Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Thankfulness

I cannot begin to express how touched we all are with the concern and caring you all have poured out on us at the loss of our sweet little Star. We miss her terribly.

It has been especially rough since Greg and I are apart while I'm in here (an hour from home) trying to get my legs to work right again and Greg is home by himself. The comforting words and prayers from you all are helping us tremendously.

I would love to visit each and every one of you to thank you but the interenet connection here is hit or miss and spotty at best. Please know that even if you do not see me comment on your blog, that we are very grateful for everything.

I want to make sure to say a special thanks to Ann of Zoolatry for the wonderful memorial banner she made of Star. I love it.


Star rarely sat on this cat tree, but I think this is the most adorable pose with her little paws over the edge and everything. Ann, thank you for making my tiny girl look like an adorable angel. Trademark fiesty eyes and all.

I don't want to focus on the sad, I want to think on the good.

Star was 15 years old, I had her for 13 of those years and I like to think that we gave her wonderful years to make up for her not so great beginning. She was a very healthy kitty all of her life, for which I'm grateful. This kidney failure was so sudden and unexpected, such a shock. It is good for Star that she didnt have a long drawn illness to suffer through. She was really only visibly sinking in the last day and a half. That's why Greg took her to the emergency vet instead of waiting for the appointment.

What was shockingly fast for us was blessedly short for Star. What comforts me is knowing that Greg was with her and that she was not suffering long. Your comments, wonderful friends, have helped to aleviate my guilt at not being home to say goodbye. You are right, she knew she was loved, knew that I loved her, no matter where she was.

Leo, Glitter and Cashmere know something is different according to Greg, but they are romping together and playing. I'm sorry to say that it will probably be easier on the three of them without Princess Hissyface grumbling at them. I have been sent pictures of them and will try to share them if my internet holds up, fingers crossed.


I've been trying to post this for three days now, so there's a hint on how I'm fighting the internet here..
I've been trying to visit more as well, but when I try to comment most of the time all I get is a big whilte box where the comment box is supposed to be. Please know that I'm trying and that I love you all. Thank you for everything!

32 comments:

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

So glad to see that darling picture of your girl, and get an update on how you are doing XOXOXO

I am glad for Greg that Leo and the girls are romping and keeping him company--I wish a couple of them could sneak over to see you and purr on you a little bit. I hope that soon you will be back home to get some furry loving.

I think even Princess Hissyface will be glad to see the trio taking good care of Her People-- though Leo et al. might hear a distant little hiss from across the Bridge if they get to misbehaving too often. XOXOXOXOXO

Summer said...

My human is still very sad over losing Sparkle, so she knows how you feel. Thanks for checking in - we think of you often. Don't worry about trying to visit when the internet is problematic - it's more important that you work on getting better.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Andrea we hope you will soon get your legs better and we are thinking of you. Don't worry about the internet and focus on yourself.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Marty the Manx said...

We stop by daily to check on you and are glad to see your post. Ann did a great job as always :) We do miss you and pray that you will get strong enough to get home with Leo, Glitter and Cashmere. Luvs to all.
Marty and Mom

pilch92 said...

That is a beautiful banner of Star. I hope you are well enough to go home to your other kitties soon.

Rene said...

While it is more difficult to lose a kitty suddenly, knowing their suffering was short is a comfort. I had four days of agony with Tucker's decline, and it was worse seeing that than anything else.

Sending hugs and hoping you can get home soon.

Random Felines said...

we hope you are better and home soon!! we know everyone misses you at home. Star had an exceptional life and sometimes letting them go is the best we can do.

Flynn said...

I hope you are soon well enough to return home. Don't worry about posting or visiting, we all understand and the most important thing is to get well again. (((hugs)))

Ragdoll Mommy said...

Understand. Don't even bother to visit our blog, you gave me wonderful comments when Nico died, and this is just my way of saying thanks, I always enjoy your comments/visits, but right now that isn't necessary. You don't need to thank us, we want nothing in return for these comments. We just want you to think of the good times and be happy! Star is counting on you! Stay strong, you're doing fabulous!! :)

Katie Isabella said...

Oh Andrea, Katie and I send ALL our love to you and Greg. I know how badly it hurts and I miss Star more than I can say. That is the total truth. Not just saying something here. Her passing made me cry. Precious little Princess Hissyface with Leo and her two new siblings made me wish she would give a bit and enjoy their company but that wouldn't be our precious Star. Star...we really will meet again sweet girl. xxooxx

The Swiss Cats said...

