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Duffy ~ 9 May 1991 - 22 April 2010

growler~GateKeeper
April 22nd, 2010, 09:28 PM
It is with a heavy heart and profound sadness that I inform you of the passing of my beloved Duffy :rip:

Duffy lost her battle with Lymphoma today. She & I both knew it was time ~ we were both ready to let go of the fight, and as sometimes happens near the end, her blood results from yesterday showed her CRF numbers were near normal.

Duffy almost made it to her 19th bday and as it happened today was 3 years to the date that she was diagnosed with CRF.

Duffy went with her spirit and dignity intact. Run free baby grrl. :lovestruck: :cry:

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14+kitties
April 22nd, 2010, 09:30 PM
:candle::rip: Duffy :candle:
:grouphug: I am so sorry for your loss growler. :grouphug: Please know my heart is breaking along with yours. I am so sorry.........

Dee-O-Gee
April 22nd, 2010, 09:44 PM
Oh no Growler! I'm so sorry to hear of this. My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to you. Oh dear, I'm so sad and speechless.

Be strong Growler and you know we're here for you. :grouphug:

:rip: Duffy :candle:

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SIL
April 22nd, 2010, 09:48 PM
Growler...I am very very sorry...my condolences :cry::grouphug:

:rip:Duffy :candle:

sugarcatmom
April 22nd, 2010, 10:07 PM
Oh growler, there are no words that can express how profoundly sorry I am. Duffy was such an amazing soul, and your bond with her, extraordinary. Your relationship, inspirational. You looked after her so devotedly and unselfishly, and now it's her turn to look out for you, from another realm :angel2:. Please take to heart my most sincere condolences. :grouphug:


:candle:

otter
April 22nd, 2010, 10:19 PM
If only there was a way I could reach my arms through this screen in front of me and give you a hug dear Growler :cry::cry:

What a wonderful life you gave Duffy :cloud9:
and so wonderful that you shared it all with us pets.ca folks as well, if memories are how lives are carried on, i'm happy to say that a bit of Duffy and beautiful "tortitude" will live with me forever.
:angel:

krdahmer
April 22nd, 2010, 10:34 PM
:cry::cry: I have no idea what to say. Just know that I am crying with you and will keep you and Duffy both in my prayers tonight. :candle::pray::grouphug:


:cry::candle: :angel: Beautiful Duffy :candle:

Shaykeija
April 22nd, 2010, 11:03 PM
I am so sorry for your loss...:rip::angel2:

mikischo
April 22nd, 2010, 11:12 PM
I'm so sorry for the loss of your beautiful girl.:grouphug:

:candle: Run free, sweet :angel2: Duffy :cat: :candle:

TeriM
April 23rd, 2010, 02:20 AM
Oh growler, my heart bleeds for you :cry:.

You are such an amazing kitty mom and I know that both of you knew how lucky you were to share your lives together. The love of a tortie is a very special gift :lovestruck:.

I am so very sorry for your loss.
Lots and lots of hugs from my gang to you :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug:.

aslan
April 23rd, 2010, 04:34 AM
Growler i'm so terribly sorry for your loss. You gave Duffy the best life any kitty could ever want. There are no words to ease your pain just know we're all here for you and most of us probably crying right along with you.

:rip:Duffy you're young again...

Melinda
April 23rd, 2010, 05:04 AM
I am so sorry Growler, what a wonderful life you two had together, run pain free over the bridge Duffy

Skyblue
April 23rd, 2010, 05:38 AM
I'm so sorry for your loss Growler.

:rip: Duffy and run free :candle:

Love4himies
April 23rd, 2010, 06:38 AM
Oh no, growler, I am sooooooo sorry :cry::cry::cry::cry:.


:rip: Duffy, :candle:

Golden Girls
April 23rd, 2010, 06:44 AM
:rip: sweet Duffy :angel2:

breeze
April 23rd, 2010, 06:51 AM
I am very sorry Growler :grouphug::grouphug:

:angel2::candle: sweet sweet Duffy :candle::angel2:

clm
April 23rd, 2010, 07:50 AM
I'm so sorry Growler. She was such a beautiful girl. :candle:

clm

BenMax
April 23rd, 2010, 08:10 AM
My deepest condolences Growler. You were the best mom for Duffy. Bless your heart.

RIP Duffy. Run free and rejuvenated little angel.

Frenchy
April 23rd, 2010, 08:17 AM
I am so sorry Growler :( I know how much you did for Duffy , you took such good care of your girl. :grouphug:

run free Duffy :candle:

Sylvie
April 23rd, 2010, 08:43 AM
There are no words, but plenty of prayers. My thoughts are with you.


RIP
Duffy

chico2
April 23rd, 2010, 09:09 AM
Growler,:cry:I am so very sorry,little Duffy was a very brave little girl,fought many battles together with you,but this one she could not win..:cry:
So sorry:grouphug:

Tundra_Queen
April 23rd, 2010, 10:34 AM
Growler, I am so very sorry for your loss of Duffy. You were a wonderful mom to her and I know you and her had a very special loving bond. :grouphug: I wish I had the words to take away your pain. :(

:candle: Sweet Duffy :rip: You will be missed very much, but never ever forgotten. :candle:

Debbie

quincymycat
April 23rd, 2010, 11:07 AM
Growler, I am so sorry for your loss. :grouphug: :candle: Duffy

dmc123
April 23rd, 2010, 11:34 AM
I am so sorry, growler :(

RIP Duffy.

