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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Rainbow Bridge

Diamond passed over the Rainbow Bridge at 5 pm Adelaide time today. He had not been able to eat today and his Veterinary Surgeon told me it was time for him to go. Diamond was very relaxed and I stroked his head and kissed his dear forehead. The Veterinary Nurse stroked his middle section. Diamond went in a breath and was no longer there. I was able to sit by his side quietly in the surgery for some time afterwards, stroking him and reflecting. The Veterinary Nurse drove me home, which was nice, as I would otherwise have had to get a taxi and was dreading travelling back like that with an empty cat cage.
The house is full of Diamond's equipment of various kinds, from numerous beds, scratching posts, food bowls, toys from the past.
It feels empty.
Lynettea

96 comments:

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I am so sorry, Lynettea. I could tell from Diamond's descriptions that you did everything you could to make his last weeks as comfortable as possible. Many purrs to you.

Keisha said...

I am so sorry. Diamond was a beautiful cat. May he rest in peace. (((Diamond))) (((Lynettea)))

I have a lot of tears now, but I know we will all remember Diamond with love.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Lynettea, I'm so sorry. Beyond words. Godspeed to sweet Diamond, and sending you universal Light and Love. The boys send their purrs.

It's hard...Give yourself the space and time you need to grieve. It's taken a good year and a half for me to really let go of Annie, and it took that long for me to let go of Chumley too. Everyone's different.

Peace and Blessings,

Kim

Zoolatry said...

Dear sweet and oh, so handsome Diamond ... we have known you a long time, and we are sad to have you leave. Purrs for you on your journey, prayers and a hug for you, Lynettea.
Maggy and Zoey,
and Ann

Sweet Purrfections said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Diamond. I remember that drive home with the empty cage. My thoughts are with you as you grieve.

Laila and Minchie said...

We are so sorry for the loss of your handsome mancat, Diamond. (((hugs)))

Old Kitty said...

Me and my cat Charlie are so sorry to hear of beautiful Diamond's passing. We send you all comfort purrs and hugs. Take care
x

Tucker The Crestie said...

Lynettea, we heard from Ann at Zoolatry about Diamond's passing and wanted to stop by and offer our condolences. Though we didn't know Diamond, it is clear that he was dearly loved by many, and most of all by you. The emptiness you describe is one that anyone who has ever loved and lost a cherished animal companion knows well. Our thoughts are with you, and we are sending lots of hugs and purrs.

TK and Squashies said...

Lynettea, I am so very sorry that Diamond had to go. He was a very handsome man-cat. And he was very lucky to have you.

We are all purring for you.

dee

Maggie May said...

(((hugs))) We are so sad to hear of Diamond's run off to the Bridge. What a gorgeous boy he was and he was obviously loved and cared for deeply. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this very sad time.
XOXO
Maggie May and The Creek Cats

Texas, a Cat in New York said...

We are so sorry for your loss.
We learned about Diamond thanks to Zoolatry.
Diamond was a beautiful kitty. May he rest in peace.
Sending you lots of hugs and purrs

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We were so sorry to read that handsome Diamond had to run off to The Bridge.
Sending love, purrs and prayers..
~ The Bunch and Mom Bobbie

Selina said...

Lynettea, Diamond was SO beautiful. We're so sorry to hear about his trip to the Bridge. MomKatt & I are thinking of you both.

Love
Selina & MomKatt Laura

Everycat said...

We send you purrs and love for the loss of beautiful Diamond. He was a very special man cat and we know you miss him very much.

Luff from
Gerry & Mungo

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

We did not know Diamond before today, but we can see what a lovely cat he was and how much you loved him...we know your heart is heavy today, and we know your house no longer has his 'heartbeat' in it, but when you look around and see him everywhere, know that he is still with you and always will be, right in your heart...

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are so sorry you have had to say goodbye to your beloved Diamond. We are purring for you.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Cheri said...

Oh dear we did not expect this. Diamond was exactly that - a beautiful diamond of a cat. He will be missed and is now watching over you from above. Sending lots of healing hugs your way Lynetta. Fly free Diamond.

cats of wildcat woods

kimluthy said...

We only found Diamond's blog recently; so sorry Diamond had to leave you Lynettea. He had a good life and was loved by his human. Purrs
Ronnie the red tabby

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

So very sorry you had to leave us all for the Bridge. Soft gentle purrs. xx

Amber DaWeenie said...

