Tuesday, September 9, 2008

My Poor Sweet Roscoe

***Click here to light a candle for our sweet, little Roscoe.***


"As long we we can love each other, and remember the feeling of love we had, we can die without ever really going away. All the love you created is still there. All the memories are still there. You live on-in the hearts of everyone you have touched and nurtured while you were here".

-Morris S. Schwartz: Tuesdays With Morrie





Just when I think that I can't cry any more, an entire new flood of tears come. I am swallowed by a grief so deep, that I feel my heart is caving in. Early this morning our beloved Roscoe went over the rainbow bridge. He took a sudden turn for the worse late last night. At 4am we rushed him to the closest 24 hour clinic located near Bologna. The vet worked with Roscoe for hours, doing everything in his power to save our sweet baby. Roscoe's system seemed to be shutting down. Three times he quit breathing on his own and three times he was intubated and assisted with his breathing. Three times he came back to us. The vet pushed onward telling us that Roscoe's heart was very strong that he was putting up a good fight. He was convinced that if we could just get Roscoe stabilized, that there would be hope for treatment.

The fourth time sweet Roscoe stopped breathing, I wanted to scream "STOP IT!" as the vet intubated him for the fourth time. I didn't want to be the one to give up, but I didn't want Roscoe to go through anymore. Somehow that sweet little cat saved me having to do it. Before I could utter the words his little heart gave up and death came to carry him gently over the bridge.

We lovingly placed Roscoe in a beautiful wicker basket. He was wrapped in his favorite blanket and surround by photos of his family. We also placed in a few of his favorite toys, including a catnip sack his Grandma had given him and a red mouse from his friend Asta; red was Roscoe's color. We secured the basket and placed a photo of Rosoce on the top, along with his name and a poem. He sleeps now under the beautiful plum tree in our yard, near a fragrant lavender bush.

I don't know if I will continue this blog. There has never been an Opus without a Rosoce; going on without Roz seems wrong. To all of you who have sent along your prayers and well wishes, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I promise to respond to each and every one of you, but for now I will take some time off to grieve and snuggle with Opus.

Roscoe will live on forever in the hearts and minds of those lives he touched....

Cyn

134 comments:

cheryl said...

oh, dear miss cyndi--we is so, so sad that roscoe hadda leave for the bridge. re-read mr. morrie's quote, again and again. it's the bestest way to describe you, roscoe, an' opus. we loves you, hugs you, an' purrays for your peace an' healin'.

the meowers from missouri & mom

Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

Roscoe you will live forever in our hearts. Till we meet again! Opus and Miss Cindi our thoughts and purrrayers are with you both! Love and ((((((((hugs)))))) from our house to yours.
Your FL furiends,

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, Cyndi,

I am so sorry you lost your sweet Roscoe! I can't think to say anything else right now, except I am thinking of you, Opus and your husband.

Jan/JFF

momsbusy said...

mommees eyes ars leeking. she unnersands the sorrow yu feel. roscoe wuz yur baby, as close to yu as if yu had given birth to hims. we is gonna keep yu ans yur famblys in ars purrayers.

jenianddean said...

Our hearts are breaking for you and Opus. We know that Roscoe will be met at the bridge with open paws. We are sending your soft purrs and prayers.

Rest in peace sweet one....

-The McKitten-Cats

The Island Cats said...

We didn't know Roscoe very well but our eyes are leaking to hear the news that he went to the bridge. We are very sorry for your loss. We hope all the good memories that you have of Roscoe helps you through this difficult time...

Wally, Ernie, Zoey and mom Sue

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Oh we are so so sorry to hear this news. We are thinking of you and purring our hearts out.

Kaze

ML said...

O, no. i can't beliefs this.
Opus, you are in ours thots an purrayers right now, knowing how very lonely it must seem.
An your Mom Cyndi and yours Daddy, we are purring fur all of you.
What Mom Cyndi said was so true, "Roscoe will live on forever in the hearts and minds of those lives he touched...."
**** hugs ****
Love,
KC

Eric and Flynn said...

We are so sorry to hear this sad news. We will miss Roscoe.
They are never 'just a cat', they are our babies and we know the devastating sadness you are going through. (((Hugs))) from all of us, and purrrrs furrom Eric and Flynn.

The Meezers said...

oh dear Cyndi - I am shocked and so very sad! I completely understand all that you are feeling. Our eyes are leaking for you and Opus. We do wish that you will continue the blog as Opus moves on to his next adventure, but we understand if you do not.
Please know that we are thinking of you and that Roscoe will always live in our hearts. We know we don't comment very ofter here, but we do read every post.
Purrrrrrs to all of you.

Magoo, Smudge, Bella & Dolce said...

