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Da Cat Who Came in from the Cold


May 31st 2013 1:17 pm
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So we's got some more bad news today. Looking at da ultrasound, my kidneys are enlarged. Most da time with kidney disease, da kidneys get smaller as da disease progresses. Enlarged kidneys usually means lymphoma. Da only way to know for sures are to do a biopsy, but my momma says I don't gotta go through that.

I is home for da weekend. Da vet gave my momma all kindsa fluids and medicines. She ain't bothered me with 'em yet, which are good because I are really tired. She and her momma and her sister are crying a lot though. They is all telling me what a good kitty I is and dat dey wish I weren't sick. I wish I weren't sick too.

Momma was telling me dat she are not gonna make me deal with being all sick too long. She are going to give me da weekend to have a nice time with my family and if I are still feeling bad, dat I will be getting to gettin a Lifetime Achievements Award for being a pawsome kitty. She says she knows two other nice kitties who is waiting for me there. One of dem are her firstest kitty ever, another orange tabby whose name was Bevo. And a pretty gray and white girl named Elvira.

Right now I is just in my chair on my nice new blankey napping.

Purred by: Henry (Catster Member)

May 31st 2013 at 2:04 pm

oh Charlie, my meowmy and my heart go out you and your family in this hard time. We all know how much you are adored and stnad behind whatever your family wants to do. Please rest and ejoy that award.
You're a lucky guy to have found your meomy...
Hugs King Henry
Purred by: Cathey U

May 31st 2013 at 2:30 pm

That's it. Soak in the love. And you are loved. Love the size of Texas kind of love.

Still sending those purrs and headbonks from our place in Idaho.
We love you and your family!
Purred by: Angel Rocky (9/91 - 4/08) (Catster Member)

May 31st 2013 at 3:53 pm

Im so sorry Charlie.
We all have been sayin lot's of pawrayers for you.
If you come to the Bridge here Monday
I will be right at the gate to meet you, and so will
my nephew kitty Jelly, and even my dogsis Frosty too.
we will take good care of you. Kitties as yourself, who had a hard start in life, have very special places here at the Bridge.
Still pawraying for you and the moms too.
My mom knows how they feel, and sends big HUGs to them both.
Purred by: Lisa P

May 31st 2013 at 4:07 pm

oh Charlie, my mommy is crying for you and your mommy! This just isn't fair. I'm so sorry you'll have to be separated but I promise you I can teach you how to visit her from here. This is a super nice place where you won't hurt anymore and we can play and eat all we want. *sniff* I'm so sorry.
Purred by: River (Catster Member)

May 31st 2013 at 4:14 pm

You are one very brave little kitty Charlie. Me and Simone are purring for you and your mommy and whole family right now. We are so sorry you have to go through this, we love you and know your family is doing what is best for you. Lots and lots and lots of love and purrs from all of us.
Purred by: Calvin ~ Knead On (Catster Member)

May 31st 2013 at 4:27 pm

My heart is hurting for you, Charlie, but guess what? Whenever the time comes for you to journey, all your angel pals will be there to greet you. It will be peaceful and you'll be riding on a silver cloud all the way here to the gate. Keeping your Mommy in our purrs and sending down angel dust to both of you. We love you!
Purred by: Eve ♥ ♥ (Catster Member)

May 31st 2013 at 4:49 pm

Much love and softest purrs to you, sweet Charlie We love you and your family... we beliEVE in you!
Purred by: Mietzi Katze♥ (Catster Member)

May 31st 2013 at 5:02 pm

Oh Charlie. Enjoy your days at home. You are such a brave little guy. We are purring and praying that your weekend will be nice. Your Mom is doing what is best for you. She knows you best. I think you will like it at the other place. And we believe your Mom will join you eventually, for real.
We love you,
Mietzi and Timo
Purred by: Zachery Tristan (Catster Member)

May 31st 2013 at 5:14 pm

Charlie, I just can't put into words how i feel right now. I was really pulling for you buddy. Just know your Catster family loves you, your family loves you and you are a brave kitty. And that there is a better place and you can watch over your family from there.

To the family, I am so deeply sorry. I saved my beloved Joe from the pound the night before he was to be euthanized. He died two years latter while I was away. I felt robbed, robbed of the time we were supposed to be together. Feeling anger and sadness is okay. But I will tell you like my family told me .... "You saved him and gave him the best dang life any cat could want. A warm home, a full belly and all the loving he could stand. You made his last years worth living. "
You gave Charlie the best gift he could have ever gotten.... A life worth living.

Mommie Chris
Purred by: Ingen (Catster Member)

May 31st 2013 at 5:25 pm

We 'grees with Zach's mama. Yer family gived you alla bestes' a kitty could efur hope fur, efun if was on'y fur 1 year.

Me & Novi is purrin' fur ya Charlie & fur yer family.
Purred by: ♥Harley-Dreamette 2 (Catster Member)

May 31st 2013 at 5:32 pm

Charlie & family, we are so sorry to hear what you are going through....Charlie you have been so blessed with your family for the last year, it was meant to be ......For your family, you were placed in Charlies life for a reason cherish all the wonderful memories....knowing that you gave his life meaning with love and a safe home.
Harley & Angela
Purred by: Marmelade DB #98 (Catster Member)

May 31st 2013 at 5:55 pm

Dear Charlie, my mama's eyes are leaking. We are so sad to hear your news. We love you Charlie and your sisfur Jezebel.

Your friends,

Marmelade and Family
Purred by: Mayhem (Catster Member)

May 31st 2013 at 7:06 pm

Charlie and mom...Mommy's eyes are all wet and I don't said your momma told you about a beautiful place...and my mommy's face is all wet. Why would a beautiful place make mommy sad? Mommy said her heart hurts for you and your momma...mommy won't explain it to made her even sadder when she tried. She says you don't deserve it...why would you not deserve a beautiful place...mommy said I live in a beautiful place and that never made her sad. Mommy's gotten all quiet...I don't understand...she told me to purr for you...and that she was going to pray for you and your momma and your fur siblings. I am going to purr, Charlie...and I'm going to purr real loud...louder than I have ever purred before...louder than I have ever purred in my whole life...cause if it can help keep you from that beautiful place that is making mommy so sad there must be a good reason and I don't want mommy feeling sad and I don't want your momma feeling sad either. So you soak up all that love, sweet one, and know that a lot of love and purrs and prayers are coming your way.
Love and so many purrs!!!!!
>^..^< Mayhem
Purred by: Murder - R.I.P. little one! (Catster Member)

May 31st 2013 at 7:09 pm

I will be waiting for you...if you need me! I'll be right there with you!
Purred by: Angel ♥Kally Kat♥ (Catster Member)

May 31st 2013 at 7:51 pm

My Mommy is crying & dem tears are fallin down hur sad sacks lips & cheekies.....

Yur Mommy & yur family are giving you quality time ☼Charlie☼, dey loves you so much & yesser it duz hoots );

Rest & feel yur love around yew, from all us heyah at Catster!

That speshill time will come when yur ready, don't be fraid sweetie you'll be furry safe & neva alone & neva in pain & sufferings no more!

You'll be free, & feel so light,once again so happie when yew meet yur new destination a very bootiful place!

You'll be surrounded wiff lots of bootiful Angels from Catster & even yur own furrfamily yur Momkatt whoo brought yew into dis world ...

Also, so many wunnaful earthly furriends that are now at that speshill place, will guide yew in the right directions tew all those purrity colours & purrity puffy clouds!

We yur furriends luvs yew so much always & fureva.
Luv iz fureva!

Kally Kat goes to yew & wraps her (((arms))) round ya eva so gently!
ღ ღ
Purred by: Alex R

May 31st 2013 at 8:14 pm

Charlie, you've been a good friend to a great number of us. We're so glad for you that you had this special time of love and comfort with a special family. You rest now, old son.
Purred by: WeBeesSiameezers (Catster Member)

May 31st 2013 at 9:02 pm

Meowmy showed your sweet pictures to pawppy and he said, what a super sweet dude kitty you are.
And yes you are..and if you have to be an angel kitty, you will be the most purrfect and sweetest angel kitty with those handsome orange wings.

Meanwhile meowmy is trying hard not to sniffle and leak, because she knows that you are being so loved on...and that you gave plenty of it back to your furmily, even if only fur a short time.

We will purr hard fur you to stay comfy over the next few days, and to soak up all the love that is surrounding you.

Sending huge hugs, loud purrs and love.

