In Remembrance of Murray


Yes, you read the title correctly. I know a lot of you have been following Murray’s journey these past 5.5 years on the blog. I even debated on writing this post, but Murray was a part of the blog. Plus not all of you are on social media or may have missed the news. On Friday January 25, Murray took his final nap at the age of 13. Back in July, Murray developed a tumor in his jaw, pretty much bone cancer. It has grown tremendously these past six months, and he was in a lot of discomfort. It was the worst day of our life, but we now know he is resting peacefully, something he hasn’t done in a few months.

Thank you everyone for your support and kind words. It is touching that so many of you care and even checked up on me. Just knowing he won’t be here for the holidays or to greet me at the door makes it so hard, but I know someday he will meet us on the rainbow bridge (and if you’ve never read the poem, grab the tissues and read here).

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  1. Carla, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. It is devastating – the loss of a pet. I wish that I could say the perfect words that would comfort you, but I do not have them. What I can offer is my continued prayers to you that you heal from this and I can tell you to just remember him in the good times. Rest in peace Murray. xoxox

  2. Oh Carla, I’m so sorry to hear about Murray. My heart breaks for you, loosing a pet is like loosing a family member. I remember when I featured you on my site a few months ago and I wanted to mention Murray in your introduction because I remember thinking, how nice it was to meet someone that had a love for their kitty like I have for mine. Hang in there and know I’m thinking of you!

  3. Rest in peace, dear Murray. I know you were well loved for all of your many years and will be deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Carla.

  4. Please accept my sincerest of condolences – Thoughts & prayers are with you.

  5. What a cat Murray was. Such a great personality. Thanks so much for sharing him with us. I will definitely miss seeing him pop up on my wall Carla! XO

  6. I’m so sorry for your loss, Carla. I’m thinking of you.

  7. It is so heartbreaking to lose a pet. Murray added love and so much more to your life. You know I’m thinking about you.

  8. It is so hard to lose a pet, as they do become a big part of the family. My thoughts are with you as you and your family go through this difficult time.

  9. I haven’t been on twitter much lately, so it must be how I missed this. I am so sorry, Carla. My Bijou is 13 and even though I know that losing a pet is an inevitable sorrow that we will have to bear at some point, you are never prepared for the void. My heart goes out to you and your family.

  10. You’ve always got hugs from us, you’ve been such a good friend and so strong. Murray is dozing in the catnip fields :-)

  11. I am so sorry. I feel your pain having been there myself.

  12. Carla, I am so sorry about Murray! But glad he was able to go peacefully.

  13. Aw I am so so sorry for your loss. I know you’ll meet your sweet kitty cat again <3

  14. This is so heart breaking, Carla. I’ve only been following you for this past year but just in the few posts you’ve written about Murray, I know how dearly you loved him. When you’re sad, remember all the wonderful time you and your family have had with him and know that he’s not in pain anymore. I’m thinking of you!

  15. Oh, sweetie. I’m so, so sorry. He was a lucky boy to have people that loved him as much as you did.

  16. I had tissues ready for reading this post. You know I a tearing up over your loss. So so sorry again at the loss of your beloved Murray.

  17. Carla, I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. It must be a devastating moment for you. I’m sure Murray will miss you, too. He’s so fortuante to have someone cares for him so much.

  18. Rest in peace, Murray.

  19. Years ago when I met Brian and he lost a kitten to feline leukemia, I sent him that poem. He still remembers it but I can’t read it without hugging the stuffing out of our dog. I know she will go there one day, much sooner than I’m ready for her to. You gave Murray a wonderful life and a peaceful end. That’s all any of us can hope for. Try to be at peace, Carla.

  20. So sorry for you and I know Murray is resting in peace like you said. He’s so lucky to have had a great friend and provider like you for his life. I had to take my Sophie, my 12 year old American Eskimo, to the vet 2 years ago when a tumor on her side got so she couldn’t sleep on her side. It was so hard watching her slowly get worse and worse over 4 months and the day she died was such a sad relief. Maybe Sophie will find Murray and have a blast now that they are pain free…she loved playing with fun cats. Take care and thanks for sharing.

  21. Cheryl illinois says:

    May the pain of your loss soon change to wonderful memories that bring tranquil joy.

  22. He lived a good life with you, and was terribly loved Carla. It´s hard to live without our pets, all the love and peace to you and your family.

  23. Carla, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you xox

  24. I truly am so sorry for your loss. I was surprised to read this, since I have been enjoying all your lovely pictures on Instagram of sweet Murray. Remember all the happy moments, and know it is okay to cry whenever you need to. Sending lots of love and big hugs, Terra

  25. Carla I am so sorry. I know the pain of losing a loved pet and it sucks :( Rest in peace Murray.

  26. I’m so sorry for your loss, Carla. You’re in my thoughts. Murray was such a good little kitty. Let me know if you need anything. Cookies are only a delivery away.

  27. Carla,
    I’m sorry for your loss of Murray.
    He looked like a pretty cool cat.

  28. When I get to Rainbow Ridge I’ve got a long list of loves that I miss and want to cuddle again. RIP Murray and know you were loved. But you did know that, didn’t you.

  29. I am so very sorry for your loss. I know what an important role our pets play in our lives (and in our hearts). Please know my thoughts are with you.

  30. So sorry to hear about Murray, Carla. Keep the memories close and talk about him often. It works for me. Slowly you heal and when you think of him good memories will replace these last few months.

  31. Robin Chesser says:

    So sorry to hear about Murray’s passing.

  32. Oh Carla, I am so sorry to hear about this. Having a cat that I love so dearly myself, I can’t imagine the pain you must be going through. I’ll definitely keep you in my prayers!

  33. Carla I am so sorry to hear about Murray! ♥
    I have 3 little doggies, and they are not just animals to me, they are my family. (((hugs))) my friend.

  34. My heart goes out to you Carla. We lost our 9 year old kitty to kidney disease a couple of years ago, the same year we lost our dog (14) to a terminal stroke. I was with them both as they left this world and it’s not an easy thing. But Murray is lucky he had you and you him. A match made in heaven. It’s okay to miss him, I miss my guys every day. They are family.

  35. Condolences on your loss. We lost our two dogs who were like our children. I share your loss. We now have 2 cats (gluttons for punishment!) and love them dearly. Both are aging (like ME), but I would not want to be without my 4-footed “children.”

  36. I’m so sorry about Murray’s passing Carla, having been through this with our pets, I understand completely… But as you said, Murray isn’t suffering anymore, and he is frolicking happily once again, he will be waiting for you at the rainbow bridge when the time is right… i have you in prayer that your heavy heart will will feel more comfort each day, he is still with you in his special way and loves you dearly for all the love you gave him, let there be peace knowing he is safe and pain free… :0)


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