October 15th 2011 6:53 am
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Mom and I were shocked this morning to receive an email from our good friend Purrcy's momma. We've become friends over this last year because of Purrcy's health conditions. We've shared the emotional roller coaster ride of it all. The relief when things were looking up, the tears when things were looking grim. Now we are about to share something I wish we never would.
Purrcy has developed lymphoma and will be crossing over to join me here at the bridge today. He's been through ENORMOUS amounts of problems with his health. He had been doing well for awhile though. As a matter of fact he went camping with his family this summer. They were supposed to stop to see my mom on their way up north to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Things were busy and for whatever reason it didn't happen. Mom wishes now it had so she could have given Purrcy a hug and some kisses. Now it's up to me to do that.
There's always some painful times here on Catster and this summer certainly has seen it's share. I have to say that if it hadn't worked out so well with Ingen I think we'd all have gone nuts with grief. Thank goodness for that because without that balance of at least having some hope and happiness, it would just be too much.
Momma doesn't know the exact details yet as Purrcy's momma is just too distraught to talk about it. But we do know that she and Purrcy have gone above and beyond to fight his illnesses so this must be pretty bad for her to say it's time. She has always said that if he was suffering too much, she would let put her own feelings aside and let him go. That's what we do as parents, we put our feelings of heartbreak aside.
I love that boy. When we first joined here he was one of my first friends. He wrote such funny diaries, we laughed so hard all the time, it was a joy to read them. That hasn't happened in a long time now.
Please purr for my handsome, polydactyl, Maine Coon friend. Purr he has a peaceful journey here and purr his mom is surrounded by warmth, comfort and peace. If you'd like to read Purrcy's story on my website, here's his page: Purrcy.
I'll be waiting for you Purrcy, the angels are getting ready for you. Luv you
Thanks for alerting us, Alex. We have been to Purrcy's page to send our love to him and his family.
I've gathered all the angels, and we'll be waiting for Purrcy at the gate!
We love Purrcy and his momma too, furry much. They are both in our purrs and prayers.
Me and my angel brofurs will be there too. Sweet Purrcy, we love you too.
We are sorry to hear this news. Hugs and Prayers to Purrsy and his Momma as he becomes an angel.
Thank you everyone. I hope to hear back from Purrcy's momma after he's crossed but I don't know if I will. I was really so surprised. He was doing so well, but you guys all know how it is. That doesn't mean a thing. When it's time, it's just time and that's it.
Purrs from us
Purrs of comfort to Purrcy's family during this difficult time.
Thank you Balty and Callie. I know his momma will appreciate it and she really will need it. She's the kind of lady that is very strong and can hold it together for a lot of things. She's a nurse so she deals with so many issues for people. But we all know that it's not the same thing at all when it comes to our furbabies. She's like the rest of us, she's broken inside now. We're honored she felt close enough to my mom to confide it in us late last night. I wished we'd seen it then so we could have given her some purrs and cyberhugs then. But she knows we love her and Purrcy.
We just went to his page and left his meowmy a comment, and him a rainbow. Fly free, Purrcy
Thanks Blizz. I haven't heard anything but I do have the feeling he's already here at the bridge. I'm sure he's being greeted by so many of his old friends.
Shoots I didn't see she'd written a diary. Now my momma is crying.
oh sweet Purrcey! We are here for you-thank you Alex, fur letting us know!
Gentle purrs for Purrcy and his family...
You're welcome Gumpy and Indy. So many going to the bridge this summer!
Purrs from all of us, my family will miss Purrcy he was special....we know how hard it is for his Mom...she is in our thoughts and prayers....
We sent a special gift and message to his Mom...
Purrs fur Purrcy, and more fur his Mom.
Sorry that you lost your good furend, Alex, and your furmily, too of course.
We will alert our angel furblings.
Sending purrs out for Purrcy and his family.
We are furiends with Purrcy too. I was so happy for him we he got to go camping.He had been so sick. I remember he had a feeding tube for a while. Cancer is tough even when you don't have any other problems. I am so sad this happened to him and his mom. They had been working so hard to get him well.
Well, now he can eat all the ice cream he wants...and I know the best place too.