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Saturday, March 21, 2009

SaYinG GooDbYe...

This beautiful morning we laid our dear sweet otto bisquit to rest...This has been a difficult week to say the least..3 false calls and then yesterday we just knew it was time..He was 11 days shy of his 18th birthday and was a fighter till the very end...We are numb right now but we have had time to come to terms with his death and have decided to celebrate his life instead!..he was our hang by the seat of your pants laid back kind of kitty..he has loved every kitty and dog that we have had..he taught his boo how to hunt mice..He was our behind the scenes not make a fuss sort of kitty..just took things as they came...We love this photo above cause he looks like he just heard a great joke..even just two months ago he was still running around and acting kitty like...He loved life and we loved him for being in ours! We will miss him dearly...but know that where he is now is even better and we will see him again someday..
Here he is with his best friend Bearbum that we lost to cancer 6 years ago at the age of 8..they went to Italy with us and they were inseperable I know that Otto has caught up and is having the time of his life with his boo and his other brothers and sisters..

Otto loved his wheelbarrow...

Sleeping in front of the fire with his boo in 2003

Otto on his Frosty...

at christmas time..

on our bed..

again in his wheelbarrow...taking a siesta...I will miss him terribly..but know that he is happy and whole again and that makes my heart smile through the tears...Good bye my sweet gentle one, your mommy and daddy miss you and love you with all their hearts...xoxoxxo
april 1, 1991-march 21, 2009

italy 1999...


  1. I am so sorry for your loss, he sounds like he was a sweet lovable kitty, God Bless you.

  2. I know how much these furry little ones can claim our hearts. So sorry to hear that this sweet kitty is no long with you....
    Hugs to you!!!

  3. He was one lucky and loved cat! You were blessed to have each other. Hugs!

  4. Gina, I'm so sorry! What wonderful piacures you have to make a memory book out of...

    Hugs to you, Kimberly

  5. Sorry to hear about the loss of your precious kitty. We have two of them and love them dearly as you and your family did. Hugs to you...Carol

  6. SO Sorry Gina, I know how much you are hurting. It will lessen and the memories will get to be sweet ones. I miss my Jessy. Email if you want to. Hugs Rene

  7. Oh, I saw your blog title "saying goodbye" on my dashboard feel and I just knew it must be about your dear Otto. So sorry to hear it, but as you know he had a very happy and full life. I'm sure he felt totally loved and he is frisky and young again in kitty heaven.

  8. Gina you have great memories of him but it is always hard to lose a pet.

  9. Oh how sad! I'm glad he was able to live a long, happy life!

  10. I'm so sorry Gina...he was loved very much!

  11. Oh sweetie I'm so sorry. You know I have been following your blog, and I noticed your title so I had to jump over & read what happened. If you have time Sunday or Monday sometime check out my blog...I will post a photo of what I found today at my house ok :) Hopefully it will put a big smile on your face. I will also post a photo of my 2 cats...When I seen the photo of both of your cats together I just cried...I have 2 cats & they all could be twins..LOVE ya & So SORRY! PrIm HUGs Deb

  12. I'm so sorry Gina. My sister's Golden Retriever puppy had to be put to sleep today too.It's such a sad thing to lose a pet. Mine 2 labs are getting old and I dread the day they go. Thanks for sharing the pictures with us. Have a nice evening.

  13. Oh Gina~I am so sorry to hear about Otto's death. He is in a place where there is no pain.
    I too believe that he is up there with his best buddy...romping around and chasing mice!

  14. Hi Gina,
    I know your pain and tears all to well as it has just been a little over a week since we had to let go of our sweet little York-Po Andy. My heart is breaking for you...knowing the loss that you are feeling.
    Just know that Otto is on this side of heaven at the Rainbow Bridge...playing with his brothers & sisters; waiting for the day when you will come and you all can cross the Rainbow Bridge together to heaven.
    Hugs to you my dear friend.

  15. Oh Gina, I am so sorry to hear. Girlie, know I'll be thinking about you.


  16. Gina, I am so very sorry to hear this. :> (
    He was a beautiful kitty and he lived a long and wonderful life with you and your hubs.
    He is now with Bearbum and they are both free of pain and illness, rompin' around in Heaven. :> )
    Know that I will be prayin' for you dear one.

  17. Oh Gina,
    I am so, so sorry.....



  18. Gina, so sorry to hear that Otto has crossed over Rainbow Bridge. Rejoice in the fact that you had him for almost 18 years and that one day he will be waiting for you to rejoin him. Take care, my friend.

  19. Gina,
    So sorry for your loss. Our kitties are such a part of us it is hard to let go. We are better for what time we have with them.

  20. Oh, Gina, I am so sorry. Just sent you an e-card...and thinking of you.No matter how many times we go thru this as pet moms, it never gets easier.

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  22. Awwww, sweet Otto... he is in a kitty heaven, and 18 well, what do you know about that? He had a long, wonderful, spoiled life with you and that is all he could have ever wished for, bless your heart, it will get easier every day. Hugs, MO

  23. Oh Gina I am so sorry. My heart goes out to you. But he is at peace now and for nearly 18 years he was loved by you and has given you so much more in return. Thinking of you...Special Hugs Chrissy x

  24. Gina - Sorry for your loss - he was a beautiful kitty.


  25. Sorry for your loss. We put my sweet Tumbles (yorkie) to sleep this month also. She just celebrated her 15th birthday. I know the pain of this loss and know my prayers are with you!

  26. I'm so sorry that you've lost your beautiful puss cat. It broke my heart when my lovely little tinky died. Pam xx

  27. I'm sorry to hear about your furry friend passing away. He was obviously a much loved friend.

    Ali @ A Cosy Life

  28. Gina,
    I am so sorry about the loss of Otto...he looked like a big sweetie pie...the pics of him in the wheelbarrow are wonderful~and with his buddy...looks like you gave him the sort of home most kitties can only dream of...

  29. oh dear I am sooo soo sorry to hear the news. This is a rough time I am sure but it looks as though he was the happiest of cats! Great memories never get old :)

    Thinking of you


  30. Gina, my heart goes out to you and I know how much you are hurting. I pray that God will wrap His loving arms around you and help you in this time of need.

    What a good, good life your kitty had! I have a copy of the Rainbow Bridge and it helped me so much!


  31. Oh Gina....I am soooo very sorry for your loss!! What a wonderful gift you were given in this kitty child, and you gave him an equally wonderful gift.....the cat's meow of a life!!! I'm sure you will miss him dearly in your home, but cherish him always in your heart!!!

    God bless friend!!

  32. Oh Gina, I am so so sorry. We were in Canada this weekendand I am just catching up - or trying to. Such sad news. I am sending lots of hugs your way my sweet friend, Linda

  33. Good Morning :) Sweetie I wanted to let you know that the photos that I told you I was going to post are on my blog :) Sorry it took me so long I couldn't find the new additions to take there photo. Hope this brings a smile to your face...if I lived closer to you I would be more then happy to bring you a new kitty :) LOVE always, Deb p.s. I have 10 outside & 2 inside LOL...

  34. Gina, So sorry about your kitty. He sure did live a long life! He was so lucky to have you. I have 4 kitties and just recently lost one last fall. He was 16. I still have his sister who is doing pretty good.