Friday, December 3, 2010

Celebrating Murph's Life and Pati's Family's Love and Your Love, Too!

Pati wrote this morning to let us know that Murph has joined his mom at Rainbow Bridge.

I refuse to be sad (OK, maybe just a little teary, but in a good sort of way)! Murph's story is one of such caring and love it just makes me want to celebrate! First, Lee helped care for Murph's elderly mom in her last days and worked very hard to find him a home. My friend, pet-diva Cynthia, heard and passed the word to everyone she knew and asked Space Paws to post it. We did and gentle readers picked up his story and carried it to the CB.

And what happened next was truly amazing. Person after person, around the country, stepped forward to say they'd help make Murph's last days wonderful. Pati was the first in driving distance to write, her vet vouched for their family, and in days they'd scooped him up and made him their own. Imagine the comfort it gave Murph's mom to know her old boy would be well cared for... and that so many generous souls stepped forward to help!



Pati's message from this morning:

The last day or so was really tough on Murph. He went downhill within that time - very non-responsive, etc. He couldn't balance on his back legs and didn't even have the strength to poop, which he had been able to up until then. He even stopped eating yesterday, which was unlike him.

So unfortunately this morning, we had to go to the vet for the last time with him and we got to be there with him, even though I don't think he knew we were there anymore.

It's funny how fast we got attached to him! Thank you for picking us as his foster parents. I hope we were able to make his time with us as happy and healthy as it could have been. This decision is never easy and I know one always doubts if it's the right one, riddled with "what-if's"...but he's not in pain anymore now.
6 months or 25 years - it's never long enough...

I'd love to help out again somehow if there's a need. Love to all,
Pati and Will (and Ian who's head Murph would sleep ontop of, and Sean and Taryn)
Please join me in celebrating Murph's awesome story!! And in thanking Pati, Will, Ian, Sean, Taryn, Lee, Cynthia, our readers, the CB and everyone who helped make this love story possible!

To quote the dad of one of the great folks who offered to take Murph, E.W. Tiemann, Jr., "There's too much bad in the world, so the good should be recognized and enjoyed!"

28 comments:

  1. Its hard not to be sad about this news. I am so thankful that Murph was taken in to a home where he was loved and cared for and became part of a family for his final days. Thank you so much to Pati and her family.

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  2. We are all glad Murph had a loving home for the last days of his life. Fly free sweet boy and enjoy being with Mom again!

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  3. Purrs for Murph. He knew he was loved and that makes us happy.

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  4. I am so glad that Murph had such a loving home for his last days. I am sure that he and his Mom are reunited and very happy together.

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  5. We are both sad and happy for dear little Murph. We are sorry he deteriorated and died but at the same time we now know he is reunited with his mom again ~ and for that we are thankful and happy for him.
    We can't thank his foster parents enough for looking after him and offering him a safe haven for the remainder of his life. Blessings to them.
    And what a wonderful group of people the CB are.

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  6. Murph got lots of love and the best care for the rest of his life, so even though it's sad to say good-bye, I believe his story has a happy ending.

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  7. This is so bittersweet to read. We'd glad Murph was loved and well-cared for in his last months, sorry it was his time.

    *Kitty kisses* and healing Light and purrs to all who will miss him.

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  8. Murph was truly amazing and so is Pati. I am happy that Murph is with his Mom again. Love, purrs & hugs.

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  9. We are sorry to hear about Murph but know he'll be so pleased to be with his mom again. He had been well cared for by his new family and we wish to thank them for their love and kindness to him.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  10. We are so happy that the power of the Cat Blogosphere found Murph a loving home for his last days. We know it must have been a joyful reunioin in Heaven today.

    The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

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  11. My heart is breaking. There was something so sweet and loving about Murph. I was one of the people who wished to adopt him but was turned down because he would have had to fly to get to my home. I was sad that I could not have him in my life but happy he found a home that his people found more suitable. I hope he had a lifetime off joy and love compressed into the very short time he had left to live.
    I hope that Murph somehow knows how much he was loved and wanted.

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  12. We are so sorry to hear about Murph. Please pass our heartfelt condolences on to Patti. But we are happy that his last days were filled with love. Now he joins his mom...who we're sure is happy to see him. Godspeed, Murph!

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  13. We're teary too. What a beautiful story of love and caring. We're so glad Murph's last days were happy ones with a family. Purrs and tail wags to them and all of you.

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  14. How sad. We are happy that he had such a warm and loving home. That he knew what it was like to be held, touched and petted and loved. Please accept our heart felt hugs , purrs, and prayers.

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  15. Oh me and Charlie were honoured to have read of sweet and loving Murph's very sad story all those months ago. We also shared in the joy when Pati stepped forward to give Murph a home. We were so happy to learn that he settled in and was just lovely!

    We are now so so so so so sad to hear of adorable Murph's passing. The Bridge has a new and wonderful angel. We send his family lots of hugs and purrs.

    Take care
    x

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  16. What wonderful people Pati and her family are to care for sweet Murph after his mum passed. We are sad that Murph is gone but we know he was loved and cared for and is now reunited with his mum.

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  17. We are so sad that Murph had to go to The Bridge. We are comforted knowing that he is with his mom again and his last months were spent with a family that loved him and cared for him. The CB is an amazing place filled with wonderful people. That makes me purrr.

    xoxo Cory and family

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  18. How sad he left so soon, but how wonderful that he was loved and cared for and his spirit goes on.

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  19. I'm crying both sad tears and happy ones...sad that sweet Murph is no longer with us, but happy that he had a wonderful home during the last few months and he is now reunited with his beloved Mom...maybe he figured his Mom missed him too much on the other side and left this world to join her...it's amazing how many wonderful people there are in this world, who step up to help sweet animals in need...Lisa, Patti & family, and every one else who stepped up to help this darling boy, you are all angels!

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  20. It is sad for us, but for Murph, he's in no pain, fully healed and as young as a spring chicken!

    Hes having a great time with hiss mom again!

    You guys do a great job!

    xxx

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  21. Everyone who helped or offered to help this beautiful kitty are just fantastic! Murph is at the Bridge with his Mommy now. He was truly loved.

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  22. It's such a shame about Murphy but what a heartwarming story of caring. Glad Murphy found a second loving home for his last days.

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  23. Oh ... Hugs to all of you. So sorry for Murph and so sorry for Winnie. Such sweet little angel cats.

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  24. It is sad to read about Murph... we just know he is with his mom at the bridge. Such a handsome one!

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  25. It's good to know that this dear fellow had so much love in his life, including enough love to make that final choice to end the pain when it started to outweigh the pleasure in life.

    *hugs*

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  26. Blessings for Murph, Pati and Will. (((Hugs))) to Pati and Will for making his final months here so loving and special.

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  27. We are thankful to all of those who did so much to put Murph in a loving home for the last part of his life.

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  28. Rest in peace sweet Murph. I am glad you could live out the end of your life with such lovely, caring people.

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