Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Ayla (1990-2007)

My beautiful baby girl has crossed the Rainbow Bridge this afternoon.

I'm sorry. I just can't write anything right now. It just hurts so much.

118 comments:

DK & The Fluffies said...

We love you and you are in our thoughts.

Hot(M)BC said...

Lots and lots of love and purrrrrrrrrrs,
Sanjee, Boni Maroni, Mini, Gree and Pepi, and Robyn

Henry Helton said...

Now I am sad. Why does this keep happening? I'm so sorry for you. I hope you feel better soon. Ayla is no longer in any pain now. Love and purrs from Henry and Clyde.

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

We are so sorry for your loss. We didn't know Ayla well but we know she was VERY well loved by you and the whole blogosphere.

((hugs))

Karen Jo said...

I am so sorry. I sympathize with you deeply. Ayla was a great cat and it's hard to take in that's she's gone. Warm hugs for you.

TT said...

Purrs and head butts to you, I am sorrys Ayla hads to go.

The Meezers said...

oh our eyes is leaking!! many many purrs and soft headbutts and nosekissies are being sent to you AylasMom. Ayla was well love and she loved well. She's at the Bridge now, free of pain and free to be as grumpy as she wants!

Rest well Ayla, and we will see you at The Bridge.

Sammy and Miles and Meezer Mom Mary

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

*hugs* you're in our purrs and prayers. take care.

Mickey said...

You are right,she was a very beautiful girl!!!! sigh!!
A long time from now, you will be able to look back and remember all the things about her that made her special and a joy to behold.
But for now,just cry.I'm crying with you.
Headbutts & Purrs, Mickey

THE ZOO said...

poop poor ayla and her family. we are shedding many many tears for you all. we asked malcolm and selena to wait and greet her at the entrance. we're so sorry for your loss.

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

KC said...
O, mine Mommie's eyes are leaking. Ayla was a legend in her own time and we will miss her furry much. At least she be running and playing at tha Bridge wif Ana, Oscar, Ubee an Brendan, plus all those before. She's got hers some good company.
Your fambly is in our thots an purrayers.
Purrrsss and Headbumpies, KC

Mia and Ghost said...

Alya's Mom - you are in our thoughts....


Alya - we will always remember & hope you are having fun at the Bridge with all our friends who have gone before.

Parker said...

Dear Aylas Mom - No more pain for Ayla. We know, however for you, the pain is going be your unwelcome companion for quite a while. We send you love and comforting wishes.
Ayla clearly was loved while she was with you here on earth. That love does not change - the only change is that she no longer is in pain, she no longer has cancer, she is free.
Please know that you are in our prayers.
Love, Parker and her Mommy

Derby said...

Headbumps and purrs to you on your lose. Ayla will live on in your heart.

cyclone cats! said...

Ayla's family, we are so sorry to hear of her passing to the Bridge. She's free from pain now and will watch over you until you are together again.

We'll see you at the Bridge, Ayla.

Dazey
Jesse
Conner Cloud
'n the Mom that Lives Here

Samantha & Tigger said...

Our purrrs and purrayers are with you during this time. Ayla will be missed. ((((((hugs))))))

Smeagol & Strider (Mystery & Gizmo too!) said...

We are so sorry. We're all sendin' purrs, purrayers and hugs. She will be missed so much.

Shohom said...

My condolences. She will be missed.

>^.~.^< Dan

Lux said...

Oh, we're so very sorry. You & Ayla will be in our thoughts and hearts.

Lux, Silky, Ninna and Mom

Bonnie Underfoot said...

We will always remember Ayla the Grump, Bonnie's hero. She was beautiful and felt your love, always. Love and purrs, Bonnie, Victor, and Mom

Tiger Lily said...

We're so sorry Ayla had to go. She was a very beautiful cat and obviously well-loved. You'll be in our thoughts and purrayers. We'll be here for you when you're ready.

the orange tabbies said...

