4.26.2011

Thank You

Mom Paula:  It really feels odd to not be posting for Sweet Praline, but I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for your outpouring of support over the past few weeks and days.  I do plan on sharing a few more posts (special memories and themes) with everyone during the next couple of weeks, but I will not shut down Praline's blog.  Even when new furchildren come to live with me, there will always be a permanent link to Sweet Praline's blog.  I also plan on visiting everyone over the next few days/weeks to thank you.  I'm at peace with Praline and my decision, but it just hurts so much not having her here with me. Thank you for all that you've done!


70 comments:

Puffie said...

I just heard. I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm sure she's having fun at the bridge though.

Cory said...

Sweet Praline was a very special girl. We were honored to be her furriend.

xoxo Cory and family

Big Piney Woods Cats said...

What a lovely tribute to a lovely lady. Your voice is beautiful. Remember her with good thoughts, she is watching over you. Maybe, someday, she will send a special kitty, like my Patches sent sweet Miracle to me.

CalicoMom Toni
Mom to Mittens, Precious, Mistrie, and now Little Miracle 4Paws

The Boston Lady said...

I am so sorry to hear about Sweet Praline. I am coming over from Bad Blair's blog. My kitty, Susie, has been having issues for about two weeks and tomorrow will have an ultra sound that will hopefully shed some light. Please know that reading through your entries helped me tremendously in facing this. We are hoping for the best. As I said on Blair's blog, Praline is just as delicious looking as her name suggests. A beautiful cat who had a beautiful human who loved her so. Ann

Angel and Kirby said...

We know how hard your decision was. We have been there, too! She was loved by many but none as much as you. We found that sharing the stories of our loved ones that have gon helps us through the sad times!

We are glad you are keeping her blog alive and thinking about another furkid!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Praline was a very special cat. We know that you did the very best for her because you loved her so much. That's all anyone can ever ask is to be loved that much- She was a very lucky cat to have had you.

The Lee County Clowder said...

Purrrrrss and purrrrayers to Mom Paula. We know how much it must of hurt to let Praline go.

Gentle headbutttss to you from all of us.

Kas said...

We here are sure your future fur- children will know just how much Praline meant to you. She meant a lot to us here too.

d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

My poor sweet girl... our hearts are breaking for you and for your mummy. I know, I KNOW Inigo is with you, and the two of you have found the best sunpuddle ever to snooze in.

We're here if you need anything.

d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

My poor sweet girl... our hearts are breaking for you and for your mummy. I know, I KNOW Inigo is with you, and the two of you have found the best sunpuddle ever to snooze in.

We're here if you need anything.

prairiesunshine said...

We're so sorry to hear about Praline. Hugs from Angel and Taz

Dear Tabby said...

I just read the news about your dear Praline. My deepest condolences.

Tabby

3 kats and a kwiltr said...

Mommy hasn't been checking the Cat Blogosphere, so we are late in acknowledging the passing of one of the premier divas of the cat world...You have our utmost sympathies and know that Praline is in a much better place, surrounded by all the cats and kittens that have come before.
Snuggles and purrs,
Taz, Runt, Charles and mommy, Anna, in IL

Karen Jo said...

Your tribute to Sweet Praline is wonderful. You did the very best for her out of love. I know that she is having a great time at the Rainbow Bridge and watching over you.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Our thoughts are with you today - mum understands what a big hole Praline has left in your life.
We will remember her lovely posts and know she enjoyed being your special girl.
Luv Hannah & Lucy + mum Sue xx xx

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Praline's human, my human knows how sad you are, because Praline to you was probably a lot like the cat before me was to my human. Not a day goes by that she does not think of her. Usually she is not sad... except for the times when someone else loses a special kitty, then it all comes back to her. In spite of the sadness, we are so happy that you shared Praline with us, and some part of her will always live on in the cat blogosphere, and in our hearts.

Kjelle Bus said...

Comfy purrs from me and hugs from my mom.
My mom says that she knows how hard it is to take that decision to put a furry friend to sleep.
The cat mom had before me = Sixten was 17 years old when mom had to made the decision to put him to sleep.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Dear Paula,

I am so glad you are at peace with your decision. You gave Sweet Praline the greatest gifts of all ~ a wonderful happy and loved life, and then finally by ensuring her passing was comfortable and surrounded by love also.
Praline was and is beautiful, and we will never forget her. I am so glad you are not going to close her blog. I love it that you signed your comment on Milo and Alfie's blog, "Angel Praline" today. For that's what your dear little Praline is now ~ a sweet beautiful angel.

