Monday, December 11, 2006

Libby went to heaven this morning at 1:45 am. She was tired and couldnt wait any longer down here on Earth. She went peacefully under the christmas tree. More info later and i will try to stop in at the prayer vigal tonight around 10:30 to tell her story if any of you would like to hear it.


Junior said...

Meowm and I are so sorry to hear this...we thought about Libby all weekend. Please accept our condolences.

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Good bye, Sweet Libby, we will miss you so much. You were a very, very loved little kittie and very special.

I would love to hear her story tonight.

Patches & Mittens said...

We are heartbroken.

We were at the prayer vigil last night and will return today. We would love to hear her story and give you all the support you need.

The Cats of the Big Piney Woods
(The Calico Girls)

Morgen said...

Good-bye, Libby.
Abby, please know that you have friends here in the blogosphere who can help if you need someone to talk to.
Our prayers are with your family.

Emma's Kat said...

How sweet that she passed under the C-mas tree. Rest in peace sweet Libby. :(

Ditto to what everyone has said. C-you at the vigil tonight.

Victor Tabbycat said...

That's how it was with Mom's first cat, Bigotes. The time was near, but the decision was taken out of Mom's hands. It's ok to feel relieved that you didn't have to put her to sleep.

Our thots an prayers are wif you now, as you grieve. You will always love Libby and she knows it.

THE ZOO said...

wes very sorry for your lose but at least she went at home.

Elaine said...

Bless you all. I'm so glad she left in peace knowing she was loved.

Luxor's Mom

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

We are all very sad to hear the news. We will light a candle for her as she passes over the Rainbow Bridge.

All of Us

Riley & Tiki said...

We are sorry to hear she had to go. We are glad it was peaceful. We'll keep you in our thoughts.

Tiki, Riley, & Mommy

Diva said...

My mother's hands were always cool and soft.
And like her eyes they would caress with every touch.
She would listen to my chatter
As if every word I spoke mattered.
She'd hold me close and whisper in my ear.

She'd say, "girl you are part of me
I have made you strong
When you grow up and are on your own
Remember to win them with your song".

-Cowboy Junkies

Sing your sweet song at the Bridge little girl.

Sophia, Fiona Bun, Orlando and DKM

katnippia said...

We are very sorry for you loss of Libby. we happy to hear that she did pass peacefully, and at home with everyone who loved her. Lots of purrs, loverz and Purrayers for your family.

The Katnippia Crew,
Taps, Snowy, Sia, Pounce, Shamy, & meowmize

Kim said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. You've heard it all before but I'll say it again. You'll see Libby again. She's waiting for you. God Bless.

SindriTheCat said...

Meow Libby Marie,
I'm so sorry you left your family this morning. I will try to come to your vigil tonight. I'm sending lots and lots and lots of purrrs to your Mommy. I know my Mommy may be going thru the same thing with Lucky Boo soon (or a long time from now) but she's always worrying about it since he's sick. Your Mommy will definitely see you again someday, and until then, have fun playing at the Rainbow Bridge.

I'm glad your Mommy didn't have to make the decision for you and that you were able to go on your own terms, at peace under the Christmas tree.
Sindri (& Lucky Boo)

bat & bandit said...

abby and family, you have our condolences, we're so sorry libby had to leave, but we're also glad that now she's someplace where she's not sick and not in pain.

amy, bat & bandit

Mia and Ghost said...

Good-bye for now Sweet Libby... Abby, please let us know if you need to talk or anything else you need...

Mia, Ghost, BG & Jen


A heart of gold stopped beating,
two shining eyes at rest,
God broke our hearts to prove,
He only takes the best.

God knows you had to leave us,
but you did not go alone,
for part of us went with you,
the day He took you home.

To some you are forgotten,
to others just part of the past,
but to us who loved and lost you,
the memory will always last.

(Author Unknown)

Magoo, Smudge, Bella & Dolce said...

On angel wings, you came to us from Heaven.
On angel wings, you returned to Heaven.

Although Libby had been sick, I know her loss is no less difficult or sad. She is at peace and she would want you to be comforted with that knowledge.

Fat Eric said...

We are so sorry to hear about Libby as we know you loved each other so much. She is not in pain any more and you will have lots of lovely memories of her to comfort you. Sending you wishes and purrs.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

So sorry for you're loss, so glad Libby was able to go on her terms, without fright, into the arms of God.

Oreo said...

Bye-bye sweet wittle Libby. We wubs you.

Abby you're in our prayers.

Jake and Bathsheba said...

Sweet Libby, we're so sorry you had to leave us, but at least you're no longer in pain.

Abby, please accept our heartfelt sympathy. We know that you loved Libby very much.


daniel s. said...

I'm sorry to hear it, but it looks like it was Libby's time. She left knowing she was loved, and with her people around her.

To Abby, Jim, and the rest of Libby's family -- you are among friends.

Good-bye, Libby Marie Riley.


Pumpkin said...

Libby's Momma, we're sorry to hear that Libby wented to the Bridge this mornink. We're sending you purrayers and rainbows frum Ha-why-ee.

The Meezers said...

we are heartbroken too. We wish we had more time to get to know Libby, but we are sure that Norton and Trixie met her at the Bridge, along with all of the other Rainbow Bridge kitties. Rest well dear Libby, and have fun playing in the meadows at the Bridge.

Dazey, Jesse & Conner Cloud said...

We will see you at the Bridge, Libby.

To your mommy: You will continue to be in our prurryers as you go through this difficult time.


jeterharris said...

goodbye libby marie ...
i will miss u.
yer frend heer on earth--jh

BariD said...

I am so sorry to hear about Libby, but she is now at peace with an angel stroking her. Such a difficult time for you and for her. Everyone at Cat Happy sends purrs and hugs.

Finnegan & Buddy said...

Miss Libby's fambly, we are so sorry that Miss Libby went on ahead to the Bridge. But you know she is waiting for you. She's dancing, leaping, running and flying on her beautiful new wings. And when she stops for a while, she brags abowt her wonderful people to all the other angels.

Many hugs & purrs,
Finny, Buddy & mom

Eric and Flynn said...

We are so sorry to hear about Libby and offer our condolences. Having gone through this too many times myself, I know what you are feeling, but just remember that you will be re-united at the Rainbow Bridge one day. She shown you her love in one last way by taking the awful decision out of your hands, and left on her own terms.You will miss her, but she will be waiting for you.

Skeeeeezix the Cat said...

Deer Libby -- We've had a candle berning since Thurzday for yoo. We're vary vary sad that yer gone, but it's nice that yoo wint peesefully, knowing how much yoo were luvd.

We luv yoo Libby! Yoo were the best frend, ever! Pleeze say hi to owr frend Joonyer hoo will wunt to play with yoo on the other side of the bridje. He will keep yoo cumpunny until the rest of us can join yoo.

Yer very best frend,
Skeezix the Cat

Kimo & Sabi said...

Sounds like she picked her own place and time. Prayers and purrs to your family for the loss of such a furry sweetheart.

KAREN said...

I am so sorry to hear this.

Derby said...

Sorry for your loss. You did you best to her and she loved you. I would like to hear her story tonight as well.

brandi said...

I have a candle on my bloggie for Libby's rememberance. I am sending a huge basket of hugs for Libby's family.

We are so glad Libby went on her own terms in her own home with her family. That is a blessing.

Have sweet, sweet memories of her when she was well....

KC said...

o, we wills all miss sweet Libby Marie, she wuz a wonnerful specshul kitty. 'n i's glad i gotted ta know her on tha innernet.

'n, if hers had to go home, i be glad she left at tha time of hers own choice 'n in tha company of those humans she dearly loved. 'n in a place specshul to hers, under her Christmas tree. i's 'membering the pickshure earlier of hers 'n hers mommy sleeping under tha tree.

there be a lot of broken hearts tonite fur our loss, but we will all see her again.

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

we'll miss you sweet Libby! we're sorry you had to go so soon, but we're happy you had such a loving family and so many friends while you were here. we love you, beautiful angel kitty!

Ele' and Gimme said...

Libby, we're so sorry to hear this news. Our hearts hurt, but go out to your family right now. We are glad for you that you got to choose your time and place, that it was home under your Christmas tree. And we are glad that you can be well again, at the Bridge. Thank you for being such a wonderful, special friend to us and to so many other kitties. You have touched many, many hearts with your kind little soul.

Ele', Gimme, and Ambro

Gemini said...

We are all furry sorry to hear that. We will sing for Libby tonight.

Pippin&Turtle said...

We're so sorry to hear about Libby. But she will never have to suffer again, and she'll be waiting for you, Abby, until you're together again.

BoogersCat said...

Libby!!! We are so sorry to hear of the news:( When your mommy is feeling better, pawmail us as we were concerned earlier this week having not heard from you....

Bye my sweet Libby. Our friendship will continue!

Love Boogie, Fido, and Hondo

Cecilia, The 2Bs & LT said...

We are sorry to hearabout Libby. Headbutts & Purrs.

Eclair's Exciting Escapades said...

