08 April 2008

tearful tuesday


our sweet, quiet, woofie sisfur, miss xena velvet-ears, went to the bridge yesterday.

she was nefur mean to any of us, nefur chased or barked at us. she liked it when we'd sleek up against her, an' would gif us little licks. she just watched an' lissened to efurrything, an' nefur need anyone to tell her when it was treat time--she just showed up an' waited quietly at dad's chair. she was our favorite woofie.

her kid-mes had been failing for a while, an' she hadn't been eatin' or drinkin' or nuthin'- not even waggin' her tail - inna last week. so mom an' dad splained that even though she had had a wonderful, active, happy life wif us, now she was goin' to her true, best home to be wif her doggie-daddy thor an' momma sugarbritches, an' all her little brofurs an' sisfurs who left when they was little. an' maybe a surprise appearance by some ofur brofurs an' sisfurs who growed up, like her; we dunno. but we know that her hips an' back don't hurt no more, an' there'll be steaks, cool water, an' treats efurry day, an' she will chase her daddy around again, nippin' at his big ol' floppy flews. an' he won't mind at all, this time.

mom sez this sadness is pain we take on ourselfs gladly because it means xena is now wifout pain, an' so we bear it on that account, but oh! we miss her drefful already.

A Bridge Called Love
It takes us back to brighter years,
to happier sunlit days
and to precious moments
that will be with us always.
And these fond recollections
are treasured in the heart
to bring us always close to those
from whom we had to part.
There is a bridge of memories
from earth to Heaven above...
It keeps our dear ones near us
It's the bridge that we call love.
--Author Unknown
*MYOOF* *MYOOF* *MYOOF* *MYOOF* *WOOF*

nels, ed, nitro, xing, cocoa
mom, dad, dash, leslie

57 comments:

Zoolatry said...

We send prayers, purrs and lots of love to all of you.

Parker said...

Please accept our most sincere sympathies. We send you our love and healing purrs at this very sad time.

The Meezers said...

we are so very sorry for your loss. Xena loved well and was well loved and will be watching over all of you from The Bridge.

purrrssss to you all.

Tybalt said...

Oh, I am purring very hard for you all. I know you miss Xena very much, but as you said she is in a happy and pain-free place now. I'm sending you lots of purrs and snuggles to help you through this sad time.

cousin pam said...

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved Xena. We send our prayers, purrs and love to you all.

Gandalf & Grayson said...

Oh, we are so sorry for your loss. We're sending our purrs and purrayers to you all.

Riley & Tiki said...

We are very sorry to hear about Xena. She was a very nice woofie. Sending purrs and hugs to you all.

Bonnie Underfoot said...

We are so sorry! Xena was a lovely woofie and had the best home, where she knew love all the time. Purrs and hugs!

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

We are so, so sorry about your losing your precious Xena. Take comfort that she is no longer in pain, and has full food and water bowls which she is surely enjoying, as well as the company of her woofie family ...
Purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

PB & J said...

Oh we are so sorry for your loss, Xena sounds like she was a wonderful doggie. We're purring for you all.

Artsy Catsy said...

We're so sorry to hear this sad news about beautiful Xena. We're sending comforting purrs & purrayers to all of you, hoping they might help in some small way to heal your broken hearts.

Rocky
& everybody at Artsy Catsy

The Cat Realm said...

We are so sorry to hear that Xena left for the rainbow bridge. It is a comfort to know she had a good life and is at peace now - but it is always so hard for the ones left behind.....
Our purrs and thoughts are with you.
Karl, Emil and Mrs. OZ

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We are sorry about your loss of Xena. We know that she had a wonderful home and a wonderful life with you. Purrs.

Junior said...

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Xena looks like she was a great woofie and she was very purrty! She had a loving family here on earth andnow she is with her loving bridge family! You will see her again one day. Sending you gentle headbutts and hugs.

Captain Jack and Sir Dante said...

We are so sorry about Xena. Its hard when we lose ones that we loved so much. But now Xena is no longer in pain and she will always look at you guys with a happy smile and with love because she knows that you guys love her too. You are in our thoughts and we are purring for you.

Headbutts and Love,
Captain Jack, Dante & Fagin

Babs (Beetle) said...

We didn't know Xena but I'm sure we would have loved her. We are very sorry for your loss.

Sukie, Livvie & Mitzi.

The Furry Kids said...

We are so sorry about Xena. She sure sounded like a super special dawg. Hugs and purrs and purrayers for all of you.

Mickey said...

I am very sorry to hear about Miss Xena Velvet-Ears :(
It is good that she is not in any pain and is in a good place at the Rainbow Bridge.
You must miss her very much . I wish I could ease your hurt. I will purr for Velvet and for you guys.
Purrs Mickey

ML said...

We are so sorry to hear about sweet Xena Velvet-Ears. We know what it is like to have a wonderful woofie living with you, we had our Bear for almost 18 years.
Some cats are very lucky to know such wonderful woofies. Xena is now at the Bridge, watching over you each and every day (and probably playing with Bear). She is free of pain, too. You are the ones whose hearts are heavy with grief. But remember, Xena will live in your hearts, everyday of your lives.
Love & Purrs from Missy Blue Eyes
and the rest of the Sherwood Bunch

Mr. Echo said...

We're super sorry to hear about losing such a sweet doggie. I can only imagine how joyful Miss Xena is to run about without pain now. Her life was such a gift, shared generously with her peeple and fellow four leggers.

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

We are very sorry that your woofie sister has gone to the Bridge. You have our deepest condolences. Purrs and prayers for all of you.

HotMBC said...

We's sorry Xena hadta leaf yoo. We's glad she's not in pain no more tho. We's sendin yoo lotsa purrs for yore bein sad.
PURRRRRRRRRRRS,
Sanjee and the resta the Hotties

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

We're so sorry for your loss. Your sweet words about her made our Lady leak from the eyes, and we're all sending lots of love and purrrrrrs.

DEBRA said...

We are very sorry for you loss of Xena and will keep all of you in our purrayers and thoughts...

May the blessings of love be upon you, May its peace abide with you, May its essence illuminate your heart, Now and forever more....

Purrs
Abby

Daisy said...

I am so sorry to learn that Xena went to the Bridge. My sincerest condolences. I am sending soft purrs.

The Whiskers & Purrs Gang said...

We is prayin' for you all and we just know that Xena is in heaven right now watchin' over you. She will always be your very extra-special angel.

Very truly yours,
The Whiskers & Purrs Gang

Mo said...

We're so sorry for the loss of this beloved member of your family!!!!

sending love & condolences,
The Purrchance To Dream kitties
& Not The Mama

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We'z so sorry for yoo loss. Xena looked like a lovely woofie, one dat we could all be frends with. We're sending some purrs fur yoo guys cuz it's always hardest on those left behind.

The Crew said...

Oh guys, we're so sorry to hear the sad news about your woofie.

China Cat said...

Oh dear, Willow and I were very sad to hear the Miss Xena Velvet-Ears went to the Bridge. We are both sending purrs over to your whole family. She looks like she was a very nice woofie, indeed!

Purrrrrrrrrs, China Cat

HRH Yao-Lin said...

I am so dreadfully sad for you and your family. How heartbreaking. Good dogs are very hard to come by. So sad you said goodbye.

She will be waiting over the bridge for her family. x

Cat-a-holic, Lilly and Laila said...

We are so very sorry for your huge loss. We were reading all about your woofie through tears of sadness. We are going to light a candle for miss xena velvet-ears tonight.

Laila and Lilly

cyclone cats! said...

Meowers,

We're so sad to hear you lost your beloved woofie.

You're in our purrs and prurryers,

Your neighbors up north,
The Cyclone Cats
Dazey
Jesse
n' Conner Cloud

Kimo & Sabi said...

We is sorry to hear da news. Sounds like she wuz wonnerful! You will have a lovely reunion someday at da other side of da bridge - purrrrs.

