Sister Saturday: Remembering Our Dear Zoe

Dad Terry here today.  On Thursday, just two days after our dear Zoe came home from the hospital, her Mom and I made the most difficult decision to let her go.  Our sweet girl was not improving, as we so hoped, instead she was getting worse, lots worse.  Our sweet Zoe passed peacefully while laying in her Mom’s lap.

We’re all pretty sad here and we all miss that dear girl.  Zoe was her Mom’s puppy, following her everywhere throughout the years.  Zoe would often be found curled up with her Mom on the couch.  Zoe almost always slept with her Mom or, quite often, on her Mom.  Sadly, those loving and cherished moments are no more.

Our Zoe was the cat that really didn’t want to come home from Kitten Action Team when I went to adopted Angel Gracie and a companion.  She leaped the 3-gate high barrier during the introduction period here asserting her independence right off the bat.  She, as many of you know, faced multiple surgeries to remove huge furballs from her tummy and had several teeth removed with dental surgery.  Poor Zoe was not tolerant of anesthesia at all.

Our Zoe was also a Stage 2 CDK kitty and a rare one at that.   Typically with Chronic Kidney Disease the disease progresses and the kidney values get worse.  Not our Zoe.   Her numbers actually improved and her numbers on her last test were close to normal.  The lymphoma was something she could not beat.

Angel Zoe, your Mom and I miss you dearly and there will never be a day that goes by that we don’t remember you and the joy you brought to us.  We will love you forever sweetheart.  Thank you for letting us love you and thank you for loving us and for sharing your earthly life with us.  Love and hugs dear girl, rest easy, you’ve more than earned it.

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116 thoughts on “Sister Saturday: Remembering Our Dear Zoe

  1. Derry and Kim

    Oh, no, I’m so very sorry for Zoe’s passing. I, too, had hoped that Zoe would have more time with you all. Derry and I are sending our prayers and purrs, hugs and kitty kisses.

  2. Madsnapper

    So sorry to hear this. Goodbye sweet Zoe and I know everyone’s heart is aching and how much Mom will miss her puppy. Cats that follow humans around like that are rare I think. My husband said he had one that thought it was a dog and it followed him everywhere. Hugs and prayers for your aching hearts

  3. Madison

    We were afraid to come by today as we have had a feeling this would be the case for several days now. Zoe had such beautiful furs. We are so sad for you, and we will miss seeing her too. GBGV hugs to all of the family. So very sad to lose such a sweet girl.

  4. Teddy and Pam

    We are so very very sad to hear this news about sweet Zoe. You’re right though – she really had some rough roads with health things and beat them all down to size but lymphoma is a whole other thing. She fought to stay I’m sure because she loved her family so much. We will miss her – beautiful girl. Just know we are sending you virtual hugs for your HUGE loss………

    Love, Teddy and Mom Pam

  5. The Florida Furkids

    (((hugs)))) We are so sorry that Zoe has gone OTB. We really hoped you would have had more time with her. She was a special girl and will be missed.

    The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

  6. Amber DaWeenie & Mom

    My most heartfelt sympathy to all of you. Zoe fought many hard battles during her lifetime but there is always one final battle that can’t be won. Keep only the good memories tucked away safely in your heart. Sending lots of hugs during this sad time.💔💙💜💔

  7. The OP Pack

    We are so very sorry to see this. Sister Zoe had a wonderful life with all of you, much loved and so very well cared for. Soft woos and gentle hugs from all of us.

    Hugs and Woos, Lightning and Timber, and Mom too

  8. The Island Cats

    Oh Brian! This is a post we were hoping not to see. We are so very sorry to hear Zoe has run off to the Bridge. Sending you and your family lots of comforting purrs, hugs and love. We will miss your precious Zoe.

