Calvin In Charge

My Heart Basket

October 26th 2009 10:00 am
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Early this morning around 5 a.m., Mawmee came downstairs to check on me. I was laying in the dining room. She got my fleece blanket and put it over me, and laid down on the floor to be with me.

All of a sudden, Gleek showed up, and then Violet, and then Newman, and finally Samoa. We were all in the dining room together. Everycat was gathered around and being quiet, except Newman who was on the dining room table messing with the Calvin Collar envelopes that were ready to be mailed!

I decided to get up and go in the other room. Who can sleep with all those cats around?

This morning I had a visit with my vet. She took my blood and checked it, and came in and told us that my red blood cell count was very, very low, and that I was bleeding internally. Mawmee and Daddy were so sad to hear this news, but at least they found out what was going on with me, and why I didn't eat anything over the weekend.

It was time for me to become an angel. Everyone cried - even my vet, and she kissed me on the head. Mawmee was very brave because she stayed with me when I left to make my journey to the bridge. She has never been able to do that before, but she promised me that she would not leave me. I was laying on my fleece blanket, and it was very peaceful and calm.

When I got to the bridge, I couldn't believe all the angels that were there to greet me. They gave me my heart basket. I think this might be a bridge secret, so when it's your turn to come to the bridge, act surprised.

Every animal that journeys to the bridge gets a basket, and every basket is full to the top with hearts. Some pets have baskets with just one or two giant hearts in them because they only had a couple of people who loved them when they were on earth. But their basket is full with those giant hearts. Those are the pieces of the hearts they took with them when they made their journey.

You should see my basket of hearts. There are a gazillion hearts - very tiny, but there are so many of them they almost spill out of the basket. They are pieces of hearts from all the wonderful friends I have made since I've been on Catster. I feel sorry for those cats who only have a few giant hearts in their basket because they were not loved by as many people.

I had a wonderful life - especially the last seven years that I spent living with my Mawmee, Daddy, and all my siblings. I know today will be sad, but I hope you will remember all the pawsome fun we've had over the years. I know those memories will be with me forever.

Knead On . . . . . . . . .

 
Purred by: Flower - Purrecious Angel (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 5:03 pm

*sobbing*
Calvin....you are furrever loved......
Purred by: Diana G

October 26th 2009 at 5:04 pm

Rest in peace my beautiful friend. We are all crying. I can only imagine how big your heart basket is because we all loved you so very much. Sending purrrrs of comfort to your mom and dad and the rest of the kitties. You will be greatly missed Calvin.
Purred by: Phoebe (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 5:13 pm

We're all crying but we're also happy you aren't sick anymore. We're switching our purring to your family now because we know you're ok.

My piece of heart is in your basket. You can be an in-the-closet angel now! *smile*
Purred by: Arnold P.- Sweetie Boy Forever (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 5:13 pm

You're my pal forever, Calvin. I love you, buddy. I'll miss you terribly and I wish I could come and hug your Mawmee and Daddy. If we can help in any way, please don't hesitate to ask.
Purred by: Hazel Lucy

October 26th 2009 at 5:16 pm

My heart is in your basket too, and mom's tears are flowing everywhere.
How wonderful you knew such great love from so many, and always will carry that love with you. I will treasure you in my heart furever.
Purred by: Ginngie~precious angel (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 5:17 pm

purrs of peace & healing to your wonderful loving family.

purrs & hugs, Ginngie
Purred by: Hilda (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 5:17 pm

I am so sad for your family but I am glad they had those last peaceful moments with you. Purring for your family!
Purred by: Henry (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 5:20 pm

Lighting a candle tonight in your honor my brave friend....
Kisses and Huggies to your fur and Human family
Henry
not feeling Kingly today)
Purred by: Tigress (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 5:43 pm

Our family is crying over the loss, but rejoicing over your new healthy body. I know our brofur Tobie was one of the many angels to greet you. Its their time to meet you. We are now praying for your family.

