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December 6, 2011

Good Bye Sweet Buttercup

This is a hard one for me today.  I truly feel like someone has ripped my heart out and I'll never be able to find it again.

Our sweet little Manx, Buttercup left My Petite Maison, yesterday... early morning.  Haven't been able to walk outside the gate where she'd greet me each morning after my walk in town.



How do I do this?  A post about a loving, small cat that adopted us 11 years ago and left us yesterday morning never complaining about anything.  



I'm thankful for the 11 years of mornings and especially all the days she looked after Giles and tag teamed with Zeke not to let the "mean cats" in the neighborhood through our little gate.  She never whined for food, she'd just come through the back and stare.


Buttercup et Giles

Her last days she spent sitting next to Zeke in the front room, just keeping warm.  

Buttercup et Zeke


I'm thankful she was able to pass away here at home and over the years learned what the good life was, never having to worry about food or if someone would be anything but kind to her.

  
We will remember the love you gave us unconditionally and pass it on.

We love you Buttercup! 


59 comments:

stefanie said...

I am soooooooo sorry for your loss, just this morning my daughter was getting sad about her cat who is eleven, she is twelve, and was saying how she had him her whole life, and how long will she get to keep him, I dread the day, the one you are having today!!!! take care!!!

Cindy said...

what a sweetie... i bet you feel her little spirit pass by you sometimes, or feel her sitting by the gate, or maybe even she'll visit you in your dreams. she's a precious girl, i know you will miss her so much...

cindy

It's me said...

O no !! what a very sad news darling !! loosing your cat is so terrible ..i wishing you streigth and give you warm hugs....love from me....xxx...o my...poor you !!

tracy mooney said...

So sorry for your lost, my heart goes out to you.

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet Buttercup ~ it is hard to lose a loved pet, especially having them with you for so many years ~ I lost my precious Fuzzums almost 2 years ago, and still miss him so very much ~ we only had him for just 2 short years ~ cherish the memories you have, as they will be a help and comfort for you.

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Jackie said...

Oh, Tracie - I am so sorry about Buttercup. It is truly so hard to lose a beloved pet. She was a blessed kitty to have lived in such a lovely place with loving people and animals around her! I'll keep you in my thoughts.

Rita said...

Buttercup had the best 11 years! With you and your family, real lucky. What a sweet cat. Ciao Rita

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Buttercup Tracie. Sending you hugs and love sweet friend.

Shabbyfufu said...

Just saw your link while I was on F/B posting something a few minutes ago.

How sad....sigh, I know just how you feel:-(

Sending many hugs from here....xoxo

Fete et Fleur said...

Dear Tracie,

I'm saddened at this news. She sounds like an angel. Sending comfort and hugs your way today.

Nancy

Anonymous said...

Oh my. My heart breaks for you. I am so sorry for your loss. It's so hard to lose a pet-they are truly a member of our families. kathy

La Table De Nana said...

Thinking of you~So sad.

LindaSonia said...

Oh my... I'm sooo sad for you. Sleep well sweet Buttercup. Sending you a big big cyber hug.

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Thank you everyone for your kind wishes. It truly touches my heart. xoxo~Tracie

Kris said...

I know what it is like to lose a faithful companion. It's as though a part of you is gone! I hope that you will take consolation is knowing that it was Buttercup's time to go and that she will never forget you and how good you were to her. Animals never forget... not even on the other side!

Kris

Cindy Craine said...

No matter how many animals I have had over the years, it never gets easier. But, what a lucky kitty to have found you and have a loving and wonderful place to live! I'm glad you had 11 years with her, she was just beautiful! Thinking of you, xoxox cindy

sissie said...

I'm so sorry Sweetie. I know she was so loved and cared for by you. I'm sure she gave you lots of joy just as you gave her your heart and home.

She was such a beautiful kitty.

hugs
Sissie

HeartVintageDesign said...

I'm sorry for your loss. We lost our first cat, Sappho, several years ago but she lives on in our hearts. We've lost others since then but some kitties leave deep pawprints on our hearts and it seems Buttercup was one of them. I hope she and Sappho keep each other company in a happy cat place.

