29 July 2012

Cinders' Turning Point

Tomorrow is Cinders' birthday.

Yesterday Cinders decided she had enough and joined her brother, cross-eyed Cookie.
She's 18.
Please click here if you wish to know how she came to our life.

We thank all who sent prayers, wishes and purrs. Special thanks to Ann of Zoolatry who did this lovely graphic.

With much love,

95 comments:

Katnip Lounge said...

Our sincere purrs for you. Cinders, until we meet again, we love you.

Maneki Neko said...

May happy memories of the 18 years with Cinders bring you solace, as well as knowing that you gave her a blessedly happy life! *hugs*

Linens and Royals said...

To reach the age of 18 Cinders must have been very well cared for by you. You will miss her but try to remember the happy times she spent with you and that she is now at peace with her brother.

Mr Puddy said...

OH EJ,
Me and mom are so sorry not to be around for so long till I didn't even have a chance to say goodbye. We are deeply sorry . Cinder was an amazing kitty. I do miss her, Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

Many hugs and warm purrs
Love
xoxo

Everycat said...

Fly free sweet Cinders, there are many friends and mousies at The Bridge. We are sorry you had to leave but we know you had a wonderful, long life and were very loved.

We send love and rumbly purrs

Oliver, Gerry, Mungo & The Ape xx

Fuzzy Tales said...

Godspeed, Cinders. We know how deeply you were loved and how well cared for.

Sending you purrs of comfort...hugs from our mom.

Old Kitty said...

Oh EJ! :-( Oh me and Charlie are heartbroken to read this. We are so so sorry. Dearest sweet Cinders. Run free and young and healthy - you have your sweet brother to welcome you and many many many friends where you are now. Take care
x

Marg said...

Oh No, we are so sorry. We loved that Cinders. She was such a trouper. We are sending many purrs and prayers to all of you. And some huge hugs to you EJ. We know you are hurting. But you sure did take such good care of her. She had the best home ever. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

The Island Cats said...

We are so sorry that Cinders has left. We send you comforting purrs and headbutts. RIP, sweet Cinders.

Brian said...

We are all so very, very sorry to see that Cinders had to leave. We send you lots of love, hugs and purrs. Run free sweet Cinders. HUGS.

Mariodacat said...

We are so very sorry for your loss. We did not know Cinder, but as pet parents, we know how it is to lose a beloved pet. Hugs to the humans.

Texas, a Cat in New York said...

Oh we are so sorry. We lost my half-brother last week too and we know it is difficult and painful.
Cinders is probably playing with Cookie and our Grouik now.
We send many purrs and the humans send hugs and feel free to ask for more purrs and hugs, as much as you need!

Father Tom said...

It's hard to read about such sadness at the loss of Cinders. We grieve with you, but please know she has moved on to join our loved ones at the Bridge.

Purrs,
Tom, Mom Julie, Tinker, Mitty & Anastasia xooxx

Scout and Freyja said...

There is never a good time to lose a good friend, even if they've had a long life. Sending you tender thoughts as your mourn the passing of Cinders.

Angel MoMo's mom said...

So sorry to hear that. Kind thoughts to you and your family in this sad and difficult time. Run free, Cinders, with all our Bridge friends, until we all meet again. Say Mieow to my sweet MoMo who is waiting to welcome you at the Bridge.

Hilary said...

I am so sorry... I just heard the sad news... my beloved cat, Alex, crossed the bridge almost 2 weeks ago, so I know exactly the pain an sorrow that you are feeling... Sending big hugs...

Max the Quilt Cat said...

Sending you purrrs of comfort. We are so sorry to hear about Cinders.

hugs, Max, Bugsy, Knuckles and HH

Ginger Jasper said...

So sorry to hear that you have lost sweet Cindy and I send love and hugs to you.. Hugs GJ xx

savannahspawtracks.com said...

I did not know Cinders. I just found her bloggy. But our home knows the sorrow of loss that comes when our anifamily leave for the bridge. Healing purrrrs Savannah

CATachresis said...

We are so very sorry to hear the news of the passing of Cinders. Our heartfelt condolences to you xox

Jo's World said...

