Thursday, September 4, 2008

Forever Loved




Mom here.

Texas went to the bridge last night. It was incredibly sad, but peaceful. We put him on his harness instead of in the carrier, and he actually enjoyed looking out the window on the way to the vet. He hadn't eaten all day though, nor could he really walk, so we knew it was time.

I can't believe he is gone. I keep expecting to hear him scratching at the door, or meowing about something. I miss him terribly. But he is free of this evil disease, and I am thankful for that. His blog here will remaing untouched. Feel free to visit me at my blog, I'll start posting there once I heal. And with such a great cat gone from my life, healing might take quite a while. Thanks everyone, for all you have done. We love you.

One last thing.
You all may remember Petey, who passed earlier this year. Well, on Petey's blog are links to some societies that are trying to cure this awful disease. If you would like to make a donation in Texas' or Petey's memory, the links are on Petey's site, and also here below.

Winn Feline Foundation – Winn is a non-profit organization established in 1968 that supports studies about cat health. Projects funded by Winn have provided information that is used every day in veterinary medicine to treat cat diseases. When donating, you can specify that it go for cancer research, or another disease, if you wish.

The CSU Animal Cancer Center – The mission of the Robert H. and Mary G. Flint Animal Cancer Center is to improve prevention and treatment of cancer in animals and humans. The Center focuses on the thoughtful, innovative, caring, and careful study of the causes and treatment of the disease in animals.

Love,
Kat, Brian, and Angel Texas

67 comments:

ZOOLATRY said...

Your sorrow is shared... we'll keep you both, and Texas, close in our hearts.
With love to you all, Maggy and Zoey and Ann...

Tybalt said...

Oh, bless you Texas. You are a very special and wonderful kitty, and will always be in our hearts. You blessed everyone who came to know you in the short time you were with us here, and I know we will all see you again someday at the Bridge.

With much love and purrs to you, and the family who loves you and misses you so much,

Tybalt, Holly, Ivy, Loki, Dana, and Mommy Renea

Honey P. Sunshine said...

we are so soory. run and dance at the rainbow bridge Texas

Kaz's Cats said...

We're so sorry for your loss - Texas was a special little cat who touched a lot of people (and cats) in his short life, and we're gonna miss reading about him. Our hearts go out to both of you at this most difficult of time,

hugs and purrs

Gypsy & Tasha & Kaz (Mum)

Sen and Tom said...

Our thoughts are with you. You gave Texas everything anyone could have ever wished for, and allowed us to share in his courage and grace. Thank you.

Sen-Chan, Tom and #1

Team Tabby said...

Good bye, Texas, we are so sorry you had to go. We will keep your mom and dad is our thoughts and prayers.

Mindy & Moe

The Furry Kids said...

We are so sorry. You are in our thoughts and purrayers. We are so blessed to have been able to know him. (((hugs)))

Rest in peace, sweet Texas.

HotMBC said...

*big hugs*
We're crying with you.

Southbay Girl said...

Kat and Brian, we are so sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Run free Texas! You were loved so much!!

Penny, Velcro, Kodak, WInton, 3 Perf and Blossom

The Island Cats said...

We'll miss Texas, too. He was a special kitty.

We share your tears...

Wally, Ernie, Zoey and mom Sue

Junior said...

Sending both of you gigantic hugs! You both did so much for Texas and we know he understood how much you tried to help him and how much you loved him. We are so glad you got to be with him for those finaly moments.

We are sending you lots of purrs and gentle headbutts.

Goodbye sweet Texas!

Junior, Orion and Meowm.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We are sorry you had to leave.

Use those new wings to fly with the angels, Texas. We love you, and will meet you in purrson when we get to The Rainbow Bridge.
((Hugs)) to your Momma and Daddy.

~ The Bunch and Mom Bobbie

Angel Cake said...

Texas,forever an angel.
I'm sure you'll watch over your Momma xxx

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

We feel your loss and embrace you with our purrs and love. We will all meet the very special Texas again in the future. He taught us so much and we all love him.

Kaze

The Crew said...

You did everything you could to help Texas keep fighting, and at the end, you helped him rest. You are in our thoughts.

Queen Snickers and Empress said...

Our newest friend Texas, though we did not know you long you brought happiness into our lives. You will be missed and purrs go to the ones left behind. We happy to know we will meet nose to nose one day at the Rainbow Bridge.
~Queen Snickers, Empress, Renna and Kimmi

Forty Paws said...

We are so sorry that is was time. We will miss Texas. He is now dancing at the bridge. Many purrs and hugs to you.

