May 31, 2012

A Post From Parker's 'Rents

Parker on her last earthly day and Parker back home and living in our hearts


How hard this is. Such a tiny little creature. She brought so much joy into our lives and the absence of her physical presence is painful. Today is one week. We miss her so much.
Your comments, your posts and cards, your prayers - all of it eases the sadness. There are no words to tell all of you how grateful we are for the support. All of the outpouring of love for that tiny little kitty that gave the very best smoochies. All we can manage right now is a very heartfelt thank-you.
Parker did not suffer. She left for the Bridge in my arms with her Daddy right next to us petting her. She left quickly and peacefully - I believe in my heart that she was ready to go. No more blindness and weakness, no more uncertainty. She went with Godspeed and with love. I know she went straight to the Bridge and was greeted by all of our beloved ones who came before. Dr. Joe and his vet tech Becky could not have been more kind or more gentle. We allowed Puff and Powder, Rudy and Diamond to approach her afterwords. Rudy stayed the longest - he sniffed and looked and then just sat next to her basket. They all know what had transpired. It was tragic and precious all at the same time.
We drove her to the funeral home about a hour later and left her in very good hands.
By Friday morning, she was home with us again.
The remainder of this week has been surreal. I know that time helps ease this pain. Someday there will be more smiles than tears when we think or speak of her.
Her blog will go on. There are three more wonderful kitties and a good doggie who have things to share and say. 
I think Parker would like that...


63 comments:

Prancer Pie said...

We're so glad you will continue blogging. Still sending purrayers of comfort your way. XOXO

NTM and The Purries said...

Sending love & hugs.

Big Piney Woods Cats said...

I still miss my Patches with all my heart and it is 1 1/2 years. Yes, it gets better over time, the pain isn't quite so intense, the moments of deep sorrow don't last as long and sweet memories fill the void.

Hugs to you from the Big Piney Woods cats and their Momma Toni

Cory said...

Surrounding you with purrs. We have been through it so we know the pain. We wish we could make it better, but all we can do is purrrr.

We are SO glad you will continue Parker's blog. We do adore Rudy, Puff, Powder and Diamond Doggie.

xoxo Cory and family

Mandy Lou said...

Parker was one of our very first bloggy friends and though we've left the CB, all of our friends have stayed in our hearts. We know there are no words to comfort you right now, or maybe ever. We'll just send soft purrs and hugs and know that our angel Jake and the original P & B are there across the bridge to welcome and care for her.

Pearl, Bert, mom Amanda and angel Jake

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We haf no words, effury time mommy thinks of Parker she amembers Punkin and she hopes dey found each other at da Bridge.

Eileen said...

Time tempers the pain, but I don't think we ever heal totally from the loss of our special feline friends. The little cat prints on our hearts remain there forever, but as the saying goes, Tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.

You were blessed to have known and loved Parker so well, and we are blessed to have been allowed to share a little piece of her.

Thank you.

Angel and Kirby said...

When you are ready, tell Rudy that we miss his Monday reports!

Sparkle said...

I think my heart broke a little again reading your post. I miss Parker so very much. Purrs to you. It will be quite a while before some semblance of normal returns. I think you know that already, and are okay with it.

Max said...

I'm glad the blog will go on... she might've been upset if it didn't...

Faith Shen said...

You look so comfortable on your soft bed! :d


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The Fuzz Factory said...

Parker was one of our first friends on the CB. She was one very special girl.

We're holding you close and purring on all cylinders!

Much love,

Benjamin Fuzz

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We were so lucky to have known your beautiful girl and we will always miss her presence around the CB ~ but she will never be forgotten. We are so glad her ending was surrounded by love and her family ~ what more could any cat ask for when their times comes for the Bridge?
We are sending you love and purrs. And mom sends love and understanding because she knows only too well the pain of loss of a precious beloved furkid.

Milo and Alfie (and our mom) xxx

Barb and TheDailyGs said...

I was wondering what you'd decide on the blog. So glad it will go on. I do think Parker would be quite pleased. srsly.

Marg said...

We know that Parker would want you to continue the blog and we sure are glad to hear that you are going to do that. We miss that girl too and we also know how much you are hurting. It is so hard but so worth having these kitties in the long run. Take care. Big hugs.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are pleased you are going to continue with your blog so we can hear about you all. Parker will enjoy reading your posts and the comments too.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

The Whiskers and Purrs Gang said...

Love and purrs to you all. We miss Parker, too, but know that she is watching over us all from heaven. You're in out thoughts and prayers.
Much love,
The Whiskers and Purrs Gang

Laila and Minchie said...

We are so glad you will continue to blog under sweet Parker Pie's blog. We think of all of you every day knowing the emptiness you are feeling. (((hugs))) and smoochies.

Laila, Minchie and Mom Peggy

Mariodacat said...

Our heart is with you dear friend. Your touching post brought tears to our eyes again. Parker was truly bless to have you for her family.

ZOOLATRY said...

Prayers to you all ... every time you post in the days and weeks ahead ... it will be like one more smoochie floating down from heaven ...

Clarissa said...

We, too, loved Parker very much. Our mom was out of town so we just found out yesterday about her passing. There is never enough time with those we love. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

We are also glad that Parker's blog will continue. We will look forward to reading about Powder, Puff, Rudy, and Diamond dog!

D Ma said...

i'm so glad parker got to spend some quiet and peaceful time at home the last few months. i'm also glad to hear her blog will continue. i miss rudy's reports and his bilingual greetings.

Boots, Ozzie and Brenda said...

Our hearts and prayers are with you. We will miss Parker very much.


Brenda, Boots & Ozzie

KitKat said...

We are so glad to hear you will continue the blog. Mommy discovered the CB in 2007. Parker was the first blog Normie followed. Soon it was Miss Peach. Normie didn't have a blog but followed so many. He went to the bridge over three years ago. The pain is still there but we smile more now remembering the little guy with a big heart and a huge grin.
Thank you for sharing your family with us.
Heartfelt love and affection,
Angel Normie, Mika, Sasha & Grady

meowmeowmans said...

Our thoughts, purrs and prayers are always with you. Whenever you are ready to start blogging again, we will be here waiting. And we know you are right ... surely Parker will be pleased when you do.

Hugs

Random Felines said...

we know it hurts so very much to let them go - and yet sometimes it is for the best. we are glad you are going to continue to blog.... Parker was well loved and that will continue to shine!!

Repositório said...

Sending purrrrrs and love!

Brian said...

I am so happy the blog will continue, she just touched all of us so much. Yes, eventually the heart will smile again when you think of Parker, but it seems like it takes so long. Hugs to you all.

Cats of wildcat woods said...

I know how hard it is to let go and asy goodbye! I have done this too many times! Sending loving light to surround you and help with the healing. Time will ease the pain.

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

We just heard the news... so sorry to hear of Parker's passing. We will miss seeing that sweet little face. Big {{hugs}} to you all.

Purrs of comfort, Goldie, Shade,Banshee and PM Danica

Katie Isabella said...

My heart is still broken over Lady Bianca aka Admiral Hestorb. I love Katie with all my heart but I miss Admiral terribly. It'll get easier for you and me.

Ginger Jasper said...

Back at home where she belongs.. I know sweet Parker will approve of the blog going on.. Hugs to you GJ xx

William said...

Having her home again must be such a comfort. My old bro Eddie told me she's doing just fine now.

Katnip Lounge said...

Sniffles & smooches...Rudy broke our hearts, staying by Parker.

We are so happy Parker is back home. Mommy says she wants to have her ashes mingles with ours when she dies.

We are looking forward to hearing from the gang, we expect lots of, erm, naughtiness!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Our purrs to all of you. But we are glad the blog will continue.

The Island Cats said...

We miss Parker, too. It will take time, but there will be more smiles than tears when you think of her. We're glad you're gonna continue to blog. We love to hear about Rudy, Powder and Puff...and Diamond Dog, too!

oxoxox

ABBY said...

Admittedly when we saw your post, leaky wet tears fell on our whiskers. We are so very sorry for the absence of Miss Parker who was an *extraordinary* girl!

We are so glad that in time when you feel ready, you will continue to blog.

We are also glad Miss Parker is home again, right where she belongs. With those who love her best.

We miss you Miss Parker Pie.
Smoochies

purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

A few Good Cats said...

Giving the other cats a chance to approach Parker was right. I wish we had done that when we let Kelly go instead of taking him to the vet's office.

Eric and Flynn said...

We are glad that Parker's blog will continue. It will be forever a memorial to her. (((hugs))) to all of you.

Tillie and Georgia said...

We are glad the blog will go on.
We are also glad Parker is back home in her special place. Yes,someday there will be more smiles,but you will always remember sweet Parker. We will too.

Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Tiger,Treasure and JJ

Caroline said...

I am so happy you will continue to blog. I would miss you too much if you didn't.

I will always remember Miss Parker. She was a very loved kitty!!!

Meg & Quill said...

It's so hard, and my heart breaks for you. It get's easier but then for me it catches up to me at unexpected moments too. Big hugs to you!!

Karen Jo said...

I have been offline for two weeks and just found out about Parker today. I am sad that she has gone to the Rainbow Bridge, but it does sound like it was time. I am glad that you will continue the blog.

Poppy Q said...

We are glad to hear that you are going to stay blogging, you are so right Miss P will love you to share the families journey.

It was hard when I took my old girl Puss for her last vet visit, but I was glad to be there to hold her as she passed. Still I know now that it was the kindest thing to do.

All our love
Julie and Poppy Q
xxx

Shaggy and Scout said...

My sorrow for Scooby is fresh again after reading this. It is two months today...and today is his & Shaggy's birthday.

Parker was so dear and precious. She has moved from darkness into light. (((hugs)))

Keisha said...

Sending hugs. {{{love}}}

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We popped back over to telling you we are still thinking about you all and sending love and purrs. xx

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Skeezix wrote such a nice post for Parker this week. All her friends miss her but are glad she is not suffering. it's good she's back home.

The Crew said...

We're back online after our cross-country move and just now saw the sad news about Parker. Please accept our condolences on the loss of your dear girl. We know you miss her terribly.

The Crew & Crew's Mom

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

We're sending purrs and prayers and are so sorry for your loss. We're also glad you will continue to post. Hugs all around

FURKIDSMOM said...

Mom says that picking up the ashes is always difficult because you feel like you're going to get "them" and you come home with a pretty urn but not the furkid you remember and still love. Time makes it easier but Parker will always be a part of your heart and ours. We're glad you will continue to blog.


(((Hugs)))

The Florida Furkids and Lexi and Mom Sharon

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We are all so glad that Parker's blog will go on.. as her sweet memory will.
Much love,
~ The Bunch and Mom Bobbie

Lynx217 said...

Hai sweetie Parker is comfy here with me, Sniffie, and Inigo. Swing by my blog if you want to know what she's been up to.

Nimbus

And yes the tears will subside in time. Its been over a year and my hoomins still cry for me a bit. I can assure you she's still nearby though. Her love for you is just as strong as yours is for her.

TK and Squashies said...

Our purrs are with you through this hard time.
I just wanted to say how wonderful it is that you let the others be with her after. I have watched the confusion and anxiety of animal sibs when their beloved friends go to the vets and never return. Amazingly empathetic approach.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Thanks so much for sharing that -

I always feel the others in the household know before we do -

They smell what we can't - or don't - or won't -

As for the blog, Khyra has one request:

MORE DIAMOND!!!

Khyra's Mom

The Misadventures Of Me said...

I had to wait to come back, to see how you all are doing, for fear that Id sit here and cry. Waiting didnt help, Im sat here with tears flowing. I know time helps but sometimes you need to cry (it helped me with TT's passing even now).

Love to you all,

Mom Laure
Molly
Shadow
Trooder
Mooch
Mustachio
Foster kitten Timmy

Tillie and Georgia said...

We just wanted to drop by and give you guys a hug and some purrs!! It takes a long time to adjust to the loss of a beloved friend and companion. We still feel sad that she is gone.

Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Tiger,Treasure and JJ
and mom Nancy

Debra Taylor said...

I am so sorry that you lost Parker. I know this kind of loss and pain. It is so difficult to get through each day with this heaviness in your heart. I hope you can get signs of the spirit of Parker being around you as I'm sure that is the case. - Debby in Arizona

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ooonaughtykitty said...

I'm very sad to hear about Parker, and wish all of you the very best. I'm glad you're continuing with the blog. She will forever live through her sibling's anecdotes. :)

I will never forget reading about 'The paw of death'. :)
Parker was so good at her 'stare downs' too. Made me scared to be on the receiving end of either! (Poor Diamond Dog!) :-O

What a great kitty she is, and such a character.

best,
C

Camp Stanhope Happenings said...

We are still keeping you in our thoughts. We will never forget how "Perfect" Parker was!!

The Cat Realm said...

we just found out. we are so sorry! sending purrs and keeping you in our hearts... parker was our friend for so many years - how things change. but: forever in our hearts!
the cat realm

Misty said...

Mom and me are sending our love and prayers to you. We haven't been on in a while and just found out about Parker. We are so sorry:(

Jacqueline said...

When my Nikki (1984-2004) died in my arms, I felt the same way=we held eye contact until her last breath and it was so tragic, but also one of the most precious moments of my life=I felt so honored that she shared that moment with me, there was so much love in that moment...Wishing you all peace and comfort at this time of sorrow...Sending big hugs...Jacqueline