Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Abbey Crosses Over Rainbow Bridge

My mom’s Abbey Baby crossed over Rainbow Bridge yesterday.

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My mom is very sad that she is gone but she said that Abbey lived such a great, long and very happy life.  Abbey loved hunting rabbits and chipmunks, long naps and kneading my mom late at night.   She just had her 18th birthday!  Mom said that Abbey Baby has been around so long and has seen so many wonderful things in her life that we should celebrate through our tears and hope to be as lucky as Abbey!

Yesterday Abbey watched as my mom planted some vegetables and then walked around the corner and laid in the grass and quietly passed away.

Then the rain fell so we waited until it passed for the funeral.

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Mom cried through the whole funeral, but I stayed right by her side until it was over.

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Abbey Baby, you were the best pussy cat ever and will be missed so much!

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47 comments :

  1. Sorry about Abbey but what a nice way to head off to the rainbow bridge. We hope Abbey just went to sleep. Bless mum we know she will miss her fury buddy very much.
    Best wishes Molly

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  2. Higgins we are so sorry . What a sad time. Big Westie hugs.

    Woof

    Groucho

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  3. Oh Higgins and mom, I am so very sorry to hear of Abbey's passing. No matter how long she was heres on earth, it is nevers easy to let them go to the bridge.
    Our hearts and thoughts are with you all.

    Puddles

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  4. Oh Higgins!That is sad. After the Tornado and Coco... and now these. We hope your mom is okay. We are send our love and support so your mom can recover.

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  5. Higgins and mom we are sorry for you loss. Abbey was a beauty and even though she was with you so very long it does not make it easier. Much love being sent your way.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  6. So sorry!! Abbey was beautiful, and I'm positive the best cat ever.

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  7. Such sad news to hear this morning. We are so sorry for your loss. Abbey has left many wonderful memories behind that will always be safe in your heart.

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  8. We are sooooo sorry about the sad news of Abbey's crossing the bridge.

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  9. We are so very sorry that Abbey has crossed over the bridge. Hugs to your mum. You are such a good boy to comfort her Higgins.
    Abbey was a beauty.
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

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  10. I have crying eyes for you. What a beautiful girl! She will be greatly missed, but what a life! 18 years of joy and companionship. God bless you and keep you, Abbey. Hugs to all who love and miss her.

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  11. So sorry to hear about your loss of beautiful Abbey Baby. We know your mom will miss her so. She had a wonderful, long life, and her passing sounds like it was quite peaceful. We're glad she was able to choose her own time to leave you. You will provide lots of support and comfort in the coming days, Higgins.

    Susan and Wrigs

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  12. Oh. We are so so so so very sad about your loss. Please know we're praying for comfort for you and your family, Higgins.

    Nora

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  13. So sorry. Run free sweetie
    Benny & Lily

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  14. Oh, I'm so very sorry to hear abouts your sweet Abbey crossin' the bridge. Thou, I am so very happy that she had such a wonderful happy fulfilled life with you and your family.
    Higgins, you are one cool dude...stay close to your Moms, okay?
    Kisses,
    Ruby

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  15. I'm so very sorry for your loss. What a long, full life she had.
    Nola

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  16. We are so very sorry for your loss. Sending prayer & love.

    Oskar & Pam

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  17. We are so sorry you have lost your beautiful Abbey ... purrs and prayers to you all.
    The Zoolatry Girls

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  18. My sisters and I are so very sorry to hear about your dear Abbey. Although we did not know her, we can feel the love she shared with you. We send you many purrs, hugs and lots of love. Run free dear Abbey, run free.

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  19. We just heard from the Zoolatry girls about Abbeys passing.
    While we do not know you , we do understand the pain of losing a beloved kitty. 18 years is a wonderful time to have had with her.
    We send you comforting purrs and our condolences.
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Treasure,Tiger,JJ and Julie

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  20. What a beautiful girl. We are so sorry for your loss.

