Tuesday, November 6, 2012

It is Time


There are no words to describe this pain.
Our journey together must end for awhile.
And I must uphold our sacred trust.

The promise I made the day you claimed me.
That if your time came
I would put aside my selfish need of you.
To do what is best for you.
To walk the rest of the way, without you.

Oh how could one so small,
Have such a large impact on my life?
You taught me to purr when something feels good.
You showed me how to live in the moment
And to play with boundless joy.
But mostly you taught me that unconditionally love
can be openly and honestly returned.

And so, my little one, I send you to the Next,
With my deepest gratitude and total love.
Thank you for letting me love you.
Being yours has been an extraordinary gift.

I Love you sweet girl!
Mommy


I will fulfill my promise to Squashies at noon today.

Update: at 12:32pm Squashies left this world for the next big adventure. God's Speed my little one.

153 comments:

  1. I'm in tears now...I'm so so so sorry. I wish I could hug you....Many of us have been through this and the pain is beyond words. Please know that you have many throughout the CB who are sending you and Squashies prayers. I ask for a peaceful and merciful crossing for her, ask the Universe to bless you all, wish Squashies godspeed.

    I'm so sorry.

    -Kim

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  2. big hugs from me and soft purrs from the Gs.

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  3. So so sorry. I send comforting purrs and hugs to you.. Love and hugs GJ xx

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  4. Oh no, I did not expect to read this. We are very very sorry and send hugs, purrs, and comforting thoughts your way. We will be thinking of you today.

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  5. Our thoughts are prayers are with you and your family

    Boots, Ozzie & Brenda

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  6. A hug from our Mom
    a lick on your cheek
    our thoughts and purrs are with you Squashies, always.
    Harry, Dexter and Tipp

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  7. Oh no....we are so very very sorry. We know Squashies will go with love and be well met over the Bridge. You did everything you could for her..... purrs.....

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  8. Oh Dee, I am do sorry. The only thing I can say which won't make you feel any better, and that is that you are doing the right thing. Darn it all, I am crying my eyes out. She was such a special kitty and she tried her best to stay with you. WE sure do send you tons of gigantic hugs. And some mighty purrs too. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

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  9. Our hearts all hurt but we know it is time for you to leave us. You are an amazing one dear Squashies and you will live in my heart forever. I am at a loss for words so I will just let my heart smile at the thought of the love you shared. Be in peace beautiful girl.

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  10. Oh no. We are so sorry to read this sad news. Thank you for loving Squashies so very much, and giving her such a wonderful forever home. And for making this difficult but loving decision. We send you hugs, and purrs and prayers of comfort.

    Fly free now, Squashies -- we love you now and always.









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  11. Oh, we are so sad to hear this news. We love you Squashies, TK, Pip and of course Dee. We are sending you big purrs and lots of love.

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  12. Sending you so much love and many hugs ... I understand just how painful this is. Thank you for loving your little one so very much.

    Love Jan xxx
    Purrs from Milo and Alfie xx

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  13. Our hearts are heavy and our eyes are leaky. We are so sad to hear our friend Squashies will be leaving for the bridge. We love you, Squashies and we know our Cal, Chevelle and Sylvester will be there to greet you. (((hugs))) & ♥
    Maggie May and The Creek Cats

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  14. We are so sorry to read about this. We know no words can ease the pain you are in but we want you to know we are thinking and purring and praying as you help Squashies cross the bridge at noon. And do not be afraid, Squashies, for you will be greeted warmly by our Bridge friends.

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  15. Our hearts are hurting as we read this. We are so very sorry to hear about sweet Squashies. Your words are beautiful and have touched us deeply. Please know we are sending you purrs and prayers of comfort.
    love,
    Glogirly & Katie

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  16. What a lovely post, as you express your heart for her. But we are teary and sad that Squashies' time has come. We will miss her!

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  17. RIP little one...

    Purrs and purrayers from us to you.

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  18. Oh Dee, I am so sorry!!! I know you must be heartbroken, your words are filled with so much emotion. We all love Squashies and will miss her terribly.

