Thursday, May 7, 2015

Rest in peace, my sweet Rosie.

This post pains me to write.

After a sudden, harrowing onset of severe lethargy and rapid, open-mouthed breathing this morning, Rosie was rushed to the emergency clinic at the local university, where imaging revealed congestive heart failure alongside advanced signs of probable cancer of the pancreas, spleen, liver, and intestines. I made the difficult decision to help Rosie cross the Rainbow Bridge. I stayed by her side until the very end, making sure that she knew just how precious she has always been and always will be to me and my entire family.

I love and miss my sweet, tough old gal more than words could ever describe, but I am grateful that she is now free of all pain and ailments.

My sweet Rosie, you are and will be loved forever and always. Thank you for 21 wonderful, loving years by my side. You will always be my beautiful, sweeter than sugar, one tough cookie of a girl. Rest in peace, my precious baby girl.
Thank you for all of your purrs, prayers, and support. They have meant so much to me and my sweet Rosie.

Please excuse me if I am absent from this blog for a period of time as I grieve yet also celebrate the life of my precious baby girl Rosie.

40 comments:

Annie Bear said...

I'm so very sorry and I'm so sad. I've come to really love Rosie and I was rooting for her. You made the best decision for her clearly. I'm sorry for all the advice. Her situation reminded me so much of my two senior kitties that we lost in 2013 and I just felt desperate to help, maybe partly reliving my own situations.

What a great life Rosie had with you! Take comfort in knowing that she of course knew how loved she was.

Hugs to you.

The Menagerie Mom said...

Thank you so very much for all of your kind support throughout all of this, for both myself and my sweet Rosie. I cannot express how much I appreciate it. And you have no need to apologize for any of the advice you gave, as I was just as desperate to find any possible answers and solutions for my sweetheart Rosie throughout all of this.

Rosie was truly one of the sweetest, most beautiful, toughest furbabies I have ever had the pleasure of having as a loyal companion. I miss her terribly, but I am so grateful to have had 21 (and a half) wonderful years to love and care for her, and she will always be loved.

Thank you again.

meowmeowmans said...

We are so very sorry that it was time for Rosie to go to the Bridge. Thank you for the wonderful, amazing and love-filled life she had with you, and for the brave and loving decision you made when it was time. Sending you hugs, gentle purrs, and thoughts of comfort.

Savannah's Paw Tracks said...

we are so sad to learn Rosie was finally ready for The Bridge. Hopefully her journey there was easy and peaceful. She will be welcomed like the Princess she was

Zoolatry said...

Sharing the sadness on the loss of your beautiful girl. Run free now, sweet Rosie.

Old Kitty said...

We are so so sorry. Sweet angel Rosie, run free now. Take care
x

The Florida Furkids said...

We're sending soft, healing purrs and prayers to you at the loss of Rosie.

The Florida Furkids

Peggy's Place said...

So very sorry for your loss. It's always so very hard. Tears for you.

My Mind's Eye said...

Rosie was a beautiful calico queen. We are sorry for your loss of a loving fur babe
Hugs
Madi and mom

Unknown said...

I am sorry for your loss. Rest in peace, Rosie.

Love,
Angel Keisha and Murphy the Poodle

The Island Cats said...

We're sorry to hear about Rosie. Purrs...

Marg said...

We are so sorry that Rosie got so sick but I have to tell you the kindest thing you did for her is to let her go. You sound like you are a wonderful Mom and she knew lots of love while she was with you. It is just so hard when they are gone. You are sure are in our thoughts.

jank1961 said...

We don't know you and your blog, but Ann at Zoolatry told us about your loss. We do know how painful it is, and we are very sorry. May beautiful Rosie rest in peace.
Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

I am so sorry that our first visit is one of farewell to your beloved Rosie. I read back through your past posts and I see you had been nursing her through this passage. It matters not the number of years they share with us it is always hard. You gave Rosie the last gift of compassion and love. I am so sorry how this will cause much heartbreak, and sadness of missing her. P,ease be gentle with yourself. Purrs and hugs.

Marilynn said...

We are so sorry about your loss of Rosie. Long-lived pets are just so precious and rare. Hugs and purrrrrrssssss for all of you.

Love,
Marilynn, Grace & Co

Colehaus Cats said...

We are so sorry to hear sweet Rosie was needed so urgently at The Bridge. Sending our hugs and softest of comfort purrs to you.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful Rosie. 21 years together is absolutely incredible, but no longer how long we have with them it's never enough. I lost my Angel Tara almost two years ago to CHF and a splenic mass. Sending gentle purrs of comfort and love your way.

Laila and Angel Minchie said...

We are so sorry and sad for the loss of you beautiful Rosie. You gave her such a wonderful life. You are in our thoughts and purrs.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

I am so sorry for your loss of beautiful Rosie.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We did not know Rosie but we understand how difficult it must be for you. We just lost our Phantom, a 16 year old Siberian Husky. 21 is an amazing life, and the love that your words show tell us that it was a life filled with love and happiness. Soft woos and gentle hugs from all of us.

Woos - Ciara and Lightning and Mom

Amber DaWeenie said...

Twenty-one years seems like a long time but it's never long enough. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Keep all the wonderful memories close by and they will help you get through the hard days ahead. Run Young and Free, Rosie!

Quill and Greyson said...

