April 26, 2006

Find Callie, Say Hi

In 1992, Beth and I were living in a second floor, garden-style apartment in Small College Town. That winter was particularly bad. When it started to get cold, this scrawny black cat would jump out of the bushes and follow us upstairs. Any battle we might have wanted to wage against cat ownership was lost when we started to feed him. One day, while Beth was at work, I opened the front door, he ran inside, found a chair and went to sleep. I left the apartment, leaving him inside, ran to the local grocery store, found a purple collar that would be irrisistable to Beth, ran home, put the collar on him and, well, the rest should be pretty clear. With time, his ribs stopped showing and his fur stopped falling out. He became an 18 pound giant, long, part wild.

Just a little while ago, I watched as my little furry buddy went to sleep. He won't be coming home, won't be waking up. I hope he follows Beth's advice. Go find Callie. She's probably found all the good places to sleep. I'm really going to miss you, buddy. Posted by Chris at April 26, 2006 1:13 PM
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I'm so sorry Chris.

Posted by: Sue at April 26, 2006 1:18 PM

No words, my friend. You and the fam have my deepest sympathies.

Posted by: Jason at April 26, 2006 1:19 PM

Oh no. I'm so sad for you guys. And yes, I'm, sure he and Callie are already hanging out together.

Posted by: bad penguin at April 26, 2006 1:21 PM

that is so freakin' wrong.... two cats in a month! you guys shouldn't have to do this so soon....

my deepest sympathies.... *sniffle*

Posted by: Judy at April 26, 2006 1:22 PM

awww... chris... i am so sorry!!!

Posted by: jodi at April 26, 2006 1:23 PM

I'm so sorry, Chris.

Posted by: samantha at April 26, 2006 1:23 PM

I am so sorry. The Cactus/Fish family is in my thoughts...

Posted by: katie b at April 26, 2006 1:25 PM

Chris, I am so sorry. This hit me really hard, so I can't imagine how devastating it is for you and Beth. Really thinking of you in this heartbreaking time. I know that is a tremendous loss.

Posted by: Ms. Q at April 26, 2006 1:27 PM

Chris, I am so sorry. This hit me really hard, so I can't imagine how devastating it is for you and Beth. Really thinking of you in this heartbreaking time. I know that is a tremendous loss.

Posted by: Ms. Q at April 26, 2006 1:27 PM

So sad! Condolences and hugs to all of you!

Posted by: Amanda at April 26, 2006 1:28 PM

My heart goes go out to you and yours. It's never easy losing fur-babies.

Posted by: Tink at April 26, 2006 1:28 PM

It's just not fair. I'm so very sorry. Now Pixel and Callie have each other in kitty cat heaven.

Posted by: samantha at April 26, 2006 1:28 PM

I know your pain. I'm so sorry.

Big Hug from ours to yours.

Posted by: Michele at April 26, 2006 1:29 PM

Oh, wow. I am so, so sorry.

Posted by: SpaceCase at April 26, 2006 1:30 PM

Oh! Oh no! So sorry!

Posted by: Jen at April 26, 2006 1:31 PM

Damn. I'm sorry.

Posted by: Julie at April 26, 2006 1:33 PM

I'm so sorry that you had to lose both, and so close together. I'm thinking about you guys today.

Posted by: Laura at April 26, 2006 1:33 PM

Oh Chris, I'm so so sorry.

Posted by: A.K. at April 26, 2006 1:35 PM

Chris I send you my friendship and comfort over the net. I am so sorry you guys are going through this.

Posted by: mom on a wire at April 26, 2006 1:35 PM

I am so sorry.

Posted by: Busy Mom at April 26, 2006 1:37 PM

oh gah :( what a rough couple of months. losing your pets so close together. I'm so sorry.

Posted by: betty at April 26, 2006 1:37 PM

:(

Posted by: Ava at April 26, 2006 1:38 PM

I'm so sorry to hear that. I was really hoping he'd pull through. But, if he was sick, at least he's not feeling bad any more. I don't know if that's a comfort, but it's what I thought when we put my cat down and it helped me.

Posted by: Jessie at April 26, 2006 1:40 PM

My thoughts are with you. It's so hard to lose such great friends.

