Sunday, February 06, 2011

All things must pass

Pablo sunning himself in the garden yesterday. He seemed so sad.


Dear friends,

It's with a very heavy heart that I have to tell you that we said goodbye to dear Pablo this morning.

His kidney disease advanced quite rapidly in the past few weeks, to the point where he was eating very little, even when on appetite stimulants. His mouth had become ulcerated and the vet said she thought that he probably had ulcers down his digestive tract and in his stomach too.

I wanted to give him the weekend to improve, but it became obvious to Nick and I last night that Pabs was in real trouble. We found him huddled in a corner in the garden and carried him inside to a special bed in our room, where he lay all night, not really sleeping, but not making a fuss.

This morning, I made an appointment with the vet and took Pabs in. He didn't sing his normal 'I don't want to go to the vet' songs; he just sat very quietly in his carrier. The vet was in no doubt that there was nothing more that could be done for him. He was down to 3.9kg (from an unhealthily heavy 6.6 kilos just four months ago), he was dehydrated and his mouth ulcers had gotten far worse, despite being on medication for them for a week. He looked so sad and small.

The vet gave me a bit of time alone with Pabs before she gave him the needle. We were all in tears as he very quickly fell asleep with his dear little head cradled in my arms.

I am utterly heartbroken, yet at the same time quite relieved. It's been a difficult few months for Pablo, with his urinary blockages and then his kidney disease. He'd been through an awful lot, and wasn't his usual gruff, manly self. But what on earth will we do without him?

Rest in peace, my dear, sweet friend. You were a mighty, mighty cat.

Cheers,
--Kate

111 comments:

Poppy Q said...

Ohhhh Kate,Nick and bubs, we are sooo very sad to hear about our great Tassy Tabby friend Pabs. Even though mums eyes are leaking and we are so sad to lose our friend, we know that you gave him a super life, and even though it was a hard thing to do, it was with great love that took you for his last vet visit.

We will miss you Pabs, you were a great tabby dude - see you at the bridge.

Julie and Poppy Q
xxxxxxxx

ZOOLATRY said...

To the handsome, adventurous and
amazing Pabs: we will miss you dear friend. May your journey be light and easy, may good friends greet you.
Kate, our prayers and purrs are with you. We are truly sorry for your loss. A loss to us all.
Maggy and Zoey, and Ann

Kea said...

I'm so, so sorry. What can I write? There's nothing I can say that will give you comfort right now. In my heart I know it was a mercy for Pabs, I know he's at peace and no longer suffering and that letting him go was your last and perhaps best gift to him.

But still I'm crying as I type this, so very sad for you and Nick.

I'm sending Light and hugs and the fur family is sending soft purrs, hoping that in time your heart will be comforted by your precious memories.

Blessings and Peace.

-Mom Kim, Annie, Nicki and Derry

ML said...

Pablo was larger than life. He will be so missed.
Mom Kate, our hearts and purrs and love go out to you. We are so fortunate you shared him with all of us.
We are stunned.
We shall miss him so.
Run free, dear Pabs, run to the Bridge... we will see you there later.
Love from
KC
Missy Blue Eyes
Faith Boomerang
Sol
Smokey
Brutus Jr.
Mom ML

huwshimi said...

Very sad news to hear Kate. I know how much he meant to you. I'm sure all his readers will miss his news and antics on this blog, I know I will.

Hope you feel better soon. Much love,

Huw

Huffle Mawson said...

Oh no, I am so so sorry to hear about Pabs. He fought a good fight. I will miss him terribly.

Alexander said...

Poor Pabs. I'm sorry for your loss.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We are so very sorry to hear that dear Pabs has gone. We know you gave him the greatest gifts of all: love and care during his life, and the gentlest letting him go, when his time came. What amazing, generous, loving gifts those were.

Goodbye sweet Pabs, you will be missed by many. Love and purrs for your family and friends who all mourn your loss. RIP sweet Pabs.

Everycat said...