  9. Little Binky and Granny

    We’re so sorry to hear this heartbreaking message of your sweet Zoe, we wished she could have stayed with you a little longer, so sorry that it couldn’t😿Soft Pawkisses to comfort you all. Fly free beautiful Soul. Until we meet again❤❤❤

  10. Jacqueline

    Oh no, I’m so sorry to hear this terrible news, I really hoped your beautiful Zoe had more time to spend in your loving home…Wishing you all comfort at this sad time…RIP precious Zoe…you were special…XO…J, Halle, Sukki

  11. Cecilia Upchurch

    Dear loving family of Zoe…
    I send you my heartfelt sympathy and hopes that in time…the memories of the last few days with Zoe will be replaced with all the wonderful memories of Zoe.
    Zoe and Madi faced very similar issues with the kidneys, I know the daily struggles to keep the values where they need to be. We promise ourselves we will take care of them with every being in our body. Unfortunately, that includes knowing when their true spirit has left their body.
    Healing hugs and love,
    Cecilia

  12. Meowmeowmans

    We’re absolutely crushed to read that your beloved Zoe was needed so quickly at the Bridge. We’re sending you all so much love, and gentle purrs, as you mourn her passing. Fly free, sweet and beautiful Zoe. You are loved and cherished, forever and ever.💔

  13. Harry Spotter

    I’m so sorry for your heartache. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sending you love and prayers.

  14. Da tabbies o trout towne

    Zoe, we send hugs and loves to you, mom, dad and the family you leave behind. We understand how hard this is on everyone, mom especially…if it helps, we would like to let her know St Francis stayed by your side every step of the way until you reached heaven’s gate. We are truly sorry💕

  15. A ShutterBug Explores

    Oh I am so sad for both of you ~ Zoe was one special kitty and will be missed ~ sending you lots of healing energy hugs ~ not easy to lose our sweet fur persons ~ XXXXXXXXXXXX

    Be Safe, Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,be
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  16. Timmy Tomcat

    Dear friends we are so sorry that dear Zoe had to go home to heaven. She was such a wonderful part of the family for years and Mom will miss her so. We know you have been welcomed by so many Angels dear Zoe. You are now learning to fly with those new wings and being shown all the best spots to play, hunt and nap up in the clouds. Watch over us dear friend until that day we all meet again.
    Timmy, Dad Pete, Toby, Rumpy, Miss Fitz and Einstein

  17. Catscue Catmom

    I am so sorry for your loss. I’ll miss Zoe’s posts, she was such a personality. I’ll never forget her green sweater, even though I was glad to see her not wearing it more often than not. Her loss is just heartbreaking. Hugs.

  18. Mickeys Musings

    We are so sorry that beautiful and sweet Zoe has crossed her Bridge.
    We know what a huge hole this leaves in your hearts.
    While she is at peace and free of suffering, we know that your pain is just beginning.
    Sending lots of comforting purrs and hugs.
    Purrs,Georgia and Julie
    and nun Nancy

  19. Diane

    Such a sad post to read. Our hearts go out to you and your family but, mak gets sure our loved ones don’t suffer, and the most courageous act of love.💔Run free Zoe🌈

  20. Jan K

    We are so sad to read this, and so very sorry for your loss of sweet Zoe. We had hoped she could have a little more time with her family, but we know you had to do what was best for her. We are glad that at least you could be with her at the time. Sending big hugs and love to all of you. ♥

  21. Ducky's Mim

    Oh no, Terry. I am so very sorry for your loss! I’m sitting here choking back tears. Your poor sweet Zoe. My dear, sweet Callie lost her battle with lymphoma back in August of ’15. Cancer is so horrible. But like you with Zoe, we will always cherish what we shared with Callie. My heart goes out to you and your wife. Know that I’m holding you there and sending you virtual hugs.

  22. Katie Isabella

    I am heartbroken at this sad sad news. Zoe, darling girl, we have loved you a long time. I will miss you, as I have your siblings who went on ahead. Your Mom and Dad love you and always have taken the best of care for you. Rest peacefully precious girl.

