Socks September 2000 - March 11, 2017

 I am going to miss the Hummingbird Cottage and my family.

 My mouth started bleeding. Mommy hoped it was just another tooth breaking off and they could stop the bleeding and I could spend more time with them, but it wasn't. The tumor had ruptured, my jaw was disintegrating. There was no way to stop the bleeding.

 So Mommy brought me home until Daddy could get home from work. We hung out in the Hummingbird Cottage watching the bees and the geese and smelling the flowers. I got to see Mommy's new seat cushions.

 Then Mommy and Daddy took me to Dr. Lisa so she could help me go away to a place where I wouldn't hurt anymore and where I could eat what I wanted and play and hunt again. A place where Whiskers, Squall -n- Baby, and Charybdis are waiting for me. Along with so very many of my blogging buddies who went to the Bridge this year. Dr. Lisa sent me home in this nice bag with the flower.

 Daddy dug a special spot for me down at the Hummingbird Cottage.


 And they planted a Banana Shrub on my grave.  It smells like bananas.

It's a type of magnolia.

Mommy made this special picture for me. ~Socks, saying farewell

The Mom here I knew our time together was drawing to a close but I still can't believe he is gone. He was active and enjoying his life until the very end. There were some post already written for this week and they will publish as they are as I don't have the heart to edit them.

Everyone thank you so much for purring, sending power of the paw and reiki to my sweet boy. We appreciate everyone's love and support.

130 comments:

  1. Purrs and prayers as you miss dear Socks. Fly home dear sweetie where Charybdis, Whiskers, and Squall-n-Baby are waiting to greet you. Your Mommy and Daddy love you so much. <3

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  2. Farewell dear little one. May you be at peace ... forever now in your garden of love.

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  3. I am so truly sorry. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I have loved and enjoyed your babies for a long time. I am so saddened he is gone.

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  4. Oh dear, all of our whiskers are weepy wet We will sure miss that handsome guy, run free Socks, we love you always. Love and hugs to the Mom and Dad from all of us.

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  5. I'm heartbroken to read this. I'm so sorry. Very leaky eyes here. My thoughts and prayers to you, with soft purrs from Nicki and Derry.

    Fly free, Socks, now free of suffering, now at peace. ♥

    Hugs, Light and kitty kisses.

    Kim and the boys.

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  6. Alasandra, we are so very sorry to hear about Socks. We know how special he was to you. Soft woos and gentle hugs from all of us.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty, and the Mom too

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  7. We are so sorry to read this. Peace to Socks and to all of his loved ones.

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  8. We are so very sorry. We will miss Socks very much. Purrs....

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  9. We are so sorry for your loss of Socks. He had a wonderful last afternoon with the things he loved so much. We'll continue with prayers of comfort for you.

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  10. Me and mum are so sorry for your loss. You had a special last day with him, and will remember him always. Your special tree will grown and bloom with his love.

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  11. we send our sincerest sympathy with hugs and love to everyone. Godspeed your journey socks, you are and always will be, one totally awesome kitty. we know this is
    not an easy time for mom or dad, we ask that God grant them peace in their hearts in knowing you are in heaven~~~~ we are truly sorry.

    tuna, daisy; boomer, dude and sauce ♥️♥️♥️

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  12. Farewell my brave Socks~ You are now at peace and free from any more suffering~ We'll always remember you~

    Lots of purrs, kisses and head bums to Alasandra & family from Criz Lai & the J family Kitties

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  13. RIP sweet boy. My Weenie will be so happy to have another kitty to play with and he can finally say he saw you with his own eyesight that came back when he crossed his bridge. You will be whole again and will see your Mommy and Daddy again some day.

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  14. Oh no we were so sorry to read about Socks. He was a handsome man cat and was loved and gave so much love in return. Thank goodness he is in no more pain. You surely gave him a beautiful memorial and final resting place with his favorite shrub.
    Hugs Madi and Mom

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  15. We are so sorry to hear about Socks and our mom's eyes are leaking. He sure was a special boy. We're glad to see he got to enjoy one last visit to the hummingbird cottage. The banana shrub will be a sweet reminder of your sweet boy. Say hello to all our friends over the Bridge for us Socks. Sending much love and lots of hugs to all your family (two and four legged).