We are so sorry. Pablo was a wonderful, tabby cat, a real character. We know you gave him an excellent life and we know how hard it was to give him that final gift of an easy passing. We hope that one day soon your memories of him will make you smile again.

Rumbly purrs and love to you all

Whicky Wuudler
Oliver
& Gerry

Mr Puddy said...

Me and my mom are so sorry about Pab.
Please accept our sincere condolences on your lose.
I do deep purring for your difficult time.

Hugs
Puddy and mom boom

♥MONA + MOMMY TOO♥ said...

Mommy & I are so sorry for your loss. We didn't get to know your Pabs but wish we could have. Our friends at Zoolatry let us know that there was another angel at the bridge. You are in our thoughts and pryaers.

God Bless....Mona & Mommy, Sarag

The Furry Bambinos said...

We are so very sorry for your loss. Sending love and purrs your way.

Purrs,
Padre, Panda Bear, Meerkat, Cookie, and Caramel (& fosters Sunny and Sky)

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

We have never visited you before but read about Pablo on the CB page. We just wanted to stop by and pay our respects. We know well the utter desolation of saying goodbye to dear friends, and are sending purrs to you.

The Poupounette Gang
in France

A few Good Cats said...

We are so sorry to hear the sad news about Pablo. He had a great life with you, and you will always have those good memories. We hope those memories give you some comfort now.

Mango said...

Our thoughts are with you. It is always so sad to say goodbye to a dear friend. He is at peace now and enjoying a hearty meal. Only those left behind are still in pain.

Mango Momma

Parker said...

Dear Kate, Nick & Alex
We are all just heart-broken. Pablo was such a wonderful boy and we counted him as one of our dearest blog pals. We shall light a candle today and send a prayer that the Bridge has many sunny gardens for him to nap in.
He had a marvelous life with you.
You did the kindest thing by being with him lovingly and gently sending him away from his physical pain.
May time bring more smiles than tears when you think of him.
(((hugs)))
Helen, Scott, Parker, Puff, Rudy, Powder and Diamond

Marg said...

We are so sorry to hear that Pabs had to go the bridge. We are also sorry that we didn't know him since he looks like such a great cat. He had such a good home too with all that love. Sending tons of purrs and hugs. Take care.

Ginger Jasper said...

I came to add my purrs to everyone's and to say I am so sorry. I didnt get to know sweet Pablo and it seems as though I would have loved to know him.. Sorry for your loss and hurt. Hugs GJ xx

Astrid and the kitties Kashim, Othello and Salome said...

Oh noes!! We are so sorry that Pablo ran off to the Bridge - but we are happy that he now is running free at the Bridge with his friends.

We embrace his family with love and hope the sorrow will soon fade into sweet memories! *big hugs and purrs*

Kaz's Cats said...

Dear Kate, Nick & Alex, Mum and I are so very sorry for your loss. Pablo was a fabulous tabby guy, and we enjoyed reading about his many mighty adventures. Ours hearts go out to you for looking after him so well for as long as you could, and for helping him leave for the Bridge when he had to go...We'd like to think that Gypsy will be there at the Bridge to say g'day. Thank you for you kindness when Gypsy left us, we really appreciated it. Sending lots of big hugs to you, Pablo's dear family, and special purrs from me,

{{{hugs}}}

Tasha & Karen (Mum)

Forever Foster said...

Kate, Nick and Alex,
There are no words. We are so very very sorry. It was an honour and a pleasure to know your tremendous tabby Tassie tiger. You gave him a marvellous life.

Much love,
Lissa, Fui, Suey and Lishy

Admiral Hestorb said...

I am so so very sorry. We most of us have been through this pain and I send hugs and warmth to you. Pablo was deeply loved and he knew that.

The Meezers or Billy said...

we are so very very sorry that Pablo has gone to the Bridge. Our the mom's eyes are leaking very much. He had such a wonderful life with you and we know that he will be watching over you.

Pablo, it is so hard to say goodbye to our furriends so instead we will just say Until we meet at the Bridge....

Brian said...

My sisters and I are so very sorry to hear about your sweet Pabs. We know how very difficult it is. We send you many purrs, hugs and love.

Daisy said...

Oh no. I am so very sorry to learn that Pablo had to go to the Bridge. I will miss him so much. I am thankful that he was so loved. Soft purrs to you during this sad time.

Rest in peace, Pablo. You were a Good Boy.

Harry Spotter said...

We are heart broken for you. We are so sorry. Please accept our purs and prayers for some healing and comfort.

The Island Cats said...

We are all sitting here with tears in our eyes reading this. We are so very very sorry to hear that our furiend Pabs has left us. We will miss him very much.

We send you all comforting purrs, headbutts and hugs...

Wally, Ernie, Zoey and mom Sue

Eric and Flynn said...

Oh Pabs, we can't believe you have gone to the Bridge! You were a great friend and we will miss you very much. We send our consoling purrs to your family and mum sends hugs.
Until we meet again at the Bridge. Cheers mate!

Pierro said...

Oh we are crushed.
We do know your utter pain and sadness. Pablo was such a loyal and amazingly sweet boy. He had the best life. He was happy.
You did the best you could possibly do to help him these past few months and now he really is at peace.
We are certain that Caesar and Princess were there at the bridge with the rest of his old pals in the welcoming party.

You have been blessed with a zillion photos and happy memories of the best life ever

We are praying for all of you

Hannah and Lucy said...

We haven't been to your site before but read your sad news on the cat bloosphere and had to come over and say how sorry we are. It is always so upsetting to have to say goodbye to one of your beloved furries. We know you will miss your darling Pabs so very much.
Luv Hannah and Lucy (& mum Sue)
xxxxxxx

8GR8LOLCATS said...

So sorry about Pablo- we just went through this with our precious Puff-Kitty back in June. It is the last act of kindness on the part of a responsible cat PURRson. When we make that commitment to love another living being sadly this is in the fine print. :( XO Love to you at this very sad time.

AFSocksScylla said...

We are very sorry for your loss. We will miss Pabs very much.

Punapippuri said...

So very very sad for you, It was time, it is so clear he told you that. But that doesn't make it better or easier. With love. xxx

Furkidsmom said...

We're so sad that Pabs has gone to the Bridge. We know how terrible kidney disease is and we know you did the most loving thing you could for him.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

I came over as soon as I heard tht Pablo has left to go to the bridge. I haven't been visiting as much as I wanted but considered Pablo an ole good friend. My heart is heavy and the tears are running down the mom's face as she types for me. We will keep you in our thought and purrs as you go through this hard time. Pablo will certainly be missed. In time, though you will still miss him, you will remember your fun times with him and even share stories about him. He will always be near you in your thought and in your heart. Your life furever has changed because of this wonderful guy that was in your life.

Cat said...

I read on the CB about your Pablo crossing the bridge and wanted to pop by and offer my sincere condolences! It is just heartbreaking when our beloved friends are ailing and they have to go. I can tell from your words that there was no question it was Pablo's time, however that doesn't really make it any easier. He sounds like such a wonderful cat who was well loved.

Derby, Ducky said...

Farewell dear Pabs, we will miss you but see you again.

Purrs and hugs to Kate and Nick. He will live on in your hearts.

Random Felines said...

We didn't get a chance to know Pablo, but we are VERY sorry for your loss. Nothing makes it easier, but we are glad you were with him and we know he knows how much you love him! We are sending big purrs....

Mumsy, Chancy and Company said...

We did not know your sweet Pablo but we heard of his passing. We are so sorry for your loss. It is heart breaking when we lose a sweet one and our thoughts are with you. We will be sending up prayers for you.

Honey P. Sunshine said...

oh Pabs, we are so crushed to hear this sad noos. we hope that yoo are running free at the bridge watching ofur yor mom and dad. nose kisses Pabs

Stella said...

