Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Rest Well, Charlie Cat


A huge thank you Melvin for this beautiful slideshow... it is purrfection. I had to borrow steal it off his bloggie. You have no idea how much this means, Charlie Taylor was definitely my cat. ~ML

For those who asked, here is Charlie Taylor's Catster Page.

106 comments:

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

Oh no. We're so very sorry. Our Lady just burst into tears. Love, hugs and purrrrs to all of you. So very very sad. We're glad you and he had the time together, even if it was far too short.

Prince Brutus said...

ML,
I'm so heartsick for you. You did everything you could for Charlie Cat, showed him what true compassion is from Beans and made his time with you as safe and comfortable as you possibly could. You need to know Charlie Cat knew all that! He knew, and he is now making acquaintences at the Bridge with old furriends and making new ones, too.
We wish we could hug and snuggle with you and the rest of the Sherwoods. Do try to rest and take care of yourself. We will pray for all of you.
Hugs, scritches and purrs as always,
Rose and the Royals

momsbusy said...

oh ml, this just breaks my heart. i thought charlie was so handsome and loving. what little time he was with you brought so much joy and togetherness to many of the cat bloggers. i can only imagine what he did for your family. he will be missed by all.

momsbusy, yuki, kimiko, kintaro & tt

Junior and Orion said...

Oh no! We are so sorry! But we are so glad you took Charlie Cat in and gave him so much love. He will be waiting for you over the bridge.

We are sending our best purrs to comfort you.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We are so sorry Charlie had to leave. Soar high sweet Angel boy.
(((Hugs)))
~ The Bunch and Mom Bobbie

muffinmidi said...

MOMMY IS CRYING SO HARD. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.

-raja

muffinmidi said...

MOMMY IS CRYING SO HARD. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.

-raja

Midori said...

Dear ML and the Sherwood Bunch,

I just saw dear Charlie's photo on the Cat Blogosphere and I'm so sad and sorry. Bless all of you for rescuing him, caring and loving him. My love to all of you and to dear Charlie cat,

Midori and kitties

Angel and Kirby said...

You gave him the love he needed to make his way home. He is no longer in pain and is running free. We know these words cannot easy your sorrow. WE are glad you had he had you and you had him. WE are sending purrs of comfort through our tears.

pughy said...

Oh ML, my mum is also crying so hard at this news.The lovely Charlie touched so many hearts in his too short time with you.
Please try and take comfort in that he knew he was loved, wanted and happy to be with you.. You are in our thoughts tonight. RIP little one and be free from pain now at the rainbow bridge..

Love and purrs.. GJ and Carol xx

kashim, othello and sally said...

We are so very sorry to hear the bad news! we are sendin all the best thoughts.

Did you know that tonight is the night of many many falling stars here in Europe? You can see them all over the sky and we bet they all are greeting and lovinf thoughts from Charlie Cat for you ML and family!!

all our love to you!

Anonymous said...

He fought so hard to stay with all of you. He should not have survived this long - but he did it for you all. You, gave him value, you gave him love and purpose and a family who respected him. He did not die alone in fear, he died surrounded by love. YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE FOR HIM AND HE KNEW IT AND YOU KNOW IT TOO.
God Bless You For Fighting For This Precious Baby.
Now if you will excuse me I have to go off and cry....
Marian in Houston

Poppy Q said...

We were sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet Charlie. Sweet dreams buddy.

Big hugs to you all.

cyclone Cats said...

we're so sorry to see that Charlie crossed the Bridge.

We're purring and praying for you.

We'll see you at the Bridge, Charlie Taylor.

Alla us Cyclone Cats

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

oh no. we are so so sorry to hear this. it sounds like the Lord needed another special kitty on his lap.

we are sending you many comforting purrs and hugs. we hope you take comfort knowing you gave Charlie Cat the best months ever when so many others wouldn't. you gave him all the care he needed medicinewise, and most importantly, you gave him a loving homd and loving hands. purrrs he took all that love and affection with him to wait for you at the Bridge.

