February 12, 2011

Remembering Yazziebear

We adopted Yazziebear from a Petco adoption fair in Fairfax City 16 years ago. I had always wanted a Siamese cat, and I spotted her from across the room. She was tiny and intense and determined to attract our attention. We brought her home that day, along with a little brown tabby we named Martha, who died four years ago and who is sorely missed. While Martha was busy being carsick on the way home, Yazziebear was busy chirping and commenting from the carrier. She never stopped talking until we had her put to sleep today after a long and debilitating illness, and one of the most difficult things we've ever had to do. She adored us equally and thoroughly, and we adored her in return. Rest in peace, little girl.

52 comments:

Katrina said...

Oh Glenna, I am so, so sorry!!! Big hugs and happy memories of Yazziebear.

Tanya said...

It is so hard to lose a pet, they are a part of the family and have a special place in the heart. Big hugs, Glenna!

Margaret said...

Glenna, I'm so sorry! I know she was special to you all. Hugs to you.

Kim said...

Glenna....{{{{hugs}}}}} So sorry to hear this.

Melissa said...

Oh I'm so sorry to hear the news! I know it's hard to lose a furry friend after so many years. Take care, Glenna!

Karen said...

I'm sorry for your loss, Glenna. Hugs to you and your other furbabies.

Nicole said...

I'm so sorry Glenna!! Lots of hugs!!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Oh Oh Oh ... hang on. All our best.

Anonymous said...

Glenna,
The pain of knowing that our furry ones are heading for the Rainbow Bridge is almost unbearable. I know as I have had to do this for four of my furry members in the last five years. My Max was my velcro buddy and it was SO hard for me to go through it last May. It stills brings tears and a lump to think about it.

Know that they are at peace and now are healthy, waiting for the time they see you again....

Hugs, Evelyn in Newport News, VA

Joanie said...

I'm so sorry about Yazzibear. I know that the memories of her will help you and she'll always have a special place in your heart. {{{HUGS}}}

Faye said...

What a sweet kittie!!! Sorry for your loss.....Faye

Cari said...

Oh Glenna...I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Warmest of hugs....

StitchinSweetSue said...

Having lost my Siamese girl after 18 yrs, I feel your sorrow. Wishing that you may find some Peace in the coming days.

mainely stitching said...

Glenna, I'm so sorry to hear that Yazzibear is no longer with you. I'm just really, really sorry.

Carol said...

Glenna, I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. Yazziebear was a beautiful kitty and I know you'll always have beautiful memories of her.

Chris said...

Glenna, I am so sorry. We lost our cat yesterday.

Hugs
Chris

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Gentle huggles Glenna. Our Sylvia Joy is a talker too. She says "mmm" all day long! Praying for you.

Laurie in Iowa said...

(((Glenna)))... I so sorry. I know you'll miss your sweet girl.

Anna van Schurman said...

So sorry to hear it. What a great name!

Kellie said...

I'm so sorry, Glenna. I'm sure that was a difficult decision to make. It's hard to lose a furry member of the family.

bunnygirl said...

Oh, dear. There are never appropriate words to say. Bless you for not being selfish and making her suffer so you won't have to feel the pain of her passing.

Wishing Yazziebear happy days at the Bridge while she waits to be reunited with all her her friends from this side.

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Rest peacefully, Yazzie Bear, so well loved. Hugs to you Glenna and the family she waits for.

gracie said...

What a pretty face. Yazzie is waiting with Martha Over Rainbow Bridge for you....remember that and smile.
{{hugs}} to you....

KarenV said...

I'm so sorry Glenna {{hugs}} She looks like a real sweetie.

Cath said...

Thinking of you . XXX

Cristina said...

So sad, I have 2 dogs and lost one (my lucy) 1 year ago and haven't got over it yet... so I do understood your pain. Hugs to you

Siobhan said...

Oh Glenna, I am so so sorry about poor Yazziebear. Big hugs.

DonnaSews said...

So sorry!! God Bless You!!

Carol said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your dear cat, Glenna. I still miss my kitty every day and it's been over three years. Yazziebear was very lucky to have had a family like yours to share her life with...

Catherine said...

So sorry to read of your loss. Hugs!

Robin said...

My deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved Yazziebear. I know how hard it is to say goodbye to those little furbabbies that have wrapped their tails around our hearts. May you find comfort in your memories of her.

Julie M said...

Sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved pet. ((Hugs))

Beth said...

So worry for your loss - that decision is "The Last Best Thing" we do for our dear animal companions - heartbreaking nonetheless.

The Fab Furs said...

Yazziebear and Martha had longer lives and were loved more than most. R.I.P.

Melody said...

Glenna, I'm so sorry for your loss. It is painful to say farewell to a beloved pet.

Stephanie from Woodstock said...

I immensely enjoy your posts, of which your pets are a large part of the attraction for me. I am so sorry for your loss.

Jeannine 520 said...

I'm so sorry Glenna. You have my deepest sympathy. Rest in peace beautiful Yazziebear.

Erica said...

I am so sorry for your loss!
It's just a terrible thing! You know you are doing the right thing, but it just hurts so much!
(Hugs) from another cat lover.

Pointed Stitcher said...

Glenna- I'm so sorry for your loss.

Littlebit said...

Oh, Glenna..I'm so very sorry about your little Yazziebear. Seems so many kitties have had to be put down recently. God Bless...

Katherine said...

Glenna - I'm just catching up with postings, so missed this earlier. This has really been the year for losing our pets. I am so sorry. The passing of a well loved pet leaves a gaping hole in our hearts. I didn't realize it until I saw her picture, but your Yazziebear looks much like a cat that I had as a kid (in Oakton) and the weird thing is that my cat's name was Mammabear! Sending warm hugs your way -

xeyedmary said...

Glenna- I'm so sorry for your loss.
She sounds like a very special kitty who will be missed dreadfully.

Karen said...

Glenna, I'm so sorry about your Yazziebear. Even when you know it's the right decision, it's stil horribly difficult. {{{hugs}}}

Jan said...

OH Glenna, I am so sorry to have read this! Pets are so much a part of us, it is so dreadful when we have to say goodbye. She certainly had a sweet, sweet face...I am sure to show a beautiful soul.

(((hugs)))

Harmien said...

I'm so sorry, Glenna. I hope 16 years of wonderful memories will help keep a smile on your face...

Valerie said...

Glenna, I am so sorry for your loss. I too have a Siamese that I dearly love. I have had Siamese cats ever since I was a little girl and nothing beats their conversations! They are family members and I sure your Yazzi was no different

My heart goes out to you...just remember, Yazzi is now without pain and at peace...surrounded by all the micey and birdies she can handle! {{{HUGS}}}

Valerie in VA

Vonna said...

Glenna,
I'm so behind, but I want you to know that you have my deepest and most sincere sympathies. Yazziebear lived a good and happy life with you, I know from your care and love of all your kiddos in your home.
May she rest in peace.
BIG hugs and lots of love...
Vonna

Edgar said...

I am so sorry for your loss - and know that Yazziebear was so very special to you!! Keeping you in our thougts - BIG HUGS!!

Michelle said...

Oh, Glenna, I am so so sorry. You have been such a help through everything we've been going through with Othello, and I can't believe that here you were going through this at the same time. My heart goes out to you. I know how difficult this is. I'm sending you lots of hugs.

Alice said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your lovely Kitty's illness. It is so hard to make that final decision. She was a beautiful girl.

Karen M said...

Glenna, so sorry for your loss. She must have been a joy to know. Blessings and hugs.

Daffycat said...

Oh, Glenna! I am so sorry to hear this news. What a sad day. *hugs*