Monday, October 6, 2014

Goodbye Maurice


We had to say goodbye to our Maurice today.  Da peeps took him to da vet to help him cross.  We did hear back on the results of the test on the fluid, which confirmed Moe had a bad case of FIP.

We're all gonna miss him so much.  Da peeps are all cryin, da pups are sad and dejected, and me and Crockett are real down.  I don't know what I are gonna do.  I been lookin up to da big guy since I wuz just a lil kitten, and dat were not dat long ago.  He taught me how to climb da cat tree and jump to da top of da fridge.  And now he are gone.  Our pretty boy who liked to give hugs are gone.  Now I'm da senior kitty of da house, and I'm just 1 1/2.  I don't know what to do, or how to teach crazy Crockett how to be an elegant mancat like you wuz.  

I hope ya are up there in heaven wif Jezebel and Charlie eating an endless supply of tuna fish.

160 comments:

  1. and St Francis said, "Come little one, there is nothing more I can do for
    you here, don't be afraid"......and St Francis gently picked up Maurice and carried him into the kingdom of heaven.....

    when the little cat looked around, he realized everything St Francis told him on his journey was true....heaven was beautiful beyond what mere words could express.....

    and Maurice saw there was no pain, suffering, fear, sickness, hunger, thirst or sorrow, until he looked down and saw the family and friends he had left behind. ......and for a very brief moment, the little cat too, was filled with sorrow.

    Then St Francis bestowed Maurice with a set of gossamer wings and said, "Use them to return to your family, when their need is the greatest, as nothing can separate your bond of love. Hold each other in your hearts and your memories, until you are reunited again at heaven's door."

    and when the little cat tried on his wings, he knew nothing was impossible...... when there is....love

    God's speed to you Maurice with love from Boomer, Dai$y, Tuna.....and Dude and Sauce too...you are one rockin total lee awesum way kewl kitty buddy; we hope…..no…we KNOW.... Jez & Charlie were there to greet you..♥

    God's strength to you family, especially your mom; we know this is the hardest thing to do, but it was a decision that was made from love ♥♥♥♥♥

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    1. *sobbing* so very very special Dai$y, Boomer and Tuna.

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    2. Said beautifully Tabbies..our love is with you all Travis...:( :( xxx <3

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    3. Beautifully sad Tabbies. Thank you.

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  2. What a lovely comment by the Trout Tabbies. And it all true. We are so so sorry that Maurice had to leave all of you. But the peeps did Maurice one last favor by letting him go. We sure send bunches of purrs and many hugs to the peeps. We know how hard it is to lose a fur friend.

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  3. So very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and purrayers during this very sad time.
    XOXO
    Maggie May

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  4. WE are so very VERY much sorry to hear that Maurice needed to be LOVINGLY assisted on his journey across the bridge. We Know and Understand how SAD and Lonely you are all feeling. Thankfully Maurice left Beautiful Memories here for you to cherish.

    Run Free and Fast in fields of Catnip Maurice. Til we meet again.

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  5. We are so very, very sorry to hear about dear Maurice. We send you our best purrs, hugs and love.

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  6. Oh nooooo, we are so very sorry to hear this. Such a beautiful, lovable boy. Our hearts are breaking for all of you - it's so hard to lose a very dear dear friend. Big hugs for all you humans.

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  7. I am so sorry for your loss.
    With time you will only remember the good times.
    For now, just cry and know how much he was loved.

    XO,
    JC and The Purr and Fur Gang

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    1. Da peeps have all been real leaky - and huggin me and Crockett and da pups real close.

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  8. May all the sweet memories of Maurice help you thru this sad time. So very sorry for your loss. With deep sympathy,

    Cats of wildcat woods

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  9. Awwww we are so sorry to read about angel Maurice. What a handsome boy and what a good big furbling he was to all of you. We send you all many comforting hugs. Take care
    x

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  10. Our hearts go out to you. Many of us in Blogville know how hard it is. We can only say we are all here for you and we send our love and hope sweet Maurice is no longer feeling any discomfort and is happy over the rainbow bridge.
    Best wishes Molly

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  11. We are so sorry that you had to help Maurice to the Rainbow Bridge. FIP is awful, nasty stuff. We lost Brody to it not quite two weeks ago. Mom sends hugs and all of us kitties send comforting purrs.

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    1. Sorry to hear about Brody. Dat @#$^ FIP are da worst.

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  12. Oh we are so very sorry to hear about Maurice. We are sending purrs of comfort and paws of sympathy.

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  13. I’m here to pay my respects to Maurice. *bows head* Like you’re peeps, we are crying too. I felt like I knew Maurice and now he’s taken from us. Sending comforting purr to you, Crockett and your Moms.

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  14. Oh No we are so sad to hear that dear Maurice had to run home over the Rainbow Bridge. We really were hoping that he did not have FIP but that is so bad. We know he is watching us all from up in the clouds and having a great time with the big meet and greet they throw fur all newcomers. We love you Travis and as a fellow Orangie I pledge my furmaly will stick by you and help at this sad time. Maurice please watch over us as you fly by.
    Purrs and Prayers of Support
    Timmy Dad and Family

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  15. Ohhhh ... our hearts are breaking for you and all your family. Lots of purrrrrrrrsssss and {{{{hugs}}}} for all of you from us.

    Marilynn, Grace & Company

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  16. We're sending soft purrs and hugs to you at this sad time. We're so sorry that Maurice had to leave.

    The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

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  17. We did not have the honor of knowing your precious Maurice. We are so very sorry to hear he had to leave you. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers. Leaving you lots of warm, gentle hugs, purrs and nose kisses

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  18. Travis my heart breaks for you and your furrramily over the loss of your Maurice. All I can say is at least he's in the BEST and HAPPIEST place watching all of you down here and I'm also SURE he will help you now that you're the "senior" in the house. Crockett will learn from you because you learned from Maurice. I wish I could give you a REAL hug Travis but just know that I'm sending you one - a big one.

    Love, Sammy

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    1. I are gonna need a lotta help - all Crockett are gonna learn from me are new ways to steal bacon.

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  19. Oh, we are so, so sorry and sad...sending you all our gentlest purrs and thoughts of love and extra love to Maurice's Momma. We will be keeping all of you in our thoughts and close in our hearts.

    Be Well Sweet Maurice

    Lots of love from Clooney & Neytiri

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  20. Oh Travis me heart is bweakin'. Meez so sowwy fur yous massive loss. Weez too will miss Maurice as y'all hav become ow furmily. Weez know nuffin' weez can say will make this any easier fur y'all, but we will be purrayin'. And weez sendin' lots of Big Hugs and Kitty Kisses.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi and mommy Audra

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    1. Travis, me and mommy and sis Lexi hav been just beside owselves today finkin' on this, and me hopes yous not mind but meez gunna wite 'bout Maurice and FIP on meez bloggy. Yous know mommy wuz born and waised in Texa and so weez just felt a little close to y'all and weez just hare dat this has happened. And of course like me sed earlier, nuffin' meez can say is gunna make this better fur ya' but meez duz wanna take this oppurrtunity to do a little educatin'. And weez wuld like to say goodbye to yous bwofur and ow furiend Maurice.

      Luv ya'

      Dezi

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    2. We don't mind. Dat FIP are one nasty @#$^ disease. I just wish da vets would be workin on a cure for it.

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    3. Weez wuz told by a kupple diffewent peeps on ow posty dat there awe a foo gwoups workin' on tweatments and cures. They of course will come to late fur Maurice, but maybe will help sumone in da future. Weez purrayin' hawd fur all of ya Travis.

      Luv ya'

      Dezi

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    4. Yup, I know dey are doin some work at UC Davis - just wish us kitties got more funding.

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  21. We are so sorry to hear that you lost your friend. Sending lots of love and purrs. Your friends, Crepes and Alana.

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  22. Dere, dere, Twabis *gently pats Travis' back*

    We r so sowwy dat Mauwice will nod be dere tu lead yu an' Cwockett intu 'dulthood, at weast nod so yu can see. Him will be dere, guidin' yu, Twabis, as yu teech Cwockett how be a fine, upstandin' gentlecat. I jus' kno' it.
    Wuff an' hugs tu yur hole fambly fwum me an' mine <3

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    1. We got a ways to go if we's gonna be gentlecats.

