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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Saying Goodbye is never easy ~

My Sweet Tippy...
the big, beautiful girl that helped to heal my heart 16 yrs ago
crossed over the Rainbow Bridge into the Summerland yesterday... heart is broken again.
Tippy & baby Iggy

Always ready to snuggle or take a nap in her antique cradle in my sewing room ~
her loud purr was so comforting to hear.

I could always see love in her big owl-like eyes
Always in our hearts, we'll see you again my gentle kitty

we will forever miss you!!
please give our love to Samson, Buster, Marmalade
....and our other beloved friends there with you for us!
Blessings from the Farm!


  1. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Take care!

  2. What a perfect constant love there is between humans and the pets that own us. Today Tippy's running and playing like a kitty again free from the age and pain that had slowed him down knowing that you loved him enough to give him that last gift.

  3. Lori, I'm sorry that you've lost a furry member of your family..
    We had a kitty that looked very much like your sweet girl.. He was so special and such a love. I know it hurts like *all get out* to lose a pet.
    Know that I'm thinking about you and your loss.
    Hugs, Charlotte in Manassas

  4. You are in our thoughts and prayers. The pain of losing a pet is never easy, but if we don't risk the pain, we don't get to participate in all the love they bring.

  5. Dear Lori, I'm so sorry for your loss and my heart goes out to you and your family. It is such a difficult time when you loose a beloved pet. They really are a gigantic part of the family. I lost my doggie Shannon of 18 1/2 yrs a few weeks ago and have not been able to even talk about it. I miss her so.
    Remembering all the funny things she did and all the love she gave will help.
    Big Hugs to you,

  6. Beautiful little cat. I am so sorry for your loss.

  7. Our pets are beloved, dear members of our families. Tippy will always be in your heart. We are always better when we love and are loved by our cats and dogs. I know that she is smiling down and purring as you go about your day. Blessings. Margaret

  8. So sorry for your loss, Lori. My thoughts are with your family at this sad time.
    Tippy looks just like our Tigger who has been gone now for 6 years.
    They remain forever in our hearts!
    Wooly hugs, L

  9. Lori~ I'm so sorry for your loss of Tippy. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your sorrow. Our fur babies bring us such joy. Big hugs, Lori

  10. Lori - I am so sorry for your loss of your sweet kitty. Each one is special in so many ways. May your heart heal it's sadness.

  11. So sorry to learn that you have lost one of your furry friends.... It is always heartbreaking to have to let go, but I know that the special memories you have of Tippy will remain with you forever...
    Hugs to you all.

  12. Lori my thoughts are with you... It's so hard losing a beloved fuzzy family member.

  13. So sorry for your loss, these sweet, furry hearts bring such joy to our lives. Hugs to you.

  14. Lori, so sorry to hear of Tippy's trip over the Rainbow Bridge. Sending a hug to all.

  15. Lori, so sorry to hear of Tippy's trip over the Rainbow Bridge. Sending a hug to all.

  16. Lori, so sorry to hear of Tippy's trip over the Rainbow Bridge. Sending a hug to all.

  17. I am sorry Lori. It's always hard to say goodby. -Steph-

  18. I am so sorry your heart has been broken again.....our pets are the best medicine in the world, a perfect gift of the most special kind of love.....take care....

  19. So sorry for your loss. Cats leave paw prints on our hearts.

  20. Oh, Lori, it hurts so much but I'm so glad you were able to give Tippy a wonderful, loving home. Those who have never had a pet have never know the joy they can bring and the pain when they leave us. Thinking of you.

  21. ohhh i am thinking of you and sending prayers...

  22. Sorry for your loss. It will never get easier, but you can be comforted by knowing you have one more angel looking out for you.

  23. My heart hurts for you, Lori. Sending hugs...Susie

  24. Lori ~ so sorry for your loss~ oh, she was a beauty~her eyes so captivating~ they are just like family~ but I am sure you all shared so many wonderful memories together~ I think some animals come to us like an Angels at the right time~
    just saddens my heart for all of you~

  25. From great joy to great sorrow, our fur family deeply enriches our lives with everything in between. Wishing you wonderful memories kept close to your heart, so very sorry...


  26. Tippy must have been a wonderful kitty. She looks much like my silver tabby Maine Coon Kyrah. Losing a beloved pet is such a sadness.


  27. Lori, so sorry to hear about Tippy. It is never easy to loose a beloved pet. Hugs, Jo Ann

  28. Your post brought tears to my eyes. So many of my babies that have gone over the Rainbow sweet Romeo the pom just 11 months ago. He was only 3, and was diagnosed with IMHA so I had to make the choice to put him to sleep. They bring such joy, but are so hard to say goodbye too. I hope that many fond memories heal your heart. Kristine

  29. I am so sorry for your sadness and loss. What a sweet picture of her.

  30. I'll bet she is purring louder than ever now and so content, knowing you'll be united some day... What a sweet baby she was...

