September 22, 2010

Sniffie is an Angel

Nirmanakaya's Viandra
aka "Sniffie"
7/14/1998 - 9/21/2010


Mom can't stop crying. We know she loves all of us, but Sniffie and Tamir have been with her for so long and Sniffie was such a special girl.

The love and support of the Cat Blogosphere has meant so much to us through her surgery, recovery and the awful ultrasound and diagnosis. Sniffie really started to go downhill over the weekend. Mom and Dad were syringe feeding her and Monday was the first time they could tell she wasn't happy. Monday night Sniffie's breathing got harder and Mom and Dad knew it was time. When they gave her the first shot to relax her, Mom could tell she was already gone. Mom kept holding her and telling her how much she loved her and that we will always keep her with us. Sniffie took a big piece of Mom's heart with her when she went to the Bridge. We know her sister Cory was waiting there to greet her. Sniffie will be cremated and she will always be with us.


Many thanks to KC for this lovely graphic for Sniffie.
We will try to visit our pals when we can. Mom has blog posts scheduled already so our blog will continue with them until Mom gets Sniffie's Memorial Post ready. She's having a hard time picking photos because she wants Sniffie's purrsonality to shine through.

Mom has also started a Candle Group for Sniffie. If you click on this link you can light a virtual candle for her Candles for Sniffie
Luxor's Mom told us about this site.
Again, Thank You All! We love you!

90 comments:

Whisppy said...

I'm tearing up just reading your post on your beloved Sniffie. I'm so very sorry for your loss. May Sniffie run free at the Rainbow Bridge.

Hailey said...

Angel Sniffie, although I never had the pleasure, I know you are in heaven with my brother Dylan. Peace to your family that their hearts will not ache so much and soon begin to smile.....

Hugs & Smoochies XOXO
Hailey

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We are glad woo listened to Sniffie -

We knew she'd tell woo when it was time -

It is the toughest thing to do fur us BUT it is the gift that REALLY shows us how much we are loved -

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Baby Patches said...

Both momma and I are so very sad to hear about Sniffie, we luvs her and all of you so very much. We had just posted on our bloggie to sends many purrrrrrrrrrs your way and we knows how much it meant. We has been finking of all of you constantly and wishes it would have had a better out come. But we knows dat Sniffie is no longer in pain and she knows that everyone loves her so very much. It is heart breaking momma knows. Sending all our love, HUGS, and Purrrrrrrrrs

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

This has been a very sad day for all of us - even though the pain has been the most for you, we all miss Sniffie very much too. She was such a bright spot in the blogosphere. Many purrs and licks to you.

HubbleSpacePaws said...

Oh no, honey, I just came over (it's sort of still Tuesday for me) and read the heartbreaking news. Know you gave her the dignity of running to the Bridge when she needed to go. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Teddy Bear said...

We are so so sad to hear about Sniffie. We know all of you must be really sad.:( We are sending lots of love and hugs to all of you.

Love,
Teddy Bear

The Paw Relations said...

We're so so sad that Sniffie had to go.

Please know that you're in our thoughts, purrs and prayers at this most difficult time! xxx

Boom Nisanart said...

We might not know Snifie well but we are so sorry about her. We send our deep purrs and sympathy to you at this difficult time.

Puddy and Boom

Martha and Bailey said...

We heard the news about Sniffie from Ginger Jasper and Khyra.
We stopped by to say how very sorry we are.
It is always such a devastating time - we are glad you were there with Sniffie at the end.
She knew she was loved and although she has taken a piece of your mom's heart she has left you a piece of hers to have forever.
love
Martha and Bailey xxx

The Whiskers and Purrs Gang said...

We are so sad to hear 'bout Sniffie. But we just know she's right up there with our Felix, Lucy and Ricky watchin' down on all of us. We are sayin' prayers for everyone in your family.

Very truly yours,
The Whiskers and Purrs Gang

Everycat said...

Run free at The Bridge sweetheart Sniffie, there will be many friends there to play with. Keep watch over your family. You are loved and much missed.

We send all of your family love and rumbly purrs and hope that soon memories will bring them smiles

Whicky Wuudler
Oliver
Gerry
& Jane

ZOOLATRY said...