Luf, Us

Kellykat said...

Goodbye Texas. We love you. We will see you again one day.
-Stryder, Scotchy & Sugar

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We are thinking of you all in this time.

PB 'n J said...

We share your sorrow, and wish we could make it better - but there's nothing to help but time.

Love and Purrs,
Pearl, Bert, Jake and Mommy

Cat-a-holic, Laila and Minchie said...

We are so incredibly sad for all of us with the loss of dear sweet Texas. We have been weepy all day. You are all in our thoughts and prayers as you deal with this loss of your little man.

(((HUGS))) and purrayers

Laila, Minchie and Mom Peggy

Whicky Wuudler said...

I'm glad Texie's last journey was peaceful and he got to enjoy looking out of the car window. I will miss him very much. He was a brave fella and you are both good people for giving him the best of care.

*purrs*

Angus Mhor said...

My dear friends, I send you many purrs and head butts and would sit in your laps and purr and purr to comfort you. Texas was brave, so brave. And will be in Great Company at the Bridge.

Tina T-P said...

I had not read your blog until recently, but it seemed like Texas was a very special kitty. I am so sorry for your loss and I hope that the support of all of your friends here in the blogosphere helps with your healing.

Even tho we miss our feline friends when they have gone to the Rainbow Bridge, remember the joy that they brought to us when they were here - it will help.
Sincerely, Tina

Furkidsmom said...

We're so sorry to hear about Texas. Texas is happy and healthy at the bridge now, but our hearts are sad and our eyes are leaking.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Sunny's Mommy said...

I'm so sorry :(

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

We're so sorry. Love, hugs and purrrrrrs from all of us.

Magoo, Smudge, Bella & Dolce said...

Farewell and Godspeed, Texas. We will see you again at the Bridge.

Alexi said...

We are so sorry about Texas. We know he loved and was loved by his beans. We are glad he's at the Bridge with his wings. Purrs, purrayers, and [[[hugs]]] to you.

Alexi and the rest of the Krasota Castle Cats

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

We're so very sad. We really loved reading about Texas and his spunky approach to life. We know he's at the Rainbow Bridge racing around having fun without any pain, but we'll still miss him.

Sending hugs and purrs during this rough time.

Charlemagne and Tamar

Aoise said...

Adieu brave Texas. I am sending headbuts and purrs to your beans and wishing you sunny days at the Bridge.

The Lee County Clowder said...

Farewell, Texas. May we meet someday at The Bridge.

ppuurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

T'Abby Normal said...

We all feel honored that you shared Texas with us all through your blog's stories. We loved him too!

Hugs, Purrs,
Abby Normal, Stygia, and Ms. C

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Thank you for sharing such a wonderful kitty with all of us. We are sad he had to leave so soon.

Brownie said...

Dearest Furriend Texas,
We knows we had a little time "with us", but that's appreciated because you were a very special friend...

And I have the honor to say that you were a very, very very BIG furriend to me . It's incredible hopw much we shared together and with you I'll never forget that It doesn't matter where we are, how we are or how far we are, we can't count always with my speshul furriends, like you!

Never forgeting you,
-Brownie

Tesla said...

We will be thinking of you, and will light a candle tonight in your memory, as well as another lost today to your same horrible disease.

are thoughts are with your family in this hard time- please take care.

He will be there waiting when you join him one day.

The Devil Dog said...

We are very sorry for your loss.

Roxy & Lucky

Marian said...

We have been purr-aying for Texas and are very glad that he went peacefully to The Bridge! Crazy Lady has leaky eyes now, 'cause Texas looks so much like our Tom.
Be brave!!
:o) Thomas, Phoebe and Trixie

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

we are so sorry to hear about sweet Texas. you did a loving and brave thing for him and he took all that love and his fraciousness over to the Bridge to wait for you.

you are all in our purrs and prayers during this sad time.

Princess said...

Rest well Texas.
We love you always

purrrrs forever to all of you

Sweet Praline said...

We are so sorry to hear that it was Texas' time to go to the bridge but we will always remember him. Our thoughts and purrayers are with you.

Derby said...

Farewell Texas, until we meet again.

Bogdan, the editor said...

Texas:
We wish we could have known you better. You were such a wonderful soul. Thank you for coming by and wishing happiness to Addie. You will always be remembered in our family.
Purrs,
Bogdan and the Morning Scratchers.

Pumpkin said...

We're so sorry that Texas coodn't stay longer but he'll be happier at The Bridge. Sending lots of purrs to his fambly at this sad time.

Anonymous said...

