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Monday, January 12, 2009

Bow Crossed Over

This is a picture of Bow from Christmas, 2002. This is when he weighed about 19 lbs.

Dr. Dana helped Bow cross over today. He was doing poorly and could barely move around at all. Maw knew this time would come, but it was still hard. It sort of wore Maw out to do this. Yes, she cried. Now when she walks past the spot where Bow was sleeping the last 8 months, Maw looks over there to see if he is looking at her.

Luf, Us

87 comments:

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Oh Bow, we are so sorry to see you go the bridge. You will be very missed my friend.

Chase

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

WE offer big purrs to all of you. It will be so hard to lose a dear cat you have had for so long.
See ya at the Bridge Bow.
{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

The Meezers said...

oh we are so very sad to know that Bow is gone. Maw, Bow is looking at you from his sleeping spot. Mommy still says "Hi" to trixie and norton when she walks by their spots. She knows they're there.

Bow, we cannot say good bye- only "Until we meet at The Bridge"

{{HUGS}} PURRRRSS and furry headbutts to all of you.

Smeagol and Strider (Mystery and Gizmo too!) said...

We're so sorry. Mom still talks to Smokey (The One Who Came Before) 'cause she knows he's still around.
Purrs and love and HUGS to you all.

The Island Cats said...

Oh we're so sorry to hear about Bow...it's never easy...you have our heartfelt condolences...

Wally, Ernie, Zoey & mom Sue

China Cat said...

Oh, Willow and I were so sorry to just hear the news of Bow going to the Bridge today. That is a very handsome picture you have posted of the dear boy! We are sending over soft purrs to all of you.

Purrrrrrrrrs, China Cat

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh i am so sorry to see this. i know you made bow a wonderful life though and he was happy. thanks for that. you be proud of it, okay?

hugs, auntie bee
xxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoox

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

What a lovely picture of Bow. He was a wonderful fellow and we are sorry to hear this news. Maw we wish we could all come over to rub your ankles and purr on your lap. It is so hard to say goodbye.

Furkidsmom said...

We're so sorry to hear about Bow. We think your Maw knows that he is looking down at her from the Bridge.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

momsbusy said...

oh no! we is so sad to hear that bow has gone over the rainbow bridge. yus hafs gifs him a wonderful life wif lots of luvs. he is yung ans strong again. mommees eyes ars leeky so we gots to go now. we gonna keep yur hole fambly in ars purrayers.

y2k

meemsnyc said...

Big purrs and hug to you all. We are so sorry to hear about Bow. Our thoughts are with you.

Fin said...

I'm sorry to hear of your loss. Purrs!

Kellykat said...

We are all very sorry to hear that Bow is gone. It's such a hard thing to go thru. We hope he is at peace and that your family will be able to remember him with a smile.
-Stryder, Scotchy, Sugar & Kellykat

A Few Good Cats said...

We're sorry to hear the sad news about Bow... he was well-loved and you will always have happy memories of your big man cat. It will take time to grieve, but it helps...

Forever Foster said...

We are sorry to hear about Bow. You were very brave to help him cross, and save him from feeling worse.

Mum still hears our Bridge babies playing, when things are very quiet. We think it means they are still around, watching over us, until we are all together again.

(((hugs)))

Katie and Da Katz said...

PURRS fur Bow... May hims rest in da meadow while him waits at da Ranebow bridge fur u.

Luv n Hugs,
Katie Too
n Da Katz Gang

PB 'n J said...

We're so sorry to hear that Bow crossed over the Bridge. We're sure he's still there in his spot, watching over you all. Maw, we're purring for you all.

Purrs and gentle hugs,
Pearl, Bert and Jake

Kimo and Sabi said...

We're sorry fer yer loss . . . but we know Bow is watching over you (he may even visit you in yer dreams) - Purrrrs.

Donny and Marie and Casey said...

We're sorry, we will miss you Bow.

~Donny, Casey, Marie

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We are so sorry, we'z sending lots of purrs and gentle headbutts. Mom says dis is one of da hard parts of loving us...losing us.

Poppy Q said...

Sorry to hear that your sweet boy had to go to the bridge. Sending you hugs and purrs at this sad time.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Our thoughts are with you. Purrs for Bow. But we know he went as he lived--surrounded by love. What a lucky cat he was to have had all of you.

Cat Street Boyz said...

Purrz to your family....they will surely miss you Bow. You will forever remain deep in their hearts and in your furends hearts too............bye for now furend, :(

Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

What a beautiful cat Bow was! We are purrring for all the family!! We know you all miss him lots!! Till we meet agin Bow!! (((((HUGS to you all!))))
Your FL furiends,

Karen Jo said...

I am so very sorry that Bow had to go to the Rainbow Bridge. I know that you will miss him sorely. I think that he will watch over you and the cats from the Bridge and send you his love.

Grahamn Kracker said...

So sorry. Bow was a beautiful cat. Wish I could have known him - glad you did.

Camie's Kitties said...