Love Jan xx
Milo and Alfie send purrs.

Mr Puddy said...

It's lovely to hear you are not shut down her blog and have new fury members coming.
Please do take care. I do love you and Praline
xoxo

Tia said...

Paula

Thank you for not shuting down the blog of one of the most beloved cats on the CB. In time, looking through all of the pictures and posts up there will give you such happy memories. It is an everlasting tribute to one who really was as sweet as her namesake. Please let us all know how you're doing whenever you can bring yourself to post.

Much love from both of us.

=^..^= said...

Dear Paula, I've been away from the blogosphere the last 2 weeks and have only just found out about Praline's passing. I am so very sorry for your loss. She was a darling to everyone who got to know her.

As you sleep tonight and dream of dear Praline, please give her my love and let her know that Slash and Bronzy are purring for her.

~5-Cat Style
(Slash & Bronzy's Mom)

The Furry Bambinos said...

Sending love and purrs to you at this difficult time. Sweet Praline knew love from you. She will always be with you.

Purrs,
Padre, Panda Bear, Meerkat, Cookie, Caramel, Sunny, and Sky

Maya said...

You definitely made the right decision, and Praline is probably very thankful for it. The image is beautiful. I think she looks amazing with wings.
I wrote this poem a while ago, but changed it a little bit so that it fits:

Hidden in the clouds,
Above the wavy sea,
There is a pretty rainbow bridge,
That’s calling out to me.

I really hate to leave you,
All alone and so upset,
But I know you really love me,
And that you won’t forget.

My time with you’s been great,
So I don’t want you to be sad,
Celebrate the memories,
And all the good times that we had.

Butterflies surround me,
Coloured pink with streaks of gold,
And all the other cats here,
Say that we’ll never get old.

So when you’re feeling down,
And you miss me more than ever,
Remember that I’m happy,
And that I’ll be with you forever.

Love and Purrs,
Maya and Harley xxx

Punapippuri said...

It must be so hard posting to Sweet Praline's blog but we are glad you are not shutting it. She is a cat blogosphere legend and always will be. We hope that visiting other blogs can help you fill some of that awful hole.
With purrs x

Brian said...

We haven't cried that much here since Brother Ivan went unexpectedly. The whole world loved your gal.

Jacqueline said...

Such a gorgeous graphic of your lovely angel...Praline was a beautiful icon of the CB for us and so many others=she will never be forgotten...We look forward to your future posts for your precious girl and as time goes by, we will continue to visit Praline's blog on occasion just to gaze at that gorgeous face...Take care Paula; wishing you comfort as you face the days without her at your side...love and big hugs...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

Beau Beau & Angie said...

Our heart felt sympathies to you and your family. We will miss seeing those beautiful pictures of Sweet Praline. It's a change and a passing of time and moments to remember forever. Our angels are always with us in our hearts. We will never forget her. Looking forward to the memory posts. Hugs and kisses from us.
Beau Beau, Angie, and Mom Brenda

GRAÇA said...

am asking a lot of excuses for not having written before my ma mamy had to go on Wednesday for land of grandfather that he falls and is not too well and I was alone here at home and still have not learned how to use the computer and only arrived mamy ~ this morning and has now come to the PC and violence that my buddy had gone up to heaven to be more a star to shine and look for us
Mamy will make a loving and soon it is ready I Havis
Turrinhas lots of kisses and mamy
Kika

Kaz's Cats said...

Praline was a very special kitty diva, and you gave her a wonderful life. Please remember that she loved you right to the end, as only our wonderful furry furriends can.

{{{hugs}}}

Karen & Tasha

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Praline. She was so special! I'm sending you a big HUG!

Much love!

Deb

Batu said...

This is a lovely post. I am glad that Praline's blog will live on and I look forward to the special memories you will share with us over the next few days/weeks. Sending you all our love and hugs and purrs...
Batu & Vicki xxxooo

KarenMcG said...

Mom Paula,

I so hope today and each day going forward becomes a bit easier for you. I'm also glad to know you will keep Sweet Praline's blog open. After all, she is an important part of history in the cat blogosphere. As are you and the love story she and you shared.

I'll continue to come back because there's so much to catch up on with Sweet Praline and you from when your first started.

The Monkeys said...

We were hoping it was all a bad dream and it seems strange for us too not seeing Praline posting. We all love you, Paula and we are sending purrs for you.

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

She was a very special girl and we know she will continue to watch over you, until you both shall meet again...

Amber DaWeenie said...

I am so very sorry to hear of your loss of Sweet Praline. I know it's very difficult because I've been there so many times myself. But Praline will always be safe within your heart.

Deb said...

I'm so sorry to hear of Praline's passing. It is so hard to say "good-bye" to our little feline friends. It breaks my heart and I know how you feel. Please take the time to enjoy all the wonderful memories and it will help you heal. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x5

8GR8LOLCATS said...

We are so so sorry for you loss... There will always be a Sweet Praline shaped hole in your heart... but you have all the love and memories to fill it up as time goes on. BIG HUGS From Carm & the 7GR8CATS

SAS....Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

We also miss her, and we are soooooo happy to hear you aren't gonna disappear, Paula.

We are purring and mama is praying for you, sweet lady.....we hope knowing we love you will in some way give you comfort.

The Island Cats said...

Mom Paula, we know it was not an easy decision...even if it was the right one. We are thinking of you.

Thank you for sharing Sweet Praline with all of us. She will always be our furiend.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

It is such great therapy for all of us!

Khyra's Mom

♥Da fambly kitties♥ said...

We know that all of us must complete our Circle of Life but when someone special comes along it's heartbreaking to let them do what they must. Please know that our ♥s are with you and that we truly know the pain of letting go...

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

More purrs and hugs coming over to you Paula. Mom knows how hard it is, and you did the right thing. Praline feels no pain and we will all see her again one day.
--JB and family

Clarissa said...

Our hearts are heavy but we are comforted by knowing that your Sweet Praline is at peace. The video from yesterday was lovely. We are so glad you have so many pictures of Sweet Praline. She was a beautiful kitten and grew into a beautiful cat.

Purrs,
Clarissa & Co.

Remington said...

Take care, my friend....

Kuni said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I have a senior cat, too. And I pray everyday she is healthy. I cannot imagine the day I would lose her but I know all of us who love our kitties will face that day. I keep telling myself that if we are brave enough to accept a fine feline into our lives, we should also have the courage to let them go because it is the circle of life. But it is never easy. It cuts deep even thinking about it. Please take care and I hope you have the courage to accept another feline into your life because there are a lot of them out there who deserves your love just like Praline did.

Lue, Kobe, Japan

JC said...

Thinking of you and hoping that each day brings you more peace. She had such a grand life with you.

Hugs,
JC & The Purr & Fur Gang

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

We all feel for you so much. Losing a dear friend and then coming home to a house empty of them is so very hard.

Margaret said...

Extra hugs from Margaret and Mandu!
(We loved your singing!)

Laila and Minchie said...

We just can't give you enough (((HUGS))) during this difficult time. We are always here for you.

Laila, Minchie and Mom Peggy

ABBY said...

Paula
Praline was a very special southern girl.
She will be missed by all of us who grew to love her wonderful spirit.
We celebrate her life and the girl we all knew.
She was well loved and was a great comfort to you.
We are happy she is at peace,and we continue to send you our deepest purrs.
Abby

Katnip Lounge said...

Thank you so much for keeping Praline's blog up. I love to look at old photos of my furkids, and I consider her just a tiny bit mine...I'll enjoy going through it.

I hope you are doing well, or as well as can be expected. Do something nice for yourself today.

xx Trish

CCL Wendy said...

Words aren't sufficient really. I feel Sweet Praline's loss, and it must be only a fraction of what you are experiencing. I'm glad, though, that you are at peace with your decision. It was a loving one.

I've made a tribute to Sweet Praline on the LOL-Spot. She was one of the greatest LOL-Cats ever.

The Meezers or Billy said...

oh MomPaula, we will never ever forget Praline - and we hopes that you will be helping the next generation of sweet little furry ones post in the future. We love you!

Melody said...

Paula, we are still purring for you. Thanks for keeping up the blog.We've been thinking about you a lot. Its nice to hear that you will have a new furbaby to share with us and that we will still be able to see Sweet Praline's picture.That song you sang with Pralines tribute was just so beautiful.
Please know that our thoughts are with you.Out of respect for your baby it will be tomorrow before I will Post again. We Love You, Jude th dude,Poo,Babybella,Piper & Marley

Ginger Jasper said...