We're so sorry to hear of your loss. Purrs and hugs to you.

Teri and her Stylish Cats ~ Coco the Couture Cat, FurryDance Brighton, and Disco NoFurNo said...

We did not know Rosie before today and now she is gone. We are certain your heart is heavy with sadness, and we hope the sweet memories you have of your life together help soften the sadness that surrounds you now...

Just Ducky said...

Comforting purrs you you.

Carolina Cats said...

Dear Rosie's Mom and all the fambly,

We're so furry sorry to hear that Miss Rosie has had to leave you for the Bridge. What a wonderful life you gave her! You were bofe furry lucky to have each other for so long.

Me and Jazzy and Cuzzin Cavalli and the Barn kitties McGee and Gibbs are sending our best purrs to help comfort you. Woofie Callie sends peaceful wags and the horsies send gentle neighs.

Lots of love & hugs & purrs,
Buddy & Jazzy

wildcatwoods said...

We are so very sorry for your loss. Rosie had 21 wonderful years with you and will remain with you in your heart. I know how hard it is to lose a beloved cat that has been with you this long. I lost Chica at 22 and Yoko at 20. With deepest sympathy,

Cats of wildcat woods

meowmeowmans said...

Just us again, checking in on you, and bringing more gentle purrs and prayers. Our friend Ann, from Zoolatry, created a lovely remembrance badge for your beloved Rosie. We realized we don't know how to reach you, other than by leaving a comment here, so we wanted to let you know the badge is posted at the Cat Blogosphere, if you'd like to pick it up: http://blog.catblogosphere.com/2015/05/08/rest-in-peace-rosie/

Hugs to you, our friend.

Team Tabby said...

So sorry to hear you have lost dear Rosie after 21 years together. We hope our sincere purrs for your loss will help at this sad time.

Samantha & Mom said...

So sorry to hear of Rosie leaving you! Lots of purrs and prayers for you and your Family!
Hugs,
Samantha & Mom

Fozziemum said...

Although we never met we have heard through the bloggie world of the loss of your sweet girl Rosie....we send our heartfelt sympathy as we know too well the pain and sadness and the huge hole that is left behind..with all our love Fozziemum xxx

pilch92 said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful girl.

Gigi said...

We are stopping by to send you come comforting purrs on the loss of your sweet girl Rosie. She was quite a beauty (and I am a ManCat with an eye for the pretty LadyCats). My Human says a kitty does not get to be 21 unless she was loved excellently well by a Human who was devoted to her well-being, so we think you did a wonderful job of caring for her and giving her a great kitty life. XOXOXOXO

Gigi said...

We are stopping by to send you come comforting purrs on the loss of your sweet girl Rosie. She was quite a beauty (and I am a ManCat with an eye for the pretty LadyCats). My Human says a kitty does not get to be 21 unless she was loved excellently well by a Human who was devoted to her well-being, so we think you did a wonderful job of caring for her and giving her a great kitty life. XOXOXOXO

AngelSmokey, Butterfly, Peekaboo! said...

I just heard about Rosie's crossing over The Rainbow Bridge. I know your heartache as my beloved first cat Frutty was with me 17 1/2 years: a lifetime. I can only send you comforting hugs and I'm sorry you have to go through this heartache.

The Menagerie Mom said...

Thank you so much for the care and compassion you've shown me and my precious Rosie. I miss her immensely, but I am so grateful for the wonderful years and love I was blessed to share with her, and I am grateful that she is now able to run young and free. I will forever love and hold dear to my heart my sweet girl Rosie.

And thank you for letting me know about the Cat Blogosphere and the beautiful badge created for my beautiful old gal. I would love to join and participate in the Cat Blogosphere, but the only hold up is that I am admittedly technologically inept and have not succeeded in figuring out how to use the Cat Blogosphere. Are you able to assist me in this? I would love to join and participate in this wonderful Cat Blogosphere so that I might better interact with all those who have been sending me such an outpouring of love and support during this time.

Thank you again, meowmeowmans. Your kindness is truly appreciated.

Just Mags said...

So sorry for the loss of your sweet Rosie. Warm gentle hugs for you and we will be remembering you in our prayers. We are sad that we didn't ever get to know your beautiful Rosie. Maggie, and Pooh

Dash Kitten Crew said...

OH I am SO sorry you lost such a wonderful cat. Fly free brave spirit, and, Rosie thank you for staying with your Mum so long, she grieves now, and so do we for such a precious girl.

Marjorie, Harvey, Miranda and Silver

meowmeowmans said...

Of course! The CB is such a wonderful and caring community of cat bloggers, and it everyone is welcome. I will be happy to help get you up and running. The first thing you should do is share whenever you have new posts on your blog. Each day, the posts on the CB include the daily "Linkies." (The post will say something like "Friday Linkies" or "Saturday Linkies," or something to that effect.) When you feel up to it, you can email me at kthattori (AT) gmail DOT com, and I will do my best to explain (it will be easier that way, as I will be able to include screen grabs to help illustrate). No rush. Be well. - Kevin (meowmeowmans)

Forty Paws said...

We are so very sorry that it was time for Rosie to cross over. She lived a very good, long life with you. Many hugs and purrs and purrayers during this difficult time.

Luf, All of us at Forty Paws and Maw

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful girl *bows head*