Catzee said...

Oh! I'm soooooo sorry! Purrrrrrr!!!

Daisy said...

I am so very sorry to learn the news about Charlie. Charlie was such a special cat, I felt very close to him, as I'm sure many others did also. I am glad that we all got to know Charlie, and that he got to spend his last months surrounded by love and care. Thank you for making his time with you so special. My sincerest condolences. We will all miss Charlie Cat.

SeaThreePeeO said...

So sorry for your loss!

Run free Charlie Cat!

The Island Cats said...

We are so very sorry to hear this news. If it's any comfort, at least Charlie knew love the last months of his life...he'll be waiting for you at the Bridge...purrs to all of you who are missing him so very much....

wildcatwoodscats said...

Mom's eyes are leaking...we are so sorry to hear you lost precious Charlie Cat after all that he went through. He knew he was loved and wanted and we think that is why he stayed with you a while. Bless you all for giving him so much love for the short time he was with you.

Amy said...

Oh my goodness I honestly don't know what to say other than this is such sad news. My heart just goes out to you. At least you know that you did your best for him and that his last days were spent somewhere that he knew he was loved. I am with everyone else who is crying right now - we will miss him so much even though we only knew him for a short time. Thank you for giving him a wonderful end.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Charlie was loved! And he knew it.

Eric and Flynn said...

We are so sorry to hear this sad news. Charlie touched so many hearts. Try to take cofort in knowing that you made his last months happy and loved.

Gandalf, Grayson and Whitey said...

You made Charlie Cat's last months here on Earth as special as possible. We know how sad you must be, missing him so. We are sending our softest purrs to you.

Mishkat said...

We are so sorry to hear this! We think you are wonderful for all that you did for Charlie, and we know he is OK now. But we also know that you will miss him very much. So we are sending you many many purrs.

(((hugs)))
Franklin, Dobby, Tasha (and Katie)

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

We are so sorry to hear about Charlie
He was lucky to spend his last days in such a loving home.
{{{{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}}}
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Aoise said...

I'm sorry I didn't get to meet you Charlie, you were certainly very handsome and obviously much loved,not just by your beans but also by many on the catblogosphere. He is at peace and will watch over you...always.

A Few Good Cats said...

We were very sorry to hear the sad news about Charlie. He left you with many good memories, and you made sure he was well-loved during his last days here.

Alasandra said...

Our eyes are leaking for you. We are so sorry Charlie Taylor went to the rainbow bridge. Purrs, Prayers & Hugs, ~Alasandra, Socks, Scylla, Charybdis & Fenris

Niko and Cloud said...

We are so sorry to hear the sad news. Fly free Charlie, away from all the doctors and tests and hospitals. Until we meet again.
Love and purrs,
Niko Cloud and The Mom

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Oh precious ML and daddy Charley!
How heartbroken this day is for all of you. If only I could wrap my arms around you and hold you while we all cry. In thankfullness for having known Charlie Cat...for all that you did to save him, for all that he did to hold on to the hope your love had given him in the months that you loved each other. They we some of the finest any cat ever knew. We grieve with you...love from Miss Peach and mommy Karla and the Lapdaddy

And who but I can reach my hand
before we go to bed
and feel the living warmth of you
and touch your silken head?

And only I walk woodland paths
and see ahead of me,
your small form racing with the wind
so young again, and free.

And only I can see you swim
in every brook I pass
and when I call, no one but I
can see the bending grass.
- Author Unknown

Laila and Minchie said...

Oh noes! We are so very sorry for the loss of sweet Charlie Cat! We will light a candle for him tonight. You are all in our thoughts and purrayers.

(((HUGS)))

pansylovr said...

We know that Charlie is basking in the sun, in the midst of a catnip field, missing each and everyone of you but no longer in pain of any sort.
Sending purrs and snuggles to those who will miss him.
Taz, Runt, Charles and mommy, Anna

The Island Cats said...

We are so sad to hear this news. If it's any comfort, at least Charlie knew love the last months of his life...he is waiting for you at the Bridge...purrs to all of you who are missing him so very much...

