GA 12/23 - Gabby is flying free

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  1. Sienne and Gabby (GA)

    Sienne and Gabby (GA) Senior Member Moderator

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    My heart is in a thousand pieces and my eyes are awash with tears as I'm posting this. Please help me to mourn and to celebrate a life well lived.

    Gabby is a “pound kitty” who won my heart by curling up on my legs and chewing on my shoelaces when we met at the shelter. Her estimated birthday is Valentine’s Day, 2000. Her predecessor, Gracie, crossed the Bridge on that day and Gabby possesses many of Gracie’s qualities. As best we could guess, Gabby was born around the same time that Gracie crossed. Gabby is a bit of a diva and will not allow anyone except me test her and anyone giving her a shot has to be very courageous and crafty. She is clearly a mama's girl and defines “tortitude.”


    Gabby was diagnosed with FD on 5-26-2009. At the time of diagnosis, she was a very sick kitty. She had pancreatitis, diabetic ketoacidosis, and hepatic lipidosis. She spent 3 days on the ICU with two vets being just as happy as I was that she survived. Since that time, she’s been healthy and enduring the relentless attention of Gizmo who adores her. She rightfully earned her crown as the diving diva. It was a challenge to get her numbers regulated and the help of the many people who guided my learning has been valued on a daily basis.

    Fast forward to October. At that vet visit, Gabby’s labs showed the early stages of kidney disease and her blood pressure was high. We started her on medication for her blood pressure that affected her appetite. By Thanksgiving, she’d lost an alarming amount of weight and her kidney values were awful. As you’ve all seen, I was able to keep her well regulated until very recently when her BG values became worse than when she was first diagnosed. The kidney disease was very rapidly progressing. Despite an appetite stimulant, medications for nausea, sub-q fluids, and a phosphorus binder, Gabby’s body was just not rebounding. She has been fading away before my eyes.


    I know I have said this to several people on the Board. A cat will tell you when it’s her time. It’s our job to be wise enough to listen. This morning, Gabby refused to eat. She has been lying next to her water bowl. It was before dawn, I lit a fire and I picked her up, laid down with her on the sofa with her cuddled on my chest. She gave me a small purr – something she has not done in the last week or two. I told her how much I love her and she looked in my eyes and told me that it was her time to fly free and join the many of her friends who are already at the Bridge. The vet will be here later today.

    Gizmo knows Gabby is sick – he spent a good half of an hour grooming her. In my heart, I know that when we bring a kitty into our home, it is a forever decision and that ultimately we choose tears since their time is relatively short. Gabby is my kitty and I am her bean and she let me give her shots, fluids, pills and all else that is involved with her care without a peep. (She hisses at everyone else.) She has weathered a move across the country and to a new condo that she loves as much as I do, the loss of her first companion, George, the ministrations of Gizmo, and this last battle is one that at almost 16 years of age, she just doesn’t have the stamina for. I do not want to let her go but that would be for me and it would be far too painful to see her fade away further.


    So, please light candles and send soft light to grace my kitty’s way to the Bridge and to assure her that she is well loved and that her friends will be there to keep her safe and will understand if she doesn’t want to play -- because, after all, she’s a tortie and they will have to win her trust.
     
  2. Andy & Pimp

    Andy & Pimp Well-Known Member

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    OMG Sienne, what a beautiful eulogy.
    I am so sorry. It is obvious how much you love Gabby and how much she loves you. It is the ultimate act of loving for you to give her wings.
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  3. Tena and Curry(GA)

    Tena and Curry(GA) Well-Known Member

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    Oh Sienne. Tears are falling as I'm typing. I'm so so sorry. I will be lighting a candle to help light the way for your little girl. And Miss Curry will be waiting for her and will totally understand her "tortie way".

    Keeping you, Gabby and Gizmo in my thoughts and prayers.

    Lots of love and hugs,
    Tena, Curry(GA), Zeke and Sidney
     
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  4. Shelly & Jersey

    Shelly & Jersey Well-Known Member

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    ((((Sienne))))

    My heart breaks for you. I pray that you find strength today and comfort in knowing that you are giving Gabby the greatest gift of all. My candles have been lit to guide Gabby's way.

