Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sadness - Gypsy RIP c. 1 January 1995 to 24 January 2011

It's the mum here. It is with much sadness that I have to inform you that Gypsy passed away yesterday morning, Monday 24 January 2011.

He has been bravely battling CRF and more recently Pancreatitis, but yesterday was his time. He had a really bad night and I knew when I saw him in the morning that it was time. His little body just needed to rest. We went on one last trip to the v-e-t and he passed away in my arms around 10:15 that morning.

I'm missing him more than I can say right now, and I'll post a better tribute to him later on. For now, Vale Gypsy. You will always be my 'big guy'.

60 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We are very sorry to hear about Gypsy. Our purrs.

ML said...

We are so sorry to hear that Gypsy ran off to the Bridge.
We know he will always be in your heart. But we made a post on The Cat Blogosphere.
Love & Purrs,
Mom ML & KC

pee ess: Could you please email me your mailing address? KC's email is
kc AT catblogosphere DOT com. Thanks much.

Furkidsmom said...

We're so sorry to hear about Gypsy. We know Sniffie will be there to greet him at the Bridge.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

"The Boys" and Karen said...

"The Boys" and I are sending our purrs and thoughts, too, for Gypsy and the Mum. And since there are four boys here, you just know that's a whole lot of purrs.

The Island Cats said...

We are so sorry to hear about Gypsy. We send you comforting purrs and headbutts to help you during this sad time.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We are very sorry to learn about Gypsy. It's still the 24th in the US and we're remembering our own Crystal today on his one year bridge anniversary. So many of your friends can empathize with your loss. We can't take away your pain but we can let you know we care. Purrs, tail wags and a hug!

Pablo said...

Rest in peace, dear friend. Big hugs and deep, rumbly purrs to Karen and Tasha.

meowmeowmans said...

We are so very sorry that Gypsy had to run off to the Bridge. Your love and care for him is so evident. We are purring and praying for you.

Laila and Minchie said...

We are so sad and sorry to hear about Gypsy! You are in our thoughts and prayers as you cope with this tremendous loss. (((HUGS)))

Angel and Kirby said...

WE are so sorry to hear this. He was a wonderful cat. We know how you miss him. We are sending purrs to you!

Junior and Orion said...

We are so sorry for your loss. It sounds like Gypsy was quite a fighter, andnow he doesn't have to fight that illness anymore. Purrs and hugs for you.

Kea said...

We are so deeply sorry, more than we can say. Our mom lost her beloved Chumley 4 years ago tonight, January 24th, so she is grieving with and for you. Purrs and hugs from us all.

Brian said...

My sisters and I are so very sorry to hear about your sweet Gypsy. We send you loving purrs and hugs.

MoMo said...

We are so sad to hear the bad news. He is one of our oldest blogging friends and we will miss him a lot.

Run free, sweet one, until we meet again.

:hugs: and purrs to the family. You are in our thoughts during this difficult time.

Kat's Kats said...

May the memories of love outweigh the grief of loss!

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Kitty Horde & their Feeders

Harry Spotter said...

We are so sorry to hear about Gypsy, we are heart broken for you. Please accept our purrs and prayer.

AFSocksScylla said...

We are so very sorry for your loss. We know Gypsy will live in your heart forever.

Mo said...

Our hearts go out to you.
Sending our condolences and love.
~ NTM and Spooker, Daphne, Chloe, Jack, Bella, Pete, and Little Isis

Derby, Ducky said...

Purrs to you on your loss.

The Lee County Clowder said...

Sending comforting purrrrrss to you all. we never knew Gracie, but from the pictures she was a gorgeous kittie.

{{hugg}}

Fin said...

We're so sorry to hear of your loss. Purrs to ease your sadness.

The Misadventures Of Me said...

Soar high handsome Gypsy! Tell TT and Fatty we loves them, we is sure they will show yoo all around.

(((hugs)))
Headbutts and purrs
Molly
Shadow
Trooder
Mooch
Mom Laure

Max said...

Aw man...I am really sorry :(

Punapippuri said...

Many purrs, CRF is so horrible. With many purrs for you xxxx

Big Piney Woods Cats said...

The hardest part of loving an animal is letting them go. Gypsy will always remain in your memory, you are a better person because of him. I know how hard it is, I went through it 2 months ago with Patches and now Mittens time is running out. So sorry for you.....

Toni

Ikaika said...

We are so sorry that your sweet Gypsy had to leave you, and we send gentle purrs and headbumps.

Run free at the Bridge, handsome Gypsy ...

'Kaika and the Yosemite cats

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Purrrs to you all for your loss!! Till we meet again Gypsy!! We will always remember you!! Hugs to the family & Tasha!!
Your TX furiends,

Forever Foster said...

We're so very very sorry. Sleep peacefully, mate. You are a good cat.

Karen and Tasha, we are sending you huge rumbly purrs, and mum sends a big hug.

Eric and Flynn said...

We are sorry to hear about Gypsy. We send you purrs and hugs.

Old Kitty said...

Me and my cat Charlie came over from Jan's Funny Farm. We are truly sorry to hear about the passing of beautiful Gypsy. We are so sorry. We are sending you lots of purrs and hugs. Please take care
x

Penny said...

Pellie and I were sorry to hear that gypsy ran off to the bridge.

I'm sure he misses you as much as you miss him - but at least he is whole and healthy while he waits for you at the bridge.

Purrs & headbuts,
Genghis Khat

Hugs,
Penny

ABBY said...

We are all very sorry to hear about the loss of Gypsy -- there is never enough time, we will keep you in our purrs.

Amber DaWeenie said...

So very, very sorry to hear about Gypsy. But know there is no longer pain and suffering and he will always watch over you from above. He will always be safe within your heart.

Amber and Family

Mr. Hendrix said...

(((hugs))) we are so very sorry about Gypsy's passing. we will keep you and Tasha in our purrs and prayers.
you did a brave and loving thing for your big guy and he took all that love and his happy memories to the Bridge to wait for you. purrrrrrrs

Chesney Cats said...

We are so furry sorry that Gypsy had to go to the bridge. We know this is a sad time for you, so we are sending purrs & Mama's sending hugs.

Huffle Mawson said...

I am so sorry about Gyspy. At least he is not sick any more.

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

We wrote you a note on FB, but wanted to write here too. Purrs and big hugs from all of us. We know how you must feel, but Gypsy is no longer in pain.
--JB and crew and mom too

A few Good Cats said...

We just heard the sad news about Gypsy. We lost our Big Guy to CRF too in 2008, and we are so sorry for your loss. Sending comforting vibes and purrayers....

Phoebe said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Gypsy's passing over to the Bridge. Joey and I send our purrs to you as well.

Everycat said...

We are very sorry to learn that lovely Gypsy had to leave for The Bridge. We send you all love and rumbly purrs and hope that soon, memories of Gypsy will make you smile again. Fly free Gypsy!

Whicky
Oliver
& Gerry

Pierro said...

Rest peacefully Gypsy. You were a great friend and have a wonderful life.
Now you have left a big hole and we are left crying.

I am sure Caesar and Princess were there at the bridge to meet you
love and bonks

Sweet Praline said...

I am so sorry to hear about Gypsy. I just found out. Please know that my comforting purrs are with you.

Thank you so much for your visit and the purrs while we await my test results and for my mom's nerves.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Just thinking of you and hoping you are doing well.

Save Moki said...

Oh no's, we's been aways so we's just now getting de news. We is berry, berry sorry to hears dis. (Moki wipes a tear away from his eye with his paw.) I's will miss Gypsy berry muchie!

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Thank you for your purrs for Mickey.
We miss Mickey, but know he is happy at the Bridge.
It just takes some getting used to right now.
We extend to you a belated offer of hugs and purrs on the loss of Gypsy.It is never easy to say goodbye,no matter what the age.
{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}
Purrs Georgia & Tillie,Tiger
Treasure and JoyJoy

Kitikata-san said...

Oh I am sorry for such sad news. Much purrs and headbutts to you. I am sorry for your loss. Gypsy was just a cutiepie.

Ariel said...

I'm so sorry for your lost.Yet he will always be in your heart.
Thank You for praying for my mom.

Rose and the Royals said...

G;day Melbourne, QM's Favourite City in Oz (fur real!)

We hope Mum's heart has healed some since Gypsy crossed the Rainbow bridge. He was (and I'm sure still is with the Angels) a fine example of a true Australian ManCat.

We wanted to thank you for your prayers for our Mum's One and Only Texas ManCat, Brutus.

It means the World to me. He had a particularly hard day of it yesterday, so many coughing fits, at one point it seemed he was coughing every 20 minutes. You know how it breaks a Mum's heart. just one coughing spell so far this morning.

Wishing We were enjoying the fall season with you all! It is on Mum's "Bucket List" to return to Melbourne ( the San Francisco of Australia is how I like to describe it! ) This time, she may have a visiting companion or two with her!

With many many thanks!

Blessings,
Rose and the Royals
with a Special Purr-Out from Brutus

Marg said...

Oh gosh, you are having a sad time too. We are so sorry about Gypsy. It is so darn sad when they have to go to the bridge. We sure feel your sadness. We are sending lots of purrs and huge hugs to you Karen. Thanks so much for all you do.

=^..^= said...

I came here to thank you for the purrthday wish but felt sad being reminded about poor Gypsy's passing. I hope you're all healing from the sorrow and will be back blogging again. I miss you!

*nosekisses*
~Slash

The Misadventures Of Me said...

Fanks fer stoppin by for my Gotcha Day!

Trooder

Anita said...

I´m so sorry... Hugs... :´(

Cheyenne -Millie said...

Thank you for the words of kindness when we lost our Monty.

Hilary said...

Thank you so much for leaving words of comfort for me on the passing of my beloved cat, Alex. Marc and I are heartbroken. We know we did the right thing, and every day we realize how much Alex was “preparing us” during the last few weeks, but it doesn’t make it any easier. We can’t stop the tears…. But having wonderful friends, like you, and the support of the CB is making it better….

I am so sorry about your loss.... I hope the hurt is a little less now

Diamond said...

we are both very sorry to hear about Gypsy. I was visiting to thank you for your birthday greetings. Many purrs are with you.
Diamond

Abby Normal, Stygia, & Styx said...

Here's to a wonderful cat who had a wonderful home and family. We are going to have a catnip celebration in honor of the wonderful life of Gypsy.

Purrs and hugs,
Abby Normal, Stygia, Styx & Ms. C

Barb and TheDailyGs said...

I'm so sorry. I had no idea you'd lost your Gypsy as we no longer cat-blog. Having lost my Whitey not quite a year ago, I know the ache you must be feeling.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are so sorry to hear about Gypsy but we so pleased you could hold him when he started his journey to Rainbow Bridge.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We want to thank you so very much for your kind words of comfort and friendship after our very sudden loss of Thunder. We are all still very sad, but the support and love from all of our friends from all over the world is helping to heal our broken hearts. We are sure that Thunder Dunder is now in a very happy place and also very thankful to have so many wonderful friends.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, Lightning, and Mom Kathie

Avalon's Garden and Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats said...

Oh Dear! We stopped to say "Thank You" fur your condolences on Sunny and find you have sadness ov your own! We are so Sorry fur your loss. We know how broken hearted you feel....... ^..^

We purray loudly fur de Bright Light to guide Gypsy on his way.

Safe Journey Gypsy ~