02/11/2015 – A Teary Good-bye

Who's That? - 2015 © Colehaus Cats

Who’s That? – 2015 © Colehaus Cats

Whoa! Who’s that handsome boy?

Handsome Maxx - 2015 © Colehaus Cats

Handsome Maxx – 2015 © Colehaus Cats

Hey! Who’s that handsome boy? *snickers* That was me!

My Internet pals, I hadn’t been feeling my usual feisty, bitey self lately and last week, I decided my mom was the best one to tell. She’s got that cat-feeling mojo thing and knows when we eat, when and how much we drink, when, where, and how much we um, use the facilities… I know, too much sharing. But my mom, she knew something was up and though I didn’t want to say much knowing that could get me a trip to you know where… Yep, the V-E-T… I couldn’t hide my discomfort much longer.

So, off we went early the other morning when it was raining cats upon cats and the vet made me stick out my tongue and took some bloods and made me lay on a mat while this big thing made whirring sounds over me, and all the while, I was feeling worse and worse. After I got home, I wanted to feel better but I just didn’t.

Much later, my mom noticed tinges of blood in my drool. Dang it, drool! You gave part of my condition away! But I didn’t care. I knew my time here with my family was coming to a end and as strange as that might sound, I was okay with that.

His first photo - 2002-2014 © Colehaus Cats

His first photo – 2002-2014 © Colehaus Cats

My life here since being found had been terrific! I had kisses and treats, toys and warm, snuggly places to sleep, all kinds of good attentions, and I had friends who sadly, I didn’t tell how much I enjoyed their company before their own times were up. Like I said, I was feisty!

I’m going to make that up to every one of them today… Just as soon as I can convince my mom and dad that they did everything right and though I’ll miss them, it’s okay. We’ll all be together again someday, and when that time comes, I’ll try extra hard not to nip them. But I might, just a little, for old time’s sake.

Thanks for the years of good thoughts, all. Until we meet again…

Maxx with his Busy Bee - 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Maxx with his Busy Bee – 2013 © Colehaus Cats

Our dear Maxx, our Maxx Blue Eyes named for his clear blue peepers, our Maximilian Monkeybars named for the way he loved climbing our dining room chairs, our Little Max Black Feet named for his coal-black toes, passed in comfort today with both of us, our favorite vet in attendance, and his favorite toy, his Busy Bee, at his side. Thank you, sweetheart, for finding us and trusting us. You’ll never be forgotten and yes, until we all meet again.

Maxx - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Maxx – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

123 responses to “02/11/2015 – A Teary Good-bye

  1. Oh no, we are so sorry to hear of his passing. You have our sincerest purrayers in your time of grief. Pawhugs from us all.

  2. Mom and I are so sorry about this news. What a beautifully written goodbye. Purrs and Peace to all.

  3. Me and my mom-person are so sorry to read that Maxx had to go to the bridge 🙁
    Sending lots of (((ppurrs))) and huggies ♡♥♡

  4. …. and St Francis said, “Come little one, there is nothing more I can do for you here, don’t be afraid”……and St Francis gently picked up Maxx and carried him into the kingdom of heaven…..when the little cat looked around, he realized everything St Francis told him on his journey was true….heaven was beautiful beyond what mere words could express…..

    …… and Maxx saw there was no pain, suffering, fear, sickness, hunger, thirst or sorrow, until he looked down and saw the family and friends he had left behind. ……and for a very brief moment, the little cat too, was filled with sorrow.

    …..then St Francis bestowed Maxx with a set of gossamer wings and said, “Use them to return to your family, when their need is the greatest, as nothing can separate your bond of love. Hold each other in your hearts and your memories, until you are reunited again at heaven’s door.”

    and when the little cat tried on his wings, he knew nothing was impossible…… when there is….love

    God’s speed Maxx with love from Boomer, Dai$y, Tuna…..and Dude and Sauce too…you are, and always will be one rockin awesum pal….♥♥♥♥♥

  5. I’m sorry. Oh, I’m so sorry. I’m in tears for you. You wrote such a beautiful goodbye post on behalf of Maxx…I just don’t have words. Sending universal Light and love, purrs from Nicki and Derry. Hugs and peace from me.

