Saturday, December 03, 2016

Great Sadness

We often returned home to find her waiting for us at the window...

Our beloved kitty girl, Victoria, suffered a seizure last night and slipped away from our presence.  We are still trying to process our loss but I hope to be back on Sunday.

Our last day with her was full of kitty snuggles, two spa treatments as she loved to be brushed, and seeing her lovely face looking out the window as we drove into the driveway after shopping for groceries.

She will be greatly missed.  She will be buried today under the dogwood tree, wrapped in an old quilt.

88 comments:

julie said...

I'm so sorry, I know how hard it is to lose a pet.

Angela said...

Oh Brenda I am so sorry!I know how much joy Victoria gave you! Hugs, Angela

Sherry said...

{{{{{ ♥ }}}}}
holding you close in thought & prayer...
i'm so sorry.

Cheryl said...

Heartbreaking! I will be praying for you.

mdoe37 said...

Oh no....I'm so sorry. I understand your grief, I still miss Buck.

Cheryl said...

Oh, Brenda! I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet, beloved kitty. I know she will be dearly missed.

Anna said...

I'm so very sorry. Your love for Victoria was so evident in every post about her.

ellen b said...

So sorry for you...

Anonymous said...

My eyes teared up reading this. I cried all day when we lost our little dog. I understand. It may be that there is another ther Kitty somewhere just waiting to be rescued and loved in time for the long winter.
Vicky

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your kitty. I know from experience how heartbreaking it is

Valerie

Marge said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. Victoria was a special part of your life.

Deanna Rabe said...

Oh Brenda. I am so, so sorry.

Prayers and thoughts for you as you bury precious Victoria.

I am so happy that you shared Victoria with us over the years, and that she is in hundreds of photos on your blog.

This photo is beautiful.

You are loved.

Veronica said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I know she was a beloved family member.

Judy said...

I'm so sorry, Brenda.

All the photographs you have shared of her through the years are testament to your affection of her so I know this will be a big loss.



Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Ohhh, I am so very sorry. We know the pain of losing a precious kitty and we recognize how you might be feeling.

Sending purry hugs as you deal with the loss of your sweet Miss Victoria. We shall miss her too.

Brenda L. xox

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hdauksch said...

So sorry for the loss of your dear pet. It's never easy to lose a dear family member but you can have some peace that she was well taken care of and sounds like she returned her loving care back to you by filling your days with joy, humor, and happiness. My husband has brought home numerous kittens that he finds at his work by people who throw them out. So over the years we've nursed and loved a variety of cats who each have their own personality and quirks. We've also lost some and it's been heartbreaking. May you find comfort and peace knowing that she enjoy her last days and will be near to watch over you.

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh, I'm So, So sorry, Brenda! It was so sudden! We will all miss her. She was a beauty. Always enjoyed seeing her photos and her hearing about her latest pranks. My heart goes out to you....We lost our last kitty 3 years ago and I still miss her.
{{{Hugs!}}}
Laura C. (WA)

Ashlee said...

So sorry for your loss! She lived a very good and spoiled life it seemed from your blog. Prayers for all of you.

Anonymous said...

My heart breaks for you. Please take as much time as you need we will wait. Sending hugs your way. Cecile

Peggy Jo said...

I'm praying for you both right now! (((HUGS)))

LauraC said...

:( Glad you have lovely memories of her last day with you.

Marie said...

I am so sorry! Our pets become almost like our children.

sally clarkson said...

Precious Friend,
I understand and am so very sorry for you. I know your sweet cats are loving companions through your days. Our beloved golden retriever passed away last year before Christmas. Everyone seemed a little sad and lost through the holidays. So, even though we had a busy season, we found a new retriever puppy, Darcy Dog. She has brought such comfort and love this season. I pray you will find comfort in the sweet memories of your wonderful Victoria. Sending love.

efstathia kositzidou said...

Ι am so sorry!I used to wait for the weekly photos of Viktoria!I can feel your pain.Our beloved cat Foulis passed away after 17 years of love and devotion!

efstathia kositzidou said...

Ι am so sorry!I used to wait for the weekly photos of Viktoria!I can feel your pain.Our beloved cat Foulis passed away after 17 years of love and devotion!

efstathia kositzidou said...

Ι am so sorry!I used to wait for the weekly photos of Viktoria!I can feel your pain.Our beloved cat Foulis passed away after 17 years of love and devotion!

Rebecca said...

I "hear" your sadness. I'm sorry.

sally clarkson said...

Precious Friend,
I understand and am so very sorry for you. I know your sweet cats are loving companions through your days. Our beloved golden retriever passed away last year before Christmas. Everyone seemed a little sad and lost through the holidays. So, even though we had a busy season, we found a new retriever puppy, Darcy Dog. She has brought such comfort and love this season. I pray you will find comfort in the sweet memories of your wonderful Victoria. Sending love.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

I am truly sorry for your loss.

Funny,m not even 10 minutes ago my daughters and I were having texts back and forth involving their childhood kitty and I had just texted them that Maggie, Romeo, Muffy, Valentine and Wink were probably waiting at Rainbow Bridge for us, playing together in harmony.

I bet Victoria is right there with those beloved furry family friends, too.

http://rainbowsbridge.com/Poem.htm < sweet read if you haven't yet seen it

Hugs and prayers in this sad time.

Jenny said...

Feeling sad for you today as you miss your kitty. I'm so glad we got to know her through all the lovely posts.

Mrs.T said...

Oh Brenda, so very sorry to hear this. I know what a blessing she was in your lives. Truly a part of your family. Will be praying for you.

Mama Squirrel said...

I will miss your photos of her fluffiness too.

Mama Squirrel said...

I will miss your photos of her fluffiness too.

Cathrin Morgan said...

I'am so sorry for the loss of your sweet kitty

Debbie said...

I am so sorry. (((((HUGS)))))

Bess said...

So sorry for your loss, Brenda. What a shock, and she was such a beautiful girl. I lost my favorite kitty in September, and it was rough. Thinking of you and your hubby during this sad time. Bess

l hoov said...

I am so sorry to hear this :(. My heart and eyes are crying with you. So appreciative of you sharing her with us over the years, and I will miss seeing her. Prayers and love sent your way... LynneinMN

Emily Darling said...

Oh dear, Brenda, I am so sad and heartbroken for you. May the Lord bring you comfort and peace and bless you with many sweet memories of your beloved Victoria.

Rhonda said...

I'm so sorry and I truly understand your sadness and loss. Much loved Pets are truly members of our families.
Take your time, it is hard. ❤️

Ann said...

Oh, I am so sorry. Kitties are such special members of our families. I pray God will comfort you in your loss of such a cherished friend.

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

I am so so sorry to read this...Our pets are really part of our family and we grieve when they leave us. I still miss Bo when I come home and am not hearing his happy barks.

Anonymous said...

Dear Brenda, So sorry for the loss of your beloved friend. I know you have so many good memories of "Her Highness". Blessings to you, Sharon D.

Mary Sorensen said...

Brenda - I am SO very sorry for your loss. I always liked it when you posted photos of her - especially the one where she is watching her favorite nature program on TV. : ) I do feel your loss. They are such wonderful companions. Take care and God bless.
Mary S.

Kellylynn said...

I'm so very sorry, Brenda. Love and hugs.

Anonymous said...

Dear Brenda, was so sad to read your news. Pets are so much a part of families. We, your readers, enjoyed Victoria too. Am sending a hug and prayers your way.
Teri

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your precious kitty.

Mary said...

Oh, Brenda, I am so sorry. That was totally unexpected.....I know you are grieving precious Victoria's passing (I am, too). She is such a lovely girl and blessed you so much with her kitty ways and companionship. I will be praying for you :*(

Anonymous said...

Brenda, I am so very sorry for your loss. Having lost two furry children of our own my husband and I understand the heartache. Victoria was a very blessed kitty to have such a wonderful loving home. She was a "character"! Thank you for sharing her with us all over the years.

Prayers for God's comfort, Marsha

Sandi said...

My condolences, Brenda...

Anonymous said...

I could not help but cry when I read of Victoria's sudden death. She shared your home and love for as long as she could. I understand completely your need to step back and grieve. She was such a bundle of soft furry love. Our pets are a complete part of our lives. They share in everything we do. When we are home they are there and when we are gone we think of them. Naturally then when they are not with us anymore a hole is left in our days...and in our hearts. Her Fluffiness will be sorely missed. Sarah

Maggie from Stillness at Cherith said...

I loved reading your posts but I especially loved the posts with Miss Victoria in them. What a beautiful girl!
I'm so very sorry. Sending you a prayer (and a hug)

Jennifer said...

I feel so very sad right now. I'm praying for your heavy heart. :-(

coleen said...

So sorry for the loss of your kitty......rest in peace.

becka said...

So very sorry to hear this, Brenda. She was a beautiful cat and I know she had a wonderful life in your home. Praying the Lord will comfort you at this time.

Nancy said...

It broke my heart to read about the sudden death of your beloved Victoria. May God bring comfort to your and your husband.

Nancy said...

It broke my heart to read about the death of your beloved Victoria. May God bring comfort to you and your husband.

Terri Cheney said...

I am deeply sorry to hear this.

Keri said...

I'm so sad for you, Brenda, and I will be praying for the Comforter to tend to your broken heart.

Anonymous said...

I am sorry that you and your husband have lost your beloved cat.

Echoes From the Hill said...

I'm so sorry. I know how much it hurts.
Praying for comfort for you.
nancyr

Carol said...

So, so sorry for your sudden loss. Please take your time in dealing with this. Thank you for sharing precious Victoria with us. (MD)

Carrie said...

Oh Brenda. As a longtime reader I just hurt for you guys. I so enjoyed the pictures and posts of her through the years and could see what a faithful companion she was to your family, what a gift from God.

Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful kitty. I always enjoyed seeing her in your posts. God bless. Darcy

Bonnie said...

I just saw this post. Oh,my.. I can scarcely find the words to express my feelings of sadness for you. You know that I know how awful such a loss is. I remember your words of comfort when my Amelia died suddenly. Know that I am praying for you and keeping you close in my thoughts as I continually ask our Lord to comfort both you and your husband.

Heather said...

I am so very sorry! Hugs!
Xoxo, Heather

Kim Stewart said...

I am so very sorry. She was such a delightful creature.

Kim Stewart said...

I am so very sorry. She was such a delightful creature.

Living on Less Money Blog said...

I am so sorry, Brenda! I know how much you treasured her! What a wonderful home she was given... better than many children!

Diane Pedrosa said...

I am so sorry that you lost Victoria, So sorry.
I will be praying for you all, for God's great comfort.

Anonymous said...

So very sorry to hear this Brenda...I know how much solace a beloved pet gives!! Our last dog suffered terribly for the last year of her life, no matter what all we humans did to try to help her...sounds like Victoria was very quick...and I am so glad if that is the case...though sudden loss is not easy to handle either. We have grieved so much for our last beloved dog...hubby said and why not? She loved us more than nearly all humans. It is true!! Victoria was one pretty girl...glad you have some great photos of her!!
Hugs...Elizabeth in WA

Senkyoushi said...

I am so sorry for your loss. It is so difficult to lose a beloved pet. They are a member of the family. Praying for you!

Vee said...

Oh no. My heart just sank into my toes. I am so sorry to read of your loss. Victoria was the most regal kitty and she will not only be missed by her real life family, she will be missed by your readers. Comfort to you...

Kim said...

I'm so sorry Brenda....💔

Katie said...

Oh, Brenda, I am so sorry. I am praying that our Lord will comfort your broken hearts.
Katie

Mary Jane said...

Dear Brenda I am very sorry to read about the loss of Victoria. I have been reading your blog for a few years and have always enjoyed your pictures of Victoria. I will miss seeing her. My favourite pictures of Victoria were when she was sitting in front of the television, when she was standing on her back paws looking out the window in your study, and when she was sitting on top of your desk in your study helping you with your projects. She will always be with you in your heart.

Rebecca said...

I am so so sorry to hear this. Praying grace and comfort and the strong sense of God's loving Presence.

Ian's Girl said...

I had to wait a bit to comment, as I am great cat lover, and always looked forward to seeing your beautiful girl here. I am so very sorry for her loss....I know you are heart-broken.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry. I lost my Mini, two years ago, yesterday, so I know what you are going through. I'm so glad you were able to spend time with her that day.
~Connie K

Sallie Borrink said...

Oh, Brenda. I'm so sorry to read this. Hugs to you during this difficult time.

Jean said...

My heart goes out to you and your husband. Victoria was indeed a blessing and is now surely at peace. May you be comforted in the knowledge that you gave her a warm, loving home and a beautiful life where she knew she was cherished. God's comfort and peace to you, dear Brenda <3

Anonymous said...

I am not one to comment on blogs but I do enjoy this blog so much. I am so sorry about Victoria. She was a beautiful kitty who reminded me so much of our long ago kitty, Marilyn. Loosing our sweet pets is so hard especially at Christmas. We lost our 14 year old pug December 13,2014. Our younger daughter was married the next week on December 20th. I am forever grateful that Pug did not die on the wedding week end. I don't think we could have made it through the ceremony. Our pets are family and loosing one is so heart breaking. Billy Graham says he thinks we will see our beloved pets in heaven. I have great respect for Dr. Graham and do hope he is right.

Susan Humeston said...

OMG, Brenda - I just read this today, Monday. I am crying with you. We just lost Buster, my husband's cat. He was only 13 years old and he must have had cancer because he went from 18 to 5 pounds in about 8 months. Before him, Neko had seizures and passed away. I'm so very sorry and wish I could just sit with you. I know how these lovely creatures steal into our hearts and have a permanent place there. I still cry over Buster and he has been gone for weeks - he was almost like a little person. Oh Brenda - that's all I can say. Oh my dear friend.....in a way I loved Victoria too even though I never met her. I didn't have to - her wonderful personality was on most pages of your blog.

mrspao said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your beloved Victoria. My darling Ophelia went exactly the same way. It is heartbreaking to see them go and we must try and remember always the huge love they had for us and we for them. Thinking of you.

Anonymous said...

My dear brenda, Tears are rolling down my cheeks. I am so sorry for your loss of a very precious pet. My hear is broken for you. Will say prayers for you and am keeping you in my thoughts.

Lallee said...

Oh, sweet Victoria, how I have enjoyed your sweet face. I remember when you came to live with Brenda and your having a little bit of spunk and mischief. Brenda, I'm sending up prayers for you as you mourn her loss. May you find joy in the midst of this loss. We lost out Lab Sawyer this year. He had a long life, but it was still hard to say goodbye. ~ Laura (formerly Lallees Cottage)

Shan said...

Sweet Brenda,

I have been quite behind on reading your lovely blog and today I saw your post about Victoria. I am so sorry for your loss and understand your grief and tears. Sigh.... Our pets are so much a part of our lives and bring us such joy.

Praying for you and wishing you peace.

Kindredly,
Shan

Quinne said...

Oh, Brenda, I am so sorry ♥ keeping you close in prayer.