...

Thank you for sharing the pictures of the original DaffyCat. She was beautiful

Julie said...

Sharon, that's awesome! And Daffy was beautiful.

Julie said...

She looks like a beautiful little lady. i often wondered where you got the name too.

Rachael said...

What a purty puddy cats, what gorgeous coloured eyes!

Ranae said...

Very interesting!!
Daffy was a beauty

Lindsay said...

What a beautiful puddy tat

Erynne said...

Aww, what a sweet kitty.
I always did wonder where you got your screen name from...thanx for telling the story behind it.

:o)

Meari said...

What a pretty cat!

Doris said...

Thank you for sharing your memories and photos, she was a beautiful cat.