August 5, 2013

Clifford has gone to the Bridge.

Clifford 
12/6/2000 - 8/4/2013

Many thanks to Ann from Zoolatry for this beautiful graphic.  





We're in shock today.  Our woofie Clifford went to the Rainbow Bridge last night.  He had a tummy upset for a couple of days and Mom was giving him pumpkin which seemed to be helping.  He was drinking plenty of water and was perky.

Mom was out all day yesterday and when she came home Clifford seemed okay.  A few minutes later she went in the room and Clifford started to barf....and it was all blood.  There was a LOT of blood and he died in her arms almost immediately.  She was in shock.  At least she was there and was holding him when he passed.

Mom was supposed to meet up with Paula and Mo today but had made other plans right before she found out that Paula was going to be here today.  She's grateful that she did because she wouldn't have been here with Cliffie when he left for the Bridge.

Please keep Mom and Dad and Cubby in your purrs and prayers.  Cubby and Clifford have never been separated.

The photo above was taken the week Cubby and Clifford came to live with us.  They were 5 years old and Mom and Dad adopted them.

66 comments:

Bellen said...

I just read on the Cat Blogosphere site about Clifford's sudden passing. I am very sorry that this happened; it must be terrible to have witnessed it. At least whatever struck took Clifford quickly, and a loved one was there at the end. Please accept my condolences.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We are very sorry to hear about Clifford. Our purrs.

Ginger Jasper said...

I have just seen the sad news and rushed over tomsend you some love and GJ his purs as we know you will be hurting so badly. Please take comfort from knowing hat you were there with Clifford at the end and he would have felt your love there with him.. Love and hugs to you. GJ and Carol xx

The Furries of Whisppy said...

We are so sorry to hear about Clifford running of to the Bridge so suddenly. :(
Sending comforting purrs and woofs to the family, especially Cubby.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Words are inadequate to say how sorry we are. Sending love and purrs to you all.

Love Milo, Alfie and our mom xxx

Jeanne Pursell said...

We are so very sorry to hear from Zoolatry that your precious Clifford has passed. May your memories comfort you during this difficult time. Our paws are crossed for your family. Xo Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

Kjelle Bus said...

Sending lot of (((purrs))) and huggies to you
R.I.P little Clifford <3

Chesney Cats said...

We are so sorry for the loss of your precious Clifford. You are in our thoughts & prayers.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

My human and I read about Clifford earlier on Facebook and we are so very, very sorry. I'm sending you lots of purrs.

Father Tom said...

So glad you were with him, Sharon, when he went to the Bridge. We agree that the doors to the Bridge do need to close. Sending our love to all of you. xx

Mom Julie, Angel Tom, Tinker, Mittens and Anastasia

CATachresis said...

Sharon, I am so sorry to hear that Clifford has gone to the Bridge! Gentle hugs and purrs for you and the family xoxo

Fuzzy Tales said...

What a terrible shock for you. We're continuing to keep you in our thoughts and to send soft purrs.

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We are so, so sorry. Many purrs for you and the family.

Jacqueline said...

Our deepest codolances over the sudden loss of your precious Clifford...We are glad you were with him in the end and sure your presence was of comfort to him...Keeing you all in our purrs and prayers, dear friends...Hugs to all, especially darling Cubby, Mom and Dad...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

Marg said...

We are so so sorry that Clifford had to leave all of you. We sure do send tons of purrs and some woofs too and some gigantic hugs to the Mom and Dad.

Parker said...

I am so so sorry to learn of this! So very sorry - (((hugs))) Words fail me, I am just so sorry.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We know all of you must be so upset about Clifford's passing. We will say extra comforting purrs for Cubby. Scylla knows just how he feels, loosing Charybdis was really hard for her. We are glad Clifford was in his Mommy's arms when he went we know that was a great comfort to him. ~Socks, Scylla, Fenris, Tuiren & Alasandra

Madi and Mom said...

Oh no Mom and I are so very sorry to read of handsome Clifford's sudden illness and passing. He surely looked like a nice woofie.
Hugs madi and mom

Amber DaWeenie said...

What a terrible heartbreaking shock. I'm just so very sorry to be hearing about this. Our deepest sympathy to all of you and may Clifford rest in peace and run free and young at the Bridge. I know he left many memories you will always keep safe in your heart.

