Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Please say a prayer at 4:15 today...

...as that is when my sweetest Mica will be crossing the bridge. Here is my last photo of him, spooning with Petey on the couch last night. It was the first time they've ever done that.

So many tears.

Thank you for understanding what an incredibly difficult decision this has been to make.

60 comments:

Daisy said...

We are keeping you in our thoughts and purrs during this difficult and sad day. Mica, may your journey be peaceful and gentle. Here is a poem we found for you, today:

May I Go? - By Susan Jackson
Thursday, January 20, 2005

May I Go? Do you think the time is right?
May I say goodbye to pain filled days and endless lonely nights?

I've lived my life and done my best, an example tried to be.
So can I take that step beyond, and set my spirit free?

I didn't want to go at first, I fought with all my might.
But something seems to draw me now to a warm and living light.

I want to go, I really do; it's difficult to stay.
But I will try as best I can to live just one more day.

To give you time to care for me and share your love and fears.
I know you're sad and afraid, because I see your tears.

I'll not be far, I promise that, and hope you'll always know,
That my spirit will be close to you wherever you may go.

Thank you so for loving me. You know I love you too,
And that's why it's hard to say goodbye and end this life with you.

So hold me now just one more time and let me hear you say,
Because you care so much for me, you'll let me go today.

Scout 'n Freyja said...

My heart is breaking for you. Letting someone we love go to heaven is one of life's most horrible tasks. We will be thinking of you and PURRaying for you - without a doubt.

Lacy said...

sooo sorry Jane and Petey...Mica will be met by all our friends that already left us..Lacylulu loved kittys..my thoughts are with u today and always..

a sad,
rocky
bear
angel lacylulu
jodee
and mama..

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

My paws will be khrossed and vibes fur his safe journey sent -

We'll light a khandle tonight to help guide him -

It is purry khlear here in PA so the skies will definitely show us the new Mica Star -

Mom says woo are giving him the greatest gift as it khausing the most pain -

He'll be waiting one day to thank you fur listening -

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra and Her Mom

Bouncing Bertie said...

We will be with you, though far away.
Gail and Bertie.

Maggie and Mitch said...

You remain in our thoughts and prayers.

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Angus said...

It is so,so hard. Sadly, sensitive kind people feel what you're going through the most. Tonight our thoughts are there alongside you as an invisible, hopefully supporting presence.

Beaglebratz & mom too said...

Beaglebratz mom here - I know what a most difficult time making this decision this is but yes, it is the greatest gift one can give to their furry 4-legged companion after they have given us so much of themselves for so long. When I finally made that decision for my little Angel Oreo - altho I had raised and loved many pets before - with him, that final decision was totally mine altho I realized that Angel Oreo was guiding me all the time. He never resisted - he was ready and I know he is at the Rainbow Bridge, thanking me for it. He will be there, as will all the other animals who are there, to guide Mica safely across the Bridge. Be happy little Mica - run and play freely now with no more pain.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Tears here too. We are sad but know it is best for Mica. Mom has big tears in her eyes for Mom and Mica too.

Hugs and good thoughts to you from the OP Pack

Ruby Bleu said...

Jane I feel so honored to have had the opportunity to have finally met Mica in pawson ;) I know this is so hard, but know that we are with you and will stand beside you through this tough time. You provided such a wonderful life for him and he gave you so much love and wonderful memories. Cherish those memories.

Ruby sends you and Petey lots of licks. She will miss her NOMSSF.

love Michele (and ruby too)

Kea said...

We are sending our purrs and prayers and healing Light and wishing Mica a peaceful, gentle journey.

Universal Blessings and Peace to you all.

Brian said...

My sisters and I are so very sorry to hear about your sweet Mica. We send your our best comforting purrs. The love you shared will live forever.

Remington said...

You are in our thoughts and prayers. We will say a prayer at 4:15....tears are falling here....

Amy and The House of Cats said...

We haven't met before, but we saw over at our family cat-a-blog about Mica and the tough decision you have had to make, and we had to come over to send you our purrs and prayers and lots of comfort and support. This has to be such a hard time for you - we send lots of hugs for you and purrs and prayers for your family, and for Mica to have a gentle, peaceful journey. The decision you have made is very selfless - giving Mica a wonderful loving home for so many years, and then allowing him to leave when he let you know it is time is a very difficult but very loving choice to make.

Clive said...

Lots of tears here for you too - we are so sad for you.