Maw (and the other 36 paws), we are so sorry to hear about Bow. We know how hard the decision is to help a beloved furbaby over the bridge, so we are purring for you. He was a beautiful, sweet boy, and you did what was best for him, no matter the consequence to you. We will be thinking of you.

Tavi, Cody, Camie, Miss Jade and our mama - Tara (not the cat)

Parker said...

Oh Maw and Paw -
We are so very sorry. Our hearts ache for you. Bow was such a beautiful boy. We have very leaky eyes for you, it's so hard to say good-bye.
We send you gentle purrs and love.
xoxoxoxoxox

Everycat said...

We are all so sorry that Bow had to go to The Bridge. He was a beautiful and fine mancat. He'll still be watching you all, blinking his slow cat smile, remembering his good life with you all and the love and care you gave him.

Rumbly comforting purrs to you all

Whicky Wuudler
Angel
Gerry
& Mum

Eric and Flynn said...

Maw and Paw, we are so sorry that Bow had to go to the Bridge. Even though you know his time is coming and that it is the best thing you can do for him, it is so hard to say goodbye. You know he is happy and running carefree and painfree at the Bridge and he is watching over all of you from there and waiting until you can meet again.
(((hugs)))to you.

Gandalf and Grayson said...

We are so sad to hear about Bow. It is never easy to say goodbye. He was very lucky to live a life full of love. ((Hugs))

Pixel said...

We are sorry to hear about Bow. Our thoughts and purrs are with your family

Niko and Cloud said...

We are so sorry to hear this. We send lots of purrs.

Beau Beau & Angie said...

Goodbye Bow. Wait for us at da bridge so we can play wif yoo when we get dare some day. Many hugs to yur family to help dem not to feel sad.
Luvs, Beau Beau & Angie

T'Abby Normal said...

You will be missed, Bow. Big purrs to your mum.

Purrs,
Abby & Stygia

Pumpkin said...

I'm sorry that Bow wented to The Bridge. Sending yoo lots, and lots of purrs frum Hah-why-eee. He will be missed.

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

We are so sorry that Bow passed on to the Bridge, we know how heartbreaking and difficult it is. We are sending you many (((((hugs))))) and you are in our thoughts and purrayers ...
Purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

pissed off patricia said...

You loved him enough to let him go. That is the dearest love any pet owner can have.

My heart is breaking for you because I too have felt that sort of pain.

Cory said...

We were so saddened to hear that Bow had to go to the Bridge. He was a beautiful boy and we know how you feel. We are sure he is watching over you now and will always be with you.

Laila and Minchie said...

We are so sorry for your heartbreaking loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Hugs and purrs,
Laila, Minchie and Mom Peggy

THE ZOO said...

we're so sorry ta hear of Bows passing. Purrs ta yoo all.

cwcwccw said...

we're so sorry to hear Bows passing, plays to your mama.


Joanne, Jane, Jill, Johnny, Jay boy, Jasmine & Capu from Singapore

The Creek Cats said...

We are all very sorry for your loss. Purrs and comforting vibes to all of Bow's family and friends.

MaoMao said...

We are so sorry to hear about Bow. We're sending soft purrs and lots of love to you. We know he'll be missed. He will watch over you with love from the Bridgie.

Hearts fulls of love from the Ballicai.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We are so sorry. He was a handsome boy, and knew so much love.
Purrrs and Prayers...
~ The Bunch

Boots and Brenda said...

We are so sorry to hear of Bow's passing. Our most sincere condolences.

Brenda & Boots

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

We're so very sorry to hear that Bow has gone to the Bridge. It's clear that he was very loved and we're sure that there will be a Bow sized hole in your hearts.

Purrs and gentle headbutts during this sad time,

Charlemagne and Tamar

Cafe Cats said...

Sending lots of purrs and strength to you, Maw & Paw.

the Cafe Cats

Junior said...

Have fun running around over the bridge Bow!

To the 36 paws and Maw...we are sorry for your loss. We are sending purrs and gentle headbutts to all of you.

Junior said...

Of course we are sending purrs and gentle headbutts to Paw too!

Zoolatry said...

Purrs and nose taps for Bow,
prayers and good thoughts for the other "paws" and all the family.

Zoolatry said...
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Jan's Funny Farm said...

We are sorry about Bow. We know he leaves a big hole in your life and he will be very missed!

Artsy Catsy said...

Oh, such sad news. But we know sweet Bow is now happy and healthy and running free over the Bridge. Our hearts to out to all of you at Forty Paws.

Purrs,
Rocky
& all of us at Artsy Catsy

Gattina said...

That's so sad ! It will take a while until it hurts less !

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

We are so sorry to hear about Bow. It is OK your mommy cried, we are leaking just reading it.
The animal communications lady (a Reiki Master) we use told us that when you think your Bridge animal is looking at you, it is. They are popping in to check in on you.
Mommy feels her Bridge woofies sometimes when she is at her parents house.

Bow will always be with you in your hearts and in ours as well. We are sending you hugs and comforting thoughts. purrrrrrrrrrs

Turkey Cats said...

We are sorry to hear about Bow. We aresending lots of purrs and hugs to your family.

Angel said...

