Monday, February 25, 2013

Very Sad Noos - RIP QM Rose

Queen Mother Rose went to the Bridge 10 February 2013.

QM Rose, along with her three beloved kitties, 
Brutus, Marigold and Emily, posted as QM Rose & The Royals

She was one of the original cat bloggers, back when we used to meet at The Daily Kitten.

Brutus, Marigold and Emily barely avoided being sent to the Bridge today.
I have an old cell phone that works when it feels like it.
Because of that, I did not get the call about Rose when it came in last week.

They needed contact with me to prevent The Royals from being put down. 
Today was the final day. 
Thankfully, the phone worked enough to receive the message.

The Royals will need to find homes, if anyone is interested.
Animal Rescue said the cats were not handling QM Rose's death very well, they are having a hard time without her.

I am making Rose's final arrangements, as no one in her family wants to do it.
That is so sad.

KC and I are looking to her huge CB family to join in remembering her.

I will share details as they come available.  

Love & Purrs,
Missy Blue Eyes
Faith Boomerang
Baby Cat
BJ aka Brutus Jr.
Mom ML

Pee Ess:
My BJ was named for Rose's mancat Brutus... he is Brutus Jr. or BJ!


Sparkle said...

Oh no! I am SO sorry to hear this. Please check your gmail - I have sent you a message.

Brian said...

We are so very, very sorry to hear such sad news.

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Oh no! We are so sorry to hear the news-

Sweet Purrfections said...

We are so sorry to read about Rose. We'd lost contact with her when she stopped posting when Beau left for the bridge. We hope the kitties can be taken care of and are happy your phone decided to work for you just in time.

Truffle, Brulee, and Mom Paula

Mariodacat said...

Oh dear - so sorry to hear this. So very sad. Hope the kitties and find a good home.

Samantha & Mom said...

Oh how very sad!! Please let us know how we can help!!
Your TX furiends,

The Island Cats said...

Oh this is such sad news....

Mo and The Purries said...

We are so sad to learn of this. We'd also lost contact with Rose after Beau went to the Bridge. Our heart goes out to all of them.
Please let us know what we can do to help.

Anonymous said...

Oh, ML. I was just emailing back and forth with Karen about Rose because I had seen a posting on her Facebook page that she had passed away. This is so terrible. I just feel so awful. Poor Emily, Brutus and Marigold. And I didn't even realize that Rose was so ill.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear this terribly sad news. I wish I could take in the kitties, but I would certainly help in some other way. I was just wondering how she was doing 2 days ago and went to check her blog. How very very sad.

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

We are so sad about Rose. We know how hard kitties take the death of they human. We took Mac in after my mom passed and he grieved for months. WE are purring and Praying that you find a home for the Royals.

We have missed you and pray that all is well with you, too!

Forty Paws said...

Oh my goodness! This is such horribly sad news. And the fact that no one in the family will deal with Rose's passing is beyond believable. We sure do hope that the kitties find a loving home.

We have missed you on the blogosphere! We are very sorry to hear about KC's sinus issues and the surgery to fix it for her.

Luf, Us and Merceda

The Florida Furkids said...

We're so sorry to hear this. How sad that her family won't do anything. Mom had some FB contact with Rose a while back (Rose lives next to the town Mom grew up in). We had no idea she was ill.

The Florida Furkids

Jans Funny Farm said...

Oh, no! ML, we're so sorry. We know you and Rose were long time friends. So very glad someone was able to contact you in time to help the kitties. We send purrs and pawtaps from us, hugs and prayers from Jan.

Marg said...

We are so sorry to hear this. That is so sad. I sure hope the kitties find a home. I will put the word out about the kitties.

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

I am so sorry to hear that Rose passed away and that her beloved Kitiies are suffering. Thank goodness your phone worked in time. Thank you so much for helping with her final resting. I pray the kitties will get help and a home.. Hugs GJ xx

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

This is very sad news. It is terrible that her family won't make the final arrangements for her. We are relieved that you got the message in time for the kitties to be saved.
We send our purrs for you and KC.

Random Felines said...

Oh no....that is terrible. We hope that the kitties can find homes....we wish we lived closer and were able to help more. We will be thinking of you as you make the arrangements...