  31. So sorry to hear about Tippy
    big hug for you .

  32. How sad. Rest in peace sweet Tippy. I greive the loss of my cats as you do. They stay forever in our thoughts and hearts.

  33. Days like this are when we think we'll never smile again..... I hope when you're able to, you'll remember all the happiness she brought to you. I KNOW she had the BEST loving family she could ever have.
    Sending hugs and love,

  34. So sorry for the loss of your beloved is always hard when they go - we love them so!


  35. Sweet Lori, I'm so very sorry for the passing of your precious Tippy ~ these angel animals become such wonderful members of our families...sending you big, big, Dawn

  36. I'm sad for you. I know it's tough stuff!


  37. What a sweet soul Tippy was. It's so hard to let them go! May all the memories of the happiness and love she brought to your lives bring you comfort Lori.
    Tender hugs this day.
    Cathy G

  38. Lori, so sorry to hear of your loss. Our pets become such a big part of our families. Try to focus on the sweet times you shared and how she added so much to your life.---Jan

  39. What a blessing she was for you ..and in turn, You were to her. The pictures of Tippy are so nice! She was beautiful, and loved. Live with the joy she was .

  40. I am so sorry about Tippy. She was beautiful!I am sure Iggy will miss her allot. Take comfort in knowing she was happy on earth with you and your family. Anne

  41. Sending hugs, pets are such big parts of our families, so hard when we lose them... OLM

  42. ...I am so sorry Lori for your loss. Please know my thoughts are with you and sending you plenty o' hugs too.

    ...Such a beautiful lil' girl too.


  43. Hi Lori
    Im so sorry to hear of the loss of your furry friend. I know all too well how much they mean to us. They certainly are a part of the family. I don't know what I would do with out my Mabel.
    Blessings, Lynn

  44. :( So sorry for the loss of your sweet lil' kitty!

  45. I hope Tippy is playing with our orange and white tabby Tanner who we lost last month. Take care, Janice

  46. Hi Lori,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. We lost our cat Sammy a few months ago and he was going to be 16 with his birthday in April.

    It has been hard and I still expect to see him snuggled up next to me while I stitch.

    Hugs for you at this time of sorrow.


  47. So sorry for the loss of your beloved family member. Such a beautiful kitty.


  48. Goodbyes are so very hard, especially when they hold such a special place in our heart and sole. Thinking of you and your family at this sad time.

  49. Goodbyes are so very hard, especially when they hold such a special place in our heart and sole. Thinking of you and your family at this sad time.

  50. Run fast and free, Sweet Tippy.
    I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a pet is never easy.
    Hugs :)

  51. Losing a pet is never easy when they go they take a little of you with them. You are in my thoughts.

  52. So sorry for the loss of your dear friend.

  53. RIP sweet Tippy. You will always be in your mommy's heart and soul. Big Hug to you Lori.

  54. My heart goes out to you Hun.
    Our furry companions are so much a part of the family.
    May the sweet memories of Tippy help to heal your loss.
    Susan x

  55. So sad for your loss. It's very hard when you lose a fur baby you've had for so long. I had a blue point siamese that I had to put down when she was almost 22 because of kidney failure. Hardest thing I ever did, but time healed the hole left in my heart and I pray time heals the hole left in your heart too.


  56. Oh Lori my heart goes out to you! Losing a dear Fur baby is never easy and even more so when they are so close to your heart sharing all your memories with you.
    Your Tippy is Beautiful I can hear her purr's in that big old chair soothing along your days. I know you will miss her. But her memory will always be just a heartbeat away.


  57. So very sorry to read of your loss - it's the very worst part of owning pets. Thinking of you at this very sad time, Hugs all the way from Sue in France.

  58. May you find peace and comfort in your treasured memories.
    Blessings Trace

  59. Lori I am so sorry about your loss...Tippy looks like a wonderful companion...may she be happy and free on her journey...

  60. Oh Dear Lori - I am so, so, sorry to read this. Sometimes I think it's harder to say goodbye to fur friends than others - their love is so unconditional, pure, and innocent. My heart aches for you. I pray for healing - and much joy in her memory in time. Somehow, I know that she will be with you there in the quiet places on the farm she loved so....Hugs ~ Robin

  61. I am so sorry about sweet Tippy. I know how it is as we lost our sweet little Pete on Sunday. Big Hugz!!!

  62. Dearest Lori,

    I am so so so sorry :-(


  63. Lori, it's so darn difficult to lose our furry family members. I know you will mourn for Tippy for a long time but at least we can take some comfort in knowing they wait for us. Hugs to you.

  64. Lori

    I am so sorry for your loss. I know how difficult it is to lose a pet.



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