Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Do It Quick

I remember a saying

"If you have to swallow frogs, do it quick"

It is with a horrendously heavy heart that I must tell you our dear Elliott is gone.

At this time I must suffice this entry to say that last evening I went to bed and bid The Gurl to lock up when she went to bed.   

She did not.

Sometime between her going to bed and this morning, Elliot seeing his chance,
  pawed and pawed at the screen door (that was not denied him by the sliding glass door that was to have been closed) until it opened.*

This morning when he was not begging for breakfast at my bedroom door I grew concerned.  I looked throughout the house and discovered the slider open.  All the other cats had remained inside curiously enough.

We searched all over this morning in the time we had,  but as weekday mornings go it was hectic so we eventually had to give up and get ready for work/school. 

The Gurl returned from her first class a few hours later and resumed the search but further afield.  She came across his collar and what remained of his gorgeous tail across the street. 

I was still at work when she called me sobbing.  She told me what happened and that she buried his tail in backyard under one of the trees.  He was her very favorite and I greive for her and Oliver who is alone now. 

 R.I.P. Sweet Boy Elliott

You will be greatly missed.

*I would like to add here that he has done this since he was a kitten, long before he was ever permited short excursions outside with us in the backyard on sunny days*

61 comments:

  1. Oh, such a sad sad thing to have happened. You must both be heartsick. We loved hearing the stories of that sweet orinj boy, and grew to love him as much as one can a kitty one has only met on the computer screen. Your stories entranced us. Please know our thoughts and purrs are with you.

    Mom, Dad, Simba and Audrey

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  2. Oh, no, we're so terribly sorry. We're sending soft purrs to you all.

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  3. Oh how very sad. We have leaky eyes here because Curl made a mistake and paid dearly for it. It's a hard hard way to learn a lesson, A big hug for curl, she didn't mean to do it and now has lost a very dear friend for her too. Soothing purrs coming your way.

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  4. Oh, Wow. So sorry to hear that. Sending comforting purrrrayers and mournful purrrrrrrss to you all.

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  5. I am so, so sorry to hear that news. That is horrible and I don't really know what to say. We all send you many purrs, hugs and lots of love.

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  6. I am so sorry for your loss. Big hugs to you all!!

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  7. Oh we are so very sorry! How terrible for you. We send you comforting purrs and headbutts.

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  8. I am devestated...absolutely devestated. I can't stand it. I am so so so sorry. I wish I could help but I can't. But I know the hurt and sorrow and I send love and comforting hugs. Oh I am so sorry. XOXOXOX

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  9. We're so very sorry for your loss of your sweet boy. We're heartsick that this happened. Our thoughts and purrayers are with you and the Gurl.

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  10. This is awful! You both must feel devastated...I only wish I had the words to make this better. Much love to That Woman and the Gurl--hugs, smooches, and purrs from all of us.

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  11. Oh No! That is awful, yous all must feels terrible and the poor gurl...
    The joy they give us is beyond words, as is the pain we feel when they leave us.
    Nellie and Kozmo send comforting purrs
    Kisses
    Nellie's Mom

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  12. So sorry for the loss of your sweet boy. Hugs to you all.

    Julie and Poppy Q

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  13. Oh noes! Poor little Elliot! We are so sorry. We send you all gentle hugs and soft purrs.

    Laura & Taffy

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  14. We're so very sorry.
    (((purrs))) and prayers to you...
    love, Katie & Glogirly

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  15. That is truly devastating. You both will be in our thoughts and prayers. Sending you all our love.

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  16. So very sorry for your loss...sending purrs & purrayers.

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  17. We are so sorry for you loss. Mommy is all teary just from thinking of how his collar and tail was found. How absolutely devastating. :(

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  18. It is 1:15 am and the Mommy just heard this and is crying. We are so saddened by this and know you are hurting too. We are sending purrs of comfort to you and your family. xoxo

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  19. We did not know Elliott but are so sorry to hear this and know you will be heart broken.
    We send love, purrs and gentle headbutts to you all.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  20. Many purrs and prayers are being sent your way.

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  21. We are so, so, so, so sorry for your loss. What a sweet boy Elliott looked like...what a face! Surely he was a wonderful boy that will be sorely missed. Just as you say good-bye to your Elliott, I will soon be saying 'hello' to mine - Elioth - he has come to replace our lost boy Lolo who left us in January. So, if there is any solace we can offer you, soon an Elioth/Elliott will have a new life. And I can tell you that your Elliott is not gone...he will always be with you in your heart and he will talk to you. Just as my Lolo/Lautrec does. If that is any solace. We send you purrs and licks...Tiny, Ellwood and Ginger (and Mom Cat) from Weezdabadcats and Dameedawgs

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  22. We're so sorry for your loss. Many purrs and warm thoughts for your family.

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  23. We Beaglebratz did not know Elliott butt we du know what loss feels like. We herd through email 'boutz Elliott - so furry much sorry fur yourloss.
    Shiloh'n Shasta

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  24. It is heartbreaking news, I am so very sorry!!!!

