Sunday, January 24, 2010

Farewell, Crystal


My sweet and handsome Crystal passed away early this morning, sometime between 1:30 and 4:00 am. He's been failing for a while now, but I didn't want to post about it. Yesterday, I could see he was tired and I told him repeatedly I didn't mind taking care of him but it was okay to leave now. So I wasn't surprised to find he was gone when I got up to check on him.

I went back to bed but couldn't sleep, just lay still until the phone rang. My brother is working today. There was no one to help bury Crystal.

As soon as I got off the phone, Buddy had a seizure.

After taking the dogs on a very short walk while wearing a pair of bedroom slippers, I put on the extra large white sneakers I just bought to accommodate my swollen toe in an emergency and dug a grave in the red Georgia clay. The ground is soaked with rainwater, so I was able to manage. Crystal lies beside his old friends Jenny and Grayce.

To make the day even more painful, I walked onto the wet front porch in my socks to knock mud off the shoes. And then I accidentally bumped a large spray bottle off a table. It landed squarely on the infected part of the unprotected toe. I have lost count of the number of traumas to that toe since a week ago Friday. The others have been courtesy of Buddy and Sam. I don't know how I am going to walk the dogs at all now since it is cold and raining and I can only get my foot into a sock.

Between the toe pain and Crystal, losing Crystal hurts the worst How appropriate the day should be cold, wet and dreary. Crystal was a bright spot in my life for 11 years and it's going to take some time to get used to losing him. So if I don't post for a while or answer questions .... Maybe I'll post in a day or two on Crystal, but perhaps not. We'll see.

Although we already did a post earlier today, Crystal's passing rates a special post.

119 comments:

  1. Oh no! We are so sorry to hear about Crystal. Our purrs.

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  2. The hardest part of losing a long loved companion is the sadness that prevails and the memories returning of happy days with them the rest of your life.
    RIP Crystal. You were loved unconditionally.

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  3. Oh no!

    We are so sorry fur your loss -

    We think it was special that 'Crystal' listened to what woo said about being okay to go -

    It doesn't make it easier but it helps knowing 'Crystal' was khomfortable about venturing 'khross The Bridge -

    I'm sure my Siberian furiends have already set their eyes on the new khat in town -

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra, Khousin Merdie, and Phyll
    PeeEssWoo: Sorry about Buddy AND all of your parts -

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  4. Sending my condolences and ***HUGS*** to you!
    Thank you for giving Crystal such a loving HOME!!!
    ~ Mo

    The Purries send lots of PURRS to you, too!!!

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  5. Oh we are so sorry to hear about Crystal...we share your tears....

    Purrs...

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  6. We're so sorry to hear about Crystal. It has to be a comfort to know that Crystal knew it was okay to go and left on his own.

    (((Purrs and Headbonks)))

    Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

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  7. We are so very sorry to hear about Crystal. We send consoling purrs and mum sends (((hugs))).
    We hope Buddy is okay.

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  8. We are so terribly sorry for your loss.
    We'll say a prayer for Buddy - and for you.
    Tail wags,
    Storms

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  9. I'm so, so very sorry. I lost my Chumley 3 years ago tonight, so I do understand....Sending you healing Light and wishing you blessings and peace.

    -Kim

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  10. We are so sorry that Crystal left for the rainbow bridge. We know how much you are hurting now. We also know our Angel Snickers was there to greet him & show him around.
    Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
    Butchy, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby & Hootie

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  11. We're very sorry to hear about Crystal. We are sending purrs to you all in this sad time.

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  12. I'm so sorry to hear about crystal @ ((((HUGS and licks))))

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  13. Our deepest condolences on the loss of Crystal. We know that pain all to well and tho it does get better it never really goes away totally. Godspeed Crystal, it was good of you to lissen to yoor mommy and cross the bridge in yoor own time.
    When mom broke her second to on her foot the doc's said they really couldn't do anything so dad put a popsicle stick under mom's toes and wrapped the toes together with bubble wrap. To go outside mom put on a sock and a plastic baggie. It was okay acuz da naybors already thawt mom was crazy.

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  14. Oh, no! We are so very sorry to learn of your loss. It is never easy, and it was very brave of you to tell him it was okay to leave. That is a very hard thing to do.
    We are all sending our warmest condolences and lots of healing purrs.

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  15. I am so sorry that Crystal had to go to the Rainbow Bridge. I am glad you told him it was okay to leave when he was ready, because it sounds like it was a peaceful crossing for him. My sincerest condolences and soft purrs.

