Tuesday, July 3, 2012

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Lufee

I've not been around on my blog lately and I will post the winner of the stamping sets soon, but sometimes things in life take over, and blogging or nail polish are no longer important.

Two weeks ago our dear littlest kitty Lufee became suddenly very sick.  She spent a few days at the Canberra Vet Hospital, before we took her up to the Small Animal Specialist Hospital in Sydney.  If you live in or around Sydney, it is the place to take your sick fur baby. The vets there are amazing, so incredibly professional but also empathic and so loving and caring to our little Lufee.

We discovered she had pancreatic cancer, which like in humans is very aggressive and can be very painful.

The amazing vets at Sash did everything they could for her and we were able to bring her home on Saturday night for a few days of loves and cuddles.  She slept in our bed each night, beneath the covers snuggled against my body.  She was cuddled in our arms or curled on our laps for every moment she was home - purring and loving every minute of it.

Sadly today, it was time to say our final goodbyes. 

I made this video of her on Sunday while she curled on my lap at the computer.



Our dear little Lufee - I miss you already.

57 comments:

  1. I'm so so so so sorry to hear that! This makes me so sad and tear up! Cats are amazing pets and your memories of her will never leave you!

    xoxo

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  2. Oh no, I am so sorry to hear that! So sorry for your loss, and I hope that you can take comfort in the fact that she had a great life with you and knew how very loved she was. Thinking of you xxx

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  3. So sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is.

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  4. Oh Cathy, I am so, so sorry. *big hugs*

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  5. What a pretty and lovely kitteh she is. I love the little spots on her nose. I can't tell you how sad it makes me to read this.

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  6. I am so sorry for you and your family. I don't know how I'd cope if it happened to one of my furry babies. At least she's no longer suffering. xo

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  7. So very sorry for your loss. Our little fur babies leave paw prints all over our hearts...

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  8. I'm so sorry about Lufee. :( That video is lovely! She was very beautiful, I had to mute it so I wouldn't start tearing up at work, damn music. I had noticed that you hadn't posted lately. Take as much time away from here as you need. x x

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  9. A beautiful tribute to a beautiful, much loved kitty.

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  10. I'm so sorry for the loss of your beautiful kitty.

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  11. Beautiful video which made me laugh and cry. Lufee must have been so happy to be home with her family in her last moments.

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  12. Aah..I'm sorry for your loss.
    I have a little dog, she is my baby...when I think of losing her...OMG..I already start to cry....

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  13. My sorrows and prayers go out to you for your loss. I'm sure Lufee was very well loved and her passing was painless and surrounded by the warmth of your love and affection. Though it may sound trite I really believe suffering ends when we leave this plane and so hopefully she's now in a better place full of light warmth and all the tuna and joy she desires.

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  14. Oh that is so sad... I hope it is of some consolation for you that she knew that she was loved and that you got to say goodbye to her.

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  15. Oh no poor Lufee! I'm so sorry. Such a beautiful video too (I had to watch without sound).
    I had noticed you were quiet and was just about to email you and to say 'hope everything is OK' when I checked here first and saw this.
    I'm going to go and give my kitty some extra cuddles now and hold on to him just a bit tighter.

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  16. I'm so very sorry for your loss. =(

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  17. I cried through the video. I had to turn off the music because it was overwhelming all together. I'm so, so sorry. She had a wonderful life, home, and wonderful people who loved her. She was as lucky to have you as you were to have her.

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  18. I'm so sorry to hear about your little Lufie. It's one of the hardest decisions to make and I'm sure you made it at the right time for you all. I had to say goodbye to my little man just before Christmas and I still miss him so much. Take comfort that she was loved and that she's in a better, pain free place now. She'll be waiting for you.

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  19. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I'm sure she had a wonderful life with you xx

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  20. I am so sorry for your loss! Thank you so much for sharing this with us.. she was such a beautiful cat and it sounds like she was such a good friend. I'm in tears right now watching this - a few years ago I lost all 3 of my cats within about 5 months of each other. The first, Midnight, died of old age (she was almost 19). Her birthday is tomorrow. The other two died of kidney failure. It's never easy, and it always hurts. I'm so sorry for you!

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  21. It's always hard when you lose a pet, I'm so very sorry for your loss. Someone sent this to me when we lost our puppy I hope it's able to provide you some comfort too.
    http://petloss.com/rainbowbridge.htm

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  22. Oh honey, I'm so sorry for you and you family. Am glad that Lufee had such a lovely last few days at home with you all. x

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  23. So sorry for your loss Cathy. Our fur babies hold such a special place in our lives and hearts and it really hurts when we have to let them go. I'm thinking of you and your family at this time x

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  24. Cathy! I am so sorry to hear! =( My heart saddens for you. I know what you have been through. My dog had cancer and it was the most horrible thing, they couldn't do anything to help her and we had to let her go =( RIP Lufee!