    Shelly

    To One in Sorrow

    Let me come in where you are weeping, friend,
    And let me take your hand.
    I, who have known a sorrow such as yours,
    Can understand.


    Let me come in -- I would be very still
    Beside you in your grief;
    I would not bid you cease your weeping, friend,
    Tears can bring relief.


    Let me come in -- I would only breathe a prayer,
    And hold your hand,
    For I have known a sorrow such as yours,
    And understand.


    ~ Grace Noll Crowell
     
  5. carfurby

    carfurby Well-Known Member

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    I'm so sorry it's Gabby's time. Sending prayers and hugs. Fly free Gabby. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  6. Squeaky and KT (GA)

    Squeaky and KT (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Sienne, oh I'm SO SO sorry it's sweet Gabby's time to cross....she's taking a piece of my heart with her. I share tears, Gabby's been bigger than life for so long. BIG HUGE Loooooooooong hug. I'm so thankful she's known such love and care. Remember - she's not gone, you just have to hug her differently.

    Soar high sweet girl...landing softly back in Mama's and Gizmo's broken hearts....
     
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  7. Tiger(GA) and Ruth

    Tiger(GA) and Ruth Well-Known Member

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    ((((((((Sienne Gabby and Gizmo)))))))) I am sending my strongest prayers and vines and light. My GA's Tiger, Junior and Tails will all be awaiting Gabby with open paws. But still my heart is breaking for you, big hugs...

    Fly Free Sweet Brave Gabby and land softly- You are so loved and forever a legend here in LL
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  8. Mandarin'sMom

    Mandarin'sMom Well-Known Member

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    I am so sorry - my heart is breaking for you. Gabby sounds like a very special kitty who was lucky enough that she had a devoted and loving bean that took great care of her and loved her her entire life. Fly free, Gabby - there are lots of cats waiting for you on the other side to welcome you and show you the ropes.
     
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  9. Tricia Cinco(GA) & Harvey

    Tricia Cinco(GA) & Harvey Well-Known Member

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    {{{Sienne}}},

    I have been somewhat out of touch, so I had no idea that Gabby's situation was so dire. I am so very, very sorry to hear she has told you she is ready to cross. We are never ready when they are. My heart is heavy for you and Gizmo.

    You were one of the people that was the most helpful to me when I first started this dance, and you have always been an amazing mentor and guide for me and so many others. You are such a strong woman, and you've been through a lot yourself in the past year or so, but you've always been there for us. I hope that, in return, we can give you some comfort as you learn to live with the Gabby-shaped hole in your heart. We all grieve with you and wish your baby well on her new journey. :bighug:

    Fly free, sweet Gabby, and land softly.
     
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  10. Linda and Bear Man

    Linda and Bear Man Well-Known Member

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    I am so sorry to hear this. She has had a life full of love and leaves behind a lifetime of memories. Safe crossing, Gabby. Send your Mom a message when you get to the Bridge.

    Sienne, wishing you peace as you help your girl on the last leg of her journey.
     
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  11. MJ+Donovan

    MJ+Donovan Well-Known Member

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    Gabby was diagnosed shortly after my Donovan. Such memories of those early days on FDMB...
    Donny will surely be waiting for Gabby at the Bridge, with his buddy Butthead <3

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    MJ
     
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  12. milfordcollector

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    ((((Sienne)))) you have been our rock & guidance. May you be blessed with comfort & memories of your beloved Gabby. May she fly free & land softly at the Rainbow Bridge, & keep watch over her beloved mama bean. Purrs & Love being sent your way on this very difficult daycat_wings>o:rb_icon: Cindy & Angel Sabrina
     

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  13. Patricia & Noodle

    Patricia & Noodle Well-Known Member

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    Sienne- What a touching tribute to your sweet Gabby. I look at her SS often for some insight into my own struggles in this dance. It breaks my heart to see that she has told you it's her time. I will light a candle and think of her, you, and Gizmo today. :bighug:
     
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  14. Asrael

    Asrael Well-Known Member

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    Sending so much light and love to you and Gizmo. You will be in my thoughts and my prayers.
     