Everycat said...

We are so sorry that Clifford left so suddenly, that was an awful, awful shock, but at least you were there to hold him. We send rumbly purrs and love to you all

Gerry, Mungo & The Ape xx

Laila and Minchie said...

We are still in shock and so sad for your family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

The Cat Realm said...

oh my god, this is terrible! we came to wish you a happy noms day and have to hear those sad news! we are so so sorry.... lots of purrs and love, your poor mom, we can`t even imagine. we will think of you and keep you in our hearts,
the cat realm

The Island Cats said...

We are shocked and saddened about the news of Clifford, too. What a sweet woofie! We send you all comforting purrs and hugs.

RIP, Clifford...you will be dearly missed.

HH and The Boys said...

We are soo sad to hear about Clifford. We are sending you all the prayers and purrs we can muster and hope that you all will find some comfort after such a shock.

much love, Bugsy, Knuckles and Lou

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are so sorry to learn about your Clifford suddenly going to Rainbow Bridge - we always thought he looked a very happy boy. We are sending purrs and prayers for you all.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

It is so hard to lose our beloved pets suddenly. At least you were with him and it was quick. Our hearts are breaking for you and Cubby. Surrounding you in love and light.

Cats of wildcat woods

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We're sorry Clifford's time to leave came so suddenly. Something like that is such a shock. Sending hugs for you, purrs and pawtaps for Cubby.

Brian said...

Wemare all so very sad to hear about dear Clifford. We send you many hugs and lots of love. We will love you always Clifford.

Katnip Lounge said...

We are in shock. Such a tragedy--we're sending you our stoutest purrs to all of you. We'll look for a new star tonight in the sky and wave to Clifford.
XX The Lounge Kats and Mommy Trish

Loretta Thomas said...

I feel your pain...my Ashley died similar in my arms too, and I think a little piece of me did also!! I have not been the same since!!!
We are so so sorry for your loss and wish you all the best! Clifford was a beautiful soul...he will be missed!
Hugs & Purrs,
Loretta & Kitty

KitKat said...

We are so very sorry to hear about Clifford's passing. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers
Angel Normie, Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis

LaniBaby said...

Oh, Furkids. We're so very sorry for your loss. You're in our thoughts. It's so hard to lose a friend, but know that dear little Clifford had a wonderful life with you that he couldn't have had anywhere else. - Alana & Crepes.

Karen Jo said...

I am so very sorry that Clifford ran off to the Rainbow Bridge so suddenly. I am glad that you were with him to hold him and send your love with him. I also feel for poor Cubby. I know how sad Rocio was when Austin ran off to the Bridge suddenly. I send hugs and my kitties send comforting purrs.

Terri said...

We are so sad to hear about Clifford but glad your mom was there when he died. Sometimes that is the only consolation. Purrs and hugs to everyone.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Again we are just so sad and so sorry for your sudden loss of Clifford. He was a beautiful boy, and we know how much you must miss him. Mom says it might take Cubby a few weeks or more to get over his loss. Please give him lots of hugs and loving from all of us.

Hugs and Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning and Mom

da tabbies o trout towne said...

sendin R sincerest sympathies two everee one during this veree difficult time....we noe this haz knot been an easy yeer...period....pleez noe clifford wuz met at heaven's door by sniffie and tamir....we R trooly sorree for yur loss N send hugs & purrayers

XOXOXOX

Katie and Glogirly said...

Oh, I'm so very, very sorry...this is just so very tragic and heartbreaking. I just can't find words. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
love,
Glogirly

Julia Williams said...

Oh gosh, I am just soooo sorry for the loss of your beloved woofie. Sending you lots of healing purrs, woofs and prayers.

Forty Paws said...

Many, many hugs to you at this very difficult time. It is so sad to lose a fur baby. And so unexpectedly as well.

Luf, Us and Maw

meowmeowmans said...

There are no words that can express how shocked and saddened we are to hear of Clifford's passing. Please know that we love you all, and that we are sending purrs and prayers of comfort.

Fly free, sweet Clifford. You are loved and missed always.

Caren Gittleman said...

We are so horribly, horribly sorry to hear about Clifford. Our hearts are breaking for you. Sending you much love and prayers for this most difficult time.
xoxoxo

The Swiss Cats said...