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  16. I am so sorry and so heart broken for you. It's so hard to lose a beloved pet. When Lady Harley died It was like losing a family member. It's painful for me but I know she was no longer in pain and running free in heaven with Rodzilla and Shrek. I know you sweet Crystal is running free with them too. Sending purrs and prayers to heal your broken heart.

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  17. We are so sorry to hear about your sweet Crystal. We know he will be greatly missed. You are in out thoughts and purrayers during this very sad time. (((hugs)))

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  18. My sisters and I are so sad to hear the news of your sweet Crystal. Our whiskers are still weepy wet and we send you only the best loving purrs.

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  19. I know theres nothing me or my mommy can say to make the world bright and shiny to you all again. But just remember Crystal is now an angel not just for you mommy but for you and all of the funny farm. She'll be with you always until every last one of you meet again.

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  20. WE are very sad to hear about Crystal! We know how hard it is to loose someone special.

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  21. Oh Jan, what a horrible day. We are so sorry to hear about Crystal's passing. May he rest in peace, your sweet orange boy.
    We didn't know about your toe. That sounds so ouchy, we hope it heals qickly.
    We're thinking of you and sending many many healing purrs.
    Love, Siena, Chilli and mom Britta

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  22. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Purrs and more purrs coming your way.

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  23. I'm so sorry you lost a friend. I'm wishing Crystal endless fields of catnip at the Bridge.

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  24. We are so sad to hear of your loss of Crystal. Mamabug sends comforting hugs and us boys send you comforting purrs. xxxxxxxxx

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  25. Oh Jan, all of us here send you hugs...we are so very sorry to learn about sweet Crystal.

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  26. Jan and all the furries,
    So sorry for the loss of Crystal - you provided him with such a good home and life and now he moves on to his forever home in the loving arms of the Lord where he will wait for you and all the rest of his fursisters and brofurs.
    Hugs,
    Penny

    Purrs,
    Genghis

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  27. Jan, we are so sorry to hear about Crystal. Age doesn't matter, a loved one is still a loved one. And we know how much you loved him -enough to tell him that it was OK to let go. Sending you our thoughts and prayers. Hope the foot improves too.

    Hugs, the OP Pack

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  28. So so sorry to hear about Crystal.To lose a beloved pet hurts so much. You are in our thoughts. Rest your foot and take care. take your time.. Love Carol and GJ x

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  29. Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear about Crystal! What a terrible time you're having recently! I know it is awfully hard but perhaps but doing a blog/tribute about Crystal, it might make you feel better? I know it did for me with Lemon. I know there will be lots of us who will want to celebrate Crystal's life with you and remember all the wonderful happy times.

    We're thinking of you from far away...

    Hsin-Yi & Honey the Great Dane

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  30. Sorry to hear about Crystal. It's always tough when a friend goes away.

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  31. Dear Jan, we are so sorry your beautiful Crystal has gone to the bridge. He was so very lucky to have you in his life. I'm sure he knows he was loved by you more than anyone else could have. Wishing you peace.

    Oh, and for your foot. Wrap it in a bunch of plastic bags over some socks.
    Learned this when I broke my foot....

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  32. We are so sorry to hear the sad news about Crystal. We are sending you gentle hugs and consoling purrs at this sad time.

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  33. My thoughts and prayers are with you Jan! I am so sorry for your loss.

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  34. Oh NOOOSSSS!!! We are so sorry to hear the bad news. RIP Crystal, you are running free across the Bridge with furriends who have gone ahead and one day we will be together again.

    Consoling purrs, comforting hugs and thoughts from us to Jan and her fur family. We also hope her toe gets better soon.

    Headbutties from Momo to all!!!

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  35. I am so sad to know about Crystal.
    Our thoughts are with you, Jan.
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  36. oh Jan, we are so very sorry. Our hearts are hurting for all of you. We hope that buddy is ok after his seizure. Our the mom's eyes are very leaky right now.

    Crystal, we will not say goodbye to you dear friend, we will just say Until we meet at the Bridge.....

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  37. we are so very sorry! it was so nice of you to let him know it's o.k. to go - it is always so sad to go to the bridge but we think if one goes on ones own it is maybe a little easier than having to be helped....
    lots of purrs - while crystal is fine now at the bridge with his old friends we know how much you will miss him - we are so sorry!
    the cat realm and staff

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  38. Through the tears the mom is typing for me. We are so sorry about hearing that Crystal went to the bridge. Our hearts are heavy with sadness. There are no words that can make you feel better but just know that you are in our thoughts and our prayers as you are going through so many hard things right now.

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  39. Jan
    We were so sorry to hear that Crystal went to the Rainbow Bridge. We will keep you and all the purries in our puurayers....


    purry purrs
    Abby

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  40. Sorry to hear about Crystal. I hope you can be strong enough to go through this sad time. Our deepest condolences.

    Purrs & hugs always,
    Criz & the J Family Kitties
    http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

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  41. Oh, Jan, our hearts are breaking for you. We are so sorry to learn of Crystal's passing. Thank you for loving him so well and so much. Purrs and prayers.

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  42. I just heawd
    I am so vewy vewy sowwy!

    Deaw Cwystal knew it was time, and left us..I'm so vewy sad, but know I will see him someday ovew the bwidge and meantime, he is wif ouw othew sweet fwiends who went befowe.
    I ache fow you Jan and know that youw heawt is huwting as well as youw poow toe.
    Cwystal will stay in ouw heawts and I'm happy knowing he was so loved
    smoochie kisses
    ASTA

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  43. We are so very sorry to hear about Crystal. And sorry that you are in so much pain.

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  44. We are so very sorry to hear of Crystal's loss. We know he will be greatly missed. You are in our thoughts & prayers.

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  45. we are so sorry to hear about Crystal!!! rest in peace Crystal! Your mommy will always love you and will never forget you!!

    Velcro, Kodak, 3 Perf, blossom and mom Penny

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  46. my heart goes out to you my friend,
    I am so sorry for your loss. But Crystal is ok now, he is healed and free from hurts. He crossed the Bridge with the blessing of the one who loved him, and knew it was ok to go. In time the pain will lessen, but the Golden Memories will always remain.
    Blessings to you always
    KC
    Gentleannie 2

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  47. I am so very sorry that Crystal went to the Rainbow Bridge. At least he could go by himself from home. I am sure that he has met up with Jenny and the others and that they are having a wonderful time together. I hope that you toe stops getting traumatized and can begin to heal. Do you have any sandals that you can wear to walk the dogs?

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  48. Jan, we are all so sorry to hear about Crystal going to the bridge. There is never a right time to lose a beloved pet, but at least Crystal was able to go when the time was right for him, unaided.

    When my beautiful cat Henry (1985 ~2004) was ready to die, I knew in my heart too. I held hom gently on my lap and talked to him about how wonderful and important he had been in my life ~ and then I too gave him permission to go, when he was ready.

    So I do believe that Crystal understood and was able to go when it was right for him. I hope you can be comforted by that thought. RIP Crystal.

    Sorry about your foot too. ((((((hugs))))))

    The mom, Milo and Alfie xxx

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  49. Our sincere condolences, Jan. Crystal has many friends waiting for him at the Bridge to Welcome him and show him around, but we know his leaving has left a Crystal-sized hole in your heart.

    Mom Barb and all of us

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  50. So sad to hear about Crystal.
    He was a bright spot and will be missed.
    We love you and are sending you purrs and prayers.
    ~ML

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  51. Jan, we are so sorry.
    But you gave Crystal the greatest gift -- tell him that it was okay to leave and let him know he is forever in your hearts!

    We know you miss him and it hurts a lot...
    Purrrrrrs & {{{hugs}}}
    ~Ruis and Marlene

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  52. OH JAN! I am so sorry that Crystal has gone to the bridge. He was a very handsome boy and I know you treasured your time with him.

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  53. Sweet, handsome Crystal... always will have a special spot in our hearts.
    Your friends, Maggy and Zoey
    and Ann

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  54. Oh dearest Jan mommy and I are so very sad to read about your beloved Crystal going to the rainbow bridge...we wish we could hold you tight, then walk your doggies for you, fix you a cuppa tea and a nice turkey sandwich, massage your neck and have you soak your foot in Emsoms salts (heck whoever he is)
    You are surrounded by love...our love...we love you Jan!!

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  55. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Brenda, Boots & Ozzie

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  56. So sorry about Crystal. I is not very good with words with these things, but I can see how sorely he will be missed. A very special kitty.
    ~lickies, Ludo

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  57. sorry to hear about crystal. and i hope buddy gets better soon. hang in there...

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  58. To Jan and all at the Funny Farm, we send you deep, rumbly purrs to help you all as you grieve for the loss beautiful Crystal. We know his orangy, glowing goodness will light up your memories of him with warm sunshine, one day soon. Purrs to Buddy and to your poorly toe as well. This is a rough time and we send you wishes for it soon to pass.

