Sunday, February 05, 2012

not so easy sunday

the old adage that "life is like a roller coaster" with its up, downs, and twisty path would best describe my life right now. our family has been dealing with a lot for quite awhile. my mother in law is 92 and refuses to admit she has any health problems that would require her to move in with us or an assisted living home.  my parents are also up in years. although my mom seems to be doing well, my dad is not. he was exposed to agent orange and has medical problems galore. in the last month he has been to the emergency room twice and admitted to the hospital both times. my husband and i are both "only children". so this has really put our normal schedules into over drive.

as i type this post, yuki is on my desk with my arms encircling her. she is giving up her long fight against bad kidneys. she has been giving us hints this past week that she was almost ready for her trip across the bridge. yesterday i knew it would be in the next day or two. she hardly ate, she was having problems with balance, and she wanted to sleep next to kintaro. kintaro was a gentleman and let her have all of his favorite blanket she wanted. it was bittersweet as i knew in my heart what was coming.

my heart is breaking as i spend this time with her. please say a prayer for my old girl. i would like her trip over the bridge to be one she can look forward to. all of my kittys that came before waiting for her on the other side. especially cheebie, yuki loved him, he was her protector.

yuki, i will have a bag of fishy flakes in my pocket just for you when we meet at the bridge.


66 comments:

  1. Prays to you

    joaane
    jane
    jill
    johnny
    jay boy
    jasmine
    capu from singapore

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  2. So sorry. We know this is heartbreaking and send hugs and pawhugs.

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  3. Oh that is so sad. We sure do send many purrs and hugs to Yuki and hope that your trip is just great. You will be running free. And we send huge hugs to you Mom. So sorry.

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  4. We are so sorry to hear that Yuki is leaving for the Bridge. We send you comforting purrs and headbutts to help ease your sadness.

    Yuki, Godspeed, sweet one. We purr that your journey is peacful. Cheebie will be there welcoming you with open paws.

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  5. I am so sorry to hear this sad news. I hope Yuki's trip to the Bridge is gentle. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and purrs.

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  6. We're sending you purrs and universal Light that Yuki's trip across the Bridge is a gentle, peaceful, merciful one. Kitty kisses to her and hugs to you.

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  7. O noes!
    We's sending purrs and purrayers to sweet Yuki.
    It must be real hard to live wifout kidneys!
    Not to menshun hurty.
    Hers will be well an young again at The Bridge.
    But all of us will miss hers sumfing fierce.
    And we know hers Mom's heart is broken.
    Love,
    KC

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  8. We are so sad that it is time for Yuki to cross over. Many hugs and purrs and purrayers are coming to all of you at this difficult time. Bow, Annie, Gatsbi, and Davy will be waiting for Yuki.

    Luf, Us and Maw

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  9. I know so well the sadness that comes with having to say goodbye but it is the best gift we can give our failing felines. I lost my Patches over a year ago and it finally is getting easier but she will always reside in my heart. I think I let her go to long thinking that somehow she would get better. Blessings from the Big Piney Woods

    Toni and the kitties

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  10. Sending comforting purrrrrrssss and gentle headbutttss to Yuki and her beans.

    {{{hugg}}}

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  11. I lost the founding member of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Kitty Horde, Christopher T Cat, to kidney problems at the age of 16. Our hearts, purrs and prayers are with you as Yuki prepares to cross the Bridge and wait for you with Cheebie. I know that the many memories of love will help heal the grief of loss. May her journey be gentle.

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  12. My heart aches for you and your Yuki, but as you could tell, she is ready for her adventures at the Bridge.
    That piece of your heart will always be hers.
    I believe there is no sense of time at The Bridge, as there is here on Earth. Time is what is so wearing and painful for us all here.
    I pray the Lord gives you strength, day to day with your parents, and may you feel your heart actually lighten as you say "So long, for now" to your beautiful Yuki.

    Blessings,
    Rose, The Royals and Gentleman Beau

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  13. Farewell Yuki, you will feel better when you get to The Bridge. Mum and Dad, {{{{HUGS}}}} for everything that you are doing for kitties and your humans.

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  14. I'm sorry things are so tough for you right now. I am sending lots of purrs your way, and purrs to Yuki for a safe trip.