    Kim

  6. We are so so sorry to hear this heartbreaking news. We know that while Maxx will have a lot of old and new friends now, we will miss him here, too. Our thoughts and purrs are with you all during this sad time.

  7. Oh sweet Maxx, we are so sorry to hear about your passing. You wrote such a beautiful goodbye letter. You did have a wonderful life and people and kitties to love and loved you in return. Our thoughts and purrs are with your humans. Sending you the very best of our purrs and pawpats,

    Emma and Buster

  8. Sending Purrs for your family.

    Jackson, Hershey, Bear & Princess Fiona Fuzzy Paws

  9. We are all so sorry to hear this. A good friend of our mom’s had to say goodbye to her kitty two days ago. It’s a sad thing for those of us left behind. Maxx, you were so loved and you loved right back. We know you’re running around enjoying things now ‘cuz you don’t have any pain. Thanks for the wonderful times you gave everyone.
    Hugs, purrs and soft paw pats from all of us…Mom, Hemingway and Shakespeare

  10. I am so sorry you had to leave Maxx, but I know you feel young and healthy at the Bridge. I send my purrs of condolence to your family.

  11. We are so sorry to hear about Maxx’s passing. What a cutie he was! We will be sending lots of extra purrs and prayers your way.

  12. I am so sorry to hear of the deep loss of your beloved Maxx, Such love was so evident. You are missed by many Maxx and we know that Heaven gained a new Angel today. Soft purrs and warm hugs.

  13. So sorry to read this about your handsome boy. Sending you lots of purrs of comfort and universal light.

  14. Very sorry to hear about the passing of Maxx. I know he was loved and more important, HE knew he was loved. Sending purrs of comfort to you all today.

  15. So sorry to hear about beautiful Maxx! Sending heartfelt condolences, love and hugs.

  16. You will be missed Maxx. I will try to comfort your Mom and Dad.

  17. Sassenach MacConney (Sass, Lou and Chevy)

    Oh no. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. *leaky eyes*

  18. Dear Sweet Maxx and family we are so very sorry to read that Maxx ran off to the Rainbow Bridge. Bless your sweet manheart. we send loving purrs and hugs
    madi and mom

  19. I’m so very sorry. Sending hugs and condolences to you and your family.

  20. well carp! Blurry screen and tissues out. *gulp* codspeed dear Maxx. Until we see you again. Xoxo
    Ms Stella O Houligan and family

  21. Safe Journey over the Bridge Maxx. We know you will be well met. Purrs to all of you….there is never enough time, no matter how long we have.

  22. THE LOVING ONES

    The little orange boy stopped. Behind him, kitties
    were playing, chasing each other and wrestling in the
    warm sunshine. It looked like so much fun, but in
    front of him, through the clear stillness of the
    pond’s water, he could see his mommy. And she was
    crying.

    He pawed at the water, trying to get at her, and when
    that didn’t work, he jumped into the shallow water.
    All that got him was wet and Mommy’s image danced away
    in the ripples. “Mommy!” he cried.

    “Is something wrong?”

    The little orange boy turned around. A lady was
    standing at the edge of the pond, her eyes sad but
    filled with love. The little orange boy sighed and
    walked out of the water.

    “There’s been a mistake,” he said. “I’m not supposed
    to be here.” He looked back at the water. It was
    starting to still again and his mommy’s image was
    coming back. “I’m just a baby. Mommy said it had to be
    a mistake. She said I wasn’t supposed to come here
    yet.”

    The kind lady sighed and sat down on the grass. The
    little orange boy climbed into her lap. It wasn’t
    Mommy’s lap, but it was almost as good. When she
    started to pet him and scratch under his chin like he
    liked, he started to purr. He hadn’t wanted to, but he
    couldn’t help it.