  23. Millie & Walter

    We’re so sorry to hear that Zoe got her angel wings. Our paws are crossed for your family and we send warm hugs to all of you (we hope the kitties won’t mind a hug from a dog).

  24. Amber DaWeenie & Mom

    Hi all…sorry our comments don’t seem to go through but I wanted to give it one more try.
    My deepest sympathy to your family on this sad loss. Keep only the good memories tucked away safely in your heart.
    Hugs…

  25. Catwoods

    I’m terribly sorry to hear that sweet Zoe has gone to the Rainbow Bridge. I know it’s so hard to lose animal friends, I send hugs and purrs for comfort in good memories.

  26. Deziz World

    Oh uncle Terry, we are so sorry fur your loss. We were so happy when sweet Zoe came home and purrayed fur many more happy days together fur all of us. We’re sendin’ lots of hugs and purrayers fur all. Ifin ya’ need anythin’ purrlease let us know.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi, Raena and mommy A

  27. Annabelle

    We lost our sweet Gracie to that horrible lymphoma so we understand about not being able to beat it. WE are terribly sad about sweet Zoe and we were hoping so hard that she would make be with us all for a long time to come. We know ourselves how hard of a time this is and we keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

  28. The Poupounette

    We are do saddened to read this. We were so hoping that Zoe would rally and you would have more time with her. Every goodbye is such heartbreak. Sending you all our comforting purrs, woofs, neighs and hugs.

    Everyone at the Poupounette

  29. Raven

    I’m so sorry Zoe was not able to spend more time with you and you had to make this decision so soon after getting her home. I know she will always hold a special place in your heart.

  30. Tamago

    I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your precious girl. Zoe was sweet and brave, and will be missed terribly. I’m grateful that she had a wonderful forever home and family. Sending hugs to you.

  31. Mary McNeil

    Oh – we are so sorry to read about Zoe ! She is pain free and running now, but those who love her are going to miss her terribly. Purrayers and POTP to all of you !

  32. Erin the Cat

    We have just seen the news, and our heart reaches out to you all at this time. Such a sweet and loving lady now with her other family across the bridge. Rest easy knowing that her life was full, as full as any could be and has left you full too of sweet memories and a friendship that will go beyond anything any can say to comfort. God bless Zoe and may he bless you again with the strength to see beyond the pain and loss and fill your heart with joy and not tears.
    Gentle purrs
    ERin

  33. Amy Sandy

    We barely knew all of you, and yet feel your immense pain. There are no words that can truly bring comfort during this time. I hope it helps, even a little, to know so many are thinking about you. Amy, Lucy and Xena

  34. Cathy Keisha

    Coming to pay my respects to Zoe. *bows head* I loved you so, Zoe, and know you are pain-free now. Sending comforting purrz to your humans and fur family cos their pain is just beginning.

  35. The Creative Cat

    We had such hopes for Zoe. We’re so sorry she’s not there to manage the mom’s life anymore, because we know how much that hurts. We are sending all our purrs to your home today.

  36. The Oceanside Animals

    Charlee: “We are very sorry to hear that Zoe had to go away.”
    Chaplin: “Run free over the Rainbow Bridge, Zoe! There will be lots of grasshoppers and butterflies to chase, and you will never have to worry about hairballs.”
    Lulu: “I am sending you guys lots of fluffy tail wags at this difficult time.”
    Charlee: “And we Hipsters send purrs!”

  37. Joanne Hollidge

    My heart goes out to you. Such a difficult decision to have to make. Never have them long enough and they leave scars on the heart ♥️ when they go…

  38. Kitties Blue

    Please accept our condolences, this really hurts our hearts. Zoe was a true beauty, and we always loved seeing her here with her magical and expressive personality and eyes. Mom will make certain she is remembered tomorrow on our Selfies post. Sending lots of big hugs from our mom and dad and purrs from us. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

  39. Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song

    We are so sorry. We know you lost a child today. You gave Zoe a wonderful life. She will forever be an angel on your shoulder.