I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. Take comfort in knowing that Diamond is now pain-free and not suffering. You gave him the best gift of all.

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

We are so sorry to read that Diamond has gone over the Bridge. Our purrs of comfort to you...

Agnes B Bullock said...

Our prayers are with you at this devastating time.

Jo's World said...

Condolences in the loss of your beautiful Diamond. It seems we just wished him a happy birthday and now he is at the bridge with his pals..

Best wishes to you,

Stella

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Godspeed Diamond, have fun at the Bridge. Lynettea, I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope you know you did everything you could and the best thing for your furry love. (((hugs)))

The Misadventures Of Me said...

Soar high handsome Diamond - we is glad you are better now.

Molly
Shadow
Trooder
Mooch
Mustachio
Toot

((hugs))
Mom Laure

Asta said...

Deew Lynettea,
Mommi and I heawd fwom the Zoolatwy giwls that youw handsome pweshuss Diamond had to cwoss the bwidge. We awe sad fow you and know youw heawt is bwoken wight now, so I'm sending healing smoochies youw way to help heal. I know Diamond will always be wif you in youw heawt
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Katie Isabella said...

I am so sorry, Very very sorry and as most of us do, I know that grief and emptiness. Diamond knew very well how much you loved him and that was a gerat comfort to him both growing up and when he flew away. My mom has leaky eyes although we did not know you and Diamond, we do now and we send comforting purrs and hugs. xo

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are so sorry to hear that Diamond has gone to Rainbow Bridge. We know he will leave a big hole in your heart but at least he is sitting in the eternal sunshine and watching over you all with love in his heart.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We are so sorry to hear about Diamond. Our purrs.

meowmeowmans said...

Lynettea, I am so very sorry that Diamond has gone to the Rainbow Bridge. Thank you for loving him so much and so well. We send our heartfelt purrs and prayers to you, dear friend.

Fly free now, sweet Diamond. We love you now and always, and look forward to the day when we see you again.

In sorrow,

Kevin (meowmeowmans), Tracey, Sammy and Moosey
Animal Shelter Volunteer Life

Random Felines said...

we are so very very sorry..... we hope that happy memories of Diamond can bring you some peace

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We have made you a badge for Diamond. It's in our sidebar. You have word verification on which is he** for us to get past but we will try. Very sorry for your loss.

Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

Oh noes, we are so very sorry to read this. We are sending our bestest purrs to help you feel better.

Maybe another kitty is waiting nearby for you to rescue and put all of Diamonds things to use.

((HUGS))

Prancer Pie said...

So saddened to hear bout your beautiful Diamond. Lots of purrs, purrayers, and soft pawtaps headed your way. xoxo from all of us at Prancer Pie.

8GR8LOLCATS said...

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your PURRecious Diamond. We hope the memories and good times will sustain you at this very sad time.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

So very sorry to hear of your loss. Our little friends place their marks on our hearts like no one else.

Carol said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Diamond was a beautiful cat.

Carol,
The silvers and more

Midway Community Market said...

Oh Dear! We is crying here. We sends yous many comforting purrayers.
Kisses
Nellie & Mommy

Angel and Kirby said...

Although we did not know Diamond we wanted to say how sorry we are for your loss. He was a beautiful boy.

Cheri said...

If you remove the word verification we can leave comments - some of us have tried multiple times and it won't go thru. We are so very sorry for your loss.

FURKIDSMOM said...

We're so sorry to hear that Diamond has gone to the Bridge. We know what you are feeling and are sending purrs, prayers and hugs to you. We're sure Tamir was at the gates of the Bridge to welcome Diamond.


The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

The Island Cats said...

We are so sorry that Diamond has gone to the Rainbow Bridge. We send you comforting purrs and headbutts.

RIP, Diamond...you will be missed.

CATachresis said...

We are so very sorry to hear about Diamond. He was so beautiful x0x

(A)FSS and Alasandra said...

We are so very sad to read this. Sweet Diamond will be missed. Comforting purrs to ease your grief.

NTM and The Purries said...

Sending condolences from me & The Purries of Purrchance to Dream

Meowers from Missouri said...

the meowers are furry sorry to hear that diamond has gone to the bridge. we bet he shines even more brightly there, an' those beams will guide you to him someday. love an' gentle, comfortin' headbonks--

ed, nitro, xing lu, iggy

NTM and The Purries said...

