Saturday, 15 August 2009

Goodbye my darling Ollie

I'm very sad to be writing this but my Ollie passed away this morning. He fought as hard as he could but unfortunately he could not beat the FIP disease. This morning it was evident he had no more fight left in him and after not having eaten barely anything these past couple of days we had to bring him to the vet. The vet confirmed our fears and said it was the right time to let Ollie go. At 9.35am this morning Ollie passed away peacefully in my hubby's arms. Today has been one of the saddest days of my life but I am at peace in the knowledge that Ollie is now in a better place and no longer suffering. I am really going to miss him so much!!

Rest in Peace Ollie
08/07/08 - 15/08/09

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....

38 comments:

Bea said...

Lo siento mucho MarĂ­a...

Un beso muy fuerte

Bea

Magia na Cozinha said...

I am truly sorry. You made cry with the story. It's really beautiful.
We lost one of our cats about 2 years ago. It's really sad, but like you just said, he is in a better place now. He was a very beautiful cat.
God bledss you guys...

apparentlyjessy said...

I am so sorry for your loss, there is nothing more sad than loosing a beloved pet. Your description of pet heaven made me cry!

MissNekoChan said...

I am so sorry. I know this must be so difficlt for you. I am sorry I have never commented before, but I have read many of your posts, most of them being about Ollie. He was a beautiful cat. I'm sure you gave him the best life possible and he was very happy in the short time he was here. God bless you for giving him so much love and care. I'm sure you will see him again, one day.

Lisa said...

So sorry Maria. I hope the good memories you have of Ollie will get you through this difficult time.

Heidi Namba said...

Maria,

I tell my 3 small boys about Rainbow Bridge all the time. We just lost our bunny that we had for 11 years and Rainbow Bridge is where she waits for us. Your story about Ollie made me cry and I still have tears in my eyes as I type this. What a beautiful adorable cat he was. I'm sure your heart feels so heavy right now. Losing a pet is very difficult. That's the hard part about having them - they usually always go before we do. I'm sorry for your loss. Each day WILL get easier. Thank you for sharing your feelings with us.

Thinking of you,
Heidi

Sasha said...

Maria,
I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a pet is terrible. This post brought tears to my eyes... : (

Sasha

Wonk said...

I'm so sorry to hear this Maria.

Much loved pets really are a part of the family.

At least he's released from his pain and can rest now which I'm is some small comfort.

Lucie said...

That is so, so sad. I am really sorry to hear that. He was very lucky to have been so loved and treasured by you all.

Lucie x

The Curious Cat said...

oh I am so sad and so sorry for you! He was so adorable...I hate it when pets die - it is so sad but the suffering is more when you can see them in pain, once they are gone, you miss them dreadfully but you are right, you feel better knowing they no longer suffer... RIP Ollie - my heart goes out to you and your mum and dadxxx

jezinthekitchen said...

Oh, Maria ... I myself lost a beloved kitty ten days ago. I still see him out of the corner of my eye all the time, and then turn to go rub his belly - only he's not really there. Thirteen years he was with me ... I both understand and feel the hurt you feel.

Anne said...

Maria, I am so sorry to hear Ollie has passed on, he was a beautiful cat and its been a pleasure to see piccies of him and hear about him.

Please accept my heartfelt condolences, I know how you will be feeling as I lost my cat 2 years ago, not a day passes I don't think of her, I am sure your Ollie will always have a special place in your heart x

The Girl said...

So sorry to hear this news. There's nothing harder than having to say goodbye to a pet too soon. At least you know he had a wonderful life albeit a short one.

xxx

Heather said...

Maria, I feel so sad for you in the loss of your darling little cat. What a short life he had, but you are right, he is on the Rainbow Bridge, probably playing with other little kitties and catching butterflies. I have my darling kitties Hector and Persephone on the Rainbow Bridge, waiting for their Mommy too.

Reeni♥ said...

I am so sorry Maria!! You and your family gave Ollie the best life and he knows you did everything you could to help him. I know kitties are like parts of our family. It is so hard when we lose one. *BIG HUGS*

Coby said...

Maria, there's really nothing to be said that would help how you're feeling right now. I am so sorry. I just thank goodness, that, if this was something that was destined to happen to Ollie, at least the days he had in this world, were spent with the people who would love him best. May he live on in your heart forever.