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  15. Sherry & Zoe (GA)

    Sherry & Zoe (GA) Well-Known Member

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    I'm so sorry, Sienne. My heart is breaking with you. Many hugs. :'(
     
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  16. Libby and Lucy

    Libby and Lucy Senior Member Moderator

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    I'm so sorry, Sienne. Thinking of you today.
     
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  17. Jill & Alex (GA)

    Jill & Alex (GA) Senior Member Moderator

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    ((((((((((Cheryl))))))))))
    OMG. I'm stunned. I'm so sorry... my heart is breaking for you.
    I'll keep a candle lit for Gabby today. It'll help light the way...
     
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  18. Melissa24

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    Thinking of you today, I am so sorry.
     
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  19. April and Smokey

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    We are so sorry!! We will light candles and are sending soft light to Gabby. It's never easy.... big big hugs!!
     
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  20. KarensPoe

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    I am speechless....with tears welled up in my eyes...fighting them as I am at work...

    Sienne...you are a great influence here and Gabby had one of the bestest Mommy's I ever did see...My heart is at peace knowing she will fly free and soar with all those waiting for her to cross the Bridge...my heart aches too as you make one of the most important, selfless decisions we have to make for our fur babies..

    Prayers and Hugs as you assist her to fly free....
     
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  21. Thabbo

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    I am so sorry Sienne, I know that she enjoyed a good life thanks to you and she will be grateful that you will allow her to fly free now! Sending lots of thoughts your way cat_wings>o
     
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  22. Marje and Gracie

    Marje and Gracie Senior Member Moderator

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    ((((Sienne)))) know that you are in my heart and prayers today. I wish I could be there with you but your whole L/L land family will be here to hold you up through the tough days ahead. Thank you for sharing Gabby with us all these years and for sharing her story today. What a glorious bond you have and will continue to have even after she crosses through the veil to see George and all the others waiting to play. I know she is thanking you for choosing tears.

    Fly free, Gabby.....gentle journey to light and healing.

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  23. Melissa & Tarragon

    Melissa & Tarragon Well-Known Member

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    Oh my gosh. I was shocked to see this. Sienne please know that my heart is with you. Tears falling as I type this. Fly free little one and land softly.
     
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  24. Jacspets

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    I'm So sorry Sienne. What a beautiful story and what a wonderful life Gabby has had. My heart goes out to you. :rb_icon:
     
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  25. Deb & Spot

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    Oh Sienne, my heart is just breaking.....Gabby will be remembered by a lot of people. She was a very lucky gal and was so loved. I am always at a loss for words when someone looses their fur kid....we all know how that loss feels. We all are sharing your grief and heart ache. Hugs to you. Fly free and land softly Gabby. Say Hi to all the others that have gone before you. Give my Ralphie a little lick on the head for me. Tell him I miss him
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  26. suki & crystal (GA)

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    (((Sienne))) so very sorry to read your post. Sending you prayers for peace and comfort in the days ahead without your sweet Gabby. Fly free little one and land softly, you will be greatly missed. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  27. Sgans and Eegie - GA

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    I'm so very very sorry. My thoughts and heart are with you and Gabby today. May your passing be easy, lovely Gabby.
     
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  28. Doodles & Karen

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    I'm so sorry Sienne and she knows how much you love her and the bond that is there. May you rest peacefully Gabby and play freely sweet girl. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  29. missyandlittlegray

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    I'm so sad to read this and so, so sorry. But what a beautiful tribute to your girl. I'm going to light a candle for her now, and I'm sending you both many, many (((hugs))).
     
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  30. Ann & Maggie11 (GA)

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    (((Sienne & Gizmo))) I am so sorry and sad for you and Gizmo. What a beautiful and loving life she has there with you and Gizmo. I've been following Gabby's condo as it's helped me understand Katie's strong tortitudes in a good and humorous way. Sending comfort vines and prayers. We will light a candle to show Gabby the way. Sending comfort vines, hugs and prayers.
     