We are so sorry for your loss. You are correct, Roscoe was not just a cat, he became a part of your heart and soul. How can you not mourn when you lose that.


We started reading your blog a long time ago. You were one of the first furriends we found.

We will see him at the Bridge.

PB 'n J said...

Oh Mom Cindi, we are in shock - we had thought that things we're looking better. Our eyes are laking, but our hearts and purrs are with you now.

Till we meet again dear Roscoe.

Purrs,
Pearl, Bert and Jake

Monty Q. Kat said...

We're so so sorry...

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

We're so terribly sorry. Our momma's eyes are leaking and we're so very sad that Roscoe has gone to the bridge. It is so hard to lose such a beloved pet.

Sending purrs and gentle hugs for Opus and Miss Cindi and your husband during this sad time,

Charlemagne and Tamar

divakitty said...

You will always be in our thoughts. Cyndi, Opus and family - we've known you since your very first adventures way back in 2005 - we hope you know that we are always here for you. ~Sophia, Fiona Bun, Orlando & DKM

Tybalt said...

Oh, this is such sad news. Roscoe is joining so many of our friends at the Bridge that I know he won't be lonely, but that will not mean that you and Opus are any less lonely without him here.

Our hearts bleed for you.

With many purrs and purrayers for you,

Tybalt and Tybalt's Mommy

Jimmy Joe said...

Dear Miss Cyndi, I am so very sorry that you and Opus have lost Roscoe. He sounds like he was a great guy, and I know you will miss him everyday now that he is at the Bridge. I'm sending you purrs and furs in sympathy.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

Alasandra said...

We don't know what to say.........We will greatly miss Roscoe and we know the hole he has left in your heart is HUGE. (Hugs) Our purrs and prayers are with your family.~Alasandra, Socks, Scylla & Charybdis

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

My mom knows the part about not thinking there are more tears to khry -

There usually always will be -

Many of my blog pals went thru that when Queen Kelsey Ann of The Kapp Pakhk khrossed -

We thought we were done khrying but still do fur her - and fur her memories -

That is how it shall be fur those that knew Roscoe - and know you bekhause of him -

Your heart will tell what you need to do to heal -

Please be sure to listen to it -

Hugz&Khysses From Akhross The Big Pond,
Khyra and her mom Phyll
PeeEssWoo: Please don't hate me bekhause I'm a khanine!

JB's Big World said...

I am so sorry to not have known Roscoe longer. I only just heard about him this week, and I am so sorry for your loss. I in no way would ever say, he is only a cat. My 3 furry girls mean the world to me, and I know what you are going through. I lost my 4th furry girl Taffy, 2 and a half years ago.
My thoughts are with you.
JB's mom (and JB, Misty and PooPoo)

Riley & Tiki said...

We are so very sorry. Of course Roscoe was never "only a cat", he was your very sweet boy. We are sending you many purrs and hugs during this time of sadness.

Lone Star Purrs said...

We are so sorry fur yur loss. Owr eyes are leaking. Y'all are in owr thoughts and prayers.

~Meeko, Kiara, & Momma Becca

Parker said...

We send our heartfelt sympathies and prayers to you on Roscoe's passing.
Our hearts are breaking for you.
To anyone who ever dares say "it's only a cat" has never known the joy of pure love and companionship.
We will pray for peace in your heart - we know it must be breaking now.
xoxoxox - Perfectly Parker and Mommy Helen

BenTheRotti said...

Cyn, Opus and family,

We are so sorry to hear of Roscoes passing. Of course he was not "just a cat". Roscoe was a treasured part of your family. Anything that lives, breathes, loves and is loved is a beautiful soul, worthy of our love, our devotion and of the grief we feel when the time comes to say goodbye.
I find it unbelievable that anyone could be so heartless as to say that to you.

Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you. Take all the time you need to grieve, it's important to grieve in your own time and in your own way.
We hope you will consider continuing the blog, in time we are sure it will become a beautiful tribute and you will be able to take comfort in the memories each post invokes, to carry on would do your heart good. If you do choose to stop no-one will judge you, we will still all be here if you need a friend.

Run free at the bridge sweet Roscoe, each step lightened with your angel wings.

Sue, Ben & Family.

Castle said...

we are sorry to hear of your loss...cat is never 'just' a cat. they are our little friends, through thick and thin who seem to know when to comfort us when the chips are down, they really do give us unconditional love.

when Stormie passed away Meowmie did not know whether to carry on blogging or not...but she has, albeit slowly. please consider doing this for Opus...as you know, it is a great way to document your little furry friend's lives. there was never a Castle without a Storm...but there is now, and I have to soldier on.

we know your pain...almost 3 months on Meowmie still gets wet eyes pretty much everyday but she also smiles now too...grieving takes as long as it takes and you have ALOT of support here and many people who understand exactly how you feel...

sending you much love from London...bon voyage Roscoe...xxx

Forty Paws said...

