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10/14 I Hate to Type This, But Grandpa is Gone

Discussion in 'Lantus / Basaglar (glargine) and Levemir (detemir)' started by Beck and Grandpa (GA), Oct 14, 2018.

  1. Beck and Grandpa (GA)

    Beck and Grandpa (GA) Well-Known Member

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    I can't believe I have to share this devastating news one day after you all supported us so wonderfully in our decision to keep moving forward with Grandpa. Let me say right off the bat that the messages and opinion from the person at my vet had no bearing on what happened today.

    A couple days ago he filled with a bloody fluid that was infected. His sides were bulging. The diagnosis was peritonitis. I've lost another cat and my golden retriever to this condition and almost lost my mother to it.

    My vet siphoned out what she could, but she told me she couldn't reach some pockets of fluid where the masses were big, so we had to try antibiotics. She said we would need a miracle and his time was coming soon. For her to say that, I knew it was serious. Since Grandpa seemed to specialize in miracles, I thought we might pull it off one more time.

    He has also had horrible diarrhea all week, which we tried to treat and keep him hydrated with fluids. Yesterday his glucose numbers were lower than usual so we didn't give him any insulin. We were surprised when he hit 58 on the AT meter early this morning. He wouldn't eat anything so Amber had to syringe feed him to keep him from crashing.

    Last night we noticed all the color had disappeared from his ears when they had been yellow for months. Then he started vomiting. He would stand and cry over and over before vomiting a ton of liquid and undigested food. He would drink water and repeat. As the day went on, his sides bulged more and more as he filled up with fluid again. It really made it obvious how thin he had become with his sides sunken in above the bulges.

    We watched him deteriorate. He wouldn't open his eyes more than a squint and wouldn't pull his tongue into his mouth. Then he couldn't walk. After he tried and fell, we headed to the emergency vet. We knew the answer, but we requested a full exam before we made the final call. He took a step, hunched down, and fell on his side. When they took him back to put in a catheter, he vomited. After that he was too weak to open his eyes.

    I am a wreck and in shock that we are here just a week after camping, but I have to be grateful that he didn't linger for days or longer.

    He wasn't our pet. He was family. I have never met another cat like him and never will again. Thank you all for loving him, too. I feel like he belonged to all of us. He was very much loved.

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  2. Red & Rover (GA)

    Red & Rover (GA) Well-Known Member

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    I'm so sorry for your loss.
    The two of you have had some rough times lately, but you have had a lifetime of good times. The snuggles, the play, the purr. Remember those.
     
  3. CassAndGordy

    CassAndGordy Well-Known Member

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    I am so sorry for your loss Beck. Grandpa was definitely a good soul and I wish you could have gotten more time with him.

    :bighug::bighug::bighug:

    Fly free sweet Grandpa, land softly. :rb_icon:
     
  4. Chris & China (GA)

    Chris & China (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Oh Beck.....So sorry it was finally Grandpa's time to leave you (and us too!):bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:

    He was such a special spirit and I know we all hoped beyond hope that he had one more miracle to pull out of his bag of tricks.

    You did what you had to do....You kept your promise despite the pain it causes you. No more love could a kitty have than the love you had for Grandpa!

    Fly free sweet Grandpa and land softly....there are lots of buddies at the Bridge to welcome you and show you the best sun-shiny places to nap, the best fields of bugs to chase and the slowest birds in the shortest trees to catch. Before you know it, the one you love most will be with you forever! cat_wings>o
     
  5. Sharon14

    Sharon14 Well-Known Member

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    Oh I’m so very sorry:bighug:. Grandpa was a very special guy. Thank you for sharing him with us
    Fly Free Sweet Grandpa, you are loved:rb_icon:
     
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  6. LizzieInTexas

    LizzieInTexas Well-Known Member

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    I am so sorry. Grandpa was a special kitty that snuck into all if our hearts. I am so glad that he got to spend camping time with you and had nice memories to carry with him on his journey.
     
