Sunday, December 29, 2013

Bandit is now an angel

It is with heavy hearts that we must tell you that our brofur, Bandit Bigtoes, crossed the Bridge on Friday morning. He seemed to be perfectly fine on Thursday and when mom went to bed that night Bandit was sleeping on the foot of her bed.  This was about 1:00am. Bandit jumped off the bed before mom ever got in it, but that wasn't unusual. Bandit rarely slept with mom, although he loved to sleep on her bed when she wasn't in it.

When mom got up on Friday morning, she found Bandit laying in the hallway, exactly between her bedroom and our uncle's bedroom. Mom knew as soon as she saw him that he was gone. She gently picked him up and wrapped him in a towel. She let us say our goodbyes to him before she contacted our vet's office. Mom took his body there and they will make arrangements for his cremation. Mom should be able to pick up his ashes at the end of next week.

None of us expected this at all. It is a shock for the entire family. Bandit was only 8 years old, which seems young to us. We will never know for sure what took our brofur, but mom suspects that he went into cardiac arrest. Whatever happened, it was very quick.

Fly free, sweet Bandit. You will be in our hearts forever.

Bandit Bigtoes
February 2005 - December 27, 2013

43 comments:

  1. We're so sorry. Sending comforting purrs from Jan and I and hugs from our Mommy.

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  2. I'm so sorry! :-( At least it sounds like it was quick and he did not suffer. Purrs to all of you.

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  3. So sorry about handsome Bandit! We are sending lots of soft whisker kisses and gentle purrs to all of you.
    XOXO

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  4. Oh man...I am so, so sorry. :~(

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  5. Poor Bandit. what a shock for you. I lost Chumley quickly and unexpectedly one night (blood clot, nothing the emerg vet could do) and the sheer shock of it was difficult to get over. I lost Annie fairly slowly, for reasons that escaped the vet and all (possible mis)treatment. In retrospect, I think a sudden, quick, merciful passing is better for us all.

    But grief is the same, no matter the type of passing, and I know that no words will offer comfort right now, that you'll have to work through it in your own way and in your own time.

    Just please know that you're surrounded by the loving thoughts of us all around the CB, and that we've been there--and that, in the end, you truly aren't alone.

    The boys send purrs and I'm sending universal Light.

    Peace.

    Kim

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  6. Oh my goodness, I am so very sorry to hear about dear Bandit. We all send you purrs, hugs and lots of love.

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  7. We did not get to meet Bandit Big Toes before he left for the Bridge, but he certainly was a handsome kitty and we know he will be so missed by you and your family and all his furriends! Fly Free, Bandit...

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  8. We are so sorry to hear that Bandit has gone to the Bridge so unexpectely. We send you comforting purrs and headbutts.

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  9. Oh!! We are so sorry about Bandit....if there is anything positive from this is that he went quickly and without suffering and at home; knowing that he was loved, warmed, surrounded by family and happy. We hate to learn of our furfriends going over the bridge, but we each have that day in front of us and can only hope that when the day comes, it comes gently. Bandit had it gently.

    He is now with you always...in the hall, on the bed, near you and watching over you. He is also with our beloved Lolo and many other of our blogosphere furends.

    Sending you lots of purrs, headbutts, tailwags and licks..and hugs, too...WeezDaBadCats & DaMeenDawgs (Tiny, Ellwood, Ginger, Elioth and Chouchou)

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  10. This is shocking news indeed.
    We are so sorry that Bandit decided to go to the bridge.
    He was a really good kittyboy.
    We are praying for all of you. It is very good that you will have his ashes. bonks and bronks from all of us

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  11. We are so very sorry to read about Bandits unexpected trip Over the Rainbow Bridge. What a handsome angel.
    Hugs madi and mom

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  12. Oh, no, we're so sorry for the loss of Bandit. It's always hard to lose a pet and losing one so unexpectedly is a shock. Hugs, purrs and pawtaps.

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  13. Oh gosh, we are so so sorry to hear this. We sure send many hugs and purrs. Just know that he knew lots of love while he was with you and is running around like a kitten now.

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  14. Oh, we are so very sorry for your loss...we know handsome Bandit is purring and playing with the other kitties over the Rainbow Bridge. We are sending you hugs...

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  15. Gods' speed to you Bandit; we send our sincerest sympathies to your mom and the family you left behind....with hugs N loves from all of us in TT

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  16. I am so sorry for your loss. So quick and unexpected, and too young to be taken. Bandit was a handsome boy.
    Purrs and (((hugs)))

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  17. We are so very sorry, but know he is with many angel kittycats at The Bridge.. waiting for us to join them, until then may you have peace knowing he is running free.
    The Bunch and Mom Bobbie

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  18. We sure are sorry to hear about Bandit suddenly and unexpectedly leaving for the Bridge. It's never easy and we want you to know you are in our thoughts and purrayers during this very sad time.
    (((hugs)))
    Maggie May and The Creek Cats

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  19. We are so very sorry that Bandit has crossed over. Many hugs and purrs and purrayers are being sent to you right now.

    Luf, Us and Maw

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  20. We heard from Ann of Zoolatry that Bandit had run for the Bridge and we had to come to give our condolences and say how sorry we are for your loss :( It sounds like he had a wonderful life with you and he was so handsome. Hugs and purrs from Austin and Caro xox

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  21. So sorry for your loss.
    Sending PURRS from all of us at Purrchance To Dream

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  22. oh no.....we are so very sorry and sending purrs and kisses

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  23. We are very very sorry to hear about the sudden loss of your beloved Bandit. All we can think of is that the Heavens needed another Angel to guide us and watch over us. We know the terrible pain of losing a beloved furry and we will keep you in our prayers. (hugs)

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  24. I'm so sad to learn of the sudden loss of your beautiful ginger boy Bandit......Sammy is a ginger and is turning 14 in 2 days. Even when we know them to be healthy, they choose their own time to go sometimes....I know it's a painful loss....We send purrs and hugs......you don't have to KNOW someone to feel their pain. I'm sorry we didn't know your boy - I adore gingers.

    Hugs, Pam (and Sammy)

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  25. We are sad to hear of Bandit's crossing. It is always hard to lose a kit, but even harder when they leave so suddenly. I'm sure he is waiting for you at the bridge.
    We are purring for your comfort at this most difficult time.
    TK, Pip, dee

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  26. I am so sorry that Bandit flew away before anyone could be with him. The pain is intense when our babies leave us. The joy they bring us is just as intense when they are loved so sweetly. Fly free and without care dearest Bandit. xxooxx

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  27. We send our purrs and love to comfort you on your unexpected passing of Bandit. He was such a handsome fellow!
    Mindy
    Moe
    Cookie
    Mike

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  28. So sorry
    We are purring support for your family
    Timmy and Family

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  29. Me didn't know Bandit.
    But I wan't to pay my respect and send you (((purrs)))

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  30. We're sorry for you loss. We send you comforting purrs and gentle head butts. Purrs

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  31. So sorry to hear of your loss! Our thoughts and purrs are with you. - Crepes.

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  32. I am so very sorry that Bandit ran off to the Rainbow Bridge so suddenly. I know what a shock it is because Austin ran off just as suddenly. My vet guessed heart failure as well. Hugs from me and comforting purrs from the kitties.

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  33. Oh so very sorry to hear this. I hope it give you comfort to know that he was home and with those who loved him when he crossed over. He is with you always now - an angel watching over you.

    Cats of Wildcat Woods

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  34. We are so sorry to hear about Bandit.
    It is hard to lose a kitty and even harder when they are so young.
    We send you comforting purrs and headbumps.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure,Tiger and JJ
    and Angel Tillie

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  35. Awwww we are so sorry to read about sweet angel Bandit. We send you many comforting purrs and hugs, take care
    x

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  36. I'm so sorry to hear about Bandit. I know he has left many good memories behind that you will always cherish. RIP sweet boy!

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  37. We are so very sorry to hear about Bandit. You all are in our thoughts and purrs.

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  38. Oh no. We just heard about Bandit and are so sorry he had to scamper off to the Rainbow Bridge. Fly free Bandit. You're all in our purrs and prayers. ~ Robyn and the House of the Mostly Black Cats

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  39. We are so very sorry to hear about Bandit. Purrs and Woos of sympathy and comfort.

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  40. What an awful shock for you have. We are so sorry that Bandit has gone, he was a very handsome boy. We send you love and rumbly purrs and hope that the happy memories of a very special boy fill the hole he left behind in your hearts

    Mungo & The Ape xx

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  41. We are so terribly sorry to hear about Bandit. You will be in out thoughts and prayers.

    Hugs & love,
    Pam & Oskar

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  42. We are so sorry to hear that Bandit ran away to the Bridge. Sending purrs and gentle headbutts to comfort you during this sad time.

    Charlemagne, Tamar and Mal

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