Sunday, July 13, 2008

Lucy Now Has Wings

We are not sure how it happened, but Lucy crossed to the bridge tonight. She was laying in her favorite sun spot, and I thought she was in a deep sleep, however when I tried to wake her, she wouldn't wake up, that's when I noticed she wasn't breathing...Please say a little prayer for our angel Lucy, who had so much personality. She was our kitty jester and we will miss her dearly...
Update:
We couldn't go on without knowing, and now we wish we had. Lucy was taken in for an autopsy this afternoon, we just had to know. As some of you may recall, Lucy was an aggressive cat, not really suitable for adoption, by working with Lucy and allowing Lucy to go outside when her aggression peaked, we where able to control her anger, and keep her from hurting unsuspecting people. When Lucy attacked she really attacked, and often inflicted deep wounds. She got me bad enough once that my arm swelled from my wrist all the way to my elbow. Despite Lucy's aggressive nature, we loved her anyway, and in time she warmed up. We could never keep her completely indoors, for her aggression would build, and she would become a danger, but as long as she was allowed to come and go as she pleased, she was the sweetest, silliest kitty on earth.
Now for the results of the autopsy. Lucy had serve lung trauma and internal bleeding. Our vet suspects that Lucy was either kicked by a horse (we live out in the country) or hit by a car. You could not tell by looking at her, there was no signs of external damage other than a very small bit of blood around her nose, which I must have over looked when I discovered her because I was so shocked by her sudden death. The amount of damage done to Lucy's lungs would indicate that she was in unimaginable pain, however despite whatever pain she must have been feeling in the end, there was only one thought going through her head and that was to get home. I believe in my heart that Lucy crawled home to die for two reasons, the first being that she wanted her final moments to be spent in a place she loved and was well loved in return. The second reason I think she crawled home despite the pain, is because she didn't want us to worry, she didn't want us to have to spend days, weeks, months wondering what had happened to her. I think deep down she was trying to tell us that she would never leave us, and that death was the only thing that could make us part. Our sweet girl made it home, her message did not go unheard as she laid down in her favorite sun spot to die.



66 comments:

Criz Lai said...

Gosh... she's has always being so beautiful. My condolence to you Crystal. I will pray that she has a smooth journey over the rainbow bridge. I'm still in a shock on how she could have gone so suddenly without any signs at all. Anyway, it's best that she passed away so peacefully. Stay strong there :)

Criz & the J Family Kitties
http://crizcats.blogspot.com

peggy said...

tears of sympathy - wish I could give more.

Kavan said...

How shocking! I'm so sorry, lots of purrs and thoughts..

Kavan and Tara

Samantha & Mr. Tigger said...

Oh no Moki and family, we are sending our purrrs a purrayers your way! She was such a sweetie! (((((hugs from our family to yours))))),
Your FL furiends,
and Chandra

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, no! It is always a shock to lose one so suddenly. I'm sending hugs. You are in my thoughts.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

It's a shock to you, but, she went while sleeping in a sunspot! You have our purrs and sympathy...

Ruis said...

Sometimes we cats go without notice, Moki. Maybe the Bridge needed a new star.
Lucy was a sweetie and beauty on Earth, and will be the same at the Bridge.

Love and headbutts to you and your family. Our purrs and thoughts are with you...

~Ruis

Victor Tabbycat said...

We is so sorry! At least she was in her favoritest spot when she left us. She had the bestest time wif you an will be watchin ofur yous frum the bridge. Purrs,
~ Victor

ML said...

We are sending special kitty purrs for sweet Lucy and for her family.
So sorry to hear of this sudden loss, at least she was at home surrounded by love and in a favorite spot.
Love and purrs,
Missy Blue Eyes

Astrid, Kashim & Othello said...

We are so sorry to hear that Lucy left you so sudden.
She went in her sleep peacefully and without pain and that is good. :)
we are sending kitty hugs, love and some strong purrs and purrayers
Kashim & Mr. Othello

Camie's Kitties said...

We are so sorry to hear about Lucy. We know how much you will miss her, and we are sending you purrs and hugs to get thru this difficult time.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

Chairman Mao said...

Oh, dear! We are so sorry to hear this. We are sending lots and lots of purrs to you and yur fambly. We know you will miss purreshus Lucy.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao and the Ballicai.

jane said...

I'm so sorry to read that Lucy has gone. She was a lovely cat and looked full of character. To go in sleep is a peaceful way to go. Sending love xx

Karen Jo said...

