Friday, June 05, 2009

Farewell to Blackie

Pumpkin's Momma here: Yesterday we made the sad decision that it was time to help Blackie on her way to The Rainbow Bridge. She had stopped eating completely and had shrunk down from 11 pounds to only 6.6 pounds. She was literally just skin and bones. We though it was just her kidneys that were failing but on her final trip to the vet, Dr. Lau felt a hard lump in her stomach and he said it was cancer and he thought that it had even spread to her liver. It seems like we've had Blackie forever. The patio seems empty without Blackie holding court from the top of her cage. She lived a very long life with us. We're not sure exactly how old Blackie was since she was already an adult when she was found, but we're pretty sure she was at least 20. She's now pain free at The Bridge, eating all the stinky goodness that she wants and munching on the grass that she loved. She will be missed. Aloha, sweet Blackie.

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At 6/05/2009 4:12 AM, Blogger Daisy said...

I am very sorry that Blackie had to go to the Bridge. My sincerest condolences and soft purrs to you.

 
At 6/05/2009 5:08 AM, Blogger Angel and Kirby said...

We did not know Blackie but understand the loss. We are so sorry for your loss. Remember the good times and share those memories. It does help.

 
At 6/05/2009 6:59 AM, Blogger Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

aw, we are so sad to hear this. we are sending gentle purrs and head nuzzles to you.

we are so sorry for your loss. Blackie will be very much missed.

purrrrrrrrrrrrs

 
At 6/05/2009 7:23 AM, Blogger Robyn and HotMBC aka The Hotties said...

Aw, we's sorry to heer Blackie hadta go to tha Bridge. We's sendin purrs of sympathis for yoos.
Purrrrrs,
Sanjee and the resta the Hotties

 
At 6/05/2009 7:34 AM, Blogger The Crew said...

We're so sorry for your loss. 20 years is an extraordinarily long time for a cat. We know Blackie was well loved.

 
At 6/05/2009 7:36 AM, Blogger cwcwccw said...

We are so sad to hear Blackie had to go to the bridge. We're sending purrs and prays to you.

joanne, jane, jill, johnny, jasmine, jay boy & capu from singapore

 
At 6/05/2009 7:38 AM, Anonymous Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

Sending lot of hugs and purrs to all of you. Blackie had a long life and was loved - she had it all!

 
At 6/05/2009 7:42 AM, Blogger Jamie said...

Our gang is very sorry youhad to make this incredibly difficult decision. We are sending lots of hugs and thoughts of comfort to all of you!

 
At 6/05/2009 7:47 AM, Blogger Samantha, Mr. Tigger and Maverick said...

We are so sorry to hear of Blackie going to the Rainbow Bridge! Purrrs and huggggs to you all!! Till we meet again at the Rainbow Bridge!
Your FL furiends,

 
At 6/05/2009 7:48 AM, Blogger Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

We're so sorry. Love & purrs to all of you. Blackie had a wonderful long life and lots of love. We'll miss our gorgeous House Panther furrend.

 
At 6/05/2009 8:03 AM, Blogger Charlemagne and Tamar said...

We're sorry to hear that Blackie has gone to the Bridge.

Sending purrs of comfort during this sad time,
Charlemagne and Tamar

 
At 6/05/2009 8:26 AM, Blogger Boots and Brenda said...

We are sorry to hear about Blackie. We are purring for your comfort during this sad time.

Brenda, Boots & Ozzie

 
At 6/05/2009 8:42 AM, Blogger The Meezers said...

we are so very sorry to hear about Blackie. She was a beautiful lady! we are sending lots of purrrss and headbutts to all of you.

Blackie, until we meet at the bridge..........

 
At 6/05/2009 9:02 AM, Blogger Jan's Funny Farm said...

Even though Blackie had a good long life, we are sorry it was time for her to leave. Warm purrs and tail wags.

 
At 6/05/2009 9:13 AM, Blogger The Creek Cats said...

We are so very sorry for the loss of sweet Blackie! She sure did have a long and great life with all of you. We know you all will miss her dearly. We are sending our best purrs and comforting vibes.

