Sunday, November 8, 2009

A New Angel



Jade ran off to the bridge a little while ago. I took her in to the emergency vet, and while they were writing up an estimate of how much it would cost to run all of the tests, I was alone in the room with her. I told her that if she needed to run off to be better to go ahead. She immediately started gasping for breath. The vet came back in and said she was going, and I told him to put her to sleep so she wouldn't suffer anymore. I only had her for a little over a year, but it doesn't lessen the pain of missing her. I know she is happy and healthy again, but I will miss her very much. Thank you all for your purrs. I am sure they brought her comfort in her last hours.

61 comments:

Eric and Flynn said...

We are so very very sorry to hear your sad news. You gave her a year of love and helped her with her health problems, and she knows that. We send you comforting purrs, and our Beans send you (((hugs)))
Run free, healthy and happy at The Bridge sweet Miss Jade.

VampyVictor said...

I am so so so sorry... You know we are absolutely terrible with words, but please know our hearts are with you.
Such a sweet beautiful girl to wait till you were ready, she must have loved you so much, no she loves you so much. the body fails but the spirit lives on.
May you have the most beautiful welcome to the bridge and may you now be at peace.

many many warm hugs and much light and loves

V-V & family xox

Angel and Kirby said...

We are so sorry to heat that jade had to leave for the bridge. The length of time they are with you does not make their passing any easier. Sharing her story will help heal your heart. WE are sending purrs and gentle head bumps to you and your family!

Cory said...

Angel and Kirby are right, the length of time she was with you has nothing to do with how much you will miss her. Our dear sweet Noelle was only with us 6 short weeks and we still hurt over losing her.

Our purrs are with you during this sad time.

The Island Cats said...

We are so sorry to hear about Miss Jade...even though she was only with you a short time, we hope all the good memories you have of her helps you through this difficult time...purrs to you....

ML said...

We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved family member. The Bridge has a beautiful new angel.

Love,

Auntie ML and Auntie Deb

barb said...

We are all so sorry to hear Miss Jade had to go to the bridge. Time has nothing to do with love and missing her. We're all sending you our purrs and prayers.

The Meezers said...

we are so very sad that Miss Jade has run off to the Bridge. our eyes are leaking very hard

Miss Jade, we cannot say goodbye so we will just say........
Until we meet at the Bridge

The Monkeys said...

We're so sorry about your beautiful Jade. Our purrs and thoughts are with you.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I think Jade was very lucky to have had such a loving home for a year. Quality is always better than quantity. We are purring for all your family. Miss Jade, we know is safely at the other side of the bridge, probably being shown the ropes (or chased around) by Miss Georgia.

Ikaika said...

We are so sorry that your sweet Jade had to leave you. Even though you had her for just a short time, she was very much a part of your loving family. We are sending you many gentle purrs and comforting light.

'Kaika and his mom

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We're so sorry Miss Jade hadda leave fur da bridge. We is glad dat she had a loving home and dat she's no longer suffering. We know your hearts are breaking and we send some hugs for you.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We are all sorry for your loss. It isn't about how long you had Jade, what counts is how much you loved her. And you obviously did. Purrs and tail wags.

The Creek Cats said...

We are so very sorry about Jade leaving for the bridge. We know that she made a huge impression on your heart and was a very lucky girl for having you as a mom. We will miss her very much. We are sending our best purrs and comforting vibes to you and all of her furiends during this very sad time.
(((HUGS)))

Max said...

Aw man...I am really sorry. We had paws crossed that she as gonna be all right and not feel like it was time for the Bridge. She had an awesome life with you, though, and that counts for everything...it probably made going to the Bridge that much easier for her, knowing that she has someone to wait for up there.

William said...

We're so sorry to learn that Jade has gone. Purrs to all of you in this sad time...

William & Co.

Rufus said...

We're sorry to hear this sad news but glad that Jade is no longer hurting. :(

Liss said...

Oh I'm so sorry to hear that. I'll be praying for you.

Skeezix the Cat said...

Oh, we are so so sorry to hear about Jade. We're sending all of our love, purrs, purrayers and hugs yer way.

XXXOOO,
Skeezix

Mimi Lenox said...

That is so very sad. I am so sorry to read this. I came over to read your peace post and saw this awful announcement. Praying for you in this heartbreaking hour. I'm glad you were there and brought comfort.

Peace,
Mimi

Derby said...

Purrs to you on your loss of Miss Jade. May she live on in your heart.

LC, Ayla, and Iza said...

