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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sweet Pea ...

Sweet Pea will be leaving us later today ...please wish him well as he sets off on his new journey.








2011 (Pip's Blogiversary party)

Thank you for all your supportive and lovely comments. They have helped us more than you will ever know.



  1. Blessings and Love to all of you...

    Maggie Mae and mom

  2. Hello Pip and Family.
    I am so sorry about Sweet Pea's journey today. I'll be watching the sky for a rainbow and a sweet breeze. You can take comfort in knowing he had a wonderful life in your pack. Warm thoughts coming to you.
    Grr and a Mournful Woof,
    Sarge, COP

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  4. Holding you in our hearts today as you help Sweet Pea pass over that Rainbow Bridge.

    Buzzy, Pippa & da Mum

  5. We will be sending our love to the newest star in the sky tonight.

    It is a beautiful place to be. (I hear)


  6. We will be thinking of you...

    Sam and Pippen

  7. What wonderful memories you've shared with your Sweet Pea to hold in your hearts and give you comfort. We'll be thinking of all of you today and sharing your tears. Take care -- all of you.

    The Road Dogs & Mom

  8. You will be in our thoughts today, as we try to send you strength.

    I love the Sweet Pea photos from over the years. They tell me how many happy years he has had with you. A life full of love is the best that anyone can ask for.

  9. Hugs and gentle headbutts from our house to yours. We are sorry.

  10. We will be thinking of you and Sweet Pea today. So sorry.

  11. I'm so sorry, oh, I'm so, so sorry. It's so hard...(It's 31 weeks today that I had to let Annie go.)

    We're all wishing Sweet Pea a quick and merciful, peaceful journey to the Bridge.

    Sending you all Light and Love.

    -Kim and the boys

  12. We are soooooo sad to hear that Sweet Pea will be leaving for the Bridge.

    We send love and prayers to all of you in hopes they will help comfort you in a small way.

  13. Thinking of Sweet Pea and your family today as he embarks on his journey.

  14. Sending your family love today. But KB said it best, "a lifetime of love is the best that anyone can ask for."

    We'll look for a twinkly kitty-star in tonight's sky.


    -Gizmo, Bart and Ruby - and Lisa

  15. We are sorry Sweet Pea's time to leave has come. We wish him a peaceful journey and you a peaceful heart. Purrs and wags from us. A hug from Jan.

  16. Prayers for sweet sweet Sweet Pea, and for his loving family.

  17. Woof! Woof! Sending Lots of Golden LOVE. Sweet Pea had a wonderful life and lots of great memories that you'll treasure forever. Lots of Golden Loving Thoughts and Woofs, Sugar

  18. You are all in our thoughts and prayers today as you say "until we meet again" to Sweet Pea....may he have a peaceful journey....

  19. We are sorry to hear Sweat Pea will be leaving us. We hope his journey is peaceful. We send you all comforting headbutts and purrs...we know this is not an easy time.

  20. I am so sorry to hear about Sweet Pea. Sending you lots of love and hugs and know that Sweet Pea will be at the Rainbow Bridge pain free running and playing again. Lots of love, Debbie

  21. Happy trails Sweet Pea. We will see you again one day.

    *hugs* to you Kristin.

  22. Finkin ovs yoo all ats dis most difficult time fur yoo.
    Peaceful Crossing Sweet Pea, yoo is a most lovved kitty n yoo will neva bee forgotten by any ovs us.
    Run Free

    Big Hugs
    Ronnii, Uji & Momma Tea
    xxxxxx x xxx x xxx

  23. Me has purrayed and purrayed for SweetPea and me is sorry that they is going over the bridge. It hurts our hearts, but they no longer feel pain. Me is sure all who has passed before will meet SweetPea on the other side of the bridge.
    Kisess to yous and your family Pip. We morns the loss with yous.
    Lots of hugs
    Nellie and family

  24. Sometimes the very best gift we can give our furkids is also the hardest gift to give. Run young and free, precious Sweet Pea!

  25. Oh Pip and Family...I wish I knew the right words to say but there just aren't any. It's so difficult to say goodbye but you are doing the loving, selfless thing for your beloved boy. Give yourself time to heal and remember that we are all sending you our love. You gave him a wonderful life.

    We're wishing Sweet Pea a peaceful journey. I know that Cap'n Ripley will be waiting at the Bridge to welcome him and show him the ropes.

    Hugs and love to you all,
    Amber and family

  26. The best thing is always the hardest to give. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Run, healthy and free Sweet Pea!!