We're so sorry we never got to know this beautiful girl, but we will meet her someday :) For now she's whole and healthy and waiting on your reunion.

xo-Pippin & Turtle

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

No more pain for Ayla, now she can play and run (and slap into shape) all the others that went before...Now your pain has just started, goodbye is always the hardest. We send love, purrs and purrayers for you...

Terri said...

Sending tons of GLOW to help light Ayla's way to the bridge, and more Glow to begin healing the broken hearts she has left behind. Hugs.
Terriand the furries - Marvin,Mia,Liger,Banzai,Smudge&Hazy

Alexi said...

We regret never having met Ayla. Lots of purrrs, headbumpies and love. Alex, Annie, Evita and the rest of us at Krasota Castle.

sammawow-china cat-willow said...

We are so sorry and we are sending so much love and prayers to you. We will miss Ayla but we're glad she is out of pain now.

Love and Purrrrrs,
China Cat, Willow and Mom

Miz said...

Condolences from a lurker. She was a beautiful kitty.

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about Ayla. She had a full life and was surrounded by your love and affection. I am sure she is happy now. Cancer free. Cancer sucks. We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts.

KitKat, Norman, Mika, Sasha and Grady.

Finnegan & Buddy said...

Ayla is your angel now. She will be with you always, watching over you with love.

Many purrs & hugs,
Finny, Buddy, Mom bean & all our fambly - cats who came Before and beans too

Jeter and Mickey said...

My mom and I read your post the other day, and we couldn't comment. We were purraying for you and for Ayla.
Jeter, Mom, and I are so sorry that Ayla has crossed the Bridge.
We are sending you our love.
Mickey

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful girl. The cancer can't hurt her any more. Our tears and prayers are with you. And with Ayla.

MamaCat & the FurryPurries
Ozzy, Alice, Bootsie & Freckles

Millie said...

Jasmine, Mom and I are sending you our deepest sympathies for the loss of Ayla. We are also sending lots of love, purrs and headbutts. We feel sure that Gizzy will welcome her right away.

Anonymous said...

my dog is going soon, and everytime i look at him i think it will be today...ill feel your pain soon

michico 小芥 said...

We are so sorry for your loss.

Sending purrs and love here,
we will meet again at the bridge,
to have a very big party~!

//crying

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

we're so very sorry. our Lady is leaking onto the keyboard. we're all sending love and purrs. such a beautiful picture of a beautiful girl. we'll miss you Ayla.

Skeezix the Cat said...

Oh, this is so so sad. I feel yer pane and wunt yoo to know that all of owr thots and purrayers are with yoo during this vary diffikult time.

Kimo & Sabi said...

Bye bye sweet Ayla. We will see you again someday. Purrrrs and cuddles from us and da beans.

Tara said...

Goodbye dear Ayla. While 17 years can sounds like a long time, it is gone in a flash. But you lived well. Baby will great you at the bridge.

Ayla's family, we are sending lots of purrs and our thoughts are with you in this difficult time.

Tara, Kavan and Mom

HRH Yao-Lin said...

oh, please accept all my love and purrs. Ayla is sending her love too from the bridge, I am sure.

I feel so much sadness for you. But 17 years is a fabulously long time :-) xxx

Bogdan, the editor said...

Many purrs to you. You are in our thoughts.
Love, Bogdan, Sara and Kat 3

Chairman Mao said...

Our hearts go out to you at this difficult time. Ayla was a beautiful girl, and what a dear and cherished friend she was for seventeen years -- I know you will miss her so very much. She had a beautiful life with you, full of love, and that is something I know you will always treasure and keep close in your heart -- and love lives on forever.

Sending much love, gentle headbonks and purrs,

The Ballicus Mom and the Ballicai

Dragonheart said...

I am so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest condolences. Hugs and purrs to you.

Daisy said...

I am very sorry to learn that Ayla went to the Rainbow Bridge. But I know she is happy and healthy and playing at the Bridge. She was so beautiful and brave.

