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Wed Feb 28, 2018, 07:03 AM

Bonkers leaves us today.

I often come to the Pets Group on DU to pay homage to my rescue’s babies who leave us. We get ones with health issues, neglect, etc. and many times their bodies recover but pay the price for their history down the road. So, first thank you all for being here and allowing me to vent my sorrow.

Today, my daughter’s cat will leave us. Early afternoon. “Bonkers” is a 9-year old much loved family member in the household of my daughter and son-in-law. Solid black. Big guy. And you can guess the personality based on the name.

He’s been sick and sliding since last November. Lymphoma that has now spread to vital organs, and he’s ready to stop being puny. He’s had the best care possible, but this is something mere humans can’t fix. He’s had a good life since they adopted him at 4 months of age. Never been cold. Never been hungry. Always been cherished.


Today, he will leave us. Wrapped in loving arms and surrounded by love and tears. Today we honor the goodness he brought to the world. Tomorrow and beyond, we miss him.

Please join me in raising a glass...

To Bonkers!!!! Who will forever be loved.

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Reply Bonkers leaves us today. (Original post)
hamsterjill Feb 2018 OP
janterry Feb 2018 #1
Rhiannon12866 Feb 2018 #2
Scarsdale Feb 2018 #3
irisblue Feb 2018 #4
sweetroxie Feb 2018 #5
japple Feb 2018 #6
phylny Feb 2018 #7
Duppers Feb 2018 #8
Upthevibe Feb 2018 #9
safeinOhio Feb 2018 #10
BigmanPigman Feb 2018 #14
Zoonart Feb 2018 #15
Phentex Feb 2018 #23
TreasonousBastard Feb 2018 #11
FM123 Feb 2018 #12
MarianJack Feb 2018 #13
pazzyanne Feb 2018 #16
Corvo Bianco Feb 2018 #17
raven mad Feb 2018 #18
Brogrizzly Feb 2018 #19
sinkingfeeling Feb 2018 #20
onecent Feb 2018 #21
Phentex Feb 2018 #22
The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2018 #24
TygrBright Feb 2018 #25
brewens Feb 2018 #26
mikeysnot Feb 2018 #27
MLAA Feb 2018 #28
Raster Feb 2018 #29
Kittycow Feb 2018 #30
50 Shades Of Blue Feb 2018 #31
Bayard Feb 2018 #32
catbyte Feb 2018 #33
ralps Feb 2018 #34
Fla Dem Mar 2018 #35

Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 07:06 AM

1. I have my coffee raised

Goodbye Bonkers. Ji Jang Bosal!

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 07:07 AM

2. I am so very sorry!

It never gets any easier. But Bonkers was so very fortunate to have had a family who loved him so much.

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 07:23 AM

3. So sorry to hear this.

Animals easily make a place for themselves in our hearts. Bonkers was fortunate to have been adopted by a loving, caring family. So many animals are not so lucky. He will be fondly remembered by all who knew and loved him. My heart goes out to you, daughter and son in law at this sad time.

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 07:24 AM

4. Respect and love

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 07:33 AM

5. To Bonkers! n/t

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 07:34 AM

6. So sorry your family is having to let go of a beloved member. Bless you

for helping to ease Bonkers out of his sick body. May he go on to his next life carrying the love you gave him in this one.

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 07:37 AM

7. I'm sorry for your loss.

It sounds like you all had a wonderful life together.

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 07:50 AM

8. To a great and cherished kitty, Bonkers.




Your post was so touching, it made me tear. Only an insensitive human wouldn't understand the deep love we have for our furkids and grand-furbabies.





We had a Bonkers in our lives many yrs ago - her name was Doozie, and she was. The girl made it to 22!

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Response to Duppers (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 07:57 AM

9. What a sweet post for a very special little one....

R.I.P, Bonkers...

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 07:58 AM

10. When I get old and sick, please take me to the vet.

An ex was a Certified Euthanasia Technician and I watched her put down many animals. Seem like a very peaceful and painless way to go. You could watch the pain leave and then a peaceful last breath.

