Monday, May 5, 2014

Good Bye, Whisky and Pok

Whisky (photo taken May 2, 2014). Daddy was feeding her a piece of chicken jerky
February 18, 2000 - May 5, 2014
Whisky ran for the Bridge this evening, May 5, 2014 at 1934 hours (GMT +8). She was in my arms as she transitioned, with Daddy next to us. She ran on her own terms, and for that we are grateful.

Pok, our guinea pig (December 19, 2007 - May 5, 2014) also chose to run to the Bridge today, at 1549 hours. He, too was in my arms with Daddy next to us as he transitioned. We buried him with his brofur pig, Curly (March 20, 2007 - October 6, 2013).

It has been a very difficult day but we are truly grateful that both Whisky and Pok chose THEIR time to run to the Bridge and allowed us the opportunity to hold them as their transitioned.

83 comments:

Terri said...

We are so sad you lost two beloved pets in one day. Run healthy and free, Whisky and Pok!

We're sending lots of hugs and purrs your way.

Nerissa said...

I'm so sorry. So very sorry that you lost two of your precious babies both in one day but just think... They'll be goin' to Heaven TOGETHER and have each other for company until they meet up with those friends and family who have passed before them.

Purrs,
Nissy

Paul said...

Dearest Whisky and Pok, love you guys always. Till we meet again! Enjoy yourself at rainbow bridge. Your Daddy.

Fuzzy Tales said...

I'm crying too hard to even type properly at the moment.

Oh, Cathy, I'm so, so sorry. :-(

I wish I could write something that would give comfort, but of course we each have to walk our path of grief alone.

Sending universal Light and love to you; the boys are sending their purrs.

(((Hugs)))

Kim, Nicki and Derry

Cathy Keisha said...

Whisky, you were so loved by your family but also by hundreds of us in the Blogosphere. Run free dear woofie furrend. Sending comforting purrz to those left behind. I think you should let us know what kind of food killed her.

speedyrabbit said...

Oh Cathy this is the saddest moment we have had for a long time,our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time,run free sweet Whisky,popcorn hight little Pok
xx Rachel and Speedy

Marg said...

Cathy, just remember that they were both so loved and had a wonderful home with you and Daddy. We sure send big hugs and have you in our thoughts and prayers.

meowmeowmans said...

We are so sad to hear that beloved Whisky and Pok have run off to the Bridge. Thank you for loving them so much, and thank you for sharing them both with all of us. Please know that we send gentle purrs, prayers and hugs to you all.

Fly free, Whisky and Pok. We love you, and will see you again some day.

The Island Cats said...

We are so sorry to hear that Whisky and Pok have both gone to the Bridge. We send you comforting purrs and headbutts.

Whisky and Pok...you will be missed so much.

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

Cathy,

I am so very very sorry to hear this, I was so hoping you would have more time.. and to lose two so quickly.. My heart breaks for you

Deep rumbley purrs of healing and comfort..

Tamago said...

We are so very sorry to hear your sweet Whisky and Pok left for Rainbow Bridge together. I really have no words...
Sending warm thoughts and prayers to you and all your family. Run free Whisky and Pok. You are forever in our hearts.

Kjelle Bus said...

Me and my mom-person are so so sorry to hear that both Whisky and Pok have left to the bridge :(

Sending lots of (((purrs))) and huggies

XOXO

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

We are so very sorry for the losses of your beloved Whisky and Pok. We know the sadness and so therefore we can understand too well the one you are feeling. We will keep you in our purrs and prayers and just remember Our loved ones never truly leaves us. They live on in the kindness they showed,the comfort they shared,&the love they brought into our lives

((hugs))
♥♥♥ Always

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

Thank you for loving both of them and for caring for them even at the end.

I am following you ow - so bad at knowing who is with what blog.

With sadness in your loss.
Cats of wildcat woods

Random Felines said...

we are so very sorry about Whisky and Pok. it is ever so hard.... purrs

Brian said...

We are so, so sorry to hear such sad news. We didn't know Pok that well at all, but we all sure loved that Whisky. That sweet face will forever make our hearts smile. Love and hugs from all of us.

Old Kitty said...

Oh no. Oh Whisky - you beautiful beautiful angel. We loved seeing your little sweet beautiful face. You had such kind playful eyes and you were always brushed perfectly. You were so loved and so adored. We are so so so so sorry to read this. We are so so sad.

And dear angel Pok. Awwww. We are beyond sad at such news.

