Saturday, December 27, 2014

Caturday - Updated

Updated 4:30 PM Central - Derby was helped to The Bridge a little more than an hour ago.  He was in renal failure and the vet gave a poor prognosis. Farewell my dear boy.


HiYa, Ducky here. It has been strange around here the past day. Mum locked me out of her sleepy spot last night but let Derby be in there.

Mum says Derby is not feeling well. A trip to our regular vet man Dr M, then he sent them off to the 'mergency vet man.

So can we please have purrs for my bro Derby. Thanks.

150 comments:

Simba said...

Oh dear, sweet Derby. I hope you will be okay. What sort of trouble are you having?

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Oh wow, our Purrs fer Derby!

Marg said...

Oh Derby, we sure send lots and lots of purrs and prayers. We sure hope he is all right.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I am sending LOTS of purrs to Derby!

Big Piney Woods Cats said...

Mom is so very worried. She told me all about Derby and how he is one of the first blogging cats she knew. I think he is so very handsome. We are all purring hard here in the Big Piney Woods.

Miracle 4Paws

Brian said...

Oh no. Purrs and prayers to dear Derby from all of us.

Darling Millie said...

Derby, you are one of my oldest furriends. I have my purr-er on overdrive for you.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We are purring so very hard. We hope that things will be okay.

The Church Cat Family said...

So sorry to hear Derby is sick! Sending lots and lots of purrs to our dear furriend. x

Fuzzy Tales said...

Tons of purrs and purrayers from us for Derby. We have our paws crossed he will be okay.

TK and Pip said...

We are purring our very best for Derby. Him will be better real soon!
(We sends purrs for Ducky too, acause him might be a little bit ascairt.)

Madi and Mom said...

Ducky Ms Ann sent out info on Derby,we are all purring for Derby and he has been added to the POTP Blog
http://blogvillepotp.blogspot.com

Madi and Mom said...

Correction on POTP blog site
http://blogvillepotp.blogspot.com/

Karen Jo said...

We are so sorry Derby is sick. We kitties are sending healing purrs and I send the power of my mighty tiger paw. Mom sends hugs and prayers.

Horus, Karen Jo and the rest of the kitties

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I am praying for Derby and all the kitties are purring.

Lovable Lily said...

Sending Derby lot's of POTP. We are keeping you all in our good, healing thoughts.

Hugs,
Lily Belle & Muffin

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood...best of all St Francis blessings for ewe that everee thing is aye oh kay N ewe is bak home, reedin yur mail N chillaxin. we be soree ya had ta go two de emergencee place oh eevil, N we troo lee hope all iz well....xxxxxxxxx

Georgia and Julie said...

Oh noes!
We are purring very hard for Derby!
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

Robyn Harton said...

Derby, Dude, I hope the vet man fixes you up. I mean, it sucks to go and not get fixed up. We're prurring like mad for you and Sanjees jamming the Bridge gate shut with her rattly mice.
purrrrrrrrrrs,
your bud Pepi and therest of the Hotties

Team Tabby said...

We send our strongest and loudest purrs out to Derby.

Mindy
Moe
Cookie
Mike

Old Kitty said...

Purrs, purrs, purrs for adorable Derby! Take care
x

Clooney said...

Sending big purrs and prayers Derby's way and hope that he will feel better very soon.

Just Me Pooh said...

Purrs and prayers for your sweet Derby. Hope all will be well with him very soon. Mumsy, Pooh and family

Flynn said...

I am sending lots of purrs for Derby.

Megan said...

I've just read the news and I'm so sad for you and your mum. You will both remember him for always. Cuddle up to each other and comfort each other and know that your friends around the world are thinking of you.

Megan
Sydney, Australia

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

We are so very sorry to hear this news. Run free, Derby.

Soft Purrs,
The Chans

Honey P. Sunshine said...

we are so sorry to hear this news, purrs

Pattyskypants said...

We are so sad that Derby didn't make it! Hugs to you all. xoxo Patty & Bhu

Team Tabby said...

Just saw your update about Derby. We are so very sorry to hear of your loss.

Karen&Jack said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Derby,I 've loved reading all your posts.

Jans Funny Farm said...

We are so sad our old friend Derby had to leave. We know he leaves a big hole in his family's heart. We send a warm hug, purrs and tail wags of comfort.

