Friday, November 27, 2009

Don Vito Curlyone
2.?.09 - 11.27.09

Our baby Bobcat, Vito, soon after he came to live with us in August.


There never is enough time, is there?


Vito yesterday, on Thanksgiving. You can see how the Uveitis stole his eyes. And, yes, that's Piggy being his pillow :)

65 comments:

Daisy said...

I am so, so sorry that Vito had to go to the Bridge. My heart is breaking. But I am so glad that you had this precious time with him, even though it was far too short. Rest in peace, sweet Vito.

Mochy & her crew said...

RIP beautiful boy.
Our eyes are leaking for you all.

Meir Cats, Chats and Fiber said...

Bye, Bye sweet Baby. Remember and wait for us. We will look for you...

joylewis said...

I wish I could give you a hug. :(

The Meezers said...

we are so very sorry that Vito has gone to the Bridge. he was a gorgeous baby.

we are purrrring for you MomAllison and for you too Piggy and Grover.

Busby and Raymond said...

Farewell Baby Bobcat. We're glad we had a chance to know you, even though it was far too brief.

Brandi Reynolds said...

love

Anonymous said...

My deepest condolences on your loss. You gave Vito what he needed, a home filled with love. May you find comfort in your memories of him. Goldie

The Island Cats said...

Oh we are so sorry to hear about Vito. We hope all the good memories you have of him, even though he was only with you a short time, helps you through this difficult time. Comforting purrs to all of you...

Harry Spotter said...

I am so sorry Don Vito lost his battle, it makes my eyes weep with sadness. I lost my little brother before I could even meet him in person, I know how you feel. Don Vito had such a beautiful face and least is running free and healthy now. You will see him again.

I am purring for all of you,
Harry Spotter

Camie's Kitties said...

We are so very sorry to hear about Vito. We all have leaking eyes right now. Vito was such a lucky cat to have you for his family. We are purring for you.

Tavi, Cody, Camie and Gracie

ML said...

Awww, we's been purring so hard fur Vito. His time was too short. I knows that Piggy will miss him so.
Tha Cat Blogosphere will be a bit more empty wifout Vito.
Love & Purrs to the Fambly,
KC

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

We are so sorry to hear Vito went to the Bridge. You're right, it is never enough time. For Vito, thanks to you, his life was happy, warm, soft and he was very much loved. He was lucky to have you. purrrrrrrrs
He took all your love and all his happy memories of all of you to the Bridge. We will keep Piggy in our thoughts too as he is probably very sad.

Ozark Mountain Cats said...

We're so sorry. Rest in Peace little curlyone.

mccabe said...

i love you vito.
may you be happy and free
where ever you are...
xoxoxoxoxoxo
mccabe, sky, jac, daisy, and delilah

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Ohhh Vito, we are so sorry you had to venture on to the Bridge at such a young age, we are purring and purraying for your kitty and bean family, and we will tell our brother Max at the Bridge to be on the lookout for you so you can be buddies ...
Hugs, purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

Ikaika said...

We are so sorry that your beautiful Vito had to leave you. But he was loved, and that's what matters. Sending you gentle purrs and comforting thoughts ...


'Kaika and his mom

Poppy Q said...

Sorry to hear about your sweet boy Vito. How lucky he was to share his short life with you all in his furrever home.

Sending you big hugs.

Kaz's Cats said...

We're so sorry for your loss. Vito was much too young to go to the Bridge. Sending gentle purrs and big hugs to you, and Piggy and Grover,

Gypsy & Tasha & Karen (Mum)

DEBRA said...

Last Night I had a crazy dream
Wish was granted just for me,
It could be for anything
I didn't ask for money, or a mansion in Malibu
I simply wished for one more day with you

One more day, One more time
One more sunset maybe I'd be satisfied
But then again; I know what it would do
Leave me wishing still, for one more day with you

No, there never is enough time.
Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved Vito.

purrs and hugs
Abby

Justin said...

so sorry to hear about Vito ... and thank you for taking care of him. RIP curlyone

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We are so sorry about Vito. He was with you only a short time but he seems to have left you with a lot of great memories. Purrs and tail wags.

momsbusy said...

our eyes are leaking thinking of the heartbreak and sorrow you are feeling right now. little vito was so young. he was fortunate to have been loved so much by your family and to have loved your family so much.

keeping you in our purrayers.

yuki, kintaro, tt & momsbusy

Niko and Cloud said...