Please please take care all at Furries of Whisppy. We are truly heartbroken at your loss. With much love,
x

Austin Towers said...

Cathy, we are so very sad for you, for the loss of both your fur babies. Whisky was loved by us all very much in the blogosphere. There are really no words, but we send our heartfelt love and deep condolences, Caro and Austin xoxox

Clooney said...

Oh Mom Cathy, this is really heart-breaking. We are so very sorry for your loss of your precious heart dog Whisky and for the loss of your precious Pok. Wrapping you and Daddy in thoughts of love and light and holding you all in our hearts and prayers. You really loved them so well and that is so very special. In this incredible heart-break, we share in your gratitude that they both left on their own terms in your arms...

Thinking of you with lots of love,
Clooney, Neytiri, Mom Karyn

Oui Oui said...

Cathy, heartfelt purrs and prayers for you, Paul and all Whippsy's loved ones. Both Whisspy and Pok had a beautiful, loving home with great, caring parents and I hope you find comfort in that, the loving way they passed on and in your memories of both. My very deepest condolences. My heart is breaking for you.

Patty Woodland said...

I am so very sorry. Goat hugs from here on the farm. Now Whisky can run and run and run with little Pok at his side.

Alice Marie said...

Oh how sad! Hugs to you and your family. I know it's little comfort, but I know Whisky and Pok enjoyed their time here; they had a wonderful home filled with love and they'll carry that love with them to the Bridge.

Katie Isabella said...

Cathy, I apologize for the mess of an earlier comment I made in the parking lot where I was waiting on my son and I saw that Whisky and Pok had gone to the bridge.

I am just deeply profoundly sorry. I know the pain and heartache but that does not make it better for all of you.

You have my heart and love and cyber hugs always.

xxooxxoo

RedSetter said...

How desperately sad, I cannot believe Whisky is gone. I can barely write this as the tears are pouring down my cheeks. He was quite the most gorgeous dog and so adored by you and all of us that you shared his with. It is so sad to have lost both fur darlings but I hope they keep each other company till everyone is reunited again. You will be in my prayers tonight.
All our love,
RedSetter, Magic and Red
xxxx

Angel Prancer Pie said...

We are so saddened to hear about Whisky and Pok. What a difficult day for you!

Keeping you in our purrayers and close to our hearts.

((Hugs)) from all of us at Angel Prancer Pie.

Ann Adamus said...

We send our heartfelt purrs and prayers ... such sad news ...
with love,
Ann

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Sono molto dispiaciuta... è sempre molto doloroso perdere un amico...
Un abbraccio Myriam

da tabbies o trout towne said...

..... and St Francis said, "Come little ones,
there is nothing more I can do for you here, don't be afraid"

......and St Francis gently picked up both Whisky & Pok and carried them into the kingdom of heaven.....

when Whisky & Pok looked around, they realized
everything St Francis told them on their journey was true....heaven was beautiful beyond what mere words could express.....

...... and Whisky & Pok saw there was no pain, suffering, fear, sickness, hunger, thirst or sorrow, until they looked down and saw the family and friends they had left behind.

......and for a very brief moment, they were also filled with sorrow.

Then St Francis bestowed both Whisky & Pok with a set of gossamer wings and said,

"Use them to return to your family, when their need is the greatest, as nothing can separate your bond of love.

Hold each other in your hearts and your memories, until you are reunited again at heaven's door."

and when they tried on their wings, they both knew nothing was impossible...... when there is....love

God's speed to you Whisky, God's speed to you Pok...with love from Boomer, Dai$y, Tuna.....and Dude and Sauce too... ♥♥♥♥♥

Caren Gittleman said...

I just read about this on Kim's blog and my heart is breaking for you. I am so deeply, deeply sorry. I think Pok and Whisky wanted to be together. I don't even have the words that can even begin to convey the sadness that I feel. Whisky will ALWAYS be remembered, what a precious, precious dog she was. you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Caren and Cody

BeadedTail said...

My eyes have been leaky since I heard about Whisky. My heart is breaking for you. Whisky may be halfway around the world from us but she was like family and holds a very special place in our hearts. Sending you many hugs and comforting purrs. One day we will be with Whisky, Pok and Sadie again.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We haven't known you and your furbabies for a very long time, but we sure did come to love Whisky. We are so sorry that both she and Pok have passed. So very sorry for your loss, but sometimes it is what is best for them that matters most. Soft woos and gentle hugs from all of us.

