Thursday, December 13, 2012

Happy News, Sad News

The Happy Part:
I don't mean to be a tease, but I can hardly wait to share Graham's adoption tale with you.   It's a sweet one, and sure to fill your heart with holiday joy. It's also a long one, and I need the time to write it all out and share all the little details.  

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Actually, all of our dear Loudermilks have some very wonderful happily-ever-after stories and I know I said I would start telling those tales today, but I'm going to wait until Monday.  I am wrapping up the last of my holiday projects tomorrow, and I don't have the proper amount of time and focus to tell these stories right.    Thanks for being patient.   I'll post early on Monday, so you'll all be able to start off week with some warm and fuzziness.


The Sad Part:
I wanted to send a little love out today to Marianne and Bud, parents to our former fosters Inez and Edward Davenport.   Marianne shared with me that dear little Inez passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, due to kidney failure. She was only four years old.

 My heart aches for them.

Marianne and Bud are two of the kindest folks you'll ever meet, and they LOVE their kitties deeply. Inez was a very sweet, warm, funny and spirited girl.  She brought a tremendous amount of joy to all, and I know this loss is huge for them.

Marianne, Bud, and Edward - you are deep in our thoughts right now.   We're so, so sorry you had to say goodbye to your very special girl.


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Much love and many hugs to you from this whole community. 

xoxoxo





71 comments:

  1. Graham are you shouting = I wan´t to open this parcel NOOOOOW ??!! :)
    Sorry to hear about your furriend Inez :(

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  2. A month ago, I lost my own little four-year-old cat, Harley, unexpectedly. I so feel their pain. Four is just too young to say goodbye to a cat. Sending a lot of good thoughts their way today. And to you, Laurie, because I know you love every single feline soul that goes through your home.

    If there is any solace, it is in knowing that dear little Inez had a wonderful life in her forever home, and was adored until the very end.

    Can't wait to read the Loudermilk adoption stories.

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  3. Poor Inez, a short life, but at least it was filled with love and that's what counts.
    I hate hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and kidney failure in young cats. It's so unfair.

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  4. Looking forward to more happy news on Graham and all the Loudermilks.
    So sorry to hear about Inez - that's just tragic and my heart goes out to Marianne, Bud and Edward. It's news like this that makes me want to leave my office to head home to hug my boy kitty right now. He'll get an extra special long hug tonight. Thinking of you Inez!

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  5. Oh, sweet little kitty, how sad for her people and her brother. How lucky she was to spend time with Laurie and the Bean and with her humans!

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  6. Oh my, poor adorable little Inez... yes, 4 years old is much too soon to leave us.
    I'm very touched by this news because my beloved little Shali has chronic renal failure and I'm always scared that an urea crisis might kill her. I am so so sorry for Marianne and Bud :'-(

    Hope everything goes smoothly with your projects, very much looking forward to reading the lovely tales on Monday. xxxx

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    1. Hugs to your little Shali. Renal failure is such a heartbreaking disease. I lost mine from it also. Loved her like no other!

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  7. Many good thoughts to Inez's family. Perhaps a new kitten will come into their lives soon :)

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  8. so sorry about Inez....please let her family know we are sending purrs.....

    can't wait for the adoption stories

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  9. Many good thoughts to Inez's family. Losing a pet is so difficult. Perhaps a new kitten will come into their lives soon.

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  10. I will light a candle for Inez tonight. Poor darling.

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  11. Feeling such sadness for Inez's family and especially for Edward. I know Marianne and Bud will be comforted by his presence as he will by theirs. XO

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  12. My condolences to Inez' humans. IMO any age that our kitties leave us is too soon, but that young is especially heartbreaking. I hope they can take comfort in that they gave Inez the best life she could have hoped for.

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    1. Couldn't have put it better myself: What MsKitty said.

      Virtual hugs to Marianne, Bud, and Edward, and may your many happy memories of your time with Inez carry you through this sadness.

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    2. I was thinking the same, anytime is too soon. And yes, the younger the harder. She was loved and that's what matters. My condolences to all who's lives she touched.

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    3. I agree. In my household 17 seems to be the "magic number"...and it is much too soon!!!

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  13. So sorry to hear about Inez. Losing a beloved furbaby is so hard. We lost two last year, one at only 2 years old, to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. My heart and thoughts go out to Marianne and Bud, and Edward.

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    1. Virtual hugs to you, too, Sharon, for your two losses.

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    2. ...and more hugs from me.

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  14. i am so sad about inez. i know we all have our favorite itty bitty kitties, and this sweet little girl was my favorite. she looks just like my tuxedo kitty :(

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  15. I lost my boy only 2 short months ago. It was sudden and he was young. I am still grieving. I send Marianne, Bud and Edward peace and light and love and hope that once the sadness passes they will be filled with memories of joy and love for their dear girl. It takes a lot of time and a lot of tears. I send you so many hugs.

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    1. Tabitha, I am sending you lots of hugs!!! I am very sorry for your loss. Thankfully, they remain forever in our hearts.

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  16. Oh no. RIP Inez.

    My condolences to Marianne, Bud and Edward.

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  17. I lost my boy only 2 short months ago. It was sudden and he was young. I am still grieving. I send Marianne, Bud and Edward peace and light and love and hope that once the sadness passes they will be filled with memories of joy and love for their dear girl. It takes a lot of time and a lot of tears. I send you so many hugs.

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  18. So sorry about little Inez, gone too soon. Congrats to the Loudermilks on finding their forever homes.

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  19. I lost my boy only two months ago. It was sudden and he was young. It was the most difficult thing and I am still grieving. I send love, light and peace to Marianne, Bud and Edward. Take as much time as you need to feel sad and cry. My wish is that in time you will let the sadness go and fill it with joy from the memories that you have with your sweet little girl. We are all crying and sad with you. Sending you so many hugs.

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  20. Oh my heart breaks! Just know that she was well-loved and had a wonderful life!!

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  21. My heart and love go to Marianne, Bud, and Edward.

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  22. I'm very sorry to hear about Inez and wish the best for her family, both human and feline, during this difficult time. I'm glad she went to a good home and had known love all her life.

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  23. So sorry to hear about Inez.
    Sending healing thoughts to Marianne, Bud, and Edward. Thank you for giving Inez a wonderful, loving home for the time that she had.

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  24. My heart goes out to Marianne & Bud.I lost my cat Finn, at 4 to Heptitius. No clue where he got it. Four years is not long enough - but I know Inez had a wonderful home and tons of love. My deepest sympathies to them and you, Laurie.

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  25. So hard to lose a kitteh... Tom and I lost our dear Lucia this past year very suddenly to kidney failure as well, she was 5. It is so hard to say goodbye. Our grieving was so intense, but we realized with time that this was a sign we loved her as family. It really helped us to put together a photo collage frame of her and make a list of all the things about her we didn't want to forget, taping it to the back of the frame. It was a nice way to work through our feelings together, and celebrate her life. Our thoughts are with you...

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    1. I did this sort of thing with mine but in a scrapbook. I even listed all of their nicknames. :)

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    2. So sorry for your loss. What a sweet way to memorialize your Lucia.

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  26. I went back to the Alumni pics and pulled up the pictures of little Inez, it brought back sweet memories. I just LOVED the picture of her and Edward sitting cheek to cheek in the window. I am so sorry to hear the sad news of her passing at such a young age. My heart goes out to her human and kitty family. Hopefully the good news of all the Loudermilk kids' new homes will provide some cheer for the holidays :)

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  27. my condolences to Marianne and Bud on the loss of their dear Inez... losing a pet is never easy, but losing one unexpectedly is doubly hard.

    I look forward to reading the adoption stories when you post them.

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  28. my condolences to Bud, Marianne, and Edward on the loss of their furry family member. Losing a pet is hard, but for it to happen unexpectedly makes it doubly so.

    Looking forward (as always!) to reading the adoption stories.

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  29. I have that lovely photo of Inez as a postcard. I remember someone commenting at the time you first posted it, saying she looked like a grumpy old man saying "Get off my lawn!"

    I am so sorry for her loss and my heart goes out to her family. Please know that I will light a candle for Inez.

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    1. Thank you for for making us laugh today, sweet as she was 95% of the time, Inez did at times act like a grumpy old man! Your sympathy is so appreciated, thank you for caring.
      Marianne, Bud & Edward

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  30. Hugs and purrs to Marianne, Bud and Edward. Hearts are sad. Wishing peace and happy memories

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  31. I'm going to have to get back to the happy part later -- now, I'm just sad for Inez and her loving parents. I'm so sorry for their loss. :(

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  32. Sooo sorry to hear about Inez.... She was one of my fav Davenport...RIP little one..and all my sympathy to Marianne, Bud and Ed..BiG Hugs xoxox

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  33. Sooooo sorry to hear about Inez... She was one of my fav Davenport (love tux kittie).. RIP little one..all my sympathy to Marianne, Bud and Ed..BIG hugs and Love xoxoxo

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  34. So so sorry to hear about Inez. I love that pic of her and have revisited it often. My sincerest condolences to Marianne, Bud, and Edward. Losing our babies is never easy.

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  35. This is terrible news. I send them all my hearfelt condolences. I lost my first two boy cats unexpectedly when they just turned 3 years old. One right after the other. It is just terrible to lose ANY loved one.

    Signed Karen, Enid and Hester

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  36. My condolences to Marianne, Bud and Edward. I started crying when I read the news as I had just been looking at Inez's pictures earlier in the week. I love the one you posted above; she looked so small and round.

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  37. My deepest sympathies to Marianne, Bud and Edward. They have all lost a beloved family member...way too early.

    Inez clearly had the best possible start in life as an IBKC member and then with her forever family.

    I love some of the responses about remembrances and love shared. Young Edward has an adjustment to help his family make. ((hugs))

    Graham is a sweet goofy boy, I look forward to the adoption stories.

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  38. I'm so sad for Marianne and Bud and Edward. I hope Edward is doing okay -- it's so hard on animals when their sibling leaves so suddenly. (Not that it's any easier on the humans, but at least they understand why!) I know Inez was much loved, and you have many happy memories to help console you as time passes. It's never easy to lose a beloved baby, no matter what the age, but it's especially cruel when they're so young.

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  39. Deepest sympathies to little Inez' family. I'm sure all her days were happy ones. Losing a family member is always difficult.

    Looking forward to next week's adoption tales!

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  40. We are crying a tear for Inez, and wrap our big IBKC community arms around Marianne, Bud and Edward to hold them close.

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  41. Oh dear. We went through this twice in the last year and it is never easy when one of our babies goes to the Bridge.

    Love and Purrs,

    Aunty Pol

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  42. My deepest condolences to Bud, Marianne and Edward. Darling Inez was part of the first batch of IBKC kittens I watched grow up here.

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  43. My thoughts are with Bud, Marianne, and Edward. I am extremely sorry for your loss. Rest in Peace, Inez.

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  44. Inez was one of my all-time favourite IBKs. Condolences to her family for the loss of their beautiful girl.

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  45. so sad to hear this..losing a fur baby is so heartbreaking, even worse when it's sudden..my hear goes out to her family..may her memory be eternal.

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  46. Blessings for comfort and healing headed out to Marianne, Bud, and Edward. I sorrow that you had only 4 years with your beloved Inez, but am heartglad that she had you and you had her during that time.

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  47. Sending my love and condolences to Marianne, Bud and Edward. I am so sorry for the loss of dear Inez.

    Looking forward to the adoption stories.

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  48. My condolences to Marianne, Bud and Edward on the loss of your dear Inez.

    Looking forward to the Loudermilks' adoption stories.

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  49. My sympathies and thoughts are with Marianne, Bud and Edward on their loss. I hope the day soon comes when your thoughts of Inez are filled with the joy of her life rather than the sadness of her passing. Her time may have been short but it appears it was a life well lived and well loved - no kitty could wish for more and no kitty deserves any less. Thanks for giving that to Inez and Edward.

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  50. RIP to lovely little Inez. I did not know about IBKC when she was being fostered. But I have experienced the loss of my 5 year old tux, Oreo who died of sudden kidney failure in 2010 and her littermate Skipper who passed from the same thing at 8 years old (3 weeks ago). My heart truly aches for you Marianne and Edward. If it makes you feel any better, Skipper and Oreo will show little Inez the ropes just the other side of the Rainbow Bridge. <3

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  51. And Bud of course as well! Sorry! :(

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  52. so much sadness for inez and her family. RIP pretty angel. :(

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  53. To Marianne, Bud and Edward:
    I am so sorry. This last October we lost our beloved Lucy to kidney failure. Her passing was quite sudden. It is terrible and sad to lose a beloved family member - we are sending purrs and prayers.

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  54. Lynn, Alex, India and ZoubisouDecember 14, 2012 at 3:05 PM

    Everyone who has loved and lost a kitty knows what a sad time this is. Little Inez started out with a precarious future that was turned into a wonderful kitty life. Our sympathies are with little Inez's family.

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  55. When the card set of the Davenports was issued, I bought mine knowing full well I'd never ever send Inez's card to anyone; I was keeping it for myself. She was such a dainty dolly, and grew to be a beautiful cat.

    To Inez's dear family, please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your precious girl/sister. May her memory be a blessing.

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  56. Oh my...thanks to everyone who posted such lovely condolences for us, we are overwhelmed with your kinds words, thoughts, prayers and hugs. It has helped us get through some very difficult days and appreciated it more than you can know. Our little Inez was such a joy and mostly thanks to Laurie, Craig and Charlene who gave her a loving start. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
    Marianne, Bud and Edward Loomis Davenport

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    1. Inez was my favorite kitten of all time here on the site. When I adopted my little tuxie cat, she was 6 years old so I had never gotten to see her as a baby. Inez looked SO much like Ebbie that it felt like I was getting a little window into what she may have been like as a kitten. I'm so sorry to hear about Inez' sudden illness, epsecially so close to the holidays. Hugs and condolences.

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    2. Inez was my favorite kitten ever on this site. When I adopted my tuxie, she was 6 years old so I never got to see her as a baby. Inez looked so much like my Ebbie that it was almost like getting a glimpse into what Ebs would have been like as a kitten. I'm so sorry to hear about her sudden illness, especially so close to the holidays. Hugs and condolences to you, Bud and Edward.
      xoxo
      Cal and Ebbie

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