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  25. Sending our softest purrs of comfort. Your beautiful orange boy is much loved and will be greatly missed. Purrrrs.

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  26. Mom and I came over from Prancer's house to say how very sorry we are to read of Elliot's passing...run free handsome boy,
    Hugs Madi

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  27. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you.

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  28. We are so so sorry about Elliot. That is just too sad. What a horrible thing to have happen. Sending many purrs and some gigantic hugs too. You sure are in our thoughts and prayers. Take care.

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  29. We are so sorry to hear about Elliott through the CB. We're sending purrs and prayers to help you through this shock and sadness xx

    Hugs,
    Mom Julie & the kitties

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  30. My heart is breaking with yours. So very, very sad.

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  31. We aer so sorry for your loss... we are sending purrs....

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  32. We are so sad to hear of the news of Elliott. Purrs and prayers to help you through this difficult time.

    SASS .... Sir Andy, Shelly & Sierra
    TraciBug

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  33. Things like this do happen and it really is no one's fault. It just may have been time for Elliott to go. He is safe and living in a wonderful place now watching over you - his new job. Sending loving light to you and the Gurl in your sudden loss.

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  34. We are so so sorry to hear about sweet angel Elliot. We are sending you many purrs and hugs. Take care
    x

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  35. We are so sad for the Gurl. There is no greater pain. Things happen for a reason, we don't always know what those are.

    Dear Elliott will be waiting for her especially.

    We purr fur the comfort of Elliott's family. We know Elliott is fine where he is.
    Love, TK

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  36. Through tears the mom here is typing for me. I am so sorry that this has happend and you had to leave for the bridge. Now you are free to run and play and never be hurt or ill again. One day you will be with all of your friends that miss you. Know that you are loved by many and will be missed.

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  37. We are so sorry for your loss!! Our purrrrs and prayers are with you!
    Your TX furiends,

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  38. China Cat and I were so sad to hear about Elliot. We are sending over so many soft purrs to all of you.

    Purrrrrrrrrs, Willow

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  39. What a sad and tragic fate for poor Elliot. Our hearts go out to you and the Gurl for this terrible loss. :-(

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  40. How tragic and heartbreaking! So sorry for your loss.

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  41. We are heartbroken to hear about dear Elliot. How absolutely devastating for your daughter to find his remains in that way. Our hearts go out to her. Elliot was very much loved in his short life and I hope you both take comfort from knowing that.He was a lovely boy and we will all miss him.We are sending you all our love and you are very much in our thoughts.


    the critters in The Cottage xo

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  42. Sending love and condolences from all of us at Purrchance To Dream.

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  43. We are so sorry that Elliott has crossed over. Our purrs and purrayers are being sent to you.

    Luf, Us

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  44. So very sorry for your loss. Poor Elliot thought he was going on a fun adventure. He didn't mean to make you sad. Purrs and pawhugs.

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  45. Oh, no! Poor Elliot! What a tragedy for your family to lose someone so precious and so loved. Our sincerest condolences coupled with gentle hugs as you move through your grief.
    DMM

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  46. They depend upon us, to protect them and we try our best, but mistakes can happen and we know you are filled with grief and regret. My cats pushed open a screen door I didn't latch properly once when I lived in Oregon and there were some coonhounds just down the alley way...I was terrified but got 3 friends to help me look for them and within 30 minutes we had all five safe and sound again...but it could have gone very differently.

    We know you live in an area with coyotes and know you have had this sad experience before...we know your grief will ease and may your hearts heal and your vigilance will keep your kitties safe...

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  47. oh how my heart breaks... I'm so very very sorry..

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  48. Those orange ones have a way of wrapping us up in them. Our mommy misses our orange boy, Thomas, and wants you to know that she is sure he was waiting for your orange one when he arrived at the Rainbow Bridge.
    Our purrayers and snuggles are heading your way,
    Taz, Runt, and Charles in Illinois

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  49. We're sending purrs and hugs your way. Such a terrible loss. I am glad you have closure, though. Never knowing has to be the hardest of all.

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  50. We're so sorry to hear of your loss. we are purring for all who are left behind, especially The Gurl.

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  51. My name is Oskar & I'm so sorry for such a sudden and painful loss.

    Sad nubbin wiggles,
    Oskar

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  52. We are so very sorry for your terrible loss. We are sending soft gentle purrs and prayers to you all, especially the Gurl.

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  53. I'm so sorry!
    Nola

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  54. We are so very sorry for your loss. Purrs of comfort and sympathy.

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  55. I heard of your loss and came to say I am so very sorry and we send purrs and love your way. Hugs GJ xx

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  56. Oh Stacy, I am so very sorry to see this. Love to you two, and the other furbabes.

    Run free over that Rainbow Bridge Elliot.

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  57. Such sad news, condolences on the loss of Elliot.

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  58. We are thinking of you and sweet Elliot, with love!

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  59. What a horrible thing to have happen! I am so very sorry. I send hugs and Herman and Spyro send comforting purrs.

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