    Spring will come soon.

    Whicky Wuudler
    Oliver
    Gerry
    & Jane the Mum

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  59. The blogger monster atedid our comment from yesterday =(


    Crystal certainly will be greeted by all that has gone before - and TT will definately show hims around!

    Purrs and headbutts

    Molly
    Shadow
    Trooder
    I is Jake!

    (((hugs)))
    Mom Laure

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  60. We is so sorry! Crystal was a spechul cat an we know you'll miss him lots. An da pain an rain just makes it worser. Hugs an purrs! Our thots is wif you all,
    Victor, Nina & Tabbymom Jen

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  61. Oh Jan our thoughts and prayers are with you today. We are so sad beloved Crystal has gone to the Bridge.
    We send you (((((hugs))))) and (((((purrs))))) from all of us here.

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  62. We are very sorry to hear of your loss of Crystal and you other troubles!

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  63. Oh Jan, we are so sorry to hear that Crystal went to The Bridge. We'll keep you in our purrs and purrayers. Codspeed dear Crystal, Codspeed.
    ~Tristan, Crikey and Angela

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  64. We're very sad to hear that Crystal has gone to the Bridge and that things have been so bad.

    Sending quiet purrs of support and comfort,
    Charlemagne and Tamar

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  65. We are so sorry about Crystal. It is so very hard to lose an animal. It sounds like things need to get better for you pretty darn quick. It always seems like everything goes wrong at once. Lots of purrs coming to you and some woofs too, and a Baa and some Hee Haas.

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  66. We are so sorry to hear bout Crystals passing, but we know he is all healthy now and that you will see him again. We will be purring for all your hearts to feel better and for your toe to get healed too!

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  67. We are so sorry to hear about Crystal. It is always hardest for the ones left behind. Sending you purrs and prayers.

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  68. We are so very sorry to hear about Crystal. We know he was a very loved cat. It was good that he had full permission ta go over the Bridge when he wasn't feelin good anny more...

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  69. Oh we is so sorry to heer bout Crystal. We's sending yoo lotsa purrs for yore sads.
    Purrrrrrrrrrrs,
    Sanjee and tha resta tha Hotties

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  70. We saw the tribute that the Zoolatry girls did for your purrecious Crystal. We wanted to come to to tell you how very sorry we are for your loss. He is healthy again, at the bridge, awaiting the next you both shall meet. Again, we are truly sorry.

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  71. I'm very sorry to hear about Crystal. This is the first chance I've had to read your blog, but I can see how much he was loved. I know he will be missed, but not forgotten.

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  72. We are so sorry for your loss.
    A friend of our just lost her cat of 17 years and we sent her this little poem that we found;

    Four Feet in Heaven
    Your favorite chair is vacant now...
    No eager purrs to greet me.
    No softly padded paws to run
    Ecstatically to meet me.

    No coaxing rubs, no plaintive cry
    Will say it's time for feeding.
    I've put away your bowl, and all
    The things you won't be needing;

    But I will miss you little friend,
    For I could never measure
    The happiness you brought me,
    The comfort and the pleasure.

    And since God put you here to share
    In earthly joy and sorrow;
    I'm sure there'll be a place for you
    In Heaven's bright tomorrow...

    - Alice E. Chase


    Hamish & Rescue Sophie

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  73. We are so sorry for your loss of dear, sweet Crystal. You are all in our thoughts and prayers

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  74. Jan, we are so sorry that Crystal had to leave you and send many gentle purrs and comforting thoughts to you and your furkids.

    Run free at the Bridge, sweet Crystal ...


    'Kaika and his mom

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  75. This is my first visit to your blog; I heard about Crystals loss from Tristan and Crikey's blog and wanted to extend my condolances...I believe that love is an energy that NEVER dies and the love you shared with Crystal will always be with you...There are special people and animals that come into our lives, leave prints on our hearts and we are never the same...I am very sorry for your loss.

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  76. Much, much love and many purrs and paws to you and your beloved Crystal. We know how hard this must be.

    All our love, Halloween and Her People

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  77. I am so sorry for you. Love and purrairs. Know he'll be in heaven. My human says she knows how you feel, because her cat before me was taken by coyotes when he was 11, too.

    Take Care
    ~Sammy

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  78. My condolences on sweet Crystal going to the bridge.

