December 15, 2014

Puff - Heaven's Newest Bridge Angel

Puff (left) and Powder's First Meal at Home 5/16/1998
 
 
Rudy here - it's been a very sad time. Puff got very sick last week and made the decision to ask Mommy and Daddy to help her to the Bridge on Saturday morning. All of us thought that she'd do it her way and cross on her own, but she changed her mind and gave Mommy the "look". So, the 'rents called Puff's Vet and she said bring her in and she would help too. The vet did some prodding and found a mass in Puff's belly that she thought could be an aggressive, fast growing cancer. Cancer sux...
The 'rents have always called her the "Original Cat" because they got her from a farm barn the day after they were married. You can read that story here - Our Adoption Story
Mommy says it's a new family paradigm - the rest of us say smaller words like, it sux! The Vet said that Puff indeed was ready to cross to the Rainbow Bridge. Mommy and Daddy were there with her, stroking her fur and looking in her eyes telling her how much she was loved and that it was OK to go. It took less than 5 seconds, Puff was gone - I guess she was in a hurry to see Parker and Diamond and Jordan and Payton.
Our home seems different, there is still a lot of love, but there is some sad too. We all spent the weekend grieving our loss and trying to make the 'rents feel better. I guess it will just take time for our hearts to start to heal.
A Beautiful Girl - and She Knew It!
 


 
 Puff is currently at Wayside Waifs - her remains will be cremated and she'll return to us later this week. We know that her earthly remains are in very good hands. When she comes home, she'll rest next to Parker Pie's remains.
 
Daddy's Girl
 
Chillaxin'
 
The good news is that the rest of us seem to be quite healthy, Powder is the same age as Puff and she runs around like a little nut.I am still a healthy large and in charge Man Cat and Rickey Tiki Tavi tries to be just like me. He has a way to go if I do say so myself.
 

Puff did enjoy the 'Nip...
 
Kharma kitty is a sweet gentle girl - she so reminds us of Parker Pie - the resemblance is strong, but her personality is all her own. She's a loving, sorta quiet kitty who has become best friends with Rickey Tiki Tavi and (GASP!) Fletcher!
 
Happier Holidays...
 


Such A Floofy Girl!
 
The 'rents are going to leave her stocking up - we know that in spirit, she will be with us over the holiday season.
 


I wish Mommy's camera was better back then!
 
I'm going to leave you with a few more shots of the Puffster. Mommy said her beauty was only surpassed by her loveliness...
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
Her Basket For Her Final Trip...
 

 
I'll just say, she was a pretty awesome feline...
 
Love,
 
Rudy
 
 
That's Me!




76 comments:

Fuzzy Tales said...

Oh, we're absolutely heart-broken for you and are so leaky-eyed right now.

Our purrs and purrayers are with you all.

Our wish for you is healthy grieving, and peace on the other side of that dark journey.

Blessings.

Nicki, Derry and mom Kim

Zippy, Sadie, Speedy and M'Gee said...

Wasn't Puff also your mom? She was beautiful and will make a lovely angel.

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

We are so very sorry. She is in good company though.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Beautiful Puff. You made us think of our Georgia girl. Perhaps you are comparing who has the nicest calico coloring across the Bridge. Purrs to you and your family.

Nancy said...

Goodbye, beautiful Puff. You were well loved and brought joy to your family. Sending love to the family you left behind.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Helen I am just so very sorry. There are no words and I know your heartache is very deep. Will keep you on my purrs and prayers. Run free Puff

Quill and Greyson said...

We're so sorry to hear this our friends. Puff was a lovely sweet floofster. We send our purrs and hugs to you all.

Georgia and Julie said...

We are sad to hear about beautiful Puff.It is so hard to say goodbye to a
cherished kitty,especially one who has been a part of your life for so long.
We send comforting purrs and headbumps.
huga & Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ
and the mom

Random Felines said...

we are so very very sorry....mom says no matter how much time we have here, it never seems like enough.

