Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Gone to the Rainbow Bridge

Hi pals,

Thank you for all the love and support during my illness. I let mom know last night that it was time to go. I didn't have enough left in me to fight. She understood when I laid my head on her lap that I was tired and ready to go. 

I deteriorated overnight and although weak, wanted some deck time this morning. I spent about 30 minutes sitting outside watching the birds. Mom then put me in the carrier and off we went on my last car ride to the vet. I meowed at first but then laid down and rode quietly the rest of the way. The vet took one look at me and one look at mom and knew it was time to help me over the Rainbow Bridge. Mom cried. I wrapped my paws around her arm and hugged her as I took my last breath...

I hope mom knows she made the right decision. I am no longer in pain and can fly free now. Brofur Cosmo met me at the bridge. 

Please keep mom and sisfur Mia in your thoughts and prayers as I know they miss me already. :(

Love,
CJ

136 comments:

  1. Oh CJ you fought so very hard through so much!! Mum can hardly see to type this through tears! You are one of the bravest kitties I have ever known! Run free CJ and we know you will watch out over your mom! ❤️❤️❤️

    Kathi sending so many purrs and gentle hugs to you! CJ did you so proud xxx

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  2. Oh CJ... we're so very sorry. Your mom and Mia and in our thoughts and prayers. We know they'll miss you forever. And love you forever. ❤️

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  3. Oh CJ! We're so sad to hear this news. We send lots of purrs to you mom and Mia. You are one of the bravest kitties we have ever known...and you will be missed so much. ♥

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  4. Cj dear one, you indeed fought so hard to stay with your Mom but now you are truly free from illness and pain and any suffering. Your Mom was very brave to help you on your journey and you were so kine to hug her with your paws to make sure she knew you were going to be OK. Run free and chase butterflies

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  5. We know you are no longer tired or in pain, CJ, but your mom is hurting without you, so we're sending her a warm hug, purrs and paw taps of comfort. You were so loved and still are.

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  6. Oh no CJ....we're so sorry to hear that you have gone to the Bridge. We know your Mom did the right thing but we also know she is hurting a lot right now. We're sending soft, healing purrs to your family at this sad time.

    The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

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  7. Oh, CJ, we are so sorry. Your Mom's broken heart will hurt less in time, and that's where she I'll always carry her memories of you, so you are never truly far away. We're sending lots of purrs and hugs to her and Mia.

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  8. CJ, my eyes are tearing so much I can hardly see. I am so so sorry you were so tired darling and flew away without us. My love and condolences to your mommy and CJ, I will never ever forget you. ❤️❤️❤️

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  9. we are so very sorry....no matter the time or circumstances, letting go is never easy. purrs

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  10. We are so very, very sorry. <3 - Alana and Crepes.

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  11. CJ...fly free dear brave boy. You were a miracle boy after the fire and when I read your story I cried - just as I am now because you're gone. Bless your heart - I love hearing that you hugged your Mom at the end. I will look for you when I get to the Bridge - you are one hero I want to meet in purrrson. May your Mom know peace in time. I'm glad Cosmo was waiting........

    Love and Hugs, Sammy (and Mom Pam)

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  12. Oh CJ, you were a true hero, a blessing, and inspiration. Please travel that road quickly and safely, and find happiness with our pals that also have gone before. Sending your mom condolences and knowledge that it not an end, but the beginning and love never dies. Purrs Hugs & Love ERin

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  13. ~~~~ and St Francis said, "Come little one, there is nothing more I can do for you here, don't be afraid"

    and St Francis gently picked up CJ and carried him into the kingdom of heaven

    ~~~~ when the little cat looked around, he realized everything St Francis told him on his journey was true; heaven was beautiful beyond what mere words could express.....

    and CJ saw there was no pain, suffering, fear, sickness, hunger, thirst or sorrow, until he looked down and saw the family and friends he had left behind. ......and for a very brief moment, the little cat too, was filled with sorrow.

    then St Francis bestowed CJ with a set of wings and said, "Use them to return to your family, when their need is the greatest, as nothing can separate your bond of love. Hold each other in your hearts and your memories, until you are reunited again at heaven's door."

    and when the little cat tried on his wings, he knew nothing was impossible...... when there is....love

    Godspeed CJ with love from Boomer, Dai$y, Tuna; and Dude and Sauce too...we didn’t know you as long as others, but we were... and are.. happy to have been able to call you friend....our condolences to you mom and sister.... we are truly sorry ♥♥♥♥♥♥

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    1. Thank you. I needed to read this today. Thank you for loving CJ.

      CJs mom (Kathi)

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  14. My heartfelt sympathy to your family, CJ. I know you'll be missed, but they will keep all the wonderful memories safe in their hearts. Run young and free again!

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  15. So very sorry to hear of CJ's passing but she is with lots of our friends at the bridge and it's a great place.