The picture on your side bar always reminded us of Cal when we would visit you guys. Cal left for the bridge in March, so I am sure he will be waiting to show Blackie around.

 
At 6/05/2009 9:47 AM, Blogger meemsnyc said...

We are so sorry to hear about Blackie. Our hearts go out to you and your family. Big purrs and hugs.

 
At 6/05/2009 9:48 AM, Blogger ML said...

We are so sad to learn that Blackie had to go to the Bridge, but he is pain free now, running and playing with all the others.
We are sending lots of hugs and purrs to your family.
Love & Purrs,
The Sherwood Bunch & ML

 
At 6/05/2009 10:12 AM, Blogger Junior and Orion said...

We are so sorry Blackie had to go, but at least she is well now. We are sending purrs for all of you!

 
At 6/05/2009 10:22 AM, Blogger Fat Eric said...

We are sorry to hear the news about Blackie. You did the right thing to help her be out of pain. She had a wonderful long life with you.
Thinking of you all with many purrs

Fat Eric and his mum, Kate

 
At 6/05/2009 11:25 AM, Blogger Victor Tabbycat said...

We is so sorry! It's furry hard when part of yur life, part of yur heart leafs. But she'll be waitin at da bridge, enjoyin sunshine, catnip an mousies. I hope she amembers to look out fur Bonnie.
Purrs,
Victor & Nina

 
At 6/05/2009 12:30 PM, Blogger Zoolatry said...

Dear Pumpkin and Family...
we'll remember all of you, and especially Blackie in our prayers.

 
At 6/05/2009 1:01 PM, Blogger The Island Cats said...

We are so sad to hear about Blackie...she was a beautiful House Panther...

Purrs to all of you who are missing her so very much...

 
At 6/05/2009 2:14 PM, Blogger The Meowers from Missouri said...

aloha nui nui, blackie. you'll find our uncle midnight there, another patent-leather slicky porch panther wif big yellow eyes. you'll know him by the li'l "hitch" in his purr. he'll be yer bestest buddy until the rest of yer fambly can join you in the years ahead.

pumpkin an' fambly, we're so sorry fur your loss--we send soft purrs & a quiet grrrr, an' hope that your sorrow soon lifts.

headbonks,
ed, nitro, an' xingxing

 
At 6/05/2009 2:38 PM, Blogger The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved family member.

 
At 6/05/2009 3:23 PM, Blogger Forty Paws said...

We are so sorry that Blackie was ill and had to go to the Bridge. We are sending tons of purrs and many purrayers.

Luf, Us

 
At 6/05/2009 3:59 PM, Blogger Tiger Lily said...

We are so sorry for your loss.

{{{{HUGS}}}}

prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs and gentle tail wags,
Zeke, Sushi, Tiger Lily & Ruckus

 
At 6/05/2009 4:32 PM, Blogger Chesney Cats said...

We are very sorry for your loss.

 
At 6/05/2009 4:53 PM, Blogger The Cat Realm said...

We are so very sorry for you and sending lots of purrs! But we are also glad that Blackie had such a long live filled with lots of love!

 
At 6/05/2009 7:23 PM, Blogger Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We're so sorry dat Blackie hadda go to da bridge. We bet he is haffing fun tho...

 
At 6/05/2009 7:55 PM, Blogger Kitties @ Our family cat-a-blog... said...

We are sending our deepest condolences concerning Blakie's passing. There is never enough time to spend with those that we hold dear.

 
At 6/05/2009 8:00 PM, Blogger Kaz's Cats said...

We're sorry that Blackie was so sick and had to leave you to go to the Bridge. It's pretty amazing that she lived to around 20, and we're glad that she found you guys to be her family. It's going to be hard for you guys, but please be comforted by knowing that you did the best thing for Blackie, as always,

Purrs

Gypsy & Tasha & Karen (Mum)

 
At 6/05/2009 9:03 PM, Blogger Karen Jo said...

