Neko

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Goodbye Wednesday



This is our sisfur that we never got to meet... her name is Annie.

She owned my mom long before we ever knew her - she had been with my mom since she was 11 years old. My mom found her in the bushes the last Halloween trick-or-treating - she stayed the night and just never left. Annie is furry old. My mom thought long and hard about Annie when it came time to move in with my dad, but Annie never accepted change well - it often made her very sick because she stressed out so much - so my mom let her stay and live with our grandma. Grandma took wonderful care of Annie - made her eat when she didn't want to and definitely gave her a very long and full life and lots of love when my mom was not there to give it to her. Annie will go to the bridge later today. It's time, she's tired and can't walk and just wants to rest. I know someday she'll be waiting for us when it's our time to go - and we can share stories of life with mom.

My mom is very sad tonight.

Until we meet again over the rainbow bridge Annie - goodbye.

UPDATE:

First we'd like to thank Skeezix for the lovely tribute at the top - it meant a lot to our mom.

Second, we wanted to let you know what the vet said when she came over to help Annie to the bridge - she said Annie appeared to be in severe kidney failure and also she felt several masses in her abdomen, which she suspected was probably cancer. Annie was in a lot of pain and was probably grateful to be let go - the vet said she was probably only holding on for grandma's sake.

We would very much like to thank everyone for their condolences - we are very grateful for all of you.

Purrs,
Emily and your other brofurs and sisfur

PS. Happy Birthday Daddy - we had a special post planned, but maybe we can do it for you next year and honor Annie this year?

39 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh dear. We are so sorry to hear about Annie. Purrs to your family

Karen Jo said...

I am so sorry to hear about Annie. She had a long and happy life, but saying goodbye is always very hard. Happy Birthday to your Daddy.

Dana G said...

We are very sorry to hear about Annie, sounds like she had a good full life. We are purring for your family!
~Maggie May and The Creek Cats~

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

We are very sorry to hear about Annie, it must be so very hard for your mom. We'll be purring for her safe crossing.

Kaze

Daisy said...

I am sorry to learn the sad news about your sister Annie. May she have a peaceful trip to the Rainbow Bridge, and be young again forever. Sending soft, comforting purrs.

Junior said...

We are so sorry to hear about Annie. But now she will be all healthy and can run and play lots again! Sending you lots of purrs.

Riley & Tiki said...

We are very sorry to hear about Annie. Sending lots of purrs.

Riley & Tiki said...

Happy Birthday to your Daddy.

DaisyMae Maus said...

We are furry sorry for your loss. Annie looks like she was a furry wonderful kitty girl. Purrs an' thoughts to your fambly.
DMM & Feline Americans

Victor Tabbycat said...

We's furry sorry bout Annie. It's hard fur all of us left behind, but she'll be happy an healthy again an able to watch ofur alla yous frum the Bridge. Hugs an purrs to you all,
Victor, Nina, & Jen

Parker said...

Please tell your Mommy how sorry we are.
Annie was very special, we can tell.

HotMBC said...

We's so sorry to heer about Annie. We sends lotsa purrs to yore mommy and alla yalls fambly.
Purrrrrrrrrs,
Sanjee and the resta the Hotties

ML said...

I just read this about Annie. What a sweet cat, she looks like a doll.
Guess in all the news about Percy, KC and I missed it.
That was very nice of Grandma to keep Annie and take care of her.
It is so hard to say goodbye to our beloved friends. Like someone posted recently, we'll just wait and say hello to her when we meet later.
Love from ML, KC and the Sherwood Bunch

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oh, we'z sorry to hear dat Annie hadda go to da bridge. Give yoor mom extra snuggles and some purrs and headbutts from us.

Milo said...

It sounds like Annie had a wonderful life and was well loved - and although thee is never a right time to lose a dear little cat, I am sure she is ready to rest and will wait at the rainbow bridge for you all.
From Milo's Mom.

Milo sends his love too.

Whicky Wuudler said...

I'm so sorry to read that it is time for Annie to leave us. She was very lucky to find you and your Grandma for her twighlight years.

I am sending rumbly purrs to you all at this sad time.

The Meezers said...

we are so very sorry. it's very hard for the moms and dads when their first kitty love has to go to the bridge.

Rest Well Annie.
Until we meet at the Bridge

DEBRA said...

We just learned about Annie this morning. We are so very sorry to learn about your Mom's sadness...our purrs and prayers go out to her and your family...

