Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: Helping Our Hearts Heal with Love from All Over

Hello everyone, we’re back for our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. Needless to say it’s been pretty sad in our neck of the woods since the departure of Sister Sascha for the Rainbow Bridge last Friday. We hadn’t lost one of our own since my Brother Ivan ran off to the Bridge in 2009. I never thought that a sweet Sister younger than me would be departing and we miss her terribly.

I want to thank you all for the outpouring of love and kindness. The Dad and Mom read us each of the comments and, as you can imagine, there were many a wet whisker. The tributes you left were most wonderful and I know Sister Sascha would have been deeply moved to know that she touched so many hearts. The Facebook posts and Twitter messages were so numerous it was hard to keep up, but I think we’ve managed to read them all.

Thank you for being there for all of us during our time of grief. Please know that each of you are important to all of us and you each helped us along on this unexpected journey.

What are you thankful for today? Tell us in the comments and then join us for our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop, we’d really like that.  Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

Thankful Thursday Blog Hop


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58 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: Helping Our Hearts Heal with Love from All Over

  1. Sherri-Ellen T-D.

    **wipess a tear off whiskurr**
    Brian wee ALL miss Sisfur Sascha so-o much!! It must bee so hard fur all of youss’….it sure has been a long time since Brofur Ivan left fur Pure Land.
    Mee iss fankfull fur you an yur furendship. Mee iss fankfull fur LadyMum an Mumma Mary-Ellen.
    Mee iss fanfull mee iss alive an here with all of youss’.
    ***nose bumpsss*** Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=

  2. Spitty the kitty

    We are mostly thankful to see your adorable face and to know that although you are sad, you will still find things to be happy about and things to look forward to together. Sister Sascha will stay in your hearts for as long as you live. It is very sweet that your pawrents read all the messages to you to help you know how many people loved Sister Sascha and how many love all of you. Have a nice nappy there, Brian. Mancatly hugs!

  3. Eastside Cats

    There is so much kitty love at Brian’s Home, that we all tap into it! And the lose of one beloved sends a charge of sadness out into the world. Wish I could hug all of you, cats and humans. I am thankful for my job and a pretty good work environment.

  4. Summer

    I’m so thankful that your family are among my good pals! I really love seeing you all, and have missed you for the past few days while you’ve been grieving.

  5. The Menagerie Mom

    What a wonderful community this truly is, especially when it includes wonderful families like yours. We are so thankful for that. We have all been thinking of you and sending you our purrs and prayers. May you find peace in the beautiful memories you share with your sweet Sascha.

  6. Yael

    I am so sorry to hear that Sister Sasha has left to cross over the Rainbow Bridge. She will be missed.
    Yael from Playing In Catnip

  7. easyweimaraner

    hugs to you and healing potp … I’m so glad that no one is alone in blogville when sad things happen… to know that friends feel with you is like a healing balm when our hearts are broken…

  8. The Poupounette Gang

    We are so glad to see you back. We missed you a lot, although we understand that you needed the time to get over the shock of Sister Sascha’s loss. She was a very special girl and will be missed by all of us, but we also look forward to enjoying your continuing adventures.

    Big Purrs,
    The Chans

  9. Zoolatry

    Thank you for coming back to us, we missed you … we miss beautiful Sister Sascha, who had and always will have a special place in the hearts of one and all. Love and peace …

  10. Mickey's Musings

    We are thankful to belong to the Cat Blogosphere as we think ioy includes some really caring people
    and lots of wonderful cats and critters.
    We are also thankful Sascha had such a loving,caring family.
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

  11. Angel Sammy and Teddy

    Brian and family we continue to send loving thoughts your way – we know how hard it is to say goodbye to a beloved member of the family especially when it’s out of the blue. We are thankful to have known Sister Sascha. Just FYI when we joined the Hop and entered our “photo” the LINKY cropping tool didn’t work so the picture in the Blog Hop link area is rather STRANGE looking! But no matter – what’s important is that we are THANKFUL today.

    Love and Hugs, Teddy and Mom too

  12. Marg

    We are so thankful for all of you wonderful cats and peeps too. We sure think about you every day and your loss. We so welcome you back. We sure did miss you and miss Sascha too. You all have a super day and try to stay warm.

  13. Emma

    We still can’t believe we won’t see that beautiful girl with the lion cut anymore, but the heartbreak you all as her family have is so much more. We send lots of GBGV hugs. Sascha would want you all to keep going and remember all the good times with her. Be thankful for the time you did have together.

  14. Annie

    We miss Sascha, seeing her sweet face, so of course, we know how heartbroken you all are. We are thankful for all of you. We always love your posts.

