Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Goodbye to my Sweet Boy

1.30.2010

the last photo
I took of Chester

in his very favorite spot
keeping his eyes
on Olivia



I know he has so many fans



my sweet little fella


he's having surgery right now

for a cracked bladder...

the vet says

it's his only chance

and is not

overly optimistic


I don't even feel silly

asking you

to add him to your prayers

for if you know me at all

you know

how special he is


Thanks my friends...

***


The vet called a few


minutes ago to say Chester

died this morning

right after they intubated him

for surgery...

46 comments:

moosecraft said...

Prayers being sent... and hugs too!

primitivebettys said...

Prayers for sure... and hugs and a shoulder if ya need one!

Jacque. said...

ohhhh, Kelley. Sending prayers right now.

Joanne said...

Oh Kelley - of course you don't even have to ask and will be thinking of you and him and remember - miracles do happen!

katie said...

I am so sorry.
Our animals are special to us and will be missed I know.

Deirdre said...

This is heartbreaking, I am so sorry Kelley.

Orange Sink said...

Kelley,
My deepest sympathies and prayers for you. We love our pets so very much. Thank-you for giving Chester the most loving home he deserved. You and he are certainly blessed for having know each other! Healing energies are sent your way today! Cathy G

Christine said...

Oh Kelley! I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet beautiful boy! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers as you have to come to grips with this.

basketsnprims said...

Kelley
I am so very sorry for your loss.
hugs,
Pam

Ann said...

Oh Kelley, I am so sorry! My heart is breaking for you, it's so hard to say goodbye to a pet. ~Ann

Lori said...

Dearest Kelley, I am so very sorry to hear of Chester's passing. I have tears in my eyes as I write this. I'm keeping you in my prayers my friend. Lori

Pots 'n Prims said...

Oh Kelley!! I'm in tears for you!! It's such a hard thing ~ our fur-babies mean the world to us! Sending lots of love & prayers...
Blessings,
lisa

Pots 'n Prims said...

A sweet blog friend posted this to me last spring when I had to put my sweet "daughter" freckles to sleep after 16 years together...Passing it along to you with more hugs...


Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...

Rebecca said...

Kelley, I'm so very, very sorry to hear that Chester is no longer with us. Thinking of you...

Sandi said...

oh, kelley...i'm so sorry to hear about chester's passing...i had no idea he was so ill, he's such a beauty...

big ole hugs to you from me, gus the shih tsu & sophie kitty...i know what it's like to lose a beloved companion...

moosecraft said...

Tears here too... so very, very sorry... we are all going to miss him...

Beth Twist said...

Oh, I am so, so sad for you. I know that he has a special place in your heart, and that you will miss him deeply. ((BIG HUG))

Rugs and Pugs said...

Kelley ~
I am so sorry! Try to find peace knowing that he is healthy at the Rainbow Bridge.
Lauren

SDQuilter said...

I am so deeply sorry...

Kathy (woolfind) said...

So, so sorry Kelley...

Myglorystars said...

Oh Kelley, I am so sorry....

ihook2 said...

Oh Kelley, so sorry you have lost your sweet boy. We all loved to see him on your blog. Will be thinking of you in the coming days.
Pam

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

So sorry Kelley. I always enjoyed stopping by to see your sweet Chester. He will be missed by so very many.

Bobbie said...

Kelley...so, so sorry. We all know how special Chester was...so sad for you and Olivia...

Bobbie

Linda said...

Kelley, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Chester. He was very special to your readers, too, and we all grieve with you. Thank you for sharing him with us.

Maria said...

What a picture of the grand guy! He always brought a smile to my face. Enjoy all your sweet memories of him. God bless you and him. Maria

Fields of Linen & White said...

I too am so sorry for your loss. I pray you remember him as a happy loving cat, who gave you so much.
Grieve for him, it's OK, us animal lovers understand your loss and your pain, there is nothing better in this life, than the love of an animal
Blessings to you, Cheryl

primitivebettys said...

Kelley, I'm so sorry for your loss. He was such a special kitty & loved by so many... across & around the world.

