Friday, July 25, 2008

It's never good-bye, it's see you later.


It is with a heavy heart that I have to type this (and tears that flow very freely).

We finally found Fatty to bring to the vet. What they found was not good. Fatty had feline aids. She was so weak and could barely walk. Yet she choose to stay near this house and us, I think.

It was decided that Fatty could not suffer any more, 4 of us (myself and the big male bean and the couple downstairs) decided that it was time to see her cross over. You see, the vet said that Fatty was about 10 years old and we didn't know how long or even if she would survive long. Plus, she was an outdoor kitty who loved nothing more than being there, to ask her to stay indoors away from other cats would kill her all in its own.

Fatty was helped to the bridge Thursday at about 330 pm est. She was brought home in a special box with a beautiful flower on top. Later, when the rain stopped, a hole in the back yard was dug so that we could lay Fatty where she always liked to be. A bag of kitty food was put in with her, so she could share some food across the bridge.

Right now, someone has put a statue of 3 kittens up on top of her spot. We have plans to put a piece of slate down where she lays, in her memory.

I will tell more of her coming to this house story later on, when my eyes don't leak so much.

45 comments:

ZOOLATRY said...

We didn't know Fatty well, but we are sad to learn he has left us... yet trust that having crossed the bridge, he is in a place of warmth, sunshine on his shoulders, and feeling well and happy... and of course staying "fat". Purrs and prayers to all of you.

ML said...

We did not know Fatty well, either, but am very happy to know she had such a loving family, respectful of her needs above all else.
She was a very lucky girl.
You are all in our prayers and thoughts. KC will make an entry on the Purrs & Purrayers "Bridge Angels" as Fatty is the newest little angel.
Love,
ML

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Oh, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved family member. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

The Meezers said...

oh we are so sorry to learn about Fatty. She has a beautiful place to rest and you all showed her love and we are sure she went to the Bridge with a peaceful heart.

Until we meet at the Bridge....

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

We are so sorry about Fatty. What a lucky girl she was to have your humans care for her so much. They gave her the best gift- a peaceful loved filled crossing.

Kaze

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We are so sorry to read that Fatty had to go to The Bridge. She was a beauty, and will enhance The Rainbow Bridge with her gorgeous colors.
Soar high pretty angel girl.
**tears**

~ KittyBoy and The Bunch

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

I'm very sorry to hear about Fatty. I'm very glad she had brave and loving beans to help her cross over the Bridge. She took all your love and caring with her.

Until you meet again.

DEBRA said...

I was truly sorry to hear about the loss of Fatty. She was greeted at the Bridge by all the ones who came before and now you will have a special guardian angel to watch over you...

We will keep you in our purrs...

Abby

Tybalt said...

Oh no! This is horrible news. My mommy is super leaky-eyed about poor, sweet Fatty. At least there are lots of wonderful kitties at the Bridge to greet her warmly and show her the ropes.

I'm purring hard for you. Even though you did what was best for Fatty, it is never easy.

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

We're so sorry to hear about this. The Lady is leaky-faced too. What a beautiful floofy girl. We're sure she's grateful for all that you did for her. Purrs & hugs from all of us.

Victor Tabbycat said...

We is so sorry to hear bout Fatty. It sounds like as much as it hurt you, you dids the rite fing for her. She was lucky to know yur luv an kindness, includin the kindness to help her to the bridge. Hugs and purrs,
Victor & Tabbycat Mom

Parker said...

We are so sorry about fatty. You were so kind to help her and we share in your heartache.
With gentle purrs and love,
Parker and family.

WE 3 said...

AWWW aunties we are so sorries bout Fatty. We know all loved her (especially our daddy)but she is in a better happy place now knowing all loved her so much

Pixel said...

We are sorry about Fatty,She is happy playing at the bridge now

Karl & Ruis said...

We didn't know Fatty but we are so very sorry! We have good friends at the bridge, they will keep her comfort.
And you did such a wonderful job in sedning her on her journey!

Titus said...

We are so sorry. (((hugs))) to all of you. Fatty was blessed to have such caring beans to help her across the Bridge.

The Island Cats said...

We didn't know Fatty but we are sorry that she wasn't well and went to the bridge.

We share your tears....

Wally, Ernie & Zoey
(mom too)

China Cat said...

Willow and I are so sad to hear about Fatty. It sounds like she was very much loved and we are sending over purrs to the ones left behind.

Purrrrrrs, China Cat

Purrageous Pirates said...

Oh no! Poor Fatty! Our eyes are leaking for you and for her. We know she is happy at the Bridge and hope that you will find some comfort in that....

cheryl said...

oh, woe--any kitty's death diminishes us!! we can only thank you for your lovingkindness to her, an' we know she's still alive in your hearts!

--nels, ed, nitro & xing
(the meowers from missouri)

HotMBC said...

We's so sorry to hear about Fatty. Helping her to the Bridge so she don't suffer no more is a kind fing, though. We'll lite a candle for Fatty and send alla yall lotsa purrs.

Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

We are so sorry to hear about Fatty! She is running free now with Mu shue, Caesar and Emil! You were so loving to take care of her! We will light a candle in her honor and ((((((((((hugs)))))))))))))))to you all from us,
and Mom

PB 'n J said...

We didn't know Fatty very well, but we are still saddened to lose her. It's never a good day when a kitty has to cross the bridge. We are glad that she found you and chose to stay close while she was ill - and now she will be with you forever, slumbering in her favorite spot.

Purrs and Hugs,
Pearl, Bert and Jake

Cat-a-holic, Laila and Minchie said...

We are so very sorry for your huge loss. What a nice tribute you have for her in her yard. We will light a candle for her tonight.

{{{HUGS}}}

Laila and Minchie

Angus Mhor said...

I'm very sorry, too. I'm glad you found the strength to help her, and that there is a place where she'll be remembered. A bag of food? She'll be so popular when she gets to the Bridge! All the kitties will mob her, and the woofies and buns and hams will ask where is their food? And the kitties will share!

Bless your hearts today, and the couple's downstairs.

Daisy said...

I am very sorry to learn the sad news about Fatty. My eyes are leaking, too. I am grateful that she had you to look out for her. I know she loved you a lot because she stayed close by. Rest in peace, sweet Fatty.

Riley & Tiki said...

We are very sotty to hear about Fatty. We are sending you purrs.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We're furry sorry fur da loss of Fatty but we is glad you were der fur her...have fun at da bridge Fatty, see yoo der someday. We think maybe she knew she was furry sick and picked you guys 'cuz she knew you would help her.

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

So sorry to hear that Fatty has gone to the Bridge. :( She was lucky to have wonderful humans like your mom looking out for her. You have our deepest condolences. Sending lots of purrs out to all of you.

Gandalf and Grayson said...

We are so sorry that Fatty wa so sick and had to go to the bridge. Purrs to you all.

Eric and Flynn said...

We didn't know Fatty, but are sorry to hear that she had to go to the Rainbow Bridge. You did the kindest thing for her and she knows she was loved by you.((((hugs)))) to you all.

meep, Twizz, and Bear said...

We are so sorry to hear of Fatty's passing. Please know that she is in wonderful company at the Rainbow Bridge and getting to acquainted with all the Kitties Who Came Before.

Purrs & gentle headbutts to you.

Lux said...

I'm so very sorry. Sending you lots of hugs and purrs ...

Poppy Q said...

Sorry about the loss of your friend Fatty. She was lucky to have such nice beans to look out for her.

Mickey said...

Oh noes!!!!!!!!Our eyes are leaking too,now.
Fatty may have been a 'stray' kitty, but she knew where to hang out for good food ,scritches and love!!!!She has touched your hearts as well as ours :)
Bless you for the care & kindness you gave to her. There will be lots of beautiful kitties to greet her at the Bridge.

Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Camie's Kitties said...

Oh, we are so sorry to hear about Fatty. We know how much you loved her and were trying to help her to see that in was better. We know you will miss her terribly, but she is going to a better place where she doesn't have to worry about anyone else hurting her, and she went knowing she was loved.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody, Camie and Miss Jade

The Whiskers & Purrs Gang said...

We are prayin' for ya'll. Fatty was very blessed to have friends like you.

Very truly yours,
The Whiskers and Purrs Gang

Mu shue Pooh King Cat said...

i did not know fatty well but i do know how your heart hurts I had to say farwell to my best budy mu shue freind, brother, hero. Today he was barryed. I know how your heart hearts.


Laura

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We didn't know Fatty, but we stopped by to leave condolences. She was a beautiful calico, somewhat like our Cyndi. She was fortunate you loved her enough to be persistent so you could help her. She really needed that help.

And you were right that she would have been unhappy being cooped up, even though ill, after a life of fresh air and freedom.

meemsnyc said...

We are so sorry to hear about Fatty. That is such sad news! Thoughts and purrs are with you.

Sweet Praline said...

We are so sorry to hear about Fatty. Mom's eyes are leaking as she types this. Please know that special thoughts and prayers are with you.

Praline and Mom Paula

Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

We are all here so sorry ta hear about Fatty. 10 years are long fer a outdoor cat, so we guess that part is good.

Still, it could have been next year or somethin, so we are really sorry Fatty went ofer the Bridge so soon.

Our purrs for you and the Bein. We are at least glad that someones cared about Fatty, it means Fatty goes ofer the Bridge to await you an yer Beins...

Karen Jo said...

I am so sorry about Fatty. I am glad that she chose you to look out for her and that she knew someone loved her. She will be very popular at the Bridge with a bag of food to share.

snowforest said...

We are very sorry to learn about Fatty ~ we are sending you our healing purrs and purrayers..

Kaz's Cats said...

Oh we're so sorry to read about Fatty. It's hard to type through leaky eyes, but we understand that you are all hurting so much more. Thank you for looking out for Fatty, and caring for her, right up to the end. It was very courageous of you all to let her go in peace, when she was so sick.

love and purrs and hugs to all who knew Fatty,

Kaz (Mum) & Gypsy & Tasha