Saturday, 13 March 2010

She's gone


4.15 am.

There was nothing the vet's could do. She died growling and spitting and raging at the Big L. Seventeen years and 8 months. I was hoping we'd see our birthdays together.

It's raining outside. I'm home now and finding little bits and pieces of her.

52 comments:

KarenG said...

So sorry for the loss of your beloved pet. She was really 17 years old? That's amazing. And if you had her since she was a kitten, that's like raising a child to adulthood. Oh, so sad for you.

Niki said...

She's at peace now, and had the most wonderful life with you XXXXXXX You're a very special lady.

Jacqueline said...

I hope you can find comfort in the fact that she is at peace now...I know there are no words for the emptiness that follows this kind of devastating loss; grief is such a heavy burden and I hope you will keep blogging...All that matters now is that you loved each other, shared a wonderful life together and you gave her a loving, happy home...Take care of yourself now; I am so sorry for your loss.

Chaotix said...

I hope this helps. Found it for a friend when her friend went to the bridge.

The Purry Gates


It seems that I've reached Heaven,
or it's doorstep at any rate,
and been winding round St. Peter's ankles
by the Pearly Gates,
I've plucked the angels' harp strings
and made a merry sound,
But it's plucking at my heartstrings
that you are not around.

So I think I'll sit and wait here,
just outside the door,
And as the souls come floating in,
I'll tap them with my paw,
And when you seek admittance,
they'll rename this place -
It will become Purradise,
and these the Purry Gates!


- author unknown

Lexi said...

Oh Kitty, poor you. That's a long time together. It's dreadful losing a much-loved pet - I don't know what to say.

fairyhedgehog said...

I'm so sorry Kitty.

Just so sorry.

Welshcake said...

So sorry Kitty.


xx

Kea said...

Oh, I read the earlier post first, of course.....What can I write to offer comfort? Nothing. Sending (((hugs))) and Light and I have a cyber candle burning for you both. :-(

Susan Fields said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Kitty. Pets are such an enormous blessing, is it any wonder we feel their loss so strongly when they're gone? You've given her a wonderful home and lots of love, and she's at peace now. I'll be unplugged for a week or so, so I'll miss seeing your posts and hearing how you're doing, but I'll be sending you hugs and wishing you peace and comfort.

womagwriter said...

So sorry to hear this. She's out of pain now.

Theresa Milstein said...

I wish there was something I could say that would lessen your grief. Having a cat as a companion is such a special relationship. Just as people are unique, so is each cat. She'll always have a special place in your heart.

Don's Girl said...

My friend, I just woke up and raced to my PC. I wanted to read The Cat had rally'd. And she did-to become the newest angel in Heaven. My eyes teared to read your post and to look at The Cat's photo. It will be hard for awhile, yet remember all you two experienced and smile along with the tears. And tonight--when it's quiet, when you think you hear her--you are. And listen..listen..for you will also hear a familiar purr...

Tommy
Psalms 121

Robyn said...

I'm so very sorry.

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

We came over from Noir's Nook to say how very sorry we are for the loss of your beloved girl. I know there are no words to ease the pain, that comes with time, but we hope all of our thoughts and purrayers for you are a bit comforting. Just know that she left here knowing the TRUE meaning of love and a furrver hme and family and she will watch over you from The Bridge, awaiting the next time you shall meet again. Fly Free sweetie.

Gentle Purrs and Hugs,
The Kool~Kittie~Krew and mom

Noir the Texas Tabby said...

Old Kitty: I know you are sad today. I send all my purrs and prayers to you. Wanted to let you know I posted about The Cat on my blog.

Purrs,

Noir

Busby and Raymond said...

So sorry about The Cat running to the bridge. We hope you have many good memories of her. Purrs, Raymond and Busby

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We are sorry for your loss. She had a long life and she fought hard. We know you will really miss her! Purrs, tail wags and {{{hugs}}}

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Our purrs to you. What a big loss.

Marg said...

Oh gosh, we are so sad for you. It is so hard to lose an animal. Our thoughts and prayers and purrs all go out to you in your sadness. And we also hope you will keep blogging. Maybe you can tell us lots of wonderful things about the Ole Kitty when she was younger. Anyway, we are so sorry.

Love Meow said...

I am so sorry for your loss. She can rest in peace now. We are purring and praying for you. I hope the Cat will meet my kitties over the rainbow bridge. Someday we will see them again :). You know I am always here for you if you need a friend to talk to. My kitties are here too. Take care.

Love, Amy & the Meow Family (Jackie, Shadow and Flip)

The Island Cats said...

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your kitty. It is never easy to lose a furbaby, no matter how old they are. We are purring for you and hope you get some comfort knowing she is at peace now...

Brian said...

I just heard the news. My sisters and I are so very sorry and our whiskers are all weepy wet here. There just isn't the right words, we know, we've been there. We just wanted you to know that we are thinking of you and our purrs and prayers are with you. All our love, Brian, Sascha, Gracie, Zoe and Dolly.

stacy said...

I'm so sorry. My thoughts are with you.

hampshireflyer said...

I'm so, so sorry....

Wendy aka Quillfeather. said...

Very sorry to hear. Most distressing to lose a beloved pet.