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  16. Dearest CJ.
    You had such a brave heart and fought through difficulty to have more time enjoy life with Mom and your family. We know you are now pain free, full of energy and flying around learning all the fun places to go and things to do with all of our family Angels and so many more who have greeted you with open paws. Watch over us dear CJ as you fly over and drop a little kitty angel dust where it is needed most.
    Love from all of us to you and yours CJ
    Timmy, Dad Pete and Family

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  17. CJ, bruv, you are truly a Legend Kitty. You fought so hard during your life. I'm here to pay my final respects *bows head* and offer comforting purrz to your Mom and Mia. I know you are happy to see Cosmo again and all the scars from the fire are gone. I "met" you the night of the fire and sent you healing purrz through your recovery. I feel your loss deeply.

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  18. Oh CJ, we are so so sorry to hear this. But the kindest gift that you Mom could give you is to let you go. You sure fought the greatest battle to stay there with her. You were such a brave boy. We sure send lots of hugs and are crying great big tears now.

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  19. I am SO sorry, CJ, and my human is heartbroken too, because she's followed your journey since the fire. I'm sending purrs of comfort to Mia and your human.

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  20. Oh no...so very, very sorry for your loss. CJ was so special in a multitude of amazing ways. She will be missed. Run free of pain sweet one.

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  21. Oh, I am so sad to hear about CJ. I had hope that she might make it but sometimes it's just the moment to move on, unfortunately for the loving family.
    Love from Loulou

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  22. My heart is breaking for your Mom. I have only known you for a short time CJ, but I am crying. You were such a sweet kitty. Rest in Peace.

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  23. I am so very sorry to hear about CJ's passing. Although I haven't always commented I have followed CJ's story and was always inspired by his courage and strength. Sending much support to you across the miles. Run free dear, CJ ...

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  24. Sorry for your loss! I know what that deterioration overnight is like. Heart-wrenching.

    Love and prayers to you!

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  25. We woke up to this news and our hearts broke. You were meant to live foreve guy! and us with you - right? Mum is in tears right now, grieving for a cat of such curage and resilience. You have been amazing - you ARE amazing - you will nver be forgotten.

    Give your Mum our best love OK? Kathi thank you for being CJ's mum, for caring for him, and loving him and being the best cat mum there ever was.

    Marjorie and the Dash Kitten Crew

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    1. Thank you for all the love and support Marjorie!

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  26. CJ we are so sorry you had to leave your loving family. We are sending purrs and hugs to them
    Madi and mom

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  27. CJ fly free sweet Angel. We are so very sorry you had to leave your forever and ever family. You are an inspiration to us all and always will be. We will continue to send purrs and prayers to your family who we know miss you so so deeply.

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  28. CJ, you were such a valiant fighter. You will always be remembered. Paws of comfort and purrs of sympathy for your Mom. We know she is missing you something awful.

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  29. CJ fly free sweet Angel. We are so very sorry you had to leave your forever and ever family. You are an inspiration to us all and always will be. We will continue to send purrs and prayers to your family who we know miss you so so deeply.

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  30. Leaky eyes here for you CJ and for your mom. You fought so many battles and were an inspiration to all of us. Now it's time for you to fly free and high. We will always love you and never forget you. M sends big HUGS to your human. She also feels your human did the right thing to let you go and not have to suffer.. Love you and your mom too.

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  31. C.J., we are heartbroken for both you and your family. We know you fought really hard, and we are happy you are at peace and running free, but we will really miss you. We are sending lots of love, purrs and prayers to your mom and family. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  32. losing a loved one is never easy. Sending purrs of comfort and condolence.

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  33. We are so very sorry that it was time for CJ to cross over. Many hugs and purrs and purrayers during this difficult time.

    All of us at Forty Paws and Maw

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  34. I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts.

    Aroo to you,
    Sully

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  35. Dear CJ. Your last thoughts were for your mum.
    What a sweet kitty.
    We send lots of comforting purrs to your mum.
    she is sure to miss you so much.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  36. We are so sorry for your loss CJ. It is always hard to loose a pet, they are so special. They are our best friend.
    Sending love to you!

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  37. Oh Kathi I am so sad for you....CJ was a treasure for sure in your life. This poem struck with my heartstrings after we lost our Hunny Bunny overnight...may it give you some warm feelings in your sad heart too...
    love from the cozy cottage and mom Karla

    I too, would make a will
    if I could write.
    To some poor, wistful, lonely
    stray I leave my happy home.
    My dish, my cosy bed
    my cushioned chair, my toy.
    The well-loved lap
    The gently stroking hand
    The loving voice
    The place I made in someone's heart.
    The love, that at the last,
    Could help me to a peaceful, painless end
    Held in loving arms
    If I should die
    Oh, do not say:
    'No more a pet I'll have
    To grieve me by its loss'
    Seek out a lonely, unloved cat
    And give my place to him.
    This is my legacy
    The love I leave behind
    Tis all I have to give

    Margaret Trowton

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    1. Thank you for sharing this. I read it the day CJ crossed OTRB and it gave me comfort. I am thankful for all the kind words everyone is sharing.

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  38. Oh CJ so many folks and kitties are going to miss you. You were a furry brave fighter and you survived so much already. Til your mum sees you again over the Rainbow. Please say hello to Boo Bear, Sandy, Baby and Mouse fur me... Katie Kitty Too.

