Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Our Sweet Elvis Has left The Building

Today we said goodbye to a sweet loyal friend and family member.Elvis (yes ,he was the king!) lived with us for almost twelve years.He came to us at a time when my husband just might have been having buyers remorse, over the non-domestic bride he chose, who could barely care for herself. He came to us right before I became pregnant with Crooked Halo. In many ways he taught me to be a mommy.
Over the years he grew from a scrawny little kitten to a BIG and beautiful boy.If a handyman came to the house ,be it dishwasher repairmen,exterminator or plumber,you can bet you would hear them say "Tha's a biiiig cat!". Yep,it was money in the bank,and quite true as you can see from the below picture,he was even bigger than my 8 month old Little Flower Blossom.
Elvis had a wonderful, full life as an indoor and sometime outdoor kitty.He was quite loved,and will be deeply missed. Mostly he will be remembered as a wonderful,loyal ,and unique family member.

__________________ Velvet Elvis Vegas _______________
___________________1995-2007________________

38 comments:

Jennifer said...

Oh - so sorry to hear about your sweet kitty-boo's passing. it is so difficult to say good-bye to our little furry friends.

cindy said...

i'm so sorry... i have lost a few kitties over the years, and that broken-hearted feeling is just awful. it feels like you lost one of your best friends. what a beautiful kitty!

Sarah said...

Aw, hugs to you all! I had a "best friend" kitty (a giant one just like yours) and next week it'll be two years since we said goodbye. And I still keep thinking he's just in the next room....
I'll be thinking of you!

Sarah and Jack said...

Oh no! I am sorry about your kitty.

Heidi said...

He's just beautiful! I'm so sorry for you to have to say goodbye to a precious friend. Hope your girls aren't taking it too hard. :(

Signe said...

I knew Elvis wasn't doing well, and my thoughts are with you all. I know how hard today is...the memories will help. Thinking of you guys xoxoxox

stilettoheights said...

I am so sorry sweetie, it is devastating to lose a pet, I wish I could give you a big hug, or take you shopping.

xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Gina said...

Awww, so sorry. hugs.

Vanessa said...

Elvis. poor Elvis. So sorry. Kitty love and sadness. a tender Meow.so sad.

Jane said...

My deepest sympathy. We had our siamese cat -Kitten for nearly 20 years and she died nine years ago. I still miss her. Pets are such wonderful friends. And, I am partial to siamese, if you please. Elvis sure was handsome!

MaryAnn said...

May your King rock & roll forever in the big blue suede sky!

carrster said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear of your loss. :(

mosaic queen said...

Oh, Ms Pagoda.....I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

Vallen said...

I hope he's feasting on fried PB and banana sandwiches as we speak. It's lovely to have had a great cat. Their tales live on.

VaxGirl said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Elvis. I will be thinking about him as I pet my own kitties.

AnastasiaC said...

oh no!!! so sorry to hear that....((hugs))
I love that bottom picture - so cute!

Amanda Button said...

Oh, lovey, i am so sorry to hear of your loss!! :( My heart is with you!

Monica said...

I am so sorry! I know how you feel!!!!!

Timothy Hogan said...

http://epistleoftimothy.blogspot.com/2007/02/stinkys-diarywhat-does-she-write-there.html

OH! BOO Death! So useless to us here! What will you gain us on the other side?

Boo.

eb said...

Dear sweet Miss Jungle Dream and family - we are so sorry to hear of Elvis' passing - such a gorgeous boy. Our Byz is almost 15 and I also have pix of her looking over baby Boone. We send our love and deepest condolences. He is with you in spirit and is sharing all the love and kindnesses he experienced living with such a sweet and loving family. xox -eb.

casapinka said...

JDP - so sorry. Sending you lots of good thoughts and hugs. What a beautiful boy he was.

zUzU said...

oh. =^.*.^=
Eb told me.
I am saddened to hear of dear Elvis' passing. I know how much it hurts to lose the closeness of such a beloved friend.

