Saturday, August 13, 2011

Person post

Hi cat bloggers,

My big, wonderful, grumpy, whisker-humped man cat left me this morning in his sleep. He died in bed next to me and, as a final show of defiance, made sure to pee all over the bed right before I woke up.

I hope wherever he is is a place full of Friskies (more than I gave him, which was NEVER ENOUGH), Cheez-Its, doors to escape through, blankets to hump, furniture to scratch, futons to pee on and persons to mraw at.

I can never thank you enough for the love and support you have shown Kismet over the years, especially when he was first diagnosed with cardiomyopathy. I'm so thankful that he touched so many lives. I will miss him forever.


Kismet, 2002-2011

68 comments:

Elvin said...

On no--this is such a shock! Sending you and Sophie my deepest condolences. I feel lucky to have known him through his blog.

alaskajoey said...

Thanks kismet. You were amazing

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh our purrs to you and your family!

The Misadventures Of Me said...

Purrs and Headbutts to yer peron Kismet!

Soar high big guy.

Molly
Shadow
Trooder
Mooch

Derby, Ducky said...

Oh noes, Kismet has runned off to The Bridge? We send our comforting purrs and hugs to you.

Sweet Purrfections and Angel Praline said...

I'm so sorry to hear it was Kismet's time to run off to the Bridge. I'm sure Sweet Praline greeted him there and showed him all around. My thoughts are with you.

Mom Paula

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, no, we have come to love Kismet and were looking forward to reading his version of your move. We are so sorry for your loss. Hugs, purrs and wags.

Camie's Kitties said...

Oh no - we are so very sorry to read this. We are purring for you and Sophie.

Cody and Gracie

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We are so, so sorry to read this.
Purrs and prayers for you and Sophie.
((Hugs))
~ The Bunch

Cory said...

This makes us so sad to read this. He was very loved. We are sending our comforting purrs.

A few Good Cats said...

We're so sorry to hear the sad news about your big man cat. We hope the many good memories of Kismet will give you some comfort now. Sending comforting vibes and purrayers to you...

Marg said...

WE are so very sorry to hear about Kismet. Sending lots of purrs and hugs in your sad sad time. Poor guy. But glad you were home when he decided to leave. Take care.

The Furry Kids said...

We are so sorry. Hugs and purrs and our deepest condolences to you and Sophie. Rest in peace, Big Guy.

ML said...

Kismet was larger than life in more ways than one. There will never be anuffer.
Sending purrs and love to you and fambly.
Love,
KC
Missy Blue Eyes
Faith Boomerang
Sol
Smokey
BJ
Mom ML

Madness, Trouble and Squish said...

Oh no. This is such sad news. We send lots of hugs and purrs.

The Lee County Clowder said...

Oh, WOW, NO! We are so sorry. Sending mournfulll purrrrrss and gentle headbutttss to Sophie, bunman Henry, and their person.

The Island Cats said...

Oh no! We are so very sorry to hear Kismet has gone to the Bridge. We send you comforting purrs and headbutts to help ease the sadness you are feeling.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Godspeed Kismet, hope you get all the stuff you love at the Bridge. We sure are going to miss you, 'speshully Speedy, he's always saying he should try to be more like you...

The Meezers or Billy said...

we are shocked and sad that Kismet ran off to the Rainbow Bridge, and the mom's eyes are leaking big time. We will miss you so much Kismet. We love you KismetsMom and Sophie. HUGS and PURRRSSS

Kismet, we will never be able to say good bye to you, we can only say Until we meet at the Bridge (save us some cheez-its)

Brian said...

My sisters and I are so very, very sorry to her about that handsome Kismet. We all send you many purrs and hugs. Run free big boy.

Mark's Mews said...

We are so sorry to hear about your dear Kismet going over the Bridge. Our purrs of comfort to you...

Fuzzy Tales said...

We didn't know Kismet, but are so deeply sorry to read of his passing. The mom has lost her two first adoptees, her heart cats, and understands the deep grief, the hole in the heart and soul that never truly heals.

We're sending you purrs of comfort and wishing you Peace and Blessings.

Mr. R.W. Emerson said...

Kismet, you were a legend. We were privileged to get to know you over the years. Much love to your family.

Mr. RW Emerson, Little Nicky, and their Mommie

KEY WEST COLLIES said...

We just read about Kismet in Jan's blog. We know Kismet will be waiting for you across the bridge. You are in our prayers.

Essex, Sherman & Dog Dad too

Max said...

Aw, man... I'm really, really sorry... Dangit.

Eric and Flynn said...