(((((((((( ♥ ))))))))))
Purred by: (My Angel) Colette (Catster Member)

May 31st 2013 at 11:07 pm

What can we say that effurybody else hasn't said already? Our hearts are breaking for you and your furmily, sweetie.

If only love could change things ...

Purrs and huge hugs and whisker kisses,

Colette, Samsara & Mom Carol
Purred by: MILO BLUE EYES DB#73 (Catster Member)

May 31st 2013 at 11:53 pm

Oh Charlie, meowmy's eyez be leakin' 'n runnin' all ofur da purrlace~ We're so sad dat Ur so sick~ We feel so bad~!! But ya know'z, mom sez fur whatefur time we spend in our furefur homes, gettin' love'z 'n purrpreciation'z 'n warmth 'n kin'ness is worth efury single day o' love shown in return~! Unconditional love, ya know, coz dat's what we give. I know'z Heaven iz a saweet purrlace but we shur would like to see U 'round lotz longer dood~ Golly how mush we love's U~! Course U know, Smokey Joe 'n Timmy Tim will be 'waitin' fur ya 'long wif all da way kewl Angels, yesh waitin' at dat gate wif open wings. Our hearts r breakin' fur Ur furmilies, but no, not go through anymore pain. I really like what Colette sez, If on'y love could change things..'n ya know how mush we love's U 'n urs. Tonza purrs from alla us 'n purrin' U spend lotza love 'n comfort wif Ur mom dis weekend.
Purred by: Miko ~ DB 111b (Catster Member)

May 31st 2013 at 11:59 pm


We are so glad that we have had this time with you dear friend. You get your rest this weekend and enjoy all the lovings your Mommy and family will be showering on you. You and your family are in our thoughts, purrs, and prayers.

When the time comes for you to make your journey to the Bridge, our sisfur Mea will be among the many angels waiting to greet you.

Loving Purrs,
Miko & The "M" Crew
Purred by: Natasha (Catster Member)

June 1st 2013 at 3:23 am

My mom gave me my wings when I was hurting and she did it for our Big Ben. Cancer is so hard. I know that you are loved by all. May your crossing be a swift one. We are waiting for you. You will never be alone, no matter what. You are loved and will always be loved. Our hearts are sad but you found your loving family at last. loving purrs, from my family-Natasha and Ben...and Juliette and Alex.
Purred by: Orange Ruffy (Catster Member)

June 1st 2013 at 6:10 am

Our momo sends hugs. Is the cancer treatable? What would the prognosis be with chemo?
We only ask because Natalie had such fab results.
No matter what, we love you. Purrs and power of the paw, dude. Power of the paw.
Purred by: ☀ Charlie RIP ☀ (Catster Member)

June 1st 2013 at 6:50 am

Da vet said he would not recommend chemo for me because of how sick and skinny I already are. We are going to try to treat it with a high dose of steroids this weekend - if it works, it may give me another comfortable month or so. We'll know on Sunday night how I'm responding to it all.
Purred by: Jasper, Angel Dreamboat #49a (Catster Member)

June 1st 2013 at 8:46 am

We're so sorry, Charlie. Mom knows what your Mom is feeling right now. She agrees with your vet, though -- steroids may give you a little more comfortable time, and that would be good for you and your family. When the steroids don't work anymore, the biggest gift of love is to let you go peacefully. We are so glad that you knew the warmth of a loving family and a forever home. You were a gift to your family, too, one they will never forget.
Purred by: Skylar db#39A (Catster Member)

June 1st 2013 at 8:38 pm

Oh Charlie, we are so sad to hear this. But through the tears, we still feel,.....struggling for a word......maybe "thankful". Yeah, that might be it. We are thankful that you got to know love, and have a home, and a family and a full belly and so many wonderful things. So we continue to purr for you and your family and hope you have more days ahead to soak up all the earthly pleasures. We love you Charlie!
Purred by: Queen Tallulah Angel Dreamgirl (Catster Member)

June 2nd 2013 at 4:43 pm

As I watch from heaven to see all of the wet faces of cat moms here on catster it makes me sad to hear you are so sick my sweet friend Charlie...know we love you, we are here for you and you have had a wonderful life with your Mom and family. We are just so very very sad! when the time comes we will all be here waiting for you and our Moms will be here for your Mom.

Sending our love, hugs and prayers that you will feel better and have more time with your Mom.

Sending loving angel hugs
QT and family


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