Sunday, November 28, 2010

ManCat Monday, Cherokee


Our dear Cherokee (KeeKee) crossed over the Bridge, Tuesday, 1:45 pm with the kind help from Dr. Orben. Our Vet came to our home so he went peacefully with his family around him. Through tears and goodbyes his little spirit was set free. Painfully I put these words together, goodbye my sweet Brave boy, you're in my heart forever. Mommy


I remember how many trips I made visiting you at PetSmart because the rescuers were worried after your first adoption failed. Your earlier years were not easy ones as I was told. My persistence won however and after several weeks I brought you home. You soon learned that the other cats were loving and patient in helping you blend in. After two years, five of your new cat family left for the Bridge but they taught you how to love and trust again. We moved to our new home with you, Zipper, Tonka, Nicki, also Luke and Buffy, our woofies. Two months after the move, baby Tonka left for the Bridge due to FIP. November Zipper crossed and we knew Nicki would be following him soon. We did not want you to be alone so baby Toy came, then baby Tinker. You had become a wonderful, loving, big brother to them. Later you again nurtured the new babies, Tang, TyGr and Teak and you welcomed our rescued Setzer to the family.


They all had such love and respect for you sweet boy. They still smell your presence here. We miss you..........


All the time you used to hang out in Grammom's room helping her with those silly puzzles..........she cried for you baby.


Christmas is coming.......oh how you loved laying under the tree, looking up at all the sparkle and reflections from the ornaments. Playing with your brothers in the emptied boxes and gift wrappings. You will be with us, our loving memories of you, Luke, OBI, Buffy and all our past furkids, will be in our souls forever.

50 comments:

ZOOLATRY said...

We send our purrs, our prayers for Cherokee and for all who loved him. May he find joy and peace, and puddles of sunshine beyond the rainbow bridge...

Kaz's Cats said...

We're so very sorry for your loss. Sending our purrs and love to Cherokee and to you, his family through this very difficult time.

{{{hugs}}}

Gypsy & Tasha & Karen (Mum)

Parker said...

(((hugs))) We are so very sorry. What a lovely boy. Heaven is a brighter place now.

Daisy said...

Rest in peace, sweet Cherokee. You were a Good Boy.

The Monkeys said...

It's a beautiful tribute to a very sweet boy. We send our purrs to you and Mom sends her hugs.

Kea said...

(((Hugs))) and Light to you all. We know how hard it is and are so sorry. That was a beautiful tribute.

Peace and universal Blessings.

The Paw Relations said...

We're so sorry that Cherokee had to leave to go to the bridge. Please know that you're in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time xxx

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We are sorry. Purrs for you on your loss of Cherokee. We know that he is running free with all the other cats across the bridge.

Luna T. Katt said...

Many purrs and purrayers to your fambily, we know how hard it is to loose a special furry child; his love fur you will shine on in every sun puddle =^_^=

Caren Gittleman said...

my heart is breaking for you. This was beyond beautiful....you are in my thoughts and in my heart. ((((((hugs)))) I am so deeply, deeply sorry :(

Caren

Katnip Lounge said...

Soft loving purrs for you on the loss of Cherokee. He was a Cat in a Million.
Until we meet again.

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

We are so very sorry for your loss. Cherokee was a beautiful boy. Run free dear friend.
Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
Butchy, Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Hootie & missing Scuby

Laila and Minchie said...

We are still sad and have tears when we get to thinking of sweet Cherokee. It was so awesome how much he reminded us of Minchie.

(((HUGS))) to all of you during this difficult time.

Laila, Minchie and Auntie Peggy

Cezar and Léia said...

So sorry for you loss, it's a sad day.
This post is such a beautiful homage to the sweet Cherokee!
I'm sending love and purrs to her and you family there.
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA

The Island Cats said...

What a wonderful tribute to Cherokee. We send you comforting purrs...

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I am so, so sorry that you have lost such a special kitty. But I am sure he is watching over you all, and you will feel his love often.

Eric and Flynn said...

This is a lovely tribute to Cherokee, a handsome and noble mancat. We send you our purrs and hugs.

cwcwccw said...

We send you all our prays & purrs.

joanne, jane, jill, johnny, jay boy, jasmine & capu from Singapore

Brian said...

That was a beautiful tribute to your boy, our whiskers are weepy wet again, but only because we feel the love. We will see Cherokee's Christmas star shining over the Bridge.

Furkidsmom said...

That was a beautiful tribute to Cherokee. It's always so sad when a furkid leaves for the Bridge. We know Sniffie will be there to meet Cherokee and show him around.

Purrs, prayers and hugs,
The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie and Mom Sharon

Fin said...

We are so sad to read of Cherokee's passing. Our deepest regrets for your loss.

Purrs and Hugs

Chesney Cats said...

We are so very, very sorry for your loss. Your family is in our hearts & prayers.

OKcats said...

