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Also - Can someone tell me how to get rid of the giant gap below this notice - I cannot figure out how to do it - thanks!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Thank you so much everyone!

I really am just floored by the wonderful comments from everyone on Floyd's passing. It is still very hard - the cats are confused, especially Kirzon and Lola who were with him the longest. Virgil had just gotten to the point a few months back where he was really trying to be friends with Floyd - he would rub up against him to show he wanted to be his buddy. And Barney, well he is still a baby but even he is affected by Floyd being gone - he has become extra snuggly lately. I had to call today to make the arrangements (we are having him creamated so I can bring him home) and it is very tough. I still reach behind me where he would sit to pet him, and he isn't there (although Kirzon is spending a lot of time there now). I've lost pets before but this is the first since I am now the mom - it is as hard as when I lost my parents. I expected it to be tough but not as tough as it has been. And let me tell you, that your comments have just been so amazing and wonderful! I really appreciate all your thoughts and kind words. I know there have been a few mentions at peoples blogs too - although I haven't commented know that I really appreciate it! Seriously, you are all just awesome friends to send these wishes.

I will be trying to catch up on visiting this week - I will try to comment on the most recent posts only (unless something really hits me as needing a comment) and will try to post at least an update on here this week. I decided that I will start back in full force next Monday - in addition to everything else going on, the new computer lasted exactly 1 day before the network card went out (hardware issue) but luckily I still have the loaner. I am going to try and get my Halloween pics up before Monday with it - I did get a couple of Barney in the devil had that are just adorable. I didn't end up gettign everything done I would have liked but I just wasn't up to it (Halloween really was Floyd's day, being a black cat, so it was a bit sad for me to put everything up - but believe me I got a lot done ahead of time).

Floyd's birthday is in November so I am going to get a nice tribue together for him that day - it is also Kirzon's gottcha day but he will understand.

Anyway, thank you again for all the wonderful thoughts and ideas - I love you all for your kindness and you and your pets (kitties, doggies, fishes, etc) (or owners if you are the kitty or doggie posting of course) hold a special place in my heart!


Angel Ginger Jasper said...

Glad you are feeling a little better. I know it is so hard at the moment and everything so raw. I am also glad that you can take comfort from our many friends on the wonderful blogland.. Hugs GJ x

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

All of us (human and 'animal') nevfur know how losses will affekht us until they happen -

We are still sad fur all of woo but know Floyd is watching ovFUR your shoulder and keeping his paw on the pulse of things even there are lots and lots of miles -


Anonymous said...

We are glad to hear you're feeling a little bit better. It IS hard. Especially when it was as sudden as it was. Mom knows exactly how you feel. Just know that it will get easier and he will send you sings that he is with you. Scooter(RIP) always knows the right moment to send mom a rainbow. It's truly amazing. She is at The Bridge showing Floyd around. we can bet ya on that! (And, she's probably with him grubbing some french fries, too!)

Brian said...

Don't worry about catching up with us, we'll be her when you are ready. We know how tough it is, love & purrs to y'all from all of us.

Danielle said...

My bean and I are glad you're feeling better. It's always hard when you lose one of your furiends.

Mr. Grumpster Wilfred III said...

we just read about Floyd and are sooo very sad! mommy lost a dog and it was really hard and she only had him 3 weeks so she knows its gotta be tough when you have had a pet as long as you and him were together. i am glad he is not hurting anymore but i am so sorry that you are hurting. we are praying that you get through it quickly! he will be greatly missed! it really is like losing a child to some people and that is how it would be for my mom cuz she doesnt have any kids!
feel better Amy! we all love you and miss him and will keep him in our hearts!!
<33 smooches and purs and headbuts and biscuts for you!

Noll's Nip said...

And we hold you, Floyd and all your furry babies in our hearts too. God bless!


We'll continue to purr for you ...


The Creek Cats said...

We are glad you found comfort in your friends comments. We all care very much for you and we all loved Floyd very much and miss him so. We are still sending you lots of comforting vibes as you continue to grieve his loss.
XOXO and Purrs

L. Alida said...

Hi Amy.
I just came by to check on you again.
There will come a time when you have a really happy dream about Floyd, were he is healthy and happy. I have had a couple about Tookie like that.
Don't be surprised if your parents are in it too, taking care of Floyd. My beloved cat lady Grandmother is taking care of Tookie and other kitties that shared my life. That dream gave me a measure of comfort and I hope you have one like it soon.
Again, I am just so sorry that Floyd got so sick. My heart hurts for you and I am lighting a candle for you and Floyd every night this week.
Lots of gentle hugs,

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

I just stopped by to check on you. i know how hard it is to look for him in his spot and he is not there! It will pass but it will take time! Don't rush coming back. Take your time ans take care of yourself and the rest of the babies.

Quill and Greyson said...

Take your time, we are all here for you.

BeadedTail said...

We're glad you found comfort from all of your friends. As animal lovers, we know just how you feel and loved Floyd as if he was a part of our family. We still continue to purr for you and your family.

Laura said...

Hi Amy,
I'm sorry I didn't get to write earlier but unfortunately my mom's bunny just passed away as well and I'm here trying to help her feel a little better. She had really domesticated him to the point where he knew his name and would cuddle with her, much like a cat would to you or I. She's really devastated but happy that I came home to spend some time with her.

I was so sorry to hear about Floyd. I was reading your old posts and saw that he was your first cat. I can't imagine how you are feeling but please know that were all thinking of you and hoping things start to look brighter soon.

-Laura, Joplin and Hendrix

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

It's good to see you're doing ok, you've all been in our thoughts.

Poppy Q said...

You make sure you buy yourself some flowers on Floyds birthday. I know what you mean about kitty death being harder than your parents. My mum was sick for a long time before she died, and I think when her death came it came with some relief, and it's progress was out of my control.

When Puss died of renal failure,it felt like I was in control of all the hospice decisions myself, and that final vet visit was brutal. However 3 years later, I know that I gave her a life of love, and that I was lucky to be able to get the vet to help her passing be gentle and kind to that sick wee body.

Be nice to yourself, take it easy and your sad memories will one day be replaced with happy ones.

Smooches and hugs.

julie and poppy Q

Tama-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette, Ollie said...

Our dear friends leave such a gigantic hole in our heart when they go. We feel for you and are so glad that our words have been helping a little.

Forever Foster said...

It's a lovely idea to plan a tribute to Floyd. Don't feel like there is any pressure on you to post or comment, we will be here when you are ready. Hugs.

SeaThreePeeO said...

We're so so sorry! We know how painful Floyd's passing must have been, especially since our package for him turned up after he had gone.

I am so sorry if it upset you. Floyd will always have a special place in our hearts!

Milo and Alfie said...

The mom said:

Take your time to grieve. I know fom my own experience that losing a much loved cat is like losing a family member ~ your heart quite literally aches for them. My beloved cat Henry died in 2004 and I still miss him and cry for him sometimes.
Floyd was very special and we will all miss him. We know you'll do a really tribute when you're ready ~ and we look forward to seeing it.


and purrs from Milo and Alfie xx

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to come by and send some HUGS and PURRS your way.

HubbleSpacePaws said...

(((Amy))) Just jump back in, hon... it's ok not to catch up. You don't need any more stress. Loads of purrs comin' to you from B'more!

Samantha & Mom said...

Oh Amy!! We just read about Floyd!! We are sending lots of purrs and purrayers to you all!!! Floyd was a wonderful cat and we will miss him!!
Your TX furiends,
Samantha & Mr. Tigger