  7. Christie & Maverick

    Christie & Maverick Well-Known Member

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    Beck, I'm truly sorry. Grandpa is flying free, on to new adventures, but that is little consolation...saying goodbye is so heartbreaking. May you find peace and comfort in the days ahead. I will light a candle for handsome Grandpa, he has touched many many hearts here, my thoughts are with you :bighug::bighug:
     
  8. Rebecca.garfie

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    So sorry to hear this. I was crying as I read what you wrote. Have followed grandpa since I got here. I never met him or you but he was like a part of my family. He had one last big camping trip so hold onto those memories. He was an amazing super grandpa. When you see an eagle stop and watch as I believe the spirits of our loved ones soar on their wings. From my family to yours sorry for your loss remember once he crosses the rainbow bridge he is a kitten again running and playing. Hugs to you and your family
     
  9. Ana & Frosty (GA)

    Ana & Frosty (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Oh my god Beck, I am in shock. I am so, so sorry that it happened this way. I am so sorry that you had to go through this. Many hugs to you. :bighug::bighug:
     
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  10. Idjit's mom

    Idjit's mom Well-Known Member

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    I echo Lizzie, Grandpa did sneak into all of our hearts. I loved seeing the pictures you posted, thank you so very much for sharing this wonderful soul with us. You gave him the best days, these last days since you rescued him. It was not long, but it was a lifetime. This is a tough one, we are all sharing your grief and tears. Take care dear friend, let your heart rest easy knowing how much you gave, knowing how much was returned. Please don't be a stranger, take the time you need but don't forget your people here. :bighug:cat_wings>o
     
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  11. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

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    I'm so sorry that Grandpa's time had come. I've been a huge fan of this lovely old man going all the way back to when you first introduced him to us. He was given the best love and care any kitty could possibly want and you enriched his days in so many ways. That kept him going so much longer than he might have otherwise - and he was having fun too! He amassed an enormous fan club here on FDMB because we all knew how special he was. :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::rb_icon:cat_wings>o
     
  12. Beth 73

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    Oh Beck...... I am so sorry ❤️
     
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  13. Kylee and Her Mom Renee'

    Kylee and Her Mom Renee' Member

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    I am so sorry. It is so difficult to type this with tears running down my face. I have followed your journey with your baby during my short time here. I am heart broken for you. It hurts when they leave us. But it sounds like you are a strong lady. God bless you and keep Grandpa close to always.
     
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  14. JeanW

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    I am so sorry to read this. Grandpa was very special and you took amazing care of him. Much love and hugs and peace to you. :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  15. Beck and Grandpa (GA)

    Beck and Grandpa (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Oh my gosh, Kris. You have been my rock here so often. I can never find the words to thank you.

    I think the fun of sharing Grandpa with the fan club made me appreciate and enjoy him even more. What a blessing you all are.
     
  16. Phoebes

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    Omgosh :( I am so sorry he had to leave you. Grandpa was definitely an ol soul that brought many smiles to my face when days were hard. He brought hope. Just as you did. Thank you for sharing your darling furbaby with us. Fly free and land softly Grandpa. You will be missed by all who knew of you. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  17. Amanda and a Loudogg

    Amanda and a Loudogg Well-Known Member

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    Oh Beck, I am so sorry. I saw the title of the message and started crying immediately. That fantastic gent of yours has really crawled into my heart and I am SO thankful to you for sharing him with us. You loved him so well and you could see he was full of life from every picture you shared. While I know I'm going to miss hearing about his adventures, I am so sure he'll find all the fun to be had at the Bridge. There are so many of our furry friends and family members who have already gone on who will welcome him with open paws. When I think of Grandpa right now, I think of him outside in that Superman outfit looking so primal and powerful and full of life. It makes me happy to think of him like that at the Bridge for always now.

    I cannot send you enough hugs, love, comfort, and peace Beck. You are amazing and my heart is broken for the pain you are feeling right now. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  18. Rosie & Bailey

    Rosie & Bailey Well-Known Member

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    I am so sorry. I am also in tears as I write this. Super Grandpa was a very special kitty, the sweet boy who sought out adventures and lived life to the fullest. Thank you for sharing his fearless pursuit of life's pleasures with us through your photos. Your love for him shone through, and he was very lucky to have you. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  19. tiffmaxee

    tiffmaxee Well-Known Member

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    I’m so sorry. You did the most loving thing. I know. He will be in your heart forever and knows how much he was loved and how much he loved you.
     
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  20. Tracey&Jones (GA)

    Tracey&Jones (GA) Well-Known Member

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    I am so sorry.....as soon as I read the title my heart skipped a beat. Hugs to you and your family. Sending peaceful thoughts and healing energy.
     
  21. Amanda & Shmee

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    Oh no I am so sorry to hear this news :( Hugs to you. I hope you are able to take some time these next few days to think of all the good times.
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  22. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Well-Known Member

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    Beck, I am so, so sorry it was Grandpa's time to earn his angel wings. :bighug::bighug::bighug: He will be soaring on high, where he will be joining our other GAs. The adventures they will get into together.... I'm am glad that both you and he had some recent good times. May those memories comfort you.
     
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  23. Susan&Felix

    Susan&Felix Well-Known Member

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    Oh Grandpa, what a soul. He savored every morsel of life, and what a perfect job he did at choosing you--you made so many dreams come true for him that he didn't even know he had! Thank you for sharing your amazing little gentleman with us. :bighug::bighug:
     
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  24. Bronx's dad

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    I am very sorry for your loss Beck. The special bond you and Grandpa had was so evident, and your threads always gave me a smile. He will be missed, but never forgotten.

    Fly free sweet Grandpa :rb_icon: 23717.jpg :rb_icon:
     
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  25. Chubba (GA)

    Chubba (GA) Well-Known Member

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    I am so very sorry that it was Grandpa’s time to move on. This has been a sad day. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  26. georgecat

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    I am so so sorry for your loss....He was blessed to have you...and it works both ways.
    Kitty heaven is abit brighter now though, look up and you will see him.
     
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  27. Noah & me (GA)

    Noah & me (GA) Well-Known Member

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    First Squallie, Noah, Frosty and now this. I cannot think of anything worthwhile saying right now, my mind is on other things.
    You were the light of our lives for so long Grandpa, rest in peace buddy. :bighug:
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  28. MrWorfMen's Mom

    MrWorfMen's Mom Well-Known Member

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    A silent fan club member here to express my condolences. Always enjoyed Grandpa's adventures and find myself very upset at the news that the little man has gone ahead. The love you shared emanated from every post! Hugs to you Beck! RIP sweet Grandpa! :rb_icon:
     
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  29. Olive & Paula

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    So shocked to see this. He looked wonderful camping. You were so good to him and he knew he was loved. Be free Grandpa. Be kind to yourselves Beck. :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  30. Beck and Grandpa (GA)

    Beck and Grandpa (GA) Well-Known Member

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    I have smiled through my tears at each comment. I still can't believe it's true. I was looking through old pics and found this from a few months before he got sick. This was just before his eye surgery. I thought you all might enjoy seeing a chubby cancer and diabetes-free Grandpa since that's the way he is again tonight.
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  31. Idjit's mom

    Idjit's mom Well-Known Member

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    That's a wonderful memorial, thanks so much Beck. You know each of us has our arms around you tonight.
     
  32. Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA)

    Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA) Well-Known Member

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    Fly free, handsome, brave Grandpa! cat_wings>o You are "in good paws" at the Bridge with all of our GAs. And you are much loved by everyone here at L&LL whose lives you have touched.

    Beck, I am so sorry that it was Grandpa's time to say farewell. What an amazing kitty he was, and what a wonderful life you gave him.

    In deepest sympathy and loving remembrance,

    Ella & Edward, Rusty (GA) and Stu (GA)
     
  33. Kako & Tux

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    I am so sorry. It's so painful.
     
  34. Sandi & Whisper

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    Your family made me smile during some of my darkest hours. And now my heart breaks for you on the loss of your son.

    Super Grandpa's spirit and adventures will live on in my heart. Thank you so much for sharing him with us.

    Our best,
    Sandi & Whisper.
     
  35. Joanne&TinySole

    Joanne&TinySole Well-Known Member

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    I am so sorry, so very, very sorry. We never get over the loss of our loved ones, we simply learn to go on, keeping their heart attached to ours.
    I wish you so much strength, and love and hold you in peace, and hold Grandpa in the love he shared with you and his fans.

    Be kind to yourself; you did all you could do. You were fortunate to have each other.

    XOXO
     
  36. Beck and Grandpa (GA)

    Beck and Grandpa (GA) Well-Known Member

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    I love that thought. Thank you!
     
  37. Beth 73

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    Beck, after hearing this news I have sat and cried and thought of all you have so wonderfully shared with all of us about this noble and most special of kitties ....of how when you went to the barn to rescue that he would follow you back and forth to the car , not allowing his precious self to be denied going home with you....how you have cared for him thru each health challenge with such devotion and love.... but most of all Beck, how you filled his last months with years full of adventures and fun...that he was highly prized and enjoyed and he knew it ... who knows what would have been his lot in life if not for you... you were his guardian angel, his protector , his rescuer and in return you/he gave all of us the privilege of knowing him... a life well lived and full ... the blessing of belonging to you ...will be sending prayers upon prayers in the days to come ❤️
     
  38. Phoebes

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    His picture is priceless, my eyes keep leaking.
     
