Wednesday, 6 June 2012

My lovely Lily

Lily died just before six this morning, peacefully on a cushion in the kitchen. I awoke at 3.30am, something told me to get up. When I saw him I knew it was going to be vet day today, but he slipped away. He knew I was there. This photo was taken on Monday, he is lying in the sunshine with ginger Bugsy. Goodbye my little friend, my lovely Lily.

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  1. Isn't it strange how when we'er asleep we still know when things are not right.
    I send my condolences.
    Carolx

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  2. Ohh Ilona, I am so sorry to hear this :o( I don't knowwhatto say apart from what you already know, he was loved and enjoyed his twilight years with you, happy. Thinking of you today xxx

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  3. I'm so sorry to hear this. One of mine goes to the vet tomorrow, probably his last day too.

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  4. Very sad news :( but as Sharon K said, he's had a long life and I know he'll have been very well cared for with you.

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  5. So sad but as Louise says he had a good life with you x

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  6. Sorry to hear that Ilona. You can look back on lots of photos and happy memories, he had a good and safe life with you.

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  7. How sad that his time has come. But I must say when my time comes I hope it is as peacefull and gentle as this. It was a very deserving passing for the little fella.
    x x x

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  8. so sorry to hear about Lily, he looks so eaceful and painfree and I am glad you were wakened by the universe to be with him.

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  9. Never a nice thing to read, my thoughts are with you.

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  10. So sorry for you. Lily was your faithful companion for many years. RIP Lily.

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  11. So sorry to hear this, thinking of you x

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  12. So very sad. But in a way how lovely that he died in his own home with no trauma of a trip to the vets, with the person by his side who had loved him so much for so long.

    It shows your connection to him that you woke up just when he needed you there.

    My thoughts are with you.

    Sue xx

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  13. Ilona, I am so sorry to hear that Lily has passed away, I know you will be sad, but take comfort in the fact that he had a lovely life with you and your pther feline friends.

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  14. So sorry to hear this, but as others have said, what a lucky cat to have had such a lovely life and to have moved on from that life at home where he was safe and loved.

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  15. A sad day, Ilona. It's so hard to lose our little friends. Glad you still have others to love.

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  16. Big hug, Ilona. No words will make you feel any better just now xx

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  17. I am so sorry Ilona. He had a lovely life with you x Molly x

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  18. So sorry Ilona, you must be feeling so sad today but Lily was a lucky puss to have you look after him {{{hugs}}}

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  19. So sorry to read about the passing of your lovely companion, Ilona but glad for him that he went to sleep at home where he was happy and loved.

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  20. What a sad day for you Ilona. Lily is in a good place. My condolences to you.

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  21. Such sad news. Hope you are OK. He was lucky to have such a good companion in you.

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  22. I am thinking of you Ilona. This is why I can't have a pet ever again - it is so sad when their time is up.

    You seem such a lovely caring lady, always tinking of others. Make sure you take care of yourself too.

    Donnax

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  23. What a lucky cat to have found such a friend as you. Pets are such a comfort to people, they know where there is LOVE. Regards Jean

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  24. Sorry to hear this sad news. He died at home on his cushion, what a peaceful way to go. Sending love and a cyber hug. Take care.

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  25. So sorry to hear your sad news Ilona, but glad to hear you were there to "Hold Lilys paw" as he snuck away...HUGS Karyn xxx

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  26. How wonderful for you both that you were there to ease his passing with the comfort of your company. Safe journey, Lily.

    A hug for you, Ilona.

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  27. So sorry to hear about Lily. I had to take my two cats to the vet when the time came and I wish they could have died at home. I did bring them home and bury them and put a flagstone to mark the spot. You gave him a wonderful life which he would nt otherwise have.

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  28. sorry to hear your sad news

    Pat x x

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  29. Ilona, all I can do is send love and a big hug.
    Jane xx

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  30. Oh I am sorry. Crying cos I know just how you feel, our girl cat died,aged 16 years on 30th April, being cuddled by her daddy. (((HUGS)))

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  31. So sorry to read this. I'm sure he knew you were there with him.

    Thinking of you and hoping memories of his time with you will eventually bring you some comfort.