    “I’m afraid there is no mistake. You are supposed to
    be here and your mommy knows it deep down in her
    heart,” the lady said. The little orange boy sighed
    and laid his head on the lady’s leg. “But she’s so
    sad. It hurts me to see her cry. And daddy too.”

    “But they knew right from the beginning this would
    happen.”

    “That I was sick?” That surprised the little orange
    boy. No one had ever said anything and he had listened
    when they thought he was sleeping. All he had heard
    them talk about was how cute he was or how fast he was
    or how big he was getting.

    “No, not that you were sick,” the lady said. “But you
    see, they chose tears.”

    “No, they didn’t,” the little orange boy argued. Who
    would choose to cry?

    The lady gently brushed the top of his head with a
    kiss. It made him feel safe and loved and warm – but
    he still worried about his mommy. “Let me tell you a
    story,” the lady said.

    The little orange boy looked up and saw other animals
    gathering around. Cats – Big Boy and Snowball and
    Shamus and Abby and little Cleo and Robin. Merlin
    and Toby and Iggy and Zachary. Sweetie and Kamatte and
    OBie. Dogs too- Sally and Baby and Morgan and Rocky
    and Belle. Even a lizard named Clyde and some rats
    named Saffron and Becky and a hamster named Odo.

    They all lay down near the kind lady and looked up at
    her, waiting.

    She smiled at them and began:

    A long long time ago, the Loving Ones went to the
    Angel in Charge. They were lonesome and asked the
    Angel to help them.

    The Angel took them to a wall of windows and let them
    look out the first window at all sorts of things –
    dolls and stuffed animals and cars and toys and
    sporting events.

    “Here are things you can love,” the Angel said. “They
    will keep you from being lonesome.”

    “Oh, thank you,” the Loving Ones said. “These are just
    what we need.”

    “You have chosen Pleasure,” the Angel told them.

    But after a time the Loving Ones came back to the
    Angel in Charge. “Things are okay to love,” they said.
    “But they don’t care that we love them.”

    The Angel in Charge led them over to the second
    window. It looked out at all sorts of wild animals.
    “Here are animals to love,” he said. “They will know
    you love them.”

    So the Loving Ones hurried out to care for the wild
    animals.

    “You have chosen Satisfaction,” the Angel said.

    Some of the Loving Ones worked at zoos and wild animal
    preserves, some just had bird feeders in their yards,
    but after a time they all came back to the Angel in
    Charge.

    “They know we love them,” they told the Angel. “But
    they don’t love us back. We want to be loved in
    return.”

    So the Angel took them to the third window and showed
    them lots of people walking around, hurrying places.
    “Here are people for you to love,” the Angel
    told them.

    So the Loving Ones hurried off to find other people to
    love.

    “You have chosen Commitment,” the Angel said.

    But after a time a lot of Loving Ones came back to the
    Angel in Charge.

    “People were okay to love,” they said. “But sometimes
    they stopped loving us and left. They broke our
    hearts.”

    The Angel just shook his head. “I cannot help you,” he
    said. “You will have to be satisfied with the choices
    I gave you.”

    As the Loving Ones were leaving, someone saw a window
    off to one side and hurried to look out. Through it,
    they could see puppies and kittens and dogs and cats
    and lizards and hamsters and ferrets. The other Loving
    Ones hurried over.

    “What about these?” they asked.

    But the Angel just tried to shoo them away. “Those are
    Personal Empathy Trainers,” he said. “But there’s a
    problem with their system operations.”

    “Would they know that we love them?” someone asked.

    “Yes,” the Angel said.

    “Would they love us back?” another asked.

    “Yes,” the Angel said.

    “Will they stop loving us?” someone else asked.

    “No,” the Angel admitted. “They will love you
    forever.”

    “Then these are what we want,” the Loving Ones said.

    But the Angel was very upset. “You don’t understand,”
    he told them. “You will have to feed these animals.”

    “That’s all right,” the Loving Ones said.

    “You will have to clean up after them and take care of
    them forever.”

    “We don’t care.”

    The Loving Ones did not listen. They went down to
    where the Pets were and picked them up, seeing the
    love in their own hearts reflected in the animals’
    eyes.

