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December 27, 2008


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I am so sorry to hear about Babe. Special purrayers are being sent your way.

We are so sad to hear the news about Babe. We are purring and praying for you.
MamaCat & the FurryPurries
Ozzy, Alice, Bootsie, Freckles, Lola, Dandelo & baby Honey

I shall carry a couple of cat treats in my pocket when I go, as well as the dog treats for my pups who are waiting at the bridge.

I am so sorry that Babe has gone to the Rainbow Bridge. You have my deepest sympathy.

We are so sorry that babe had to leave for The Bridge. What a beautiful cat he was. We send you rumbly purrs and love

Whicky Wuudler

I hope and pray that the incredibly delightful Babe is frolicking over the rainbow bridge with my beloved Boo and Rocky - who would, I know, love him as much as I do and always will.

His memory brightens my days and my sadness at his loss is profound.

Poor Tiny - what is she going to do without him to both love and dislike! Extra scritches to her.

My deepest sympathies to you Sissy and Tuck and goomp too who no doubt loved him a lot!

What a sad, sad day for us all!

Editor's note: Gayle has posted a beautiful tribute to our precious boy at her blog.

Many hugs during this sad and painful time.
Prayers and purrs for you and your family.
~ The Bunch

Sissy, I am so sorry to read this (belatedly) today - catching up with blogs after holiday travels, and my heart skipped a beat when I read this entry.

There is no love without loss -- as we all know all too well by now -- but I hope you can take comfort in knowing that being a cat in your household has to be one of the very best situations in the world, for anyone, and Baby got to enjoy it for quite some time.

Be extra kind to yourself, and Tuck, in the coming days.

I don't think we've met before, but I'm MaoMao, and I'm one of four kitties. My family and I grieve with you for the loss of precious Babe. Mom's crying for your loss -- she loves us all so much and she understands how terribly hard it is to lose a precious loved one.

Here is a poem she likes and which has helped her. Perhaps you will find comfort in it, too. We are sending love to you and your family.


And God asked the feline spirit
Are you ready to come home?
Oh, yes, quite so, replied the precious soul
And, as a cat, you know I am most able
To decide anything for myself.

Are you coming then? asked God.
Soon, replied the whiskered angel
But I must come slowly
For my human friends are troubled
For you see, they need me, quite certainly.

But don't they understand? asked God
That you'll never leave them?
That your souls are intertwined. For all eternity?
That nothing is created or destroyed?
It just is....forever and ever and ever.

Eventually they will understand,
Replied the glorious cat
For I will whisper into their hearts
That I am always with them
I just am....forever and ever and ever.

~Author Unknown

Oh, Sissy, I'm so sorry. I just found out through Lair's blog.

Words fail.

We've lost several pets over the years. About 2 years ago we lost our cat DiDi: http://www.blogger.com/post-edit.g?blogID=6149860&postID=114849416433097289

This year we lost 2 of our dogs, and our 2 cats are pushing 19. It just never gets any easier, does it.

I am terribly sorry for your loss, Sissy.


"a fast-growing tumor on his palate"

My heavens that's just what took my last cat, Athena, last August. She got a cancerous tumor in her mouth, under her tongue. It was little more than a week from when I first discovered it to when I had to take her in for her final visit to the vet.

At 15 she was the oldest of the three cats that I have had as an adult. Her brother, Zeus, died in a mysterious accident when he was less than 2 years old. I then got another male, Bengal. He lived until two years ago kidney failure took him.

My "therapy" after losing each one is to reread a James Herriot book. Are you familiar with his work? If not, you really ought to pick up his first four books.

You have a wonderful blog here, much different than the usual political stuff I usually survey. The pictures of Baby and Tiny are precious. A few years ago I realized I had better get some digital pictures of Bengal and Athena before they left. I'm fortunate to have some old 35mm ones of Zeus.

They were such wonderful friends. I'll eventually get more cats, but the first three will be with me forever.

I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. At least it was a peaceful going to the Rainbow Bridge where he'll wait for you.

In 2007 we lost our Golden/Chow mix and a few months later we lost our baby chocolate Cocker Spaniel, who had had cancer. Treatment kept her with us and she had a good quality of life until the last day, when she let us know it was time.

We grieved over her so much and said no more dogs.

On October 24, 2008 we picked up our new black and silver miniature schnauzer. She'll never replace those lost pets from before, but she's special just the same.

May God help you get over your grief.

From one animal lover to another, God bless.

I'm late to the wake of Baby Cakes, and my heart goes out to you both at your sudden loss. Love is never in vain and is never lost. Your grief is just an expression of how much you loved that sweet thing.

Long ago, Meister Eckhart said, "Every creature is a word of God."

The word of Baby was especially lyrical.

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