Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Wizard went to the Bridge



I have not been honest on this blog. I wanted to keep it positive and upbeat and fun! Wizard was going down hill quickly. This past weekend he started telling us it was time. He did all his favorite things.. he sat in his little yellow chair and looked out the window. He made it to the top of the tower for a nap. he slept in the current box in the living room. He laid in our laps, a lot. He cuddled with Angel most of the time on the couch. He sat and slept on the sewing table while I quilted. He went out in the garage all the way to the big door and came back. He had to lay down three times in that journey.

He did not eat but a lick or two at a time. He would lay on in front of the water dish and not drink but a lap or two. He was not just having OLB's be we two weak to make to the box and when he did, he would do his business and then lay down in the box. He would not sleep on the bed where he had slept almost every night for 6 years.

He could not find the bridge alone so we had to help him. I wrapped him in a towel and cradled him. Dad picked up Angel and they touched noses to say good by.

We know he is in a better place. We are still very angry that a pet food company caused his early demise. He was only 8 and should have lived another 10 years.

He was a Fierce Fighter if there ever was one! He was a true and constant companion.

He was loved and will be misssed.

Angel and I will be back in December.

19 comments:

Gandalf and Grayson said...

We are so sad to hear that Wizard had to leave. We were only just getting to know him, but we will miss him lots. We will keep you all in our Purrs and Prayers.

Chesney Cats said...

We are so very sorry for your loss.

Hugs & Purrs,
Sammy, Festus, Emma & Mama Rhonda

Riley & Tiki said...

We are so very sorry about Wizard. Sending you purrs and hugs of comfort.

The Island Cats said...

We didn't know Wizard, but we are sorry to hear he has gone to the bridge. Purrs to you during this difficult time...

The Meezers said...

we are so very sorry. Wizard is looking over you and always will be waiting for you at The Bridge.

Wizard, we cannot say goodbye but only "Until we meet at The Bridge..."

THE ZOO said...

we are so sorry to hear of Wizards passing.

Max said...

Oh no...I'm so, so sorry. This really sux. But also thank you for helping him find his way to the Bridge. Sometimes we can't take that last step by ourselves and helping a kitty get there when it's time--even when it feels too soon--is a very kind thing.

Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

Oh no!! We are so sorry to hear of Wizard going to the Bridge!! We will miss him!! Our purrrs and purrayers are with you!! ((((Hugs from our house to yours!!!)))
Your FL furiends,

Mickey said...

We are so sorry to hear about Wizard!! It's just not fair. It is never easy to say goodbye to a loved cat,especially before their time. We wish we couls ease your pain,but only a long time can do that. We will offer you Purrs & Hugs.
((((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))))))
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

The Lee County Clowder said...

Sending mournfull purrrrrss and gentle headbutts.

We are so sorry for your loss.

Karen Jo said...

I am so very sorry that Wizard had to go to the Bridge so early. It is terrible that it was caused by an irresponsible cat food company. You have my deepest sympathy.

Everycat said...

I am so sorry to read that Wizard had to go the Bridge. Pet food companies have a lot to answer for.

We send you rumbly purrs and love to help you through this sad time. Wizard was a very fine cat.

Whicky Wuudler

Kaz's Cats said...

We're so sorry that our friend Wizard had to leave for the Bridge. It was very kind of you to help him when he was too weak. Our hearts go out to Angel and his human family, 'cos we know you guys are gonna miss him heaps.

{{hugs}}

Gypsy & Tasha & Kaz (Mum)

Laila and Minchie said...

We are so very sorry for your loss. Hugs and purrs to all of you.

Laila, Minchie and Mom Peggy

i am a mystery said...

We are so sad about Wizard. But glad his final days were spent with his family, and in the end,he went over the bridge in his family's arms.
brandi,Mama Carol
and our neighbor, Mystery

Fat Eric said...

We are sorry to hear about your loss. You are in our thoughts and purrs. Please give Angel a hug from me.

The Cat Realm said...

We are so very sorry! It is so hard to lose a loved one - they leave a hole in the universe that will never close - we are sending all our love and lots of purrs!

Cat with a garden said...

Oh no, that is so sad. We are late in finding out about your loss, but please accept our deepest purrs for Wizard. We don't know what to say, it is so hard to lose a loved one. You did the most important thing in helping him to cross the bridge.
Siena & Chilli

JB's Big World said...

My mom and I were just reading your posts about Wizard, and we are so sorry to hear his story. So this was from a pet food recall that his kidneys were damaged? I don't think that is the problem Misty has but we can't be sure of course.
Again, we are so sorry.
Purrs,
JB