89 thoughts on “Lester

  1. I am so sorry to hear of Lester’s passing. Our fur babies become a huge part of the family and leave a gaping hole when they pass. It is obvious he was loved and had a good life.

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  2. I am so sorry you lost Lester. I have not had cats but my son has and they are part of the family. He has lost 5 over the last few years. Most of them were getting old but one was only 2. You have my thoughts and prayers.

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  3. Cathi~ I am so terribly sorry to hear of Lester’s passing! Losing our furbabies is so painful, and I know how he’s been such a tremendous part of your daily lives. Warmest hugs~

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  4. Oh Cathi I’m so sorry – your beautiful boy!! I thought he was doing well – my heart is breaking with you 😦 Lester had a wonderful life with you – the fact that his loss brings the pain I know you’re feeling, is a testament to how much he was loved.

    The Rainbow Bridge

    Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

    When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
    All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

    They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

    You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

    Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….

    Author unknown…

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  5. Oh Cathi. I am so sooooo sorry. I know you are hurting. Take care and know we are thinking of you and Mr QO and Smudge.

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  6. Lester was a magnificent looking cat. I will miss seeing his daily picture. All of us pet lovers know how sad it is to eventually experience the end of their lives. So sorry.

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  7. I will miss Lester’s daily visits to my inbox. Thank you for sharing both Lester and Smudge with your cyber freinds.

    So sorry for your loss Cathi and Mr. QO.

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  8. I’ve never commented here before, but check on Lester and Smudge everyday. I’m so very sorry about Lester. Just came in and saw the email and it felt as though I knew him. I’m sure he will be sorely missed.

    Jan

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  9. I am so very sorry to read of Lester’s passing and know that here in Utah, so far away, I am thinking of you and the joy that he brought to your life.
    It is hard to loose such a special friend and he will be missed by your family so much and me as a cyber friend as well. I will be sure to pet and hug my kitties and dog a bit extra to remind myself what a special friendship comes from our pets.

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  10. I’m so very sorry for you. I’m sure you’ll hold on to Smudge all the tighter in the coming days. My prayers are with you in your grieving.

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  11. Oh Cathi, I am soooo sorry to hear about Lester. I am truly sad for you! Having my Rolo pass this year, I know how you are feeling. Lester was truly a blessing to you and a wonderful addition to your family. He knew he was loved. He will be missed. All my thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  12. Oh my goodness Cathi… I am brokenhearted to hear of Lester’s passing…He will be missed Greatly…Thank you so much for sharing this sweet soul with all of us…My Mother, who just passed away 2/2/11, and I have spent many wonderful moments enjoying your beautiful Lester and Smudge and their antics, while also sharing in the sorrows of when they were feeling ill…My prayers, thoughts, and warm hugs go out to you and your family and special hugs for Smudge… Blessings of Love and Peace…Annie

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  13. Cathi,
    my heart weeps for you and Mr Q and Smudge, Lester was such a beautiful tawny red coon. I hope Smudge will realise he has to be with you and start eating properly.
    Loosing a furry one is heart wrenching but you will have good memories of him to enjoy, and he will be waiting just over that rainbow bridge for you all. Take care of yourselves and Lester.

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  14. hi Cathi, I am Michelle’s aunt and we had met at christmas dinner in 2009, I have followed your website since and loved the cat pics since. I am so very sorry to hear of your sad loss but you now have another angel watching over you. with sincere sympathies, shelinan.

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  15. My sincerest condolences on your loss of your beloved Lester. I have always enjoyed your beautiful pictures of him. My daughter lost her precious dog 2 weeks ago.
    Hugs, diane

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  16. Aw…Cathi…I am so sorry for you and MR Quilt O. I am sure Smudge will miss Lester’s presence as well. I enjoy my daily dose of Lester and Smudge. Thinking of you with hugs and love.

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    • Cathi, I am so so sorry. Since I am alone with no pets I’ve rather adopted Lester ad Smudge as my own and look forward every day to seeing them. You and Mr QO have given them such a loved and happy life. Only thing wrong with loving is how badly it hurts when they go away. Guess you wouldn’t swap for the joy they’ve brought you. Thank you so much for sharing.
      RIP dear Lester.

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  17. Oh Cathi, my heart is breaking for you and Mr. Q.O. and Smudge. I wish there was something I could do or something I could say. He brought not only his immediate family but his international blog family so much joy. Sending love from all of us in GA.

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  18. Oh Cathi, I am so sorry to read this news. What a beautiful, beautiful treasure Lester was. What wonderful memories you have shared with all of us. I am so glad to have “known” such a gorgeous baby. I hope you can feel the love all of us are sending you at this time of sadness.