We didn't get to meet you in this life, Pablo, but we will look you up when we get to the Bridge.

Bless your family for giving you the great gift of release from you illness.

Stella and Ali Zophia

Katnip Lounge said...

Oh dear! You have our deepest sympathy for Pablo's passing. It is so hard to see your good friend suffering, and even harder to make the decision to let them go. We will miss Pab's sassy opinions and his fun footie contest. We're sending our love 'round the world to comfort you.
Trish, Scott, and the Lounge Kats

Marilynn said...

Ohhhhhh, we're heartbroken. =(

It's so hard to lose a beloved member of the family. We're very sad here.

Purrrrrrsssssss... to all of you.

Marilynn, Grace & Company

Kat's Kats said...

May the memories of love outweigh the grief of loss.

Purrs & prayers from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Kitty Horde & their Feeders.

ABBY said...

Dear Mom Kate and Dad Nick

We know how heavy with sadness your heart must be because we feel so heartsick ourselves. Pabs was such a legend and his memory will live long and bring a smile to those who knew him. You gave him such a amazing life and he in turn gave you both a cherished devoted furry baby. He will be greatly missed. Our deepest purrs to you and Pabs we will see you again someday.

purrin
xoxox

****
What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.

Anais Nin

Abby & Mom Debra

Junior and Orion said...

Pablo, you are now running free over the bridge, feeling all healthy and frisky. We are sorry you had to leave your humans, and we know they are heart broken. We will purr for them and for you Pablo.

Phoebe said...

Dear dear Kate, Joey and I send our deepest, strongest purrs. we hope that you can feel them all the way in tomorrow land. We remain Pablo's biggest fans and will miss his leadership. He was a noble cat, and he will not be forgotten.

Love, Phoebe

Cory said...

We just heard from our furriends at Zoolatry about Pablo's passing. We are here to offer you are warmest and most comforting purrs to help ease your pain.

Pablo was quite a character and was much loved.

May he take over as President of the Bridge Angel West Hobart Tigers.

pansylovr said...

Mommy says sometimes the right decision is the one that is hardest to make or carry out,
We're sending snuggles and purrs to help ease your loss.
Taz, Runt, Charles and mommy, Anna, in IL

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

We are sending our hugs and condolences for the loss of Pablo!! He was larger than life and a great Tabby Cat!! We shall miss him lots!!
((((((HUGGSSSS))))))) to you Kate, Nick & Bubs!!
Your TX furiends,

Cheri said...

Sounds like Pabs was ready to go. Thank you for giving him such a wonderful life. Our hearts are breaking with yours.

Cats of Wildcat Woods

The Misadventures Of Me said...

The mom's heart hurts fer yoo all. She knows that feeling, as TT also had the same fing. Soar high sweet Pablo.

purrs and headbutts,
Molly
Shadow
Trooder
Mooch
(((hugs)))
Mom Laure

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Pablo was loved, most by you but also by so many cats and us humans that felt like we knew him because of his blog. There is an empty place in all our hearts now, with his passing.

And God asked the feline spirit
Are you ready to come home?
Oh, yes, quite so, replied the precious soul
And, as a cat, you know I am most able
To decide anything for myself.

Are you coming then? asked God.
Soon, replied the whiskered angel
But I must come slowly
For my human friends are troubled
For you see, they need me, quite certainly.

But don't they understand? asked God
That you'll never leave them?
That your souls are intertwined. For all eternity?
That nothing is created or destroyed?
It just is....forever and ever and ever.

Eventually they will understand,
Replied the glorious cat
For I will whisper into their hearts
That I am always with them
I just am....forever and ever and ever.

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, no. We are very sad to learn of Pablo's passing. We can imagine how painful this is for his family. We send warm purrs and tail wags.

Sagira said...

Kate, I am very sorry to hear about Pabs. We just lost our sweet Hannah on Thursday due to the same thing. She was so thin and by the time we got home on Thursday she could barely lift her head and her meow was so soft and seemed like such an effort. She also had bleeding gums and ulcers in her mouth as well. We just knew the time had come. Hopefully Hannah and Pabs are playing and painfree and strong again at the bridge.