Purrrs & hugs
Purred by: Edgar ~ Precious Angel (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 5:46 pm

Oh Calvin! I hope you know our hearts and our mommy's were in that basket. Bless your heart and your mommy and daddy's. Rest in peace sweet angel furriend.
Purred by: ♥Sam (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 5:46 pm

Meeeeooooowwww!!!!! so many purrs and tears from us Purrs Sam, Mr D, Raza and Balty {{{{BIG HUG}}}}} from the human
Purred by: Luke (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 5:53 pm

i feared this mews fur a while now, and it is still so hard to accept it even knowing it would happen. We love you Calvin, so much. I always looked up to you Calvin, and I will miss you terribly. You will make a pawsome angel, heck you had tons of practice on earth.... Love you buddy, fly free.
And we are sending many purrs of comfort to your pawrents now.
purrs Luke & furmily
Purred by: Kittykitty (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 5:56 pm

Rest in peace, sweet Calvin. Our sister Cleo and brother Spooky will be waiting to play with you somewhere over the Bridge.
~Kittykitty, Bubba, Sammie, and Jake
Purred by: Scooter ~ Our Angel (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 5:56 pm

My mom's heart is in that basket, Calvin, and even my dad's heart is, too. Dad only knows about Lola's and my most special friends on Catster and, of course, you have always been among those.

It sure took a lot of us angels to carry your heart basket, it was overflowing with pieces of hearts from the people who loved you and love you still. You touched many lives, mine and Lola's and most definitely our mom's. You even made sure that my sister SooLing had wings, although you never knew her.

Purrrrrring for comfort for your Mawmee and Daddy and all your family.

We love you, Calvin!

love and purrs,
Scooter ~ and Lola ~ and Mom
Purred by: Ollie Popoki (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 5:58 pm

My dearest CalPal,
You have been such a heroic fighter! I feel so honored to have known you and to have been chosen as one of your pals. One of the hearts in your basket came from me.

My whiskers are draggin' so low, knowing the sorrow your fambly is feeling right now. Mam 'n I send purrs 'n hugs ' kissies to you and Mawmee, Daddy, Gleek, Violet, Newman 'n Samoa. Blessings to all of you.

prrrrt 'n meow wif tears running down my whiskers,
Olivia Pickles
Purred by: Taz 1989-2012 (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 6:18 pm

All my love until we meet again, buddy. I will miss you.
Purred by: April C

October 26th 2009 at 6:22 pm

My Heart is in your basket Calvin. I think My Mom's is too.
Fly Free Sweet Calvin,We love you so much.

Now you can be with Spunky and Rocky and Autumn.You will have hundreds of Angel Furriends.

We love you.*tears are running down my face and into my curly fur*

Sad purrs

~Isis
Purred by: Riley

October 26th 2009 at 6:25 pm

Our hearts are in your basket and mom's to. We love you dear furriend. You were very strong and brave. You been an inspiration to all of us here on Catster.

You will forever be missed and Loved.
Our faces are wet from all the flowing tears.

May you Rest In Peace my dearly beloved Calvin.
tears, tears, tears.

Love and Purrs,
Riley, Skippy, and Mom Karen
Purred by: ♥ Anna ♥ (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 6:30 pm

Knead on Sweet Calvin~oh how we will miss you.
so many tears, Anna and family
Purred by: TweeKee ~PAWS~ Beautiful Angel (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 6:31 pm

Ack!!! that last one should have had my mug on it MOL! Sowwy!
Purred by: Alfie - DB #37a - Dearly Loved (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 6:45 pm

Mum can't type for crying but we're happy that you are out of pain now Calvin. I bet you had the best welcome committe ever from your angel siblings Autumn, Rocky and Spunky.
Rest in peace sweetheart - we'll all miss you so much.
Lots of love to you and comforting hugs to your mommy and daddy.
Alfie & family
Purred by: Rebby Angel Dreamboat #55 (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 6:45 pm

Everyone in My Family will miss You Calvin , but all of Us here at the Rainbow Bridge will help You in anyway we can. Reat in Peace Calvin, play Happily at the Rainbow Bridge. Our Prayers go out to You and Your Family. Love From Angel Rebby, Kody, and Princess
Purred by: Teddy (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 6:54 pm

Calvin, my brothers and I (and My Mommy too) are all crying -- not for you as you are now healthy again and ready to start a new angel life -- but for the family you leave behind. They know you are with friends who love you, but they will miss you very much. If you have a chance, look up our angel brother and sister, Bonnie & Clyde. I'm sure they would love to meet you and be some of your new angel friends. You have pieces of our hearts in your basket, and we'll always remember you. We're not leaving you a pressy (as you have sooo many), but we will find a cat on Catster that doesn't have any and send them a gift and ask them to be our friend -- carrying on the Calvin tradition of making new friends.

Your friends,
Jack, Bobby & Teddy Kittedy
Purred by: ♥ Tasha ♥ (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 6:55 pm

Tears are flowing here as well... our hearts are in your basket too...

xoxoxo Tasha & TT
Purred by: Dana D

October 26th 2009 at 7:09 pm

Oh Calvin we just heard that you made your journey to the Bridge. Our hearts are breaking for your family but we know you are better than you have been in ages.

Pieces of our hearts & our mom & Grandmom's hearts are in that basket too.

Be sure to check on your Mawmee & family from time to time once you get the hang of your wings. They will need those visits to calm their sadness & their missing you.

As others have said you were a very brave mancat & we are honored to know you & your family. Our prayers & purrs are with your family.
Purred by: Tigger ~ Loved Forever (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 7:10 pm

We are so sad and yet we know you are happy and healthy at the Bridge. We are thinking of your family and know how much they miss you. Look up my brother Buddy Angel at the Bridge, he would like to meet you.

Much love to you and your family.

Tigger, Taylor, Bob, Pippin, Marmelade and Midge
Purred by: Tucker (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 7:10 pm

I'm so sorry, dude ... but I'm glad you don't have cancer anymore. The diary entry, your page, the song ... it's all purrfect. It must have been so hard for your mommy to do all that for you, when her heart is breaking. Mommy has been all leaky since she found out, and she wants you and your mom to know that a piece of her heart, and all of our hearts, are in that basket with all of the others. We love you and your family so very much!

Your furriends furever,
Tucker, Tessie, Tommy, and Angel Tabby
Purred by: Akimo G

October 26th 2009 at 7:12 pm

Sweetest, darling Calvin.......

Our seven hearts are in your basket too.
We love you and always will, and we'll stay your pals forever, no matter where you are now and where you choose to go next.

We are rejoicing for you are living without pain and sickness now; yet, we feel very sad ourselves, and purring in deepest sympathy with your whole family.
Purred by: ~George~ {In Loving Memory} (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 7:17 pm

Calvin,

WELCOME to the Rainbow Bridge fearless leader! You have always been an inspiration to me and my furmily efur since we furst joined Catster. I am sending 1000 Kitty Kisses fur your mawmee and daddy to help them feel betto. My meowmy sends her love as well, fur she knows how heartbroken your pawrents must be feeling right now. {Meowmy is trying to type this through streaming tears} You will get your wings soon Angel Calvin, then you can fly back down to earth and visit your mawmee and daddy anytime you want. I will teach you the finer points in flying if you like. You make a pawsome angel Calvin, and I feel blessed to have you here at the Bridge. You are one in a million!

Knead On,

~George~
Purred by: Tilly (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 7:20 pm

Oh Calvin, how we will miss you, sending our heart for your basket.

My Mummy is crying as she feels your mummys pain, sending your loving family all our purrrrs .

Good bye great friend

love Tilly xx
Purred by: Rune (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 7:22 pm

Gnight sweet Calvin,

I did not know you long but can see what a wonderful man cat you were and how much you are loved and will be missed.

Nose rubs and licks,

Rune, Sigil and Mommy
Purred by: Titch (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 7:33 pm

I'm glad that your journey to the bridge was gentle and calm.
I hope that you receive as much love in your bridge life as you did in your earthly life,
Much love from our family.
Purred by: Angel Soc Dreamboat #56 (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 7:52 pm

My heart and mommys too are in your basket calvin,may you fly high wiv the angels little man,we love you so much,sweet dreams angel, god bless, love always soc and mommyxx
Purred by: Freckles (1993-2011) (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 7:53 pm

All my families hearts are in your basket Calvin. I'm glad that you had a peaceful journey to the bridge surrounded by your family, Purrs Freckles
Purred by: KIBBLES (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 8:32 pm

Our household is very sorry to hear this sad news. We all have tears in our eyes. You got a piece of all our hearts too Calvin. You are such a lucky cat to have so much love. We are glad you are at peace with no more illness, but you are missed already. We send our purrs and prayers to your family at this time. May you enjoy the catnip fields at Rainbow Bridge. Sending our LOVE, HUGS, KISSES, PURRS AND PRAYERS.