My sincerest condolences to you and your family. My eyes are leaking.

DEBRA said...

::::purrrrsssss:::::

Our thoughts and prayers and love are with you...

~A Message from Heaven
Speak not of death
for there is no such thing-
there is merely a parting of the ways.
I will walk on a little while
and wait
for you to count the sum of all your days.
And when you come
you'll find me waiting
with shining eyes
and silken well groomed fur.
You'll take me in your arms
just as you used to do
and angel choirs will be
drowned out by purrs.
~ By Helen Mack

:::Abby, Boo, Ping, Jinx, Gracie and MomDebra::::

NinjaCat said...

Our deepest sympathies to you and your family at this sad time. Ayla knew how much you loved her and she will be truly missed.

Ninja & Brenda

Eric and Flynn said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Remember Ayla before her cancer when she was beautiful and healthy because that is the way she is now and always will be. Remember your love for each other, it will help you through the hard times. OWe are sending our love and purrs to you.
(((hugs)))Eric, Flynn and Jackie

Beau Beau & Angie said...

Whole lotta love coming from us. We feel yur pain. Ayla will live on in all of our memories. Come back to us when you're ready.
Beau Beau & Angie and the Mom Brenda

BK said...

We're so so sorry for the loss of your beautiful girl. Purrs and headbutts and love and more purrs to you all.

Honey P. Sunshine said...

poor pretty girl, snuggles to you, run free at the bridge now

Monty Q. Kat said...

Goodnight, sweet Ayla. Rudy and Spotcat are waiting to meet you at the Bridge. We're thinking of you.

::purrs::

Emma's Kat said...

Rest in peace sweet Ayla. You are in no more pain and are healthy again across the Bridge. For your mom, at this moment, it is overwhelming. We all know. Ayla's mom, you are in my thoughts and purrayers.

Bounce, Lucy and Trixie said...

We are so sorry about your precious baby girl. We did not know Ayla but still we grieve with you. Sending your lots of purrs and prayers.

Bounce
Lucy
Trixie
Mom

Caesar and Princess said...

We are sending healing purrrs to you.
We are so sorry.
Ayla is free. You will see her again!


Love, Caesar and PRincess

The Crew said...

So sorry to hear about Ayla. I understand completely what you're going through because we lost one of our cats to cancer and it was so hard.

Be comforted by knowing you gave her a loving home and she's no longer in pain or discomfort.

Charlotte
Crew's Mom

The Furry Kids said...

We're so sorry. You are in our thoughts and purrayers.

Hugs and purrs,
The Furry Kids & their Mom

missouri meowers said...

purrrrrrrrrrrrr!
purrrrrrrrrrrrr!
purrrrrrrrrrrrr!
purrrrrrrrrrrrr!
we are so sorry that you are sad.
we are so happy that ayla doesn't hurt anymore.
we are sad that the second one couldn't happen without the first one.
purrrrrrrrrrrrr!
purrrrrrrrrrrrr!
purrrrrrrrrrrrr!
purrrrrrrrrrrrr!

--nelson lapurr, edmund p hillary, nitro s, and xing lu
(and a big, leaky hug from mom)

Bad Kitty Cats & Megan said...

We are realy heart broken over Ayla's passing. you have our heart and our tears and love...

Purrs and prayers and hugs..

badkittycats

megan

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

We didn't know Ayla. But we would like to extend our sympathies for the loss of your beloved, beautiful baby girl.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

we are ever so sorry at our house honey.

hugs, auntie bee

Magoo, Smudge, Bella & Dolce said...

Puurs and Headbutts to you all. Ayla is free from pain and discomfort and she waits for you at the Rainbow Bridge.

Love from all of us,
Magoo, Bella, Dolce, Baci, Smudge and Chloe

Anonymous said...

Ayla was absolutely beautiful. She had such a great sense of humor too. I'm sure that will be passed on to one of her many siblings.

She will be missed.

