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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Cloud Chaser's Corner - The Rainbow Bridge

Mama here.

Dr. Bill called and the fungus had become secondary to the cancer that had developed in the past month. He showed us the x-rays and the mass had completely filled his sinus cavity and cracked the top of his skull and upper plate of his mouth. He said that we could take him home with heavy pain meds, but Randy-Daddy didn't want him to go through that kind of pain just to keep him with us for a few more days.

We let Dr. Bill keep him, like I did with Samantha, so that they could study him and try to help other kitties who get sick.



Thank you for all of your purrs and good thoughts.

Ann

p.s. Thank you so very very much to ML & KC for the Graphic Tribute for Cloudy.

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Cafe Cats at 2:04 PM 79 comments

79 Comments:

You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love and Purrs,
ML & KC

By Blogger ML, at 12/10/2008 2:47 PM  

We are so very sorry. Sending you purrs of comfort.

By Blogger Riley & Tiki, at 12/10/2008 2:58 PM  

It's hard to find words at times like these. We are so sorry that Cloud Chaser has gone to the Bridge.

Purrs of comfort and prayers for all of you.

Charlemagne and Tamar

By Blogger Charlemagne and Tamar, at 12/10/2008 3:05 PM  

We are so sorry that Could Chaser has had to go to the bridge. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Brenda & Boots

By Blogger Boots and Brenda, at 12/10/2008 3:14 PM  

we are so so sorry. Our thoughts and purrrss are with you. We will sing a song for Cloud Chaser to help guide him to the Bridge. And we will light a candle tonight for him too.

Cloud Chaser, we just cannot say good bye friend, so we will say
"until we meet at the Bridge..........""

By Blogger The Meezers, at 12/10/2008 3:19 PM  

Ann,
I'm so sorry to hear about Cloud Chaser. It was good of you to stop his suffering, and I hope that he can help other kitties, even after he is gone.

The kitties and I are sending tons of hugs and purrs,
Amanda, Pearl, Bert and Jake

By Blogger PB 'n J, at 12/10/2008 3:20 PM  

We are very sorry to hear this. You have done the best for Cloud Chaser and for the advancement of research on that matter. It wouldn't have made sense to bring him home, but it is nevertheless so hard to take this decision. Please accept our deepest and gentlest purrs.
Siena & Chilli

By Blogger Cat with a garden, at 12/10/2008 3:20 PM  

We are so very sorry about your loss. It is never any easy thing to say goodbye to a member of the of the family, as these kitties are.
Heavy purrs to your family during this very difficult time.
~Dana and The Creek Cats~

By Blogger Dana, at 12/10/2008 3:22 PM  

We are so so sorry for your loss. It is so hard to lose a furry family member in such a way. You did the most loving thing you could do for Cloud Chaser.

purrrrrrs and comforting prayers to you.

By Blogger Name: Mr. Hendrix, at 12/10/2008 3:29 PM  

Oh we are so sorry! We were just getting to know all of you...Cloud Chaser included. You all are in our thoughts and purrayers...

Cloud Chaser is now at the Bridge living up to his name...chasing clouds...

Wally, Ernie, Zoey and mom Sue

By Blogger The Island Cats, at 12/10/2008 3:39 PM  

I am so sorry to hear about CC. I will burn the candle some more today for him as well. My heart goes out to you all.

Laure

By Blogger TT, at 12/10/2008 3:40 PM  

Oh, I am so sorry. Skeeter and Cloudy in the same day.

There are no words. Only tears.

By Blogger Jan's Funny Farm, at 12/10/2008 3:57 PM  

I am so so so sorry to heer this vary sad news. Owr thots and purrayers are with yoo.

By Blogger Skeezix the Cat, at 12/10/2008 4:01 PM  

We are so sorry for your loss. We are purring for all of you.

By Blogger Junior, at 12/10/2008 4:12 PM  

We are all so sorry to hear about Cloud Chaser. He was well loved and gave much in return and his physical presence will be missed, but he will stay with you forever in the place it matters most which is your heart. We send your our purrs...

Abby,Boo,Ping,Jinx,Gracie
and Mom Debra

By Blogger DEBRA, at 12/10/2008 4:15 PM  

We are so very sorry that dear Cloud Chaser had become so ill and had to be helped to the Bridge. Painful as it was, it was the right thing to do and the most difficult but most generous gift to give him, a peaceful, painless passing. We will miss him very much, we were always happy to see him in posts. Now he will be helping other kitties by helping humans learn more.

Rumbly purrs and love to you all

Whicky, Angel, Oliver, Gerry & Mum.

By Blogger Everycat, at 12/10/2008 4:15 PM  

We're very sorry for your loss. Our purrs are with you.

Kaze

By Blogger Kaze, Latte, & Chase, at 12/10/2008 4:32 PM  

Oh no. I am so very sorry to learn the sad news about Cloud Chaser. My eyes are leaking and leaking. Sending you soft purrs and my most sincere sympathies.

By Blogger Daisy, at 12/10/2008 4:39 PM  

RIP

Cliff & Olivia

By Anonymous Cliff & Olivia, at 12/10/2008 4:52 PM  

Oh dear. We are so sorry to read that Cloud had to go to the Bridge. But we want to let you know how kind we think it is that you did not let him suffer.
Bless you for that and for being strong for him.
Gentle smoochies to you.
Parker and family.

By Blogger Parker, at 12/10/2008 4:53 PM  

Awww....I'm really, really sorry. I know he'll have lots of friends at the Bridge to play with while he waits for you, but it still sucks.

By Blogger Max, at 12/10/2008 5:23 PM  

We're so sorry to hear that Cloudy had to go to the bridge...it was kindness not to let him suffer. We're sending purrs for those left behind.

By Blogger Zippy, Sadie and Speedy, at 12/10/2008 5:37 PM  

Rest in heavenly Peace Cloudykins. I know Caesar was there at the bridge to meet you and lead you to the sunniest patches.

purrrs always, Princess

By Blogger Princess, at 12/10/2008 6:29 PM  

w00f's Cloud Chaser's family, me iz soo sorry fur ur loss...u r all in our thoughts and prayers...RIP Cloudy...

a sad,
rocky
bear
and angel lacylulu!!

By Blogger Lacy, at 12/10/2008 6:36 PM  

We are very sorry that poor Cloud Chaser became so ill that you had to help him to the Bridge.

Fortunately, he had people who loved him and wanted the best for him right up to the end. You gave him the gift of love and now other kitties will benefit as the humans learn more.

Take good care of yourselves.

Purrs to all of you!

Ms. P, Cinza and Mom

By Blogger seriously amused, at 12/10/2008 7:10 PM  

We are all so sorry about Cloud Chaser. We never met him but we are still very sad.
We send lots of purrs and prayers.
Niko, Cloud, and Kat

By Blogger Niko and Cloud, at 12/10/2008 7:39 PM  

WE are so sorry for your family. It is never easy, even when it is right.
Warm puurs from all of us :)))

By Blogger Evie/VampyVictor, at 12/10/2008 8:17 PM  

We are very sorry for your loss. We think ya did the best thing for him. In fact, we think that Skeeter and Cloud Chaser crossed The Bridge today side by side. We could sense that he had company.

LC and Ayla

By Blogger Skeeter, LC, and Ayla, at 12/10/2008 8:31 PM  

Rest in peace, dear sweet Cloud Chaser. Your momma did the right thing by you. You are all in our thoughts and prayers as you cope with your loss.

Hugs and purrs,
Laila, Minchie and Mom Peggy

By Blogger Laila and Minchie, at 12/10/2008 8:55 PM  

So sorry on your loss. Purrs.

By Blogger Derby, at 12/10/2008 9:12 PM  

we are so sorry to hear of Clouds passing. we are sending purrs yur way.

By Blogger THE ZOO, at 12/10/2008 9:42 PM  

We are so very sorry that Cloud Chaser had to leave. Our many purrs and purrayers are with you. So very sad.

Luf, Us & Maw

By Blogger Forty Paws, at 12/10/2008 9:45 PM  

We will always remember....
Rest in Peace Cloud Chaser...

By Blogger michicoļ¼ŠAdan, at 12/10/2008 9:47 PM  

We are very sorry for the loss of your sweet boy, Cloud Chaser, and wish you many wonderful memories of him.

Gentle purrs and headbumps,

'Kaika, Tabbygail, Tanith, Stella, Midnight, Miss Kitty and Blackie

By Blogger Ikaika, at 12/10/2008 10:39 PM  

We're so sorry for your loss ... We're sending healing purrs for your fambly.
DMM and the Feline Americans

By Blogger DaisyMae Maus, at 12/10/2008 10:59 PM  

Bless your hearts. Sending you much love and many purrs,
Luxie

By Blogger Lux, at 12/10/2008 11:17 PM  

We're so sorry to hear 'bout Cloudy. We're sendin' you all purrs and love.

By Blogger Smeagol and Strider (Mystery and Gizmo too!), at 12/10/2008 11:58 PM  

We are so sad to hear the news about Cloudy. We will be purring and praying for you.
MamaCat & the FurryPurries
Ozzy, Alice, Bootsie, Freckles, Lola, Dandelo & baby Honey

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/11/2008 12:20 AM  

We were so sorry to hear of your loss today. It seems we lost two wonderful kitties today. Our purrs are with you.