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  31. missMeows

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    Oh, Sienne! (((((Hugs))))

    I'm so sorry to hear about dear Gabby. I've been away for a while from this board but tried to sneak in once in a while to make sure all is still well with you all. I'm so so so sorry to read this. Sending you the most healing vines and thoughts your way. I hope you find comfort in having provided the most loving of home for Gabby. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  32. Anne & Zener GA

    Anne & Zener GA Well-Known Member

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    Oh no, not Gabby. We are so very sorry to read of her soon to be crossing. And we send you hugs and love. Our hearts are breaking yet again for another loss of our sweet kitties. Thank you for sharing her amazing story. We will miss her and her tortie-tude very much. You and Gabby taught us so very much to help our beloved Zener and we know you have helped so many others here too.

    We have our candle lit for Gabby and have sent word to Zener of her arrival. He will get all the kitties lined up to provide the greeting she will feel like she deserves. Our love is with you today Sienne as you give Gabby the most difficult yet loving gift of all. Fly free our sweet Gabby, land softly and look for the black cat line of honor as your arrive.

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    Anne, Liz and Tillie
     
  33. Donna & Doogle

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    I am so sorry Sienne!!!! My heart aches for you as I know how you are feeling. I lost Doogle last week due to his intestines died and he has peritonitis. Fly free Gabby and stay strong Sienne! cat_wings>o
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  34. Peg and Toby

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    I'm so very sorry that it is Gabby's time. She knows she is loved and you are giving her a special gift in letting her go at this time. I hope you can find peace in your memories of her. Fly free sweet Gabby.cat_wings>o
     
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  35. Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA)

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

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    Dear ((((Sienne)))), We will be lighting Stu's candle tonight to help illuminate Gabby's way to the Bridge, where all of her GA pals will be waiting in welcome (respecting her tortitude, of course). How difficult it is to make this decision. But in giving Gabby this loving gift you hold her close and you both remember with joy the wonderful years you shared.
    We are deeply sorry that it is Gabby's time to fly free. We are keeping you both, and Gizmo too, in our hearts.

    :bighug::bighug::bighug:

    Ella & Rusty
     
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  36. Tuxedo Mom

    Tuxedo Mom Well-Known Member

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    Sienne I am so sorry that it is Gabby's time to cross the bridge. You two had a very special bond and even though Gabby will not be with you physically she will live forever in your heart. Hold close the special, wonderful memories of your time together to give you strength and peace as Gabby leaves to join all the other FDMB kitties that are waiting for her.

    :bighug: cat_wings>o :bighug:
     
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  37. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Senior Member Moderator

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    Sienne - I am so sorry it is Gabby's time.:bighug: You and Gabby have always been there for us. Know that we will be there for you as you go through this difficult time. Such a special girl.
     
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  38. Cara and Wynken (GA)

    Cara and Wynken (GA) Member

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    So very sad for you!! I don't know you, and yet I feel I do. Your story touches me very deeply and my heart goes out to you. I've lost 3 this year and have several more elderly furbabies.... We care and care and do all we can... Until we can't, anymore... So wrenching and so hard. My heart is breaking for your very loving choice to let your beautiful girl go... Hugs!
     
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  39. Paula

    Paula Well-Known Member

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    Sienne:bighug::bighug::bighug:
    I am so sorry. Such a beautiful story of Gabby. Tears are streaming down my face as I type this.
    You have been a wonderful Momma and Gabby knows this.
    Fly free Little little one and send your Momma a sign from the Bridge for you are so loved and always will be.
    Sending prayers for strength at this difficult time.
    Rest in peace Gabby we will miss you.
     
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  40. Kate and Kloever

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    What a beautiful tribute!!! Cherish the last few moments you have. I'm SO SO SORRY... :'(
     
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  41. MonetsMom

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    Sienne... My heart hurts so very much for you having to say goodbye to Gabby.
    You and Gabby have been so inspirational to so may on this board including Monet and me. You were one of the ones that helped Monet get into remission.
    Gabby's story is so awesome and you have been the best Mama Bean to her. Sending you my thoughts, Prayers. hugs, and love. Fly free Gabby .... Fly free !!!
     