We didn't know Cinders but she, like me, was most beautiful and we know you will miss her. To go to the Bridge on your Birthday is a pretty good thing though, don't you think? How good that she shared a loving home with you all these years.

Purrs,
Ziva Zophia, aka Zkhat

Katie Isabella said...

I am so sorry...very very sad that Cinders had to go to the Bridge. She has many friends including her old friend Admiral who were waiting for her..ready to play. Cinders precius girl, rest easy and EJ, lots of comforts and purrs and headbutts and one day the loss will be more bearable, mommy said. xox

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are so sorry to hear about your sweet Cinders and are sending you all comforting purrs and gentle head butts. We know you will miss her very much but know she will be watching over you all from Rainbow Bridge as an angel.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We are very sorry it came Cinders time to leave. She had a very long, happy life with you and we hope those memories will help you through your grief. You will miss her, though she will always live on in your hearts.

Lovable Lily said...

We were so sorry to hear about your beautiful Cinders.

We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Hugs,
Lily Belle & Muffin

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

We bow our heads and purrs, in respect for a kitty over the Bridge 18 years less a day young...

Simba said...

Our condolences on your loss of Cinders. It sounds as if she had a good, long life. But it is never easy when the time to go comes.

Cheri said...

Cinders was loved and will be missed by so many. Fly free sweet girl..until we all meet again. Sending big hugs to EJ.

cats of wildcat woods

Madi and Mom said...

Mom and I are so very sorry to read of the passing of your precious Cinder. What a beautiful girl she was...run free Cinder
Hugs Madi and Mom

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

We are so sorry to hear about Cinders!! Our purrs and prayers are with you!! Till We Meet Again Cinders!!
Hugs from your TX furiends,

Agnes B Bullock said...

Our condolences on your loss-

Team Tabby said...

We only knew Cinders a short time, but long enough to know she was a sweet kitty and well loved. We will miss Cinders too. Purrs to her family at this time of loss, hope your memories of her bring you comfort.

Mindy
Moe
Cookie
Mike

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

Mom and I are so deeply sorry to hear about Cinders. Cinders was the same age as Grandpa Bobo when he passed.
We always thought that Cinders was such a wonderful kitty.
Sending you soooo many (((((hugs))))) and our love and sympathy.
We are so sorry :(

Love, Cody and "Mom"

Katie and Glogirly said...

We're so very sorry for your loss. Sending lots of (((purrs))) and prayers.
xx,
Katie & Glogirly

LP said...

Ann from Zoolatry let us know of your loss. We wanted to offer you our condolences. Our dog Masala died a few weeks short of her eighteenth birthday. I remember being comforted knowing that she had a wonderful , full, long life and that I had loved her well. That she had loved me well. That the memories were abundant. I hope you will take comfort knowing that your Cinders was very much loved and that she has left you with wonderful memories.Rest in peace sweet kittie.

the critters in the cottage xo

meowmeowmans said...

Oh, EJ. We are so very sorry that sweet Cinders had to run to the Bridge. We know how much you loved her, and send soft and comforting prayers and purrs to you all.

Big hugs, dear friend.

OKcats said...

We're so sorry to hear that Cinders crossed the bridge. We haven't blogged forever, but we still care very much for our blogging friends. We're sad for your loss, but we know that Cinders is now living the dream at the Rainbow Bridge. Hugs and purrs to you all.

Fuzzy, Zoe, and mom Jana

Cherry City Kitties said...

We are so sad to hear about Cinders passing... we just got to know you and thank you for sharing the story so we know how your love came to be.
Sending purrs and peace.
Harry, Dexter and Tipp

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We were so sorry to read that Cinders had to leave for The Bridge.
Sending purrs..
~ The Bunch

ABBY said...

Our hearts ache at Cinders passage. We know almost 19 is a long life and a very brief one, and it's never enough. We always want 'one more day'. Our softest purrs and kitty kisses. We will miss you Miss Cinders in all of your beauty and wisdom. We hope that Cookie was there to greet you warmly at the bridge.

sad purrs
Abby

:::::::
"We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own, live within a fragile circle, easily and often breached. Unable to accept its awful gaps, we still would live no other way. We cherish memory as the only certain immortality, never fully understanding the necessary plan." ~Irving Townsend.