    Love and wags
    Diana and Jazzi

  27. Sweat Pea will always be you in your hearts - the most special place of all

  28. What a beautiful tribute..... sweet pea and all of you will be in my thoughts today. I know how hard it will be, but try and remember only the good times, and know he will always be alive in your hearts....

  29. We are so sad that your beloved Sweet Pea will be making his journey to the Bridge today. We can see from the pictures from years gone by that he had a wonderful and happy life with you. And that you loved him dearly and deeply. We are so, so sorry.

    We are sending our best purrs and prayers for Sweet Pea, and for all of you. We know that our Angels Maggie, Graphite, Bitsy, and Lady Madonna will greet him at the Bridge with nose taps and head bonks.

  30. We are so sad and yet we do understand. Godspeed,Sweet Pea - Dakota will be there to meet you at the bridge with lots and lots of all of our other furries who have crossed. How wonderful that you have so many great photos of Sweet Pea over the years. Mom says those will really help you with your pain and sadness. We love you, Sweet Pea.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  31. We are sorry you have to go Sweet Pea, but you will be all well when you get to the other side.

    Hugs and purrs to you all.

  32. Sending purrs of comfort to all of you as Sweet Pea makes his journey to the Rainbow Bridge.

    We're also including sweet Buddy in those purrs, poor little guy.

    Charlemagne, Tamar and Mal

  33. We are very sad, but we know there will be lots of his friends at the bridge to meet him...

  34. Dawling Pip
    I haven't been able to visit fow a few days cause Mommi has pinched newves, and now I come and wead youw last few posts wif teaws in my eyes
    I was so hoping fow good news about buddy and especially Sweet Pea
    I'm so vewy sowwy that thewe is so much sadness
    Fawell sweet fuwwy kittehs you wewe vewy loved and will be missed
    wun pain fwee and take all ouw love wif you
    sad smoochie kisses

  35. Farewell Sweet Pea. You will be missed, but the next leg of your journey will be a wonderful one. You'll have the energy of a kitten again and be able to do whatever your little kitty heart desires. Love to your whole family.

  36. what a beautiful retrospective. I am so sorry for Pip's passing, you are both in my prayers

  37. Purrs and purrayers from all of us at Prancer Pie.

  38. Run free sweet friend, we are all better because you were a part of our lives. Purrs and hugs from all of us.

  39. We know today will not be an easy day for you and your family but looking at all those pics tells us that Sweet Pea had a wonderful life and that he was surrounded by love every day he was here on earth. What better life than that? We know he will take that love ( and we add our love too), with him so that his star will shine bright in the sky for evermore.Go gently and peacefully Sweet Pea.

    love and hugs,

    the critters in The Cottage

  40. Goodnight sweet Sweet Pea.

    We send all our love to you, Pip, and your family.

    Sweet Pea has had a wonderful life and it's great that you all have such happy memories.

    love and licks, Winnie

  41. Oh Sweet Pea we sure are wishing you a great journey to your next life. This is so sad. Mom has tears running down her face. We love you Sweet Pea and big hugs to the rest of the family. Tons of purrs to you Sweet Pea.

  42. RIP Sweet Pea, it looks like you had a wonderful life and many great memories to leave behind.

    Our hearts are with you.

  43. We're so sorry to hear that Sweet Pea is leaving for the Bridge. We're sending soft, healing prayers to you at this sad time.

    The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

  44. Our most sincere condolences on the loss of your precious Sweet Pea.

    Brenda, Boots & Ozzie

  45. oh pip and kristin
    what a beautiful life you shared with sweet pea. she is so lucky to have all of you.
    i am sending you all huge hugs!
    love always
    melissa & archie

  46. Keeping you in our thoughts and purrs during this difficult time.

    Sweet Pea, I wish you a gentle crossing. You are loved.

  47. Goodbye Sweet Pea. See you on the other side


  48. Mr. Pip and family...Mom and I are so very sorry to read that Sweet Pea ran over the Rainbow bridge today leaving all his discomfort behind. We are quite sure lots of kitties and puppies will be waiting to great him.
    We send you all hugs and prayers as you adjust to life without this precious boy...
    Madi and Mom

  49. I'm so sorry for your loss. I've lost several pets and it never gets any easier.

    You're all in my thoughts and prayers.

  50. I'm so sorry for your loss. I've lost several pets and it never gets any easier.

    You're all in my thoughts and prayers.

  51. What nice pictures of Sweet Pea's life. No doubt it was a great one. RIP Sweet Pea.

  52. Oh Pipster and family, my thoughts are with you for this horrid time, we all know too well how hard losing a companion can be and the hearts of me, Ronnii, Ujio, Da Momster and Siddles da Pug open up for you and yours. Sleep well sweet Sweet Pea, you'll need all the rest you can get once you get with all our furiends who await you over the bridge. XX

  53. Fare well, Sweet Pea. Our purrs go with you...

  54. Oh Pip! I know it's hard! We're sending you all our best thoughts and prayers that Sweet Pea has a peaceful crossing and that your hearts will heal.