      Thanks for da luv and hugs.

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  23. we are so very very sorry.....we are sending purrs

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  24. OH NO.....WE ARE SO VERY VERY SORRY ABOUT MAURICE...WE WERE JUST GETTING TO KNOW THAT HANDSOME BOY...MOM AND I SEND YOU LOTS OF PURRS AND HUGS AND WE HOPE IN TIME WHEN YOU THINK OF MAURICE YOU WILL SMILE AT THE GOOD MEMORIES.
    HUGS MADI AND MOM

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  25. Our love is with you.

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle & Muffin

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  26. I am so sorry to hear about Maurice. I send my gentlest comforting purrs to all of you. My mum sends love and (((hugs))).

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  27. We are so very sorry that Maurice had to cross over. Many hugs and purrs and purrayers to you at this time.

    Luf, Us and Maw

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  28. My heart is just broken for you. He was so young. This is just so unfair. I am so, so very sorry. {{{hugs}}}

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  29. Oh, no, we are so very sorry about Maurice. We know he was so loved.

    We are so glad we had an opportunity to interview all of you recently. Sending a warm hug, purrs and tail was of comfort.

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  30. I am so sorry for the loss of beautiful Maurice.

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  31. oh our sweet furiends. My eyes are leaking. I can feel your pain and I wish I could help comfort you. I am sooo deeply deeply sorry. Sweet, dear Maurice. He was too young. He feels your love from the bridge and is grateful that you spared him pain. ((((hugs))), please know that if you need anything at all, I am only an email away. Sending you much love. I am so terribly sorry.

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  32. We are so very sorry. Gentle headbutts and comforting purrs to you all.

    RIP, Maurice...you will be missed. :(

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  33. Maurice's family. I know your hearts are breaking - everyone one of us feels your loss. Maurice was a wonderful boy, a good looking guy and a great teacher. Nothing will replace your wonderful boy, maybe it helps to know he has a HUGE PLACE in your heart, I always remember his picture when you guys did selfies. What a wonderful gift to have him, its bloody infair you had him so short a time.

    Family, you have our tears and our grief, Maurice we will miss you very much.

    Much love,
    Marjorie, Harvey Button, Miranda, Silver, and Phoebe

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    1. Yup, it are really unfair. He deserved a lot longer.

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  34. Aw, guys, we are so sorry handsome Maurice had to leave you so untimely. We are purring and praying for you and your peeps that you will find comfort eventually in knowing Maurice had a great life filled with lots of love - something many deserving kitties never experience, Our deepest condolences to all of you,

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    1. Yup, his life may have been too short, but he never knew want.

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  35. We are so sorry that Maurice has crossed the Bridge.
    The comment by the Tabbies o Trout Towne had us in tears too.
    We send you all comforting purrs and headbumps for a kitty gone too soon.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  36. We are so sad to learn of your loss of precious Maurice. I believe you will find that one night, just as you are drifting off to sleep...you will feel little paws cross your bed, hop over you and you will get up to give a pet ...but no cat will be there. It will be Maurice letting you know he is well again

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    1. We sure hope he are well again - and eatin lotsa tuna fish.

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  37. This give us a big case of the sads. Sending lots of love and purrs to all of you.
    Maurice was much loved.
    XOXO

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  38. We are so very sorry to hear this sad news. Maurice was a lovely kitty. Travis, you will have to step up and be Da ManCat now. You are young, but you are ready and you and that Kitten Crockett have a great big job to do. Your Peeps are very sad and they will be leaking a lot. Just about the only thing that will comfort them is the two of you being all snuggly with them. You will train Crockett up right, just like Maurice did for you. We are sending you and your family, even the pups, our very best purrs and purrayers. XOXOXOXO

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    1. Thanks. I got extra snuggly wif Maurice's momma last night, I think I made her feel a tiny bit better.

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  39. We are so sorry that Maurice had to leave you today. We haven't known you very long, but we can tell how much you all loved each other and that Maurice had a very special place in your heart. It will take time for everyone - humans and furries - to adjust to life without Maurice. You'll never stop loving him and he'll always be with you in Spirit.