Tavi, Cody, Camie and Miss Jade

By Blogger Camie's Kitties, at 12/11/2008 1:03 AM  

I am so sorry that Cloud Chaser had to be helped to the Bridge. It was very kind of you to leave him at the vet's for research. You did the best thing for him, even though it hurt you lots.

By Blogger Karen Jo, at 12/11/2008 3:27 AM  

We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

By Blogger Moki Joe Designs, at 12/11/2008 3:27 AM  

We are very sorry to hear this sad new about Cloud Chaser. We are sending soft gentle purrs to you.

By Blogger Gandalf and Grayson, at 12/11/2008 4:16 AM  

We are so sorry to hear of your sad loss. Try to take comfort in knowing that you did the right thing and didn't let him suffer.
Purrs and (((hugs))) to all of you.

By Blogger Eric and Flynn, at 12/11/2008 4:38 AM  

Sending you soft purrs and our most sincere sympathies. We are very sorry about Cloud Chaser going to the bridge. We know you must be very sad. We admire you greatly for trying to help other kitties by letting the Doctors study Cloud Chaser. ~Socks, Scylla & Charybdis

By Blogger Alasandra, at 12/11/2008 6:35 AM  

Sorry to hear that you lost your buddy today. We are thinking of you and sending you hugs from across the ocean.

By Blogger Poppy Q, at 12/11/2008 6:36 AM  

Now you will happily and lightly chase the clouds forever... and we hope you catch some rainbows and stars along the way. Blessings, thoughts and prayers to your family.

By Blogger ZOOLATRY, at 12/11/2008 6:47 AM  

Poor Cloud Chaser... We are so sorry for your loss. I hope they can learn from him and help other kitties later. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
--Jasper

By Blogger jenianddean, at 12/11/2008 6:57 AM  

Oh Ann, I am ever so sorry to hear about Cloud Chaser going to the rainbow bridge. Please know how much I care. I have been thinking about you so much and am sad now...I know what a hole he left in your hearts. How luck we are to be loved by kitties for the time the honor us with...may memories comfort you.
Much love and soft hugs, Peachy mom Karla and Miss Peach

By Blogger MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~, at 12/11/2008 7:04 AM  

Ann, as hard as it was, you did the best thing for Cloud Chaser. He is free of pain and acting like a kitten again at the Bridge, and his memories will fill your heart with peace, comfort and happiness. You and your family are in my thoughts ...
Many, many hugs,
Momma Jan, and Sabrina, Sam and Simon

By Blogger Sabrina, Sam and Simon, at 12/11/2008 8:50 AM  

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You were wonderful to be so strong for him, even when it hurt so much. Our purrs and prayers are with you.

By Blogger Forever Foster, at 12/11/2008 9:01 AM  

I'm so sorry. So sorry you've lost your Cloud Chaser. Please know you're in my thoughts and purrayers for comfort.

By Blogger Angus Mhor, at 12/11/2008 9:08 AM  

Oh we's sorry Cloud Chaser hadta go to ah Bridge. We's sendin lotsa purrs to alla yall for yore sads.
Purrrrrrrs,
Sanjee and the resta the Hotties

By Blogger HotMBC and Robyn, at 12/11/2008 9:46 AM  

We are so very, very sorry for your loss and you are in our prayers. God bless you and Cloud Chaser.

By Blogger Skitto, Peanut and Chyanne, at 12/11/2008 9:48 AM  

We're so very sorry to hear about Cloud Chaser. Our hearts are aching for you and we hope the poem we read whenever we've lost a beloved kitty will help bring you some small comfort.

Hugs,
Sharolyn

The years I've worn you,
warm upon my shoulder,
ended here ...
surprised to find us older.

And there was nothing
left to do today
but hold you close
and help you on your way.

Be still, my little cat.
Be well; be free.
I know that you're somewhere near,
and loving me.

By Blogger Artsy Catsy, at 12/11/2008 10:25 AM  

Please accept our condolences on the loss of Cloud Chaser. We know what you're going through and only time will ease your pain.

Charlotte
Crew's Mom

By Blogger The Crew, at 12/11/2008 10:31 AM  

This was a very sad day for you and for us too. Sending you comforting vibes and purrayers for your loss.

By Blogger A Few Good Cats, at 12/11/2008 11:13 AM  

We wish to express our condolences on your loss of Cloud Chaser. He put up a good fight. He is happy and healthy now.

Moe and Carmela

By Blogger Diane G., at 12/11/2008 11:53 AM  

We are so sorry to hear about Cloud Chaser.

