October 5, 2010

Perry Passes

Perry
July 4, 2001- October 5, 2010


Perry took a turn for the very worse during the night--
I wondered if he would make it to the vet this morn-
I dropped him off at 7am, like I said I would.
By 2:45 Perry was gone. They gave Perry fluids, antibiotics and nothing..
They were going to unhook him and bring him to me--
Perry passed just before they could. I think he didn't want me to
See him like that. Yet, Perry waited until I came to get him to finally rest.
The vet said jaundice showed up today. The infection just took over
Perry's body, eventho his heart was strong, yet not strong enough.
The vet even said Perry was a fighter.
Yes, he was.
When I saw him, Perry looked like he was sleeping..
I told the vet, Perry will rest by a flowering tree---
Where he can get a first hand view of feating birds .
THANK YOU everyone for being there--
Your words of support and prayers mean more than you know...
I thank God for letting Perry find me that October 2001 day
When He knew I was sad because I just buried my dad
I always considered Perry the last present my dad gave me--
And a present he will always be. He was My One.
I am blessed.

Tommy
xxxooo

***It's Wednesday Morning as I write this. We made it thru the first night without Perry. It's funny, Noir has taken his roll of  Heir Apparent quite literal. He is a younger Perry in a lot of ways--of not leaving my side and glued to my hip during the night. He just looks more grown up. Edie (aka Mommy) just rubbed against me and even MaxMaxx tried to be a baby kitten with his wide load self. Earl Gray meowed and tried to get in my lap.  They all loved on me. Looking at Peyton, who's a ginger tabby is hardest--he reminds me of Perry and I almost called him that when he came into a room. He was the only one who really bonded with Perry--and when I looked into his soft eyes, I saw the sorrow.  We made it through.

Words cannot express how all of have made me feel. And to think I thought the internet was fad. With it, I would not have all of you.  Thank you again--so much!

Tommy xxxooo

88 comments:

cats of wildcat woods said...

We are all so sorry you lost your beloved Perry. Sending loving purrs ahd healing light to you and your family.

Old Kitty said...

Oh Tommy. Oh I am so so so so so sorry! I am truly sorry. Oh Tommy, I know how much he meant to you after reading about your story of when you returned from your operation and there was Perry to greet you cos he missed you so much. I'm so so sorry.

My email is: domingojenn@aol.com - please feel free to use it.

I'm so sorry. I feel so sad. Take care
x

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh no! We are so sorry about Perry. Our purrs.

Eric and Flynn said...

Oh Tommy we are so very saddened by this news. We send you our comforting purrs and mum sends you (((hugs))).

Angel and Kirby said...

Tommy, I am so sorry for your loss. You and Perry had a special bond. There are no words to express our sorrow. We have learned that sharing his stories and memories with friends helps the sorrow. WE are purring for you.

Furkidsmom said...

We are so sorry to hear that Perry had to leave for the Bridge. We know Sniffie was there to welcome him. We know how sad your heart feels right now. (((Hugs))) and Purrs and Prayers to you.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Kea said...

Oh, no, no, no! Oh, I'm so, so sorry! I wasn't expecting this at all, I don't think any of us were.

Please know we are sending purrs and prayers and healing Light and wishing you Blessings and Peace.

(((Hugs)))

Catanya said...

Oh, I am so so sorry,
I can't believe Perry is gone.
Take care
*big hugs*

Sparkle said...

I am so very sorry. Purrs and licks to you, my friend.

The Monkeys said...

We are so sorry to hear about wonderful Perry! We are sending big purrs and hugs for Tommy.

Brian said...

Oh my, I really don't know what to say. My sisters and I send purrs and hugs to everyone. Like everyone else in the CB we have grown to love Perry too. Thank you so much for sharing that precious life with us and we will remember sweet Perry forever. Your friends always, Brian, Sascha, Gracie, Zoe, Dolly, Mom and Dad.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, Tommy, I am so sorry for your loss. It is never easy. There is something special about each furry, but as your last present from your dad... Sending a big hug.

Jan

Admiral Hestorb said...

I am truly heartbroken for you. Mommy and me both are and we know the pain you're having.

I am so so sorry to learn this, I had just read about him in the CB and had come to tell him that he would have strong loud purrs.

He will be with so many furbabies who will be waiting for us at the Bridge. Now he feels young and happy and I hope he makes furriends with mommy's before me baby, Robin.

Love and purrs from me and mommy.

ML said...