Fab five said...

We haz never met da beautiful cat you have loved your whole life, but we iz deeply sorry to hear you are grieving. Our momee & dadee & family sendz you love & strength.

catsynth said...

We are so sorry for your loss.

-Amar and Luna

Christine and FAZ said...

So sorry to hear this. Take care. FAZ

jenianddean said...

Our hearts are breaking for you and your family. She was a beauty! Just remember she is without pain and that she was loved!

purrs and headbutts
The McKitten-Cats (and their mom and dad)

Riley & Tiki said...

We are very sorry. Ayla was a beautiful girl. We are sending you lots of purrs and hugs.

Gigolo Kitty said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

Shilgiah the Cat said...

We are so sorry for your loss. We all are sending warm comforting thoughts and purrs to you. This is a very very sad time for you.

Anonymous said...

Our hearts are with you in this very sad time. Ayla was a beautiful, beautiful girl. May memories of the good times that you shared comfort you in the days ahead.

Love,

Miss Kitty and her TLO

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We are so very sorry.

Knightly, Lizzie, & Firenze said...

Purrs, headbutts, and sandpaper kisses to you all.

The Monsters and their Mom

Peach Man said...

We are so sorry to hear about Ayla. And sorry we didn't meet her sooner. She would have been a good buddy for our Simone. It's best that she is not suffering anymore though.
Purrs to you from Simone, Peach and Scout

Cat-a-holic, Lilly and Laila said...

We are so sorry for your loss. We will light a candel in Ayla's memory tonight to help light her way.

Laila and Lilly

Tyler said...

Your grumpy girl was so beautiful and I'm sure she's back to her beautiful self over there at the bridge. We hope that happy memories of your baby bring you some comfort during these horrible times.

Astrid, Kashim & Othello said...

weh have no words, only can say that we are sorry for your loss and send some strong purrs and purrayers!!
Kashim & Othello

Sheri said...

You are in my prayers. I just came across Ayla's blog today. I am so sorry.
I will say a prayer for my 2 kitties,Bailey and Bebe,who I lost this year to watch over her.

Sheri Tubbs

Marilyn MonREOW said...

I am so sorry. What a sweet and beautiful and brave girl. I know you'll miss her so much -- please know I am sending love and gentle snuggles and lots and lots of purrrrrrrrrs.

Fat Eric said...

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. At least Ayla is out of pain now and you must have some wonderful memories from spending 17 years with her. Fat Eric's sister Hattie died of cancer too - maybe they are having a ladylike chat together at the Bridge.

Purrs and sympathy
Fat Eric and Kate

Pumpkin said...

Purrs sent to Ayla's Mom at this vury sad time. Owr woofies went to the Bridge this yeer too frum the cancer so maybe thare playing together at the Bridge.

Pumpkin, Tiger, Bebe, Blackie, Quincy and Benson the noo woofie

Lone Star Purrs said...

Owr eyes are leaking ofur heer. Y'all are inowr thoughts and prayers. We gots the-kitties-that-came-before looking owt fur her.
::hugs::
~Meeko, Kiara, & Momma Becca

The Furry Fighter said...

bye bye ayla - i wish we had met
lots of purrs and hugs to you all
xxxxxx

Alasandra said...

We are so sorry Ayla is gone. ~Alasandra & The Cats (Scylla, Charybdis & Sockie~Pooh)

poppyq said...

Sorry Aylas mom and family for losing your precious girl. It sure hurts hard for a while, but she was a lucky girl to have a good full life with so much love.

Sending you our hugs.

Poppy and mum.

DaisyMae Maus said...

Oh, honey ... I am so, so sorry for your loss. What a sweet and gentle girlie she was ... You have our deepest sympathies and our purrayers.

Ayla:
You will be missed.

Love,
DMM and the Feline Americans

Les Trois Chats said...