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  19. Thinking of you. We know how hard this decision is but take some comfort knowing it is the right one. Hugs. Hailey and Zaphod's Lady (previous Lady to Loki and Gemi)

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  20. Our eyes are leaking to hear this sad news. Sending lots of love your way. May Squashies passing be loving and peaceful.

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  21. Oh noes, we are so very sorry. We has tears right along with you.

    See you later, over the bridge, sweet Squashies.

    ((HUGS))

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  22. We are so very sorry that it is time for Squashies to go to the Bridge. Comforting purrs.

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  23. What a poignant post. It brought tears to my eyes because it was so beautiful, yet sad.

    So many times people don't know when it's time to help their furbaby say goodbye.

    It's never an easy decision and no matter how much you know it's the right time and the best thing to do for Squashies, it does not ease your pain.

    I am so sorry. Thoughts and purrs are with you.

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  24. Our thoughts to you and to Squashies. We know what a hard decision this is.

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  25. Miss Patches is waiting. We are sending purrs from the Big Piney Woods, know that we understand how heavy your heart is, but you are giving the greatest gift.

    Mittens, Precious, Mistrie, Miracle and Mom Toni

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  26. Oh no! We are all leaky eyed here. We are so sorry to hear Squashies will be leaving this world...it breaks our hearts. We are purring for her and you too...we know this is not easy for you.

    Purrs, headbutts and hugs...
    Wally, Ernie, Zoey and mom Sue

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  27. You have been, and will continue to be, in my thoughts and in my heart. With love, sympathy, and empathy,
    ~Chrystal

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  28. God's speed to ewe squashies and may HE comfort your mom knowing you are knot.... and never will be trooly...gone....ewe will just have a diffrunt address; until ewe both meet again in de kingdom of heaven. we hope yur mom noes what she does two day and haz done in the past; was out of love and compassion; two of the greatest gifts of all.
    sendin purrz of comfort two yur mom, familee, TK and pip

    XOXOXOXO

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  29. tears like a rainstorm here. so very, very sorry that this promise must be kept, but we know it is best. those who have gone before will meet her at the bridge with a crown of catnip for her sweet head. purrs and purrayers from the meowers, the dbd, and meower mom & dad.

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  30. Oh no....we've got leaky eyes reading this. We are so sorry to hear that Squashies is leaving for the Bridge. We're sending soft, comforting purrs to you at this sad time. (((Hugs)))

    The Florida Furkids

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  31. purrs..

    my thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

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  32. I am so sorry to hear about your sweet Squashies... I wish I could be there to hold you.
    But please know our thoughts are with you, and your baby.

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  34. I am broken hearted Dee. Just broken hearted and while I am very leaky eyed and can't see well to type, I know precious Squashies knew how deeply she was and is loved. And she trusted you and her daddy to always take the best of care of her, and you did.

    The blog you did today is that which we pet parents always feel when our babies have to leave for awhile until we get there too. Know you are NOT alone. ALL of us are standing right there with you Dee. Right here whenever you need us. We will share your pain. ((((HUGS))))

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  35. Tears and hugs and purrs. Be brave. We love you.

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  36. Our hearts are breaking. We will all be with you in spirit, Squashies, as you cross the bridge. (((hugs))), purrs and love to all.

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  37. Godspeed. We have a candle lit here in Finland for a safe journey x

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  38. Oh Squashies... we will love you ALWAYS. purrs

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  39. RIP sweet little girl. So so sad.

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  40. My heart is once again full of tears ...
    In sorrow, with much love for you,
    Ann

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  41. We have leaky eyes here because we know what you are going thru and loved Squashies too - even tho we've never met. Most of us with pets have been there a few times ourselves and know how very very hard it is to let go. But Squashies will not be suffering now and can rest in peace. We hope one day soon these unhappy memories will be over shadowed by all the special moments you have had together. HUGS dear friend. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  42. We are so sorry about Squashies. You are doing the generous thing for her, though your own heart is breaking. You are all in our thoughts and hearts.Comforting purrrrrrrrrrrrrrs.

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  43. We are so sorry that you had to make this decision, the hardest of all to make. Run free, Squashies.

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  44. OMC we are so very sorry to hear this news. But I know that Squashies loves you & was the luckiest of kitties to have had you in her life. Fly free, sweet furriend!