    You've been going through such a rough time, and now this :( I hope it'll get better for you soon.

    I know you'll miss him so much :( (((Jan)))

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  79. Oh Jan, we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved Crystal.

    We are purring and hoping for a speedy toe recovery. As soon as something is hurt it just seems to be a magnet for accidents. :-(

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  80. We are very sorry to read about Crystal. We know how hard this must be for you, but just remember he is up at the bridge watching over you now - and we are sure he knew how much he was loved.

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  81. Rest peacefully Crystal. He was a handsome boy and he had he best mom ever.

    I hope your toe gets better. maybe you should just wear some pillows on your feets

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  82. Godspeed, Crystal. You will live on!

    Hope your fambly will be able to find some peace and comfort.

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  83. Sorry to hear about Crystal, they sure leave a big hole in our hearts don't they?

    We are thinking of you all, and your sore toe. We hope it has a swift recovery.

    Hugs and purrs
    Julie and Poppy Q

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  84. I'm so sorry to hear about Crystal. I send you my best purrs.

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  85. So, so sorry about Crystal, and your heartbreakingly tough day. Thinking of you!

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  86. We're very sorry to hear about Crystal. It was very brave to give him permission to go, 'cos we know that you are missing him like crazy just now. Sending soft purrs and purrayers and hugs to Jan and the rest of you guys at the Funny Farm,

    {{{hugs}}}

    Gypsy & Tasha & Karen (Mum)

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  87. Dear Jan, I am sorry to hear about Crystal! I am sending soft purrs your way. If I could, I would also send some of my staff to help you with walking doggies so you could stay off of your bad toe.

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  88. Dear Jan,
    I just want to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. Losing a pet is so very difficult. I am keeping you and Crystal in my thoughts and prayers. I just know that Roscoe was there to meet him at the bridge and show him around. I am sure they are the best of friends now.

    It will hurt for a long time, but one day will come when the memory of Crystal will bring a smile to your face instead of tears to your eyes. Until that day, know that you are not alone in your pain.

    Write me any time you need to talk or if you just need someone to listen.

    Big hugs and lots of love from Italy,
    Cyndi (Opus and Olive's Mom)

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  89. We are so sorry to hear Crystal went to the Bridge. It is so hard to lose a dear friend like that. We are also sorry no one was able to physically help you.
    Know we are all here to support you whenever you need us. You are in our purrs and prayers. ((hugs))

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  90. Oh Jan, we're so sorry to hear about Crystal's passing. May he rest in peace.

    We hope Buddy is all right and that your toe heals soon.

    We send you lots of purrs. You are in our thoughts.

    Cliff, Olivia and the Humans

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  91. We just heard, we are so sorry about Crystal. We're purring for your family.

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  92. We just heard the sad news about Crystal and wanted to add our condolences for your loss. He was such a handsome orange man cat, and you have many good memories of him that nothing can take from you. Sending comforting vibes and purrayers...

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  93. We are so sorry to hear about Crystal!! Our thoughts and purrrs and purayers are with you during this time!!!
    ((((((((HUGGGGGGGS))))))))!!!!
    Your TX furiends,

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  94. We just heard bout Crystal and wanted to pay our respects. We can imagine your sadness.

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  95. We are so sorry to hear about Crystal. Purrs and thoughts are with you.

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  96. Willow and I are so sorry to hear about Crystal. We are both sending over very soft purrs to all of you.

    Purrrrrrrrrrrrrs, China Cat

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  97. We are sending you some collie loving. We know how tough loosing a good fur-ever friend can be.

    Essex & Deacon

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  98. sad woofs, me just seed this, me is sooo sorry...u reAlly have had a bad couple weeks..He knew it was time for him to go...ur in my thoughts and prayers..RIP Crystal, run with the wind..

    a sad,
    rocky
    bear
    angel lacylulu
    and mama..

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  99. Jan,
    We are so sorry to hear about losing Crystal. Each animal is precious--and it's so hard to say goodbye. We're also worried about your toe (and we will not say anything about needing a toe truck!). Sending hugs and thinking of you!

    love River & mom

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  100. We are so very sorry to hear about your dear Crystal. It's so hard... we know. Our hearts are hurting tonight and we are sending our purrs out to you and Crystal.

    It hurts so much to miss someone you love. We hope that time will help to heal your heart and help you recall the precious memories.

    Bless you and Bless Crystal.
    Love,
    Katie & Glogirly

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  101. Jan I have been away for a couple of days and had no idea. I am so sorry for your loss...

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  102. I am so sorry to learn of Crystal's departure. I can imagine how hard it was for you physically. I had just had surgery on my leg just before my Keli died last year. I'm sure you're foot pain must feel terrible by the way you describe it, but, oh, my heart goes out to you.

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  103. So sorry to hear about your loss of dear Crystal.

    We are sending purrs of comfort your way.

    Sorry too about the toe issues. What a day, hope you are feeling better soon.

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  104. We are sorry for the loss of your sparking Crystal. We knows it's hard and sad, yet Crystal would want you to be careful and take care of yourself.

    Also, on these nights when it is quite quiet in the house, listen close--there will be a familiar purr heard.

    Our prayers and purrs.

    Noir, Mommy, Brother Earl Gray, Daddy Peyton, Uncle MaxMaxx, Perry and Tommy

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  105. I'm so sorry to hear about Crystal! He looked like a lovely cat and a fabolous friend! It's always so sad when our forry friends leave us, but sometimes, the time is just right... My condolances and good thoughts for you and your family!

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  106. so sad to read about Crystal, and also your run of really bad luck, sometimes life just goes like this doesn't it?

    Our good thoughts are with you at this sad time,

    your friends, Jeannie and Marvin xxxxxx

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  107. We haven't been able to get around to visit bloggies much the past few days so we've just heard about Crystal. We're so very sorry about the news, many in the CB of course know the pain of loss too and we have the very recent experience ourselves. We bet that our Callie was right there to greet him at the Bridge.

    We send many purrrrrrrs and hugs to you all.

    Purrs and hugs,
    The Kitty Krew and The Mommy

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  108. Mom and I are so sorry for your loss of Crystal. We are sending you many hugs and purrs because we both understand that this is a very hard time for you. We are here if you need us.

    Rusty and his Mom

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  109. Please know I am thinking of you in your time of need also.
    I am so sorry for your loss too.
    Deetzy

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  110. We are so very sorry to hear about Crystal. He was a handsome boy.

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

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  111. Our hearts and tears go out to you - we'll hold you tight in our prayers and thoughts.

    We're glad Crystal is a part of your world and he will always be.

    XXoooXXooooXxxo

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  112. So sorry for your loss. Crystal sounds like he was a good companion for 11 years. May he RIP.

    ALso hope your poor toes doesn't suffer any more trauma. Ouch.
    God Bless you,
    BabyRocketDog and Hootie

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  113. Jan,
    We are so incredibly sorry for your loss. Once again, disconnected from the computer, so we did not see this until now.
    Our tears and prayers go out to all of you.
    It is never an easy task to let our little friends go and know that we will never see or touch or be comforted by them.
    Only in dreams or in spirit do they return.
    We love you,
    Madeline, Dr Tweety, Iris, Maximillian, Delilah, and Aintie Stinkie

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  114. Jan,
    We are so incredibly sorry for your loss. Once again, disconnected from the computer, so we did not see this until now.
    Our tears and prayers go out to all of you.
    It is never an easy task to let our little friends go and know that we will never see or touch or be comforted by them.
    Only in dreams or in spirit do they return.
    We love you,
    Madeline, Dr Tweety, Iris, Maximillian, Delilah, and Aintie Stinkie

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  115. Ms Jan,
    We are so sorry to hear of Crystal's passing to The Bridge. We are sure that you were the center of his life. Your dedication to all the zanies on the funny farm is reknown worldwide. Our dad ays that he gave the same advice to Old Bear Dog that you gave to Crystal, it's all right to go if it's time. We are so very sorry for your loss but know that Crystal enjoyed a happy life as a member of your Funny Farm. He is a most beloved kitty.
    - TBH&K

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  116. Oh dear. We just learned of Crystal's passing and are so sorry. Crystal was a very fine looking cat. that is a very nice picture of him you posted. We are very sorry for your loss. I think it was really good that you told Crystal he could leave if he wanted.

    As for the weather, I agree it was appropriate for it to be cold, wet and dreary. If it had been sunny, it wouldn't have felt right.

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  117. My condolences on the passing of Crystal. Nothing hurts like the passing on a loved one.

    Crystal was loved by you and this is a great gift.

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  118. This is my first visit to your site.

    I am so sorry for your loss. Crystal is at the Bridge playing with my Sweet Simba,Smudge,Whistie,Idgy and Mr.Man. Im sure Crystal was very loved by you and he knew it too. They will always have a special place in our hearts.

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