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Friday, October 30, 2009

Very Sad News

Hi Everyone - unfortunately Floyd was just too sick and had to be helped to the bridge this afternoon. His abdomen was full of tumors and his lungs were filling with fluid. I am just completely devastated right now - I had prepared myself for the worst but I really just can't believe it. I already miss him so much.

I am going to be taking a break from the blog for a few days - right now it is just too hard to think about.

Thank you everyone for all your good thoughts - I am sure Floyd is up there right now with my mom and dad feeding him his favorite treat - french fries.

73 comments:

The Monkeys said...

Oh, I'm so sorry about Floyd! I was hoping that he was on the mend. I'm sending big hugs to you in this very difficult time.

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Oh... Floyd.

Fly high sweet boy, and enjoy your fries - you've brought so much joy to us all here in the blog world.

Comforting purrs to your family.

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Oh dearesy Amy I am just devastated to hear of this sadness that has stolen you happiness away from you! I can hardly believe it...please know how precious Floyd was to all of us here at the cozy cottage. There will be a special place at our wedding reception for him...I know you are sad but I hope you might find some comfort beside me if you should visit we us on our special day. I will hold your hand gently and we can cry together.
Your adoring Miss Peach

One Cats Nip said...

I'm so sorry for your loss! But just remember like you said Floyd is in a good place now. Also, remember it is better to have loved and lost than never loved at all so just remember all the good times you had with Floyd and celebrate his life. I understand you wanting to take time off, take all you need. We look forward to your return.

Danielle said...

I'm so sorry. I'm sure you miss him alot. I'd love to give Floyd a super-sized order of french-fries!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Khyra and I are very sorry for your loss -

We are sure he'll enjoy one great Halloween Pawty across The Bridge -

As much as it hurts, you did the correct thing (and you know that) -

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra and Phyll

Daisy said...

I am so sorry Floyd had to go to the Bridge. My sincerest sympathies and soft purrs to you.

Robyn said...

Oh no, Amy, I am so very very sorry!!

::hugs::

Huffle Mawson said...

Oh Amy, I'm so sorry to hear about Floyd. He was doing a little better too. My purrs go to you and the rest of the kitties.

The Creek Cats said...

Oh my goodness. We are so sad to hear this news about Floyd. Please know that you are in our thoughts and purrayers during this very sad time. We are sure Cal was waiting at the bridge for Floyd. They have a lot in common with their illness, but both are healthy and playing once again at the bridge.
(((HUGS)))

Innocent Owner Of Mad Cats said...

I am so, so sorry. My heart is with you in your time of sadness.

Angel and Kirby said...

Oh, Any, i am so sorry to hear this. He was such a good friend. We know how much you are hurting. He and Wizard are running and playing together and neither is hurting. Take time for you and the others to morn. Remember we are here for you. Sharing his story and memory will help. He was a great cat and loved you dearly.

The Island Cats said...

Oh we are so sorry to hear about Floyd...we send you comforting purrs to help you through this sad time....

Debra Taylor said...

Amy,

I am so very sad to learn of Floyd passing. I know that you know it was a kindness to help him over to the other side. I had to do that twice so I know how painful it is. I am sending prayers that you can be freed of the devastation. I am certain Floyd it in a good space. In fact, I would bet that he is around you right now in spirit.

Debby

http://homelesscatcare.blogspot.com/

Talk to Your Angels
http://www.YourAngelSpeaks.com

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We din't know Floyd but we know dat feeling...da heart really feels like it broked! We'z sending some purrs and soft headbutts to yoo...

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I am so sorry to hear that. It's never an easy thing no matter how prepared you are. Hug the other kitties extra tight, i find that helps me

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan said...

How can one ever be "ready" for that particular event? We are so sorry that you had to say goodbye to sweet Floyd, but remember that he will always be by your side. And you have other sweet ones there who need you and love you.

Noll's Nip said...

I am so sorry to hear about Floyd. Sending you hugs and purrs.

Ginger Jasper said...

