Monday, August 28, 2006

Trixie went to the Bridge

Meezers Mom

Norton and Ralphie came to take our beautiful little Princess to the Rainbow Bridge at 5:15am this morning. (click on the link for her Rainbow Bridge site) She had gone into kidney failure and the end was swift and she did not suffer. Oh my baby girl, be happy and free and joyous with your brothers. You have missed them so much, and now you are all together again.

Your daddy and I will miss you so much. You were our beautiful and sweet, runty little girl. Thank goodness for your big mouth, otherwise, we never would have seen you there on the side of the road, where you and Norton were left. You were so very small when we found you - obviously the runt of your litter. But, you definately held your own with your brothers.

You were your daddys little girl. If he was in the room, I didn't exist. You were also the instigator of most of the trouble in the house. Always looking for ways to get Norton and Ralphie in trouble - swishing your tail in their faces to make then wrestle you, then crying for daddy to rescue you and yell at the boys. Sometimes it worked, most times we knew what you were up to, but you were always so cute, we could not be mad at you.
It's funny how your fur never really grew back over your left eye after we caught you squeezing out from under the bedroom door when you were a baby. You left most of that fur there on the bottom of the door, and boy, were you surprised when we were standing there watching you squeeze out.
We moved you around so many times - Connecticut where you were born, New York, Wisconscin, New York again, Pennsylvania and New York one more time. You never complained, you were just happy you were going with us. Oh, and you loved to ride in the back of the station wagon and tease the truckers behind us. More than once, we got an air horn blown at us, only to look back and see you there laying on your back where the truck driver could see you. Funny girl. Jumping into the toll booth when we were trying to throw the coins in the basket. Faking a hurt paw (well, ok, it was hurt for a while after daddy stepped on it, but we did catch you running around, and when we saw you, you just lifted your paw up like it was broken and gave us the wounded look). You had a life full of adventure, and full of love.

Oh baby girl, it hurts so much that you are gone. I know that you will come back often to visit us. I will always feel you, in the middle of the night, staring at me, watching me sleep. What was that all about anyway? How come you never stared at daddy? Why me? Even if I told you over and over that it bothered me, I would not trade one night of having you with me.

To all of Trixie's friends in the blogsphere- thank you so much for your kind words and prayers the last few days. She did not suffer at all, but slipped quietly away in my arms, just like her brothers did. She is at the Bridge, free and happy, and with those she loved for so long.

I have tried to post some pictures, but blogger is not letting me, I will post some as soon as I can.

83 comments:

Butterscotch said...

I am glad I gots to meet trixie. She was a wonderful cat. My mommy and I are sorry for your loss yet, happy she is at peace. OUr thought and prayers are with you and the family.

DEBRA said...

He whispered Trixie
Little Trixie
It was Norton she heard
Don't be afraid my sister
I am here
Safely I will walk with you
And together we will be
You and me and Ralphie.
Little Trixie
Don't be scared my sister
I am here
Come with me
And we will play and be free
We will wait for
Sammy and Miles
And Mommie and Daddy.
They will be very sad
You have gone but
We will all be together
Just wait and see.
Little Trixie

Trixie has been in my continous thoughts this weekend. WE are all sad that she has gone from this earthly world. We will miss her. I know Sammy and Miles will, and you and her Daddy. She was well loved and carried peaceably to the angels above in your loving arms. She is free now and happy with Ralphie and especially with Norton.
We will keep you in our purrayers.

Abby's Mom

Zeus said...

We are all very sorry for your loss, Meezers and family. We know that the past few days must have been terribly hard on everyone, but Trixie has gone to be with those who have gone before her. I am sure she is content in her new surroundings and will forever be watching over you and your family.

With our sympathies,
Marina, Zeus, and Isis

Finnegan & Buddy said...

Meezermom, Meezerdad, Miles & Sammy,

We are so sorry Miss Trixie went on ahead to be with her brothers, but know that you did everything right for her and she loved you more than anything. Trixie is leaping and jumping, dancing and playing with her brothers now, sharing stories of their wonderful family and watching over you always.

Our thoughts and purrayers will be with you through this hard time.

Much love, hugs & purrs,
Finnegan, Buddy & Nora

Latte said...

This is very sad news for everyone who loved Trixie. But Trixie is pain free now and romping at the Rainbow Bridge waiting for everyone to come join her and Norton & Ralphie.

We all send many hugs to all of you, it is never easy loosing such a wonderful family member. We are glad we got to "meet" Trixie through her stories here. She was one special kitty.

(((hugs)))

Latte, Kaze, & Chase

Patches & Mittens said...

Oh, no. We are all so sad. Momma is crying. First Grandpa and now Grandma. They are together again, and happy, pain free. They will be with you in spirit, both of them now, looking over the Meezers.


Heartfelt sadness from all of us in The Big Piney Woods.

Patches & Mittens said...

Oh, no, my bestest furriend.....oh no......

{tears}

Mittens Pollypaws

Derby said...

Mum has serious leaky eyes from this. Glad that Trixie went to the Bridge with those she loved near her. Maybe our purrs last night helped her to know it was safe, and her time to join Norton and Ralphie.

Hugs, purrs and headbutts to all of the Meezer family.

Derby and Mum.

Edsel/The Pooch said...

oh, Miss Trixie, be happy. your family here will miss you so very much, but will always have the wonderful memories to keep them company. be at peace, all of you.

katnippia said...

We are sorry for your loss of Miss Trixie. I'm sure that she and her brothers will be watching over you all, and will be waiting for you. Lots of kitty purrayers and kitty lovers to the meezer family.

Emma's Kat said...

Meezer Family,
I am so sorry for your loss, but like you've said, she is at the bridge now w/her family that went on before her. It's still hard and I know you all will miss her dearly! I need to go get a tissue, but know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers today!

Sympathies,

Emma's Kat, Emma, Marley, Benji & Sammie

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

Preayers to you all at this difficult time. We only know her through the blogosphere of course but she sounds like she was the most wonderful friend anyone could have ever had. You had her for many long years and that is a blessing. Be comfored in the knowledge that she went quietly to join her brother and they are together again basking in the sun and catching up on things and remembering old times. xxxxxooooo

Meowmepurr's Mumma in Washington State said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We know that Miss Trixie is happy and painfree, playing with Norton and Ralphie. That doesn't make our hearts hurt any less, at least for today. What a wonderful long and happy life she had!

With love, purrs, headbutts, and a big sloppy dog kiss--

Meepsie, Flumpy, Shep the Dog, and Mumma

THE ZOO said...

ahhh poor trixie purrs & headbutts to all

Junior said...

Goodbye sweet Trixie. Have fun with your brothers!

Gemini said...

We will sing for her today.

Momma has tears over your post. We never knew what a hellion Miss Trixie was in her younger years--we just knew her as the fine matriarch of the Meezer clan. Our thoughts are with those remaining behind.

Victor Tabbycat said...

A lovely tribute, celebrating a lovely cat's long life. Purrs and headbutts to your family.

Bonnie Underfoot, Victor Tabbycat, Jen, Sean & Ryan Lamb

Lone Star Purrs said...

Momma's eyes are leakin' too. We are furry sorry for your loss. Now Miss Trixie fells like a young poodin' again and is running and wrestlin' wif her brothers. Tink, Shadow, and Cleo (Momma's cats-that-came-before) will be looking out for her too! Y'all are in our prayers.
::purrs & nosekisses::
~Mekko, Kiara, & Momma Becca

Renee said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Death is always hardest for the living left behind. At least now Trixie gets to run and play like a kitten again. :D

Now I've got to stop slobbering all over my keyboard.

Magoo, Smudge, Bella & Dolce said...

We are all very sad for your loss. Trixie is with her brother Noron now. She gave you 18 years of love and affection.

Nine Lives I Had

When I was born,
I had Nine Lives:
One, I gave to my mother
Who brought me into this world;
Seven, I spent
Pursuing foolish adventures;
The Last, I lovingly entrusted to you for safekeeping;
And to your heart you held it
Until the time came
For me to take it back.

C.D. Smith

Rascal said...

Oh Meezers, this is so sad. I am so sorry. Purrs.

Hot(M)BC said...

Love and purrs and headbutts to all of yall at the Meezer's house. It's so hard to lose a furriend. We's furry glad she went quietly at the end, seeing Norton and Ralphie waiting for her. We's sending purrayers for your sadness.
~~ Sanjee, Boni, Mini, Pepi, Gree, Mom Robyn, and Grandma

George, Tipper, Max & Misty said...

We're so sorry to hear the sad news about Trixie. But we know she had a wonderful life and spent lots of happy, healthy years in a loving home. Pay extra attention to Miles & Sammy, since they'll mourn her loss too.

Crews' Mom

Rose said...

Dearest Meezer Family,
We were so saddened upon hearing
of your loss. Your tribute touched Our hearts. We found some comfort to learn that dear Trixie
was snuggled in your arms as she crossed over to meet her brothers at The Bridge. The last thing she knew on Earth was your warmth and love, and the first thing she felt was the same from her brothers who helped her cross over to the grassy fields around The Rainbow Bridge. Yes, you will feel her presence, as she will want to be sure you are okay with her crossing over, and she will, with her brothers be with you on occasions of joy, and sadness.
I know Our Cousins at the Bridge greeted her with warm head-butts and purrs. God Bless You as you adjust to her passing. Please know you are in our Hearts and purrrayers in this difficult time.

With Warmest Kittyhugs,
Rose
And the Royals
Queen Emily, Prince Brutus and
Princess Marigold

Cecilia said...

We are sorry to hear about Trixie. But we are happy that she had such a long, happy life with your family.

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

To Trixie,
with much love from MBE, KC, Bear & ML:

GOD'S GARDEN

God looked around his garden and found an empty place.
He then looked down upon the earth and saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest.
God's garden must be beautiful, he always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering; he knew you were in pain.
He knew that you would never get well on this earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough and the hills were hard to climb.
So he closed your weary eyelids and whispered "Peace be thine".
It breaks my heart to lose you, you haven't gone alone.
For part of me went with you, the day God called you home.
~ Author Unknown ~

Chatham said...

We are all so very sorry to hear of Trixie's passing -

Chatham, Salem and the Cat Couch

Eric and Flynn said...

We are so sorry to hear of your loss, but you must remember all the happy times you had with her, and all the love she gave. Now she has left her world weary body behind, and can enjoy her new life with her brothers and her friends that are no longer here. Once again she will be able to run and play as a young cat does. Our thoughts are with you all.
From Eric, Flynn and mum Jackie

Emma's Kat said...

ML - That was a beautiful poem and so fitting for Trixie.

Musette said...

So sorry for your loss, but we're happy to know Trixie had such a good life.

momsbusy said...

we is prayin for yurs family. we is so sad an ars mommy keeps cryin.

we is not gonna cry for trixie. she is at the rainbow bridge where she can be wif her brofur. she isnt sick anymore.

we tolds ars mommys kitties before us and ars brofurs who is there to play wif trixie and her brofur. we ast thems to share their nip and treats wif thems too.

yuki & kimiko

Patches & Mittens said...

We here in the Big Piney Woods are coming over. Mittens is at Gemini's right now, but I told her and also Gree is with Mistrie here, so they will come too. I think the HOT(M)BC will all come. We want to snuggle with Miles and Sammy. Mittens wants to lie on Trixie's blanket one last time. We are all so sad.

Patches

Mouse said...

I am so sorry for your loss. The wonderful tribute to your 'little girl' made me cry. It is hard to lose a beloved animal friend, but to lose a family member who was with you every day for 18 years is especially difficult. She spent her last life well, and in the lap(s) of luxury. She was well loved and well lived.

The Meezers said...