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

Photo Cache said...

just from reading this blog we know that you are both angels to the animals that you love and care for. now with the crossing of both whisky and pok, while extremely sad, you have gained fur angels to guide and guard you.

we feel your sadness. we have learned to love and enjoy whisky.

hugs and headbutts,
Emma and Buster

JC said...

I am so sorry. I can't imagine the pain of losing two on the same day. My heart breaks for you.

XO,
JC and The Purr and Fur Gang

Georgia and Julie said...

We just read this sad news on Fuzzy Tales blog.
We came here to offer comforting purrs and headbumps. It must be very hard to lose two sweet babies on the same day.Hugs!
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure, JJ
and Angels Tiger and Tillie
and the mom

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We're so sorry that both Whisky and Pok have gone. To have them go so close together must be an even heavier weight on your heart. We are sending love and purrs of comfort to your family on this sad day.

Amber DaWeenie said...

My deepest sympathy to you and your family on this double loss. They were both needed at the Bridge for a special team project. I had so hoped that Whisky would have been able to give you more time together but this was the way it was meant to be. It doesn't lessen the pain of losing two wonderful friends though. They will always be safe within your heart.

Annie Bear said...

Dear Cathy,
I am going to miss that happy, sweetest of sweet face of Whisky's. I'm so sorry about both Whisky and Pok. As Amber said, this is the way it was to be. It was always clear that they both knew how much you loved them. I hope there is some comfort knowing how they left in your great love.

Many hugs,
Vicki (and Annie)

Quill and Greyson said...

I wish there was something we could say that would truly help.

Instead we send our purrs and hugs to all of you.

Whisky was one of our very favorite dogs!

The Church Cat Family said...

Whisky was one of our favorite woofie blogging furriends and we are going to miss her so very much.
I'm glad you could hold her and Pok close as they started their journey to the Bridge. Now, they can watch over you with all the love that you shared with them. RIP sweet furriends. You'll always make us smile.

(((hugs))) to you Cathy and Whisky and Pok's daddy, too.

Julie and kitties Tinker, Chopin, Anastasia and Bridget

TK and Pip said...

We are so sad for you. You are in our prayers.
Dee, TK and Pip

Furry Bottoms said...

Whisky was loved, and loved you just as much in return. He knew he was in trusted arms. I am glad you got to hold him while he went. My heart still breaks for you and Daddy as well as the other furkids. I am sorry about Dok also. Hang in there and shoot me an email if you need to talk!

Sweet Purrfections said...

We're so sorry to hear about your losses today.

The Cat From Hell said...

Dearest Furrends,
Our lives are touched by our gentle friends who stay only for a while...
but remain forever in our hearts.
Wes is sending yous sympathy and love and strength to all of you from all of us.
We will miss Whiskey and Pok,
Love Nellie and Mommy

Nola said...

So very sorry.
Nola

Katnip Lounge said...

We are sending you all warm purrs and virtual hugs halfway 'round the world...we agree, it's so much better to pass on to the next world at home, surrounded by love and familiarity. Whisky and Pok had the best pawrents and family ever--and we know they will continue to love and be loved by you, forever.

Mollie said...

Oh we are sad by this news. They will be running free together. Sending all our love and hugs to you . xxxxxooxxxxx

Mollie and Alfie

Maggie from Stillness at Cherith said...

I'm so very sorry.
((hugs))

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are so sorry to hear this sad news and we are thinking of you.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Jobi Harris said...

We are so very sad to hear this news. Whisky and Pok left with such grace and dignity in a way you would feel more comfortable. The love never ends. Many purrs and hugs from all of us, here and beyond. - Jobi and Fisher

Mr Puddy said...

Me and mom are deeply sorry for your loss. We know Whisky always has been love by everyone in your house and friends. Sending purrs and healing thought to you and your family in this difficult time.
So sorry
((( hug ))))
xoxo

The Cat Guy said...

oh my. My heart hurts for you. too much pain. prayers and purrs for healing as you grieve.

Cleopawtra said...

My heart breaks for you all. I don't know how you can go on with the death of 2 animal friends. I know when I lost my cat a few years ago I was such a mess. ust remember that they are with all those that went before them and are safe.

Marilia Bavaresco said...

Today is a SAD day. Receive my hugs and my prayers.
So very sorry!
:´-(

www.shelter-cats.com said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss. I hope that all those years of happy memories will bring you comfort. It's never long enough when you love so deeply.
With sympathy,
Maggie

Madi and Mom said...

Dear Sweet Whisky and Pok mom and I are so very very sorry to read of your journey to the bridge. We send healing hugs to your sweet loving parents and siblings
Madi and Mom

Fuzzy Tales said...

We're just stopping by again to check in on you all, see how you're doing.

Purrs and peace.

Maggie M said...

Oh, we are so sorry to hear this sad news. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs and nose kisses

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

We are so, so sorry for your dual losses. They will always be together now.

LP said...


Ann let us know that you had to say good-bye to Whisky and Pok today. We know how difficult that is. We are grateful that you were able to hold both of them as they left you.We know how rare and precious that can be. Whisky and Pok were each clearly very deeply loved by their family. Rest in peace , sweet babies.

All our love and comforting hugs to both your pawrents.
the critters in the cottage xo

Linda & Cinnamon said...

May peace be with you at this time.
Run Free Sweet Babies......

xo Cinnamon

Everycat said...

To lose two darlings so close is awful, to lose two darlings on the same day is almost beyond bearable. May happy memories of Whisky and Pok come to you soon. We are so sorry and we send you love and rumbly purrs

Mungo & The Ape xx

Kitties Blue said...

It is with great sadness that we visit and offer our condolences. What a unbelievable difficult time to have both Whiskey and Pok leaving you on the same day. Hopefully they arrived at the RB together. You are in our hearts, thoughts purrs and prayers. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Jeanne Pursell said...

I am so very sorry for your loss...it is very difficult when our furry friends cross the bridge. May they rest in peace. My prayers are with your family.

Mitch and Molly said...

We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you. Godspeed, Whisky and Pok ♥

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We are deeply sorry for your loss of Whisky and Pok, how hard for you to lose them both the same day. Sending purrs and comforting thoughts to you and your family at this difficult time.

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh Cathy, we are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts our with you and your family. Run free Whisky and Pok, you will not be forgotten.

Purrs,
Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew
and Mama

m.q said...

we just know and we're so very sorry. Whisky now is happier at the bridge for sure
will miss Whisky...

BoBo Salem
The Meow Meow Family

Angel Keisha said...

I am sorry. :(

Bellen said...

How terrible it must be for you right now. I'm glad that your wonderful friends passed away without pain; if only it could have been without grief. They left together. Godspeed, Whisky. Godspeed, Pok

Marty the Manx said...

So very sorry to read of your loss of two of your family members. Sending purrs and prayers.
Marty, Mom and the Gang

The Florida Furkids said...

We're sending lots of deep, rumbly healing purrs and prayers to you at this sad time.

The Florida Furkids

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Hi everyone at Whisppy, We hope having your girl home with you again is comforting. We just loved your selfie with her ;-) (And we think you are very beautiful, Mom Cathy!)
We hope that one day soon you will remember the joys of Whisky's life with you more than the sorrow you feel now. And sweet little Pok too. Sneding lots of purrs and love to all of you (especially Mommy and Tutu ;-)

Joy E. Saga said...

From the gang at Furrever Feline ... we are sending lots of hugs and purrs.

Maggie Mae and Max said...

So very sorry fur your loss...

Blessings,
Maggie Mae and Max

unikorna said...

Oh noooo, I am sooo sorry :(((((((((((. sweetie...I am so sorry. It hurts sooo bad, I know it. But I am sooo sure we shall all meet again...somehow, somewhere...

Pattyskypants said...

We were so sad to learn of this and send our hugs and purrs for comfort! xxoo Patty & Bhu

Hilary said...

I am so sorry.. I know how hard it is to say goodbye to a beloved fur baby but can't imagine how hard it is to have to say goodbye to two… You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Timmy Tomcat said...

Purrs of support from all of us. This can be so difficult but we support your decision to give love in the home. Purrs
Timmy Dad and Family

animal lover, quilt lover said...

So sad when we have to lose them!!! RIP.
I am sorry for your loss!!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Just dropping in to say hello, and wish my darling Tutu a good easy Sunday XOXOXO

Pretinha said...

Fiquei triste com a notícia, lamento não ter ficado sabendo antes para enviar um conforto para vocês.
Um abraço carinhoso
Adri

Coccolino B said...

Oh my goodness. Having been away the last week, I missed all of this. I just got such chills reading it and I am so very sorry for your loss. I feel your pain and truly extend my sympathy :-( xoxo

haopee said...

I am once again sorry for not being there. Our pack are sending lots of love and hugs to mom and dad. May your hearts be at ease. Whisky is now running free and Pok is most likely with her.