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  15. We are sorry to hear this news,but perhaps it is for the best.
    We will light a candle and purr and pray for you all.

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  16. So sorry to hear this. Purrs, and pawsitive thoughts are being sent your way. xoxo

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  17. Lots of purrrs and purryers to you all!! Till We Meet Again Yuki!! God Speed to you!
    Your TX furiends,

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  18. Oh we are so sorry. Katie and I are sending our purrs and prayers your way.
    love,
    Glogirly & Katie

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  19. We're so sorry that Yuki is leaving for the Bridge. Purrs and prayers for an easy journey. We know Sniffie will be there to show her around. (((Hugs)))

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  20. We are so very sorry that Yuki is leaving for the bridge. Purrs of comfort for an easy journey.

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  21. Oww no......snif snif we are so so so furry sorry!
    Sweet Yuki we hope your journey to the bridge izz not painfull but filled wiff love that you get from your family and all uf uzz.

    Purrrs Lars and Odin

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  22. Me and my cat Charlie came over from AFSS's blog. We are so sorry to hear of this. Beautiful Yuki with your gorgeous eyes - you are surrounded by family whose love for you is deeper and wider than all the universe. Your angel wings are waiting for you. We are very sad that you are about to fly to the Bridge and feel great sorrow for your family. Purrs and hugs, x

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  23. Sending prayers and purrs you way.


    karen, Pixel and samba

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  24. My sisters and I are so very sorry to hear that news. Many purrs and hugs from all of us.

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  25. We are sorry to hear your sad news and are purring for Yuki's passing to be a peaceful one.

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  26. I am so sorry. I am heart broken for all of you. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  27. Sending gentle purrs and wishes for a safe journey across the Bridge for Yuki when the time comes. We are so sorry.

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  28. We are so sorry to hear that Yuki must leave for the Bridge. We are purring and praying for a peaceful journey for sweet Yuki, and for peace and comfort for you.

    Hugs and purrs.

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  29. Dear Yuki, may your going be gentle. Comforting hugs and purrs to you and your family.

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  30. Purrs for a peaceful journey to the Bridge. We're sure Sweet Praline will be waiting to greet Yuki. Our thoughts and purrs are with those left behind.

    Truffle and Brulee

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  31. Our thoughts and purrs to you and Yuki as she prepares for this final journey. It is never good bye but only ever until we meet again.

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  32. Sending snuggles and purrs for a peaceful journey across the Bridge. May your memories help you through the coming time and remind you that as long as we remember our loved ones, they are not gone, just not here.
    Taz, Runt, Charles and their mommy, Anna, in IL

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  33. We're wrapping our paws around you and Yuki. ((((hugs))))

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  34. Sending you and Yuki love and purrs...it's never easy, but you'll know the best time and Yuki trusts you for that...

    {{{hugs}}}

    Karen (Mum), Tasha & Buddy

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  35. We are so sorry to hear your sad news - we are sending purrs to you all. It is the hardest thing you ever have to do but also the kindest one. Yuki will be met by many friends at Rainbow Bridge and will watch over you all with love.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  36. Aww we understand how you feel - Miss Puss Angel was like that at the end too, from renal failure as well. Give your sweetie lots of kisses, and as you say have some flakes ready in your pocket.

    Our thoughts are with you.
    Love
    Julie and Poppy Q
    xxx

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  37. We will sing you to The Bridge sweet Yuki, with love and purrs. May your journey be calm and gentle. Our love and purrs to your family too.

    Oliver, Gerry and Jane the Ape xx

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  38. Sending love and purrs ~ we know how hard this must be for you. xxxx

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  39. I send you love, hugs and purrs as I know how you will be hurting. I so hope your other problems will ease for you too.. Hugs GJ xx

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  40. oh Yuki, sweet sweet girl. We are so sad that you will be leaving for the Bridge, but we know that you will be happy there and whole and you will be looking down on your mom and family. We love you sweetie, and one day we will meet you at the Bridge......

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  41. Sending hugs and purrs and purrayers your way.

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  42. We are sending purrs and hugs from our house.

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  43. We are sending purrs.....there is nothing worse than letting them go.