I am so very sorry that Lucy left you so suddenly. It must have been a terrible shock. At least she went peacefully, napping in a sunspot. I am sure that she is having a wonderful time at the Rainbow Bridge and will watch over you from there.

Felix, Garfield & Jawsy said...

We are so sorry for this sudden loss with Lucy's passing. Sending hugs and purrs to you kitties and beans :pat pat: We are tinking of all of U.

Anonymous said...

We are sorry that Lucy left so suddenly. Sending hugs and purrs to you.



Joanne, Jane, Jill, Johnny, Jay boy & Capu from Singapore

Riley & Tiki said...

Oh no! Purrs to you and your family.

Gandalf & Grayson said...

Moki and family, we are so sorry to hear Lucy has gone to the bridge. She must've loved her dream very much to leave you all so suddenly.

DEBRA said...

We all send you our deepest purrs and will keep efurryone in our purrayers.....

Purr
purr
purr
Abby
Boo
Ping
Jinx
Gracie and Mom Debra

Poppy Q said...

Oh I was very sorry to hear about lovely Lucy. I am glad that she slipped away to the bridge at home, lying in the sun. What a great way to go!!!

Smooches and purrs to you all.

Poppy and mum Q

Alasandra said...

We will be purring for you at this sad time. So sorry for your loss. Hugs & Purrs. ~Socks, Scylla & Charybids

THE ZOO said...

we iz so sorry ta hear of yur loss. purrs and headbutts ta all.

Kaz's Cats said...

Oh, we're so sorry to read about little Lucy. We realise that it's tough for you guys who are left behind, even if Lucy left peacefully for the bridge. Our best purrs and purrayers and 'pawsitive thawts' to everyone in Lucy's family, human and feline.

love and purrs and hugs

Gypsy & Tasha & Kaz (Mum)

Pixel said...

We are sorry about your loss. purrs

Pixel and Samba

Cat-a-holic, Laila and Minchie said...

*tears*

We are heartbroken for your loss. You all will be in our prayers and thoughts. A candle will be lit for Lucy tonight.

{{{HUGS}}}

Laila, Minchie and mom

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

I don't know what to say. We were "talking" when this happened and I am in shock. I'm so sorry about the loss of your beloved family member, Lucy. You are truly being tested. You are so wonderful with Moki and now this.....just know that I am thinking of you. Prayers and purrs for Sweet Lucy.

Castle said...

our thoughts are with you at this incredibly difficult time...what a peaceful way to go...her journey to the Bridge was the perfect one. Storm will be waiting for her xxx

-d ma said...

so sorry to hear about lucy.

.LOA said...

O NO MOKI iam so sorry for your lost Iam lost for words this hits so close to home sniff God be w/ u all in your sorrow i LOA AND BABYS

HotMBC said...

Oh no, we's so sorry to heer about Lucy hafin to go to tha bridge so sudden. Well lite a candle for her.
Purrrrrrrrrrrs to alla yall,
Luf,
the Hotties

meowers from missouri said...

oh, woe! we's furry sorry that your li'l angel took wing. we purrs for you all!!

purr, purr, purr, purr!!!!

the meowers

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

oh no! what a sad thing. Lucy was such a little angel. we are sending you all many comforting purrs and prayers. we are so sorry for your loss. Lucy took all your love for her with her over the Bridge.

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

We are so, so sorry to hear about Lucy leaving you so suddenly and unexpectedly, it is indeed a terrible and heartbreaking loss. You are in our thoughts and purrayers ...
Hugs, purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam, Simon and Momma Jan

Forty Paws said...

We are so sorry about Lucy leaving so suddenly. Our purrs and purrayers are with you.

Luf, Us

The Lee County Clowder said...

We are so sorry. It always seems worse somehow when it is so sudden like this.

Sending mournfull purrrrss and gentle headbutts.

Babs (Beetle) said...

Oh we are so sorry to here your sad news. It is a peaceful way to go, but no more easy for you all.

Our purrs & prayers, Sukie, Livvie & Mitzi x

Beethoven said...

I is purring and purring for her. And for your whole family too. It's sad to lose our loved ones.

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

Oh no! We're so sorry to hear about this. Such a beautiful girl. Purrrrs, hugs and much love to all of you.

Jazmin said...

I'm so sorry!!! But when it comes my time to go, I hope it is just like that...falling asleep in a patch of sun. My thoughts are with you.

The Crew said...

Please accept our condolences on the loss of Lucy.

The same thing happened to my littermate sister, Gracie. She took a nap and didn't wake up. She was only 6. That was 5 years ago and we still miss her.

George

Tiff said...

OMG! I am so so sorry. How devastating. You have my heartfelt sympathies. ((HUGS)) to you all.