  39. Bron and Sheba (GA)

    Bron and Sheba (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Oh Beck, I am so so very sorry it was Grandpa’s time...... even though I didn’t post all that often, I read his post every day and marvelled at his resilience and ability to make the most of his time and your wonderful care and love for him.
    I read with dread that his belly had swelled with fluid, as that is what happened to Sheba in her last week.
    I know how devastated you are feeling. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
    Fly free Grandpa.... :rb_icon:cat_wings>o you were one amazing kitty!
     
  40. H.M. Victor

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    I have seen you and Grandpa around this board so much that it genuinely shook me to see this, and it was heart-wrenching to read. It helps somewhat to know he's at peace now, but it's obvious he's going to be missed greatly around here. Sending much love and many prayers from the heart ❤️cat_wings>o
     
  41. LexaJoy

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    I'm so sorry for your loss. Reading about Grandpa's adventures was one of my favorite things about lurking around this board. I know he'll be missed terribly.
     
  42. carfurby

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    I'm so sorry. Fly free Grandpa. Sending prayers. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  43. Bellasmom

    Bellasmom Well-Known Member

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    I am just seeing this this morning and my eyes are full of tears
    I am so sorry and my heart breaks for you all
    Fly free grandpa be free of pain
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  44. Tuxedo Mom

    Tuxedo Mom Well-Known Member

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    ((Beck))

    I have silently followed Grandpa's story and it is with great sadness that I read this post. You gave so much love and care to Grandpa and in the end you gave the most painful gift of love. I am so sorry for your loss. May your special memories give you peace and strength at this sad time. :bighug::bighug::bighug:

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  45. Sue and Luci

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    Good Morning Beck, I'm sure this day will be difficult for you as you grieve Grandpa's absence. The first few days are so raw and painful when we lose a beloved family member. I remember your story of how you were selected by Grandpa to be his mama for his final days - he didn't want to be left behind and you were so wonderful to take him along as you gathered those cats from that farm. You are a very kind and wonderful person - and I'm sure at this very moment Grandpa is telling the tale to all the GA's on the other side of the rainbow bridge where he will wait for you - his special person.

    I do believe these cats find us - it's not the other way around.

    Sending hugs and prayers to you to allow your heart to heal over and that scar will always remind you of your love for Grandpa. :bighug::bighug::bighug:cat_wings>o
     
  46. Shoeskitty-GA

    Shoeskitty-GA Well-Known Member

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    Just seeing this. I am so so sorry for your loss!! Grampa was a beautiful boy!!! Prayers and hugs!:bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  47. Carol & Dante

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    Ugh, this is is heartbreaking, it kills me to read this-you are right though, he is a pain-free, cancer-free, diabetes-free little soul...and young again. It is just so hard that you can't physically touch him now, but since he no longer needs his broken body, he will be loving you from his new one, up above! Beautiful souls, you two!
     
  48. Becky & Baby Girl GA

    Becky & Baby Girl GA Well-Known Member

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    Oh I’m so sorry ... I hurt for you. But I know in my heart that Granpa is already running free & feeling fantastic in heaven.. thank you for sharing his life & your adventures with us. He always gave us hope.
    Thinking of you today & praying your heart mends... :rb_icon: until you meet again...
     
  49. Bobbie And Bubba

    Bobbie And Bubba Well-Known Member

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    (((((Beck))))) I am so very sorry to be reading this. My heart aches for you and Amber. Sending lots of love and peace to you both during this sad transitions. :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:

    Fly High Beck and Land Softy. Until you meet again at the Rainbow Bridge. :rb_icon:
     
  50. Carol & Dante

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    Ugh, this is is heartbreaking, it kills me to read this-you are right though, he is a pain-free, cancer-free, diabetes-free little soul...and young again. It is just so hard that you can't physically touch him now, but since he no longer needs his broken body, he will be loving you from his new one, up above!:bighug:cat_wings>o
     
  51. Judy and Boomer

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    Beck, I am so sorry it was Grandpa's time. :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  52. Shawna & Davidson (GA)

    Shawna & Davidson (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to hear about your loss of sweet Granpa! Keep the memories alive!!
     
  53. Mandy & Rex

    Mandy & Rex Well-Known Member

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    I was stunned when I first read about Grandpa in another condo so I had to rush over here. I'm so sorry, but I'm so glad you were able to give him a final adventure before it was his time.
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  54. Beck and Grandpa (GA)

    Beck and Grandpa (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Thank you so very much for all your guidance. You helped give him more time and for that I am so very grateful.
     
  55. Cynthia and Merlin

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    My most heartfelt condolences. I am terribly saddened for your loss. He was much loved and cared for. Fly sweetly and land safely little one.
     
  56. FurBabiesMama

    FurBabiesMama Well-Known Member

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    Oh, I am so sorry to hear this. :bighug:
     
  57. PussCatPrince - GA

    PussCatPrince - GA Well-Known Member

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    Grandpa! Mr Bow Tie. You fine old gentleman.
    So, it was a final quality adventure and holiday before laying down your head to rest.
    Living and leaving life in your usual venerable style.

    Beck. I am stunned this morning. Utterly gutted for you.

    You are right 'course . Grandpa and you were the business together. That jumped right off the page to everyone and they felt him through you.
    I'm sorry he is gone Beck & I am sad that you now walk this walk but I am so glad you two met.

    Big ripstop nylon tenty hugs to you with a bag of comfort tasty treats thrown in.

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  58. Jill & Scooter

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    So sad to read this. Grandpa was such a special kitty! I could see the personality, curiosity and maybe a little mischievousness shining through in his wonderful pictures. His pictures and stories always brightened my day. How wonderful that you all got to have on last adventure together. Grandpa was a lucky kitty to have found a wonderful family to live out the last part of his life. I know he is all well now and probably having some sort of grand adventure with the other kitties at the rainbow bridge. Big hugs and prayers for you, your roommate, Trixie and the other kitties as you grieve for your loss. RIP sweet Grandpa!
     
  59. Beck and Grandpa (GA)

    Beck and Grandpa (GA) Well-Known Member

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    You have been such a bright spot through all of this. I love "hearing" your accent as I imagine it with your cool phrases. Big ripstop nylon tenty hugs? Who couldn't smile at that. Thank you for being you!
     
  60. Beta kitty

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    I'm sorry to hear grandpa has passed away. cat_wings>o
     
  61. JeffJ

    JeffJ Well-Known Member

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    Grandpa was a gentle soul, and you did your best. I am sorry for your loss. Grandpa knew love and compassion, which is the best gift of all. Hugs to you.:bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  62. Sienne and Gabby (GA)

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    I just saw Grandpa's condo. I'm so very sorry to be reading this. I never feel like there are any words that are adequate to reflect on the loss of a dearly loved kitty.

    Fly free Grandpa and land softly. There are many who have a piece of our hearts who are with you at the Bridge. Know that you will one day be reunited with the ones you love best.
     
  63. Sonia & Leo

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    Beck, I am so very sorry for your loss of your sweet Grandpa :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  64. Gill & George

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    I just saw the sad news.
    I am so sorry for your loss, Grandpa was lucky to have you in his life.
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    Fly free and land softly at the Bridge
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  65. Squeaky and KT (GA)

    Squeaky and KT (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Soar high sweet boy - what a blessing you've been to so many.

    HUGS and hugs Beck, thank you for sharing his heart with us. He was one special boy....
     
  66. Pamela & Amethyst

    Pamela & Amethyst Well-Known Member

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    SO SORRY!! He is at peace nowcat_wings>o:rb_icon::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  67. Veronica & Babu-chiri

    Veronica & Babu-chiri Well-Known Member

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    Beck I'm so sorry for your loss, I just read the sad news , thanks for sharing with us sending you lots of hugs and prayers :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  68. SOBrien

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    Beck, I’m so very sorry for your loss!
     
  69. Carol & Murphy

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    Just saw this, Beck. I'm so terribly sorry. Grandpa was one of my favorites - he was so special. Big personality
    may he rest in peace. And peace and comfort to you at this very sad time
     
  70. HWright

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    ((((Beck)))) vines and hugs and ❤️❤️❤️❤️ for you and Grandpa, stalwart of stalwarts, on this his journey to the camping ground in the sky. A new star is in the celestials for Grandpa and one for Ana’s Frosty, too. Soar high much loved and valiant friends and land softly ❤️❤️❤️
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  71. Beck and Grandpa (GA)

    Beck and Grandpa (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Thank you! What an awesome tribute to Grandpa. So wonderful of you.
     