~*Connie*~ said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one is never easy

Alasandra, The Cats and A Dog said...

We are so very sorry for your loss.

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

We're so sorry for your loss.

Forty Paws said...

Many hugs and purrs and purrayers at this difficult time for you.

Luf, Us and Maw

catsynth said...

We are so sorry to hear about Cinders. Sending you and the whole family our thoughts and purrs.

CatSynth (Amar and Luna)

Cat said...

We think Katnip Lounge said it all.... Mom is crying, but we all know that Cinders is once again the Cinders she was and is certainly enjoying sight and feeling good over there on the other side of the bridge. Yes, Cinders, we do love you and we look forward to seeing you when the rest of us join you...not all at once though, you understand! Purrs to your family, for they are now in the sad place where they must live with the big empty space that you left behind...a space that we all know too well and regret, but also know that it is part of life. Purrs and tail wags...Weezdabadcats and DaMeenDawgs - Tiny, Elliot, Princess 2Shoes, Ellwood and Ginger

Nerissa said...

May the purrs be with you. purrs

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We are so sad and sorry to hear this noos ~ but we know Cinders had a wonderful loved life with you. No-cat could ask for more.
Sending gentle purrs. xx

Amber DaWeenie said...

Cinders....."The Free One"....now she is free to run in the meadows of Rainbow Bridge. We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Her memory will always be tucked away safely in your heart.

TK and Squashies said...

We are so sad that the two of you must be seperated for a time. We purrs for EJ's comfort through the grief. Until you are reunited.
Love, TK, Squashies, TKmom

TK and Squashies said...

We are so sad that the two of you must be seperated for a time. We purrs for EJ's comfort through the grief. Until you are reunited.
Love, TK, Squashies, TKmom

Jacqueline said...

Our sincere condolances on the loss of your gorgeous girl; Cinders was a special sweetheart and she will be greatly missed by so many of us on the CB who loved her too...Wishing you all (her humans and kitty siblings) peace and comfort at this sad time...We will never forget our lovely friend...Love never dies...xoxo...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

Marilynn said...

All our purrs and prayers of condolences to go you all. (I've been graced with long-lived kittehz before, but none who lived 18 years.) We are happy she lived with you so long and all of you could give each other joy.

{{{hugs}}}

Grace & Company

Random Felines said...

safe journey Cinders. we know Cookie will be there to meet you. purrs to your family.....

NTM and The Purries said...

Sending LOVE & condolences from all of us at
Purrchance To Dream

Julie Baugh said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of Cinders. Sending purrs from Kizzie and virtual hugs.

FURKIDSMOM said...

We're so sorry to hear that Cinders has gone to the Bridge. (((Hugs))), purrs and prayers to you.

The Florida Furkids and Lexi

betweencatsblog said...

We are so sorry for your loss.

Kate and Dora

Timmy Tomcat said...

We are sending prayers of support for your family sweet Cinders

Layla ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

We are sending extra big purrs to you. We are going through an identical journey with our almost 18 year old. So hard and yet all we can do is love and let go.

Webbthistle said...

We are so very sorry to hear Cinders is now at the Bridge. She had such a wonderful life with you! Hugs of comfort to you.

Cat said...

Please accept our heartfelt condolences!!!

Kwee Cats and Life said...

Oh gosh, 18! We thinking she happy to be with her brother and running, playing, and seeing, with him and bunches of friends at the Bridge for her Birthday. We know you gonna miss sweet Cinders, and our hearts cry with yours. We love you with hugs and kitty kisses. Always.

Oui Oui said...

We were purring so hard for sweet Cinders. Although she no longer needs the purrs, we are now purring for all her loved ones left behind. We hope you find comfort soon. We are so sorry for your loss.

Catherine said...

Banjo and I send all our love and purrs. It's never easy losing our fur babies.
Hugs!
xo Catherine

Au and Target said...

Oh EJ I'm so sorry to hear about Cinders. I hope it's a comfort to you that she had a wonderful life with you. Cinders was a sweetie and we'll miss her. Purrs to you during this difficult time.

Cinnamon said...

We are sending our heart felt deep sympathy.
May Cinders rest with her body healed
and no pain.
Peace to you.
Cinnamon and Linda

Stephanie, Ateret, Livia & Abbi said...

We're so sorry to hear of your loss. My three cats and I send you our condolences.

Prancer Pie said...

So sorry to hear about your pretty Cinders. May your love fur her comfort you in the following days. Purrs from all of us at Prancer Pie.

Laura and Taffeta Rose said...

We are so sorry that your beloved Cinders has left for the Bridge. Sending soft purrs and gentle hugs your way. Run free, sweet Cinders!

Laura & Taffy

Sweet Purrfections said...

We are so sorry that it was Cinders time to cross the Bridge. We're sending comforting purrs for you.

The Cat Guy said...

Blessings to you. Purrs and prayers for you as you grieve.

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

I am so sorry for your loss. You're in our thoughts.

Chesney Cats said...

We are so very sorry for your loss.

Tillie and Georgia said...

We are so very sorry to hear about Cinders. We know it is never easy to lose a beloved kitty, and we wish we could help with your pain.
We send you comforting purrs.

Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Tiger,Treasure ,JJ and Julie
and mom Nancy

Karen and Gerard said...

Sorry to hear Cinders left you but 18 is a ripe old age for a cat. Hope mine live that long!

Nurul said...

So sad that ej n cinders has to be separated now.. Dont be sad ej, cinders was so loved and well cared by you, she just wanted to be with her brother, cookie..
Take care, ej!

Dobson said...

We're new here so we did not know Cinders very well. Our condolences.

Clarissa said...

We are so sorry for your loss. *PURRS*

Clarissa & Co.

Amin said...

I am so sorry...

The Lee County Clowder said...

Run free, Cinder. Fare well, until your beans see you again. We're so sorry.

Eric and Flynn said...

We are sorry that Cinders had to leave you, but she will live on in your heart. We send our purrs and condolences.

cattywumpus said...

We are so sorry. We know what an empty feeling you must have. It is good that you have other kitties with you.
Purrs.

Noir the Texas Tabby said...

We are so sad to hear of your loss. Cinders is beautiful--which such mesmerizing eyes. :) When the house is down for the night and all is quiet--listen, and you will hear a familiar purr.

Noir

Psalms 50:15

Laura and Taffeta Rose said...

We wish your new little angel, Cinders, a Happy Birthday at the Bridge. While the pain of loss is so fresh, we know you will not feel like celebrating. Try to imagine your dear one happily chasing butterflies in the sunshine with her brofur, Cookie. She is happy because she knows you will not forever be separated; you will come for her in time. Comforting purrs.

Laura & Taffy

Gattina said...

That's very sad and it is so hard to say good bye forever, but she had a happy time in her last years thanks to you ! It is better to let them go when the time has come insisting would be very egoistic.
I know how you feel. I went through it several times. At least they stay forever in your heart.

Tiger Lily said...

We're so sorry for your loss. It sounds like you gave Cinders a wonderful life with lots of love before she had to leave you.

{{{HUGS}}}

prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs and gentle tail wags,
Zeke, Sushi and Tiger Lily

Colehaus Cats said...

Sweet Cinders, we are so sorry you had to go but know you will be in the hearts of many forever and one day, we'll all meet again.

Soft purrs,
Seth, Maxx, Newton, Tessa & Pia Bean

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Arti said...

Felt a lump in my throat as I read the post. She was really a star and loved by all. May she rest in peace.

Barbara said...

Oh I'm so sorry about Cinders... beautiful girl and you gave her such a wonderful home with you. Many hugs from me, and purrs from Posky, Mrs P, Pepper and Charlie x

Debra Taylor said...

Prayers and purrs to Cinders - I'm certain she will love her live over the rainbow bridge. I pray your grief will not be too difficult. Losing our wonderful feline friends is so hard.

Thanks for always commenting!

Debby, Arizona, USA

Kat said...

I'm so sorry about Cinders EJ. Have not been blogging for some time due to other commitments so missed this piece of sad news. I hope you have happy memories of her.

Kat said...

I really felt so sad when I read about Cinders' passing. She was so sweet and courageous. I know how you feel EJ -but at least Cinders had a good long life. Hugs to you

magiceye said...

Heres praying that Cinders is happy in cats heaven!!
Heartfelt condolences to all bereaved