We are so very sorry to hear that Roscoe left. Many many hugs and purrs and purrayers for yours and Opus' peace.

{{{Hugs}}},
Us & Maw

The Cat Realm said...

We are so shocked and sad... our hearts are with you Cyndi and Opus... and even as we know that Roscoe will forever be with us in spirit and in our hearts - we do miss the bodily form mightily. We know.
We are sending all our love to you both!

Gandalf and Grayson said...

We send our heartfelt condolences. We are purring and purring, knowing how deeply you must be grieving.

Gandalf, Grayson and Mom Barb

Daisy said...

I wish I knew the exact right words to say to take some of your pain away. I am so very sorry that Roscoe had to go to the Bridge. I will never forget him. Roscoe brought a lot of smiles to a lot of people and cats, and that is a special thing he did. You are in my thoughts.

Purrageous Pirates said...

Oh no! We are so very sorry about Roscoe. You and Opus are in our thoughts. Please do not listen to those that say such ignorant words - there is no such thing as "just a cat" if you've ever been lucky enough to be loved by one. Please do not leave, we would miss you and Opus would miss his friends too. Take all of the time you need, but know that we are your friends and are thinking of you.

With Love and Soft Purrs,
Purrageous Pirates

Sammawow said...

Oh, we are so, so sorry that Roscoe has gone. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Roscoe was never "just a cat" because he was family. Our heartfelt condolences to your family. We hope that eventually Opus will be able to blog again.

Love and purrrrrrrrs, China Cat & Willow and Mom Teri

theramblingrountrees said...

Dear Cyndi, Danilo and Opus, We are so sorry my dear friends for your loss. Roscoe is no longer ill Dear. I am so glad to have met such a wonderful cat and even more wonderful people in my life. Roscoe is in kitty heaven, and yes it does exist! I love you all very much. You will be in my prayers. It sounds like you did everything you possibly could have done for him. Once again, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved pet and friend Roscoe.

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Ohhhh Mom Cyndi and Opus, we are so sorry that Roscoe crossed over the Bridge ... our eyes are leaking and our hearts are breaking. You will be in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. As for the people that say "it's only a cat", well, they obviously do not possess hearts, so don't give them a second thought.
Hugs, purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam, Simon and Momma Jan

Christine and FAZ said...

Thank you for taking the time in your grief to let us know what happened and to share you love of Roscoe with us. We completely understand if choose not to continue blogging but please know we will miss you if this is your decision. With love Christine and FAZ

Babs (Beetle) said...

I can't find any words to say, except, I am so sorry to hear about Roscoe. Having lost Sheba after 17 years, I know how you are hurting.

The Crew said...

Oh no! I can barely see the screen through the tears. We were hoping Roscoe would pull through and now we hear this. We're so, so sorry for your loss. Give Opus extra love & comfort since he's grieving too.

Charlotte
Crew's Mom

DEBRA said...

Miss Cyn and Dear Opus
We are so so so sorry to learn about that Roscoe has gone to the bridge. Our hearts ache for you. We will keep you in our purrin purrayers...

Purr purr purr

Abby,Boo,Ping,Jinx,Gracie
& Mom Debra

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

*sob* We know the pain that yoor feeling. Never let anyone tell yoo "it was just a cat". We kitties are one of the fambly, a part of our beans lives and hearts. Our passing is always hard on the ones we leave behind...for us it's just a moment that passes until you come for us for you it is a lifetime.

HotMBC said...

Roscoe, run free at the Bridge and know your Mom will come to get you later. Our Chloe will keep you company along with all our other Bridge friends. We will purr lots for Opus and your Mom and your whole family. Until we meet again.
Love and purrs,
the Hotties

(((((((((huge big hugs)))))))) to you Cyndi. I feel your pain. I'm so sorry you lost Roscoe. Sending lots of hugs and love, Robyn

Brownie said...

Hi pals,
I'm so sad 'bout this, our friend Roscoe, that's impawsible, I don't believe it...

I'm keeping you in my prayers, we ♥♥♥♥♥♥ you, and we'll always remember Roscoe and we know us will NEVER forgot him...

-Brownie and Family

Sassy Kat said...

What a beautiful poem and such wonderful words about our sweet Roscoe. His little life was cut way too short and I cannot think his name without extreme sorrow in my heart. The mom and dad of the house grieve along with your family and she has the tears flowing down her cheeks. Roscoe was not only just a sweet kitty, a friend but he is family.
I too pitty the stupid ones that think that a cat is just a cat or a dog is just a dog, how much in life they have missed. I know Roscoe loved you unconditionally as you loved him and always will. You took such good care of him and there was nothing else you could have done differently. Some things are just our of our hands and paws.
With deep sorrow, as I will miss my sweet friend, I will always keep his memory close to me. Oh what fun we all have had and some day we will all be together again. When we meet again we will no longer be ill.
I am so sorry for you and your family. I hope Opus will recover quickly from not having is brother around. I know they were always looked out for each other and were never far from the other one.
Please know that my prayers are still coming for you all as you go through this oh so difficult terrible time.
My life is so much better having Roscoe and Opus in it, along with the humans.
Love to all of you from across the miles.
If I can do anything to help you please let me know.
It's not good-bye to Roscoe, it is see you until we meet again.

Kellykat said...

Our hearts are breaking for you and your family. We are so sorry.
((((purrrs))))
Stryder, Scotchy, Sugar & Kellykat

Asta said...

My heawt is inconsolable..I'm cwying fow myself and all of us who have lost such a pwecious fwiend
all my love and smoochie kisses
ASTA

milocat said...

I am so very sorry to hear about Roscoe and I reall can understand your pain and what you may be feeling.

My beloved Lilac Point Siamese Cat, Henry, died in 2004 (age almost 20 years) and I am still grieving 4 years later. I can remember all too well a time when I thought the tears would never stop. I had to teach myself coping mechanisms so that I could control my desire to cry in public or at work.

My heart aches for you as I know the pain you must now go through. Emotional pain is every bit as bad, if not worse than physical pain.

I will pray for your peace, and dear little Roscoe and also Opus.

In your sadness, remember that this stranger cares ...

Milo is my new kitten - he is now almost 20 weeks old and I adore him. He could never replace Henry, nor would I ever put that burden upon him. But he has filled an empty corner of my heart that needed a warm fluffy little cat to love again. In many ways Henry gave me the gift of Milo - because he left such a hole in my life - that after the long grieving it was inevitable that I would want to share my home with another wonderful cat.

Love from Milo's Mom. And Milo sends his love too.

Shadow / Molly said...

The mom's eyes are leaking very much. She knows how yoo feel Mom Cyndi. All of us here that blog and visit are here for yoo .... (((hugs))) and purrs and headbutts too!

Shadow
Molly
I is Jake
Mommy Bean Laure

Little Big Man said...

I am very sorry for your loss. Know that you are not alone in feeling the way you do. I lost my beloved Sweety in June this year and cry just about every day. They are family and mean the world to us. I wish you and Opus well.
Purrs, headbutts and Prayers from my kitty family to yours,
Mary

snowforest said...

We are so so sorry to learn about Roscoe's passing away ~ there is nothing more devastating for us cat lovers than to lose our beloved felines..we know how you feel..we loss our sweet Forest a little while back and it still hurts when we think of her..sending you all our love and purrayers..

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

oh no. we are so so sorry about your loss of dear Roscoe. it is so hard to lose a furry family member.
you and Opus are in our thoughts and prayers. we are crying with you dear Miss Cyndi.
we are all your friends and if you decide to continue blogging, we will all be here for you. it is very hard to go on after such a hard loss, please don't try to do it alone or with people who don't understand that kitties are family, not "just pets."
we are sending you many healing and comforting purrs

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

We never got to meet Roscoe but we share your pain and loss. It is so hard to lose a loved one.

We are sending you paw hugs and healing licks in this difficult time.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We are so very sorry to read that your precious Roscoe had to leave. He was a beautiful boy and a good brother. He will be greatly missed, but please know he is not alone at The Bridge.
(((Hugs)))
~ The Bunch

Camie's Kitties said...

We haven't been by to visit in a while as there just isn't enough time in the day, but we read about Roscoe on the CB and wanted to stop by and offer our condolences. We will miss Roscoe and all of the adventures he and Opus have gone on. We hope to see Opus back when you have had a chance to grieve. You are in our thoughts. (((Hugs))) to all of you.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody, Camie and Miss Jade

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

The TRI~COLORE is flying at half staff for a mighty fine cat name Roscoe...a mighty fine cat indeed. Honored were the ones who knew and loved him...blessed were the ones HE knew and loved back!
My tiny heart breaks for your loss because it is a loss for me too having been close to you all in that special place in my heart.
Your sad Miss Peach

amygatos said...

We are all so so sorry for your loss. You shall meet again, it's only a matter of time. The words 'it's only a cat' are some of the most ignorant out there.

Besos

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh we are so sorry to hear that! What tragic news.