LOVE YOUR FRIENDS,
KIBBLES, FRANCIS, YODA, AND GRAMMY
PLUS THE REST OF MY FAMILY, ZEEKE, ROMEO, CLOEPATRA, KAHLESS, MOO-MOO, TOMMIE, PJ, FOZZY BEAR, ONYX, TOES, MISHKA, ZELDA, DC AND TIGGER, AND MEOWMY AND PAPPY
Purred by: Mayhem (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 8:38 pm

My mommy has asked me to try to write for her as her eyes are so full of tears that she cannot type. Our hearts are that that basket Calvin. Our purrs and prayers go out to you and yours! Your mommy was very very brave and my mommy knows how very hard that was.....(tears)....(tears). Our little Murder RIP will be with you at the bridge...Silent purrs.....Mayhem writing for her mommy Mary and Murder RIP who has his paws wide open for you!
Purred by: Raymond Maxpower Nelson Festa (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 8:56 pm

The rainbow bridge turned a brilliant shade of orange today. We love you Calvin. Knead on.

How lucky we all were that Laura shared Calvin's life with all of us.

xo, Raymond, Busby, Alex and Toot and our humans Jean and Rocky
Purred by: Micheal (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 9:12 pm

Mom's eyes are leaking. Christopher, Patrick Charlie and I are putting our hearts into your basket too Little one. Mom says she will put hers in there too. See you on the other side,
Mikey and furmily
Purred by: Angel Sanjee (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 9:33 pm

We know yoo is a bootiful angel now Calvin. We's sending purrs to yore fambly for their sads.
Purrrrrrrrrs,
Sanjee and tha resta tha Hotties
Purred by: Sandi G

October 26th 2009 at 9:34 pm

Calvin, you will be missed my friend, I hope you are at peace and out of pain now. You put up a very brave fight and tried to hang in there as long as you could. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We will miss you but still keep you in our hearts. Love, Tate and Tonka
Purred by: Kitty Pryde (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 9:36 pm

We love you Calvin. Our Mommy and us are all crying togethfur. You were such a great amazing furrriend and we will miss you.
Purrrrs and headbonks,
Kitty P., Indiana and Mommy
Purred by: Hannah♥ (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 9:51 pm

*wiping tears away*'
Oh Calvin, we just heard. Sweet Calvin, we hope your journey was as peaceful as your life was long and happy. All cats should know the kind of love your family gave to you. Rest in Peace dear one.

Love always, Hannah & family
Purred by: Sacha (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 9:52 pm

You are a sweet heart and you will be a forever sweet heart in the heaven. We love you....
Purred by: Zack Beloved Angel (1995-2009) (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 9:56 pm

*wraps his strong wings around Calvin*
Welcome, my friend
Let me carry that heavy basket for you while you greet your friends here.

Love, >^,,^< Zack
Purred by: Tyler - Mr. Boombastic Angel (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 9:59 pm

Calvin, my pal, you were a very brave fighter! I am so happy for you that you are now whole and light again. We will have such fun together at he Bridge with all our special friends. You always made us laugh even in the tough times...

There are big chunks of our hearts in your overflowing basket - mine and Missy's, Caney Cat's, Katrina's, Clydey's, Bonnie's and Fifi's, Pooh the dog's and mum and dad's...

But my mum is sad for your mawmee and dad. She knows how they must be feeling. Sending heartfelt hugs to them tonight xxx.
Purred by: Sonny Bono Angel Dreamboat-#34 (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 10:20 pm

Calvin, you were just like me, you fought until the bitter end, but now you are a beautiful angel just like me, Momcat and Dadcat wanted me to tell you their hearts along with my sisfurs are in your basket, you know mine is too buddy, my family will keep your family in their prayers, God is so good to us, He is an awesome God and I'm oh so thankful for Him, we will cruise on cloud 9 when you are ready, I love ya, Knead on ~

Leader of The Pack
Angel Sir Sonny Bono & Momcat Judi ~
Purred by: ♥Morgan The PirateGato (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 10:22 pm

Calvin,

You were one of my most special friends all through my life. You held my paw when I went through my surgery, you were my shoulder when Jesse had his cancer surgery. You were always there for all of us, and we love you very very much!