He was beautiful and so loved! There will always be a shadow of him in his spot to help you through the sad times! Purrs and prayers!

Kiddo said...

Sorry to hear about Bow. I am sending purrs your way.

Kiddo

Mo said...

Oh Maw, I am sending love and condolences to you. I'm so sorry for your loss.
HUGS
mo

Purrs from the purries
of Purrcance To Dream
We've lit a candle for Bow.

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

We're so sorry to hear about Bow. We know he's there watching over all of you and running and jumping like he was a kitten again. How wonderful that he had such a long long life and so much love from your Maw and Paw. We send {{hugs}}, purrs, and much love.

WhimPurr's Whim and the Whiskers said...

We are so very sad and sorry to hear of Bow's passing! :o( Sending big ((((HUGS)))) to Maw!

Nina the Torbie said...

We are so sorry! Even when you know it is coming, it is hard. Bow had a great life with you, full of love and purrs.
Hugs,
Nina, Victor, & Tabbymom Jen

Daisy said...

I am so sorry to learn the sad news about Bow. My sincerest sympathies and soft purrs to you.

Riley & Tiki said...

We are so sorry to hear about Bow. Vincent left us because of kidney failure too and we have told him to go introduce himself. He was also a chubby white and brown tabby. Sending you many purrs and hugs of comfort.

P.S. Don't look directly at the spot. You may see him out of the corner of your eye. We still do.

Sunny's Mommy said...

I'm so sorry. Even when you're expecting it, it's still so difficult to lose a loved member of your family. Big hugs and purrs for your Maw, and all of you.

Anita said...

We are sorry for your lost... :`-(

A big hug to you.

jenianddean said...

We are so sorry for your loss. That will be an empty spot for a long time, I'm afraid. We're purring for your family.
--Jasper, Josie, Huggy Bear and Maggie (and our Mom and Dad)

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear of Bow's passing. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Angus Mhor said...

I'm huggin' all you Paws and your Maw so very hard hard right now. And I give you my best purrs to ease your hearts. I'm sorry you had to help Bow over. He was a good fellow.

HotMBC and Robyn said...

Aw, we's sorry. Sendin yoo lotsa purrs and purrayers of comforts.
Purrrrrrrrs,
Alla Us Hotties

The Furry Kids said...

We are so sorry about Bow. Hugs and purrs and purrayers for all of you. Rest in peace, sweet Bow.

The Cat Realm said...

We are so sorry! Lots of purrs for you, we know how much you'll miss him! It is just so unfair that our life spans are shorter than those of the humans....

The Crew said...

We just heard the sad news.

Bow, my friend, you'll be missed. Purrs to your family.

George & The Crew

Fat Eric said...

We are so sorry to hear the sad news about Bow. Sending many purrs to all your family, human or cat...

purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrssssssss

Fat Eric and his human, Kate

JB's Big World said...

We are so sorry to hear this news, but completely understand your pain. We lost PooPoo this morning unexpecdedly. We hope Bow and PooPoo will meet and be good friends at the Bridge.
Purrs,
JB, Misty and Bear

Sweet Praline said...

I am so sorry to hear that Bow has gone to the bridge. Special thoughts and purrayers for your mom.

Team Tabby said...

What a fine mancat Bow was. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in our thoughts at this sad time.

Mindy, Moe, Bono

Derby said...

{{{{HUGS}}}} and purrs to you on the loss of Bow. You will remember him always.

Princess said...

We just found out. Mom has been busy.
I am so sad for all of you. saying goodbye is horribly hard. I just know Caesar was there to greet him at the bridge. Bow and Caesar are buddies now.
Two happy boys. I just know it!

I am purring for all of you. Take good care of your mom all of you kitties. She gives so much and now she needs you. Love and purrrs

Vincent and Mike said...

We're so sorry to hear that Bow has gone to The Bridge, but we know he is in a happy place.

purrs

cwcwccw said...

We're so sorry to hear that Bow is gone.




Joanne, Jane, Jill, Johnny, Jay boy, Jasmine & Capu fromSingapore

Kaz's Cats said...

We're so sorry that Bow had to leave - it was very brave of Maw and Paw to help him cross over at the end. Even though you knew that the time would come, we appreciate that it must still have been very hard. Send big purrs and pawsitive thawts to you all, especially to Maw,

{{{hugs}}}

Gypsy & Tasha & Karen (Mum)

Cats said...

Just learned about the passing away of Bow. I am so very sorry and would like to send you my deepest condolences. Praying for peace and comfort for all of you in the days ahead.

Tink said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. My sympathy and thoughts are with you all. I'll light a candle in front of my Bast statue in honour of Bow!

Lux said...

Oh bless your hearts, we just saw this. {{{{hugs}}}}

Sending you all lots of love,
Luxie

Southbay Girl said...

We are so sorry for your loss! Our thoughts prayers and purrs go out to you! We know how hard it is to lose a furry family member! We hope Bow is in peace now at Rainbow Bridge!

Rest in peace Bow

Kodak, 3 Perf, Blossom, Angel Winton, Velcro and mom Penny