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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Gatsbi Has Gone to The Rainbow Bridge



Gatsbi warmed up to normal temps, and her glucose remained high, but she was still having seizures and panting and not doing well at all. The V-E-T was afraid that she would go into cardiac arrest, so we made the decision that it was time she crossed over.

Gatsbi had a difficult life because she had a cerebral disorder from birth. She couldn't jump onto things, and she had no stopping skills when she would go running. She couldn't groom herself. But she ate very well!  She lived a little over 11 years on earth. We hope that she finds a sunny spot to lie in at The Bridge. We know that she has been met by many many poodins who have gone before.

Luf and purrs to Gatsbi from all of us.

Jenny, Annie, G.T., Dorf, Smokey, Obi, Reno, Sally, Orinch, Maw and Paw

57 comments:

ABBY said...

We are so sorry to hear of your loss of sweet Gatsbi. We will keep you all in our thoughts.

purrs and hugs
Abby, Boo, Ping,Jinx, Grace & Mom Debra

Cory said...

Oh no! We are so sorry to hear that Gatsbi had to cross the Bride. Surely she will be met by so many who have gone before.

Purrs from all of us.

Cory and family

Katnip Lounge said...

You have our deepest sympathy for the loss of Gatsbi. We're happy she had a great life as a Forty Paws Poodin' and that she'll have many friends to greet her at the Bridge. We'll look for her star in sky tonight.
Love, MomKat Trish & the Lounge Kats

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I am so sorry about Gatsbi, but you gave her love and an amazing quality of life, considering her physical limitations. Be happy for all the time you gave her, even if you have to do it through tears.

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Oh gosh, we just left a comment on your last post, then we saw this. We are now sending our strongest hugs and purrayers to all of you to help you make it through this sad time, and we know our brofur Max is waiting at the Bridge to greet sweet Gatsbi.
Purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam, Simon and Momma Jan too

Cat said...

We are so sorry to hear about your beautiful Gatsbi! It sounds like she had a great life in your safe home and enjoyed her family and lots of love. We know she will be healthy and strong at the bridge and waiting until the day you are all together again!

Cheri said...

Sending loving purrs to you in your loss of sweet Gatsbi. You gave her a loving home for 11 years - thank you.

Cats of Wildcat Woods

Furkidsmom said...

We're sorry that Gatsbi left for the Bridge. We know Sniffie will be there to greet her. You are in our prayers. (((Hugs)))

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We are so sorry to hear about Gatsbi. I think she was lucky to have such an understanding family as you all--and a good life for a cat with so many strikes to begin with. We will purr for you all for your loss.

Lone Star Purrs said...

Y'all will be in owr thoughts and prayers.
::purrs::
~Meeko & Kiara

The Lee County Clowder said...

Sending comforting purrrrrrss to you all. Gatsbi had a good life with you.

ppuurrrrrsssss

cwcwccw said...

We are so sorry to hear that Gatsbi had to cross the Bridge. Purrs & Prays to you all.

joanne, jane, jill, johnny, jay boy, jasmine & capu from singapore

Team Tabby said...

We know Gatsbi was well loved and had a wonderful home. We are so sorry for your loss, we are sending hugs and purrs to all of you.

Mindy, Moe, BonBon, Cookie & Mike

The Island Cats said...

We are so sorry to hear about Gatsbi. We send you all comforting purrs....

Wally, Ernie, Zoey and mom Sue

A few Good Cats said...

We were sorry to hear the sad news about Gatsbi. You will always have good memories of her, and we hope those memories will give you comfort now.

Chesney Cats said...

We are so very sorry for your loss. We know Gatsbi will be missed. All of you are in our hearts & purrayers.

Kaz's Cats said...

We're so sorry that Gatsbi had to go to the Bridge. Our hearts go out to all of you, her furry and human family, through this difficult time. We're very glad that Gatsbi had such a great time living with you guys, and that she wasn't alone when it was her time to leave.

{{{hugs}}}

Gypsy & Tasha & Karen (Mum)

Parker said...

We are so sad to learn this. Gatsbi is the newest pretty angel at the Bridge, no more sickness. We send you healing purrs.
(((hugs)))

ML said...

We's so sad to hear that beautiful Gatsbi is an Angel.
But at least hers is well now.
Sending love and purrs to tha fambly.
KC & The Sherwood Bunch

Everycat said...

We are so sorry to learn that dear little Gatsbi had to be helped to The Bridge, it was the kindest gift to her you could make. She will be running free now, playing, grooming, stopping when she runs, whole again. We send love and rumbly purrs to you all

Whicky Wuudler
Oliver
& Gerry

Sorry we just caught up in the wrong order, we left a comment for the post about her being poorly and didn't see this post first.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We were so sorry to hear that Gatsbi has gone to Rainbow Bridge but are pleased you decided to help her on the journey. It is always a hard decision to make but it was the kindest one as she will be able to do all the things that she couldn't in life. She will be watching over you all with love.
Luv Hannah and Lucy + mum Sue xxx

Kea said...

We're deeply sorry to read that Gatsbi has gone to the Bridge. We had left purrs on the previous post, had hoped it wouldn't be her time.

We're glad, though, that you gave her the best gift, an end to suffering. For now she's healthy and whole and waiting for you to join her.

Blessings and Peace.

Mom Kim with Annie, Nicki, Derry and "angel" Chumley

Daisy said...

We are so sorry Gatsbi had to go to the Bridge. Rest in peace, sweet Gatsbi.

The Meezers or Billy said...

oh we are so very very sorry. Purrrsssss and {{HUGS}} to you Maw - you gived her the bestest life!! We knows she's in a sunny spot waiting for you all.

Gatsby, we cannot say good bye to furriends - but we will say Until we meet at the Bridge.............