Anyone who wants to come ofurr with the Calicoes, and the HOT(M)BC kitties and snuggle wif us, and lay on Trixie's blankie can come ofurr anytime. - Sammy and Miles

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

We're so sorry for your loss, yet happy that you had so many years with sweet Trixie, and happier still that she left without suffering, in your loving arms. Her Rainbow Bridge Memorial is beautiful, as was she. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family - human and furry.
Karen, Grr, Midnight & Cocoa

Mia and Ghost said...

We are sorry for your loss... We know Trixie was well loved & is noe pain free & playing with her brothers.

Mia, Ghost & Jen

To Those I Love

If I should ever leave you,
Whom I love
To go along the silent way. . .
Grieve not.
Nor speak of me with tears.
But laugh and talk of me
As if I were beside you there.

(I'd come. . .I'd come,
Could I but find a way!
But would not tears and
And grief be barriers?)

And when you hear a song
Or see a bird I loved,
Please do not let the thought of me
Be sad. . .for I am loving you
Just as I always have. . .

You were so good to me!
There are so many things
I wanted still to do. . .
So many things I wanted to say
to you. . . Remember that
I did not fear. . . It was
Just leaving you
That was so hard to face.

We cannot see beyond. . .
But this I know:
I loved you so. . .
'twas heaven here with you!

Isla Paschal Richardson

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

Miss Trixie, would you and your brothers please look down from Heaven and find Luna and guide her home? Thank you. We love you and will think of you always.
Midnight

Gemini said...

I told Mittens and she and I are on our way. I don't think I need to snuggle on Trixie's blanket, but I know Mittens does. I will snuggle with you guys 'cause I hear you are particularly sad, Miles. I am furry sorry. I would hate to loose Georgia. She will come by too and even Cheysuli.

Georgia said...

Miles, I know this is very hard on you, but I want you to know that the fact that it is so hard on you is hard on your Mom too. You do need to cry about your loss and it's obvious you loved Trixie very much. She'll still be there for you when the light changes from day to night and when you really need her. She'll be looking out for you when you don't know it. I hope that you will be well.

caspersmom said...

We are so sorry for the loss of Trixie, but what beautiful memories you have of her. Thank you for sharing all that even through the hurting. It will be lonely for awhile and the grief seeming unbearable at times, but she will live on in your hearts. God Bless you for the love you gave her and the care.

Purrs and Prayers to the family from:
Casper
Cleo
Gizmo
Patches
and Mom

Patches & Mittens said...

We are here now and plan to spend the afternoon with Miles and Sammy. It is sad to see Trixie's blanket. Everybody, lets purr......

The Meezers said...

Fank you all for coming. I is furry upset and sad. Sammy is sad too, but I don't know why I cannot stop yowling and crying. - Miles

DEBRA said...

Sammy and Miles

I just wanted to teleport ofur to pay my respects. Sammys I just want to sit close to you and purr near Trixie's blanket.

:::purr:::purr:::purr:::

*ABBY*

The Meezers said...

Abby, fank you for coming ofurr. I am so glad you're here too. - Sammy

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

PURRRRRRRR....we wanted ta come offur too...Darkle's stayin home wif the teenagers, but he sends his sympathy, respects an love too...
Grr
Midnight
Cocoa

DEBRA said...

Sammys

I have been thinkin 'bout you all day. I am glad that we can all be here now wif you and Miles and your Mom. We all thought Miss Trixie wuz somefink furry furry special.

:::purr::::purr::::purr::::
**ABBY**

Beau Beau & Angie said...

Dear Sammy and Miles and Meezer family, please accept our heartfelt sympathies for your loss of your most beloved Trixie. We felt so close to her last night and we hopes our purrayers wif all our friends helped her to have a shining light to help her passing and welcoming paws from her brothers and furfriends as she crossed the bridge. It's a sad day yet we hope she's happy and playing over the bridge. We will take turns teleporting ofur to give hugs to Miles and Sammy and the family. One of us will stay here in the box for others who wants to come and pray some more.
Beau Beau
Angie
BB Mom & Dad

Gemini said...

Sometimes Miles you just have to cry and cry. We hopes that our being here and spending time with you will help you.

Oscar the Wonder Cat said...

To the whole Meezer family - my hugest sympathies on your loss. Dear Trixie - you were very loved in this world and so it will be at the rainbow bridge. Be happy my little one, for you can run and play now like you used to. you will be sadly missed. All our love and tears, Oscar and family.

Diva Kitty said...

Hold on to what is good even if it is a handful of earth.
Hold on to what you believe even if it is a tree which stands by itself.
Hold on to what you must do even if it is a long way from here.
Hold on to life even when it is easier letting go.
Hold on to my hand even when I have gone away from you.

- Pueblo Blessing

The Tower Hill Mob said...

We are so sad for your loss. We are on the way over to offer what comfort we can. Tilly is especially sad as trixie was close to her in age.
Prayers and headbonks,
Tilly, Toby and Kate

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

can me 'n KC 'n Bear come over for a few minutes? we wuld jus like to sit by you, Sammy 'n Miles, jus for a few minutes. maybe hold paws.

purrr...purrr...purrr ~~~ MBE (Missy Blue Eyes)

DEBRA said...

Sammys and Miles and Meezer Mom..

I don't want to tire you out too much and so many offurs are droppin by to pay their respects to Miss Trixie. I will teleport on home but you will continue to be in my thoughts and all my purrayers. Snuggle up to Miles and your Momma tonight Sammys. I knows it will be lonesome wifout Trixie. I will continue to chek on you.

::::purr:::purr::::purrrsss

**ABBY**

The Meezers said...

Fank you efurryone for coming ofurr to purr wif us. It is really helping us feel lots better. - Miles

Paw Path Cats said...

We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Many purrs, bambi & leo

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

we's goin bak home now, Miles and Sammy, to let offurs stop by. we miss Trixie, our mommie's eyes are all wetted and we needs to snuggle wid her.

You takes real good care of your mommie and daddy, snuggle up next to 'em real close.

purrayers and purrssss...MBE, KC, Bear

Canberra BK said...

We are so sad to hear this news. :( Jasmine cried when she read the post.

It's amazing that even though we only met Trixie through the blogs, we still feel like we knew her. Jasmine says it shows how much poodins mean to all of us.

We've written little note for Trixie on our blog.

Purr and headbutts,
BK and Jasmine

twiga92 said...

Oh, my heart goes out to you! Sweet girl, I'm glad that she had such a wonderful life with you. Many blessings during this time!

Debi
(Storm and Mocha's Mommy)

brandi said...

Oh,no! I was coming tomorrow to visit Trixie! And now I will have to wait till my turn to go to the Bridge! I am teleporting over for a little while just to snuggle with you all. Miles, just remember you were soo sweet to her.... And efurryone, including mama and daddy, you were, too. To pass over with many good memories of a family who loved you so dearly! What joy she brought with her to the other side!

one of us said...

Oh bye bye Trixie. You are so loved by your family. We will be thinking of them and sending our sympathies ~Merlin, Shadow, Ko KO and the Poiland Tribe

The Meezers said...

Brandi, fank you for coming ofurr to be wif us. It's nice to have furriends around at times like this.

Mrs. Sniffles said...

I don't know how to purr but I am sending lots and lots of bunny equivalent nose bumps.

Cecilia said...

I was her earlier this afternoon. But just wanted to say again while everybody is here, how very sorry I am te hear about Trixie.

Rosie & Cheeto said...

Sammy, Miles and the rest of the Meezer family-

Trixie is in a happy place whare she is luking over all the Meezers and thinking about the joys she has brought to each and everyone of yer lives. Have no doubt that she is smiling and will be luking out for all of you and remembering the unconditional love you gave her.

-Rosie, Cheeto and our lady

singaporegrrl said...

My heart aches. I am so sorry to hear about Miss Trixie. My heart goes out to the Meezers and their human minders. God bless. (((hugs)))

-Mom of Princess Mia

William said...

Oh Meezer mom and Meezer dad and Miles and Sammy, we are so sad about Trixie leaving but we're trying to be happy about the long and wonderful life she had with all of you, because that matters a whole bunch. That, and the love you all shared.

Kissies. :-(

Lone Star Purrs said...

We'll come ofur later in the week to visit wif y'all...if that's ok. We know that you had lots of poodins there now. Momma will be at werk and won't mind.
::purrs::
~Meeko & Kiara

Max said...

Oh man oh man oh man...I am so sorry :( Too many bad things happening lately, and now Trixie is at the Bridge. I hope she's having 154,987 kinds of fun there with Norton and Ralphie, and maybe she'll spot my human Grandpa somewhere there, because he's probably looking for his dog there now.

I wanted to say something nice, but I'm very sad now, and I just don't have the right words.

Dianne said...

Crying kitty tears for your loss of Trixie. So sorry. Big kneads to you-Cosmo.

Kitty Cats Corner said...

We are at a loss for words.

Thinking of you during this difficult time and praying the good Lord will help ease your pain.

Just last month we lost our oldest (14 yrs young) Patches. I know what you must be feeling and I am so so sorry.

If you need anything, dont hesitate to ask.

Pumpkin said...

So sorry to hear that Trixie went offur the Bridge. Purrs and hugs sent to efurryone frum Hawaii.

Pumpkin
Bebe
Tiger
Blackie
Pluto
Suzy
& Quincy

Ariel said...

Trixie we will miss You.Yet we know your at the Rainbow Bridge.It's so hard to say goodbye to the ones we love.Yet the memories they left behind shall live in our hearts and lift our spirts during the difficult times.Trixie was a great feline friend.

Skeeeeezix the Cat said...

That is so sad. I hope I git to live a long and happy life like Trixie. She was a runt like me, and she had peeple hoo loved her very much like me, so we had a lot in commun. I'll be thinking abowt her all day.

Victor Tabbycat said...
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K T Cat said...

Deepest sympathies for all of you.

Kukka-Maria said...

Oh Meezer Family! I am so sorry I was out of town and didn't read this until today. My heart is with you as you go through this tough transition time.

I know how much you loved Trixie...and she did, too. She was lucky to have such a loving family as you.

Love coming your way...

Millie said...

Gizzy, Jasmine, the Lady and I are all so sorry for the loss of your beloved Trixie and we all send you headbutts and purrs and hugs. We are happy to hear she gave you many special memories, and know how hard it is now that she is gone.

Maggie & Molly said...

Oh I am so very sorry to hear this..My heart goes out to you
Hugs
maggie and molly (and mom)

LauraHinNJ said...

Sorry to hear the sad news.

Eponine's Cowboy said...

I hope she stops to tell my Eponine hello. I know my Eponine will welcome her with purrs.

Thinking of you.

bat & bandit said...

oh, meezers, us and mommy are so sad for you and your mommy. we knows you misses trixie very much, but at least where she is now she can see and run and play and be wif her brudders.

Skeeter & LC said...

LC and me just learned that Trixie went over the Rainbow Bridge. We are verfy sorry that you guys and Your Big Things will be separated from her for a while.

You know that you will all be together again some day, so remember Trixie until that time and be glad for the time here (knowing that there will be all time after you cross the Bridge yourselves).

Tonight, in honor of Trixie, we each pushed a little bit of wet food aside and didn't eat it (really, we didn't)! If it vanishes overnight, we won't be surprised no not at all (but we are going to keep an eye on each other).

We just missed you, Trixie, but we will meet someday...

Keep your tails up, Miles and Sammie!

Feline Oligarchy said...

We are so sorry to hear about Trixie crossing the Rainbow Bridge. We visited her page and we all cried; a beautiful tribute to her life and all the lives she touched. We are grateful she is now with her brothers. We are grateful she didn't suffer needlessly. We are grateful she touched our lives and made the blogsphere much richer by her being. Bless you all -- Alberta, Sky, Blackie and Charlie (and their humans)

Thieving

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