Diane

free
April 23rd, 2010, 11:41 AM
growler so sorry for your loss

BrownEyedGirl
April 23rd, 2010, 11:59 AM
Adding my condolences, I am so sorry for your loss.

ancientgirl
April 23rd, 2010, 01:40 PM
Oh Growler, I can't tell you how sad this makes me. She was such a brave beautiful girl and I know how much you loved her. How lucky you have been to have had the gift of Duffy in your life for so long. :grouphug:

:rip:Duffy

Chris21711
April 23rd, 2010, 02:07 PM
Growler I'm so saddened by the news of Miss Duffy's passing, my heart goes out to you :grouphug:

Bless you for giving your all to Duffy, no pet could ask for anything more.

Bless you Duffy for giving your Mum unconditional love.

:candle: Duffy :candle:

Dog Dancer
April 23rd, 2010, 03:21 PM
Growler, I am so sorry to see this. My heart goes out to you, you were the best mom for Duffy. Run free sweet tortie girl with your heart full of the love that your mommy gave you. RIP Duffy.

BusterBoo
April 23rd, 2010, 04:03 PM
Growler, I am so sorry to hear of your loss, :sorry:

Run free sweet Duffy......:rip:

wendy205
April 23rd, 2010, 04:58 PM
im sorry to hear of the passing of dear little duffy, she was strong girl and her reward will be in heaven , truly she had earnt her rest for eterity and she will trully live in your memories, she had a long fight, but she had been blessed for almost 19 yrs,
rest in peace sweet girl,
forever in our hearts duffy xxx

cpietra16
April 23rd, 2010, 05:14 PM
Growler, I am so sorry for your loss. :rip:Duffy:(

Winston
April 23rd, 2010, 07:37 PM
Growler! I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet Duffy. Please find comfort in these things about your gal.....

1) There were over 21,000 views of the Duffy CRF Thread and be sure she helped and will continue to help those who need information for a long time to come!

2) Duffy was dearly loved by so many people here at Pets! there are so many tears for her! and we know like you that she was truly a blessing in your life!

3) She is now running free of all pain she may have encountered here and is just waiting for her humans to greet her at the Bridge!


RIP Sweet Duffy
:candle: :cat: :candle:

hazelrunpack
April 23rd, 2010, 07:38 PM
Sweet Duffy--such a feisty girl she was! And so lucky to have a mom that fought as hard as she did! :grouphug:

You did so right by her, and she returned all your love manyfold!

:candle: Duffy

marko
April 23rd, 2010, 08:42 PM
I'm so so sorry to hear this news growler and I offer you my deepest condolences. :sorry:

Duffy was so lucky to part of your life.... There's nothing good to say here except I'm sorry for your pain and i understand how you feel.

:rip: sweet Duffy,

Sincerely,

Marko

Lukka'sma
April 23rd, 2010, 09:07 PM
So sorry for your loss, rest in peace beautiful Duffy:candle:

Jim Hall
April 23rd, 2010, 10:38 PM
SHe paased on surrounded by love what more could any being ask for?

Magicwildwolf69
April 24th, 2010, 07:50 AM
i'm so so so sorry to read this growler :( many hugs to you. duffy loved you very much and fought well to the end. rip duffy :candle:

diandpat
April 24th, 2010, 09:14 AM
Oh, this is so so sad :( I am so sorry for you. Duffy was so blessed that you had her back and I can only imagine how much joy she brought to you.

Run young healthy and whole again at the Bridge dear Duffy :angel2:

babymomma
April 24th, 2010, 10:15 AM
I'm so sorry Growler :( (((((((((Hugs)))))))))

Rest peacefully, dear Duffy.

luckypenny
April 24th, 2010, 10:42 AM
I'm so very sorry Growler...odd how I didn't think this time would ever come for Duffy :(. Through you, Growler, we've come to know and love Duffy like she was one of our very own. I wish you a peaceful heart :grouphug:.

Play happy and healthy at Rainbow Bridge, Duffy :candle:.

the gang
April 24th, 2010, 07:35 PM
your in our thoughts :candle: brenda and the pins

Chaser
April 24th, 2010, 07:38 PM
I'm so sorry to hear this. Duffy was a special and beautiful girl :angel:

My thoughts are with you.

growler~GateKeeper
April 25th, 2010, 02:17 AM
Thank you everyone for your thoughts & good wishes :cry: :grouphug:

Tig's mom
April 25th, 2010, 03:35 AM
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I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Duffy.
:rip:Sweet Duffy.
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bendyfoot
April 25th, 2010, 05:16 PM
So very sorry to read this news today, Growler...:(
Sweet Duffy, you gave her the best life a kitty could ask for. :angel2:
Hugs from the bendy household today. :grouphug:

Stacer
April 25th, 2010, 07:35 PM
Rest in peace Duffy. :(

(((Hugs Growler)))

mummummum
April 26th, 2010, 07:39 AM
Dear Duffy,

Thank you. Thank you finding your way into Growler's life and charming your way into her heart. Thank you for giving her, and the thousands of us here, endless hours of chuckles and grins with your antics and your quirks. And thank you for the legacy of learning your disease has given us. This is your gift to the tens of thousands of people like me, whose hearts and minds were touched by and bettered by knowing your life's journey.

