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Friday, December 26, 2008

Radcliff, February 1993 to December 25, 2008

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The Food Source here, with just a brief note.

When I got up and fed the cats Christmas Day, Radcliff was having a bit more trouble with his back legs than normal, but otherwise he seemed OK, or at least no worse than usual. (He had been battling arthritis in his back legs for several years)

After I had washed up and gotten dressed, I went back into the kitchen, and Radcliff was laying dead on the middle of the kitchen floor.

I'll post more information on this later, but I just thought some of you might want to know about this.


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47 comments:

Parker said...

Oh I am so sorry that Radcliff left you for the Bridge. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I am so sorry to hear that. What a horrible experience for you. I am sure Radcliff is at a far better place. Our thoughts are with you as we sing him onto the bridge.

Shadow / Molly said...

headbutts and purrs

and

((((hugs)))) too!

Fox's Mom said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

Sunnie, Gonzo and Mozart's People

Chesney Cats said...

We are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our hearts & purrayers.

Hugs & Purrs,
Sammy, Festus, Emma & Mama Rhonda

The Island Cats said...

We're so sorry to hear about Radcliff...you have our heartfelt condolences...

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

We are so sorry. We're sendin' you purrs, headbutts and love.

THE ZOO said...

we are so sorry for your loss.

ZOOLATRY said...

Prayers to you, purrs for Radcliff.
Now you can walk well and run free forever little one...

The Meezers said...

oh we are so very sorry to hear that Radcliff has gone to the Brige. You are all in our thoughts and purrayers. Radcliff will be watching over all of you while he waits at the Bridge.

Radcliff, we will not say goodbye, we will just say Until we meet at The Bridge.

Tiff said...

I am so so sorry to hear about this. You are in my thoughts.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, no. I remember finding one of my cats dead on the kitchen floor just as I was leaving for a Christmas dinner a few years ago. (I didn't make it to the dinner.)

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jan

Skitto, Peanut and Chyanne said...

We are so very sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. God bless.

Lux said...

We're so sorry to hear about Radcliff and are sending lots of purrs to you,
Luxie

Cory said...

We are so sorry to hear the news about Radcliff. Purrs to you all.

The Meowers from Missouri said...

oh, how sad and happy--you knows what we means. *sigh* we is purrin' him towards the bridge right now. our purriest condolences to all you who will miss him!!

Everycat said...

We are so sorry that Radcliff had to go to The Bridge. Such sudden passings are always a horrible shock, but at least he left quickly and at home amongst those who loved him. He was a lovely fella. We send you all rumbly purrs and love as we sing him to The Bridge

Whicky, Angel, Oliver, Gerry & Mum

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We are so very sorry to read Radcliff had to leave for The Bridge.
Our Purrrs and prayers are with you.
~ Malachi of The Bunch

ML said...

We are so sorry to hear about Radcliff, but what a Grand Day he chose. We's not gonna say GoodBye either, just wait to say Hello a big later on.
We are sending you lots and lots of soft healing purrs, and we know you will be hearing some from Radcliff as well. Just listen.
Love and Purrs,
KC

Laila and Minchie said...

We heartbroken for you in the loss of your precious Radcliff. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Moki Joe Designs said...

We are so very sorry to hear the news. You will be in our thoughts and purrs!

LC and Ayla said...

Oh my, we are so very sorry about Radcliff! Our purrs and thoughts are with you...

Boots and Brenda said...

We are so sorry to hear of Radcliffe's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Brenda & Boots

A Few Good Cats said...

We're so sorry to hear the sad news about Radcliff... we're sending comforting vibes and purrayers for your loss. Take care...

Poppy Q said...

Sorry to hear about your boy. Sounds like he went quickly and quietly at his wonderful home.

Sending you purrs and hugs across the ocean.

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

We're so sorry that Radcliffe has left you and gone to the Bridge. We're sending purrs of support.

Charlemagne and Tamar

The Creek Cats said...

We are sending our condolences to Radcliff's family and friends. Purrs to all!

PB 'n J said...

We're so sorry for your loss. We know that Radcliff is in a better place, but we know that you will miss him dearly.

Purrs to you,
Pearl, Bert and Jake

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

We wanted to drop by to offer our condolences. We know you will be missing sweet Radcliff.
PURRS for all of you.
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Kaz's Cats said...

Dear Food Source, we're so sorry that Radcliff had to continue his journey without you. It seems like he had a wonderful home with you and his siblings, so if he had to go, at least he was amongst family. Our purrs and purrayers go out to you, to Allie, Luna, Ozzie, Anne Bonny and Mary Read, as we understand that this will hurt you.

{{{hugs}}}

Gypsy & Tasha & Karen (Mum)

WhimPurr's Whim and the Whiskers said...

Oh, I am so very, very sorry!!!! Lots of hugs and prayers coming from our hearts to yours!

Angus Mhor said...

I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your good friend. I'm sending you lots of purrs to help with that hurtin' spot in your heart.

curator said...

My heart breaks for you - how very, very sorry I am to think of your sad Christmas. Lots of purrs to you from the Museum staff.

DaisyMae Maus said...

Oh, no ... We are so sorry for your loss. You have our deepest condolences.
DMM & Feline Americans

Karen Jo said...

I am so very sorry to hear about Radcliff leaving for the Bridge so suddenly. It must have been quite a shock for you. You have my deepest sympathy.

The Crew said...

We're sorry to hear such sad news. Please accept our condolences on the loss of your special little guy. We know he was well-loved and had a great forever home.

George, Tipper, Max & Misty
The Crew

Riley & Tiki said...

We are so very sorry about Radcliff. We are sending you purrs of comfort.

The Cat Realm said...

We are very sorry and send lots of purrs your way! Radcliff will find many good friends at the bridge and be at peace! We feel with you....

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We are happy for Radcliff because he brought you joy and now he's running, playing and healthy at the bridge...we feel bad for you, your loss, the hole in your life, the pain, the sorrow. It's cliche, but, all of this will pass too and the joyfull memories will make you smile. Even tho you will smile with a tear in your eye.

Boy n Beethoven said...

I'm so sowwy to hear that! Goodbye Wadcwiff! You'll be sorewy missed.

Boy

MaoMao said...

We are so sorry to hear this. We're sending lots of purrs and gentle comforting head bumpies. Radcliff sounds like a wonderful kitty and we know you will miss him and will always love him.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao.

Kimo and Sabi said...

So sorry to hear about Radcliff. Purrrs fer da new year.

Teri said...

We got your comment and visited your blog, and are so sad for you right now.

Please know that there was nothing that you could have done. From what you describe, Radcliff may have had an undiagnosed heart problem like HCM and the hind leg weakness can be a symptom that the circulation is impaired.

I have lost 3 cats to HCM and they sometimes do what you describe. Radcliff knows you loved him and that may that thought help you through this difficult time.

Condolences from Teri and the cats of Furrydance

mummymeow said...

Hi, I am so shocked and sorry to read your latest post. I know no words can make u feel better now but if u need anything, please don't hesitate to ask.

Take care of yourself ok.

Cliff and Olivia said...

So sorry to hear that. RIP Radcliff.

Cliff & Olivia

Shrek said...

RIP Radcliff,

Shrek & Family

China Cat said...

Willow and I were so sorry to just find out about Radcliff. Our thoughts and purrs are being sent your way.

Purrrrrrrrrs, China Cat