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  16. We're typing this with leaky eyes. We will miss sweet Socks so much. Raz will always remember the fun times they had together when they went to Paris and rode in Raz's red sports car together. Socks was a pawsome ManCat. (((Hugs))) The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

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    1. That was such a fun time for him. We remember it well. ~Scylla & Mom

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  17. We are so heartbroken that Socks has left all of us behind. He was indeed a special man-cat and an especially good friend to Mau. We know our sis, Fiona, and Sammy and so many others were there to greet him and are lavishing him with love. What a beautiful tree to remember this extra special kitty. Mommy is weeping again. Please know you will remain in pid press and prayers as you grieve. We will be grieving right along with you. RIP Socks. You will remain in our hearts always. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy and our mom

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  18. We are so sad that you had to say good-bye to your beautiful baby boy, Socks. We know he had a loving home with you filled with magic and kindness.What a beautiful magnolia tree you've planted in his honour. You will be able to gaze upon it and think of all the wonderful memories of Socks which you will be able to revisit when you are ready. Rest in peace Socks.We are sending our love to your family.

    Sophie and the critters in the cottage xo

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  19. I'm so sorry that socks had to go..... there are no words what can help... just tears... and a hug for you... a big one.

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  20. We are so sorry. Sending you all hugs and purrs.

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  21. Oh, Socks, I will miss seeing you everyday on your lovely post with all your friends around you. Many hugs for your family and for all of you. This was such a shock today.

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  22. Woo were furry loved...and will khontinue to be...

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra and Holly
    PeeEssWoo: Fenris: please pass along some khanine khomfort to your mom from us

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    1. I will first chance I get, thanks so much for coming by. ~Fenris

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  23. We are so very sorry that Socks had to go. He was loved by many. Hugs and purrs

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  24. We are so very sad that it was time for Socks to cross over. Many hugs and purrs and prayers from all of us at Forty Paws.

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  25. We are purring for you and your family. We're so sorry for your loss. Percy the Cat and Bismarck and Zowie and the Mum.

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  26. We are so sorry for your loss. We have lost two kitties/cats and two puppies/dogs since we last corresponded. May our temporary losses be our Heavenly Father's Kingdom of Heaven's eternal gain.

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  27. We were so sorry to hear that Socks has gone to pastures new. We know you will miss him very much.

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  28. I ache with you Alassandra for the loss of Socks. That he spent his last time with you in the Hummingbird Cottage is truly special. Such a long life with you and so loved by so many. Be whole again precious Socks

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  29. I am sorry for your loss of Socks.

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  30. We're so sorry to hear that Socks has gone to the Bridge, even if we knew his time was close. We send you comforting purrs and gentle headbonks. Purrs and hugs

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  31. We are sending your journey has come to an end, Socks. We will miss you, but you know your memory will live in on the hearts of all those who love you.

    Comforting Purrs, gentle woofs and neighs, and hugs,
    The Chans, Tommy, The vs and #1

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  32. We are sad to hear Socks had to go to the Bridge. We are glad to hear that he enjoyed life to the end. Hugs and purrs your way.

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  33. Goodbye dear friend
    We know you are being welcomed by so many of our mutual friends and family. Please watch over us until we all meet again and spread a little Angel Kitty Dust on our Buddy Budd as you fly over.
    We send Purrs and Prayers of support to your family and will as long as needed.
    Timmy, Dad Pete and Family

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  34. Rest in Peace sweet boy. My heart breaks for your family. XO

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  35. We are crying for those who loved him and he had to leave behind. We are so sorry! Hugs, purrs and paw taps.

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  36. Dear friends...

    Sneakers and Friday join me in sending you lots of purrs and purrayers.

    We know that Mr. Nikita was one of those to welcome Socks to Rainbow Bridge.

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  37. We are so sorry Socks had to cross the Bridge, but we know it was the best for him.
    We really like the banana bush planted on his grave too.
    We send comforting purrs to all the family.
    Rest in Peace dear Socks.
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

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  38. Sending love and light to you in your loss. Our Yoko had the same cancer. You gave Socks one last gift in letting him go.

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  39. We are so deeply sorry for the loss of your beloved Socks. We are heartbroken reading about this beautiful tribute. May the tree bloom forever <3 RIP sweet boy. Soft Pawkisses to comfort you all <3 <3 <3

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  40. I know no words to express the sadness that darkens my heart today, on hearing of your passing. My your rest now bring peace to those you leave behind, and until you meet again, may you be there for them in mid and spirit, to guide them to be at ease and love you without tears. Purrs to a lost friend, for that we all are. Erin

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  41. Socks, you were such an inspiration to us all. My heart goes out to your family and to those like me who loved and adored you. I never knew you too well, but I do remember when you came out to the Blogville Summer Dance I hosted in 2016...you had some great dance moves! Say hi to my Angel sis Katie for me, Socks.

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    1. I will be sure to say hi to Katie for you Christmas. I wish I had gotten to know you better but I am sure my siblings and Mom will enjoy getting to know you. ~Socks

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  42. I am so so sorry that Socks had to go. Just know that he was such a lucky cat to have all the love that you gave him and that he had such a happy home. Big hugs to you.

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  43. We are so sad to read this. Socks was a treasure to all that knew him. You did right by him and are remembering him with kindness and honor. Bless you. Abby Lab's family

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  44. My human and I are heartbroken for you and your family. We knew Socks' time here was growing short, and we are glad he enjoyed it to the end. But it's still very, very sad saying good-bye. Purrs to you.

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  45. We were so sorry to find that Socks has gone to the Bridge. He was very much loved and we are sending over prayers and soft purrs to all of you.

    Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrs, Spike William and Mom

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  46. We are so very sad for you. He was a special lovable tabby cat and will be missed.
    Hugs and purrs,
    Maggie, Mickey Mouser, and Rufus the Red

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  47. Ohhhh ... =(
    We are sending you prayers of comfort, and we know Socks will be in your hearts for a long time. {{{{hugs}}}}

    Love, Marilynn and Grace and boys

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  48. We were so very saddened to hear of your loss. It's is so very hard on us humans when we have to lose a furbaby. They are such a huge part of our family and are loved so dearly. M is sending you big HUGS.

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  49. Saddened to hear this. Sending you all love at this difficult time.

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  50. We are so very sorry for your loss. She looks like a beautiful cat. I am sure she will be very missed. We are sending you all out love.

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  51. We are so sorry. We will miss you Socks. We know lots of peeps and anipals will miss you. But we are fankful you are no longer in pain. We're sendin' big hugs and lots of purrayers.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi, Raena and mommy A

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  52. We are so sorry. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

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  53. So sorry to hear this. Farewell Socks!! Say Mieow to Momo and all the furriends who have gone before. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Hugs!
    SS

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    1. I am so glad I will get to see MoMo again. I have missed her so very much, it will be nice to be reunited. I am looking forward to all the adventures she will take me on. ~Socks

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  54. Sending love and soothing hugs your way...We are so very sorry for your loss.

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  55. I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. We will miss Socks at Scouts.
    Sue and Tubby

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  56. Through tears and a very heavy heart I write to you and your family. I am so sorry you had to leave for the bridge. We have been friends for a very long time. I shall miss you and you will always have a special place in my heart. Until we meet again dear friend. Run free and say hi to all our fellow friends that were there waiting for you.

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  57. We are so sorry to learn that Socks has gone off to the Bridge! Our Best Purrs Of Comfort to you all...

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  58. We are so very very sorry Socks had to leave for the Bridge.

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  59. Alasandra, Mum and I are sat here in tears. So (sorry) you are not crying on your ownsome's OK? We know you had hopes, we ALL had hopes Sock would be OK forever (we will all live forever won't we).

    Sorry we are rambling *takes a breff* We know you will grieve, but we love Socks final resting place, how beautiful it is and the beauty of his magnolia. Thank you for caring for Socks - and being his Mum and Dad for so long, and loving him so much.

    Marjorie and Dash Kitten

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  60. My heart breaks a tiny piece each time one of us heads off to the special place where all animals go ... and I know the depth of the sadness your heart feels. I am so very very sorry for the loss of your beloved Socks. Know your grief is matched by the amount of love and one day the sadness will lift, slowly, but it will and you'll be filled with only love. Deepest purrs

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  61. Oh it is so sad to see them go! This blog post was a most wonderful tribute and shows the care and thought in keeping Socks in spirit and life through his final resting spot. Tears of sadness will slowly turn to tears of acceptance and memory and healing grief. Beau Beau and Angie are running up to greet Socks and help to adjust and re-energize health over the bridge.
    ~hugs and love, Brenda

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  62. So sorry he had to go - so glad he is not suffering. Purrs to all of you as you adjust to life without your beloved Socks kitty !

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  63. We are so sorry for your loss. I really enjoyed getting to know Socks at Cat Scouts. He will be missed by all of his fellow Scouts. Run free my friend you will not be in pain anymore. Love Andy and family

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  64. What a bummer. Socks loved well and was well-loved. We will miss him. Prayers for the whole family to recover from this loss. RIP, buddy. We love you.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake and Mom

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  65. Oh Socks... I will remember you always. Always and forever. You were loved here on Earth, SO VERY MUCH, and you will be loved up in Heaven, too. Perhaps you'll meet up with Nissy there and together you can run through fields of nip, chasing butterflies. PURRS.

