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Old March 19th, 2007, 09:07 AM
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Little Zakky at the bridge

It is with intense sadness and an incessant flow of tears that I write that our little Zakky passed away early this morning. He was 15. We knew his time was coming because he was very ill, and yet he didn't 'seem' ill except for weight loss. We thought we had a month or two left with him and we were not ready to discover that he had passed on when we woke up this morning.

Yesterday was our last day with him, and like recent days we gave him treats, and tons (I mean TONS) of cuddles. We also did 1 last photo shoot with him and I'm glad we did.

Zak was a beautifully loving cat though it took him a while to get that way. When we adopted him, he barely wanted to be in the same room with us. But month by month he would approach us when we were resting or relaxing until after a couple of years, he would lie on the same couch or bed with us (but only at the corner and not facing us). It took him many years until he was ready to fully bond with us. Just like a cat though, when he was ready, boy was he ready. He ran to the door every time one of us came in and he would follow us all over the place especially on weekends. He allowed us to swing him, cuddle him and manipulate him in any contortion like pose that we chose for him. He loved belly rubs and would often plop himself down when we passed by him in order to get those rubs. He knew what he was doing. In the last 6-7 years just looking at Zak would cause him to purr with sheer delight - and when we petted him he looked like he was experiencing pure euphoria.

And that's how I want to remember him...purring euphorically with loving kindness.

Rest peacefully sweet Zak. You'll always be in our hearts and we'll always love you.

Thanks so much dear members for all the personal support I've received. It really helps.

Here is the last photo we took of Zak just yesterday. Rest in peace my sweet Angel.
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Old March 19th, 2007, 09:16 AM
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I am so sorry to hear of your loss....

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Old March 19th, 2007, 09:18 AM
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My heart goes out to you ! I personally have never had to deal with the loss of one of my own and I cannot even imagine! I am soo glad that you wasted no time in making him enjoy his last days! All those cuddles mean the world ! He is not in any pain anymore and Zak will be waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge!

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Rest in Peace Zak!

He sure was gorgeous! and very photogenic!
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Old March 19th, 2007, 09:44 AM
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Dear Marko and Carmy I send you my condolences. RIP Zak. You can now roam the world as free as the wind...
I have got to know you only through pictures and what a beauty you were.

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Old March 19th, 2007, 09:49 AM
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Our condolensces are with you at this sad time. I am glad you got to enjoy a few good last moments with Zac.
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Old March 19th, 2007, 09:55 AM
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I'm sooo sorry to hear about Zac. It is not easy knowing that you have little time with him and a harder time when it comes earlier than expected. Take comfort in knowing that you spoiled and love him on his last days with you , and now can run free of pain and illness at rainbow bridge. (tears flowing freely now). Be at peace
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Old March 19th, 2007, 10:26 AM
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I'm sorry to hear of your loss.
He was a gorgeous animal and take comfort in the wonderful time you had with him.
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Old March 19th, 2007, 10:29 AM
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Oh Marko, my deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Im so sorry to hear of Zaks passing.:sad:
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Old March 19th, 2007, 11:18 AM
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Marko, I'm so sorry for your loss :sad: Zack was a lucky kitty to have such wonderful parents.
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Old March 19th, 2007, 11:30 AM
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I'm so sorry for your loss. sweet Zak
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Old March 19th, 2007, 11:58 AM
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It's hard to look at that little face, knowing he has gone.
You gave him a good life, respected him, loved him and threw him a fabulous going-away party, complete with his own feather boa!
Bravo. So sorry.
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Old March 19th, 2007, 12:23 PM
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Oh Marko, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Zak was one very lucky kitty.
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Old March 19th, 2007, 12:23 PM
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Marko & Family, my deepest condolences to you all. Everybody here knows your grief and gives their support. Zak was already in heaven from the day you adopted him you know! Now he's free with no pain and waiting at the bridge for his loving family sometime down the road. sweet Zak, you passed with a loving family.
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Old March 19th, 2007, 12:26 PM
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I am so sorry for your loss, tears are welling up in my eyes knowing how much this hurts. You and your family were lucky to have such a beautiful cat Zak...he really lucked out that day you adopted him.