I am so so sorry to hear that.. You must be feeling devestated.. I am thinking of you and yes take comfort that he is with your loved one's.. Hugs GJ xx

Fin said...

Oh Amy we are so sorry to hear this news. Please accept our Purrs and hugs in this awful time. I'm sure he is watching over you from the bridge enjoying his fries.

HubbleSpacePaws said...

(((Amy)))
Our thoughts and prayers will stay with you while you take time to absorb and to heal. I sent up a small one to ask Tish to help make Floyd feel right at home.
Love from all the Space Paws,
Lisa

Jasmim said...

Oh my God! This is really a very sad news! I'm so sorry about Floyd.
Even my mother and I don't know you and your family (in person, but virtually), we feel very sad by this news. We know very well the pain of losing a kitten.
If you need something with us, you can be assured that we will be at your provision.
And rest of the blog until you recover, will be good for you.
But think about it ... where the Floyd is, he will be in a better place where he won't feel any pain :)
Hugs!

Karen Jo said...

I saw this over at Khyra's and came by to offer my condolences. It is always so hard to say goodbye to one of our furry friends. You did the best thing you could for Floyd in helping him to the Rainbow Bridge. You will see him again.

Two Country Poodles said...

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our aunt Dolly will be there to greet him...She liked kittys. Hope your heart heals soon and you and your family will be in our puppy prayers!


Extra Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo and Bobo

Everycat said...

I'm so sorry Floyd was so poorly and had to be helped to The Bridge, it was the kindest way to help him. He was a lovely cat and soon you will be able to remember him and smile again.

Love and rumbly purrs

Whicky Wuudler
& Family

Milo and Alfie said...

We are devastated to hear this noos. We are so very sorry. We can't believe dear little Floyd has gone to the Bridge ~ we never suspected he was so poorly.
Please accept all our love and purrs and sincere sympathies. We will miss him so much.

((((((hugs)))))))

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

OH NO!!! We are so devastated to hear this news. Mom's eyes are actually leaking right now, for she knows EXACTLY what you're going through. It's worse when you go not expecting to have to do that. AT least know that Floyd is not in any pain anymore and that he left knowing the TRUE moeaning of love and a forever family and home. He will never forget you and will watch over all of you from the bridge. Scooter(RIP), probably met him there. We are so sorry for you loss and you will be in our thoughts. Take as much time as you need. Heaven just got it's newest Angel, Floyd. Once again, we are turly so very sorry.

Bruce said...

So sorry to hear the sad news about Floyd. Let yourself grieve.

Forever Foster said...

Amy, we are so very very sorry. We are sending lots of hugs and purrs to you and your furry family. Floyd knew that you loved him very much. We are sure of that.
Purrs.

Cindy said...

I am so sorry. It is never easy, it is like loosing one of the family.
cindy

Cat with a Garden said...

We came over from the Kool Kitty Krew and just wanted to leave you gentle purrs in this sad time. Cancer is horrible. He's free from pain now.
Many purrs, Siena and Chilli

Madi and Mom said...

Dear Amy,
I'm so very sorry to read about Floyd. It is a heart breaking decision that I have had to make twice due to very sick furids. I understand your saddness and please know you are in my prayers.
A big hug,
Cecilia (Madi's Mom)

Hansel said...

we are incredibly sorry for your loss. Helping him to the bridge was the best thing you could do for him. Truly. You did a good thing- try to remember that. One day we hope we can meet him at the bridge.

Brian said...

Oh my God, my sisters and I are so very, very sad to hear that. We know how very much you loved dear Floyd and our whiskers are so weepy wet right now. Because you shared Floyd with all of us we will remember him forever. I just don't know what else to say, we are so very sorry. We all love you Floyd & we will forever.

Laila and Minchie said...

We are so sad and sorry for your loss of sweet Floyd. His memory will forever live on in your heart.

(((HUGS)))

Chuchu said...

That is just so terribly sad.. I can't imagine what you must be feeling now.. But I'm sure Floyd is in kitty heaven where suffering doesn't exist. Like you said, probably enjoying his fav treats.

The Bumpass Hounds said...

The Last Battle
If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done,
For this – the last battle – can’t be won.
You will be sad I understand,
But don’t let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship must stand the test.
We have had so many happy years,
You wouldn’t want me to suffer so.
When the time comes, please, let me go.
Take me to where to my needs they’ll tend,
Only, stay with me ‘til the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you will agree
It is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its’ last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.
Don’t grieve that it must be you
Who has to decide this thing to do;
We’ve been so close – we two – these years,
Don’t let your heart hold any tears.
- Anonymous

Our deepest sympathy for your loss. We will howl to the big DOG in the sky for Floyd tonight.
- The Bumpass Hounds and Kitties

Ozzie the OZmonster & Zowie said...

Hello. Khrya told us of your sad day and we wanted to give you some paws to hold through all of this. Our hearts go out to you.

Take care,

Zozo and Ozzie

Shadow / Molly said...

*hugs purrs and headbutts*

Molly
Shadow
Trooder
I is Jake!
The Mom - Laure

ML said...

We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved family member.

Ariel said...

I'm so sorry about Floyd...Hugs

missbreezysbox said...

French fries is a good treat to receive on the other side. I'm sorry to hear of your loss. I'm sure his spirit is still around to help you with his loss. LOL!

ML said...

We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved family member.

Love, ML and Deb

Ikaika said...

We are so sorry to hear about your beautiful Floyd, and we are sending you many gentle, comforting purrs.

'Kaika and the Yosemite cats

Happy Cat Family said...

We are so very sorry for your loss...
Run free on Rainbow Bridge Floyd, look after your mommy, she misses you dearly...

Da Fambly Cat-a-blog Kittiez said...

There are no words I can say that will adequately address your sorrow. Please know that we know your pain and that we send you many hugs and good thoughts.

Cheyenne -Millie said...

We here send our condolences! We are really sad.

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

We've very sorry to hear that Floyd has gone to the Bridge.

Sending purrs to comfort you during this sad time,
Charlemagne and Tamar

Miss Peach and Mickey the Black Cat said...

Soft hugs to you today dearest Amy. Thank you for being beside me a little bit on my wedding day...I just love the picture of Floyd in the Blingee! It will be on my blog Sunday....
Love Misses Peach

Poppy Q said...

So sorry to hear about your boy Floyd. You gave him such a great life, and we are sure you must be heartbroken.

Hugs to you all.

Noir the Texas Tabby said...

We are so sad to hear of your loss. Our prayers and purrs go out to you.

Noir

Psalms 121

Keisha said...

I am very sorry. Rest in peace, Floyd.

BeadedTail said...

We are so sorry to hear about Floyd. We just heard and our heart is breaking for you. Our thoughts and purrs are with you during this sad time.

Angel, Isabella and their mom Sharla

Zoolatry said...

We are sending our purrs and our prayers to you, and for your wonderful Floyd. He will be missed.

peggy and The Cats said...

We are so sad for you. We understand your need to take some time off. Just remember that Floyd had the very best forever home, and we're sure he'd tell you just that.

DEBRA said...

We are furry sorry to hear about Floyd...our deepest purrs
Abby

Susan said...

So sorry to hear this, I really enjoy reading about your kitties. Thinking of you during such a difficult time.

Your Daily Cute said...

Oh. I'm so sorry to read this. :(

We all know how much you loved Floyd... and you showed so much love by helping him now when he needed it most. How very strong of you.

This is a Rainbow Bridge video a friend showed to me a while back when my Gizmo passed. I loved it (still do). I hope it helps you as well. Floyd will be there waiting.

http://www.indigo.org/rainbowbridge_ver2.html

Victor Tabbycat said...

We is furry sorry bout Floyd, Amy. Him was bootiful an knowed how much you luffed him. You gaf him da bestest home an he'll always lif on in yur hart.
Purrs,
Victor & Nina

Mooooom, I wanna try a french fry!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We're sorry about Floyd too. It has to be a hard time for you. Purrs and tail wags.

Cory said...