You always made us smile, and we treasure your friendship so very much.

Fly free special friend - you have all of our hearts in that basket - including Moms.

Jesse James & Maxie said they've never seen a celebration at the Rainbow Bridge than this morning. He said the Angels lined up for miles and miles and miles to meet you.

Love to your Family who will miss you so very very much.

A 21 Gun Pirate Salute to a very very special friend.

Love,

A very sad

Morgan, Apache, Amigo and Lakoda
Purred by: Guest Cat Sally (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 10:42 pm

Oh Calvin. You were so brave. And your Mawmee was so brave too not leaving you. You knew it was time. That is so nice that your fursiblings all gathered aroud to say "See You Later". Because they will see you again. And your Mawmee and Daddy will too. I am 100% sure. I am so looking forward to meeting you one day. And my Mom is too. You brought so much happiness to so many of us. For that we thank you and we will never forget you. Mom's eyes are leaking right now. So we are gonna go for now.

Purrs of comfort for your family.
Your pal forever and ever,
Sally
Purred by: Tyler - Mr. Boombastic Angel (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 10:44 pm

Calvin, my pal, you were a very brave fighter! I am so happy for you that you are now whole and light again. We will have such fun together at he Bridge with all our special friends. You always made us laugh even in the tough times...

There are big chunks of our hearts in your overflowing basket - mine and Missy's, Caney Cat's, Katrina's, Clydey's, Bonnie's and Fifi's, Pooh the dog's and mum and dad's...

But my mum is sad for your mawmee and dad. She knows how they must be feeling. Sending heartfelt hugs to them tonight xxx.
Purred by: Lucy Nooner (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 11:05 pm

Calvin, the king of hearts. Our hearts are in your heart basket, too. Sending love and comforting purrs to you loving Mawmee, daddy, and family. *tears*

love,
Lucy and family
Purred by: Nelly ~ Bell ~ May (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 11:21 pm

Rest in peace sweet Calvin. We're kneading on just fur you.
Love & Purr's, Nelly Bell May & Family
Purred by: Kallie (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 11:36 pm

I feel so honored to have known you Calvin. I haven;t been on Catster for long but u were a good friend. You are a very brave and handsome mancat.
Mommie is typing thru her tears. All of our hearts are in your basket.
huggs&kisses for your family who are hurting so bad
You will always be in our hearts, until we meet again my brave friend
Purred by: Sammie (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 11:36 pm

Calvin;
We will miss you terribly. You took a big piece of all of our hearts with you our dear friend. Sending love, comfort and support to your loving family. Mommy Laura..Thanks for sharing Calvin with all of us, we loved him thru all his wonderful diaries and beautiful pictures.
Knead on dear friend;
Forever in our hearts~
Angel Sam, KiKi, Ember & Family
Purred by: Tiny Krazy (Catster Member)

October 26th 2009 at 11:55 pm

Welcome to the bridge, my dearest friend.

I can see my meowmy down there sobbing today because you have passed. Her heart, as my brothers and mine, are in your basket. But her heart is also with your meowmy and daddy. She remembers how hard it was for her to let me go.

We'll have such fun here. Such rainbows and joy and painfree peace.

You, Calvin: the brave, the magnificent and the much loved, fulfilled your destiny, to leave the world a better place, because of your being. And know, that the moment you passed, somewhere on earth another tiny orange being saw life and will be, for someone else the embodiment of your soul and spirit.

Love never dies and you will never be forgotten. Each soul you have touched will spread news of your love and life and that will ripple like a tidal wave of love over all.

I am honored to know you here. We shared the "C" in our earthly life and share so much love in this next one.

Tiny Krazy
Angel sister of Kramer, Klancy and Kozmo!
Purred by: erihu M

October 26th 2009 at 11:56 pm

you fought well, Brave Warrior...wrap your wings around your pawrents from time to time & bring your family some comforting love from above to remind them you're all better now

purrs,
Fela & family
Purred by: BK (Catster Member)

October 27th 2009 at 12:05 am

Oh Calvin, we're so sorry to hear this news but we're comforted that you're not in pain any more. We'll really miss you and our family is sending extra purrs to yours today.
Purred by: Tiny Krazy (Catster Member)

October 27th 2009 at 12:06 am

Welcome to the bridge, my dearest friend.

