Louis Lines

Louis Is Home Now

October 14th 2010 8:15 am
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Yesterday my sweet Louis came home. His dad picked up his urn at the vet. I am not yet able to look at any of what was sent along with that. But I was told there is a clay print of Louis' paw, some of his fur and of course the urn with Louis. It is a very sad time for all in our house. I still do not know how I will get through this at this point. I miss Louis so much. I miss his companionship, his wisdom, his beauty and most of all his love.

I was going to tell you more about the last few days for Louis but it just does not seem that I can. Louis did get to come home last Tuesday afternoon. His problems had not improved and he started to retain fluids in an alarming way. And he was no longer being given any fluids!

I knew without a doubt that it was time for him to make his journey to Rainbow Bridge. I told him I felt that he had been through enough. He fought hard to stay here with me and his family. Now it was time to rest. It was the hardest thing I ever had to do in my life. I knew that he would be at peace though. I so hope he is alright and happy wherever he might be. I will love and miss him forever more.

Thank you to all of you for your comments, gifts for Louis on his page, cards, email, pawmail, purrs, prayers and just the fact that you care enough to read this diary entry. I hope to thank each of you personally when I feel more up to it. But I hope you know each and every thing you did for Louis and his family is so deeply appreciated.


Purred by: Laura W

October 14th 2010 at 4:10 pm

having Louis az a friend iz thanks enuf and eye just want ewe to noe, without a doubt and with all my sincerity; louis is definitely happy and he most assuredly is alright...honest...
love frum dude K
Purred by: Sonny Bono Angel Dreamboat-#34 (Catster Member)

October 14th 2010 at 6:21 pm

Louis is more than alright, he is up here in Heaven and we are Rockin da Bridge, he is so young and healthy again, I took him to the earth window where he watches his family alot, I told him when he wants he can even drive my Hummer, he just looked at me and shook his head and said Bono you are something else, Sonny reaches over and gives Louis a big hug and tells him that one day he will be reunited with his earthly family, that we are promised and I thank God for that, the angels and I will keep his eartly family in our prayers, come on buddy let's go get into something MOL!!
Angel Sonny ~
Purred by: Laura S

October 14th 2010 at 7:37 pm


I know it won't take away your sadness, but I wanted to let you know that so many of us know exactly what you are going through. It doesn't matter than we know in our hearts that the decision we make to send our beloved fur children to the bridge is right, it is still the most difficult thing to do. I cry tears with you because even though I didn't feel the love you did from Louis, he certainly gave us all love through his pictures and diary entries. The Catster community knows how to embrace when we are sad, and I hope you have felt that during Louis' ordeal. He has some of my heart in his heart basket at the bridge!
Purred by: Calvin ~ Knead On (Catster Member)

October 14th 2010 at 7:38 pm

Hey, Louis - that was from my Mawmee - just so you know!
Purred by: Aryeh - Love Forever (Catster Member)

October 14th 2010 at 7:54 pm

Dear Sharon,
We are so sorry for your loss of this special boy.
Sending purrrs,

Aryeh and family
Purred by: Mouse, Precious Angel Kitty (Catster Member)

October 14th 2010 at 9:37 pm

Sharon, hugs to you and to your family. My heart just aches for you so much. Louis was a very special boy. We are here for you!

Mouse's mom Grace
Purred by: KIBBLES (Catster Member)

October 14th 2010 at 10:03 pm

We love Louis LeBeau and always will. He was part of our family. We understand about how hard it is to do things with his urn and things. We still have Tigger, Yoda and Poo Cat in our living room hutch. We have a garden where Poo used to love to sit on his very own bench and that is where we planned on placing his ashes, that was about six years ago. We cannot bring ourselves to tough his ashes. So they stay in the hutch. One day we will eventually move them, but not yet. We often laugh when we are outside and see his empty bench. We can still see Poo on that bench. No one else has ever tried to sit on it. It's like they know it's Poo's.
Purred by: KIBBLES (Catster Member)

October 14th 2010 at 10:03 pm

We love Louis LeBeau and always will. He was part of our family. We understand about how hard it is to do things with his urn and things. We still have Tigger, Yoda and Poo Cat in our living room hutch. We have a garden where Poo used to love to sit on his very own bench and that is where we planned on placing his ashes, that was about six years ago. We cannot bring ourselves to tough his ashes. So they stay in the hutch. One day we will eventually move them, but not yet. We often laugh when we are outside and see his empty bench. We can still see Poo on that bench. No one else has ever tried to sit on it. It's like they know it's Poo's.
Purred by: Biggles (Catster Member)

October 14th 2010 at 10:37 pm

Welcome Home Louis. You are once again where you belong.
We are so sorry that you couldn't have spent more time with your Mommy.

You now have a new responsibility of watching over all the kitties still here on earth and making sure we stay safe. That is one big responsibility..but we know you will be a great angel.

We love you Louis.
Purred by: ♥ Reeses Thomas &hearts (Catster Member)

October 14th 2010 at 11:54 pm

We think of Louis everyday; he was a very big part of our family as well. Even though we never met him personally, we felt as if we did. I would tell the babies every night to purr for Louis. Louis is in kitty heaven and we wish that he could have spent more time here with all of us. We hope that Ethan and Kirby are handling everything alright. We purr for you and for Louis!!

Lou Ann and Reeses and family
Purred by: Coffee (Catster Member)

October 15th 2010 at 1:25 am

Sharon, I had similar feelings when we lost Princess Allie and later when we lost my precious Eli. It was so hard to look at the Catster pages or to read the notes left for Eli. He was such a fun cat -- he had a sense of humor! Then one day when looking at his Catster page, I really felt conforted that I could look back, at any time, and see his precious face, read the diary entries and remember the joy he brought. I pray you will find the same comfort. Take all the time you need. We are here when you can return.

Coffee, Pandi, and Judy (Mom)
Purred by: Miss Muppet Forever Loved (Catster Member)

October 15th 2010 at 2:03 am

My mama did not know the kind people at the animal hospital made my paw print for her until she came to bring me home. At first mama cried and cried. She looked at the clay paw print and the inked paw print and my soft, soft fur, and the little box I was in, and it was very hard for her. My daddy made a special wooden box for me. Now my things and the paw prints comfort mama. It will be so for your mama someday too, Louis.

Missy Mups
Purred by: Felix "Honey Angel" (Catster Member)

October 15th 2010 at 4:00 am

Yes Louis is alright and happy. And like you, my Dad will love me forever more.

Our Vet sent flowers and a card, which had my fur tied with a blue ribbon. And my four paw prints on cards. Dad has my ashes in an urn too.

Dad has all these at home - something of me - forever more.

You will in your time appreciate very much that you still have a bit of sweet Louis with you, at home. Along with any of his white McDonald's forks.

Louis, and you, have helped us see how much of a sweet boy he is. A beautiful boy he is.

Love Felix xo
Purred by: Arlene S

October 15th 2010 at 7:48 pm

Welcome home, Louis, but we know you never really left just your body did. We know you will dividr your time between heaven and earth and never be in pain again. You run free and young like wen you were a kitten but we will never forget you and you will never forget those you love.
Sharon, in the end the last act of love that we can perform for our babies is to release them from pain and say "goodbye" until we join them.
Louis was loved by so many. He was part of our extended family. I look forward to meeting him some day. If I can help you in any way let meknow.
Elise & Mommy
Purred by: Queen Tallulah Angel Dreamgirl (Catster Member)

October 15th 2010 at 9:13 pm

Louis is having a wonderpurr time with all of us angels, we are busy watching over other kitties and our families...he was a fighter as I was and what our Moms did was the a wonderful gift of peace...we both know our Moms loved us and neither of us wanted to leave but it was time and our Moms knew in their hearts that we needed to go..

Sharon take your time and know that we are all here when you are ready to return. I still have a hard time, but I have found that coming here when I can I do find comfort, yes it is hard to go to Tallulah's page and look at her precious face, I still cry but Catster Mom's have a way of comforting me and I know that they will help you too...

We are glad you let us know Louis is finally home where he belongs..

We love Louis and he was a big help to my Tallulah when she was so sick, thank you Sharen and louis...may you find comfort and peace again when you are ready...

QT angel in pink and Mom Peggy
Purred by: ♥Ruby♥{FurAngel} (Catster Member)

October 15th 2010 at 10:18 pm

Dear Sharon,

I am glad that Louis is back at home with you where he belongs. You will always have part of him with you, now and forever more. I hope you will find comfort when you look upon his paw print, touch his soft fur, or hold him in his urn. I often told Louis this, and it is so true; Louis was one in a million...actually, one in a hundred million! No one compares to him.

I hope you will be able to return to Catster when the pain of losing him is less. We all long to keep Louis's memory alive. We can't wait to see what adventures he is having in his new home, The Rainbow Bridge. Take your time Sharon. We will be here for you when you are ready...