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

Oh goodness. We are so very sorry this happened. Let us know if we can donate to help get her kitties to an adopted home. Also if anyone is interested in them and they are Facebook users, Underground Railroad Rescued Kitty Network helps transport rescued kitties.

Danielle Bernard said...

I am crying as I read this. I wish there was something I could do. I will miss you so very much. I love you always. Poor Brutus, Marigold and Emily they must be going nuts without her. ML thank you for all you do! I was just thinking about how I hadn't heard from her. She ALWAYS stopped by to say hi and see how I was. She will be missed dearly.

Shaggy and Scout said...

Thank you for letting me know.
She was a true cat lover and what a blessing that she adopted our dear friend Beau when his momma Cathy passed away.
My heart goes out to her dear kitties. Sad to hear they are missing her so much. Thank God you got the call when you did! I hope & pray that they can all find a good home (or good homes, however this ends up working out.)

GLOGIRLY said...

This is such sad news. We are so sorry and pray the kitties find a good home. There's definitely a reason your cell phone worked today.

Nikita and Elvira said...

Very sad news to hear.

We send our purrs and purrayers to everyone and hope for the best for the kitties

Mishkat said...

We're so sorry to hear about the lovely Rose! Thank you so much for helping with her final arrangements and all of that - we send you many purrs and much love.

Old Kitty said...

We are sorry to hear about angel Rose and we hope hope hope her sweet kitties find homes asap. Take care

Kea said...

I'm floored. I know she hadn't blogged in a while, but this is a shock to me.

Purrs from the boys for her "babies," and for all who loved her. Bless you for stepping up, when her family won't.

Kim from Fuzzy Tales (with Nicki & Derry)

Laila and Angel Minchie said...

OMC, we are so saddened hearing about this! Yes, thank you for stepping up! Such a shock...


We are in shock.
Had no idea about Rose and are very very sad to hear about her passing.

We hope that someone can step up and save these kitties.

It would be kismet since she saved Beau after Cathy died. We can would like to help in any way we could.

Sending lots of purrs and prayers.

Fr. Tom Fishworthy said...

How very, very sad. Prayers are coming along with purrs from the kitties. So sorry to hear the news.

Oskar said...

Oh my word, how tragic. No family who will take care of the arrangements?

We're very sorry,
Pam & Oskar

Oui Oui said...

How very shocking and sad! We hope someone will take the kitties. We live in Maryland (Laurel) and would be willing to help transport them to a new home. Unfortunately, we have 2 more kitties than we are allowed to have as it is. Let us know if we can help. We're purring for the poor things.

Katie Isabella said...

I am so so sorry, just grieved to read this.

Jacqueline said...

I am so sorry to hear this terrible news, but am so glad you were able to save her babies=I will donate for their transfer if needed...I will keep sweet Rose, her babies, and precious KC in my daily prayers.

Cory said...

Please let us know what we can do to help. We can contribute to cost of transport to a safe haven.

Team Tabby said...

Such sad news! Kind and generous of you to step in to make Rose's funeral arrangements and for rescuing her kitties.

Mickey's Musings said...

This is very sad news indeed. We purr for Rose and especially for her kitties.
It is even more sad that you and not her family are making arrangements.
Extra purrs for you.
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Treasure,Tiger,JJ and Julie
and mom Nancy

George The Duck and the HotMBC Kittehs said...

We is so sad to hear bout Miz Rose. We sends lots and lotsa purrs and purrayers for tha Royals and fur yoo.
Sanjee and tha resta tha Hotties

cats of wildcat woods said...

Oh such sad news. I worried about her when she stopped blogging. Thank you for doing all this for her and the kitties. If we can help in any way please let us and all of CB know.

Harry Spotter said...

I am so very sorry, such sad news. What a blessing you are to her and the kitties. I am praying for all of you.

Harry Spotter said...

I am so very sorry, such sad news. What a blessing you are to her and the kitties. I am praying for all of you.

Louche Tabby said...

I am completely floored by this. I don't know what to write. I am in shock.

Cats Herd You said...

