Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Forever Young, My Precious Truffles


This is the hardest blog post I've ever had to write. 

Just hours after I finished writing my tribute to Tara on the two year anniversary of her passing, Truffles joined her. She had a saddle thrombus, a blood clot at the base of her aorta. Nothing could be done to save her.

It just doesn't seem possible...two years to the day, almost to the hour, that Tara died. I've often wondered which is worse...a long illness or sudden death. Now I know. I just feel like the entire world has stopped.

The next couple of days we'll be running pre-scheduled book reviews. Next week I will continue to pay tribute to my beautiful, precious little angel.

124 comments:

  1. It was a shock to read the news on FB. Our hearts are heavy for you, knowing the pain you are going through at the sudden loss of your precious Truffles - especially today. We have no words, but send a warm hug, purrs and paw taps of comfort.

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  2. I am so very, very sorry for your loss. Please know that many thoughts and prayers are with you. Linda

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  3. We are so sorry.
    Sudden passings are really hard to deal with.
    We send lots of love and purrs.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ
    and mom Nancy

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  4. This news is just so very sad and shocking. I can't imagine how you are holding yourself together. This is truly a painful day--especially given that it is Tara's anniversary. Wishing that there were better words to offer. We'll all be here with you at this most difficult time. With much love and peace, Laura

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  5. We wish there were more we could do than offer you words of comfort. Know that we're so very sorry for your loss, and that we're holding you close to our hearts. Much love and purrs from all of us to you.

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  6. I'm so sorry for your sudden loss. As a veteran of both the sudden loss and the long good-bye, sudden loss for me is the worst. Blessings for the strength to go through the next days.

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  7. We are so sorry for your loss, life just isn't fair sometimes! Sending purrs, hugs and lots of love from our family to yours. xx

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  8. Losing them is never easy but sudden loss is the worst. Take comfort in knowing you gave Truffles the best life possible. Through you, she made lots of us happy. You will be in my thoughts as you find strength to get through this, one day at a time. Take care.

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  9. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending comforting thoughts.

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  10. We are so very sorry to hear of Truffle's passing. We know know you pain. All we can do is focus on the good times and remember the love ♡•

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  11. We're so very very sorry. Purrs.....

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  12. Miss Melissa....We are very very sorry and sending you lots of love and purrs

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  13. Dear Melissa, we are so very sorry for your sudden loss of your beloved Truffles. We want you to know that you are in our prayers, thoughts and our hearts. We can't even imagine what you are going through with regards to this sudden loss and the timing of it. We wrap you in light and love and send you our gentlest purrs.

    Love from Clooney, Neytiri & Karyn

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  14. I’ve come to pay my respects to Truffles, something I didn’t want to have to do for another 10 years or so. *bows head* Fly free. Sending comforting purrz to Mom Melissa.

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  15. Oh Melissa... I'm so, so sorry. I wish I could hold you and wipe your tears. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    (((hugs)))

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  16. I hope you know that she is with you always now and waiting for you just on the other side of the veil between our worlds. Sending love and comforting purrs.

    Cats of wildcat woods

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  17. I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Losing a pet overnight with no warning is awful. I lost my Weenie 2 years ago on Memorial Day when he was bitten by killer bees and it was so difficult to deal with. .
    You are in our thoughts & prayers.......God Bless.........Sarah & the girls.

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  18. WE are so sorry for your loss.

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  19. Melissa, my heart goes out to you. You probably know this sympathy prayer but it is my favorite and I'll place it here just in case it offers you a tiny moment of peace:

    "Grieve not,
    nor speak of me with tears,
    but laugh and talk of me
    as if I were beside you...
    I loved you so -----
    'twas Heaven here with you."

    -- by Isla Paschal Richardson

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  20. There really aren't any words of comfort I can give, but I am so incredibly sorry. I don't think it matters how we lose our furry family members, it is devastating no matter what, but for Truffles to pass on Tara's anniversary is unimaginable. I hope you find the comfort you need. Hugs.