Our mom is cryin' & cryin' and we are all purring and praying for you.
MamaCat & the FurryPurries
Ozzy, Alice, Bootsie, Freckles, Lola, Dandelo & baby Honey

Moki said...

Texas you will be dearly missed here on earth, but will be welcome with open arms by the many who passed before you at the rainbow bridge. Rejoice in your new life free from pain!

Felix, Garfield & Jawsy said...

Texas, we are sorry that we have not known you long enuff, you are a brave kitty. We know u are having a great time at the rainbow bridge now and looking out for your mommie and daddie.
Our warmest hugs, gentlest kissies and purrayers for you and ur fambly.
Love,
Felix, Garfield, Jawsy and Mach

Karen Jo said...

I am really sorry that Texas had to go, but glad that his journey was peaceful and that he enjoyed looking out the car window on the way to the vet. Lots of {{{hugs}}} to you.

Cats said...

We are so very sorry about Texas' loss ~ he was a very beautiful and brave mancat and we can imagine how much you'll miss him in the coming days..pleace accept our love and regards in this difficult time..we hope you find strength in these hard days..

AB clan said...

Bye Bye Texas

ViVi & AB

The Cat Realm said...

Sweety-pie Texas - your Dare is up! Say hello to our Anastasia at the bridge - she is the one who invented the Dares.....

Milo said...

Mom and I are so very sad at the loss of Texas. You were such loving parents to him and you must be hurting a lot right now. Mom said she cried for months and months when henry died (the little lilac point siamese she had before me) even though he lived to be nearly 20 years old.

Take care, and remember that Texas is pain free now and waiting for you by the bridge.

Hugs from Mom and me to you all.

Black Cat said...

I wish I had known Texas for longer. He was clearly a very special and brave cat and you are very special people to do so much for him and set him free to gain his wings when he needed to go to the Bridge. My thoughts are with you. {{{{{HUGS}}}}}

The Meowers from Missouri said...

we is furry sad an' sorry that texas hadda leave, but we will see him at the bridge. we's glad he doesn't feel bad anymore. what a special kitty he was. thank you for sharing him wif us kits inna blogosphere.

((((soft kitty kisses & headbutts to you, miss kat & mr brian.))))

http://nels-ed-nitro-xing.blogspot.com/2008/09/we-has-met-dare.html

Kelly Cat said...

All of us Good Cats send comforting vibes and purrayers.

Castle said...

you know how much we adored Texie here in the UK...he was a special friend to Stormie and us and we are so glad that you shared Texie with everyone through your blog...it is plainly evident how much love you and your hubby have for him and we fully understand the sorrow you are feeling. please take care of yourself during this sad time, you will need your strength. Texie will not be forgotten xxx

Breadchick and LB said...

I'm sorry to read of the loss of Texas. LB and I are heartbroken and will think of you very much.

Lacy said...

w00f's angel Texas, we took ur dare, its on our bloggie...RIP sweetie, run play and haff the best time at the bridge...and iffin u c my sissy angel lacylulu, tell her we love and miss her...

b safe,
~rocky~

Mr. Chen and Ollie said...

We are so very sorry Texas had to go to the Bridge. We are purring for you all there in this tough timr.
Puuuuuuurrrrrs,
Mr. Chen & Ollie

Cat Street Boyz said...

We finally got back to check our Blog since our Grammom fell and broke her hip and find you have gone to the bridge, Goodbye Furend, you will be missed but forever loved by "ALL" your furends, the Cat Street Boyz

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

Our momma donated green papers in memory of Texas to the Winn Feline Foundation. They'd like to send you a letter about it, but need an address. If you want to, could you email our momma at colleen.mcdonald AT comcast dot net so that she can send it to them?

If not, that's okay, too.

Purrs to you both,
Charlemagne and Tamar

Anita said...

We are so very sorry Texas had to go to the Bridge...

A big hug to you and purrrrrrrayers to Texas.

Love,
Anita and her mommie

Lux said...

Just stopping by with some purrs and hugs,
Lux & family

Chancy, Jake, Babe and Ernies Voice said...

We are very sad...

HUGS & PRAYERS
Chancy, Jake, Babe at Ernie's Voice

Angel said...

We know your pain, well! Mom still misses Wizard so much and she still cries. He told us it was time to get his wings. It will take time to heal. Having another kittie, will help, but never replace Texas!

michico*Adan said...

We are so sorry....
Big BIg hugs here...

A Few Good Cats said...

Thinking of you today... hoping your pain has been eased somewhat by all the good memories left to you.