Goodbye My Sweet KaTwo

KaTwo left us quite suddenly last night.

( Thank you Pipo’s Mom for this image)

I knew her time was limited after being diagnosed with mammary cancer 15 months ago, but other than the small lumps she had no symptoms and was very active. I think it was a blood clot, not sure if it was from her thyroid related heart murmur or from the cancer. She is the one cat I was unable to give aspirin to, I could barely get her liquid thyroid meds into her.I am thankful we were with her. My heart is so broken , this is the third loss this year. I only had her for 7 and a half years, but I am thankful for that time. She had been in the Secaucus, NJ Animal Shelter for 2 years before we adopted her.

She loved to be right next to me on the couch and that is where she was when she left this world.

And thank you to Teddy’s mom for this beautiful angel image.

Fill-Ins are canceled this week. I will be back blogging Saturday or Sunday. Wishing all the US readers a Happy Thanksgiving.




  1. Oh no, Ellen, we are so, so sorry to hear this. We are glad you were right there with her though. We know it’s small comfort, but we hope you can take some in the fact that you gave her such a wonderful life, and that she fought for quite a while in spite of her illnesses. Our hearts and tears are with you. ♥xo

  2. I’m so sorry for your loss, Ellen. I’m happy you were with here when she went to the bridge. A big comfort for both of you. Big healing hugs. ♥

  3. She was a beautiful kitty. ~ˆ..ˆ~ We are very sorry for your loss.
    ❤️ {{{HUGS}}} ❤️

  4. Oh, so sorry for the loss of your sweet kitty. It’s so heartbreaking when they leave us. I’m sure she was comforted by having you by her side to ease her transition until the end. <3

  5. I am so sorry, Ellen.
    You gave her love and happiness in her time with you, and when it was her time to leave it would have been a great comfort for her knowing you were there with her.
    Love and hugs.

  6. Ellen, I am grieved that KaTwo flew away but so glad she chose to be right next to you when she was going to be called away to the Bridge. Bless her journey; and you and your husband as well. Much love,

    Katie and Mom

  7. Ellen, I’m so sorry to read this sad news about your sweet KaTwo. You gave her such a wonderful life with much love and a love-filled home. I love these pictures you shared of her. I know you’re broken hearted. I wish I could give you a hug.


  8. Our hearts are breaking for you. So much heartache but we’re glad you were with KaTwo when her time came. She was lucky to have found you. (((hugs)))

    The Florida Furkids

  9. Dear Pilch Family we are so saddened at learning of the sudden loss of KaTwo. You gave her a good life and we hope your memories will comfort you. KaTwo showed her love for you by being close when her time came. Their time with us is so short and they bring so much joy into our lives.
    Sending hugs,prayers and purrs of comfort.

  10. Ellen, I’m so sorry for your loss. Glad you could be with her when she passed. She was lucky to have had such a loving home.

  11. We are so very sad to read this. KaTwo had the best life with her true family and we know the loss is heartbreaking. We hope you can take some comfort in knowing she was surrounded by much love when she flew away.

  12. KaTwo was so lucky you came into her life- imagine being two years in a shelter and suddenly your kind face appears at her cage one day and changed her life forever. Wonderful that you had each other. So sorry that you have had so much loss this year. we are all thinking of you!

  13. Oh Ellen, I’m so very sorry to hear about your dear KaTwo. We know how painful any loss is and we understand the multiple losses in a year too. We send purrs, love and hugs to you. Run free dear KaTwo.

  14. I’m truly so sorry, Ellen. As I just had to unexpectedly let my Nicki go yesterday, I can understand the shock of it. Please know that my thoughts are with you at this very difficult time. Sending hugs and universal Light to you.


  15. We are so sorry to read of sweet KaTwo leaving you – but apparently on her own terms – so close to you and so quietly. Purrayers and POTP. We know she will still be nearby, watching over you and her fursibs.

  16. My heart breaks for you…………three in one year is a lot of heartache and sadness…..It’s absolutely wonderful though that you and her Daddy were right there with her as she got her wings. She had a wonderful life thanks to you. That’s something to hang onto as you grieve. Sending you huge hugs.

