Friday, August 5, 2011

Good bye


It's been such a long time since I've been able to blog for the kitties. I've felt guilty about it for ages. It was getting hard after my dad died to find the joy in blogging and then when I moved back out to California, leaving my beloved PB&J behind in Michigan, it made it even harder. I would check in on the blog from time to time and see all the lovely comments, but just never took the time to respond. For all those reasons I needed to say good bye, but I never took the time.

But now there is a real reason, we've lost the J in PB&J. Jake died this morning at 4:30.

He came in from his midnight romp in the garden with Pearl and Bert, had his treats and fell over with what the doctor assumes was a blood clot.

He died quickly and hopefully easily and was with his Daddy who was his most favorite person in the world - it's all we could ask for really.

Now he'll be cremated and laid to rest with the original P & B. His first brother and sister and the cats that raised him from the wee three week old kitten he was when I found him on a street 9 years ago.

So now it's time to say good bye to my lovely Maine Coon ManCat Jake and good bye to all of you wonderful Cat Bloggers. It has been a wonderful journey filled with great friends and fun - I loved laughing and crying with you all.

Thank you so much,
Mom Amanda, Pearl and Bert

47 comments:

jenianddean said...

Poor Jake. We are so sad for your loss. We enjoyed following all the adventures back in the day. At least it was quick, and he was obviously out having fun, and there's always some satisfaction with that. We'll miss our PB&J. Take care...
--Jasper

Fuzzy Tales said...

We're so very sorry Jake passed so suddenly like this. We're also sorry you're saying goodbye, but understand and wish you universal Peace and Blessings as you continue your Journey.

-Nicki, Derry, angels Annie and Chumley and "mom" Kim

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We are so sorry to hear about Jake. Our purrs to you-

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Oh no!! We are so sorry for the loss of Jake!! We are sending purrrs and prayers your way during this time! We have missed you lots!! Bye Pearl & Bert!! And Jake we will meet you again someday!!
((((((((HUGGGGSSSSSS)))))))) from your TX furiends,

Ikaika said...

We are so sad for the loss of your Jake and send gentle purrs and headbumps to all of you. Best wishes and farewell to Mom Amanda, Pearl and Bert.

'Kaika and the Yosemite cats

Cheri said...

Oh dear - we are so sorry Jake went to the Bridge so young and suddenly. You have had your share of hard times. We will miss you and wish you well on your journey thru life. Sending love and deep sympathy in your loss.

Cats of wildcat woods

Jan's Funny Farm said...

It's so hard to lose them, however they leave. We're so sorry for the sudden loss of Jake.

We always hoped you would return to blogging. We loved your blog and even though you haven't been posting in ages, we will miss you all.

We send a hug, purrs and wags for peace and happiness in your life.

Thank you for letting all know about Jake. Farewell, Mom Amanda, Pearl and Bert.

The Island Cats said...

Oh no! We are so very sorry to hear about Jake. We send you comforting purrs and headbutts to help ease your sadness.

We have missed all of you...we've come by occasionally to see if you posted something. Now we are sad to hear you will not be blogging anymore. Please know that we enjoyed reading about Pearl, Bert and Jake. We will miss all of you.

Take care.
Wally, Ernie, Zoey & mom Sue

Max said...

Aw man, I am really, really sorry. I'm glad he was with his favorite person, but still... it sucks.

Camie's Kitties said...

We are so very sorry to hear about Jake. We are purring for all of you. We'll miss you.

Cody and Gracie

Prince Brutus said...

We are so very sorry for your loss of Jake.
His crossing to The Bridge was quick, and being with his favorite person we're sure helped him cross in Peace.

I have thought of closing my blog as well. That in itself is something to mourn, so I add my prayers along with the others that your heart heals in good time, and that you are Blessed as you carry on in this life.

God Speed,

Rose and the Royals

HotMBC aka The Hotties said...

Oh we is so sad to hear about Jake. We is sorry to heer yoo are goin away fur good. Our eyes is leakin for bof. We sends yoo lotsa purrrs and kitteh hugs for alla yall.
Luv n purrrrrrrrrrrrs,
Sanjee and the resta tha Hotties

Sweet Purrfections and Angel Praline said...

I am so sad to hear about Jake. I, too, had not been posting a lot since losing Sweet Praline in April, so I've lost contact with a lot of people. Sweet Praline was also cremated and she's at home with me in a place of honor.

I had so much love for Sweet Praline that I will be getting some new kittens at the end of this month. I'll never forget her, but she really taught me how to love.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mom Paula

KarenMcG said...

"The Boys" and I are sorry for your loss of Jake -- especially so suddenly. (We lost our beloved Bowie a few months ago, suddenly as well.)

We're know this is a difficult time for you and your family and we'll keep you all in our thoughts and purryers.

Prancer Pie said...

So sad to hear of your loss. We saw this on House of Mostly Black Cats and stopped by to express our sincer condolences. Soft purrs and whisker kisses to you.

Cory said...

We are so sorry for your loss of Jack. Sending our heartfelt purrs to you and your family.

Cory and family

The Lee County Clowder said...

We're sorry to hear that Jake left for The Bridge. It seems to sting a little more when it is so sudden like that.

Sorry to see you quit blogging, but 'forever' is a long long time. We seldom post any more, but every so often something happens, and our reaction is "that would be worth posting about". (sometimes, we even get to do that)

ppuurrrrrrrsss to you all.

ABBY said...

