Friday, December 23, 2011

Pixie - The Long Goodbye

Dear Friends - Fellow Felines, C-A-N-I-N-E-S and Humans!

It breaks my heart to tell you this, but I must. My little sisfur, Pixie, left for the Bridge just before three o'clock this afternoon. I told you last week that she had become very quiet and subdued. Mummy was still administering the infusions, the antibiotics and even managing to sneak her other medications into her food, but nothing helped. Pixie was just fading away before our eyes. She became so thin, she was all fur and bones. Mummy kept grasping at straws - everytime Pixie got up to go of her own accord to her food bowl (of dry food) or went to the bathroom, or ate some Fancy Feasties, Mummy convinced herself that Pixie was starting to get better. But then Pixie would just lie down again on the bed (or, more often, under the bed) or crouch, as if she was in pain, or sit staring into the distance, until finally, the day before yesterday, Mummy realised that the kindest thing she could do for Pixie, would be to be help her to the Bridge.

I want to tell you all, Pixie and I had a long talk last night, after Mummy went to sleep. I think Pixie knew that today would be her last day with Us. She told me she had been trying very hard, for a long while, to be strong for Mummy and for Me, because she knew Mummy's heart would break if Pixie were to leave Us, and she knew how lonely I would be without her, but she simply didn't have the strength to fight any more. She was so very, very tired. She had tried to whisper this to Mummy, but she wasn't sure Mummy had heard her.

Not eight hours have passed since Pixie went, but already, I feel so lonesome. I know she's in a beautiful place now, where she'll make lots of new friends and also meet some old ones. I'm sure our dear, dear friend, Admiral Hestorb, will be one of the first to greet her, and Mummy's first pussycat, Minxie, who sent Pixie and Me to Mummy over sixteen years ago - and Mummy thinks that her own Mummy, who crossed the Bridge many, many years ago, will also come and keep an eye on Pixie. And, of course, the Great Cat in the Sky who made us all, will watch over her. 
But oh! kitties! I miss her so much...

11 comments:

Fuzzy Tales said...

We're purring very hard for you and your Mummy -- we know how hard it is to lose a beloved companion.

When our mom had to let Annie go, Annie "told" her two days before, and the mom knew it in her heart, but her head kept saying, "What if we do this or that." Sometimes, though, the most merciful, kindest, most loving thing to do is to let go.

We wish you universal peace and blessings.

Godspeed, Pixie.

Ginger Jasper said...

I am so sad to read this and so feel your pain.. Run free little one and now you are free from pain.. Sending purrs and hugs GJ xx

Carolyn said...

We are so very sorry for your broken heart Possum and for your momma too. Pixie is free now and that is a very good thing, but yes, you will miss her so :((

Hugs and purrs from Austin and me xx

Avalons Garden and Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats said...

Awwwwww, we are sooo Sad to hear of dis, so many tearz fur all owr furiendz who bin leavin us All az of late :(
We so sorry fur your broken heart, we will puray fur you and your mom az we puray for da Bright light to guide Pixie on her Journey.
Soft healing Purrz & Purrayerz fur you and your mom~ xoxo

Safe Journey Sweet Pixie ~

Whisppy said...

We are very saddened by this news. We know Pixie is surrounded by many of her friends who went before her. Run free little Pixie...

Jenna and Sissy said...

We are so sad to hear this but know it was best. Our beloved Tabitha will be there to show Pixie around. Purrs and hugs to you.

GreatGranny said...

Possum, this is so heart breaking to read. I know you'll grieve fur her same as Mommy. And she'll always be in yours and Mommy's loving heart. Mom still thinks about her kitties who have left years before. She says you just don't furget, because the love continues after them.
Love to you and Mommy, Possum.
xoxo Kassey

The Island Cats said...

Oh we are so very sorry to hear about Pixie. We send you all comforting purrs and headbutts to help ease your sadness.

meowmeowmans said...

We are so very sorry to hear that Pixie has gone to the Bridge, Possum. We know how much you and your Mommy loved her. We are sending our very best purrs and prayers of comfort. We are sure our Maggie, Graphite, Bitsy and Lady Madonna will be at the Bridge with the Admiral to welcome sweet Pixie.

Big hugs from us.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We are so sorry for the loss of your Pixie! We know you miss her and will always love her. {Hugs} for your mom.

Shahlimare said...

My Friend ... I wanted to come wish you my best wishes for the New Year and ... I find that Pixie went Feline join.
I'm really wholeheartedly with you because I know how great is the suffering inside. They are so small but the gap is huge when they leave. The presence of Caline was a real comfort to us so I hope that the presence of Possum can help you too.
Big hugs to you my Friend
May the New Year 2012 calm your pain and it brings you joy and health.