We are sending purrs and hugs.
Perry will be very missed.
Love,
KC
Missy Blue Eyes
Faith Boomerang
Sol
Smokey
Brutus Jr.
Mom ML

The Island Cats said...

Oh no! We are so very sorry to hear about Perry. Our eyes are all leaky now! We send you all...and 'specially Tommy...comforting headbutts and purrs to help during this sad time.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved Perry.

Purrs

Tamago said...

I read about Perry at Brian's home. I am so sorry for your loss. Perry had a great life with lots of love from you and he will be remembered forever.

m.q said...

so sorry for ur loss
he will be remember dearly by us
*mq, BoBo & ChaCha*

Katnip Lounge said...

Tommy,
I send my love and sympathy, along with warm purrs from the Cats. Perry was a special special boy, and I'm saying a prayer for him.
Take care, please.
MomKat Trish & the Lounge Cats

The Lee County Clowder said...

We're soo sorry. Sending comforting purrrayers and gentle headbuttss.

ppuurrrrrrrrrr

Keiko said...

Tommy, we are so sorry to hear that Perry has gone to the Bridge.
We are purraying for you and your family.
Many purrs and hugs...
Mum Misa & Kitty Quartet - Keiko, Kenji, Pricilla & Yuji

Xanthe, Nishiko and Mummy said...

Mummy had tears in her eyes when she was reading this post. We are sooooo sorry to hear that Perry has gone to the bridge. Purrs.

Percy the Cat said...

We are so sorry for your loss.
*hugs* and *purrs*

Love Percy, Pandora and Zowie

Max said...

Oh man...I am so, so sorry :(

Harry Spotter said...

We are heartbroken for you and your family. Please accept our deepest sympathy, hugs, purrs and prayers.

Harry and Fiona

Anonymous said...

Tommy, I've followed the doings of Noir, Earl Gray, Momma, Perry, and all, for quite a while. Noir writes beautifully and I so look forward to hearing about you and your kitty family. I'm so so sorry that Perry has moved on and will now be an angel observer rather than an active participant. He was a lovely gingery personality. I and my kitties (Tucker, Max and Moushe) will keep you all in our thoughts.
Lizzie

William said...

We didn't know Perry but we read about his passing on Brian's blog. We are so sorry. It's always so heartbreaking to lose a kidlet.

Ikaika said...

Tommy, we are so, so sorry for the loss of your special boy Perry. We send you gentle purrs and comforting thoughts.

'Kaika and his mom

Cat of Nine Tales said...

Dear Tommy,

We here at Cat of Nine Tales are soooo sorry for your loss. Perry was a brave and loving mancat and we shall all miss his handsome orange face. I pray he keeps your dad company.

~Lisa Co9T

Kat_RN said...

I did not know Perry, Brian told me about his passing, but I know how much it hurts to lose a well loved cat. I am so very sad for you.
Kat

Cara n Crew said...

We read about Perry's passing on the CB. We are so very sorry for your loss. Purrs of comfort to you-

Fraidy Cats Pip, Smidgen, Minnie

Ayla and Iza, said...

We here are all sorry to hear about the loss of Perry. Our purrs to you at this sad time.

Kat's Kats said...

May the many memories of love outweigh the grief of loss!

Purrs & Prayers
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Kitty Horde & their Feeders

Jana said...

We are so sorry for your loss. We are keeping you in our prayers and sending love your way.
Purrs and Hugs,
~Casper, Angel and Mom~

Mr. Hendrix said...

We are so sorry for the loss of your sweet Perry. You are all in out thoughts and prayers. He took only happy memories and love with him over the Bridge to wait for you

meowmeowmans said...

We are very sorry that Perry had to go to the Bridge. Thank you for loving him so much. We are sending soft purrs and prayers of comfort to you all -- especially Tommy.

Fin said...

Oh Tommy and family, we are so sorry for your loss. We send our hugs and purrs to all of you at this very difficult time.

The Chair Speaks said...

Tommy, so sorry about Perry. My Tortie was born in April same year as Perry. Tortie has been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease.

Team Tabby said...

We are so sorry to hear about Perry, all of us here send our thoughts and purrs to you.

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

We are so sorry to hear that Perry had to go the the Bridge!!! He was a very special kitty!!!
Lots of prayers and purrrrrs to you!!! Special ((((((((HUGSSSS)))))) to Tommy!!
Your TX furiends,

Cory said...