MISS PEACH >(^.^) said...

Oh Meowers...I am heartbroken reading this posty about your beloved velvet earred Xena! Such a gap left in your hearts and no more licks from the sweet lovey pooch. Free from pain and suffering is good, but oh the pain of emptines.....
I am so very sorry for that....
Love Miss Peach

Eric and Flynn said...

We are very sad to hear of your loss.Xena sounded like a lovely woofie. We are sending you purrs, prayers and (((hugs))) to help you through this sad time.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved family member. We are sending prayers and purrs from our home to yours. Your story about her made Mommy cry. Such a sweet woofie!

momsbusy said...

purrayers and purrs fur yur famly.

y2k & momsbusy

THE ZOO said...

we is so sorry fur yur loss. we can empathize as we lost owr 2 oldest woofers at 19 2 years ago. they was gud cat lofing dawgs too. Xena sownds lyk a gud gurl.

Team Tabby said...

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your woofie, Xena Velvet Ears. Your write-up is a lovely tribute to her.

We send purrayers and headbutts,

Mindy & Moe

DK & The Fluffies said...

The Ashes
by Karin Gottshall


You were carried here by hands
and now the wind has you, gritty
as incense, dark sparkles borne

in the shape of blowing,
this great atmospheric bloom,
spinning under the bridge and expanding—

shape of wind and its pattern
of shattering. Having sloughed off
the urn's temporary shape,

there is another of you now—
tell me which to speak to:
the one you were, or are, the one who waited

in the ashes for this scattering, or the one
now added to the already haunted woods,
the woods that sigh and shift their leaves—

where your mystery billows, then breathes.

Samantha & Tigger said...

We are so sad for your loss! Our purrrs and purrayers are with your whole family!! ((((((((hugs)))))))
Your FL furiends,

Moki said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please accept our deepest sympathies!

Tiger Lily said...

We are so sorry for your loss! Xena was a wonderful woofie and we purray that your memories will comfort you.

Jemima, Zeke, Sushi, Tiger Lily and Ruckus

Alexi said...

We are keeping you in our purrayes and purrin' for you. Headbumpies are on the way to you.

Alexi and the gang at the Castle

Radcliff, Allie, Luna, & Ozzie said...

We're sorry for your loss. It sounds like Xena was a nice woofer.

Sending mournfull purrrss to all.

Forty Paws said...

We're so sorry that Xena left, but your Mom is right that she is now pain-free and chasing her woofie dad. Our purrs, purrayers and headbutts are being sent to you at this time.

Luf, Us

Derby said...

Purrs to you on your loss. Hope Xena has lots of fun the The Bridge.

William said...

We're so so sorry to hear about Xena. :-(

Max said...

Awww...I'm really sorry. I remember how hard it was when Hank went off to the Bridge. I hope Xena runs into him there, because he was lots of fun and would like a woofy friend.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We are so sorry to read about Xena.
She was a beautiful girl.

~ The Bunch

Skeezy said...

My face is leeking cuz I'm so sad for yoo and yer beans. Xena shur was a good dawg. I don't like dawgs, but if I did, I'd wunt a dawg like Xena. Owr thots and purrayers are with y'all.

Kim said...

We were very sad to read about Xena, you all are in our thoughts and we're sending hugs your way.

Love to you,
Zoe's Mommy

Karen Jo said...

I haven't been around much lately, so I just heard about Xena. I am very sorry for your loss. I know that you will miss her terribly, but you will see her again at the Rainbow Bridge.

DaisyMae Maus said...

We're so sorry for your loss ...
DMM & Feline Americans

meemsnyc said...

We are sorry to hear about Xena. Our thoughts are with you.

Yaffa & Sebastian

Tyler said...

Leaky eye alert! Our mom is very very sad to read your news. It was very generous of you to let her go to the bridge. Mom wants to get a wofie one of these days. And if she does, we hope she's just like your Xena. We hope your pain is replaced by sweet momories, like pronto.