Very peacefully, Cali crossed the bridge today. She had a difficult morning and we made the heart-wrenching decision to let her go. We stayed with her and then brought her home. She will be taken to our property this weekend.
It's my daughter, Allie's birthday today. I'm an emotional wreck.
I'll be back soon. Just need some time.
Have a wonderful weekend and hug your cats for me.
Oh Deb, I'm so so sorry that you lost your baby Cali. I've been there so I understand. Take good care of yourself and remember all the love. JReplyDelete
Oh Deb, I'm so sorry to read this. Our love and purrrayers are with you.ReplyDelete
Deb, I am so sorry to hear this. I know how hard this is to go through, so you are in my thoughts and prayers. I'll hug my kitties extra tight tonight for you and Cali.ReplyDelete
Oh Deb, so so sad, I'm sending the biggest hug I can, my heart goes out to you, take all the time you need, I wish we could help,ReplyDelete
Dearest Deb, having gone through this in July with our precious kitty, my thoughts and prayers go out to you. I know all of your family, including your other kitties are feeling the lost. It's our granddaughter, Maddie's birthday today also, XOXOReplyDelete
So sad to read this about Cali.Take care and a hug from meReplyDelete
I'm so very sorry.ReplyDelete
This makes me so sad.
My heart goes out to you.
Sending you thoughts and prayers.
I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how much you loved your sweet Cali.
Oh Deb I am so sad! I know you are hurting. Sending you a big hug and lots of comforting prayers. Sweet Cali will be missed. I will hug Charlie and Mr Toes for sure!ReplyDelete
So sorry Deb, loosing a kitty child is heart wrenching. Hugs vie the airwaves... be gentle with yourself.ReplyDelete
My little William is watching my tears fall...I am so very sorry that your heart is breaking over sweet Cali. Take time...grieve...and remember all the good days.ReplyDelete
Hi Deb... I'm so sorry to hear this...ReplyDelete
With tears in my eyes I'm writing this to you.
My deepest respect to you all.
We know only to well that they won't stay with us forever but it's the same story over and over again when they go; we fall to pieces.
Hugs and the best wishes,
Oh Deb, I wondered if something like this was going on when you hadn't posted. Heartfelt sympathy to you on the loss of Cali. These losses are so very hard. She was blessed to be your cat, and you to have her.ReplyDelete
So sorry, feeling your heartache.ReplyDelete
Deb, I'm so sorry to hear about Cali's passing. What a beautiful and loving fur baby she was. Wishing you well and much love.ReplyDelete
I'm so sorry for your loss. God bless you and help you through your grief and pain. Little Cali couldn't possibly have had a better home than the one you gave her, and your last loving gift to her was the gift of rest.ReplyDelete
Deb, I am so sorry. It's so hard, please take some comfort in knowing that Cali lived the happiest life ever with you.ReplyDelete
I'm so sorry about Cali. Our pets leave us too soon. Cali was a beautiful cat. May you find some comfort in knowing that Cali lived a very full and beautiful life in your loving home.ReplyDelete
I know too well how this feels--and know too, that you will be looking over your shoulder from habit for many days, thinking to see cali in her favorite places.ReplyDelete
This is the dreadful down side of having pets. 19 years is a wonderful age for a cat to attain and I'm sure you made every one of them special for your dear Cali.
You made the right decision--its just never easy to do this final kindness.
I am so very sorry, thank you for letting us to share in her life. Huggs to youReplyDelete
Deb, You have my deepest sympathy. I am so sorry. May you be comforted in your sorrow.ReplyDelete
I am so very sorry for your loss. You gave her the best 19 years any cat could have. And made the decision with her in mind, not your feelings. You did the most you could for her. So sad to happen at this time as you love the holiday so much. I think of her with my cats I lost in December as little Christmas angels who will always be with us in our hearts. You and your family are in my prayers at this time.ReplyDelete
I am so sorry for your loss . She will always be loved and remembered by us all !ReplyDelete
Deb, I'm so so sorry!!!ReplyDelete
It's heartbreaking to lose one of the dear little ones, especially one you have had so long and loved so much.
You have my deepest sympathy!
Deb, we wanted to send you our love and heartfelt condolences.We know how difficult it is to make that decision.We also know that your compassion ensured Cali did not suffer unnecessarily.Cali knew every happiness possible known to catkind under your loving care. She was loved and had a loving family. Please take comfort in knowing that.Rest in peace Cali.Delete
Sophie aka LP and the critters in the cottage xo
SO sorry to read this Deb. We lost our Mashka to the same thing at the same time of year. It's so hard. Hugs to you and here's to a wonderful cat.ReplyDelete
I'm so, so sorry for your loss. She will always be in your heart. Hugs...ReplyDelete
There is nothing we can say at this time to ease your broken heart. We are so sorry for your loss.ReplyDelete
We have a special candle that we light when one of us crosses. On the candle it says:
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.
Isla Paschal Richardson
We will light this candle for Cali.
How fortunate Cali was to have you and your family to be HER family...she is in a special place, not only in your hearts but in heaven....I am so glad you have AUDREY.....I have an Audrey, (Jasmine, same color and same type of personality and a calico mother) she will always have a special place in my heart and my home.ReplyDelete
You are in my thoughts....
