Thursday, August 16, 2007

A note from Laura

We lost our Buddy yesterday. She just couldn't eat anymore, though she wanted to. She still wanted to lay in the sun in the yard, but we could tell she was hurting.
We buried her in a sunny spot she liked, in the middle of everything, and almost underfoot, which is where she liked to be. We put in her stuffed frog and a favorite mouse, some catnip, and a lot of fish cookies. I saved her hedgehog toy, I think she'd understand. She put it in my suitcase when I was going on a difficult trip a few months ago, and I discovered it when I had arrived and was unpacking. It helped me then, maybe it will help me now.

We will build a flowerbed around her grave, and she will end up lying among plants and trees, another kind of place she liked, with a favorite catnip plant on top of her. I'll move it when it recovers, she nearly did it in. She will still be able to supervise us as we putter around in the yard, and we like having her near.

We sure do miss her.

Thanks for being such a kind community while she was blogging. I had hoped she'd be blogging longer than that.

51 comments:

Nic said...

Wish I would have found you sooner.

Seem like a site I would have loved.

Karen Jo said...

I am so sorry that Buddy had to go to the Rainbow Bridge. I think you did the best thing for her. It looks like her grave is in a lovely spot and she'll still be with you whenever you garden.

Hot(M)BC said...

Oh Mommy Laura, we's so sorry Buddy hadta go to that Bridge. Yoo's given her a lovely spot and she'll luf the flowers lots. We's sendin yoo lots and lotsa purrs.
PURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRS
Sanjee, Boni Maroni, Mini, Gree and Pepi

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Mom's eyes is leeking...we thawt we cood be frends wif Buddy longer but if she was hurting den da bridge is da place to be. She'll be healthy and happy there waiting fur yoo to come fur her. It'll be a long time fur yoo, but seem just a moment fur her. Purrs and headbutts...

Smeagol & Strider (Mystery & Gizmo too!) said...

We're so sorry, she was a beautiful girl, and we wish we would have found you sooner too. We're sendin' purrs.

Riley & Tiki said...

We are very sorry about Buddy. Sending your purrs and hugs.

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

i'm so very sorry to hear about Buddy. You did a very brave and loving thing for her and I've no doubt she'd love the spot you chose for her.
We're sending you lots of comforting thoughts. Please let us know how you are doing. It is hard to lose a loved one and this is a good support group. Take care.

Astrid, Kashim & Othello said...

We are so sorry :(
sending lots of love and hugs to you all. I think she will love what you plan for her last resting place here on earth.

We whish we xould have found you earlier - we jjust recently read about yout at the cat blogoshpere :(

purrrs and love,
Kashim & Othello

Daisy said...

I am very very sad to hear this news. I feel like I was just getting to know Buddy. My eyes are leaking.

I think she would like that she is going to be resting among pretty plants and trees.

Goodbye, sweet Buddy. I know you are having fun now at the Rainbow Bridge.

Your friend,
Daisy

Victor Tabbycat said...

We are so sorry! You gave her the best home and all your love, and she knew it. We like the plans you made for her resting place. Hugs and purrs, Victor, Bonnie, & Mom

The Furry Fighter said...

Wish I could have met Buddy - only just read about you on CB :( Ise could have chatted to Budy cos I have a similar problem.

Ise so sorry for your loss Laura and send you big deep purrs, Buddy will be not hurting at the Rainbow Bridge. You sound like you were a super meowmie.
xxxx

DK & The Fluffies said...

Nose bumps from us ~Fiona Bun

Furry Logic said...

We are so sorry to hear about your loss. It is a beautiful idea to put her where she can be near you.
No doubt she would want you to hve her hedge hog toy. She gave it to you to comfort you.

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

jane said...

I'm so sorry to hear about little Buddy. She's out of pain now, looking down on you, blinking slowly and purring. A happy little cat smiling on the people who loved her so much and gave her a happy life, full of love.

Take care xxx

Jan said...

Bye Buddy. Say "Hi" to my buds over there. We miss you all...
Jan

catsynth said...

We're so sorry to hear about your Buddy. We saw the news on the cat blogosphere where we are mourning two more of our kitty friends this week :(.. our thoughts are with "mom Laura."

Wishing we had found this site sooner. At least this site is here for us to still come and "meet her."

THE ZOO said...

we are so sorry for your loss. we didnt know Buddy long but we liked her.

muffinmidi said...

My Mommy and I were so sorry to learn about buddy's death. We'd only just discovered her blog and wish we could have known her longer.
Please keep in touch. A lot of cats and their humans are praying for you all.
Muffin & Tracy

Gemini, Cheysuli, Momma and Georgia said...

We are very sorry to hear. Our purrs are with you.

Radcliff, Allie, Luna & Ozzie said...

We're so sorry. We were hoping to follow Buddy for a long time. Perhaps we will all meet at the Rainbow Bridge someday.

Sending comforting purrrssss from all of us to all of you.

Katie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I agree with nic - I wish I'd found your site sooner, I think I would have definitely enjoyed being Nezbine's friend.

Samantha & Tigger said...

Oh we are so sorry that Buddy is no longer with us. Our purrrrrrrrrrrrrss and purrayers are with you during this time!! It's a very lovely spot you picked out for her. She'll always be near you.

kristen said...

laura - i'm so so sorry. sending out love and warmth and hugs to you all.
you definitely found the perfect spot for her.

michico 小芥 said...

Oah my dear,
I am so so sorry to hear this sad news~!!!

We will all gonna miss Buddy.

DEBRA said...

Such sweetness and really good memories to keep and cherish. My deepest sympathies. Your little Buddy will appreciate being amidst the flowers and especially the catnip and her spirit and soul will always be with you and she'll be waiting patiently for you at the Bridge.

Purrs
Abby

Parker said...

Oh we are so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in our prayers.

Emma's Kat said...

I am so sorry for your loss. How sweet her resting place is, which will soon be surrounded flowers. Rest in peace sweet Nezbine.

jenianddean said...

We are so sorry for your loss. The garden you are planning sounds so peaceful.

Sending you purrs and headbutts
The McKitten-Cats

whaleshaman said...

oh look at your soft fuzzy prettiness.

i think you and taboo will become heavenly friends.

dear laura, too bad these goodbye blogs don't come with hankies!

Buddy looks like a wonderful companion -- can we ever live up to them?

Wanna cup of tea?

ws

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

We were so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved family member.

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

there is a lovely tribute for Buddy (Nezbine) at the cat blogosphere news page I think you will like.

China Cat or Willow said...

We are so sorry to hear about your loss of Buddy. We just found out from the Cat Blogosphere. That is lovely that you will have her close to you in a beautiful garden spot. Purrs and prayers to you!

Purrrrrrs, China Cat & Willow

Henry Helton said...

I did not find this blog until today. I didn't even know Buddy, but I miss her. I am very sad. This seems so unfair. I wish I could have gotten to know her.

Bad Kitty said...

We are all so very heartbroken for your loss, and we send our love and purrs for you all. Buddy will be sadly missed, and we regret we did not get to know her sooner. All our love and we are so sorry. Our hearts and tears for you all.

Rest Sweet Kitty Buddy, May your Memory Fill Each Person Who Met You With Joy and Comfort,

megan and the bad kitty cats
badkittycats.com

sher said...

I'm so sorry! What a beautiful face she had! This is such a hard thing to go through.

Catzee said...

Oh! I am soooo furry sad an' sorry! I wisht I had gotten ofur here sooner but we wasn't home fur 2 days. Purrrrrrsssss an' kitty kisses!

Christine and FAZ said...

So sad, but what a lovely place for her to rest.

Leigh said...

Laura, I am so sorry! It's never easy to lose a beloved pet, even one who has been ill and suffering. I'm so glad you shared her via a blog, even if it was only for a short while. Cyber hugs!

Rascal said...

This is very sad news. I was enjoying getting to know Buddy. I know you will miss her terribly and that your love was a wonderful gift to her. Purrs and tail hugs.

Miss Peach>(^,^) said...

When a kitty goes to heaven
God places it into the lap of an angel....a very special angel....the one from whom it first began it' The cycle is complete when another kitty leaves the lap of an angel and begins the journey down to you.
So very sorry for the loss of precious Nezbine..so sorry
Love Miss Peach

TT said...

Reading your last entry made my mommys eyes leak alots.

I knows thats your buddy will be looking upons you while you are in and out of the gardens.

Much purrs and loves to help you through your times.

The Tower Hill Mob said...

We are so sorry to hear of Buddy's passing. We just discovered this site!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Radcliff, Allie, Luna & Ozzie said...

Just checking in to see how you folks are doing. Hope things are getting a little better for you.

Sending comforting purrrssss to all.

Radcliff, Allie, Luna & Ozzie said...

Thought we would sneak in for a second, to see how you folks are doing. Hope you're feeling a little better.

{{{hugg}}} and comforting purrrsss.

Radcliff, Allie, Luna & Ozzie said...

Hi. Just checking in to see how you're doing.

We still think of Buddy. We're sorry we didn't get to know her better.

ppuuuuuurrrrrrss

Nezbine said...

Thanks for checking in, Radcliff, Allie, Luna and Ozzie. I thought I had it set up to email me if new comments come in, but apparently not!

I tried replying to you directly to let you know that I have finally found & published your comments but maybe that didn't work.

We're doing OK. I still mistake anything on the floor for Buddy & feel a little sad when I head up our street, one of those times when I would be excited to see her soon. Setting a plate of food next to me on the sofa feels weird. I have bouts of tears still. But most of the time it's okay. Aw, who am I kidding? It sucks. But We're OK. Thanks very much for asking!

Laura

Skeezix the Cat said...

I anserd yer second qweschun in the Cat Blog Help Center by adding on to the anser to yer ferst qweschun. -- StC

THE ZOO said...

We are so sorry for your loss.

We hoped yall haded a Merry Christmas.

Radcliff, Allie, Luna, & Ozzie said...

Just checking in, to see how you're doing.

Hope you are still hanging in there.

Nezbine said...

Thanks, I can hardly believe that anybody still remembers us!

We got 2 boy kittens from the same litter, strays from the Humane Society, at the end of November. It felt too soon, but I was there with a friend (foolish!) and this was these fellas' last day.

They are delightful and very very good boys, and it turns out that having two is easier, because they look out for each other and get lots more exercise than a lone cat. Which means they actually sleep at night!

I haven't really been motivated to create a blog for the boys, but maybe sometime...

I still miss Buddy but the boys are good consolation at those times.

Buddy's flower bed is coming along nicely.

I sometimes still think I feel her jumping onto the bed when it turns out nobody's there. You know how you know who it is without having to look?

Laura

The Lee County Clowder said...

The kitties and beans on the Cat Blogosphere have a long memory, and they really do care about each other.

And we know about the 'phantom kittie' -- The Food Source is sure he still feels Coco brush against his ankles sometimes.

Let us know if you ever decide to start a blog for the new kitties, OK?

Radcliff, Allie, Luna, Ozzie, & the Pirate Girls.