Ham-Micks

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Smokey has crossed over.

Smokey May 5, 2002 to March 5, 2018


Smokey was here for a lot of years. He was among the first foster failures. He came as a foster and remained as a forever kitty. He was among 4 from the same birth mother. Smokey, Sally, Reno, and Obi. Sally is the only one left from that family. They were all born with Feline Herpes and they have each had various problems over the years. Obi had severe kidney failure and crossed over, Reno had a blood clot loosen and impact his hind legs and he crossed over in the night. Smokey had small-cell lymphoma in his small intestines since August, 2013, and he was treated with chemotherapy since then. He also became diabetic as he was on prednisolone for his intestines and that can cause diabetes in felines. And then he had a gimp in his right hind leg and so he received pain medication for it. So he was on a lot of medications for 5 years, but he kept on going. He eventually began to lose weight slowly, but then he had a glucose crash last fall and he never really recovered from it. So he crossed over to be with all those who came before. He was so loved in this household. We truly miss him.



49 comments:

Deb said...

It's so painful to lose them. I'm sorry for your loss. Rest in Peace, Smokey.

Brian said...

We are so very sorry to hear about dear Smokey. He was a most wonderful foster failure boy and enjoyed the love you gave him. Hugs and love from all of us.

Laila and Minchie said...

We are so very sad and sorry to hear this. Wishing you all comfort at this time of great sorrow...hugs and love.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I'm so sorry. Many purrs to you.

Little Binky and Granny said...

So sorry of your loss. Soft Pawkisses to comfort you <3 Fly Free beautiful Soul <3 <3 <3

Random Felines said...

we are very sorry...purrs

Mary McNeil said...

Sorry for the loss of your beloved Smokey ! He had many friends to greet him !

Gemini and Ichiro said...

We are so sorry to hear about Smokey

Rene said...

Rest in peace, Smokey. We send you gentle purrs.

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

I am so very sorry. Sending purrs of healing and comfort

Vicat said...

Oh we are sooo sorry!
Headbonks
~Vicat, BratCat, Rags & Geo

Sweet Purrfections said...

We were so sorry to hear about Smokey. Please know our thoughts and purrs are with you.

The Island Cats said...

We are so very sorry to hear about Smokey. Sending you all comforting purrs and hugs.

GLOGIRLY said...

We're so very sorry about your dear Smokey. We're sending you purrs of comfort and love.

Chirpycats said...

So very sorry to hear of Smokey’s crossing. Sending you healing hugs and purrs. 😽❤️❤️

Karen H. said...

It seems that Smokey was a tough guy and battled many problems, but still kept going. What a strong spirit, I can imagine how much he will be missed! Rest well, sweet Smokey, rest well!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

Smokey; Godspeed your journey to heaven ~~~~~ we are very sorry and send hugs to your family ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

dai$y, tuna, dude, sauce and boomer ~~~~~~~~~

Lily said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and purrs.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

I'm so very sorry. Sending gentle purrs of comfort and love your way.

CATachresis said...

As soon as we heard that Smokey and passed, we wanted to come and give our condolences. He was obviously so loved and had a great life and we know how sad you must be. We send lots of gentle purrs and hugs, love Austin and mum ❤️❤️❤️

The Menagerie Mom said...

Our purrs and prayers are with you. Smokey will make the Rainbow Bridge even brighter.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your handsome boy. XO

The Florida Furkids said...

We're so sorry to hear that Smokey has gone OTB. (((hugs)))

The Florida Furkids

Motor Home Cats - Cody and Gracie said...

I am so sorry to hear that Smokey has joined most of his siblings at the bridge. Sending love and purrs to all of you.

Tara

Buckwheat Snapp said...

I am so sad for you at the loss of Smokey. We never get enough time with them.
Amanda and buckwheat

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

I am so sorry for your loss of Smokey. He had a long life filled with love with you. Love and hugs to you and Craig.

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

So hard to lose our beloved cats. He is young and healthy reunited with his siblings. Hugs to you.

Bionic Basil said...

We are so very sorry for your loss 💔 and many gentle purrs and soft hugs

Basil and co xox

meowmeowmans said...

We’re so sorry that Smokey was called to the Bridge. Sending comforting purrs and prayers as you miss your special boy. ❤️

Big Piney Woods Cats said...

Poor little Smokey, poor you! Such sadness, so many losses, it seems. It is so hard, so sorry.

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

Merceda, we know how much you loved Smokey. He was one ot the Original 10 when I first started following you. Sending hugs and purrs

Mickey's Musings said...

We are sorry to hear that Smokey has crossed his Bridge.
We send comforting purrs as you say goodbye to a good companion.
We are happy this foster fail had a great life with you.
Hugs <3
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

Spike William and Angels China Cat and Willow said...

We are so sorry that Smokey has gone to the Bridge. We are sending prayers and soft purrs to all of you.

Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs, Spike William

Angel Prancer Pie said...

We are so sorry about beautiful Smokey. Sending purrs of comfort your way. XOXO

Colehaus Cats said...

We are so sorry dear Smokey was needed at the Bridge. Thank you for giving him his forever home. Thank you for caring for him. Thank you most of all for loving him. Sending all our best hugs and purrs.

The Swiss Cats said...

We^re so sorry for your loss. We send you comforting purrs and gentle headbonks. Purrs

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

I am so sorry, what a miracle cat he was to go through so much! So glad you had him. Sending hugs and purrs from all of us

Squeedunk Cats and Z-Girl said...

Dear Smokey, what a beloved life you had. Run free over the bridge, friend. We send warm purrs to your family as they learn to adjust to life with out you...it’s so hard to lose a special kitty. With leave from Laura and all the Squeedunk cats...

JaneA Kelley said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your dear Smokey. He was lucky to have such a doting guardian. You clearly did everything possible to keep him happy and healthy, and then you made the most courageous, heartbreaking and loving decision any cat guardian has to make. Run free, dear Smokey. <3

Amber DaWeenie said...

So sorry to hear that Smokey has started the journey to the Bridge. Sending soft woofs and hugs.

Sandra Alawine said...

We are so very sorry for your loss purrs of comfort and paws of sympathy from Alasandra the Cats and Dogs

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved Smokey. There is no easy way to say goodbye to our dear furry companions. WE love them unconditionally and it breaks our hearts into a zillion pieces when they fly away. He was deeply loved and that is the most important thing, and he will always be loved. My deep purrs ....

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

We're so sorry for your loss. We're sending purrs of healing your way.

John Bellen said...

I know what it's like not to want to give up a foster-cat; I have three like that. Smokey sure came into the right home and the right family. He won the grand prize of love. Godspeed, Smokey. Your family will see you again some day.

Laura and Taffeta Rose said...

Smokey had a good life with you. We are sad for your loss and send gentle hugs and soft purrs to you all.

Beau Beau & Angie Over the Bridge said...

Big hugs to you to heal your hurty heart. May Smokey be blessed over the rainbow bridge playing with all those who have gone before and loving you always from the other side.

Katie Isabella said...

I am so very sad to learn of Smokey's passing. I send love and hugs and purrs and prayers to help you through this family sadness.

Jeanne Foguth said...

It's never easy loving a loved one, even when it's expected. I know this because Mr. M passed over the rainbow sometime last night - we'd learned he was terminal 2 days before last Thanksgiving, but couldn't bring ourselves to share such devastating information with those who were preparing for the holidays.
I hope that one day we will all understand why those we love are ripped from our lives by disease, etc.

Jans Funny Farm said...

How sad to lose another beloved kitty. We send warm hugs, knowing Smokey is missed!