To all the furs at Friends FurEver and to Sharon... our hearts are sad for you, our tears fall easily. We know how big a place Sniffie held in your heart ~ we
also know that she will always and furever remain in that special place. Purrs, and prayers.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

The Mom speaks:

We are all so sad and sorry to hear Sniffie has gone, but we are thankful you were brave enough and loved her enough to ensure yoo listened when she told you she was ready to go.
Letting go of a beloved pet when the time is right, is the greatest gift of all, and also the most heartbreaking to bestow.
Our hearts go out to you because we know how very special Sniffie was and is ~ and will always be. ((((((((hugs)))))))

Jan (the mom), and Milo & Alfie xxx

Daisy said...

What we have once enjoyed
we can never lose;
All that we love deeply,
becomes a part of us.
-Helen Keller

Thank you for letting us share a small part of Sniffie's life.

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

We are so heartbroken to learn about Sniffie leaving to go up into the heavens. The laps of Angels will be filled with a very special little furry girl. Those blue eyes will charm the halos off all of them...
We emailed you a collage we made for Sniffie and hope it has arrived.
Please know how much we care and wish we could hold you...
Love Miss Peach

lupie said...

I am so sorry to read about Sniffie. I am sure she is one very special girl. She fought hard but sometimes, it is just "time".

Hugs to everyone and cats on this very difficult time.

Rest in peace Sniffie, run free at rainbow bridge.

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

So sad to lose Sniffie. She was a beautiful cat and my heart goes out to you. I remember how bad I felt when my dad's cats died and my first cat Moe. I found a nice cat memorial website and sent in all their pictures which were posted. Here's the link: http://www.memoriesofourpets.co.uk/page_807322.html (Mine were the first ones in fact)

The catblogosphere will miss Sniffie very much. At least now whe is free from pain.

Parker said...

Heaven's newest angel, Sniffie will always live in your heart.

Barb said...

Yesterday I couldn't visit any of the cat blogs as my heart was completely broken, for you and your sweet Sniffie as then again for my sister, who had to say goodbye to her 15 year old dog, Scooter.

Saying farewell is the hardest part of loving our sweet furry babies. Big hugs.

♥MONA + MOMMY TOO♥ said...

We just heard from Zoolatry of Sniffie's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

God bless....Mons & Sarah, the Mommy

Mango said...

Losing a family member is always so hard. Little Sniffie is running free now, but those she left behind have heavy hearts. My thoughts are with you.

Mango Momma

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

Heaven has a new Angel, and her name is Sniffie. We are so sad she had to go, but we know she is thanking you for helping her along. She will watch over you and is waiting for the time that you shall meet again.

Gentle hugs and purrs,
The Kool~Kittie~Krew and Shannon

Marg said...

Big hugs to Mom and Dad and all the other kitties. We did light a candle for Sniffie. That is such a nice thing to do.
Lots of hugs.

AFSS said...

We will go light a candle for Sniffie.

Sniffie was a very remarkable cat and a good friend. Her post often cheered us up when we were feeling down.

The picture chosen for this post is lovely and shows what a gorgeous girl Sniffie was. She will always live in our hearts.

Marilynn said...

My eyes are leaking, too. Anne and I are both very sad about Sniffie. This is THE most painful part of having these little jewels in our lives, and we haven't yet figured out how to make losing any of these little souls easier.

Our prayers (and purrs from Grace & Company and Anne's three) are being said for all of you.

Marilynn, Anne, and our combined six little jewels

The Island Cats said...

Sniffie was a special girl and we will all miss her very much. We continue to purr for all of you...we hope you can find comfort in the memories you have of your sweet girl.

AttieCattie said...

we lighted a candle for Sniffie, and our bloggie post today is dedicated to her wif a nice piksher we made. she was so speshul, she has touched everybuddy, no one will ever forgets her.

Huffle Mawson said...

We already lit our candle for Sniffie. I'm still so sorry.

Sweet Praline said...

Words can't express how sad we are about Sniffie going to the bridge. Please know my comforting purrs and mom's prayers are with you are you grieve the loss of your beautiful angel.

Kea said...