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  42. Amy&TrixieCat

    Amy&TrixieCat Well-Known Member

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    We are so very sorry to hear this...you and Gabby have been such a true inspiration here in L&LL, and you continue to be so today as you have listened to what Gabby wants. Thank you for sharing her and her story with us. You are in our thoughts and prayers, today and always....
     
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  43. Judy and Boomer

    Judy and Boomer Well-Known Member

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    Sienne....my heart is breaking for you. Fly free and land softly Gabby.
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  44. Patty & Champ

    Patty & Champ Well-Known Member

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    ((((Sienne)))) Of course I'm crying. I just can't believe it's Gabby's time to go. i thought she was invincible. As usual, you're doing your very best for her by letting her go. I'm so sorry. I know she is a huge part of your, and our, life.
     
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  45. Natalia & Enana

    Natalia & Enana Well-Known Member

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    I can't stop crying. My heart is broken. Give Gabby a little kiss between the ears from me. I'm sending you an immense soft blanket of love to wrap around the three of you. Hug. Hug.
     
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  46. Lydia--(Rosie & Basil) GA

    Lydia--(Rosie & Basil) GA Well-Known Member

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    Sienne, I don't even have any sensible words. I'm so sad for you today. But so happy for all your yesterdays with Gabby. You have been a wonder with her and she absolutely knows how much you love her. Basil will be there waiting. Please tell Gabby that my three little dogs are probably STILL teasing Basil a bit and so she needs to just give them one good hiss and they will run.

    My heart breaks for you, Sienne. It does.
     
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  47. Christie & Willie (GA)

    Christie & Willie (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Tears flowing here ...so very heartbroken to see this news.

    Willie, Herbie and I will be lighting the mantle candle that Miss Belle watches over this evening to help light Gabby's way. Your family here will be holding you and Gizmo close both in mourning and celebration of one of our Legends.

    Fly free, pretty girl and land softly. So many of your friends are anxious to see you.
     
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  48. CD and BigMac

    CD and BigMac Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful. The love between you and Gabby has been just beautiful. I'm so glad she nibbled on your shoelaces that day. Such a cute beginning and now with oceans of tears you have to say goodbye. We are all crying with you today. I'm so very sorry Cheryl. My heart and tears are with you today.
     
  49. Pat+Raja+Shadow

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    (((Sienne)))
    Sending kisses and loving thoughts to Gabby~there are SO many of her trusted friends already there at the bridge,
    waiting to welcome her and keep her company until we are all together once again...

    And hugging you across the miles as you face this sad time. As you have comforted so many others here on the forum
    may YOU be comforted knowing that you have done all you can for your Dear Sweet Gabby. The final gift
    is setting her free so that she will no longer be in pain. You have been the Best of Mothers to her and the Best of
    friends as well.
    I pray that you and Gizmo will hold each other and be comforted with the memories of the years you all shared with
    Dear Gabby... Fly free Gabby....
     
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  50. Ann & Tess GA

    Ann & Tess GA Well-Known Member

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    Oh! Sienne!! We are all grieving with you today. You are such a loving bean and though it breaks your heart, you are showing her love until the end. You are so wise and know her so well and you know it is time. Candle will be flickering all over the world for Gabby tonight!
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  51. Mocha aka Cold Play

    Mocha aka Cold Play Well-Known Member

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    this is beautiful....thank you for sharing.
     
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  52. Mocha aka Cold Play

    Mocha aka Cold Play Well-Known Member

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    Hugs to you from all who know that pain that breaks a heart. And, yet, the memories flourish to bring smiles in days to come to brighten our path. They are never really gone from us. They forever reside in our heart. Comfort and strength.
     
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  53. Julia & Bandit (GA)

    Julia & Bandit (GA) Well-Known Member

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    I am so sorry, Sienne. Gabby could not have ended up with a more devoted caretaker who cared for her as well as you did. My heart is breaking for you.

    *uberhugs*
     
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    Love to your and your babies. Fly free sweet Gabby, time to catch up with your buddies. Peace.
     
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  56. elizabeth and gus

    elizabeth and gus Well-Known Member

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    OH Sienne I am so sorry for your loss. I can't stop crying and my heart aches. Prayers and hugs for you.
     
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    I'm so sorry for your loss.
     
