Thursday, January 1, 2009

A Sad, Sad, New Year

Meommy is having a furry hard time typing right now. She got up this morning and went to check on Castor first thing. He's been staying in her office. He had died in the night. Last night, he was walking funny, and what the vet said about neurological causes for his behavior started making a lot of sense. Meommy read lots of stuff on the internet about feline brain tumors. She thinks he must have had one. It must have started progressing as much as a year ago. That's about when he started acting hidey, and slowly started getting aggressive. It had become more pronounced in recent months. A few days ago when he urinated on himself, he must have started losing some physical control. Last night he had a very wobbly gait, another sign of neurological troubles. Meommy read that the tumors can act fast, and be deadly if they are in the part of the brain that controls breathing and the heart.

Meommy finds some comfort in the fact that last night she spent oodles of time in Castor's room with him, especially last night. She was wearing her big fluffy housecoat, with Castor tucked inside on her lap. She fed him a can of tuna while he was nestled in her housecoat. It was a good last meal. Although he hadn't purred in at long, long time, both meommy and daddy thought they might have heard him pur last night... just a little.

Meommy is so sad right now. Castor was much too young to go over the rainbow bridge. She's sad that he was alone when he went. She's sad for me, because now I am all alone. She's sad that she couldn't have done more for Castor. I've been purring my hardest for her, but the tears keep falling. Please pur some comfort to our family right now. We will miss Castor......

43 comments:

Parker said...

Oh my, I am so, so sorry.
Please accept our most sincere sympathy.
It was good that your Mommy was able to spend some quality time with him last night. He knew he was loved.
xoxoxoxox

The Island Cats said...

Oh we are so very sorry to hear this! You have our heartfelt condolences....

Purrs to all of you....

Sweet Praline said...

Mom and I are so sorry to hear about Castor. Please accept our deepese and sincere sympathy.

Special purrayers to you!

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Ohhhh Pollux, we are so, so sorry to hear about Castor, we know how hard it is to go through something as tragic as this. You, your Meommy and Daddy are in our thoughts and purrayers, and we will tell our brother Max at the Bridge to greet Castor and be his furriend ...
Many hugs, purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam, Simon and Momma Jan

momsbusy said...

we heard about you on the cat blogosphere linky. we will be keeping your family in our purrayers.

momsbusy

we is sending speshul healin purrs to yurs mommee.

yuki, kimiko, & kintaro

Daisy said...

Oh, that is so heartbreaking. I am very sorry that Castor had to go to the Rainbow Bridge. I am so glad that your mom got to spend lots of time with Castor last night.

My sincerest sympathies to you.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Your mom will always cherish memories of the last evening she spent with Castor and be glad they were able to share it.

We are so sorry for your loss. We know he was loved.

Smeagol and Strider (Mystery and Gizmo too!) said...

We are so sorry. We are sendin' you all our strongest purrs and love.

Pixel said...

We are so sorry for your loss. WE are very sad to hear this. I know it has been tuff we were hoping the vet was going to make it better

Furkidsmom said...

We're so sorry to hear that Castor went to the Bridge. We know your Mom must be feeling really sad right now and will need extra purrs and headbonks from you. We're glad she got to spend some extra special time with Castor last night.


Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

mog said...

We are so sorry to hear of Castor's passing, you are in our thoughts and purrayers.

Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrs and
(((((((((hugs)))))))))

Mog and Meowza

Fat Eric said...

We are so sorry to hear the sad new about Castor.

Thinking of you today.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We are so sorry to read this.
We are glad he was able to spend some sweet time with Meommy, and left knowing lots of love.
(((Hugs))) and Purrs...
~ The Bunch

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

We are so so sorry to hear about Castor. You all must be very very sad. We're sure you did all you could for him and we're sure he knew how much you loved him. He took all your love over the Bridge with him.

Purrrrrs and prayers of comfort to you all.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh we are so sorry. We are glad that your person spent a lot of good quality time with him last night. It is good to leave on the wings of love

Forty Paws said...

We're so sorry that Castor had to leave so early in his life. Now he is living free and full of life and happiness over The Bridge.

Many hugs and purrs to you from us.

Luf, Us & Maw

ML said...

Oh, no. I's so sorry to hear about Castor going to tha Bridge so soon.
I had posted on tha CB bout hims not feeling well last night.
I's glad you had a last good night together, just hold on to that memory. An keep yours eyes open, Castor will be vistin wif yous.
Run free, sweet Castor...
Love,
KC

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

This makes us very very very sad to hear. When you first mentioned his problems it really sounded like a brain tumor to us. You all did the best you could for him and he went peacefully and happily in his home. You could have done nothing more. I'll purr with you Pollux, I do hate to think of you being alone now.

Kaze

Cory said...

We are so very sad to hear about Castor. It was very good that your mommy was able to spend some good loving time with him last night. Purrs.

DEBRA said...

We are so sorry to hear about Castor and we weep for you and your Mom. Please know he knew the deepness of the love you held for him and that he went when he was ready.


To live in hearts we leave behind
Is not to die.
~Thomas Campbell

Hugs and purrs
Abby

Lux said...

You have our heartfelt sympathy and purrs. We're so sorry to hear about Castor. We keep reading that second paragraph about how your Moemmy spent oodles of time with him last night - that is something to hold to and take comfort in.

Love,
Luxie

Eric and Flynn said...

We are so sorry to hear the sad news about Castor. We send our purrs of condolence and (((hugs))) to you.

Boots and Brenda said...

We are so sorry to hear this news. Our hearts go out to you.

Brenda & Boots

Everycat said...

We are so very sorry that Casper didn't make it. We send you love and purrs to help you through this sad time. It was a wonderful thing that your Mom got to spend so much loving time with him last night.

Whicky, Angel, Oliver, Gerry & Mum

Camie's Kitties said...

Oh Pollux and family, we are so sorry to hear that Castor went to the bridge. You are right that he was too young, but he must have a bigger purpose somewhere else. We are purring for you.

Tavi, Cody, Camie and Miss Jade

HotMBC and Robyn said...

Oh we are so so sorry Pollux. Our Mommy is leaking with yours now. We will purr our hardest for all of you for comfort.
Purrrrrrrrrrrrrs,
All the Hotties

Toby Snowshoe said...

Oh, how sad! I'm so furry sorry for what you're going through right now. I know he was too young, and I know it must hurt you a lot.

Purring for you,
Toby

Derby said...

Goodness, I am so sorry to read about Castor. Trust me he did not go alone to The Bridge, lots of guardian angel kitties came to be with him and help him on his way.

VampyVictor said...

WE are so very sorry about Castor.
And we feel so bad for your family.
You must tell your Momma that he was not entirely alone and I am sure that your Momma spending all that time with him the night before will be something he held onto :)Please do not let your Momma beat herself up for things she never knew. From what we read it sounds like your Momma did everything she could and was trying to. Think of Castor in happy times, so his memories will be happy too :)
Warm puurs
Vic and the Momma :)))

The Furry Kids said...

We are so sorry. You all are in our thoughts and purrayers.

Turkey Cats said...

We are very sorry to hear about Castor. We know he is at peace at the bridge. Hugs and Purrs.

Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

We are so sorry to hear about Castor going to the Rainbow Bridge!! We are sure your Mom and he had a wonderful time last night! Our deepest purrrs and purrayers are with your Meommy and you Pollux!! (((((hugs from our house to yours!!!)))))))
Your FL furiends,

Tiff said...

there are not even words for how sorry I am. You are C will be in my thoughts. Many hugs and purrs headed your way.

WhimPurr's Whim and the Whiskers said...

Oh, no! We are so very, very sorry!!!! May he rest in sweet slumber and may you find comfort in his memory! *hugs*

Astrid, Kashim and Othello... oh and Salome said...

Oh no we are so sorry. We just learned the bad news about Castor we have been purring for hims since we read there is something wrong with hims.

we are sending lots of purrrs and comfort to you and your mommy and daddy *hugs*

The Cat Realm said...

We are so sorry! It is so hard, and we feel for you Pollux especially! I was very close with Anastasia and had a hard couple of weeks after she left!
(My humans still have a hard time...)
And my maid's friend Timothy who unexpectedly died shortly before X-mas left behind his very close companion Rosey, who cried EVERY night after Timmy went! His humans got him a kitten from the pound a couple of days ago and that helped...
We are sure Castor is at peace at the bridge now, lots of friends up there!
We are sending purrs, and our maid sends lots of love, there is really nothing to help with the pain but our thoughts are with you!
The Cat Realm

Kaz's Cats said...

Oh Pollox, we're so sorry for the loss of your brother. We're purring and purraying to comfort you and your family, especially your Mom and Dad. It was special that he got to spend time with your Mom on his last night, so please remind her about this when she's crying...

{{{hugs}}}

Gypsy & Tasha & Karen (Mum)

Niko and Cloud said...

We are so sorry to hear about Castor.

Mom knows all about getting to snuggle before the bridge. When Texas died this summer, Texas got very cuddly in his last days, and Mom got to sleep all night holding him one night. He never let her do that before. It absolutely made her so happy when she woke up in the morning and he was still laying there in her arms purring.

Purrs and headbutts,
Niko Cloud and Mom

Junior said...

Oh no! We are so very soory to hear of Castors passing. We are sending tons of comforting purrs for all of you!

Junior, Orion and Meowm

Dana said...

We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and purrs are with you and all of Castor's friends.
~Maggie May and The Creek Cats~

A Few Good Cats said...

We want to add our condolences to you for your loss. We were sorry to hear the sad news about Castor, and want to believe he is waiting at the Bridge with our Kelly cat.

Diane G. said...

Please accept our condolences on your loss. Castor was well loved is now at peace.

Moe and Carmela

Nishant said...

It was good that your Mommy was able to spend some quality time with him last night. He knew he was loved.
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