It is hard to continue a website after a loss like that. We lost our first Siamese shortly after starting the site My Siamese. We basically ignored it until we adopted Cheysuli several months later. Still we are here to support you and would hope that your pain doesn't prevent you from coming by and sharing with those of us who care and remaining part of the community.

Many hugs and headbutts for Opus.

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

Oh we are so very sorry. To those who would say "it;s just a cat"ppffft. Morons. Roscoe was your loved one. We are so,so sorry. They just don't stay with us long enough. Your quote from Tuesday with Morrie is true, I think.
Many hugs
Sunny,Scooter&Jamie

Butchy & Snickers said...

Dear Cyndi,
We are so very sorry for your loss of sweet Roscoe. We'll be praying for you & your family & hoping your hearts will heal in time.
Luv & Wirey Hugs,
Butchy & Snickers

Kimo and Sabi said...

We are furry sad and leaky. We knows yer fambly has many wonderful memories of your beloved Roscoe which will remain in yer hearts until you all meet again. Please know that you are all in our hearts and thoughts - purrrrrs.

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

We're so very sorry. Our Lady is leaking all over the place. We're all sending love, purrs and {{{HUGS}}}.

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Dear Roscoe,
I wish I knew you before. I learned that you were sick, I came to hug you and wish you well. You purred to greet me even though you were very tired and weak. Yesterday I came again, I felt better as your mom said you felt better, you even ate five treats.
Then today I was shocked to hear that you have gone toward the rainbow bridge after a brave fight to keep your little heart beating!My mom cried very hard when she read that your mom had lovingly placed you in a beautiful wicker basket, wrapped you in your favorite blanket and surround by photos of your family and toys and a poem. You sleeps now under the beautiful plum tree in yard, near a fragrant lavender bush. Sweet dream, dear Roscoe.
I saw that you had received unconditional precious love from your family and you had given so many wonderful years together.
You're never be forgotten! You keep on living in your family hearts and in ours.
((((Hugs))))to Opus and Ms Cyndi

Pixel said...

We are so sorry for your loss and am purring for your family

Honey P. Sunshine said...

oh gosh, our eyez are leaking badly, sweet roscoe, yoo are not "just a cat" yoo are the werlds most beyootiful baby. we are hugging your furry body in our hearts rite now

Diane G. said...

We here at Chicats are very sorry to hear of Roscoe's passing. Sometimes, the difficult choices are made not by us, but by the loved one in peril. Our sweet Lucinda is probably showing him around now.

Peace,

Moe and Carmela

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

Dear Mom Cyndi and fambly,
We cannot beleev dis terrybull ting. Da momeez eyez are leakin' at her work desk. & we at da Fab Five are all cryin' too.
Pleeze pleeze do not despair. You are surrounded by doze dats lovez you.
We adorez you,
Dr Tweety & fambly

Sunny's Mommy said...

I'm so, so sorry. Hugs and purrs for all of you.

Mack said...

I am so very sorry this precious boy has gone to the rainbow bridge. I just know he was so lucky to have such a caring family.

Ming and Mack

The Furry Kids said...

(((hugs))) and purrs. We are so sorry to hear about Roscoe. It's so hard to lose a member of your family.

Furkidsmom said...

We are so sorry to hear about Roscoe. Our hearts are sad and our eyes are leaky. We're sending healing prayers to you Opus and Miss Cindi.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

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

We are just devastated to hear your darling, sweet Roscoe took a turn for the worse! Our hearts are breaking for you. We will light a candle for Roscoe tonight.

(((HUGS))) and purrs.

Laila, Minchie and Mom Peggy

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Cyndi...we feel we know you from Asta's mom and her visit with you this spring.

Please accept our condolences on your loss of Roscoe...it is such a painful thing to lose a beloved pet and he will always be in your heart.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you...we hope you can feel the love of this community and take some comfort from it...

Special hugs to little Opus!

Much love,

Scruffy, Lacie and Babystan

Junior said...

Oh no.....Meowms eyes and ours are leaking right along with you. We are so very sorry that roscoe has left you all. It is hard to be thankful at this time, that he is no longer feeling bad but please try to remember that. You will see him again.

Hugs and snuggles to all of you.

Junior, Orion and Meowm

Fat Eric said...

We are so sorry to hear that Roscoe had to go to the Bridge. We know you loved him so much and that was a beautiful tribute to him that you wrote.

Please give special hugs and kisses to Opus from us; sending him and you many purrs.

Fat Eric and his mum

Sweet Praline said...

Poor Miss Cyndi. We would never tell you Roscoe is just a cat. Praline is my sweet little girl and I will be devastated when something happens to her. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Praline's mom, Paula

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

It's evening here and we just found out the news. Our hearts are hurting for you and the tears are flowing. May the Lord hold all of you in the palm of his hand during this difficult time.