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  59. Anne & Hyde (GA)

    Anne & Hyde (GA) Well-Known Member

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    So sorry Sienne. If love alone could have saved her, she would be with you forever. Our hearts are breaking right along side yours.

    Fly free sweet Gabby, and land softly. My GA, Emmy, a torbie (tortie+tabby - a tortie with stripes) with attitude will keep an eye out for her.

    Hugs to you :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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    So sorry Sienne. Thoughts and prayers are with you. What a beautiful life you gave Gabby and her wonderful memories she gave you will always be forever in your heart. Land softly sweet Gabby :rb_icon:
     
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  61. houghtam

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    I am so so sorry. My heart is breaking for you. Please take comfort in the number of people who are grieving with you. Gabby knew you loved her. Hugs.
     
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  62. Tigger's Friend

    Tigger's Friend Well-Known Member

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    So sorry to hear that Gabby is slipping her earthly bonds. You've been an amazing caregiver, Sienne, and you are both blessed to have each other. You and Gabby, Gizmo are in our hearts and thoughts. May Gabby & George enjoy all the love they share until you meet again at the Rainbow Bridge. Fly free, sweet Gabby and soar.
     
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  63. Marilyn and Polly

    Marilyn and Polly Well-Known Member

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    Oh no. Sienne, you have been such a help and inspiration to so many of us in LL. All because of Gabby. Please feel all the love and shared grief pouring over you and Gizmo from all of us. I am so sorry. So sad. Tears.

    A candle burns here in the desert for your girl. Safe passage dear Gabby. You are loved. Always will be.

    Marilyn
     
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  64. Sienne and Gabby (GA)

    Sienne and Gabby (GA) Senior Member Moderator

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    The vet just left with Gabby cradled in her arms. The cardiac labs came in a little later than the other labs. Gabby's kidneys and heart were both giving out. As much as it hurts, this was the last loving decision I could make for my little girl.

    Thank you all for your kind and thoughtful words -- as much as I can read them through my tears. Hug your kitties for me because no matter how much time you have with them, it's never enough.

    Fly free Gabby and land softly. Play well with your friends at the Bridge and look for George and Gracie. We will all be together again.
     
  65. Tricia Cinco(GA) & Harvey

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  66. Marycatmom

    Marycatmom Well-Known Member

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    My heart is breaking for you, Sienne. I am so very sorry. You and Gizmo will be in my prayers.
     
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  67. PeterDevonMocha

    PeterDevonMocha Well-Known Member

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    Wow, I'm not sure what to say .. I wish I could have been on the board more to send my prayers and positive thoughts to you and Gabby .. Even though it is the last loving act we can show our furbabies, it is one we never want to make .. My heart breaks for you and gizmo ..
     
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  68. Amy&TrixieCat

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    :bighug::bighug::bighug:...Gabby will always be a L&LL legend....
     
  69. Tara & Buster

    Tara & Buster Well-Known Member

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    So very sorry, Sienne. Full moon in a few days - hopefully you can hear her song. Fly free, land softly and let your mama know when you have found your way, little Gabby. cat_wings>o
     
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  70. Helene & Tizon

    Helene & Tizon Well-Known Member

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    Dear Sienne,
    My heart is broken for you and tears are running down my face. Special kitties create a crater in our heart when they leave. I remember when you joined the FDMB, I was just new here then. Gabby was famous for diving and making you late for work. I remember the beautiful pictures of Gabby and Gizmo your friend took. Those are precious memories.
    I'm certain that Gabby will find her friends on the other side of the rainbow bridge. Her will land softly and be guided by the others. She will be okay. There will be catnip and new toys and it will be fun.
    As for the bean, well.... It's soooo hard. You gave her your heart and a loving home. Be proud! Remember the special times and how much Gabby taught you. You loved her so much that you helped her let go. She wasn't alone and she knew that she was loved.

    From the bottom of my heart, my most sincere condolences. (((((Sienne )))
    Fly free beautiful Gabby.
     