I hope Bonkers finds that peace.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 08:20 AM

14. I know what you mean, most people want the same.

I am going to Europe when I am ready to go. My parents may do that too.
My neighbor's cat was put to sleep last weekend. I hugged my dog even more than I usually do that night. I cherish every moment with my little girl. She is almost 15.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 08:21 AM

15. I'm with you, Ohio.

I have seen many animals across the rainbow bridge and they really do seem peaceful in their passing. They give us so very much during their short stay in our lives and at the end... a peaceful passing is what we give them.

Would that it were so for our family members.
Swift reward, Bonkers.

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Response to Zoonart (Reply #15)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 10:32 AM

23. It's just so hard to do!

But it's the kindest thing to do. I do wish people were treated with such kindness as well.

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 08:11 AM

11. To Bonkers! And to the fond memories.

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 08:17 AM

12. To Bonkers, and to you hamsterjill for the love-filled life you gave him.

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 08:18 AM

13. Our beloved Spirit went over the Rainbow Bridge last Friday,...

...and I'm sure that he'll welcome Bonkers.

Please accept my condolences. I know from my very recent experience is that the knowledge that they will no longer be in pain or suffering doesn't lessen our grief in letting them go.

Please accept my condolences.

PEACE!

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 08:31 AM

16. Condolences to you and God speed to Bonkers.

As hard as it is to make that final decision, It is a kindness to the beloved fur baby. Have had to do this many times myself. Their memories remain with us, and when the time is right we go in search of another loving companion who will bring their special gifts into out lives. He will be waiting for you and your family members at the rainbow bridge when you get there.

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 08:36 AM

17. Bonkers!

Thank you for giving Bonkers a great life.

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 08:41 AM

18. To Bonkers!

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 08:43 AM

19. To Bonkers *clink*

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 08:44 AM

20. Here's to the wonderful life of Bonkers!

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 09:19 AM

21. I will raise a glass of red wine, when 4:00 gets here for Bonkers!!!

It is so hard to do this for a dog or a cat, and I've done both. It makes your days kind of
the worst thing you can think of ALL DAY.....Please give him an extra pat from me.

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 10:30 AM

22. Aww. To Bonkers!

sounds like he had a great life and gave much joy to your family. That's all we can ask for.

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 11:13 AM

24. Here's to Bonkers.

Right now my glass is just a coffee cup, but I raise it anyhow, to Bonkers. And my condolences to you and your family.

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 11:20 AM

25. Vale, Bonkers. Go gently, beloved. And thanks for all the joy. n/t

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 11:24 AM

26. Sorry to hear that. it's ever easy. I still miss and have dreams about all my old buddies. n/t

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 11:29 AM

27. Time to head to a rescue

and get yourself another Bonkers.

I just came home with my new little boy from the Cat rescue yesterday, he is all at home and settled nicely.

Losing a longtime pet is always hard.

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 11:33 AM

28. 🌈💕❤️💖💞💫 to Bonkers!

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 11:33 AM

29. Over the Rainbow Bridge, Bonkers....

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 11:42 AM

30. May the sun shine warm upon your face..

as you rise up to join the loving DU family waiting for you on Rainbow Bridge...

To Bonkers !

To Bonkers' fam on earth :.

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 12:00 PM

31. So sorry. Been there done that.

Godspeed to Bonkers and condolences to you.

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 12:01 PM

32. You gave him love and care,

And someone to love back. What more can a kitty ask for?

I still say hello every time I walk past my own little pet cemetery here in the woods. Sad to say, it grows larger every year, mostly from losing kids to old age.

It never gets any easier. But getting a new kitten does ease the pain, and Bonkers wouldn't mind that.

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 12:02 PM

33. I'm so very sorry.

The only time our furry family members are ever capable of breaking our hearts is when it's time for them to leave us. With tears in my eyes, here's to Bonkers:

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 11:18 PM

34. To Bonkers!!

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Response to hamsterjill (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 10:43 AM

35. To Bonkers! A life well lived with loving humans. To Bonkers!

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