July 20, 2013

Just missing him

Goodbye beautiful friend. Thank you for your tender support all these years

Not feeling so well... always comfy though



With lots of Love, always...
Your family 



57 comments:

  1. I am so sorry that Stepan has gone to the Rainbow Bridge. He was a lovely cat and we always enjoyed his posts. He was a beautiful boy. I do not have words to express my sorrow. Know that we are here for you and know your hurt.

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  2. Mom and I just read about Stepan untimely trip to the Rainbow Bridge...we are so very sorry he was a most handsome mancat.
    Hugs Madi and Mom

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  3. Stepan looked like such a loving and beautiful boy!. I am so sorry for your loss. It is heartbreaking to lose a companion like that. Please accept our sincere condolences. Caro and Austin from CATachresis xox

    We heard from Ann at Zoolatry

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  4. We have come to give you our condolences and purrs of comfort in the loss of Stepan. Angel and Kirby told Ann of Zoolatry about him going to the Rainbow Bridge and she let us know. May memories of happy times with your boy bring you comfort.

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  5. I'm so sorry 'bout the loss of your beautiful boy. But please know, he is not lost forever. He'll be waiting for you... waiting for the time when all peeps and cats meet up again. And what a joyous reunion that shall be.

    Purrs,
    Nissy

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  6. stoppin by with sincerest sympathys on your loss of Stepan. we know how devestating this is; God's speed to you Stepan. To Stepan's family; we hope you know just how much he loved all of you too.

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  7. We just heard about the loss of your handsome boy. We are so very sorry and will keep your family in our prayers. My brother Weenie went to the bridge on Memorial Day very tragicly and we are sure he has already found your boy and they are the best of buddies. Weenie loved cats.

    God Bless.....Mona

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  8. We are so sorry to hear about Stephan having to go to the Bridge. We wish we had known him. He obviously had a life full of love to the end.
    Purrrs and *ducky hugs*
    The Hotties Kittehs and George

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  9. So sorry for your loss. Sending condolences from Purrchance To Dream and The Cat Blogosphere.

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  10. We are so sorry to hear of your loss....may Stephan run free with other furry friends & his creator. God bless you all....

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  11. We are so very sorry for your loss. Stepan Razin obviously had a loving home and will be much missed by his family. We wishes we had, had the opportunity to get to know him better. Purrs of comfort and sympathy, ~Socks, Scylla (The Cats) Fenris, Tuiren (The Dogs) and Alasandra

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  12. We are so very sorry that Stepan Razin crossed over. Many hugs to you during this difficult time.

    Luf, Us

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  13. Reaching out to offer our deepest sympathy to you.
    Run free Sweet Stapan Razin.

    xo Cinnamon

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  14. We are so very sorry for your loss. We send you purrs of comfort.

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  15. Lots of purrs and prayers for you on the loss of Stapan Razin!!
    Your TX furiends,

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  16. We wew very sad to hear that Stepan had to go to the bridge. He was Blessed to have shared his life wtih such a loving family. He will be waiting for you.
    Our deepest condolances for your loss.
    TK. Pip and dee

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  17. We are all so very sorry to hear about dear Stepan. We send you our,very best purrs along with lots of love and hugs.

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  18. How sad to have lost your handsome fellow! We send our purrs and our prayers to your family ... fondly, the Zoolatry Girls.
    Ann, Maggy, Zoey

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  19. So very sorry to hear you lost sweet Stephan - he is with you always just on the other side of the veil. "There is no death Only a change in worlds." - Chief Seattle

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  20. Thanks to everyone who stopped by and offered us a kind word that we so much needed this moment.

    I cherish the moments we have had together with Stepan, some of them documented in this blog, now each post a precious memory. I truly want to believe that Stepan is now happy in a better place and perhaps we'll meet again one day. I trust that in this world too he lived a happy life and magically radiated good mood to everyone around.

    I'm glad my kids got to meet him, and loved him deeply. Little by little tender exchanges developed between them, even if the ever cautious Stepan hesitantly approached them.

    Stepan enriched our lives and for this I thank him. And will love him, always.

    Take care everyone.

    Georgios (Stepan's papa)

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  21. Hello, we just heard about Stepan. Even though we didn't know him, we can tell he was quite the handsome fellow. We send you comforting purrs and headbutts...

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  22. So very sorry for your heartbreaking loss. What a beautiful boy. My own Angel kitty Tara just crossed the Bridge two weeks ago as well

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    1. Don't worry, Stepan and Tara will become good friends over there...

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  23. I just learned about your sweet Stepan, and what a beautiful boy he was.

    I am so so sorry for your loss. He will have many of our fur siblings waiting to show him around on the Bridge while he and they wait for us to come and meet and claim them again, and they us, by and by.

    Many purrs and soft hugs.

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  24. So sorry for the loss of your handsome boy Stepan. We know how much you loved him, and will miss him.

    Hugs
    Julie and Poppy Q
    xxx

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  25. We just heard about Stepan crossing over the Rainbow Bridge. Sending you soft purrs of comfort.

    Cory and family

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  26. I have just learned about Stepan. I am so so sorry. My half-brother, Grouik, left us for the Bridge one year ago almost exactly and I know how hard it is for both kitties and humans. I am sure that Grouik will welcome Stepan.
    We send lots of purrs from the kitties and hugs from the humans.

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  27. We are so very sorry to hear about the passing of your precious Stepan. Please know you are in our thoughts and purrayers during this very sad time. (((hugs)))
    XOXO
    Maggie May and The Creek Cats

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  28. I'm so sorry to hear the news about Stepan. I know you have so many good memories of your years together and this will help to carry you through this. Run young and free, beautiful boy!