    P.S. I'll pray for you to get a cheeseburger, too. I hear that sometimes that can make you feel better! Give your mama a hug for us!

  55. Dear Pip and Mama,
    We at the Slimmer Puggums Family give you are deepest sympathies. First, for Buddy...and now, for Sweat Pea. 20 years is a long life...but oh how short it is to the rest of us that live well beyond that age.
    Much love as you start your grieving period...
    Much luvums,
    The Slimmer Puggums and Mama Mindy

  56. WE are so sorry to hear about Sweat Pea.We are happy that he did live a long and happy life.
    WE know,however, that his passing will still hurt. We send you comforting purrs.
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia

  57. Sending our deepest purrs to you and your family with Sweet Pea going OTRB.

  58. Sending love and (((HUGS))) on your peaceful journey.

  59. We're so sorry it is time for Sweet Pea to leave you. We'll send comforting purrrrrs and gentle headbutttss to you all.

    Run free at The Bridge, Sweet Pea.

  60. sending good thoughts to you...Beautiful memories of Sweet Pea
    Benny & Lily

  61. Dear Ones, I am so sorry that Sweet Pea had to begin the Journey sooner than any of us were ready for it.
    I know that Sweet Pea was INSTANTLY met by BUDDY. I feel that it was planned that way.. in order to make this time easier for all of YOU.
    Sweet Pea's LONG LONG life is a credit to you and the care that was given day in and day out.

  62. Oh I is so very sorry. I think that Frankie said it beautifully though and I feels the same way.

    We know that you will all miss him terribly but he had such a long and loved life!

    woos, Tessa

  63. Just stopping back tonight to let you know that we are all thinking of you and holding you close to our hearts.

    Hugs and Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning and Mom Kathie too

  64. Sending lots of love to you and your family today Pip and in the days to follow. Although you knew this day would come, I am sure it doesn't make it any easier. What a beautiful boy Sweet Pea was. One of a kind, really. Never have seen a kitten quite like him. How lucky you all werenfor having each others love. Rest in peace Sweet Pea.

  65. Run free to the bridge, Sweet Pea. There is catnip, mice and lots of snuggly beds.

    All of our love to your family,

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  66. We are thinking of you all and wishing Sweet Pea a peaceful journey to the land of angels. Sweet Pea will be with you always and watching over you from the other side. We are so sad you lost two very special cats in such a short time.

    Cats of Wildcat Woods

  67. Kristin and Pip.
    Thank you for sharing all these photos of Sweet Pea. This was a wonderful tribute to a kitty with a wonderful life.
    Run free Sweet Pea,, I am going outside to look for your shining star.
    See you soon Sweet Pea. We all love you.
    Take our paws Kristin and Pip,, we sit beside you.

  68. Many purrs to lift you on your way to the Bridge, Sweet Pea. Run free!

    Lovely photos of Sweet Pea. Hugs and purrs to all of his family.

    Laura, Taffy, and (angels) Jet & Venus

  69. We send you gentle purrs and comfort on the loss of your Sweet Pea.

    Run free at the Bridge, Sweet Pea ...

  70. So sorry you have to go Sweet Pea, but you will be forever in our hearts.

    And may there be plenty of catnip while you are smiling down on us!

    Paw Prayers to your family who is going to miss you so very much.

  71. Run free, Sweet Pea! You will be missed.

  72. We are sending you all the love and prayers our hearts can travels Sweet Pea!!! We are very sorry for your loss...and we know that you will be missed very, very much.
    Chloe, LadyBug and the mama

  73. What a lovely visual display of Sweet Pea's life and what lovely comments peeps have written.

    Saying goodbye is so very sad but Sweet Pea had a wonderful life

    God Bless


  74. Beautiful Sweet Pea we are sending love and purrs to sing you to The Bridge. We are sad that you have to leave, but we can see from the lovely pictures that your life has been long and very good. We send love to your humans and fur family.

    Fly free sweetheart

    Oliver & Gerry

  75. My sweet, sweet friends. You're in my thoughts, and in Rumblemums as well.

    Inigo is up there, and I know he'll have a place for Sweet Pea to sleep next to him/

  76. Oh Mr P, what can we say. We are sorrier than we can say to read this. Sweet Pea had a wonderful life, you can tell that from the photographs. You will all miss her so much but be so happy that she was with you and so loved by you all. Run free at the Bridge little Sweet Pea, from all of you friends doggy and human over here xxx

  77. What a beautiful tribute in photos. Sweet Pea is obviously a very loved member of the family. She'll meet her many friends at the Bridge! Hugs and kisses to you all.

