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Sunday, August 23, 2009

And then there were three...

I know it's been a while and I really wish I was posting better news.

Percy went to the bridge tonight. We thought he had a bladder infection, but it was a major blockage - we considered the surgery, but then found out there were serious renal complications, among other persistent health issues. We knew he hadn't felt good for sometime, and decided it was best to let him go. We're all just destroyed right now - I don't know what I'm going to do not seeing his sweet orange face everyday.

We hope to post some recent pics of him enjoying his garden later this week. I can honestly say these last few months he was living with my mom and got to go outside were probably his happiest. He caught his first bird and was just so pleased with himself, even though we weren't. It was a very bright spot in his dimming life.

He just wasn't well, and I know these last few weeks he was feeling even worse. We all did all we could for him, but tonight we all knew the best thing we could do was let his soul be free.

Sweet Percy - we'll always love you, and there will always be a Percy shaped piece of my heart that will never be filled again.

The Cats Stephens Mom and Family

70 comments:

Skeezix the Cat said...

I can git my face to stop leeking, I'm so sad that Percy is gone. Sweet, sweet Percy, I hope you'll enjoy lots of outdoor time and berd hunting at the Bridge.

Love,
Yer best frend,
Skeezy

Pixel said...

We are so sorry about Percy.

Daisy said...

I am so sorry to learn that sweet Percy had to go to the Rainbow Bridge. My sincerest condolences and soft purrs to you.

Niko and Cloud said...

We are so sorry to hear this and send lots of purrs and hugs to your family.

Rosie & Cheeto said...

Oh no. We are soooo sorry for your loss. Bless yoo and yer family fur luking out fur Percy's best interest. Yoo are in owr thawts and purrs.
Love, Rosie and Cheeto and owr lady

Gandalf, Grayson and Whitey said...

We are all so sorry to hear this sad news. Our sincere condolences to you. Purrs.

Prince Brutus said...

Our Hearts and Purrayers are with you all.

Aoise said...

I'm weely sorry about Percy. No one wants to lose a beloved friend, but you did the right thing. He is free now to chase birds at the Rainbow Bridge. How wonderful that you have such lovely memories of his final weeks.

Kaz's Cats said...

We're so sorry that Percy had to leave for the bridge. It sounds like he had a blast living at Grandma's place, so we're glad that he got to visit outside and catch himself a bird. Our hearts go out to all of Percy's people family, and to his furry siblings through this tough time,

{{{hugs}}}

Gypsy & Tasha & Karen (Mum)

Little Big Man said...

We are so very sorry about dear little Percy. Meowmys eyes are leakin real bad.
Purrs and headbumpies to you and your family.

Cory said...

We just heard about Percy. We are very sad and we are sending you comforting purrs.

KitKat said...

We are so sorry to hear about your sweet Percy. We lost our Normie in February. We know he was there to meet you at the Bridge. Please accept our condolences.

Kissies and purrs,
Mika, Sasha & Grady

Junior and Orion said...

Oh no! We are so sorry. We are glad that he had some extra fun living at Grandmas, and we know he will be waiting for you when it is your turn to cross the bridge.

Junior, Orion and Meowm

Eric and Flynn said...

We are so sorry to hear this sad news. We send you our purrs of condolence.

The Meezers said...

we are so very sorry to hear that Percy has gone to the Bridge.

Percy, we cannot say goodbye to our, our sweet friend. instead, we will just say
Until We Meet at The Bridge....

jmuhj said...

Awww, we are so sorry for your loss. We know what that can be like from a lifetime of experiences. But yes, your sweet Percy is free of all the bad stuff now! and you will surely meet again, all of you, one fine day.

Percy, Nicolas T. Cat, Corrie Angel, and a HUGE furmily are here to greet you and show you around. We'll take very good care of you. Don't you worry. ')

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We just learned of Percy's leaving for The Bridge.
We are so sorry..Purrs & Prayers..
~ Malachi and The Bunch

Max said...

Oh no :(

I am so so sorry.
This sux.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We are so sorry to hear about Percy. I am glad he had so much fun with the outside in his last months. Purrs to your family.

ML said...

We are so sad to hear about sweet Percy haffing to go to tha Bridge.
We are glad to know him haffed such exciting adventures hims last few months on earth...
We won't say goodbye either, cause we will meet again.
Love & Purrs,
KC
Missy Blue Eyes
Faith Boomerang
Sol
Smokey
BJ
Mommy ML

The Island Cats said...

We just heard about Percy. We are so very sorry that he went to the Bridge. We are sending comforting purrs to all of you who are missing him so very much....

jenianddean said...

We are so so sorry to hear about Percy. Mom's first cat Fluffy suffered renal failure, too. We will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. It is so hard to lose a part of your family like that.
--Jasper, Josie, Huggy Bear and Maggie

Fat Eric said...

We are so sorry about Percy. He enjoyed his bird hunting and his outdoor playing, now he can do it all he wants at the Bridge. Purrs to all.

Ikaika said...

We are so sad to hear that your Percy has left you, and we send you many gentle purrs and wish you many sweet memories.

Run free, Percy ...

'Kaika and the Yosemite cats

Willie said...

I am saddened by this news. It is nice to know that he enjoyed his last days outside though. Remember those good times.
{{{hugs}}}}
Willie

Freya's Staff said...

I'm so very very sorry to hear about Percy. Those recent pictures will mean so much to you in the coming years...

hugs and snuzzles...

DEBRA said...

We are all sadden to learn the noos about sweet Percy. We knoos yur hart is breakin and we send yoo soft purrs and warm whisker kisses.

purrssss
Abby,Boo,Ping,Jinx & Gracie

Victor Tabbycat said...

We is furry sad bout Percy, but we know it was fur da bestest. He had a grate life an will always be watchin ofur yous frum da Rainbow Bridge.
Hugs an purrs,
Victor, Nina & Tabbymom Jen

DaisyMae Maus said...

We are so furry sad for your loss. Percy was an amazing dood an' was well-loved. You have our deepest an' sincerest condolences.
DMM & Feline Americans

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, no, we are so sorry about Percy. We were so hoping he was doing well. We send warm purrs and tail wags to all of you, as we know you are missing him very much!

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

We're so sorry that Percy has gone to the Bridge.

Sending purrs of comfort during this sad time,

charlemagne and Tamar

Angel and Kirby said...

We are so sorry to hear this sad news. We know you made a hard decision, but the right one. Sharing his memories will help start the healing process. We are sending warm purrs and head buts.

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

We are very sad to hear about Percy, but glad his last few weeks were happy for him.
Bet he is having fun at the Bridge.while he waits for you.
{{{{{{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Fin said...

Please accept our condolences and my purrs for your loss.

Hansel said...

Our bean also has a very leaky face. If we could leak, we would for this. We are so sad to hear of Percy's passing. If you knew he was miserable, we all support you greatly for being brave enough to do what you knew was best for him. You listened to him, and that's a wonderful thing. They let us know.

We are very very leaky, and we will light a candle in his honor tonight, and help light the way to the bridge.

Sunny's Mommy said...

I'm so sorry Percy went to the bridge. While Percy's well there and in the friendly company of all those who went before, I know your family will miss him so much. :(

Furkidsmom said...

We're so sad to hear about Percy. Purrs and headbonks to you.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Grrreta said...

We are very sad to hear the news about Percy. We send our sincere condolences and lots of comforting purrs to your family.

China Cat said...

Willow and I were so sorry to hear about sweet Percy going to the Bridge. We are both sending over soft purrs.

Purrrrrrrrrrs, China Cat

Samantha, Mr. Tigger and Maverick said...

We are so sorry to hear about Percy! Our purrs and purrayers are with you all! We shall see you one day at the Rainbow Bridge Percy!
Your FL furiends,

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

oh no. we are so so sorry to hear about Percy. we know you did all you could for him and when he was ready, you did the most loving thing and helped him to the Bridge. purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs
he is chasing birds and butterflies at the Bridge until you meet again

A Few Good Cats said...

We're very sorry to hear the sad news about Percy. He must have had the best possible life with you, and you will always have many good memories of him. Sending comforting vibes and purrayers...

Laila and Minchie said...

Oh noes! We are so sad and sorry about Percy.

(((HUGS)))

Derby said...

So sorry to hear about my fellow Ginger Guy going to The Bridge. Hugs and purrs to the rest of you on your loss.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We're so very sorry to hear about Percy, we sure hope he's haffing fun at da Bridge. {{{hugs}}}

LC, Ayla, and Iza said...