I can see my meowmy down there sobbing today because you have passed. Her heart, as my brothers and mine, are in your basket. But her heart is also with your meowmy and daddy. She remembers how hard it was for her to let me go.

We'll have such fun here. Such rainbows and joy and painfree peace.

You, Calvin: the brave, the magnificent and the much loved, fulfilled your destiny, to leave the world a better place, because of your being. And know, that the moment you passed, somewhere on earth another tiny orange being saw life and will be, for someone else the embodiment of your soul and spirit.

Love never dies and you will never be forgotten. Each soul you have touched will spread news of your love and life and that will ripple like a tidal wave of love over all.

I am honored to know you here. We shared the "C" in our earthly life and share so much love in this next one.

Tiny Krazy
Angel sister of Kramer, Klancy and Kozmo!
Purred by: donnie G

October 27th 2009 at 12:18 am

Words can be so hard in times like these. But God blessed your family with your love and the love they shared with you. And there are Angles among us. And you are going to make Heaven one great Angel. Rest in peace and your memories will be forever remembered. Love ; Tigger, Midnight, Boomer, and Peanut Girl.
Purred by: Nicky (1990-9/28/06) (Catster Member)

October 27th 2009 at 12:18 am

Thank you so much for telling everyone about the heart basket, Calvin. My family is so sad you had to leave your family and join me here, so I pawmised them I would show you all my favorite food here!

You'll love it here. No pain, no needles and lots of new words to learn! We're kittens again!
Purred by: Nuk Anuk (Catster Member)

October 27th 2009 at 12:39 am

Oh Calvin...
Here they come, the tears from my family. Your mawmee and Daddy must be so sad tonight. My family sends tender hugs to them in this painful time of missing you.

For you, I am saddened too, but like your profile page song tells me "I will not cry"

I know where you are is beautiful and perfectly pain free.
I did not know about the heart baskets though (I promise to act surprised) and I'm going to swat that Angel Taag if she comes to visit me - because she never meowed a word about them either.

You will always be as near as my heart, as my memories of you.
Purred by: ❤Ruben❤ DB #⑩ (Catster Member)

October 27th 2009 at 12:49 am

Calvin-
We love you so much and you will make a brave and beautiful Angel. You will be missed so much and we are purring hard for your family. You have always been such a wonderful friend to us and we appreciate that.
Lots of love,
Ruben, Gordy, Melody and Toby.
Purred by: Hemingway~purring for Odie (Catster Member)

October 27th 2009 at 12:50 am

Cal, our Pal, there are 16 little pieces of hearts that have gone to the Bridge with you from this household alone... and one big Fluffy Simon at the Bridge trying to wade through the Angels greeting you so he can tackle you with love and SMOOCH YOUR BIG ORANGIE BELLY, LOVEMUFFIN!!!! (Ack! That was meowmy interjecting, as always!)

We love you and we are here fur your furmily, purring fur Mawmee and Daddy... Purlease remind them that while a piece of our hearts went into your basket, another part remains behind fur them.

In sadness and love,
Hemingway and all the New Mexicats and dogs and human Ali, who wishes she could hug your mawmee right now.
Purred by: Murray DB #36a (Catster Member)

October 27th 2009 at 1:57 am

You may be one of the best loved guys on Catster. We are so sad tonight, but we know you are the brightest new star in heaven, with so many wonderful friends there to greet you. We love you Calvin. You are one in a million.
Love,
Murray, Willie & Pearl

P.S. I was proud to be COTD with *All About Calvin" next to my name. You were the first one to send me a gift on my page.
Purred by: Tully (Catster Member)

October 27th 2009 at 2:05 am

This news has us crying - we haven't known you long, but you are obviously the Most Loved Kitty on Catster and were an inspurration to us while you were fighting cancer.

You are a beautiful angel now and we send love and purrs to your family. R.I.P. sweet Calvin.