Sending you a hug...you made such a brave and selfless decision.ReplyDelete
Our eighteen year old kitty concerns me~I think that hard decision may be soon for me, too.
I know you need time to grieve. Please take care and keep hugging those cats, bunnies and kids.
I am so sorry Deb for your loss. You were very lucky to have Cali for 19 years. You provided her a wonderful home and love. You are a very special person Deb and Cali was very lucky to have you as her Mommy. My kitty Nikki, passed away 4 years ago on November 28th. The pain and sadness lessens overtime but it never really goes away. My memories of my Nikki have grown fonder over time. Thank you for sharing Cali with us.ReplyDelete
Dear Deb: I am so sorry for your loss. Cali was a beautiful cat who brought much joy and happiness to you and your family, as you did to her. Thanks for sharing her with us and may our thoughts and prayers help ease your pain a little. WandaReplyDelete
I'm so sorry about Cali. It is so hard to let them go, even when it is best. Know that you gave her a wonderful life, and she was loved.ReplyDelete
I am very sorry to hear about your beautiful girl. It is so difficult to lose our dear and longtime friends. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.ReplyDelete
Oh Deb, you poor sausage. We were sorry to hear about the passing of your sweet girl Cali. How lucky she was to have a long life full of love with you all.ReplyDelete
Julie and Poppy Q
I'm sorry. I can't really say much as this time last year I lost Sarah and I'm not really over it yet. Cali couldn't have had a more loving and competent owner than you and that will have to sustain you for now.ReplyDelete
Cali is now free from pain .This is what you must keep telling to yourself. You cared for her and loved her for so many years. You will never forget her. But for now, put your best smile on your face and hug your birthday girl, wishing her everything a mother wishes for her daughter.I know exactly what you are feeling. I have been there. So sorry. Please, be brave.ReplyDelete
Dimitria,a greek friend and everyday reader of your blog
I am so very sorry to hear about Cali :*( Your selfless act was one of the ultimate acts of love and kindness and without a doubt one of the hardest any of us has to make. My heart goes out to you during a very difficult time. Cali is free now and will see you at the bridge with a purr and love in her eyes for you.ReplyDelete
"Her" and Romeo
My condolences on the loss of your furry child, Cali. We lost a kitty last year--I can't believe it's been a year--and the pain is terrible.ReplyDelete
I hope the memories of her and how comfortable her life and last days were will keep you warm in those dark and cold moments.
I am so sorry for your loss, thank you for sharing dear Cali with us. She will be fondly remembered by many.ReplyDelete
With tears in my eyes I know your heartache so well.ReplyDelete
She had the best life possible with the most caring family.
Lots of hugs from afar.
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My heart goes out to you. She was a sweet angel and will be missed. Sending lots of love from my kitties to you.ReplyDelete
I am so very sorry to hear this, my thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.ReplyDelete
Deb, I am hearbroken for you. It is devasting when we lose those we love...may you find comfort knowing Cali knew she was loved and cared for. My deepest sympathy is with you and a prayer will be said for your sweet Cali.ReplyDelete
Oh noes Deb!!!ReplyDelete
I´m so very sorry about this sad news.
Receive my strong hugs!
RIP sweet Cali.
We are so sad to hear about Cali. I had a Himmie that lived to the age of 20. It is a gut-wrenching decision to let them go. Hugs and purrs from our house.ReplyDelete
I cried when I read that your Cali was gone. I had to let my Kit go this year when she became so sick with cancer that living was too much for her. I still see her out of the corner of my eye sometimes and miss her everyday.ReplyDelete
Prayers and well wishes for you and Cali.
I am so sorry you lost your sweet girl and know how you will be hurting so much. I send you love and hugs.. Carol and GJ xReplyDelete
Ooh Deb, my heart is aching at reading this post. I am so very sorry that your beautiful Cali has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge, know my thoughts are with you at this sad time.ReplyDelete
She was a lucky kitty to have your love and care...
Deb, I just read your blog now, I am so sorry to hear about Cali, I have followed your blog and know what wonderfully you care for your cats and how much you love them. RobinReplyDelete
Just read about Cali, so, so sorry. I know what a heart-wrenching decision it is, even when you know it's the kindest thing for them, it's still the hardest thing in the world for us. Hugs xxReplyDelete
My condolences and prayers to you and your family on the passing of lovely Cali with the most beautiful eyes. She lived the best possible life with you and I'm sure she's looking down on you still with love.ReplyDelete
I missed your post on Thursday about Cali. I am sorrowful that this had to happen, but her years with you were as blessed as yours were with her. She and your family made each other fortunate.ReplyDelete
I'm sorry I haven't been keeping up as I should. I am SO sorry to hear about your dear Cali. I can very much relate to your grief, having recently lost Lucy. It is good that you have your other kitties and your kitty clients, but that doesn't erase the loss and just plain MISSING someone who has been with you for 19 years.ReplyDelete
You were both fortunate to have enriched each other's life.
Purr, prayer and tears.
I am so sorry about beautiful Cali passing. She brought a lot of happiness to your family over the years. She loved and was loved.ReplyDelete
My heart aches for you.