The Island Cats said...

We just heard the sad news about Derby. We are so very sorry. We send you comforting purrs and gentle headbutts.

Derby, we sure will miss you. :(

Max said...

Derby...damn, dood, I'm leaking like crazy over here. I am gonna miss you so much. Dammit dammit dammit.

Mariodacat said...

We are so very sorry for your loss. Such a sweet looking kitty too. It's always so hard to lose a beloved furbaby, and seems especially bad at a holiday time. Comforting purrs are being sent your way.

Jeanne Pursell said...

Our hearts go out to you in the loss of Derby. May he rest in peace now. Xo Chloe and LadyBug

Cory said...

All of us here at Casa de Cory send you our most comforting purrs. We are so sorry that Derby had to run off to the Bridge. We hope that our Nigel will be there to greet him and show him around.

purrrs,

Cory, Ellie, Bennette, Jonesie, Figaro, Cecilia, Ginger, Madison and Grete.

Brian said...

Oh dear Lord, I hadn't heard but was just checking for an update. Our eyes are so very leaky too. We are so, so, so sorry. We know all too well there are not the right words, but we do send you purrs, hugs and all our love. Run free pal, we sure will always love you.

Zoolatry said...

My heart hurts for you ...

JC said...

I am so sorry.

XO,
JC and The Purr and Fur Gang

Fuzzy Tales said...

Oh, no. No, no, no.

We just don't have words.

We're so sorry.

All our purrs and purrayers are with you, sending soft kitty kisses and gentle hugs.

Godspeed, Derby.

Sweet Purrfections said...

We are so sorry to hear this update on Derby, Please accept our heartfelt purrs.

TK and Pip said...

I am so very, very sorry. I have read you all for so long, I feel that I've lost a friend.
God's Speed, Derby, until we meet.
Purrs for Ducky and the family.

Clooney said...

Oh no. We are so very, very sorry to hear this. Sending our gentlest purrs to you and holding you in our thoughts and hearts.

Vanessa Morgan said...

I am so so sorry for this loss. Derby was one of my favorite blogging cats, an absolute beauty that couldn't hide the kindness in his eyes. Rest in peace, sweetheart.

Oui Oui said...

We are so sorry to read about your loss. Our soft purrs are on their way for all of Derby's loved ones.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

We are so very sorry to hear this sad news. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Susie said...

Sending hugs and headbutts

Katnip Lounge said...

Derby, we will miss your sassiness so, so much--reading about you and your adventures helped pass many long midnight shifts for Mommy.

We're purring for your Mum and Ducky, and we know you'll be keeping an eye on them from beyond.

Godspeed, Derby, we love you.

Angel MoMo and Charlotte said...

Farewell, sweet friend! We will miss you. Purrs and hugs to your family. Derby was one of the first to welcome us into the cat blogging world many years ago. Through the years we have been enjoying been part of his life.

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

So sorry to read this. Sending soft purrs in memory of Derby....

Old Kitty said...

We are so sorry. :-(

x

Colehaus Cats said...

Oh sweet Derby, we don't know what to say. We are so going to miss you and hope you can visit your humans and Ducky often. We'll look for your star in the heavens tonight. Fly free, friend. Purrs...

Lou Belcher said...

So sorry to hear this. Sending comfort. Hugs, Bugsy and Knuckles

Austin Towers said...

There are no words! I am so very sorry that Derby had to go :'( Hugs to you x0x

Big Piney Woods Cats said...

Oh, NOOOOO! Not my sweet Smiley Boy!!!! *many tears*. Oh, Janet, I don't know what to say.........he was so sweet, so special.....our dear furriend...........Patches, Mittens and Mistrie are there to greet him.........so terrible. So sudden........

L.Richman said...

Ohhhhhh! Oh NO! We're just REELING. This happened so suddenly, and we're so very devastated! We wish there were words to say to help heal the hurt. Dear Ducky, please purr extra hard for your human over the next several weeks. We know you all will miss Derby terribly....

Simba said...

What a sudden, unexpected loss. Run free, dear Derby and watch over your Mum and Ducky. We are feeling very sad and are sure that they are much sadder.

Karen C. said...

We're so very sorry - one of our very first friends! Derby will be missed and we send purrs and love from all of us.
Grr, Midnight, Cocoa
Rascal, Riley
Max
Mini, Fluff
Karen

Georgia and Julie said...

On dear, we just heard. We are so sorry about Derby.
The same thing that took our Tillie.
Really wish we could ease your pain.
It is hard to lose a beloved friend.
Comforting purrs.
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ
and mom Nancy

da tabbies o trout towne said...

..... 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 Derby 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 Derby 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 Derby with a set of 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 our friend, we hope HE grants your mom and brother peace in their hearts, you will be missed....we love ya dood....xxxxx

Boomer, Dai$y, Tuna...and Dude and Sauce too

Marg said...

Oh Gosh, we are so so sorry about Derby .We sure send you many hugs and some good thoughts and some mighty prayers for all of you. It is just so hard to lose our fur friends.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Derby.

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

I am so, so sorry to hear of the loss of Derby. We're keeping you in our thoughts and purrs, fly free sweet boy.

Toffee K. Ripple Fuzzypants & Feline American Angels said...

Oh, Derby.
We are so sorry that you had to run off to the Bridge today an' leave your momma an' Ducky behind.

The Lady has leaky eyes 'bout your leaving ...

Condolences,
Toffee

Darling Millie said...

OH NO!!!! I am so so sorry to hear Derby has gone to the Bridge. Mom and I are sending you hugs and purrs.

Pierro said...

Derby was a great mancat.
He is safe now, hanging around with all of his old friends.
I am sure Caesar and Prinnie were there to greet him

bonks and bronks

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We are so very sorry. Soar High, Derby.
~ The Bunch and Mom Bobbie

A few Good Cats said...

Fly free, Derby... if you see Kelly and Lizzie at the bridge, tell them we said hi.

A few Good Cats said...

Fly free, Derby... if you see Kelly and Lizzie at the bridge, tell them we said hi.

Cara n Crew said...

we are so very sorry to hear about Derby. We send our deepest condolences. purrs,

Fraidy Cats Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

Tracy said...

I just heard the news about Derby. We are all so sad.
Raja and the Tebo Clowder

KarenMcG said...

We got the word a little bit ago that Derby is now at the Bridge. We're so sorry to learn about this. We're sending lots of purrs and prayers to the furmily.

The Boys and Karen

The Church Cat Family said...

We're hurting so much over this news. Fly free, sweet furriend. We prayed and purred our best. Now we're sending purrs of comfort at this sad time. xx

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

We just got home and opened up our email and saw this one about Derby crossing the RB. I cannot tell you how very sorry I am to hear this news. I will always think of Detby during tocktober. Just a few short weeks ago we said farewell to Beau Beau, now Derby. So many memories. We will keep you in our purrs and prayers.

Poppy Q said...

Awww we are so very sorry to hear about your sweet boy Derby. We know how loved he was and that you will have a huge Derby sized hole in your heart.

Hugs to you and Ducky.

Julie and poppy Q
xxx

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We're so heartbroken at this news and have no words. Instead, we're sending you big purrs and hugs of comfort and lots of love in this difficult time.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Sending you and Ducky our bestest purrs and hugs on this hard day. XOXOXO

Quill and Greyson said...

We are so sorry to hear sweet Derby crossed over the bridge. Our deepest sympathy to you.

Angel Keisha said...

Rest in peace.

Tamago said...

We are so sorry to hear about your sweet Derby.
Sending purrs and prayers to you.

Katie Isabella said...

I am deeply sorry for Derby's passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I have felt the pain of loss as well. xo

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

My human and I were so sad when we read about Derby on Facebook. Purrs to you and your human, Ducky - I know you both are missing him a bunch. We will miss him lots too - I always looked forward to seeing his handsome face!

Smokey said...

I'm so sorry to learn Derby went to the Rainbow Bridge. Sending comforting hugs.

Beau Beau & Angie said...

Farewell Derby. We will miss you terribly. You have been in our lives and our hearts for so long in this blogging world. Say hi to Beau Beau for us over that Rainbow bridge. Still wondering what's going on over there that you and he had to leave so quickly. You were one helluva handsome mancat and your Mom loved you so. Hugs to her and Ducky and all of our furriends who will miss you so.

Shaggy and Scout said...