We are sorry for your sudden loss. We are sending you all gentle thoughts and healing purrs.

BeadedTail said...

We're so sorry for Clifford having to go to the Bridge. Our thoughts and purrayers are with you. We're thankful your mom was with him so he wasn't alone when he had to go.

Ragdoll Mommy said...

I'm very very sorry for your lose!!:-( me&my kitties are sending 10000000000000000000000 prayers and kisses!!! I'm so deeply sorry:-( If there is ANYTHING I can do PLEASE let me know!!!:-) I know how you feel:-( I lost my dear friend too he was 15 I think,he past in 2005:-( he was a Ragdoll cat

Ragdoll Mommy said...

Loss is what I meant to type

Swami Zoe said...

So sorry for your loss! Sending lots of purrrs, love, and light! Me-Ommmmmm

colehauscats said...

We are so sorry that Cliffie was needed so quickly at the Bridge. And so thankful you were there for him at the end of this life. We know he's grateful for that. Hugs and purrs....

Hazel Marie Snyder said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, at least you were with him at the end.
My thoughts are with you.

Hazel Marie Snyder said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, at least you were with him at the end.
My thoughts are with you.

The Lee County Clowder said...

Oh, so sorry. It always seems worse somehow when it happens so suddeny like that.

purrrrrrrrsssss

Prancer Pie said...

We're so sorry bout your sweet Clifford. ((Hugs)) and whisker kisses from all of us at Prancer Pie.

Meg & Quill said...

We are so sorry for your loss. It's never easy but I can only imagine the shock you must be in. Our deepest purrs and hugs to try to ease your sadness.

Meg and the Boys.

Old Kitty said...

We came over from the CB. We are so sorry to read about angel Clifford. We send you many hugs and purrs. Take care
x

Fisher and Staff said...

This is so sad and we are so sorry for your loss. We send purrs and hugs and hope it will help a little bit.

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

My heart is heavy with sadness and the mom is typing through tears. I just found out that Clifford had run off to the bridge. I know how hard this is and will send prayers that will give you comfort during this hard time. You are in my thoughts. I am so sorry.

Marilynn said...

Prayers and purrrrrsssss for all of you. A sudden running off to the bridge is so hard on everyone.

{{{{hugs}}}}

Marilynn, Grace & Company

JC said...

I am so sorry for your loss.
At least you were there for him.

XO,
JC and The Purr and Fur Gang

Oui Oui said...

We are so sorry Clifford had to leave you, and so suddenly too. Its hard enough when you know it will happen soon, but when its not expected, its doubly sad. We hope your good memories will help you feel better in time, and we hope you take comfort in knowing you gave him a great home and unconditional love. There is no greater gift. Our deepest condolences, we're purring for all who are left behind.

Mama Bear said...

That is so heart breaking ...I am sorry for your loss. Purrs and woofs from us here.

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Sending you more hugs, purrs and prayers. Run free, Clifford. Xoxox

Mariodacat said...

Gasp! What a horrible shock for all of you. M is sending big HUGS and has all of you in her thoughts and prayers. We are so very very sorry for your sudden loss.

Kitties Blue said...

What extremely sad news. Our hearts go out to you. Mommy has lost kitties just that quickly, and so she knows exactly how overwhelmed and devastated you are. She can't imagine what Cubby's going to do. She is sending you has many prayers as your heart can hold. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Avalon Cat Cartoons said...

Poor little Clifford. My heart is breaking for you, but I'm glad you could be with him when he crossed his rainbow bridge.

Flynn said...

We are so sorry for your loss. I have been off line since Friday with no internet so only just saw your heartbreaking news. (((hugs))) to you and Flynn sends his gentlest consoling purrs.

asta said...

Iam so vewy sad and shocked that littol Cliffowd had to leave fow the bwidge. I am gwateful that he was in yoow awms as he left ..it must have been so painful fow yoo. He is safe and healthy now and will be thewe yo gweet his sweet Cubby someday. I am sending yoow family and especially Cubby tendew healing smoochies fow yoow heawts
Love
Asta and Mommi

Team Tabby said...

We just heard the sad news about Clifford and so sudden. Our condolences.