Hello Sunday Selfie folk. This is our first post for a week and it is a sad one as my beloved Mum passed away yesterday, but I have some special city selfies and kitty selfies too. I am such a lucky lady to have had such a mam (as they are called in the North East of England) and she would want me to stand proudly for her.

Doreen Dawson was an amazing lady of such courage and determination, she was my rock and a cat lover.

Mam and Ginger Sunday Selfie Prayers

BUT I do not want this to be a sad post. Please join me and celebrate cats, and the sudden arrival of snow in the North East of England where I am right now. For me, coming from a much warmer part of the world, New Zealand, this is a bit of a shock!

Middlesbrough Snow Selfie Two

From my motel window this is the blustery ‘mini Beast from the East’ sweeping across today. It is supposed to go tomorrow!

Ginger Selfie

I want to celebrate our cat heritage with two selfies. One is of Mam’s cat Ginger (or Ginge) and the other is our friend Erin. Ginger will be staying with one of Mam’s carers, Denise. We were so lucky to be met at Heathrow Airport from the ultra early red-eye by Mark Watson, Erin’s dad, and I was very lucky to meet Erin in person.

Erin Sunday Selfie

I fly home on Wednesday and hope to put up a post after that. In the meantime, please join the Sunday Selfie blog hop and the wonderful Kitties Blue. Forgive me for not visiting this week but I hope you understand why.

Sunday Selfie Graphic

Marjorie in England
on behalf of the Dash Kitten Crew
Lady holding a fluffy kitten





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  1. MrJackFreckles/Pipo/Angel-Minko

    March 20, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    So sorry about your Mam’s passing.
    Ginge is sure a handsome fella, and I am happy he is going to be with someone he knows.
    That was great that Erin’s family met up with you.

    Sending many huge hugs.
    ((((( ♥ )))))
    MrJackFreckles/Pipo/Angel-Minko recently posted…Happy St Patrick’s Day Selfies…Better Late Than NeverMy Profile


  2. Little Binky and Granny

    March 20, 2018 at 8:06 am

    So sorry of the loss of your mom, miss Majorie? So relieved that Ginger has found a home and that you have met Erin and her paw?Soft Pawkisses to comfort you and cheers for the celebration of the cats?????


    • Little Binky and Granny

      March 20, 2018 at 8:10 am

      Sorry for the ?? These came instead of the niptini and smiling pussycats but Granny’s phone doesn’t understand I suppose 😀


  3. Ann Adamus

    March 20, 2018 at 12:42 am

    Marjorie, forever your sweet Mom will remain with you. That’s simply how it is. Though out of sight and touch, her love for you and yours for her does not end when she moves on.
    May your journey home be safe. Prayers for you, for her. Fondly, Ann


  4. Pixel and Jenny

    March 19, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    My dear Marjorie,
    Your Mam is lovely and must have been so proud of all you’ve done for cats over the years. I am so sorry that she has passed on. I’m very grateful to all the human and kitty friends who helped make it possible for you to get to see her again. God always makes a way. I so wish we could go to BlogPaws if only just to see you. If you come anywhere near Florida, let me and Pixel know and we will come meet you… Anywhere! We love you so!
    Love, Jenny Lewis and Pixel and Jellie too


  5. Marv

    March 19, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    Marjorie, we are sad for the passing of your Mom. And we must say, that snow looks cold! We love the cats!
    Sending you much love and strength.
    Love Barb


  6. The Island Cats

    March 19, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. How nice that you got meet Erin.


  7. Lone Star Cats

    March 19, 2018 at 10:54 am

    So sorry for your loss. Sending purrs and hugs.


  8. Savannah's Paw Tracks

    March 19, 2018 at 9:40 am

    Ginge is such a handsome mancat. I am relieved to learn that he has a loving caretaker to be his new family, but he will miss Mam greatly for sure. Really pleased you could be with her Marjorie.