We are so sorry to hear your sad news. We send you comforting purrs. Kismet will be missed by all.

Ikaika said...

Oh, no! We are so sorry that your big mancat had to leave you, Person. We send you and Sophie gentle purrs and headbumps. The big guy will be greatly missed. He is one of the greats.

Run free at the Bridge, Kismet. Our Tabbygail should be waiting there for you ... she always admired your whisker humps!

'Kaika, Tanith, Stella, Midnight, Blackie and Miss Kitty

Athena said...

Oh, no. Kit, mama and I are all so sorry for your loss. Mama's eyes are leaking. Sending gentle purrs to you, and much love.

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

Oh Kismet, we will never forget your whisker humps...

We, too, lost our Bo to HCM and we remember how sad those days were...the sadness softens with the passing years, but the heart still misses his presence and Teri gets blinky when she thinks of Bo...like now.

May this poem help you keep him with you always...

And God asked the feline spirit
Are you ready to come home?
Oh, yes, quite so, replied the precious soul
And, as a cat, you know I am most able
To decide anything for myself.

Are you coming then? asked God.
Soon, replied the whiskered angel
But I must come slowly
For my human friends are troubled
For you see, they need me, quite certainly.

But don't they understand? asked God
That you'll never leave them?
That your souls are intertwined. For all eternity?
That nothing is created or destroyed?
It just is....forever and ever and ever.

Eventually they will understand,
Replied the glorious cat
For I will whisper into their hearts
That I am always with them
I just am....forever and ever and ever.

Old Kitty said...

Me and my cat Charlie came over from the CB. We are truly sorry to hear that gorgeous fiesty wonderful and unique Kismet has run over to the Bridge. He sounds so amazing. We are sending you lots of hugs and purrs. Pelase take care
x

Skeezix the Cat said...

Kismet, I am so broken harted that you wint to The Bridge so erly that I can't think strate. I wood not be the big mancat I am today without you. I rote an obituary for yoo on mousebreath, but it's lame compared to how much I loved you. Like the grate Wizzerd of Oz sed, "The size of yer hart is not measured by how much you love, but how much you are loved."

Skeezix the Cat said...

I furgot to leeve the url: http://mousebreath.com/2011/08/13/obituary-kismet-big-mancat-bridge/

FURKIDSMOM said...

We're so sorry Kismet has gone to the Bridge. We're sending healing purrs and prayers to you.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Honey P. Sunshine said...

oh kismet, i yam going to miss yoo so much. i gess yor hart was just so big and full of lubs dat it cood not handle the bigness of it all. purrs and hedbutts, i hope yoo are happy and spoilt at da brigde

Fat Eric said...

We are so sorry to hear that Kismet has gone to the Bridge. But we are sure Fat Eric will meet him there and show him the ropes and they will chill out like mancats together.
Big hugs to you and Sophie. We hope that we still get to hear sometimes about how you and Sophie get on in your new home.
Purrs and sympathies

Kate and Dora the Explorer

ABBY said...

We are so sorry to hear that legendary Kismet has crossed the RB..our deepest purrs and purrayers
Abby

Carolina Cats said...

Oh no oh no oh no! Person and Sophie, we are so sorry that Kismet has runned off to the Bridge. We know he will be so happy there, and he will be watching ofur you wif love until you meet agane.

We were looking forwerd to meeting Kismet wen you all move to Norf Caralina, but we will still hope to see Sophie and the Person.

Until then, we are sending owr strongest purrs and love for you all.

Finnegan, Buddy, Princess Jazzy & Mom Nora

Laila and Minchie said...

RIP sweet Man Cat. Our thoughts and purrs to your fambly. (((HUGS)))

The Crew said...

Please accept our condolences on the loss of Kismet. We know he was well loved and will be missed.

OKcats said...

We're so, so sorry to hear of your loss. We don't know that we've ever introduced ourselves, but we did follow Kismet's story starting a couple of years or so ago. He was a very handsome dude and obviously had many, many people and cats who loved him dearly. We have a couple of bros at the Bridge - they'll probably seek him out. He seems like their kind of dude. Purrs to you all - we know you must miss him terribly.

Fuzzy and Zoe, the OK Cats (and mom jana)

Keisha said...

What a wonderful kitteh. Rest in peace.

Kaz's Cats said...

cardeI can't believe Kismet's gone...Sending deepest condolences to you and Sophie from me and Tasha and Buddy. I can understand when you say you'll miss him forever.

{{{hugs}}}

Karen (Mum), Tasha & Buddy

Mo said...