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  25. Such a pretty kitty -- and a touching memorial video. I'm so sorry for the loss of your sweet Lufee! <:-(

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  26. Aww I'm soooo sorry for your loss! Just reading your post made my eyes fill with tears! Luckily I can't watch the video in work but I definitely will when I get home! It sounds like poor Lufee was happy to spend her last few days at home :'( x

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  27. I'm sorry to hear this :( She's a beautiful cat. I'm glad she got those last few days at home and lots of love in the end.

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  28. I'm so sorry for your loss. Lufee sounds like an amazing kitty who will always be in your hearts xx

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  29. A lovely tribute. Thank you for sharing.

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  30. I have tears in my eyes now :( Lufee's gorgeous!

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  31. So sad to hear that and sorry for your loss, she's a beautiful cat

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  32. Oh my gosh, I'm so sorry. My heart aches for you. :( My dogs are my children, I love them more than anything...I would be devastated if anything happened to them. Big hugs.

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  33. I'm so sorry for your loss that's so hard to go through :( *hugs*

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  34. I'm not shy to admit that I burst into tears. I know how it feels, I also had to say goodbye to my dear Lulu last year for a cancer that slowly consumed her. Maybe they'll meet in cat heaven :)

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  35. Oh, I'm crying. I am so sorry for your loss. I know exactly how pets are members of the family. Luffee was obviously happy and loved, and loved you all as well. My heart goes out to you and your family! *hugs*

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  36. So sorry you lost your furry baby...but you would not have wanted her to suffer. I have chronic illness that will be with me for the rest of my life. I have long periods where I am gone for 2 and 3 months hospital time out of my home area. I knew when this started in the 90's that my days as a pet owner would need to come to an end. I could not afford or find good care for them when I was gone and times when I am home and not able to be the best mom. So I kept my last 2 cats until they each had their times draw to a close. One I had for 23 years. It's hard now as I always had pets all my life - but I know this is best now.

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  37. I'm sorry that your fur baby died. We have two cats, so I can really empathize with you. Take whatever time you need to cope and remember good times with your cat, and we will be here when you come back :-)

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  38. Awww I've just watched the video and what a lovely tribute to an adorable, playful, inquisitive little mog! I hope you're ok x

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  39. Hugs to you. I'm preparing myself for that final goodbye to my 14-year-old dog. I'm treasuring our last days together; no matter how many there are, we'll make them sweet. xoxo

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  40. <3 Lufee's video. Very sorry for your loss.. my heart goes out to you~ -hugs- Take comfort knowing her last few days on this side was full of love and cuddles.
    I like to think our furry loves are waiting patiently for us on the other side. <3

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  41. So sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved pet. With heartfelt sympathy..they certainly do become part of your family.

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  42. Oh, I am so sorry for your loss. Many hugs to you and your family - Lufee was so beautiful!

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  43. Poor Lufee, it was a very cute cat, I am really sorry for your loss, I can't imagine such thing.
    Tuli

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  44. Oh, I'm so sorry for your loss of Lufee. Such a beautiful beloved pet. You will carry his love in your heart for the rest of your life. May God be with you! Hugs

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  45. :'-( sorry to hear about Lufee (((hugs)))

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  46. So sorry for your loss.. such a beautiful kitty... sending hugs from Texas...

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  47. Aww sweetie i'm so sorry :( Lufee is such a beautiful fur baby. The video made me cry. I know what it's like to loose an animal you love. I had to say goodbye to both my childhood pets last year. Suzi and Chloe. I'm 23 and we'd had them since i can remember, since I was 5 or 6, and it definitely wasn't easy saying goodbye. *hugz* atleast she had a mommy as great as you!

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  48. So sorry for the loss of Lufee. I am so glad you were able to spend some quality time with her.

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  49. I'm so sorry for your loss! Hugs to you and your family.

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  50. I'm so sorry for your loss. I lost my cat to diabetes a few years ago, so I know how tough it is. I was crying just reading this post. But I know our cats are in a better place where they aren't suffering anymore.
    Sending hugs your way, Leslie.

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  51. I'm so sorry; i can't watch the video without crying. I still have your Lufee nails from (a year?) ago starred and favorited in Google Reader. This is one of those times that i like to imagine that there is a summerland where they can romp without pain.

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  52. I am so sorry to read of your loss, animals become family members and the loss is just as keen. I wish you peace and comfort!

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  53. I thought I had commented but I must have not gotten round to it. I'm so sorry to hear about Lufee. These furbabies - they become such a huge, important part of our lives. It's so heartbreaking to let them go. Love and well wishes to you and your family.

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  54. Your video just had me in tear's. I think for us who have loved n lost a furry friend get so emotional hearing another animal lover lost their baby. I have lost all but 2 cats n 2 dogs from my childhood we had 8 cats n 4dogs. Boy do I miss each one of them so bad. Now me n my bf have a lol black baby who has gotten very sick this past week. He has been on my lap for days. Not going out in crazy for him! So scary when you see them not feeling good. My heart goes out to you n Lufee's friends n family. If anything know that they are waiting for you over rainbow bridge having a blast till they can be reunited with their best friends (you!) god bless!

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