Monday, August 26, 2013

Old Friends

This has been a weekend of sadness.  Saturday night Jan learned of the loss of an old friend (human) of 25 years. First thing Sunday morning, we read of several deaths and illnesses, and then our old friend Dr. Tweety's mom Madeline emailed that Dr. T is headed for the bridge this week. He has rarely blogged in recent years, but his handsome face and humor have been missed.   R.I.P., Dr. Tweety. 

Dr. Tweety
We stopped posting on sad news a while ago.  We, like many of you, are having a problem handling the steady stream of illnesses and deaths.  But after this weekend, we decided to do this one post in honor of all  those we've lost over the years.  This year alone we said good-bye to old timers China Cat and Willow, Eric, Charmee of DaisyMae Maus, Andy, Au, Skeezix, Thunder, Rose (human) and Marigold, Junior, Grrreta, Abby of Manx Mnews, Homer the Blind Cat, and ... and ...

That's a lot of tears we've shared with other bloggers. So without further comment, we will share this graphic Jan made for her blog Mercy and Percy


  1. There has been lots of sadness lately.(again)
    Our hearts and purrs go out to those who are hurting.

    Pee Ess - What a beautiful graphic with the purrfect words.

  2. Yes, it's been sad around the blogosphere lately. Purrs to all who have lost a furbaby...and to Jan who lost her close friend.

  3. we agrees. that's the prime reason our mommer stopped helping us blog. she has allus been busy, but made time fur bloggin' until it seemed there was more sorrow than joy. then she decided to lose herself in ofur stuff. now we're gonna try again, but it's hard not to see an' react to the postings that we all must make, sometime. we are sorry fur yer loss, miss jan, as we are fur all the furbabies who haff gone befur us. *sigh*

  4. Tell Jan we are sorry about her was an especially tough weekend.

  5. Our deepest sympathy on the loss of sweet Jan's friend.

    And yes, too many losses lately. A sad time all over Blogville.

  6. I am so sorry Jan.


  7. We are so so sorry to read about the loss of your good friend. And we share tears and sadness at the news about Dr Tweety too. Take care

  8. So very sorry for all the losses.

    cats of wildcat woods

  9. Jan
    Mom been reading a lot about grief and sadness and one thing she learned is that tears shed during grief are made up of a different composition. They cleanse differently which is why grief counselors want people to cry to purify their bodies. It is nature's way of handling grief in the body. Tears are a good thing, a healing thing, and no one should ever be afraid to cry, and cry often. Our beloved angels are so dear to us, and I know for myself,missing my Abby girl as much as I do, the tears can't help but come. Even now. We are holding all of those whose lives have been impacted from suffering in our hearts and hope for healing.


  10. Jan:
    There has been many losses this summer here on blogville, and among our friends here in Iowa. Loss is hard.
    I wanted to let you know we received the cleaning agent that we won. I will blog about it later on this week, crazy here at work.
    stella rose's mommma

  11. So sorry about your friend and Dr. Tweety
    Benny & Lily

  12. We've lost way too many old friends this year. :-(

  13. Oh Jan, I is so sorry you has lost such a dear furiend. My heart goes out to you.
    It is never easy when we losse a hooman friend or furry furiend...and we never gets used to it but it's always nice and resectful to lets them know we cares through our blogs. Big hugs to ya'll!


  14. We understand about not wanting to post about sad stuffs... butt you know what?? This is really a GOOD place to do that beclaws we all UNDERSTAND and are willing help lift the Burden.

  15. I am sorry to hear about your friend Jan, and also sorry about Dr Tweety. When Eric left us we very nearly gave up blogging altogether but we have made so many friends who offer so much support and that is the only reason we kept going, although it is not as often as before. We miss him now as much as the day he left us.

  16. we bee trooly sorree to lurn bout yur moms friend guys N Dr tweety looks like one total lee rockin awesum dood

    God's speed ~~~~~~~~~


  17. Because the pet blogosphere has got so huge with so many blogging now, we would be posting every day that someone has gone to the bridge! It is so sad when a beloved furry friend goes and all we can do is leave, hopefully, some comforting words on the blog or facebook or twitter page! Posting on one's own blog every time it happens is impossible really. It doesn't stop us being sympathetic, though!

    I am very sorry at the loss of your friend, Jan. Your heart must be very sad x

  18. I am sorry about your friend and yes it seems it has been the saddest year ever this year without a week going by when we hear of another friend going. lovely tribute you have done for all that are lost. Hugs GJ x

  19. it's so great that you would post to honor those who have passed over. I am praying for them.

    And thank you for commenting on my blog, Jan

    Debby in Arizona

  20. We're so sorry to hear the sad news about Jan's human friend and about Dr. Tweety. We're sending comforting hugs and purrs to Jan and to Dr. Tweety' family. It has been a very sad year filled with so many losses. Thank you for mentioning Grrreta. We still miss her so very much, and we are very thankful for kind and supportive friends like you who understand how much she meant to us.

  21. Jane, thank you for alerting us to this, we had no idea that Dr Tweety had taken another downturn, the last we read from a while ago was he was on the up.

    We send condolences and love to you on the loss of your friend, it's always so hard, but they are always with us, if not on this earth

    Luff from
    Gerry, Mungo & The Ape xx

  22. A very nice tribute to your dear friend.
    Sending condolences and love from all of us at Purrchance To Dream.

  23. Very nice tribute. So many losses this week. I lost my kitty too. Purrs and hugs to all.
    Sue B

  24. We send you,Jan,purrs and headbumps for the loss of a dear friend.
    We were also very sad to hear about Dr Tweety.
    Losing friends is always hard, but we are all the better for having known them.
    Your graphic and quote on tears is lovely. Thank You!
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Treasure,Tiger, JJ and Julie
    and mom Nancy

  25. Thank you for sharing that quote - it's so very very true....

  26. Too many dear friends have gone to The Bridge recently, and now Tweety, too. We feel so bad for all the families who miss their furry family members.

    The Crew & Crew's Mom

  27. Poor Dr. Tweety. She will be missed.

  28. We're so sorry to hear about the passing of Jan's longtime friend. And yes, we agree, so many of our furriends have gone to the Bridge this year. Thank you for those words of encouragement and comfort, and the great graphic by Jan. Big hugs to you all.


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