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Thursday, August 07, 2008

Email from Darcy (8/9/08):


Kat,
I went to your blog the day after I called you. I knew you would post the sad news. It has been good for us (Brooks and I) to read the kind words of all of the people who have commented. We both can't stop crying. I want Zebby back. I loved that guy. He woke us up in the morning. He called for me when he didn't know where I was in the house. I'd have to call back to him and literately tell him what room I was in and he'd come strolling to find me. He loved his canned food. He'd get it after we combed him every evening (to keep the mats away). He'd cry for me to come to him and give him arm pitter rubs. We both miss him dearly. It was all so sudden. We didn't get to pamper him at the end or give him a million kisses goodbye. I want him back. I loved him so much. He was so special, only with us for less than 2 years. I want him back. It will take a long while for us to stop crying (doesn't feel like we ever will). Please let everyone know how much we appreciate the special words. Thank you for being his first mom. Darcy.






I recieved a call from Darcy this morning with news that our sweet Zebby Boo had gone to the Bridge. I think he passed this past Monday and it was sudden, making it all the more difficult for Darcy. He had a vet visit last Saturday and the vet asked Darcy if she'd noticed him having difficulty breathing. She hadn't and they just assumed he was a bit stressed about being at the vet. What cat wouldn't be stressed, right? Then a friend had come to visit and said to Darcy that Zebby was having breathing troubles and so she quickly took him back to vet. He went quickly downhill and was really not doing good once she arrived at the vet. So, they put him on oxygen and did an x-ray which showed Zeb to have an enlarged heart and fluid around his lungs. The vet decided to keep him overnight (my details may not be exact, sorry if they're not Darcy). He ended up passing late that night. Zebby was a special kitty and he will be missed! You can leave Darcy your condolences here and then she can look at them when she is ready. Rest in peace sweet Zebby...we love you.

45 comments:

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

OH NO! I'm so very sorry to hear this incredibly sad news. I've loved Zebby since the first time you had him on your blog, way back when. Such a beautiful, sweet kitty-boy. Hugs, purrs and love from all of us.
Karen & kitties

have to go dry my eyes now

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Godspeed sweet Zebby...no more pain, no more stuggle, just fun and health at the Bridge. We know yoor mom is going to miss yoo terribly so be sure to let her know dat yoo are still with her, right there in her heart.

Mo said...

Peace to you, Zebby...
and purrs to your family & friends.


the purries from Purrchance To Dream
and Not The Mama

Katnippia said...

We are very saddened to hear this news. We are sending lots of purrs and snuggles to you and your family.
The katnippia crew, and the meowmzie

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We didn't know Zebby, but we are always sad to learn a furry has passed on. We know he has left many happy memories, but also a Zebby-size hole in your hearts.

ML said...

Like Karen, I remember when Zebby first came to stay with you and also feel completely in love with him. This is a shock and terrible news.
We will miss him so much.
Even though Zebby found his forever home with Darcy, Kat frequently had posts on Emma's blog about him, so we could all stay in touch.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Darcy and Kat and their families.
Love and Purrs,
ML and the Sherwood Bunch:
Missy Blue Eyes, KC, Faith Boomerang, Sol, Smokey, BJ

Riley & Tiki said...

Oh no! He was such a sweetie! Sending you all purrs and hugs.

The Island Cats said...

We didn't know Zebby but we are sad to hear that he has gone to the Bridge. We share your tears...

Wally, Ernie & Zoey

catsynth said...

We are very sorry to hear that Debby has gone to the Bridge. We send you our condolences and our purrs.

momsbusy said...

oh no!!! sweet zebby is at the bridge. it sounds like he had cardiomyopathy. my sweet cheebie (at bridge) had it and it can be so frightening. my heart goes out to her. please let darby know we are purraying for her and her family.

momsbusy & y2k

Victor Tabbycat said...

Aw, this is so sad! We luved sweet Zebby. He was a specul foster. Tell Darcy, she was a wonnerful Mom to him an gaf him the bestest home. He sure was happy an content an, well, if he could, he'd fank her an tell her not to be sad.
Purrs,
Victor & Tabbymom Jen

HotMBC said...

Oh we's furry sorry to heer this noos. He wasa speshul kitty and had a grate Mommy, so he was happy.
We;ll lite a candle for him and send purrs to Darcy.
Purrrrrrs,
alla the Hotties

Fat Eric said...

Oh this is furry sad news. We always loved Zebby too and liked getting news of him, such a big handsome kitty. At least he found a great home in the end and had lots of love. Big purrs to Darcy and his family.

Fat Eric and his mum, Kate

Tybalt said...

Oh no! Another sweet kitty has gone to the bridge. :(

My purrs and prayers are with Darcy over losing her wonderful kitty companion. <3

Artsy Catsy said...

Rest in peace, beautiful Zebby. We're sending healing purrs & purrayers to his family at this difficult time.

Rocky
& everybody at Artsy Catsy

Pumpkin said...

