Monday, 5 March 2012

Very sad

Rilli-ukko is now with his beloved previous owner, whom he sat with as her 'shadow' when she was so sick. We are privileged to have had him in our lives, and for him to become Äiti's shadow, following her around and climbing on the table whenever she sat down to eat. And purring loudly by her side at 3am.

Even though he was very weak, we are delighted to report that he ate his muikku until the end. Even today he ate 6. But his poor body could not keep going. His spirit lives on, and we are all honoured to have known him.


Rilli, rest in peace.

26 comments:

Fuzzy Tales said...

We're so sorry, Karin. Leaky eyes here.

We're glad he found a wonderful home with you and wish his spirit godspeed.

Purrs and hugs.

Simba said...

We are so sorry for your loss of Rilli. It seems he had a good long life, and was blessed to spend the past 2 years with you, and you were blessed by him. Purrs and headbutts. Godspeed to the Rainbow Bridge, Rilli.

Naukulan Mamma said...

We are so sorry, and so sure, that with 6 muikku Rilli has a good journey to his final destination. &heart;

Naukulan Mamma said...

Meant to do ♥

Eric and Flynn said...

We are sad that Rilli has gone to the Bridge and hope his final journey was a safe and gentle one. We send purrs to you and (((hugs))) from our mum.

Katnip Lounge said...

Our hearts ache for you with your loss of Rilli. Words are never enough--please know that we love all of you and have you in our thoughts.

Rilli, we will look for you in the stars tonight.

The Island Cats said...

We are so sorry to hear that Rilli has gone to the Bridge. We send you comforting purrs to help ease your sadness.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We're very sorry it was Rilli's time to leave you. It sounds like he had a very good life with his former owner and with all of you.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock said...

We are so saddened to hear that Rilli has left you to journey over the Bridge. We can imagine how much you will miss him. You were a wonderful family for him when he lost his previous owner, and we are all aware that to be loved is the most precious thing there is.

We are glad he ate up the muikku as it is always important to start a big journey on a full stomach. And it seems there were some nice revontulet to guide him on his way.

Gentle Purrs, Woofs and Neighs, and Big Hugs,
Everyone at The Poupounette

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Our purrs to you and your family on the loss of Rili.

The Meezers or Billy said...

we are so sorry for your loss. we is glad that he had such a wonderful home with you. sending many purrrrss n {{HUGS}}

The Lee County Clowder said...

Sending comforting purrrrrrrss. But at least Rilli didn't go to The Bridge on an empty stomick.

Harry Spotter said...

We are so sorry, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

We are so sorry to hear the sad news of Rilli-ukko going to the Rainbow Bridge!!
Your TX furiends,

Cara n Crew said...

We are very sorry to hear about the loss of Rilli :( Purrs,

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

Sweet Purrfections said...

We are so sorry to hear the Rilli crossed the Bridge. Please accept our comforting purrs.

Truffle and Brulee

Prancer Pie said...

We were so saddened to hear about Rilli. Much love, purrs, and headbutts at this difficult time.

Sparkle said...

I am so very sorry to hear this. I am glad, though, that he had a great life with awesome humans. Not every kitty is so fortunate - and I think Rilli knew that. Purrs to you all today.

Sirpa ja Kollo said...

I am sorry. Voimia and hugs!

Findus, Isak och Rasmus said...

We are very sorry to hear that Rilli has left you. Sending gentle purrs to you.

That picture of Rilli is wonderful. Now we will always think of him when we see the northern lights.

Stationskatterna
and their mum Karin.

Zepa said...

Our condolences and hugs for you all. Rilli was brave. Rest in peace.

Everycat said...

Fly free beautiful Rilli. We are so sorry you had to leave, so we send your family love and rumbly purrs

Oliver & Gerry

Kari said...

We are deeply saddened to learn of Rilli's passing. Our hearts are breaking. We know he had a wonderful life with you and that he was so loved. It is comforting to know that his loving first mum will be there to welcome him as he crosses. When one of us, or one of our very special cat friends, passes, mum lights a special candle. She has lit this candle for Rilli. On the front of the candle is this small
saying:
"Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears,
but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you...
I loved you so...
'twas heaven here with you".
We think Rilli would whole heartedly agree.

Your photo of Rilli amid the northern lights takes our breath away and brings many tears to our eyes.
All of our love, always.

Kari said...

We are deeply saddened to learn of Rilli's passing. Our hearts are breaking. We know that he had a wonderful life with you and was so loved. It is comforting to know that his bright spirit will be reunited with his loving first mum as he crosses.
There is a special candle our mum lights when one of us, or one of our special cat friends, crosses the bridge. She has lit this candle for Rilli. On the front of the candle is this small saying:
"Grieve not, nor think of me with tears,
but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you...
I loved you so...
'twas heaven here with you".
We think Rilli would whole heartedly agree.
Your lovely photo of Rilli amidst the northern lights has touched our hearts and brought many tears to our eyes.
All of our love, always.

Brian said...

I am so very sorry to hear about sweet Rilli and we send you many purrs and hugs.

The Thuglets said...

We cam to say how sorry we are at your loss of Rilli.
Our thoughts are with you.
Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx