All who enter are forever in our hearts and souls.         This page is devoted to our wonderful members that left for the Rainbow Bridge.  These delightful ladies, full of spunk and vigor, graced our lives for too short a time, leaving an indelible mark on those they touched.

ELLIE SPIEGEHALTER left us before the Cougars even posted their first post.  It was her time to fly.
Ellie was born April 29/2002.
Departure day was July 6/2017
Ellie is survived by her twin sister Allie, a Cougar in very good standing and Raz, her bro.  Of course, her mom, Sharon, has many warm memories of Ellie.                                              
PHOEBE PILCH, the Co-host of The Crotchety Cougars, left us for the Rainbow Bridge in the fall.  She was the rudder that had a steadying influence on us Cougars and especially me.  I was overwhelmed with grief but as Phoebe would have said: “Kali, pull yourself together and make the Crotchety Cougars a fun place for us red hatters.”   So I pulled up my booties and carried on like Phoebe would want me to.                                           
Phoebe is survived by her loving family.  A humongous family that misses her something terrible.  I can still hear Phoebe talking of her Grammie and saying, “I love her so much.”
Phoebe was born July 4, 2002
Departure day was September 25, 2017                                        
LILY OLIVIA BLUE was one of the oldest Cougars at 18 years and may I add, she was very proud of this fact.  Letting the others know how the job should really be done.  Her passing was sudden and unexpected.  She was outspoken, kind and thoughtful of her younger Cougar sisters.                                          
Lily O was also from a huge family. Her family is crushed with her loss. She was always helping her mom on the computer. Lily O. was a great lover of the young and was especially close to the newest member of her family, a young chap by the name of Sawyer. I’m sure she imparted some wisdom to him before she left.
Lily Olivia was born February 28, 1999
Departure day was January 2, 2018

KIT FRUM was from another rather large family.   Kit was a very well-informed kitty and did her utmost to assist those here in the Cougars to be all they could be and let their furs down and meow to the music.  Her presence could not be ignored or she told you about it. mew, mew                                        
Kit was born in the new millennium, the year 2000
Departure day was Feb. 10, 2018                                          

KALI NEILSON, that’s me!  I had chronic health problems for the majority of my life so I developed my interests in the beauty area.  I hated the out of doors when I passed the bird catching phase.  I would run inside at the sight of any bugs.  Shoko was my sister and buddy.  I am now free to do anything I want without pain.  Friends this is not goodbye but….”See ya later so till then.”

Kali was born May 10, 2002
Departure Day Feb. 27, 2018                                              

MADI UPCHURCH was personality plus to the Cougars. Need a cool idea call Madi.  Remedies for any situation were Madi’s forte.  Known for her leaping abilities, Madi would do her best thinking and conniving while planning a jump from counter to counter. She was outspoken and truthful…..well most times.                                                            

Madi will be remembered in many ways but at Crotchety Cougars her generosity and good spirit will remain forever.

Madi was born March 11,  2002
Departure Day September 13, 2018                                                                          

SASHA Ryan was the oldest Crotchety Cougar at 18 and a half years.  She passed away quietly with her mom by her side.  When Angel Lily Olivia was with us they would discuss events way back in the very early 2000’s when they both were mere kittens.  Sasha had the most beautiful ebony coat and her furs were the envy of all the Cougars.  This is not to say Sasha was mild and easy to get along with for she was opinionated and stubborn but that’s cause she felt she was right. mol


Sasha had a loving mom, Joan and a brother, Grady Lewis that are pining for her.  Us Crotchety Cougars know she will be waiting to play a fast game of, “Cougar Insanity” with us.

January 10, 2001, In Hesperia CA
Departure date:  June 15, 2019                                                                                      halohat

Binga was almost 19 years old when her body just said “enough.”  It had come time for her to join the Angel Cougars.  Janiss, Binga’s mom, was there to help Binga  reach the Bridge.Binga’s sister, Summer, will miss her horribly.

Who can forget Binga sweating with the oldies.                                                               

Then there was the time Kit and Binga decided to pop in to visit with me.

They found Canada’s weather a bit disturbing. To say the least.

Binga’s Departure Date was June 30, 2019.                                                                 

ALi Butz came into this world on May 12th of 2001. Can you just imagine this wee ball of fluff learning everything? Well, her life hadn’t really started until she met her mom, Angela, and on April 17th 2002, she met her mom for the first time.

 At PetSmart, Ali met her furever mom with her furever home. Angela said, “Hi Ali,” Ali took a double take and wandered over meowing all the while and then licking Angela’s hand. The bond was sealed. They have been together ever since.

Look back one more post and you will see Ali and her mom celebrating the Crotchety Angels on July 4th.  A delightful Cougar and Cougar’s mom.

I remember helping Phoebe direct the popular, “Gone with the Wind,” movie with the Crotchety Cougars starring in the main roles. Ali was so easy to direct as her acting came from the heart.

Ali played the part of Pittypat Hamilton. She played the part so well that several times I thought she was going to pass out just like Pittypat thought in the original “Gone With The Wind.”.

As a Crotchety Cougar, Ali was up for anything as long as it was amusing and fun. I don’t remember her once saying no to anything we thought would be fun. I will take Ali for a tour around the Rainbow Bridge with the other Cougar angels. You’ll always have us near Ali.

Ali Butz Departed August 30, 2019.

This is Angel Kali signing off for now from the Rainbow Bridge.                                                 

BUDDY BUDD celebrated his 20 birthday and then left for the bridge.   He was older than any of the Cougars but spry as a lightening bug.  He was a character as were the Cougars so Buddy fit right in.  Safety of his ladies was his prime concern and he worked hard to keep them safe.  Buddy’s dad did a memorial to Buddy on Tomcat Commentary by Tim,  Click on the name and read the most touching of dedications to Buddy who was loved to pieces by everyone who knew him.

The world took a deep sigh when Buddy passed and Angel Kali welcomed him to her side. They are together again. Free to run and chase each other with no pain.

This was Buddy’s secret garden that was a special destination for them. They spent many an hour in each other’s company.

The dashing duo are one again.

BUDDY BUDD born in the year 2000
Passed away in the year 2020

ALLIE SPIEGEHALTER was born with her twin sister Ellie on April 29, 2002.  Ellie passed in 2017 but Allie passed in September 2020.  She finally joined her sister for a, “fly by the fur on your pants”  meeting.”Allie was the queen in April when she celebrated her 18th birthday.

So for her farewell memory we will focus on her wedding  to Mauricio Blue.  They became engaged after a whirlwind courtship.  You could tell Mau held a special candle for Allie and vice versa. Then came their Bachelor and bachelorette parties.

                                                                      bachelor pool raz and mau

                                                                bachlorette party fir Allie
The guys and ladies had a splashing and smashing good time.

Allie and her buddies from Cat Scouts selected dresses for the wedding party including a delightful wedding dress that Allie wore with all the charm of a movie star.  Her gorgeous whiskers and lightly tinged dark face set the wedding dress to singing her praise.

          Invitations were sent out and finally the big day arrived,,,,July 23rd, 2016 at the Arrowhead Lodge Pergola.

                                                      000-Ceremony-Wedding                Their wedding day was spectacular.  Denmaster officiated the service.  The bridesmaids wore lavender and Allie herself sparkled she was so radiant.        The men were composed and happy in their grey suits and ties.

                                                                                        book toast                                      

The brunch was a success as the food was mostly fish. Mau had the wedding cake sent over from his bakery and they all enjoyed a delicious slice.

After Mau’s sister Lisbeth caught the bouquet, Mau and Allie left for their honeymoon

The Gastonian historic inn in Savannah. Looks like they were enjoying a bike ride around Savanah.

Mau passed away in August of 2020. They are together once again and enjoying each other.

in Savannah, Georgia.

The Gastonian historic inn in Savannah. Looks like they were enjoying a bike ride around Savannah.

Mau passed away in August of 2020. They are together once again and enjoying each other.


12 thoughts on “OUR COUGAR ANGELS

  1. cecilia07

    Jean this is so sweet and thoughtful. I think it looks very pretty and I love the wee red Crotchety cougar hat with the halo.
    Well done my friend
    Cecilia and Madi

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  2. onespoiledcat

    I just love the Angel page……Teddy knows that we learn a lot from our Angels – they are the teachers, the leaders, the ones who paved the way……..and they have left their mark HERE and continue to make their mark at the Rainbow Bridge! This is a lovely tribute to all their beautiful hearts and souls.

    Hugs, Pam

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  3. cecilia upchurch

    Dear Jean…I’m am so very touched by the Memory Lane posts for all the Crotchety Cougar Angels. My goodness me you have done a beautiful job on each of them with the descriptions and folks will find it hard to believe they are crotchety. Madi was honored to be asked to join this distinguished group of Felines…and it warms my heart to know OTRB down memory lane…she is among friends.
    With love and many thank yous
    Cecilia and Bryan proud to have been parents to a Crotchety Cougar.


  4. kittiesblue

    What a beautiful post for Allie (and Mau). They are hugely missed by all who knew them, especially all the Cat Scouts. We know they hare happy to be together at the bridge, and we know they are waiting for us to join them. Thank you for this beautiful post. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer 😘🥰😻



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