Mickey said...

Oh my!! I am so sorry to hear about Lucy :( At least she went quietly, but it is still so very sad.
She will go with Forest across the Bridge.There are many kitties that will be there to greet her including our Moxie.

((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))

Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Sunny's Mommy said...

I'm so sorry. My condolences to all of you.

Fat Eric said...

We are very sorry for your loss. Sending big purrs to you.

Eric and Flynn said...

We are sorry to hear of your loss. It was the best way for Lucy, to peacefully sleep in a favourite sunspot, but harder for you not to be able to say goodbye.We send you purrs and (((((hugs)))))

Java's Coffee House said...

I is so sorry. Lucy does look like quite a character. She liked to get into and onto things likes me!

headbutts
Java

Daisy said...

I am so sorry for the sudden loss of Lucy. My sincerest condolences. I hope, when it is my time to go, that it will be while I am sleeping in my favorite sunspot. Rest in peace, sweet Lucy.

The Cat Realm said...

We are so terribly sorry, this is so sad. Our hearts go out to you and we are sending lots of purrs!!!
We like to think about it like my husband Ruis said: maybe the bridge needed a star! She will be a bright and beautiful star at the bridge.
Big nose kisses and headbutts and (((hugs))) for the humans.
Karl and Mrs. OZ

The Island Cats said...

We are so sad to hear about Lucy. Another angel cat is at the bridge.

Purrs and headbutts....

Wally, Ernie & Zoey

Little Big Man said...

This is such sad news, poor Mommy cat. I just lost my Mommy cat last month at the age of 10 and it to was a shock. I wish she could have gone sleeping in a sunspot. Well she and Lucy are at the Bridge and running and playing in lots of sun spots. Sleeping lots to I suppose.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and Moki for all that you are going through.
Purrs and Headbutts from my family to yours.

Jimmy Joe said...

I am so sad and sorry to hear that sweet Lucy went to the Bridge so suddenly. I know you must miss her a whole lot, but I am sure that she is looking down on you all and watching out for you.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

Derby said...

Sweet little Lucy, farewell my furiend. Your pain is now gone and you went to sunshine spot with your beans. They won't need to worry on you.

feefifoto said...

How sad to lose your good friend so unexpectedly. I believe you're right -- I believe she made it home because she wanted to be where she was loved and she didn't want you to worry.

ML said...

Sweet little girl, at least now you know what happened to her. Poor baby. She will be with you, alive in your heart.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Poor Lucy. It was easier to think of her going peacefully while lying in the sun. She really loved you. Remember that.

Sweet Praline said...

We are so sorry to hear about Lucy. Please know that our thoughts and purrayers are with you.

Fui and Suey said...

We are so sorry to hear of Lucy's passing. May the knowledge that she loved you dearly bring you comfort.
Love from Fui, Suey and mummy Lissa.

jane said...

What a shock, poor Lucy. But at least she did make it home to where she felt safe and loved. I am so sorry.

jane said...

PS: Good luck to Moki for his investigations today (15th)

Karen Jo said...

Poor Lucy! I am sure that she came home to you so you wouldn't worry about her. She wanted to be where she was loved.

Junior said...

It is so amazing what our babies are capable of. I am so glad that she was able to make it home and cross the bridge in a place of comfort and love. Sending you tons of hugs and prayers for comfort.

Rhonda, Junior and Orion

Tiger Lily said...

Oh we are so sorry! Lucy was a beautiful kitty and it sounds as if she had really learned to love you. You gave her a loving home and she responded. Please accept our {{{hugs}}} and our sympathy.

prrrrrrrrrrrs and gentle tail wags,
Jemima, Zeke, Sushi, Tiger Lily and Ruckus

-d ma said...

this made me cry. lucy was a great cat.

Lisa said...

Oh that is heartbreaking! We are so sorry that Lucy has crossed over.

Lots of purrs and hugs from Gizmo, Abbey, Bucky and Franky.

felinesopher said...

we're so sad to hear this news about Lucy, our deep condolence for all family... we're very touch by the way Lucy's strong will to reach home after what had happened to her, indded she truly understood not to make the whole family worried...rest in peace sweet Lucy

JB's Big World said...

I am so sorry to hear about Lucy. I read about her on Karen Jo's blog. This is so sad, and please accept my belated purrs and my thoughts are with you. Lucy may have been aggressive, but she certainly was loved and had a wonderful family.
My mom has been so busy with our upcoming move I have not been able to visit everyone as much and keep up. I am sorry for the late visit....
Purrs,
JB