Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Farewell To Hootie, A Cat Saying "Good-Bye" To Another, "Wordy" but Necessary Wednesday

Those of you who are regular readers of Cat Chat are familiar with guest posts that I have published by Linda Wasche, the owner and founder of "Nooter's Club" (see widget on right-hand sidebar), the directory of low cost spay/neutering facilities around the country. Linda also acts as my additional eyes and ears in the community, bringing to my attention various cat related adoption events, fundraisers etc. that I otherwise may have unintentionally missed.

Linda and I  met as a result of this blog and often I don't know what I would do without her.

Her love of animals and her tireless work on their behalf is exemplary.

Tonight, I found this, in my inbox.  Here are Linda's words describing what you are about to watch:

"I recently lost my cat, Hootie, to kidney failure.  Hootie was adopted from Oakland Pet Adoption Center in Auburn Hills, MI and was a wonderful and very loving cat.  One of my other cats, BJ, is seen here, in this YouTube post saying goodbye to his friend.  Even though we had Hootie for only 10 months,  he was a big part of our family.  I think you will be amazed and touched by what you see.  I think these cats know so  much more than we think.   - Linda"




Please join me in sending  Linda and BJ purrs and prayers for strength in this difficult time.


To those who stopped by to find out who the winner of the Nature's Logic cat food is, I apologize for the delay. I will post the winner tomorrow. When I received this video I felt it was important to share Hootie with all of you and to have you, the most caring people in the world, along with your  kitties and doggies, give Linda, BJ and Hootie the love that you are ALL known for!!



32 comments:

  1. Oh that made me cry! What a lovely and touching story and video. That is such a testament to the bonds between animals. Thanks for sharing that Caren. Gentle purrs to Linda and BJ.

    Be Well Sweet Hootie

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  2. That was a wonderful video! RIP Hootie, and purrs to BJ, Linda and the rest of the family that Hootie left behind.

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  3. So sorry, sending good vibes
    Benny & Lily

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  4. Aunty Caren,
    This is so sad....esp after your very summery post yesterday...purrr....meow!
    To Hootie's mom and BJ: ((((((HUGS))))))

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  5. This is so moving. A wonderful thing to see but so sad. RIP Hootie.

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  6. Yes, Cody, we cats are very supportive. The very same happened to us and we care for each other.

    We will hop over to Nooter's Club to give our comforting purrs.

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  7. The video is very touching. Me and my mom are so sorry for Hootie 's family. We join you to send so many purrs and prayers for him, his family and sweet BJ
    xoxo

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  8. Poor linda.... I am so sorry for her loss...It is do difficult... I am sure the video is amazing, but I can't bring myself to watch it...We are having issues with Alex, and Marc & I are enough of wrecks....

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  9. That video has made us all leaky eyed - what a wonderful nurse BJ was to Hootie - even giving him a loving bath. Hootie was so lucky to have spent his last months with Linda, BJ and the other cats. We could see he knew he was surrounded by love.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  10. The video is so touching and my mom's eyes are teary. I think she's going to finish one whole box of Kleenex soon. We're so sorry for Hootie and his family. Our prayers and thoughts are sent on his way.
    ~ Eva

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  11. What a beautiful video, thank you so much for sharing this touching and sweet story with us! Cats are amazing aren't they?

    We send heartfelt condolences to Linda and wonderful BJ. Rest in peace dear Hootie, your friends will always remember you!

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  12. I am so very sorry to hear about sweet Hootie. Even though the time in his forever home was brief, it is so obvious how much love was there. Run free sweet Hootie, we will always remember you.

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  13. Leaky eyes over here. What a beautiful video.

    pawhugs and all good thoughts, Max

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  14. My heart goes out to Hottie's family.

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  15. Such a lovely video. Condolences on your friend's loss.

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  16. That made us teary. What a beautiful tribute video. Animals do know more than we often give them credit for. We are sorry for your friend's loss. Purrs and wags

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  17. Oh my GOSH - that is such a touching video. We have leaky eyes here. I feel so bad for the ooman - but she gave Hootie probably the best few months of his life. So sweet.

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  18. I cannot even tell you how much BJ, the other kitties and I all appreciate these beautiful and loving comments. You have all reminded me that -- in these fast-paced and crazy times -- there are still people out there who take the time to share their compassion and kindness. Bless you all -- and Caren for sharing this. - Linda

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  19. That video is so sweet and touching. We are sorry to hear of Hootie's passing.

    Nicole

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  20. Aww, what a sweet video! Our thoughts and prayers go out to Hootie's family and all who loved him!

    Bunny

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  21. Oh, I couldn't even watch the video..I started crying when I read that Hootie crossed over...I know how absolutely devasting it is for us who are owned by cats and those who are kitty siblings to have to say goodbye. I'm so sorry for Linda and BJ. Sending lots of purrs to both from myself and my girls "Miss Bella and Sele"

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  22. Awww, I am so sorry to hear about Hootie!! I lost my Emma to kidney failure, too. At least Hootie lived his last months in a nice, warm home surrounded by love.

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  23. R.I.P., beautiful Hootie—you were obviously much beloved!

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  24. thank you soooo much to everyone who has left a comment for Linda...it means so much and I know she has to be finding at least some sort of comfort from your words. There is no one with more compassion and caring than pet lovers. This is displayed every day by everything that all of you do! Love you all!

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  25. I am so sorry for her loss...what a sweet video...

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  26. That is so incredibly moving, and I have tears in my eyes. We too, believe that animals know so much more than they let on. We are sending purrs and prayers of comfort to Linda and BJ. And Godspeed, Hootie.

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  27. So sad. =O( My condolences to Linda and BJ and I hope Hootie will be happy in kitty heaven.

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  28. Oh rats,I knew that video was going to make me cry but I had to watch it. What a wonderful testament to the heart and soul of animals. Hootie was blessed to have BJ and his family for those precious few months. Purrs and prayers for all of them.

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  29. OMD, such a moving video. We are so sorry for the loss.

    Nubbin wiggles,
    Oskar

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  30. It is always so hard to loose a loved one. Purrs

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  31. Hi Caren & Cody,
    Thanks for your post on my blog... glad you enjoyed it! Also, we too would like to express our condolences to Linda and BJ. I'm sure Hootie will be waiting for them at the Bridge.

    Quasi (& Steve)

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  32. RIP Hootie, you and BJ touched us all.

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