Oh Janet, I am so so sorry!!!
I loved that little guy like my own and we've journeyed much the same cat blogging path together. My heart goes out to you, and Ducky who will miss his brother so much. Janet, words just can't express what I'm feeling for you. Please contact me anytime, you have my addresses. I'm so sorry. Lynne

Kitties Blue said...

Purrlease accept our condolences for your sudden and unexpected loss. We will be purring and praying for you during your time of grief. We know you must be devastated. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Victoria Henderson said...

I'm just shocked. I wish I had some words to make any of it better, but I don't. I'm sorry.
~Vicat, Brat, Rags, & Geo

M. K. Clinton said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. We are sending prayers from the bayou. ♥

Annie Bear said...

I am so very sorry. This is just heartbreaking I know. I will be praying for you.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Our first thought upon reading this was a very loud NO! It can't be. How long have we known Derby? How can he be gone, just like that? We know that he has many friends across the Bridge but we are heartbroken to lose him. We can only imagine the pain you are feeling. He was a special guy.

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

I came over as soon as I heard. I am so sorry that Derby had to go to the bridge. He will be missed by so many that knew and loved him. I will always have a special place for him in my heart. Run free sweet one. Until we meet again.

The Florida Furkids said...

We are heartbroken to hear that Derby has gone to the Bridge. We're sending soft, healing prayers to you and to Ducky.

Love,
The Florida Furkids

orbit said...

Sending warm thoughts and prayers from our dear Orbit's lonely home in Wilmington. Such sad news, but know there are so many out there who are thinking about you at this very sad time.

The Whiskeratti said...

We just heard of your loss on Fuzzy Tales. We're so sorry... losing a loved one is just so hard, especially this time of year.

ML Giggleman said...

So sorry to learn Derby went to the Bridge.
We will all miss him so much.
Derby was a true CB SuperStar and he will be so missed.

Love & Purrs,
Missy Blue Eyes
KC
Faith Boomerang
Baby Cat Josafina
Sol
Smokey
Beejers
Mom ML

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We are so very sorry to hear that Derby had to go to the Rainbow Bridge. He will be greatly missed. Comforting purrs for you and Ducky.

Robyn Harton said...

Oh Derby, we're going to miss you, but not quite as much as your mama. Sanjee and Mini will show you around at the bridge, along with so many other friends. We're so glad we got to see you on #Catmaseve. We'll treasure that forever. We'll help look after your Mom and Ducky. *huge spirit hugs*
Love,
All of us at the House of the Mostly Black Cats

Samantha & Mom said...

Oh no!! We are so sorry that Derby had to go to the Rainbow Bridge! We will miss you lots Derby! Lots of hugs and purrs for your Mom & Ducky!
Hugs from your TX furiends,
Samantha & Chandra

Melissa and Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

I wish there were words to comfort you. I am so very sorry.

Nerissa said...

I'm so very sorry but please know that Derby will live on in our hearts, forever.

Purrs,
Nissy

Marty the Manx said...

I am so very very sorry to read that Derby has gone over the Bridge. No words can tell you how much my heart hurts for you. I am sending my deepest sympathy and wish I could take your pain from you.
Luvs
Marty's Mom

Victor Tabbycat said...

No! Dude! This just sucks! I know we'll see you on the other side. Ducky, I'm sure you're scared and confused. Snuggle your mom a bunch. You need each other right now.

BeadedTail said...

We're so very sorry Derby had to go to the Bridge. We're sending comforting purrs.

Mo and The Purries said...

Oh my gosh, I am in shock. Sending love & purrs from all of us at Purrchance To Dream and The Cat Blogosphere.
((((HUGS))) and condolences.

Amber DaWeenie said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Derby will always be safe within your heart.

The Meezers or Billy said...

we are all in tears here. Derby was our bestest bud and Billy's orinch mancat hero. We are sending all of our purrrss to you DerbysMom

Derby, we will not say good bye because we know you are at the Bridge partying with everyone who came before and we will meet you there one day.....

Christy Paws said...

So very sorry to hear of the loss of your Derby.

caspersmom said...

We are so sorry to hear about Derby. He was one of the original blogger kittie's. Purrs, Hugs, and Prayers for Ducky and the family as I know he will be missed greatly by everyone. God Bless

Love,
Cleopatra and Mom

Lone Star Cats said...

