Friday, 7 December 2007

RIP Flakes

Well we are all rather sad here today, as sweet little Flakes died this morning. She has been seeming more tired over the last week or two, and had lost weight, but was still eating and drinking and seemed contented. Yesterday afternoon ma went to feed her and Flakes couldn't really get up and didn't seem interested at all in her dinner. I'm afraid I ate it for her, while ma wrapped her in a blankie and brought her downstairs to sit with her and pa. She seemed comfortable and in no distress so they decided not to take her to the vet unless things changed. She slept with them last night, and this morning when ma woke up she was still with us but fading fast. I had stayed right beside her at the side of the bed all night and given her a few nuzzles. I really loved her lots. Ma cuddled her close and she died peacefully in her arms.

Although she was at least 16 years old (ma and pa are unsure of her age as she was a rescue girl) and had had a lovely life since she was rescued by ma, we are still all feeling rather sad and teary today and will miss her and her noisy meowing and purring lots.

Sleep peacefully Flakes. I'm sure Oscar was there to meet you and is playing happily with you.

This is how much I loved you - I even let you share my dinner, which is one of the top highlights of my day.


And even on the first day I came to live with ma and pa, you seemed to love and trust me, thank you for making me feel welcome.


I know some of you are fellow cat lovers like me, and some of you really aren't keen, but for today let's all give some love to the kitties of the world.

Toodle pip,

Harry x

66 comments:

Noah the Airedale said...

We're really sorry to hear that Flakes passed away Harry. We hope your ma and pa are doing ok. She sounds like a very special cat and a big part of your family. We think Oscar is looking after her now.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah, Willow, Tess & Lucy

Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

Harry, we are really sorry to hear about poor Flakes.

Please give your Ma and extra nose nuzzle form me and a hug from Jeannie.

Yes, Oscar will be waiting over the Rainbow Bridge for Flakes.

Sad news indeed.

love and licks, Marvin

love and much light, Jeannie

ps we gave you a Golden Rose yesterday on my Blog, perhaps you will keep it in honour of Flakes.

Take care, Marvin and Jeannie xxxxx

The Airechicks said...

Harry - Cassidy & Ma & Pa

Very saddened by the news of Flakes crossing waht a special girl she is.

How wonderful it is that she felt safe enough to go now that you and Cassidy are here to keep Ma & Pa in line.

Oscar was probably the first to greet her. If you guys need anything we're here and ready to travel -

XXoooXXXooo

Blue said...

Oh, dear!
Am so sorry to hear about Flakes.
Thinking of you all.
Love
Blue

Amber-Mae said...

So very sorry to hear about Flakes. I'm sure you loved him very much. I do like cats alot like you. I know you all are very sad that he's gone but you guys should also feel happee for all the wonderful times you had with him. I'm sure he's up there with Oscar now, playing around.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Stanley said...

Harry Boy!

My girl & I are saddened by Flake's departure for the Bridge. I am sending goober hugs and smooches for comfort, and will be sticking extra close to Merv today. That Flakes was so happy when you came, and I'm sure she felt your comforting nuzzles and love as she left this world.

Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you. You'll be in our prayers.

Goober love,
Stanley & Lisa

Gus said...

Sorry to hear about your friend Flakes...give all your humans and Cassidy an extra kissie today from us, and keep some for yourself.


gussie

PreciOus said...

Rest in peace, sweet Flakes..

Hugs to you, Harry, & to Cassidy and your hoomans. *Hugs*

Snuggle,
Precious

Ruby Bleu said...

Oh Harry,
I'm so sorry...I know you had gotten very close to Flakes. She was very lucky to have gotten to spend such a wonderful life with your family!!!

I'm thinking good thoughts for you all. Make sure you give some extra lovin' to your Ma & Pa.

Lots of Licks, Ruby & Michele

Penny & Poppy said...

We are so sorry Flakes went to the bridge! I hope there is some comfort in knowing that she is with Oscar, now. We know he will watch over her and also all of YOU! We are sending lots of Aire-hugs to you all!

Arabella said...

I'm so sorry Harry & family - I think we knew even before you told us as mom and I went to play with the poor rescue kitties in the shelter this morning.

Amber said...

Hi Harry, We're really sorry to hear Flakes passed away. Flakes with be deeply miss by you and your family. Is comforting to hear he went peacefully. Big hugs to you and your family.

Take care

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Oh Harry and Cassidy (Katy and Martin too) - we are so sorry for the loss of sweet Flakes. Mom has tears streaming down her face and can't wait to get home from work and hug and kiss on Tia.

Flakes - rest in peace sweet kitty. Tia and I will ask Simi to meet you and show you around.

Hugs -
Sitka, Tia, and Shelli

Molly and Taffy said...

Harry

We too are saddened to hear that Flakes has crossed over to the Rainbow Bridge. Thinking of you all.

Molly and Taffy

Snowball said...

I am sorry to hear about Flake but its good to know that she went over the Rainbow Bridge peacefully without much suffering too much.

RIP Flake. Oscar will be there to watch over you and introduce you to his friends there. Run free, little kitty.

Harry,
You are such great pal for writing such a beautiful tribute for Flake. Take care.

Luv,
Snowball

Finni said...

We are so sorry to hear about Flakes, Harry. She sure was a good friend to you, Cassidy and your Ma & Pa. It's always so sad to lose a friend even when they have such a peaceful ending as your Flakes.
We're thinking about you.
Finni xx & xx

Clover said...

Oh, Harry, I am sorry to hear about Flakes. It must be so sad to lose a family member - it is really great that you have such nice memories of her. I am sending hundreds of extra puggie kisses and hugs to you and Cassidy and your mom and dad. We'll be thinking of you.
Love Clover xo

Jake of Florida said...

Harry ad Cassidy,

We're sorry to hear about your loss. We didn't know Flakes, but since you were pals, we know she must have been a sweetie.

Katy and Martin, we know you've had enough of sadness -- and just hope the love of your puppy and "old man" will help you through this.

Jake and Just Harry (and Mom)

Maggie & Mitch said...

Flakes lived a good long life and she'll be missed LOTS! We're so happy to know that Oscar will be waiting for her at the rainbow bridge! Godspeed Flakes!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Comet and BLU said...

We are sorry to hear that Flakes crossed the rainbow bridge. It's so sad to lose a member of your family. Hopefully she will find lots of catnip on the other side of the bridge.
Comet and BLU

ilovepearly said...

Sorry to hear about that.
Flakes is a precious one!
Pearly and I send our hugs your way!

Randi said...

Hi Harry & Cassidy & your peoples..I'm so sorry to hear about Flakes...what a wonderful kitty to welcome a chap such as you into her house & then not even cause a fuss when you brought baby Cassidy home. I am sending her all my love to give to Oscar & Dublin when she meets all our dear loved ones at the Bridge. I'm so happy your ma & pa were able to rescue Flakes & give her a wonderful life ....My mom grew up on a farm & there was always baby kitties around..they were always so lovable...Please give your ma & pa lots of licks & kisses from me...We will keep your family in our thoughts & know that you will take care of them through this difficult time.

Love & Licks & lots of good thoughts,
Randi & her peoples

Scruffy & Lacie said...

Oh Harry...We are so sorry to hear about Kitty Flakes! We think too that she stayed around for your parents to help them out after Oscar died. She knows they are in ur excellent paws and Cassidy's sharp toofers and she could go and play with Oscar. Special hugs to your mom and dad...they've had many transitions in their lives this year.

Bless you all....
Scruffy and Lacie

Bama said...

We're all so sorry to hear about Flake, but glad she had such a long wonderful life with your family. Hugs to you all,
Bama & the RHP

Lorenza said...

Harry
I am so sorry to hear about Flakes. I am sure she is now with Oscar.
Kisses and hugs for you, Cassidy, Ma and Pa.
Lorenza

Waylon & Willie - the Boston Terrier brothers said...

Our thoughts go out to you and your ma & pa.

Many Sniffs,
Willie & Waylon

Asta said...

Harry
I am vewy sad to heaw about the loss of youw sweet ,bootiful sissy flakes..give extwa smoochies to youw pawents, and tell them my pawents and i awe thinking of them..I'm suwe Oscaw welcomed flakes with open paws..I aways loved how you spoke of Flakes fwom the fiwst day you awwived..it was cleaw you shawed a lot of love.
We send you ouw love and sympathy
smoochie kisses
Asta

2shibas said...

Katy and Martin...

I lost my little kitty girl of 17 years recently. I know the feeling of sadness and loss you're facing and my heart goes out to you. You've endured a lot of loss so I know that you know this already, but time helps heal your pain. Oscar is probably already stealing her treats and asking for the latest scoop on Harry and Cassidy!

They are such angels, aren't they? I really believe they'll all be waiting for us.

With all my sympahty,
Wiley & Fievel's mom

Joe Stains said...

We are very sorry to hear about Flakes. If we had a cat we would hug it right now :( I bet Flakes and Oscar are having a great time right about now.

Patience-please said...

We are sending you and your family thoughts of warmth and comfort. We wish we could do more...

the whippet waggle and the servant

Faya said...

Nous sommes désolées pour la pauvre Flakes. 16 ans remplis d'amour et de bonheur, je pense qu'elle est partie en paix. Et Oscar va veiller sur elle.
Bises et amitiés, Véronique & Faya

Bam-ski said...

we're sorry to hear that...
hope you all are doing ok.
Flakes & Oscar will keep each other company, sharing good thoughts about all of you.

*hugz*
Jasmine, BamBam & Eski
Singapore

Lacy said...

woofies Cassidy, Harry, Katy, Martin and girls!!! me soooo sorrwy to hear about kitty Flakes!!!! dont ya nos Oscar wuz happy to c her at the bridge...he's prolly showin her everything right now...she hads a verwy long and happy life wiff all of u...and dont worrwy, oscar will take care of her...

b safe,
;( a sad lacylulu and mama!!

Simba said...

I think its a well know fact that I'm not a big cat fan. But Flakes was your kitty and you loved her. I am sorry she has gone and left you sad. 16 years, wow thats a long time. RIP Flakes.

Simba xx

River said...

We are so sorry to hear about Flakes.

We are sure you're both looking after your parents but I'll send them some hugs too.

River

Lesley Rigby said...

Oh that is so sad. I am really very sorry for all of you who are so kind and caring. If only all cats could die being loved in their owners arms. Lots of Love and Hugs.

gordy and georgie said...

We are very sorry Flakes passed away and know everyone will miss her. Pesto, our cat, wants to thank you for asking that she get extra love today.

Sophie Brador said...

Harry, I'm so sad for you and your family. Flakes looked like the best of the best of kitties. I definitely would have tried to pick her up, because I am a lab X and everything must go into my mouth. But it would have been totally out of love and respect. It sounds like Flakes had a long and happy life with your ma and pa.

xo
SB

Graham, Prince & Tilly said...

Oh dear, I'm so sorry. As there hasn't been enough heart-ache this year....

Love & Hugs,

G, P & T xxx

4xBs said...

Awwwww Harry, we're so sorry about Flakes. now she is with Oscar. Flakes looked like a great kitty. we will say an extra little woofy prayer for ner.

sad woofers.

Momo & Pinot said...

Harry, we are very sorry about your loss. Flakes will meet Oscar shortly. We'll be thinking of you and your family.

Momo, Pinot, mom & dad

Bogart said...

Aw, we're so sorry to hear about Flakes... my mama says that she has a few kitties who will be waiting to welcome Flakes (Onyx, Alobar, and Kismet) so Flakes will be well taken care of!

Lots of love to you all,

Bogart & Lulu

Agatha and Archie said...

Oh Harry, We are all very sad for you ,Cassidy and your Mum and Dad.I am sure Oscar is with her now and we are happy she was with your Mum whom she loved when she went We are sending extra smoochies and hugs to everyone Love A+A

Peanut said...

Harry we are sorry to about Flakes. He was a good cat. I have decided not to bark at Shelby today in memory of Flakes.

The Brat Pack said...

We are so sorry about Flakes. Tia & Sitka let us know. We're sending doggie love your way.

The Brat Pack & Maryann

Butchy & Snickers said...

