Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Memorial

At around 9PM this evening, my little dumpling boy, our precious Rocky, died. He had been with us not quite three years. He was too young to die and I don't know why he did. One minute he was with us. I heard him cough. And he was gone. He was a very special kitty and he'll be greatly missed by Mr. Dragon, his sister, Riley, his big brother Teddy and his Mom. Especially his mom. Here are some of the latest photos that we had taken of him -- saving them for a camera critters post.







I don't believe this has happened. It's just too sad.
We love you Rocky.
Rest in Peace little one.

(I will be taking some time off from blogging. I'm not sure when I'll be back.)


25 comments:

Janet said...

Oh, Snap, I'm so sad hearing about Rocky! How devastating especially when he wasn't even sick and there was no indication. My thoughts are with you and I'm sending you a big hug.

Sheila said...

Deep condolences and a warm hug. I'm sure it will take time to get over such an unexpected shock. My heart goes out to you.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Snap... I'm so very sorry. This made me cry---just thinking of you and your family. Sudden deaths are the worst--and like you said, Rocky was too young to die.

My love and prayer are with you.. Take as much time as needed. We understand.
Hugs,
Betsy

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Snap, I am so sorry to hear what happened. What a shock it must be, no warning. Lovely photos of Rocky, he looks very mysterious in these shots. Please know you gave him a life fully of love, comfort and joy. He is definitely missed.

Maria-Thérèse said...

I'm so sorry :'(

Sending you lots of love and hugs through space

x Maria-Thérèse

sherry ♥ lee said...

Snap, this is so sad. So unexpected and Rocky was so young. When we don't know "why" we are even more saddened, wondering if we could have done something, but some things are truly out of our hands.

Sending you and your family cyber hugs and loving thoughts. Take time together and we will all be waiting here when you return. ♥

Kim Mailhot said...

Oh, this is so sad. The suddenness of his going must be so hard. I am so sorry, lovely Snap, for you and Mr. Dragon. What a beautiful boy...When I lost my sweet cat George a few years back, my amazing vet sent me a card. It said something about how George was now sitting on God's lap, getting his strokes, and purring away. I loved that image. I see your Rocky, close to God's presense, sitting bright-eyed in the light shining down...
Take good care of you, Beautiful One.

Sarah said...

Oh hon...I am so very sorry. That is just heartbreaking Snap. Huge gentle hugs and sending love your way.
I will miss you hon. Take care..talk with you soon.
Hugs and love, Sarah

Crafty Christina said...

I'm so so sorry for your loss. It must be especially hard since it was unexpected. Big hugs and love are being sent your way!

Rosa said...

I am sooooo sorry. I know how hard it is to lose a kitty. Big hugs.

Rosa said...

Kind of bad timing, but I posted a picture just for you. sniffle.

Pretty Things said...

Oh my gosh, I am so incredibly sorry!

Barbara said...

Ah, Snap, I'm so, so sorry about your sweet boy. He was so beautiful. Big hugs to you. I'm so sad for you. We'll see you when you get back. Take care...

xox Barbara

Barb said...

Dear Snap,
Rocky was a beautiful and healthy-looking kitty. It's so difficult to understand and deal with heartbreaking losses. I'm very sorry for your Family.

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Oh, Snap...my heart goes out to you and your family for the loss of Rocky. Words just can't really help the feeling you're having but know that you and yours are in my thoughts. Rocky was loved...

Anya said...

I don't believe this CAN happened:(
So SAD :(
I am so sorry ....
Take care
we will never forget Rocky !!

Pat - Arkansas said...

Oh, Snap! I am SO sorry!

Take care, my dears. I am holding you in my heart.

Hugs, Pat

Carole said...

Omg....I am so, so sorry. *hug*

Kate T. said...

Sweetie! I am so sorry for your loss. You were so supportive when our dear pooch died, and we were expecting that to happen.

Your Rocky was a lovely beast.

{{{{hugs}}}}

Kate

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Snap:
How sad to hear about Rocky. I'm sending my deepest sympathy and my biggest hug for you.

Having owned animals most of my adult life...and having to say goodbye to far too many...I know how you feel, and will send up prayers that your heart heals leaving you with only good memories.

Blessing,
Donna

Jenn Jilks said...

My deepest condolences. Losing a pet is very, very difficult. I know.

Whether it is quick, euthanasia (what we had to do the last time) or a prolonged illness, it is never easy.
Take care.


Thank you for visiting My Muskoka !

Denise said...

I'm so sorry Snap. Rocky was beautiful. Sending you a big hug.

Postcardy said...

this is the first time I saw Rocky and it is so sad that he died. I wonder if he choked on something.

Beautiful Creation said...

So sorry to read about your loss. What a beautiful kitty! I lost my precious Sidney in May. I had him for 12 years. They are our faithful friends, and it is so difficult to lose them. Take care.

wildcatwoodscats said...

We are just finding out about Rocky and want to express our deep sympathy. Sometimes our fur babies are only with us a short time but they do give us so much joy and love. May happy memories of Rocky bring peace.