Tuesday, January 03, 2012
my sweetie june 1, 1999 - january 2, 2012

So, the dreaded "Leakage" happened....his Temperature Spiked and he was listless and you could see he was not feeling well, at all......The choices were "terrible" and "more terrible"....Really, it came down to what way do I want to have him leave this mortal coil......So, the kindest and best thing for him was to put my darling little sweetheart, to sleep......I am Heartbroken. He has been my 'significant other' for twelve and a half years....So dear, so funny, so very very sweet and loving.....My house is empty. My dear friend Shawn drove me to the Vets and they brought him out to the car for me.....I had some very sweet special 'alone time' with him....And then the very dear Dr. Hue and a sweet young woman who used to come and give him his pills, Brianna, came into the car with me and after a while, it felt like it was the right time.....It was quiet and easy for him, Thank God, which is what I wanted.....These two women were so very sweet and loving---they loved Sweetie as much as I do----What was not to love?....He was as dear as any animal I've ever known. He died right there as I hugged him close to me.My house is so very empty.I cut off two little pieces of matted fur---mattes which I had been feeling on his 'rough' and had asked them to cut them off---but they didn't. So I did, today. Precious little pieces of Sweetie's soft soft beautiful white fur.....Such a very dear dear little special person....I thanked him for all the love and comfort he brought into my life---he was the perfect cat for me these last twelve and a half years and such a great Beauty, too, and such a humble little guy. How lucky I was to have him be my dear dear companion. My very dear 'significant other' with four legs and a long beautiful tail....I think he was happy here with me.....I know I sure was happy with him.....He lifted my spirits---even today with him just right there next to me, as sick as he was----he was so comforting. I hope I comforted him, too......I wanted to see him on his way in the best way possible......I think I did.....Oh My God, he was such a great cat....! And, maybe best of all, he always made me laugh and smile.Oh, My Lord, My House Feels So Very Empty Now.....




More To Come.........











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62 Comments:
had this to say:

I'm so sorry to hear about this. He really was a beauty. Hugs to you.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 2:23:00 AM PST 

Blogger Mar
had this to say:

Dear Naomi, I am so very sorry about your loss... wish I had the right words to say ((Hugs))

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 2:45:00 AM PST 

Blogger Pat
had this to say:

Darling Naomi I am so sad for you but I admire your courage in doing absolutely the right thing for Sweetie and giving him a peaceful end. You have many years of happy memories with him and as I believe - of all loved ones he will always be with you - especially in the lovely home you shared. He is in a happy place with no pain or discomfort now.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 3:14:00 AM PST 

Anonymous Anonymous
had this to say:

I am so sorry for your loss. I've enjoyed reading about Sweetie--and all of your posts--for several years now. Bless you.

Sharon

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 4:20:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Oh! My dear Naomi...I am so sorry for your loss, it is so heartbreaking... Reading this sad post and seeing so beautiful photos of Sweetie, tears are streaming down my face. I know how hard is to lose a beloved family member and how much dearest Sweetie meant to you. I know Sweetie brought to you so much happiness and companionship. My dear, may it be of console to you to know that you gave to Sweetie much love and much care. Dear Naomi, please, feel comfort in your lovely memories. I have been doing it with my dearest and so missed Flora...
My heart aches so much for you. Carlos, Sofia, Fernando and me are sending to you our thoughts of healing and comfort.
Much love.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 6:55:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I came here this morning hoping there would be good news. I know how hard the loss is as I lost my Persia two and one half years ago and still miss her. I will say that having finally gotten a new cat, Pepper is her name, has helped some with the loss. One animal never replaces another. I do hope you get another cat. I know how a person worries about doing that when old themselves but you might have years you could give such a cat love and even outlive it... not that that is a good thought. So many animals have nobody and the need is great. Anyway I am sorry for your loss :(

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 7:25:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

oh Naomi.. i am sitting here crying as I read your words knowing how you feel and being scared because Boo has his problems too and I fear being exactly where you found yourself...and especially, all alone. I wish words would help but I know better I've been there before but somehow it's worse as we get older...