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    1. Thank you. CJ has so many friends to meet up with OTRB. I am so grateful.

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  39. Awww... You are such a brave and sweet kitty, CJ. Thankfully your mum was able to say goodbye to you... and your wonderful memories will purr-ever be in her heart... xoxox Deb and the Zee/Zoey gang

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  40. I'm so very sorry to hear this news. You were one special little angel, CJ, and won't be forgotten.

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  41. Crikey CJ ..... I didn't know you but my very best feline friend, Madi told me all about you and I just wanted to come over to tell your family that Mum and I am feeling for them. I know they will be sad but they did what was best for you, aye?? Run free dear CJ. Love, Charlie.

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  42. RIP - REBORN IN PARADISE Heart to heart. Souls to soul. Forever.

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  43. Thank you CJ for blessing the lives of all of us with your presence. We are sorry you have left us but are grateful you are at peace. We'll continue praying for your family as they grieve your passing. Love Toby, and the Crew

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  44. We are sure sorry you had to go CJ but we understand. You touched the world and will live in many hearts now. Hugs and love to your best and loving Mom.

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  45. We are glad ya had a safe trip to the Bridge, CJ, and that Brofur Cosmo was there to greet you. Our Best Purrs Of Comfort to those who remain behind...

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  46. I'm sure my Gree will meet you there too. Bless you for giving your Mom a last hug. We will send our best purrs and prayers of comfort for Mom and Mia. ~House of the Mostly Black Cats

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  47. We are so sorry for your loss. Purrs to you all.

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  48. CJ so sorry that it was time for you to take your trip to the Bridge. So glad you got to leave safely in your Mom's arms. We are here to let your Mom know that we are so sorry that she had to say goodbye. Soft prayers and gentle woofs of comfort for your Mom
    Marty and the Gang

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  49. We are so very sorry. Sis Lexi went to heaven in March so she can show you around. We's sendin' lots of purrayers and hugs.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi

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  50. We remember that terrible fire. We are glad CJ had good years with you after that terrible event. He was a brave kitty, and we send purrs and condolences on his passing. ~Spitty and his Human

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  51. Although it is always hard for us humans to lose a beloved furbaby, we must always remember that at the Rainbow Bridge there is nothing but happiness and youth and freedom. Our furbabies wait there, pain free and free to fly, until it is our time to meet again.

    To CJ's mom, I send send you my most heartfelt condolences. Always know that you did indeed do the right thing. Making that last, final decision for your furbaby is the most selfless, loving thing you can do for them. CJ is now free to be at peace while he waits for you to meet again.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you, and I hope you can find comfort in the many, many fond memories you have of your sweet CJ.

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    1. Thank you. I appreciate all the kind words!

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  52. We have only just heard your sad news and we know you will miss CJ very much. Our thoughts are with you.

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  53. We are so very sorry for you loss. We never knew CJ, though we have heard his story, but the loss of any feline is felt by all.

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  54. We are so sorry you had to leave for rainbow bridge, CJ. We know your mom misses you terribly. Sending purrs and warm hugs to her way.

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  55. We're so sorry to be hearing that you have crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Run young and free again, sweet CJ! Hold all the wonderful memories within your hearts. You were the bravest kitty we ever knew.

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  56. Our purrrrrrssssss and prayers and {{{{hugs}}}} to CJ's mom and everyone left behind. We're happy you had the time you did with CJ. Precious one.

    Marilynn, Grace & Company

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  57. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and purrs.

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  58. Big hugs from us and purrs from the kitties. We never forget our furbabies! I learned about CJ on Katie's blog.

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  59. This is a very sad day. I'm sorry CJ had to go; she was clearly loved and her family will miss her always. Godspeed, CJ.

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  60. We are so sorry you had to say goodbye to your sweet, dear CJ. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs, Maggie Pooh and Chancy

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  61. My condolences, to you! CJ was an awesome brave kitty. Hugs Patcharee, Harvey & Oliver

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  62. We are so sorry, farewell little CJ, you were such a brave and sweet soul here, now run free of earthly cares little one. Sending love & purrs to you, may happy memories comfort soonest.

    Mungo, Jet & The Ape xx

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  63. Mee-you CJ yur Mumma was there fur you all thee way....safe journey to Pure Land CJ. Cosmo will bee waitin fur sure.
    Mumma an Mia wee sends you purrs an purrayerss fur healin an peece to bee upon you inn thee dayss to come....
    Sinseelree, Purrince Siddhartha Henry =^,.^= an LadyMum <3

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  64. We are so sorry of the loss of CJ. Send Soft Pawkisses to comfort you <3 <3 <3

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  65. CJ, we are so sorry for your Mom and Sisfur and all those still here who loved you - but over across the Bridge a bunch of your friends are saying "Here he comes !" Fly free, sweet kitty ! You fought hard and well !

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    1. Thank you. CJ has lots of friends OTRB that I am sure welcomed him.

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  66. We heard about CJ going to the bridge and stopped by with some pug love and prayers for you
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  67. Run free on the Rainbow Bridge dearest CJ. I am thinking of you, your Mom and your Sisfur.

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