3.22.2012

a farewell

I want to thank all of you for your comments, e-mails, good wishes, and prayers for my cat Seymour.  They've meant everything.  Seymour passed away today.  I did not think this would happen, and especially not so soon.  It's hard to say goodbye to him because he gave me so much love and comfort in my life, but I'm glad he's not suffering anymore.  Joe and I loved that little guy so much, and we miss him dearly.

97 comments:

sarah said...

so sorry for your loss. sending you peace.

k. wang said...

oh no Jenny, I am so so sorry. please, if you need anything at all, please don't hesitate to let me know. hang in there lady.

Brigi said...

You will always have Seymour in your heart and memories! Time will ease the pain, but I know it a sad day today.
I used to "see" my cat from the corner of my eye, even after I had to put him to sleep. But slowly time heals.

Samantha said...

Oh Seymour! I'm so sad. All my best thoughts to you and Joe.

Catherine said...

Oh, I am so sorry, my heart sank when I read this. I kept checking back since you last posted hoping for good news. I know what this feels like, pets have a tremendous impact on your life. It is surprising though how time makes the sadness less and the fond memories stronger. But now my eyes well up for Seymour.

eve said...

jenny i am so sorry to hear this ,i am sending my love to you and joe .
i will keep you in my thoughts and prayers .

Jaime Rugh said...

I'm so sorry Jenny. Sending lots of love to you.

rebecca said...

jenny. so sorry for your loss. yes, he won't suffer anymore. those kitties mean so much to us.

Unknown said...

Jenny,
I've been following your blog for years, and as a fellow cat owner, my heart goes out to you. I've been checking here a lot the past few days to see if Seymour's gotten better, and I am so so sorry to find out about his passing. I hope Joe and Sophia are giving you extra love and care while you deal with your loss. Sending you so much warmth from Philadelphia,
Jenny P.

dahlhaus said...

So sorry for your loss Jenny! Take care and hold your loved ones close.

Suzy said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Seymour, I know how hard it is to lose a much-loved pet. Be kind to yourself.

Camila said...

I'm so sorry Jenny. I'm feeling your pain a little, my 18yr old cat just came back from the vet and has been given only a few more months. It's devastating. I hope you get through this ok. x

Lara said...

I am so sorry. I know how sad you must feel. Good pets are one of the best things in life. I'm glad you were able to share your life with this special kitty. I'm shedding a few tears of sympathy for you.

Unknown said...

I'm so sorry to hear you lost your sweet friend. My thoughts are with you and Joe and Seymour too.

Jennifer said...

Jenny, oh I am so sorry for your and Joe's loss. I wish you many years of happy memories of your Seymour.

Alessandra said...

so sorry to read that your Seymour passed away....A big hug for your little heart, x Alessandra

Kitty said...

I am so sorry to hear that he passed away. I have a very special bond with my cat too, so I can imagine how hard this must be. Don't give people who say "well its just a cat" a second thought. Those people will never understand the love and friendship you can receive from some special animals! Sending good thoughts your way!

atout said...

I am so sorryy. You and Joe will be I'm our thoughts. I have two cats who mean the world to me and my heart breaks for you.

Andrea B said...

Oh no, Jenny, I'm so sorry for your loss of such a good friend. My beloved dog passed away a few weeks ago so I understand your pain. He seemed so well-loved, and I'm sure he knew it! You and Seymour were both lucky you were able to spend as much time together during his life as you did. Fill the silence with music and friends and the stories about Seymour that make you smile. My thoughts are with you. Take care.

Kelly and Kelly said...

i'm so sorry for your loss.

dot handmade said...

so sorry about to hear you lost your beloved seymour...

metrode said...

I"m so sorry to hear this

kristina said...

Oh Jenny, I was so hoping not to read this. Thank you for sharing about Seymour and hope he is at peace. Take lots of care.

grey-nyc said...

hi jenny,

i've read your blog for a long time and never commented before but just wanted to write to say how sorry i am to hear about seymour- i know losing a cat is like losing a dear friend. i hope that you'll find comfort in warm memories of him and in knowing that you gave him a wonderful life while he was around!

with love from nyc,
felicia

sarah said...

i'm so, so sorry jenny.

elena gold said...

Dear Jenny,
I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you.

Take sweet care of yourself,
Elena

Riacassa said...

I'm so sorry jenny. Be well.

kate / tinywarbler said...

oh jenny, i'm so sorry. i know how hard it is to loose such an important part of your life, it was so hard when our dog sara passed last year. i wrote about it on my blog too, i found it helped a little to share her and her memory.
it does help knowing they aren't suffering anymore and that seymour knew how much he was loved.
take care.

Jess said...

oh Jenny I'm so sorry, this just makes my heart hurt. Thinking of you.

kristin said...

Jenny - I just started following your blog after making your lovely tank pattern, but I wanted to say my heart goes out to you in this time of loss. We had an 8 month old kitten get sick with FIP and die within a week a few years ago, and it absolutely broke my heart. It's just so hard to lose your little buddy. Sending you hugs and peace.

Gemma said...

I'm so so very sorry. Thinking of you. x

amy h said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your little, and true, friend, Jenny. Take care.

flowerpress said...

I'm really sorry, pets are like little people and as hard to lose.

Rebecca said...

Jenny, I am so sorry to hear about Seymour's passing. My beloved Elsa passed away five years ago and there isn't a day when I don't think about her. Similar to you there were days when the only creature I had around was my girl and so when she passed there was an incredible void in my life. It does get easier over time and just remember that he hit the jackpot when you and Joe came into his life. You were lucky to have him and he was lucky to have you. Please take care.

Rebecca

Nora said...

Oh so sad/sorry to read this. Like others, I too have a beloved cat and have been checking in, hoping to read the best. Thank you for sharing and may you feel the love and support from this community you've created...

Elsie and Joan said...

Hi Jenny,
Takes such courage to share something so personal, I couldn't leave without a comment. When you posted pics of Seymour the other day, I kept him in my thoughts and hoped for the best. I'm so sorry to hear of your sudden loss. Sending virtual hugs from Australia.
Belinda x

P R I M O E Z A said...

i'm so sorry to hear such sad news jenny.

Giselle said...

so sorry to hear this. you must be in such pain. you are in my thoughts. x

Carrie Kim said...

Jenny, That's awful. I'll pray that you'll be comforted and have peace.
Best regards, Carrie

máni said...

oh no...i'm so sorry to hear this.

Hila said...

I'm so sorry Jenny. I was a mess when my cat died (he got run over by a car). I felt horrible and quite frankly, utterly depressed for a long time. I grieved for him like I would a friend. I feel for you so much, having been there myself. Take care!

Annton Beate Schmidt said...

thinking about our beloved family dog, I can only imagine the sadness. even if it is hard, try to focus on the light. love from berlin.

Nina said...

Oh no, Jenny. So sorry to hear this. It was a huge blow to me when my cat died. I still miss her but these days it's easier to remember the love than the suffering at the end - you'll get there too. x

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I'm sorry for your loss...

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evencleveland said...

I'm so sorry to hear this, Jenny. Sending sympathy and warm thoughts.

Stephanie

Kathryn said...

I'm so so sorry you've lost your little guy.

nicole said...

I am so sorry Jenny to hear this very sad news. You're in my thoughts. Take good care of yourself.

Margaret said...

Jenny, I have just now found your blog and read about your dear kitty. It is never easy to let one of our pet-children go. He was a lucky kitty to have been loved by you and your husband. My heart is with you as you heal from his loss.

julia said...

hi jenny - i'm so sorry. i'm sure seymour knows how much you and joe love him. it's so hard when you have a loss in the family, i'm glad you were able to show a lot of love and care for him in his last weeks. sending some hugs your way.

karinalane said...

poor little guy! I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Thank you for letting us know. (((hug)))

jennifer said...

I'm so sorry, Jenny. I hope that you, Joe, and Sophia are handling everything ok. Take comfort in knowing that you guys gave Seymour a happy and loving home. He was a very lucky kitty to have such caring parents.

in dreams said...

<333 i send you so much love...he was an amazing friend.

Erin Jewell said...

I checked in in hopes of hearing good news I am so sorry for your loss, may your thoughts and memories of Seymour bring happiness at such a sad time.

Erin

Marginamia said...

sending you love, Jenny. please let me know if there's a thing I can do for you.

Hello Lindello said...

sorry jenny. hugs to you and joe.

jen said...

so sorry to hear this, Jenny. But glad he is out of pain.
xo

anabela / fieldguided said...

Oh no, Jenny. I'm so so sorry.

Caitlin said...

I'm so sorry, Jenny.

Crafting A Home said...

Oh gosh. I am so, so sorry for your loss. I had been hoping and waiting to hear that Seymour was doing much better, I think everyone here was. There is no easy way to get through the loss of such a dear friend but I do wish you and Joe and your other little kitty peace.

adellelouise said...

Wishing you comfort during this difficult time...Rest in Peace Seymour.

Kristien said...

Jenny, I am so terribly sorry to read this news. I can only imagine the heartbreak you and Joe are feeling right now. I like to think that if there is a pet heaven, Seymour is there right now, along with the many other loved cats and dogs and other pets whose time came too soon. All of my very best wishes to you both. And to Sophia, who must miss her buddy terribly.

CassieMarie said...

Jenny, So sorry for the loss of your little friend. I can't imagine the sadness you are feeling now. :( Sending hugs and thoughts of happy memories your way.

hibou said...

Oh no!! I'm so sorry.

fleur_delicious said...

oh, Jenny, I'm so sorry. Seymour was a lucky cat to have such a loving and gentle person. I hope Sophia can give you a little extra affection and help comfort you in your grief.

helen ethel studio said...

I am so, so sorry for your loss, Jenny. :(

verykerryberry said...

So sorry for you, I know it is heart breaking

joyce said...

jenny, i was so sad to hear about seymour. it's clear how much you loved him and how dearly he'll be missed. take care of yourself. xoxo.

harmony and rosie said...

So very sorry to hear your sad news, I know just how you feel from when our cat died several years ago and I was completed devastated too.
Take care
Kate x

Jade said...

jenny, so sorry to hear about seymour. sending you peace and calm after the storm.

Leigh Augustine said...

Jenny, I'm sending you heartfelt sympathy. My thoughts recorded earlier here:

http://bread-heroine.blogspot.com/2011/07/in-memoriam.html

<3

Erica Midkiff | Dearingford said...

I'm so, so sorry. The loss of a pet is nothing short of heartbreaking.

Fiona said...

Rest in peace sweet Seymour. Jenny, I feel your pain. Pets bring so much to our life and I feel sorry for those who don't understand this connection. He was a beautiful, beautiful boy. With love from New Zealand.

bprinz said...

Dear Jenny, I'm so sorry! Four weeks ago my furry little friend passed away too. He was the perfect cat for me - in fact, he was more than a cat and I miss him so much. I know exactly what you are going through. Don't be ashamed of you feelings and ignore those who don't understand this special kind of bond. Grieve but also look for distractions. Wanna know what I did? Sewed my first Tova top. :)

MMRHalada said...

I'm so sorry, Jenny :(

Becky said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Seymour. My cat of 12 years was put down yesterday so I understand how upsetting it is when such a lovely companion is no longer there.

Lauren said...

I'm so very sorry, Jenny. My heart goes out to you and Joe.

Various Projects said...

oh, so sorry jenny. losing beloved animals is the worst. :( he'll always be in your heart. x

Ella said...

This leaves me so sad. I hope you can find solace in the fact that Seymour had a good life with owners who gave him lots of love. It's happy news that you had such a wonderful time together.

vicky said...

So sorry Jenny. Do you know this Thomas Hardy poem? It's so beautiful and sad but just may help. x

http://www.sanjeev.net/poetry/hardy-thomas/last-words-to-a-dumb-friend-160180.html

Christie Chase said...

Jenny,
It is the absolute worst to lose a pet. I am so very sorry to hear about your Seymour. Over time you will feel less sad, and be left with your fond memories of him. Give yourself lots of time to mourn. It will help you feel better and whole again.

best wishes,
Christie Chase

ratita said...

so very sorry for your heartache. Seymour was such a handsome devil! may he rest in everlasting peace.

schorlemädchen said...

Jenny i am so deeply sorry for you. I know how it is to loose a pet you feel so connected to!
big hugs maria

Carol said...

so sorry for your loss. sending you a big fat cyber hug!

Cathy said...

I am so sad to hear this. I have had my cat since my first year of college and my first year away from home. They provide such love and support. My prayers are with you.

Cathy

Suzeq22knits said...

I am so sorry for your loss. It sucks.

Jeannie said...

Sending you so much love from California, from a fellow pet-cat-family-member-lover. I'm so sorry - Seymour always sounded like he had the best cat life with you, very well-loved, and glad to hear he's out of pain.

LEAH said...

i am so sorry for your loss. it is so wonderful that you gave it your all to help seymour. i have a '98 model cat and wonder what will happen when the time comes. i hope you have room in your heart and home to one day allow another kitty who needs one into it!

Vanessa said...

I'm so sorry to hear this, Jenny.

Vanessa

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

hi Jenny, I've been a very shy follower of your beautiful blog for awhile now. visiting today, and reading this post about Seymour, made my heart ache for you, and I felt compelled to step out of my shyness for a bit and tell you I completely understand how you feel, and, well, cliched as these words are, time does heal, and Seymour will always be with you. big hug, Janice.

Miss Natalie said...

I am so sorry for you and Joe. I loved the Seymour posts over the years and will miss seeing his face here. Take care of yourself, be kind and easy to yourself, b/c it takes time to heal from such a loss.

Wishing you all the best,
Natalie

Q_9 said...

Jenny, I'm so sad to hear Seymour's passing. He seems such a lovely kitty in your photos. My heart goes out to you and Joe.
Qing

Pink Polka Dog said...

Jenny, I'm very sorry for your loss. Your best buddy, Seymour, will live in your heart forever. And he'll be your guardian angel. /m

Maile (My-lee) Ann said...

I am so sorry about your loss.

My animals (canines) and my mom's animals (a motley crew of rescued canines) are so dear to me...more than most people.

Thank you for sharing...

stephanie renee said...

oh no, so sorry to hear this Jenny. xx

Sarah-Anne Kennedy said...

I'm so sorry! Sometimes people underestimate the importance of our pets in our lives. We lost our childhood pet cat over 15 years ago. Her name was Tibby and she was a constant in all my family's lives. She was simply another member of our family. She died aged 18 from kidney failure and we were all devastated at the time. We still talk about her every now and then and miss her.

I hope you can get to a place where you can remember Seymour without feeling sad. xx

meredith cheng - munaluna said...

My deepest condolences to you, Joe, Sophia, and everyone who knew of your sweet Seymour. Losing a pet is one of the most heartbreaking things anyone can experience and the healing process is long - but time does heal all wounds. Seymour was so lucky to of had such a wonderful mother!

shipbuilding said...

I'm so sorry Jenny. Wishing you love and hugs x