    “They were not programmed right,” the Angel said.

    “We can’t offer a warranty. We don’t know how durable
    they are. Some of their systems malfunction very
    quickly, others last a long time.”

    But the Loving Ones did not care. They were holding
    the warm little bodies and finding their hearts so
    filled with love that they thought they would burst.

    “We will take our chances,” they said.

    “You do not understand.” The Angel tried one more
    time. “They are so dependent on you that even the most
    well-made of them is not designed to outlive you. You
    are destined to suffer their loss.”

    The Loving Ones looked at the sweetness in their arms
    and nodded. “That is how it should be. It is a fair
    trade for the love they offer.”

    The Angel just watched them all go, shaking his head.
    “You have chosen Tears,” he whispered.

    “So it is,” the kind lady told the kitties. “And so
    each mommy and daddy knows. When they take a baby into
    their heart, they know that one day it will leave them
    and they will cry.”

    The little orange boy sat up. “So why do they take us
    in?” he asked.

    “Because even a moment of your love is worth years of
    pain later.”

    “Oh.” The little orange boy got off the lady’s lap and
    went back to the edge of the pond. His mommy was still
    there, and still crying. “Will she ever stop crying?”
    he asked the kind lady.

    She nodded. “You see, the Angel felt sorry for the
    Loving Ones, knowing how much they would suffer. He
    couldn’t take the tears away but he made them
    special.”

    She dipped her hand into the pond and let the water
    trickle off her fingers. “He made them healing tears,
    formed from the special water here. Each tear holds
    bits of all the happy times of purring and petting and
    shared love. And the promise of love once again. As
    your mommy cries, she is healing. “It may take a long
    while, but the tears will help her feel better. In
    time she will be less sad and she will smile when she
    thinks of you. And then she will open her heart again
    to another little baby.”

    “But then she will cry again one day,” the little
    orange boy said.

    The lady just smiled at him as she got to her feet.
    “No, she will love again. That is all she will think
    about.” She picked up Big Boy and Snowball and
    gave them hugs, then scratched Morgan’s ear just how
    she liked.

    “Look,” she said. “The butterflies have come. Shall we
    go over to play?”

    The other animals all ran ahead, but the little orange
    boy wasn’t ready to leave his mommy. “Will I ever get
    to be with her again?”

    The kind lady nodded. “You’ll be in the eyes of every
    kitty she looks at. You’ll be in the purr of every cat
    she pets. And late at night, when she’s fast asleep,
    your spirit will snuggle up close to her and you both
    will feel at peace. One day soon, you can even send
    her a rainbow to tell her you’re safe and waiting here
    for when it’s her turn to come.”

    “I would like that,” the little orange boy said and
    took one long look at his mommy. He saw her smile
    slightly through her tears and he knew she had
    remembered the time he almost fell into the bathtub.
    “I love you, Mommy,” he whispered. “It’s okay if you
    cry.” He glanced over at the other pets, running and
    playing and laughing with the butterflies. “Uh, Mommy?
    I gotta go play now, okay? But I’ll be around, I
    promise.”

    Then he turned and raced after the others.

    ©Anne Kolaczyk February 5, 1998
    http://www.bonfires.de/TheLovingOnes.htm

  23. The Swiss Cats

    We’re so, so sorry for your loss ! We send you tender purrs and gentle headbutts. Purrs

  24. The Swiss Cats

    We’re sorry for your loss. We send you comforting purrs and gentle headbonks. Purrs

  25. Leaky eyes! Farewell, Maxx, and hugs and purrs to your family.

  26. So sorry. Sanjee will hang out with you, though, and Mini will show you were the best noms are.

  27. I’m shocked and so so sad. He was somehow the one I knew the least, I feel bad I didn’t get to know him better. I know you always treasured him and gave him a good life, and we, too, are glad he found you and learned to trust. Sending healing purrs to your home.

  28. So sorry for your loss. Maxx, your blue eyes will lovingly keep watch on your family and keep them from harm. RIP, dear boy. xx

  29. Please accept our condolences on your sudden loss of the most handsome Maxx. Those who dumped him all those years ago did him a huge favor as he found the purrfect loving home and family. We know you made the right decision for Maxx, but that doesn’t make your grief any less. Please know that we will keep you in our prayers and purrs during this very sad time. With sympathy, Mom Janet and Kitties Blue

  30. Sorry for your loss – our heartfelt condolences! Maxx – may you run free with the angels now. RIP darling!

  31. We are so so sorry that Maxx had to leave. That is so sad. We are so glad that he had such a loving life. He was a lucky kitty. Sending you peeps lots of hugs and understanding. It is sooooooo hard to lose our fur friends.

  32. Oh, Maxx, we are sad you had to run off to the bridge. What a wonderful life you had at the haus though! Hugs and purrs to your family.

  33. Oh we are so, so sorry for the sudden loss of your precious Maxx. We are so glad that he had found your home as he was so very loved by you. We send you our gentlest purrs and will be keeping you in our thoughts, prayers and hearts.

    Be Well Sweet Maxx

    We, as so many, will miss you dearly.

  34. Maxx, we are so terribly sad your time to journey on has come. Mommy is all teary…don’t tell but you were her fave over there. You still are…Godspeed, sweet boy, and purrs to your peeps. Xoxo

  35. Oh, Maxx! We’re sorry you had to say goodbye, and we know your family will miss you terribly. But they have the memories all of your wonderful years together, and they’ll never forget you.

    Purrs and hugs from all of us to your family.

  36. Oh weez sooooo sorry fur yous loss. Max will be missed but will live on furever in da fawts of hims furmily and furiends and da bytes and bits of da innewebs. Weez sendin’ lots of hugs and kitty kisses and purrs and purrayers.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi and mommy

  37. We are so very sorry that it was time for Maxx to cross over. Many hugs and purrs and purrayers during this difficult time.

    Luf, All of us at Forty Paws

  38. We are so, so sorryto hear about dear Maxx. We know there are just not the right words so we send you purrs, hugs and all our love.

  39. We’re so sorry Maxx had to leave for the Bridge.(((hugs)))

    The Florida Furkids

  40. Sending soft purrs from all of us….

  41. We are so sorry to hear about Maxx heading off to The Bridge. Soft purrs of comfort from all of us here.

  42. Oh, you guys, we are SO sorry to hear about Maxx. Really, truly, sorry. His final blog post made us teary. We know how you feel and send so many purrs. With love, Crepes and Alana.

  43. Our hearts are breaking for Maxx’s family. Such a very beautiful, handsome boy. It always seems like their time with us was so short, but at least however long you had together, that time was the best of his entire life. You did eveything you could do for him, and now he is at peace and pain free. M sends big HUGS to you all.

  44. We’re so sorry to hear this. How awful. We send our purrs to you all. Target, Guido and Ellen.

  45. Katie Isabella

    I am so so very sorry that Maxx left for the Bridge. I can hardly type. And Connie’s story above here had me thinking of my Admiral and my Robin, Hopping John and now Katie Isabella. Yes, we chose tears and they always come but the love from our babies is priceless. Fly freely dear Maxx.

  46. Oh, yes, leaky eyes! I am so sorry about Maxx having to leave. We are never ready to let them go. A warm hug. Jan

  47. Oh my, The Boys and I are so sorry to learn about Maxx. Such a handsome one. Hugs and purrs to you all.

  48. What a beautiful boy Maxx was. What a beautiful, loving home Maxx had. What a beautiful life it was with all of you together; a beautiful cat amongst other beautiful cats walking amongst exceptional people. Our hearts are heavy that you had to say your final good-byes. We know you will miss him and feel the empty space he will leave behind. We are sending you our love and heartfelt condolences.Look to your heart when you miss him most. He will be there always.