    Love
    Selina & MomKatt Laura

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  45. I did not know Squashie, but I know her story as an adult rescue cat. I was 5 when Mom and Dad got me this year in Jan. And my former shelter has lots of older kitties and they are the ones we pull from the county shelter and we keep them until we find a furrever home for them. Older kitties have such love to give. Squashie was saved by her huFamily, but I know she saved you right back, just like me, my Mom and Dad. We all save each other. Paw hugs for Squashie on her journey, and she is happy you stayed with her. She will come back one night, softly walk across you bed, you will feel the covers move slightly...she will let you know she is arrived at the Bridge and waiting for you all. Savannah

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  46. We are so sorry to hear this news. Mom Paula has leaky eyes in front of the computer at work while reading this. We know the Squashies knew how much you loved her and how much you did for her. Mom Paula is sending a virtual hug for you as you make this decision and go through the grieving process. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Truffle, Brulee, and Mom Paula

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  47. peeEss I will follow you but need the follow by email button. thank you, and only when you feel up to it. paw pats, savannah

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  48. I'm crying from reading your beautiful words for sweet Squashies. I am so heartsick. I feel so sad. I am so sorry. I can barely type these words because of the tears. I am so sorry. It all seems so unfair.

    Take care
    x

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  49. Ou pryers are with you at this time-

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  50. So very sorry to hear about Squashies! That is a lovely tribute, heartbreaking and poignant. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    love from the CATachresis gang xx

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  51. I'm sorry about Squashies. I wish this had a different ending, but it sounds as if she had a wonderful adventure with you.

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  52. Sending you our hugs. We are so sorry to read your news. A beautiful tribute.

    Lily Belle & Muffin
    ♥♡♥

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  53. Saw this on Fuzzy Tales.
    Just wanted to stop by and say how
    sorry I am.
    ((hugs))

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  54. We are so very sorry to hear that Squashies had to be helped over the Bridge. That was a beautiful tribute; she is a very loved kitty. We will be purring for all of you...

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  55. Your tribute made me cry. But I am so happy you thought of Squashies before everything else. She had a beautiful life with you, and that is what matters! Hugs to you in these difficult moments...

    looloo

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  56. We are all very sorry to hear your sad news. We send you hugs and purrs to comfort you.

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  57. Mommi's teaws have bluwwed the scween. Youw love fow Squashies is fuwwevew and twoo and you gave hew the last big gift, to let hew go when she had to..no mowe pain, no sadness whewe Squashies has gone. She will be met by all ouw angels and wait fow you on that glowious day when she will leap into youw awms once again and you bof puww to youw heawts content. I'm sending healing smoochies fow youw pain at having to be pawted fow now
    love
    Asta

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  58. May the memories of love outweigh the grief of loss.

    Purrs & Prayers
    The Teenage Mutant Ninja Kitty Horde & Their Feeders






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  59. Hey it's Jet here.

    Our deepest condolences on the crossing today of your sweet Squashies. Our friend, Brian, posted of his wet whiskers and we can only imagine the whiskers in your forever home.

    Your poem resonated with us deeply on the recent passing of our sweet feline brother, Puffy. Perhaps he can ease Squashies' crossing, as he was always a gentle, sweet, chatty boy.

    Sending your family Jetty kisses, JJ hugs and comfort from Mom.

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  60. We are so very sorry. This is a beautiful and moving tribute to your darling girl.

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  61. (((Hugs))) and prayers. it hurts so bad- tonight we light a candle for her.
    Godspeed sweetie - give Parker Pie a Smoochie

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  62. There are no words to say how sad we are and how we are hurting for you SquashiesMom. We are sending you all of our purrrrrrsss and {{{HUGS}}}.
    Squashies sweetie, we know you are free of your pain and that you are watching over TK and Pip and your mommy. And we just cannot say good bye - so we will just say so long until we meet at the Bridge

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  63. My heart is heavy as I have learned that Squahie has gone to the bridge. I know it is hard to say good by and Squashie will be missed to all that knew and loved her. You loved her enough to do what was right for her and now and furever she will be free of the limitations that life here does for one. Know you are in my thoughts and purrs.

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  64. We are terribly sorry for your loss. I know the hardest decisions are sometimes the best.

    Sending hugs & love,
    Oskar & Pam

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  65. Godspeed beautiful Squashies. Our hearts go out to your wonderful humans, and TK and Pip. SquashiesMom in particular - you loved your girl so very very well.

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  66. I am so, so sorry. Many purrs to you today.

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  67. Dear Dee
    Madi and I are so very very sorry to read about Squashies.....oh dpso true how can something so small have such an impact

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  68. On our lives. Everything good and pure I know I learned from my pets
    Love
    Madi's mom

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  69. You have us crying over here too. Our deepest condolences on your loss. Purrs and hugs to all of you to try to help make the pain more bearable.

    Meg and Quill

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  70. Oh, no, we are so very sorry and sad to hear this terrible news and send our sincere condolances over the loss of your gorgeous Squashies...She was one of our first friends when we started blogging and we will never forget your precious girl...May the love of God surround you all at this time of sorrow=always remember, LOVE never dies...big hugs and much love, sweet friends...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat and Daddy Cat

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  71. We are so very, very sorry to hear that your beloved Squashies has passed. She is very special to us too and we think of her often with love. Your poem is absolutely beautiful and oh so true. We wrap you in light and love and send you our gentlest purrs at such a sad time.

    Be Well Sweet Squashies
    (find our Inka there...you two will be special friends)

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  72. Ann sent us over and although we have never "met" we wanted to send you our condolences.


    We respect you so much for doing what was best for little Squashies so that she wouldn't have to suffer needlessly. We understand your pain and we send you all our love. Your poem was beautiful and brought tears to our eyes because of all its' acknowledged and heartfelt truths.
    Rest in peace dear Squashies. You were loved.
    Hugs and love to your family.

    the critters in the cottage xo


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  73. We're sending too many purrs to count. God speed, little one.

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  74. We are so sad to hear about Squashies. Run free, happy and healthy little one.

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  75. We were so very sorry to hear about Squashies. Sending comforting purrs and hugs you way. RIP little sweet one.
    Angel Normie, Mika, Sasha & Grady

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  76. I think it so special that you shared tears and stories and songs with your baby girl. And love beyond the end of their too short physical lives. I know how your heart aches and I am sorry Squashies had to say so long. For now.

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  77. We are so sorry to hear the sad news about your beloved Squashies, and send comforting vibes and purrayers for your loss.

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  78. We have never "met" you, but we heard about you on Brian's blog.
    We are so sorry to hear about Squashies. She was a very lucky kitty to have you in her life. This is the hardest part of loving a pet - having to let her go. We recently lost our Lucy. Every time Mom hears about someone losing a pet her eyes get leaky and she gets a big lump in her throat.
    Purrs and prayers for Squashies and her loving family.

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  79. My ♥ is aching for you as you mourn your immense loss. I've been where you are and I'll be there again and again and again. Thank you so much for seeing the beauty in adopting a senior pet. They are priceless treasures.

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  80. Our hearts are breaking as we wave farewell to sweet beautiful Squashies. Her journey was filled with love and that one will continue in your heart.
    Sending hugs and purrs from all of us:
    Abby,Boo,Ping,Jinx,Gracie and Mom Debra

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  81. We are drowning in your sadness today as you say "until soon" to your beloved precious girl. She has given you all she has to offer for now and you have given her that final loving gift so hard to do...it is the painful price we pay for th epleasure of loving them for so long. I know how you will miss those big paws of hers patting your cheek...
    Please know how much we care and hurt along with you...
    Love Karla and Miss Peach and Miss HUnny Bunny

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  82. So very, very sorry. Squashies carries your tremendous love with her on her new journey, as she leaves her love with you always.
    I am keeping a copy of your poem close at hand, for the time is coming that I will have to fulfill the promise I made to my dear one. May I be able to do so with the grace you have done today. Hugs to you.

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  83. I'm so very sorry. Hugs and purrs to you all at this difficult time.

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  84. What a beautiful poem. We are so very sorry to here that the time came for sweet Squashies to cross The Bridge. Our hearts go out to you and you all are in our prayers. We leave you warm hugs Mumsy, Chancy, Snookums, Patches and Pooh

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  85. We are so very sorry that Squashies had to cross over. We are sending you a ton of purrs, purrayers and many hugs during this difficult time.

    Luf, Us and Maw

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  86. RIP, sweet Squashies. We will miss you very much.

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  87. I cried reading this. I'm so sorry for the loss of your cat. Your poem is very beautiful. Hugs and purrs <3

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  88. Awww I am so sorry to hear about sweet squashies, we know your heart will be broken.

    Love
    Julie and Poppy Q
    xxx

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  89. We came over from Jans page. We are so sorry to read about your loss. It is very very hard being the good parent that we need to be when it is time to let them go. Bless your heart.
    stella rose and mom

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  90. We are so sorry to hear about your sweet Squashies. Purrs and prayers to you.

    Love, Scout and his Mama

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  92. We are so sorry to hear that your baby crossed over the bridge today. May we offer our condolences to you. We know your hearts are breakingand ours are too as we read this and we send our comfort and love to you as you go through this sad time. May God fill your hearts with peace and your soul with love knowing that one day you will meet again. Remember all the good times you had with your best friend and remember that she lives on in the hearts of those who love her. Our hearts are hearting and our eyes are leaking. We are so sad :'( We know the pain of losing a loved one, and we send you hugs as you go through this. xx

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  93. We are so very sorry that Squashies left for the Bridge.

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  94. I'm so sorry for the loss of your sweet, beautiful Squashies. How lucky you were to have shared this time together, and thank you for sharing Squashies with us, too.

    Rest in peace, Squashies. You were a Very Good Girl.

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  95. Oh we have such tears and our hearts ache for you. We wish there were words that would make it better... Please know you are held closely in our hearts.

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  96. I'm so very sorry to hear that Squashies has started her journey to her new job at the Bridge. Take comfort in knowing that you gave her that one last gift that took away all her pain and suffering. She will always remain in the hearts of all who knew and loved her.

    Amber's Mom
    (Linda)

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  97. My heart aches for you. I know how hard it is to let one of sweet kitties move on, with out us.

    I hope you are able to find some comfort in your memories.

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  98. We don't know what to say. We are so, so sorry. Please know we're thinking of you. Au, Target, Guido and Ellen.

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  99. We are so sorry your sweet Squashies has gone to the Bridge.
    It is never easy to say goodbye to a beloved kitty.
    We send you hugs ,purrs and headbumps.
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Tiger,Treasure,JJ and Julie
    and mom Nancy

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  100. We're so sorry to hear that Squashies has gone to the Bridge. Our condolences.
    DMM, Charmee and Jessica

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  101. So sorry to hear the news. My heart hurts for you. MoMo will be waiting on the other side of the Bridge for Squashies and together they will run free until we all meet again one day.

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  102. Your tribute to Squashies had us teary eyed, it was so beautiful. They are so much a part of us, body and soul and the thing of it is, we wouldn't have it any other way.

    We send our love, our prayers for your strength in the coming days, and also our sympathy. So often, we try to stay positive, assuring ourselves we did the right thing, what we found we had no choice but to do. Our hearts are so empty. Then, there's the little face we see at the shelter that is waiting for our love and we can't wait to share once again.

    Squashies received all of your love and more. Such a blessing! There's still so much to give. That fills our hearts with hope.

    Run free, Squashies. Send angel whispers.

    Tom, Mom Julie, Mitty, Tinker & Anastasia



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  103. We're sorry you had to say goodbye to Squashies.

    We have a fervent hope that we will all meet someday in a place without pain, suffering, fear, or goodbyes.

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  104. I am so sorry to hear this. We had to make the same sort of decision about our beloved Hemingway, and it was painful, but we had to let him go. I am sure she was very happy and knew that she was loved. (heard about this on Katie Isabella's blog)

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  105. Our hearts are breaking for you right now. Sending you lots of love and universal light. Big purrs from all the kittehz here at Prancer Pie. XOXO

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  106. Fly free our sweet friend. We are purring for your family. We love you!

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  107. Sending lots of purrs and purrayers. I know too well the heartbreak of losing sweet kitties. You did what was best for Squashies. You will see your beloved kitty again, she is waiting for you at the Bridge.