Karen said...

We are so sorry for your loss.

Fin said...

We are so sorry to hear Pablo has passed. Fin sends heart healing purrs and I send my hugs to try to ease some of your sadness.

Meg & Fin

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I know your heart is broken.. such a big hole in your heart.
But you gave the kindest gift to think of Pablo in stopping the pain.
I light a candle for Pablo
love
tweedles

Forty Paws said...

We are so sorry that Pabs had to pass over. We are sending you tons of purrs and purrayers during this difficult time.

Luf, Us and Maw

SophieKitty said...

I am so, so sad to hear about Pabs. He was a wonderful cat. However, I am grateful that he is no longer in pain and is free to run and play. Goodspeed, Pabs. You will be missed.

Peace and comfort to your family.

DK & The Fluffies said...

Hugs and nose bumps from all of us.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Fly high sweet Pabs, among the angels.
~ The Bunch

OKcats said...

I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. It's terribly painful to watch them decline so fast - kidney problems are tough. I know how hard it is to try to decide what the best choice is, but you made the most loving decision you could. You're in my thoughts, and Fuzzy and Zoe are sending soft purrs.

Jana, mom to the OK cats, Fuzzy and Zoe

Bubbles, Madness and Trouble said...

We are so sorry to hear about Pablo. Higgs and many Purrs.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Our purr to you and your fmaily.

Mo said...

We are so sorry for your loss, you gave him such a loving life and a peaceful transition to the next life. He will be in your hearts forever.
Sending love & purrs from
Purrchance To Dream

The Cat Realm said...

we just found out through gracie - we are so very very sorry, tears are streaming - even as we know that he is at a better place and your love gave him a sweet passing.
so hard to lose a special cat like pablo - so hard to lose any of them - we think of you and send you lots of love and purrs, we will never forget pablo!
the cat realm

momsbusy said...

we are saddened by your loss. sending comforting purrs and special purrayers.

kazoku neko

The Crew said...

Oh no. We're so very sorry for your loss. We know Pablo was well-loved and will be missed terribly, not only by his family but by all his cat blogosphere friends.

George, Tipper, Max, Misty & Crew's Mom

The Crew said...

Oh no. We're so very sorry for your loss. We know Pablo was well-loved and will be missed terribly, not only by his family but by all his cat blogosphere friends.

George, Tipper, Max, Misty & Crew's Mom

DaisyMae Maus said...

Oh, no ... Poor little fella. We are so saddened at your loss of Pablo. We consider him one of our best furriends in the blogosphere and are grieving with you.
Our condolences.
DMM and the Feline Americans

Stacy Hurt said...

Though we don't know you we were directed by Abby to come visit and give you our loves, tears, purrs and hugs during this so sad time. We like the poem left by Miss Teri and the Swirly cats.

xoxo
Stacy & the O'Houligan gang

Ikaika said...

We are heartbroken at the news of Pabs' passing, but he is free of pain now and running with his many friends at the Bridge. Your description of his crossing sounds so much like our sweet Schedoni, the morning six years ago that we set him free. We send you gentle purrs and comfort, and we'll always remember your boy.

Run free at the Bridge, sweet Pablo ...

'Kaika and his mom

Old Kitty said...

Me and my cat Charlie came over from the CB. We are so so so so so so sorry to hear about sweet and amazing Pablo. Please accept our deepest condolences. We are heartbroken for you and keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Take care
x

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Godspeed Pablo...
Sometimes the hardest thing we do is the kindest, not letting them suffer on.

Peggy's Place said...

We're so sorry for your loss.

MoMo said...

We are very, very sad to hear that Pabs has passed away. It is perhaps a mercy for Pabs who has been through a lot lately. you have done your best to make him comfortable in his last days and were there to comfort him till the very end.

He is pain free and at peace now. One day, we will be together again. Until then we will miss you.

<> to Kate and Nick.

Noir the Texas Tabby said...

Our hearts, prayers and purrs go out to you about your sweatheart Pablo. He so knew you all love him. What a mancat! When it's real quiet in your home, I know you will hear a familiar purr...

Noir

Psalms 50:15

Madi and Mom said...

Dear Family we came over from Manx Mews to offer your sympathy for your loss of Pablo. We have taken two beloved pets to the Rainbow bridge it is never easy but it is the loving thing you can do when they are suffering.
Madi and Mom

Chesney Cats said...

We are so very sorry for your loss. you are in our thoughts & purrayers.

Au and Target said...

Poor cat and poor you. We're purring for you all. Pablo looks like a tiger kitty.

Camie's Kitties said...

We are so very sorry to hear that you had to help Pablo to the bridge. Kidney disease is so terrible. Mom is in tears knowing how you feel. Our thoughts and purrs are with you.

Cody and Gracie

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

We are so very sorry. It is never easy to say goodbye to a treasured friend.Concentrate on the happy memories.
{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Catsparella said...

I was very sad to hear about sweet Pablo going over the bridge. My purrs are with you and your family during this sad time :( <3

Sweet Praline said...

I am so sorry to hear that it was time for Pablo to go to the bridge. I'm sending comforting purrs to you.

Jack, Persephone and Tenzing said...

Oh, Pabs....

I'm going to miss you, honey. I wish I'd had more time to visit blogs these last few months. Tenzing's turning out to be quite the footy player, and I was so looking forward to finally catch him at it with the camera so you could see.

Kate, Nick I'm so very sorry. I suspect there are a lot of tears falling tonight around the world for your handsome mancat. And definitely way up here in Nearly-The-North-Pole.

~Brenda

Laila and Minchie said...

We are so sad and sorry to hear about your wonderful Pabs. You are all in our thoughts and purrayers. (((HUGS)))

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

We heard from Zoolatry of the passing of your sweet Pablo. We know the heartache you're going through and it's never easy, even if it's doing it for them. My two sweet girls, Scooter and Skeeter (RIP), both pretty much let me know it was time. The hole in your heart will never fuller close, but will get smaller over time and he wil live forever within your hearts.

Gentle Hugs and Purrs,
The Kool~Kittie~Krew and Shannon

The Furry Kids said...

We are so so sorry. Pablo was one of a kind. He will be greatly missed. Hugs purrs purrayers and dawg kisses for all of you.

Cloon said...

We came over from the CB to say how very sorry we are about Pablo. We send you the very best thoughts and purrs in this time of sadness. Be Well Sweet Pablo.

Luscious Lucy said...

Oh my goodness, Sam & I didn't ever have the pleasure of knowing Pablo but wish we had. We've heard just the most wonderful things about him. We saw this sad, sad news over at MoMo's and at Puddy's and felt we must come to pay our respects to you, his family. We are so sad that we are crying and so is our mom. We will purr very, very hard for you and we will send extra soft nose licks to the Bridge just for Pablo.
xoxoxo

=^..^= said...

We are so sorry for your great loss. We share your grief and will desperately miss sweet Pablo. May this blog with its years and years of treasured memories help you to relive all your happy, precious moments with Pablo. In this way, he will be with you and us forever.

~Slash, Bronzy and their Mommy 5-Cat Style

Christine and FAZ said...

HEARTBROKEN. SO HEARTBROKEN. RIP MATE.

FAZ

Nikita Cat said...

Dear family of pablo, we are sad to hear of th loss of our fellow CB Repurrter, and wish to share 2 poems I wrote, las t Sept. during a tragic time in the Cat Blgosphere.

They are poems that I hope will bring you comfort in the days ahead....

