Friday, September 5, 2014

Goodbye Star




With a heavy heart I have to report that Star has left us. She had been losing weight though she ate with gusto until last night. Early this morning she went to the emergency vet and they found her to be in kidney failure with no hope of recovery. She wouldn't even respond to Greg petting her and she loved her daddy dearly.

My biggest regret, aside from losing her at all, is that I was not home for her in her final days. Greg was with her though, and I am very grateful for that. We are both terribly upset about this sudden departure. We knew she was getting up there in age, but were no where near ready for this.

106 comments:

Flynn said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

The Furries of Whisppy said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Sending you lots of comforting purrs.

Dorothy Abernathy said...

I am truly sorry for your loss.

Jacqueline said...

Oh no, this is so heartbreaking and I am so very sorry for this huge loss in your life...Beautiful Star was a lovely girl and we will not forget her...She was lucky to have such a loving family=LOVE is an energy that doesn't die; I know she felt that love with her while leaving it behind for you as well...Wishing you comfort and peace at this sad time...Sending love and hugs, dear friends...xoxo...J Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

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Random Felines said...

Oh geez....we are so very very sorry. We just have no other words. Purrs

Robyn said...

Oh Andrea, I'm so very sorry.

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We're so very sorry for your loss. Sending purrs of comfort to you and Greg at this difficult time.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Spitty and I are so saddened to hear this news. Star was a very special and beautiful girl and she will leave a hole in both our hearts. We loved her dearly and send all our purrs to you and Greg. She had a wonderful life with you. XOXOXO

Austin Towers said...

So sorry for the loss of Star, It is never ever easy to lose a furry. Sending hugs and purrs to you all, Austin and Caro xx

Lisa Kolosey said...

So sorry for your loss...sometimes kitties just don't let you know how they are hurting. She had a wonderful life with you.

~MamaLisa

Caren Gittleman said...

I am shocked and most deeply saddened. I am so terribly sorry. The universe has gained not only another "Star" but a special Angel. ((((hugs))), love and comfort. Caren and Cody

mawiesner said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss. Hugs and purrs being sent your way!

Fuzzy Tales said...

Oh, no, this is such a shock! We're stunned, we don't know what to write.

We're so so sorry, just can't believe it. :-(

We're sending you purrs and keeping you in our thoughts and purrayers. (((Hugs)))

Godspeed to Star.

Nicki, Derry and Kim

Eastside Cats said...

Instead of here on earth, we have another twinkling Star in the heavens. My sincere condolences for your sudden loss. Star, Rest In Peace, honey.

The Island Cats said...

We're shocked and saddened to hear this news about Star. Purrs to you and Greg. We know how difficult this must be.

rainbow said...

This is so very sad; we send soft purrs of comfort and consolation to you and Greg. RIP dear Star.
Purrs ... Rainbow

D Ma said...

so sorry to hear the news. the boyz and I are thinking about you...

RedSetter said...

Oh, we are so shocked and sad at this abrupt loss of your darling Star. She was such a darling of this blog and will be missed greatly by us. We are sending you all the love in the world to comfort you.
RedSetter, Magic and Red

John Bellen said...

What a shock this is! I am very sorry to read of this terrible news. Star was with you so long. No matter their age, we are never ready to lose a loved one, and this was sudden. What a loss. Godspeed, Star, and God bless those who loved her.

Rene said...

Oh my gosh, we were very surprised to read this. We are very very sorry for your loss of Star. It is never easy to lose a pet, but it's even worse when it happens so quickly. My deepest condolences.

savannahspawtracks.com said...

Andrea, I am so so very sad...and so honored also that Savannah was able to do the interview with Star last year...her rescue story will live on the blog...and Star will forever be in my heart. She and Savvy were so much alike...preferring to be the only cat and not fond of sharing with the young ones. We are blessed to know her. Run free sweet Star

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

oh how my heart breaks for you both during this very difficult time. Sending purrs of comfort and condolence.

The Florida Furkids said...

We're so sorry to hear that Star has left for the Bridge. We're sending soft, healing purrs to you at this sad time.

The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

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

I am so, so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Star. Sending you gentle purrs of comfort and understanding during this most difficult time. {{{hugs}}}

Jans Funny Farm said...

So very sorry. It's so hard to lose one of our beloved furries! Warm hug, purrs and tail wags of comfort. :(

Cathy Keisha said...

I’m here to pay my respects to Star aka Miss Hissy Fit I believe. *bows head* Sending comforting thoughts to you, Greg, Leo, Cashmere and Glitter and even TLO who’s hair Star loved so much.

William said...

Oh, we are so so sorry to hear that Star had to leave you. We are sending purrs to you and your family at this very sad time. :-(

edie said...

I am sorry for your loss.

JC said...

I am so sorry !!!

I lost my Dear Maddy Jean just three weeks ago so I know how this goes.

Hugs,
JC and The Purr and Fur Gang

Brian said...

Oh dear no. We are so sad to hear about beautiful Star, we are just at a loss for words. Please know we are think of you and send you all our love. Run free sweetie.

Kitties Blue said...

We are so very sorry to hear this. We have lost kitties just that quickly, and it is so devastating not to have even a moment to process their leaving. Such a huge loss for you, especially being away. We are sending all our purrs and prayers and condolences. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

Sending you and Greg much love and many comforting purrs. We wish we could take away the pain....

meowmeowmans said...

We are very sorry that Star had to go to the Bridge so suddenly. Thank you for loving her so much, and so well. Sending purrs, prayers and love to you all, dear friends.

Katie Isabella said...

Andrea and Greg, I am truly heartbroken that Star isn't with us any longer. I have to tell you when I read about her while out in a store awhile ago, I had tears. I still do. My deepest condolences. I will imiss her always.

Katie's Mom

Quill and Greyson said...

We are so shocked and saddened reading this news. Our hearts are breaking for all of you. We're sending our purrs and hugs to help ease your heartache.

Marilia Bavaresco said...

Oh my... I´m so very sorry about your lost!!!!!
RIP sweet Star!
You saty in our hearts forever!

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

We are in deep shock like so many including yourself. I am also so sadden to learn that you lost your beloved Star. This community will hold you near and dear to each of our hearts as we all in our own ways understand the sorrowful and sadness of your aching heart.Just know that our loved ones never truly leaves us. They live on in the kindness they showed,the comfort they shared,&the love they brought into our lives.

Keeping you in purrs and purrayers.
♥♥♥

Ann Boyajian said...

Oh dear! We are so sorry to read about Star. We know she gave you many years of love, as you did to her. It is so hard to lose a kitty family member. We are sending you biggest purrs.

The Church Cat Family said...

We're so very sorry to hear of Star's passing. What a sweet, wonderful girl..Sending love and purrs..xx

Mom Julie, Tinker, Anastasia, Chopin and Bridget

Cleopawtra said...

Our hearts and prayer go out to you after this loss. I'm new to the blog, but loved the read and pictures. Hugs and purrs to everyone human and feline in the family. Keep her forever in your heart. Again much hugs and purrs to you all.

Summer said...

My human is so sick at heart for both of you. She wants to know why there is so much research into things like FIP when kidney failure seems to be such a big killer for kitties? :-( I'm sending lots and lots of purrs to you.

Terri and Jenna said...

We are visiting from Katie Isabella's blog. So sad to hear your beautiful Star is gone. We're sending lots of purrs and hugs.

Clooney said...

Oh no. So, very, very sorry to hear this heart-breaking news. Sending you our gentlest purrs and thoughts of love and holding you close in our hearts.

Be Well Sweet Star

BeadedTail said...

We're so very sorry for your loss. We're sending comforting purrs to you and her daddy.

Pasha's mommy said...

We know the pain of losing a loved furry baby. So very sorry for the loss of your sweet star!

Jackson, Hershey, Bear & Princess said...

We are so sorry to hear! Our sympathies to all of you.

Marg said...

We are so so sorry about Star having to leave for the bridge. We sure send tons of purrs and many hugs to the Mom and Dad. You sure are in our thoghts and prayers.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

God's speed to you Star and HIS strength to your mom and dad. we are truly sorry and we send our sincerest sympathy. Please know if Star could "speak" she would have said thanx mom and dad; for everything; I love you both and I always will...

♥♥♥♥♥

with hugs from all of us:
tuna, boomer, dai$y; and dude and sauce too

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

All of us share in your pain on reading this sad, sad news. Star was such a sassy girl and we can image the size of the hole she will leave in your live. We bow our heads and tails in respect.

Soft Purrs,
The Chans

Webbthistle said...

Such sad news. Star was such a great kitty. Holding you in our heart and thoughts.

Tamago said...

We are so sorry for loss of your beloved Star.
Please know our thoughts are with you.

Laila and Minchie said...

So sorry for your loss. Sending comforting purrs and hugs from all of us.

laura brown said...

We are so very sorry to hear about Star.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Big Noodle hugs

ra husky said...

Soft woooos,

Isis & Nanük

Photo Cache said...

we are so sad to hear this awful news. pawhugs from the kitties and thoughts and prayers from the humans.

emma and buster

LP said...

Andrea, please don't beat yourself up for not being there for Star's last few days. I did the same thing when I recently had to let Leo go. I felt crappy knowing I wasn't home for the last two weeks of his life. Then a friend told me that Leo saw and felt all the love I gave him all around him even if I wasn't there physically in those last two weeks of his life. I wanted to share those word with you because they helped me a lot. Star was surrounded by your love for her every day and she knew how much you loved her. You didn't need to be there physically for her to feel that love...it was all around her, she was surrounded by your love for her and she joyfully took it with her.

We are sending both you Andrea, and Greg all our love and condolences.

love,
Sophie and all the critters in the cottage
XO

Angel Keisha said...

I am very sorry. Rest in peace.

Cara n Crew said...

we are so, so sorry for your loss :( we are sending you purrs and prayers of comfort. Godspeed, little Star.

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

Marty the Manx said...

Oh my, so very shocked to read this today. I am so sorry that you have lost your sweet Star. Sending you and Greg our purrs and prayers, love and support in this very difficult time.
Marty and Mom

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

From the Human . . . Just wanted to say one more thing: I know you are sad you weren't able to be home with her in these couple of hard days. I would probably feel that too, but here's the thing: What's important, truly important, are the **thousands** of ordinary days, and extraordinary days, that you WERE there with her, through all the seasons of the year and all the seasons of her life. That's the big picture--the weeks, and months and YEARS you provided a loving home for her. *That* is what matters. She was a lucky girl to have had you and vice-versa of course. XOXOXOXOXOX

Katnip Lounge said...

We are so shocked and saddened...

We will miss Star and her sassy cattitude very much. We're sending you warm rumbly purrs and you are in Mommy's thoughts as well.

san said...

We are very sorry you' lost Star. Rest well star. You are in our purrayers.

Sweet Purrfections said...

We are so very sorry to hear about Star. We know it's really tough for you that you weren't there for her today, but as others have said, you had so many wonderful days and years with her. Please know our thoughts and purrs are with you.

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Hugs to you all, and gentle headbumpies, too.

Max said...

:'(

Man, I am really sorry...

Sonia M. said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.Rest in peace,Star

The Swiss Cats said...

We're very sorry for your loss. We send you comforting purrs and gentle headbutts. Purrs

Mr Puddy said...

Me and mom were shocked. We are so sorry for your loss. I probably pretty disappear so often but me and mom always have a good laugh or giggle when we visit. Star is always be one of my favourite kitty. Rest in peace.
Soft Purr & Hugs to you
xox

Jeanne Pursell said...

My heart goes out to you...I am so very sorry for your loss.
Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

Fur Everywhere said...

I am so sorry, Andrea. Our babies always leave us too soon; I truly wish they could live forever with us. I know that Star knows how much you love her. Sending you hugs and purrs <3

Old Kitty said...

Angel Star! Shine bright and beautiful in heaven now. Take care
x

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are so sorry to hear that Star had to leave you all and know there will be a big hole in your hearts. We are thinking of you and hope you will be able to smile remembering her antics when you recover from your sadness.
Take care.
Love Hannah and Lucy + Mum Sue xx xx xx

Georgia and Julie said...

We are so sorry to hear about Star. We send you comforting purrs as we know you miss this sweet girl.
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

Maggie's Kitty Corner said...

Oh, Andrea I was so sorry to see that you had to say goodbye to sweet Star. My heart goes out to you for I know how you feel. When our sweeties leave us suddenly it is just so hard. Keeping you and Greg in thoughts and prayers. Warm gentle hugs!

Cats of wildcat woods said...

So very very sorry to hear that Star has gone to the Bridge. Renal Failure sneaks up on cats and they go downhill so rapidly. Thinking of you with deepest sympathy.

SailorEdgar said...

So young and so sweet...a terrible loss! I learned about this from Katie Isabella. Hugs from us and purrs from our kitties!

Maggie@shelter-cats said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.
Grief is our tribute to our beloved cats. If we didn't love them so much it wouldn't hurt so badly.
I hope sweet memories of young healthy Star will bring comfort.
With sympathy,
Maggie

KitKat said...

We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet Star. We are sending prayers and comforting purrs your way.
With deepest sympathy,
Angel Normie, Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis

Karen Jo said...

I am so very sorry that Star has gone to the Rainbow Bridge. I know what a shock it is when they go so quickly. I send hugs and all the kitties send comforting purrs.

Eileen said...

We are so sorry to hear Star has left so suddenly. Purrs and hugs to all.

Sasha, Sami, & Saku & Mom Eileen

pilch92 said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Star.

Madi and Mom said...