Paula I am so glad that you are keeping Praline's blog open and I know that the daarling sweet girl will never be forgotten. I know that we have had some very fun times on the blog and I loved joining in with praline. You can take so much comfort from knowing that she is now at peace and that you let her go when she needed to. Your little girl left a legacy of love behind. Hugs GJ x

Marg said...

Oh I am so glad you are going to keep Praline's blog. It will be nice to have Angel Sweet Praline around here.We also wanted to tell you that we think you handled this all so really well. We know you are hurting a bunch but you just kept on thinking about Praline. The musical tribute was just the best. Take care Paula and you sure are in our thoughts.

Gods Little People said...

Dear Paula
I'm so very sorry for your loss - I know the sting of that horrible pain, but it's for sure the bravest decision. Thanks for sharing your beautiful memories. It's so beautiful and heartwarming to see and experience the love and support from Sweet Praline's friends.

Deborah said...

I just read about your loss, I am so sorry. My prayers are with you during this sad time.
Blessings.
xxoo
Deborah

Asta said...

I just heawd
Fly wif youw new angel wings bootiful Sweet Pwaline
You wewe always a vewy special kitteh and I know the wainbow Bwidge will be a happy place wif you thewe
I will miss you lots
Pleez whispew to youw Mum Paula that I'm sending hew comfowting smoochie kisses
love always till we meet again
ASTA

Ariel said...

Sweet Praline was such a sweet dear friend.I will miss her so much...Hugs

Susan Bell said...

I haven't really been following you and Praline for too long. Life has been hectic here, so I've mostly popped in and out, off and on. When I heard she was ill, I sent out good thoughts and hoped for the best. Then I saw that she had passed. I went back and read the last few blog entries. You did the right thing in letting her go. You did the only thing you could do. She is no longer suffering, feeling no pain. I know that doesn't make it much easier right now, and I'm so sorry for your loss and the pain you are feeling. Know that so many are out here sharing in your pain. Praline will never be forgotten.

THE ZOO said...

we are so sorry to hear of Pralines passing. our hearts are heavy.

Tillie and Georgia said...

We purr with you and for you because in a way, Praline was a little bit ours too. We loved to see her pretty face and read all about the things she did. We were happy to have known such a sweet kitty :)
Purrs Tillie and Georgia & mom Nancy

Luna T. Katt said...

What a gorgeous angel she makes, that picture is so beautiful, happy and heartbreaking all at once!

There is a tortie shaped hole to be filled by Sweet Praline's passing, but I know that the depth of love that you and your family share for each other and for her will pull you through. We're glad to hear you are going to honor her memory with that love and the wonderful memories you'll be sharing in the days to come. Many PURRS and HUGS going out to you!!!

<3 Luna & Zulu

Grrreta said...

We are so very sorry for your loss. Sweet Praline was such a beautiful and special kitty. We thank you for sharing her wonderful life with us. We're sending you comforting hugs and purrs.

GOMA+SACHIE said...

I still can not believe she is gone...I just want to thank for

• Paula for sharing Praline with us every single day.
• Praline for being such a fluffy diva.
• This blog for making us smile everyday....

sachie+Goma

Fin said...

Take your time and know that you have many friends out here for you. Hugs

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

I didn't know Sweet Praline very well, but I can tell from the HUGE outpouring how very much she (and you, her Mommy too) was loved by all the kitties of the Blogosphere.

My Human knows how hard it is to say good bye to a furbaby. She says that you were very brave to set your sweet baby free form any earthly suffering.

Also, she really, really, really hopes that one day, when the time is right, a new little furbaby will find his or her way into your heart.

Roy said...

Good to know you are handling the loss Paula! And I'm thinking keeping the Blog open is a good thing. A fitting memorial to the little sweetheart.

We'll be with you no matter what. A new kitty in the house will surely be needed, eventually, to fill the gap in your daily life. "A cat's love once known can never be gone without for long."

Talk to us Lady. We are here.

And your are welcome for the greeting you sent. Just friends keeping friends together when they need the help.

Later .....

meowmeowmans said...

What a beautiful tribute for our beautiful friend Praline. Sending purrs and prayers and hugs your way, Mom Paula.