We've been lighting candles at Gratefulness.org for several years now and already had lit one for Sniffie.

Please know we're sending tons of purrs and healing Light and (((hugs))).

It took our mom a year and a half before she could write Chumley's tribute, so don't rush to write one for Sniffie.

Blessings and Peace.

-Kim and the Fuzzy Tales crew

Percy the Cat said...

We are purring and praying for you in this hard time. And we know that Sniffie, while she'll have fun at the Bridge, is missing her family.

Hugs,
Percy, Pandora and Zowie

The Misadventures Of Me said...

(((hugs)))
Headbutts
Purrs
Tailwags and licks,

The Kitty Krew said...

We haven't been around much this summer but just heard the news about Sniffie from Zoolatry. We're so very very sorry to have missed being here to support her and the rest of you during her illness, and very sad to hear that she had to go to the Bridge. We have no doubt that our Callie, who went back in December, was there to greet her and show her around.

Lots of meows and hugs from us all.

The Kitty Krew and The Mommy

wildcatwoodscats said...

We will miss her sparkling personality. Our hearts are joined with you all in sadness in your loss.

The Whiskeratti said...

We are so sorry. We will miss Sniffie.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We were so very sad to hear that Sniffie had to leave, and will miss her. It is so hard to help them over, but know it is the kindest act we can do.
Do not worry or rush about a memorial. Mom knows how hard it is as she can't make Sara one yet.
Sending purrs, prayers and ((Hugs))
~ The Bunch and Mom Bobbie

Sheila and Bob said...

So sorry for your loss, we are two Goldens Retrievers and our Mom & Dad.
We know just what a hard time this is.
God Bless,

Hamish & Rescue Sophie & their Mom & Dad,
Sheila & Bob

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

Through the tears the mom is typing for me. Our hearts are so heavy with sadness with the news on hearing that Sniffie has gone to the bridge. There are no words than can make your sadness any less but know that you are in our hearts, thought, and prayers as you all go through this loss. Sniffie was certainly a sweetie pie and forever that sweetie will be free of illness and together with those that were waiting to run and play the whole day long. Sniffie will never be far from you as you have the years of memory and happiness to lean on when you think of her.
We are so terribly sorry.
Gracie and Mom

Laila and Minchie said...

Every time we think of Sniffie and what your fambly is going through right now we get leaky eyes. She was such a beautiful and precious little girl. Mom says losing one of us furries is almost worse than losing a human. Her memory will always live on in our hearts. (((HUGS)))

The Cat Realm said...

we just heard the bad news from zoolatry's mom. we are so sorry and sad. life just isn't fair sometimes.
and while sniffie might be running free now we know your hearts are broken - lots and lots of purrs from all of us.
the cat realm

Cory said...

We're leaking all over again.

Such a special girl who is now an angel watching over you.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

We are so sorry that Sniffie had to go to the bridge - our mom remembers how hard it was when Floyd had to go, and though we all experience these things differently she knows how sad you must be. We are sending you lots of comforting purrs and hugs.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We published ML's and Zoolatry's graphics with our post today and went by to light a candle. We are so very sorry for your loss.

ABBY said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Sniffie. She filled your life and ours with so much and we are grateful for the chance to have known her. We will keep all of you in our purrs and purrayers.

{{{{HUGS}}}
Abby,Boo,Ping,Jinx,Gracie
&Mom Debra

BeadedTail said...

We're all very sad about Sniffie and our mommy's eyes are as poofy as Angel's tail from her being so leaky. We know the pain is great but it will never take away the wonderful memories you have of Sniffie. She was a beautiful girl and she will be missed forever but never ever forgotten. Purrs and hugs to all of your family.

Brian said...

We have been thinking about you. Everyone loved your Sniffie. I tried to light a candle but wasn't smart enough to figure it out.

Asta said...

I'm so sad to say goodbye to sweet Sniffle. I hope she's safe and happy with all ouw fwiends ovew the bwidge. We send ouw love and Asta's smoochie healing kisses fow youw sad heawts

HotMBC aka The Hotties said...

We is sad Sniffie hadta go to tha Bridge. We's sendin lots n lotsa purrs for yore sads.
Luv,
Alla Us Hotties

Mo said...