My Heather was 17 also. When she got down to 3.5 lbs, a friend said, "Oh, she's just fur and bones." She was also lots of years, and lots of love. She is at peace, and we wish the same for you.
~ tammara

William's mom said...

We are so so sorry to hear about Ayla. It is always so very hard to let go but know we are all with you.

Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

We're so sorry. It's really hard to lose a loved one like that.

Junior said...

Meowm and I didn't know Ayla, but we are sorry she is gone. Try to remember that now she is healthy now and running around being her old self. WE are sending gentle headbutts and purrs to you at this time.

Max said...

Ayla was my grump-alike...I am going to miss her so much. I know not half as much as you, but I will. I'm just glad she's not in pain now, and is up there playing at the Rainbow Bridge with all our friends who have already gone.

I am so so so so sorry :(

Big Piney Woods Cats said...

Oh, no, we just heard about the sadness. We are all so sorry; know you made the right decision and will meet again. She will be healthy and fit when you see her at Rainbow Bridge.

CalicoMom Toni

The Fluffy Tribe said...

we are so sorry to hear this ~The Fluffy Tribe

Ikaika, Tabbygail, Tanith and Stella said...

Dear Ayla's Mom,

Although we have not commented before, we feel like we know your wonderful Ayla. Whenever our mom's eyes leak when a great one crosses the Bridge, she tells us how all the other Rainbow kitties are celebrating the new one's arrival. There is big partying in Rainbow Town today! Our mom also tells us that the Rainbow kitties like to hang out in the constellation Leo, and that in November, during the Leonid meteor showers, they hop on passing shooting stars and come to visit us in the night sky. So my mom goes out at night in November and waves to our Rainbow brothers and all the other passing kitties riding on shooting stars. I promise she will be waving at Ayla, too.

We wish many sweet memories of your sweet and grumpy girl.

'Kaika, Tabbygail, Tanith and Stella

Babeth said...

Such sad happenings ! We try to send you many purrs for comforting but they will be bent aside by one Purr only. As our Mistress says: "when you feel the wind passing by you might detect a faint purr trying to reach you. Listen for it when you see a rainbow. You'll know where it comes from."

Loup-Garou, Zorro, Bean Sidhe and Hrimnir

Sissy Wiillis said...

A beautiful cat, a beautiful life. God bless.

The Furry Kids said...

Hugs and purrs to you.

Mandy Lou said...

So sorry for your loss. My two fuzzy ones are already over the bridge and I'm sure they're all there having a wonderful time - whole and healthy.

Our thoughts are with you both,
Mandy Lou, and Pearl, Bert & Jake

meep said...

We are so very sorry to hear about Ayla. You & she both put up a tremendous fight, and now she can run free at the Bridge with no pain. You are all in our thoughts & prayers.

Anonymous said...

Ayala Have a Seat Upon a Cloud

Have a seat upon a cloud and make yourself at home
You are now inside my dreams, inside a book, inside a poem.
Where anything can happen if you only make it real
Plunge into my waters if you're not afraid to feel.
Take off your shoes and close your eyes, relax upon my sand
Join me in my land of dreams, reach out and take my hand.
Let me share my dreams with you until you find your own
I'll take you there if you believe, take mine out on loan.
Where birds are words so gracefully they glide across the sky
Leave behind your worries, here the rules do not apply.
Pick my flowers if you like and plant a seed or two
Paint the sky in polka dots if you do not like it blue.
Climb my trees, face your fears; erase them one by one
See the world from up above and don't stop at the sun.
When the world starts raining down and the sun is out of sight
Let your dreams control your mind and help you through the night.
There's a place inside my dreams for all who care to roam
So have a seat upon a cloud and make yourself at home.
By Danielle Rosenblatt

Blue Dog Fur

Kelly Cat said...

We just heard the sad news about Ayla, and are sending our sympathies for your loss. She must have had a great life with you, and you'll always have those good memories... we hope they give you some comfort at this sad time.

Radcliff, Allie, Luna & Ozzie said...