Noodlegirl said...

OH I am so sorry about your cat I know how you feel!!

Nickki said...

Oh Maria, I am truly so sorry to hear about Ollie's passing. I am sitting here with tears in my eyes..he was so beautiful. Ollie's life was very sadly far too short, but at least he was with people who loved and cared for him very much. My heart goes out to you xxxx

♥Rosie♥ said...

Maria I am devastated to hear and read this news of little Ollie. I am truly sorry and send my love to you and all the family at this time. Ollie was a very special little boy and I know his love will live on forever with you. He is only a footstep away at Rainbow Bridge, where he has friends to romp and play with while he waits for his mummy to come to him once again. I do know Ollie had the most loving family he could have had and he knew what pure love is!

Hugs and love to you and the family.

Rosie xx

Bimmer said...

Maria,
I'm sorry to hear about Ollie. But thank you for always sharing with us about how wonderful he is and made us feel as if we know him like a friend too.

natalia said...

Maria, I was hoping so much Ollie could survive FIP ! Three of my cats had it , I hope they are all enjoying the rainbow spot together !! I give you a big hug. Baci

Maria said...

Sorry for your loss. Sending my love.

Peggy Sue said...

I am so sorry to hear about your Ollie. He was a beautiful kitty. I am crying as I type this. I lost my Shrimp on Aug 2, 2008. My vet sent me a card with the poem Rainbow Bridge in it. The thing that helps me is knowing that our seperation is not forever. God Bless you and your family.

Esme said...

so sorry about Ollie-It stinks-I lost mine a few months ago and still cry for her. Hopefully she is playing with Buttons and they are happy together.

xoxoxo E.

Ally said...

I'm so sorry about your cat :( Cats are the most wonderful pets and I know how you feel... we've had to say goodbye to so many feline friends. Ollie looks like one of the most adorable cats I've ever seen.

Nicisme said...

How sad, poor Ollie. Sorry to read this Maria, am thinking of you.

Hayley said...

Oww, that is SO sad :( I'm so sorry for your loss Maria xxx

Petit Filoux said...

So sorry to hear about your cat. Have just found your blog, it looks fantastic, I'll definitely be coming back for some cooking inspiration. Once again, so sorry about your cat, it must be a terrible time to go through.

Kittykatkins' Kitchen said...

Hi Maria

I was so sad to read about your poor little Ollie. I can't even begin to imagine how you are feeling. He was a gorgeous and clearly very loved little animal and he would know how much you adored him and that you did everything you could for him. The story of Rainbow Bridge was so beautiful but also brought a tear to my eye, and has made me cuddle our cat even more than usual. Hope you are as ok as you can be under the circumstances. Lots of love and hugs, Katherine xxx

Kelly-Jane said...

Oh Maria, I am so sad to read this.xx

Indigo said...

Oh Maria, I'm so sorry for your loss. People without pets just don't understand how much we love them, but I know I'd be heartbroken if anything ever happened to my dog. Ollie really was lucky to have you, and to be loved so much. I hope you're okay xxxxx

George said...

Oh Maria I am so very very sorry, reading this has made me shed a few tears. Big hugs to you.

Margaret said...

Such a beautiful cat to have had such a short life Maria. A real shame for you all.

pityenlacocina said...

maria, we had to put my husband's cat last year, in june, and it was one of the worst moments in my life, i am sure ollie had a lovely life, and now you have to think about all the good moments he shared with you, i am so sorry...

pity

Happy cook said...

Back from break and just saw about ollie, I am so sorry to hear about her. I think loosing a pet is like loosing one of your close family.
Really sorry I am.

Ms O said...

Ollie was a lovely companion. I'm sorry for your loss. I know how you'll miss him. xxx

Laura Bonthron said...

I have a cat called Ollie and have been considering setting up a blog for her as she is quite a character. I came across your blog whilst checking the web and read about your Ollie. I am very sorry for your loss. It is very hard to deal with, but I am sure you did all you could for him and loved him very much. I lost a much beloved cat 6 years ago - he was 16 - and it was totally unexpected. I still grieve for him now, but am convinced he is still around!

Nic's Notebook said...

Oh for goodness sake, I've got all upset reading this! Poor Ollie, he was so young as well. I've read about FIP, it's an awful thing. You will always miss him but I hope it's a bit easier now.