Sending ~ love.
My heart aches for your loss.

Ms. ~K said...

Sending comforting thoughts during this difficult time.
Run free w/ our Cosmo Kitty, Sweet Sniffie!
~K

Raymond and Busby said...

We can't imagine you have any photos where Sniffie's personality doesn't shine through! She was a beautiful girl and we know how hard this is for you. Purrs from your friends in California, Raymond & Busby and our Moms Rocky & Jean

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We were so sad to hear about Sniffie yesterday--it brought tears to our person's eyes. We had hoped you would have more time with her. We know that it is never good bye, but only until we meet again.

Katnip Lounge said...

I can't think of what to say. Please take care and know that we love you and are praying and purring for you.
I'm positive Sniffie is surrounded by goodness and many friends while she waits to see you again.
Peace.
MomKat Trish & Lounge Kats

Prints the Cat said...

Sharon, we've been largely absent from the blogs the past couple months. I am so sad to hear this news about Sniffie. She was a beautiful cat. You gave her a wonderful life, the best life possible! We are sharing the tears with you.

Meowmepurr's Mumma said...

My dears, I know this is a hard time for you--so many of us have been where you are now. If you can, focus on all the good times, and remember that you did Sniffie the last, greatest service you could.

Our hearts ache for you and with you!

Meepsie, Chattie, Smokey and Old Mumma Jan

The Crew said...

Please accept our condolences on the loss of dear Sniffle. We know she'll be sadly missed

We've lost 4 cats over the years and it never gets any easier to let go of someone you love.

((hugs))

The Crew & Crew's Mom

One Cats Nip said...

Oh you all, I feel so horrible I missed so much. I'm so sorry for your moms loss, your loss and all of our losses here at the blogosphere. Sniffie was incredibly special! We can't wait to celebrate her life with you.

Forty Paws said...

We are so sad to hear that Sniffie has crossed over. We are sending you tons of purrs and purrayers to help you through this. And many hugs as well. But Sniffie is happy and free from pain at The Rainbow Bridge.

Luf, Us and Maw

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

We were so very sorry to hear about Sniffie. You will of course miss her always, but you gave her the gift of love all her life, and the ultimate gift of a peaceful crossing to the Bridge.

wyrdwriter said...

I am so very sorry for your loss! Wishing Sniffie safe journey, wishing all who love her peace! Blessed Be!!!

Animals leave paw prints on our hearts!

HUGS

http://wyrdwriter.livejournal.com/14211.html

wyrdwriter said...

I am so very sorry for your loss! Wishing Sniffie safe journey, wishing all who love her peace! Blessed Be!!!

Animals leave paw prints on our hearts! HUGS

http://wyrdwriter.livejournal.com/14211.html

Junior and Orion said...

Purrs and prayers to all of you.

Ginger Jasper said...

So sorry for your sad loss. Sniffie will have a piece of your heart with her and know how much she was loved.. Hugs GJ xx

Father Tom said...

We love you, too. Our hearts and prayers are with Sniffie, now. Hugs and purrs to you. We will miss her dearly!

Ayla and Iza, said...

We are so very sorry ta hear about Sniffie! From visitin our bloggie friends, we see she had many friends all over... That is good.

us4 Cats said...

mom cried at yesterdays post and now she is leaking again.

we are so sorry.

we lit a candle for Sniffie.

Thoughts said...

Well we just wrote a five page comment and stuped blogger gave us an error message so it got lost in bloggie land. That pisses me off becuase I was crying just writing to you...

It wasnt even 7 months ago that I lost Theodore and I still cry for him at least 3 nights a week. Plz know he is up there protecting Sniffie, and now they each have a friend there too! They are waiting for us to come now...

Until we do, I know there is very little you can do to comfort yourself from such grief. Believe me, I tried everything from meditation to journaling to crying it out to screaming curse words toward the sky.
Sometimes it helped, other times it just made me angrier that the evil Cancer monster is so obsessed with MY family. Why ME? why US? I couldn't figure it out.
I finally stopped trying to figure it out...
but you bet your bottom dollar that I carry Theodore's old collar charm and the tuft of fur the vet gave me everywhere I go...