Kari said...

We are a family of cats. We came to tell you how sorry we are for your loss.
Mum has a candle she lights when a kitty passes.
On the front it says "...Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you...I loved you so..'twas Heaven here with you." Our mum will light the candle for Charlie.
Tonight's meteor shower will light Charlie's way across the bridge.

The Kitty Krew said...

We're so so sorry to hear this. We had thought he was doing so well now. Our purrs and hugs are going out to you from this news. We're happy at least that he had you kitties and beans to show him so much love at the end.

Purrs and hugs to you all,
The Kitty Krew and The Mommy

Pixel said...

NOOO :( We are so sad about this. Charley was not with you long but he was given enough love for a lifetime. We are so sorry.

Pixel, Samba and Karen

Grrreta said...

We are so sorry for your loss. We hope you can find comfort in your sweet memories of him, and knowing that you gave Charlie Cat the love and care he needed in his last few months and truly made a wonderful difference in his life.

Misha said...

That's so sad, but I'm heartened to know that Charlie passed to the bridge having been truly loved and cared for.

The Creek Cats said...

Our eyes are leaking, our hearts are broken. We are so sorry about the loss of precious Charlie Taylor. We just know Charlie had the most loving and comfortable end of life with you. Your time together was too brief and he had to leave, but he will forever remain in your hearts and live on through the memories. We're sure our Cal was there to greet him as he made his entrance to the Bridge.
Soft purrs to you and Charlie's friends and loved ones.

Forty Paws said...

Oh we are so very sorry! Bless your heart, and we are sending tons of purrs and purrayers to you and Charley (Dad) and all of your babies.

Luf, Us and Maw

Fin said...

We are so sorry to hear of Charlies passing. Deepest purrs to all of you at this hard time.

Furkidsmom said...

We just heard Mom say a very loud OH NO! We're so sorry to hear about Charlie Taylor. Our eyes are all very leaky and our hearts are sad. We're so happy that Charlie got to have such a wonderful, loving home with you during his last months.

Purrs and soft headbonks,

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

thercattrainer said...

Dear ML and Sherwood Bunch,

I'm so sorry to hear about Charlie Cat. He was a sweet and dear cat to you and many many people. We will miss him very much! I'm trying to get well from my yearly vaccinations last week. I almost died from an allergic reaction to them. I'm still not totally out of the woods yet. Last year, I lost my step-brother and step-sister within 2 weeks of one another. They were both very sweet cats. My family and I still love and miss them very much. Again, I'm so sorry to hear about Charlie Cat. I'm meowing you my love and y'all are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Meow to me if you need anything Ok. Bye for now!

Love and Purrs,

Princess Sugar Pie & Jim

Percy the Cat said...

My mum and me are sending our purrs. We're so very sorry for your loss.

Lisa said...

It's been a while since I visited here and first thing I see is Charlie Cat has gone. I'm so sorry. You didn't have nearly enough time with him, but I'm so glad he had such a loving family to spend his last days with. Godspeed, Charlie Cat!

Derby said...

So sorry to hear about Charlie Cat and your loss. You did so much for him that he had some good times lately. Bless you.

Angus Mhor said...

I'm so sorry, ML and all you cats. Charlie was a venerable old fellow-dignified, yet loving. Thank you for making his last bits of time so very good. And thank you for letting us share in that a little bit. I didn't know him, but I sure wish I did. I'm sending you my bestest purrs and mom says to send you a loving hug.

Your friend,

Angus Mhor

Marissa Kitty & Jodi said...

We are so sorry to hear that Charlie cat is gone but also glad that he knew so much love in his last days with you.

1-4 Grace said...

Many hugs. So sorry for your loss.
M,M,M,M and 1-4 G

caspersmom said...

Rest in Peace Charlie Cat. What a beautiful Memorial to him. Mom had tears in her eyes reading and watching it. And it is so true that us cats and bean souls are intertwined together, as they will always remain in our hearts. Purrs and Prayers to you
Sherwood family. We know how hard you tried to keep that sweet Charlie going. God Bless.

Casper and Crew

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

We are sorry to hear this sad news.
We are holding up in our hearts and send many {{{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}
to you all!

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

I had "watery" eyes at work...now at home and after watching the lovely tribute video of Charlie Cat, my heart is aching and tears flow freely. But mostly I am happy that he found you and could live these last months being truly truly loved. You have made a difference in so many ways, and have my greatest love and respect, for caring...

peggy and The Cats said...

Dear ML and daddy Charley,
I am so very sorry for you. I know your hearts are breaking. Charley cat was very special and he was lucky he had you loving and caring for him. Just doesn't seem fair, does it?
love
peggy and the cats

Anonymous said...

If a falling star is a angel... Look at all the feline angels who came to help Charlie to the bridge so he can wait for you.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

What a nice slide show of Charlie's photos.

You are in my thoughts.
Jan

Pinky Ash and Boo said...

We are so sorry to hear about Charlie cat. Purrs for all of you. Charlie got to know a very special love the last part of his life.

Steppa and her Babys +Lover Guy said...

ML my heart goes out to you and yours But he was a lucky man cat he got to get love from u and give u love inreturn wen i was told to day i just lost it I so feel your pain GOD BLESS LOA& BABY'S

Max said...

Oh noes.

I am so so sorry :( I was really hoping he'd find a miracle.

Cory said...

We are so sorry for your loss of sweet Charlie Cat. He was so loved.

Cory and family

Baby Patches said...

oh noes ML, momma and I are so so sorry we didn't even sees dis before we gots your package ready, shipped out, and sents you email

Da momma would likes to talk so here she is: It was a really beautiful and wonderful thing you did for Charlie and as many have said I am sure he remembers it all and loves you and your family dearly as you all love him. That never ends! All of you are in my thoughts.

I hopes you all gives each others comfort during dis difficult time my furriends many many purrrrrrrrrrrrrs

MoMo said...

We are so sorry to hear this. RIP, sweet Charlie! Purrs to the family!!!

Chesney Cats said...

Our eyes are leaking....we just don't know what to say. We are just so very sorry for your loss.

Godspeed Charlie Cat, until we meet at the Bridge.

Reese =^..^= said...

I am so very sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. He fought his final battle with such dignity.

Anonymous said...

We are so sad to hear the news about Charlie. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you who loved him and took such great care of him. We know you made him so happy.
MamaCat & the FurryPurries
Ozzy, Alice, Bootsie, Freckles, Lola, Dandelo & Honey

Jack and Persephone said...

We're so very sorry to hear about sweet sweet Charlie.

We're happy though that you had the time with him that you did, and he with you. You have only to look at the pictures of him to see what a happy happy cat he was, being with you.

Jack, Persephone and Bree

Katie and Da Katz said...

Mom jus founds out bout Charlie. Hur bin werkin hardz on our housin stuffoms and not bin online...

We bin purrin fur you... Charlie waz in our purrs effen doh we didn't knohz why.

Charlie luffed u soh much...

"Greater love hath no man than this... that he gives his life for his friends."

Dats da kinda kitty Charlie waz. We purrs dat him is rompin wif our Sandy and Snow Baby who had lots of health stuffoms too.

Him iz waitin fur u.

Luv, Katie One,
Katie Too, Bootsie Woo
Maxwell Tigger, Mousie
Daisy and the Special Kitty Unit.

Camie's Kitties said...

We are so very sorry to hear that Charlie Taylor had to go to the rainbow bridge. We know his last months were filled with love and peace. We will miss him, but we know what we feel cannot compare to you. You were the best possible parents he could have hoped for.

Tavi, Cody, Camie, Miss Jdae and Gracie

Everycat said...

Oh Charlie cat, we are so sorry you had to leave for The Bridge. We didn't know you for long, but we are so happy we did get to know you and that you experienced care and love with ML and her family in your last months.

A big hug and much love to ML and the bunch.

Out of pain now big lad
Run free and happy, catching meeces.

Whicky
Angel
Oliver
Gerry
& Mum

Shona said...

My love, and prayers go out to you.

PDX pride said...

Hugs, purrs, and prrrrrrrayers from all of us! We don't know what to say other than what's already been said. Sometimes the ones who are with us the shortest are the ones who make the most difference in our lives, and us in theirs. Even though it doesn't seem fair, know that you gave him what he needed, like someone else said. He knew love, and kindness, and could love in return.

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

We came by to leave you a basket full of love.....

Parker said...

We are so very, very sorry. Our hearts break for you. You were so loving and wonderful to Charlie - he was so loved!
(((HUGS))) xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Hansel said...

ohhhhh nooooo we didn't know until just now.... this is terrible...

we are so depressed. ML, on top of all of this, paypal shut down our raffles- told us it was 'gambling.' do you have a solution? We'd like to keep this going somehow, but honestly, i don't know how to do it? I will do auctions from now on. But, what about this raffle? help us. We posted about it on hansel's auction blog.


oh charlie cat... :(

CCL Wendy said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. I'm sure he is feeling fine now over on the Bridge, but it is those that are left behind who are still hurting. He will always be with you in mind, in spirit and in your heart.

The Meezers said...

OH NO. Oh MommyML and DaddyCharley and MBE and KC and efurryone - we is so so so very sorry about Charlie Taylor. We didn't knows until just now. We haf big tears leaking down our faces.

Charlie Taylor - you were a bright shining star while you were here with us and when we look up in the sky we will see you shining there as well. We refuse to say good bye to you dear friend, so we will just say - Unitl we Meet at the Bridge.......

Kaz's Cats said...

Oh, our hearts are breaking. Mum first read about Charlie Cat at work and nearly lost it. Our condolences to Mommy ML, Daddy Charley, Auntie Deb and all of the Sherwood kitties at this awful time. It was so special that you guys saved him, and then gave him a gorgeous home filled with love to live out his days. We all hoped that he would be around for a long time yet, but we think that he did a magnificient job to beat the odds as far as he did. Sending purrs and purrayers to all of you,

{{{hugs}}}

Gypsy & Tasha & Karen (Mum)

Jade said...

Our thoughts are with you. We are so glad that Charlie enjoyed his last days with all of you while you made him comfortable & loved. We will miss him.

Jade, Myst, BG & Jen

SuziQCat said...

Although Charlie may be gone, he will live on in your heart forever. He will never be forgotten. Charlie knew love and compassion from his humans and that is what we hope for all animals. He was given that chance at a good life because of you.

cwcwccw said...

We are so sorry to hear this news, we will pray for all of you.


Joanne, Jane, Jill, Johnny, Jay boy., Jasmine and Capu from Singapore

Prince Brutus said...

The gift of that slideshow, which is a celebration of the bond Charlie Cat had for you all is so inspiring and comforting! Bless the talents, and heart given in it's creation for you - and all of us who are remembering Charlie Taylor Cat today. And of course, Charlie Cat is in our hearts...for ever and ever and ever...


Sloppy Kisses from all of Us,

The Crew said...

Please accept our condolences on the loss of Charlie. We know he was well loved and will be missed.

The Crew & Crew's Mom

Diane G. said...

We are leaky eyed and very sad. Charlie was very lucky. Remember, when you hear a meow or feel a tail brush against you and there are no other cats in the room he is with you.

Moe, Carmela, and Catmomma

Frostin said...

We're all going to miss Charlie Taylor. He was a great cat with a big heart.

Tiger Lily said...

Oh ML we are so sorry Charlie Cat could not stay with you longer. It is obvious that he was well loved and we hope you take comfort in knowing that his passing was easier for him because of your love.

{{{HUGS}}}

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

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

oh no - we're so very sorry to hear that Charlie Cat went to the Bridge. Thank you for giving him such a wonderful home and loving him so much!