Sending condolences and LOVE from me and all The Purries of Purrchance To Dream.

Jennifer said...

we are in complete shock here in
I O W A .

We loved reading about Kismet's adventures. We'll certainly miss him.

To Sophie and Kismet's Person: BIG purrs and lotsa love from us here in Iowa.

The Cyclone Cats

Forty Paws said...

We are so sorry that Kismet crossed over. We are sending tons of purrs and purrayers during this difficult time.

Luf, Us

Rosie & Cheeto said...

Oh my goodness! My prayers go out to you.

Please take comfort in knowing Kismet and his MANCAT whiskers is watching over you from up above just as you watched over him when he was here on earth.

Love,
Rosie & Cheeto (and our lady Kimberly)

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

We are so sorry to hear of Kismet going to the Rainbow Bridge!! We are sending lots of purrrs to Mom & Sophie!! We shall miss you Kismet and we shall see you again one day
Your TX furiends,

Chesney Cats said...

We are so furry sorry for your loss.

Karen Jo said...

I am so very sorry that Kismet has run off to the Rainbow Bridge. I loved reading about his fashions and whisker humps and his mancatliness. I send my love and Herman and Emma send comforting purrs.

mister jeter harris, hizself said...

goodbye kismet ... run free across da bridge ...

Daisy said...

Oh no. I am so very sorry that Kismet had to go to the Bridge. I am going to miss him so. Thank you for sharing your big Mancat with us.

Rest in peace, sweet Kismet. You were a Good Boy. And big, too.

meowmeowmans said...

We're so sorry Kismet has run off to the Bridge. We are purring and praying for you. Fly free, Kismet.

Rosie(who else?) said...

Me and Mousie are in shock.
Rest in peace, big Mancat.

Victor Tabbycat said...

Such sad mews. Kismet was an inspurration to mancats efurrywhere. Purrs and nosekisses to Sophie and yur lady. The interwebs are lonlier now.
~ Victor Tabbycat & Tabbymom Jen

Clooney said...

Oh noes! We send Mom and Sophie our gentlest purrs in this most difficult time. Our thoughts are with you.

Be Well Sweet Kismet

DaisyMae Maus said...

We will miss him, too. He was an inspiration and the blogosphere became a smaller place because a big mancat like Kismet was a part of it.

Our sincerest condolences go out to Sophie an' Kismet's person.

DMM and the Feline Americans

Mraw, mraw ... Until we meet again.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are so sorry to hear that Kismet has gone to the Bridge - we are purring for you.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Margaret Cloud said...

I am always sadden by the passing of a pet. I am also thankful to know he is at the Bridge, doing the things he did at home and so happy to be free of pain. Hope you are coping with his passing and we all know he will live in your heart forever. God bless.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We are so sorry. But how nice that Kismet went in his sleep, next to the person he loves. There can be no better way to go to the Bridge.
Love and condolances to yoo.

Meowers from Missouri said...

mraw mraw mraw mraw mraw mraw *sob*

we will miss you, big guy!!

we sends gentle headbumps an' purrs to yer fambly. we hopes they unnerstans that you will nefur be truly gone--you will allus be in efurry heart inna blogosphere that you helped build.

--yer furriends furrefur,
edmund, nitro, xing lu, an' iggy

Junior and Orion said...

We are so very sorry to read this! RIP Kismet! Enjoy yourself over the bridge!

((HUGS))

Team Tabby said...

We've heard the sad news of Kismet's sudden passing. One of the originals of the CB who will be greatly missed.

Purrs and headbutts to his Person, Sophie and Henry.

Mindy
Moe
BonBon
Cookie
Mike

Tillie and Georgia said...

We are so sad to know that your Big ,handsome Mancat has gone to the Bridge. We are sending you and Sophie and Henry comforting purrs as we know how much you miss Kismet.
Purrs Tillie,Georgia, Tiger,
Treasure,JoyJoy and the mom

The Whiskeratti said...

Eric & Flynn sent us over. We are so sorry to hear of his passing. - Leia & Toby

Fluffy and Heather said...

We're so sorry... :( We had just come over from Daisy's blog to meet him for the first time. Rest in peace, little one.

Mr Puddy said...

I may not know Kismet, But I do read about him from MANX MNEWS ( Mr. Ping ), He is an awesome kitty. I'm so sorry for your loss
Warm Purrs send to your family
Hugs
xox

Puddy

ra husky said...

Soft husky woooos mates,

RA

A few Good Cats said...

Just remembering your big man cat and thinking of good old days. Forever loved, Kismet.