May 19th 2010 2:57 pm
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My sweet Claire passed away a few hours ago, at home.
Last night, I had left a message with our vet, telling him her deteriorating condition. I sat up with her all night, stroking her, cradling her head. I was sure she would not make it though the night. When daylight began to come through the windows, I checked her once more, and she was still with us. The vet called first thing. He said her tests came back, and it was in her bone marrow, I told him I wanted to bring her in, to help her cross, but he said he was double booked this morning, and I said I could wait until afternoon. I looked at Claire, curled into a tiny ball, breathing shallow, but peacefully. I was exhausted, and laid down, with her cat bed next to me, for a few hours sleep.
When I awoke, she had tried to sit up, and had fallen over, half in/half out of her bed. I picked her up gently and arranged her in a comfortable position. She was barely breathing.
The end came quickly. After she passed, I carried her to the sink and cleaned her up. (her paws and neck had become stained with all the food that dripped down when we feed her) She was such a Diva, she would have wanted that.
Then I sat with her in my lap, and brushed and blow dried her. I called my husband, who had gone to work without me this morning, and then I called her vet. She will be cremated.
I feel like I am typing this in another lifetime...everything feels removed, and I know it hasn't hit full force yet. We realize the price we pay for having so many cats is going to be more loss...that is the hard part...but also more love...and that is the good part. Claire will always be our Calico Girl.
With tearful thanks,
Teri and David
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Fly free sweet Angel Claire. You couldn'thave had more love in your life and will be missed so much but you are now free from pain and healthy, until you all meet again!
Love & hugs to you and your mommy and daddy.
Alfie & family
So sorry for the loss of Claire! Your family is in our thoughts and purrs.
We are so VERY SORRY for your loss of Claire.
We send OUR LOVE to YOU & YOUR FAMILY.
WE LOVE YOU GUYS!
We send MANY PRAYERS & PURRS & HUGS & KITTY KISSES & MUCH LOVE to YOUR FAMILY.
Adam & THE GANG OF FURS & Mommy Christy
Dearest Terri, we can't tell you how deeply sorry we are for your loss. It seems sadness has been working overtime for you. 'Tears slide down Anna's cheeks' Claire was such a beauty (mom has a thing for Calico's, our Cleo was one) We send you much love and our prayers.
She passed surrounded by those who love her most, calmly and peacefully. Though I did not know her, she now lives in my heart.
She is a beautiful Angel. Mommy said she mailed her heart this week. We are so sorry she didn't get to see it.
May her journey be safe and your heartbreak heal. We're sure she will send another little one to you.
They know you have room in your heart.
I am so sorry, Me and Mama's tears are falling. I am purring and purraying for you Mom and Claire's brofurs and sisfurs! Claire knows she was loved and I am sure she showed you all her love every day. I know she was met with open paws at the bridge where there is always sunshine, plenty of food, no more sickness and pain, lots of time to play and nap and be with other kitties.
Hugz, purrs, and purrayers, lub you all, Sassy
We are sorry to hear about the lose of Claire. We know how hard it is to lose a little loved one. We know . mp matter how many cats you have they are all very much loved and very much missed. We share in your grief and wish no one ever had to go throught it, but that's part of life. We are glad Claire in pain free now and can enjoy her new home with her other Angel family and friends.
We send our Love, Hugs, Kisses, Purrs and Prayers to you all,
Love, Kibbles, Francis, Yoda and their family
This certainly brings back memories to Momcat, tears are running down her cheeks, but rest assured Claire is well and healthy again, all of us angels met her at the bridge. She left earth just the way God planned, He wanted her home with her wonderful family, we never know why we have to leave our earthly parents but God knows best, the angels and I will be praying for you and your family, my Momcat will certainly keep you in her prayers too, she suffers no more, Sonny hangs his head as tears fall down his handsome face because he knows all to well how Claire's Momcat feels tonight, he sends gentle hugs to you, Love Angel Sonny Bono and family ~
Thank everyone for these touching comments. They do help very much.
R.I.P. Claire!! We knows yous are a sweet and bootiful Angel now! We's purrring and praying for your pawrents!
I'm so sorry....I am glad you were able to be with her......she knew it and I'm sure she crossed peacefully because of it.....Mommy knows that by adding more kitties she's going to feel more pain too, but the love we shared was worth it and she will continue to love more because of me, it's what makes her stronger. We are thinking of you and sending purrs of comfort to you and your family...I will find Claire and we will be together here at the Bridge.....love, Ava
Claire's passing was a very peaceful one with you Mommy by her side.
She will always be loved & greatly missed by all.
Thank you Mom Teri for bathing her softly & lovingly clean again!
She's now a bootiful kitty Angel. ☼
God bless you Mom & family.
Lubbs & gentle ((((huggs))))
Kally Kat & Mom Liz ♥♥
You gave Claire the greatest gift, your unconditional love.
So many animals never will know what love is.
We are purring for you in your time of sorrow.
Love and gentle hugs
Chef Rooster & Clowder
oh my goodness! We are so sad for you. Beautiful angel Claire is with all the other furry angels now. I can't type, I have tears running down my furry cheeks.
We'll miss you so much Claire. Sending lots of prayers to your family.
May God take Claire by the paw and keep her til you all can be together again.
Hugs and tears
We are so sorry for Your loss. Our Prayers go out to Claire and Your Family. Love from Angel Rebby and Princess
So sorry for your loss, remember their paw prints stay in your heart forever. Words are so hard to find at these terrible times, mommy has tears falling from her eyes whilst trying to give me an extra love. Sending all our loving purrs and hugs to your loving family claire, love Tilly and her mommy xxx
We are sorry Claire has gone on to Rainbow Bridge. She will be well again and free of pain now. she will also have the overwhelming joy and love you have for her and her for you. Love is forever even when seperated by time and space it is still there eternally. Hold onto the Love and let go the pain with each tear you shed. We love you all.
Zeeke & the whole family.
Sweet Angel Claire passed at home as I think she wanted to do with her Mommy there. She is now pain free and happy and playing with her brother and sister angels.
We do suffer so much from the loss of so many babies but we also receive so much love. Would we trade our big kitty families for anything else? I don't think so. We've been blessed with caring for them and giving them the best lives we can.
Wish I could give you a big hug.
Love to you and your family
Elise's Mom and Elise
Our family is so sorry for your lose, Claire is a beautiful Angel watching over you now....
You all are in our thoughts and prayers....bless you all!!!
sending lots of hugs and love to you all!!!
QT, Mom and family
We are sorry for the pain you are all feeling and send our love.
Stoney and his Family
We are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful and sweet Claire. What a touching tribute to a beautiful life so very loved. You are in our thoughts and prayers now and forever.
Hugs and purrs,
Simon & Reuben(an angel)
Oh how very loving your Meowmy was with you in your passing and even after-making sure you looked like the proper Diva you were! Our Meowmy is very touched by this. (Her eyes leaked a bit.)
Look over your family, Diva Claire.
Love, Fluffy & Alex & Meowmy.