Sending condolences from me & The Purries of Purrchance to Dream

Madi and Mom said...

Mom and I are so very sorry to read of the passing of your handsome Diamond. Run free and pain free chasing butterflies.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Fisher and Staff said...

Such a beautiful baby. We are so sorry to hear of your loss and send out deepest sympathy.

Max said...

Aw man, I am so, so sorry :(

Clooney said...

Dear Lynetta,

We are so very sorry to hear this. We send you our gentlest purrs on the passing of your so special and exquisite Mancat Diamond. We have always admired him from a far and know the place he has in your heart. Sending you thoughts of love.


Diamond Russian Blue
the King of the Moon Haiku
be at peace my friend

Kari said...

Lynettea, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. The hearts of all of those who loved Diamond are breaking and, around the world, his friends can feel an emptiness in the universe. It was an honor to have known him.
We have a special candle that we light when one of us passes. On the candle it says:
"Grieve not,
nor speak of me with tears,
but laugh and talk of me
as if I were beside you.
I loved you so.
'twas heaven here with you.
Our mum will light this candle for Diamong.

Until we meet at the rainbow bridge.....
Kari, Gran, and all of us cats.

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

We are so sorry Lynettea that Diamond has gone to the Rainbow Bridge!! He was a handsome cat and we shall miss him!!
(((((HUGGGGSSSS)))))) from your TX furiends,

Marg said...

We are so sorry to hear that Diamond had to leave you. We sure know how you feel. We lost our Jasmine today too. It is a very sad time. We sure send many hugs to you.

Poppy Q said...

Lynetta, we were so sorry to read about your sweetie Diamond. We know you must be heartbroken and missing your buddy so much.

How lucky he was to have such a long and happy life with you, and we are glad he did not have to suffer at the end.

Hugs to you.

Julie and Poppy Q
xxx

Terri said...

We are visiting from Fuzzy Tales. I am so sad to hear about Diamond. Purrs and hugs from our house.

Run free,happy and healthy, Diamond.

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss. hugs

~*Connie*~ said...

Lynettea, my heart goes out to you at this difficult time. It is never easy to lose someone you love. My deepest condolences.

ros@dimaggio63 said...

Hi,
Diamond era un gatto veramente molto bello.
Sono molto dispiaciuta per la sua morte.
Il mio cane è morto il 24 settembre 2012 e mi manca molto.
La casa adesso è vuota senza di lui.
Un abbraccio.
Myriam

www.shelter-cats.com said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope memories of young healthy Diamond will bring you comfort- knowing he's with you but beyond pain.

Carolina Cats said...

We are so sorry that Diamond has left for Rainbow Bridge. Now he is your Guardian Angel, watching over you with purrs and love.

Sending our best purrs & hugs,
Finnegan, Buddy & Jazzy

Huffle Mawson said...

Diamond was one of my best Australian kitty friends. I'm sorry he had to go Lynettea. I send you my best soft purrs.

Huffle Mawson

Camie's Kitties said...

Miss Lynettea, we are so sorry to hear that Diamond has gone over the bridge. We loved visiting with him. Mom is leaking tears for you.

Cody and Gracie

The Army of Four said...

We're so very sorry to hear about Diamond! We send you love and prayers of comfort -
Zim and Davy

Sherlock, Ash and Traveler said...

We are so sorry to hear about sweet Diamond. Please accept our purrs and prayers of comfort.

Bellen said...

My condolences to you. I just found Diamond's blog and very much liked his pictures. I'm sorry for his passing. It's good that he had someone caring and loving in his life.

Cherry City Kitties said...

We didn't know your precious Diamond, but we know how sad it is to lose a member of your family. Peace and purrs to you~~~~~~~~~~~
Harry, Dexter and Tipp and Carolyn

ra husky said...

We came to paw our respect, soft husky wooooos,

RA, Isis & Nanük

DaisyMae Maus said...

We are so deeply sorry for your loss. Please accept our condolences. Our lives were enriched for having known him in the blogosphere.
DMM, Charmee and Jessica

Brian said...

My sisters and I are so very, very sorry to hear about your dear sweet Diamond. We send you purrs, love and hugs.

cwpawprints said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Diamond was so beautiful and special. I am sure you miss him terribly, and I'm sure all of his blog followers will also. Keep your eyes open for a new star in the sky -- it will be Diamond shining down on you. Blessings.

