Thursday, June 5, 2008

Our last evening

We had a quiet evening at home last night. After dinner Mom gave Lilly her fluids which seemed to perk her up a bit. Then Auntie Shannon and Auntie Dee came over to visit and say their good byes. They sat there eating M&M McFlurries, which are one of Lilly's favorite foods and she wouldn't even take one lick.

Here I am trying to give Lilly a love pat.


Lilly got to lay in her pink bed on the couch between Mom and Auntie Shannon for the whole visit. A regular gabfest. And I, being the scairty cat that I am, hid under the bed. There were some leaky eyes. Truthfully that's why I hid in the bedroom so they couldn't see my kitty tears.


We have a 4:30 appointment today with Dr. Mindy. Mom has been going to her for a gazillion years and would only have her walk Lilly over the bridge like she has always done for all her furbabies. We cannot get over all the kind words of encouragement and sympathy from everyone! When things calm down we want to visit each of you to say thank you individually. It is so comforting knowing you all feel our pain and loss as you've all been there, more times than you care to have.

33 comments:

  1. oh my...Little Lilly, I wish you a safe journey my little beauty, take care, and many comforting hugs to your family
    xxx

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  2. Oh Lilly, we are all crying here about you. This is soooo sad! :-(

    I wish you the most beautiful day in your life! It's a hard decision for your Mom to take but still the best I think.

    {{{HUGE HUGS}}}

    Chica, Pumuckl & Ana

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  3. What a sad time, but what a beautiful way to spend it, surrounded by loved ones. Sending love to you all xx

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  4. Dearest Lilly
    We have been thinking and thinking and purring about you. WE know that you are ready for your journey, but we can't help but feel deep sadness in our hearts for your Mom and Laila. All of our hugs and purrs and we will be with you today to surround you with warm soft purrs....

    love and purrs
    Abby
    Boo
    Ping
    Jinx
    Gracie and Mom Debra

    ~~~~~~~

    It’s time for letting go
    All of our “if onlys”
    ‘Cause we don’t have a time machine

    And even if we did
    Would we really want to use it
    Would we really want to go change everything

    ‘Cause we are who and where and what we are for now
    And this is the only moment we can do anything about

    So breathe it in and breathe it out
    And listen to your heartbeat
    There’s a wonder in the here and now
    It’s right there in front of you
    And I don’t want you to miss the miracle of the moment

    There’s only One who knows
    What’s really out there waiting
    And all the moments yet to be
    And all we need to know
    Is He’s out there waiting
    To Him the future’s history

    And He has given us a treasure called right now
    And this is the only moment we can do anything about

    So breathe it in and breathe it out
    And listen to your heartbeat
    There’s a wonder in the here and now
    It’s right there in front of you
    And I don’t want you to miss the miracle of the moment

    And if it brings you tears
    Then taste them as they fall
    Let them soften your heart

    And if it brings you laughter
    Then throw your head back
    And let it go
    Let it go, yeah
    You gotta let it go

    And listen to your heartbeat

    And breathe it in and breathe it out
    And listen to your heartbeat
    There’s a wonder in the here and now
    It’s right there in front of you
    And I don’t want you to miss the miracle of the moment

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  5. Lily, we're glad we've known you. Walk with love and peace at your side. Thoughts to all of you...

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  6. Dear Lilly,
    You are surrounded by love. Have a peaceful journey - we have said a prayer and have asked our One's Who Came Before to greet you with love when you arrive at the Bridge.
    Dear Mom,
    May you be strong, we know that your heart will be broken, but you are doing the kindest thing by helping Lilly and being there for her.
    Our most comforting hugs and purrs and prayers to you.

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  7. good bye sweet lilly, my binky will be waiting fur yoo and she will snuggle yoo and shared her tuna wif yoo

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  8. Peggy,
    You are a wonderful cat mom and took the best care of Lilly. She was fortunate to have spent her life with you.

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  9. We are so sorry. Rest in peace, sweet Lilly.

    Hugs and purrs and headbumps to all of you.

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  10. Oh Lilly, have a safe journey. we will light your way with a candle and sing you a song. we are sure that our Trixie and Norton and Ralphie will be there to greet you and help show you around.

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  11. Talk 'bout tears, that photo of Auntie Peggy & sweet Lilly made mommy cry.....Even though it is her time, Auntie Peggy, you will carry the pain of her loss, but your love will let her cross painlessly. (Mommy) my heart is there with you, please say goodbye to her for her Auntie Holly.....so many tears for you and Lilly......All our love goes with you today...I have to get some tissues......love Holly & the Boyz

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  12. We are glad you are all spending some wonderful time together before Lilly's journey. We will be thinking of you today and sending out some purrayers for you.

