Friday, January 26, 2018

Goodbye Dear Friends


Hello Friends, Mr Buttons here.
Dad was going to do my last post but I felt a little better and wanted to do it myself. 
I was so glad I got to enjoy my 7th GotCha Day and it seems like only yesterday Dad said I could officially join the family. Me and Miss Fitz had been in foster care for a long time and I had actually been adopted and returned due to my FIV. I was introduced furst as I was more outgoing and I fit right in with Tim, Toby, Buddy and Rumpy. We bumped noses and I was in like Flint. Miss Fitz came up the next week and, MOL, she is still a bit standoffish. Thats my gal. 

Dad has a nice Vet coming to the house today to help me on my trip to the Rainbow Bridge. He is really sad. Me too. There have been a lot of goodbyes and tears here. I wish I could stay but I am needed at the Bridge to help spread Kitty Angel Dust.

I told Dad that I HATED my fluids and medications. He listened and only gave me one last drop of fluids on Monday. I admit I did feel better and spent that Tuesday on Dads lap at work. 
Me and Buddy had a nice chat. He stays with Dad all day.

Check me out. What a handsome fellow.

Being the Black Cat Crew me and Toby have always had
a good bond. On Wednesday night he said he has
a special something for me. Hmmm.

Then Timmy came up and said hello as he always does.
He is a great cat.

Miss Fitz was next to come by, say hello, and sit
in her spot

Then something Amazing happened.
Buddy came up, said hello and laid next to me. Then Einstein, then Rumpy. Wow we were All on the bed, Together!
My Family together for me. So nice.
Dad was just amazed. We never do that.
But they did for me, Mr. B!

Yesterday me and Toby spent the afternoon just cat
chatting and relaxing. He has been such a friend.

So friends don't think of this as goodbye but, 
until we meet again. 
Love You!

Mr Buttons
Dad and Family

89 comments:

  1. Mr. Buttons, we are so sad that we missed your Gotcha Day and even sadder to learn you are leaving for the Bridge. We know just by the photos in this post what an important and loved member you are of this family. Godspeed, little boy. There will be many who will welcome you, but you will be greatly missed here.

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  2. Mr Buttons we are sadden to hear of your trip to the Rainbow Bridge, there have been too many tears for those who have left us too soon. You will be greatly missed by all of your family and friends. Deepest purrs to your Dad.

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  3. We are feeling so sad for your furmily, Mr Buttons, cause we know how furry much you will be missed...missed yes, but nevfur evfur forgotten. Always cherished in the hearts of those who knew and loved you so furry much.
    May you fly well with your new angel wings after you rest up a bit, Mr Buttons.
    Hugs and purrs to your Dad and all your kitty furmily.

    Here is the code for a card made in your honor:

    http://kimages.imikimi.com/image/1qtzM-2bZ.jpg

    ((((((((((♥))))))))))

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    1. Oops. Here is the corrected code. Sorry...
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  4. Godspeed and safe travels kitteh, peace to those that love you,

    NukNuk

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  5. Mr Buttons, you sure sound brave. Kali and I understand you must leave for the Bridge and we know we'll see you later but we loved watching you and your siblings just being yourselves. Do peek down on us occasionally you ebony charmer.

    Shoo and Kali too

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  6. I'm so sorry you have to go, Mr. Buttons, and our hearts are all breaking over here. I want you to know that the same thing happened with Summer - Binga and Boodie both said their good-byes to her the day before her last trip to the vet. Purrs to your human and your kitty family.

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  7. Mr. Buttons, I am so sorry you can't stay longer, but it is totally understandable. May you have a smooth transition and a wonderful journey to the bridge.

    With tears..

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  8. We're sorry to hear it time for you to go to the Bridge, Mr. Buttons. We're sending comforting purrs to your humans.

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  9. Oh Mr. Buttons! We're so sorry to hear that you've had enough and are ready to move on. We know your family is sad and will miss you very much. We will too. Godspeed...

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  10. Awwwww Mr Buttons, we are so furry sad to hear that mew're departing fur The Rainbow Bridge, dude we're getting the RB Support vehicle warmed up and we'll be there to escort mew on your way... may your new journey be filled with much joy and happiness *wipes tears away* we salute mew now and furever!

    Big hugs and soft purrs

    Basil & Co xox

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  11. What a wonderful family of kitties to all make Mr. Buttons know he is loved and will be missed. We are sorry it has come his time to leave. Purrs and paw taps with a hug for your human.

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  12. Mr Buttons, we are sorry it's your time to leave for the Bridge. We're sending you and your family lots of purrs and prayers.

    The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

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  13. Oh Mr. Buttons! I am so sad to see you go. Please look for Angel Bibi when you cross the bridge because I know she will welcome you with open arms and wings. Meowmie's eyes are leaking and her heart goes out to your Dad who took such special care of you. My big paw kisses to you and all of yours. Love, Meep

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    1. Thanks so much for your support. We really miss our little buddy and having friends helps a lot.
      Purrs
      Timmy, Dad and Family

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  14. We're so very sorry to hear this, Mr Buttons! We're purring for your dad and for the rest of the Tomcats as we know this will be so hard for them!

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  15. Mr. Buttons, this was a beautiful farewell post. Though our hearts are breaking for you and Your dad and family, we know you had a wonderful life filled with lots of love. And for that we are grateful. We are sending you all lots of love and hugs and purrs. Until we meet again, furiend

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  16. Dear Mr. Buttons.....I am EVER so sad at your leaving but I also know that where you are going you will be welcomed with open paws and so much love by all those who have gone before. Angel Sammy certainly was there and I know MANY others you know. He told me that he told my Mom and Dad when HIS time was up and you knew that too - it sounds like your furramily AND Dad knew and surrounded you with love just as they always have. We will see you again one day dear Mr. Buttons. Hugs to your Dad and the others from me and my Mom too.

    Love, Teddy

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  17. Thank you so much, Mr Buttons, for coming and saying goodbye to us. It is so sad that you must leave us, but time is telling you it is right. Your dad is one special guy, and he has one very special friend and companion in you, Mr Buttons, he must be so very proud of you and all your brothers and sisters, your family for being with you and supporting you. God speed my friend, and we will meet one day, who knows when, but I shall look you out and enjoy your company once more, and not from afar.
    Sweet and gentle purrs Erin

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  18. oh noes! Mr. Buttons, I have the most pawful leaky eyes reading your loving message to all of us. And what a warm caring send off your fur sibs gave you! They all know you are leaving on your next journey. Safe travels Mr. Buttons; I know you will wear your angel wings beautifully.

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  19. Mr. Buttons, I am so sad that you have been called to The Bridge. My heart is breaking for your family. This is such a beautiful last post and I love that your family is all around you showing you how truly loved you are. I love you too! XO

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  20. Dear Mr Buttons, we're so sad that you have to cross the Rainbow Bridge, but you know what's the best for you. It's so sweet that you were surrounded by the love of all your furry siblings and Dad Pete during your last day. You're going to be a fabulous angel for your family. We send Dad Pete comforting purrs and gentle headbonks. Fly free, Mr Buttons, until we meet again. Purrs and hugs

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  21. buttonz....dood....we iz tryin R veree veree veree best to bee big catz N knot cry...coz we noe ewe wood knot want that....but itz hard....ewe haz been... N all wayz will bee... a total lee.. awesum lee.. mega soooper grate houz pantherz N friend....we noe wear yur goin iz like an de BEST place... N ya willna have any kinda hurtz...but we all sew noe popz heartz gonna hurt fora long time....we R troo lee sorre; we send hugs N lovez..♥♥♥♥♥

    Godspeed your journey to heaven Buttons~~~~~~~~

    dai$y, tuna, dude, sauce and boomer ~~~ ♥♥♥♥♥

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  22. Mr. Buttons, we haven't been to the Bridge yet so we really don't know what to tell you. All we know is for a lot of kitties who feel poorly and their time here is up, it's the darndest, happiest place anybody could go to. Godspeed, my furriend to that special place knowing you were loved every minute you were here. - Tom xxx

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  23. We know it is hard to say goodbye. Godspeed to you, Mr Buttons, and hugs to your family.

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  24. Mr. Buttons, there will be a lot of friends waiting for you at The Bridge. Say hello to everyone from all of us down here on earth. We know it is hard to go and we are very sorry that it is your time. It is so hard to take meds and fluids. Many purrs, hugs and you will feel so much better when you have crossed over. You will be running free and feeling so healthy with those who have crossed before.

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  25. Dear Mr Buttons,
    I am o sad that you have to go...as I know your family is too. I am sure you will be met by all the "Before Pets" and they will have a big party where you will be able to dance and run and jump like you did during your prime. I know this because Angel Nellie told me and she also told me that everyone is ready. You will be welcomed!
    Purrs and Love (and some tears and strength for your Dad)
    Marv and Mom Barb

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  26. Oh, Mr. Buttons, we're so sorry it's time for you to go. How lovely that your family has had a special time with you first. We're sending good thoughts and big purrs to your family.

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  27. Dear Pete, Timmy ... and all you wonderful kitty friends ... we are so sad to learn you've had to say farewell to Mr Buttons, yet you made his journey a very special and loving one. Though he will be missed, he'll live on in the hearts of many. Rest well, Mr B ... forever.

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  28. Mr.Buttons, I am so sad to hear your news.I hope you had a gentle journey to the Bridge where you will meet so many friends. You will feel young and fit and enjoying with all of our loved ones who wait at the Bridge for us.I am glad your family all gathered around you to keep you company and say their farewells.
    I send my condolences to your dad who has given you such a wonderful life. I will miss you.

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  29. Mr. Buttons, you are so sweet and brave to do this post. I'm so very sorry you have to go. Your dad loves you so much.

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  30. We are very sad that you have to go Mr. Buttons but we certainly wouldn't want you to suffer needlessly. We know that your Dad demonstrated his utmost love for you by hearing you and letting you go to ensure you are no longer uncomfortable or in pain. We are sending our love to him and to your family. Rest in peace sweet boy.

    the critters in the cottage xo

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  31. Mr. Buttons - you were needed more up in heaven at the Bridge than here even if it didn't seen so to your family. You will be missed and always remembered. Abby Lab and her family The Johnson's in Chicagoland

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  32. Mr. Buttons I'm glad that the family all were around you saying their good byes and making peace with your travel to the Bridge and that you got to stay at home to start your travel. Rest In Peace Mr. Buttons.
    Sweet William The Scot

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  33. O Mr Buttons we are very sad you had to say goodbye to your earthly life because the humans and creatures still on earth will miss you so much. But we have heard for a fact that the Bridge Gang doesn't have to put up with those meds and fluids so we know you will find peace, release and relief there. it is so lovely that all the creatures came to say goodbye to you before your journey! Sending purrs to Dad and your buddies on earth!

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  34. Our Best Purrs Of Comfort to all of you as you miss Mr Buttons...

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  35. Ohhhhhh, we are so sorry Mr Buttons had to say 'bye. Grace and boys haven't experienced loss yet, but I have, and it's hard to take. We're sending lots of purrrrrsssss and {{{{hugs}}}} to Timmy and all you family. I know you'll all remember Mr Buttons with joy.

    Love ~
    Marilynn, Grace, Audace, and Ruse

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  36. Oh gosh, Mr. Buttons, what a beautiful goodbye. Sending you lots of love.

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  37. So sorry you had to send Buttons over the Rainbow Bridge. I am sure he is still around you for awhile. We had to send one of ours over about a year ago so I know how it feels.

    Debby

    RescuesAndMore.blogspot.com

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  38. I'm so sorry you have to leave us, Mr. Buttons. My heart is breaking for your dad. {{{Purrs}}} from Mudpie.

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  39. Oh Buttons, we're so sad that you had to leave. We will miss your handsum face so much. But hey, you can meet up with sis Lexi in heaven and ya'll can run and play and have a great time. Uncle Pete, Timmy, Einstein, Buddy, Rumpy, Toby and our bootyful Fitzy, we luv ya'll bunches and bunches and are sendin' lots and lots of big hugs and purrayers your way. Ifin ya'll need anythin', purrlease holler. We're here fur ya' no matter the time or day.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi, Raena and mommy A

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  40. We love you, Mr. Buttons. We're so sorry to hear this. Love to your Dad and siblings <3

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  41. I'm sorry that we have to say goodbye for now, Mr. Buttons. You will be missed. I know that your Daddy loves you with everything he's got. Godspeed to you. We'll be purring and praying for your family.
    -Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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  42. We're sorry you have to leave, but you'll meet some wonderful cats and dogs at the bridge. Our babies will show you around and make you feel comfortable.

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  43. Oh Mr. Buttons, we are so sorry that you had to leave. We know how sorry your whole family is and so glad they all got to say good bye to you. Just know you were so lucky to have had such a great home and knew so much love.

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  44. Oh dear Mr. Buttons, I'm sorry you had to go and we are happy you found the purrfect loving forever home all these years. You touched many a heart pal and I know you will be greeted at the Bridge by many you know. We send love and hugs to your very special Dad, he will miss you terribly. Run free Mr. Buttons, you've earned the right to be called Perfect Angel.

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    1. Brian that is well said and couldn't say it better myself. time will eventually ease your pain but you'll never forget those good times.

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  45. I'm so sorry that you had to leave your family for a little while. My deepest sympathy to them because I know how much they'll miss you. Lots of PawHugs on the way from me and my pack.

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  46. I'm sorry Mr. Button. Sending purrs and hugs.

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  47. We're all gonna miss ya Mr. Buttons. Purrs and hugs for you dad and all da udder kitties who'll miss ya.

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  48. Dear Mr Buttons, we are so sorry to hear you had to leave for the Bridge. big purrs to your dad and kitty family.

    pip, minnie, hollie sharpie, ditto, TL

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  49. We've got the leaky eyes for your dad and furry family, but we are happy to know you will be happy and comfortable at the bridge. Godspeed sweetheart, until we meet again.

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  50. I am so sorry for your loss. May it merely be temporary and not be too awfully long before you-all can spend all of eternity together with our Heavenly Father in His Kingdom of Heaven. Now, I cannot say, “Thus saith the Lord,” about this like I can other things, but I cannot imagine Heaven being nearly as joyful without our beloved pets being there with us.

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  51. This really hurts our hearts and Mom's as well. We are at a loss for words, and for us that doesn't happen often. We are still grieving for our Lily Olivia. I know Mr. Buttons will find a huge group waiting for him, including Lily, with open paws and welcoming hugs. Please accept our sympathy as you grieve and we grieve with you. If it is okay, we will honor Mr. Buttons on our Sunday Selfies post. Sending lots of love, purrs and prayers. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer and Mom Janet

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  52. Goodbye Mr Button,so sorry to hear this sad news.Have lots of fun over the bridge.many snuggles to you furfamily and your pops ,xxx Speedy

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  53. So deeply sorry to hear that you had to go to furryland, Mr Button and it is with tears that we say Until we meet again. Fly free beautiful Soul <3 Soft Pawkisses to comfort you all a big hug extra for the Dad <3 <3 <3

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  54. We're very sad to hear of your passing.

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  55. Oh, Mr. Buttons, how we wish we had known you better! Such a beautiful kitty and those eyes! I know your family is terribly sad right now. There always seems to be nothing to say that will help, but we are here if you need and shoulder to lean upon. Ciao, Mr. Beautiful Buttons.

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  56. Doesn't look like our first comment posted, so we will try this again....

    We are so so sorry you are making your journey to the Bridge. We will miss you lots, Mr. Buttons! Please say hi to Angel Jewel for us, okay? We know how much your dad and your fursibs love and care about you, and we know they will miss you so so much. Please tell your dad that if he needs anything or a friend to talk to, our mom is here. We are sending your whole family tons of love, hugs, and purrs <3

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  57. Our hearts are broken that you have had to make the journey, Mr B, you knew it was your time and we accept that! We are sending lots of hugs and soft purrs to your dad and fursibs, bro. Please say hi to all our many friends at the Bridge, I bet there is a big pawty going on right now! *sigh* love, from Austin and Caro x

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  58. I am sorry you have to go, Mr. Buttons. It is awesome that the gang gathered around you like they did! We're sending lots of purrs and prayers for your family.

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  59. Oh Mr Buttons, we are so very sorry that you had to go to the Rainbow Bridge, how touching that all your family came to sit by you. We know that was a special moment for all of you. We will be sending your family purrs of comfort and paws of sympathy as we know you left a huge hole in their hearts and they miss you very much.

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  60. Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Sue B

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  61. Mr. Buttons, I send my condolences to your Dad and your furblings. I didn't get a chance to know you and I am so sorry that I didn't. Soft hugs for each of you; and I know that we will meet at the Bridge one day.

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  62. Mr. Buttons, we are sorry that you have to depart to the rainbow bridge. It looks like you had a warm and loving farewell surrounded by those you love. You really look so handsome in your photos. Our hearts are heavy with sadness for your family and we want to send them comforting purrs. We wish you well in your next journey running free and spreading kitty angel dust. 😇 ❤️

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  63. I followed you by e-mail and on Google+.