We'll light a special candle and say a very special prayer tonight for you Jane, hugs to you and Petey.

Fiona and family

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during the difficult time. We pray angels will surround you and give you strength. Please know that this final act of love is the greatest gift you could give Mica now.

((((HUGS))))
XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh, Ruairi and their Mom, Lynn

JackDaddy said...

You are so very very brave.

Thinking of you.

Koobuss said...

Oh, Petey, I am so sorry to hear that. How sad. Mica, your family, and you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Love and Extra Koobuss Kisses,
Koobie

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Very sad. Sending you my Golden LOVE n Thoughts. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

We will be thinking of you.

MOlly, Taffy and Monty

JC said...

I am so sorry. The Rainbow Bridge is a busy place lately. I hope you know you've given him a special life. Thinking of you ...

Pearl said...

Praying that Mica's journey is swift and comfortable.

While we can't fathom the loss you feel, we walk beside you during this time.

Love,
Pearl & family

MAXMOM said...

Dearest Jane...
I am so very sorry about your sad news...your writing in you last post reflects all the love you have shared with your dear Mica.
It is such a hard day...I know! Please know that my sincere love is sent your way. May you be comforted and may the good memories of your dear kitty prevail.
May you also be surrounded in the knowledge that your cyber-friends share your pain.
With lotsaluv and (((Hugs)))
MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA

Sweet Praline said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Mica. Purrs for you.

MurphyDog said...

Murphy's Mom here....I can't begin to express how sorry I am that you have to make this decision today to say goodby to Mica. I said goodbye to my 17.5year old kitty, Sophie, last December. Like Mica, she had given me so much joy and love throughout the years. My last and final gift to her was to end her pain and free her from her failing body.

It takes a certain strength for us to say goodbye to our furkids, but it is such a gift. Mica will be whole again, and never far from you. I often sense Sophie nearby, she comes in the form of a soft breeze or a gentle padding on my wood floors. I know she is watching over me.

Hugs to you & your family for that strength this afternoon. I'll be thinking of you.

Debbie

the 4 Bs said...

we are so sad for you. you are very kind and brave to do this last favor for Mica. we read back to some of the previous posts and your love is so obvious. we will be keeping you in our thoughts.

from the 4Bs and the human

The Life of Riley said...

We are so sorry - our thoughts are with you.

Riley and his mum

Tober the Cat said...

I decided to visit after hearing about Mica on our family cat-a-blog. I am so sorry to hear about your sweet cat, but glad that he has such a wise person who loves him and made a good but difficult decision to let him go. My blog helper and I are sending supportive purrs your way.

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

Here's mom's fav poem that helped with her last dog snoopie.It brought some comfort to her.

If It Should Be
Author Unknown.

If it should be that I grow weak,
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then you must do what must be done,
For this last battle cannot be won.
You will be sad, I understand;
Don't let your grief then stay your hand.
For this day more than all the rest,
Your love for me must stand the test.

We've had so many happy years -
What is to come can hold no fears.
You'd not want me to suffer so;
The time has come, so let me go.

Take me where my needs they'll tend
And please stay with me until the end.
Hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.

I know in time that you will see
The kindness that you did for me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I've been saved.

Please do not grieve - it must be you
Who had this painful thing to do.
We've been so close, we two, these years -
Don't let your heart hold back its tears.

Run Free Mica! Deepest sympathies
Love Norwood and Debi

Ginger Jasper said...

I dont know your little one but send you puurs and love at this very sad time..Hugs GJ x

Angel and Kirby said...

We are so sorry that Sweet Mica is going to the bridge. WE know how hard this in on the you and the family. WE found in our time of sorrow that talking about him will help ease the pain. Share his story often. Sending many purrs.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Leave it to us to leave a comment on the wrong post. We understand what a hard decision you have made and know you will greatly miss Mica.
Purrs and tail wags.

doyle and mollie said...

oh big hugs to you all, you are doing the kindest thing to mica - it's an act of love, stay strong... loves and licks

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

Sending you hugs Jane - I know how hard that decision is to make :(

Run free sweet Mica - you have earned your angel wings

xo

Brooke

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

We came over right away from Jan's Funny Farm to offer you gentle hugs and purrs at this difficult time. We wish Mica a peaceful journey and he will be greeted with open paws of all sorts when he arrives. He will continue to watch over your family and will be waiting for the day you shall meet again.

The Kool~Kittie~Krew and Shannon

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

We actually come from Our family's cat A Blog

Samantha said...