    Christine

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    1. So sorry to hear about Lily, but what a lucky cat to have had your love, and you were lucky to have his xx

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  32. Sad news indeed. He had a great life with you. Hope your sadness will pass, soon.

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  33. Sorry to read your sad post today.Feel better soon. X
    Julie.

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  34. Oh Ilona, my heart aches for you, we know only too well the sadness, lonelyness, just plain empty feeling of losing a treasured pet, it happened to us too. Time does heal, and you will remember the good times with a smile on your face, not for a while though, but believe me it will happen one day, but at this moment, think what a wonderful life you both shared together, it couldn`t have been better for both of you, of that you should be proud. Hugs.
    Patricia Brambley
    (Mum to Sharonk)

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  35. I am so sorry to hear about Lily, Ilona, but how wonderful for him that he could slip peacefully away in his own home with you by his side. Sending you hugs and good wishes.

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  36. A big hug to you Ilona. I'm so pleased that you were with him at the end and that it was a peaceful end. I've been with many of my cats at the end over the years and I always end up in floods of tears for each one. I can never get used to it.

    You gave him a brill home and loads of love and he knew that.

    Linda xx

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  37. Condolences Ilona. Thinking of you and sending warm wishes.
    Deb

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  38. So sorry to hear about your cat passing. No words would express my deepest condolences. I've had many
    times where I jumped up out of a deep sleep with a nagging feeling of dread. I know the feeling. Your cat was loved and well taken care of and had a wonderful life with you.

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  39. Sad post. Sorry to hear about your cat. Thinking of you at this sad time. Xxxx

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  40. So sorry for your loss. You are such a good cat mom. My heart is sad for you. Hugs

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  41. Im so sorry about your sad news. They are part of the family and when they pass away its heartbreaking. At least he had a lovely home with you.xx

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  42. You're just brilliant looking after all the creatures that come your way. They know you love them and they trust you, Lily had his best friend with him when he passed away.
    Jean

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  43. RIP Lily cat.He was blessed. Hugs sent to you Ilona.

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  44. I am so sorry for your loss Ilona...there is no friend as dear as the furry ones...may you find comfort in knowing what a good life you gave him...dear Lily RIP...

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  45. I'm very sad to hear about Lily, but glad he was at home with you.
    Take care, Teresa

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  46. So sorry for your loss. You were truly lucky to have each other over the years.

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  47. So sorry to hear this news xx

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  48. so sorry to hear about Lily, lots of hugs to you x

    Marlene

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  49. So sorry for your loss.He was such a lucky fellow to have your love. I am sure your heart will be big enough to share it with other lucky seniors in the future.

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  50. So very sorry, Lily could not have had a more caring Mum.

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  51. Very sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you x

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  52. Take comfort from the fact that you and Lily loved each other and he had a wonderful life with you.

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  53. OMG - I'm so sorry MQ - I know only too well the very real pain of losing a pet, a piece of your heart goes too.
    I feel so very, very sad for you, on the verge of tears, I feel your pain.
    Sending you love and hugs dear lady ..........

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  54. I'm crying tears with you :( We lost both of our kitties last year within 5 months of each other. They had been with us for 14 years so I feel your pain. Your new kitties came into your life at just the right time. As my vet said to us when we adopted a new kitty...I think you had a little "divine intervention" in picking out your new kitty. She has been a blessing to us (the little stinker...LOL). Here's a cyber (((HUG))) for you :)

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  55. I feel for you on this. Poor Lily. This has happened to me on countless occasions.

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  56. Oh Ilona, I'm so sorry to hear that. Hope you are alright. Please take care, and take a bit of time for yourself.

    Bryallen x

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  57. Very sorry to hear this. I'm sure he had a lovely life with you. Take care.

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  58. Sorry to hear this Ilona. I'm pleased though to have met him when I visited. Hugs!!!

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  59. So sorry to hear the very sad news about Lily, he looked such a lovely puss. I remember how hard it is, we took our 20 year old cat to the vet last year, heartbreaking. He had a wonderful life with you, and you will always carry his love in your heart, no-on can take that away.

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  60. So sorry to hear your sad news. He was a lucky boy - he was loved and you stayed with him to the bitter end. Thinking of you x x x

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  61. Sorry to hear the sad news, thinking of you Ilona, There is no doubt he had the best life with you x

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  62. Im sorry to hear about Lily :( he was a well looked after cat from what ive read so far of your blog and you should be proud of the life he led :)

    lots of love Alison xxx

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  63. Ilona, I am so sad and sorry to hear about Lily. There is a book called "For Every Cat an Angel" which tells the story that every cat has a guardian angel and the guardian angel helps it find it's "forever person". Sadly the day must come when your cat is at the end of their earthly life and then it becomes a "forever cat" and rejoins it's angel. You were Lily's "forever person"♥ and he was your "forever cat". Thinking of you Ilona, Love Linda xxx

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  64. So sorry to hear about Lily..he lived a wonderful life with you and was very lucky to have you as his owner/friend.
    Best wishes,
    Jo

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  65. What a very lucky cat he has been to share your love. So sorry he has gonex

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  66. So sorry to hear your news. it's very, very hard to lose a member of the family x

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  67. Sorry to hear of your loss, he had a good and long life with you - hugs
    Jane

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  68. Hugs to you from afar. I have had four cats for most of their lives--three from kittenhood and I have lost one to old age and possible cancer. It is very hard when they go, but yours had a wonderful life with you, those memories are priceless.

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  69. So sorry to hear about Lily, he had a good life full of love with you. It must be a great comfort to you both that you were there at the end.
    My local supermarket has a collection bin for donated cat and dog food for the animal shelter. I will leave something in it in memory of Lily.

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  70. I'm so sorry that Lily has passed away. He owned a great human who loves him still. I hope your heart will find healing in your generous ways with animals.

    Leslie from New Orleans

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  71. I am truly sorry...he joins my own beloved cats in heaven...
    "John 10:27
    My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me..."
    John 10:27
    Cats, too...

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  72. I know what it's like to lose a furry friend. It breaks your heart to see them at the end.
    If angels do exist, I'm sure they are our beloved animals up there in heaven!
    Thinking of you.
    Dianne

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  73. I never have the right words to say but wanted you to know I'm so sorry!

    Lindy

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  74. So sorry about the lovely Lily. My son had a cat, Violet, who died a month or two ago, so perhaps with a violet and a Lily in cat heaven they will make a beautifully pair -- not to mention fragrance.

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  75. So sorry about Lily - I'm hoping you know he had a longer and happier retirement as a result of your kindness, and that the other animals in your life are being kind to you.
    Karen

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  76. So sorry to hear of your loss Ilona . Jules

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  77. I was very sad to read this yesterday Ilona, you gave him peace and tranquillity. I was unable to post a reply yesterday for some reason.

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  78. So sorry to read your sad news - he looked such a lovely cat - they leave a pain in your heart don't they when they go - take care xxxx

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  79. So sorry to hear the news, but relieved that you didn't have to make the awful decision , and that he was able to die at home, in a place he clearly loved and with you, who he clearly loved too.

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  80. Big hugs to you. Lily was lucky to have found you. I still miss my 2 even after 8 years have passed. Mine used to go on walks with us and our dogs and wait for me when I came out of work. There was always a wonderful welcome when I came home, something about their little heart shaped faces and trilling noise when trying to tell me something. All different but all having a special place in my heart.
    Remeber there is always another one waiting in the wings.

    Take care Midlands Annie

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  81. Very sad to hear of your loss

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  82. I'm so sorry for your loss, it is so painful to lose a pet. You gave him a better life than what he had.

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  83. I am so sorry to hear about Lily, bless him. He knew you loved him and he loved you.
    That's why he stayed. It hurts so much when they have to go.
    Take care Ilona.

    Evie

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  84. How sad, I lost my cat Burrito a couple years ago it was a terrible thing to go through I was going through a very rough time in my life and he was always there for me ready to have a cuddle. It was a huge blow for me to loose him. I still miss my fat cat and I like to imagine he's in kitty cat heaven where his cat dish is always full and the moths and mice are fat and slow.

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  85. I've recently been reading your blog starting with the oldest posts, so have read lots about Lily. So sorry to hear that he has passed but it was wonderful for him to have 4 years love from you and to have you with him at the end. Please take no notice of the sour comments from his ex owner that's no way to treat a cat.

    Sue

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