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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Flash The Hero Cat Is Gone OTRB

(Update: yet I came back at just the right miraculous moment that CPR brought him back long enough for him to say goodbye, I love you.)


Flash, my brother's neighbor's cat is gone. He died yesterday at 2:19pm. Of all our neighbor's cats, he was the only one who loved hanging out at our house, visiting our cats and eating with them. He was our Joey's half brother.


I hadn't been feeling well since early Sunday morning, some kind of cold. I had not been to my brother's house until yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon.

I came over to find Flash under my brother's truck in the front yard, cold and unresponsive, foam in his mouth... I tried to revive him - CPR - he came back long enough to look at me, so slowly licked the foam from his lips, then he was gone. 

We don't know what happened. My brother last saw him Monday morning. Flash was walking slowly back to his house. My brother hurried off to work, thinking I would be over later to let him inside... (and I could have - I was getting over the cold. Something told me I needed to go over but I didn't listen. Instead I was disheartened about needing help for an elderly woman's cats.)

Brother didn't text me to let Flash in, he didn't let me know that Flash didn't show up when he got home from work...that Flash was missing...that he didn't see Flash Tuesday morning.

Original photo taken May 17 2016


Goodbye Baby, We let you down.
You were only 3 years old.
Until we meet again, OTRB.
Psalm 36:6-7
"Oh Lord You save both man and beast,
Great is your unfailing love."
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My heart is sad and I'm in sorrow
For the only one I love
When shall I see him, oh, no, never
Till we meet in heaven above

Oh, bury me beneath the willow
Yes, under the weeping willow tree
So he may know where I am sleeping
And perhaps he will weep for me...

-Roseanne Cash
(Bury Me Beneath The Willow - Carter Family)



 

28 comments:

  1. We are so sorry. We know so well how it is to loose a furbaby. Momma says it sounds like poison. We are purring hard for you.
    Precious, Miracle and the outside kitty's Cassi and Betsy......oh, and mom Toni, too.

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    1. Thanks so much. Brother told me that Flash acted like he was constipated Sunday night. Something may have been happening then. For some reason lately his tummy seemed to be way to big, possibly bloated... we don't know.

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  2. Farewell, little one. May you be at peace beyond your rainbow.

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    1. Thank you... Sometimes when I was with Flash, I would get this feeling that he wasn't meant to live long - odd feeling. Now I know.

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  3. Purrs and prayers to you at this time. Please do not blame yourself. Everything happens for a reason, even if we don't know or understand that reason. Flash was needed at the Bridge. May he fly free.

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  4. I'm so sorry. I wonder if he got into some antifreeze? It's the hardest to lose them so young :(

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    1. We don't know, but he was pretty smart about not getting into stuff, yet he did like drinking muddy water. He seemed to be acting oddly Sunday night, brother tells me.

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  5. Oh this is such a sad story. May Flash be guided to the light over the bridge to play forever more with all of his departed furriends. Beau Beau and Angie will be there to greet him and heal him. Hugs,

    Mom Brenda

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  6. We are so sorry for your loss. Poor little cat. Rest in Peace, Flash.

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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    1. Just occurred to me that I came back at just the right miraculous moment to bring him back long enough for him to say goodbye, I love you.

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  8. We're very sorry and are sending purrs and prayers to you at this sad time. Flash was very handsome.

    The Florida Furkids

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    1. Thank you so much... He is an amazing and loving boy

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  9. I am so very sorry to hear about dear Flash, that's just way to sad and unfair.

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    1. Thanks Brian... so hard. yet I came back at just the right miraculous moment that CPR brought him back long enough for him to say goodbye, I love you.

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  10. So sorry about Flash! Even though he wasn't yours, you loved him and the pain is just as hard to deal with. A warm hug!

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    1. Thanks Jan... Flash adopted us - that's what is more hard. Our neighbor didn't mind that he liked hanging out with us as long as Flash was happy.

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  11. Flash; Godspeed your journey to heaven; you are and always will be loved. We are truly sorry and send our sincerest condolences to the family and friends you leave behind ~~~~ we know how hard this time is ~~ ♥♥♥♥♥ ~~ daisy, tuna, dude, sauce and boomer

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  12. That is so sad, I am so sorry. I wonder if he was poisoned?

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  13. Oh, what sad news. I'm so very sorry to hear about sweet Flash. And I'm so sorry you had to witness that terrible death. Sending you purrs.

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

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  14. We are so sorry for your loss, sorry for Sweet Flash and sorry for what you had to go through as well. I'm sure it was very hard but at least you were with him and he knew loves. You are so kind!

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  15. What a blessing you were there to tell him you loved him before he left for the Bridge so he left surrounded by love. So very sorry - we know how much you will miss him. from Karen and Henry, Jane & Lily

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  16. Oh No! We are sending purrs and prayers of support at this sad time. Fly free and watch over us Flash until we all meet again as we must
    Timmy, Dad Pete and Family

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