Till you meet again on the other side of the rainbow bridge,
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Old March 19th, 2007, 12:59 PM
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Oh dear, I've been hoping not to see this thread as I knew it would be terribly sad. Marko, I am truly sorry to hear of Zak's passing. I am practically bawling at my desk, knowing the pain you're feeling. Zakky is running with all our furbabies at the brige, experiencing no pain. His gorgeous last picture is on the wall and it's with deep compassion and sympathy that I place it there.
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Old March 19th, 2007, 02:06 PM
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I am so sorry for your loss Marko and family. He is now running at the bridge with my little Ali free from pain. baby boy.
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Old March 19th, 2007, 02:17 PM
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Marko and family,
I'm so sorry for your loss of Zak. What a beautiful picture you have of him. Although his passing was sudden, I hope that you take comfort in the fact that he chose his time without suffering too much and enjoying his last days with you
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Marko and Carmy -- I'm so sorry for your loss. We all know how much you loved Zak, he will be missed. Sending lots of hugs in these difficult times
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Old March 19th, 2007, 02:32 PM
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I am so sad to hear of Zak's passing. Your love for him and his to you was a wonderful gift that I know you will cherish always. I am so sorry it was earlier than expected but find comfort that after your wonderful day together Zak gifted you one final loving gesture in his peaceful departure for the bridge .

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Graceful movements touched with pride,
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A friendship that will last and grow,
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Old March 19th, 2007, 02:37 PM
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I'm so sorry Marko. Zak had a great life with you and Carmy. He's even smiling in that last pic. :sad:
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Old March 19th, 2007, 03:31 PM
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Old March 19th, 2007, 03:42 PM
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Marko, I'm so saddened to read this news of your precious and beautiful Zak.:sad:
My deepest condolences to you and Carmy.
Though Zak had been ill.. one can never "prepare" for the intense grief of losing them. It's devastating whenever it comes, and my heart truly goes out to you.

Your dearest boy enjoyed a long and wonderful life. Tenderly cared for, showered with kindess and affection, he surely passed in peaceful contentment, surrounded by the soothing warmth of knowing he was so completely loved.:love:

For our animal companions, this is the ultimate we can bestow on them, until the day we fear and dread arrives.. and they are called home.:sad:

Your boy's time on earth was blessed, Marko, to have shared your home and your love. I hope this knowledge will offer you some comfort in the days ahead.
God speed dear Zak. as you run to the Bridge.
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Old March 19th, 2007, 03:49 PM
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Oh Marko,my tears are flowing freely,I was going to ask how Zak was doing,but you gave me the sad answer:sad:
I don't really know what to say,other than I am really sorry and I know you will miss this lovely little boy terribly.
They are tiny little creatures but leave a big empty space in our hearts when they are gone:sad:
My condolences to you and you wife,so sorry
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My thoughts and prayers go out to and your family.
What a beautiful picture, It's great that you were able to get such a wonderful picture.

R.I.P sweet little Zak

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Old March 19th, 2007, 05:24 PM
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Thanks so much everyone for these condolences.

It's a hard day today and I'll respond better in this thread tomorrow morning.



Sincerely,

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Old March 19th, 2007, 05:38 PM
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Old March 19th, 2007, 05:40 PM
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Marko, I'm so sorry that Zak is gone. What an angel he is.

If any comfort, know that your loss is shared by many, I know there have been many a tear shed as we read of his passing. :sad:

I'm sure my Chloe welcomed him with a warm nuzzle when he arrived at the bridge.
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Marko, I am so so so sorry :sad: It is such a horribly sad thing to have to go through, but you gave Zak a wonderful life and did everything you could for him.

My condolences are with you and your family

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Zak.

For Marko and family.

That is a truly beautiful picture.
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