Sunday, November 18, 2007

Madaline

Today is a sad day, and I'm in some serious need of quilt therapy. Our dear sweet Madaline ascended to kitty heaven this morning. She was only seven, so she's gone way too soon.

I found her still alive under my quilt rack - she called to me in a strange way, and so we rushed her to the vet. It must have been Madaline's last big effort to call to me, as the vet had to revive her, but she advised us that we needed to let her go - she felt that Madaline was brain dead.

We're not sure what happened, but the vet said that snake or spider bite is at the top of her list of causes. The kids are devastated, as are Marty and I - we will miss her in the worst way, and Holly has been searching for her already. It gives me hope to think Madaline has found her long lost friend Sasha, and that they're playing together happily. Love you Madaline. x o x

53 comments:

tamera said...

Tazzie,

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I have two wonderful cats, Zoey and Tilly, and I can't imagine losing one.

Patch said...

you must all be so sad - our pets become part of the family in no time at all. our new puppy, potch, who we've had only since thursday is already part of the furniture and things wouldn't be the same without her.

Doodlebug Gail said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. (((HUGS)))

Su Bee said...

(((HUGS))) - I lost my beloved old dog today also - I know too well how you feel. It's just too hard.

Vicki W said...

Oh, how sad - I'm so sorry!

Bonnie said...

Sending hugs and sympathy across the miles. Madaline was lucky to live with a loving family and you were blessed to have her grace your home.

cher said...

a very sad day indeed...so sorry for your loss...

Anonymous said...

SO sorry for the loss of your pet. They fast become an important part of our lives. I am sure she is playing in Kitty Heaven.

Hugs
Linda Z

Mary said...

I'm so sorry for poor Madaline and your family. I know the suddenness must have been a shock.

julieQ said...

I am sorry for your loss. Pretty baby...

Julie

Elaine Adair said...

It's so sad to lose a dear pet. I'm sorry.

Michele said...

Oh, how very sad. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Many hugs from our house to yours.

Katie said...

So sorry to hear about Madaline. Best wishes to you all.

tami said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Madaline. That is so sad. Know that I am thinking of you and your family.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Tazzie, I'm soooo very sorry. She was far too young for kitty heaven.

Lisa said...

I'm sorry for your sadness. I love the way they become part of our family and the love they share with us, but losing our pets can be so painful. My thoughts are with you in this sad time.

atet said...

I'm so sorry for you and your children. Losing a pet is never easy. Take care.

Darlene said...

I'm so terribly sorry, Tazzie!

Hedgehog said...

So sorry, Tazzie.

Floss said...

Sorry for you lost. Pets truly do find our place in our hearts.

Cathi said...

I am so sorry Tazzie. We have a lovely kitty here too, 8 years old as well, and the kids and DH and I would be gutted if she was gone. Way too young to go :(

Big hugs from Ireland.

Anonymous said...

so sorry to hear about your cat. May your memories of her comfort you.
Hugs from US

Yvonne said...

Oh Tazzie...I'm so sorry for your loss.

Screen Door said...

Pets fill our hearts, I'm so sorry for your family. Heartbreak is never easy.

Emma said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope you have many wonderful memories and photos of her to bring joy in times ahead.

Andrea said...

I am so, so sorry to hear about this. We have 3 kitties and they are such a HUGE part of the family.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Oh Tazzie I'm really sorry to hear your news.
Sending you cyber ((hugs))

ratherbquilting said...

Tazzie, your post brought tears to my eyes. I'm so sorry for you.

Carolyn said...

It's so hard to lose a pet, I'm sorry for your loss.

Julia said...

So Sorry to hear about your loss. Sending lots of quilty hugs to you and your family.

Ruth said...

Oh Tazzie, so sorry to hear about Madaline. Sending lots of warm thoughts your way.

Angie said...

Oh Tazzie, I'm so sorry about Madaline! Sending warmest quilty hugs and thoughts to wrap all of you in.

Ms. Jan said...