Colleen

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We're so sorry for your loss. Big purrs to you and for Diamond, who we know will not be forgotten.

Derby, Ducky said...

Hugs and purrs to you on your loss.

Tillie and Georgia said...

One of the saddest things about losing a kitty is coming home with an empty crate.
Diamond was a very handsome kitty and we bet he was a super companion.
We wish there was more we could say to make you feel better.
We send you prayers,hugs and comforting purrs.
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Tiger,Treasure,JJ and Julie
and mom Nancy

Our Rainbow Friends said...

We are so very sorry for your loss. Diamond was a handsome cat. Clearly he was much loved and will be greatly missed.

Stacy Hurt said...

We send our purrs and loves to you. You totally got us when you mentioned driving home with the empty carrier. I had forgotten how awful that feeling is.


xoxo
That Woman
Ms. Stella O'Houligan

Diamond said...

THANK YOU EVERYONE for your wonderful tribute to Diamond and for sending your condolences. I will do my best to visit each of you and leave a message on your blogs. That may take a little time, as there are so many messages, but it is what Diamond would have wanted.
best wishes,
Lynettea

The Island Cats said...

We were by earlier and left a comment, but we don't see it now. Maybe it's in the spam comments?

But we want you to know how sorry we are that Diamond has gone to the Bridge. We send you comforting purrs and headbutts to help ease your sadness.

RIP, Diamond...we will miss you.

Cat said...

I am so sorry to hear the news of Diamond's passing, seems just the other day we were celebrating his birthday!!! How sad. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

Team Tabby said...

This is such sad news,sending you hugs and purrs.

Forty Paws said...

We are so very sorry that Diamond has crossed over. But he is running free now and is happy with no pain. Many hugs and purrs to you at this difficult time.

Luf, Us and Maw

Angel MoMo said...

So sorry to hear this sad news. Prayers and hugs to you. MoMo will be welcoming Diamond at the Bridge. Together they will run free until we all meet again.

B'ham said...

My hearts weeps for you Diamond...
I send sincere condolences to your Mama & all of your family.
If you see my boys Osgood and Paul-Harvey at the Bridge... give them my love.
xoxoxo

Harry Spotter said...

I am heart broken for you over Diamond crossing over to the Bridge. What a handsome mancat he was. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hugs and purrs from Harry Spotter, Fiona and Daisie!

Shmoo said...

Huffle told us of this sad time for you. Our condolences on your loss... until you meet again, across the Rainbow Bridge, forever in your heart.

Meeshka and the gimpy gang

The Lee County Clowder said...

So sorry. Sending comforting purrrrrss and gentle headbutttss to you all.

Alexi said...

We iz so sad that Diamond has gone to the bridge. Our Annie went to the bridge this summer. Losing a beloved Russian is sooo difficult. They are such wonderful cats!

Alexi said...

We is soo sad that Diamond has gone to the bridge. Our Annie went to the bridge this summer. It is sooo hard to lose a beloved Russian cat. They are such wonderful cats!!

Whskr & Dash Kitten said...

I just found out from Keisha….... My heart breaks for your wonderful boy.

God bless Diamond, your mum will miss her wonderful boy.

Oskar said...

We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. We are sending healing prayers.

Hugs & love,
Oskar & Pam

Kat's Kats said...

May the memories of love outweigh the grief of loss.

Purrs & Prayers,
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Kitty Horde & their Feeders

Kwee Cats and Life said...

We wish we could have known Diamond better. But we sure understand your feeling of such loss. Purrs and hugs to you from all of us.

Tiger Lily said...

We are so sorry for your loss. It sounds like Diamond had a wonderful life full of love with you.

{{{HUGS}}}

prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs and gentle tail wags,
Zeke, Sushi and Tiger Lily
Mom Rebecca

michico*Adan said...

I am so so sorry, Lynettea. >_<~~
Diamond was a great good friend and darling cat, I know!!!!

So sorry, and big hugs to you!!
We will meet Diamond one day!!!!

Pasha said...

Our heart breaks every time a sweet loved furry crosses over. So sorry for the loss of your sweet Diamond!

Diamond said...

thank you so much for all these kind thoughts. I am in the process of visiting all of your blogs to thank everyone individually, but it is taking some time with all the comments. Some I have not been able to reach.
I miss Diamond very much.
Lynettea