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  71. Anne & Zener GA

    Anne & Zener GA Well-Known Member

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    I remember Mariko explaining to her mother why she did so much for Lucy, so that she would have no regrets after Lucy was gone. You did everything for Gabby, including today. Hugs to you, Sienne.
    Liz
     
  72. Sienne and Gabby (GA)

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  73. Wendy&Tiggy(GA)

    Wendy&Tiggy(GA) Well-Known Member

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    :rb_icon::( I am so so sorry to hear this.. Fly free sweet girl . ((Sienne))
     
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  74. Bron and Sheba (GA)

    Bron and Sheba (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Oh Sienne:bighug::bighug::bighug:
    I was quite shocked when I just turned on the computer this morning and saw your post. I did not realise Gabby was quite so ill. CRD is a horrible disease. You have been a wonderful caring bean to Gabby ....she was so lucky you found her at the shelter. You have given her a beautiful life and now the final gift of love. The photo is very special.
    This is the hardest of days for you.
    Fly free sweet Gabby and land soft at the bridge...cat_wings>o
     
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  75. Lynn & Rupert

    Lynn & Rupert Well-Known Member

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    So sorry to hear about your beloved Gabby, you made a loving decision in letting her cross the bridge. She was your special girl and a beautiful tortie. Rest easy now Gabby.
     
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  76. MaineLove

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    Sienne, your beautiful torbie, Gabby will be a treasure in your heart forever. My thoughts and prayers for your comfort are with you. Your photo of her is priceless. Many hugs and love, Kathe
     
  77. Nina and KB

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    I'm so sorry it's Gabby's time. Land softly, sweet girl.
     
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  78. sarahtee

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    I'm so very sorry, Sienne.

    Fly free and soft landings, Gabby. You will be truly missed.
     
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  79. Barb & Checkers (GA)

    Barb & Checkers (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Dear (((Sienne))). I always loved the story of how Gabby chose you. What a fantastic mama bean you've been to her..I'm so very sorry for the pain you're feeling, and also for Gizmo, who must be confused right now.
    I know how much it hurts to give that last gift of pain release, to your baby.
    I'm sure she's telling all her friends at The Bridge, about her wonderful mama. I bet, some of them are telling her, "yeah I know, she helped give me a better life".
    Oh Gabby, we will miss you.
    Sienne, I send my most loving thoughts and prayers, for your aching heart.
     
  80. Melissa & Tarragon

    Melissa & Tarragon Well-Known Member

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    ((((Sienne))))
     
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  81. Megan & Oren

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    more hugs, light and love for you and your darling Gabby. What a beauty and a warm, loving relationship you'll always cherish. The kindest but most difficult gift ever to give, those golden wings. Fly free and high sweet Gabby, land softly among all the other dearly loved kitties at the bridge, my Ellie and Abbey and all the others will welcome you (when your tortie self says it's ready). So many here know the sorrow this day brings. cat_wings>o
    Megan & Oren
     
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  82. rhiannon and shadow (GA)

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    (((((((Sienne)))))))
    I'm so sorry. my mouth dropped and tears flowed when i saw the title......
    You gave her your all...... especially in love.
    I hope you can feel that you will one day hold her again , snuggle, and hear that purr. That has been my only comfort.

    Fly Free Beautiful Gabby..... may all our special kitties welcome you with open paws..... tortitude and all......
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  83. knolet

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    Sienne, I am so very sorry for the loss of sweet Gabby, my heart aches for you. Hugs to you and Gizmo. Fly free Gabby, land softly, and show your momma a sign when you can.
     
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  84. Tara & Ivana (GA)

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    So very sorry to read this Sienne, many hugs to you :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  85. Chris & China (GA)

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    ((((Sienne))))

    So sorry to hear it was Gabby's time to leave you. It's such a hard decision to let them go, but it's always the loving one.

    Fly free sweet Gabby and land softly cat_wings>o Send mama a sign that you're happy, healthy and waiting for the day you'll be together again
     
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  86. Luanne Cigic

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  87. Luanne Cigic

    Luanne Cigic Member

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    So sorry! <3
     
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  88. Ele & Blackie (GA)

    Ele & Blackie (GA) Well-Known Member

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    What a beautiful tribute you've written for Gabby. I know your heart is broken, but it wouldn't hurt so much if you didn't love her so much. Gabby will forever be in your heart. May you one day meet again on the other side. Sending you prayers of peace and comfort. Fly Free Gabby - and land softly.
     
