Saturday, December 3, 2011

Addio Opus



My heart is broken into a million pieces. Opus went to the bridge today. I held him in my arms- stroking his paws, kissing his head. It was very peaceful. Though I will forever miss him, I know that he is running wild with Roscoe, free of pain, free of worry, young again.


I love you, Opus. Ci vedremo di nuovo....

92 comments:

ML, KC & Kitties said...

Run free, sweet Opus.
We will miss you.
That's all we can write now, too many tears.
Mom ML & KC

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

We are so terribly sorry to hear that Opus has gone to the Bridge. We know that there will always be an Opus sized hole left behind in your heart.

Sending quiet purrs to comfort you in your loss,

Charlemagne, Tamar and Mal

Laila and Minchie said...

We are deeply sorry and sad for your loss. Run free, Opus, with Roscoe. Always loved...never forgotten. (((HUGS)))

Parker said...

Please accept our heartfelt sympathies. We are so sorry for your loss of that wonderful boy...

ABBY said...

Our deepest purrs to you on this sad sad day. We will miss you Opus and now you run free and join Roscoe. Until we meet again...

sad purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Angus Mhor said...

I am so sorry to learn of the Crossing of such a fine fellow over the Bridge. There are so Many who wait to greet him: Skeeter, Friend Jack, of American Airlines renown, LC, Auntie Stinkie, and so many more.

Please know that we're purrin' for your heart and for that empty place where only Opus lived.

Your Texan friend,

Angus Mhor

The Zoolatry Girls said...

My prayers are with you, sadness fills our hearts. Opus was much loved, admired, always enjoyed.

The Zoolatry Girls said...

My prayers are with you during this sad time. Opus was much loved, admired, and a joy to all.
Maggy and Zoey, and Ann

meowmeowmans said...

We are so very sorry to hear this sad news. Run free, now Opus. We know Roscoe will be there to greet you.

Thank you for loving Opus so, so much. We are sending purrs and prayers of comfort.

Old Kitty said...

Me and my cat Charlie just read this sad news over at the CB. We are so sorry. We know that angel Opus is now running free at the Bridge. We are sending you all purrs and hugs. Take care
x

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

My dear nephew I was beyond sad when I knew you were going to the bridge. You will be missed each and every day. Our family loved you so much. I am so glad that we got to really meet this summer and spend a copule of weeks together. Run free sweet one and be free of the limitations that was put on you as you got older. Peace be with you and have fun with your brother, Roscoe.

Simba said...

We came from Gracie's blog. We are so sorry that Opus had to leave you. Run free and healthy, Opus.

Eric and Flynn said...

We are very sorry to hear your sad news. We send our deepest purrs of condolence.

The Lee County Clowder said...

Sending mournull purrrrrsss and gentle headbutttss to you all.

betweencatsblog said...

We are so sorry to hear about sweet Opus. We know he is with Roscoe again. Many hugs to you.

Kate and Dora the Explorer

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Our purrs to you for sweet Opus!

Brian said...

My sisters and I are so very, very sorry to hear about sweet Opus. Our whiskers are very weepy wet. We send you many purrs, hugs and lots of love. When you are missing your sweet Opus, look to your heart, Opus will live there forever.

The Island Cats said...

Oh no! We are so very sorry to hear that Opus went to the Bridge. We send you comforting purrs and headbutts to help ease your sadness. RIP, Opus...we will miss you very much.

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Please know that you are in our thoughts with the loss of Opus. My you be comforted by the many memories you have of him and your time together.

Terri said...

Our mommy has leaky eyes. She always does when she hears a kitty went to the Rainbow Bridge. We are sending purrs to all of you. We know you'll miss your beloved Opus.

Derby, Ducky said...

Oh noes, we wondered if Opus's time was drawing near. Our eyes are all leaky from learning this. We send comforting purrs and prayers to you all.

We are Colt fans now all because of you. We remember the fun times we had when they went to the Stouper Bowl a few years ago.

Farewell Opus, we will meet again.

Asta said...

Sweet Cyn
ouw heawts awe bwoken to bits too
I am so sowwy fow youw pain

I know Opus had all youw love fow his life wif you I twooly didn't know it was his time. my only consolation is that he is wif his deew Woscoe wunning painfwee and young again
We will miss him mowe than you know
we send ouw sympafies and sad sad smoochie kisses
Asta and mommi

Karen Jo said...

I am so very sorry that Opus ran off to the Rainbow Bridge to be with Roscoe. I am glad that it was peaceful and in your arms. He knew he was loved right up to the end. Have a great time at the Bridge, Opus.

Random Felines said...

we are so very sorry that Opus ran for the Bridge.....we are sending lots of purrs...

DaisyMae Maus said...

Opus ... We are do saddened to hear that you've gone to the Bridge. Hugs to your fambly.
DMM, et al

ArtemisiaFSS said...

We are so very sorry that our dear friend Opus has joined Roscoe at the Rainbow Bridge.Sending quiet purrs to comfort you in your loss,Hugs ~Artemisia, Fenris, Socks & Scylla (and Alasandra)

♥Da fambly kitties♥ said...

Please know that you are not alone in your sorrow. I am so very sorry that you have lost such a dear friend. Sending tender thoughts to your broken heart.

Marg said...

We are so sorry about Opus.We are sending many gentle purrs and some big hugs. We know this is such a sad time for you.

Becky~ said...

Its always hard to loose a pet....Blessings to you,Opus is enjoying himself running with all the other cats.

The Meezers or Billy said...

we are so very sorry that Opus has run off to the Bridge, but we know that he is so happy to be with Roscoe again. We are leaking many tears.

Opus dear friend we will meet at the Bridge one day....

Sweet Purrfections said...

We are so sorry to hear about Opus. We know that Sweet Praline was there to welcome him and that he is free from pain now. Our thoughts are with you as you grieve your loss.

Truffle, Brulee and Mom Paula

FURKIDSMOM said...

Oh No! We're so sorry to hear that Opus has gone to the Bridge. We're sending healing purrs and prayers to you at this sad time.


The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie and Mom Sharon

FURKIDSMOM said...

Oh No! We're so sorry to hear that Opus has gone to the Bridge. We're sending healing purrs and prayers to you at this sad time.


The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie and Mom Sharon

Ikaika said...

We are so very sorry and send gentle purrs and comforting thoughts.

Run free at the Bridge with Roscoe, sweet Opus ...

Maggie May said...

We are so sad to hear about Opus leaving for the rainbow bridge. You are so right, he and Roscoe are reunited and frolicking around in fields of nip.
(((Hugs))) and lots of love.
XOXO
Maggie May, The Creek Cats and Dana

Tillie and Georgia said...

We are so very sorry to hear that Opus has gone to the Bridge. We are sending you BIG comforting purrs.
Purrs Tillie & Georgia,
Tiger,Treasure & JJ

Team Tabby said...

We are so sorry to hear that Opus has gone to the Rainbow Bridge. We send our condolences and comforting headbumps and purrs.

Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

Sweet Opus, we are sorry you had to leave, but we are glad you are running healthy and happy with Roscoe. We are sinding hugs and purrs to your family as learn to live without you.

www.ruisje.nl said...

Goodbye bestest friend! Give Roscoe a big hug from us!! We will miss you, but you're always in our hearts.

Cyndi, you'll miss him every day forever. But he's not gone. Opus is in your heart every day forever and ever... A spirit cannot die.

{{{hugs}}} & love
Marlène & Ruis

Prancer Pie said...

It is wif a heavy heart we say goodbye, sweet Opus. Purrs and purrayers fur your fambly.

Forty Paws said...

We are so sorry that Opus has crossed over. But he is free to run and play with Roscoe now and all the others who have crossed over. Many purrs and hugs to you at this time.

Luf, Us and Maw

Karen said...

Oh No;( So sorry for you loss

Karen, Pixel and Samba

Cat said...

We are so sorry to hear about your sweet boy Opus. Please accept our sincere condolences.

TK and Squashies said...

We are so very sorry for your loss. We knows that the love you share will bring you together again. We purrs for your comfurt during your separation.
Love and quiet sad purrs.

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

We are so sorry to hear about Opus going to the Rainbow Bridge!! Lots of purrrs and purayers to your family!! We shall miss you lots Sweet Opus!!
((((((((HUGGGGSSSSS))))))) from your TX furiends,

Laura and Jet Dragon said...

So sorry for the loss of you beloved Opus. We have been purring every day for him, and will now purr him on his journey. Run free, Opus1

Hugs and purrs to you,

Laura, Taffy, and (both 2010 angels) Jet & Venus

China Cat said...

Willow and I are so sorry that Opus has gone to the Bridge. We are sending over the softest of purrs to all of you that are missing him so much.

Purrrrrrrrrrrs, China Cat

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

Adio Amore...my farm boys are together again in the wide open heavens beyond the rainbow bridge...
no words can express the sadness we feel at the loss and end of this wonderful adventure they have had with you in Italy...
We hold you close...Karla and the cozy cottagers

Chesney Cats said...

We are so very sorry for your loss. We are sending hugs & purrayers.

Camie's Kitties said...

We are so, so sorry to hear that Opus went to the bridge to join his brother, Roscoe. He and Roscoe were so lucky to have chosen you to be their mommy. We are purring that you will find comfort in the sweet memories you have of them.

Cody and Gracie

Winnie said...

We hadn't found your blog till now - when we heard the sad news about Opus from our good friend Asta.

We are all very very sorry for your sad loss.

It sounds like Opus had a wonderful life with you.

Thinking of you.

Love and licks, Winnie

3 kats and a kwiltr said...

Snuggles and purrs from all of us at 3 kats and a kwilter...Hoping that your memories will help you through the days ahead.
Head butts,
Taz, Runt, and Charles in Illinois

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

Dear sweet Opus Angel,
We send our condolences to your Mommy and your sister Ollie. We are grateful that you went to the Bridge surrounded by those who loved you.
We light a candle in our hearts for you.
~Dr Tweety and da Fab Five

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are so sorry to hear Opus has gone to Rainbow Bridge we know you will miss him very much. We know he will be happy to see Roscoe again.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are sorry to hear Opus has gone to the Bridge but we are sure Roscoe was waiting for him and show him round.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Kea said...

We are so, so very sorry to read this. We know there's nothing we can write that will comfort you, but please know we're sending you our purrs and purrayers. We never "get over" these losses, in truth...time just dulls the grief.

Sending you universal Light and Blessings.

Godspeed, Opus.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

I just heard and came straight over. Words cannot describe how sad I feel to hear this news. I know how much sweet Opus (and beloved Roscoe) meant to you. Sending you sincere condolances and much love to comfort you. We will miss your boys too ~ such adorable lovely cats.
I'm sure those two boys are running free together now at the bridge. Bless them both.

Love Jan xx
Purrs from Milo and Alfie xx

MoMo said...

Run free with Roscoe and our other furriends over the Bridge. We will miss you ++++, until we meet again.

Soft purrs and hugs to your family.....

Daisy said...

I am very sorry for the loss of your sweet Opus. Soft purrs to you during this sad time.

Father Tom said...

So sorry to hear of Opus' passing. Please find comfort in knowing there are prayers going out to you all. We will miss him.

Tom & Julie

Cheri said...

Sending loving purrs to you in the loss of sweet Opus. Fly free dear one!

Cats of wildcat woods

Kat's Kats said...

May the memories of love outweigh the grief of loss.

purrs & prayers
the Teenage Mutant Ninja Kitty Horde & their Feeders

Galletta said...

We is sorry that Opus had to leave for da Bridge. We is all purring and purraying fur yoo.

Fin said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Purrs to help ease your broken heart.

HotMBC aka The Hotties said...

We are so sad to hear this news. Sad for us. Opus is running free with Roscoe. We send you lots of purrs for your sads.
Luv n purrrrrrrrrrrrs,
All of Us Hotties

The Cat Realm said...

good bye sweet friend until we meet again...
you had the best of all lives, lots of love, lots of friends, lots of adventures, and now you are together with your brother again. and so many more of our friends...
it's just us, who stay behind, who are sad today because we miss you dearly and we will always have you in our hearts. forever.
the cat realm

K9 Katastrophie said...

We are praying for you.

JC said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

A Kwee Life said...

We are so sorry for this news. Roscoe, we know, was waiting for Opus at the Bridge and they can play, run free, and know only happiness now, together. Many will miss sweet Opus. We are so glad for the time we got to know him. Soft purrs and kitty kisses to you all. Special head bumps to sweet Olive.

From Mumsy and the Kwee Cats

The Crew said...

We're so very sorry for the loss of your dear boy, but we know he's happy with his brother Roscoe.

A few Good Cats said...

We're sorry to hear the sad news about your beloved Opus. All of us are sending comforting vibes and purrayers for your loss.

Carolina Cats said...

Opus and Roscoe are togevver, having a grand adventure until their beloved mom joins them. They will watch over you until you meet again. Be on the lookout for rainbows, that is your boys saying hello.

Love & purrs & hugs from the Carolina Cats -- Finnegan, Buddy, Jazzy & Mom Nora

Mark's Mews said...