The Florida Furkids said...

We're so sorry to hear that Puff has made her journey over the Bridge. We're sending you soft, comforting purrs and prayers.

The Florida Furkids

The Cat Guy said...

sads indeed, broken heart. sweet Puff. Precious kitten photos, so fluffy and adorable. My heart hurts with you. lovely tribute to a beautiful kitty.

6 cats from Singapore said...

We are so sorry. we purrs & prays for you

joanne
jane
jill
johnny
jay boy
jasmine
capu from Singapore

Beau Beau & Angie said...

Beautiful pictures of Puff and beautiful memories. Many purrs and headbutts to yoo all especially
Powder.

Jans Funny Farm said...

So many shots of the lovely Puff. We're so sorry for your loss. :(

Brian said...

Puff was indeed most beautiful and we were so sad to hear it was her time to go. We all send you love and gentle hugs.

Cory said...

Sending you soft purrs of comfort. Puff was our furriend and we loved her.

xoxo Cory & family

Derby, Ducky said...

Rudy you did a grate job honoring your sisfur. We send comforting purrs to all the gang.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

What a sad time for your family, Rudy. Sparkle thought Puff was a beautiful and amazing girl, and my human says she reminded her of her own soul cat, Harlot. Purrs to you all.

The Island Cats said...

We're so sorry about Puff. Gentle headbutts and comforting purrs to all of you.

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

Puff was a unique girl with a special beauty. Sending warm purrs of comfort in your loss.

Cats of wildcat woods

Sweet Purrfections said...

We are so sorry to hear it was Puff's time to go to the bridge. We're sure
Sweet Praline greeted her and showed her around. We know it's a sad time for you and we're sending our most comforting purrs for you.

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

Oh Rudy, I know Puff will be sorely missed. Take care of yourselves and the rents.

Love Kellie The Orange Cat

Katnip Lounge said...

We are sending warm purrs and thoughts to all of you...Godspeed, Puff.

Poppy Q said...

We are so sorry to hear about your sweet girl Puff, we know how much she was loved.

We were just thinking about you all at the weekend and reading your last post, as we have missed you blogging.

Hugs from across the oceans.

Julie and poppy Q
xxx

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We were so very sorry to hear about sweet Puff. Comforting purrs for your family, we know she will be greatly missed by all of you.

D Ma said...

So sad to hear about Puff. The boyz and I send warm thoughts out to you all.

Louche Tabby said...

This is very sad.

Mousie & Rosie

Flynn said...

I am very sad that Puff had to go to the Bridge. She had a good and happy life with your family. I send my purrs to all of you.

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

Mommy so misses Parker, still. And now Puff!
(((Hugs))) to you all at your house.
By the way, I hear whispers of a big party in Puffs honor OTRB!

meowmeowmans said...

What a beautiful tribute to beautiful Puff. We are so sorry she had to go to the Bridge. Sending you love, purrs and prayers as you mourn the loss of your special girl.

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

oh my sweet dear friends...how long we have known you...how much we have gone through...it is never easy to come by and say the words we do not even know how to say. We are heartbroken for your precious baby leaving you. I once wrote this poem:
"Cats ride into our hearts on a sunbeam...spread rainbows all over our world...then all too soon catch a moonbeam up into the heavens."
consider yourselves softly hugged by the cozy cottage

Brown Family said...

I am so sorry that Puff decided to go but they always seem to know when it is time. Sending Hugs and purrs.

Zoolatry said...

Dear Friends ... Helen and Scott and all the lovely furry ones ~
my heart is sad for all of you.
With purrs, with prayers,
Ann

onespoiledcat said...

We're so sorry to hear about Puff's departure for the Bridge. No doubt she's happy to see those who have gone before but I know your hearts are breaking HERE. We send purrs and prayers and blessings as it's never easy to help us when we have to go but LOVE finds a way. Puff knew it was time. She was a REAL beauty..........