Just another Stroll with thee

http://www.opinionatedpussycat.com/2010/09/just-another-stroll-with-thee-elviras-first-stroll.html

How Kind you are

http://www.opinionatedpussycat.com/2010/09/how-kind-you-are-songs-of-comfort-for-when-furry-friends-go-to-rainbow-bridge.html

Nikita Cat

Elvira Mistress of Pussydom

Daddy Kiril

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Purrs and hugs to you at this time. We hope you are doing ok. Pablo is not in pain any more, and can run free.
Purrs,
JB, Chester, CB, Armani, Gaia and Charli

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh we are so so sorry that Pablo had to go off to the bridge - we have gotten so behind but we were still purring lots for him. We are sending you tons of comforting purrs and prayers!

mister jeter harris, hizself said...

i am sad. pablo wuzza grate tabby an i admired him verree much. yes ... all thingz mus pass ... but not like dis.
i am sorree.
yer frend and frend uv da grate an fabyoolus pablo, hizself ... jh

Big Piney Woods Cats said...

I know the terrible loss you are feeling. I lost my Patches 2 1/2 months ago and the ache is still horrible. I also know the "last ride" and how horrible and final it is. My Patches didn't cry either and seemed to be relieved as her little head hung and she went to sleep. It is still so fresh, this final thing I did for her and the tears still flow. It is so hard, so final, so devastating. I sometimes wonder if the pain will ever go away and I can be at peace, like she is now. You are not alone in your grief.

Toni, Mom to the Big Piney Woods Cats

HotMBC aka The Hotties said...

Oh we is so sorry to heer about Pabs. We hasn't been able to be around much and we feels bad we couldn't. We sends lotsa purrs.
See yoo at tha Bridge, Pabs!
Luv n purrrrrrrrrrs,
Sanjee and tha resta tha Hotties

Max the Quilt Cat said...

Sending kind purrs to all.

pawhugs, Max

SuziQCat said...

Very sorry to hear about Pablo...he will be missed but never forgotten. Sending purrs to you...

Emma said...

I second what Huw said. Thinking of you, dear Kate.

x

TK and Squashies said...

We were very sad to hear of Pabs passing. We purrs fur his fambily.

Rosie(who else?) said...

Me and Mousie are very sorry to hear about this and are sending purrs and headbutts over to you.

Beau said...

Our thoughts and purrayers are with you and the whole family. Mom is shedding tears and I am very sad. Godspeed Pabs! We miss you already!

Mr. Hendrix said...
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Mr. Hendrix said...

Kate, Nick and Alex, we have no words to express how sorry we are for your loss of dear Pablo. We are deeply sorry for our belated condolences.

Pablo has been such a wonderful and amazing friend to us over the years. We have always enjoyed his posts and comments. He is a true cat blogger heart and soul and we will miss him.

I'm sure he was happy to have you with him as he crossed to the Bridge to wait for you. He has only happy memories of the love you gave him. You did a brave thing for your "mighty Pabs"

We are sending you many many prayers, purrs and comforting thoughts.

We are always always your friends and we are here for you.

Efi (la gata naturalista) said...

Sad news,I am so sorry to knhow the end of Pablo´s life.
A big hug to your family

TRIPPER THE PSYKO STRAY CAT said...

I JUST FOWND OUT AND I AM KRYING MY BRANES OUT BECUZ PABLO WAS ONE OF MY VERY BEST INNERNET FRENDS I LUVD HIM LIKE A BRUDDER AND HE SENT ME A POSTER WUNSE AND I PUT IT ABOVE MY BED SO I THINK OF PABS WIN I GO TO SLEEP AT NITE FERST ROCKY THEN PABLO I PRAKTIKLY HAVE NO FRENDS LEFT IN THE HOLE WERLD I AM HARTBROKEN

Karen Jo said...

I have been offline for over a week and just heard about Pablo. I am so very sorry. You were right to take him in, but it was a very hard thing to do. You gave him the very best life and I am sure he appreciates all you did for him.

In Christ Alone said...

Dear Kate,
Your loss is very great. We are so sorry. He was a great cat, and you are a great human!
With love,
Debbie
from Germany