So sorry to hear about this. Sendin you big hugs.

The Crew said...

I can't believe this happened so suddenly. Was he showing any kind of symptoms before today? My heart goes out to you. Pay extra attention to Ducky since he'll be mourning Derby's loss along with you.

Charlotte

momsbusy said...

we came over after hearing the sad news about derby leaving for the bridge. we are gonna send lots of comforting purrs and prayers for ya'll.

meowmeowmans said...

We are so sorry that Derby had to go to the Bridge. Thank you for loving him so much, and so well. We send you purrs and prayers of comfort and our heartfelt condolences. Hugs to you all.

Spike William and Angels China Cat and Willow said...

We are so sorry that Derby ran off to the Bridge. I know that China Cat and Willow were there to be with him when he arrived. I am sending soft purrs to Ducky and all of his family.

Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrs, Spike William

Cherry City Kitties said...

We are so sad to hear this news. Our hearts to yours. We asked our Angels to keep an eye open for him...fly free sweet boy.

Charliedownunder said...

Crikey ....... our hearts go out to you. Such sad, sad news!!

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

we are dreadfully sad to hear this news and so sorry for your aching hearts. it has been a very long friendship here at the blogosphere...so many happy years and wonderful memories...may they comfort you in the dark days ahead.
please know how much we care...the cozy cottage kitty girls and mom Karla

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

I am so very sorry to see the sad news. I know how you will be hurting and I send you love and hugs x

The Swiss Cats said...

We're so sorry for your loss ! We send you comforting purrs and gentle headbonks. Purrs

Amy and The House of Cats said...

We are so sorry to read that Derby had to run off to the bridge. We are sending over lots of purrs and prayers for you all and for him up at the bridge.

Punapippuri said...

We are so very, very sorry to wake up to this news. Godspeed Derby - we have a candle on the catio for you. No way should the Bridge be taking so many right now but we guess we have no say in it :(
Ducky, this will be strange and tough - look after everyone.
Many many purrs xxxx

Sasha said...

We are very sad to hear this news. Our condolences to you and to Ducky, who will miss his brofur.
Sasha

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

Me and my mom-person is so sad to hear that Derby had to run off to the bridge.
Sending lot´s of gentle (((purrs))) and huggies <3

Ellen in Oregon said...

We were shocked to hear that your sweet Derby has gone to the bridge. We hope you & Ducky are able to comfort & console one another during this difficult time.{Please know that we are thinking of you & Ducky and including you in our thoughts and prayers. Please take extra good care of yourself & Ducky during this stressful time. Be patient with yourself as you go through the grieving process & adjust to this change in your life. Trust that over time that your heart will being to heal & sadness and tears will gradually be replaced by all the wonderful memories you have of your time with sweet Derby. He will be greatly missed. Thank you for sharing Derby with all of us.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are so sorry to hear that your sweet Derby has gone over Rainbow Bridge. We are sending purrs to you.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Just Me Pooh said...

We are so very sorry your sweet Derby had to be helped to The Bridge. Warm gentle hugs and nose kisses for you. Musmy and Pooh

Hilary said...

sending love during this most difficult time...

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

Another CB legend has left us with your Derby. We are sending loving purrs and heartfelt sympathy to you all for your loss.

Cats of wildcat Woods

LBJ said...

We are so very sorry to hear that.

Sending a hug during this oh, so hard time.

Abby the Lab and her Mom and dad

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

We are so sorry to hear of one of our bestest blogging buddies passing.

womanbread said...

I will light a candle for beautiful and forever loved Derby, just as I lit a candle every night since Christmas Eve, for my beloved Little B.

The love for Derby will light his way. He will always be with you, in your heart, in your loving memories of him and the joy he brought you, and the bond that will always be there between you. Death can never rob that from us.

Be well, sweet Derby, and run free.

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

I am so sorry that Derby had to leave for the bridge. He will certainly be missed by you and all of those the knew and loved him.
Sending you hugs and loves across the miles. He will always be with you.
Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us everyday.
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still Loved, and still missed
and forever dear.

angelswhisper2011 said...

This is very sad news and we don't know what to say. We're so sorry for your loss :( Soft Pawkisses <3

Sophie said...

Godspeed, sweet Derby! You were such a good boy.

William said...

