Monday, June 20

A Brief, Sad, Break

My husband and I lost our sweet girl, Nikki, on Saturday. She was the most lovable kitty I'd ever known, always ready for a snuggle or a pet. It has been a privilege to have her in our lives these last twelve years.

She'd been sick for several weeks, and we found out Friday it was advanced cancer and there was nothing we could do. As much as we wanted to hold on, it was best for her to let her go.

We had one last good morning filled with love and snuggles and sunshine on the porch, and then said goodbye. She was deeply loved, and will be deeply missed.

My guest authors and contributors will continue to post this week, but I'll be taking a break. I'll return next Monday. I thank you all for understanding.

38 comments:

  1. So sorry, Janice. It's very hard when your pet dies. Don't feel bad about taking a break.

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  2. My heart goes out to you. My condolences for your loss :-(

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  3. Ah Janice, I'm so sorry. I know how much it hurts, I've been there too. What a lucky kitty to have so much love. Hugs.

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  4. I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a pet is losing a family member. I am thinking of you during this difficult and emotional time.

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  5. Feeling your heartbreak and sharing your grief. Take all the time you need. We'll still be here.

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  6. There is very little one can say at a time like this ... my thoughts are with you and your husband.

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  7. Janice, so very sorry to read about Nikki. Pets are our fur babies. Hold on to the previous memories. Hugs from one fur baby owner to the other. ❤️

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  8. So sorry for your loss, Janice! Our furry friends are family, and it hurts so much when they leave us. Sharing your grief. xx

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  9. So sorry. I lost my 15 year old baby the same way in April. I know how awful this is. Take all the time you need.

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  10. I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I agree with the others. Take as much time as you need. Don't rush it. Bless you and your husband.

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  11. I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I agree with the others. Take as much time as you need. Don't rush it. Bless you and your husband.

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  12. So sorry for your loss. I know how much it hurts to lose a loving feline companion.

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  13. I am so sorry for your loss, Janice. I was thankful for every day I had with my kitty.

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  14. I'm so very sorry to hear this. Nothing can take the pain away except for time, and yet, it will still be there. When you are ready, perhaps you can bring another little one into your home. So many out there need loving homes.

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  15. So sorry to hear this. I know what it's like and I don't wish that on anyone. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  16. JC Booker MartellJun 20, 2016, 11:39:00 AM

    My heart goes out to you. I had to cry a few moments when I read your post. Clearly Nikki was a lucky little girl to have such a loving mommy and daddy and what a good life she must have had.

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  17. I am so sorry for your loss, Janice. Take your time to remember her, and don't rush back.

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  18. My deepest condolences, Janice, on the passing of your beloved fur baby. The kindest and most loving thing we can do for them is to let them go when it's time. But the decision never gets any easier, I know. The only thing I've found that helps is the solace of wonderful memories, the healing passage of time, and the reassuring knowledge that they will always live with me deep inside my heart. Hugs to you.

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  19. Sending you my best wishes. You gave her the best of everything including a good life and a peaceful passing.

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  20. My heart goes out to you and your husband on the loss of your sweet Nikki. May you find solace in your happy memories of snuggles shared.

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  21. Oh wow, thank you all so much. All these messages of support both here and in the emails I've been getting all day are so touching. I really appreciate it, and it helps a lot with getting through this. You guys are awesome. HUGS

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  22. I'm so sorry. Nikki looks like such a beautiful cat. I know you and your family will really miss her. <3

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  23. I'm so sorry for your loss! I lost my kitty partner a few years ago, and I still tear up at the thought. :( *hugs* to you and your family!

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  24. The loss of a pet leaves such a hole in one's heart. Their constant presence no longer there is always a hard adjustment.

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  25. So very sorry to learn of the loss of your precious Nikki. It's hard to say good-bye.

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  26. I'm so sorry. She was a beautiful kitty.

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  27. I am so sorry for your loss.

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  28. I'm sending all the hugs and love, Janice. She was a cutie, I can tell. Take all the time you need. We'll still be here.

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  29. My sympathies. I have had a few special cats myself.

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  30. Sorry to hear. I know you'll miss her.

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  31. I'm sorry to hear that. When I read the first line, I was actually pretty shocked because I read it as "We lost our (human) daughter". I don't even know if you have a daughter. Anyway, my condolences.

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  32. So sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet cat. I know it must be so sad and heartbreaking to lose her. Take whatever break you need, Janice.

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  33. Oh no, I'm so sorry. I only just saw this :-( Thinking of you.

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  34. So sorry for the loss of your sweet Nikki!

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  35. I'm so sorry to hear about Nikki. Losing a cat is one of the worse experiences ever, and no words can ever express the feeling that's sitting inside your stomach right now. Remember all the good times you had together and the pain will eventually go away.

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