  40. Ruby

    Oh noes. I am so very sorry to hear this news. I was hoping that Zoe would improve and you would all gets some more time. It is never easy saying goodbye, my heart aches for you and your family. Sendin’ lots of loves and {{{hugs}}} and AireZens your way. ♥
    Kisses,
    Ruby

  41. Annie

    I’m so sorry about precious Zoe. I remember well her past health problems. She was always obviously cherished and well loved. I know your hearts are hurting.

  42. The J-Cats

    We are so furry sorry for your loss. We send you hugs and purrs to comfort you.

    Zoe, sweet girl, spread your angel wings now and fly free, safe in the paw of the Great Cat in the Sky. You will never be forgotten and one day, you and your beloved People will be together again, never to be parted.

  43. caren

    Terry and Celesta you KNOW how much I prayed and prayed that Zoe would be able to go through this, you did EVERYTHING that you could but Zoe knew she had to be an Angel now. My heart is breaking for all of you. We all send all of our love and our deepest sympathy (((hugs))) of comfort from all of us. xoxoxo

  44. Layla Morgan Wilde

    Oh Terry, just heard the sad news and offer my deepest condolences. Zoe was a special gal and in good company with her sis fur angels and other friends. May your grieving journey be gentle, hugs and soft purrs,
    Layla

  45. CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE

    Brian, we are so sorry to hear about Zoe’s passing. So Sad. So so sorry for your loss. How’s the other cats taking Zoe’s loss.
    You’ll be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Purrs to you.

  46. María Laura

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your dear Zoe. She will look after all of you from Heaven, until you’re all together again.

  47. John Bellen

    I am sorry to read this. There are times when the decision to let our friends go must be made quickly because their conditions worsen quickly. It is never easy and it is never good. But it is for them that we make that choice. Zoe is undoubtedy grateful to you. Godspeed, Zoe.

  48. Cathy Kennedy

    Terry, I’m sorry to read about the difficulty decision you and your wife had to make regarding Zoe. I know your hearts are heavy but your precious fur child feels like a young kitten again. Y’all are in my prayers. Blessings & hugs to y’all!

  49. Maggie

    I’m so sorry! Any loss is difficult, but it sounds like Zoe was Mom’s special heart cat. She certainly was cherished and will be missed by all of us.
    Sending our love and sympathy.
    xxoo

  50. Tom Fishworthy

    Your loss of Zoe is our loss, too. We’re heartbroken and sad. Sending love to you all as we keep her in our hearts, especially Tom – Tom, Bridget and housekeeper Julie xoxoxo

  51. Cleo

    Oh dear, the things we miss while distracted. We’re so sad and sorry to hear about dear Zoe. We send lots and lots of hugs and purrs your way, and please know that we feel for you. Our hearts go out to you during this very sad time.

  52. Coco the black cat

    Zoe I always looked forward to seeing you in the diary and so did my Mom and Dad. You were so fortunate to have found a loving Mom and Dad, as I am to have found mine. You were loved in your life and now we know you are in a good place too.

  53. Pam

    Daddy Terry and Mama, I am so sorry for your loss. Sorry for the sweet babes also that I know are missing Sister Zoe right now. I know how pets make us so happy, Lily Bit has been my saving grace but its so hard when we lose a babe. Esp if we know we need to make that decision to help it along cause we don’t want them to suffer. I miss my bud Dakota daily. I even out of habit call to him when specking to Chey. He was the biggest part of my life when I needed him the most and I wanted him here with me always…but I knew that the best thing I could do was to allow him to go in my arms peacefully. I cry for you all.

  54. Jeanna

    I’m so sad and sorry, this must have been very difficult to write, but is a loving and beautiful tribute. We will all miss this sweet, sweet girl. I can’t think of a more fitting and gentle way to walk into the light.

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