Mar 6, 2008

Sad Update on Shadow

April 28, 1991 - March 6, 2008

It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that my beloved Shadow didn't make it through the night. I got a call this morning from the vet office and they told me he had passed away during the night. I was not surprised and had I looked at the clock earlier I am sure I could tell you the exact time he went. You see, I woke up during the night feeling a great emptiness, a real feeling of being alone. I think that I felt him leave his body and my life.

I know I will never forget my 'little man', and will always love him. He was my 'grand kitten' who became oh so much more. See what I wrote yesterday. I must go now and start digging his grave, oh how I wish I had someone to help me with this job, and to hold me in his arms while I cry my heart out... and there is no one I can reach out to for this kind of support, so off I do to dig and cry alone. I will try to write more about Shadow later on, or tomorrow.

Thank you to Riley & Tiki for your comments and support. Your words are appreciated.



Riley & Tiki said...

We are very sorry about Shadow. We lost Vincent Who Came Before to kidney failure 2 years ago. We were hoping that Shadow would pull through. We are sending you many purrs and hugs.

Team Tabby said...

We are so sorry to hear that you have lost Shadow. He was with you a long time, so you will miss him very much. Your pictures show a handsome mancat.

We like to think that those loved ones that have gone on before us, are waiting for us at the Rainbow Bridge.

Sending lots of purrs and headbutts your way,

Mindy & Moe

Jan said...

We came over from cat blogosphere and read several of your last posts. We are sorry for the loss of your Shadow. Our Jan knows how discouraging it can be to lose a pet and have to take care of everything alone.

We send purrs and licks.
Jan's Funny Farm

Alexi said...

We is so sorry to hear about Shadow. We is purrin' and puurrayin' for you and the woofie. We send hugs your way. Let us know if we can do anything for you.

Finnegan & Buddy said...

We're so sorry that Shadow has gone ahead to the Rainbow Bridge. He is yore Guardian Angel now and he will watch over you allways be wif you in yore heart. What a joyful reunion he must be having wif his mamacat and other furends! But the most joyful will be wen you, his most favorit purrson, comes to join him someday.

Lots of purrs & hugs,
Finny Buddy & Jasmine

Mickey said...

No matter what their age,young or old, it is never easy to lose abeloved pet. I wish I was able to give you a hug too. It will be hard for a long time,but you will have lots of memories.
I am so,so sorry for youe loss of Shadow.What a beautiful cat.
Purrs Mickey & Family

Artsy Catsy said...

We heard your sad news from Riley and Tiki, and wanted to send our condolences, as well as this poem. We hope it will bring you some comfort and peace ...

Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you wake in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.
Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there. I do not sleep.

Hugs & Purrs,
Artsy Catsy

Radcliff, Allie, Luna, & Ozzie said...

We never knew Shadow, but we deeply sorry for your loss. Sending comforting purrrrs and purrayers.


Junior said...

Meowm and i are so sorry to hear this. We wish we could be there to help you dig. Do you have a neighbor or friend who can be with you? We hope so. You will be in our thoughts and purrayers.

Parker said...

Dear Shadow's Mom,
Please accept our purrs, our prayers and our sympathy.
Parker and family

Fat Eric said...

So sorry to hear about Shadow. He looks like he was a special cat. At least you had many years together and lots of good memories. Thinking of you at this sad time.

Fat Eric, who sends big purrs, and his human.

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear this. I'm sorry I didn't get to know Shadow, but he sounds like such a sweet kitty. I am sending you virtual hugs and only wish I could hug you for real. Losing our furry family members is so very hard.
Shadow took that 17 years of love you gave him over the Bridge with him, and he'll be waiting there with headbutts and purrs when you see him again.
I'm so very sorry for your loss.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

You have our deepest sympathy. Now he can be reunited with his mom and romp happily until you come for them.

Samantha & Tigger said...

Oh Reba, we are so sorry for your loss! ((((((((hugs))))))) Shadow was a handsome cat!

Forty Paws said...

We're so sorry that Shadow passed away. But take faith in knowing that he is happy and whole at the Bridge and will wait for you there.

Our thoughts are with you.

Luf, Us & Maw

Hot(M)BC said...

Riley and Tiki told us the sad noos. We's so sorry Shadow had to go to the Rainbow Bridge. It's so hard to lose a furriend. We're sending yoo lots of purrs of sympathy.
Alla Us

Pixel said...

i am so sorry for your loss

The Cat Realm said...

We are so very very sorry! It might not feel like it but you are certainly not alone! But we know the emptiness and sadness and incredible grieve - we lost our Anastasia last August.
The blogopshere was a great help and support to us then - and still is - we hope it will be the same for you!
Shadow was most beautiful and we know he will be loved and missed forever!
We purr for you...
The Cat Realm

Kaz's Cats said...

We read about Shadow's passing over at the Cat Blogosphere, thanks to Riley and Tiki. We're all so sorry for your loss. Nearly 17 years is a great age for a kitty, but it's never long enough to have a member of the family share their life with you. Our sincere purrs and purrayers are with you Mom and Reba, and we're sending you kitty hugs across the ocean.

Gentle purrs & headbutts

Gypsy & Tasha (& Mum Karen)

momsbusy said...

keeping you in our prayers. although we didn't know shadow we understand the pain of losing one so special.

Karen Jo said...

I am so very sorry. Hugs to you in your grief.

Anonymous said...

We read the sad news about Shadow at the Blogosphere. We wanted to offer our condolences. We're sending purrs & purraying for you.

Gattina said...

I am so sorry about these bad news ! I just started to make my little tour through blogworld and read now that little Shadow past away. I am sure it's better for him if he had a kidney disease although very hard for you ! Reba will certainly miss him too. 17 years is not bad at all for a cat and he had a good life.