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  64. While we didn't get a chance to know you while you were here in mortal earth, we're still sad a nice black cat like yourself had to take a job at the Rainbow Bridge. We know you'll continue to watch over your feline pals and 'pawrent.' So long Mr. Buttons.
    Your fur-iends from the Ranch,
    Sam & Elsa 🐾

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  65. Mr Buttons we are heartbroken to hear this news. You were just much too young to leave but we understand you had to go. It just breaks our heart. We will check on your furmily to make sure they are ok but we are certain they are missing you terribly. We send love and (((hugs))) of comfort to your furmily. xoxo

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  66. Oh Mr Buttons - we are going to miss you, but we know you will still be watching over your Dad and friends. And what a loving sendoff you got from everyone ! Fly free, sweet boy !

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  67. Oh dear, dad started tearing up trying to read this to mom. so sad you're heading to the bridge. My dad's heart goes out to your dad, so please make sure to let him know that. We're saying our prayers for you.

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  68. I'm here to pay my respects to Mr. Buttons. *bows head* I'm also sending comforting purrz to those he leaves behind. Unfortunately, I can't read your final post Mr. B. cos it's green type on a light background. TW's old eyes can't see that.

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  69. Mr. Buttons, we love you always, and will miss you so very much. We know you are young and strong and healthy again there at the Bridge, and that is wonderful. But we also know your family is missing you so. Especially Dad Pete. We send so many purrs and prayers for them, that they will find comfort in knowing they will see you again, one special day.

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  70. Mr Buttons, my heart breaks as I learn you are leaving.. Sending warm thoughts to your family. xo

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  71. So sad you had to leave us, Mr Buttons.

    Purrs and hugs to you and your family xx

    Athena and Marie

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  72. **sniffullsss** **snuffullsss**
    Deer Mistur Pete: Mee an LadyMum were offline an wee just found out today (Sunday). Wee are berry sorry that Mistur Buttonss had to go to Pure Land. Pleeze accept our deep sympaffiess. Mistur Buttonss was a grate mankat an hee will live on inn our heartss an minds.
    An Timmy an Toyb an thee gang you were specktaculur snugglin with Mistur Buttonss an sayin "Hello-Goodbye" thee way youss' did. Bet Mistur Buttonss felt safe leevin knowin all of youss' luvved him.
    Till wee meet again mee furend, Siddhartha Henry =^,.^= an LadyMum

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  73. I'm so very sorry I missed this. I haven't had the time to read the blogs as I used to, and this is what happens. I am shocked that you had to go, Mr Buttons. It's terrible, terrible. But I am happy that you had seven years with the best family you could have found. Your dad is a marvel, and my thoughts are with him. It was astonishing that your family came to lie down with you. They must've known. What a wonderful compliment. You will surely be missed, Mr B. Godspeed to you.

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  74. We hads to stop being furry sads before coming by... Mr. Buttons, you had the bestest family and so furry glad that you didn't have to go to vets that you gotted to stay with your family as you leapt over the bridge. Fly Free now, sweetheart. We will see you again. Psalm 36:6 - Oh Lord You save both people and animals, how great is your loving kindness.

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  75. Mr. Buttons, I am weepy over you crossing the Bridge, but at least you had a Dad who understood about earthly pains and how life on the other side brings us freedom to be young kittens again. Still, my mom is weepy. She loves you black kitties so much. We are sending your family tight hugs and heart felt condolences. Purrrs! Herman and Dori and Mom Kim

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  76. I'm so sorry for you and your family, Mr. Buttons. It's always very hard to see a furry family member leaving. I hope you'll have a great time on the other side.
    Sending hugs to your family,
    Julia

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  77. We are so sorry you had to leave Mr Buttons but you will live on in their hearts. Hugs to your family.

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  78. What sweet gestures your fursibs shared with you on your last day with them. And what a beautiful gift you have given your family, Mr. Buttons. And that gift was you. Rest assured that they will always luv you, will always remember & will always keep you in their hearts. (Mom & I are shedding tears as we paw this) XOXO -Valentine (& Mom) of Noir Kitty Mews

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  79. We are so very sad to hear of your passing Mr Buttons. We hope you meet our Angel Inka at the Bridge and become good friends. We are sending our gentlest purrs to your Dad Pete and to all the Tomcat family and are holding you all in our thoughts.

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  80. Oh Mr. Buttons your passing is so sad. I know your humans are so sorry to see you leave for the Rainbow bridge. I hope you are happy and pain free now. We recently lost our sweet Callie-Jo last October so if you get a chance look her up and say hi for us.

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