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  21. We just learned about your beautiful Truffles and want you to know how sorry we are for your loss. Having been down that road ourselves within the last year, we can empathize. Purrs and purryers. Karen, Phillip, Christopher, Brody and Hope at Kittens 'n Things.

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  22. Farewell Truffle, sad that you left so suddenly.

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  23. I absolutely couldn't believe it. And still can't. Darling tortie, stay near your Mommy. She needs you so. We're here for you, Melissa. - Alana and Crepes.

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  24. I am so sorry about Truffles. I can't even imagine the shock and pain. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Truffles will be missed by many. I always looked forward to her interviews and Tortie shorties.

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  25. We're so sorry for your loss and shocked and saddened. Sendin you lotsa purrs from Texas and big hugs.

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  26. I am so sorry for both of your losses; I'm sure they are together, waiting to see you again someday.

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  27. There are no words of comfort sufficient for something like this. I am truly sorry. I know the pain of both a long illness and a sudden death. Without a doubt, a sudden death is much harder. Either way, they are both painful and sad. I will keep you in my thoughts during this difficult time. Again, I am very sorry.

    The Painter Pack

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  28. Melissa, I can't imagine how hard this is. I am so very very sorry. Sending you love and peace.

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  29. I am so sorry for your sudden loss of Truffles. It's difficult to lose a pet when you're somehow "prepared" for it, but it's absolutely heart wrenching when the loss is unexpected. I believe Tara and Truffles will give you strength and comfort from Spirit World as grieve the loss of your beautiful kitty.

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  30. Melissa, my heart is breaking for you. I am so sorry about your beautiful Truffles. I will be thinking of you and sending hugs your way.
    Linda Reilly

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  31. Just stopping by again to check on you, dear Melissa. We will keep sending much love, hugs and purrs of comfort as you mourn the loss of your precious Truffles. We are so, so sorry.

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  32. I am speechless. I was sure I had misread the e-mail from Zoolatry's Ann. We know that Truffles and Tara are together and will remain in your heart forever. I know from personal experience that the sudden losses are the worst. I am so saddened and heartbroken for you. Please know, Melissa, that you are in my heart, thoughts and prayers. Love and hugs, Janet and Kitties Blue

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  33. So very sorry for your loss.... sending luv from Crockett of Lone Star Cats and Finley, his doggy fursib...

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  34. This is just too, too sad for words. Know that we feel your loss. We send you our condolences, love and strength.
    Kisses
    Nellie and Mommy

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  35. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ You are in our thoughts and prayers ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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  36. So very sorry for your loss. You are most definitely in my prayers. <3

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  37. Our thoughts and purrs are with you at this sad time...

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  38. Sending you hugs (and purrs from Sophie). I lost my previous furry buddy to the exact same illness. Our thoughts and prayers to you...

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  39. My human and I both felt so awful when we found out this morning. It has been a very sad day here, and we are both so very sorry that Truffles is gone. :-(

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  40. We are just heartsick for you. Truffles was a beautiful girl, inside and out. Sending love, light, and comfort your way.

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  41. Oh, nooooo! Oh, Melissa, we're so very sorry to hear this heartbreaking news *whipes tears away*. Goodbye my sweet furriend, Truffles <3 Soft Pawkisses to comfort you <3 <3 <3

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  42. Melissa, I am SO sorry for your loss. Every tear shed is a reminder of just how precious your beloved Truffles was.

    ((((HUGS)))))

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  43. I am dismayed to hear the sad news. I have been following your blog for a short time but I had fallen for Truffles. She was a beautiful sweet kitty, and she will be missed. I could tell you love her very much. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  44. I am so sorry to learn you lost Truffles so suddenly. It's bad enough when they go in a slower way.But this is totally heart-breaking. My prayers are with you.