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  44. Have a sweet trip to the Bridge dear Yuki. You are loved and we know you will be with your family forever more in their hearts.

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  45. While her time here in her physical body will be over, she will still be with you in spirit. Your memories and your time together will become sweet again once the pain of the loss eases.

    No matter how well you think you are prepared, it will probably feel like a bit of your heart and soul is ripped out, but you will be stronger for the pain

    May her transition be peaceful.

    To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. ~Thomas Campbell

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  46. Sending you our deepest sympathies.
    We are all so sorry to hear about your parents and MIL.
    And ... Yuki our sad purrs.
    Xoxox
    Abby

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  47. Sweet Yuki, it is okay to go. You have given your humans lots of love and attention, and we are certain you have lived a good life. It is time for you to roam over the bridge with your full health restored.

    Sending purrs to all of you. You are certainly having a tough time.

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  48. I know how hard it is to say good-bye to an old friend!!! I wish beautiful Yuki a peaceful passing to the bridge and send you my sincere condolences.

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  49. We just read on the CB about Yuki and that she is now an angel. We are so very sorry for your loss. We continue to send you comforting purrs.

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  50. We're so very sorry Yuki ran off to the bridge this morning. It's never easy, not even when we know they are preparing to leave. Sending a big hug and lots of pawhugs.

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  51. I´m so sorry!
    The ran off to the bridge is a sad event, and we suffering very much.
    Sending my hugs.

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  52. We are so sorry that Yuki-Chan had to run off to the Bridge. Losing our sweet friends is always such a heartbreak. But she will be with you always.

    Purrs, Woofs, Neighs and Hugs
    From The Poupounette Gang

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  53. We are so very sorry that Yuki had to leave you. We are also very sad. We are sending tons of purrs and many prayers. We also send tons of hugs to the hooomans. RIP Yuki.

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  54. ah you most beautiful Yuki. How heart breaking for your family here, and how joyous for angelic hosts in heaven who received you in with open arms and wings. purr away sweet kitty!!!

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  55. I am so sorry for your loss. Yuki was absolutely beautiful. Run free, dear Yuki.

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  56. We are so very sorry about your beautiful Yuki. May she run free; heaven has gained a lovely angel.

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  57. Our purrs and murrs for you and all your family. We know how heart-breaking it is to lose a little love. =(

    Marilynn, Grace & Company

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  58. We are so sorry to hear about Yuki. We have lost 2 kitties to renal failure in the last 12 years, its just heart breaking. At least you didn't let Yuki suffer. One day you will see her again, happy and whole. We'll be purring for you.

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  59. Our sincerest condolences ... Hugs.
    DMM

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  60. We are so sorry to hear about Yuki. We are so sad about her, such a beautiful girl she was. Hugs, purrs and prayers for you and your family. Seems like when it rains it pours. Prayer for you in your time of grief and all else going on. God Bless!!

    Love,
    Casper, Cleo and Mom

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  61. Thanks so much for visiting me. I'm so sorry to hear about Yuki. Purrs and hugs from my mommy and I.

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  62. Sorry it's been so long since we left a comment (even though we visit, we runs out of time to compose our thoughts). But we wanted to let you know we are thinking of you at this saddest of times and know how much your heart is aching.

    May this poem help ease your heart...Teri said it has comforted her...

    And God asked the feline spirit
    Are you ready to come home?
    Oh, yes, quite so, replied the precious soul
    And, as a cat, you know I am most able
    To decide anything for myself.

    Are you coming then? asked God.
    Soon, replied the whiskered angel
    But I must come slowly
    For my human friends are troubled
    For you see, they need me, quite certainly.

    But don't they understand? asked God
    That you'll never leave them?
    That your souls are intertwined. For all eternity?
    That nothing is created or destroyed?
    It just is....forever and ever and ever.

    Eventually they will understand,
    Replied the glorious cat
    For I will whisper into their hearts
    That I am always with them
    I just am....forever and ever and ever.

    Ps: We also wanted to thank you for supporting Coco's Auction (we remember you helped Brighton out when he was sick, too!).

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  63. I am so very sorry to hear about your baby. Our thoughts are with you.

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