    Love,

    Sophie and the critters in the cottage xo

  49. We are so very sorry for your loss.

  50. So sorry for your loss.
    Toffee

  51. I’m so sorry to learn about your beautiful Maxx. Please accept my comforting hugs to you.

  52. I am so sorry for your loss, Maxx was a beautiful boy.

  53. oh my I need to pull myself together. I just can’t find the words that convey the depth of my sorrow and my sympathy. I am so sorry. Max was such an incredible cat, and so handsome. He will be sorely missed. Sending you all MUCH LOVE. Caren and Cody <3

  54. We are so sad to hear about Maxx. Such a handsome mancat! My human Tommy and me are leaky eyes. Prayers to all of you–I know Maxx is watching over you–hugs xxxoo

  55. We are so sorry to hear about Maxx. You wrote a beautiful, loving tribute.
    Purrs.

  56. what a beautiful Good-bye. I know you will see each other again. Still the pain of seperation is hard. My prayers of comfort are with Maxx’s family.

  57. Rest in peace, little fella. {{{Maxx}}}

    Luv,
    Angel Keisha

  58. So sorry that Maxx ran off to the bridge. Mum is all leaky eyed from reading this and missing our sassy Derby boy. Hope these two guys have connected and Derby is showing Maxx around.

  59. I’m coming to pay my respects to Maxx. *bows head* Hey, Maxx, if you see Winston tell him I miss him and his big feets. xoxox

  60. We are so sorry to hear about Maxx.
    The tribute was lovely and we are sure he had a wonderful life with you.
    That said, we know you will miss him SO much.
    We send you comforting purrs and headbumps.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

  61. We are heartbroken to hear that your dear sweet Maxx has gone to the bridge. We are so very sorry. Maxx had a wonderful life at Colehaus Cats and will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He was a special boy.
    In deepest sympathy,
    Angel Normie, Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis

  62. We’re so sorry to hear that Maxx has left this world. We send you comforting purrs and gentle headbutts.

    Maxx, you will be missed.

  63. I’m so very sorry that your beautiful blue eyed Maxx went to the bridge. Sending sympathy and love.

  64. I am so sorry for your loss. It is something all of us who love unconditionally must face. Reading your beautiful story made me cry; I remembered once again how many times I have faced this with my beloveds — too many to count — and each time was as heart-wrenching as the last. As long as we are remembered by someone with love, we never really die and we will all meet again at the Rainbow Bridge. Run, free, beautiful Blue Eyes. <3

  65. Oh we are so very sorry about your sweet Maxx. What a handsome and loving boy. You gave him a wonderful and joyful life. Bless you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    (((purrs & love)))

    Glogirly, Katie & Waffles

  66. I a so sorry that Maxx has run off to the bridge. Keeping you in my thoughts and purrs. Maxx will be missed by all those that love and know him.
    Remember:
    Those we love don’t go away,
    They walk beside us everyday.
    Unseen, unheard, but always near,
    Still Loved, and still missed
    and forever dear.

    Until we meet again.

  67. I’m writing this through loads of tears for you. I am so sorry to hear of your beautiful boy’s passing. What a lovely memorial post. {{{Hugs}}}

  68. So very very sorry Max had to leave you…the girls from the TCC Dinnermintz and Pickles and all our family send big hugs and love to you…adieu sweetie…much loves Fozziemum xxx

  69. We are so very sorry that Maxx had to go to the Bridge. Thank you for loving him so much. He had the very best life, and the most loving home there with you. Surely you will see him once again. Hugs, love and purrs to you all.

  70. I am so sorry.
    He looks so much like my Lilly Ann.
    They could have been related.

    Know that he knew he was loved.

    XO,
    JC

  71. My human and I were so upset when we heard earlier today. Purrs to you and your family.

  72. So sorry to hear about Maxx! Lots of hugs and purrs for the Family!

  73. * chokes back tears * OH Maxx I am so sorry you have gone. It takes courage for us to say goodbye but it hurts like hell when you go. Rest in peace and look out for Dash Kitten when you get to the Bridge.