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  29. We offer condolences in the loss of your beautiful Stephan Razin. We didn't know about him but think he would have made a friend to me and my Zkhat. Ann told us about him.

    All best wishes,

    Stella the dog and Zkhat the Tortie

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  30. We're so sorry to learn of your loss. It's clear how much he was loved and how much you will miss him.

    Sending purrs and gentle headbutts,
    Charlemagne, Tamar and Mal (and their family)

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  31. We are so sorry to hear that Stepan went to the Bridge. We are sending over lots of purrs and prayers to you at this sad time.

    Purrrrrrrrrrrrs, China Cat & Spike

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  32. We are so sorry and sad that Stepan went to the Bridge. You are all in our thoughts, purrs and prayers.

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  33. What a great looking boy he was. I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you find some comfort in your memories of him.

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  34. We did not know Stepan but heard that he had left you and we dropped by to say how very sorry we are that you lost such a handsome and beautiful friend. He will be watching over you for a long while. May your sadness soon turn to happy memories of your very special friend.

    Love and rumbly purrs from

    Gerry, Mungo & The Ape xx

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  35. Once again, thank you all, your messages have all been wonderful and really supportive.

    There is still a task at hand: the kids don't know about Stepan yet; They're away on vacation. I have read and researched a lot about how I should gently tell them Stepan is no longer with us, perhaps over a long period, when their memories of him will be softer. If you also have any suggestions on the best way to break the news, please share them here.

    Many thanks, lots of love,

    Georgios

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    1. children.webmd.com/.../what-say-when-p...
      this link may be of some help. we know how hard this is for everyone, children especially

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    2. another link below. hugs and loves to your family


      childdevelopmentinfo.com/.../talk-to-kids...

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  36. We did not know Stepan but we do understand the pain of losing a beloved animal. Sending you love and purrs and blessings. Thank you for loving him so much. xx

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  37. a BEAUTIFUL RUSSIAN CAT. We are sorry that we did not know Stepan during his lifetime and we understand your great sadness at losing your friend. If we had known him he would also have been our friend. We think he will be able to meet our beloved Diamond (Russian Blue) at the Rainbow Bridge and they can play together.
    Our thoughts are with you.

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    1. A British Shorthair from Russia that lived in Greece and a Russian Blue from Australia. I hope they meet and be happy at the Rainbow Bridge.

      Thanks for sharing. It really helps.

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  38. Stepan was a very handsome cat, so sorry for your loss. There are so many great cat blogs but so little time in the day to visit many. We hope the good times you had together will become loving memories till you are back together over the bridge. the CatStreetBoyz, ICE & MOM Holly

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  39. We are so so sorry for your loss of beautiful Stepan. We send you many comforting hugs and purrs. Take care
    x

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  40. I am so sorry that Stepan had to leave you for the Rainbow Bridge. I am sure he found lots of friends there. I send hugs and my kitties send you comforting purrs.

    Karen Jo, Spyro, Oja, Rocio, Bambino and Horus

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  41. Your loved one Stepan has found many friends at the Bridge, and he will be waiting for you patiently. Meanwhile we hope another kitty will bless your household in the future. Take your time if you have to. But Quinn came to me after my brandi's passing, and it feels right. I still have brandi in my heart, but there is room for more. I promise.
    QUINN

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  42. We are sorry you have lost your handsome Stepan and can only imagine how much you will miss your special boy. He will watch over you from Rainbow Bridge and if you feel a breath against your cheek you can be sure he will have come to make sure your are OK and blow you a kiss. Take care.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  43. What a beautiful cat Stepan was. I am so sorry for your loss. Unfortunately this is one thing that is so hard in letting a cat own you, is when they have to depart. Purrs, hugs and prayers for you in your time of grief. Tell the children straight out what happened. It will hurt but time will ease the pain. I lost my sweet baby boy Casper over a year ago now. I remember him with fondness, but sometimes a tear will creep in there now and then. I'm just so thankful the Lord let me have such a beautiful creature that he had created come along and claim my heart. God Bless you.

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  44. I am sorry to read that you have lost your sweet Stepan. It is not easy getting through the early days of loss since that is when the wounds are most open. We lost our Girly (dog) 10 days ago and every time we pass a toy, a sleeping spot..or are reminded of a daily routine she is no longer part of, the tears flow again. We keep reminding ourselves that she had a good life with us ..and that we loved her during her time here..and that helps a little. We would do it all over again...even with the pain now.

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  45. We were very sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Stepan.
    Sending lots of kitty purrs.

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  46. Oh no! Stepan was such a beautiful cat. I know exactly how you feel now, because I lost my little Avalon yesterday. There are no words to describe this kind of sadness.

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  47. sending purrs and prayers to your family at the loss of stepan.

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  48. So sorry to hear of your loss of Stepan. He was a lucky cat to have a loving family. I wish they could live longer but they do leave us with wonderful memories.

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  49. Όπως με όλα τα πράγματα που αγαπάμε χρειάζεται χρόνος για να ξεχάσεις ...
    Οι όμορφες στιγμές όμως είναι παντοτινές. !

    Μάτα

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  50. I read about Stepan's passing on the Cat Blogosphere site. I want to offer my condolences. I wish there was a way words could make things better. Good luck to all there.

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  51. Hi, we're so sorry to hear about this. We are just getting back into blogging and are sorry we didn't get to know Stepan. We are sending many purrs and comforting thoughts to you.

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  52. We are so sorry for your loss. Purrs to you all.

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