Sunday, January 26, 2014

Good-Bye to CC, an Extraordinary Cat

Yesterday was a sad day for us as we said good-bye to our cat, CC.
We found CC in a commuter parking lot in the fall of 2001 when she was about 6 months old. I had no idea at that time, what an important part of our household she would become.
CC would grow up to become an extremely tolerant, patient and dog savvy cat.  We "used" her to test the reaction of more than 50 foster dogs around cats.  
In the nearly 13 years of her life with us, there's no way to count how many times CC's food was eaten, 
she was chased, pounced upon, 
played with, 
stared at....  
stalked. 
and searched for...
Being a cat, she of course stayed above it all, and there was hardly ever a hair out of place on her soft black and white coat.  
I don't think that CC ever felt like she was a member of the canine-pack, however, she was totally accepted by all of the dogs.
~Sam and CC~
Of all of the dogs that CC knew in her lifetime, there were only two that she had a connection with, one was named Ben who passed in 2003, the other was Lucas.  I don't know what it was about these two in particular and why she allowed them into her very small circle, sometimes licking their faces when she thought we weren't looking.  I think that when Lucas passed last spring, she missed him worshiping her at her feet.
CC was the perfect cat for our big multi-dog household.  I've said for a long time that if there was a Sainthood for cats, CC should be one. I've no doubt that there will not be another cat like her.
CC's passing is the end of our cat ownership for now. I feel that with Shadow, it would be best to wait to add another.  I do not remember a time in my life where I've not had a cat, so CC will missed even more, not just by us, but Todd and the other dogs too. 


 God speed CC.  I have no doubt that there was a huge canine welcome at the Rainbow Bridge, and that Lucas and Ben were especially happy to see you.  We will look forward to seeing you there again one day too.  

66 comments:

  1. Oh Kim, that's the news I was hoping not to be reading for a long time yet. I am so sad that you have had to say goodbye to this special and unique girl. Sweet CC had such a wonderful life with you and her canine friends.

    Sending love and hugs to you all,

    xxx

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  2. So sad, your post brought tears to my eyes. Even though we expect something like this to happen it is still hard. CC sounds like she was a sweet cat. I know she will be missed by all of you there including the dogs. Sending HUGS and wishing you a happier week ahead.

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  3. Hugs to you all, and CC would have the most rapturous welcome at Rainbow Bridge .She will leave a huge gap, memories of her happy days with you all, to be cherished, photos looked at again and again, through tears. Greetings to all at your home, Jean.

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  4. oh Kim this is indeed a sad day
    I am so sorry for your loss
    CC was beautiful
    hugs

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  5. Was she CC Ryder by any chance? I wish our Zkhat could be more like her. Unafraid of dogs, that is. My condolences in the loss of this beautiful cat with such a good attitude!

    Cheers,
    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

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  6. a truly remarkable cat she was to land in your household and hold her own. bless everyone who is going to miss her - canine and human, alike.

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  7. Kim, I am very sorry for your loss. CC was beautiful and tolerant cat to all of the golden pups that have crossed her path.

    CC will be truly missed on the blog.

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  8. Maybe CC was a golden in a cat suit?

    We are so sorry for your loss.

    Monty and Harlow

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  9. We will miss the stories and pictures of the extra-ordinary Queen of Golden Pines.
    Hugs to you both and I am so sorry for your loss.

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  10. Oh Kim, I'm so sorry..although I had a feeling yesterday strangely enough that this might have happened. What a lovely long time you had CC in your lives, lucky you.

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  11. We knew it was going to happen, but it's still a shock to read this. CC was the perfect cat for your family...

    We wonder if another cat might one day just show up at your door and move in.
    Hugs..

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  12. I thought about getting hold of you yesterday, to check on you and CC. I guess I now know why I felt that way ... it was certainly the welcome that CC received upon arrival at the Rainbow Bridge that got my attention. I'm so sorry.

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  13. she was indeed a special girl and one in a million.

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  14. A nice tribute to CC. Had to be so special to get along with all the dogs over the years. I'm sure she will be missed by you and all her four footed buddies. Very sorry for your loss.

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  15. Oh my sweet friend, I am so sad to hear that CC has passed but know she will be welcomed at Rainbow Bridge, such a sweet Puddy Tat, Big Hugs Francine.

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  16. So sorry to hear about CC. Love the way you posted about about her. beautiful post.
    Ana

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  17. What a sweet tribute to dear CC. She was indeed quite a cat and I know you will miss her.

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  18. I'm so sorry for your loss Kim. CC sounds like she was a great cat. She lives on in your heart.

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  19. CC had very striking markings and we are cat lovers in our home. She sounds smart and affectionate and how sad she is gone. I like to think that every animal we befriended will be waiting to greet us in Heaven.

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  20. I'm so sorry. I'll miss CC too. She was extrordinary. I miss having a cat in my life but Rob has allergies.

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  21. I'm so sorry to hear about CC. She certainly was a special cat.

    Cindy

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  22. We is so sorry dat sweet kitteh CC has crossed over da bridge. Sendin' all of you our luv and prayers.

    Maggie Mae and Max

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  23. So sorry about CC...Kim, you are earning your wings in this world. I hope that your sweet memories of CC bring you comfort. Run free CC

    Edgar and his mum

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  24. Oh, so sorry about CC....what a wonderful life she had...
    xoxo

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  25. I tell ya CC was one special, wonderful and beautiful soul. And I know that Ben and Lucas greeted her with paws open wide. Ours prayers go out to you and your family.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  26. Sorry for your loss and all at Golden Pines.

