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I am so sorry, Marvelgal. Deepest sympathy.

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On April 11th, I lost my tortie Paisley to cancer. She was 15 years old. I rescued her when she was 8. I was devastated; she was my best friend and the sweetest cat in the world. She was also my first pet. That same day I adopted Cooper, who's in my profile picture. He does not replace Paisley at all but I am glad I opened my heart, despite the heartache, and rescued another furbaby.



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I am very sorry to hear about Keziah and Sinatra! Beautiful cats from the pictures. Huggs.

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STARFEVRE, I am so sorry to hear about Sinatra, Groucho, and Gizmo's passing. I lost Cricket, my 18 year old sweetheart last year on May 1. I still think of him daily. Each time I think of him though, I picture him across the Rainbow Bridge, happy, healthy, and playing with the others. Those thoughts make his passing bearable. I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

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Words cannot express my sorrow over the passing of Keziah. She is very beautiful and my 9 year old, Freedom, looks just like Keziah. I continue to keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

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A picture from better times. I lost my elderly kitty Sinatra on Tuesday to Congestive Heart Failure. He joins his sister Groucho, who went over the Rainbow Bridge in December of 2013 and my Gizmo who left me on July 31st, 2012.

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I'm so sorry. I'm sure Keziah left many paw prints on your heart.

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Had my precious cat, Keziah, euthanized this afternoon. I don't think I've ever had a cat so dear to me. Fortunately, my vet and his staff are the absolute best in this situation.

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So sorry to hear about Ebony! I understand how painful it can be.

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So sorry to hear about Ebony's passing. I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Cricket was 18 last year on March 1, and he passed away on May 1, last year. I have 5 other cats, but I continue to miss Cricket every single day.

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So sorry to hear about Ebony. What a pretty face. Losing a cat is like losing part of you. I've been there many, many times. Keep the good memories and let the bad go.

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I lost my beloved Ebony-Boo on January 14th of this year. He was my baby..a beautiful boy of 13 yrs. He always needed special care and he was like a baby. I made a blog about him too. Feel free to read. Ebony used to sit at the kitchen table at mealtimes; always hoping for a piece of chicken. Now his chair is empty. It still hurts. Always will. Love my Ebony cat. He will never be forgotten..


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Yes, they are happy, healthy and having a great time as they wait for their loved ones to join them over the 'Rainbow Bridge.' I like to think that.

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It sounds like your furbaby went peacefully and pain free. Mine were both more than likely in a lot of pain. But they are pain free and happy now which brings me comfort. I will always miss my furbbabies and I think about them every day

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Yes, that is right. Cricket turned 18 last March, and at that time, he was still pretty frisky for an old guy. Not long after that, he started going downhill. He lasted until May 1, and then he passed away peacefully in his sleep. That was how I wanted him to go. He didn't show any signs of pain, he was just very weak during his last days. He was ready to go, and it is comforting to know that he is in a better place.

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All of our furbabies are pain free, out of harms way and waiting to see us again someday.

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Thank you. Losing my kitties was one of the hardest things Ive ever been through. I have 9 other kitties that make a huge difference in helping the healing.

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I am sorry to hear about the loss of two of your cats. My Cricket passed away last year, too. He was 18 years old, and I still miss him very much. I have five other cats, but Cricket was so special. I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

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I lost two cats in 2014. Smokey on 4/29/14 of Kidney Failure. He was 5 years old. And then Milo on 12/10/14 to Lymphoma, he was 12.

2014 was a hard year, losing both cats was so hard, harder then i ever imagined. Losing my Milo was especially hard. I had him for just about 10 years, and never lived in this house without him. Every where Iook, im reminded of him. Its been a hard month without my kitty.

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Thank you. We are doing okay, but it's so sad that he is not around anymore.

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I am so sorry to hear about Tigger!

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I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Tigger. It is so hard to lose a beloved pet. I am keeping you and Max in my thoughts and prayers. Tigger is waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge.

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I guess I posted it in the wrong topic. Sorry...