We just heard this evening about Floyd heading for the Bridge. My mom and dad went out for dinner tonight and shared a large order of fries in his honor. I'm just so sad about this. Our guardian angel Lewis left us pretty much this same way...and there is nothing you can do but be there for them, love them and let them go.

Purrs to you and your family.

Kaz's Cats said...

We're so sorry to hear that Floyd had to leave for the Bridge. You worked so hard to help him, and we know he couldn't have been more loved. Thank you for loving him enough to let him go when you knew how sick he was,

{{{hugs}}}

Gypsy & Tasha

Parker said...

(((hugs))) to you. We are so sorry that Floyd had to leave for the Bridge.

TwoSpecialWires said...

Miss Amy. We feel so sad. So bad. We hadn't known you and Floyd very long at all, but in the short time we have, we've grown to love you so much. You are very very special. This probably isn't the time when you want a bunch of advice, and we apologize in advance for offering some. But you might remember from Moma's blogpost about Kizzy and Murphy that she is furever grateful that she took the time (and forced herself through the process) to write down EVERYTHING that came to her mind about Kiz. The list grew to be over five pages long over time. And now, 18 years later, ALL the memories come flooding back (in a very special way) whenever she reads over the list. She did the same thing with Molly. And we're pretty sure she'll do the same thing with us.

We care. And we're sorry.

Floyd flies on the wings of angels now. We'll meet him someday.

Love
Jake and Fergi and Sally and Nina

Lorianna said...

Oh Amy, no! I can't believe this! I am just so beyond sorry and so sad for you right now. I had just been hoping so much that Floyd would bounce back from being sick. Kitties just can't tell us what is wrong and they don't always show how sick they really are.
He was such a special boy and I know you love him so much! You did all that you could and you made his last days happy ones. He knew how much you loved him, I just know it.
All of us who love our pets understand how you are hurting right now. It's a loss that sticks with you and I'm glad you have the blogasphere to turn to for some small measure of comfort.
He will visit you in your dreams. If our spirits are energy, then that energy just doesn't go away. It just moves to another place. Floyd will always be with you in your heart.
I'm so sorry honey.
Sending you the most gentle of hugs and holding you and Floyd in my thoughts.
Lorianna

Eric and Flynn said...

We are very sorry for your sad loss. We are sending purrs of condolence to you.

Kari said...

We are so sorry for your loss. It was an act of supreme kindness to help Floyd across the bridge and free him from his suffering. His love for you will always be with you. He will live on in your heart and the hearts of all who loved him.
Our mum has a candle she lights when one of us passes. She will light the candle for Floyd.

CCL Wendy said...

Amy, I just heard today as Milo posted the news on his blog. I am so very sorry for your loss. I know you were very hopeful about Floyd and you did everything possible to help him. Sometimes, no matter what we do, it is kinder to help them pass through to the Bridge. You did the right thing for Floyd.

Floyd will always be with you in your heart and in spirit. You gave him the best life possible, and when all is said and done, that is the most important thing.
Rest easy, sweet Floyd.

minekatter said...

I´m so sorry for your loss! I know all about loosing a furry friend, and it´s so hard! At least you know that Floyd is in a peaceful place not.
Hugs and purrs from Ingvild, Theodor and Mathilda <3

Mishkat said...

Amy, I'm so sorry to hear about Floyd. The cats and I are sending many purrs to you and your family.

(((Hugs))) from Katie, Franklin, Dobby, and Tasha

Cat of Nine Tales said...

I am so sorry to hear of Floyd's passing. My heart goes out to you. Take comfort in knowing you did the right thing and Floyd is now at peace. Take off all the time you need. Peace be with you.
~Lisa

Shadow said...

Oh sweet Amy, our heart goes out to you. We are truly touched by the crossing of Floyd. You and your family of purr boxes were our first friends in the kitty bloggy world.

Momma says wrap you arms around yourself and squeezze She is sending you a hug and loves...

Floyd our friend may you know we will always love you and miss you dearly.

Freya's Staff said...

hi,

I just heard about Floyd from The Paw Relations, and I'm so very sorry to hear. My sincerest condolances and soft purrs to you.