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Saturday, March 14, 2009


I've been having a hard time getting up the courage to write this post. It feels as though if I don't blog about it, I can make it not true, although I know in my heart that it is true.

Ken is gone.

He went into heart failure last weekend, and had an overnight at the emergency vet hospital where they removed fluid from around his lungs. He never was 100% (or even 50%) once coming home, so he went back and it turns out his kidneys were going too.

I don't know how old he was. Between 5 and 8, I'd say. We've only had him for 18 months or so, but he was the most important thing in our lives.


He had so much love in him, for us, for Ellie, and for life. We'll miss him.


Blogger Trillian42 said...

I'm so, so sorry, sweetie. Ken was a very lucky kitty to have you to love him, and to let him go when it was time.

10:32 AM  
Blogger Bezzie said...

Doesn't matter how long you've had them they always manage to leave a scratch in the litterbox that is our heart huh? Sweet dreams Ken! Hugs to you and ZantiMr.

11:26 AM  
Blogger 3goodrats said...

I'm so sorry! What a shock, and how awfully sad for you.

12:37 PM  
Blogger LilKnitter said...

I'm so very sorry, Zantis. How terrible to lose Ken so soon. He was loved, and he knew that you loved him.

1:02 PM  
Blogger Thursday said...

I am so sorry. So very sorry.

5:33 PM  
Blogger bluroux said...

Oh, honey, I'm so sorry!
{{{hugs}}} to you and ZMrK, and scritchies to Ellie.

7:48 PM  
Blogger Fujiyamamama said...

Ken sure picked the right people, he was so loved.
I am so sorry he is gone.

8:15 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

I'm so so sorry. He seemed like such a lovely kitty & I'm so glad he had such a wonderful life with you.

8:39 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

I'm so sorry to hear this Zanti,,, and he was a much beloved kitty, we all know that.

He's not suffering now, and I'm sure he's in a better place chasing all the mice and birdies he wants to his hearts desire.


9:33 PM  
Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

Oh God. I'm so sorry. Ken and Morris are having a ball chasing mice over the Rainbow Bridge I'm sure.

12:09 AM  
Blogger Stariel said...

Aw, poor Ken. And poor you guys too. :( I'm so sorry to hear he's gone and I'll sure miss seeing him around the blog.

12:21 AM  
Blogger peri said...

So sorry to hear about Ken, I'm sure you mutually made each others worlds better places even for a brief time.He was a magnificent boy.

{{hugs}} &xxx

3:44 AM  
Blogger Mike H said...

Thank you all for your kind words and vibes. We are devastated, but we have many happy moments to think about to remember our boy. He was our best friend and we'll always have him in our lives.

RIP, Ken... we miss you so much. We'll always love you.


8:24 AM  
Anonymous Jessica Burko said...

So sorry to hear this news :( Sending big warm hugs to you.

9:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

{{{hugs}}} Thinking of you.

9:55 AM  
Blogger Beverly said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. He was obviously very loved. You were lucky to have him and he was luck to have you and Mr. Zanti. ((((((hugs))))))

1:58 PM  
Blogger chemgrrl said...

Oh no. :( Poor Ken. I am crying for you.

2:21 PM  
Blogger Darx said...

I am so sorry. Sending lots of heart healing thoughts to you all.

7:14 PM  
Blogger KnittingReader said...

Sending you hugs and love. I am so very sorry.

12:28 PM  
Blogger SuzannaBanana said...

It's never enough time, is it? Thinking of you guys.

1:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am deeply sorry for your loss. Ken certainly cut a fine figure, didn't he? Lucky fellow to have been so thoroughly loved by you all. My heart is with you. Rest in peace, Ken.

5:05 PM  
Blogger Addiopolis said...

I'm so sorry. You and he were all so lucky to have each other. Blessings and condolences and hugs for healing.

5:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry A. Its hard to lose a member of your family. I'm thinking of you.

7:40 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Big hugs to you and Mike, and scritches to Ellie. There really is nothing right to say, but I honestly feel that we're made better people by the pets we care for and for the love love we share with them, no matter how short a time it is.

Ken only had 18 months with you guys, but I'll wager it was the best 18 months!

8:30 AM  
Blogger Jess in boston said...

oh wow -- i only just read this entry, and i can't tell you how sad I am to hear this news. Losing a pet is so hard, even when it's somehow expected. I'm sending you both (and your other kitty, too) hugs.

6:33 PM  
Blogger Penny Karma said...

Awwwww... we all loved Ken too. :( I hope it helps to know that we're sharing your sadness.

9:49 AM  

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