But last night we lost our beloved Tigger, Maine Coon. I was hoping he would make it thru the holidays, but by Christmas he was ailing. He had a mass (cancer) growing along with other problems. He just wasn't himself anymore. He gave us 16 years of happiness, love, and laughter. I will miss my boy...

Max, our Norwegian Forest Cat, is grieving for his brother. He would walk around and then meow. Then he would follow me around...so sad.

I'm sure Tigger is in a better place now as he approaches the Rainbow Bridge. Love you, Tigger!

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Hi ALOHACYL, I am so sorry to hear about Dixie's passing. I know you will miss her very much. Please accept my deepest and heartfelt sympathy.

In May, my 18 year old Cricket passed away. My heart was broken, but I knew, and he knew that he was loved very much. He'd had a very good life, and although, I was not or would never be ready for him to pass over the Rainbow Bridge, I knew that he was ready. He'd stopped eating and he'd stopped drinking, and I think he was waiting for me to tell him that it was OK. We would be OK without him, and we would always love and remember him. I did have this 'talk' with him, and within an hour of our 'talk' he passed away sleeping peacefully in his bed.

I found much comfort in reading about "The Rainbow Bridge." I have to believe that it exists and think that Cricket and your Dixie are there now. I am sharing the link in hopes that reading about "The Rainbow Bridge" will help to lessen your grief over the loss of Dixie. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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Take care!

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One of my older cats passed on this week - Dixie (13 years old).

Dixie came to our home in 2001 and she adopted us as we had just moved in the area and I had just been diagnosed with breast cancer. She made me forget the cancer as she was such a pretty and friendly little cat. Dixie was a brown tabby with smudges of orange and white on her. Dixie was pregnant when she became a part of our home, too, and her kittens found loving homes. So, she kept my DD and I busy. Dixie was one of the best mother cats I'd ever been around. (I should mention that all of Dixie's kittens shared one trait - a white smudge on their noses).

After having Dixie spayed, she settled into being an indoor/outside cat. She loved to lounge on the deck in the sun but preferred the indoor life in the Winter. She passed quietly this week....I'll miss her a lot.

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Did they pass away? If so, I am so sorry.

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Cindy, I am so sorry to just now hear about Sammy, your best friend. I hope you have a paper with all his delightful traits written down thinks you hope to never forget. Things that make you laugh and things you miss most now. Cats are very special and I'm sure he hated having to leave you. I do believe he is in a better place and you will see him again or he will appear in the traits of another furry friend. They are never too far away once they are bonded with us. It is for all our life. Hugs and feel better but give it time. I send oodles of support. -Holly emoticon

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THANK YOU, CINDY! Yes, the "Rainbow Bridge" sounds like a beautiful place.

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Hi Pam,
Thank you so much for your kind words about Sammy and for the Spark bouquet. I'm so sorry to hear about your Cricket, too. I also also believe that they are healthy, happy, and waiting eagerly for us on the Rainbow Bridge.
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I am so sorry to hear that Sammy passed away. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Cricket (my 18 year old) passed away a little over 4 months ago, and a day doesn't go by that I don't think of him. They are waiting for us on the other side of the "Rainbow Bridge." My understanding is that they are young again and feeling happy and healthy. I like to believe that is true.

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My best friend Sammy was laid to rest on August 21, 2014 after a short bout with liver disease. I picked up his ashes and his dear paw print the next day. A few weeks have gone by now, but I miss him every single day.

We had 2 beloved dogs who were Sammy's good friends until they passed back in 2009 and 2010 on exactly the same day...one year apart...August 21.

What is it about that day for our family? All I can think of is that there must be a special welcome party on that day for the best pets in the world (at least in my family's world).

Hugs to all of you going through the loss of your furrbaby too. Sometimes I think it's harder than losing a human. They're just so innocent and full of unconditional love.
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emoticon Thank you ANOTHERMOMOF2. I picked up Crickets ashes on Saturday. They are stored in a beautiful urn with a name plate "Cricket" and underneath that March 1, 1996 - May 1, 2014. All of that is beautiful, but what is really beautiful is the urn is in a deep blue velvet like bag with these words printed in gold "Until We Meet Again At the Rainbow Bridge." Those words are very comforting.

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I am so sorry about the loss of both Cricket & Bodhi!

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Cricket just happened to be next in line but I'm glad that he hung in there to enjoy is time as COTW.

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THANK YOU, Holly and Susan for your kind messages. It is very hard to lose Cricket, but I know he is in a better place now where he is happy, healthy, and surrounded by friends.

Susan, Cricket started going downhill a couple of weeks before it was his turn to be "Cat of the Week." I almost sent you a Spark Mail to ask if he could be moved up on the list for that reason. Instead, I wrote in my blog about his condition and requested prayers. The prayers came POURING in, and by some MIRACLE, he 'bounced back' for that week. He WANTED to be here to enjoy being "Cat of the Week!" I don't know if he did that for him or for me but whatever the reason, he did have a good week the week that he was featured as "Cat of the Week." THANK YOU for that!

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Pam, I'm so sorry to hear about Cricket emoticon . I'm glad it was peaceful, but know that you are hurting. That's sweet what you said to him and I am sure he was listening. I'm so glad he was able to be the Cat of the Week before he went to the emoticon bridge.
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Pam,

So sorry for your family's loss but happy for Cricket, a very special cat. I also have to say that you wrote the most wonderful text about losing Cricket and giving him permission to pass over. I wish I could add something but you said it all with complete eloquence. Thank you, it is exactly how I feel. I wish everyone could feel that way and embrace loss as more of a cyclical event that does to have to immobilize you for long periods. People seem to embrace the Rainbow Bridge concept but the idea of living with out a loved one seems impossible. Clearly we need to grieve but then one baby step at a time, we must rebuild our lives without them. They gave us all they had (sometime a little more) and it is up to us to pass the torch and move on in celebration of their life. We can smile through the tears.

Here's a thought, Maybe some move on so others can be saved. Pat, thanks for taking such great loving care of Cricket. emoticon

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R.I.P. CRICKET (March 1, 1996 - May 1, 2014)

My precious 'old fellow' 'CRICKET' passed away peacefully in his sleep this afternoon.

I knew he was steadily going downhill. Yesterday, he could barely move his legs, and he only drank a small amount of water. Today, he was the same, only lifting his head when my son or I would go near him. He knew he was loved, and we knew that he loved us until the very end.

II had a little conversation with Cricket earlier this afternoon. He seemed to be listening very closely to what I was saying. I told him that we would be OK without him, that we loved him and we would always remember him. I told him there were a lot of other animals who were running, jumping, and waiting happily for him across the "Rainbow Bridge." I told him, "I know you want to go there, too, so don't worry about us." "We will be fine." Shortly after that, I noticed that he wasn't breathing. My "Sweet Guy" had crossed over. Now he is one of those who is running, jumping, and waiting for others to come and join him.

Silly, Weird, Dumb? Maybe, but I have to believe that, or else the pain of losing Cricket in unbearable.

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Pam


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4/6/14 9:27 P

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That's far too young I am SO SORRY for your loss.

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3/12/14 11:51 A

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Hugs to Elli. Cats grieve in different ways but they clearly do feel sad too. Take care, Holly emoticon

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3/11/14 10:09 P

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Thanks so much--- we miss him, but I'm glad for the time we did have. His friend Elli, same age but American shorthair, is a comfort and so far this week doing ok. blessings,

Margaret

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3/11/14 10:33 A

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emoticon I am so sorry to hear about Bodhi emoticon . He is among many friends now at the Rainbow emoticon bridge.

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3/10/14 2:31 P

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MTATRO1 So sorry to hear about your Siamese cat Bodhi. My husband and I have rescued many Siamese over the years and know the loss must be great. These will be hard days but I hope in time you can celebrate his life in time and remember all the love and joy he gave you. Feel free to contact me, Holly emoticon


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3/10/14 2:21 P

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Bodhi, our lovely Siamese cat, passed away Saturday 3/8 after a bout with cancer. He was going on 8; too young, very sweet. We'll miss him a lot...

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Post here if your pet (not restricted to just cats) has recently passed over to the Rainbow Bridge emoticon

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