Posted by: L at April 26, 2006 1:42 PM

I almost cried reading that just now. Well, at first I was all "what a great story about finding a stray cat" and when I got to the part after the pictures, that is when I almost cried.

I'm so sorry for your loss. Cats become very special members of the family, and it has been hard to lose ours over the years. I am sure he is in a wonderful place.

Posted by: DCOE at April 26, 2006 1:44 PM

Oh, Chris, my heart breaks for you and Beth. To lose both cats so close together is horrible for you and little Mia, who doesn't understand.

My thoughts are with you.

Posted by: Jodi at April 26, 2006 1:46 PM

I am so, so sorry for you and Beth. I have tears in my eyes reading this so I can only imagine how you two feel. Pixel reminds me of my Gracie - same color, both strays. Your losses are encouraging me to get my cats into the vet for check-ups.

Posted by: Beth in StL at April 26, 2006 1:49 PM

Oh Chris, I wish I could type a combination of words that would make you feel better right away. If it is any consolation, I look like a complete goob sitting at work with eyeliner racoon eyes. I can't wait until the happy day you post about a "pooh" (cat) wandering into your life - let Mia name it!

Posted by: Betti at April 26, 2006 1:49 PM

I said it to Beth, now you - please know that Callie and Pixel are happy and healthy somwhere together. This is such sad news, and I am so so sorry.

Posted by: Kell at April 26, 2006 1:52 PM

Pets are part of the family, no doubt about it. My thoughts and sympathy to the Cactus-Fish family.

Posted by: Raybelle at April 26, 2006 1:52 PM

Kitty. :(

Posted by: Alison at April 26, 2006 1:57 PM

So sorry, My condolences to you and Beth.

Posted by: Pinky at April 26, 2006 1:58 PM

Sometimes life sucks.
I'm sure they're curled up together, somewhere, sleeping.
I'm so sorry :(

Posted by: Katia at April 26, 2006 1:59 PM

Damn.

Here's hoping Pixel finds Callie and the two of them find a new buddy to send your way.

Posted by: Allan at April 26, 2006 2:00 PM

I'm so, so sorry. That's way too much loss for one family in such a small time.

Posted by: Melissa S at April 26, 2006 2:01 PM

I seldom cry - it's not a part of my makeup. I have tears in my eyes right now. It just isn't fair.

We tell the girls about kitty heaven where all our cats will get together, there will be lots of green grass and trees to climb and best of all no dogs. They have their own.

The theologians would not be happy with me but too bad. It's a comfort to the kids (and truthfully to me). Who really knows what awaits?

Much too long. Love to Beth. I'll probably leave a note with her as well.

Posted by: ann adams at April 26, 2006 2:02 PM

I'm so sorry about Pixel. Last spring I lost my 14 year old cat I had since he was 4 weeks old. 1 month later my 15 year old dog died. It sucks to lose pets but especially so close. Your family is in my thoughts.

Posted by: Jules at April 26, 2006 2:03 PM

man, that sucks, dude.
*hugs* I'm so sorry about your kitty :(

Posted by: Manda at April 26, 2006 2:07 PM

I'm so sorry. That's just not fair to lose them both so close together. I'll be thinking of you all.

Posted by: donna at April 26, 2006 2:07 PM

I'm so sorry for y'all...

Posted by: amber at April 26, 2006 2:07 PM

It's SO not fair that you should have to go through this again...and so soon after losing Callie. Here's hoping Mia "gifts" you with a pleasant night of sleep and...later on...a healing dose of her wonderful giggle.

Posted by: wordgirl at April 26, 2006 2:10 PM

Oh, Chris. I'm so sorry for you guys... Here's to Pixel and Callie... who are tearin' it up together up there. Kisses to Mia.

Posted by: Pammer at April 26, 2006 2:14 PM

I'm sorry, Sweetie. They will be happy together forever...

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 26, 2006 2:16 PM

Very sorry to hear this. I know what rough patches are, and what they can take out of you. And I know what it is to lose a long-time friend.

Be kind to yourselves, let the tears flow, and hold each other tightly. And keep an eye out for your next furry pal. Though s/he won't replace any of your prior loved ones, it just might soothe the hole in your hearts.

Posted by: bhd at April 26, 2006 2:18 PM

Very sorry to hear this. I know what rough patches are, and what they can take out of you. And I know what it is to lose a long-time friend.