But he has not left you. Elvis remains forever in your hearts and memories. I know that is small condolence. But he is watching over you still.

(now I am crying. I lost too in September, my best friend and constant companion. I know how you feel. I still cannot stop the pain from creeping in at times. Perhaps My little girl and Elvis are together sliding over rainbows in play. Yes, I like that thought!)

with big warm hugs =^..^= love, zU

Jill said...

Oh my dear....I am so sorry to hear of your sweet Elvis. I understand your sadness....we lost our sweet kitty in October. I am confident that they are playing in a field of catnip in kitty Heaven....looking over us from above. My heart hurts for you and your family...

One Crabapple said...

Elvis was such Beauty...A Himalayan ?
I am so sorry to hear about your loss.

I know right now there is a HUGE hole in your days...

And nothing anyone says can really help.

The house must seem quite a bit different without that little spirit around and about.

I hope that the sun will shine soon.

Much Love to both you and Elvis.

I think you will find eachother again.
I am convinced that is how it works.

Naturegirl said...

What a beautiful boy Elvis was. I know the heartache you have as I also lost 2 of my beloved cats not so long ago..2 months apart..broke my heart.Casper and Halo were their names. Our *fur friends* were in our arms for a short time but in our hearts forever...purzzz to you I send and angel to help heal your pain.(I came in by way of eb)

Petula Darling said...

What a beautiful kitty. I'm so sorry.

Jamie said...

We were so sorry to hear about Elvis. Wishing you and the whole family some comfort in this time of loss.

love,
Jamie & Greg

calamity kim said...

Here's a hug.
I lost a golden retriever named Max after 15 years so I know what you're feeling. I hope your heart mends soon. It took me 6 years to be able to get another dog and Sadie has given me so much joy! I will never forget Max and all the fun we had but when they get really old it's just so hard. I send you healing thoughts and prayers for your family's sadness.

leslie said...

oh how sad. you have a great attitude though! i love my kitties and had two cats lost tragically to coyotes (no one knew they had moved into our area) and i still miss them!

Peta said...

I am so sorry to hear that poor Elvis didn't make it. What a gorgeous, big boy he was. Hugs, Peta

VictoriaE said...

Condolences to you. That is a gorgeous pic with Elvis and the baby on the couch. Looks like he had a wonderful life.

Anonymous said...

I'm deeply sorry to hear about Elvis, he looked like a king. We used to have one just like him his name was Mocha and he became 14 years old.
We currently have 3 cats, where 2 of them is 13 and I know that I soon will be in your position, and trust me I know how hard it is. Get another one to love, and think of all the good times you had with Elvis.
He was very "handsome"
Helle Greer
http://hellegreer.typepad.com/

darlingdivadurelle said...

WOW....sorry sis..I had no idea....
seems I am the last to know..what a responce you got from this post!
BYE BYE Elvis...
Big sis.....

Vanessa said...

Hi, just checking in with my lovely friend. Hope you are taking care of your voice and your whole self! XXO

cruststation said...

Aww...your Elvis was a beautiful cat, so sorry to hear of your lost.

DallasActor said...

LGG, I'm so sorry to hear about Elvis' passing. I know he was an important part of your family, and will be sorely missed.

StephenMosher said...

Well since we just saw each other and you gave me this news in person, you know you have my condolences. Sitting in your dining room with the girls and your husband (who, by the way, is one of my favourite people, did you know?), I got to see/hear how the passing of Elvis affected everyone. I'm glad that you have raised your kids with a realistic but sympathic view of death and the pet as a family member.

Like the great and loving parent that you are, you are also a great and loving pet owner.

No surprise here.

People who are not pet owners don't get how important they are to us; I know how much your sweet Elvis meant to you. Always remember him happy, for you made it possible for that wonderful stray to settle into your family, relax and BE happy.

love
ste

Karen Beth said...

I'm so VERY sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved cat. I can't even imagine how sad that must be. My heart goes out to you and your family.

(((HUGS)))

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