Sadly, there's nothing but time to heal the wound.

Chin up xxx

ML said...

So sorry for your loss.
We made a memorial graphic for her and posted it on The Cat Blogosphere.
Love & Purrs,
KC & Mom ML

Noll's Nip said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs and purrs to you.

TK said...

She was very lucky to has such a grate mommy! I'm very sorry that you has to be seperated for a time.
We purrs for your heart to heal.
TK

Niki said...

You're welcome! :o) I've got a post coming up soon that you are just going to love :o)))

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

We heard over at the CB about your loss. Sending purrs to comfort you and hoping that The Cat is watching over you, waiting to be reunited some day.

Charlemagne and Tamar

kate m said...

I'm so sorry :(

altguy3 said...

So sorry.

Perhpas she'll bump into a three-legged ginger friend wherever she is now...

Thinking of you & sending big, big hugs.

G xxxxx

Plain Jane said...

Kitty, I am so sorry. I wish I could express my heartfelt sorrow for your loss, but my words are weak. Just know that I am thinking of you.

Eric and Flynn said...

We are so sorry to hear that Ol' Girl has gone to the Bridge. We know your heart is breaking, but try to remember all your good times. Your happy memories will help you cope with the sadness. purrs and (((hugs))) to you.

Furkidsmom said...

Our eyes are leaky and our hearts are sad. We're sorry Old Kitty had to leave for the Bridge.

Prints the Cat said...

Hello. I saw your comment on Brian's blog and came over. I am so sorry for the loss of your kitty. We lost our dog in November at the young age of 9. It was very sudden. On the day she collapsed was the day we had to put her to sleep. She had an aggressive cancer in her heart.

I know we don't know each other, but I am sure your kitty was well loved by you. 17 years and 8 months is a very respectable age. Our condolences to you.

Angel and Kirby said...

WE are so sorry to hear about The Cat! No words from strangers will help, but we want you to know that we have been there and send you love and purrs.

MoMo said...

So sorry to hear about this. 17 years is a long time. Our thoughts and purrs are with you. Take care. One day we will all meet again.

Cheyenne -Millie said...

We heard about you from our friend Noir. We are sorry you have lost your friend.

Ikaika said...

We are so sorry that your sweet Kitty had to leave you. Sending you comforting thoughts and gentle purrs ...

Run free at the Bridge, Kitty ...

'Kaika and his mom

Karen Jo said...

I am so sorry to read of Cat's passing. That last night must have been horrible for you. You did the best thing you could for her. I am sure that she is having a great time at the Rainbow Bridge with all the other kitties who have gone there.

Everycat said...

We are so sorry to read of Cat's passing. We send you love and rumbly purrs to ease the sorrow. You gave her a wonderful and long life, which is a great and kind thing to have done. Memories of such a sweet old ladycat will make you smile again soon.

Whicky Wuudler
Oliver
& Gerry

SF said...

That's a lovely photo of your old cat. She was lucky to have an owner who cared for her so well for 17 years. Sorry she's gone.

Spinster of this parish said...

I am so, so sorry. Thinking of you.

Take care.

wildcatwoodscats said...

Been home sick for a few days and missed your sad news. I am so sorry that Cat went to the Bridge. Wish you had more time with her. It is never easy to lose them. We are all sending loving healing energy your way and to little Cat in her new home. Hugs to you.

Jane Smith said...

I'm so sorry for your loss: we have four lovely cats here, and I treasure each one. It does sound as though your old girl had an exceptionally happy and loving life, though, which is something to be proud of.

Ann said...

Oh Kitty, I am so sorry to hear you have lost your beautiful cat. You must be so sad and lonely at this moment. Thinking of you.

Melinda Szymanik said...

so, so sorry Kitty. Sounds like she had a great, long, loving life with you. Loss sucks.

Melinda

Felted House said...

I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss, and I do so share in your grief having recently lost my beloved cat quite suddenly and before his time at 8 years old. He was black and white too, and I'm still finding the occasional beautiful white whisker lodged in an out-of-the-way-place. Sending love to you xx

ABBY said...

We are sorry we didn't get to know The Cat. We offer our deepest purrs to you and we will keep you in our furry hearts. When you look to the heavens know that the sweet Cat will be looking down on your with guidance and love.

purrs
Abby

Old Kitty said...

Hi

I wanted to say thank you to each and everyone of you wonderful bloggie friends and I hope you didn't mind. You are all so sweet and have comforted me so much.

There are a few who don't have blogs or comments options (there are so many fab blog designs that throw me completely, being so techno challenged) so I'm going to say thank you here:

To Chaotix: thank you for Purry Gates, such lovely words.
x

To Robyn - thank you.
x

To Cheysuli and Gemini - thank you for your purrs.
x

To Charlemagne and Tamar - thank you and I do hope so, I really do.
x

To altguy3 - thank you and i do hope so too! she'll need a special unique and wonderful friend to show her the ropes!
x

To Ikaika and mum: oh i hope she is running free and healthy and happily! Thank you.
x

Take care
x

Rebecca @ Diary of a Virgin Novelist said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Your cat was a special one and didn't go out with a fight.

Sending you hugs and good thoughts from Brooklyn.