Be kind to yourselves, let the tears flow, and hold each other tightly. And keep an eye out for your next furry pal. Though s/he won't replace any of your prior loved ones, it just might soothe the hole in your hearts.

Posted by: bhd at April 26, 2006 2:18 PM

That's the worst. This grown up thing really bites.

Posted by: Jess at April 26, 2006 2:20 PM

Oh man, you can't get a break. I'm so sorry.

Posted by: statia at April 26, 2006 2:23 PM

I'm so sorry about your kitty. :( I hope the universe backs off now.

Posted by: Lisa at April 26, 2006 2:24 PM

The only consolation in this is that you know Pixel's in great hands and that Callie was happy to see a familiar face come through the door today.

Posted by: Emily at April 26, 2006 2:28 PM

oh chris i'm sorry.

Posted by: kate at April 26, 2006 2:31 PM

"Go find Callie. She's probably found all the good places to sleep."

Dammit, I almost held back the tears until that. We recently lost Murphy, who was my honeys best friend for 8 years. It sure doesn't get any easier to let them go.

Hang in there, Chris.

Posted by: Bayou at April 26, 2006 2:35 PM

chris, i am so sorry for your loss.

I hope wherever they are Callie and Pixel are curled up together in the best sleeping spot they can find.

my thoughts and sympathies are with you, beth and mia.

Posted by: suze at April 26, 2006 2:38 PM

I'm so sorry :(

I bet Callie's having a blast showing Pixel around and catching up :)

Posted by: christina at April 26, 2006 2:40 PM

How tragic. I'm so very, very sorry.

Posted by: erika at April 26, 2006 2:40 PM

I'm so sorry about your cat. The bad news does tend to pile up at once, doesn't it? I hope next week is much better.

Posted by: Annie at April 26, 2006 2:53 PM

I'm so sorry. Lots of hugs for you guys.

Posted by: Traci at April 26, 2006 2:57 PM

as i just told Beth, you shouldn't have to go through this again so soon. i'm so sorry.

Posted by: monique at April 26, 2006 2:58 PM

i'm so, so sorry...again. :(

Posted by: reb at April 26, 2006 3:02 PM

Chris, I am so sorry. I can't imagine losing two of my cats so close together. It really isn't fair.

Posted by: Nicole at April 26, 2006 3:08 PM

I'm so sorry you guys had to endure this again. What a beautiful cat he was.

V.

Posted by: Vicky at April 26, 2006 3:08 PM

my heart is breaking for you and Beth today.
and poor Mia who won't get to remember her playmate.

Posted by: ali at April 26, 2006 3:10 PM

I dread when the day arrives for me to have to do the same with the 3 that I have now, for they have my heart.

I am so sorry Chris...

Posted by: jen at April 26, 2006 3:11 PM

sighs. did you keep the collar? well pet ownership is hell when you have a young one.

hope he is happy on his next playing field. HUGZ

Posted by: melanie at April 26, 2006 3:11 PM

Good God Chris. I am so sorry for your loss (again). While I am sure there is no true "reason" for this to be happening, my guess is that Pixel just didnt have it in him to live without Callie.

Pets are an important part of the family unit, I hope in time, you and Beth and Mia welcome another furry creature into your lives.

Posted by: alfredsmom at April 26, 2006 3:13 PM

Oh man. This really does suck. I'm so sorry to hear about this double whammy of loss. The animal gods have not been kind to your family this year.

Posted by: Elaine at April 26, 2006 3:18 PM

Oh, Cactus-Fish family...I'm so sorry for your loss. It's so hard to lose a pet - they really are every much a part of the family as the human beings are. He was lucky to become part of such a nice family.

Posted by: Liberal Banana at April 26, 2006 3:19 PM

Awww, I'm so sorry.

Posted by: Jaycie at April 26, 2006 3:23 PM

A dark day... may your heart recover my friend.

Posted by: Amber at April 26, 2006 3:26 PM

Oh, no, Chris. I'm so sorry for the loss, and I know it's that much harder coming so close after Callie. I'm glad they're together, now, but so sad that they can't be together with you all anymore. Hugs to the whole Cactus-Fish household.

Posted by: Kate the Shrew at April 26, 2006 3:28 PM

Chris, I am so sorry for your family's loss. I've been there twice myself with my kitty buddies, and it hurts like hell. I'm so glad that Pixel found you guys and created some wonderful memories. Hang on to them, they will comfort you.