We are so sorry to hear this. RIP sweet Vito.

Cathy said...

We are so sad to hear the news about little Vito. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
MamaCat & the FurryPurries
Ozzy, Alice, Bootsie, Freckles, Lola, Dandelo, Honey & Pinkie

The Whiskers and Purrs Gang said...

RIP sweet one...we lost our sweet Felix to FIP a little over a year ago. We unnerstand how much it hurts. Just know that Vito is waitin' for you in heaven. We just know that Felix was there to greet him and will watch over him for you.

You are in our prayers.
Love and head butts,
The Whiskers and Purrs Gang

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Fly free Vito...and watch over Piggy, Grover and yoor mom. Speshully yoor mom cuz she's prolly gonna haf a broken heart fur a long time.

Milo and Alfie said...

RIP sweet baby boy Vito. We are so happy that yoo were so loved these last months of your life. Run free at the Bridge little one.

Seeker Of Light said...

Yin, Yang and I send out most deepest sympathies to you and we wish Vito a quick journey Home.. we love you Vito!
eric

TT said...

Vito, yer body may not be there wif yer beans but yer love will never die! Soar high, Vito!! Tell Fatty and TT we misses dem, please.

purrs and headbutts

Molly
Shadow
Trooder
I is Jake!

(((hugs)))

Mom Laure

Laila and Minchie said...

What a beautiful little baby Vito was. We are so sorry for your huge loss. You are all in our prayers and thoughts.

Junior and Orion said...

We are so very sorry ot hear of Vito's passing. We are purring and purring for all of you.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We are so sorry your beautiful Vito had to go to the Bridge..much too soon.
We will see him on the other side.
~ Gracie and The Bunch

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

We are so so sorry you have lost your sweet angel Vito. He is watching over you all and will always be with you in your hearts.

Jilly said...

Beautiful One-
A little poem that was passed on to me-and I now pass to you, linking the chain of love, understanding, and compassion. May you cross in peace, Dear Vito....
"You treated me kindly, dear master. You gave me the courtesy due to a cat — and I for my part loved you, amused you and cheered your heart as only a cat can do.
You gave me a sunny spot to sleep in the morning dawn and I warmed your lap on cold evenings.
You respected my independence and my need to walk alone at times and I looked after myself, so that you may come and go as you pleased.
You spoke to me in secret kitty language, let me hear my name sung in the music of your voice, and I meowed happily in sweet harmony with you.
You stroked my fur gently and lovingly and I soothed you with the soft purrs that can only come from a happy cat.
You indulged my curiosity and I showed you the joys of bird watching, star gazing and other kitty pleasures.
You played with me and saw me rejoice! Tossing a humble cat toy and I delighted you with my cleverness and acrobatic leaps.
You did not laugh at me or allowed me to be teased for there is nothing I prized more than my dignity.
You kept my surroundings neat and clean and I tried to be fastidious in my habits.
You feed me and were fair and I taught you how to tell "kitty time" by instinct and tummy tunes.
And when it was time to say farewell, you were warm and held me gently in your arms and I left without a whimper.
For I will always be within your heart....trusting, safe and secure. A cat who walked alone but loved you with a full and happy heart."

homeless, alcoholic, narcissistic writer said...

Dear dear Ali...many prayers and blessings to you and yours...to all of you. Thank you for sharing Vito with all of us while he was here. Please don't let this eartly loss take away from the eternal love he showed you, nor slow you down from many other loves that are in store for you....

Forty Paws said...

We are so very sorry that Vito went to the Bridge at such a young age. Many purrs and hugs come to you because you shared your life with him for a few months. He was blessed, and so are you.

Luf, Us and Maw

michelle said...

oh don vito...have a beautiful journey sweet, brave kitty. love, michelle, little duncan, simone and her kittens to-be.

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

We are so sorry that Vito got the awful FIP and had to go to the Bridge. Rest well, little one, until it is time to be reunited with your family.

