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chapter one

THANK YOU to all our friends

December 12th 2010 7:59 am
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After my sonogram, I had a chest xray which showed that the lymphoma had spread to my chest, and that I soon wouldn't be able to breathe, and that my organs- my kidneys were already damaged- would fail, one after the other. I would live with constant fear of being trapped to take medicine and many traumatic trips to the vet for possibly invasive procedures and only temporary relief. Even if chemo were to debulk my tumors, I would be on a cocktail of drugs, and the quality of the remainder of my life would most certainly be compromised. After much tearful deliberation, Gita and Pita thought that I should gently cross the bridge, rather than surviving for what would probably be only a few more months of anxiety and discomfort before the inevitable. They held me and kissed me for nearly an hour in the doctor's office, and held me and kissed me while I was peacefully, painlessly, tenderly, and respectfully put to sleep by our very compassionate vet. I think this was a great mercy. I am glad to have left this world without pain and indignity, knowing how much I was loved. I had the luckiest , happiest , most beautiful life on earth a boy could have had- I was rescued when I was a very sick kitten and lived joyfully for 15 years with people who couldn't have cherished me more. . Now I am with my sister Ruff.
I know my earth family can't stop crying- it was so abrupt- but I will live on in infinite happy memories!
And Little Woozle, I don't think you'll miss me too much, since I stole all your treats, but when they rescue another kitty, be sure to let him into your heart.

with gratitude, love, peace and happiness to all my Catster friends,


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Purred by: Wendy C

December 12th 2010 at 8:02 am

I am so sorry to hear this. I know you were greeted at the Bridge with open paws and you will never be sick again. You will be able to watch over your family too. I know you were very loved and will be missed. Purring and purraying for your family

Hugz and purrs, Sassy
Purred by: Wendy C

December 12th 2010 at 8:03 am

Smushy was greeted at the Bridge with open paws. He will never be sick or lonely. He is adjusting nicely and will always look out for his family from the Bridge! He loves you all very much and we know you love him too. All the Bridge angels are sprinkling angel dust on you to give you all comfort during this difficult time. Purring and purraying for you all.

Hugz and purrs, Teiga
Purred by: KIBBLES (Catster Member)

December 12th 2010 at 8:17 am

With tears in our eyes we know you are at peace. Wish we would have know you longer, but our brofur Angel Yoda will tell us all about you.
Fly high-Fly Free at Rainbow Bridge.

Much Love, Hugs, Kisses, Purrs and Prayers to you and your family.

Love your new friends,
Kibbles, Francis, and Angel Yoda
Purred by: Reuben (An angel now) (Catster Member)

December 12th 2010 at 8:47 am

We are so sorry to hear that your sweet and beloved Smushy made his journey to the Bridge. We will keep you and your family in our purrs and prayers that you will be comforted by all the wonderful memories you had together. Smushy looked like our beloved angel Reuben and we know they will be wonderful furiends at the Bridge.

Hugs and purrs,
Simon & Reuben(an angel)
Purred by: Lisa P

December 12th 2010 at 8:59 am

We're so incredibly sad to hear this news. The pain your momma is in is a horrible pain that will be there for awhile. My momma will be here for her if she needs some comfort. Smushy will make a great angel and we also think it was a compassionate and loving thing to put Smushy's quality of life and needs before her own. It's a tremendous gift to give a furbaby back to the heavens. we're so very sorry for your loss. Rest easy my new friend.
Purred by: Luci (Catster Member)

December 12th 2010 at 9:02 am

Our hearts go out to you, Gita and Pita. And Woozle too.
Although we will miss you, we will always remember you.
Love and purrs,
Luci and Mary
Purred by: Monida (Catster Member)

December 12th 2010 at 2:54 pm

Many purrs and prayers for you and your family Smushy. I know you are going to make a beautiful guardian angel for Gita and Pita. I wish we would have been friends for longer, but we'll always love you!
Purred by: Sky (Catster Member)

December 12th 2010 at 3:21 pm

Safe Journey little one - purring for your family.

Purred by: Ava 4 ever Mommy's Angel (Catster Member)

December 12th 2010 at 5:57 pm

Purrs of comfort for will be missed on Earth but you will live on forever here at the Bridge......Kisses, Ava
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

December 12th 2010 at 6:25 pm

Lots of purrs for your family.
Purred by: Carol S

December 12th 2010 at 10:30 pm

Our prayers to your family dear one.
Tabby Little
Purred by: TORRIE (R.I.P. 16 March 2010) (Catster Member)

December 15th 2010 at 7:14 am

Hi Smushy! You've got so many furriends at the Bridge and you can count me in that number! I'm Morticia's angel sisfur, and I'll be happy to help you here any way that I can!

Purred by: Natasha (Catster Member)

December 15th 2010 at 2:51 pm

Smushy...You are right. Both you and your family were lucky people to have you for fifteen years....How time passes by....remember the good times....It sounds like you had a nice crossing....Please give our Ben, a head bump...You will see him as a very large Maine Coon cat.....Our sympathies for your folks....
Purred by: Smokey Joe Angel Dreamboat #9 (Catster Member)

December 15th 2010 at 4:17 pm

Oh Smushy, we all are so mush in tears right now. Meowmy iz so sad and knows exactly how your mommy feels, because I was also helped to the Bridge only last year in April. All of us Angels are here for you 'n we love you with all our hearts. You lived a long and very happy life, and I know it was a truly wonderfur one! Let's fly together and journey, it is very beuatiful up here, I know you will love it. Me and my girl Sadie will sprinkle much Angel Love Dust on your sweet furmily.

Sending many hugz to your furmily, and nudges of warmth,

Smokey Joe
and my Earth Furmily Milo, Angel Baby, Timmy 'n Ziggy
Purred by: alley cat angel (Catster Member)

December 15th 2010 at 9:08 pm

My mom cried when she read your diary I just went to the bridge in October of this year she knows the pain your faimly feels she and my dad still cry if they talk of my illness so instead they talk about the good life I had and how glad they are they took us all in or I would have been on the streets when I got so sick. IT was very kind of your family to help you to the bridge before you got so sick you couldn't enjoy life. My mom wanted to keep on assist feeding me and giving me shots (ouch) I am glad she didn't make me wait longer.
Purred by: Riley

December 20th 2010 at 6:37 am

We are sad that you had to cross the Bridge! I know your in a happier place without any pain and suffering!
May you Rest in Peace Smushy!
Our Purrs are with your family!

Concats on being a Daily Diary Pick!

Love & Purrs,

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