    Aroo to you,
    Sully

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  27. Good by CC. You will be missed. We will pray for your family so they will know peace and comfort

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  28. What a gal she was! God's speed, beauty!

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  29. Kim, this post was so touching. My peep and I thank you for allowing us to 'meet' CC and get a chance to know how important she was in the lives of so many. She had to probably have the bridge widen to accommodate all her friends.
    oxox
    Daisy

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  30. It's so very sad when we lose one of our beloveds isn't it? But she had a wonderful life. Take care xx

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  31. Sorry for your cat, it was beautifull,best regard from Belgium , and my two golden: Primrose's Dream Cerise and Zitablue du Bosquet Mignon

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  32. Our pets are so precious to us but their lives are too short. I am sorry for your loss.

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  33. I'm so sorry, Kim. It seems that your home has been a revolving door to Rainbow Bridge as of late.

    I know you'll always cherish the memories that CC has left behind for you.

    Hugs

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  34. Beautifully written Kim. Nicely done. We'll miss CC. So sorry for your loss.

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  35. What a wonderful 'chance-meeting' that day you found CC! It was all meant to be and she had an incredible Life at Golden Pines! My, what a life she had, Kim!
    Please take care.

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  36. A beautiful tribute for a beautiful cat...so sorry for your loss Kim.

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  37. as always. such tears it's hard to write.
    love to you. and the dogs.
    and to the memory of darling little enduring cc.
    xo

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  38. I am sorry about CC - what a beautiful cat she was. I lost my little cat Pickle about 10 years ago and haven't dared have another because each Spinone I have had has been so big and boisterous that I have been afraid they would hurt a cat. Pickle looked alot like CC. xxx

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  39. I love all those photos of CC! She was amazing and a purrfect fit for your household. No, there will never be another cat like CC, but maybe when the time is right there will be another cat in your lives that will make you smile!
    Hugs to you and your pack!

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  40. Kim,
    My heart goes out to you and Carl.
    CC was a beautiful cat and we all got to know her well from your lovely posts.
    She had a good life with you and the many dogs she encountered.
    I will miss her also as I know you both will.
    Take care my friend as I'm sending you warm hugs on a cold chilly day.

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  41. Ooh Kim, so sad :(
    When I read your posts I used to think that CC was such a tolerant cat, to be in a doggy household.
    She had a wonderful life with you, she was indeed TOP CAT !
    Hugs to all at Golden Pines.
    ~Jo

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  42. So sad for you Kim, what a wonderful cat CC was.Thinking of you xx

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  43. Gosh Kim, I'm so sorry to read this. What a wonderful post though to show what a loving and patient girl she was. Yes, I'm sure she will be met with many a doggie kiss. Hugs to you and the "kids".

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  44. We are so sad to say goodbye to CC,, but we know the angels needed to have him at the Bridge.
    You gave him the best home ever...He knew you loved him.
    love
    tweedles

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  45. Oh Kim, I am so very sorry to hear of CC's passing. It is so difficult to go through. I do hope that your memories will bring you some comfort during this time. Hugs to you and all your pups. Godspeed CC.

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  46. I am so sorry Kim on the passing of your sweet CC. Such a good kitty and such joy and happiness she brought you and the pups.
    Hugs,
    xo Catherine

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  47. What an extraordinary cat, that CC was and what wonderful memories she left you with. A very sad so-long...I'm so sorry.

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  48. So sorry for CC's passing away, but she will be watching you and the dogs from the heaven. Good memories are always in your mind!:)

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  49. God bless CC, sorry for your loss.

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  50. Hugs to you my friend.

    Run fast, run free CC.

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  51. Hugs to you my friend.

    Run fast, run free CC.

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  52. Oh Kim, I am so sorry to hear this. It brought tears to my eyes. Why can't our babies just live forever?

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  53. I'm so sorry. Sweet CC was so beautiful - I am floored by how gorgeous she was. And, yes, I think that she was a saint to put up with all the dog antics. I wish our cats and dogs could live with us forever.

    Rest in peace, sweet and beautiful CC.

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  54. We're sorry to read about your loss of CC. She was one special kitty - for sure.

    Rest in peace CC.

    Nadine & goldens Neeli & Elle

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  55. I'm so sorry for your loss. He had a wonderful life with you and the dogs.

    If you get a chance, can you stop by our log today. We have a senior post, and thought you might know of someone looking for senior best friends.

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  56. Hi Kim,

    I'm so sorry to hear about CC. I've been away from blogland and hadn't realized she had fallen ill. I always enjoyed hearing about what CC thought of a new dog or of any given situation. No doubt she'll be missed by many.

    Take care,

    Carolyn

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  57. Kim,

    I am so so sorry that beautiful CC has passed. What a lovely special little kitty.

    Take care,
    Tammy

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  58. I'm so sorry for the loss of C.C. There are some cats that are just full of personality and purpose and C.C. definitely was one of them. RIP C.C.

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  59. Kim, I am so sorry, so sorry to hear this. She was such a special cat, so great with the dogs, so above it all. I will miss her too, very much.

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  60. Hi Y'all!

    Sometimes life graces us with the grace of one special pawed friend. It may be a dog. It may be a cat. You may be very lucky to be blessed with both.

    Hawk aka BrownDog

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  61. What a lovely tribute to your CC!. What a magnificent kitty. No wonder she was so loved by humans and canines. Hugs, Kim.

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  62. I'm so sorry to hear CC passed away. I have to say she sounded like a cat with a very special destiny - I couldn't imagine many cats putting up with that many dogs her being a single cat among them all. CC certainly sounded like a very special cat who seemed to understand what went on around her on a soul level. Bless her... rest in peace little CC.

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