Posted by: KathyK at April 26, 2006 3:29 PM

I am so sorry you guys.

Posted by: Rhonda at April 26, 2006 3:32 PM

This just sucks. I am so, so sorry for you guys. *hugs*

Posted by: ku nkiko at April 26, 2006 3:34 PM

Well I guess Pixel missed Callie just a little bit too much. :(

Food. In times like these, you need food. (Don't you Americans bring food to the house after a funeral?) I'll send you guys the Absolutely Weevil cookies. Gimme your address.

Posted by: oakley at April 26, 2006 3:38 PM

So sorry, doesn't seem very fair after you lost your other cat so recently.

Posted by: Katherine at April 26, 2006 3:40 PM

I'm so very sorry. :(

Posted by: Betty at April 26, 2006 3:52 PM

Chris that's no fun. So, so sorry for everyone in your house.

Posted by: hannah at April 26, 2006 3:53 PM

I'm all weepy over a cat I never met. What a sweet little tribute to a very special kitty who knew a good thing when he found it. My sincere condolences to all of you. *sniffle*

Posted by: shelley at April 26, 2006 4:01 PM

ugh. I'm so sorry, Chris. :(

Posted by: Melissa at April 26, 2006 4:02 PM

oh chris.. Im SO sorry.

Posted by: HipMamaB at April 26, 2006 4:13 PM

so unfair. I'm so, so sorry. I just think how my heart would break if I lost my "furry child." Hang in there buddy.

Posted by: kalisah at April 26, 2006 4:15 PM

I am with Shelley...all weepy over your loss. Remember, all cats go to heaven.

Posted by: Geezitron at April 26, 2006 4:15 PM

Life really is a bitch I'm finding out. I'm sorry to hear about Pixel, after losing our kitty on Dec. 5th, I am still having a rough time knowing he's not there anymore...But I just keep thinking to myself "Norman is healthy, happy and can be a big fat kitty again where he is now". As hard as it is, just know that Pixel is in a safe and happy place, chasing string with Callie :)

My thoughts and hugs go out to you, Beth and Mia. And if you ever would like a new furry family member, my BF's Mom's cat has kittens like every other week...She's a cat factory!

Posted by: Michelle at April 26, 2006 4:19 PM

I'm very sorry, Chris.

Posted by: Alissa at April 26, 2006 4:21 PM

I feel your pain. Our kitty died last year while I was still pregnant with Vincent. It was pretty quick. It was at home. Before HR Daddy ever got home to take her to the Vet or anything, she spent the day crying this awful high pitched, hear-it-through-the-walls cry. And I cried with her. And doesn't it always seem like all of the shitty parts of our lives all have to crash in on us at once? I hope you guys feel some peace soon and I hope poor little Mia doesn't miss her kitty too much.

Posted by: HR Mommy at April 26, 2006 4:24 PM

Ahhh... Chris.. I'm so sad for you. I wish the good mojo would have worked a little better. The promise to keep you/beth/mia in my thoughts still stands.

Posted by: Jenny at April 26, 2006 4:25 PM

Ugh, that's awful! I'm so sorry, Chris.

Posted by: Anne at April 26, 2006 4:46 PM

I am sorry hon...

Posted by: stinkerbell at April 26, 2006 5:20 PM

very sad. very unfair.
sorry

Posted by: Pamalamadingdong at April 26, 2006 5:38 PM

I'm so sorry and I have no words for the sadness.

Posted by: JJ at April 26, 2006 5:43 PM

I'm crying Chris.

My love's with you, and yours.

Posted by: Autumn at April 26, 2006 5:44 PM

As I told Beth, I am so sorry about your sweet kitties.

Posted by: Sheryl at April 26, 2006 5:44 PM

CHris,
I am so sorry for you guys.

Hugs.

Posted by: Melissa at April 26, 2006 5:51 PM

oh geeze. I'm so sorry.

Posted by: Keri at April 26, 2006 5:55 PM

i can't imagine losing one pet, let alone two in a matter of a month. your entry brought tears to my eyes. at least they're together now...

Posted by: tiffanie at April 26, 2006 6:11 PM

Oh, Chris, I am so, so sorry.