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  72. Tricia Cinco(GA) & Harvey

    Tricia Cinco(GA) & Harvey Well-Known Member

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    {{{Beck}}}

    I haven't been on the Board much lately, so I wasn't completely up to date on Grandpa's story, but anyone could see how much you loved him and what good care you took of him. We pay a high price for loving these little furballs, but I think we would all agree it's totally worth it, as they give us so much in return. Grandpa was blessed to have you for his bean, and I know he loved and trusted you to make the best choices for him. He'll never be far away, as he remains forever in your heart.

    Fly free, sweet Grandpa, and land softly. :rb_icon:
     
  73. Moms2Tigger&Blu

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  74. Jill & Jade

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    I don't know how I missed this post.....I am so so sorry for your loss. Heartbreaking. My thoughts are very much with you.
     
  75. DevilPup

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    I am so sad to read this and so very sorry. May GrandPa run free; free of all impairments; and may your hearts soon find peace in knowing you did everything you could for him and loved him so very much.:bighug::bighug:
     
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  76. JanetNJ

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    My heart hurts for you. You are an amazingly loving pet caretaker. So dedicated kind and patient. I'm so sorry for your loss.
     
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  77. Bama Kitty Mom (AL)

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    Beck, I am so sorry. I hate to read of your heartbreaking loss. Posts about losing our babies are so sad that I almost cannot make myself read them but I have to. It is something I, too, will face one day.
     
  78. Marje and Gracie

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    (((Beck))))

    I am so sorry to get home and see this. My deepest condolences in your loss of your wonderful Grandpa. He was blessed that he knew this kind of love and care and will always know it.

    it is so hard to say goodbye to our kitties because they are our family. I hope that you will find peace in the knowledge that you gave him many great gifts......especially the one of love. Thank you for sharing him with us.

    :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  79. Beck and Grandpa (GA)

    Beck and Grandpa (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Thank you! And thanks for the time you spend helping so many people do the right things in taking care of these special buddies.
     
  80. Marje and Gracie

    Marje and Gracie Well-Known Member

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    It is completely my honor. :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  81. Squalliesmom

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    Oh, Beck, I am so, so sorry to read this news. I feel terrible for not checking in sooner, too. I am so sad that Grandpa is gone, and my heart breaks for you. I know how much you loved him. I hope you can rest easy knowing you did everything possible for him, and that he loved you, too. Now he and Squallie can run and play together, both whole and healthy forever.

    Thank you for sharing Grandpa with all of us. I will never forget him. (((Hugs))) to you, with love and strength,
    Lucy
     
  82. Beck and Grandpa (GA)

    Beck and Grandpa (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Lucy! I feel like we walked a good part of the journey together with Squallie and Grandpa. (((Hugs)))) back to you!
     
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  83. Squalliesmom

    Squalliesmom Well-Known Member

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    I feel that way, too, and I’m so sorry I wasn’t there for the last part of your walk with Grandpa. I would have liked to be there for you, and it hurts me that I wasn’t.
     
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  84. Beck and Grandpa (GA)

    Beck and Grandpa (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Please don't think that for another minute. The end came very fast. I found peace in knowing he was happy here and that we had made some great memories. I realized that by sharing so much about him on here with all of you, I learned more about his wonderful personality and grew closer to him myself. You guys being so encouraging and allowing me to share so many pics and stories gave me a priceless gift.
     
  85. PussCatPrince - GA

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  86. Beth 73

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    ❤️❤️❤️.....Squallie and Grandpa... Lucy and Beck... what a BLESSING to know you ❤️
     
  87. Beck and Grandpa (GA)

    Beck and Grandpa (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Ditto, Beth!
     
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  88. PussCatPrince - GA

    PussCatPrince - GA Well-Known Member

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    Tiz.
     
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  89. Squalliesmom

    Squalliesmom Well-Known Member

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    I feel the same way about you and Elmo, and all the wonderful people who helped me so very much. ❤️
     
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  90. Squalliesmom

    Squalliesmom Well-Known Member

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    And you too, M! ❤️
     
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  91. Squalliesmom

    Squalliesmom Well-Known Member

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    ❤️
     
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  92. Manu & Porto

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    I am so sorry to read about Grandpa, it saddens me, such a sweet boy he was. But he was loved and now the pain is over, I hope he is running free, happy! We are sending hugs, RIP Grandpa:bighug::bighug:
     

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