Goodbye My Sweet Emmy

I knew it was coming, but I didn’t want it to. We had to say goodbye to Emmy this morning. Despite all her vet care and medicines, she kept losing weight and getting weaker, so we made the difficult decision no one ever wants to make.

Emmy was always a sick little kitty. She showed up in our yard in the spring of 2017 and had a heart problem at that point. She later developed CKD, hyperthyroid, high blood pressure and had a large growth on her liver. She was so good about taking her 7 medicines and just kept being herself right until the end. I would have loved to have had her for her entire life, but I am thankful for the years we had together.

Thank you, Ann, for this beautiful badge above.  And thank you all for purring and praying for her for so long.

And another thank you to Benji and Dalton’s mom for this beautiful badge:

And to Cecilia for this lovely poem:

Ever so beautiful Tuxedo lady
Mom loved you to the moon and back
Most adorable pink nose EVER
You were a Warrior Lady cat…may you days going forward be full of warm sun puddles, gentle breezes and butterflies


  1. I’m so sorry, Ellen. I’m glad you found each other and you’re taken such great care of her. She was lucky to have you for her mom.

    Big healing hugs, ,my friend. ♥

  2. we are truly sorry Emmy. we know St Francis stayed by your side to help
    see you safely to heaven. you did your best to be well, and mom and dad
    did their best to help you. we also know St Michael and the shop vac greeted
    you at heaven’s gate; and we know how much you loved your mom and dad,
    just as much as they loved you. we send hugs and loves to you and your mom and dad and your family still here. A beautiful girl you are, and always will be


    daisy, mackerull, dude, sauce, boomer, tuna and laura

  3. Dear Ellen and family….I know how very dedicated you were to Emmy…and so dearly loved her.
    I can say with 100% certainty the 6 years she had with you were the best years!!

    Ever so beautiful Tuxedo lady
    Mom loved you to the moon and back
    Most adorable pink nose EVER
    You were a Warrior Lady cat…may you days going forward be full of warm sun puddles, gentle breezes and butterflies

    With love and hugs to you family

  4. Oh Ellen, I’m so sorry. You did everything you could for her and gave her many more years than she’d have had on the streets.

  5. So sorry to read this sad and painful news about Emmy. It’s always very hard to say goodbye to a beloved pet. I hope you can find some comfort in the the warm memories of sweet Emmy. My thoughts are with you.

  6. Your precious Emmy was such a lucky girl to find you in her wandering…..if not for the care she got there she would never have made it this far in her little life. What a blessing you’ve been for her – as much as the blessing she was for you. I’m putting her badge on our blog and will always remember what a brave girl she has been for so very long. Big Hugs to you and David…….

    Love, Pam

  7. What a beautiful badge! My heart goes out to you and your family and may you find comfort in knowing you do not grieve alone for we all grieve with you, Deborah

  8. Dear. Ellen and David and all the kitties Pilch, We are all so saddened to hear that Emmy got her angel wings. You may have only had her since 2017, but you gave her a wonderful life and lots of years she never would have had. She will be remembered by many of us who knew her and loved visiting her. Please accept our sincere condolences. You are in our prayers and purrs as you grieve. We will remember her on next Sunday Selfies hop. Love and hugs from Janet, Tom and Kitties Blue 💕💖🙏🏻

    1. Thank you. I appreciate that she will be remembered next Sunday. We feel like she was here forever, she was a huge part of our lives. XO

  9. We are so sorry for your loss. Emmy was a lovely lass, companion and friend. But in the next life she will no doubt live a life less plagued by ill health.
    Till you both meet again, which I am sure you will, remember the good days.
    Gentle purrs from Me and Mrs H

  10. Big hugs and much MUCH love to you and your husband and the fur siblings. I, as well as all of your friends here know how devastating it is to let them go on home. Emmy know you loved her and she loved all of you back just as much. Sending comforting hugs and my deepest condolences. XXOO

  11. Oh, Ellen, I’m so deeply sorry you had to let go of sweet Emmy😿 She was so special💗
    She knew you would take care of her when she found you and when it was time for her to go home, she knew you would let her go. I’m sure she is smiling at you from heaven saying ‘Thank You for being there for me always’🙏Soft Pawkisses to comfort you and your hubby🐾😽💞
    Fly free beautiful Soul. We’re going to miss you dearly✨

  12. Oh no … I’m so sorry to hear about the passing over the rainbow bridge of your dear little Emmy. Such a beautiful kitty. You gave her love and care and she will be forever in your heart. ((( <3 )))

  13. We shall forever remember your beautiful Emmy, we were such fans and we know how difficult it is. Love and hugs from all of us.

  14. Deerest Aunty Ellen wee are so furry sorry Emmy had to go to Purr Land….even tho wee all mew her time was short; wee two wanted her to stay a bit longer…..
    Shee was a supurr sweetie fore sure <3 <3
    You an Unkell tooked furabuluss care of Emmy an shee loved youss' fore that!
    Wee love this tribute post you did here. Our fave foto of emmy iss wearin Doctur Seuss hat! Shee wore it bestest!
    Mee sendss ***purrss*** an ~~head rubss~~
    BellaSita sendss <3 an gentell {{{huggiess}}}

  15. I knew this was coming when you took some time away from the computer but I didn’t want to see this day. I am so sorry, Ellen. Emmy has always touched my heart, all the Meowing Crew have my heart. I am so comforted today by “I Am Not A Skunk.” I just read it and it is in my lap. I am comforted to have Emmy’s book and Prancie’s book too. I know you will walk the path of grieving through this and I know you know you are not alone. I am holding your hand and keeping you and Emmy close to my heart. Sending you hugs and thanking you for sharing Emmy with us… hoping the memories will comfort you as I find them a comfort today. ♥

  16. My deepest condolences; I’m so, so sorry for Emmy’s passing. I know only too well how hard the decision is, even when you know it’s the kindest, most merciful thing to do. Fly free, sweet one, and be well and be whole now. Godspeed. ♥

  17. We are heartbroken that sweet Emmy has gone, yet know deep within that she is still here and lives on, in the hearts of her pawrents, her fursibs and all those who love her and especially with You, Miss Ellen, who made her time here on Earth the best it could have been. Hugs to you, and soft purrs of comfort to you all.
    Fly free, sweet Emmy, in the Purrfect Land beyond the Rainbow Bridge, where there is no sickness or pain and where you will all meet again one day, safe in the Loving Paw of the Great Cat in the Sky.

  18. I am so sorry to hear his news, Ellen. Your sweet Emmy was such a trooper and a fighter for staying with you as long as she could. In the few years she was with you, she knew only love and all that goes along with that, something she had not known of before coming to you. She sure chose the best place, didn’t she? I am glad she stayed with you long enough, (though still too short a time)…to make many special memories which will now be your precious treasure, deep in your heart.
    Sending a ton of love and many big hugs to you att this difficult time.

    (I just sent you an email, and made a blog post to honor Angel Emmy.)

  19. Ellen I am so sorry. I know it’s terribly hard when kitties leave us. You have Emmy a wonderful home. I hope you find peace and comfort knowing that, and treasuring the good memories.

  20. It’s a testament to your love and care that she had 5 years with you even while fighting all those illnesses. I’m so sorry for your loss of sweet Emmy. Big hugs to you and your whole family.

  21. Fly free Emmy ! Pain free and young again – on to your next adventure…and sent on your way with so much love !

    Ellen, we know how much you did for Emmy (and for all your kitties). “If love could have saved them they never would have died.”

  22. I am so sorry. She had her best life with you and your love and care.

  23. Oh Ellen, I’m so very, very sorry to hear this awful news, but surely she’s now able to work with Mr. M and out other Rainbow furiends to guard us all.