Laila and Minchie said...

We are very sorry for your loss. Gatsbi has a wonderful life with all of you. Keeping all of you in our purrs and thoughts. (((HUGS)))

Keiko said...

We are very sorry to hear about Gasbi... We hope she's happy where she is now with all our furriends who are at the Bridge.
Purrs and hugs to all of you
Keiko, Kenji, Pricilla & Yuji
& Mum Misa

Mo said...

Sending LOVE and HUGS to you from me.
And PURRS from the Purries at Purrchance To Dream.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We are so sorry for the loss of Gatsbi. She was very fortunate to have 11 years with someone who loved her just the way she was - special. Sending lots of purrs and tail wags. And a hug from Jan.

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

We're so very sorry that Gatsbi's gone to the Bridge. She was surrounded by lots of love for the time she was here and she'll be waiting to be reunited with all of you.

Many purrs,
Charlemagne and Tamar and new little brother Mal

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We are so sorry to learn about Gasbi. We know she is with other precious Angles, healthy and running after butterflies.
Soar high sweet girl.
~ The Bunch and Mom Bobbie

OKcats said...

We're so very sad to read about poor Miss Gatsbi. It sounds like she lived a wonderful life, even with health problems since birth. She really is a gorgeous girl, and she was very lucky to have been loved by you so much. Purrs and hugs to you all.

Your friends, Fuzzy, Zoe, and mom Jana

Eric and Flynn said...

We are so sorry to hear this sad news. It is so hard to make the decision to help our loved poodins pass over to the Bridge, but it is the ultimate kindness we can do for them. Gatsbi had a wonderful loving home with you and she knew she was truly loved.
Purrs to all of you and (((hugs))) to Maw and Paw.

Kat's Kats said...

May the memories of love outweigh the grief of loss.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Kitty Horde & their Feeders

Angel and Kirby said...

WE are so sorry to hear about Gatsbi. she was a sweet love. We know you will miss her. Share your memories of her to help east the sorrow!

JC said...

I am so sorry for your loss. You gave her the best life and now she can run like a kitten at the Bridge.

JC & The Purr Gang ^,,^

Victor Tabbycat said...

You gave a special cat the bestest life! I'm sure Gatsbi understood how much you loved and cherished her, just as she was. Our hearts go out to you all. Sadness will fade, leaving warm memories forever. Purrs,
Victor, Nina & Tabbymom Jen

Brian said...

My sisters and I are so very sorry to hear about sweet Gatsbi. We all send you purrs and hugs.

Junior and Orion said...

Oh sweet Gatsbi! We are very sorry for the loss of Gatsbi, but we are very glad that she had such a great family to take care of her and love her. We know she is all healed now and doing all the jumping and running and stopping that she could not do before. We are sending you tons of purrs to help heal your hurting hearts.

Old Kitty said...

Me and my cat Charlie came over from Cats-Goats-Quotes because we heard about sweet Gatsbi! We are so so so sorry! We're sending you all tons of purrs and hugs! Take care
x

Marg said...

We are so very sorry about Gatsbi. It is so sad to lose an animal. We are sending lots of hugs and purrs. Take care.

Max said...

Aw, man...I am really sorry that Gatsbi had to go so soon. I know she'll have lots to do at the Bridge and she'll have a ton of fun, but still...

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Godspeed Gatsbi, hope yoo are haffing lots of fun wif all da frends at da Bridge. (((hugs))) to yoo, Maw, and all da 36 paws left behind.

House of the Discarded said...

Thank you for loving Gatsbi so much! I wish all cats could be so fortunate. :)

-Beth @ House of the Discarded

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Till We Meet Again Gatsbi!! Maw you were wonderful to take care of her and she lived the good life with you and the other 36 paws!!!
(((((((HUGGGGSSSSSSS & PURRRRRRSSSS)))) to you all from your TX furiends,

CatLadyDiary.com said...

Gatsbi, you must have made your parents very happy while you were with them sweet thing!

Luna T. Katt said...

We're purring fur you, dis is a difficult time but you provided the best home and most love fur Gatsbi, she will look at you from her view at the bridge and smile the biggest kitteah smile while remembering you

The Misadventures Of Me said...

Gatsbi, please promise to tells TT and Fatty we misses dem. Fatty has a bag of gud noms wif her, we was told - look fer dat calico wif a bag of kitten noms.

Purrs and headbutts,

Molly
Shadow
Trooder
Mooch

(((hugs)))
Mom Laure

Harry Spotter said...

We are very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Cat of Nine Tales said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about Gatsbi! Sounds like you gave her the best life possible. Our thoughts are with you...
~Lisa Co9T

Ikaika said...

We are so sorry for the loss of your Gatsbi. We send you gentle purrs and headbumps.

Run free at the Bridge, sweet Gatsbi ...

Ayla and Iza, said...

Our best purrs to you all about Gatsbi!

Derby, Ducky said...

Farewell Gatsbi, until we meet again.

Karen Jo said...

I am so sorry about Gatsbi going to the Rainbow Bridge. She was such a special cat and you gave her such a good home. I remember how much fun I had researching her for her limerick. I will write her a memorial limerick when Herman's Gotcha Day is over.

Clarissa said...

Purrs for all how knew and loved Gatsbi. She received the kindest gift of all...crossing the Bridge with dignity.

Purrs,
Clarissa & Co.

Tiki, Kirby, and StanLee (and Kesey) said...

We are very sorry about Gatsbi. Sending you purrs.

Percy the Cat said...

We are very sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and lots of purrs.

B'ham said...

.. So very very sorry to read about your dear darling Gatsbi's passing.
A lucky baby to have you all for her family...
I know she will be missed so much.
xoxo
Karen