I am so sorry that Blackie had to be helped to the Rainbow Bridge. She had a good long life with you and I am sure that she is having a wonderful time with all the other cats there. You did the very best thing for her that you could, though I know that it broke your heart.

 
At 6/05/2009 10:13 PM, Blogger Eric and Flynn said...

We are sorry Blackie had to go to the Bridge. She had a good long life with you. We send you purrs and (((hugs))).

 
At 6/06/2009 12:11 AM, Blogger Poppy Q said...

Big hugs to you all and a thanks for giving Blackie a great few last years of her life and a whole lot of love.

 
At 6/06/2009 12:50 AM, Blogger CCL Wendy said...

I am so sorry for your loss, but I know that Blackie is feeling much better on her perch on the bridge. She led a long, long life and gave you lots of joy, as you did for her. She will always be alive in your heart, your memory and your spirit (and hers).

 
At 6/06/2009 1:38 AM, Blogger Parker said...

Our purrs and prayers are with you. I am so sorry that Blackie went to the Bridge...

 
At 6/06/2009 1:40 AM, Anonymous Milo and Alfie said...

We're so sorry to here about Blacie. No matter how old, there is never a god time to say goodbye to a much loved pet. We hope she is happy at the bridge enjoying being fit and young again. Purrs.

 
At 6/06/2009 2:20 AM, Blogger Cecilia, The 2Bs and Madness said...

We are sorry to hear about Blackie. Purrs and headbuts

 
At 6/06/2009 2:51 AM, Blogger Fin said...

We are so sorry for your loss.

 
At 6/06/2009 5:44 AM, Blogger Mo said...

Our condolences and PURRS.

Daphne, Chloe, Spooker,
Little Isis, Pete, Jazper,
and Uncle Mo

We also have an 'Aloha' to Blackie up at
House Panthers

 
At 6/06/2009 6:36 AM, Blogger Tristan and Crikey said...

Please know that we are purring for you. We're sorry that Blackie got sick and had to go to The Bridge.

 
At 6/06/2009 7:24 AM, Blogger Cory said...

We are so sorry to hear the Blackie had to go to The Bridge but we are happy she had such a good and happy life! Purrs to all of you during this sad time.

 
At 6/06/2009 10:15 AM, Blogger A Few Good Cats said...

We're so sorry to hear the sad news about your beloved Blackie. She had a great, long life with you and you'll always have those good memories. Sending comforting vibes and purrayers to you...

 
At 6/06/2009 10:33 AM, Blogger pughy said...

I didn't know the sweet one but send my condolences and know how it feels.

Hugs GJ x

 
At 6/06/2009 10:53 AM, Blogger Steppa and her Babys +Lover Guy said...

You sweet baby It dont meter if you are 5 or 20 losing you your bean will still fell the pain Sey hi to My TT she is new at the Ranbow and you be happy with her My heart go out to you beans God bless

 
At 6/06/2009 11:32 AM, Blogger Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

We are very sorry to hear about Blackie. The 20 years she had were ,no doubt, very happy for her,and we are glad for that!! We give you purrs for the big hole in your hearts now.
{{{{{{{{PURRS}}}}}}}}}
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

 
At 6/06/2009 3:09 PM, Blogger DEBRA said...

we were very sorry to learn of your loss of Blackie...she sounds like she lived an extraordinary life....deep rumbly purrs

abby

 
At 6/06/2009 9:30 PM, Blogger momsbusy said...

she lived to be a ripe old age from all of the love she received from you. sending comforting purrs.

y2kt & momsbusy

 
At 6/07/2009 1:17 AM, Blogger Rosie(who else?) said...

....sweet dreams Blackie....

 
At 6/07/2009 7:12 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

Oh I am so so sorry for your loss!! My friend told me about your site. I had to come see and send my condolences. I lost my little black furry love last year to kidney failure as well. :( May time heal your loss.

 
At 6/08/2009 2:02 PM, Blogger LC, Ayla, and Iza said...

We are so sorry ta hear about Blackie. We know how much she was loved! We are sure there were many Blogosphere cats there to welcome her over the Bridge to health and happiness again...

 

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