Posted by: keepergirl at April 26, 2006 6:17 PM

Oh hell.

Posted by: heels at April 26, 2006 6:26 PM

Oh, that just sucks... I mean... it just sucks. Yeah, that's pretty much it. It sucks. I'm really sorry... I'm sure Pixel and Callie are talking about who got their tail pulled by Mia the hardest.

Hugs for the Cactus-Fish family.

Posted by: Karen at April 26, 2006 6:52 PM

Oh, I'm really sorry, Chris. Take care and feel better soon.

Posted by: Milly at April 26, 2006 6:54 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss. I've been in your shoes too many times. It really hurt's your heart.

Posted by: Lizzy'sMom at April 26, 2006 7:00 PM

I am so, so sorry. hugs.

Posted by: Jenn at April 26, 2006 7:25 PM

as other people have pointed out, you shouldnt have to go thru this again so soon - I'm very sorry...

Posted by: E at April 26, 2006 7:27 PM

So sad-- so sorry.

Posted by: bmh at April 26, 2006 7:33 PM

I'm so sorry.

Posted by: M&Co. at April 26, 2006 7:52 PM

So, so sorry, Chris.

Posted by: Vaguely Urban at April 26, 2006 8:41 PM

Jesus you people are having a horrible month! I am so sorry Chris- it is never easy but to have a one two punch like that is horrible. I guess Pixel missed your Callie girl. And now they can keep each other company. My heart goes out to you and Beth. Snuggle with your Mia and know that we sorrow with you.

Posted by: Nic at April 26, 2006 8:43 PM

I am so sorry you lost your kitty.

Posted by: patricia at April 26, 2006 8:45 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss--Pixel and Callie are together now...

Posted by: L at April 26, 2006 8:52 PM

so sorry for your loss....

Posted by: ::c:: at April 26, 2006 9:29 PM

:( my heart is breaking as I type. I am so, so sorry :(

Posted by: Corinne at April 26, 2006 9:40 PM

That just blows. I'm so sorry.

Posted by: Kara at April 26, 2006 10:05 PM

So sorry for your loss :( Callie and Pixel are sure to be lying around in the same sunray..

Posted by: molly at April 26, 2006 10:05 PM

I'm so sorry, Chris. I hope you guys can feel better soon. I know it's hard, but I agree: This is not fair. First Callie, now Pixel? My heart goes out to you.

Posted by: catbird at April 26, 2006 11:13 PM

I'm so sorry that you had to make that decision. It's the worst. (I used to a vet tech, so I know) 4 legged buddies are hard to come by, especially ones that adopt you. Losing 2 so close together is major suckage. I can only comfort myself and think that there is an animal heaven, that's the one I wanna go to, all my friends are there.

Posted by: Sashinka at April 26, 2006 11:20 PM

So sorry, Chris. :(

Posted by: Jon in Michigan at April 26, 2006 11:41 PM

So sorry Chris.

Posted by: Mary Jo at April 27, 2006 12:08 AM

Good for you and Beth for taking him in and giving him such a good home.

I'm so sorry though. I know how hard it is.

Posted by: Lizzie at April 27, 2006 12:22 AM

i am so sorry to hear this news. We too, lost 2 kitties within a relatively short period of time sort of recently. Sounds like he was a great cat and you have some great memories.

Posted by: kristied at April 27, 2006 12:48 AM

I am so sorry to hear this. Many hugs to you and Beth for this loss.

Posted by: jayne d'Arcy at April 27, 2006 12:50 AM

I don't say to much anymore but I do love the animals. Sorry to hear this man, my best to you and the fam.

Cheers,
JJ

Posted by: jackassjimmy at April 27, 2006 12:54 AM

Oh Chris...you and Beth have gone through so much this year...I am heart broken with you. It isn't fair and I wish I could make it better. But I like thinking both your wonderful, silly, furry babies are now together ... always. I wish I could hug all three of you! Nothing will ever take the pain away...When my furry girl passed I had to stay in bed for DAYS...I just didn't understand why the world continued as usual...it was missing my baby!

Posted by: Gypsy at April 27, 2006 1:10 AM

I'm so sad to hear of it - condolences from our family to yours.

