Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Farewell Percy





Our dear Percy (Perseverance) left us early yesterday morning, December 17, 2019.  Ir was not unexpected but he was a great loss.  Not only because he was greatly loved, but because he was the last of the original Funny Farmers.  The house seems so quiet.  Even Marcus the Mouth is subdued.

Back around 2003 - 2006, the FFs arrived here, one by one, from a variety of sources.  They grew old and passed away, one by one.  Each one is missed, as is Percy!  I was greatly blessed to be able to have them in my life.  They were a handful and a lot of work, but they sure could make me laugh.  I hope they have given you some smiles and laughs over the years, too..

Marcus, Micah and Taylor started arriving about 2013.  That's a big age gap from the original FFs.  They are just as precious and loved.

I, too, have aged and sitting at the computer to type or to visit has become harder and harder because of back and neck pain, especially this year, 2019.  That's why there have been so few posts and visits from us.  I don't know what 2020 will hold, and I seem to have lost the "voice" of the FFs.  Oh, there might be an occasional post.  "Withdrawal" is tough! 

Buddy started blogging in early 2005 when he wasn't even 2 months old yet,.  I'm grateful for the few who have kept in touch despite our absence. 



We did post on Marcus's birthday and Taylor's Gotcha Day earlier this month because Ingrid sent us a lovely graphic for it.  Mom Ingrid, Pipo, Dalton, and Benji also sent a beautiful graphic for Marcus' Gotcha Day, which was December 11.  We are late posting it.  Thank you, Ingrid. 


84 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry - I will miss Percy too. There are so few of the old timers left. :-(

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  2. I am so very sorry to hear about dear Percy, it's so very sad and we send love and hugs your way Jan.

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  3. I'm so very sorry, honey. It's so hard to let them go. They are so very precious in our lives.

    Big healing hugs, Jan. ♥

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  4. Hari OM
    OH Jan... so very sorry to read of Percy's passing. Sending Loving thoughts to you for him.

    Life does demand its toll, heh na? The occasional post from your remaining three darlings would be a delight to see, but we all understand how blogging must eventually take a back seat. I have gone into full-care mode for my father (despite my own physical challenges) and the exhaustion has seen me have to drop my teaching blog altogether (which hurts but it was suffering anyway from lack of attention) and even the 'Blogville' blog is starting to shake a bit! So yes, I do understand. Yet this space in the ether is something of an anchor, I find.

    Take care dear blogpal, sending hugs to you, wags to Marcus and whiskeries to Micah and Taylor. YAM (aunty) xxx

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  5. We're so sorry to hear about your dear Percy. And so close to the Holidays too. Sending lots of hugs and POTP.

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  6. (((Hugs))) I am so sorry about Percy. 💔 I understand about losing that “voice”

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  7. Oh Jan, we are saddened by the news of Percy, and feel tht pain as well as your own aches and pains too. We are sending lots of purrs to you and yours, and hope that the fond memories will see you through the times ahead when sadness will loom and try to overwhelm you. Rest on the strength of your friendships and knowing we are all here for you and thank you for sharing your life with Percy with us all.
    Gentle Purrs
    ERin & Mrs H.

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  8. Jan I am so so sorry about the loss of precious Percy. Words fail at times like these, but he will be missed greatly, and by you especially. They weave their way into our lives and enrich us so, it is so hard to say farewell for now. Thinking of you with prayers.

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  9. I'm so very sorry. I'm heartbroken for you. We all feel your loss. Sending you love and prayers.

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  10. Jan, I just saw the news and am so terribly sorry for Percy's passing. I recently lost Nicki unexpectedly (you might remember us as Fuzzy Tales), and so I feel your loss keenly.

    My deepest condolences to you; sending hugs and universal Light.

    Kim and Derry

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  11. We are so sorry to hear about Percy. It's always so hard when they leave us.

    (((hugs)))

    The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

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  12. We agree. There are not as many bloggers from the early days. We came a bit late in August 2007.Georgia(16) is the only one left of the original cats.
    We are so sorry to hear about Percy. It is hard to say goodbye to a beloved friend. We send lots of comforting purrs and hugs.
    Purrs,Georgia and Julie
    and mum Nancy

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  13. So sorry to hear about Percy's trip to the Rainbow Bridge and to hear of your health problems. Getting old isn't for sissies and none of us are sissies! Take care of you and the rest of the Funny Farm residents. We'll be here when time and health allows.
    Snuggles and purrs,
    Maggie May, Charles and mommy, Anna, in IL

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  14. I'm here to pay my respects to Percy. *bows head* I'm sending comforting purrz to those he left behind including his many furrends and followers.