We arr so sorree to heer this nooz. Itz hard to noe whut to say at a time like this, but yoo arr in owr thots.
Bless yoo sweet Libby, play and frolick at the Rainboe Bridj until we all meet agin.

Eclair and her ladee

Ashlye said...

Dear Libby Marie

I'm very sad that you went to the Rainbow Bridge
I know your Mommy will miss you very much, but you are in not pain now and you will watching us until the time comes. My condolences are with your Mommy and your whole family

Ashlye & Siblings

Hot(M)BC said...

Dear sweet Libby, we are so sad you had to go, but glad for you that you got to pick your own time and place. We will help your Mom Abby however we can.
Robyn, Sanjee, Boni, Mini, Pepi and Gree

DaisyMae Maus said...

We're so very, very sorry for your loss. Please accept our sincerest condolences. Libby Marie was a very precious member of our community and her passing is felt quite deeply.
You're in our hearts and prayers.
DaisyMae Maus and the Feline Americans

Hope said...

OH god, I know how you are feeling right now. I too have had a baby die from being real sick. He was just 2 months old little calico/tabby mixed. The vet could not tell what it was. It made me so mad cause i wanted to keep him. He had so much life ahead of him. From the time he was born he was soo sick. All night and day he would mew mew and mew... I could not sleep cause he needed me there. He would not eat any wet foof or drink any milk i tried to feed him. He died in my arms and i felt the life leave him and he mewed at me for one last time and went. OH libby We will miss you hunny. Libbies family I know how you are feeling. GOd Bless you and I hope the passing of Libby Brings Strength and love to your family. Libby's beautiful. My cat Snickers would sit at the desk with me when we viewed her page and meow at libbies picture. She always would paw at the screen. and turn to look at me like she was trying to tell me something. Here at the Shepherd family we are so sorry about your loss. But know that loss will bring great new things. She was so beautiful OH GOd *crys*

Rosie & Cheeto said...

Our hearts go out to you and your family. Libby is looking down on you from heaven and is watching over you just as you watched over her during her short time on earth.

Rosie, Cheeto and Kimberly (our lady)

One of us said...

Goodbye sweet Libby and we send comfort to your Mommy from the Poiland Tribe. We know she will miss you furry much but now she has a poodie angel all her own.

Puff said...

We know Libby is in kitty heaven with all the kitties who came before us. Mommy says they will take care of her for you.

We will continue to keep Libby in our purrayers and are sending extra purrs and nuzzles to you and all her family.

Blueberry said...

So sorry about Libby. She was a beautiful sweet and lovely girl who was much loved and will be remembered. Purrs, head butts and big hugs from Texas Oasis and its kitty family. (((((Libby))))

Catzee said...

We didn't get to go to the prayer vigil cuz my people dad was furry sick an mom taked care of him.

I am furry sorry 'bout Libby. It am furry special that she crossed the Rainbow Bridge from unner her Christmas Tree.

Abby said...


I am very sorry to hear about Libby. But, the loss is softened by her being at home surrounded by the love that she knew all her life. Remember her as she lived and it will give you much peace. Just know that she is now pain free and running and jumping and playing with all the others who have gone before her. She will be waiting for you near the Bridge. Fear not for she will watch over you and wait patiently.

Do Not Mourn My Passing
Do not mourn my passing for if you could only see
by slipping all my earthly bonds, I'm young again and free.
By day I run the Heavenly fields, my body healthy and strong
At night I sleep at Angels' Feet, lulled by Celestial Song.
So do not mourn my passing, just close your eyes - you'll see
I'm once again that frisky pup, just as you remember me.
Author Unknown

Abby's Mom (Debra)
Boo Ping Jinx & Gracie

I am sorry I couldn't post this sooner. Betablogger would not let me.

Tiger Lily said...

We're so sorry to hear about Libby. We're glad she had you to love her and do everything you could for her.

Laurence said...

Having recently suffered a loss of our own, I know how deeply painful this time is for you and I am deeply sorry that you have to experience the pain of Libby's departure.

The only advice I can give is: extra-soft Kleenex.

My nose is a raw, sore mess from using the ordinary stuff these past two weeks. No sense in making the pain worse, right?

Jake and Bathsheba said...

We posted some pretty snowdrop flowers for you on our blog yesterday.



Lisa said...

Dear Libby - We are sorry you had to leave your family, but we are glad you were able to go peacefully on your own. We hope you are enjoying Heaven. Love - Leo, Maggie, Sammy, Cocoa & Scully

To Libby's family - I am so sorry for your loss and I know how your heart must be broken right now. Love - Lisa