Thursday, September 2, 2021

And Then There Was One...

I am devastated as I write this post...It is with a heavy, sad heart that I let you guys know my Halle Cat passed away last week in my arms...On Wednesday, 08.25, Halle was fine when I got home from work; a few hours later, she stumbled over to me and I realized she had suffered a stroke...After speaking with my Vet, I thought she could recover and made an appointment for the next morning...I spoke to Halle constantly, reassuring her "Mommy was with her and she would be fine", "I knew she was scared but I would not leave her"...I was holding her in my arms like a baby, looking into her sweet face, talking softly to her when she suddenly had a heart attack and died; it was reminiscent of my Calle's death...She was cremated the next day...It was a complete shock and I still can't believe she is gone; I truly never saw this coming...Halle and Sukki had their yearly Vet visit about 2 weeks before and while Halle's medication for high blood pressure was increased, her blood work looked good and she seemed fine until the last hour of her life...Sukki misses her sister like I do~deeply, terribly, constantly...Our home just doesn't feel right without Halle there...The last time I had only 1 kitty, I was in my 30s and Sukki has never lived as an "only cat" in her life so Halle's death has created a great emptiness that feels overwhelming at times...I'm grateful we have each other, but we are both truly heartbroken over Halle's loss...I was so blessed Halle chose me to be her Mommy for almost 17 years and that is what I will try to remember through this tremendous grief.


I know her family that went before, including Daddy Cat, Mommy Cat and her littermate, Calle, were waiting to greet my precious Halle as she went to the Bridge...


My darling angel Halle Cat.


Halle (10.23.04-08.25.21)

Love never dies...Love is eternal.

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

"Always the years between us...Always the years...Always the LOVE...Always the hours..."~Virginia Woolf 

34 comments:

Mickey's Musings said...

We are so very sorry to learn that Halle has crossed her Bridge.
She was lucky to have you loving her.
No matter how long we have , it is never long enough.
Mum and I are sending you and Sukki lots of love and purrs.
Purrs, Julie

Zoolatry said...

With love, from another broken heart ...

Cleo said...

And another pair of broken hearts as well. I am so sorry to hear about your dear Angel Halle. Reading of her age gave me a shudder as Cleo's 17. Though Orbit before her made it to 22 I still worry daily. I know what you're going through, as do so many others, and I'm sending warm thoughts and prayers and soft, healing Cleo purrs your way as you grieve. I am so very sorry.

Brian said...

I'm so very sorry to hear about your dear sweet Halle. I can't imagine, and I know you and Sukki miss that sweet gal. Love and hugs from all of us.

Katie Isabella said...

I am deeply sorry that Halle has gone on. I am grateful beyond words that you and she were together when she needed you. Sending love and prayer for you in your sorrow.

The Florida Furkids said...

We are so sorry. We're sending healing purrs and prayers to you and to Sukki. It's so difficult when furbaby leaves and extra hard when it is a shock like this.

The Island Cats said...

I am so very sorry to hear about Halle. I understand your shock and grief all too well. Sending you many hugs of comfort. ~The Mom

pilch92 said...

My heart breaks for you. I am so sorry for the loss of beautiful Halle. XO

Nina said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I am crying as I read this because I know your heart is broken and you are so sad. I know how much Halle loved you and you took such great care of her. Jacqueline you have a heart that is filled with love and you took such good care of all your babies. I am praying for you as you go through your grief and shock. My heart goes out to you during this sad time and sending you many hugs of comfort. Love never dies. Love is eternal. 💔🙏💔

Lily said...

We’re so sorry for your loss. Sending you purrs and hugs.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

I am so sorry for your sudden loss of beautiful Halle. No words can ease the pain of your loss, but my love and thoughts are with you.

Rene said...

Sending our love and condolences.

Gemini and Ichiro said...

We are so very sorry to hear! We loved your Halle from afar-

Catscue Cat Mom said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. We are sending our purrs and hugs to you and Sukki.

Holly said...

I’m so sorry, there are no words

Timmy Tomcat said...

