I hoped, I prayed and I tried my very best…
But you left with my most fearful enemy
none can avoid… DEATH!
Bringing you into the world with my bare hands
left many smiles and joy in my life…
Your every little moves and actions
made my life more meaningful…
Now what would happen to my faithful
alarm clock when you are no longer here?
Even your twin was not in best performance
ever since you left…
Twin connections… it’s not a myth!
My sea of calm and tranquil water
is now filled with ripples…
Ripples from the endless drops of tears…
and they never seem to be able to stop…
Each drop represents the love I had for you…
It’s for eternity…

Rest In Peace… Pretty Lady… Eternally… Sorrowlessly…

22 June 2008 – 20 August 2009


  1. OMG! Criz, I'm sooo sorry! This is the first time for me that a cat I've known in the blogosphere has gone to rainbow bridge, and I'm devastated. I can only imagine how you're feeling.
    I remember reading about when beautiful Joey got that eye infection, and feeling really upset for you then and reading about how you cared for her. Truly, a cat could not dream for a better daddy…
    I'll pray that good things happen for a while, as God knows, you deserve it!

  2. Criz we are all so sorry that Joey did not make it. We know how hard you tried to save her with tender nursing care and love. Be assured that the brief time Joey was on this earth, she had a good life, knowing she was loved and safe with you. No cat could ask for more.

    We send rumbly purrs and love to you and the J Gang.

    Whicky Wuudler & Family

  3. Criz, we're so sorry to hear that Joey has left you guys. You always take such good care of your kitties, we know that you would have done everything possible to help her. Sending our gentle purrs and purrayers to comfort you and rest of the J family,


    Gypsy & Tasha & Karen (Mum)

  4. We are so sad to hear about Joey…you have our heartfelt condolences…purrs to all of you who are missing her so much….

  5. We're so sorry to hear about Joey. Our hearts are heavy and our eyes are leaky. (((Hugs and Headbonks)))

    Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

  6. Criz and all the kitties,

    We're so terribly sorry to hear that Joey has gone to the Bridge. You are a wonderful kitty daddy and Joey knew she was loved from the moment she arrived in this world.

    We don't think words can help right now, so we're sending purrs and gentle snuggles to all of you during this very sad time.

    Tamar and Charlemagne
    (and their momma)

  7. I am so sorry that Joey had to go to the Rainbow Bridge. My sincerest condolences and soft purrs to you.

  8. Criz, I am so very sorry that Joey went to the Bridge. I hope she is playing with my beloved Charlie Cat (who left us a week ago) and healthy and well again.
    We are all sending you lots of purrs and love.
    ML & The Sherwood Bunch

  9. We are so very sorry to read this Criz. You fight so hard for all your babies, but unfortunately it was not enough. Joey will be waiting for you when it is your turn. Until then, please try ti find some peace in the fact that Joey is no longer sick or in pain. We are sending our bestest purrs and gentle headbutts for you and the rest of your family.

    Junior, Orion and Meowm

  10. headbutts and purrs from us


    Please accept our open arms and hearts to help soak your sadness.

    The mom – Laure

  11. Criz, We are all so sorry about Joey. We know you loved her and did all you could to help her have a happy life. Warm purrs & tail wags.

    We came by earlier and left a message but blogger must have eaten it for lunch.

  12. Criz, we are so sad to learn that Joey has left you. We send many gentle purrs to you and all the J Cats.

    'Kaika and the Yosemite cats

  13. Criz, were are so sorry that Joey has gone. You made her short life a happy one. We know you loved her dearly and hope you will be comforted by the memories you have of her.

    hugs and purrs,
    Mindy, Moe, Bono, Cookie & Mike

  14. Praying for your family today. I'm so sorry for your loss. Joey will live on in your heart and will never be forgotten.

  15. Criz, we are so sad to learn that sweet Joey went to the Bridge. We know you loved her very much and will miss her a lot.
    We hope that all the memories you have of her will be a comfort to you.
    Hugs & Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

  16. Criz, we are so heartbroken for you that Joey had to journey on to the Bridge. We are sending you and all of the other Criz Cats our strongest purrs and purrayers to get through this sad time in your lives …
    Hugs, purrs and headbutts,
    Sabrina, Sabrina and Simon

  17. joey looked just like my cat sorry to know the news..:( i feel sad too (sigh)

    but i believe she is in a btter place now.

  18. I'm sorry that Joey didn't make it. At least she is at the bridge now and not in pain anymore.

  19. Criz, I just heard about Joey. Please know that special purrs are being sent to comfort you.

  20. We just heard about Joey. We are so sorry for your loss and are sending soft purrs to you for comfort.

  21. We are so very sorry for the loss of your sweet Joey. Please know you are in our hearts & purrayers.

  22. We are shocked and so sorry to hear the news. We think of you and your family and I am sending my soft purrs. It is hard but Joey is with furriends over the Bridge. One day we will be all together again.

  23. Criz, I am so sorry about the loss of your beloved family member, Joey. You did everything you could do. Please know that I am thinking of you. I'm so very sad.

    Love, Deb

  24. I'm so sorry about your loss. Your kitty was well loved and lucky to have you. Take care of yourself, Carver

  25. here's to a life well-lived, to being now in a hairball-free place, to bowls of milk that will never go dry… thank you for sharing Joey with all of us… take comfort that you did your utmost…

  26. I am so sorry to hear about Joey. What a great tribute to him!

  27. I am so sorry to learn that Joey has gone to the Rainbow Bridge. I know that you did everything you could for her.

  28. Oh, Criz! I'm so sorry to hear it! Joey is a sweetie and I know you'll miss her, but after everything she's been through, she's now out of pain and romping with the other kitties at the Rainbow Bridge…

  29. Oh dear, so sad. Sorry to learn about the loss, Chris! Hope you and the other cats are doing okay.

  30. Oh Criz, I 'm so sorry. Such a short time with you.

  31. I'm so sorry to hear about Joey. She meant so much to you and you gave her a wonderful life. Their time with us is fleeting and you were a wonderful parent. Take care – purrs and hugs.

  32. Joey must have been a very special cat indeed. It is hard to go through this; I have lost more than one cat in bad situations and it is always heartbreaking. Cio cio was so special, she died in 1996 but I still think of her often. Sometimes I still shed a tear for her too, but the pain is not so harsh now.

    Your ripple post is poignant and I hope you heal soon. Blessings.

  33. Hi, This is a wonderful blog. I'm very sorry to hear about Joey. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Our two dogs passed away last year. It's never an easy transition. My apologies if this sounds too promotional, but we are serious pet ownwers who just launched our first website ( Please chuck us out and let us know what you think. If you like what you see, please spread the word to other pet lovers 🙂 Thank you for your help!!!

  34. How did I get to see this so late? My heart bleeds. I am so sorry over Joey death. May you and your other kids be consoled. Rest in peace Joey

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