Thursday, September 18, 2008

More Bad News

Merlyn (left) and Midnight (right) sleeping together

Nana just called Mommy and broke the news to her - Merlyn is gone. He went to the Bridge this morning. We posted about Merlyn before but we'll tell you about him again. He was Mommy's kitty - she got him when she was 17 years old and he was also brother to Smudge who went to the Bridge exactally a month ago today. He did not live with us because he wanted to stay with Nana and Grandpa when Mommy moved out and got married, but he was still Mommy's special kitty.

Mommy named him Merlyn because when he was a kitten he could teleyport! Really! Just like a wizard!! He would walk out of a room one way and then POOF! he would be on the total other side of the room before you would knew it and you'd have no clue how he got there! He was also best friends with Midnight (pictured above) who left us a few years ago and we are sure that Midnight is happy to see him (his sister Smudge too). Merlyn was a great kitty and we know Mommy will miss him lots. Nana said that Grandpa found the beautiful grey kitty this morning and thinks that he laid down and went to sleep and then left for the Bridge. he had been sick for a while and was getting old. We know he's happier now.

Mommy cannot stop crying! We're going to try to help her to feel better but this is THREE beloved pets that have went to the Bridge in the last month and she keeps saying "I cannot take anymore! Please let this be the last one!!" We know tommorow is Meow Like a Pirate Day and that we invited all of you kitties out on the Black Furrball with us, but we just don't know if we'll be able to go out now. It will depend on how Mommy feels. Please purr for her and for Merlyn.


Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oh no, more sad news. We never live long enuff fur da beans but 17 years is a purrty good kitty life. Sometimes we just get tired and wanna go and be wif our frends and play and be healthy again. We is glad dat Smudge, Midnight and Merlyn are all together again playing fun games at da Bridge while dey wait fur yoor mommy. Snuggle her lots and remind her dat she will see dem again and in da meantime she haf yoo guys to keep her company.

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

Oh my goodness, your poor Mummy! Please stay close to her and make her feel better, maybe you could even race around the house like crazy and make her laugh.

Please let her know my Mum and I are thinking of her.

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

oh no, We are so so sorry. We want to reach thru the computer and hug your mommy so tight right now. You tell her to take her time and do what she needs to do to feel better.
I'm sure all of you will do your best to comfort her too.

Your poor grandbeans must be so sad. Puuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrrrsssssss

Chesney Cats said...

We are so sorry to hear about your mommy's kitty going to the bridge. We will be purring for her.

Hugs & Purrs,
Sammy, Festus & Emma

michico*Adan said...

I am so so so sorry to hearing this news....
Even 17 years is not short, but also not long enough, there will be never enough.... Oah Dear.... :(

Big big hugs to you!!!!!!

The Meezers said...

it's so very hard when the first kitty love of your life when goes to the Bridge. PURRRSSSSSS and {{{{HUGS}}}} to you MrsFaginsMom.
FAGIN - you come wif ME tomorrow for Meow Like a Pirate day!!!! IF you can't go out on the black furball, WE will go to the Meowers in Missouri and get on their ship!!!! - Billy ::runs in and gives a soft headbutt to MrsFaginsMom::

China Cat said...

Oh, Willow and I are both so sorry to hear about Merlyn. We're sending over soft purrrrrs to your mom and family. Be sure to give your mom lots of snuggles.

Purrrrrrrrs, China Cat

Sweet Praline said...

Your poor mom! We were so sad to hear about Merlyn. My mom's previous cat lived to 18, but it is always sad when we lose one of our fur children.

Do something kitty crazy to make your mom laugh. She'll apreciate it.

Beezer said...

Oh, mine paws and whiskers!
We's so sorry to hear about Merlyn's passing. He was a handsome mancat.

Cap'n, Dante, and Fagin, you will need to cuddle your mombean a lot tonight. We kitties, know that purrs can help to mend a broken heart.

Anonymous said...

I doez not know what to say to makez your momma feel betterz.
I can tell you that Momma left her first very special kitteh with her Momma when she moved out and gotz married coz she thought she wouldn't want to change of scenery... every night Momma would go to bed crying missing her baby girl.
Years had gone by and Momma would go back to visit her special girl often,.. long story short, when Mommas special girl went to the bridge she was absolutely heartroken, Lots of things went through her minds, but mainly was should I have taken her with me and does she know how much Momma loves her..
It's hard to see through the darkness when you question yourself.. so don't.. we kittehs feel..
please givez your momma very many cuddels , she needz them muchly! :))

Millie said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear Merlyn has gone to the Bridge. Mom and I are sending purrs and hugs your way.

The Island Cats said...

We are so sorry to hear about Merlyn. It is never easy to lose a furbaby. We are purring for your mom....

Wally, Ernie & Zoey

HotMBC said...

Aw, we's so sorry to hear bout Merlyn. Poor yore Mommy. We're sendin her lots and lotsa purrs n sof headbumpies.
Alla Us Hotties

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh we are so sorry to hear about Merlyn. It is very sad to think that. We will purr for her.

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

Oh, we are so sorry. We're sendin' purrs and love to your Mom and Nana and Grandpa too.
Mom says Merlyn looks lots like her Smokey (The One Who Came Before) and that she's keepin' your Mom in her thoughts.

Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

Purrrrs, puurrrrs, purrrrs and lots of ((((((hugs)))))) to your Mom!!!!! We know Smudge, Midnight and Merlyn are all together again!! You all keep her covered in fur and purrr on her lots to make her feel better!
Yer scurvy Fl furiends, arrrrrr!

Kellykat said...

Oh that is terrible terrible news. You be sure to give your mommy lots of snuggles to make her feel better. We are sending purrs her way.
-Stryder, Scotchy & Sugar

whatloknows said...

I hate hearing these things; I cry each time of course.

We are so sorry. I feel for you and your family. It is a horrible loss.

Hugs to you and yours.

Karen Jo said...

I am so sorry to hear about Merlyn. Maybe he was lonely for Midnight and Smudge and went to be with them again. Give your Mom lots of kitty hugs and snuggles and purrs to help her feel better. It must be really hard to lose three in such a short time.

Kaz's Cats said...

We're so sorry that Merlyn had to leave for the Bridge - it's been very tough on your Mom lately, losing furry furriends. Please stick close to your Mom, boys, and purr and snuggle lots with her, 'cos that'll help her.

Sending purrs and kittyhugs to your Mom and your Nana and Grandpa,

Gypsy & Tasha

Anonymous said...

We are very sad to hear about Merlin. We're sending purrs and hugs.

goldenshade said...

We are so sorry to hear about Merlyn. He sounds like a very sweet cat friend. The PM lost her cat, Syd, who stayed with the Nanny when she moved out, four years ago but she still gets leaky when she thinks about him or looks at old pictures as he was her baby and she loved him very much. She got him when she was a teenager too.

We are sending you gentle hugs and comforting purrs.


Goldie and Shade

Eric and Flynn said...

We are very sorry to hear about Merlyn. We are sending purrs and (((hugs))) to your mum.

Parker said...

Oh we are so very sorry, please tell your Mommy that we send our love and purrs and hugs to her.

ZOOLATRY said...

We share in the sadness...

DEBRA said...

We are all sadden by the passing of sweet Merlyn and we knows that you Mommie's heart is breaking. We send our heartfelt purrs and purrayers and will light a candle in his honor. We knows that the moment he crossed the Bridge that Smudge was there to greet him and we are sure that Midnight came bounding off of his meadow to give him a headbutt and nuzzle. They are all together now and will watch over Fagin, Dante , Capt'n Jack and you and keep you safe...

Don't Grieve Too Long
Don't grieve too long for now I'm free
I've followed the path God set for me
I ran to Him when I heard His call
I swished my tail and left it all.

I could not stay another day
To meow, to love, to romp or play
Games left unplayed must stay that way
I found such peace; it made my day.

My parting has left you with a void
Please feel it with remembered joy
A friendship shared, your laugh, a kiss
Oh yes, these things I too shall miss

Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow
My lifes been full, you've given so much
Your time, your love and gentle touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief
Lift up your head and share with me
God wanted me; He set me free!!

Soft purrs
Miss Boo
&Mom Debra

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Oh, we are so sorry about the loss of your beloved Merlyn.

The Meowers from Missouri said...

oh, purrageous mom--we feels your pain, truly! you has been dealt a turrible lot of sorrow, an' we purrs an' purrrays fur it to be lifted soon. it is at least a comfort to know that yer precious kitties be together again.

just this last monday, our mom toted nels to the vettie, thinkin' he would hafta go to the bridge. he's pulled through, but the vettie sez perhaps 6 more months.

we sends you soft purrs an' gentle headbonks, dear lady an' granbeans, an' warm, enfolding hugs from mom, who wishes she could do it for real.

love, alla the meowers

Titus said...

Hugs and woofs (and purrs from Tazo & EG) to all of you.

Anonymous said...

That is such sad news about Merlyn... he sounded like a very special cat. We're especially sorry that your humans have had to endure so many losses in such a short time. We're sending comforting vibes and purrayers to your Mommy and your Nana and Grandpa.

Junior said...

We are so sorry for your losses! We just now heard about all of them!

Sending you lots of purrs and some gentle headbutts.

Junior and Orion

PB 'n J said...

Oh no, such sad news. We lost our big sister and brother within a short period of time - it's so very hard. But Purrageous Mom, just think that they are all reunited and healthy together across the bridge and you have three (well five) lovely boys to fill you heart with joy here on earth.

We're sending tons of purrs and hugs and love,
Pearl, Bert, Jake and Mommy

Riley & Tiki said...

Sending purrs for you family, especially your Mommy. It is terrible to have to lose that many all together. Purrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Daisy said...

I am so sorry to learn the sad news about Merlyn. Sending soft, comforting purrs.

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

We are so sorreez to hearz about Merlyn. der iz ntuthin' az speshul az a kitty who haz lived to be a senior cat & dat haz travfulled many a road wit us. We iz sendin' purzez to you all.
Dr Tweety & da gang

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, no. We missed this post. We are so sorry about Merlin. Each one is special and it is hard to say good-bye.

Sending extra purrs and tail wags

judith said...

Sorry to hear your sad news. Losing a best friend is awful and never gets any easier. I know because over the years we have cared for and lost more cats than I can remember. Everyone an individual and a joy.