Love, Luke and Tully
Purred by: Angel Ivan WLC: Wrld's Lzist C (Catster Member)

October 27th 2009 at 2:16 am

We're thinking of your whole furrmily. You're a very special Catster family and we love you all.
Purred by: Nikko (Catster Member)

October 27th 2009 at 3:30 am

Oh, Calvin. We love you and we can't stop crying. We know you had a wonderful life, but we hurt for your Mawmee and Daddy. You will be missed, dear friend.
Purred by: Toffy (Catster Member)

October 27th 2009 at 4:18 am

Rest in Peace, Calvin. We'll always remember you. Whenever I sleep in my Cat in the Clover Bed, I'll think of you. I call it my Calvin bed now. Our thoughts and purrs go out to your family at this sad time.

Purrs and hugs,
Toffy & Vanessa
Purred by: Arlene S

October 27th 2009 at 5:13 am

You are the King Of Hearts, Calvin, and all of our hearts are broken. Everyone here is crying for you. Mommy says it will be a very sad world without your beautiful eyes looking out at it.
We send our love and condolences to your family. What a wonderful life they gave to you!
I know that the basket you were given was overflowing with hearts because you were so loved while on earth but you will continue to be loved. I will never forget you nor the honor that you gave to me in choosing me to be one of your Pals of the Week,
I will always love you, Calvin. You are still on earth in all of our hearts.
Elise
xoxoxo
Purred by: Patrick (Angel) (Catster Member)

October 27th 2009 at 5:30 am

You had our hearts even before you got your basket...

We love you and your family.
Never forget....

~Patrick
Purred by: Pickles (Angel) (Catster Member)

October 27th 2009 at 5:32 am

Can I rides in your basket sometimes?
Purred by: Orkney (Catster Member)

October 27th 2009 at 5:35 am

We're adding our hearts to your basket, and our tears to everyone else's.
Purred by: Henry (now an Angel Cat, alway (Catster Member)

October 27th 2009 at 7:54 am

We are so very sad for your family who must be missing you horribly and send our purrs and headrubs to them. We aren't suprised that you have such an overflowing heart basket. Enjoy the Rainbow Bridge where all cats are healthy and some day we'll all be together in the most amazing Catster party ever.
Purred by: Luna (Catster Member)

October 27th 2009 at 8:26 am

We miss you so very much Calvin. I and my family only knew you a little while but that doesn't numb any pain. Have fun at the bridge and always remember you are missed dearly.
Purred by: Eva V

October 27th 2009 at 11:47 am

We all dreaded this day...we kept hoping..
We love you Calvin and pieces of our heart are in your basket.
Tears are flowing......
Purred by: Kittanna (Catster Member)

October 27th 2009 at 12:12 pm

Pieces of our hearts are there too Calvin. And with your family. While we too know you're healthy now, we are so sad that you had to leave. We wish there had been something to fix you. Cancer is such an evil, but you fought it bravely and with dignity. Rest well beautiful green eyes. Mama is sending all her love and hugs to your mom.
Purred by: Jeanette A

October 27th 2009 at 1:45 pm

You have pieces of our hearts in your basket Sweet Calvin. We are grateful for how deeply loved you were here on earth. Knead on Precious Angel.

Love & Hugs,
Chai, Little Bit, Sugar Bear & Mama J
Purred by: Pepsi (Catster Member)

October 27th 2009 at 1:49 pm

Rest in peace Calvin. I haven't known you for long but you are an incredibly special cat. Our hearts are in your basket too and I know you will enjoy it at the bridge. Lots of love to you and your family.
Purred by: SAMPSON SILVER DOLLAR (Catster Member)

October 27th 2009 at 3:24 pm

Oh Calvin, I miss you so much and I'm glad at the same time that you are pain free at the Bridge. All of us send our hugs, prayers & purrs to your family at this sad time. You were such a pawsome friend to us and our hearts are in your basket too!

Knead on our dearest pal,
Sampy & Family
Purred by: Ziggy, in loving memory (Catster Member)

October 27th 2009 at 3:38 pm

I am so sad! Knead onward! My heart is breaking over your loss.
Purred by: Indiana Angel Cat (Catster Member)

October 27th 2009 at 8:22 pm

Angel Calvin!!!
I kneaded soooo furry hard fur yr memory last night that I left a mark on Mommy's neck and belly! I miss you so much and it's only been one day that yr at the Bridge. I feel so lucky to have my heart in yr basket.
Love and hugs,
Indiana
Purred by: Ginger (Catster Member)

