/ by: RoseHoffaQuilts

Christmas

Christmas (aka Chrissy the Christmas Kitty) passed away today at 1:15pm.  When the doctor opened her up, she was packed full of cancer.  It was in the lymph nodes and wrapped around her stomach, intestines and pancreas.  A very aggressive cancer.  I’m sure it was very sudden as I just noticed her weight loss recently.  She had lost more weight over the weekend.  Unfortunately, there was nothing that could be done for her, but to humanely let her cross the rainbow bridge.

Last night she slept on my pillow one last night, purring me to sleep.  I’m so sad, I can’t even express it into words how much I will miss her.

These were pictures when she felt better.

Chrissy

Laid out on the rug enjoying the summer heat.

Chrissy

And the very final picture of her.

Chrissy the Christmas Kitty

We found her just before Christmas 1999.  My Mom was selling trees that year at her flower shop when she heard some very pathetic meows.  Really there were “I’m starving” cries.  My Mom searched her out and found her under a Christmas tree hiding.  Hence the name Christmas.  For 3 days food and water went in and nothing came out.

Well that year, it seemed like we were finding kittens and puppies like crazy.  We luckily placed them with friends and neighbors.  After a couple of days I said to my Mom, I’m not going to get attached.    I had a small apartment and had Sophie, Faygo, and Midnight (who crossed the Rainbow Bridge too already).  As soon as I said that, she reached up on her hind legs, put her front paws on me and rubbed her face on my face.  I knew I was done for at that point.  We were inseparable afterward.  She was a very loving cat.  I’m going to miss her purring on my pillow tonight and forever after.

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  • She’s such a beauty, I’ll really miss seeing her about the blog and in person when I visit. Good night Chrissy, you will be missed.

  • Oh Rose, I was hopeful that it was a giant hairball – but as you know he takes the good ones first. So sorry about Chrissy. Hugs to you and all the rest of your furry family.

  • Sending you love and understanding for this loss of a beloved friend and family member. Sweet peace, Chrissy, and beautiful things on the other side.

  • Rose, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your dear kitty. May you take comfort in the wonderful and warm memories of her. She is no longer suffering.

  • I am so sorry for your loss, and tho I don’t know you personally, I share your grief. Our “fur people” always claim a little piece of our hearts that lasts forever.

  • COMMENTS (16)

    1. teeweewonders 14 February - 2009

      RIP sweet Christmas kitty. 🙁

    2. JulieZ 12 February - 2009

      I am so sorry for your loss, and tho I don’t know you personally, I share your grief. Our “fur people” always claim a little piece of our hearts that lasts forever.

    3. Jennifer 11 February - 2009

      I’m so sorry for your loss. (((hugs))) I know just how hard it is to lose a cherished furry friend. I’ll be thinking of you.

    4. Julie 11 February - 2009

      I am so, so sorry Rose.

    5. Jan 11 February - 2009

      Rose, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your dear kitty. May you take comfort in the wonderful and warm memories of her. She is no longer suffering.

    6. Maryellen 11 February - 2009

      I;n very sorry about the passing of your friend.

    7. Beverly 11 February - 2009

      Sorry, Rose, it’s never easy to lose them.

    8. Holly 11 February - 2009

      Sending you love and understanding for this loss of a beloved friend and family member. Sweet peace, Chrissy, and beautiful things on the other side.

    9. Debbi 11 February - 2009

      Oh Rose, I was hopeful that it was a giant hairball – but as you know he takes the good ones first. So sorry about Chrissy. Hugs to you and all the rest of your furry family.

    10. Eva 11 February - 2009

      I’m sorry… she’s such a pretty kitty…

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    12. Angie 10 February - 2009

      I’m so sorry!

    13. Michelle 10 February - 2009

      So sorry Rose. Where shes at she wont be in any pain though. Sleep well Christmas kitty.

    14. sprite 10 February - 2009

      I’m so sorry! You’ll all be in our thoughts tonight!

    15. sara 10 February - 2009

      I’m so sorry about Chrissy. I know you will miss her very much.

    16. Julie 10 February - 2009

      She’s such a beauty, I’ll really miss seeing her about the blog and in person when I visit. Good night Chrissy, you will be missed.