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Casey Tudisco

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Patricia -

Am so sorry to read of Casey's passing - I'm sure her spirit will never

leave you. You are in my prayers and kindest thoughts .....sending

great big "Zoom Hugs" to help you through.

Susan & Zoom Manly

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Hi Patricia, thanks for your kind words and sweet thoughts about my Merlin. It is so very hard when it's time for our furkids to leave us, isn't it?

It took my 3 kitties about a month before they stopped looking for Merlin. It just broke my heart when one of them would go looking for him. I could tell they were trying to find him -- it was so clear to me that they wanted to cuddle with him, and couldn't understand why he wasn't in one of his regular sleeping places. I know that Lucy continues to look for Casey and I know she is lonely without her, as I know you are. I'm glad the two of you have each other, and I'm glad you are giving Lucy a lot of extra attention.

How was your Pet Loss Support Seminar? I hope you were able to share your happy memories of Casey and I hope it was a really good experience for you.

Also, by the time you read this you will have had your knee surgery. I sincerely hope all goes well with that, and that you will have some time to post here to let us all know how you are doing.

Take good care of yourself, and give Lucy some gentle pets for me.

Laurie

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Dear Susan and Zoom Manly,

I appreciate your prayers, thoughts and "Zoom Hugs." Casey will always live in my heart and your kind words help me through this sad time.

Patricia

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Dear Laurie,

I appreciate your words of wisdom and thoughtfulness. It sure is so very hard when it’s time for our furkids to leave us…..Today it is one month since Casey went to the Rainbow Bridge. I miss her immensely and I am feeling very sad.

The Pet Loss Seminar was excellent. They gave us handouts, everyone had time to share and pass around a photo of their pet. It was quite emotional and I didn’t have time to get into the happier memories of Casey. It is all so fresh and I am still working through the decision I had to make. I still see and feel her in my arms during her last hours. I may go back next month.

Lucy is still not quite herself. She is eating somewhat better, but not what she should be eating. Now she is wondering what is wrong with me because I am using crutches and a walker and am in bed most of the day with my knee elevated. I would have replied sooner, but cannot sit at my computer for much longer than 15 minutes at a time.

Some of the depression is from the surgery and the pain medication that I am taking. The knee surgery went well. The doctor did a lot of poking around and scraping so I have a lot of pain and swelling.

Am taking care of myself and Lucy is staying by my side. I am giving Lucy gentle pets from you.

Take care and stay in touch.

Love, Patricia

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To all who have lost a pet,

A friend gave me a wonderful book, "Goodbye, friend" - Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet, by Gary Kowalski. He also wrote, "The Souls of Animals." I am finding it very healing and it is helping me through the grieving process of my best friend, Casey. Just wanted to share this with all of you.

Warmly,

Patricia

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Patricia,

I visit your thread with deep appreciation for your visits to Jade and me. I think your determination and diligence in staying on the Forum must be part of the process of healing.

Your support and love is felt by both of us and Jade, particularly, loves Casey's soft touch. Your ability to give amidst your grief is immeasurable.

Francine "Jade's Mom" :ten:

Edited by Jade Silverman's Mom

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Dear Francine,

I appreciate your kind words. I do visit the Forum and most of the time just read, but do not post. It does keep me connected and helps with the process of healing.

I am glad that Jade loves Casey’s soft touch. I still feel her soft touch every day. Everyone at IMOM has given me so much love and support. It is in giving that we receive. When I give it makes me feel better and I forget about my pain and problems.

Have been following Jade’s thread and am glad that you are both doing well.

Hugs,

Patricia and Casey Cat (in spirit) :heart:

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It was two months today, August 18th, that Casey went to the Rainbow Bridge. I miss her more each day. Lucy is still looking for her sister and does not fully realize that she is not coming home.

We Love You, dearest Casey........

Patricia and Lucy Cat :broken_heart::Angel15::broken_heart:

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Hi Patricia, I'm so sorry it's been awhile since I posted to say hi to you. As you know, things have been a bit tough around my household recently with Bleys being so sick.

Thank you so much for visiting Bleys' thread and for your sweet and kind words. I too wish you could meet him -- he'd love for you to pick him up, cuddle and kiss him!

I've been wondering how Lucy's been doing. It's clear that she is still grieving for Casey, as I know you are too. It's hard to believe it's been 2 months since she went to the Bridge. I still count the time since my beautiful kitty Merlin left us -- it's been 8 months now, which in some ways feels like an eternity, and yet I can still so clearly remember my last time with him, as though it was yesterday.

I'm so glad you and Lucy have each other. Please give her some extra cuddles and tell her it's from me.

Laurie

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Hi Laurie,

No need to apologize for taking awhile to post. I understand and have no expectations. I appreciate you taking the time to post. You have been going through so much with Bleys and the care of the rest of your clan.

Bleys seems like a sweetheart. Lucy has a crush on him. You’ll understand when you go to Bleys’ thread.

I feel exactly about Casey as you do about Merlin. In some ways it seems like she has been gone longer than 2 months and yet I still can feel her in my arms at those last moments and still have tears in my eyes.

I am so grateful that Lucy and I have each other. She is lying here on the desk purring away watching every keystroke. I know that I need to get her a companion. However, the timing is not good right now. I still need to find a permanent job and have another knee surgery scheduled on November 28th. I won’t have the mobility and energy to take care of another cat, especially if it is a kitten which I think would be best for Lucy.

Lucy thanks you for the extra cuddles. We send lots of cuddles and kisses to darling Bleys.

Hugs,

Patricia, Lucy and Casey (in spirit)

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Patricia,

Just checking in on you and Lucy. How did your first surgery go?

I think of Casey often. She and Button must be together.

Juli

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Juli,

It is so nice to hear from you. I think of you often and enjoy the posts in Cool Cats Chatter about your fur family. The first knee surgery went well. The recovery time was longer than I anticipated. I am walking without a crutch now. The next surgery is scheduled for November 28th.

Lucy and I are doing much better. I miss Casey immensely, but am comforted by looking at all the photos I have of her. I’ve attached some pictures I took of her when she was 4 months old at Halloween in 1988. That was my old apartment and she loved that picture window. She would spend hours in the window yapping at all the people who walked by during the day.

Lucy did not eat for two weeks after Casey died. She would sniff Casey’s bed and walk away. She just started taking naps in it last week. She is also sleeping on the pillow next to me that was Casey’s. She has to be near me every second that I am home. Lucy is very lonely. She has never been without her sister. I will eventually get a companion for her, but with finances and the upcoming surgery, the timing is just not good right now. It is a good time for us to bond more. I’ve also attached a photo of Lucy and Casey, and one of Lucy. She is a real funny character – at times, she thinks she is a dog. She fetches things.

I know that Casey and Button are together – happy, pain free – and, angels watching over us…..

Love,

Patricia, Lucy and Casey (in spirit)

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Patricia,

To me it is amazing how close Lucy and Casey were. When Button died, Callie and Ava where clingy but I think that was because I was upset. I don't think they missed her at all. They were 13 and 14 years younger, so that may have something to do with it. I hope one day you and Lucy are able to adopt another cat to love.

Those pictures are great! I love the one of baby Casey looking out the window at Halloween! And the pictures of the girls all grown up. Lucy has a pretty face.

The offer still stands to make a Photo Show of Casey (and Lucy too). Just send me the pictures....

Hugs,

Juli

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Somehow I know you and Casey will always be there visiting Jade. It is so comforting, I am so grateful.

What a calm, sweet, and special face she "has." These pictures are lovely. It is rare that I've seen a cat smile. How wonderful to know she enjoyed last Halloween, as she will this and many more.

I've just learned of your surgery and illness, a fast recovery is on its way!

Francine and "Jade"

Edited by Jade Silverman's Mom

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Patricia, I just love seeing the photos of your girls -- thank you so much for sharing them with us. I especially love the photo of baby Casey at the window, meowing -- what a sweetheart! That photo is absolutely delicious.

I'm glad you and Lucy have each other -- I know I've said this before and you are probably wishing I'd stop repeating myself. But I think it's so important to have someone to share with (and grieve with) when you've lost a beloved friend or family member, so I feel good knowing the two of you are there to help each other through this.

I'm sorry the recovery period from your surgery has been tougher than you were anticipating. I hope you're feeling much better by the time your next surgery occurs at the end of the month.

Please give Lucy some friendly purrs from the feline gang at my house.

Laurie

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Juli,

It took some time for Casey to accept Lucy. Casey was 9 years old and was the queen of the house when I adopted Lucy. Lucy loved Casey from day one, but Casey hissed at her and me for about a month. I had to keep Lucy locked in the bathroom for almost 3 weeks. Lucy was a tiny little kitty and would run up to Casey to play and Casey would swat her. Lucy kept going back for more. When Casey realized that I still loved her and she was still the queen, things changed. She secretly would not admit that she was glad to have Lucy around. They would cuddle and groom each other. I find it a coincidence that Lucy is now 9 years old and am wondering how she will behave when I introduce a new kitty. We will definitely adopt another cat to love when the time is right.

Glad you liked the pictures. I have lots of pictures of Casey. Just like with children, the 1st born has hundreds of pictures and the 2nd child has many fewer photos.

I appreciate the offer for the Photo Show. I will send you the photos soon. Is your email address the same? I noticed that you have taken on a new responsibility as treasurer.

Hugs,

Patricia, Lucy and Casey (in spirit)

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Dear Francine,

You are right – Casey and I visit you and Jade almost every day. I follow Jade’s thread, but do not always post.

I am glad you liked the pictures of Casey. I have some cute ones of her smiling.

I appreciate the healing wishes for my knee surgery.

I’ve posted on Jade’s thread tonight as I am sad to learn that Jade is not feeling well today.

Hugs,

Patricia and Casey (in spirit)

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Dear Laurie,

Glad you like the photos of my girls. I love the Halloween photo of kitty, Casey. Looking at her baby photos is helping me so much through the grieving process. I am attaching a couple of new photos. Casey would sit on top of her scratching post, I would blow bubbles at her and she would swat them until they broke. If I blow bubbles at Lucy, she is scared of them and runs away. Casey was still mesmerized by bubbles up until her last days.

You are not repeating yourself. I am blessed with Lucy. I am also with my friends and IMOM friends that I can share my feelings with about the loss of Casey.

Lucy appreciates the purrs and sends purrs back to the felines at your house – and, a special one for Bleys.

Hugs,

Patricia, Lucy and Casey (in spirit)

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Patricia,

what a strong kitty casey was, very heartwarming thread.... all those ups and downs, WOW!!!!! but you did a terrific job in the "i love you" dept. through out and am very glad i read the whole thread from beginning to end and got to experience that for myself...............

:hugs:

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my eyes just happened to fall upon the words "rainbow bridge" and i opened this thread ... hard to type, cuz of the tears ... my heart truly goes out to you with warm thoughts of peace and comforting .....

i have held more than a few of my babies in my arms at that last moment at the vets and it never gets any easier ... what a special relationship and connection it sounds like you and casey HAVE .... i won't say had cuz i truly believe that love never dies and animals that have love never die ... their spirits just to another place that our physical bodies can't get to (except sometimes in dreams) .... and i know that casey is so very glad to have shared her life and love with you! and i really do believe that you will see her again and that right now, she is playfully pouncing around having the time of her life ... her real life :)

pour your heart out to lucy now ... give her a double dose of your precious love ... you are in my thoughts and prayers .... may you feel the healing strength of Gods Love and the peace that only He can give.

:hugs:

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Dear Dan,

I appreciate your kind words and that you took the time to read Casey's thread. Casey was a very special and strong kitty. I miss her immensely and draw from her fight and strength.

My heart goes out to you in the loss of JB Dogg. He was a special and strong dog as well. It is more than obvious how much you love him....and he loves you...

Hugs,

Patricia, Lucy and Casey (in spirit)

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Dear Marywel,

I appreciate your kind words, thoughts and prayers. That is just what I needed today. Some days are harder than others. I miss Casey so very much and do know that she is always with me. We had a love that will never die. She was my first pet and we did share a special relationship and connection.

Lucy misses Casey just as much as I do. She wants to be near me every minute that I am home. I am giving her mega doses of love and affection. Now is our time to create a special bond....

Peace, love and hugs,

Patricia, Lucy, and Casey (in spirit)

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I appreciate the offer for the Photo Show. I will send you the photos soon. Is your email address the same? I noticed that you have taken on a new responsibility as treasurer.

Patricia,

Sorry I missed your earlier post. I look forward to making the Photo Show for Casey. You can send the photos to juli@imom.org.

Yes, I'm now the Treasurer. It's been fun.

Juli

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Dear Marywel,

I appreciate your kind words, thoughts and prayers. That is just what I needed today. Some days are harder than others. I miss Casey so very much and do know that she is always with me. We had a love that will never die. She was my first pet and we did share a special relationship and connection.

Lucy misses Casey just as much as I do. She wants to be near me every minute that I am home. I am giving her mega doses of love and affection. Now is our time to create a special bond....

Peace, love and hugs,

Patricia, Lucy, and Casey (in spirit)

*HUGS* from me and *LICKS & NUZZLES* from tysie .... *PURPS AN SNUZZLES* from sadie and felix

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Juli,

Thanks for sending your email address. I am still going through pictures and will send them to you after I get them scanned.

Glad that you like your new responsibilites as Treasurer of IMOM.

Hugs to you and your fur kids,

Patricia, Lucy and Casey (in spirit)

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