    Debby
    http://homelesscatcare.blogspot.com

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  45. We are so, so sorry for your loss. Fly free beautiful girl.

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  46. We are so sorry to learn of beautiful Truffles leaving you and your family. Saddle Thrombus is a most awful and shocking thing to happen, heart breaking just doesn't cover it. We lost Oliver to this, and there isn't a day goes by where the ape doesn't remember it. Be kind to yourself and take time for yourself, Truffles will keep an eye on you and will always be in your heart.

    Sending love & rumbly purrs
    Mungo, Jet & The Ape xx

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  47. So sorry to hear of Truffles' passing. We can certainly feel your pain. Our hearts go out to you.

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  48. It is such a painful time for you. I still can't believe that sweet Truffles has gone! Gentle hugs to you ❤️

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  49. There simply are no words. My heart is breaking for you as you mourn your beautiful girl. Please know that you're in my thoughts and prayers.

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  50. We are so very sad to hear about Truffles' sudden passing.........just know that all your many friends carry you in their hearts as you go through this heart-breaking parting............we send hugs.

    Love, Sammy and Mom Pam

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  51. I'm shocked, and so so sorry that this happened. Hugs and purrs from all of us. Our hearts are broken for you

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  52. I'm so very sorry ...I didn't know Truffles well, but your love and bond was so evident in all your posts and throughout your blog. I'm sending you much love, support, and strength across the miles. Run free, dear Truffles ...

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  53. After our Boo died suddenly at only 8 yrs old, Mom was distraught, as were we all. It didn't help at the time, but now we are happy she had a great 8 years and never suffered. We are in shock and so very sad for you. She will always be in your heart. Sending hugs to you.

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  54. I'm shocked. This is heartbreaking. So very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts. Rest in peace, sweet Truffles.

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  55. I had no idea. I am so incredibly heartbroken for you. I hope that you are able to find some moments of peace in the coming days. Know that we are thinking about you.

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  56. We're still shocked by the sudden passing of your sweet Truffles. We're so sorry for your loss. We send you comforting purrs and gentle headbonks. You're in Mum's thoughts, and she sends you a hug. Purrs

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  57. So so very sorry for your loss, and thinking of you at this time. Purrs

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  58. I was shocked and deeply saddened when I hear and I wish I had words that could take away your pain. I'm sebding you hugs across the miles.

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  59. I was shocked and deeply saddened when I hear and I wish I had words that could take away your pain. I'm sebding you hugs across the miles.

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  60. I was shocked and deeply saddened when I hear and I wish I had words that could take away your pain. I'm sebding you hugs across the miles.

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  61. So very sorry for your sudden loss. Purrs and prayers coming your way.
    Scout Charles

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  62. What a beautiful furbaby! I'm so sorry for your double loss. Hugs from me and purrs from Amidala and Munchkin.

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  63. I am so sorry to read of your sudden loss. I always enjoyed stories about both kittehs. You gave each other two great years. I'm just sad for you that it wasn't longer. xo

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  64. I am so deeply sorry for your loss of your dear Truffles.

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  65. My heart breaks for you. Sorry for your loss of your beloved kitty. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Sue B
    Charlie,Cashew,Garfield,Tubby,Hope

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  66. I selfishly loved Truffles as my own, she reminded me so much of my own Tortie Saffie. I am deeply saddened for your loss. A sudden one is so hard but for me even harder is watching a loved one suffer.

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  67. We are so sorry to hear that your sweet Truffles has passed and it is such a shock when it happens so suddenly. We are thinking of you and know you will have a million memories that you will smile about in the future. Take care.
    Luv Hannah, Lucy and Mum Sue.

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  68. Sometimes, there is no time to say good-bye. Remember that every time you touched Truffles, every time you spoke to her, you were telling her that you loved her, and always would. Godspeed, Truffles.

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  69. We still can't believe this. We so deeply wish there were something more we could do than offer words of comfort, but please know that we are here for you. We are all purring and praying for you, Melissa. Sending all our love. Truffles, you will forever be loved and remembered.

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  70. We're incredibly sorry to hear this. Truffles was awesome and we will miss her!
    Rob, Yoshi and Gatsby

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  71. I'm so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Truffles, Melissa.

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  72. We are still so shaken and shocked over the sudden loss of your beautiful Truffles. We are holding you in our deepest purrs and thoughts.
    ((hugs))

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  73. Oh, how awful! We all know what a crushing shock you have had.
    Take care of yourself.

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  74. I don't think we are ever prepared to lose one we love so much. I remember so keenly how it felt like a part of my heart was being ripped out when I accepted that Em had passed. At 16 with diabetes, a heart condition and then cancer, it was beyond her time when she finally passed, so there was a small solace of 'she had a good life' but at the time it did not matter. Kodi was six months..

    the pain is so deep, but so is the love. I think the tears are a small price to pay, and all of us pay them willingly.http://www.kirazamber.com/lovingones.html

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  75. Our hearts are sending (((hugs))) your way. We salute Truffles and wish safe journey over the Bridge to her. There is a candle here that we will light in her honor.
    Purrrrrss.

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  76. Melissa, please accept my sincerest sympathies on the loss of your beautiful girl Truffles. I am truly sorry ♥♥♥ Laura

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  77. Melissa, I am in complete shock at reading your words. Tears are flowing for you and for your precious Truffles. I can't even imagine what you must be feeling right now. My heart just aches for you. Please, please take care of yourself, and know that Truffles and Tara are together and with you, now and forever. Now you have two precious guardian angels. Just devastated for your loss...

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  78. I am so sorry to hear about your sweet Truffles. Sending prayers and warm thoughts to you.

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  79. So sorry for the loss of your beautiful Truffles. Run free Truffles sweetie. Big hugs xx

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  80. Oh Melissa, this is such sad news. I can't believe it. I wish I could give you a great big hug and tell you it will be all right. Sweet Truffles had the best mom ever! Leslie goodwin

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  81. as you know we are completely devasted by the sudden loss of Truffles. It is just not right. It is the most heartbreaking news ever. We contacted you privately (as you know), and are ALWAYS here for you, when you are ready. Sending you much love and our deepest sympathy. Truffles will be deeply missed. Caren and Cody

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  82. We are so sorry. We never met any of you kitties, but we all belong to this blogworld. Hugs and kisses to your humans.

    Emma and Buster

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  83. I am sending hugs and sympathy through my tears. Take comfort that Tara and Truffles are now together and playing in eternal sunshine. My heart is breaking for you.

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  84. Oh this is heartbreaking. Honestly I lost my beloved tortoise shell cat Clara over three years ago and it still hurts. I wish you peace!

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  85. We're so sorry for your loss! We know there're no words who can really comfort, but we wanted to let you know that you're in our thoughts. My heart is breaking for you. :(

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  86. So very sorry to hear this. They are our children and we mourn their passing just as much. You are in my thoughts!

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  87. Truffles was a wonderful girl. I'm so sorry that she left you so early. My heart just breaks for you and I wish I had a way to comfort you. However, I know from experience that there isn't anything with the exception of time that can make things feel any better.I'm praying for you.
    -Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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  88. My heart goes out to you. I hope that all your precious memories will comfort you at this time.

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  89. Seek comfort in the wonderful memories you will have always, to cherish in your heart. I know that all of our fur babies up in heaven have taken Truffles under their angel wings.

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  90. So sorry to hear about Truffles. She will be missed. Our prayers go out to you.

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  91. I know this is a hard time for you. I am praying for some peace of mind for you. I am so sorry.

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  92. The peep says, the greater the love, the harder the loss. Truffles was loved so very much. She'll be missed terribly by many but especially by you. Please know that we'll be there for you if and when you need someone to be there.

    Love & purrs always,
    Seville & Peep #1

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  93. So sorry for your loss.
    They take over our hearts the minute we see them.
    And when they pass, it leaves a hole in our heart.
    Rest in Peace, Truffles.

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  94. Weez be so sowry Ms. Melissa. Weez just not know what to say. Weez know nuffin' we say will make it better, but Tryffles be in heaven now and is no longer sick or in pain. Weez sendin' lots of purrs and purrayers.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  95. I am so sorry to hear of such a sudden loss of your beloved cat. She will be missed very much.

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  96. I was also shocked to read about Truffles yesterday. I know how hard it was to watch Sweet Praline dying when she had the cancer, but I guess I had time to prepare for it, even though it was hard. My thoughts are with you as you grieve the loss of your special Truffles.

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  97. Hi Melissa, I am so, so sorry to hear about Truffles! There aren't enough words at a time like this - and I do understand, as I have watched my kitties go through long illnesses, and then lost one suddenly last fall. My thoughts are with you as you commemorate Truffles for us in the days ahead. I will miss her contributions to your blog,, too!! j

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  98. oops, that one got away. Jeanie jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com

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  99. Deer Lady Melissa wee iss so sad to reed that yur sweet gurl Truffless went off to Pure Land an leeved you!!
    Wee iss so sorry....mee Cuss-inn Allura went to Pure Land Monday frum a sudden illness also :(
    It iss nevurr easy iss it?? Mee will meow a purrayer fur you tonite.
    Sinseerlee 'Purrince' Siddhartha Henry an LadyMum (Nylabluesmum)
    Thee Purrfect Pad.

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  100. Melissa, we left you some words yesterday but we wanted to check in with you again today. You are in our thoughts today as you were yesterday and you will be in our thoughts for the next while as we send you love and many heartfelt hugs. Rest in peace sweet Truffles. You were loved.

    the critters in the cottage and their Mama Sophie XO

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  101. Melissa you will be in my thoughts and prayer. With tears in my eyes, I am so sorry for your loss. Truffles will be in all our hearts forever.

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  102. I am so sorry for your loss. Perhaps a new star shines in the skies tonight that watches over you.

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  103. I am so sorry for your loss of Truffles. My hugs and prayers go out to you

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  104. We just heard about her passing. We are very sorry for your loss. How many of us in the Cat Blogosphere haven't experienced your pain and loss? You have our sincerest, most heartfelt condolences.

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  105. We are sorry for your sudden and unexpected loss.
    We send our purrs and pawyers of comfort and sympathy.
    Fly free, Truffles, you are such a beautiful Angel-Kitty now.


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  106. Me and my mom-person are so sorry for your loss of Truffles

    XOXO

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  107. Oh, that's terrible! I saw a few of these during my time working in a veterinary ER, and they broke my heart every single time. They're breathtakingly sudden, and they just don't let you prepare for the loss. I'm so, so sad this happened to your family.

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

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  108. We are still hurting for you Melissa. It was totally unfair.

    ~Bernadette and Mimi and all her children and all the fosters.

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  109. We were so shocked and sad to hear about Truffles' sudden passing. Our thoughts are with you. Sending purrs and hugs.

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  110. We are very sad to hear of your loss. Many purrs and hugs.

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  111. I'm so sorry to hear this--Truffles at the keyboard always brought a smile to my face. Sending you prayers and purrs.

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  112. I am so sad for you, Melissa, and I'm sending you warm thoughts, virtual hugs, and prayers for comfort and peace. We will miss Truffles' interviews and seeing her sweet face on your posts.

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  113. omg I'm in shock nothing compared I'm sure to what your feeling hang in there much love frankie and lorraine

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  114. I am so sorry to hear about this. I'm sending healing prayers and hugs your way.

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  115. We're so sorry, we've only just heard. Sending you purrs and purrayers. McCormack Cats xxx

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  116. Say it isn't so - first I learn of it. So, so sorry... such a huge loss. :(

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