Sending purrs of comfort during this sad time,

Charlemagne and Tamar
and Momma Colleen (sniffle)

DEBRA said...

We are all so sorry to hear about Charlie Cat, but ML you filled his final months with love, warmth and happiness, he left your loving arms in peace and surrounded by love. We are sorry for your sadness and we send hugs and purrs your way.
Abby,Boo,Ping,Jinx,Gracie and Momdebra

Andrée said...

Oh what a tragedy. Too many tragedies of late. You are right, when we hang together, we can heal and accept easier. But the sadness will always be with us. Bless you.

William said...

We are so so sorry to learn of your loss. :-(

Millie said...

Mom and I are so sorry to hear that Charlie Cat has gone to the Bridge. We know he had a wonderful home with you.

Sending purrs and hugs,
Millie & Mom Lynne

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We are so sorry to hear the news. Big hugs to everyone...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

The Whiskers and Purrs Gang said...

We are so sorry 'bout sweet Charlie Cat. We just know that Felix was right there waitin' on him in heaven. Felix loves to take care of other cats and we are certain he is showin' Charlie the ropes. We are sayin' prayers for you all.

Very truly yours,
The Whiskers and Purrs Gang

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

aw, that slideshow is so sweet. i think Charlie Cat's heart is as light as the music in the slideshow as he chases butterflies at the Bridge.

thinking comforting thoughts for you and sending you hugs and purrrrrrrs

muffinmidi said...

ML,
My heart aches for you. Adopting a terminally ill cat was one of the bravest things I've heard of. Your time together was way too short.Charlie's last few months were happy. Whatever love you gave to him he gave back tenfold .
All of you are in our purrayers.
Tracy

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Ohhhh ML, I just found about Charlie Cat this morning because I wasn't able to get on my computer until now. My heart is breaking and I can barely see thru my tears. I am just so thankful that you were able to make the short time he had with you one that was filled with so much love and so much caring. You, Dad Charley and all of your furbabies are in my thoughts and prayers ...
Momma Jan

We are sending all of you our most comforting hugs, purrs and purrayers, and will let our Brother Max at the Bridge know so he can be Charlie Cat's furriend ...
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

Emmylou said...

Beautiful.

Riley & Tiki said...

We are so very sorry about Charlie Cat. Thank you for purring for Riley.

Mo said...

ML: I am so sorry for your loss.
Charley Cat was very loved - you made him KNOW that there are angels here on earth and that he was very loved in his final days.
*HUGS* to you my friend.
♥ ♥ ♥
with love,
Morgen

Jake and Micah said...

ML, You brought love, joy and finally peace to your sweet boy at the end of his days. There is a reason he came into your life when he did. He taught you so much and you gave him all the love you had. I am so sorry for you loss. I know how your heart is breaking. But Charlie will live in your heart forever and slowly it will heal.
Jake & Micah - Angels Now

Camp Stanhope Happenings said...

We are so sorry to hear about Charlie Taylor after all the love you gave him (and that he loved you, too!). Even though you didn't have him very long, there will be a hole in your heart where his love is stored. He knows you loved him and that you tried to do everything in your power for him.

Fat Eric said...

We are so sorry to hear about Charlie. Thinking of you and sending purrs. He had a very happy time with you, even if it was not long enough.

The Cat Realm said...

We are sorry beyond words, or meows. Lots and lots of purrs to you all, we know Charlie had lots and lots of love with you but we will miss him terribly!

Asta said...

Auntie ML
I just heawd about sweet Chawlie Cat..
I am so vewy vewy sowwy that Chawlie had to cwoss the wainbow Bwidge, but so happy that he had you as pawents . I know his life was full of mowe love than ayone can imagine.
pleez accept my healing smoochie kisses fow youw heawts.
love
ASTA

Cliff and Olivia said...

We just saw this. We're so sorry for your loss.

R.I.P. Charlie Cat!

Sam and Andy said...

What a wonderful tribute to Charlie Cat.

We send purrs and hugs to you during this sad time.

ML said...

It's been a year without you.
You have been very missed.