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  40. Though we knew this was imminent, our hearts are aching for all of you. As soon as our mom saw this had happened she started crying. This is so unfair. Maurice was so young, and sweet and exquisitely handsome. We are sending all our love and purrs and prayers to all of you as your mourn the loss of your beloved Maurice. XO, Lily Oliiva, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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    1. It are really unfair. He wuz too young.

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  41. oh no! we are so so sorry about sweet Maurice. Our eyes are all leaky reading this post. we are sending our purrs and prayers of peace and comfort,

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

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  42. I'm so sorry to hear that Maurice is gone. Try and remember only the good times and the good memories will get you through.

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  43. Sending love and purrs and hugs. We will look for Maurice in the stars tonight. Straight on to morning dear one!
    Xoxo
    Ms Stella O Houligan

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  44. Oh cwap!! Maurice was a lovely kitty and although we haven't known him very long, we were looking forward to getting to know him better. Our hearts go out to the whole family....all you furry sibs and the mom and sis. Maurice has touched many in his life. He is out of the pain now and will be free to play with the other pets at the Bridge.

    Prayers and Purrs (((Shoko, Kali and Jean)))

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  45. I am so sorry to read the news. I didn't know Maurice but I can see that he was a gorgeous kitty and he was very much loved. Sending y'all lots of purrs.

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  46. We are so sorry to hear that Maurice had to run to the Bridge. It's clear you all loved him so very much, and he you. We send soft and gentle purrs and prayers of comfort to you as you mourn the passing of your special mancat.

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  47. So sorry that Maurice ran off to The Bridge. You can be the senior mancat at your age, I was! Derby

    Comforting purrs.

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  48. Oh guys I am so very sorry that we were not visiting our friends over the week-end to see that sweet Maurice had gotten so sick. I am so very very sad that you had to help Moe go to the Bridge today. I am sending you tons of love and hugs.
    Marty's Mom

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  49. I knew this was coming, but it's still sadder than meows can say. Purrs to you all, and I know how heartbroken you are because I saw my human go through this not that long ago. I hate FIP, and I hope there is a cure someday.

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  50. Awww...sadness reigns at this moment in all of our hearts. There is such a huge lump in meowmy's throat, its a good thing she is typing and not talking over the phone fur instance.
    Even pawppy who doesn't blog was moved after reading all about your precious Maurice, now a furry handsome, strong and healthy Angel. A new star in the heavens tonight. You will see it glowing right away!

    Today started out gloomy, here. Then the sun tried to come out...and later there was a huge thunderboomer. When meowmy came out of the rain storm on her way home, there were two bright and beautiful rainbows!
    Wow!
    Some would say it was just a coincidence, but we know better...
    It was the welcoming committee and Maurice was being ushered in to the Heavenlies with as much pomp and elegance as he exuded here upon the earth.

    Rest peacefully, sweet Maurice, soon Jezebel and Charlie and you will be quite the trio of kitty angels.

    Travis and Crockett, you know that when meowmy started to read your blog, Minko jumped on the desk to read along, and Pipo pawed her to get a view, too.They are encouraging you with their purrs and pawyers.

    Sending sympathy and purrs and huge hugs.


    WBS
    (And soft woofs from MJF)

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    1. Thanks so much WeBees. We had thunderboomers yesterday morning too, and later in the day it was sunny and warm. Maybe dat wuz Maurice showin all his luv for us. We miss him so much.

      Da peeps are real broken up - losin three kitties in a year and half has been really tuff.

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  51. Ohhhhhhhhhh! Travis ..... you will be fine. Maurice will still be there guiding you and Crockett will turn into that elegant mancat under your guidance. You mightn't know it right now Travis but even though you are only 1and a half you are already heading into being a very elegant mancat yourself. We love you blokes and sheilas. You don't deserve this!! Big hugs to you all.

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    1. I dunno bout elegant, but I'll help Crockett grow into some kinda mancat, maybe a treat-stealin bacon-grabbin kind. He are already on his way to dat.

