Monday, August 26, 2013

With Sadness and Love, for Homer Blind Wondercat

Cody and I would like to share our love and sympathy with millions of others who are mourning the passing of a cat like no other, Homer Blind Wondercat.
Photo used with permission by Gwen Cooper


He was the cat of author Gwen Cooper who I first met on Twitter back in 2010. Homer's book, Homer's Odyssey  was also the first book I had reviewed on Cat Chat as well as, EVER.

My heart is hurting for Gwen, I don't have eloquent words to share, just my deepest sympathy and love.

Homer, THANK YOU for being a most AMAZING YOU, Gwen, thank you for sharing Homer with the world and teaching the public that not only do BLACK CATS make wonderful pets, but BLACK CATS, BLIND CATS and any cat with a disability is just as able to give and receive love as any cat can.

Our deepest love and sympathy,

Caren and Cody

52 comments:

  1. Oh how truly beautiful and sad.I can only say how much I can feel Gwens pain and hope she has nothing but beautiful memories of a wonderful boy.There are no words..there never are whe your soul is shattered by such loss.Hugs to all Bev xxx

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  2. We knew of Homer and are saddened by his passing, are sending his human, Gwen, soft purrs and purrayers.

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  3. I loved that book and was saddened to hear about his passing. he went from a cat no one wanted to a world loved cat.

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  4. So sad. What a lovely story.

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  5. we have the sads too....mom read about it yesterday and had to find the tissues.

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  6. Awwwww purrs and hugs to Gwen! Angel Homer was a true creative inspiration. Take care
    x

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  7. I just posted the portrait I did of my cat Baby when she died. I sure hope there is a kitty Heaven.

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    1. Yes there is, it's called catnip heaven and there are just millions of untold miles of it:) As soon as they eat it grows fresh again. That's where all kitties go after crossing the rainbow bridge. Of course that is where I will be heading when it is time for me to see my kitties again.

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  8. Oh no! I read Homer's Odyssey earlier this month and I was so happy to learn that Homer was still alive and well. Gwen's love for this cat was so apparent throughout the book. I wish her a lot of courage in these difficult times.

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  9. Beautiful words, Caren and Cody...Homer was an extra special little boy who will always be remembered.

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  10. Beautiful tribute to a wonder kitty. We'll always remember Homer, and his mom too.

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  11. WTF?!?!?! Homer is dead?! NO!!!! I loved him!! And his book "homer's odyssey".He was/is a very special kitty! I'm so very sorry for Gwen Cooper! Sending ((((((((hugs))))))))

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  12. My heart is breaking for Gwen. If ever a cat was a person's soulmate, it was Homer.

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  13. Thanks for letting us know of Homer's passing. I haven't read this book, but will now! My sincere condolences to Homer's family...

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  14. Sorry to read about Homers passing. We feel for his family.
    Best wishes Molly

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  15. What a wonderful cat soul Homer is. May his sight be restored at the Rainbow Bridge, though I am sure he would do just fine without it. Purrs to his Mom Gwen.

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  16. Caren
    What a wonderful tribute to a very wonderful soul. WE are hurting just like so many others are, our prayers go out to Gwen and her family. Homer was Gwen's special heart kitty and we can really understand how she feels about the loss of Homer. We are keeping them all in our prayers and in our hearts.

    xoxoxo

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  17. My human found out Gwen lost Homer when she was at the airport waiting for the plane to bring her home. We're very sad here - Homer was one of my heroes.

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  18. A lovely tribute to a very special mancat. Rest peacefully Homer.
    Luv Hannah anf Lucy xx xx

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  19. So not easy losing a furbaby they always take a piece of your heart with them when they go only because they can't let go either and so that we never forget the love they taught and have given us in return.

    They definitely precious angels! ♥ So sorry for your loss! ♥

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  20. this is very sad for the kitties in this world and his family!xx Speedy and Rachel

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  21. A beautiful tribute to a very special Mancat. Run free, Homer!

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  22. So sorry to hear this I just loved Homer's Odyssey...My thoughts are with Gwen and her family

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  23. We are sorry to hear about the loss of Homer. He clearly had a big impact on the world while he was here.

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  24. We are so very sad Homer has left but his story will still live on and touch so many more people.

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  25. That precious, precious boy. We were so very sad to hear that news.

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  26. There are really no words ……. xx

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  27. This is very sad. I loved "Homer's Odyssey", and "friended" him on Facebook after reading the book. I learned of Homer on the "Cats 101" show on Animal Planet. Coincidentally, that episode also featured the Turkish Van breed. I had two Vans, until my beloved Faerie had to be put to sleep on Friday. I sent Gwen a note, letting her know that Faerie would befriend Homer, as she loves companionship, whether human or cat.

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  28. The loss of Homer has left us and our head peep very sad. He touched so many people, and there's no way to count how many special needs cats have found homes as a result of his story. Our hearts go out to Gwen and her family.

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  29. I got the news early this morning - very sad news. Homer will always be a special kitty to so many people.

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  30. We didn't know Homer but it is obvious he was well loved by many. That is a life well lived for any living being. Rest in peace sweet boy.

    the critters in the cottage xo

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  31. As sad as it is, the outpouring of love and support gives hope for Homer's lasting legacy: helping other cats :-0

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  32. Oh no!! We are so sorry to hear about Homer!! He did a lot for Blind Cats and others with disabilities!! Run Free Homer!!
    Your TX furiends,

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  33. Isn't it awful? We're sending our purrs.

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  34. Very sad. I discovered Homer had a facebook page, purely by coincidence, four hours after Gwen announced his passing. Homer's Odyssey actually inspired me to start my blog.

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  35. We were very sad to hear about Homer's passing too.....Homer was total proof (as if we cat people needed it) that cats SEE with their hearts. He was such a very special guy and Gwen was the perfect person to help guide him through the lovely life he led.

    Pam

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  36. I am so sad too... I know how hard it is for his mom... she and homer are in my thoughts...

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  37. Sorry to hear the news- my barks are with you! Noah

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  38. Sorry to hear of Homer's passing. Purrs and hugs. So many kitties going to the bridge. My kitty crossed the bridge yesterday.
    Sue B

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    1. Oh No Sue!!! I am so very sorry...I didn't know (((((hugs))))

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    2. Thank you. Hugs back to you.
      Sue B

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  39. We didn't know Homer but we are so sorry to hear this. He seemed like such a wonderful cat.

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  40. This is so sad... :( I never got the chance to meet homer, but I can't help but feel sad for his family's lost. Please RIP Homer. <3

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  41. I was deeply saddened by this news. Such a special cat and a lovely book too. RIP Homer.

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  42. RIP Homer. Rest Easy beyond the Rainbow Bridge :)
    - Carolina (Purrfect Tales)

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  43. It was such a sad thing to happen. We love Homer and love that book. WE are so sad. Take care.

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  44. It broke our hearts when we heard about Homer, he was a very remarkable cat.

    Sad purrs,
    Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew

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  45. We are very sad to hear about Homer's passing. Sending all our love, purrs and prayers to his Mom Gwen.

    Be Well Sweet Homer

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  46. Me and mom are very sad to hear about Homer´s passing :(
    Sending lot of (((purrs))) and huggies to his mom Gwen

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  47. I've never read the book, but it sounds great! May put it on my wishlist. I hope Gwen is going to be okay now Homer is gone.

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