Sending purrs to comfort all of you in this sad time,

Charlemagne and Tamar

Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss. I am heartbroken for you.

A Few Good Cats said...

We are sending comforting vibes and purrayers for your loss.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Our hearts are heavy, wishing that the sadness of Vito's leaving us here on earth will be softened with time, and the thoughts of the happy times we shared here with all of you.

He was a special cat, and you are a special family...those who we have loved will remain in our hearts forever...

Princess said...

Vito will be greatly missed.
I will purr and pray for your broken hearts. WE know that pain.
You are not alone.
love and purrs

Boots, Ozzie and Brenda said...

Our eyes are leaking for all of you. We are so sad, we are sending our best purrs for comfort in this sad time.

Boots, Ozzie & Brenda

Kate Courageous said...

Love, love, love you guys.

Furkidsmom said...

We're so sorry to hear about Vito. FIP is a nasty disease. Mom lost her first Birman, Uriel, to FIP. We'll be purring and praying for you.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Short 'n Redheaded said...

So sorry for your loss. :(

Karen Jo said...

I am so very sorry. It is such a shame. He was only with you for a short while, but that doesn't make the pain of losing him any less. Piggy is really going to miss his cuddle buddy.

♥Da fambly kitties♥ said...

No, there never is enough time. But we think it is high time that medical science comes up with a treatment for that rotten disease. Our little Scottie died of the same thing a few years ago and our momma still cries when she thinks of how he suffered.

Happy Cat Family said...

I am so sorry...
RIP little one...

Everycat said...

We are so sorry to read that Vito has gone to The Bridge. FIP is a terrible disease that has taken so many cats. Vito had a good life with you, even though it was so very short, he knew he was loved. We send you love and rumbly purrs

Whicky Wuudler & Family

:: Gina :: said...

read about your story on mccabe's blog.

so sorry.

i have a kitty mckitters and my heart goes out to you.

love and light!

-gina

Brian said...

My sisters and I are so very sorry to hear about sweet Vito, the news made our whiskers weepy wet. Thanks for sharing Vito with us so we can remember him forever now. Loving purrs to you.

Dawn said...

My heart hurts for you all.

Claire said...

So sorry for your loss. RIP kitty-cat with THE coolest name I've ever heard.

The Creek Cats said...

We are so very sorry for your loss. We really enjoyed getting to know sweet Vito. We know how much you, Piggy and Grover are going to miss him. Please know we are in our thoughts and purrayers during this very sad time.
XOXO

Sparky said...

Thinking of you all, and for Piggy to find a new best friend again...maybe Grover will be there for Piggy...you never know. You are so awesome Alison and so brave. Thinking of your and Piggy and Grover.

XXX,
Marley and Reggie's mom

Elenka said...

I was hesitant to check on you.....but I did. I feel like I knew Vito personally, I'm so sorry.
I'm so, so sorry.

Inga said...

I found out about Vito through mccabe's site...and I want to add my voice here to say I'm sorry for your loss. I lost my cat June in the fall to mouth cancer. I miss her everyday. I'm so glad Vito had such a beautiful and loving home with you.

SuziQCat said...

So sorry to hear about Vito...I know he will be missed. I was pulling for him, so Piggy could keep his BFF. Thank you for sharing him with us...he will live on in our hearts forever!

Tiki (& sometimes Kesey) said...

We are so very sorry about Vito. What a sweet kitty and friend to Piggy. Sending you many purrs and soft woofs.

stef said...

my love goes out to you sweet one! xoxo

Anonymous said...

you and vito are always together. sometime there is a physical separation (and that stinks), but you are always together. and some day that physical separation will be gone again.

sending a prayer for peace and comfort for you all.

kathy

Mochy aka Ms Piggy said...

Dear Piggy,
If you ever feel lonely and want to snuggle, you can curl up with me any day. We'd look like two marshmallows in a cup of cocoa.
And Ray will keep Grover in line.
Yr sad friend,
M

Glogirly and Katie said...

Oh we are so very sorry for the loss of your dear Vito. He was surely loved. Our hearts are feeling very heavy right now. Peace to you and your family.

Glogirly & Katie