Nelson is gone
Nelson, the beloved cat of my sister Mary Kay and her partner Helen, made his trip to the Rainbow Bridge today. He had cancer that he'd fought valiantly for months but today made it difficult and painful for him to breathe. This afternoon Mary Kay and Helen took him to the emergency vet to ease his suffering.
More than 16 years ago a tiny kitten, covered with maggots and injured by a paving stone he'd been found under, was brought to a vet to be put down. The vet thought she could save him. After he got better he went home with Mary Kay and Helen, where he has lived a most wonderful cat-life full of love and fun and good food, right up through today.
The Catmobile kitties will remember Nelson for his fine Sean Nos singing and square-dance calling on Catmobile trips. Today Nelson told me he wanted to thank all the Catmobilers and all the Pet Talkers for making him so welcome and sharing such wonderful times with him.
Rest in peace, dearest beloved Nelson. We love you so much, and we will join you, over the Bridge at the Summerland, Land of Hearts' Desire... One Fine Day. Never to be parted again. God bless, and love.
(I have a couple of pictures of Nelson in my PT Album, but I don't know how to put them here in this message.)
Rest in Peace sweet Nelson - you were dearly loved:love:.
My sincere condolences to you and your family.
Bless the vet who decided to save Nelson! Nelson had the best life ever with Mary Kay and Helen, and they put Nelson's well-being before their own broken hearts and let him go in peace.
HUGS, and Nelson awaits you at the Rainbow Bridge, where you will be reunited One Fine Day.:love:
RIP Nelson, and healing peace to those who loved you.:love:
He was a handsome boy, Pat. Looks just like my very first kitty, Snuffy, from nearly 50 years ago.
Nelson, form one cat-life to another at RB, you are one special kitty.
My condolences to you, Pat, and to Mary Kay and Helen as well.
Thank you so much, Bengalz and Candace and Ellie and Sandie. Your kind, loving thoughts and wishes are deeply appreciated.
My condolences to all of you. Nelson is now pain free and waiting for you at Rainbow Bridge.
Pat, I'm so sorry to hear about Nelson. He was a very handsome chap -I'm certain the ladies at The Bridge are squabbling over which one of them will have first dibs :)
I am so sorry to hear of Nelson's passing.
Rest in peace, handsome boy. I am sure there are plenty of dances up at the Rainbow Bridge that could use your calling talents!
Our condolences to all the ladies who loved him!
Pat ~ I'm so sorry for your loss. Please let Mary Kay and Helen know that our thoughts and prayers are with them.
If I've done this right, 2 photos of Nelson should appear below. Rest in peace, precious Nelson.
I'm so sorry to hear this.:( RIP sweet Nelson.:(
nelson was really a nice kitty whom you shared your long life with.. thank you for rescuing him when you did pat.. he was very gratful to be with you....16 years is a long time for a cats which is equivlate to about 75-80 year old person.. play long and enjoy the rainbow bridge.. mr nelson... 20120730.0539
I'm so sorry about Nelson. That was a good save, 16 years ago!
you had a rough life at first Nelson, but you certainly were one Lucky Kitten to have found such a wonderful FurrEver Home with your Family who loved you so , and were so loved in return:love:
All of Our Awesome Angels have welcome Neklson into the fold with his Wings of Silver and Gold!!
Nelson will be looking for that special place where you will be reunited in love.
One Fine Day:love: