Thoroughly Poetic Thursday
It seems like only yesterday…
You were just a kitten.
When I saw your pleading look,
I was completely smitten.
Now at only six years old,
You are getting ready to leave,
Soon you will have your wings.
I’ve already started to grieve.
You’ve fought hard for the past year,
And I’m not ready to say good-bye.
I can’t imagine you not in my life
I am so sad…today I had to cry.
I am grateful and blessed
For my six years with you.
You’ll live in my heart forever.
You’re one of the best ever Kitties Blue.
© Janet Buickerood Blue 11/30/2016
I love you, Fiona.
So if you haven’t figured it out, Fiona is failing. She will not return to see Dr. Neel unless a crisis occurs. Her BUN was 180 and her phosphorous 20 on Tuesday. But the worst news was that she’d lost an entire pound. She now weighs only 4.9 pounds. I won’t give up hope that she might rally, but it doesn’t seem likely.
Dr. Neel and I were crying as Dad Tom and I left the vet on Tuesday. Fiona is beloved by everyone at our veterinary hospital.
Thank you everyone for all the purrs, prayers, POTP and well wishes you have sent to Fiona during the past eleven months. I know that has given her the courage and strength to soldier on. She may be tiny, but that hasn’t stopped her from fighting.
We are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop as well as Sammy’s Thoroughly Poetic Thursday. Today’s prompt letter was “Y.”
Tomorrow we will be participating in Come Fly with Me for Sammy and in honor of Easy who unexpectedly received his wings yesterday.
As you know, Sammy is the host of the ever popular Tuesday Teaser. But instead of Sammy trying to tease us, everyone who wants to participate needs to select someplace in their city, state, country they think Sammy might like to visit. Just include a photo of the location with a description and add your link to the hop at Dory’s Backyard.
The badge above gives you all the info you need. And, if you want to post prior to Friday, the link is already open HERE.
If you have not had the opportunity to stop be Easy’s blog and leave your condolences, the link is above.
As usual we are late with our Thankful Thursday and catching up when we know what’s coming.
Your poem is a lovely one and Fiona was the best of girls.
We are just trying to catch up here, and we read this news about dear little Fiona. We send mighty meezer purrs on her behalf. And tons of POTP.
Please hang in there Fiona. Be strong yet.
Hugs to your whole furmily, esp your peeps.
I’m so sorry…. and if I had only one wish this year then Santa please should stop all this sorrows and tears ….and he should do a miracle…. I would wish that so much for your Fiona… hugs to you…
We are so sorry to hear those last news about Fiona. It’s so hard to know she won’t recover. We send you and Fiona tenders purrs and hugs. Purrs
We are so sorry. This is heartbreaking.
Lovely Fiona, we are sending love and purrs to you and your family,
Athena and Marie xx
Sending love to you and dear Fiona. We know she could not be in better hands. A vet once said to a dear friend who had to send her young (7 yr. old) doggy to the Bridge, that her boy wasn’t feeling sad or cheated cause he didn’t really know how long doggies were *supposed* to live, and that made her feel better. All Fiona knows is that she has the best life with the best people, however long it lasts, and she knows she has you to take care of her. She is loved. Sending you all purrs and love and good days XOXOXO
We are so sorry to hear about Fiona.
It is hard when the ones we love are sick and may not recover.
We send comforting purrs as you spend time with your precious kitty.
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ
We are so sorry to hear that Fiona is reaching her end….our thoughts and prayers are with you. We hope you can have just a little more time with her to share all your love.
We actually came back one post after reading Fiona did cross the bridge. Our hearts are breaking for you, as we know what it is like to lose a precious fur baby. But we don’t want our furbabies to suffer, so now she is in a better place and can run free. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. RIP Fiona!
Thinking of you with love and sympathy. Kisses and gentle pets for sweet Fiona.
Maggie, Mickey Mouser, and Rufus the Red
Oh nose :'( We are sending lots of pawrayers for you and Fiona!!
Matt & Matilda
Our hearts are heavy with sorrow for you, Fiona, and for Mom and Dad Blue, too. CKD is a terrible thing, and one of the issues that our beloved angel Moosey battled in the last part of his life here. Please know that we love you, and hope you can keep fighting the battle. Sending purrs and prayers for a rally, and a miracle, sweet girl. Big hugs and headbonks to you all.
Dat’s bootyful. Almost as bootyful as Fiona. We’re sorry this is happenin’. Mommy says watchin’ sis Lexi go from a healthy bouncy 30 pound kitty to a frail 9 pound cat, was horrific, but still didn’t purrpare her fur da end. We’re sendin’ lots of hugs and purrayers.
Dezi and Raena
What a beautiful poem for Fiona. It is so hard when one of our furries is failing. A warm hug.
we are sending lots of love and purrs….we know it is never easy no matter what
Dear friends, we are so sorry and terribly sad to hear about sweet Fiona. We all loved your dear girl and we are glad you shared her with all of us. Love, hugs and purrs from all of us here.
Sorry, we’re sending more purrs and prayers and we hope you’re still fighting sweetie.
Oh this is such a sad time!! Fiona I am purring for you and am heartbroken you are failing! Mum sends hugs and love to your mom and dad ❤️❤️
So sorry to hear about Fiona. So many of our furry pals are doing poorly or crossing the bridge right now. We have you in out thoughts and prayers.
My heart is breaking for you all over again. I’m so sorry you’re going through this.
Prayers for Fiona and her family.
That certainly wasn’t the news we wanted to hear. We are sending continued love to you Mom Janet and to your sweet little Fiona. We know you will not let her suffer needlessly and that you will make the best decision for her when a decision needs to be made. Love to you both and may neither one of you suffer unduly.
the critters in the cottage xo
This makes us so sad, especially our mom. Even though she has been though the same thing, she knows there’s nothing to alleviate the heartbreak you’re going through. We will keep you all in our hearts…especially Fiona.
I am deeply sorry for Fiona and for the family while she is in this transition time. It is an excruciatingly sad time filled with sorrow and tears for you. We love them so. We would do anything in our power to make them better and to take away suffering. They love us so. We love them.
She is a beautiful precious still young girl and I love her gentle sweet face. Fiona, let your mommy and family hold and love you. My tears are falling for you darling girl. I won’t forget you.
I am sorry that Fiona is failing and I continue to purr for her.
I’m sorry, I can’t believe how abrupt my comment seems. It wasn’t intended that way. The poem for Fiona is beautiful, but I know how hard it is to see them fail when you love them so much and can’t make things better.
We are so very sorry to hear Fiona is not doing well. CKD just stinks! We send Fiona…and you…lots of purrs.
I am so sorry to read this about lovely Fiona…it has been such a sad week in the CatBlog World (encompassing dear Easy ). But there is so much love here too. Prayers for all of you .
IT breaks my heart too to read your poem. I too understand the sadness underneath the words and the feeling of helplessness at being able to stop time for accelerating. Words cannot express what I know you are feeling, and they seem so meager in comparison when one is trying to convey such depth. I am thinking of you and dear beautiful Fiona and we will purr.
So sad to hear that Fiona is not getting better.. I am heartbroken with you – she is leaving way too soon… Purrz fur you and Fiona.
-Katie and the Katz.
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My heart is breaking as I sit here in tears. I understand, because my heart knows this pain all too well. I wish I could take away the pain for Fiona and for you. I would in a heartbeat. I wish I were there with you, but know that I am in spirit. I am always here for you, a soul sister of the heart. Big, warm hugs…and lots of love.
Your poem breaks my heart in its beauty. I understand. We’ve been cheering for Fiona and hoping that the beautiful fighter finds peace one way or another (we prefer peace in healing obviously!!!). Sending all of you our love.