Posted by: Kristina at April 27, 2006 2:39 AM

haven't had time to read your blog regularly anymore. but *hugs* all the same. as a fellow animal lover, hearing these things totally gets to me. take care.

Posted by: Priscilla at April 27, 2006 5:28 AM

Very beautiful photos of her, though.

Posted by: Queen of Ass at April 27, 2006 5:51 AM

was sorry that you lost both your pets,hope they both find a place in heaven.

Posted by: thomas gomes at April 27, 2006 5:56 AM

I send you warm hugs and I'm so sorry for your loss :-( I'm so glad you enjoyed your lovely cats while they kept you company during their sweet lives!

Posted by: Dolly at April 27, 2006 6:34 AM

Absolutely no words. Just hugs for you and yours. I'm so sorry.

Posted by: Lauren at April 27, 2006 6:39 AM

I am so sorry.

Posted by: Kate at April 27, 2006 6:49 AM

Both were lucky to have such a loving home. Hugs to all of you.

Posted by: JuJu's Mom Linda at April 27, 2006 6:53 AM

I am so verry sorry. I know Pixel and Callie are up there watching over the 3 of you.

Posted by: Wicked H at April 27, 2006 6:59 AM

Oh no. I am so very sorry for your loss. Peace.

Posted by: Lilymane at April 27, 2006 7:08 AM

My heart goes out to you, Beth and Mia. I hope I don't know the pain you're going through for a long time. I know I will be devastated when Lilo goes to join Pixel and Callie. Until then, I know to enjoy her every second of every day.

Hang in there, my friend. Things will look up before you know it.

Posted by: ironic1 at April 27, 2006 7:16 AM

Chris ~ I'm so sorry about the loss of your friends.

Posted by: Dawn at April 27, 2006 8:30 AM

I can't think of anything to say other than- that sucks... I have a special fondness for Black Cats and the tears... they're threatening to fall...
So sorry-

Posted by: Stephanie at April 27, 2006 8:39 AM

So sorry, man. I've been through that recently, and dread the day when it will happen again. With the passing of time, it's easier to just remember the great personality and fun times you had.

Posted by: Brad at April 27, 2006 8:50 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss. But what a lucky cat friend she was to have you there at the end. I think that's very important to give back at that time for all the love they gave us.

Posted by: daisy at April 27, 2006 9:01 AM

I'm so sorry for you. I can't even imagine what it's like for you to have lost both furry friends in such a short time.

Posted by: Jen at April 27, 2006 9:05 AM

Im so sorry, Chris. Thats really awful. At least the kitties can be togehter again now..

Posted by: steph at April 27, 2006 9:26 AM

I am truly sorry for your loss. He is now in God's garden playing with Callie and chasing anything he can get!

Posted by: Krista at April 27, 2006 10:18 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Try to take comfort in the love you gave her and the time you had.

Posted by: kim at April 27, 2006 10:22 AM

I just left a message with Beth, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine what you must be feeling right now, I just wanted to say I'm sorry.

Jean

Posted by: Jean at April 27, 2006 10:28 AM

I am so sorry Chris. How sad.. {{{HUGS}}}

Posted by: Tammy at April 27, 2006 10:54 AM

If only you lived around the corner...we just had a batch of kittens. One could be yours--gratis!

Posted by: Alishia at April 27, 2006 11:07 AM

I left a comment over at Beth's Blog, but will post the main chunk of it here too, as the same goes for you:

~~I could say all the normal corny things that people say trying to comfort one another but I won't. Instead, my email address is Alice.Collison@bigroup.co.uk and if you want to (you don't have to, this is just in case you do want to) you can email me and shout and scream and swear and cry and say anything you want and I will listen. I won't interrupt and tell you I know how you feel, or tell you my own stories about losing my loved ones because that probably isn't what you need right. You need people who will just listen and be there, and I (along with all the other commenters I imagine) am here for you and willing to do just that.

*Hugs* xxx ~~

I meant it when I put it a few minutes ago, and I mean it now. xxx

Posted by: Alice at April 27, 2006 11:37 AM

This is so sad that you both had to do this again. I'm sorry!{{{Big Hugs}}} :(

Posted by: Sabrina at April 27, 2006 12:52 PM

i was here yesterday, but didn't know what to say... and i still don't know what to say... except, just like everyone else, i'm sorry and feel for you guys. think of the good times with pixel and callie.