I'm so, so sorry to hear about Madaline. Our little furry friends are so much like family. Love to you and your family.
xoxo
jan

Studio Christine said...

condolences on the passing of Madaline

hoping that quilting will help some at this time

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

Tazzie, sending you big hugs. so sorry about your sweet cat.

Ali Honey said...

That's bad news for your family Tazzie. I'm glad you have lovely photos of Madaline sitting on your quilts to keep and remember her by.

KCQuilter said...

Oh, Tazzie, I am so so sorry. I know how special our pets are and what a huge part of the family they become. Take care. My thoughts are with you.

Liz said...

Am so sorry for your loss. Our animals are such a big part of our life and comfort.

The Calico Cat said...

Oh, I am so sorry for your loss.

Laurie Ann said...

I am so sorry about Madaline. Seven is too young. It is so hard to loose our dear furry friends at any age, but I still wouldn't want to live without one in my life.

swooze said...

I am so sorry sweetie.

ForestJane said...

Aww, so sorry to hear that Tazzie, it's a tough thing to have happen, but even worse when it's sudden.

JudyL said...

I'm so sorry! As a pet lover, this just breaks my heart and I know how it must hurt you all.

Kim said...

Really sorry for this shocking event to have happened to Madaline and her family. How terribly sad. :(

Can't imagine life without our Simon and Schuster...

Kairle said...

I feel so sad, Tazzie. It's so hard to lose a dear family member, even if she is "just a cat". Big (((hugs))) to you and your family.

Kathie said...

Oh no, this is terrible news! So sorry for little Madaline and for your whole family. Such a tough loss--she should have had many years ahead of her. Take care...

Catherine said...

I am so sorry to hear about your cat. It is so hard to lose a pet, especially at such a young age.

Marcy said...

When we lost our Oliver a few years ago I found this poem for my kids. It makes me cry but, it makes me feel better too.
CAT HEAVEN
by Cynthia Rylant


The way to Cat Heaven is a field of sweet grass
where crickets and butterflies play.

A cat may be late in getting to Heaven . . .
there's so much fun on the way!
But an angel will wait
at the yellow front door,
wait til a kitty
comes home.

And when she arrives,
he'll give her a kiss
and some milk
in a bowl all her own.

There are trees
in Cat Heaven,
trees made just for cats,
trees growing
so green and so high.

But no one gets stuck in a tree
anymore --
if a cat wants down,
she will fly!

And oh the toys,
kitty toys everywhere,
thousands and thousands
go by.

There are buttons and baubles
and small cotton mice --
there is catnip afloat
in the sky!

There are angels,
of course,
with soft angel laps
where kitties can purr
loud and strong.


The angels will rub
kitties' noses and ears
and sing them
a Cat Heaven song.

And when cats are hungry,
there's God's kitchen counter
all covered with
white kitty dishes,
full of tuna and salmon
and mounds of sardines,
and wonderful little pink fishes.

The cats in Cat Heaven
are so loved and spoiled
God lets them all
lie on his bed . . .
He walks in His garden
with a good black book
and a kitty
asleep on His head.

Then when a cat needs,
she may just simply ponder
and watch the blue world deep and wide . . .

She will watch the old house
where she once lived and wandered,
and the people who loved her inside.

All cats love Heaven,
they know the way there,
they know where
the angel cats fly.

They'll run past the stars
and the moon and the sun . . .
. . . to curl up with God in the sky.

Hope this helps!

Marcy

Quilting Pirate said...

I can't say any more than everyone else has stated. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tanya said...

I'm late reading this but I'm crying just the same. Sweet kitty, see how much your were loved...

pudge's girl said...

I am so sorry for your loss, cats are not pets to a quilter, they are a valued member of the family and our best quilt critics, my she always be in your heart.

gloria g. said...

I am so sorry for your little girl. God only gives them to us for a short while. We love them, take care of them, and then we have to let them go. I know the pain only to well. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

gloria g. Richards, TX

Patti said...

Oh Tazzie, I'm so very sorry to read this - way after it happened. This has to have been so hard for all of you. I'm so glad you have a new little one to keep you all on your toes and add spice to your lives!

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails