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roamer65

(36,860 posts)
Mon Nov 20, 2023, 06:06 PM Nov 2023

My all white kitty buddy passed over the rainbow bridge just a bit ago.

Last edited Mon Nov 20, 2023, 09:24 PM - Edit history (2)

Nearly 16 years ago he adopted me at a woman’s house who fostered kitties.

I will NEVER EVER forget how you touched my life and made it worth living, white kitty.

RIP my loving companion and see you on the other side.



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My all white kitty buddy passed over the rainbow bridge just a bit ago. (Original Post) roamer65 Nov 2023 OP
I'm sorry BootOutTheGoons Nov 2023 #1
I'm so sorry! They take a little bit of us with them, when they go. Siwsan Nov 2023 #2
I'm going to have his ashes buried with mine. roamer65 Nov 2023 #12
"My Pal" is right. That is what I call my ol barn cat that moved into the house 15 years ago. dameatball Nov 2023 #25
Awwww.... roamer65 Nov 2023 #26
So sorry IbogaProject Nov 2023 #76
awwww, roamer... it's always so hard to lose them. Holding you in my heart. n/t TygrBright Nov 2023 #3
So sorry! Ocelot II Nov 2023 #4
I think he was at least 18. roamer65 Nov 2023 #10
You gave him a good long life. So sad he is gone now. ratchiweenie Nov 2023 #14
He was around 88-90 in human years. roamer65 Nov 2023 #21
I am so very sorry. We never get enough time. Hugs. onecaliberal Nov 2023 #5
. Think. Again. Nov 2023 #6
So sorry for this loss Marcus IM Nov 2023 #7
Condolences to you. Nt spooky3 Nov 2023 #8
I'm so sorry for your loss virgdem Nov 2023 #9
Just me and his buddy now. roamer65 Nov 2023 #23
Thank you all. roamer65 Nov 2023 #11
Hugs Duncanpup Nov 2023 #13
Thank you. roamer65 Nov 2023 #63
My condolences. Xavier Breath Nov 2023 #15
Very much so. roamer65 Nov 2023 #50
Oh, I'm So Very Sorry DarthDem Nov 2023 #16
RIP to your dear kitty. Elessar Zappa Nov 2023 #17
I do too. roamer65 Nov 2023 #20
Very sorry. Duppers Nov 2023 #18
I'll hafta see if I can post one. roamer65 Nov 2023 #19
So very sorry montanacowboy Nov 2023 #22
Comforting hugs! radical noodle Nov 2023 #24
So sorry for the loss stage left Nov 2023 #27
Oh so sorry...lost one of our fur babies about a month ago..it hurts!! PortTack Nov 2023 #28
It does. roamer65 Nov 2023 #30
Hang in there. multigraincracker Nov 2023 #29
He howled the first night in my house. roamer65 Nov 2023 #58
I went through this exactly a month ago, so I know the raw emotion COL Mustard Nov 2023 #31
It's been a week of raw emotion. roamer65 Nov 2023 #34
You made the right decision then. COL Mustard Nov 2023 #44
Thank you. roamer65 Nov 2023 #45
I'm so sorry. yardwork Nov 2023 #32
so sorry, roamer65 Skittles Nov 2023 #33
Thank you. roamer65 Nov 2023 #37
I lost mine about 13 years ago moniss Nov 2023 #35
... roamer65 Nov 2023 #38
I am so sorry for your kitty buddy passing. Keep in your heart all the sweet memoeries you two shared. debm55 Nov 2023 #36
I am so sorry. LoisB Nov 2023 #39
I feel ypur sense of loss. It's so hard when they're not with us anymore. Fla Dem Nov 2023 #40
Very definitely. roamer65 Nov 2023 #42
I'm sorry nt XanaDUer2 Nov 2023 #41
I am so sorry irisblue Nov 2023 #43
They do tend to steal our hearts, don't they? hamsterjill Nov 2023 #46
My heart was stolen at first meet. roamer65 Nov 2023 #48
Very sorry for your loss, roamer65! Different Drummer Nov 2023 #47
I'm sorry for your loss. roamer65 Nov 2023 #49
Bless you and your faithful friend. R. P. McMurphy Nov 2023 #51
So sorry, roamer65. LuckyCharms Nov 2023 #52
Were it possible for others to lift the burden of grief, you know DUers would be doing that for you Attilatheblond Nov 2023 #53
I'm so sorry for your loss. brer cat Nov 2023 #54
I'm so sorry. lapucelle Nov 2023 #55
Those kitties sure steal your heart, don't they? CrispyQ Nov 2023 #56
From first meet he did. roamer65 Nov 2023 #57
Thank you all again! roamer65 Nov 2023 #59
My heart goes out to you in your time of loss, roamer65. Niagara Nov 2023 #60
I'm so sorry. area51 Nov 2023 #61
I'm sorry. roamer65 Nov 2023 #62
I am so sorry. Our fur babies give us so much love. I hope you can find some peace Maraya1969 Nov 2023 #64
Sending hugs. MLAA Nov 2023 #65
It's raining in Michigan. roamer65 Nov 2023 #66
I'm so sorry. cate94 Nov 2023 #67
There is nothing like the innocent love from a pet SouthernDem4ever Nov 2023 #68
Oh I am so sorry for your loss. It's heartbreaking when they cross over. What a beautiful LiberalLoner Nov 2023 #69
May he fly high Goddessartist Nov 2023 #70
Rainbow Bridge screamcheese Nov 2023 #71
They leave paw prints on our hearts Stargazer99 Nov 2023 #72
I'm so sorry, roamer... slightlv Nov 2023 #73
Make over her and give her hugs and kisses for me. roamer65 Nov 2023 #75
So very sorry... rogerballard Nov 2023 #74
Lady Bast, please take Your little one gently home in Your loving niyad Nov 2023 #77
Just got his ashes. roamer65 Nov 2023 #78
May Bast Welcome Him With Open Arms Deep State Witch Nov 2023 #79
I am sorry for your loss LetMyPeopleVote Nov 2023 #80
Healing purrs your way Laurelin Nov 2023 #81

dameatball

(7,461 posts)
25. "My Pal" is right. That is what I call my ol barn cat that moved into the house 15 years ago.
Mon Nov 20, 2023, 07:34 PM
Nov 2023

Despite the sorrow, your life was richer to have a nice companion....and vice versa.

roamer65

(36,860 posts)
10. I think he was at least 18.
Mon Nov 20, 2023, 06:51 PM
Nov 2023

He seemed like 2 years old when he adopted me. Vet thought so as well on the 18.

He was also my little escape artist. My big white pill.

Lol.

roamer65

(36,860 posts)
23. Just me and his buddy now.
Mon Nov 20, 2023, 07:28 PM
Nov 2023

I took them both in so they would not be separated. Hard to believe his buddy is 16 now. He loves head buts and nose touches.

Xavier Breath

(4,141 posts)
15. My condolences.
Mon Nov 20, 2023, 07:08 PM
Nov 2023

It never gets easier no matter how many times you go through the process or how old they get to be.

DarthDem

(5,318 posts)
16. Oh, I'm So Very Sorry
Mon Nov 20, 2023, 07:08 PM
Nov 2023

What a beautifully written tribute. I'm glad he touched your life and you his. RIP.

montanacowboy

(6,179 posts)
22. So very sorry
Mon Nov 20, 2023, 07:24 PM
Nov 2023

We never have enough time with them and then they are gone. They are part of our lives and always will be.

roamer65

(36,860 posts)
58. He howled the first night in my house.
Mon Nov 20, 2023, 09:27 PM
Nov 2023

It was to call out to his more timid buddy all is ok.

I then saw his buddy’s head poke out from behind the furniture.

When he passed tonite, I howled for him.

COL Mustard

(6,247 posts)
31. I went through this exactly a month ago, so I know the raw emotion
Mon Nov 20, 2023, 08:05 PM
Nov 2023

I'm so sorry for your loss. I know you enjoyed his company and loved him.

roamer65

(36,860 posts)
34. It's been a week of raw emotion.
Mon Nov 20, 2023, 08:15 PM
Nov 2023

I knew where it was heading. He went very peacefully so the decision was right. He was ready.

Skittles

(154,899 posts)
33. so sorry, roamer65
Mon Nov 20, 2023, 08:13 PM
Nov 2023

Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears
but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you
I loved you so — ’twas Heaven here with you.

- Isla Paschal Richardson

moniss

(4,523 posts)
35. I lost mine about 13 years ago
Mon Nov 20, 2023, 08:17 PM
Nov 2023

and I cannot bring myself to go there again. I saved her from maternal rejection and death. I played surrogate Mom for over a week holding her to my chest by my heart while I laid still on the couch with my warm hand lightly on her. A light cover on us both. Her eyes were not open and I knew if I didn't skip work she would die. I warmed skim milk and dipped my finger in it and held it to her mouth so she would smell and lick it. If I had to get up off the couch I held her tight to my heart and never let go. It was a couple of days before she would even meow. It was close but she grew into a wonderful loving "one person" cat and over the course of 17 years she did what she could to love me and "save me" right back.

The most telling moment of our bond was when I came home from a scary hospital stay and didn't know what the future for me would be. I was shaken and exhausted and I laid on my couch to nap. I woke after about an hour still apprehensive but my beautiful Spooky had come up on the couch and wrapped herself around my arm. I went to get up but she would not let go and it was clear she was insistent that I lay there because she felt like a ton of bricks. I dozed again and after about another 3 hours I woke up and she was now sitting on the floor looking at me with a good purr going. My anxiety was gone and I could see my way forward. I immediately realized what she had done for me. Healing and saving the ones you love.

So sorry for your loss and maybe another great friend will come into your life.

roamer65

(36,860 posts)
38. ...
Mon Nov 20, 2023, 08:24 PM
Nov 2023


What a wonderful story. They know when you are hurting. That is for sure.

He leaves me and his tabby buddy. It was a package deal in 2008. I wasn’t going to separate them.

debm55

(27,311 posts)
36. I am so sorry for your kitty buddy passing. Keep in your heart all the sweet memoeries you two shared.
Mon Nov 20, 2023, 08:19 PM
Nov 2023

Fla Dem

(24,566 posts)
40. I feel ypur sense of loss. It's so hard when they're not with us anymore.
Mon Nov 20, 2023, 08:36 PM
Nov 2023

I lost my Baby Girl just last month after 17 years. Just now I can think about her or talk about her without getting all misty eyed.

I'm glad you had 16 Years of companionship and love. He'll be in your heart forever.

roamer65

(36,860 posts)
42. Very definitely.
Mon Nov 20, 2023, 08:42 PM
Nov 2023

His ability to make buddies means I have one kitty left. He was a very charismatic cat.

I’m sorry for your loss as well.

hamsterjill

(15,396 posts)
46. They do tend to steal our hearts, don't they?
Mon Nov 20, 2023, 08:47 PM
Nov 2023

I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for loving this baby and giving him so many years of safety and love.

As a rescuer myself, I know how they choose their humans and I am glad you were at the foster’s house at the right time. Was meant to be.

Peace and comfort to you.

roamer65

(36,860 posts)
48. My heart was stolen at first meet.
Mon Nov 20, 2023, 08:53 PM
Nov 2023

It’s because they have souls just like us, IMO.

He will always be my soulmate. Two free spirits that instantly meshed.

Different Drummer

(7,986 posts)
47. Very sorry for your loss, roamer65!
Mon Nov 20, 2023, 08:48 PM
Nov 2023

Oftentimes, cats adopt their people. My last cat, a Siamese mix, just showed up one day and basically said, "Oh, hi! I live here now. When do we eat?". She crossed the bridge a little over a year ago from feline leukemia. A very dark day for me.

Attilatheblond

(2,978 posts)
53. Were it possible for others to lift the burden of grief, you know DUers would be doing that for you
Mon Nov 20, 2023, 09:07 PM
Nov 2023

Know your pain is understood. And know that you always did right by your dear friend. And, yes, I too think sometimes our real soul mates have 4 feet and fur.

roamer65

(36,860 posts)
57. From first meet he did.
Mon Nov 20, 2023, 09:23 PM
Nov 2023

He was a very charismatic cat.

I still have his kitty buddy from the adoption in 2008.

He’s at least 16 now.

Niagara

(8,409 posts)
60. My heart goes out to you in your time of loss, roamer65.
Mon Nov 20, 2023, 10:51 PM
Nov 2023

I have no doubts that your companion Buddy felt great love and happiness being with you and you with him.


R.I.P. Buddy





LiberalLoner

(9,813 posts)
69. Oh I am so sorry for your loss. It's heartbreaking when they cross over. What a beautiful
Tue Nov 21, 2023, 11:06 AM
Nov 2023

Tribute you wrote to your beloved white kitty.

 

screamcheese

(81 posts)
71. Rainbow Bridge
Tue Nov 21, 2023, 12:13 PM
Nov 2023

Roamer, I'm sorry your cat died. I too have felt the enormous pain of losing a pet. But I've got to ask . . . Isn't the Rainbow Bridge concept slightly juvenile? Supposedly, it's a place where animals that were beloved pets await the death of their owner and together they go tiptoeing through the tulips into heaven. What about all the animals that die unwanted in shelters or in the street? Where do they go? What about pet owners who are destined for Hell? Does the pet go too? Let's grow up a bit and accept the death of a pet for what it is. Again, I'm sorry for your loss.

slightlv

(3,413 posts)
73. I'm so sorry, roamer...
Tue Nov 21, 2023, 01:43 PM
Nov 2023

I lost my beloved cat last year, and I'm still not over losing him. My oldest just turned 23 last month, and I'm on watch with her. She's begun to do things a bit different... like sleeping on top of me at night, and following me everywhere, no matter what time of day or night. She's completely deaf now, and is going blind in one eye. I have her on hyperthyroid meds, and check in with the vet every month to run her numbers. But her respiration has begun to be more labored, and I know it's just a question of time; I guess it'll be weeks or months at this point. But I've had her since she was a kit... a Japanese Bobtail with a glorious attitude. She nursed me back from a broken hip. And even though I know the end is more likely around the corner, there is no way to prepare for the pain and loss I know I'll feel.

My heart goes out to you. And I encircle you with hugs as comforting as they can be from a distance. May you find peace and solace in remembering all the good times. And may we ALL meet at the Rainbow Bridge!

roamer65

(36,860 posts)
75. Make over her and give her hugs and kisses for me.
Tue Nov 21, 2023, 02:18 PM
Nov 2023

White kitty knew the time was coming as well and behaved similarly.

23 years is a good long life. It will still hurt just as much, but rest assured you gave her love and safety for that time.

niyad

(116,196 posts)
77. Lady Bast, please take Your little one gently home in Your loving
Tue Nov 21, 2023, 03:02 PM
Nov 2023

arms, and send peace and comfort to his grieving loved ones.

I am so very sorry for the loss of your precious little boy.

Laurelin

(587 posts)
81. Healing purrs your way
Tue Nov 21, 2023, 04:00 PM
Nov 2023

From my 16 year old cat.

I know you'll treasure the memories and love your kitty buddy gave you, and I'm glad you saved your kittens. Mine have all been rescues too.

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