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  108. I has a big Sad. :(. Rest in peace, good kitteh. (((Luv)))

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  109. Your words speak of the love and the bond you shared, and I blink back tears, so remembering the ache in my heart when my beloved Bo passed on the the next plane...So much has changed in my life since I lost him...but my love for him stays as strong.

    May you find strength, too, in the love you shared with Squashies, for that love with never leave your heart and she will walk beside you always...

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  110. We are sorry for your loss. You were both honored to share your lives with each other.

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  111. We are sorry for this sad time. We send you our love and prayers.

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  112. We came to paw our respects and offer soft husky wooos, with much respect,

    RA, Isis & Nanük

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  113. Lots of purrs and prayers for you!! We are so sorry to hear about Squashies!! She will always be in our heart!!
    Hugs from your TX furiends,

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  114. So many purrs and prayers for you. You did the brave and loving thing.

    We know that your lovely Squashies was met at the Bridge by those who have Gone On Before Us. We think she dashed right across, feeling just like a kitten again, and is playing with all those who were waiting for her. We think our Big Ole ManCats Mr. Teeth and Clarkie probably were right up front to meet that pretty new girl XOXOXOXO

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  115. We are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our hearts & purrayers.

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  116. We are so sad to hear this - we weren't about much yesterday so Mum didn't see this until today. We are thinking of you.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  117. We are so sad to hear about Squashies and send you gentle purrs of comfort and consolation. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Purrs ... Rainbow

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  118. Please accept our most sincere condolences. Having been through this..it is a very painful time. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace little Squashies. xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

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  119. We were so sorry to read the news about Squashies at the CB. Many purrs and headbutts. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

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  120. We're so sorry that Squashies had to leave to go to the bridge. RIP xxx

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  121. My thoughts are with you. Diamond was very fond of Squashies and will no doubt be there welcoming her at the rainbow bridge.

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  122. My heart is breaking for you. I hope you feel the comfort of her peace.

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  123. I got here throught Katie Isabella's blog, and eventhough I may not know you, I'm so sorry to hear about Squashie. I don't know what to say, as there are no right words to say in this situation. I just hope you and your (furry) family are going to be alright. We send you many purrs and love!

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  124. Surrounding you with healing and loving purrrs.

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  125. Sending you love and prayers. We're so sorry your precious Squashies had to leave.
    xoxo Kassey

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  126. I came over from Margs' blog.

    I'm so, so sorry. This made me cry. I have an old dog that is exactly the same to us. I'm not looking forward to this day.

    Big healing hugs. :)

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  127. Purrs &prays for you


    Joanne
    Jane
    Jill
    Johnny
    Jay boy
    Jasmine
    Capu
    Danny boy from

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  128. We heard from Nicki and Derry about Squashies. We are sending you are paws and prayers for dear Squashies' departure.

    Regards,

    Haopee

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  129. With a too familiar sadness, I write to you...I know and feel your pain and am crying for you and with you. When I lost my boy just 11 months ago, my world ended as I knew it and part of me will never be the same. The love of a pet is so incredible and the relationship we develop with certain of our animal friends can even far surpass human relationships..of this I am sure!! It's so hard to go on living and breathing when your best fur-friend is gone, but the knowledge that they no longer suffer does offer so solace. That and the belief that one day we will again be together. I know that I asked my boy - Lolo/Lautrec - to come back in a new and healthy body. One day, in profound sadness, I sat by his grave and begged him to give me a sign. That very evening, I received an email from someone I had never met and they told me they had 'Elioth' for me (Lautrec's pedigree name was Emmanuel - an E litter just like Elioth!). Today we have Elioth AND his sister Eschu (Chouchou) and though they are each a little like Lolo, they are unique in other ways. I love them both dearly and what is very special is their relationship with the dogs. Now, whenever I go anywhere in the house, I don't one shadow like I did with Lolo; I have 4! And on a good day, even Tiny comes so I have all 5 of my furkids with me. I do believe that our departed fur-friends do watch over us and are with us silently participating in our lives. The painful part is that we would love to hold them again and feel their warmth and softness and hear their purring. But no matter what, I will never forget my Lolo just as you will never forget Squashies and we were soooooo lucky to have had them in our lives even if their time with us was way shorter than we had wanted. We will see them again. They are there waiting for us. Big hugs and lots of headbutts and tailwags from WeezDaBadCats and DaMeenDawgs

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  130. We are so sorry Squashies that you had to leave. We send love and rumbly purrs to all of your family, furry and furless and know that you will watch over them awhile. Safe journey little girl, there'll be so many friends to greet you and show you the ropes.

    With love
    Gerry, Mungo & The Ape xx

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  131. We is sad that you hadta go Squashies. We sends you waves and purrs for yore journey. We will give lots and lots of purrs and luvs to yore Mommy too for her sads. Until we meets again.
    Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs,
    Sanjee, the rest of the Hotties kittehs and George

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  132. This is so hard for me, with the grief for my own Possum still so fresh, to read about the loss of yet another beloved furbaby in our blogging family. Squashies was such a beautiful kitty. I wish I knew what words to say to comfort you, but I know that really, there are none and I can only pray that Time will at least dull the edges of your pain.

    Run free, sweet Squashies.

    Shimona

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  133. I am so sorry to read about your loss. You did absolutely everything you could for your dear love. What you wrote in your post was the most beautiful thing! Thank you for sharing your darlings with us in photos and posts. We will miss Dear Squashies very much. Not gone, just gone on ahead.

    xoxo
    That Woman
    Ms. Stella O'Houligan
    Miss Jenga
    Miss Jack
    That Scrappy Cat
    Ollie & Clyde

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  134. I am so very sorry, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  135. Our hearts are breaking for you ... such a sweetie ... time eventually helps, but never completely ...
    Here's what a friend gave me when I lost my precious Pluto in 2003:

    Grieve not,
    nor speak of me with tears,
    but laugh and talk of me
    as if I were beside you.....
    I loved you so -
    ‘twas Heaven here with you.

    – by Ilsa Paschal Richardson

    Love and hugs and purrrrrrrrrzzzz...

    Grace & Company

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  136. We are so sorry. Our hearts purr to you with love.

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  137. We are so sorry that sweet Squashies had to leave you. We send gentle purrs and headbumps to bring you some comfort, and wish you many wonderful memories of you girl.

    Run free at the Bridge, beautiful Squashies ...

    'Kaika and the Yosemite cats

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  138. We are so sorry to hear about Dear Sweet Squashies. Andy is Super Sad!!!

    XOXOXO,
    Sir Andy, Shelly & Sierra
    TraciBug, LaurynBug & KorinnaBug

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  139. I am so, so sorry for your loss. Sweet Squashies knew so much love, and I know she watches over you now with love.

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  140. We just came back to give you some more healing purrs. xxx

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  141. We are so very sorry for your loss. Squashies was and is a sweetheart. Please take comfort in the fact that you gave her the best life possible while she was with you, and you helped her when she needed it the most.

    Your love for her and hers for you will never pass. It is eternal.

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  142. We send purrs of love and support for all. Fly free on Angel wings!

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  143. Even though I haven't been around much, I'm sorry.

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  144. I am so sorry to read that Squashies had to leave you. I wish there was something I could say or do that would help you feel better. I also hope you are comforted by knowing you gave Squahsies the best gift you could have - yourself and your love. So many deserving animals never experience that gift. We are purring for you and all of the loved ones Squashies left behind. (Sorry, its taken so long for us to write, but our mom had some surgery this past week and is really out of it.)

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  145. I am so very sorry about Squashies. I was so hoping that she would get well. Hugs from me and comforting purrs from Spyro and Oja.

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  146. I have been trying to find the words to say for Squashies but there are none. Farewell sweet one. I will miss you.

    Huffle Mawson

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  147. Thank you so much for your kind words about Herman. I really appreciate your prayers.

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  148. Just writing to say you are not far from our thoughts. Hope you are finding solace in the turning of the days. Just a little bit.

    xoxo
    That Woman
    Ms. Stella O'Houligan

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  149. We have made you an awardie if you feel like posting it. We are running Diamond's blog, as he was our Guardian Cat.
    Dawn (Shubunkin)

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  150. Just stumbled upon your blog. My condolences for your loss, I'm so sorry about Squashies

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  151. I just came across your blog. Squashies sounded so special. Im so sorry for your loss!

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