Posted by: b at April 27, 2006 1:01 PM

Tears streak my face, once again. I'm so sorry. Again.

May Callie and Pixel be running crazy chasing all those mice and sleeping in the endless sun!

Posted by: VirgoJen at April 27, 2006 1:12 PM

Oh, that's terrible. I'm so, so sorry. Damn, that makes me want to cry, and how crazy is that? I never even got to meet your cats.

At least Callie will have company now.

Posted by: Fraulein N at April 27, 2006 1:26 PM

Well this is just too much. I'm sorry it had to be so hectic for you. This just makes me want to cry. I feel for you and your family. You have some great pictures to look back on. Thanks for taking in a stray...sometimes they just need a second chance at having a great family and a place to call home.

Posted by: Nik at April 27, 2006 2:12 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss, again.

Posted by: Karen at April 27, 2006 3:45 PM

I'm SO sorry Chris. I just read the news on Beth's blog, and my heart stopped for a minute. I'm so sorry you lost both your cats in such a short period. I'm sure they're having a great time in kitty heaven. Hugs to you & your family.

Posted by: Sweety at April 27, 2006 3:54 PM

Awww... Chris! :( I'm so sorry about Pixel - and sorry about Callie, too! (You must've posted that during my "i'm too freakin' busy and tired to even read the directions on my frozen dinner" period). Hang in there and hope the little guys are in kitty heaven. Sniff.

Posted by: Jaime at April 27, 2006 4:03 PM

That post broke my heart. I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

Posted by: Lisa B at April 27, 2006 5:32 PM

I'm so so sorry for you guys. You made me cry. I will hug mine extra hard tonight. I hope Pixel finds Callie soon.

Posted by: carrster at April 27, 2006 8:02 PM

What an awful turn of events. I'm just so sorry.

Posted by: Jenn at April 27, 2006 8:06 PM

I'm sorry, Chris.

Posted by: Stephanie at April 27, 2006 9:32 PM

I'm very sorry about your little (big) guy. Take solace in having given him a happy, fat and blissful life.

Posted by: C at April 27, 2006 9:40 PM

Oh no...I read the title to this post and instantly knew...now in tears...i'm so sorry chris, beth and mia.

I had to give up my kitty recently and I want her back so much.

This just brought it back...

Posted by: Starfruit at April 27, 2006 11:05 PM

It seems we are living parallel lives. I'm so very sorry about your kitty.

Posted by: Izzy at April 28, 2006 2:19 AM

Chris,

I havent been able to read as frequently lately. I was just playing a game of catch-up and read this. I am SO sorry for both of your losses. I, being a total cat person myself, dont even like to think about the day that mine might have to part ways. Having a pet of any sort, especially ones you form such bonds with, is a special thing. May their memories live on, with love.

Posted by: Kelly M. at April 28, 2006 9:27 AM

Oh my gosh, I go away for a few days and you guys lose another cat. I'm so sorry!

Posted by: Noelle at April 28, 2006 1:39 PM

I didn't mean "cat". I meant "family member".

Posted by: Noelle at April 28, 2006 1:40 PM

I'm so sorry.

I hate to be in a house with no cats, too. Every time I think I see something out of the corner of my eye, I look to see who it is. I don't like my home to be too still or too lonely.

Posted by: Becky at April 28, 2006 4:28 PM

Tears being shed.

Posted by: Heather at April 28, 2006 6:12 PM

I'm so sorry to hear this news, Chris.

It's never easy losing someone you love, but I'm sure he's thankful for the life you and Beth gave him, and how you were kind enough to let him in that day.
(((HUGS)))

Posted by: Kitty at April 28, 2006 11:41 PM

I'm really sorry. (HUG)

Posted by: Casey at April 29, 2006 2:42 PM

my goodness, 2 cats in such a short amount of time to have to say goodbye to. i don't know if i'd be able to get out of bed for a few weeks if that happened to me...

my best to you and beth...

Posted by: Sarcomical at April 30, 2006 10:56 AM

I feel like I'm getting to everything a bit late here recently. I'm sorry to hear about Pixel. :(

Posted by: Zandria at April 30, 2006 9:18 PM

Oh, Chris ...

I'm so sorry.

Posted by: Broad at May 3, 2006 1:36 AM


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