Cindi S. said...

Oh Tracie I am so sorry!! Just know that because of you she was a lucky cat. You gave her a wonderful place to live and she was so loved. It is so hard to lose a pet. She sounded like she did not ask for much, she was pretty content and happy because of you..... Cindi S.

Claudia said...

Dear Tracie, I am so very sorry. Losing a beloved family member is heartbreaking. No matter how you prepare, the loss is devastating. She is with you, of that I am sure. You will feel her presence - maybe not right away, but you will.

I sending love and a big hug your way.

xo
Claudia

Deb said...

Such a beautiful post for your sweet Buttercup ♥ So sorry for your loss xo

Blondie's Journal said...

Tracie...this just breaks my heart. I can see what a treasure Buttercup was in your life. I know you will keep her close to your heart. Pets are that way.

XO,
Jane

Sandi said...

Oh Tracie my heart goes out to you on the loss of your dear Buttercup! We had Izzy for 11 years and she was hit by a car last summer. Didn't want anymore animals after that , but hubby brought home a kitty he had found in the road. She wasn't here very long ( but long enough to steal our hearts) and disappeared and hasn't come back since. Praying for your heart to be comforted and she knew that she was very loved so that is a good thing!!
Hugs~

Rachel Pallas said...

Oh Tracie..I have tears right now~ I am so sorry for your loss.She must have been such a little blessing in your life~Now shes a little angel.She is so pecious~~Hugs~xoxo Rachel

My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

It's the worst, losing a pet. Buttercup was lovely. That pic of her by the gate is too cute! I'm sure she was just as grateful for you every day. She'll be missed.

xo

Sandy

Al said...

Sending you hugs. Your cat was a beautiful creature. He will always be with you in spirit. Peace to you.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

so very sorry for the loss of your beloved pet. :(

A Romantic Porch said...

Tracie, my sweet friend. I am sorry you are going through this. Pets are family members and their presence brings such joy. xo rachel

Alice W. said...

Thinking of you dear friend. Cannot imagine your pain right now...but know that you are loved and being prayed for. Goodbye sweet Buttercup...I am sure she had the best life at your maison all these years.

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Oh Im sorry sweetheart, this one hurts. Sending a hug.

Rhonda said...

She had a sweet spirit and hopefully her kind ways will keep your heart uplifted from time to time.

I've lost a few pets to old age and it doesn't make it any easier.

Their little lives are too short. They do love us unconditionally.

kerrie of sea cottage said...

I am so sad for you. What a great loss she is. I have not lost an animal yet in my adulthood so I know I will be a wreck! My heart aches for you my friend. {hug} ox

Tricia Rose said...

When you have a wonderful cat it is just so hard to lose her, I feel for you - but maybe down the road there will be another deserving little cat who needs a break, and you will welcome her with open arms. My Suscipe died in July at twenty-one, and two months later (after swearing I wouldn't have another) I found an opinionated, much-abused, ugly puss who with love, grooming and a LOT of food has become a quirky, loving and loved family member. (see http://www.cabinonthewater.us/2011/08/pansy-plum/
we saved her life, but I need her more than she needs me!

Florence said...

So sorry for your loss, we become so attached to our little friends, it is so hard to let them go. My prayers are with you. Hugs! Florence

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Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss of sweet Buttercup. It's heart-breaking and I have tears in my eyes.
Sending you a very big hug,
Julia

GardenofDaisies said...

What a sweet kitty she was. So glad that she had so many happy years with you. It's hard to say goodbye to beloved pets... sending you hugs.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

That is so sad, losing a pet. Just the worst. Remembering little pretty Buttercup, she even had a pretty name!

BELLE BLANC said...

Dear Tracie,
the hardest thing sharing life whith pets is the knowing that they will leave us one day forever! I am really crying tears over Buttercup, so sorry! I can imagine how hard it ist for you. I am so afraid of this day one of my cats is gonna leaving us forever...
You're on my mind... hugs, Mira

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Oh Tracie!! I am only just now reading this!!