Renee, (Ruby's Meowmy) and Ruby Fur Angel XOXOXOX
Purred by: Monique R

October 15th 2010 at 11:10 pm

Dear Sharon,

We love Louis and we love you too. Take all the time you need to do what you need to do-- cry, laugh, stare into space, lay in bed, snuggle with Ethan, talk to Louis' spirit-- whatever. Come back when you're ready. We'll be here.

Monique (Hunter, Munky and Ozzy's mama)
Purred by: (My Angel) Colette (Catster Member)

October 15th 2010 at 11:19 pm


We couldn't express more aptly what Calvin's Mom said earlier--we won't even try, but we feel exactly the same way.

It never gets any easier when we have to make the final decision for one of our fur babies. Take comfort in knowing that you've been a wonderful pawrent and that nothing can ever change the love you two shared.

Huggies, comforting purrs and headbonks...
Misha (Angel), Cappuccino (Angel), B.A. (Angel), Samsara, Marrakech, Colette, & Mom (Carol)
Purred by: MILO BLUE EYES DB# 73A (Catster Member)

October 16th 2010 at 9:15 pm

From my furmily to yours, wif comfort, an' hugz, wif saddened tear filled eyez mom helpz me write dis to u. It'z so hard, mom no'z. I be'z sendin' strong purrz & purrayers to ur furmily, Louis, fur u will alwayz be memmbered here! Ur in kitty heaven wif gweat angels like Calvin, Sir Sonny & da Wonnerfur QT an' my own angelfurbro, Smokey Joe! Pawlease know in ma heart dat I will be here fur u & ur mommy. Although, time heals sumwat, it neber heals wounds uv da lost. Only true gweatest gift we share, iz da memmories. Da Love, da good timez. Mom still cryz fur Smokey Joe, iz been a yr an' half now, her still cryz. I care only to comfort her, so I no'z. Mommy Sharon, pawlease unnerstand, my mommy 'feels' ur pain, just know her crys fur Louis too now. Her cryz fur all our sweet Angels, her cryz too mush. I gotta go now, an' lix mom's tearz away. We love u!

Purrs, Purrayers, & hugz,

Milo, Smokey Joe, Angel Baby, Tim Tim, Ziggy
an' Momcat Kathy
Purred by: Kayleigh ~ Eternally Loved (Catster Member)

October 16th 2010 at 11:24 pm

We've been thinking about you and your family so much since you went to the bridge. We miss you, love you and will always remember you. Take care my sweet friend, I shall see you soon.

Kayleigh and the rest of us
Purred by: Klemy Q-Tip (Catster Member)

October 17th 2010 at 2:43 pm

Our hearts go out to you at this difficult time. Louis LeBeau will be truly missed. Catster will not be the same without our dear friend. (((HUGS)))
Purred by: SoftNjRose

October 18th 2010 at 3:32 am

I am SO sorry for your loss. I came across Louis in the September Faxo pet contest and He stole my heart. I knew he wasn't well, so I entered him in the October contest for you. A group of us on faxo have worked really hard to get him in first place for you, and he is there now, where he belongs. We will work hard to keep him there Sharon. He was an adorable little boy and I know he bought you great love and joy.
Hugs to you..
Sharon and Shadow
Purred by: Kazumi Joy (Catster Member)

October 24th 2010 at 10:38 pm

I'm so glad Louis is home with you now, and I hope Ethan and Kirby are coping. Sending you love, strength and courage!

Kitty Kazoo
Purred by: Worlds Coolest Fluffy & Alex (Catster Member)

October 26th 2010 at 1:32 am

Hi Sharon & Family:
Just want you to know we are here & thinking you. We hope Ethan & Kirby are ok.
Mom understands the loss of a precious companion. Time heals-your own time.
Love to you all,
Fluffy & Alex & Mom.
We miss Louis too. His was a big presence.
Purred by: Guido the Italian Kitty db 115 (Catster Member)

October 28th 2010 at 6:15 pm

Signora Janet - youza got abundacat furiends all around da giganticat world cuz Louie was so so so speshule to all of us. No matters where we lives, what we believes, whooza we bonds with or where weeza catnaps - one thing izza fur shure: Louie and you make our life bright:)
GUIDO and Family
Purred by: Alfie - Angel DB#14 (Catster Member)

March 5th 2012 at 10:27 pm

I know all those feelings only too well!!! We miss our lovely fur babies when the journey to the bridge.


Louis LeBeau- Cherished Angel


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Simon (In
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Teesha (In
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Monroe (In
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