  9. Melissa & Mudpie

    March 19, 2018 at 8:20 am

    I’m so very sorry for your loss, but how wonderful that you were able to be with her at the end and that you have a new home lined up for Ginger.


  10. Summer

    March 19, 2018 at 6:40 am

    I’m so sorry about your Mam. That was nice of Mark to pick you up, and cool that you got to meet Erin.


  11. Memories of Eric and Flynn

    March 19, 2018 at 5:49 am

    I am so sorry at the loss of your mam and I send you my love and hugs. I am so glad for Ginge that he will have his Forever Home with your mother’s carer.
    It was so nice of Mark to meet you at Heathrow, and that you could then meet Erin.


  12. Sherri-Ellen T-D.

    March 19, 2018 at 5:49 am

    Our sincerest sympaffiess Lady Marjorie on thee passin of yur Mumma Lady Doreen. Shee was a purrty lady (just like you!)
    Wee hope Ginger an Erin are doin all rite under thee circumstancess an that you have a safe trip home to NZ!
    Oh an their selfiess are luvley all so.
    ***nose kissesss*** Siddhartha Henry xxx an {{{hugsss}}} LadyMum


  13. Emmy Scammahorn

    March 19, 2018 at 4:36 am

    How nice that Mark Watson met you at the airport. It appears that you’ve been surrounded by love in England, both four- and two-legged. A poignant journey has been supported by friends, your mom, and by her caretakers. It will be wonderful to see you next month and give you an overdue hug.


  14. Ellen Pilch

    March 19, 2018 at 4:19 am

    I am so sorry for the loss of your wonderful mum. XO


  15. meowmeowmans

    March 19, 2018 at 4:13 am

    We’re so sorry about your Mam’s passing, Marjorie. Clearly, she was an amazing woman. We are glad her beloved Ginge will be taken care of and have a new forever home. Please know we send purrs, prayers and love your way.

    We think it’s awesome that you got to meet Mr. Mark and Erin!


  16. Edie Chase

    March 19, 2018 at 4:03 am

    Sending comforting thoughts.


  17. The Swiss Cats

    March 19, 2018 at 3:16 am

    We’re so sorry to hear about your Mam. We send you comforting purrs and gentle headbonks. What a relief that Ginger already have a new home ! Purrs


  18. Tamar

    March 19, 2018 at 2:48 am

    Thinking of you – I hope your mom’s kitty has someone to care for her.


  19. Brian Frum

    March 19, 2018 at 2:24 am

    We are so sorry to hear about your dear Mom and we send love and hugs to you. You both were so lucky to have each other and she sounds like a truly wonderful lady.


  20. The Poupounette Gang

    March 19, 2018 at 2:19 am

    Sending comforting purrs with our condolences.


  21. CATachresis

    March 19, 2018 at 2:10 am

    You have our sincere condolences, Marjorie! It’s so good that Ginge has found a new forever home. That must be a huge relief. Gentle hugs to you, Caro and Austin xxx


    • Dash Kitten

      March 19, 2018 at 2:23 am

      I was waking up in the night worrying about Ginger. We will help with his feeding and vet costs as his new mum is not a rich lady.


  22. Of course we understand why you can’t visit. Please take the time you need and know that we are thinking about you and sending purrs of sympathy and paws of comfort.


  23. ERin the Cat (Princess)

    March 19, 2018 at 12:25 am

    It was a real pleasure to meet you too, Auntie Marjorie, and quite a surprise when the staff disappeared so early in the morning. Your mam was one great lady, and a real pillar for you, and I know will be dearly missed. Thank you for showing us Ginge, she is an extra special lady in her own right and great to know she was with your mam too.
    Gentle purrs


  24. Basil

    March 18, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    Oh Marjorie we are so very sorry that you beloved Mam departed the earthly realm and send big hugs and gentle purrs.

    And of course we will join you in celebrating cats, Ginger is just gorgeous ??

    We will fly the B.B. HQ Flag at half mast this week in honour of your mum.

    Mew know where we are are if you need us

    Basil and The B Team xox


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