Oh no, we are so sorry to hear about Flakes passing. We're sure Oscar was there waiting to greet Flakes. We'll be praying for all of you.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Anonymous said...

i think that flakes is such a wonderful cat.. and i love the fact that she is so great with you guys. i wish to have known her better. and it is a testimony of your mum and dad's love and care that she lived to a ripe old age and didn't suffer.

i hope that your family will take consolation in that.

:)

licks,
kingsley

Cashew said...

Harry,

So sad to hear about Flakes. I'm sure she'll miss you too, but she'll also be watching over all all of you.


Cashew

Cashew said...

Harry,

So sad to hear about Flakes. I'm sure she'll miss you too, but she'll also be watching over all all of you.


Cashew

Eddie N Peaches said...

We're very sorry to hear of Flakes' passing. Bella's babies, Cass and Lewis will snuggle her.
Eddie, Peaches & Bella

Hammer said...

We're really sorry to hear about Flakes too. Life is hard and there's a lot of pain attached to love, but we'd never hold back our love. For some reason sometimes we go thru a real ruff patch, don't know why, it's real hard, no words can describe, but Oscar and Flakes have sent you Harry and Cassidy, just like our mum has us, to keep her going, and all we can say, is that we care and we feel real bad for you, but where there is love, there is a way out of pain.
Love from Hammer

Seadra & Zoe said...

Harry....We are so sorry to hear about Flakes. We know your family loved her and we are sure she knew how much. You all gave her a wonderful life. We bet Oscar was there to welcome her.

Love, Seadra and Zoe

Katherine and Pippa, said...

Hello Harry.
I am sorry to read about Flakes. Cats in the street are one thing, but if one lives in your house it must be a part of your pack, and it is never nice when pack members die.
She must have had a good life with ma and pa though. Love to Katy and Martin, you and Cassidy at this sad time.

Pippa (& Kate & Adrian)

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

We are so sorry to hear about Flakes.

We are sure Flakes is running freely with Oscar over at the rainbow bridge.

Love
Boy n Baby

Mary-Margaret said...

Dear Harry and Cassidy - You and Martin and Katie have our prayers and our sympathy. We just dropped in to see how you were doing and got the awful news. We love you guys.

Mary-Margaret

Princess, Tank and Isaac: The Newfs of Hazard said...

Wow Katy and Martin, you've had a lot of loss lately. Sorry about Flakes. Maybe our snowfall was in his honor. Flakes from Heaven.

T-man said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Flakes. She seemed like a kind, patient soul. I'm sure she's with Oscar now watching over you.

Luckie Girl said...

I am sorry to hear about dear Flakes. :( Rest in Peace.

Kirby said...

Harry, Cassidy, Katy & Martin,

I'm so sorry to hear about Flakes. It sounds like she lived a wonderful life with you all. She really seemed to be an amazing cat, and I'm sure Oscar met her at the bridge and they romped together again!! Mom and I will keep you all and Flakes in our prayers.

Your pal,
Kirby

Huskee Boy said...

Oh noo... I am so sorry to hear about Flakes. I am sure Oscar will take good care of here over at the Rainbow Bridge.

Ben_Benjamin said...

Im really sorry to hear that Harry...this is sad. But no worries, Flakes will be joining Oscar at the rainbow bridge and Im sure Oscar will take good care of Flakes. They will have a wonderful time there.

Girl Girl Hamster said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Flakes. Your family sure love her alot
Oscar will take good care of her at the rainbow bridge

~ Girl girl

Caz said...

Really sorry to hear about your poor friend. I'm sure he will be missed by the whole family, it will take time but you will remember all the cuddly fun youa all had together,will light a candle for flakes.

Keep wagging guys and hugs to the rest of your family

Your pal Ludo

Xsara ... said...

I'm incredibly sorry for your loss! She was lukcy to have a family like yours, now she is with Oscar and he will take care of her

Putter said...

Hi Harry! Hi Cassidy!

I am so sorry to hear about sweet flakes ... We are thinking of you ...

Your Friend,

Putter ...

Mojo said...

Such sad news; I'm so sorry to hear this. Even though she had a 'good innings' and left in a peaceful manner, it still is such a painful time. Best wishes to you all

Mojo's mum