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  89. Anne & Zener GA

    Anne & Zener GA Well-Known Member

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    image.jpeg Hugs and love to you Sienne and Gizmo. Until we are all together again with those that love us best.
     
  90. dian and wheezer

    dian and wheezer Well-Known Member

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    sienne. how most of us know the pain and heartbreak these decisions cause us. if it were not for the deep love and devotion we have for our cats and being the bigger person to take on their pain and make it ours we would be nothing. GAbby knew that love and devotion and thanks you for not letting him suffer.
    fly free sweet one. you will be remembered by many and especially the old timers.
    hugs my friend
     
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  91. Josie & Ripley (GA)

    Josie & Ripley (GA) Well-Known Member

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    {{{{{Sienne}}}}},
    I am so very, very sorry. My heart deeply aches for you. :bighug:
    Gabby will be greeted by so many kitties at the bridge.
    I'm holding you in my heart and sending peace and light. Gabby will always be loved by many.

    Fly free, Sweet GabbyGirl, and land ever so softly. ❤️❤️❤️
     
  92. julie & punkin (ga)

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    Around the world, cheryl, we in Lantus Land are all grieving with you. Tears flowing, remembering your sweet Gabby. Those of us who "know" Gabby have loved the stories of her adventures with Gizmo - you were her bean and both of you had a better life because of it. She has been one of the legends of Lantus Land as you faithfully cared for her during the years with FD.

    Sending healing thoughts for you and Gizmo.

    Fly free of your broken body sweet Gabby, transformed and whole again. Land with tortitude and whack a few unruly little boys that side of the rainbow bridge.

    We'll miss you here.

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  93. Olive & Paula

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    Sienne, with tissues in hand your tribute was beautiful. So so sorry it was her time. The candles are lit to show her the way. Be free Gabby.
     
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  94. Dyana

    Dyana Well-Known Member

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    Oh (((((Sienne))))), I am so sorry for your heartache. And I feel for Gizmo, too.
    I will light J.D.'s candle to help her find her way.
     
  95. Gill & George

    Gill & George Well-Known Member

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    Oh Sienne, I am so very sorry for your loss. hugs:bighug::bighug::bighug:

    :rb_icon:cat_wings>o
     
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  96. MollynSkooter

    MollynSkooter Well-Known Member

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    There are tears in my eyes as I type this. You have been such a great source of strength and knowledge for me and many others.
    I hope we are able to provide at least a little love and support to you during this time. What a great bean to listen to you sweet girl when she said she was ready....

    Fly free sweet baby girl and remember to send momma a sign to let her know you made it safely
     
  97. Sharon14

    Sharon14 Well-Known Member

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    Such a beautiful tribute, I'm so sorry for your loss of sweet Gabby:bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  98. Vyktors Mum

    Vyktors Mum Well-Known Member

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    I'm so sorry it was Gabby's time, your devotion to her knew no bounds right up until the very end. Such a tough decision made with so much love ((((((Sienne)))))) may all the wonderful memories you have sooth your broken heart as Gabby floats to the bridge on a wave of LL tears. I will light a candle for her now as I contribute to the wave.

    Fly free sweet Gabby:rb_icon: be at peace.
     
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  99. Tina & Sammy

    Tina & Sammy Well-Known Member

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    It breaks my heart to read this. Sending lots of light for Gabby's crossing and big hugs to you. Hang in there!
     
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  100. Michelle and Mannie (GA)

    Michelle and Mannie (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Sienne, I am so very very sorry. You and Gabby have always held a special place in my heart, I am so sorry it was her time. You are right though, they always let us know when it is time. Gabby's method of letting you know was exactly as Mannie's. It was that purr, and I knew, as did you. I will light a candle for her. I know for certain that Mannie is waiting, to help guide her. You and Gabby were the first to guide us here when we began our journey. There is no way he will not be there for her. Gabby I shall miss you,. Fly free little one, land softly at the bridge. We will always remember you, never to be forgotten. :rb_icon:

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