I’m sorry to hear Fiona is not doing as well as we all want her to. We love her and all of you and will continue to keep her in our prayers.
We are so sorry that dear Fiona is not doing well. Purrs and prayers to that precious girl and hugs and love to you. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!.
Hi, seems like our comment didn’t get through, but we appologize in case it’s a dubble comment now.
Your post made us very sad, and we can only imagine how you and Tom feel. We wish you all the best for this hard time, which sure is also intensive and full of love at the same time. You’re in our thoughts.
Our heart is breaking, too. A very very hard time for you and Fiona, and sure intensive and full of love at the same time. You’re in our thoughts.
Oh no…..we are so sorry to read this. Fiona has put up a good fight (with your help) and we’re purring that she has more quality time with you. Too much sadness.
(((hugs))) The Florida Furkids with tons of love and smoochies to Mau from his WIFE Allie and special, gentle hugs to Fiona from her sister-in-law
I’m so sorry Fiona is not rebounding. As I write this through tears I know how loved she is by you and she will always know that love. Continued healing prayers and purrs to all.
So very sorry about Fiona….sending prayers.
I am so sorry that Fiona is not doing well. No words can bring comfort at this time, but try to take comfort in knowing how much you did to help her survive and she knows how loved she is. My heart breaks for you. XO
We are deeply sorry to read that Fiona is not doing well. We are sending purrs and prayers of hope and comfort and love.
I know that any words I might say can never heal the hurt, but please know that we are all sending our most heartfelt prayers and thoughts for Fiona. We will never give up hope on her, and we trust that she’ll let you know when she’s ready to fly. You, Janet, as well as Tom and Dr. Neel, have always have been and always will be her very own angels here on earth. Never forget that, because Fiona certainly never will. As always, purrs and prayers to all of you!
We are so sorry to hear that Fiona is failing and we had hoped she might rally a little but it’s not to be. We are sending gentle headbutts to her and sadly a farewell kiss will follow.
I am so sorry Fiona is not doing better. Please know that I am keeping her and you and your family in my prayers. I know that Fiona is surrounded by love.
Oh we are so sad to hear the discouraging vet report on Fiona. We are sending a double dose of healing and comforting purrs to all of you. We are still hoping for a Christmas miracle for Fiona.
You know how Mom and I feel about sweet Fiona’s bravery and how wonderful you and Dad Tom have been to help her through this difficult time but oh my goodness what LOVE she has always felt – so much it fills her up I’m sure. When we come into our humans’ lives we bring trust, hope, and the ability to love and she and her sister were SO lucky you adopted them both into your loving home. Fiona is a fighter but even those of us who are, get so very tired. Fiona will be here until her time comes but even after, she will be there – in that place in your heart where humans reserve spots for those of us who have been lucky enough to have your love…………
Hugs to Fiona, and hugs to you for always being our friends………
Sammy and Mom Pam
We’re so sorry to hear dat Fiona is doing so poorly. Sending purrs and love.
I’m so sorry 🙁 Soft Pawkisses to you all <3 <3 <3
I am so sorry to hear about Fiona. I know how difficult this is for all of you.
I’m sure all of us here will understand if you don’t post for awhile. Hugs to you!
Oh my heart is aching. It’s difficult to comprehend sometimes how much emotional investment we put into our furriends we meet online. We hope that Fiona can stick around for a long while as long as she’s not sufffering. Our love and thoughts are with you all.
Oh, dear sweet Fiona, we so wanted a miracle for you…our hearts are sad and we send our love to you, Giulietta and to your Mom and family. Continued healing purrs to you sweetheart and all my best kisses and cuddles…xoxo Clooney
I’m so heartbroken for you, and a little heartbroken for myself too because I also care a lot about your little gray girl. I wish she was able to stick around longer, but I know you won’t let her suffer. Purrs to her and to all of you in her family.