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  13. Mom's eyes are leaking and she has sed a purrayer fur yoo mom and auntie's. Soon you will haf no more pain and you'll go with loving hands holding you and touching you and when you get to Heaven you'll be in more loving hands and gentle paws. All the one's who came before will make sure you are welcomed.

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  14. there will be a light lit by us to guide Lilly safely to the bridge and we will purr and purray for you all !

    love and ((((hugs))))

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  15. Oh Laila! I am all leaky-eyed here.

    I will miss you so much, Lilly. I am so sorry that it is time for you to leave us and cross the bridge, but I am also happy that you will no longer suffer. All of the Ones Who Came Before who were nice enough to adopt mommy before I got her will be there to help you out and show you the ropes.

    Purrs and headbutts to you and your mom, Laila. And special I love you and I'll miss you purrs and headbutts to Lilly for her journey over the bridge.

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  16. Oh Lilly, my eyes are leaking so much. I am so glad that your family has a chance to say goodbye to you, and you will spend your last time surrounded by love. I will miss you so much. I love you Lilly.

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  17. We are so sorry to hear Lilly will be going to the Bridge today. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers today. We will send you all especially love at 4:30 today.

    Take care and take your time to heal. You are doing the most brave and loving thing.

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  18. Oh Lilly, our eyes are leaking too. We'll lite a candle for yoo today to shine yore way ofur the Bridge. We's purred the our Chloe will meet yoo there and show yoo where the best nip is growing and the best nap spots. We'll purr lots and lots for yore fambly to comfort them some too.
    Purrrrrrrrrrs,
    Alla Us Hotties

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  19. Sweet Lilly - our eyes are all leaky over here, too.

    We wish you much peace and comfort as you make your journey to the Bridge, little sweetheart!

    (((HUGS)))and much love to your wonderful Mom!

    Rocky, Angie, S'more & our Mommy, Karen xo

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  20. We are purring for you all. How is she doing today?

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  21. We are very sorry. Purrs to all of you.

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  22. Dear Lilly may you have a peaceful journey. (((hugs to you and your momma and Laila)))

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  23. Oh, sweet Lilly, you are so very much loved. I'm sending you soft purrs.

    Purrrrrrrrrs, China Cat

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  24. I'm glad that you are surrounded by love, Lilly. Soft purrs are coming your way all day.

    Purrrrrrrs, Willow

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  25. Lilly we are so glad you got to spend your day with all the ones you love surrounding you with love and hugs!! We are purrring for you and will send a special purrayer up at 4:30 for you, Laila and your Mom!! You are all in our thoughts today! (((((((BIG WARM HUGS))))))) to you all! :tears leaking from all our eyes:
    Your FL furiends,
    and Chandra

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  26. Oh there are so many leaky eyes around here! We hope that today when you cross the bridge you know how much you are loved and how much we all will miss you. We've asked our sister and brother that went before to meet you on the other side.

    We're sending lots of purrs to you and your family.

    Gentle hugs and head bumpies,
    Pearl, Bert and Jake

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  27. Looking at the picture of you with Lilly, I cannot help but think that she looks just fine. Seems like there must be some sort of mistake. Oh, I'm leaking myself a sink full of tears. Good-byes are so hard. I remember going through this with my last kitty. Once she crossed I felt a bit grateful that she couldn't possibly suffer one more pain. But I still miss my baby today. As I see you miss yours that you lost one year ago. I hope that you get to the point where the memories make you laugh instead of cry. You ALL are in my prayers!

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  28. Looking at the picture of you with Lilly, I cannot help but think that she looks just fine. Seems like there must be some sort of mistake. Oh, I'm leaking myself a sink full of tears. Good-byes are so hard. I remember going through this with my last kitty. Once she crossed I felt a bit grateful that she couldn't possibly suffer one more pain. But I still miss my baby today. As I see you miss yours that you lost one year ago. I hope that you get to the point where the memories make you laugh instead of cry. You ALL are in my prayers!

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  29. Mommy gots leeky eyes too. Lilly will haff lotsa furrends to greet her when she makes her way ofur the Bridge later. We will haff a candle lit for her tonite and I'll think of her whenefur I look at it.

    Hedbutts to the momma, this is gonna be a reely hard day and we're so sorry. Rite now "The Dance" from Garth Brooks is playin and we dedicate it to yur mom. The only way yoo can avoid the pain of a day like today is to avoid the hole dance...and if your mom is like ours thare ain't no way she'd live a life without a cat in it. The good times is whut yoo hold onto.

    Purrs,
    Echo, Tenny and our peeple

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  30. It's so heartbreaking... and it's a terrible decision to have to make... all you can do in this life is make each day count.

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  31. snuffle.....

    We're very sad. We wish you a safe journey across the bridge. We're sending purrs of support for your family.....

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  32. The hardest thing is let them go when it is their time.
    ML

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