We're so very sad to hear this. We were worried about her when she stopped blogging, but we had no idea she was so ill. Poor Emily, Brutus and Marigold! We're so glad that your phone worked just in time to get the news and save them. We know that with the help of the CB, you can find them a home like they deserve.

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Oh my goodness, this is so sad! We're glad you were able to save the kitties. Thank you so much for stepping in for them.

Scout and Freyja said...

Tragic news. How could no one in a family want to reach out at a time like this.

Angel Gracie=^o.o^= said...

Oh no, I am so so so sorry to hear this. My heart is heavy with sadness. I will send purrs that the others will find a new furever home.

Maggie May said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone.... Such very sad news. So glad the kitties could be saved. Hope they find new homes soon. (((hugs))) to all.
Maggie May, The Creek Cats and Mom

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

dearest ML! How dreadfully sorry we are to learn this mews about our Rosie and her Royals. You are such an angel to help out again where needed! We love you so much and have only been sending the best blessings to you and your dear kiddens specially KC.
Please know how much we care...miss you and understand what a huge change it is to move and settle in again. Be good to yourself!
with deep love from the cozy cottage

Ellen Whyte said...

ML we were so worried about you! Good to hear you're ok but so sorry about your friend. If we can help (we're a bit far away) let us know, ok? Meow from Au, Target and Guido.

Emma's Kat said...

Just heard the news from Rosie(who else?). So very sad. I too like so many others have lost contact w/my cat bloggers. At least she has someone (ML) to make final arrangements.

Kat (

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

Such sad news. It breaks our hearts to think that Rose's family is unwilling to take care of her arrangements. ML, you are truly wonderful to step in and help.

Sending purrs and we can send some green papers, too, to help with the kitties relocation.

Charlemagne, Tamar and Mal

Max said...

Aw, man :(

Fur Everywhere said...

That is so very sad. We are sure glad your phone worked today so the babies didn't have to go to the Bridge. We will link to your post on both our facebook pages in hopes that someone is able to help these babies find a new, loving home. Poor babies.

Carmine, Milita, and Jewel

Everycat said...

This is very sad, we hope that someone can step up to give The Royals a wonderful home. ML thank you for arranging Rose's funeral, it's a terribly sad thing that her family didn't want to do that last thing for her.

Rose was a true friend to cats.

Sending love

Gerry, Mungo & The Ape

Mr Puddy said...

I'm so sorry . Prayer and Purrs from me.
I hope all kitties will be adopted very soon.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

This is tragic news ~ I am beyond sad. And how heartbreaking that her family do not want to know. Thank goodness her kitties are safe ~ I pray that someone will step up and provide a good loving home for them.

Jan (Milo and Alfie's mom)

John Bellen said...

This is terrible! I was reading her blog but the last thing she published was in December. Did anyone know she was ill? How could her family not want to handle the funeral arrangements? Bless you for seeing to them. I wish I could take the poor cats but thank goodness they are saved for the time being. Please keep everyone informed and let us know if we can help.

Fenris and Family said...

We are so very relieve you were able to save the cats. We immediately worried about them when we heard the news. Purrs they find loving homes.

We are so very sad about Queen Mother Rose.

Jasper McKitten-Cat said...

That is so sad. I hope they find a home.

The Lee County Clowder said...

OH! That is so sad, on so many levels.

Purrrrrrring that The Royals find a good home, and soon. Having their world turned upside down like that has got to be rough on them.

momsbusy said...

we were just thinking about her and some of the other original bloggers. very sad news. kazoku neko is sending healing and comforting purrs and prayers to Rose's furrbabies.

momsbusy said...

missing your presence in the blogosphere ml. purrs and prayers for kc and the rest of your clowder.

Cat Street Boyz said...

Hi ML, it is always sad when families don't help.
There used to be a blogger from Newtown, Pa who worked at Tabby's Place in New Jersey. I lost some of my information when my computer shut down but maybe someone else has it. Here is Tabby's Place info....


Pip said...

ML could you call me (443-527-9226) when you get a chance? The boys and I would be honored to have HM Queen Emily join our family.
(We continue to hope and pray that Brutis and Marigold can join a family together.)

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Oh, this is such terrible news. We are purring and praying for the whole situation, and especially for Brutus, Marigold and Emily.

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