October 27th 2009 at 9:40 pm

Oh no no no Calvin, not you.....we are crying, you were doing so well; we had grown to love you immediately. We recently found you through Rocky Ann on Catster and we checked your diary always to see how you were. Purr with our Felix who went to Rainbow Bridge a few months ago; he was almost 19; we love YOU senior kitties very much; you are all healed now & are playing. One day will come when you stop playing for a moment, so you can greet your family and return the piece of their heart you hold, back to them & they'll return the piece of your heart they're holding, back to you and you will all be whole and together again forever. Purr xx oo
Purred by: Mickey Piper (We Miss You) (Catster Member)

October 27th 2009 at 10:53 pm

Our hearts go out to your family. You were so loved and cherished by your family and friends. You will be furrever missed. My sisters and I welcome you the Bridge little Angel with open furry arms.


Now you can play and be a kitten again, with no pain. You will be forever in everyone hearts.

Purrs, Mickey and Family
Purred by: Alex Angel (Catster Member)

October 28th 2009 at 1:44 am

Calvin, we're gonna need buckets fur all the leaking that's going on at our house! Reading your diaries has always made our day and made us meow & smile. Know that our hearts are all in your basket along with those of all of the others you've touched here on Catster. Peace be with you, brave Calvin. And many, many purrs of comfort to your family. Luv, from all of us--me, Annie, & Bugsy
Purred by: Annie Angelpants (Catster Member)

October 28th 2009 at 1:45 am

...and from our Meowmy too!! Purrrs!!
Purred by: Gordy (Catster Member)

October 28th 2009 at 2:05 am

*sniffles*
I'm gonna miss you!
Purred by: Pia-Zadora (Sweet Pea) (Catster Member)

October 28th 2009 at 3:27 am

You're diary entry touched my heart. I know that you are in cat heaven watching over us all. You will forever be in our hearts,
Love & Purrs,
Pia-Zadora and her Meowmy
Purred by: Sandi G

October 28th 2009 at 10:30 am

Calvin, we hope you are at peace now. You were so brave through it all. You were such a special kitty and so very handsome to look at:) We will all miss you, it is very sad at catsterland without you here with us. We miss and love you. Knead on......Love, Tonka
Purred by: Moozer ♥Love is forever (Catster Member)

October 28th 2009 at 5:30 pm

Calvin...
i know you fought the good fight and i never wanted to let you go.
The Rainbow Bridge gained a new handsome Angel when you crossed.
i will always remember you, Calvin...
*sobs*
Love,
Moozer + the Archangel Crew
Purred by: ♔Gordy♔ DB#20 (Catster Member)

October 28th 2009 at 10:05 pm

Talk about making mom cry Calvin... But they ladies always did have a thing for you.
I just want you to know that you have each and every one of our hearts here in our family and we love you so much.
Love,
Gordy, Ruben, Toby and Melody
Purred by: Paine (Catster Member)

October 28th 2009 at 10:58 pm

Mummy and I cried when we read this - it's so sad to hear - Mummy always remembers how hard it is to do that and make that decision cause she had to when she was 16 with a caher grandparents gave her a few months after Mummy was born. Mummy wants you to say "Hi" to Samantha for her.

You will be missed Calvin, with you uppity attitude and beautiful green eyes with your gorgeous orange coat. Knead on and take comfort in your heart-filled basket

****
@ Paine
Purred by: Paine (Catster Member)

October 28th 2009 at 10:58 pm

Mummy and I cried when we read this - it's so sad to hear - Mummy always remembers how hard it is to do that and make that decision cause she had to when she was 16 with a cat her grandparents gave her a few months after Mummy was born. Mummy wants you to say "Hi" to Samantha for her.

You will be missed Calvin, with you uppity attitude and beautiful green eyes with your gorgeous orange coat. Knead on and take comfort in your heart-filled basket

****
@ Paine
Purred by: Pigeon - misses you! :( (Catster Member)

November 30th 2009 at 11:58 am

You'll never be forgotten! We all love you! :) ♥
Purred by: George (Catster Member)

March 23rd 2010 at 3:59 pm

Looks like you and I traveled a very similar path at about the same time -- about a month apart. My mawmee has been catching up on your diary the past couple days and reliving my journey to the bridge. I told her I'd say hi to you and she could say hi to your mawmee here.

 

Calvin ~ Knead On


 

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