My Little Buddy Crash is Gone

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  1. Linda and Crash (GA)

    Linda and Crash (GA) Member

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    Hello Dear Friends,

    It's taken over a month to post this, but I wanted to share the sad news with all of you. We lost Crash's battle with cancer on February 5th. Oh, how I miss my boy! It's hard not to see him in every corner of the house, to think I hear him when the floor squeaks, to long for his purry hug after work. But he gave us a good long life, with lots of love, and a million memories. In fact daddy-bean says he's probably the most documented cat on the planet - but I know there are many more well documented kitties on this board.

    Big hugs to all of you and your kitties, and tons of thanks for making Lantus-Land so friendly and comforting in the wee hours of the morning. You gave us almost three more years with Crash, all of which we owe to all our friends on this board.

    A song I wrote for Crash follows these pictures. Rest easy little one. We love and miss you.




    God Gave Me a Kitten
    (A song for Crash in his final days)

    God gave me a kitten - Just a year from my vow
    To be a wife to my husband - And he’s seventeen now

    He’s given us joy - And a few sleepless nights
    Survived diabetes - CRF and dog fights

    But this one final battle - Will be the last of his years
    For cancer can’t be killed - Despite all my tears


    And the teardrops keep falling - As I pet and he purrs
    Oh, how precious the memories - With our ball of sweet fur

    Though in pain, he kept purring - And the smile in his eyes
    Kept telling me, ‘Not yet, I’m not ready to die’

    But this one final battle - Will be the last of his years
    For cancer can’t be killed - Despite all my tears


    And today I see death - As it calls my sweet cat
    As his painful days lengthen - I know I must act

    As a mommy, I’ll do things - I never knew I could do
    But for you boy, I do them - For I’ll always love you

    And this one final battle - Will be the last of his years
    For cancer can’t be killed - Despite all my tears


    But your days have now ended - And your pain is no more
    I’m glad that you picked me - That day long ago

    There’s a hole in my heart - That only Catty could fill
    My sweet little boy, Crash - I long for you still

    Now this one final battle - Was the last of his years
    For cancer can’t be killed - Despite all my tears
    Oh, how much of a fighter - this warrior, my friend
    Goodbye, I will miss you - but thank you again
     

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  2. Lisa and Merlyn (GA)

    Lisa and Merlyn (GA) Well-Known Member

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    OH ((((((((((((((((((((((((((LINDA))))))))))))))))))))))

    I am so very sorry for your loss, so many lately. Wrapping you in cyber hugs.
    Crash is flying free now, whole and healthy over the Rainbow Bridge. rb_icon
    wings_cat
     
  3. Ann & Scatcats

    Ann & Scatcats Well-Known Member

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    Linda, beautiful song and yes we've definitely been lucky that we were the chosen ones.

    Crash was truly a handsome boy cat_pet_icon


    Walk with angels, little Crash.
     
  4. lynda and scruffy (GA)

    lynda and scruffy (GA) Member

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    Linda,

    Thank you for sharing your song with us, and the story of Crash. Way too many sad losses here in recent days, but I guess it might help to think of them all gathering up above, waiting for us to come to be with them again.
     
  5. Pam and Layla

    Pam and Layla Senior Member Moderator

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    (((Linda)))
    Oh no - I'm so sorry to see you lost Crash.

    Such a beautiful song to remember your handsome Crash.

    Hugs to you and your family.

    Pam
     
  6. Karen & Smokey(GA)

    Karen & Smokey(GA) Well-Known Member

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    I am so sorry for your loss.

    May all your wonderful memories of the handsome and brave Crash comfort you...

    ...'til you meet again.
     
  7. Linda and Bear Man

    Linda and Bear Man Well-Known Member

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    (((Linda)))
    I am so sorry that you have lost your beloved Crash. Thank you for showing us those photos and for sharing your song to him. He had such a long and happy life. I hope that you can take comfort from all of your happy memories of him. I know that I always loved to hear of his many adventures, and that he is one of the special ones that I will never forget. I know that he has found a place with lizards to hunt and warm, sunny places to rest with his many friends who are there with him. Most of all, he has found a place in the hearts of the many here who will miss him.
     
  8. RobbiesMom

    RobbiesMom Member

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    thank you for sharing your song - I am so sorry for your loss but inspired by your word. Those red tabby boys move right into your heart it seems!
     
  9. Rob & Harley (GA)

    Rob & Harley (GA) Well-Known Member

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    I'm so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful and touching song for Crash.

    Fly free sweet Crash wings_cat
     
  10. MelanieAndRacci

    MelanieAndRacci Well-Known Member

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    Linda, that's such a wonderful song for a wonderful cat. He was a beautiful boy. I'm so very sorry you lost him. I had to make the same decision because of cancer for my precious Calli who was almost 17 in September so really feel your pain as if it were mine all over again. I never could post it. It just hurt too much. That horrible killer cancer just can't be beat. We can only lessen their pain. I hope you can take comfort in the memories of the good days.

    Hugs,
    Melanie & Racci
     
  11. jt and trouble (GA)

    jt and trouble (GA) Well-Known Member

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    A beautiful song for your beautiful boy. Thank you so much for sharing them both with us. Another warrior leaves us...Linda I feel your sadness.
    Fly free brave one land ever so softly...till you meet again.
    jeanne
     
  12. Larry and Kitties

    Larry and Kitties Well-Known Member

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    Sending purrs and prayers. Crash look a lot like my Bailey.
     
