Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Goodbye dear friends

Today was the day I was dreading, but also knew was coming. I crossed the Rainbow Bridge this afternoon a little after 5:00 pm. I had been fighting lymphoma for a while now, and over the past week or two I was starting to retain fluids. My body was getting weak and I was spending more and more time hiding under the bed. 

Mom took me to the vet yesterday and the vet said I only had a day or two. Unfortunately, she was right. Despite helping hydrate me, my body was just giving up. 

So Dad took the day off and I spent all day with Mom and Dad. I had wet food, rotisserie chicken, whipped cream, and ate Chick-fil-A out of Dad's hand. They made sure I had a good day. 

I'm going to miss my little brothers Loki and Aslan. Aslan was my shadow, and I had finally gotten ok with the boys being around. But I'm with Jasper, Josie, and Huggy Bear now — all four of the original McKitten-Cats reunited. 

Mom and Dad told me I was the best little girl cat they could have ever had. I didn't want to leave them, but it was time. I love them so much. I curled up against Dad's feet the other night and just purred and purred. Then today I just stayed in Mom's arms and napped against her hand like a pillow. 
 
From the time I was a kitten they didn't think I was going to make it. I was sick, which is how I lost my eye. So Mom spoiled me so much and gave me the best life. And I made it 16 years. Not too bad…

(The boys will eventually take over the blog. I realized today they are the age Jasper was when the blog first started.)

Thank you all for your love and support and visits over the years. I truly treasure my blog friends and I know there are blogging friends at the Bridge waiting for me. Snuggle with your people tonight and purr for them. Life is short. 

Maggie McKitten-Cat
6/17/2005 — 10/20/2021 

31 comments:

Ivan and Izzy from WMD said...

Oh, Maggie, we are so sorry you had to fly away. Your mom and dad must just be heartbroken. We know you're in good company at the Bridge and will eventually get to meet all of our originals who were here before us as well. Much love to your family while they navigate a world without you.

Mrs Beans said...

Oh sweet girl. I'll miss your sweetness and how happy you made everyone.

Ginger and Q2 are waiting to curl up with you tonight. They hang out with Jasper all the time. They're a little afraid of Huggy Bear. :D

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I'm sorry to say good-bye, Maggie, even though it was your time. Lots of purrs to your family. I am sure they are missing you a lot.

Mickey's Musings said...

Dear Maggie, I am sorry you have to go but I understand.
I am happy you had such a good life filled with love.
Mum and I send purrs and comforting thoughts to your folks as they will miss you
so much.
Purrs, Julie

TurtleLover said...

((hugs))

da tabbies o trout towne said...

maggie; we send hugs and loves to you, as you make your journey to heaven, to start
your "tenth life", and we send hugs and loves to the family you leave behind. we know how very sad your mom and dad are; we also know they let you go with compassion and
love. ♥♥♥ we are truly sorry ~~~~~~~

dai$y, tuna, mackerull, dude, sauce and boomer ♥♥♥♥♥

Gidget Blue Sky said...

oh maggie darling, yoo can fly now..............

The Island Cats said...

Oh Maggie. I’m so sorry you had to leave. We’ll all miss you. I send comforting purrs to your family because I know how much they are missing you. ~Ernie

Eastside Cats said...

Farewell, Angel Maggie.
We are sad for your family, and are sending purrs and hugs.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

I am so sad to hear this, Maggie. You had a wonderful life and were very loved. The trouble is that the more you are loved the harder it is to say goodbye. Love to you in your next life, and comforting thoughts to your family.

Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Maggie was very special.
((((( ♥ )))))

Brian said...

We are so very sorry it was your time to depart. You were indeed one special gal. Hugs and love to your family from all of us.

catladymac said...

Fly free Maggie - what a party you must had to greet you at the Bridge. You gave and receive so much love you will never be forgotten.

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

I'm heartbroken to hear this news. You will be missed, sweet Maggie.

Cleo said...

Oh sweet Maggie, we didn't know you too well, but we sure know how loved you've been and how much you'll be missed. We so hate to log on and learn of yet another sweet kitty's heading to the Rainbow Bridge.

My Mind's Eye said...

Maggie may your days going forward be filled with gentle breezes and many sun puddles
Purrs to your family.
Hugs Cecilia

John Bellen said...

I didn't know you, Maggie, but I can tell you had a very good life with your family: sixteen years after thinking you weren't going to live as akitten. I'd say your mom and dad took very good care of you - and loved you. Godspeed, Maggie, and watch over your family.

Lily said...

We are so sorry you had to go Maggie. Sending your family hugs and purrs.

Just Ducky said...

Farewell Maggie, enjoy the gang at The Bridge. Comforting purrs to your humans.

Lovable Lily said...

Sending hugs to your family Maggie.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Farewell sweet little Maggie. I know your Mom and Dad are deeply heartbroken and I am sad for them as they will long for your presence. I am deeply sorry and send many hugs and purrs to your family, they will miss you so very much.

Kitties Blue said...

Dear Maggie, We have no idea how we have missed being friends all these years. You were quite adorable, and it sounds as if you were wonderfully spoiled and loved. Sixteen years is a great accomplishment. We know so many friends and loved ones were at the RB to greet you with open paws. Run free. We know you will be loved and remembered always. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, angel Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer & Kizmet

Little Binky and Granny said...

So sorry you had to go to the bridge, sweet Maggie. Soft Pawkisses to comfort your family🐾😽💞Fly free beautiful Soul✨

Susie said...

Sorry to hear of you loss. Purrrs and hugs from Mommakitty, Kimo, and Sherman (Cat Banter blog)

M Dawson said...

I am not a regular visitor but I know a great loss when I read about one. Maggie, you have been a wonderful friend to your family and your last days could never be bettered in any cats dreams. Each loss breaks our hearts again. Farewell, wonderful girl.

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

Godspeed, Maggie. We're sending purrs and prayers to your mom, dad and siblings for their healing. We're sure the boys will do a great job with the blog.

Forever Foster said...

Sweet Maggie, it’s been a long time since I’ve visited my blogging friends. When my mum saw your post shared on the CB we had to come by. We have such wonderful memories of you. Fly free lovely girl. Fui and Suey will be waiting to say hello.
Lots of love, Lishy

Darla M Sands said...

What a beauty! It's obvious you had a most loving home. While you will be missed and the hole in your family's hearts can never quite be filled, that love you shared continues to spread (think of me just finding your blog).

carol l mckenna said...

Maggie McKitten will be missed ~ so sad about your loss ~ it hurts ~ Xo

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Nanük said...

Gentle wooooos,

Nuk

Frodo said...

Oh, no! We are so sorry for your loss. It`s so hard to lose a beloved pet. RIP sweet Maggie!

Lexi, Wolfie and Blackie!