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  15. I'm so sorry. Sending hugs and purrs from all of us

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  16. We are so sorry to hear about Percy's passing. Hugs to you, Miss Jan♥

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  17. We have missed you and are very sad that Percy's gone. They never leave our hearts, Jan. Bhu's been gone for three years now and we still shed tears occasionally. Daffy and I hope you get some relief for your pain and offer our sincerest condolences. xoxo

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  18. My heart goes out to you and I am so very sorry to hear about Percy. ����

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  19. Dear Jan and the Funny Farmers....I and Daddy Kiril are so sad to hear this news, and Sneakers & Friday join me in sending lots of purrs and purrayers your way.
    I believe that our beloved Mr. Nikita was at the front of the welcoming crowd when Percy arrived at The Bridge.

    We, too, have not blogged much in the past year, or so, and are not sure about the future, but Daddy Kiril is in good health and that is all that truly matters to us right now.

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  20. Jan I send you many purrs and hugs as I read about Precious Percy's passing.
    I know he has found lots of friends OTRB and has made a zillion More.
    I hope your health is getting better.
    Marcus I end with a very happy birthday and Taylor happy gotcha day to you.
    Hugs Cecilia

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  21. Oh Jan, Frankie Ernie and I are So sorry to hear this SAD news. Our hearts are heavy with the loss.
    May your wonderful memories of Percy sustain you on the coming days.
    💙💙💙💙💙

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  22. Dearest Jan ... I am saddened to know that your dear Percy has crossed his bridge, the Funny Farmers will live on in the history of "famous and much loved
    bloggers" and we truly miss them all. I hope and pray your holidays will bring you a measure of improved health and that you will find some peace and joy in each day of the New Year. With prayers for you and all ... fondly, Ann

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  23. Lulu: "We're very sorry to hear about Percy."
    Charlee: "It really is the end of an era. We know how that feels."
    Chaplin: "Run free with the other original Funny Farmers over the Rainbow Bridge, Percy! We know there will be special treats waiting for all of you at Tucker's Everlasting Rainbow Bridge Buffet!"

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  24. It’s very difficult when one of our animal-friends leaves us, but especially when he is so old a friend, an original. Percy was clearly loved and will be just as clearly missed. Godspeed, Percy, and God bless those who loved him.

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  25. Dear Jan,
    I'm so sorry to hear the sad news about Percy.
    With sympathy and love,
    Maggie

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  26. Been there. To fill the void, take me. Everyone says I belong in the funny farm. Percy had a good long (for his species) life and a good home. He was lucky.

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  27. Sending purrs and prayers your way. Very sorry to hear about dear Percy.

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  28. We are so very sorry to hear about the loss of Percy. We have missed you and wish we could help you.

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  29. So deeply sorry of the loss of your beloved Percy, Jan :'( We hope he was together with our Bobo who left for Furryland yesterday morning too. Soft Pawkisses to comfort you. Fly free beautiful Soul <3 <3 <3

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  30. Hugs and gentle purrs fur your sweet Percy... It must seem so quiet without the original FF. I will miss them too <3

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  31. We are so sorry fur your loss. Percy will be missed. Ifin there's anythin' you need, just holler. We're sendin' big hugs and purrayers fur all.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi, Raena and mommy A

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  32. We’re so sorry. Hugs and purrs.

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  33. We are so very sorry that the last of the Funny Farmer's has crossed over. It is sad to lose them, and sad that the originals have all crossed over the Bridge. Hugs to you from all of us at Forty Paws.

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  34. We are so sorry you lost Peseverance. He has quite the story with you doesn't he, and I know you feel blessed by him presence.

    When they go it sucks, big time, they take a big piece of our hearts with them when they go and this makes it harder than anything.

    I send hugs and tears from here in New Zealand.

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  35. Jan, I am deeply sorry that Percy has flown away. Please, accept my sincere deeply meant condolences. I know how it is, as do the rest of us here.

    Hugs to you and the FF who are there with you. Much love.

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  36. It's so hard when they leave us. I'm so very sorry for this great loss.

    Hugs,
    Kim

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  37. Rest in Peace, Angel Percy.
    Hugs and purrs at this sad time.

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  38. We're so sorry to hear about Percy. We send you comforting purrs and gentle headbonks. Purrs

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  39. We are so sorry Jan, that Percy had to leave you and us also. It was great to know him. We sure send big hugs. Also sorry to hear you have been sick.

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  40. Soft woos and gentle hugs to you on your loss of Percy. You have had to endure a lot. We send you lots of good thoughts and hugs.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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  41. We miss you all, and we will miss Percy too. He certainly knew love and a good life. Happy Gotcha Day to Marcus - and m anu more. Purrayers and POTP to all Funny Farmers, once and future.

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  42. We remember finding your blog as one of our first and we have loved visiting over the years. Fly free dear Percy. You will be greeted at the Bridge by so many friends who will show you all the fun things there and how to wear those new wings
    Love and support from all of us
    Timmy and Family

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  43. Jan, I’m so sorry to hear about your dear Percy and send purrs of comfort at this sad time,

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  44. My dear Jan... You and the Funny Farmers were among our very first blogging FURends. We always looked forward to the funny conversations that took place almost daily. :)

    Percy will never be forgotten and will always be safe in your heart. I'm so sorry to be hearing that he was needed at the Bridge for a very special job only he was qualified for. Run young and free again, sweet Percy.

    Sending you lots of hugs and we hope that 2020 will be a much better year.

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  45. I'm so very sorry for the loss of Percy. I understand about him being the last of the original ff. When I lost Emma, she was the last of the Chesney Cats. It's so hard losing our furbabies. Sending you love, hugs, & prayers.

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  46. So sorry you lost Percy. I know this kind of pain.nI am sure you will be able to sense or know in some other fashion that Percy is around you, assuring you that he is doing fine.

    I hope you can get allot of comfort from others in the days ahead.

    Debby
    RescuesAndMore.blogspot.com

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  47. Sending love. I know how hard it is to loose an original like Percy

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  48. I'm so sorry, Jan! It's heartbreaking news. Percy has been around forever! We send much love, hugs and purrs, Caro and Austin xx

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  49. So sorry to hear about Percy. Very sad news. Back in the day, I always enjoyed reading about the FF gang. Sending love and hugs. Milo and Alfie send PURRS. xx

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  50. Please accept our condolences. Our humans know how hard it is to lose a loved member of the family, whether two or four-legged, around the holidays. And Mom says she totally understands that house being quiet thing even when you have other furries a foot. Mom will keep you in her prayers as you grieve the loss of Percy! Love and hugs, Kitties Blue and Mom Janet

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  51. I am so sorry Jan.There are so few left from the earlier days and Percy will be missed. Sending you love.

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  52. Comforting purrs to you Miss Jan. Percy shall live on in your heart.

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  53. I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet boy. XO

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  54. We are so sad to hear. It's hard to lose our loved ones so close together.

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  55. We are so sorry to hear about Percy. It's never easy losing a furbaby especially one as special as Percy. Sending you many comforting purrs.

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  56. I am very sorry for your loss. We know that you lost a child. You need to treat it as such and grieve with all your heart so you can start healing. We send you love and prayers for a speedy journey through grief.

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  57. Godspeed Percy your journey to the heavens. We are honored to have known
    you, will always remember the FFF interviews, and are happy to have been part of
    them. We are truly sorry and send hugs and loves to not only you, but to mom
    Jan and the family you leave behind as well. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

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  58. The bond we had formed with our furry pets we ever loved will remain in our heart and soul forever. Percy is blessed to have known you and the rest of your family. I'm so sorry for the loss of your beloved furry child. Take care and my prayers for your speedy recovery as well.

    With lots of loves, hugs and head-bumps,
    Criz Lai & the J Family Kitties

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  59. Our Best Purrs Of Comfort to you all about Percy. As he was the last of the original FFs, we understand how hard this is.

    TBT: Skeeter and LC both went over the Bridge at the age of 16.5. As they were gotten about a year apart and left about a year apart, it was the "end of an era" for me. And it was hard.

    I and The Mews send you purrs and thoughts at this sad time...

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  60. Oh, Jan. We are so sorry to learn of your beloved Percy's passing. We are sending you much love, and gentle purrs and prayers as you mourn his loss.

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  61. We are so sorry to hear about Percy's passing.
    Sweet Dreams Baby Boy see you on the other side
    Astro and Mitzie
    Linda

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  62. We are also sad on this hard day for you and the funny farmers....we remember and hold you close to our hearts. Percy was an icon of the blogosphere.....we will never forget those fun glory days we all spent together! Soft hugs sweet friend....

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  63. Farewell Percy, We are sad that you have left us, but know you will be around forever in Jan's heart and the hearts of so many. You were one of the first cats that Whicky Wuudler visited and you were a great Funny Farmer, a real trooper and of course a very good cat, always

    Sending love and rumbly purrs
    Mungo, Jet & The Ape of Everycat >^..^<

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  64. Oh, Miss Jan. I am so sorry about this sad news.
    Percy will be treasured forever in your heart.
    We send lots of licks, purrs and big hugs.
    May all the thoughts and comforting purrs and rumbles help you bear this burden of grief.

    ((((( ♥ )))))

    (PS: We sent you an email with a card in Percy's memory.)

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  65. Belated Happy Gotcha Day to Marcus.

    We are so very sorry to hear about Percy. We are sending purrs of comfort and paws of sympathy to all of you, we know he will be greatly missed.

    Miss Jan, we want you to know we understand completely why you can't blog like you used to. We hardly ever get Mommy to post for us these days although she has done better this week.

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  66. We are so very sorry for the loss of your dear sweet Percy. Hugs and comforting purrs to you.

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  67. So much love to you and your three friend at the farm. We feel sadness and longing to help, but ....love from Loulou and family.

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  68. We were so sorry to read about Percy. We send you soft purrs.

    Tama and Genji

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  69. So sad to learn Percy ran off to the Bridge. The last of the Funny Farmers,like the end of an era. It seems like yesterday we had our cats and were all on the internet. We are sending you Purrs and Prayers,
    Love,
    ML
    KC
    Sol
    BJ
    Josafina

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  70. So terribly, terribly sad. As is the pain you are in and losing the voice of your blog. May you find comfort in the love of those who are with you still. Amy

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  71. Oh Jan this is simply heartbreaking. I am so deeply, deeply sorry that Percy went to the Bridge. You KNOW how partial I am to tabby kitties. He will be sorely missed. He will never be forgotten. Sending (((hugs))) of comfort to you.

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  72. I was so sorry to read that Percy had left you. I know words can't help but hopefully, knowing all of your friends are sharing in your grief will help ease your pain. We're sending our love.

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  73. Dear Jan and Funny Farmers, we are so very sorry to learn of Percy's departure offur the Bridge, we send many gentle hugs and soft purrs to mew, and we'll light one of our special candles in honour of Percy, may he continue to shine brightly in the heavens always... thinking of you xox

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  74. So sorry for the loss of beautiful Percy. May tender memories of a life well lived provide some comfort.

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  75. We're so sorry to hear about dear Percy. We want to send our purrs and best comforting thoughts your way.

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  76. Just now seeing this post and we are so very sorry for your loss. Sending lots of love and prayers!!

    xoxo,
    Bell Fur Zoo Family

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  77. We is so sorry to hear of Percy's passing. We do miss seeing you all but understand that pain is a hard thing to deal with. Purrs to all!

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  78. We were so sad to hear about Percy. And Jan, you are often in my thoughts. You have been such a great online friend throughout the years. I know about the blogging withdrawal. I, alas have very little time to call my own these days...not even to paint. I send you many virtual hugs and hope Marcus is being a little less rambunctious!
    I love you dear friend.
    Barb

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  79. We are so very sorry for the passing of Percy. It's always so hard when one decides it is time to go to their Forever Forever Home. We have no doubt that Percy's brothers and sisters who crossed before Percy were there to meet him.

    We are all sending purrs and prayers for a healthy and happy 2020 to you and those you love.

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  80. TBT here: "Losing the era" is hard and I understand. It happened to me the first time in 2010 when Skeeter left in 2008 and LC in 2010. In a new home, they had come to me a year apart, but all there were with me for 16 years. I had gotten to the point where their presence was assumed. When Skeeter left and LC followed, it was so hard.

    Ayla came, Iza came, Marley came. They are dear. But I still miss Skeeter and LC so much. My thoughts to you at the end of this era...

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  81. I'm so very sorry for the loss of your beloved Percy. Times do change - it is harder to find the time for blogging, comments, and more, but the friendships do stay in our hearts. Peace and purrs to you and yours during the holiday season and New Year from Deb and the Zee/Zoey gang.

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  82. Hello Jan and family,

    We're so sorry to learn this sad news. Percy, one of the original FF. Because of you and of course your fur sibs, we have met through DWB. Thank you for brighten our day on many many occasions. You will be missed.

    Pinot, angel Momo, mom and dad xoxo

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  83. I am so sorry to hear about sweet Percy.I so understand how
    you feel Ariel passed away today...Dec31,2019

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