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  52. Oh, sweeties.... we are so very sorry about Maurice. Our hearts are crumbling for you. We're sending you lots of purrs, hugs and especially... lots of love.
    ~Glogirly, Katie & Waffles

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  53. We're so sorry for the loss of Maurice. We send you tender purrs and gentle headbutts. Hugs and purrs

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  54. We send rumbly purrs and love to sing Maurice off to meet his friends at The Bridge. We are so sorry he had to leave. FIP is a lousy disease. Maurice sure knew he was loved before he went, it was so kind and right to help him. Sending hugs for his humans and gentle scritches to the furries left behind.

    Happy Hunting Maurice

    Luff
    Mungo
    & The Ape xx

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    1. Yup, FIP are really nasty. Da peeps hope dey never have to see it first-hand again.

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  55. We're so sorry to hear that your sweet Maurice has crossed the bridge and send you purrs and gentle head butts in the hope they will give you some comfort.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  56. This is so heartbreaking! We send our deepest condolences to you all. Sweet Maurice is dancing with the stars now! Gentle purrs and hugs from Austin and Caro xoxo

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  57. I'm so sorry you lost your little furriend, Maurice. It's so sad to say goodbye and allthough you know that you will see each other again, it still does hurt. We feel with you. Sending Soft Pawkisses to comfort you :(

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  58. We weren't fortunate enough to know Maurice, but wanted to stop by and offer soft purrs of comfort during is sad time. We're so sorry for your loss.

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  59. I'm so sorry that Maurice ha to go to this bridge. I hoped for a miracle or that you have more time together... but sadly in vain. I'm sad with you that you lost a wonderful friend... send you a big hug.

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  60. I'm so sowwy yoow wondewful mancat Mauwice had to leave and go to the catbwidge..he will help you fwom thewe..whispew in yoow eaw and guide you
    I'm sending healing smoochies fow all yoow sad heawts
    Wif love
    Asta

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  61. I was very sad to read of Maurice's passing. Every loss of a loved one decreases our world, and it seems very small indeed today. Godspeed, Maurice.

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  62. Oh, we are so sorry to hear about Maurice. He was such a handsome mancat and we know you all loved him very much. I am purring for you.

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  63. We are visiting from Madi's blog. We're so sad to hear about Maurice. Run free, sweetie. We're sending purrs and hugs to your house.

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  64. So very sorry about the loss of your sweet Maurice. Sending healing purrs and hugs. Godspeed Maurice.
    Angel Normie, Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis

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  65. Our deepest purrs on the loss of your beloved Maurice. We are holding you all in our prayers.
    ♥♥♥

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  66. Rest in peace, Maurice, the angels will take good care of you, sweetheart.
    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. <3

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  67. Our hearts are sending love to your family, Maurice! We know they are sad, but they will always remember you, sweet boy and you are forever in their hearts (as well as ours).
    Please say hello to all the kitties and woofies over the Bridge. We'll see you all again someday, but in the mean time enjoy each other and watch over us.

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  68. We are so sorry for your loss.
    Sending many Purrs...
    ~ The Bunch and Mom Bobbie

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  69. Yow Maurice run free in Summerland littehboy n nose ya iz missed n lubbed back here on Earth...
    Pleeze accept our sympaffiez frum Nylablue n Sherriellen Mum of Da Purrfect Pad (furendz of Sammy, One Spoiled Kitteh)...

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  70. We are so very sorry for your loss. We send lots of love, purrs, and prayers your way. He was lucky to have such a loving home.

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  71. Sweet Maurice, we know you are feeling much better now and are looking down on the little man of the house. Please send a guiding paw every now and then and know that so many of us will keep you forever in our hearts. Hugs and purrs....

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  72. SO sad to just read about this :-( Maurice you will always be in our thoughts and thank you for sharing your self with us in the blogging world xxxx Big hugs

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  73. We've been out of the loop...we are all just so sad that Maurice is gone. We prayed up until we read the news that he'd had a miracle.

    Purrs and love from all of us at the Lounge xxoo

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  74. *wipes tears away wif his paw* ~ that's so bewtifur Travis. Maurice is fur sure in heaven and you will all see him again one day. He watches over all of you ~ keep a close eye out fur Maurice to help you bring up Crockett there Travis

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