A Good-bye.

Colehaus Cats - Seth worshipping the sun. © Colehaus Cats

Seth worshipping the sun. © Colehaus Cats

Seth's Nubbin Tail.

Seth’s Nubbin. 2012 © Colehaus Cats.

Seth and Green Apple. © Colehaus Cats.

Seth and Green Apple. © Colehaus Cats.

It is with heavy hearts that we report Seth, our comfort cat, has passed. He fought an internal infection, rebounded to near-perfection after two full rounds of Clavamox (about six weeks) and returned to giving us his all in the short period of time he had left. What no one knew was that his heart had enlarged dramatically and finally failed. He never complained, even as he struggled to breathe and we raced him to the doctor. He gave us his hugs until the end and then, with our favorite vet in attendance, he slipped away and was no more.

Seth was our comfort cat from the very moment we found each other; us shopping for litter at PetSmart, him shopping for a forever home from an adoption cage at PetSmart. He was his dad’s boy but shared his love with his mom nearly as much.

He was the glue that brought so many of our kitties together in peace, both with the current crew and the older bunch that are all gone now, save Maxx.

From a horrible start – abused, neglected and then rescued, he joined our family and made it whole. We won’t forget you, Seth. Go in peace knowing you are still very much loved and meet up with the others who went before. Until we see you again, love Mom and Dad.

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Thank you all so very much for your comments over the weekend. Every word is appreciated and is being held dear. Thank you, blog pals. Thank you.

Colehaus Cats - Seth with Rosy Rings Spicy Apple Candle. © Colehaus Cats

Seth with his favorite Rosy Rings Spice Apple Candle. © Colehaus Cats

40 responses to “A Good-bye.

  1. You will be greatly missed Seth, now you will be looking after all the other Kittens in Kittie Heaven.. Gone but not forgotten 🙂 xx00xx Our thoughts and love are with your family.

    Mollie and Alfie

  2. I know “we” left a comment yesterday, but my heart is very heavy for you both. Sending hugs and universal healing Light for peace.

    -Kim

  3. I’m so sorry for your lost.

    Loki

  4. We are so sorry to hear this sad news and know you will miss Seth so very much. He will watch over you all from Rainbow Bridge and if you feel a slight breeze when you are sitting quietly you will know he has come to check you are all OK. He will be meeting old friends at the Bridge and will live in eternal sunshine.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  5. da tabbies o trout towne

    we R all trooly sorree ta lurn Seth haz crossed rainbow bridge. God’s speed to you Seth. Please accept this prayer, it iz one oh R fav rites; and pleaz noe Seth all wayz haz, N all way will……love ewe

    Dude K, rainbow bridge cloud 777313, boomer, dai$y, tuna, sauce N mom laura ~~~~~~~~ XOXOXOXO

    And God asked the feline spirit
    Are you ready to come home?
    Oh, yes, quite so, replied the precious soul
    And, as a cat, you know I am most able
    To decide anything for myself.

    Are you coming then? asked God.
    Soon, replied the whiskered angel
    But I must come slowly
    For my human friends are troubled
    For you see, they need me, quite certainly.

    But don’t they understand? asked God
    That you’ll never leave them?
    That your souls are intertwined. For all eternity?
    That nothing is created or destroyed?
    It just is….forever and ever and ever.

    Eventually they will understand,
    Replied the glorious cat
    For I will whisper into their hearts
    That I am always with them
    I just am….forever and ever and ever.

  6. This post makes my heart hurt. Though we have been through this scenario ourselves, we feel the sadness of your loss and want to take each of you in our arms and offer our comfort and love. I know Seth will remain in your hearts forever. Purrs, prayers and hugs, the kitties at http://www.thecatonmyhead.com, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

  7. We are sure that this is what Seth is saying from the Rainbow Bridge:
    Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you . . I loved you so . . . ’twas heaven here with you. ~ Isla Paschal Richardson
    w/ luv
    Cherry City Kitties

  8. Seth, sure sounds a lot like my Nahum, the one who holds them all together. The one they all go to for comfort and security. Sweet Seth, how you will be missed by two-legs and four-legs alike. My heart aches for you all.

  9. oh we are extremely sad to hear this news 🙁 huge furry and human hugs to you all xxxx

  10. That is a lovely obituary to a handsome boy. We will miss you Seth.

  11. What lovely words for Seth. We are so sorry for you. One thing we do know is Seth was much loved. Our thoughts are with you.
    Best wishes Molly

  12. Beautiful tribute to such a special boy. We are so sorry for your loss.
    Hugs to everyone.

  13. I am writing for the boys because they are so sad about Seth. It’s so hard to lose those loving fur people. He knows how much he was loved and is probably telling everyone about that now. I hope he finds my kitties who have crossed over the bridge. We’re all sending you lots of hugs and purrs. Hang in there and keep loving all those you so wonderfully rescue. Give the other kitties extra hugs and treats ‘cuz they are probably confused and wondering where Seth is.

  14. I am so sorry.
    What a shock that must have been.
    With time, only the good memories will remain.
    Til then, know that he knew that you loved him.

    xo,
    JC and The Purr and Fur Gang

  15. Our hearts are broken. We have no words other than we are so deeply sorry. What an amazing lover-boy. You are in our prayers and we send love

  16. I’m so sorry that Seth had to go to the bridge. Your words here are so beautiful, and so deeply show the love you have for your boy. Sending warmest purrs for all of you.

  17. Cats give us all they have, just for the trade of love.

    Peace be with you both.

  18. good bye dear kitteh. we are sure you have made your humans deliriously happy with the time you spent with them.

    go in peace sweetie.

  19. I’m so sorry to hear that your sweet boy has gone to the bridge. Hope all the wonderful memories of your comfort cat will soothe your heartache.

    xxoo
    Maggie

  20. Hugs, hugs and more hugs from all of us.

  21. We are just glad that Seth found such a wonderful home and knew that he was well loved. We sure do send tons of huge hugs. It is so hard to lose our furry friends.

  22. What a sweetheart he was. We’re purring for you at your loss.

  23. Seth had a wonderful life with you. Your tribute is very moving. Huge hugs and purrs from us to you xx

  24. I am sending lots of purrs your way – we won’t forget Seth either. You have given him a lovely sendoff, and of course, you and he shared the best gift: a good home and family.

  25. We just heard your sad news. Sending warm purrs at this time of loss. Seth was much loved and your tribute fitting for a special boy.

  26. Linda homenagem a Seth, as fotos são lindas e revelam como ele era especial. Recebam o nosso consolo. Adri, Pretinha & Amigos
    Beautiful tribute to Seth, the photos are beautiful and reveal how he was special. Receive our consolation. Adri, Blackie & Friends

  27. We are so sorry to hear about your loss. May memories of love, cuddles and purrs, bring you comfort. Lee and Phod and their Lady

  28. We are sending purrs and hugs to your whole. It’s so hard to lose the furry friends in our lives. We know you won’t ever forget Seth. He has left indelible paw prints on your hearts.

  29. I am so very sorry that you lost your lovely Seth, he sounds like such a brave and wonderful boy!!! I know you must be heartbroken, please accept my sincerest condolences.

  30. Spitty and I are so sorry you lost your beautiful boy. You gave him many years love and joy and the safe harbor of a loving home and family. We offer our condolences to the Humans and the Kitties who will miss him ~ we know you are comforting one another as you say goodbye to your dear Boy who could not have been better-loved. XOXOXOXOXOXOXO

  31. Beautiful heartfelt post and beautiful pictures of Seth. You are in our thoughts. We wish Seth much comfort in kitty heaven.

  32. So sorry for your loss. Seth was a wonderful kitty and he will be missed but definitely not forgotten!

  33. Seth lives on. No one and nothing dies that is remembered.

  34. We left a comment yesterday, but just wanted you to know we are still thinking of you, and sending love and hugs. Thank you for loving Seth so much.

  35. Oh no! Sorry I’m late paying my respects. You’ll be missed by all at the CB, Seth. *bows head*

  36. Please know that we are so sorry for your loss. Seth was one of those Special Kitties that come along rarely, we know he’ll be missed. We lost a furbling, Dusty, to an enlarged heart also and it was too fast to say goodbye.
    hugs and purrs from the Katnip Lounge and Mommy Trish

  37. I’m so sorry to hear about Seth. He had such an amazing life with you. I hope the other kitties are showering you with some extra love.

  38. awwww…Seth, Seth….what a fight you put up and all so you could have a bit more time with your furramily and Mom and Dad. I know, one night, they will feel your sweet paws cross along their bed…softly…no other cat will be on the bed…just you and Mom and Dad….and they will know for sure you are alright again; that your heart is well again and you can still feel their love and they yours. Sweet dreams Seth, I am sorry I did not know you better, and that is my loss, Savannah

  39. I just found out about your loss of Seth. I’m so sorry. I know he’ll be forever loved and always be safe within your heart.

    We would like to save a spot for Seth to be honored and remembered on our blog (Our Rainbow Friends). The February losses will be posted on March 15. Please drop us a quick email and let us know if we have the correct information (2003-2/2/13). Also, do you have a favorite picture of Seth you would like us to use? Or we could take one from your site if you wish.

    Again, I’m very sorry for your loss.

    Linda
    http://ourrainbowfriends.blogspot.com

    email: ourrainbowfriends@gmail.com