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  19. Cathi, I’m so sorry for your loss of Lester…he will be missed by all of us who follow your blog, since you so faithfully shared him and Smudge with us…thank you for that blessing.

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  20. Oh, Cathi….I’m so sorry for your loss. Just know that Lester had a blissful life with you and your family….as every cat should. He will be missed!

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  21. Cathi, I’m so sorry about Lester! Wishing you & Mr. QO peace and strength. Poor Smudge–don’t you just wish you could talk to him and explain?

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  22. I’m so very sorry for your loss Cathi, I’ve loved looking at both of your handsome boys every day and know all too well the pain of losing a furry friend.
    Hugs,

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  23. So very sorry to hear about lester. We recently lost our 23 year old Katy so I know what you are going through. Hugs to you your hubby and of course smudge

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  24. Cathi, I am so sorry. I know how much Lester was part of your family and I grieve with you, he was such a beautiful lion. You will miss him very much. Sending a big hug to Smudge, and to you and Mr Q.O.

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  25. Cathi my heart goes out to you and your family. Losing one of our friends is the hardest part of accepting them into our lives. I guess its the price we pay for the love and total acceptance we gain from them throughout their lives. But its a hard price. I have been a lurker here for ages half for the quilts but a big half for seeing your wonderful boys everyday.He will be so missed. Hugs to you and your family.

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  26. Words do not express my sadness for your loss and ours too. Lester has brought us all so much joy. I’m sending your, Mr QO and Smudge a huge hug.

    Take care my dear friend,

    Crispy

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  27. So very, very sorry Cathi – been following your blog for a long time and know how much he and smudge mean to you. Won’t be the same without his picture at the end of every post xxx

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  28. Cathi, I am so sorry for your loss…Lester was such a beautiful kitty and I will miss him. Thank you for sharing him with all of us. ♥

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  29. Dear Cathi,
    I’m so sorry to hear about Lester. You all will be missing him very much. He certainly had a good life and you will have great memories of him with all the pictures. We all become very attached to our pets, they become one of the family too. We have had several kitties and a dog and often still tell stories of our memories with them. My thoughts are with you all.

    Dianne

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  30. Cathi, Thank you for sharing Lester (and Smudge)with us. I have looked forward to their lovely pictures as much as the pictures of your quilting projects. It was easy to see the joy Lester brought to you home. So sorry for you loss. He will be missed by many.

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  31. Cathi – I’m so sorry to hear about Lester. Yours is the first blog I check out every day and I will definitely miss seeing Lester. May God give you comfort during this time (& Mr. QO and Smudge).

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  32. Oh my heart goes out to you both! I never met Lester, but I sure felt like I knew him like one of my own. He was an absolutely gorgeous little kittie. May he rest in peace!

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  33. As a cat lover, I just knew when I saw his picture and name that it was going to be sad. I’ve been quietly reading your blog for several years and always looked forward to seeing your beautiful cats. Lester was loved and had a wonderful life with you. I know he will be missed but he lives inside your heart.

    My prayers are with you and your family, including Smudge.

    Robin in Virginia, USA

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  34. Oh Cathi, I am so very sorry to hear about Lester’s passing. I know how much you and Mr. QO loved him. He was a magnificent cat and I enjoyed getting to know him. Please know that I am praying for comfort for you, Mr. QO, and Smudge. He will be missed. I am sitting here with tears in my eyes as I type this. It is so hard to lose a a pet who has become a family member. Take care of yourself.

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  35. Oh Cathi, I’m so sorry to learn this news about Lester. I know your heart is just breaking. I’m sending you lots and lots of hugs from across the miles.

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  36. My heart so understands your loss. I have lost beloved pets and it is just as if you have lost a family member and the heartache is so real. My thoughts are with you at this sad time.

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  37. Cathi:

    I am so sorry you lost your beautiful, precious Lester.
    I’m sure there are many others, like me, that are weeping for your (and our) loss. Give Smudge a kiss…

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  38. I’m so sorry for the loss of Lester….my 14 year old and I enjoyed looking at his pics. He was such a majestic kitty. Please give Smudge an extra hug from us, as I’m sure he misses Lester more than all of us.

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  39. I am so, so sorry to hear about Lester that has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. This is such a difficult time for you. I look at my two MCs one Red like Lester and the other Brown and my heart just breaks for you. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. RIP Lester. xx

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  40. Cathi
    I am thinking of you… I loved loking at your kitty posts each day,and ovedhow regal Lester always looked…
    We are waiting for news on our beagle, 9 years old and we find out in 6 days time if she has cancer…my heart is breaking so I know how you are feeling:O)
    Lissa
    Australia

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