We are sending you love and prayers as we think of you at this time. Thank you for that last picture - it is very special.
Huge Hugs and Love xoxoxo
Sammie, Avalon and Mom

3 doxies said...

We are coming by from the Beaglebratz and I am so sorry I got here too late. Please know your family will be in our thoughts as you go through this and you begin to heal.
We will light a candle tonight to honor the passing of Mica.

Allison...Puddles Mum

Butchy, Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie said...

Dear Petey,
We are so sorry Mica is leaving you. We know you will miss him so much. Just picture Angel Mica & Angel Snickers playing this afternoon at the bridge. They are forever happy and pain free.
Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
Butchy, Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby & Hootie

The Island Cats said...

We just heard about Mica's journey to the Bridge. We are so sorry. We send you comforting purrs to help you during this sad time.

Wally, Ernie & Zoey

Ikaika said...

We are sending gentle purrs for Mica's journey across the bridge and purrs of comfort to you.

'Kaika and the Yosemite cats

Noll said...

Purrs to Mica and to you. It is such a difficult decision and goodbye to make.

Joe Stains said...

We are so sorry. Hugs to you and Petey.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Please accept our condolences for the loss of your beloved family member.

Purrs.

sprinkles said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. It's been a difficult day for me for very different reasons but reading this post just made me cry even harder.

I've been through the loss of a pet more times than I wish to count. It's always difficult and losing another one never gets any easier. However, the days after losing one do get easier. My heart is breaking for you.

Gus said...

Our muzzer said that Nigel and our lovely Tuptim too, will be there to help Mica when he is missing you.

She says that cats and dogs will play along the rainbow bridge, and wait for humans at the gate to join them one fine day.

We know that you have done your best to make this sad decision. To make it right for all of you because it's Mica's time. We hope you know he is at rest, and loving you today, and he will keep you in his heart until you come his way.

We're sorry, rhyme escapes us now, it's hard when tears are falling, to watch the meter and the scan and wipe the tears away. So we will send our thoughts and prayers for you and Petey too. And tell you Mica loves you, and he will wait for you.

gussie and teka

AFSS said...

We are so very sorry about Mica. Comforting purrs & prayers.

Cinnamon said...

That is very sad. Our thoughts are with you.

The Creek Cats said...

You are in our thoughts and prayers during this very sad time. (((hugs)))

pbgmomof5 said...

We are so sad. Blessings sweet mica as you head to the Bridge. (((hugs))) to your Bean.

Minna Krebs said...

I am sorry to hear about your sweet Mica.

I am new to your blog, and sorry I didn't 'know' you all before now. Butt, he certainly was a beautiful boy. I know you must miss him terribly.

Thinking of you
MinnaK

Bocci said...

Oh dear,my thoughts are with you tonight. We are so sorry. As I'm reading some of the comments-I see a wonderful idea: to light a candle to guide his way.

Your friends,
Bocci and his Parental Unit

The Lee County Clowder said...

Sending mournful purrrrss and comforting purrrayers.

ppuurrrrrrr

Anonymous said...

How sad and tearful I am for you tonight. We helped our little Sally Mae cross the rainbow bridge three weeks ago and understand your pain and sorrow. My thanks to Daisy for the poem shared; It brought more tears, yet was so comforting to read. You're in my heart in the days and weeks to come.

Yankee Gal

Daily Dose of Dogs (aka Cats with your Coffee) said...

I wish I wasn't just meeting you under these circumstances. Please know that you are in our thoughts and we are holding you close in our hearts.

Stella said...

Although we haven't communicated before, I feel so strongly that what you have done for your Mica is the very kindest,most loving thing you can do for an old sick pet. How fortunate you were to have him for 20 years and what a kind and gentle ending you gave him.

Blessings,

Jo and Stella

♥I am Holly♥ said...

We heard your sad news from Loving for a Living. We are so very sorry and sad. Having gone through it, we know how very difficult it is. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Benny and Lily said...

So sad you and Mica are in our thoughts
Benny & Lily

Hound Girl said...

we are new followers and will be keeping you in our prayers today.

Those Elgin Pugs said...

We just came from Khyra's link and read your Mon post.. and now this one,
we are sad, and sorry for your loss~

We hold you close in our thoughts and prayers tonight and Mica is watching from above and will always be in your hearts and in your smiles... when you think of a silly Mica moment~

love,
IzZY, Josie and Anakin Man