We are so sorry to hear that Perry had to cross the Bridge. We are sending our warmest and most comforting purrs to you and your family.

A few Good Cats said...

We are sending comforting vibes and purrayers for your loss.

Cat said...

I am so very sad to hear this news. My boys are sending purrs to you at this difficult time. I know you loved Perry so much and your heart is heavy, but remember he is at the bridge now, my Molly who passed two weeks ago is there with him and he is healthy and strong again.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Tommy, I've never been to your blog before, but I wanted to extend my heart felt sympathies to you and your family. I lost my Stripes about 5 months ago and I know how painful this time is. (((hug)))

Raymond and Busby said...

Tommy, we are so sorry about Perry! We want to thank you so much for sharing Perry with us through Noir's blog. We know all of your fur family mean the world to you, but we also know that Perry was "The One".

Love and purrs, Raymond and Busby and our humans Jean and Rocky

Punapippuri said...

Wer are so sad for you, and send you lots of purrs x

Esme said...

Tommy-we did not know Perry-but we know loss and love and offer our heart and blessings.

xoxo P and M.

Save Moki said...

Moki and I are so very sorry to hear about Perry. We will be keeping you in our thoughts and purrs...

(((hugs)))

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Oh my friends... I am so very sorry to hear Perry has passed, what a sweet and special little one. We purr for you all, and specially for Tommy. You're in our thoughts.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Oh we are so sorry to hear about Perry - we know how much you loved him and are sending all our purrs to you. How lovely that he will rest against a flowering tree - it will be a lasting memorial to him and his special life with you.
Luv Hannah and Lucy & mum Sue xxx xxx xxx

Poppy Q said...

We are sorry to hear about your boy, but know that he is not in pain any more. We were just thinking about our angel Puss tonight, so we understand your pain.

Hugs to you all.

Julie and Poppy Q

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We are so very sad and sorry that Perry had to go ~ we know how much you will miss him. Purrs and love and blessings for you. RIP sweet Perry.

Forever Foster said...

We're so sorry for the loss of your handsome boy. Purrs.

Max the Quilt Cat said...

So sorry to hear about Perry. Sending you comforting purrrrs.... and pawhugs.

Max

Parker said...

We are so very sorry.
Healing (((Hugs))) and purrs to you.

Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Perry:(

Everycat said...

Tommy, Noir and all the cat family, we are so sad to learn of Perry's passing to The Bridge. He was such a lovely, characterful cat and we know he left a big hole behind. He will be watching over you forever now. May memories of his wonderful life with you soon bring smiles again

Love and rumbly purrs
Whicky Wuudler
Oliver
Gerry
& Jane the ape.

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

Oh Tommy...we are so sad to hear about your sweet boy, Perry. He is no longer ill and is happily lying underneath that flowering tree awaiting for the day you shall meet again. Our thoughts are with you and we are sending you comforting hugs during this sad time. His memories will never fade and will always bring a smile to you.

The Kool~Kittie~Krew and Shannon

Forty Paws said...

We are so sorry that Perry has crossed over. We are sending tons of purrs and purrayers to you and your poodins through this difficult time.

Luf, Us and Maw

lupie said...

We came over from Old Kitty's blog to send some purrs / hugs at this difficult time.

Cats are angels sent from up above. I guess Perry's posting is up and I am sure he is now looking after you, Noir from above.

Love, Bin + Lucky & Co

Sammy and Andy said...

we are so sad to hear of Perry's passing. We send our love and purrs to you in hopes they will in some way comfort you a bit.

Our mama sends hugs to your mom.
xxxxxxxxxx

pansylovr said...

Sending snuggles and purrs to help you. The loss of one of our furry kids is always difficult and only time can help that pain become bearable.
So, from Taz, Runt, Charles and mommy, Anna, in Illinois, snuggles and happy memories until you are reunited.

The Misadventures Of Me said...

The mom's eyes got leaky so it made it hard fer her to read to us. Mom says its always hard when us furry ones move on, we like to think we stay just not in our body.

Purrs to you and headbutts too!

Molly
Shadow
Trooder

Lynx217 said...

Aw *pawhugs* I'm so sad for you but I'm glad to see that you all are sticking together and comforting each other during this difficult time. I'm sure Perry had a furry big welcoming party at the RB!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

We are so so sorry to hear about Perry having to leave. We are sending over lots of comforting purrs and prayers.

Marg said...