We are sorry Miss Jade hadda go over the Bridge. But ya did the right thing. Ya let her choose to do it, and the time when she still could decide.

Miss Jade went over The Bridge tonight.
She did it without a difficult fight.
She knew the time, she chose the time,
Her Bein knew the time was right.

We know she has been welcomed over the Bridge by all the kitties of the past who knew her or are just happy to meet a new friend...

Our purrs to those who stay behind and sorrow...

TT said...

We is sending headbutts and purrs to yoo all. The mom says her heart is heavy fer yer mom lady. (((hugs))) Miss Jade is all better now and we is sure she knew how much she was loved.

Molly
Shadow
Trooder

Karen Jo said...

I am so sorry that Jade ran off to the Rainbow Bridge. It isn't the amount of time you spent with her, but the amount of love you gave her that counts. Remember that her suffering has ended and that she is having a wonderful time with all the other Bridge kitties and she will be waiting for you.

Poppy Q said...

Sorry to hear about your wee girl Jade. Poor lovie, we wished she could have stayed longer with you, but she told you she was ready for the bridge.

Big hugs.

Chesney Cats said...

Oh no! We are so very sorry to hear that Miss Jade ran off to the Bridge. You are in our thoughts & purrayers.

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Oh I am ever so sorry to hear this dreadful mews about Miss Jade! It will leave such a hollow spot in your hearts...so many soft hugs and purrrrrrs to you at this sad time.
I am still on honeymoon but wanted to come by and let you know Mickey and I are thinking about you...
Please tell gracie thank you for the lovely flower fairy tea set! We will have a tea party when we return!
Much love from Misses Peach

Zoolatry said...

Jade, you will be missed. You're now a jewel in heaven's crown.
Blessings and prayers to all.

Milo and Alfie said...

We are so very sorry ~ sincere condolances.
When yoo love a kitten it doesn't matter if yoo had them for just one week or one decade ~ the love is just the same. So we know yoo are hurting. (((((hugs)))))

We thought yoo showed great love giving permission to Jade to go to the Bridge. Mom did that when Henry was ready to go (adored Lilac Point Siamese 1985 ~ 2004) ~ it broke mom's heart but she knew it was the right thing to do.

Kaz's Cats said...

We're so sorry about Miss Jade going to the Bridge. She was a sick kitty before she moved in with you guys, so we're very glad that she had a chance to live with a family for the last year, and to be as well as she could. Sending big purrs and good thoughts to the Mom, Camie and the other kitties.

{{{Hugs}}}

Gypsy & Tasha & Karen (Mum)

Everycat said...

We are so sorry that darling Miss Jade had to leave for The Bridge. Miss Jade will be blinking her cat smile on you all from there, remembering the wonderful year of love and care that you gave her. We send you all rumbly purrs and love

Whicky Wuudler & Family

Freya's Staff said...

We're so very sorry to hear about Miss Jade leaving. Take comfort in what a great year you had with her, and she'll never forget that.

I hope that time heals the hole in your life soon enough...

Hugs and soft purrs to you and your family,

Freya and family.
xx

Parker said...

Oh, we are so very sorry. Please accept our deepest sympathies.
She was so lucky to have your love this past year.
She is the Bridge's newest angel.
xoxoxox

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

We are sorry to hear about sweet Jade. You are in our thoughts today. Big Purrs, Goldie, Shade and Banshee

Sweet Praline said...

I am so sorry to hear about Miss Jade. May she now be a healthy kitty at the bridge and waiting for you when it's your time. Special thoughts and purrs are with you today.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We are so sorry for your loss.
Many hugs during this sad and painful time.
~ The Bunch

Kari said...

We are so sorry for the loss of Miss Jade. You gave Jade the comfort of spending her last moments on earth with her mum, of going to the bridge knowing she was deeply loved and the ultimate gift of relief from her suffering.
She will always have your love and you will have hers.
When one of us passes mum lights a special candle. She will light the candle for Jade.

Tiki (& sometimes Kesey) said...

We are very sorry about Jade. Sending you purrs and soft woofs.

KitKat said...

Oh, we are so sorry to hear of Miss Jade's passing. We are sure you are devastated and grief stricken. We are sending gentle hugs your way to comfort you in this difficult time. Our hearts go out to you.
Soft kissies and purrs,
Bridge angel Normie, Mika, Sasha & Grady

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

We're so very sorry to hear that Miss Jade has gone to the Bridge.

Sending purrs to comfort you at this sad time,

Charlemagne and Tamar

The Crew said...