And thank you for the many life lessons. Despite your pain and discomfort, you brought a head-strong determination to live, to truly live a cat's life. And I suspect your final days were as you had lived. Heart-strong dignity, a loving and watchful pride and the odd bout of cat-sillies you tossed in to remind us that you want to fully live every second of life.

So Duffy, thank you for that and so much more. I will most certainly miss you. You are one helluva cat who lived and died on your own terms. :candle:

And, thank you Growler. Thank you for sharing Duffy with us ~ we have all been blessed by her life and her legacy.

Tears and hugs don't always cut it but, please know Growler luv, that you have mine in buckets and spades.

edwina
April 26th, 2010, 04:24 PM
:rip: Duffy :cry: :cry:
:grouphug::grouphug:

Helene4
April 27th, 2010, 12:05 PM
I know that Duffy was a very special being in your life. Your bond will never be broken; she is now your angel...:angel2: :grouphug::grouphug:

chico2
April 27th, 2010, 03:46 PM
3xmum,beautiful,I wish I could write like that,because Duffy and Growler taught us all an awful lot,we all loved her.
For some reason I thought Duffy would live on forever,a strong,brave magical little Tortie and Growler,who never gave up on her,until Duffy herself decided it was time,luv them both:grouphug::cat:

kwilli
April 28th, 2010, 07:26 PM
sweet duffy...:candle::rip::candle:

growler~GateKeeper
April 29th, 2010, 12:14 AM
Thank you again everyone. Tomorrow will be 1 week and the day I bring her ashes home :cry:

mummummum
April 29th, 2010, 04:13 AM
:grouphug::grouphug::grouphug: Do you have special plans for her ashes Growler?

hazelrunpack
April 29th, 2010, 09:44 AM
:grouphug:

Ford Girl
April 29th, 2010, 02:08 PM
Growler, Im so sorry to hear about Duffy's passing, I know ho wmuch you loved her, and you did everything for that kitty...she was well loved and cared for! xo

Chris21711
April 29th, 2010, 03:51 PM
Thank you again everyone. Tomorrow will be 1 week and the day I bring her ashes home :cry:

I'm sure you have a container lined up to place her ashes in Growler.....I was thinking that maybe you would like Pepe to make you a Birdhouse container....it's just a thought.

Many hugs to you Growler.

Magicwildwolf69
April 29th, 2010, 04:05 PM
just sending more :grouphug::grouphug::grouphug: and loves your way from this end growler. i know you miss her.

rainbow
April 30th, 2010, 02:37 PM
Growler, I am so very sorry to hear about Duffy :cry: ......I know how heartbroken and empty you feel right now. :2huggers: You were her angel here on earth and now she is yours. :angel2:


:rip: Sweet Duffy :candle:

rainbow
April 30th, 2010, 03:34 PM
Growler, I don't know if you know of the Vindication project but thought you might be interested :grouphug: ....


http://www.truthaboutpetfood.com/vindication.html

onster
April 30th, 2010, 08:26 PM
ohhh Growler my deepest condolences :grouphug::grouphug::grouphug:

She was a very special girl and you were an amazing mommy to her :grouphug:

growler~GateKeeper
April 30th, 2010, 10:41 PM
Thanks again everyone :grouphug:

:grouphug::grouphug::grouphug: Do you have special plans for her ashes Growler?

I'm sure you have a container lined up to place her ashes in Growler.....I was thinking that maybe you would like Pepe to make you a Birdhouse container....it's just a thought.

Many hugs to you Growler.

Thats a very sweet thought Chris :grouphug:, the crematorium send her back in an urn, it matches Mischief's :cat: & Cally's :dog: except the colour is slightly different.
They are together again on my dresser. Duffy on the left, Cally in the middle and Mischief on the right :candle:
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Growler, I don't know if you know of the Vindication project but thought you might be interested :grouphug: ....


http://www.truthaboutpetfood.com/vindication.html

Thanks Rainbow I didn't know about that one :grouphug:

TeriM
May 1st, 2010, 01:09 AM
I was wondering who the fourth was and then I realized it was the mirror :o :D. I'm glad the friends are together again, I hope that brings you some comfort :grouphug:.

JennieV
May 5th, 2010, 11:09 PM
Growler, i am so so sorry for your loss... I have been MIA alot and just got to see this now. :(
I can only wish that the good memories of Duffy be a comfort to you at this difficult time and always bring you a smile.
:grouphug:
:rip: Duffy, you brave, brave grrrl! :candle:

growler~GateKeeper
May 5th, 2010, 11:33 PM
Thank you JennieV & Teri :)


I've posted a thread here for her Paw Prints that I picked up from the clinic today http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=70039