As long we we can love each other, and remember the feeling of love we had, we can die without ever really going away. All the love you created is still there. All the memories are still there. You live on-in the hearts of everyone you have touched and nurtured while you were here".

-Morris S. Schwartz: Tuesdays With Morrie

Abby,Boo,Ping,Jinx,Gracie
& Mom Debra

ZOOLATRY said...

Good bye little Annie... purrs and prayers to all your loving family.

Gandalf and Grayson said...

We are very sorry to hear the news about sweet Annie. We know she will have many greeters at the Bridge to welcome her, until we all meet there together one day.

Kaz's Cats said...

We're sorry that your sister Annie had to go to the Bridge. It must be very hard for your Mom, especially as she knew Annie for such a long time.

{{Hugs}}

Gypsy, Tasha & Kaz (Mum)

Niko and Cloud said...

We are furry sorry to hear about Annie. She kinda looks like our Texie.

Happy purrthday to your Daddy, and hugs and headbutts to you and your fambly.

Mickey said...

We are sorry to hear about Annie. It is good though,that she had a long happy life. That will not stop ypu from missing her though.
(((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))))))
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

The Island Cats said...

We are sorry to hear about Annie. You and your beans are in our purrayers...

Wally, Ernie & Zoey

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

We are very sorry to hear about Annie. It is always hard to let beloved furry family go, but we know Annie is playing and romping and waiting to see you all again at the Bridge.

puuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrsss

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We are sad to learn about Annie. She was such a part of your mom's life for so long. Your mom and gramdma will really miss her!

And even though, it is a sad day, we send a belated Happy Birthday to your dad.

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

We're so sorry to hear about Annie's passing. Purrs of support during this sad time.

Charlemagne and Tamar

meowers from missouri said...

we's furry sorry fur your loss. it's really hard when someone you love leaves you, even if it's a "trade up" for them (like annie an' our nels, who was there to meow hello to her, we're sure). please accept our purrs an' gentle headbonks, and pass on our special nudges an' ankle slinks to your mom. we knows just how y'all feel.

love,
the meowers--ed, nitro & xingxing

whatloknows said...

oh i am crying for you and your loss and annies pain.

she is out of pain now and can smile again.

i still cry though.

hugs.


-wlk

WhimPurr's Whim and the Whiskers said...

We are so very sorry! Rest in sweet slumber, dear Annie! :(

Astrid, Kashim and Othello said...

we are so sorry dear annie had to go. we are sure she now is happily playing with all our furriends who went before.

happy birthday to your dad!!

purrs and ((((((hugs)))))
from alla us

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We are very sorry to read about beautiful Annie. We hope the sweet memories of her will comfort you.
Purrs and (((Hugs)))
~ The Bunch

PB 'n J said...

We're so sorry to hear about Annie, she was a beautiful girl, and it sounds like she had a wonderful life. We'll be purring for your Mommy and all of you.

auntie lana said...

We are very sorry to hear of the loss of sweet little Annie. Annie's grandmother who is my sister is very shaken by Annie's crossing-over. Annie was a family member for 18 years. Annie crossed-over at home with the aid of a vet and I'm sure in the loving arms of her grandmother. A donation has been made to Percy's Toe Campaign in remembrance of his older sister, Annie. xoxo auntie lana & uncle david

The Cat Realm said...

We are very sorry to hear about Annie! She had a long wonderful life and lots of love but we know you will miss her dearly.

Forty Paws said...

We're sorry that Annie needed to go, but it sounds like it was probably best for her. Many purrs and purrayers from us to your Mom & Grandma.

Happy Purrfday to your Daddy too.

Luf, Us

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

We are so sad that Annie had to go to the Bridge, but at least she isn't hurting anymore. That is a good thing, because she can play like a kitten again. You are in our thoughts and purrayers, and please tell your Daddy Happy Birthday for us ...
Purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon
Pee Ess ... we will tell our brother Max at the Bridge to be her furriend!

Tiger Lily said...

We are so sorry to hear about Annie. It is very hard to say goodbye even when we know it is the right thing to do.

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}

prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs and gentle tail wags,
Jemima, Zeke, Sushi, Tiger Lily and Ruckus

Tara said...

We just heard. We are so sorry, but it sounds like Annie will be much happier waiting for your Mom at the bridge.

Tara and Kavan