Lil Em and Sapphire: From Bad to Worse

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Brian's Home, adopt cats, we deserve it!Please help my sister Lil Em

Update at 10:15AM EST.  I am worse and am bleeding.  I will be going Over the Rainbow Bridge at 3:00 PM EST today.  Please read my message below.  Love, Sapphire.

Hello everyone, it’s me Sapphire again.  Things really have gone from bad to worse, and I would like to bring you up-to-date and ask for your help once again.  You see, we thought we were dealing with one enlarged kidney with me, but actually it is a whole lot worse than that.   The vet examined me by palladium and has determined that I have lymphoma in both kidneys and it was confirmed by x-rays as well.

That means I have the dreaded cancer and will be leaving for the Rainbow Bridge soon. My Sister Lil Em and I were moved to foster care at Margs Pets, but I have since gone back to the original foster place and my Sister Lil Em has stayed with Marg.  I don’t know when I will be going Over the Rainbow Bridge, it could be soon, or it could be a while.  I will be going to the vet on Monday, and perhaps I will be going to hospice for palliative care. We just don’t know yet, and yes, there is someone here that provides palliative care for kitties like me.  Brian will let you know what happens.

Now for the favor.  Brian tells me he has the best friends in the whole wide world.  Would you please, please, please help my Sister Lil Em get the forever home that she and I hoped and dreamed about?  I would be eternally grateful and so would Lil Em.  While it is too late for me, it’s not too late for her.   She is in Anderson, SC, but Brian tells me that we can probably arrange transport.  Thanks to all of you for your outpouring of love and support.



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66 thoughts on “Lil Em and Sapphire: From Bad to Worse

  1. Marjorie Dawson

    How can we help to maximum effect Brian?????? This breaks my heart, poor girl. I want to help in any way I can. Message me or enail. I will help as much as I can over the coming days.


  2. Simba

    Brian, we are so sorry to learn of Sapphire’s lymphoma. Will purr for a forever home for Little Em, at least she is with Marg in the meantime.

  3. The Island Cats

    Oh Sapphire! We are so sorry to hear this news!! But we are revving up our purr motors and purring hard that your sweet sister finds a furever home soon!

  4. KC

    We’s so sad to hear about Sapphire.
    We will purr fur sweet Little Em to find a fureffurr home very soon.
    And we will post on the CB and on Facebook.
    So happy she is wif Marg right now, that’s a furry good place to be.
    Love & Purrs,

  5. The Monkeys

    Oh Sapphire, we so wanted a happy ending and a perfect forever home for you and your sister! We are very sad to hear this and will definitely purr for your sister to find a home and, of course, for you.

  6. mariodacat

    Oh no – so sorry Sapphire. Thoughts & prayers are with you. At least Rainbow bridge is a happy place and no more pain. We’ll say some prayers that Little Em finds a home soon. At least she’s in the best foster place right now with Marge. We’ll. do what we can and start spreading some tweets too.

  7. Fuzzy Tales

    Oh, Sapphire, you’re making our mom’s eyes leak. We’re purring and purraying hard for you both–you for a gentle, peaceful crossing when it’s your time and Lil Em for a wonderful forever home.

    Universal Peace and Blessings.

  8. Random Felines

    Oh Sapphire – we are so sorry to hear this – but we know that Brian will help find the right place to make your last days here before the Bridge comfortable – and there will be lots of very nice kitties to greet you.

    We will be purring for you and Lil Em – we wish we were closer to do something more.

  9. Artemisia, Fenris, Socks & Scylla

    Oh Sapphire, we are so very sorry. Our mommy fell in love with you the first time she saw your picture and wanted to bring you to live with us so bad, but adding a new addition to our family just isn’t in the cards right now. We so wanted you to be OK and for you and Lil Em to find a wonderful forever home together.

    We are sending healing purrs for you and hopes that maybe against all odds a miracle will happen for you. We are sending comforting purrs to you and Lil Em cause we know you must be upset about being separated. And we will do our very best to help for Lil Em a home. ~Purrs, your friends ~AFSS

  10. Kate

    Toby, Cupcake and I are purring and praying REAL hard for this sad situation. We cannot adopt Lil Em (much as we’d LOVE to) but we can help a little with expenses. Please email us and we’ll be in touch.
    Toby, Cupcake and Mum

  11. Mumsy, Chancy and Crew

    Our Mumsy is heartbroken and crying. We are so very sorry to hear this news. We will be praying very hard for you, sweet Sapphire and for your sweet sister Lil Em to find a loving forever home. Hugs and nose kisses

  12. Penelope

    Dear Saphire and Brian,
    Me is so sorry to hear this news. It is so wonderful that Saphire is thinking about lil Em instead of herself! Me is purraying for boths of yous! and me is sending kisses and purrs

  13. Marg

    Thanks Brian for doing this post about Sapphire. This is Lil Em writing this comment and my sister was the very best. She not only was pretty but also very sweet and I sure do miss her and need a family so bad. We have been passed around so much but I am a sweet girl too. I love to do head bumps and rub on you like crazy.
    Marg is going to do a post about me tomorrow.

  14. "The Boys" and Karen

    Oh, Sapphire, we’re so sorry to learn about your situation. You are such a good big sis for wanting to help Lil Em find a forever home. You’ll be forever in our hearts, and best of all things good to Lil Em that she finds a home.

  15. Hansel

    oh sapphire… we are so very very sorry about the news. We hope that you will find peace and love at the rainbow bridge, and know our thoughts and prayers go with you.

  16. Cat's Cats

    Poor Sapphire, how terribly sad. We are glad though that she is with people who can give her good care until she leaves for the bridge. We know Lil Em will be very lonely without her sister and pray that she will find a safe and loving home soon!!!

  17. Old Kitty

    Oh beautiful Sapphire!! Me and Charlie are so sad to hear this. 🙁 We are so sorry sweet Sapphire. We hope and pray that your adorable Sister Little Em will find a forever home. We are sending you both purrs and prayers. We hope only for good and kind things to happen to you and your sister. Take care xx

  18. Gin, Richard, Bailey and Angel

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Sapphire and Lil Em. We pray for peace and
    no more suffering for both of you. Bailey and Angel send their love too!

  19. Athena

    Oh beautiful Sapphire, I am purring and purraying for a peaceful crossing for you, sweetheart. And for a forever home for you, dearest Lil Em.

  20. Heather

    Praying for a peaceful journey to the bridge for Sapphire, and for a home for Lil Em.

    Growls and hisses to the ‘people’ who dumped these beautiful cats. Hoping they soon learn that Karma is a b*tch.

  21. Cathy Keisha

    So sorry to read about Sapphire. She’s such a pretty kitty too. Purraying for Lil Em. If TW thought I could be trusted with another kitty, she’d be tempted to take her. But, alas, I still have that feral streak that can’t be tamed.

  22. Abby

    This just about broke Mom’S heart when she read it.
    There is just too much heartbreak sometimes…we are so sad about Sapphire.

    Abby’s sad purrs

  23. 'Kaika

    Oh, Sapphire, we wish you a gentle crossing and safe journey across the Bridge, where you will be free of pain and welcomed by our-ones-who-have-gone-before. We will purr really hard for Lil Em to get her forever home. Run free, beautiful girl …

  24. Tom the Church Cat

    Sweet Sapphire, even though you are leaving your sisfur here, you can be sure she will be loved. Know also, many furriends await you at the Bridge where there is peace and no more pain.

    Goodbye kisses,

  25. Link Bartholomew

    Oh Sapphire, we are thinking of you and hoping you are not in too much pain. We know too much about kidney problems and you situation is breaking our hearts.

  26. Chloe and Cecil

    Sorry to hear the sad news about Sapphire. We are sending hugs, purrs, purrayers, tail wags and doggy kisses to help ease her journey to the Bridge.

    I hope Lil Em find a home soon. We call my Granddaughter I know Lil Em must be a sweet girl!

    Shawn and the gang

  27. Admiral Hestorb

    this completely breaks my heart in two. oh, it does. i am so so so sorry that precious Sapphire had to leave, that beautiful girl, and i pray her sister can please find a loving home. Rest in peace beautiful girl. we love you.

  28. Debbie & Holly

    We are so sorry to hear the news. Run free sweet Sapphine at the Rainbow Bridge. We send prayers to everyone who was closed to you and hope your dear sister gets a great forever home really soon. Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

  29. Pip

    My paws are crossed so tightly for Lil Em. I am sure Sapphire will be watching over her and helping her to find the perfect home.

    Your pal, Pip

  30. Clooney

    I just saw both posts right now and am so very sad about Sapphire. I so hoped, wished and prayed that this story would have a happy ending and that the girls would find a wonderful forever home together. It is heartbreaking that it didn’t happen. If my circumstances had been different I would have liked to have adopted them, but it was not to be. I hope that my Angel Kitty Inka will meet Sapphire OTRB and take care of her. I will have the purest and strongest intentions for Lil Em to find an amazing forever home. (Thanks to Marg for keeping her right now.)

    Be Well Sweet Sapphire

  31. Selina

    We’re so sorry and are purring for Miss Em. What can we do to help her? A small donation somewhere, perhaps?

    Selina & MomKatt

  32. FiveSibesMom

    So sorry about pretty Sapphire. May she be forever purring over the Rainbow Bridge, with no pain, no worries. And we will be keeping our paws crossed (times 5) over here that Lil Em finds a loving forever home.

  33. Esme

    Brian, this is so sad for both the girls. I hope they both find peace. Bless your heart for helping them.

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