That was such a sweet, beautiful tribute to the handsome KeeKee. It's sad that he had a rough start to life, but man, what a great life he ended up with! He really turned into a wonderful family member, it sounds like. It's nice that you have so many great memories and photos of him. We're sending you some soft girlie purrs from Oklahoma.

Your friends, Fuzzy and Zoe

Cat with a Garden said...

We're sending many heartfelt purrs. What a loved Mancat Cherokee was and always will be.

Admiral Hestorb said...

I am so very very sorry for your loss, As with many of us here, I completely understand the pain and loss, and I know the love you feel for your baby.

This is the Admiral's mom, and I will pray for your comfort and I send my love. Kiss the other babies for me and for yourself and know your sweet boy felt every bit of that love he was surrounded with.

{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}} always.

Big Piney Woods Cats said...

I am so sorry to hear about Cherokee. I just read the news on the Cat Blogosphere. I lost my Patches almost two weeks ago and still cry every day for her and miss her so much. They leave us with an emptiness that is hard to imagine. Be strong........

Toni

pansylovr said...

Sending purrs and snuggles to all that miss Cherokee. Memories like the Christmas tree gazing will hopefully help you deal with this loss.
Til we meet at the Bridge, farewell, sweet Cherokee!
Taz, Runt, Charles and mommy, Anna, in Illinois

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

We are saddened by the loss of Cherokee!! Our hugsssss and purrrs go out to you all!! Be happy and free at the Rainbow Bridge Cherokee!!
(((((HUGGGGSSSS)))))) from your TX furiend,

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We'z sorry Cherokee hadda go to da Bridge and leave yoo all behind. We'll purr fur yoor fambly and hope der hearts will heal with time and sweet memories of yoo.

Freya's Staff said...

What a lovely and genuine tribute.
Sending love and purrs to you.
xxx

Furkidsmom said...

What a beautiful tribute to a special ManCat. You are in our thoughts and purrayers.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are so sorry to hear that Cherokee has made his journey to the Bridge. We know you will miss your sweet boy very much.
Your tribute to him was so beautiful it brought more tears to mum's eyes.
Lots of purrs and gentle headbutts Hannah and Lucy xx xx

AttieCattie said...

what a beautyful tribute. what a wunnerful mancat. we is all crying along wif you.

Forty Paws said...

We're sending tons of purrs and purrayers to you and your family in this difficult time. It's so hard to say good-bye to a poodin'.

Luf, Us and Maw

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

We're so very sorry that Cherokee had to go to the Bridge. We know that words won't fill the KeeKee sized hole in your hearts.

Sending purrs and gentle headbutts,
Charlemagne, Tamar and little brother Mal

Marg said...

We are so sorry and so sad about Cherokee. We are sending lots of prayers and purrs to your family Cherokee. You were a lovely cat and your family loved you a whole bunch. Hugs to the Mom and Dad.

Sammy and Andy said...

We are so sad to hear of Cherokee's passing......we send you our love and purrs in hopes they will somehow give you a bit of comfort.

ABBY said...

We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved Cherokee. We will keep you in our purrs and sending healing to your broken heart.

{{{hugs}}}
Abby & Mom Debra

SuziQCat said...

So sorry to hear about the passing of Cherokee. He is a beautiful boy, inside and out. He will be missed but never forgotten. Sending hugs and purrs to you today.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Oh, my throat is tight and my eyes blink back tears. Losing one you love is never easy, but especially hard at a time when one wants to be joyous. Your tribute to Cherokee was filled with love..he would not want you to be sad but to be filled with joy at the life you were able to share with each other...

AFSS said...

We send our purrs for Cherokee and for all who loved him. You have our deepest sympathy for your loss.

Tiger Lily said...

What a beautiful tribute for a beautiful boy. It sounds like his later years were filled with enough love to make up for his early bad times.

We are so sorry for your loss.

{{{HUGS}}}

prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs and gentle tail wags,
Zeke, Sushi and Tiger Lily

Cat said...

We are so sad that Cherokee went to the bridge, he sounded like a lovely boy!!! Your tribute was beautiful.

I wanted to also say how sorry I was to read about Tonka, I also lost a kitten to FIP and know how tragic it is.

The Crew said...

Please accept our condolences on the loss of Cherokee. We know he'll be sadly missed.

The Crew & Crew's Mom

Ozark Mountain Cats said...

We are so sorry that you had another loss in your family. Purrz

Sweet Praline said...

I am so sorry to hear about Cherokee. I'm sending comforting purrs for you as you grieve for your loss.

Cheyenne -Millie said...

Cherokee, run free at the bridge! You were so handsome, we are sending our love and purrs your way. We know a loss at Christmas time can make it that much harder to bear. We pray for you.

GGWandG said...

Sorry to be so late in expressing our condolences. We know KeeKee will always be in your heart.

Daisy said...

I have been missing you all. Hope you are well.

Karen Jo said...

I am so very sorry. I don't know how I missed this when it happened. I know that this is going to be a sad Christmas for you, but I wish you some joy, too.

Karen Jo and Herman