Monday, January 31, 2011

sadness


Ellie took a turn for the worse this past week. No potty breaks anywhere...no eating...no drinking....and Saturday she began to stumble when she walked. Yesterday it was only getting worse and this morning, she couldn't even walk.

Ellie Mae the Fat Cat peacefully passed today, as we held her in the vet's office, all the while telling her that she will always be the prettiest kitty I know.

*Peace!

38 comments:

Margaret said...

Oh Kim. I'm crying for you now. I'm so sorry. I'm sure Ellie knows she was loved.

FatQuarterQuiltFarm said...

So very sorry to hear this.. she and Howie Cowie are no doubt enjoying some catnip over the "rainbow bridge"

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Tears are coming out of my eyes for your pretty kitty ~ a life well-lived, I'm sure! It's so hard, Kim ~

Jan said...

Oh Kim...I know so how you are feeling, after losing my babies in the last few years. I am sure that she knows you loved her more then anything. She was so pretty.

KathieB said...

Oh no. So sorry for your great loss. She had a good life and was much loved. What better life is there than being a quilter's kitty?

Joanie said...

I am so sorry for the loss of Ellie. I know how you are feeling and I also know that the fond memories that you and your family have for the "Prettiest Kitty" will ease your heartache.

Glenna said...

Oh, dear. I'm so sorry. She WAS a pretty kitty, and much loved.

valerie said...

Oh no, so sorry to hear this sad news about Ellie Mae. I'm sure she knows she was very loved. *hugs*

Rebekka said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Kim. Losing a pet is never easy. You gave her a good life, and have many happy memories of her.

Rebekka

Paulette said...

Oh, Kim.. I'm so very sorry. I wouldn't wish that feeling on anyone, having been through it myself with Chase. I really am so so sorry. Love you, girl.

Paulette

Cari said...

Oh Kim....I'm so sorry. I have a HUGE lump in my throat. Warmest of hugs to you... xoxo

woolwoman said...

Kim I'm sorry to hear you lost your Ellie - that is always hard to deal with - You were a great mommy for many years and that is what counts. Hugs Mel

Erin in MI said...

Oh Kim, I'm so sorry to hear this. Know you are in my thoughts. This is a very hard time...

Kathy said...

I know from experience the pain you are feelong right now. It is so hard to lose a beloved furbaby.

Michelle said...

I am so so sorry, Kim. I just went through this with Romeo in June. It is so very hard to say goodbye. Big hugs to you - what a sweet girl she was!

Andrea said...

Kim, I'm so sorry for your loss...sending you big hugs and lots of love. It's so hard to lose our beloved furbabies...

Laura said...

I am so sorry. I know how you feel and I could cry just thinking about it. Please feel a hug coming from me. Our kitties are so precious to us. I am glad your kitty was so loved throughout her lifetime.

Jayne said...

RIP, Ellie! It's so sad to lose a pet. My heartfelt condolences, Kim.

Robin C said...

Kim,

I'm so very sorry for your loss. I know that Ellie was your best freind and can feel the pain.

this poem was sent to me when I lost a beloved pet and I think it says it all. If you have read it before then you will know too.

The Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...

I wish you better days soon.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Hugs to you Kim. I'm so sorry you had to let Ms. Ellie go.

Deb said...

Kim, I'm so sorry that you lost Ellie. She knew that she was loved and was the prettiest kitty that you know. Hugs to you!!

Mam said...

Dear Kim, my heart goes out to you. Keeping you in my thoughts and sending a big hug.

Sylvia said...

So sorry to hear this Kim. You did a good thing - very hard but good. Big hugs to you.

Littlebit said...

Oh, KK..I am so very, very sorry for your loss. Gentle hugs. MM

Melissa said...

Oh Kim, I'm so sorry. Sending hugs your way.

Katrina said...

I am so, so sorry Kim!!! Lots of hugs, I know how much you loved her.

Myra said...

My heart goes out to you Kim.

Karol said...

Sorry your loss.

Jeanne said...

I'm so sorry for you Kim and all your family. I've only ever lost one pet in my life and it totally broke my heart. Only time will help and knowing you gave Ellie the best life you possibly could. They ask for so little from us but give us the greatest gifts.

Deb said...

I'm so sorry you and Ellie Mae had to endure such a sad end to a beautiful friendship. She was well loved and I'm sure she knew. That really is a great gift.

Siobhan said...

I can't read your post, because I have three cats I dearly love waiting for me at the Rainbow Bridge, as your Ellie Mae is now waiting for you. Big hugs, know that I'm thinking of you. xoxoxo

Charlene ♥ SC said...

...and peace to you and your remaining family, dear Kim.

GingerCat said...

I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. While the hole in your heart may never close, it will over time become less painful.

Ellie will be waiting for you at the bridge.

BeckyK said...

Sorry for the loss of your companion.

Laura said...

I've been there, Kim. Just know you did the most loving thing possible for your sweet Ellie.

Terri said...

Oh no :( I missed blog reading for a day or two and look what happens :( I'm so, so sorry for your loss. Hugs.

Angela (Cottage Magpie) said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Kim! It's so very hard to lose a loved companion. I've lost several and it just doesn't get easier. Big hugs for you.
~Angela~

Karoline said...

I'm so sorry {{{{Kim}}}}