I am just so very sorry.... I do know the pain of losing a beloved friend-in-fur.

Oh do I.

SO thankful you have Zeke and Giles to snuggle on, in these hard days ahead.

I'm betting their little hearts are also missing her too.

What an elegant beauty she was!! And so lucky to have you, too, to love on her and give her such a beautiful home and happy life.

BIG BIG hugs to you...

Ruth

Passionate for White said...

I'm so sorry for your loss and the pain you will endure as life goes on without your sweet Buttercup...

Pilar said...

I am so sorry for your loss, it's so sad. Big hugs
Pilar

Bluebell Woods said...

my sympathy. Last night I dreamed I was looking for my poodle girls who have passed on. I dreamed they were lost, and in my dream I was hoping someone had found them and were loving them for me.............your loved one, Buttercup will always be with you, a part of you. There are no words that can comfort but I do share your loss.
Janice

SueBee said...

Ohh Tracie, I'm so sorry for your loss, it's so hard to lose a loving pet. She leaves you happy memories..

Heaven's Walk said...

My heart breaks for you, Tracie. I am so sorry to hear about your sweet furbaby. How well I know the pain and loss you're feeling right now. I pray that you find comfort knowing that you'll see Buttercup again someday at The Rainbow Bridge. Heaven has one more angel watching over you now, dear friend. ♥

Hugs ~ xoxo laurie

About Vintage French Hen said...

Tracie Im so very sorry. Our pets love us unconditionally, don't they? I'm sure you gave that sweet baby all the love in the world, and was very very happy to have you as a momma! 11 years is a long time, and filled with many happy memories, I'm sure! Take care dear friend.

Pilgrim at Kerjacob said...

Your post has reduced me to tears.
I am so sorry, I cannot bare the thought of losing my Pie.
Love to you
Diane.

BailiwickStudio said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I still have heartache for my Sophie (who looked very much like Buttercup) who passed away in September. They become such a part of us, don't they? I hope you'll be comforted by the lovely, and probably countless, memories. ::Jill

Bella Vista said...

Tracie, sending my heartfelt prayers to you for God's comfort.

I am so sorry.

Barb

Mar said...

Oh sweet Tracie, I just saw your post and am so sorry for the loss of a dear family member. Our precious furry friends come into our lives to touch our hearts with their sweet antics,never asking for much, and giving us all so much with their unconditional love. Sending love and prayers to all and a big hug to you, dear one.
Mar

Diana said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet kitty. They are family. It hurts so bad when it is time for them to leave. Time really is the best healer, and knowing what a good life you offered. Your pictures are adorable. Just cherish the memories. I had to say goodbye to my kitty last year. I had her for 16 years. God bless you!

Diana

My Boutique Bijou said...

Sitting here with tears in my eyes over your loss. It is one of the harshest facts of life. Putting my 14 year old puggy, Stella, down less that two months ago still stings like yesterday. I will never get over her....as you with your little Buttercup.

Warmest wishes....
Tracey

time worn interiors said...

Awh! I'm so sorry for the loss of your furry friend!
tot

Ivy and Elephants said...

It breaks my heart to hear your pain.
I love my Peeka so much, I know how great the hurt must be. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Know that you gave her love and the best life possible.
Blessings,
Patti

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. They bring us so much happiness in life and so much sadness when they pass. But it is all worth it. Keep your memories in your heart!

okcamp said...

What a beautiful kitty. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Diane

Elaine said...

So sorry you lost Buttercup. Sounds like she loved her life and home with you and your other pets.

You will surely miss her but you will always have sweet memories of your time together.

It's so hard to lose a pet, I am so sorry for you and your family.

Jane said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. What a lovely cat she is- it sounds as if she has had a happy life with you, and has been well loved. A reminder to treasure those we love and each day with them. xox

vignette design said...

Oh Tracie, my heart is breaking for you. So sorry for your loss. It's so comforting to know that you gave Buttercup a wonderful, loving life. I know you will miss her terribly. Thinking of you....