Tesla said...

oh my this is awful news!

We are so very sorry. You're right, its not just a cat. This is family. the best kinda of family. They are loyal to us, and we love them with all of our hearts. No one should tell you otherwise. Anyone who does is a fool.

Cuddling Opus is the best thing to do ever, cuddle that baby, and make sure you let him know how much you love him, because chances are he's going to be feeling just as miserable as you. He's going to miss his brother. ((((((((hugs))))))

But you must know that many babies are waiting for him at the bridge to welcome him with open arms.

Pablo said...

This is too sad. Fortunately, this community understands that we're none of us 'just a cat'. We're all thinking of you and sending our purrs all the way to Italy. Roscoe will be missed by all of us.

Team Tabby said...

We are so, so sorry to hear of your loss of Roscoe.

Hugs and purrs,
Mindy & Moe

Daniella said...

I found out about Roscoe through Asta. We are very sorry for your loss. To those fools that tell you its only a cat, I feel nothing but pity for them.

Take care,
Axel and family

Marian said...

We are so sorry about your beloved Roscoe!! Our Crazy Lady is leaking buckets of tears. She says that it brings back all the heartbreak of all the furry ones that have gone before us. But, she adds, we only cry over friends who have brought great things to our life. Remember the good times and please come back to the blogosphere when you feel better.
:o) Thomas, Phoebe, Trixie and Marian

MoMo said...

Dear, dear Roscoe, we are so sad to have to say goodbye, but we are sure to meet again when our time comes. In the meantime our prayers and thoughts are with Opus and your mom and dad and he will be remembered by us forever.

Huggies,
Momo and SS

Derby said...

Cyn, Opus and The Italian Guy. Our hearts are so sad on hearing about Roscoe. Mum saw this at work earlier and got all leaky eyed. She had to go hide for a while.

Opous and Roscoe were your little bit of America that you got to take to Italy with you. They have shared your adventure and new life.

Roscoe will live on in your hearts. Purrs and {{{HUGS}}} to all of you. I know Opus will miss his brofur. Lots of snuggles to Opus.

Purrs,

Derby and Mum.

Moki said...

We are so very, very sorry to hear of your loss...

The OP Pack said...

We read about your loss at Asta's blog. We are so very sorry to hear that Roscoe has crossed the rainbow bridge. Our thoughts are with you.

The OP Pack

Chancy, Jake, Babe & Ernie's Voice said...

Our hearts are breaking for you.

HUGS~Chancy, Jake, Babe and Ernie's Voice.

Chairman Mao said...

Oh, no -- we are so sorry to hear this. All of our hearts go out to you. We are keeping you in our hearts and prayers and we are sending our love. Roscoe was so loved, and he will be very much missed.

Love and purrs to your family from the Ballicai and the Ballicus Mom.

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

I'm so sorry for your loss...I found your blog through Asta,and although I didn't know Roscoe personally, he seemed like the sweetest kitty ever. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Scottie

Anita said...

I understand your pain, he wasn´t "only a cat". He was a friend, a companion a being who was making you happy...

I´m so sorry for your lost.

Hugs.

Tara said...

All of our hearts are breaking for you. Thoughts, love and purrs...find peace.

Tara (Kavan and Mom)

William said...

We are so sorry for your immeasurable loss. Roscoe will have lots of good company until you get to be with him again.

Chesney Cats said...

We are so so sorry about Roscoe. He was not "just a cat", he was your child....your baby & we know your heart is broken by his loss.
We are sending our love & purrayers to you, please know that you are not alone.

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

Huskee and Hershey said...

I came over from Asta's blog after reading that your sweet Roscoe has gone to the Rainbow Bridge. Of course Roscoe is not 'just a cat'.. he is family. People who tell you that 'he's just a cat' must be pitied because their love is so shallow.
Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

The Whiskers and Purrs Gang said...

Dear Mom Cyndi,
I am so sorry...I so completely understand how you are feeling. I lost my sweet Felix just 3 weeks ago. I wish there was something I could say to help you. Just know that you are in my prayers. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to talk. I can be reached at mommyATwhiskersandpurrsDOTcom.

I am praying for you,
Mom Jenny
The Whiskers and Purrs Gang

Gattina said...

I haven't been here a lot, but I know what you are going through right now ! Nothing helps only time heals a bit.

Ruis said...

Cyndi and Opus, you are in our thoughts and we know how you feel.

HUGS and Love,
Ruis & family

Momo and Pinot said...

Roscoe's family, we're deeply sorry about your loss, sweet Roscoe. We're thinking of you at this difficult time.

