Josie died this morning at 6.45. She had been failing for a couple of months, after a much longer period of merely diminishing. Over the last couple of days, her condition worsened. It was, I think, not just old age, but probably some other complication, perhaps cancer. She was in great discomfort during the night, and I knew that she was not going to improve, no matter what was done. I took her to the veterinary emergency room this morning. She died very quietly.
I will, as always in these cases, write more later, but I wanted to let the world know that Miss Josefina von Chubs, the Great White, my Chubs, was no longer here; she is elsewhere, whole and healthy. My old lady is young again.
John, I'm at a loss for words. I am so sorry to hear this. I know how much you loved Josie and how much she loved you. Please know I feel your pain, and my thoughts and prayers are with you.ReplyDelete
Roberta, thank you for your kind words about Josie. She was such a presence in the apartment, and in my life; she was always there, it seems, and now she isn’t. I am glad she is out of pain, and fancy her lying in eternal sunshine, running faster than she ever could through safe green fields. I will miss her.Delete
Tears here. I am deeply sorry that this precious girl has gone on today. As with the others in your household, I have great fondness for her. And she became even more special to me as time has passed, for several reasons. I will miss you very much beautiful, loved, and made new again Josie. I always will remember you.ReplyDelete
may your journey to heaven be swift Josie. we are truly sorry.ReplyDelete
you are and always will remain, a beautiful girl, an amazing friend and we send all our hugs and loves to you, dad and the family you leave behind. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
We're all so very sorry to hear about dear Josie, that's very sad and we send love and hugs your way.ReplyDelete
I am so saddened to hear your lovely Josie is now passed on.ReplyDelete
It is always so difficult to see them suffer at all, and now she
has permanent relief from any pain. Only your pain will continue.
I will miss seeing her doing her thing around the cosy apartment.
fly free sweet girlReplyDelete
Thank you for coming by. Ilike to think of my Chubs flying through sunny fields now, no pain, no danger, just joy.Delete
Farewell, beautiful Josie ~ heaven has opened it's arms for you. John, we'll soon send a Rainbow Bridge image for her, my heart goes out to you on the loss of this special little one.ReplyDelete
I am so sorry John, it never gets easier. Now she has been released to her new rejuvenated life, but you are left with the pain of loss of your Chubs. My thoughts are with you.ReplyDelete
I am so sorry; Josie sounded like such a sweet, lovely girl. You had said before that she was slowing down, but I thought it was just the normal aging process and she'd still be with you for some time yet.ReplyDelete
After a long life, she had only a short period of suffering, a peaceful end, and a beautiful afterlife waiting for her. I know how you must be feeling, but she's free from any pain now, and happy.
OMG, John, I'm stunned, in shock.ReplyDelete
I'm SO sorry. I don't know what to write, I'm overcome. My thoughts and prayers are with you; Godspeed to Josie. ♥
Didn't see this coming!ReplyDelete
Farewell, Angel Josie; you carry a lot of love with you as you fly away to Heaven.
Hugs and purrs.
Dear Josie sweet precious kitty.ReplyDelete
May you have unlimited sun puddles and gentle warm breezes FURever.
Hugs to your loving family
Thank you. My Chubs did love to lie in the sun, when she could find it. I like to think of her doing that now.Delete
I am so sorry.❤️❤️ReplyDelete
Thank you. Josie was a part of my life for twelve years. It will be hard without her.Delete
Sorry for the loss of your sweet lady - she will be keeping an eye on you and the others.ReplyDelete
Thank you for coming by. I worry that she thinks I’ve left her. I hope she will understand that I had to let her go.Delete
We are so sorry about the loss of Josie. Sending purrs and hugs. ~Ernie and the momReplyDelete
I'm so very sorry for the loss of your old lady, but you're right she's young again.ReplyDelete
Healing hugs. ♥
Thank you. It's tough not having her with me, but I will again some day.Delete
This is such sad news. I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful girl. XOReplyDelete
Thank you for your sympathy. It is sad news indeed, but I hope one day to see my Josie again.Delete
We are so very sorry and sending you all purrs.ReplyDelete
We're so sorry to read this, John. Fly free, sweet Josie, and know that you are forever loved.ReplyDelete
Thank you for your kindness. Josie is indeed forever loved - and will be missed until I meet her again.Delete
So sorry John..so very sorry! :(ReplyDelete
I so very sorry for your loss.ReplyDelete
Thank you for stopping by. It helps knowing that people have sympathy for those Josie has left behind. We hope one day to see her again.Delete
No more pain now Josie. We will miss you.ReplyDelete
Oh no, I'm so sorry for your loss John. I know you wouldn't want her to suffer and did as you must do but there is still the pain for saying good bye. Take care.ReplyDelete
Rest easy Josie.
we are so very sad to learn that Josie has dashed off to The Bridge. Purrs to keep you comfortReplyDelete
Thank you, Savannah. My Josie can surely dash now, as she is young and fit again - but still my Chubs.Delete
John the words are hard to write and I know how inadequate they are to begin with. I am deeply sorry to hear about your beautiful sweet Chubs. Their lives are far too short in contrast to our own. But oh the love they bring us and the love we share, the brevity is worth every moment. You will be missed ever so lovely Josie and your memory will live on in the hearts of those you knew you. I am so sorry John.ReplyDelete
We are so sorry to learn Josie has flown away. Saying goodbye is always awful, no matter what, and watching them prepare is gut-wrenching. We feel your loss.ReplyDelete
We hope she has met our bro Elliott, and thank you for your kind words when he left. Purrs to you.
Josie was so loved. Thanks for letting us participate your life and be with you for the heartbreak that happens when it's time for a gentle, dignified death. You're a wonderful cat-dad.ReplyDelete
It is a tough time for us here, Baltimore, but it is made easier by such sympathy. Thank you.Delete
So sorry for the loss of your sweet Josie. Fly free beautiful Soul✨ Soft Pawkisses to comfort you🐾😽💞ReplyDelete
Thank you Binky and Granny. My Josie is indeed now free and - still - beautiful.Delete
We are finding this out now and are heart broken. We loved to hear about the old gal and how she was moving along in her own very defined way. This is such a hard thing to do but is something we must do with love. She is now free and at the Bridge young and healthy and looking back home with a cat smile. Purrs and Prayers from us all JohnReplyDelete