Oh my. We're so sorry to hear about this. Please accept our condolences on the loss of Jade.

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

We are so so sorry to hear about Miss Jade going to the Bridge. You are in our thoughts, hearts and purrs.
You did such a brave and loving thing for her in the end and she took all that love with her to the Bridge.
hugs to you all. purrrrrrs

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

We are very sorry to hear about loosing Miss Jade, she was a lovely lady and we know she enjoyed her time in her forever home.

Latte

Forty Paws said...

We are so sorry to hear that Miss Jade has passed over. We are sending you tons of purrs and purrayers.

Luf, Us

Samantha, Mr. Tigger and Maverick said...

Lots of purrrs and hugggs to you all!! We are so sorry to hear about Miss Jade going to the Rainbow Bridge!! Till we meet again Miss Jade!!
Your TX furiends,
Samantha & Maverick

Catline Crew said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. Our hear and purrs are with you.

us4 cats said...

i feel for the two of you. it is a tight bond we share with our babies. it is one of the most difficult parts of life, death. seeing one gasp for breath is real tough. real tough. you wrote that she waited until you said something and then she crossed, and that is very moving. bless her soul. she will be miseed by many. purrs.

Katie and Da Katz said...

We iz furry sads to hear dat Jade iz ovur da bridg now... Hur iz happy now doh and u gitz to see hur agin...

Our Spunky passed on in mawmeez armz last year in October. Dids u gets to hold hur while her went?

purrs fur u az u rememburz ur baby gurl.

Mouse E Kat
Katie Kitty Too
Daisy May Daffodil
Bootsie Woo
Maxwell Tigger

And Bibi (our Nanas cat)

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

I yam so soree dats you losted da Miss Jade. She looks likes such a nice kittee & she waz furry luckee to haz you fur a momee.
It doez nots matterz how long you hazez us... we iz yourz furevfur.
All of us wants to send our condolencez & lets you know we iz purrin' fur you & da restee of da fambly.
Much love,
Dr Tweety, Iris, Delilah, Maximillian, & Auntie Stinkie

DEBRA said...

We too are also sorry for your loss of Miss Jade and we will keep all of you in our purrs.

{{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}}
Abby,Boo,Ping,Jinx,Grace & Mom Debra

Cat with a Garden said...

We are sending gentle purrs to comfort you a bit in this sad time. No matter how long you lived with Jade we understand perfectly that it hurts.
Mom sends hugs too.
Siena & Chilli

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

We are so saddened to hear of the passing of Miss Jade. She waited until you were able to let her go. Even though we never want to do it, sometimes it's for the best, so the suffering stops. She is healthy, happy, and probably running around like a loon up at the Bridge. She will watch over you and send you signs from time to time. Again, we are so sorry for your loss.

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

The Lady wasn't near the internet over the weekend and when your mom called her phone was on the charger. Thank you for calling. Later, when she got the message, she and the FBG started crying. Guess she wouldn't have been much good on the phone anyway. We're so sorry Miss Jade had to go to the bridge. We're all sending purrs and love.

PDX pride said...

We're soooo sorry!!!! Purrrrrrrraying for comfort for you! We know how it is, "even if" you've only known them a year. Our Sara was that way. Purrrrrrrrrsssssss!

Fat Eric said...

We are so sorry to hear about Jade. Sending many purrs to you.

Fat Eric and Kate

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

We are very sad to hear about Miss Jade. You miss a kitty even if you only know them a minute. We wish we could ease your pain.
{{{{{{{{{{{{{HUGS))))))))))))
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Baby Patches said...

I am so so very sorry for your loss! Just because you had her for a year does not lessen anything my dear, I have seen fosters heart broken when their fosters are adopted. You cared and loved that baby and so I know your pain is very real and just as strong as if you had her for 10 years. You are in my thoughts and Baby Patches sends you gentle purrrrrrrrrs.
Salina and Baby Patches

HotMBC aka The Hotties said...

Aw, we's so sorry. We wasn't on da puter yesterday or we'da stopped by thens. Big hugs and lots and lots of purrs for yore sads.
Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrr,
Sanjee and tha resta tha Hotties

♥Mimi♥ said...

Sending all of our love to you on the loss of this sweet baby. At times like these no words are adequate to ease your pain.

Tuck said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Jade. You did the right thing and I'm sure she knew that you loved her right up to the end.

Cat Sitter in the City said...

I am so sorry for your loss. This kitty was very lucky to have you in her life if even for a short time, and I am sure you feel grateful to have had her in your life.