We feel your sadness and loss dear Halle was a very loving cat. We are glad she passed right where she wanted to be in your arms with love passing between you both. She is now in heaven reunited with Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat and Calle looking down with love. We send our prayers and purrs of support at this sad time
Angel Timmy, Dad Pete, Toby, Rumpy, Miss Fitz and Einstein

Molly the Airedale said...

We are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Halle. It hurts so much when they leave us. Hugs to you and Sukki♥

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I'm so sorry. Halle has been part of my blogging life for my whole life, and most of Sparkle's before me. She will greatly, greatly missed by me and my human. Purrs to you.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

we are truly sorry to learn about Halle; we send hugs and loves from all of us ~~~~~~~ ♥♥♥♥♥

dai$y, tuna, mackerull, dude, sauce and boomer

catladymac said...

We are so so sorry to read this. Yes, she has been reunited with so many of her family she loved but you and Sukki are bereft. "If love could have saved you, you never would have died." Your angels will be looking down on you and Sukki with as much love as you look to them.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

I am deeply sadden to hear about beautiful Halle. The pain we suffer when they go from our sight is unfathomable. I know that one day when the deepest of the pain has subsided the memories and all the love will help ease the sadness her loss. Help but not erase for nothing will ever take those sweet years away and I hope you can find solace in them. I am so very very sorry.

Leah said...

The kitties and I are so sorry to learn of the loss of your Halle. We know it is especially hard when it it's unexpected. We send hugs and purrs.

Kea said...

We're so deeply sorry for Halle's passing, all the harder in some ways because it was so unexpected. We're sending purrs and hugs to you and Sukki.

Derry and the biped (formerly Fuzzy Tales)

Fr. Tom Fishworthy said...

We are all grieving along with you..
So sorry for your loss.
~Julie Mackenzie, Tom, Penny & Bridget xxxx

Marv, Jo Jo, Komo, Cinnamon & Angel Nellie said...

We are grieving with you! Halle was greatly loved. We KNOW She will be welcomed by all of your befores. We send you and Sukki all of our Love, Head bonks, whisker kisses and strength!

M Dawson said...

You lost a beautiful cat, rest in peace sweet friend Halle.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

I'm so, so sorry for your loss. Sending gentle purrs of comfort and love your way.

Poppy Q said...

So sorry to hear about Halle. What a wonderful life she had with you. So very loved.

Julie and Poppyq

Tama-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Hotesse & Heloise said...

So very sorry to read about sweet Hallie. Sending comforting purrs and hugs.

Everyone at The Poupounette

John Bellen said...

What a shock it must have been, indeed. The stroke must have been too severe for Halle’s little heart to stand. But be comforted that your girl died in your arms, knowing your feel, your warmth, your sight and your scent; all things that meant the most to her. Godspeed, Halle.

meowmeowmans said...

Jacqueline and Sukki, we are heartbroken to learn of Halle's sudden passing. You loved her so much, and we have been so blessed that you shared her with all of us. Thank you, and know that we are purring and praying, and sending much love and all good thoughts your way.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, and Laz) said...

We are very sorry to read that Halle had to leave you. Our Best Purrs of Comfort to You and Sukki. It is good at least that both of you have each other at this sad time...

Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs said...

So sorry to read about your precious Halle becaoming a new Angel. Its so hard when they leave us, the more so when we do not expect it.

Our Minko suffered a devastaing stroke in 2017...totally out of the blue as well...I think he must have been in the welcoming crowd at the RB gates, since he knew himself how it is...

Pipo left for the RB in 11/2020, so i know he was there to welcome Halle as well.

Sending love and hugs to you and Sukki at this difficult time.

(We have an angel Suki, too...)

Mr Puddy said...

Mom Jacqueline, Me and mom was shocked by this brokenheart news. It's so hard for us and it must be very hard on you to loss beloved Halle. I knew for Halle for 11 years. So sad to know she went to rainbow bridge.
Sending my hugs & comfort purrs to you
xox