Mom and I are very sorry to read of precious Star's passing...the rainbow bridge has a beautiful new angel
Hugs madi and mom

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We are all so sorry to read this. Sending purrs and prayers for the family she left behind.. but will see her again.
~ The Bunch and Mom Bobbie

Samantha & Mom said...

We are so sorry to hear of Star going to the Rainbow Bridge! Lots of hugs and prayers for the Family!
Your TX furiends,
Samantha & Mom

Forty Paws said...

Many hugs and purrs and purrayers at the loss of Star.

Luf, Us and Maw

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We are so very sorry that it was Star's time to go to the Rainbow Bridge. Purrs of sympathy and comfort for your loss.

Ragdoll Mommy said...

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn's rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did NOT die...

I am so sorry. I can't even tell you how sorry I am about your beautiful Star, please accept this poem.

(((Hugs)))),
To you, and your Angel Star.

Ann Adamus said...

Andrea ~ I am so very sorry you have said farewell to this sweet little girl. May she forever be at peace with her many friends beyond the rainbow.
Fondly, Ann

Angel Keisha said...

My hugs to u. {{{Star}}}

dezizworld said...

We awe so sowwy fur yous loss. We be purrayin' fur all of yous. She will furevew be in yous hearts.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

GreatGranny said...

My heart goes out to you both. It's so heard to turn lose of out little furry sweethearts. It's almost a year since my Kassey left. She had kidney failure as well. I keep wondering what caused it, never know I guess. Bless you both at this sad time.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Our profound sorry on the loss of Star! Of Best Purrs Of Comfort to you.

sandy l said...

Andrea, I am so sorry to read about Star. She knew how much you and Greg loved her. I think there might be a very special bright Star in the heavens now.

Everycat said...

We are so sorry to learn of Star's passing to The Bridge. She was a beautiful girl and I know that you will have many happy memories of her come to you both soonest to ease the pain.

Don't beat yourself up Andrea, Star will have left knowing she was loved so much by you both

Sending love and rumbly purrs

Mungo
& Jane The Ape xx

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Dropping in to say the Human and I continue to think of you, and of your beautiful Star. One of my favorite memories was the night I appeared at her doorstep in my special HazMat suit, MOL! She really told me off for that ;-) But I did manage to worm my way back into her good graces, right?

I also loved how comforting she was to me the night I gotted "tutored". This was her message: "Star: Spitty, Darling Spitty! I'm so very sorry you were trapped, transported, and treated so.. so.. terribly! Oh but you didn't go down without a fight! I've never been more proud to be one of your ladycats! I am so so so glad though, that you will now live longer and healthier! Oh my gosh, I was not a kitten when I had my um... lady version of your surgery.. And I am so so much happier now! Seriously!
Now, you go ahead and snooze UTB and I'll be over with a strong bottle of nip brandy and a bucket of ice! The ice isn't for the nip brandy by the way.. I'll snuggle with you until you feel better! My poor darling..."

And that ice is what got me through it, too!
I really loved Star and I know she'll be waiting for me when my turn comes to cross the bridge. XOXOXO

P.S. I know Leo and his Sisters will be there to comfort you and give you their best purrs.

Goldie Goodwin said...

I am so sorry for your loss. It's a big shock to all of us in the blogging world. She will always be with you in your heart.

Oui Oui said...

I've lost 2 cats to kidney disease and if Star was still eating then she hadn't progressed to the terrible, painful part, which is something to be thankful for. We are sending purrs and prayers your way, wish you peace and comfort. Our deepest condolences.

Pretinha said...

Fiquei muito triste quando soube que Estrela partiu, passei por aqui para deixar um abraço carinhoso para sua família.
Adri

Katiez Furry Mewz said...

Just found out that your beloved Star is in heaven... Purrz and prayerz that she lets you know she is waiting for you there.

Katie Kat.

Maggie May said...

So very sorry to hear about the beautiful Star. You are in our thoughts and purrayers during this very sad time.

Colehaus Cats said...

We are so terribly sorry to hear about beautiful Star. May she always shine brightly in our hearts. Purrs...

The Indulged Furries said...

I'm very sorry for your loss. Losing a furry family member is never easy, but it's extra difficult when it's unexpected. Purrs to all of you.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Sendig you all my furry best purrs, Andrea, Greg, Leo, and the girls. Your Star is watching over you--I think she might've whispered that to me last night. XOXOXOXO

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Oh my friends... I am so, so sorry to hear about sweet Star... she loved you so, and was loved so much in return - I know she's watching over you from the bridge.

We will keep you in our thoughts.

Timmy Tomcat said...

Oh No! We are so sad to hear this and are sending purrs and prayers of support. Fly free dear Star and watch over us until the day we all meet again
Timmy Dad and Family