Sunday, August 12, 2012

Buckets of Tears....

....puffy eyes...




His last photograph.



The "Chairman of the Board"

Our flagship boy, featured in the banner above - 
our Sweeto Bandito - left us last Friday, August 10th. 
He was very sick, very old, and very tired. 
A bird sings "Dito - Dito", as we used to call him. 
And I too am feeling old, and tired, and so very sad. 
He is gone.
Rest now, my Sweet Baboo, my Dito Sweeto. Bandito's Story

39 comments:

  1. An endless river of tears. There is just no end to it. I am so, so, so sorry. It is so brutal, for us who are left behind. All beauty and tenderness to you, dear Anya. Dear Anya, who brings beauty to this grieving person here, every time I come to visit. May we meet in happier times. May that be soon. Not now.

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  2. I am so sorry for your loss. It is so hard when the one we have loved for so long leaves us. You are not alone.

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  3. We are so sorry to hear that Bandito has gone to the Bridge. We send you comforting purrs and headbutts.

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  4. Blessings on your new adventures, Dear Bandito! Blessings to all who love you!

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  5. I saw your comment at Catself, and wanted to say I am so sorry that Bandito has come to the end of his days. What a beautiful cat. He looks so lovely amid the flowers and your pretty surroundings. May your beautiful memories of him bring comfort and peace to your heart.

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  6. Hugs...
    Nothing can so fill the heart as a cat with special needs who's been with me for a long time. Nothing feels as desolate as the house without him.
    Peace, friend. Hugs, my dear.

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  7. Sending mournfull purrrrrsss. We never knew Bandito, but it is clear he was loved.

    We saw your comment on Catself, and we felt we ought to drop in for a moment.

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  8. We're so very sorry for the loss of your Bandito. We are always sad to lose a furry friend and companion. Hugs, purrs and pawhugs.

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  9. Sorry you've lost your beautiful boy. :( Wonderful photos... so sad.

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  10. We are so sorry to hear of Bandito going to the Rainbow Bridge!! Lots of purrrs and prayers for the family!! Till We Meet Again!
    Your TX furiends,

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  11. Sending mournful purrrrrrrsss and gentle headbutttss to Anya and all the family. We never knew Bandito, but it is clear he was a much loved kittie.

    (We thought we had commented already, but it hasn't shown up, so apparently not)

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  12. We are so sorry that Bandito has gone to The Bridge, he was a beautiful boy and we know he was very loved and will be so very missed. It's so hard to lose a friend, so we wish that many happy memories of this special boy will soon fill the hole he left behind in your heart.

    Fly free little one

    Oliver, Gerry, Mungo & The Ape

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  13. We's got tha sads when we heard that Bandito runned off to tha Bridge.
    I's maked a tribute grafik on tha CB.
    Me an mine brofurs and sisfurs are sending you all lots of purrs and purrayers.
    Love,
    KC

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  14. We are so sorry to hear about Bandito. Also sorry we are late with our thoughts and prayers. We are sending purrs and many hugs to the humans and we understand how very hard it is to lose our fur friends. Take care.

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  15. I´m so very sorry for your lost.
    Receive my condolences.

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  16. Please accept my condolences on Bandito's passing. I know how much sorrow you must be feeling. His last photograph was most poignant. Good luck to all there in the mending of their hearts.

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  17. We're so sorry Bandito has passed. We know the holes in human hearts never truly heal, but we're sending purrs to help comfort you.

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  18. We left a message the other day but it seems to have disappeared, so we'll leave another to say how sorry we are for the loss of your Bandito. You gave him a good life and we know you'll miss him.

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  19. Thank you, all you wonderful people - it really means a lot to me. Mr. Poole is wondering where his morning bed partner is :(

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  20. I am so very sorry to hear about your dear Bandito. We all send you many purrs and hugs.

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  21. They are part of our lives such a short while, but leave an imprint time can never erase. Mom Julie says the only thing that consoles her is knowing how much she loved our little friends and that's what keeps the bond strong and their presence felt each and every day.

    So sorry to hear of your loss and your pain, Anya. Bandito had a good life in your care and in your heart. ((((Hugs))))

    Tom, Mom Julie, Tinker, Mitty and Anastasia
    Our own angels: Tom #1, Vinny, our golden boy, and Trapper our golden retriever.

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  22. we are so very sorry about Bandito....there are no words to make it easier or go away - but we are sending healing purrs to you all and wish Bandito a safe journey over the Bridge

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  23. May we express our deepest sympathies and gentlest snuggles over the passing of Bandito. And may peace be with you.

    Purrs...

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  24. Once again, thank you to all who so kindly offered words of comfort - I have included a link which tells of Bandito's story - I should have done that initially, but I wasn't thinking clearly. We always used to ask him, "You know why we called you Bandito?" He'd look at us with a quizzical look, much like in photo no.3, as if to say, "no, Mummy, why?" To which we'd reply "because you stole our hearts!!"

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  25. We are so sorry that you beloved boy has left for the Bridge. He is well met by all the beloveds who have gone before. We send comforting thoughts and gentle purrs.

    Run free at the Bridge, handsome Bandito ...

    'Kaika and his mom

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  26. Our condolences on the loss of your sweet Bandito.

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  27. Me and my cat Charlie came over from the CB. We read that sweet Bandito - beautiful brave and dazzling Bandito - has run off to the Bridge. We are so sorry and we send you many purrs and hugs. Take care
    x

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  28. We are so sorry for your loss and send our comforting purrs.

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  29. We are so sorry to hear about Bandito. We are sending purrs and hugs from our house. He was a handsome cat.

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  30. We are so sorry to hear your sad news about Bandito's passing. We send you hugs and purrs and hope this will help with your loss.

    Mindy
    Moe
    Cookie
    Mike

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  31. I am so very sorry. I haven't had it happen yet, but it must really hurt when you lose that special heart-kitty that has a really special place in your heart. I am expressing myself very badly, but the tears keep falling and I am having trouble thinking straight. Hugs from me and comforting purrs from Herman, Spyro and Oja. Spyro is beside me now, purring like crazy for you.

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  32. We're so very sorry to learn of Bandito's passing, but very happy that he allowed you to rescue him and that he died surrounded by love. We hope you will not mind our honoring him in the August edition of Our Rainbow Friends when it is posted in mid-September. He deserves to be remembered.

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  33. Your Bandito looked like the best buddy ever - he had a lovely broad face and eyes as deep as time. We are so sad for your loss and send you many purrs. We know nothing can possibly help, but the hurt will go and you know he's there looking gently down at you.

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  34. We did not know Bandito before today, and we are sad to know he is gone. Thank you for sharing the lovely photos of him in his lovely garden...he will stay in your hearts forever, not wanting you to be sad...

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  35. my heart goes out to you. My deepest condolences

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  36. So sorry to learn of Bandito's passing. I'm glad he was able to enjoy a golden retirement with you and you have beautiful pictures to remember him by.

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  37. So Sorry, I understand the bucket of tears. I know he had a wonderful life with you.

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  38. So sorry to read this. Good-bye Sweet CatPrince. Come back to us soon (for I believe that beloved pets do come back one way or another....maybe that's just my way of dealing with it, but I like to think it is true).

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  39. I am so sorry for your loss. This sweet boy had a wonderful life with you and you making that difference for him is really all that truly matters.

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