I am so, so sorry .

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 7:32:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Sorry, Naomi! xx

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 7:37:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Oh no!! I'm crying as I read this post Naomi. I truly am. I know how much Sweetie meant to you. I'm so so sorry. You've lost your beautiful little companion. My mother had a Siamese cat for years, she loved him with all her heart, but eventually they had to have him put down. You know it's the right and kind thing to do but that doesn't make it any easier.

You must feel so lonely without Sweetie, but you'll always have these wonderful memories of him, and you've captured him on camera too.

Any words I write will not be enough to ease your pain, I know, but I'm thinking of you.

Big hugs to you my dear.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 7:43:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Oh no Naomi. I am so very sorry. I came here hoping for a much different update.
I wish I could ease your pain with words but only time will do that.
You were both so lucky to have enjoyed each other for so long but it is never long enough. The only mistake God made was making their life spans so short.
Sending the warmest of hugs.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 7:54:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Oh I am so sorry about your baby. Hi Naomi, I just came from Joey's blog and just happened to read your comment. It's very hard losing a family pet member, as I call them and I have lost a few. 4 cats, 3 dogs that are now gone. I only have 2 family pet member doggies now, but they are my babies as all of them were. It's very hard and I send you ::healing, well wishes:: I know it's hard for you, but please try to have a Happy New Year. Life is precious. Take care, nice to meet you.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 8:36:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

I know you were comforting to him, all his life and at the end
how could he not feel such huge, pure love
they have the most open of hearts

hugs and more hugs dear friend
I love you

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 9:01:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

My dear Naomi. I am so sorry to hear the sad news about Sweetie. I was so hoping for good news for you both. As you know, I went through a similar expereince with my dear old Bob and so I know what a hard and brave choice you made and I also know how keenly you must feel his loss. I am sure he loved you as much as you loved him and you were very lucky to have each other. I am so sorry I can't take away the pain, but that is the thing with our furry companions, they leave a huge whole in our hearts when they leave. Sending much hugs to you.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 9:29:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Oh no... I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, I know how dear Sweetie must have been to you. Cats are more than just pets, they're members of the family, aren't they?

Thinking of you *Hugs*.

Take care.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 11:46:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Sweet Angel...my heart aches for you...i also have my two beautiful cats and know the comfort and joy that they give us. little clowns, little lovers...more than any human friend what they give to us.
I know it’s early days but sometimes the best thing to do is adopt another...there are millions of cats/kittens waiting, praying and hoping to be taken home with such a loving, giving person as yourself.
A new baby in the house will bring sunshine and light back into your life...thoughts of healing sent your way dear friend.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 12:29:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Oh, Naomi, my eyes have filled with tears as I read your words. Sweetie, a beautiful, gentle, kind soulmate...how truly wonderful that he shared your life, and I wish I had words to ease your pain, but I can say that I truly understand this loss. It hurts so much. But, you did the most special, loving thing you could do, which was to release him from his suffering. How beautiful to have him in your arms and also with friends who also loved and understood him.

I wish I could heal your heart right NOW, but I send my healing thoughts out to you so that you may begin to mend.

Sweetie is never forgotten...you shared him with us and I am so glad for that.

A hug to you, dear Naomi.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 4:48:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

You helped Sweetie give it a good fight, Naomi. It was wonderful that you had over 12 years with him--lots of happy memories.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 4:54:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Dear Naomi, I had hoped that I would not see this post. You have lost your two best friends in one year. I am so sorry. You must be devastated. I know that if any of us could help you shoulder your burden we would in a heartbeat.

I know that Sweetie appreciates the wonderful home and companionship you gave him all these years.


Stan
XOXO

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 6:12:00 PM PST 

Anonymous Anonymous
had this to say:

So sorry to hear of your loss. There are no words that can make it better, just know that you did the right thing for him and he's at peace now.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 6:31:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

I am so so terribly sorry. I have lost kitty friends too and it is just the worst pain. He was a beautiful boy.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 6:49:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Oh, Naomi....we are so very, very sorry to hear this.

Giant hugs to you.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 7:40:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

I am so so sorry, Naomi. I have enjoyed reading about Sweetie over the years. He was the prettiest cat I have ever seen and I hoped to meet him in person one day.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 8:05:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Oh my dear friend, as soon as I saw the dates and beautiful photo of your Sweetie my heart dropped. I'm so sorry, Naomi. I know Sweetie brought you great joy and companionship and I feel, like many of your readers, that I knew him, too, through your stories and pictures. I just know he had a beautiful life with you in the Hills. He was appreciated, pampered, loved...until his last moment.

My heart goes out to you, my friend. Big hugs and much love to you. xo

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 8:36:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Oh Naomi, I was hoping I wouldn't come here and read this sad news, yet I knew it might be a possibility with the major surgery he had. I am crying and I know how sad you feel. He has brought you such joy over the years and he had a wonderful loving home. My heart goes out to you. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts. Love and hugs.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 9:09:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

I am so sorry,I feel very privileged to have met dear gorgeous Sweetie I am in tears as I write this. My heart aches for you it really does,I saw first hand how amazing Sweetie was. We still have his picture here from your calendar, little Miss Rebecca cut it off and kept it. I am very glad you got to say goodbye to him and that Shawn was able to be there with you as well.
Mark sends his love also. RIP blue eyed boy :*(

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 11:19:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Oh Naomi, so very sad to hear. Sending all my love and strength. Kia Kaha
Steve
XXXXXXXXX

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 11:33:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

I am so sorry to have to read your sad news.

I know that Sweetie brought you such great joy and companionship.

Such a sad post.

My hugs.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 3:17:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Naomi, I am crying as I write. I know how much Sweetie meant to you and I am so sorry that he took a turn for the worse. I'm sure you did the right thing, but I know how hard it was and how empty you feel. He was so beautiful; those eyes were gorgeous. It's good that you have wonderful photos of him. I hope you can find comfort soon.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 4:27:00 AM PST 

Anonymous Ronda
had this to say:

Dear Naomi,
I'm shedding tears for you and Sweetie both last night and this morning. I know how excruciating it is to lose our 4-legged friends, but I hope you'll be comforted with the great memories and the knowledge that he had a wonderful life with you, and that you did everything you could possibly have done for him. Praying you'll have more peace and less pain in the coming months. Ronda

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 6:16:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Dearest Naomi,

It pains and hurts me so badly as I read this and I shared your moment of grief now.

Please accept my deepest condolences and do be strong my dear friend. It is empty now but remember, he is always there in your heart and you have all your friends surrounding you with love.

BIG HUGS & LOTS OF LOVE

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 6:55:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Naomi - I am so sorry about Sweetie. I know how painful it is to lose such a loving friend and devoted family member. I hope your pain eases soon. Sweetie was very lucky to have such a caring companion who took such good care of him.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 8:00:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Dearest Naomi,
I continue to think of you. Looking at Sweetie pictures again, they still bring tears to my eyes. Such a lovely and sweet friend you lost! I am so very sorry...
Warm hugs and much love.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 8:15:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Oh Naomi I am crying with you. I know how deeply you loved Sweetie and I know how heartbroken I would be if it were me. I would feel so alone in this house without my babies. Sweetie was such a beauty, a charmer, we all loved your photos and tales of times togehter. He was a wonderful friend and companion to you. I am just soo so sorry. I know our words cannot heal your heart but please know that we love you, understand, and are praying hard for you to have memories but not pain. Hugs Dear Naomi.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 8:23:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Sorry about your loss.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 1:04:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Dear Naomi, I am so very sorry for your loss. Our deeply loved lab, Daisy, passed on last year. Words cannot express how I know you must feel. Hold tight to your memories of your Sweetie. I feel certain there is one more star in the Heavens tonight.
Kind Regards, Robin Siegel Lakin

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 1:15:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

As I have been through this myself, I know the pain of that loss, that emptiness. My heart goes out to you and I will say a prayer for Sweetie.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 5:33:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Oh, dear, I'm so sorry I didn't see this earlier. My sympathies to you on your loss, dear. There are no words that truly can convey how much I know your friend meant to you. I've experienced it, too.