We are so very sorry ta hear about Percy. We unnerstand how ya are feelin cause we lost Skeeter ta the Bridge last December and miss him terribly.

So we offer purrs and headbumpies at this sad time in hopes it gives ya all some slight comforts...

♥Da fambly cat-a-blog kitties♥ said...

We are so furry sorry to hear about your loss. Our momma says that when you ♥ someone there is never a good time to say good-bye.

Steppa and her Babys +Lover Guy said...

we know how u feel and we can feel your pain He is free now and he left this world knowing he was loved

Everycat said...

We are so sorry to learn that sweet Percy has gone to The Bridge. He was such a lovely fella and it's heartening to know he so enjoyed his last few months.

Rumbly purrs and love

Whicky Wuudler & Family

Grahamn Kracker said...

So sorry. May you find comfort in the fact that you gave Percy love and a good home. May his memory remain sweet and fresh in your minds.

Riley & Tiki said...

We are very sad to hear about Percy. We hope he sees Riley at the Bridge and they can play together.

Tiki & Kesey

HotMBC aka The Hotties said...

We is so sorry to heer that Percy hadta go to tha Bridge. We is sending alla yoo lotsa purrs for yore sads.
Purrrrrrrrs,
Alla Us Hotties

Boots, Ozzie and Brenda said...

We are sorry to hear about Percy. We felt a kinship with him when Ninja was going through her toe cancer problems last year.

We truly feel your pain. It is good to know that Percy enjoyed his last weeks in his garden.

You are in our hearts.

Brenda, Boots & Ozzie

PB 'n J said...

We're so sorry to hear about Percy, we're sending you all the purrs and hugs we can during this hard time.

Pearl, Bert and Jake

Dana said...

We are so very sorry for you loss. Please know we are purring and purraying for our family during this very sad time.
(((HUGS)))

Pumpkin said...

I'm so sorry that Percy wented to The Bridge. Farewell mine Georgeous Ginger face twin. Say Hello to Blackie who left us in June. Purrs and purrayers to Percy's fambly who is missing him so much.

Karen Jo said...

I am so sorry that Percy had to leave for the Rainbow Bridge. You did everything you could for him, then gave him that last kind gift to end his suffering. I am sure that he is having a blast with all the other Bridge kitties.

Halloween said...

I am so sorry that Percy has gone to the Bridge. We are sending you lots of love and purrs.

Halloween and her People

Tom, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan said...

We're sorry to be so late in writing. We only just found out about Percy and can imagine your sadness. Losing a dear and sweet friend is so very hard, but remember that all the joy he brought you will always be with you.

Tom, Tama-Chn and Sei-Chan
Your friends at
The Poupounette

momsbusy said...

our hearts are breaking from hearing the news about sweet percy. we are sending comforting purrs and healing purrayers to you family.

momsbusy & y2kt

Zoolatry said...

Goodbye dear one... may your days over the bridge be filled with fun and joy and good friends.

caspersmom said...

We are so very sorry to hear about Percy. I found out on Karen Jo's limericks site. I know it was very hard for you to make the decision you made but it was the right one. My Mom had to make that same decision last month about our Gizmo. He was on the verge of renal failure also. He also had a growth and Mom just didn't want to put him through surgery as she didn't think he would make it through anyhow. Purrs and Prayers for you and your family as it's hard being without your beloved pet. Take care and God Bless.

Casper and crew

Tiger Lily said...

We are so sorry to learn that Percy had to leave you. We know there is a huge hole in your hearts and lives right now. We wish you could really feel our {{{hugs}}}.

Love,
Zeke, Sushi and Tiger Lily

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We stopped by to see how you are all doing now. We know you miss Percy very much, but hope you are smiling more often as you think of him.

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

we are just checking in on you all. we hope your move went OK and you're remembering Percy with more smiles than tears. purrrrrrrs

Camie's Kitties said...

We were so sorry to hear about Percy. We were away from blogging when it happened and just heard in the last couple of days. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

Tavi, Cody, Camie, Miss Jade and Gracie

Kimo and Sabi said...

We're sorry for your loss of Percy - We hope you have a healthy and happier new year 2010.

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Kimo and Sabi said...

Hope the years have been kind to you -Happy New Year 2011!

Jenny Elmore said...

I am so sorry that Percy had to leave for the Rainbow Bridge.We know you miss Percy very much.
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