There is no easy way and we are just so sorry to hear about the loss of dear sweet Jake. WE have missed all of you and are very sad to hear your good bye. We understand and truly wish you well and we hope that your heart heals and perhaps you may feel like checking in .... we will keep all of you in our purrs and purrayers. Take care and God speed.
Abby,Boo,Ping,Jinx,Gracie and Mom Debra

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

We are so sad to read this news. Very very sad. We understand how difficult it is to blog when life has taken over. The world of cat blogging is such a lovely planet but there is our day-to-day work and commutes and deaths and births. It all comes crashing in more than we would like. And all of our best intentions to blog or visit or comment get swept away by the events that are larger than our intentions.
We always had a fondness for your blog even though we were not present. (Intentions. Life in the way.)
Jake visited us and we were always happy to see the PB&J signature. It made us smile.
His passing was so sudden. That makes it painful in ways that an expected passing (Like our dear Auntie Stinkie) softens. And the hole it leaves is enormous in your heart.
We can only send you purrz and hopes that as time passes, new ones will come to gladden your heart and the memories of your dear Jake will be legendary and join the "ones who came before."
Sending our genuine sympathy and love,
Dr Tweety's Mommy, Daddy, Dr T, Iris, Maxie, Delilah, Ella, and Angel Auntie Stinkie

TK and Squashies said...

We are so sorry for your loss. We knows how it feels when a kitty runs off to the bridge so suddenly. We is purring fur your comfurts knowing that you will all meet again someday.
We wishes you the best as your journey continues!
TK and Squashies

Daisy said...

I am so sorry Jake had to go to the Bridge. Soft purrs do you during this very sad time.

Eric and Flynn said...

We are so sorry to hear that Jake has gone to The Bridge. We send you comforting purrs.

FURKIDSMOM said...

We're so sorry to hear about Jake. We're purring and praying for you and hope that some day you come back to blogging.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Forty Paws said...

We are so sorry to hear that Jake passed over. We're glad that it was quick for him and that he was with his Daddy.

We understand how difficult it is to blog as well. Good-bye for now.

Luf, Us

Brian said...

I am so very, very sorry to hear about Jake. I only wish I had the opportunity to know him. My brother was a Maine Coon and looked just like Jake. Ivan died at age 4. I sure wish we could have met you and Jake sooner. Many purrs and hugs from all of us. Run free handsome one.

Team Tabby said...

Dear Amanda, Pearl and Bert

We are so very sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Jake. We are sending purrs, headbutts, hugs and purrayers to you all.

We'll miss you, but we do understand.

Moe
Mindy
BonBon
Cookie
Mike
da mom - Nina

Flock O' Fuzzies said...

We are truly sorry for your loss. We know how hard it is to lose a loved one quickly and unexpectedly. We'll be sending purrs and prayers your way.

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Oh no! We are so very sorry to hear about Jake. We send you comforting purrs and headbutts to help ease your sadness.

We have missed all of you...we've come by occasionally to see if you posted something. Now we are sad to hear you will not be blogging anymore. Please know that we enjoyed reading about Pearl, Bert and Jake, and that we will miss all of you.

Our deepest sympathy on your loss of Jake.

Tillie and Georgia said...

We are so sorry to hear about Jake going to the Bridge. Our Mickey would be there to meet him :)
We send purrs to you and the rest of the family too.
We understand that life takes us in directions we do not always intend.
WE wish you all the best and purr your life is a happy one.
We will miss you. Thank you for being a part of our blogging experience!!

Purrs Tillie and Georgia'
Tiger,Treasure,JoyJoy and mom Nancy

Mo said...

My heart goes out to you, sending sincerest condolences and love.

Laila and Minchie said...

We are truly so sorry to hear about the loss of handsome mancat, Jake. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. (((HUGS)))

Laura and Jet Dragon said...

So sorry for the loss of your Jake. We are sending purrs to ease his going. Hugs and healing energy to all the humans that loved him.

Laura, Taffy, and (angels) Jet and Venus

Mark's Mews said...

We are so very sorry to hear about Jake! We have missed all of you the past year and will miss you all in the future...

A few Good Cats said...

We're so sorry to hear the sad news about Jake. All anyone can ever do is try to make each day count and treasure the good times. Sending comforting vibes and purrayers....

Victor Tabbycat said...

We is so sorry that Jake had to leave! Our purrs go out to you an Jake's daddy, and Pearl and Bert too. We kinda unnerstand bout the blogging. It hasn't been the same without Bonnie. Hugs!
Victor, Nina, & Tabbymom Jen

ML said...

We sure do miss you, although we can unnerstand why you's not blogging anymore.
And it's not the same wifout Jake, never will be.
But tomorrow is the beautiful Pearl's birfday and I finked I would stop by just in case you'd started to blog again.
We loves you and we miss you.
Love & Purrs,
KC

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

We are so sorry to hear about sweet Jake. At least his last moments were surrounded by his sibs and family.

We have thought about you all in the past months, wondering how you are all making out. We are sorry to see you go but know how those things happen.

Purrs and hugs,
Goldie, Shade, Banshee, and Danica

Teena in Toronto said...

I'm sorry for your loss.

Kimo and Sabi said...

We wish you a peaceful 2012.

Gracie =^o.o^= said...
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Gracie =^o.o^= said...

Wishing Bert a happy birthday and hope that your hearts are a little more healed. Keep your loved Jake close to you in your heart and thoughts. Wishing you love and peace.

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

Thinking of all of you on Jake's birthday. Miss you bunches.

meowmeowmans said...

Thinking of you all on your Angel Jake's birthday. Purrs and prayers...

The Island Cats said...

Just checking in to say hello...we hope you are well...and Happy Birthday to Angel Jake. oxoxox

michico*Adan said...

Checking here as say hi,
give you big hugs.

Clark Thomas said...

I'm sorry for your lossChallenge coins

ra husky said...

We found your bloggie wandering today- don't know if woo come here anymore but be wanted to pause and offer soft husky woooooos,

RA