My prayers for you, my friend.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 5:38:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

I'm so, so sorry Naomi. Sweetie was absolutely beautiful as are you for loving him so much and caring for him all these years. I know he was a happy kitty with you loving him. So sorry. xoxoxo

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 6:21:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Am as impressed by the expressions of love for you as I am yours for your pal there. Have had a cat and a dog to which I was also devoted and understand. Go with all the postives expressed here...hold onto all that... relases all the best body/brain chemicals that give us peace (nurse talking :) )...good reading you...Deborah

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 7:16:00 PM PST 

Anonymous Sherwood Snyder III
had this to say:

Besides being the most handsome of cats, Sweetie was the luckiest of them all, having you as his care giver. You have just earned another golden star. Sherwood

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 7:17:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

I'm so sorry about Sweetie, Naomi.

Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 5:44:00 AM PST 

Anonymous Kathy_B
had this to say:

I am so sorry, Naomi. This has brought tears to my eyes. Sweetie was so very lucky to have you as his companion! The fact that the Vet's office made it possible for you to be with him at the end speaks volumes for them too. Hugs and condolences.

Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 12:16:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

I am so sorry that you had to let Sweetie go. I think it is one of the most difficult decisions to make, even if you know it is the best choice to make. Bless his heart for giving you so much love and joy. He is in your heart and there you will always be together.

Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 12:35:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

You are so lucky to have all those wonderful people sending you their sympathy and best wishes, Naomi. A lot of tears are flowing.
I had a little cry too when I saw the title of this sad post. Sweetie was a dear companion, I know you'll miss him. You made the right decision for him, Naomi. I wish you comfort in that thought.
Thinking of you... sending you hugs.
Fenella

Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 3:06:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Oh Dear Naomi, I am so sorry for your loss. I believe we will see our beloved pets again. and I am sure he loved his time with you as well. Prayers !

Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 5:07:00 PM PST 

Anonymous Anonymous
had this to say:

Naomi, love is eternal---what you and Sweetie had is forever, just as what Percy ( Parsifal, who looked so much like Sweetie they could be litter mates, except for Percy's celeden green eyes) Though you miss sweetie, he is with you always.

I'm sure Sweetie is getting settled up in Pearly Gates Estates with my Percy, and my wonderful husband Earl, Doug (my "sammy") and even my ex-husband Bob.
Sweetie and Percy are going to have a wonderful time playing "twin" jokes on the cherubim and seraphim, not to mention gossiping aout their "big ones" here on earth.
Remember they all come back to visit on Nov. 2, All Soul's Day. You have a lot to look forward to now, besides the West Hollywood Parade (lol)!! the fat lady

Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 8:24:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

God bless you, particularly in this time of significant loss.
Hugs and Godspeed- and thank you for sharing your fabulous feline companion with the rest of us.

Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 10:33:00 PM PST 

Anonymous Anonymous
had this to say:

My dear lady-I live in Charlotte, NC. Each day I revel in your writings. I sit silently and read your life in bits and it makes me laugh and cry. Every item you write about, I learn something new. If it wasn't enough loosing dear Betty, who I admired from a far and had written to many times over the years. Now your dear baby. You companion and partner. I am sitting at work crying my eyes out wanting just to wrap my arms around you and weap with you in your sorrow. Though we do not know each other, I wanted to tell you how much I care. Please write anytime you need a distant friend. Jeff Franz Jeff11305@yahoo.com.

Friday, January 6, 2012 at 4:29:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

dearest naomi - i've just come by to let you know i'm thinking of you - and of sweetie - and how wonderful to find your "house full" of such loving and caring friends! testimony to your loving heart and giving spirit! thinking of you with much love and affection - jenean

Friday, January 6, 2012 at 6:50:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Just popped by to let you know that you are in my thoughts Naomi. Sending hugs from across the ocean

Friday, January 6, 2012 at 9:34:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

What a beautiful cat! What lovely photos and memories you must have

I empathize with your sense of grief and loss remembering when we parted similarly with our beloved cat. We had been present at his birth and now his life had come full circle. He had moved numerous times with us, then across the country and finally here -- always adjusting -- giving and absorbing love as you and your Sweetie shared.

We didn't get another cat. Long after giving up our dear pet we rescued a young dog at the pound. Allow yourself time to grieve, then you can decide sometime in the future if you want to have another pet. Hugs to you.

Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 1:15:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Oh Naomi, I am so sorry for your loss of Sweetie, who was truly a very loved cat. Please know that I am thinking of you.

Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 4:55:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Oh, dear Naomi, such a loss. My heart aches with yours. I do KNOW this, there is an "after" place where Sweetie is now happy and one day will be with you again. You were a special couple and best of friends. Peace to both of you.

Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 7:11:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Dearest Naomi,
I continue to think of you and I have tears on my eyes looking the picture of you and lovely and adorable Sweetie. He was a beautiful creature and will be sorely missed. Sending Healing Hugs and Much Love to you, my dear Naomi.

Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 3:02:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

My dear Naomi, I have tried to visit your blog for several days -- getting some "unavailable" error. So today I figured outhow to work my way in from the back and was so very sad to read your words.

My heart simply aches for you. When I said farewell to Stimpy, I felt so very much the same way, and I know that time will come with Gypsy as well. It's odd, these four-legged people with fur all over their bodies -- they know us. They know our moods, how to get us to bend to their every whim, how to make us smile, and in the end, how to make us cry. I'm glad you were there at the end to hold him, to be with him.

You speak of your quiet house. When Stimpy left, I had Gypsy. When Gypsy leaves, there will be no warm bundle of love to hold while I cry. My heart aches in every way possible for you. In every single way. And all I can say is that you were blessed to have this partner for so many years and he was blessed to be loved by you.

Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 8:34:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

just in the neighborhood and dropping off a little basket of "thinking of you's" - hugs - jenean

Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 6:41:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Naomi I am so very sorry. Being gone for a month then sick now for 3 weeks I have been so much behind in reading blogs. I saw your comment on Jeanie’s blog just now and came right away on yours. I am heartbroken too. Such a sweet cat and so beautiful. I remember him coming around the door when we were at your house. Those little cats are not very big but they take a huge part of our heart and when they leave us we are totally desolate. I cannot tell you how sad I feel. I know you did everything that was humanely possible to return him to health and in the end you did what was right for him even though you could not stand the pain. I know you are devastated by the loss of your faithful Sweetie – I am truly sorry. Hugs VG

Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 9:30:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart aches for you. I have been following your blog for several years now and I loved the Sweetie stories.

Monday, January 9, 2012 at 5:44:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

So so very sorry to read this Naomi. Oh I feel for your loss. I know it's not easy but chin up.

((hugs))

xx

Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 8:48:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

I haven't come around lately to read your blog (life has been so busy) but so sorry now to read about the loss of your Sweetie. What a beautiful cat.

Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 11:29:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Oh honey... I am so terribly sorry.

I've been in my own world of new baby and had no idea of your loss. Please know that I am thinking of you. The loss of a dearly loved pet is so devastating. xoxo

Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 1:24:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Dear Naomi, I'm so sorry to hear about Sweetie. Actually, one of the reasons I tok on a hiatus because Happy died due to heart failure and he was just 10 months old.

Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 11:32:00 PM PDT 

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