  74. I am so very sorry for your loss of Maxx. Rest in peace.

  75. We are so sorry for the loss of Maxx, :'( Buddy you will be so very much missed because you were and are so loved. Run free with your new friends be happy in your new life! x0x0x

  76. We are so sorry to hear about Maxx. We know that he is happy and free and watching over you, but it is so darn hard on the loved ones our fur babies leave behind. The Mom says hers is here if you need anything.

    We send you all purrs, hugs, and love at this very difficult time. <3

  77. We are so sorry to learn of handsome Max’s passing, he was a very special boy and we know how much your hearts hurt right now. But Max will keep a weather eye on you as you heal. Max will have many friends to welcome him

    Sending love and rumbly purrs

    Mungo & The Ape xx

  78. Maxx was very special and we know you will miss him a great deal. We are so sorry it was his time to go to the Rainbow Bridge. Purrs of comfort and sympathy for your loss.~Socks, Scylla & Family

  79. We are so very sorry to hear about your dear Maxx. What a beautiful tribute for him. Sending warm thoughts and purrs to you.

  80. The human and I are so sad to hear about Maxx. We’re sending lots of hugs and purrs from our house.

  81. So very sorry! RIP Maxx

  82. What a wonderful fellow Maxx must have been. Such a good friend, with just that little bit of wild that was never tamed, perhaps. He was loved; he’ll be missed terribly. Godspeed, Maxx.

  83. We have all lost a most handsome member of our feline family…so very sorry for your loss.

  84. So very sorry and sad to hear about Maxx. He is the kitty that first brought us to Colehauscats. We are sending you luvs and soft purrs and gentle woofs. Mom sends you a great big {{hug}}. Your tribute made her eyes leak so much.
    luvs
    Marty and the Gang

  85. Ohhhhh =(
    We are so sad about your losing Maxx.
    Hugs and purrrrrrssssss and prayers for all of you.

  86. So sorry for your loss. RIP Maxx.

  87. So very sorry you lost you lovely boy. He is waiting for you and watching over you until you meet again.

  88. We are so sorry to hear that your sweet Maxx has gone to Rainbow Bridge and know you will all miss him so very much. You’ve made Mum have wet eyes at your wonderful tribute to him. We are sending purrs to try and help you feel a little better.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  89. I’m so SO very sad to hear about beautiful blue eyed Maxx heading off to the Bridge. What a special guy but I have a feeling that he already is watching over all of you, getting used to wearing his angel wings, and sending lots of hugs your way to help you get over having to say goodbye………

    Love, Sammy and Mom Pam

  90. Oh Max we are sorry that you had to leave us and your dear family behind. We know you were deeply loved and had a really good life with a wonderful family. Watch over us until that day when we all meet again Maxx. Say hello to our Angels as they welcome you.
    Love purrs and prayers
    Timmy Dad Pete and Family

  91. So sad to read abut Maxx. Our heartfelt sincere thoughts of sadness for all. Run free and fast over the rainbow bridge sweet boy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Best wishes Molly

  92. What a wonderful send off for Maxx. Our hearts and prayer, and purrs go out to the family in your time of sorrow. At least now he can run and play over the bridge with all his family that have past and to welcome those that come to him in the future. Again my condolences to the family. Remember all the good times and know that you did the right thing.

  93. A lovely tribute post, but I’m so very sorry beautiful, precious Maxx had to go to the Bridge…I’m glad he was lucky to have found such a loving family and fun home to live a happy life…LOVE never dies…Wishing you all comfort and peace at this sad time…xoxo…J, Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

  94. We are so sorry to hear you had to say goodbye to sweet, handsome Maxx. Beautiful post. Sending you lots of warm, comforting hugs, purrs and we are praying for you. Maggie, Chancy, Pooh, Baby Boy and Popsy

  95. I am so sorry to read of Maxx’s passing. Maxx had a wonderful life here and you gave him the best. Nevertheless, we still grieve so much when we lose a family member. If I remember correctly, one of my favorite Maxx posts involves Maxx talking with his Ikea mouse – I liked it so much that I had to buy my cat his own mouse.