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  66. We are so sorry to hear about sweet Socks. Love, warm hugs, purrs and prayers we send your way. Mumsy, Pooh and Chancy

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  67. I am so sorry for your loss and send good thoughts and purrs for you.

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  68. I am so sorry to learn that Socks had to leave you. We know this pain all too well. Feb 14th we had to send our dear Tabby to the Rainbow Bridge.

    It is so nice you could place Socks in the Garden he loved. I am sure he is around you in spirit, thankful to you for helping him go where he has no more pain.

    Debby
    http://RescuesAndMore.blogspot.com

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  69. We are so very sad that Socks has made the trip to the Rainbow Bridge...we send our heartfelt love and purrs to all and we hope Socks is running pain free surrounded by love and dear friends....much love and adieu sweet Socks..Fozziemum and family xxxxxx

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  70. I'm so very sorry Socks had to leave for the Rainbow Bridge; so very sad. Hugs. Tessie and AngelSmokey

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  71. We are sending our comforting purrs and dog-guy is sending soft aroos as well...
    So sad to hear that Socks has graduated to the Realm of Angels. May his wings be strong shiny and give him all the freedom he needs to fly about the Rainbow Bridge's endless catnip fields.

    ((((( ♥ ♥ ♥ )))))

    We made a memento for dear Socks:

    http://kimages.imikimi.com/image/1qtzM-26D.jpg

    You can copy/paste that code anywhere. We posted in a FB message for you also.

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  72. You let him go gently and with grace... May that help ease your grief, and may your sorrow soften with the passing of time... What a lovely tribute and farewell you gave him.

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  73. I'm so sorry for your loss. I've seen more animals go than I care to think of, but it doesn't make it any easier. I hope you're doing ok.

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  74. We are so sorry that Socks had to make his final journey. You gave him the most loving gift in letting him go when it was time.
    hugs and prayers
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  75. Our hearts are breaking. So sorry for your loss. Please know Socks had many friends who grieve with you.

    Julie and kitties Tinker, Anastasia, Chopin and Bridgie

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  76. We want to thank everyone for their kind comments on Facebook and on our blog. We treasure each and everyone of them. We are sure you understand that we can't reply to them all right now as we are overwhelmed both by the outpouring of love and support and by our grief. We will try to get back to blogging soon.

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  77. I am so very sorry for your loss. It's never easy to lose our beloved fur babies, even if you half expect the time is coming. Sending you love and hugs and many purrs and prayers.

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  78. I was so sorry to hear the news about Socks today. My deepest sympathy on your loss. Socks will be missed but the good memories will always stay safe in your heart.

    Sending lots of Hugs....

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  79. Dear Socks, We are so glad you are out of pain, worry and stress. You had the best transition to the Bridge with your furmaly near you and giving you great comfort.

    We have appreciated being in touch with you these last few days, and we will treasure those memories! Fly free, dear buddy!

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  80. I'm here to pay my respects to Socks. *bows head* I've been to so many wakes this year. I'm sending comforting purrz to those he leaves behind.

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  81. That, to me anyway, is the best kind of ending.. the ones where they are themselves and you know it is coming so you have time to prepare yourself the best you can. Ollie passed that way and it was such a blessing.

    My heart goes out to you at Socks' passing. Sending purrs of healing and condolence.

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  82. We're so sorry to hear about Socks. purrs and hugs,
    Robyn and the Hotties kitties

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  83. We are so very sorry to hear of Socks' passing. Seeing your photos and reading this post brought tears to my eyes. Though my heart is breaks for you, I love that you planted a tree over his grave. We just did the same thing this weekend, over our little Milton's grave. He passed back in July, but we just were able to plant a White Dogwood tree over him. Your banana shrub will be a beautiful memorial for Socks that you can enjoy forever. Sending love and hugs

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    1. The White Dogwood sounds beautiful Thank you so much for your kind words.

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  84. All of our hearts are hurting today when we heard that Socks had to leave for the Bridge. We are so very sorry. Sending you soft purrs and gentle woofs. Mom sends a huge hug.
    Marty, Mom and the Gang

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  85. I am so very sorry for your loss. May socks Rest In Peace now...pain free in a beautiful garden of flowers...
    Xo Chloe and LadyBug of Bichonpawz

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  86. Mes is so sad. Though we has not been commenting much, we has still been stopping by to "catch up" on everybody. Socks, mes will min yous.
    Sees yous at the bridge.
    Mes sends kisses and strength to your pawrents.
    Nellie (The Cat From Hell)

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  87. oh no. we are so sorry, tears falling, thinking of you. Mrs. OZ and the maid sending love and purrs and ((((HUGS))))

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    1. Mrs. OZ it seems like ages since we have seen you. We like to think "The Gang" has gotten together and gone off on a marvelous adventure so many of them are at the Rainbow Bridge now.

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  88. We are so sorry that it was time for sweet Socks to leave. We send much love & many purrs to sing him to The Bridge and to ease your pain. Run free beautiful Socks, catch many mousies. There will be many friends there to show you around, many, many friends

    Love from
    Mungo, Jet & Jane the Ape xx

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  89. Hugs - I am so sorry... I know how hard it is and the range of emotions you are feeling. He was an amazing guy and he will be missed by so many... But at least he is in no more pain and is running free. I know Alex will help show him the ropes up there...

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    1. Thank you, for such a little guy he had a huge presence in our lives, and his loss is keenly felt.

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  90. Oh, Alasandra, we are so sad that Socks had to leave. Our Jenny left for the bridge 3 years ago now from the same cancer and we still miss her as much as you will always miss Socks. We still miss Artymouse too. Hugs from Henry, Lily and Jane

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    1. It was so good to hear from you. Thanks for coming by Henry, Lily and Jane

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  91. Such a terrible thing. Seventeen years seems like a long life for a cat, until one has to say good-bye. Then the time seems to have by very swiftly indeed. Godspeed, Socks.

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  92. Sweet Socks we know you'll watch over your family from your spot there at Rainbow Bridge. We'll be keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss.

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  93. I am so very sorry that Socks had to leave for the Rainbow Bridge. You gave him a wonderful afternoon before he had to go and I am sure that you will treasure that. The grave is beautiful. Hugs.

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  94. Our first time here, but we are so sorry to hear about your Socks leaving for the Rainbow Bridge. Our love we send on this difficult time.

    Emma and Buster

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    1. It is nice to meet you Emma and Buster, thank you for coming by.

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  95. I am so very sorry to hear the news. Socks was such a sweetheart. Much love and prayers to you and yours from Deb and the Zee/Zoey gang

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  96. We are so very sorry for your loss of your dear Socks. Sending you our gentlest purrs and holding you all in our thoughts and hearts. What a beautiful way to memorialize your precious Socks. That is so touching and beautiful.

    Be Well Sweet Socks

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  97. We are so very, very, sorry for the loss of Socks. We're sending lots of love and purrs your way. May the many wonderful memories you have Socks bring you comfort. We will meow for him during our Caturday Night Meow on our Facebook page this Saturday.

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  98. we are so sorry for your loss. purrs to you all

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    1. Thank you for coming by to say goodbye to Socks.

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  99. I will miss you forever Socks!
    Samantha & Mom

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    1. Me And Mom! So Sorry for you and your family! We will miss Socks Forever! Samantha is very sad!
      Samantha

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    2. Thank you for coming by to visit. I never dreamed that we would be saying goodbye to Socks Saturday he never showed that he was in pain. Take care, ~Alasandra & Family

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  100. We're so sorry that Socks had to go to the Bridge. He was a amazing cat, loved by so many, and we will all miss him so very much. Thank you for loving him so, so well. Hugs, purrs and prayers to you as you mourn the loss of your special boy.

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  101. The boyz and I have felt your loss and pain to many times recently. Remember, love is forever and ever, purrz N' prayers, theCatStreetBoyz, ICE and momHolly

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  102. Precious friends of long days past....our cat shaped hearts are sad for you and all at the Hummingbird Cottage now that Socks has gone to the heavens. Miss Peach will for sure await him there with a tea party. I find this poem a comfort and wanted to lay it at your doorstep...with love from the cozy cottage and mom Karla....
    I too, would make a will
    if I could write.
    To some poor, wistful, lonely
    stray I leave my happy home.
    My dish, my cosy bed
    my cushioned chair, my toy.
    The well-loved lap
    The gently stroking hand
    The loving voice
    The place I made in someone's heart.
    The love, that at the last,
    Could help me to a peaceful, painless end
    Held in loving arms
    If I should die
    Oh, do not say:
    'No more a pet I'll have
    To grieve me by its loss'
    Seek out a lonely, unloved cat
    And give my place to him.
    This is my legacy
    The love I leave behind
    Tis all I have to give

    Margaret Trowton

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    1. What a lovely poem and we are sure that is exactly what Socks would want.

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