Oh no, oh no, oh no! We have been away and just saw this terrible news. Mom and I are crying. We've both been through this before and know the pain and loss. Our love and purrs to Ducky and Mum.

The Cat Realm said...

we are so very sorry for your loss!

Caren Gittleman said...

we are so deeply, deeply sorry. Your loss is just devastating xoxo Love and deepest sympathy, Caren and Cody

Cleopawtra said...

So sorry to here about Derby, our hearts go out to you all human and animal. I'm very new to this blog and really enjoyed your post. Love to you all during this time of mourning your dear Derby. Purrs and snuggles.

Karen Jo said...

I am so sorry that Derby had to be helped across the Rainbow Bridge. It's the hardest decision to make but the kindest. Run free, sassy Derby!

Kwee Cats and Art said...

Hi Ducky. We are so sorry is was Derby's time to make his trip to the Bridge. We send you and your sweet family love, hugs and kitty kisses.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

The kitties before me were Mr. Teeth & Clarkie. Mr. Teeth was here first, and was about a year old when the Human brought Clarkie home as a baby kitten. They became the best of furiends for the next 10+ years. Sadly, Mr. Teeth (who was the Human's Best Kitty Ever --even *I* am resigned to that) crossed the Bridge too soon at about 11 yrs. old. Mr. Teeth had been super-bonded to the Human, and Clarkie was super-bonded to Mr. Teeth.

After Mr. Teeth had been gone for a bit, it was very interesting what began to happen between the Human and Clarkie. Gradually, Clarkie kind of stepped up to Mr. Teeth's role: He began to greet the Human at the door when she came home from work, he began to sleep with her, he began to seek her out for play and laptime. It was very sweet (of course there was an element of "any port in a storm" to all this, as he had to step up to be the alpha cat, but also he was the *only* cat). Anyway, we think Ducky and the Mom person will probably grow even closer now.

The Human and I are sending you all many purrs and hugs across the miles. XOXOXOXO

Kitty Cat Chronicles said...

We are so very sorry to hear this. We know we just met you all, but we are very saddened by this news. We wish we had more time getting to know you, Derby. We send lots of love and purrs and prayers to Ducky, Mom, and family.

Forty Paws said...

We are so sorry to hear about Derby's crossing over. Many hugs and purrs and purrayers to you. We have known Derby since we started blogging years ago. He will be missed.

Luf, Us and Maw

Mr Puddy said...

Me & my family are deeply sorry for Derby
Sending soft purrs to the family for this difficult time
Lots of love
XOX

Puddy& Mom

Maggie from Stillness at Cherith said...

We are so sorry to hear about your Derby.
Our Mom sends hugs and we send you gentle nudges.

www.shelter-cats.com said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss. I wish there was something to say that would bring you comfort. Derby was well loved and we all share your grief.
xxoo
Maggie

nylabluesmum said...

Dear Ducky & Mom: Please accept our hearfelt sympathy of the passing of Derby!! I have seen both of around Blogville & have enjoyed your comments. I know my Nylablue was there to greet Derby as he entered Summerland (what we all Rainbow Bridge here).
Please take care of your Mom; she will need you now more than ever Ducky!
Sincerely, Sherri-Ellen & 'Purrince' Siddhartha

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

We were away. Our Best Purrs Of Comfort to you... Derby will be missed here, and we are so very saddenned that he had to leave for The Bridge.

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

Dear Family of Derby,
We were off-line and didn't hear about Derby till way past the new year. Derby was one of brandi's dear friends and I loved him, too. We are so sorry for your loss. Mommy was kinda overwhelmed when she read about Derby crossing Over the Bridge, and very sad. We hope all our friends Over the Bridge had a nice party for Derby and made him feel very welcome.
Ducky, you be brave and cuddle with your family, 'kay? You'll all feel a little better.
love and headbumpies,
QUINN
(and Mom Carol sends her prayers)

Squeedunk Cats and Z-Girl said...

I'm so sorry to read about Derby. Farewell, sweet boy. Ducky, you take good care of your mama and carry on all the mischief Derby taught you. Peace from Z-Girl and the Squeedunk Cats.

Stacy Hurt said...

Oh this is such sad news. You guys was one of the first blogs we started following. I am so very sorry for your loss.
xoxo
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