Jaime
ThoughtsFurPaws

Hansel said...

We are so incredibly sorry for your loss... we have missed much because we haven't been on much lately... and we are so upset and leaky to learn the news. We are glad however that you recognized the time was right, and hope you can find strength in knowing you did the right thing. if you need to talk, you know where to find us.

-love, purrs, and headbutts, from hansel tesla and ben. And isis too.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

We were so sorry to read about the loss of Beloved Sniggie. We are just so sad and we know that you miss your beloved family member.

Purrs.

Ozark Mountain Cats said...

What a beautiful Angel sweet Sniffie is. We're soo sad that it was her time.

Eric and Flynn said...

We are so sad that Sniffie had to go to The Bridge. She will always live on in your heart and memories. Purrs and (((hugs)))

CCL Wendy said...

Once again, I'd like to give you my heartfelt sympathy. I know what it's like to lose a beloved kitty before their time.

Sniffie was, and is, a beautiful sweet girl, and I'm sure you'll feel her presence around you to comfort you.

Nico, Simon and JayJay said...

We know Sniffie is happily playing at the bridge now & no longer hurting. We hope this brings you some comfort during such a difficult time.

~Nico, Simon & JayJay

Carolina Cats said...

Dear Sniffie's mom & fambly,

We are sending lots of purrs & warm hugs to help you feel better. You will always remember Sniffie, and she will watch over you now from the Bridge.

Love & hugs & purrs,
Finnegan Buddy & Princess Jazzy

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

To Sweet Angel Sniffie, run free beautiful girl, and you know that we will miss you. We are sending so many hugs to your Mom so that she can make it through the loss of such a special gift as you ... we know you will always live on in her heart.
Sabrina, Sam, Simon and Momma Jan
♥♥♥♥

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

WE just wanted to drop by to offer our condolences. We are sad that Sniffie had to go. We wish we could help with your pain & sadness, but only time can do that.
{{{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Michelle said...

I hope and pray that your family begin to heal soon. The bridge has such a beautiful new angel.

Mr. Hendrix said...

aw, we are so so sorry to hear about dear Sniffie. We will ask mommy's Bridge woofies to great her and her Cory. They loved kittes and will make great big soft furry pillows for your dear ones.
Remember, Sniffie took all your love and only happy memories with her over the Bridge to wait for you. purrrrs

Derby, Ducky said...

{{{HUGS}}} and purrs to you.

Fin said...

We are all here for you and loved Sniffie too. Purrs and hugs

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Much love & purrs to all of you. We will be honored to read your memorial to Sniffie and look forward to learning more about her.

DaisyMae Maus said...

We are so sorry for the loss of dear sweet Sniffie. What a terrible loss for the whole cat blogosphere. Your family has our deepest condolences.
DMM and the Feline Americans

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Angel Sniffie we miss you lots!!! Hugs and purrrrrs to your Mom and your Fur Family! Say Hello to Miss Ariel for us!!
Your TX furiends,

HubbleSpacePaws said...

Checking in and hoping that you are all feeling the love. Just want you to know you are staying in our thoughts and prayers.

Winston, Kizzy and Tika of Two Cats and a Pug said...

We came over from the creek cats. We just watched the video of sniffie and now mum is just bawling. She totally knows what it is like to loose a kitty that is so precious to us. Our prayers go out to you.

Diamond said...

We hope you are having a great time at the Rainbow Bridge Sniffie.
Here are some purrs for your family.
Purrrrrrrr. Purrrrrrrr. Purrrrrrr.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I am a friend of Khyra, and I wanted to tell you that I am so sorry that Sniffie has to get sick and die.
I know your heart is breaking, and even though I am a pug, I am crying with you.
We love kitties too, and if you let me , I will come sit beside you for awhile, until you ask me to go,
love
tweedles

meowmeowmans said...

Oh no. I have tears in my eyes as I type this message. I'm so sorry that Sniffie had to go to the Bridge. It's always been clear to us how much (and how well) you loved this precious girl. We are purring and praying for you all.

(((hugs and gentle nose taps)))

Shmoo said...

My condolences

Meeshka and the gimpy gang