Momo & Pinot

Karen Jo said...

I am so very sorry. That sounds so inadequate, but words tend to fail me at times like this. I know how much you loved Roscoe and how much he loved you. The "just a cat" people are to be pitied for the shallowness of their lives and their ignorance. I am sending lots of {{{HUGS}}} to all of you, Cyndi, Opus and Danilo.

Sen and Tom said...

So sorry to hear about Roscoe. Losing our dear friends is a pain so deep that we feel we will never smile again. But he is part of you and always will be with you.

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Dearest Cyn and Opus and The Italian...there is a tiny kitten you might want to meet on my blog today that doesn't have a name yet. I think Roscoe sent it to us...
All our love, Miss Peach, Cole and the mommy Karla

Felix, Garfield & Jawsy said...

We love u, Roscoe, Opus and Cyndi. Roscoe's journey on earth has been an adventure and we are grateful to see it through his eyes, and his memory will live on.
Sending our deepest hugs and purrs,
Felix, Garfield, Jawsy and Mach

topcatrules said...

Cyndi - thinking of you. Purrs from us in Australia - Leslie and Tigger and trixie and Pyewacket.

goldenshade said...

We are so sorry to hear about Roscoe going to the bridge. He seemed like a sweet cat and was obviously a well loved member of the family. Only time will heal what God took back. You'll never get over it, you will just accept it and treasure his memory.

Big {{hugs}} and purrs of comfort.

Goldie, Shade and PM- Danica

Noah the Airedale said...

We visit your blog for the first time on such a sad occasion. We knew of Roscoe from our mutual friends Asta and Momo & Pinot. We can't begin to tell you how sorry we are for your loss.

You are in our thoughts.

Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

The Lee County Clowder said...

Oh, we are so sorry. We were hopeful when Roscoe seemed to be getting better. Sometimes it is just not to be.

Be assured, in this group "just a cat" is high praise, indeed.

Poppy Q said...

Hi Cyndi,
We are sorry to hear that you lost your sweet boy to the bridge. We know though that he sure was a lucky kitty to be surrounded by your love. We also know that your heart will heal, slowly and it will always carry a Roscoe shaped scar.

Sending you hugs across the ocean.

Poppy and Mum Q

Kaz's Cats said...

To Cyndi, Opus and family, We're so sorry for your loss. We understand that Roscoe was very much part of your family, and will be missed so much. Our hearts go out to you all at this time - please take as much time as you guys need to grieve,

Love and hugs from all of us to you,

Gypsy & Tasha & Karen (Mum)

THE ZOO said...

we are so sorry to hear of your loss of Roscoe.

i cant believe anyone would dre tell you its only a cat. thats some sad people.

purrs to you all.

Rosie(who else?) said...

.....I wish you peace during this difficult time.......

catsynth said...

We are so sad to hear about Roscoe. We send our sympathies, and our thoughts and purrs to you and Opus and your family.

We know that Roscoe was very loved and a precious member of your family, certainly not "just a cat."

Your friends at CatSynth (Amar and Luna)

Criz Lai said...

I was lost in words knowing about Roscoe's passing away. Until now I still could not digest the sad news. I just wish I could just turn back the clock and pause it at those happy moments we had earlier this year. Our deepest condolences Cyndi... I hope time will mend that broken heart of yours.

Hugs and prayers...
Criz & the J Family Kitties

Amerifolks said...

Dear sweet little Roscoe, how we will miss you. You left too soon, but of course we would never be ready for you to leave.
I am so glad that we got to see you this summer and I have so many wonderful photos of you and Opus. I know someday you will be waiting for us and when we meet we will forever be free of life's illnesses and pain.
I will help Opus and your folks through this difficult time. We will never be the same person we were before you left but we are better ones for knowing, loving you, and having you be in our family.
Rest well little one and tell all up there that we love and miss that we will someday be together.
Love,
Gma & Gpa

Quasi said...

I am so terribly sorry for your loss.

Tiger Lily said...

Oh we are so very sad that Roscoe had to leave you and Opus. We know you did everything you could and that Roscoe had a wonderful, loving forever home with you. We purray that the good memories will give you comfort.

Mom says she knows how you feel about your blog. We will accept whatever you decide. Just please know that we will miss you and Opus too.

{{{{{HUGS}}}}} and prrrrrrrrrrrrrrs and gentle tail wags,
Jemima, Zeke, Sushi, Tiger Lily and Ruckus

Princess said...

Dear Cyndi, we know your pain. You must take the time to grieve and just know that you are not alone.
Remember we lost Caesar in January.
It still hurts, we still think of him, could not imagine life going on with out him... could not accept this new life with out him. Mom does not cry anymore but the love is still strong.
((((gentlesqueezyhugs)))
Princess and Rosemary

Black Cat said...