  13. Nina and KB

    Nina and KB Well-Known Member

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    ((( Linda )))

    I'm so sorry you've lost your special guy. He will not be forgotten - so many friends here that have gotten to know you and him through the years. ((( Linda ))). Fly free, Sweet Crash.
     
  14. PeterDevonMocha

    PeterDevonMocha Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry for your loss .. I don't think I've ever stopped looking for my GA's in a corner of a room ..
     
  15. Jill and Remi

    Jill and Remi Member

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    ((Linda)) I am so very sorry for your loss. I know how special he was to you. He was such a fighter. And I do wish that our tears could defeat cancer, that would be wonderful. Your song and words are amazing and made me think of my Remi(GA to cancer almost 4 years ago), whom I still miss. Hugs to you!
     
  16. tuckers mom

    tuckers mom Well-Known Member

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    (((Linda))) I am so sorry. I remember when you first came to FDMB, I loved his name and I had told you about my own adopted Crash. I hope that your love for Crash brings you comfort when you think about him and look at his pictures.
     
  17. Marcy & Klinger (GA)

    Marcy & Klinger (GA) Well-Known Member

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    What a beautiful song and tribute to Crash. He was a very handsome boy. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Fly free Crash.. rb_icon
     
  18. sharon and sparky

    sharon and sparky Member

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    Tears fall as I read your song. It is always so hard when we lose them. Fly Free Crash wings_cat
     
  19. Jill & Alex (GA)

    Jill & Alex (GA) Senior Member Moderator

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    ((((((( Linda )))))))
    My heart aches for your loss. You had such a special bond with Crash.
    Thank you for sharing pictures and your special song. He's such a handsome boy... never to be forgotten.

    Someone else posted this poem awhile back. It touched my heart as I know it will yours.

    And God asked the feline spirit
    Are you ready to come home?
    Oh, yes, quite so, replied the precious soul
    And, as a cat, you know I am most able
    To decide anything for myself.

    Are you coming then? asked God.
    Soon, replied the whiskered angel
    But I must come slowly
    For my human friends are troubled
    For you see, they need me, quite certainly.

    But don't they understand? asked God
    That you'll never leave them?
    That your souls are intertwined. For all eternity?
    That nothing is created or destroyed?
    It just is....forever and ever and ever.

    Eventually they will understand,
    Replied the glorious cat
    For I will whisper into their hearts
    That I am always with them
    I just am....forever and ever and ever.

    ~ Author Unknown



    Crash will always be with you in spirit.

    wings_cat Fly free Crash, the Great Hunter and Friend...



    Love and hugs,
    Jill
     
  20. swandiver

    swandiver Member

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    I'm so sorry your little buddy is gone. I'm sure you have many amazing memories that keep him with you forever.
     
  21. Heather & Seasaidh (GA)

    Heather & Seasaidh (GA) Member

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    Linda,

    I am so sorry. Your song is a beautiful tribute to a handsome warrior. Fly free, sweet Crash.
     
  22. JL and Chip

    JL and Chip Member

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    Linda, I'm so sorry. What a beautiful and touching song -- thank you so much for sharing it.

    I have a couple of foster kittens and one is named "Crash" (his sister is "Ricochet"). I always think of your Crash when I call my little guy for treats and snuggles. Hopefully he'll go on to love and be loved as much as his namesake.

    My thoughts are with you. Fly free, Crash...
     
  23. Doug N Libby

    Doug N Libby Well-Known Member

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    Such a handsome kitty and a beautiful song. I'm so sorry for your loss and pray your memories bring you comfort.

    Take care -

    Libby
     
  24. Maggies Mom Debby

    Maggies Mom Debby Well-Known Member

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    I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. My sincerest condolences.
     
  25. Linda and Crash (GA)

    Linda and Crash (GA) Member

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    Oh, thank you everyone for your lovely and kind words. It is still very hard to not break into tears every day, but I try.

    Looking at all your posts brought back so many memories. Thanks for being there with us...then...and now.

    I think we need a new ball of fur to help us over this hurdle. One we can actually cuddle and hug.

    I thought maybe the little feral that moved into our yard might be able to be converted - but s/he is way too scared to come inside. It's been two months and s/he is more of a ghost than a kitty. S/he is really fast when s/he perceives that a human is near. We named her Skitty-Cat (for Scared Kitty Cat) and pretend s/he listens when I call and tell her food is in her box. Gonna have to do the TNR soon. I think s/he is about 6-7 months. Here's a picture of her (through the screen door).
     

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  26. Sheila & Beau GA & Jeddie GA

    Sheila & Beau GA & Jeddie GA Well-Known Member

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    (((Linda & dh))) I am so sorry for your loss of Crash. Fly free Crash rb_icon

    A beautiful tribute to him - it brought tears to my eyes because, well, it is the story of so many of us. I lost a cat to cancer (at a very advanced age) last Sept. And others before her.

    Do not give up on Skitty-Cat. Beau was a feral that I caught when he was about 14 mos old. And, being totally naive, brought him home to my apartment in Chicago where he lived under my dining room table for six months and only came out for food and when I was gone or asleep. It took a lot of patience and baby steps and, truthfully, about two years, before he was comfortable sitting next to me and being patted. Now he sleeps next to me most nights, gets on my lap and purrs sometimes, but doesn't like to be cuddled much. He loves his treats and always purred when I tested him. He is almost 14 and has been OTJ over 2 years.

    Maybe Crash can be her guardian angle and tell her to trust you.
     
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