Holiday Hugs, Sammy and Mom Pam

Jeanne Pursell said...

Our hearts go out to you during this difficult time. We are so very sorry to hear that your Puff has gone to the bridge. May your memories bring you some comfort. xo Chloe, LadyBug and mama Jeanne

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Hello sweet family. We were so sorry to hear about Miss Puff. Hug purrs of comfort sent to you all. She'll have some company there as our Shade went quietly to the Bridge this year also. The PM can't bring herself to do a post, it's been a long time.

{hugs}
Goldie and Banshee

Marg said...

We are so sad that Puff had to go but just know that the best gift you could give her was to let her go. She knew she was so loved and was such a lucky girl to have a great home. Sending lots of purrs and good thoughts.

Simba said...

We are so sorry for your loss of Puff. Soft purrs to you.

Toffee K. Ripple Fuzzypants & Feline American Angels said...

The Lady an' me are so sorry.
Toffee

Lovable Lily said...

We were so sad to read the news about your beloved Puff. It's always hard to lose a Blogville Furend.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Hugs,
Lily Belle & Muffin

Maggie May said...

She was so very beautiful! We are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and purrayers.
(((hugs))) & <3

Timmy Tomcat said...

Oh my we are sending purrs and prayers of support at this sad time. You really showed dear Puff love and care and it is so very clear she was a special beautiful kitty. Fly free dear Puff until that day we all meet again.
Much love
Timmy Dad and Family

Marilynn said...

We are so sad to know that Puff has run off to the Bridge, and we send our purrrrrrrrssssss and {{{{hugs}}}} to all of you. Remember how much fun she was and how much you loved her!

Love, us
Grace
Audace
Ruse
Marilynn

Amber DaWeenie said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Puff. I know she's left behind many good memories that you will always cherish.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful kitty.

KarenMcG said...

We (Billy and I) are so sorry to learn about Puff. She was beautiful.

We know this is a difficult time for you, as we also said "good bye" to two of Billy's brothers this year - Mikey just 3 weeks ago.

The photos are wonderful keepsakes.

Purrs and headbutts and hugs.

Karen and Billy at Kittens n Things

Angel Keisha said...

Rest in peace, dear sweet cat.

Robyn Harton said...

Oh we're so sad to hear about Puff having to go to the Bridge. We have leaky eyes all over. Sending lots of hugs and pawhugs for your sadness.
Love from the Hotties

CatInTheFridge said...

We came by to say we're sorry for the loss of your dear Puff. Sending purrs of comfort. - Crepes and Alana.

Everycat said...

Me and The Ape are sending loud rumbly purrs and love to you all. We are so sorry that Puff has gone, but she'll watch over you all for a bit, just to see that you are all behaving yourselves.

Run free sweet Puff, catch many mousies!

Luff
Mungo
& Jane xx

Karen Jo said...

I am so very sorry that you had to help Puff over the Rainbow Bridge. I know that look, but my kitties have always left on their own before I got them an appointment. I send lots of love and hugs and the kitties send comforting purrs.

Karen Jo and the kitties

da tabbies o trout towne said...

Puff is and always will be a beautiful girl; we send our sincerest sympathies during this very sad time ♥♥♥♥♥ Godspeed Puff

JC said...

I am so sorry to hear that your Dear Love has crossed. What a life she had with you.

XO,
JC and The Purr and Fur Gang

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

We are so very sorry for your loss. It's never easy, we know. Sending hugs and purrs to all of you.

www.shelter-cats.com said...

Such a beautiful and very loved being. We share your sorrow and hope it lightens the load.
With sympathy,
Maggie

caspersmom said...

Puff was a beautiful girl kitty. But I know that you already knew that. So sorry for her passing. It is so hard loosing a furry friend. I noticed you haven't been blogging to much in the last year either. I lost three kitties when I was blogging. I wanted to go on blogging but it was kind of hard after Captain Casper left the scene. Prayers, hugs, and purrs go out to you in your time a grief. God Bless.

Love Always,
Cleopatra and Mom

Spike William and Angels China Cat and Willow said...

I am so sorry that Puff went off to the Rainbow Bridge. However, I am sure that China Cat and Willow were there to greet Puff. I am sending over lots of soft purrs to you and all of your family.

Purrrrrrrrrrrrrs, Spike William

Samantha & Mom said...

We are so sorry that Puff had to go to the Rainbow Bridge!! We are sure she is happy at seeing Parker again!!
Lots of hugs to all the Family.
Your TX furiends,
Samantha & Chandra

Pattyskypants said...

This is very, very sad news but you have made such a wonderful memorial here! She was quite the glorious kitteh! Bhu and I hope your hearts heal but we know you will always miss her. xoxo Patty

Forty Paws said...

We are so sorry that Puff had to cross over. It's a very sad thing when one of us must cross, but there are those who came before waiting on us when we cross over, and they will show us the ropes, and get us settled in. Many hugs and purrs, and purrayers to all of you from all of us.

Luf, Us and Maw

Team Tabby said...

So sorry to hear the sad news about sweet Puff. We send our hugs and purrs.

Mindy
Moe
Cookie
Mike

orbit said...

Lots of prayers and hugs for you from my wife and I, fresh from our dear Orbit's passing. We certainly feel for you, and just know that, as we've recently learned, there are so many out there that are sad right along with you. We'll keep you in our thoughts.

Laila and Minchie said...

We are beyond sad over the loss of your gorgeous girl, Puff. RIP sweet one. (((hugs)))

Just Me Pooh said...

We are so sorry to hear your precious, beautiful Puff had to leave. We are thinking of you at this sad time and leave you lots of warm, gentle hugs, purrs and prayers.

Honey P. Sunshine said...

Gosh, we are so sorry to hear this mews. Puff, yoo r such a beauty! smoochies to yoo Puff and give wun to Parker too. Rudee, yoo r lookin so hansum ;-) smoochies to the rents.

Mommie and Honey Sunshine

Honey P. Sunshine said...

Gosh, we are so sorry to hear this mews. Puff, yoo r such a beauty! smoochies to yoo Puff and give wun to Parker too. Rudee, yoo r lookin so hansum ;-) smoochies to the rents.

Mommie and Honey Sunshine

Pawesome Cats said...

What a beautiful girl - we are so sorry for your loss. Sending purrs and hugs. xx

Kitties Blue said...

Please accept our condolences at this sad time. We are sorry we didn't know Puff. She was quite beautiful, and we will keep you in our purrs and prayers as you mourn her loss. Purrs and Paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo from The Cat on My Head

dezizworld said...

Aaaaw Puff sure wuz bootyful. What a gweat posty celebwatin' hers life. Weez so sorry fur yous loss and weez'll be purrayin'

Luv ya'


Dezi and Lexi

John Bellen said...

Another beautiful friend gone. It seems as though they are always with us, so when they leave it is such a shock. Puff will be so greatly missed, a lovely cat. Godspeed, Puff.

Mr Puddy said...

Must be hard for you & your family in this Christmas

May your Christmas sparkle with moments of love & goodwill, And may the year ahead be full of contentment and joy.

MEOWRY CHRISTMAS

LOTS OF LOVE
❤ ❤ ❤

PUDDY

The Cat Realm said...

we are so sad to hear about your loss. she had a life full of love. we know you'll miss her forever.
lots of purrs to you
the cat realm

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

We're so sorry that sweet Puff had to leave all of you.

Sending gentle purrs to all of you,
Charlemagne, Tamar and Mal

Honey P. Sunshine said...

puff i hope that der iz sum awesum nip in heaven

Liama Jhons said...

this is just outstanding work, i really appreciate the way you are working it Lost and found

Honey P. Sunshine said...

Thank yoo fur da donation, kisses Rudee