We are so very sad that Opus hadda go over the Bridge. Purrs of comfort to you...

Mr. Pip said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Run free, sweet Opus ...

Pip and family

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Godspeed Opus, give Roscoe a couple of headbumps from us too...
(((hugs)))to your fambly, we know der hearts are hurting now.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We will always remember the adventures of Sassy, Roscoe & Opus with their friends. They gave us a lot of smiles and are dearly missed.

We're sorry it was time for Opus to leave but glad he went peacefully, surrounded by love.

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

Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers...we remember when Roscoe went to the Bridge....and now Opus...we will light a candle for him...he and Roscoe are together....

Sad barkies,

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley

Mr. Hendrix said...

purrrrrrrrrrs purrrrrrrrrs Opus will be dearly missed. We are very sorry for your loss. You are in our purrs and prayers

caspersmom said...

So very sorry to hear about Opus. It's always so sad to loose a furry family member. Purrs, Prayers and hugs to the family in your time of grief. He will always live on in your heart.

Casper

~E said...

We are sending our condolences and love your way. We didn't get the chance to really know Opus but we can tell he is a sweet cat. I am sure my Lady welcomed Opus with open paws.

Clooney said...

We are so very sorry to hear about Opus. We send our gentlest of purrs to you at this very sad time. You are in our thoughts.

Be Well Sweet Opus

Everycat said...

We are so sorry that Opus left for The Bridge, he was such a lovely boy. We send you love and rumbly purrs and hope that memories will make you smile again soon

Oliver & Gerry

Freya's Staff said...

Sending our sincerest comforting purrs to you.

xxx

TK and Squashies said...

So we are new to the cat blogsphere, compared to you. I guess we started too late to catch your heyday, so we missed Roscoe and Opus' blog somehow.
This weekend I cuddle with TK and Squashies, and read your blog. The whole blog.
What a wonderful adventure it was! We cheered at the parties, and laughed at the boys' antics. The screenplays, the van trips. The Africa trip (quicksand bit had me in stitches,) the bull/chicken fights, the Pisa tower, (especially the ribbon repair job.)
You are so very talented. You gave your boys an other-worldly life. And it was easy to suspend disbelief.
We cried when Roscoe passed, for you and for Opus. And we cried for Opus too.
I just wanted you to know, that we loved the writing and amazing pictures, and through it fell in love with your boys.
I know, with every fiber of my being, that they are together, wreaking mischief on the other-side. And I am certain that you will all be together again some day.
THANK YOU, for an awesome weekend!

KEY WEST COLLIES said...

You are in our thoughts and prayers. We found out about Opus from Jan's Blog. Having lost our collie Deacon this May, we know how very much these comments help the grieving process. If Opus happens to come across a very cat friendly collie across the bridge it will be Deacon. He really enjoyed being around cats.

Essex & Sherman

joan said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I know Opus will be in your heart forever.

Katie and Da Katz said...

Prayers from across the ocean to your family, dear Opus

Preghiere da tutto l'oceano per la tua famiglia, caro Opus

Katie Kat e ai gatti di kansas

Terri said...

Our human has leaky eyes. It breaks her heart when kitties go to the Rainbow Bridge. Lots of purrs and hugs to you.

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

I am so sorry. Dear Asta told me your sad, sad news. I am so sad for you. I know how hard it is wen a purrbaby goes to the bridge. Our Miss Fluffy went nearly a year ago today. Maybe Opus will meet her! She is very playful. Gentle and inkwizitiv. Yes, she may hav walkt over to see hoo the new handsum puss on the blok is by now.

Big big Bear hugs for a healing heart and gentle purry dreams.

Bob T Bear

Roy said...

Never fear, Opus will be there waiting for you when it's time for you to join together and continue. I hate to hear of another precious one leaving our presence, but it IS the way, and we all know that it will happen to all of us in the end.

Our condolences to you and yours, and I do wish to say that I know it's hard, but you can handle it. Keep those precious memories close to your heart and you will be made stronger by it. Opus is watching, and I'm sure, looking over and protecting you. Believe. I know I do believe my little ones are guiding me.

Be safe, stay warm and dry, and hang on. Life is still good.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

December 23rd ...
We popped over to say Happy Christmas dear friends to you and your beloved Bridge angels ~ and a joyful and healthy new year to you all. xx

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Milo and Alfie beat us to it. We came by to leave hope for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. You and Ollie have each other, extended family, and happy memories of Opus and Roscoe to help you through. Hugs!