  24. Daisy Mae and I are really sorry you lost Emmy. We loved Emmy just as you did. Emmy was a gorgeous little kitty Cat.
    We will miss her. Our Sympathies to you.

  25. We are so sorry. We knew it was coming but we still wanted to keep hoping. Emmy was one of our favorites – she was just so sweet. Soft woos and gentle hugs.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  26. So very sorry for your loss. Emmy was a gorgeous kitty. Thank you for sharing her with us.
    Sending comforting hugs and love.

  27. Oh Ellen, I am so very sad. Emmy was such a wonderous lady cat. She was special and we all felt it. It’s easy to accept beautiful sunsets, golden prizes, and warm smiles. It’s the hard things that are hard to accept. I know you have a special place in your heart for Emmy and she will always be with you. I send you both love and strength. Know that you are always in my prayers. Barb

  28. No words are enough. Don and I and Loulou, who could be her sister, send you love and hope that will help ease the terrible sadness you are feeling. If only we could hug you.

  29. I am so very sorry Ellen, it’s never easy to let them go. Purrs of sympathy and paws of comfort from all of us here at ATCAD

  30. So very sorry to hear that Emmy has crossed her Bridge.
    Mum and I send comforting hugs and purrs.
    Know that her life was a happy one because of you and that she was a happy cat.
    She will always be with you as she has a place in your heart.
    Purrs, Julie and “mum” Nancy

  31. So sorry Emmy is gone from your life. Such a beautiful Tuxie and she will be so missed by you. Hugs and love to help heal your hurting. You gave her the best life and memories she could ever have had.

  32. Ellen, my most heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you. I wish Emmy could have lived forever, but I’m so glad that she got to live as many years as she did with you. She was beyond blessed to have you. Fly free, beautiful Emmy.

  33. I am so very sorry for your loss. What a beautiful and brave kitty Emmy was, thank you for sharing her with us all. Hugs to all.

  34. Aww, Ellen, I am so sorry about sweet Angel Emmy. At least she had the best life ever while she was with you. 😿Sending hugs to you and purrs to Angel Emmy.

  35. I am so sorry for your loss of Emmy. I know how difficult it is to say goodbye. She lived her best years with you and the love will live on. Keeping you in my thoughts. HUGS

  36. We’re so very sorry for your loss of Emmy. She was such a beautiful and loved girl. Our hearts are with you during this difficult time. Sending hugs and comforting purrs.

  37. We are so sorry, Ellen. Emmy was so blessed to have found you, just as you were so blessed to have found her. Thank you for loving her so much, and so well, and for giving her a whole lifetime of love in the years you had together. We are sending you love, purrs, and prayers as you mourn the loss of your sweet and special girl.

  38. Poor little Emmy! I’m soooo sorry to read she’s no longer with you. How your heart aches! You are so kind and loving to take in not only stray kitties but those with health conditions. I don’t know how you do it. Good bye, sweet Emmy!! Saying purrayers and sending lots of hugs your way!

  39. Charlee: “We are very sorry that your beautiful sweet tuxie girl Emmy had to go away.”
    Lulu: “Yes, we are always sad when a friend has to leave for the Rainbow Bridge.”
    Chaplin: “Run free over the Rainbow Bridge, Emmy, and have fun chasing all those butterflies and grasshoppers they have over there. And I bet if you stop by Tucker’s Everlasting Bridge Buffet, our sister Trouble will find some yummy treats for you.”
    Java Bean: “We dogs send lots of tail wags your way at this difficult time.”
    Charlee: “And we Hipsters send lots of purrs!”

  40. Oh Ellen ~ what a loving post and tribute to Emmy ~ It is Saturday and I just found out about her passing ~ Words are not enough at times like this ~ they never stay long enough and she was and is loved ~ You are a great Kitty Mom ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  41. I am sorry to hear about Emmy. It’s always tough to lose a friend/family animal companion. Emmy was lucky to have had a great life with you all as you were lucky to have Emmy. It’s just hard when they go.

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