Hugs!

Nancy in MT said...

Kelley, I'm so sorry.

Cotton Eyed Jo said...

Blessings to you and Olivia, in your first days without the sweet boy. When you need to remember a happy time with him, these blog pages will be waiting. He was so lucky to have you. And we were lucky to share him.

Laurie sowthacres said...

I could just lay down and cry...I am so very sorry...loved looking at all his pictures over the last few years....he was a beauty. Please know that he touched my heart as well. Hugs to you and Olivia!!

JoJo said...

Kelley, I'm so very, very sorry and you have my deepest sympathy. I've always felt a special bond with Chester --- I don't know if it's because he resembled my Snowy or if it's because I'm such a cat lover. No matter.....you know how much I've loved Chester and prayed for your guy each day.

We've lost two loving lives in the past two months. Last Thursday, my son had his cat PTS. Chicory was 19, we think, since I originally brought him in as a stray and we've had him for over 17 years. He went to live with my son years ago because he loved Ken more than anyone. I know you understand when I say that Chicory was like a fungus or a velcro kitty with Ken. Ken's not coping well and Chicory's death came so closely on the heels of losing Cinnamon.

The only thing that keeps me going on some days is the hope that when I die and reach heaven, all of my Rainbow Bridge cats will be there waiting for me. And Chester will wait for you as well.

Kelley, I'm so sorry. So many have loved Chester and I know you're hurting so badly right now. All I can do is send cyber hugs to you and Olivia.

TamboinMO said...

Oh dear Kelley,
I was so sorry to get to your blog this morning and hear about Chester. I know he was your love and that your heart is breaking. Please know that he knew how much you loved him while he was here.
Big hugs to you and Olivia,
Tammy

Lori said...

Kelleygirl ~
please know that Chester was blessed to have you for a mom....& you were blessed to be chosen by him, too....

we all came to 'know' him through your postings and we all looked forward to hearing about his antics in the wool ~
Always remember the light that he brought to your life, and his memory will never fade...

Please give Olivia a big hug {and one for yourself} from me...

Feeling your sense of loss & wishing you Peace,
Lori from Notforgotten Farm

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

He was one of a kind, his markings were beautiful. My deepest sympathy to you, it is like losing a child. I know you will see him again in heaven. Blessings to you and your sweet Olivia.

Lori said...

Oh, that's so sad. They may "only" be our pets, but they sure warm our hearts and really become a part of our family.
I'm so sorry.

WoolenSails said...

Kelley,
I hope today brings peace and happy memories of Chester.

Debbie

debra said...

So very sorry to hear of your loss. I hope that the memories you have of Chester and the love you have for him will give you comfort.

Aunt Polly's Attic said...

I'm so sorry, Kelley. It's so hard to lose such a beloved pet.

Hugs,

Teresa

Cher said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers being sent.

Farm Field Primitives said...

I am so very sorry. Prayers are being sent your way.
~Melissa~

patijanesprimitives said...

Kelley,
So sorry to hear about Chester. I know how it feels to lose a beloved pet. He gave you lots of happy times and memories. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Debra said...

I an so sorry to hear your news! Hugs and prayers go out to you!!

Lindy said...

I am so sorry Kelly!

Bev at Bimbark said...

Just checked your blog and found that Chester is no longer with you.
I am so sorry.
I had a cat, named PITA, who looked just like Chester. He had to be put to sleep 4 years ago at the age 0f 14 years. I miss him so much still and I would often visit your blog just to look at Chester because he reminded me so much of PITA.
I understand your grief and feelings of loss. These little guys give us so much and expect so little in return.
I am so sorry to hear of his passing but also happy for you that you were able to enjoy his company for the time he was with you.
Bev in P.E.I.

jane augenstein said...

Kelly, even though you wrote to me to tell me about Chester; I just wanted to leave a note here to you.
I know how much you loved your furry boy and how he loved to lay in your wool or things you were working on. Such a funny beautiful boy; he is still with you in your heart.
Love the sentiment you have above his picture.
hugs to you....
Jane