Andrea, we hope you get better soon. Don't worry about visiting or posting, we understand very well. Purrs

Maggie's Kitty Corner said...

Hi, sweet Andrea! Was thinking about you and dropped by to let you know that you are much in my thoughts. Hope you will get to be home soon and I really hope the hole in your heart is beginning to heal. We are seeing a wee bit of progress toward that here, but we miss Patches so much. Love, hugs and purrs! Maggie, Pooh, Chancy, Baby Boy and Gene

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

(((hugs))) to your whole family, and purrs you get stronger. And gentle headbumpies to your furchildren.

Nerissa said...

I'm so very sorry to hear about Star. She was beautiful. She still is. She's just in a different place, now.

Purrs,
Nissy

da tabbies o trout towne said...

=^..^=

♥♥♥♥♥

laura brown said...

Lots of great big Noodle hugs...

Noodle and crew

Meowers from Missouri said...

blessins on you an' all yer tribe! we are furry sorry fur yer loss of princess hissyface. (we feel it aspeshully since we haf one of them ourselfs.)

we knows she giffed you many happy memries, an' those will fill up yer minds when you finks of her. be at peace--she is.

*lovin' headbonks*

Eileen said...

Ann's artwork is a lovely tribute to Star, and even if she was hissy with her fur sibs, she was an angel for you.

I hope your health improves quickly and you are able to get home to the rest of the crew. I'm sure they (and Greg) miss you.

Brian said...

Well all know how you feel and we all understand. You just take care of yourself and get all better soon. Hugs from all of us.

The Island Cats said...

We are so very sorry about Star, and as painful as it is losing her so suddenly, you're right about her not suffering long. We hope you get better soon and can go home and join your family. Purrs.....

The Cat From Hell said...

We were so glad to hears how yous is doing and wes is sending yous and Greg much love and sympathy and strength. We will miss Star, mes always felt like she was a soul sister.
Kisses and Live
Nellie (and Mommy)

meowmeowmans said...

Concentrate on getting your legs to work right. There will be time for visiting when you're back. We love you all!

Jacqueline said...

Andrea, we hope your legs recover quickly and you are able to be reunited with your loving family asap...No worries about the internet, just get well and find comfort in all the years you loved precioius Star...Keeping all of you in our thoughts, purrs and prayers...love and hugs to you, sweet friend...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

sandy l said...

I didn't realize that you were facing your own challenges right now - so sorry Andrea. I hope you feel better soon. Take care of yourself. When you get home, the kitties will help you recuperate too if you let them spend most of their day sleeping on you. I know you have a big hole in your heart for Star, but I'm pretty sure that she wouldn't want you to be sad forever. For awhile maybe - after all, Star will always be a diva.

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

Saying goodbye is always so very hard. We all keep those who have gone safely in our hearts, and try to remember all the good times, and the love we shared.

Eastside Cats said...

Star knows you love her; she'll give you a sign someday. My office doesn't get the connectivity that I can at home, so I understand your frustration at getting that white box, and you cannot do anything with it. Hope you get home soon; not only Greg but the kitties would like that!

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

We continue to send Purrs Of Healing to all of you...

Ann Boyajian said...

Don't worry about visiting. You must get your legs working properly, and get home to Greg and the kitties.
Purrs and hugs.

The Indulged Furries said...

Star's memorial banner is so sweet. I like how her paws are holding the star and heart.
It's so hard to lose a kitty, and there's never an easy way, but it's especially difficult when everything happens so suddenly. Hopefully the memories of those last few days will fade and you'll mostly remember the 13 wonderful years you had with Star.

Timmy Tomcat said...

That is a nice photo of this wonderful girl. We thank Ann for all the great work she does for all of us and we have a memorial page on our blog that Star will now be a part of. I am sure she is hissing a few into shape over the Bridge.
Love prayers and purrs
Timmy Dad and Family

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Just dropping by to say hello to the Humans and the trio--We hope Leo and the sisters are having plenty of good time together and keeping their dad amused. We also are purraying that Andrea will be making good progress with her rehab and will be able to come home soon. Sending love and purrs to all of you! XOXOXO

Maggie from Stillness at Cherith said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your girl, Star.
She knew you loved her.
Sending you purrs from the kitty brats and a ((hug)) from their Mama.