  96. I’m so sad by this news. Oh Max how beautiful you were with those sparkling blue eyes. I always had a special spot in my heart for you. Looking at your gorgeous face made my days everyday. I will miss you so much. My condolences to your family. Rest in peace my beautiful boy. My heart aches. I love you.

  97. Our hearts are breaking for you. We are so so sorry.

  98. I’m so very, very sorry and saddened by this news. My heart is breaking. Maxx will be met by so many of our loved ones who’ve crossed over to that special bridge…my Little B will be there to show him around, I’ve no doubt. Run free, beautiful Maxx, and know how much you are and always will be loved. I will light a candle for you tonight…that light will light your way, as will all the collective love we all have for you.

  99. I am so very sorry that you had to help Maxx go to the Rainbow Bridge. I’m sure he appreciated it. I send hugs and the kitties send comforting purrs.

  100. We are so sorry it was Maxx’s time to go to the bridge. Our thoughts and purrs are with you.

  101. Charlemagne, Tamar and Mal

    We’re so sorry for the loss of your sweet Maxx.

    Sending soft purrs at this sad time,
    Charlemagne, Tamar and Mal

  102. We are so sorry to read about sweet angel Maxx. What a beautiful boy! Sending you gentle purrs and hugs. Take care
    x

  103. Ohhhh, OHHHHH we are sorry beyond words. We so wish words could actually take the pain away!!!
    You are held closely in our hearts and our thoughts at this time. Maxx was, is and will always be so very loved. Hugs to you.

  104. We are so very sorry – may peace be with beautiful Maxx…

  105. Maxx it sounds like you lived a very nice live and was very comfortable in your time to leave. But it sounds like you will be remembered in love. By condolences to your Mom and Dad in their grief at this time. It gets better in time for them but you well never be forgotten. Hugs, purrs and Prayers to them.

    Love,
    Cleopatra and Mom

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  107. Thank you all, from every inch of our hearts, for your comments and kind words. Thank you. Thank you. ♥♥

  108. Maxx will always love you… His beautiful eyes said it all. I will wait for you Mommy.

  109. So very sorry to hear this sad news. Your good bye is very touching and I know he was much loved.

  110. Loving headbumpies for you all on your loss.

  111. Hello from Canada…please accept my sympathy on the passing of Handsome Maxx. Altho’ we did not get to hang out much I have admired your boy from afar. Your post reminded me so much of my last post for NYLABLUE>>>she will have wellcomed Maxx into Summerland & he will have endless catnip fields full of flowers to play in & sunshine & so many friends. I know the loss is heartbreaking…please know we DO care & shall lite a candle in memory for Maxx tonite.
    Sincerely, Sherri-Ellen & Purrince Siddhartha Henry
    (Purrince Siddhartha’s Purrfect Pad on WP)

  112. I’m deeply sorry. Sending sot purring to you & family
    ((( Hug )))

  113. I’m so sorry. Sending soft purr to you & your family
    Puddy & Mom

  114. oh, Maxx! we are so sorry and sad for your family. We send our sincerest condolences and purrs of comfort.

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, HOllie

  115. So very sorry to hear of Maxx;s passing. We’re thinking of you, along with many others.

  116. We’ve just heard the sad news about Maxx, we are so sorry and send our comforting purrs to his family.

  117. Sorry for the very late comment. We’ve read about this earlier through Ann, but it’s been so busy that we haven’t been there for our bloggy friends and community.

    Safe Journey Maxx. May you have unlimited catnip and bottomless milk across the rainbow bridge.

  118. I cannot read this, but please know my heart is with you. May Jesus bless you at this time. I am so sorry.

  119. So very sorry for your loss. It never, ever gets any easier…

    Purrs,
    The Chans of the Poupounette

  120. Peaches and Paprika

    It is almost a year..so sorry for your loss of a lovely boy. But wanted you to know MAXX is being honored this week in our blog for our Bloggers’ Rainbow bridge Memorial Slideshow. He is toward the end of the show (it goes by month). With all best wishes, P & P http://peachesandpaprika.blogspot.com/2016/02/blogger-rainbow-bridge-remembrance.html