  78. May you feel the love from all of us as you help Sweet Pea across the Rainbow Bridge. Many wonderful friends await you on the other side dear Sweet Pea. God speed.

    Hugs and love,
    The Roo Family

  79. God bless you, Sweet Pea. We love you. Say hello to my Sophie for me.

    Prayers for your family.

    -Ruthie's Mom

  80. We read about ll the loss you have experienced at Rumbles' blog and wanted to stop and pay our respects. Losing our dear friends is such sorrow.

    Purrs and Woofs,
    The Poupounette Gang

  81. We were very sorry to learn that Sweet Pea and Buddy have gone to the bridge. We are sending purrs of Comfort.

  82. Hey Pip - we are so sorry to hear about Sweet Pea - there's a beautiful rainbow bridge with his name on it.

    Thinking of you and your peeps.....

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie.

  83. We are so sorry Pip. Run with the wind Sweat Pea.
    Love Ruby & Penny

  84. Me and my cat Charlie are so sorry to hear about angel Sweet Pea. We send you all lots of purrs and hugs. Take care

  85. We are so sorry to hear you have had to let Sweet Pea travel to Rainbow Bridge. 20 years will leave you with many sweet memories but large holes in your hearts.
    I had to let the cat before go to the Bridge at 19 years of age and it is very hard.
    Take care.
    Luv Sue (the Mum) & Hannah and Lucy xx xx xx

  86. We read about Buddy and Sweet Pea at Rumblepurrs blog. We are so sorry for your loses.

    *gentle headbonks and whisker kisses*

  87. The Rumble family sent us over. We are so sorry to hear of your losses. - Toby and Leia

  88. Safe journey over the bridge sweet boy...we know you will be missed. We are so sorry to hear this....

  89. We send our deep condolences on your loss of both Buddy and Sweet Pea. They were each so fortunate to have your love and care.

  90. Oh, we are so very sorry to hear about Sweet Pea's leaving you. We hope he has made his journey peacefully ... and I'm sure that the love and support of his family helped ease him on his way. He will be missed.

  91. I am so sorry about Sweet Pea. I haven't been here before, but heard about you from someone else so I had to come and leave a bit of love. I have had to put three cats down in my whole lifetime, and I understand the pain you must be feeling. Hang in there.

  92. With tipped tails and bowed heads - safe journey to you Sweet Pea. Purrs to those who love you deeply xxxx

  93. It is so sad to lose a loved one after 20 years. Many hugs and purrs and purrayers are coming to you. Sweet Pea is running free and happy across The Bridge now with his friends now. He'll be waiting for you one day.

    Luf, Us and Maw

  94. We are very sorry to hear about Sweet Pea. Our purrs.

  95. So very sorry for your loss of Sweet Pea. I'm purring for all of you.

  96. I'm late but wanted to add my condolences on your loss. What a beautiful cat, what awesome markings, I am honoured to meet Sweet Pea, even if its a Hello across the Rainbow Bridge.

    You were lucky to have such a wonderful cat, you mist miss Sweet Pea very much.

    Dash Kitten and Marjorie

  97. Pip, I am SO very sorry to hear about your loss. I know just how much it hurts to lose one of the family and that is just what they are is part of the family. Our hearts and thoughts go out to you and yours during this very difficult time. :(

  98. Oh Pip, we so sorry. We wish the very best for Sweet Pea. We so glad we got to know him. We purr for you and your precious family.

  99. Dear Pip, I am so sorry that you have lost Sweet Pea and Buddy. What a terrible week. My brofur Kit and I are purring for you.

  100. hugs and purrs from our family....we're so sorry for your loss...

  101. so sorry for your loss please accept my condolences hugs
    kristina & kovack

  102. Mr. Pip, we are so sorry for your loss. We know Sweet Pea will be surrounded by love over the bridge and remembered with love on this side. He was loved and wanted his whole life, and that's a blessing. Gentle hugs to your family.

    Jed & Abby

  103. Mr. Pip, where it's been a sad day and even sadder time for you all, it's been a happy day at the Bridge as their little world gets a bit brighter with Sweet Pea being there. A lovely photo tribute, too.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


  104. We heard your dad news via Rumblebum and wish to express our condolences.
    The first part of grieving is the hardest and making this beautiful tribute is healing. Sending healing purrs and for your family.

  105. Pip and family, what a lovely photo tribute. I'm so very sorry for your loss of dear Sweet Pea. I'm sending many healing thoughts and purrs your way.

  106. So Sorry to hear the news. We will say a prayer for Sweat Pea and your family.

    Nicole and Macho

  107. Everyone can see Sweet Pea had a wonderful life and was greatly loved by all of you.

    We will keep him in our thoughts as he makes his way to the Bridge and know that he and you have an endless supply of wonderful memories.

    Sugar, Butter, Hannibal, Uncle Freddy and Cande

  108. Dawling MwPip
    Thank you fow coming to my bloggie despite youw vewy much bwoken heawt. I'm so sowwy you have had so much sadness
    I'm sending you healing smoochie kisses to help you thwoo this sad time
    I love you

  109. I am truly deeply sorry about Sweet Pea, God love him.
    We all of us share your pain my friend and the journey is so hard to bear as they leave us to look after them with tears in our eyes. But we know they are loved..Sweet Pea is deeply loved and cherished and cared for. Love surrounds you, mom and dad.


  110. My dear Pip,
    I'm so sorry to hear about Sweet Pea. Sweet Pea, you be free!

    We are sending you all our love and hugs to you and your family. Tell your mommy, that I have sent her much kisses to nurse her heart and they will be waiting for her when she wakes up :)

    Take care!

    Love ya,
    Jon Terry

  111. What a week it's been. Biggest woofs & hugs to you and your family. <3

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

  112. We woo soft thoughts of comfort to your family and howl at the injustice of Sweet Pea's loss. Know we will Walk with even firmer resolve on Sunday in honor of our friends. The c monster must be stopped from causing this much pain and sorrow.

    Feel our loving paws and arms around you. We send powerful White Dog energies that you find peace and that Sweet Pea runs painfree and forever young over the Rainbow Bridge.

  113. Prayers for Sweet Pea and your family.

  114. Sweet Pea and our Cosmo Kitty are eating caviar together.
    Thoughts and prayers with you all during this difficult time...


  115. Thinking of you all. I know Sweet Pea had an amazing life with you, and it's so hard to say goodbye. I hope with time you'll be able to draw comfort from the happy times you shared with him, and the many memories too.

  116. Stopping by to drop off some more woofs & hugs. Nala and I are thinking of you! <3

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

  117. Our warmest thoughts are with you.
    Licks Bobby and Pip the dippy one

  118. So very sorry for your family Pip. Sweet Pea is at peace now. Our thoughts & prayers are4 with you.

    God Bless......Mona, Weenie & the Mommy

  119. We are so sorry for another loss. Maybe Bob came back to take Sweet Pea OTRB.

    We will br praying for healing for your family.

    Nubbin wiggles and hugs,
    Oskar & Pam

  120. The boys (Bugsy and Knuckles) and I are so sorry for your loss. We are sending you the biggest pawhugs in the world. We love you and send purrs of comfort.


  121. My Dear Friend Pip...

    Meee and my Pack are so very sorry...
    Thought this poem would ease your sorrow a bit:
    ~ I'm Still Here

    Friend, please don't mourn for me
    I'm still here, though you don't see.
    I'm right by your side each night and day
    and within your heart I long to stay.

    My body is gone but I'm always near.
    I'm everything you feel, see or hear.
    My spirit is free, but I'll never depart
    as long as you keep me alive in your heart.

    I'll never wander out of your sight-
    I'm the brightest star on a summer night.
    I'll never be beyond your reach-
    I'm the warm moist sand when you're at the beach.

    I'm the colorful leaves when fall comes around
    and the pure white snow that blankets the ground.
    I'm the beautiful flowers of which you're so fond,
    The clear cool water in a quiet pond.

    I'm the first bright blossom you'll see in the spring,
    The first warm raindrop that April will bring.
    I'm the first ray of light when the sun starts to shine,
    and you'll see that the face in the moon is mine.

    When you start thinking there's no one to love you,
    you can talk to me through the Lord above you.
    I'll whisper my answer through the leaves on the trees,
    and you'll feel my presence in the soft summer breeze.

    I'm the hot salty tears that flow when you weep
    and the beautiful dreams that come while you sleep.
    I'm the smile you see on a baby's face.
    Just look for me, friend, I'm everyplace!

    Author Unknown

    Neeko ♥

  122. Pip and Family,

    I am so far behind on blogs and am just catching up. I am so sad to read this post. Please know we're all thinking of you and your family. I bet my sister Ginger met up with Sweet Pea to show her the best places to hang out while they watch over us.

    Wags and snuggles,
    Zona and Mom


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