Wednesday, February 20, 2019

How life has changed

MOM

When I started this endeavor in 2006, I never expected how my world would change.  I had an 18 month old meezer and a not even one year old meezer in the house.  I had 2 geezer Orinch Meniss kitties as well.  Over the years I lost the 2 geezers and added another Orinch Meniss and another meezer. Life was awesome.  We had a lot of fun times on this blog.  
Hams of the world tour.  Haunted houses. Weiner Mobile escapades.  Sammy and his Aliens.  Dancing Billy.  Miles and his constant snark. Christmas poems.  The famous (or infamous) Hammy Smells christmas carol.  Friends made.  Oh so many amazing friends made.  Friends lost, and so many tears shed. And then the Orinch Meniss got sick and flew off to the Bridge.  My heart was shattered.  This past Sept 10 my sweet, amazing Miles flew off to the Bridge. I was in pieces.  My sweet Sammy was fighting cancer at the same time.  So many friends came to his rescue and helped him.  I have no words to thank you for the 15 months you all gave us together.  Today, at 5:03am, my sweet Sammy flew off to the Bridge. The sorrow is unbearable for me.  I know that we only are borrowing these sweet lives for a short time, but each time I have to say good bye to one of my babies, it gets harder and harder. 

I don't know if this will be our last blog post - and I know that I have not posted in a very long time.  Truthfully, it kind of hurts my heart so much to not share Miles' and Sammy's voices anymore.  They were so much a part of me for so long.  I still have my sweet amazing Nicky and he has a new geezer Orinch Meniss brother to introduce. I hope to get past this incredible sense of loss to find their voices and carry on.  I doubt that after all this time anyone would read this blog anymore, but we will see.  

Thank you all so much for you love and friendship over the last 13 years.  You will never know how much you have enriched my life.  

Farewell my sweet Sam-Sam.  I love you to the moon and back forever.  




My sweet Miles.  You have left the most amazing paw print on my heart that will never, ever go away.  I love you my baby boy.  



52 comments:

Deb Barnes - Zee and Zoey said...

Oh...this is so very heartbreaking and I'm so sorry. Sammy was beloved by all in the catblogosphere and will be dearly missed. Love and purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey gang.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

I am, more than these mere words can convey so deeply sorry. Sammy, as I know you know was very special to all of us -- especially to his darling Angel Abby. Now all I can think is that they are reunited again in full health with so many (too many) who have gone before. They are having all those fun times again like we all use to do so many years ago when we first started. I understand fully your Grief, as I still struggle with my own and the brevity of it all. No way would I change a thing, but only to have more time with them. We loved Sammy but we believe in being reunited with our beloveds again. I know all of your sweet kitties are waiting for you and for them it will seem a brief wait while to us it will seem endless. Go easy on yourself -- and give yourself all the space your heart needs. I am so very sorry Mary.

Abby loves Sammy.

My Mind's Eye said...

I'm so sorry to read of your precious Sammy's passing and understand, Madi made her trip in September. They are the voices we come to love thru the blogs. I hope in time your sorrow is replaced with sweet memories of the love you shared with Sammy.
Cecilia

Tama-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette, Ollie said...

You have been our friends for longer than we can remember, and we loved each and every one of all those adventures. Sadly, with the joy and the adventures also comes the loss, so incredibly heart-breaking, and seemingly so regular. Our hearts are with you on saying all those goodbyes. We feel the same about our own. But please, please never think that nobody would read your blog anymore. We want to know about your new orinch meniss very badly, and we want to know what flavour pants Nicky is wearing these days. Don't leave us without the joy of sharing your joys, even after we have shared your pain.

Everyone at The Poupounette

The Florida Furkids said...

We have wonderful memories of those fabulous events. We are so sad that you have had such heartache. We are happy that you got some extra time with Sammy. Every day is precious. We know how difficult it is to lose a loved one. We really hope you blog again. We want to get to know the new Orinch Meniss and keep up with Nicky and with you. We love you all.

The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

The Island Cats said...

I am so sorry to hear about Sammy. Having just lost my special orange boy, I understand how you feel. We share them with the world which makes when they leave us so much harder. (((hugs)))

Gemini and Ichiro said...

We are so sorry to hear about Sammy. We remember meeting you all on the blogger--look other meezers! And we were so thrilled. And we loved those boys. Such voices, such personality. Mama was thrilled to meet them in person even though Miles grumped at her and Sammy hid (and it seemed to appropriate you know?) and Billy thought she was cool... And we can't believe how many have gone.

Camp Stanhope Happenings said...

We are sad for your loss(es) also. We still quote the ham statement (Ham? How could you Not have ham?) from your blog from MANY years ago.... We hope you continue to blog. You are a great cat-mom. I subscribed, so get the emails when the blog is updated and see you on Facebook also. Maybe more blogging will help your heart?

Shaggy and Scout said...

So much loss, so much sadness, but oh so much love!
We are a close knit group back then, we the original bloggers...for most of whom our cats have gone to the bridge now. The passing of each one is a personal loss to me.
But the memories!!! The fun, the parties, the adventures. We sustained each other then through good times and bad times, and continue to sustain each other with each loss of a beloved. Mary,today may you feel the collective arms of the Cat Blogosphere embracing you tenderly and sending you our love.
Lynne and Scout
(and the geriatrics...Eddie and Princess)

Zoolatry said...

Mary, you have spoken beautifully not only of Sammy, but of all your dear kitties ... all who have filled your heart with love and joy for so many years.
The day will surely come when you may be ready to move forward and share with us all the joy
of those new in your heart ... until then you will be blessed by the memories, the moments and the thoughts of those who came before.

Brian said...

We are so very, very sorry to hear about dear Sammy and we send you our best purrs, hugs and all of our love. We understand the sorrow and pain.

Sandee said...

I'm so sorry about your loss of Sammy Meezer. The Catblogosphere did a very nice tribute.

Big healing hugs. ♥

The Whiskeratti said...

How well I understand. I am so sorry for your loss. My two left in January and I'm still picking up the pieces. I can only offer you heartfelt condolences.

Jasper McKitten-Cat said...

Oh this breaks my heart so much. We are just so sorry to hear this news. And we understand how hard it is to carry on with the blog some days. We're still struggling missing Jasper and Josie (as you can see the signature is still Jasper). You are in our thoughts and purrs.
--Huggy Bear and Maggie McKitten-Cat

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

We are weeping here. Sammy and Miles were the first cats to post a comment on our blog when it started back in 2006. We will never forget them. They will stay on our Feedly list "just in case"...

Our Best Purrs Of Comfort to you...

Lily said...

We are so sorry for your loss. We are sending lots of hugs and purrs.

lornajf said...

Run free sweet Sammy. Sending much love and hugs xx

The Swiss Cats said...

We're so sorry for your loss. We send you comforting purrs and gentle headbonks. Purrs

Sweet Purrfections said...

Mary, I was so sorry to hear about Sammy. He has been a part of the Cat Blogosphere for as long as I can remember. I always loved reading your stories and hearing them from the cats voices. Take all the time you need to grieve the loss of your fur children. I hope to see you blogging again when you feel comfortable sharing the wonderful stories of your cats with us. My thoughts are with you.

Rene said...

We send our love and hugs. It hurts to lose old friends. Wish I could offer more than "I'm sorry."

da tabbies o trout towne said...

Godspeed your journey to heaven Sammy; while we didn't know you as long
as everyone else; we are proud to call you friend ~~~~~ we understand how
terribly hard this is on mom and we send hugs and loves to you and her and
the family you leave behind ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

dai$y, tuna, mackerull, dude, sauce and boomer

Karen Nichols said...

I'm bawling like a baby. Sammy and Miles were some of our first friends on the interwebs, and I can't look at ham without thinking of Sammy. Sending you purrs and a big hug. Skeezy and Mao are very happy he's finally joined them at The Bridge.

Mary McNeil said...

We are so sorry to read that Sammy Meezer has crossed The Bridge. We have missed your blog and hope that, after some time, you will feel up to sharing your new Ornj Meniss and your other furkids. Sammy will still be with you in so many ways - as are the others who have Gone Before. Purrs.

Lone Star Cats said...

We're so sorry to hear this - sending luv and purrs.

Eastside Cats said...

It's a pain that no one understands, nor can describe.
My condolences on your loss; hugs and purrs to you.

Summer said...

It so hard to lose not only a treasured kitty, but a treasured voice that has resonated with so many. Of course you are torn, and we are heartbroken along with you. Lots of purrs to you. We'll miss Sammy so much too.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

I am so sorry for your loss. You were one of our first visitors when we started blogging a few months after you. I am in tears for you and your boys.
You are right, we give them their voice. They have their own personalities and we build on that. Some things stay in your mind forever. I can't remember now if it was Miles or Sammy, but one of them had to wear the cone of shame.
There was a photo with the caption, "I'm a freaking headlamp!" It struck me funny and I laughed for ages about it.
I hope you can remember the fun times and draw on them to help you through your heartbreak, I send you love and virtual hugs.

Jans Funny Farm said...

Oh, how we remember the heyday with now-angels Sammy, Miles & Billy. Those days were such fun. So many adventures and Dr. Buddy even operated on Billy's brain at one time. Buddy and all of my original crew except Percy are gone now too, so I know the heartbreak of your losses and also the struggle to pick up and try again. I cry for you. I'm glad Nicky is there to comfort you, along with a new geezer orange menace. Still, I know Miles and Sammy left big holes in your heart. Warm hugs!

Jan

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet Sammy. XO

Mickey's Musings said...

Like many others, we remember the grand old days of trips,car racing ,snark and lots of humour! Of our original 6 only 2 are left and 1 newish ons(Julie).
The pain of losing our dear kitties is hard and we feel your loss.
We hope that in time you will be comforted by the good memories. Allow yourself time to grieve. We send our heartfelt purrs and hugs.
Nancy and the kitties, Georgia,Julie and JJ

William’s Kith & Kin said...

We are so sorry Sammy had to leave. It never gets any easier to let go. Mom was just thinking about you, this morning, in fact. She knows how you feel about continuing--we know it's been hard for her without William's voice. Please know we are purring for you.

meowmeowmans said...

We're so sorry that Sammy was needed at the Bridge. We will miss him so much. Please know we love you, and send gentle purrs of condolence and comfort to you. XO

Toffee K. Ripple Fuzzypants & Feline American Angels said...

Sammy,
Yoo were one of the last of the Old Guard. Yoo will be missed by efurryone in the blogosphere.

Rest well, dood.

Toffee and Jessica

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Sending you lots of love and purrs. Sammy was a great kitty and a great presence in the Blog World. He was a lucky boy to be in your family, and vice-versa. XOXOXO to you and Nicky and the New Kid.

I think you will find Nicky and your new Ornj Boy might have some adventures to share soon, and a new chapter might yet open. And we think you would have *plenty* of visitors!

Frostin said...

I know how you feel about the loss of a voice for the blog. When Frostin was alive a posted almost daily, then when he passed I thought I would be able to switch to Obsidian, but the connection just wasn't there. Later we got Sable, and I was just starting to feel a connection with him when he ran out the door and we still look for him daily.

My condolences on the loss of your outrageous and lovable meezer boys. I look forward to hearing from Nicky and his new little brother.

Frostin's Bob

CatFurniLife said...

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Beau Beau & Angie Over the Bridge said...

Here come my tears again. The empathy I feel for you with your loss is real. I looked forward to and loved reading your posts and anything you wrote from Sammy and Miles. So I feel their loss so much too. Your meezer voice will be a great loss along with the loss of the boyz. I get it. I have not been able to transition to another voice since my Beau Beau. I'm hoping you will continue. It was so good to read, and so funny. These beautiful creatures become such a part of our lives. I don't know what to say to help you heal, but my thoughts, love and prayers are with you in hopes it can help even just a little to take away the pain.
Many blessings to you and looking forward to hearing about Nicky's new little brofur.
~Brenda (Beau Beau and Angie over the bridge)

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

Oh no, not my sweet Sammie Pie! Sigh...

Auntie Bee

Honey P. Sunshine said...

omc it iz so painful, we know

Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs said...

Oh, its so very hard to hear that Sammy is now also a member of the heavenly realms.

Sending huge purrs and lots of hugs.

((((( ♥ )))))

Deziz World said...

Oh we are so very sorry fur your loss. We didn't come by offen, but we always read the post in our emails. We knew Sammy the Meezer and will miss him. He will live on in the memories of all who luvved him. We're sendin' lots of hugs and purrayers

Luv ya'

Dezi, Raena and mommy A

LMoore said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. Sending lots of purrs and biscuits your way.

Hairballs and Hissyfits said...

can't even begin to tell you how sorry we are to hear about the loss of such a beloved kitty! Our thoughts are with you

Just Ducky said...

Mum has been all leaky eyed the past day. Missing Sammy with you, then smiling at the fun times that Miles, Sammy and Derby had. Love and hugs from me and mum.

John Bellen said...

Please accept my condolences on the loss of your wonderful boys. I haven’t read your blog before, but even so, I hope you will continue. As someone who loves history, and the stories of the people - and cats - that make history, I can tell you that the world may be quieter with viewer voices, but it is poorer. We learn but listening and reading. We learn from other people and cats. We learn from you.

Godspeed, Sammy. Godspeed, Miles.

Erin the Cat Princess said...

We are so so sorry that your Sammy has gone to pass over the Bridge. But never let it be the end, rather this is a beginning, a time to celebrate all that was good and more importantly, will be good in the days, months, and years to come. Don't give looking forwards, and enjoy the life that Sammy will want for you to have . . . and that we all as fellow bloggers wish for you to have.....
Gentle purrs of condolence
ERin & Mrs H

Forty Paws said...

We are so very sorry that Sammy crossed over. We know what it is like to lose kitties to cancer. We have one now who has cancer and she is wasting away. We will truly miss Sammy, Miles, and Billy. Oh how we loved Billy's dances! We had so much fun over the years, especially since Miles from a different mother got along so well with Dorfie. Oh, how we miss Miles and Dorfie!!! Hugs and purrs and purrayers to you from all of us at Forty Paws...

Vicky said...

So sorry for you loss. Sending purrs and big hugs your way.
Vicky, Inky & Toots

Holly said...

I’m so sorry for the loss of Sammy. It is a heartbreaking feeling. Sending purrs of comfort and strength.

Savannah's Paw Tracks said...

We are so very sad for all that has and is happening to your precious happy family. We don’t have words, just hugs and purrs

maesti said...

Fly free at the Bridge. Sending hugs and purrs xxxx.

Andy McIntyre said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Sending purrs and hugs. Fly free Sammy, you will be missed.

How life has changed

MOM When I started this endeavor in 2006, I never expected how my world would change.  I had an 18 month old meezer and a not even one yea...