  15. McGuffy's Reader

    *tears* Even now as I write this, tears come. I am so sorry for your loss. We loved Sascha. I know she is missed and very much loved. I am thankful that Sascha had you for her family. You are blessings to so many. Hugs.

  16. Da DB Boyz

    We are thankful for your family and all the loving hearts that surround you…We are sending big hugs for continued healing!
    xoxo,
    Jakey, Arty &Rosy

  17. Annabelle

    Losses teach us, what lesson we learn is unique to each of us. But, we know too how empty a house feels after one of our beloved furries leaves us, especially unexpectedly. I suppose we always feel it is unexpected, and no matter what we are never prepared. I hope that grace finds you and that the love shines bright from your lovely Sascha from that beautiful spot at the RB. Thankful for your wonderful friendships.

  18. Nicki and Derry

    Lots of hugs and love to you all. Grief is a journey we each walk through on our own, even when so many others care. Give yourselves the time and space you need. Purrs from Nicki and Derry.

  19. Marvelous

    We too are thankful for sister Sascha and all the love she brought to your home. We are also thankful for you and your sisters and brother and your parents who have brought much joy to our life through sharing yours!
    Sending you much love and strength
    Marv and Mommy

  20. Cathy Keisha

    I am thankful that your family gave Sister Sascha much love and all the care, food and toys she could ever want during her life. She was a Princess and now she’s met up with Brother Ivan and they both wait but at least they have each other. I know she never knew Ivan but he knew her instantly since he’s always looking down on you. Sending hugs and kisses to all.

  21. Jan K

    We continue to think of your whole family with love and sadness. We are thankful for blog friends, who care so much for each other, and who share in sadness; always there when we need them. ♥

  22. The OP Pack

    We understand the pain of loss all too well. Hugs to you all from all of us. Take comfort in knowing that you went above and beyond in your efforts to help her and that now she is at peace.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  23. Erin the Cat, Princess

    We are so very thankful that you are with us Brian and that you all have such wonderful mom and dad to look after you all. AND we are thankful that there are so many good folks like yours who are adopting and saving lives.
    Toodle pip and gentle purrs
    ERin

  24. Kitties Blue

    Brian, you look so handsome and comfy today. We know you are still grieving the loss of Sister Sascha. We are right there with you, and we continue to send purrs and prayers. Cooper Murphy is thankful for having a home and not being on the streets. He borrowed your slogan today. We are having a bit of a problem linking, but we will continue to work at it. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

  25. Katie Isabella

    Mommy and I truly love each one of you…fur and human. And we are grateful for your presence in our life and hearts. Our family here in the Cat Blogosphere is just that, a family. And all that affects one of us affects all of us.

    So glad to see you all again and to know that each member of the family got to hear our love.

  26. Cats Herd You

    Healing from a loss is a journey, not an event. We know that any journey is a little easier when you have friends along the way, so we’re so glad that the blogosphere has been there for you.

  27. Mark's Mews

    We are glad you are back. Adjusting to the absence of such a wunnerful Sister is hard, but the household must go on. Memories will be precious.

    We haven’t lost a fambly member here since 2010, but we know life is not endless and one day we each will hear the call of the Bridge…

    Peace and healing to all of you…

  28. KB

    I am so very sorry to read of Sister Sascha’s trip to the bridge. I’ve been deep in the desert with no internet for a long time. I send love and hugs to all of you. I am so very sorry.

  29. Raven

    I’m thankful that the blogging community is filled with so many compassionate pet lovers. Most of us know how difficult it is to have a sick pet or lose one of our furry family members and we’re always supporting each other through difficult times.

  30. Andrea and the Celestial Kitties

    I am so sorry you’ve lost sweet Sascha. I know how hard it is and how much of a hole it leaves, hurts so much. You have our love and hugs and purrs and prayers. I’m sorry I didn’t hear about this sooner but I’m glad you’ve had the support of the community. We love you all

  31. Laila and Minchie

    Brian, it is good to have you all back. We miss your sweet Sister Sascha but thankfully there are a LOT of pictures of her here on the blog for safe keeping. Hugs to all of you.

  32. Basil

    Awwww Brian and furmilly we are so furry sad fur mew all and know how mew feel, it’s awful, really awful but the sadness fades and the happy memories remain fureffur.

    We’re making a memorial mandala fur Sascha and will let mew know when it’re ready.

    Big hugs, soft purrs

    Basil & co xox

  33. Timmy and Family

    We just heard of dear Sister Sasha having to go home over the Rainbow Bridge. Know what we and Dad send our love, purrs and prayers of support. We love you all
    Timmy, Dad Pete and Family

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