Oh no, this is such terribull noos! We remember when Kat wuz trying to find a home fur him and when he went to live wiff Darcy, he wuz vury happy. Sending lots of purrs to Darcy for the loss of her sweet floofy Zebby.

Katie and Da Katz said...

Poor Zebby... Weze knoh whats its like ta havs a kitty wif brethin problemz.

How did dis happen? sounds like sumpin happnd to hiz hart.

We sends purrs and huggeez...

Katie Too and Da Katz

Junior said...

This is so sad. We are sending out purrs of comfort for Zebby's family.

Shadow / Molly said...

Purrs and headbutts for Zebby's furever home family.

~ All of us here ~

Anonymous said...

Oh no. I am so, so sorry to hear this terrible news. I, too, have loved Zebby from way back when you had him on your blog, and you were fostering him and trying to find him a home. And then, wonderful Darcy adopted him. Zebby was just so beautiful and sweet.
My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you, Kat, and with Darcy and her family. I am just so saddened by this.
Barbie-Lou

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Purrs to Zebby's family. This is no doubt a very hard time.

Loa & Steppa said...

Iam sorry i did not know your beautiful fur baby but i do know your pain god bless u and yours LOA

Lux said...

I remember Zebby being on your blog before. This is such sad news. Our thoughts are with you & with Zebby's family.

Tesla said...

so sorry to Darcy, thats such a sad thing! so many poor kitteh lives have been lost lately. I'm gonna start a petition against it.

Zebby, i didn't know you but you will be missed. Much love to you and your family, may they find you easily at the rainbow bridge.

Sweet Praline said...

Darcy, we are so sorry to hear about Zebby. Special purrayers are being sent your way!

Mickey said...

I am so sorry to hear about Zebby. I did not know him,but I do not think you need to to feel empathy for his family. He was a beautiful cat.
Purrs Mickey

michico*Adan said...

This news is extremely sad for everyone!!!!
I am purring and praying for Zebby!

Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

We are so sorry to hear about Zebby! We always enjoyed his posts on your blog! He was such a handsome kitty! We are sending our purrrs and purrayers to Darcy and your family!((((((Hugs to you all))))
Your FL furiends,

THE ZOO said...

Poor Zebby. wes so sorry for your loss.

Moki said...

I am so sorry to hear of your lost. Zebby will certainly be missed.

Criz Lai said...

My deepest condolences. I might not have known Zebby but he sure was a beautiful cat.

http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

Whicky Wuudler said...

I'm am so sorry to read this news, Zebby was a lovely fella. Sending big rumbly purrs to his family.

Eric and Flynn said...

We are sorry to hear this sad news. Purrs and (((hugs))) to you.

DEBRA said...

We remember too when Zebby was first introduced to the blogosphere and we are sad to hear that he passed on to the Rainbow Bridge..our deepest sympathy on your loss...

And I will light a candle for you.
To shatter all the darkness and bless the times we knew.
Like a beacon in the night
The flame will burn bright and guide us on our way.
Oh, today I light a candle for you.

The seasons come and go, and I'm weary from the change.
I keep on moving on, you know it's not the same.
And when I'm walking all alone
Do you hear me call your name?
Do your hear me sing the songs we used to sing?

You filled my life with wonder, touched me with surprise,
Always saw that something special deep within your eyes.
And through the good times and the bad,
We carried on with pride.
I hold onto the love and life we knew.

And I will light a candle for you.
To shatter all the darkness and bless the times we knew.
Like a beacon in the night
The flame will burn bright and guide us on our way.
Oh, today I light a candle for you.

by Paul Alexander

Purrs
Abby
Boo
Ping
Jinx
Gracie
and Mom Debra

Parker said...

Please accept our sincere sympathies for the loss of the very handsome and sweet Zebby.
The Bridge has a new, beautiful angel...

The Cat Realm said...

We didn't know Zebby but we know the big hole a loved one leaves when he/she has to go to the bridge.
We are very very sorry and send you lots of purrs!

Kelly Cat said...

We're so sorry to hear the sad news about Zebby. We want to send our sympathies and comforting vibes to Darcy.

Karen Jo said...

I am so sorry that Zebby has gone to the Rainbow Bridge. I remember reading about him and what a special cat he was. All my sympathies go out to Darcy for her loss. I'm sure Darcy is having a wonderful time at the Rainbow Bridge now.

Karen Jo said...

Dang it! I'm sure ZEBBY is having a wonderful time at the Rainbow Bridge. Many apologies for the error.

caspersmom said...

Oh Darcy, I am so sorry to hear about Zebby. I remember how you got him. We always enjoyed you sending pictures of him so we could still see him. Please accept our sympathy, purrs and prayers. It is so hard to loose a furr friend. May God be with you as you and Brook grieve.

Casper
Cleo
Gizmo
Patches
Mom too!

Gandalf and Grayson said...

Our most sincere condolences. We're sure Zebby is already having a nice romp in the meadows.

Cecilia, The 2Bs & Madness said...

Oh, this is such very sad news.

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