We are so sad and sorry to hear about Perry. It is so hard to lose one of our furfriends. We are sending tons of purrs and many hugs for you in this sad time. Take care.

SuziQCat said...

So sorry to hear about the passing of Perry. It is always hard to lose a friend, but he will be in your heart forever. Sending purrs to you today.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Oh Perry, we did not know you but know how sad your family is now. Let Noir come and heal your heart as you adjust to life without your beloved Perry...

Maggie May said...

Tommy, our eyes are leaking for your loss. We loved Perry since the first post on your blog when we first met you. We are so sorry to hear he has passed. We just know our Cal is up there hanging out with Perry right now.
(((hugs)))
Maggie May and The Creek Cats

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We are so sorry to learn handsome Perry had to leave for The Bridge. Sending purrs and prayers.
~ The Bunch and Mom Bobbie

Ginger Jasper said...

So so sorry that sweet Perry had to leave.. The rainbow bridge has yet another sweet member.. Sending you love and hugs... GJ and Carol x

OKcats said...

Oh my gosh, we're so very sorry to hear about poor Perry. We're sorry we have not had the chance to meet before now, but we want to offer our most sincere condolences on your loss. Our mom knows the hole they leave when they run off to The Bridge.

Purrs, Fuzzy and Zoe (and mom jana)

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

We're so sad to hear that Perry has gone to the Bridge. We don't know what else to say except that we're sending soft purrs and hoping that all the happy memories will help comfort you.

Charlemagne and Tamar (and little Mal from the other side of the door)

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Oh, Tommy... I know how it feels to lose a purrfect companion such as Perry. *HUGS* to you. <3

~Elizabeth :)

Felted House said...

So sorry to hear of your loss - we lost our Newton last year and I know how it hurts. xx

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Glad you're hanging in together. The cats are grieving too and you all need each other.

After Crystal passed we had some changes here too. And Cameron suddenly became a comfort. He still runs to sleep with me at night, something he never did before.

Purrs and tail wags.

HubbleSpacePaws said...

Hi Tommy, I was sorry to hear of your loss. I came over from Old Kitty's. Losing an old friend is heartbreaking. Thirty years ago my first cat, Banana, left the same way that Perry did. It was difficult because I wanted that last hug, and to hold him as he crossed over. And a friend of mine offered the same assurance - he wanted me to remember him in life.

Sweet Praline said...

I'm so sorry that Perry had to go to the bridge. I'm sending comforting purrs to you.

Mom Liz, & Tigger, Munchin, Jigsaw and Patches said...

Oh, dear, this is very sad news indeed. We are all so very sorry to learn of your loss. Perry was a beautiful kitty, and he will be missed.
He will rest under that beautiful tree you pictured for him, and will have many friends to greet him across the Rainbow Bridge.

Purrrsa and headbonks

Karen Jo said...

I am so very sorry about Perry. I know just how comforting a cat can be after losing a parent, as Herman came into my life just two months after my Mom passed away. Herman sends soft purrs and I send hugs.

daily dose of dogs (aka cats with your coffee) said...

I am just now discovering you. ANd I know my comment is only one of a hundred. But I remember the sheer numbers that came in when Winnie died made me feel so much better. So let me just add that I'm keeping you in my heart and in my thoughts as you go through this tough time.
Chrystal from daily dose

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We read your comment on the CB. Take whatever time off you need. We'll all be here when you get back.

Purrs, tail wags & hugs.

ABBY said...

I have been away for a few days and I was just catching up on the news on the CB when I saw the news about Perry. I am so sorry to hear that Perry had to run off to the Rainbow Bridge. I will keep you in my purrs and purrayers.

{hugs}
xoxox
Abby

Cheyenne -Millie said...

Tommy, we are sorry for the loss. It is good that Noir is there at your side. And it is a comfort for you to have all the rest of your sweet fur family there to love you.

Whskr & Dash Kitten said...

Came after the write up at The Kool Kitty Krew to offer our condolences on the passing of Perry. I know you will cry a lot and your hearts will break but later, maybe when time has passed, you can look back with love at a truly wonderful boy called Perry.

Love and respects from Dash Kitten and Marjorie

CatLadyDiary.com said...

We are sorry about your sweet orange one.

Noir the Texas Tabby said...

My family continues to Thank ALL OF YOU for your kindness, your words and prayers. It's still hard. Tommy looks for Perry. He left us a week ago today.

Thank you all.

Noir

ra husky said...

Soft husky wooooos,

RA