I'm so, so sorry for your loss. Roscoe was a lovely cat. I know just how you feel. {{{{{HUGS}}}}}}

The Whiskers and Purrs Gang said...

Dear Momma Cyndi,
We just wanted to check in on you today and let you know we is still thinkin' 'bout you and sendin' lotsa prayers. We made a pritty picture of Roscoe on our bloggy today. Please check it out if you git a chance.

We love you, Momma Cyndi. We just know that our big brother, Felix, is takin' care of Roscoe and showin' him the ropes in heaven right now. You don't need to worry 'bout him...he's in real good hands.

Very truly yours,
The Whiskers and Purrs Gang

Angus Mhor said...

I am so very sorry. Very sorry. It is hard to lose someone who has such a great part of your heart. He was NEVER "just a cat". He was a friend and family. I will miss him. And I will be purring for you and Opus, Miss Cyn.

Bogdan, the editor said...

****Big Hugs Cyn**** Big, Big Hugs.

the 4 Bs said...

we are sorry for your loss. we understand about creatures being soul mates, family members, best friends... we hope that you can find some comfort and peace in your memories of the wonderful life you shared.

from the 4Bs and our mom, peg

Tiff said...

My heart goes out to you. When my Calli left us, it was the worst day of my life. I wish there was something I could say to take your pain away. Roscoe was so loved...I am so happy that he had you as his family. He had to be one happy kitty.
I am so so sorry you are going through this.
((HUGS))

Karen Jo said...

Thank you for your kind words on my tribute to Roscoe. I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

KXBC said...

He is not just a cat. He is family and he is loved.

I have not read your blog before but I know what you are going through now. Grief now but you've got to get over it soon to take care of yourself and your other family members.

He will forever be in your hearts.

Chairman Mao said...

Sending more (((((((((((hugs)))))))))))) and lots of love -- you are in our thoughts and in our hearts.

Love and purrs from all the Ballicai.

Mr. Chen and Ollie said...

We are so very sorry to hear about Roscoe going to the Bridge on Tuesday. Our deepest purrs and all our love is with you right now...
Purrrrrrrrrrrrrss,
Mr. Chen & Ollie

Katie and Da Katz said...

We just cumed by to finds out dat Roscoe is goned. What a sweet boy to have a mean tumor. We knohs about tumors on kidneys. our daddee losted a kidney frums a tumor. He barely survived after da tumor burst.

we understands ifns u stop bloggin.. tank u fur sharin Roscoe wif us. He was a furry goods boy.

we prays fur you and hims broffer.

love
katie too

Oreo said...

Oh no. I is so furry sorry to heer dis sad sad news. I no I has not been around much but I finks bout alla da kitties alla da time & you guys is one a my favrits. There am not werds to express my sorrow for you & yore fambly. You am in our purrayers.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Opus, we have been thinking of you, Cyndi and Danilo. We have something for you in memory of Roscoe. Come by and pick it up whenever you want.

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

we are just stopping in to purrs and comfort you again.

nonersays said...

Oh dear, we are so very sorry for your loss. They are never "just a cat" they are our loves, our hearts.

(hugs)

Ruis said...

Opus, Mom Cyndi and Dad, we come by to send you a big (((HUG))), our love, and letting you know that we think of every day.

~Ruis and cats & dogs, the staff

Sassy Kat said...

Checking in with my Italian family to make sure you are all doing as best you can. I know this is such a difficult time for all of you but know that he is always with you in your heart and thoughts. Love a lot of Opus and let him love on you.

The Cat Realm said...

Just sending along some purrs!
The Cat Realm

Derby said...

Oh Opus and Miss Cyn. Colts win, Colts win. They pulled it out after being down 15 to zero, to win 18-15. All of us Packer fans thank you.

Continuing purrs to you as you mourn the passing of Roscoe.

Lacy said...

Sad woofs, me iz sooo sorry it tooked me this long, but we iz sooo sorry fur ur loss...me went on a mini vacation and my aunt bk's puter wont work right, and we coodnt leave a comment...then when we comed bcak home we had our, phone, Internet provider changed. we didnt git back online till today..RIP little Roscoe...ur all in our thoughts and prayers...

a sad,
rocky, bear and angel lacylulu
and their mama..

Alexi said...

We have not been checking the Blogosphere lately due to other pressing issues at home. Please know we are so sorry to hear about Roscoe. Please let us know if we can do anything.

Alexi and the Krasota Castle Cats

Efi (la gata naturalista) said...

Many years later I am really sorry for your family and of course, for ROSCOE