    Wally, Ernie & Zoey

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  21. I am so sorry that Abby went to the Rainbow Bridge. It was a nice peaceful way to go. I am sure that she is chasing bunnies and chipmunks again with all the vigor of her youth.

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  22. I'm so sorry. It is very difficult to lose them, but we are glad that she lived 18 years! Many purrs and headbutts to you from us.

    Luf, Us

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  23. The tribute you wrote for Abbey is lovely. It sounds as if she had a long life full of love and fun. We are glad that she had such a peaceful passing. Purrs of comfort and love,

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  24. We're sad for your mom losing her Abbey, but happy Abbey had so many happy years with her before it came her time to leave. Purrs and pawtaps.

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  25. We just leanred from Zoolatry and though we have not met before, we wanted to come and purr our ondolences. It does seem like the best way to head off to the Rainbow Bridge, though.

    Simba and Audrey

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  26. We're so sorry to hear that Abbey had to go to the Bridge. Your tribute is so beautiful. Purrs and *ducky hugs* for your sadness.

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  27. We heard form Ann of Zoolatry that Abbey went to the Bridge. She had a long life and went very peacefully - you could nt ask for much more. We are so sorry for your loss.

    Cats of wildcat woods

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  28. How very sad that Abbey has goned to bridge. My thoughts is with you for this hard time. What a illustrious and long life she had. This is first time I has visited your blog and I just wanted to let you knows that I is thinking of you.

    love,
    Reuben

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  29. I am so very sorry for the loss of Abbey.
    What a life she must have had with you.
    And, she looked so pretty.

    xo,
    JC and The Purr and Fur Gang

    (some of my cats have been 16, 19 and 21, so I know how this goes)

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  30. Rest with the angels, sweetheart, you have earned your wings.

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  31. Sorry to read that Abbey has crossed the Bridge. Purrs. Loupi and Zorro

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  32. Lots of purrs and prayers for Your Family!! Abbey was beautiful!!
    Your TX furiends,

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  33. So sorry for the loss of Abbey. She was a beautiful kitty with a long and happy life. Purrs and hugs from Austin and Caro xx

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  34. We are so sorry to hear that your beloved Abbey has gone to Rainbow Bridge. She was a sweet lady who had a happy life with you and we know you will miss her very much.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  35. We just heard that Abbey had passed to The Bridge and we came to leave you love and rumbly purrs to ease you. What a beautiful girl she was, she must have lived such a happy life with you. We are so sorry

    Gerry, Mungo & The Ape xx

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  36. We are so sorry to hear that Abbey had to go to the bridge but it sure sounds like she had a wonderful life. She was so lucky to have you in her life. Sending many hugs and purrs.

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  37. We are so sorry for your loss. Abbey was a gorgeous kitty who will be missed so very much. You are in our thoughts and purrayers during this very sad time.(((hugs)))
    Maggie May and The Creek Cats

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  38. Such a peaceful end to a long and good life. God bless all there.

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  39. Sorry to hear of your loss. I am glad though that you are back and still my BFF.

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  40. We are so sorry to hear of your loss and know how much your hearts are hurting….

    Sweet, sweet Abbey, how wonderful you had such a long life,

    Big wags to you all,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

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  41. Abbey is a beautiful girl; we wanted to express our sincerest sympathies to you. hugs and purrayers from all of us in trout towne

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  42. Eighteen years of love and furendship, how do you say goodbye to such a wonderful gift, Purrz and prayers.....

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  43. What a beautiful memorial for Abbey. Give you mom some extra kisses.

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  44. Aww this made me cry again. Abbey Baby was the most beautiful cat and the sweetest. I love her little kitty statue for her grave. She will be missed. She is with her Mamma and Brother in kitty heaven. Big Hugs from all of us.

    xoxo,
    Jenny

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  45. We are so sorry for your loss.

    Thats the cutest kitty statue.

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  46. aww higgy, i'm sorry you lost your beautiful sister. tell you mom i am sending some chihuahua love her way.
    xoxo, bailey

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