Thwapp on, Alya. As many kitties and woofies as are at the Bridge, there must be SOMEONE who needs it.

The Food Source has had some strange work hours lately, so we just found out.

We are so sorry for your loss.
Puuurrrrssss

The Cat Realm said...

I am so sorry. Life is just soooo sad at the moment. First day I try to come back to the blogosphere - another beautiful cat - who was very very dear to us because she was just so much like Anastasia in many respects - has crossed.
It is not fair.
My thoughts are with you and the staff sends lot of love - we know how you feel. Yes, and we know Anastasia, and Oscar, and Ubee, and Ayla, and so many others are o.k. and fine behind that bridge. But that does really not make it any better because we will always miss them.
Purr
Karl

brandi said...

Lots of love for you in this sad time, Ayla's mama. We will all keep her in our hearts forever, or at least until we meet again over the Bridge. Then, think of the reunion! An Ayla who runs and plays and is not in pain, and thwapping away!

Keep that in your dreams of her.

Anonymous said...

Your beautiful girl is with my beautiful guy now (that was actually my favorite nickname for him - I even shortened it to "MBG"). So I know what this is like. Even when you know it's coming - it still hurts.

My thoughts and prayers - and sympathy - are with you.

Peggy, Maxwell's mom

Donny and Marie and Casey said...

So sorry, we are purring for you.

~Donny, Marie, Casey

Tina T-P said...

I read about Ayla on KJ's blog - I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope your happy memories of your dear girl will help you through the next while. Tina

Ariel said...

I just heard the news.I am very sad and I will miss my friend.

PrincessMia said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. My heart goes out to you. Love and purrs to you and your family.

Mia and Tigerlily

caspersmom said...

So sad, another sweet kitty has passed. Ayla was a very pretty cat, Purrs and Prayers to her family.

One-Eyed Jack said...

I'm sorry we never met Ayla. We're purring for you and your family.

We've added Ayla to our Farewell Friends list.
http://jackofallshadesandshadows.blogspot.com/2007/06/farewell-friends-friday.html

sophie said...

What sad news. My sisfur, Abby, went over the Bridge last December and my daddy still is sad sometimes about it.

While the words we say here won't bring Ayla back, may the love and support of all your friends - both furry and bean - help you thru this time of tears.

She lived a long and grumpy life, and obviously was loved greatly by you. Focus on the happy memories and the sad ones will eventually fade.

{{{hugs}}} and purrzzzzzzz....

Sophie, and her Mommy & Daddy

Cheysuli said...

I am so sorry to come back and hear about Ayla. She was a wonderful girl.

I wish we had been here to offer psychic moral support as well--although I know the cat blogosphere wouldn't let you down.

Take care-
Cheysuli, Gemini, Georgia, and Bonnie

sandra said...

I have recently lost my 25 year old moggi, my heart is very sad for you, our furry friends are so dear to us. It is great comfort to know that so many people care about you and feel your loss, we are all one family one matter where we live. Ayla will be playing with my Tiggi and all the other kitties over the Rainbow Bridge.

Puff & Spot said...

We are so sorry to read about Ayla. We are sending purrs and nuzzles.

Stinkypaw said...

Really sorry for your loss, but at least you know that she'll be waiting for you over the Rainbow Bridge...

Shimmy said...

I'm so sorry.

=^..^= said...

Our Love & Prayers are with you and your family, and Beloved Ayla... We are so sorry for your loss. :(

*hug*

~The Flyer & 5-Cat

Skeeter & LC said...

There are so many good Cats-Who-Came-Before, that Ayla will find good friends to play with, snuggle, and groom.

Even if she did mostly like to be alone, there is sure to be some kitties beyond the Rainbow Bridge who will become her friends.

Rascal said...

I am so, so sorry. We've been out of the loop for awhile and I've just been checking all my links and visiting all my friends. I was very shocked and sad to hear that Ayla has passed over the Rainbow Bridge. Purrs and prayers to you!