Sunday, February 23, 2014

Nigel is an Angel


 
My precious King, Nigel, passed away suddenly this morning from congestive heart failure.   Just last night he seemed fine and sitting on the couch with us as we read.  
 
Cats can hide so much of what is going on with them.
 
 
The doctor at the ER who saw him said he was in critical condition and there was nothing we could to do save him.  We were with him until his very last moments.
 
 
I will do a tribute post to him as soon as I can pull myself together enough to do it.   It seems so unfair that the last post was about celebrating his 5th Gotcha Day.   He was so very special.
 
 


67 comments:

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

There are no words that will comfort your aching heart just know that you gave Nigel all the love he needed and was so happy these 5 years. I am so very very sorry for your loss.

((soft purrs))

Jans Funny Farm said...

We are so sorry for the loss of your handsome Nigel. Sending a big hug!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I am so very sorry to hear this sad news. :-( Even though his affection was mostly unrequited, I am sure Ellie will miss her #1 fan.

Fuzzy Tales said...

What?! OMC, I'm in shock. OMC, I'm so, so sorry. I wish there were words that could help right now, but having lost Chumley so unexpectedly of a blood clot, I know there's nothing anyone can say or write to help.

Just please, please know I'm keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers, sending Universal Light. The boys are sending soft purrs and kitty kisses.

(((Hugs)))

savannahspawtracks.com said...

I ache with you...so very very sad. paw hugs, Savvy

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

We too are shattered at this new and can imagine how utterly bereft you all feel. We are sending you our sweetest comforting vibes.

JC said...

What a shock. I am so sorry for your loss. Sounds just a bit like when I took Sabrina (dog) to the vet and had to have her put to sleep. I had no notice. She had just had some trouble walking. Thus, I know how it feels to have to make that decision so fast.

Your memories will soon be of the best times. Just know that ...

Hugs to you,
JC and The Purr and Fur Gang

Cat with a Garden said...

Oh my God, this is so unexpetcted. We are so sad to hear this. Sending many, many purrs to all of you. Nigel spent some great years with you and we're sure he was enjoying every minute of his time. Please know that you are in our thoughts.
Siena & Chilli

The Whiskeratti said...

Oh no! We're so sorry to hear about this. You have our sincerest condolences.

Flynn said...

I am so sorry. Nigel was such a handsome boy and will be missed by all. It is a terrible shock to lose him so suddenly, but try to take some comfort from knowing you gave him 5 years of love and comfort.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We are so sadden to hear of Nigel's passing. Purrs of comfort and sympathy for your family. We know you will all miss him very much.

Love & Hugs

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

We are so upset to hear this and our hearts are breaking with yours. He was loved right til the last minute with you and will wait for you on the other side.

With deepest sympathy,

Cats of wildcat woods

Brian said...

Oh dear, we are so very, very sorry to hear about dear Nigel. We all send you lots of purrs, love and hugs. We are very sad right along with you.

Austin Towers said...

I am so very very sorry for your loss! Gentle (((hugs))) xx

Katnip Lounge said...

Oh no...I am in tears for you. I am so sorry that Nigel is gone--the hard-case rescue kitties always seem to burrow the deepest into our hearts. You are in my thoughts. Sending you prayers and purrs from all of us at The Lounge.
xx Trish

Meg & Quill said...

We are so sorry. I know five years doesn't feel like enough time with you, but I know his life with you was happy and filled with love. Purrs and hugs to you all my friends.

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We are so very sorry to hear about Nigel. You are in our thoughts and purrs.

The Florida Furkids said...

Nigel, we love you and will miss you very much. We're sending (((Hugs))) purrs and prayers to yuor family. It's always so much harder when it's so unexpected.

Love,
The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

The Island Cats said...

We are so sorry to hear this news about Nigel. It's so hard when it happens so unexpectedly. We send you comforting purrs and hugs.

Wally, Ernie, Zoey and mom Sue

Georgia and Julie said...

We are so sorry to hear this news.
Words seem inadequate.We know that Nigel had a wonderful life when he adopted you, so you can be happy for that.
We send you comforting purrs and hugs.
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure,JJ
and Angels Tiger and Tillie

Derby, Ducky said...

Comforting purrs to you on Nigel's running off to The Bridge.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Nigel was a lucky cat to have you all. We are still in shock knowing he's gone. We can only imagine how you all must feel

Cat said...

Oh sweet boy you will be sorely missed!!!!

Jacqueline said...

Oh, no, we are so sorry to hear this terrible news about your precious boy...We are thankful Nigel found your loving home and had such a good life with all of you for most of his life...We always hoped gorgeous Ellie and handsome Nigel would get together, but know now he is an Angel, watching over all of you, especially his darling Ellie...We wish you all comfort at this time of sorrow...Love never dies and in that way, your sweet boy will always live in your hearts...Sending love and hugs, dear friends...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

Angel Prancer Pie said...

They do hide it so well! We are so sorry to hear about Nigel, your beautiful house panther. Sending you lots of purrs of comfort and universal light.
((Hugs))

Katie and Glogirly said...

We're so very, very sorry.
Our hearts are hurting tonight. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We know you love him so very much.

(((purrs of comfort)))

Love,
Glogirly

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

I am so, so sorry for your loss. I wish there was something we could say that would make it better but I know there just isn't :( Nigel was such a special boy and I know he's watching over you.

Forever Foster said...

Nigel, we are glad that we got to call you our friend. You are a Very Good Cat, and you will be forever loved.

The Furries of Whisppy said...

We're so sorry that Nigel flew off to the Bridge so suddenly. :(
We're sending you lots of gentle headbumps and purrs.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We are all so very sad to lose Nigel. We can remember the joy we felt when he adopted you all and came inside on his gotcha day. Sending love and gentle PURRS for you all.
Fly free sweet Nigel we will never forget you. xx

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Fuzzy Tales said...

We just stopped back with continued purrs and purrayers and universal Light. You've been in our thoughts since we found out. (((Hugs)))

Terri said...

We are so sad to hear this. It's such a shock to lose one so unexpectedly. He had a wonderful life his last 5 years and do take comfort in that.

Random Felines said...

we are so sorry that Nigel ran for the Bridge...safe journey handsome mancat

we are sending you purrs and know that the time he had with you was wonderful and precious

da tabbies o trout towne said...

stopping by with R sincerest sympathies... God's speed to you Nigel and HIS strength to your mom and family at this very difficult time.

XXX

A few Good Cats said...

We are so sorry to hear the sad news about Nigel. He had a good life with you, and you will always have many happy memories to comfort you in the days ahead. We send comforting vibes and purrayers for your loss.

Kitties Blue said...

We are so super sorry to hear this. Our hearts are breaking for you! We lost two kitties to congestive heart failure just like you did…nothing going on previously to let us know there was a problem until it was too late. We'll keep you all in our thoughts, prayers and purrs. Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

deep rumbling purrs of comfort and healing during this most difficult of times. My heart goes out to you.

Bellen said...

Please accept my condolences on Nigel's passing. He knew he was loved, and you gave him back trust. What a wonderful gift he had in his life with you. Godspeed, Nigel.

Old Kitty said...

We came over from Fuzzy Tales. We are so sorry to read about your special and very beautiful angel Nigel. We send you many comforting hugs and purrs. Take care
x

Marg said...

We are so so sorry that Nigel had to go to the bridge. That is just so sad. Just know that he was so well loved while he was living with you. You sure are in our thoughts and prayers.

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

It is so hard to lose a loved one, no matter whether it is quick or slow. Having lost one each way.....it just sucks both ways.

I am glad you gave him such a great home and he knows how much you all loved him.

((HUGS))

William said...

We are so sorry to hear of your sudden loss. Our purrs are with you at this very difficult time.

LP said...

We heard that you lost Nigel and wanted to send you our condolences. We know how distressing and unnerving it is to lose a pet suddenly having gone through it with our Angel Lewis. Please take comfort in knowing that Nigel was loved, well fed, and kept out of the cold by you, his special family.He felt and appreciated your love and he will live on in your heart because of it.

Hugs and love to all of you,

the critters in the cottage and their Mama too xo

meowmeowmans said...

We are so very sorry to hear that Nigel had to go the Bridge so suddenly. Thank you for loving him so much. Purrs, prayers and hugs from all of us.

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

I am so sorry to hear that Nigel has run off to the bridge. Know I am sending you thought and purrs during this hard time. Run free sweet Nigel. You will be missed by so many.

suffragettekitty said...

so saddened, xo, LMA

Maggie M said...

Oh, we are so sorry to hear that your sweet Nigel had to suddenly run to The Bridge. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs and nose kisses

Marty the Manx said...

So very sorry to hear of your great loss. Sending Purrs and prayers your way
Marty and Mom

Cathy Keisha said...

I’ve come to pay my respects to Nigel. *bows head* Sending comforting purrz to those he left behind.

Annie Bear said...

I am so sorry to hear of Nigel's passing. I saw his Gotcha post. What a sweet guy. I am deeply sorry for your loss. It's so clear in just these two posts that I read how very much he was (and is) loved.

Samantha & Clementine said...

Lots of purrs your way, Nigel was a wonderful friend to all.
Your Tx furiends,
Samantha & Clementine

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

We're so sorry for your loss.

With sympathy,
Charlemagne, Tamar and Mal

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

We are very sorry to hear that Nigel had to leave you and are sending our Best Purrs Of Comfort.

We think it is a good thing that he just celebrated his 5th Gotcha Day. It means he left expressing his thanks for 5 wonderful years of comfort, shelter,and love...

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss. Hugs and purrs to all of you.

harringtonspetfood said...

I am so sorry - sending a hug!

Kjelle Bus said...

Me and my mom-person is so sorry to hear about Nigel :(
Sending lot´s and lot´s of huggies <3

The Swiss Cats said...

We are so sorry for your loss ! We send you comforting purrs and gentle headbutts. Purrs

Katie Isabella said...

I am truly sorry. Deeply so. Blessings to you as his family and Nigel, there are so many furriends you met when you crossed the Bridge. Love and purrs sweet boy and your family.

Marilia Bavaresco said...

Oh My!!!!! I´m so sad!!!!

Clooney said...

We are so very sorry to hear of your sudden loss of your special Nigel. Sending you our gentlest purrs and holding you in our thoughts and prayers.

Be Well Sweet Nigel

Ikaika said...

We are very sad to hear of Nigel's passing and know our Nigel was there to meet him at the Bridge. Gentle purrs and headbumps being sent.

Run free at the Bridge, handsome Nigel,

'Kaika and the Yosemite cats

Chesney Cats said...

Oh no!! We are so furry sorry to hear that Nigel has gone to the Bridge. We are sending comforting purrayers for you all.

Everycat said...

Me and The Ape are so sorry that Nigel has gone. This must have been an awful shock to you.

The Ape remembers when he was living outside and you persuaded him about the indoor good life. He couldn't have stumbled upon a better home with a kinder family. He was a super handsome boy and we know that happy memories of him will stay with you in time.

Sending rumbly purrs and lots of love to you all

Mungo & The Ape xx

Shelly Mac said...

We are so sorry for your loss. We are sending purrs and hugs. Love, Cali, Andy, Tater and Shelly (C.A.T.S) and mom Judy

Sue T. said...

I am so sad reading about your loss of Nigel. You have hugs from MN, even tho I don't know you I wanted to send you a hug & a prayer for you and Nigel.

Eileen said...

Oh my, I'm so sorry to hear of Nigel's passing. May you find comfort in your memories of the love you shared.