Sending you purrs of comfort and gentle {{hugs}}

Purrs Goldie, Shade and Banshee

By Blogger Goldie, Shade and Banshee, at 12/11/2008 12:20 PM  

We are sad. (((HUGS))))

By Blogger Chancy, Jake, Babe and Ernies Voice, at 12/11/2008 1:19 PM  

So sorry for your loss. Sending much love and light to you and Cloud Chaser.

By Anonymous Cats and Dogs Naturally, at 12/11/2008 1:21 PM  

Oh, how sad - we're so very sorry. Purrs, hugs & love from all of us.

By Blogger Grr, Midnight & Cocoa, at 12/11/2008 1:40 PM  

We're sorry that Cloud Chaser couldn't be helped with medicine any more, and had to go to the Bridge. It's so lovely that he had such great care and lots of love while he battled his illnesses. Our purrs and purrayers go out to his family left behind, 'cos we understand that you'll miss him lots.

{{hugs}}

Gypsy & Tasha & Kaz (Mum)

By Blogger Kaz's Cats, at 12/11/2008 2:11 PM  

We are so sorry to read that Cloud Chaser had to leave for The Bridge, but are thankful that you didn't try to bring him home.
He was a handsome boy, and know he will be missed so.
Purrrs and Prayers and gentle ((Hugs)) to you.
~ The Bunch

By Blogger Cats~Goats~Quotes, at 12/11/2008 5:36 PM  

We know how your hearts must be breaking. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

By Blogger The Tower Hill Mob, at 12/11/2008 6:26 PM  

I am so sorry to hear about Cloud Chaser. I know that he is no longer in pain, but it still hurts when they have to go to the Bridge.
(((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))

Purrs Mickey & Family

By Blogger Mickey, at 12/11/2008 8:07 PM  

I'm so, so sorry for your loss. You did the right thing and he will be thanking you from the Bridge. I know there is a big Cloud Chaser-sized hole in your hearts. {{{{{HUGS}}}}} xxx

By Blogger Black Cat, at 12/11/2008 8:39 PM  

I am so sorry to hear that Cloud Chaser has gone to the bridge. I'm glad that he is no longer in pain or suffering, he was too good a kitty for that.

Purrs and headbutts to all.

By Blogger Beezer, at 12/11/2008 9:03 PM  

Sending lots of purrs and purrayers to Cloud Chaser's fambly at this sad time.

By Blogger Pumpkin, at 12/11/2008 9:20 PM  

We are so sorry! Cloud Chaser is pain free and at peace now - but we know you are hurting - lots and lots of purrs and (((((HUGS))))) and nose kisses and head butts!

By Blogger The Cat Realm, at 12/11/2008 9:51 PM  

We are so sorry to hear about Cloud Chaser. He is out of pain now and he arrived at the Bridge with a great friends. Such a sad day. Purrs to all of you.

By Blogger Cory, at 12/11/2008 10:40 PM  

please accept my deepest condolence. be strong!!

By Blogger jimbo, at 12/11/2008 10:42 PM  

We are so sorry to hear that Cloud Chaser has gone to the Rainbow Bridge. It is sad times around the Blogosphere right now.

Thinking of you,
Mindy, Moe, Bono

By Blogger Team Tabby, at 12/11/2008 10:57 PM  

Goodbye Cloud Chaser, we have just met and you have left so soon. Maybe not so far away, we will look for you in the CLOUDS...the Cat Street Boyz

By Blogger Cat Street Boyz, at 12/11/2008 11:45 PM  

So, so, so, sorry.

I'm sad Cloud Chaser is gone, glad that he got to share his life with you.

By Blogger Grahamn Kracker, at 12/12/2008 4:13 AM  

The Mom: Oh I am so very sorry - I know how much you must be missing your brave little kitty. My heart goes out to you - it has been such a hard time.
(((((HUGS))))))

Milo and Alfie send their love and purrs.

By Anonymous Milo, at 12/12/2008 5:15 AM  

We are so sorry to hear about dear Cloud Chaser. He will be pain free at the Bridge now. Sending healing comforting purrs to you and your family.

Love,
Lucy, Trixie & Mom

By Blogger Two Sisters, at 12/12/2008 9:30 AM  

When you are sorrowful
look again in your heart,
and you shall see that in truth
you are weeping for that
which has been your delight.
~Kahlil Gibran

By Blogger Princess, at 12/13/2008 3:34 PM  

I was so sad upon hearing of Cloud Chaser going to the Rainbow Bridge. Willow and I are sending over soft purrs to your family.

Purrrrrrs, China Cat

By Blogger China Cat, at 12/14/2008 12:22 PM  

We are remembering Cloud Chaser and Kelly today and sending comforting purrs...

By Anonymous A few Good Cats, at 12/10/2009 10:17 AM  

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