    Pam, David and Teddy too

  17. Godspeed your journey to heaven Ka Two, we are truly sorry. While mom and dad knew your health wasn’t good, it’s very heartbreaking nevertheless. St Francis stayed by your side, after you left mom’s; we hope she and dad know this. It HASN’T been a good year. We send hugs and loves to you, mom, dad and the family you leave behind. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    tuna, mackerull, daisy, dude, sauce and boomer

  18. Oh noes! We are so sorry to hear this. Even when it is expected it is never easy to say goodbye.
    We send lots of comforting purrs and huga.
    Purrs,Georgia and Julie and mum Nancy

  19. I’m sorry that KaTwo had to leave, but I think there is no better way for any living creature to depart tha feeling safe and loved, and in the company of family. She was a lucky girlcat, and her family was lucky, too. Godspeed, KaTwo.

  20. I am sorry KaTwo passed especially near the holidays. She had a good life in your home. We share your sadness.

  21. Dear Ellen and David, I am so sorry you have suffered another loss. What a blessing KaTwo that was by your side, Ellen, when she got her wings. You know she felt your love as she slipped away. It breaks my heart that you have suffered so many losses again this year. My thoughts and prayers are with both of you. If it is okay, we will remember KaTwo on next Sunday’s selfie post. Sending lots of love 💕 and hugs, Janet and Kitties Blue

  22. I’m so sorry Ellen. Sudden loss can really hit you hard. My sister’s cat with mammary cancer passed rather suddenly as well. Her cancer quietly moved to her brain through the lymph system. I hope that neither of them suffered very little. I’m glad KaTwo was with you for 7 years. I’ll be thinking of you and praying.

  23. So sorry for your loss of KaTwo. She was a very pretty girl. Soft woos and gentle hugs from all of us.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  24. I’m so very sorry. I’m glad you had her for the time you did. It’s never long enough is it? Hugs and purrs from all of us.

  25. We are so sad to read that KaTwo had to leave so suddenly. Our Best Purrs Of Comfort to all of you.

    We now understand why you asked us if Iza had a heart murmur along with her thyroid issues. I will call my vet tomorrow.

    Our thoughts to you at this sad time.

  26. Oh my, I am so sorry to hear this, Auntie Ellen. My and Mrs H’s heart goes out to you all this day. Ka-Two will live long and happy for eternity in all our hearts and minds and will find that special place where pains no longer trouble.
    Gentle special purrs to you all

  27. Oh, miss Ellen, we’re so deeply sorry of the loss of your sweet KaTwo. She knew she was in good hands during her life and wanted to leave our planet with having you right beside her, peacefully. Soft Pawkisses to comfort you🐾😽💞
    Fly free beautiful Soul💗💗💗

  28. So sorry to hear about your dear little KaTwo.
    I am glad you were with her all to the end, giving her all the love and encouragement she needed.
    You sure have had way too much sadness in your furmily this year.
    I am not there in person, but please accept my huge tight virtual hugs.

    (((((((((( ♥ ))))))))))

    We sent a card to your email…

  29. I am so sorry Ellen. So very sorry. KaTwo was such a beautiful cat. I hope there is comfort in knowing you gave her such a safe life with you and your husband. She had a real family of her own after you adopted her from the shelter. If she had to pass it was a true blessing that she left having you close. She was loved. Sending you hugs and a hope that knowing what a beautiful life you gave her will help you as you work through this sad time. You have had too much loss this year.

  30. Ellen,

    I’m sorry to read the news on Brian’s blog of Ka-Two’s passing. This has been a tough year for you. I’ll keep you in my prayers, dear friend. Sending hugs and love to you!

  31. Ellen, my heart, thoughts, and prayers are with you. I wish you hadn’t experienced so much loss this year. KaTwo was and always will be so blessed to have known your love, all the way until her last moments on this earth. You have so many angels watching over you, and I hope that helps you feel some semblance of peace. Many, many prayers to you.

  32. Dear Ellen and family,
    We are so sorry KaTwo left for the bridge. She was a fortunate kitty to know a real home and love from you all. There’s never enough time…
    Love and sympathy from all of us.
    Maggie, Mickey Mouser, Rufus the Red, and Ernie

  33. I only just learned of Angel KaTwo’s passing, and am so very sorry.
    You gave her to love that she deserved; now, she’s watching you from Heaven.
    Hugs and purrs.

  34. KaTwo such a lovely Tabby Lady. I recall many of Angel Madi’s crazy events that KaTwo so happily pawticipated in….loving hugs Cecilia

  35. Ellen, we feel so bad that we didn’t get t visit yesterday due to writing today’s post. I’m here now to pay my respects to another Jersey cat Ka Two. *bows head* I hope she closes the door to the Rainbow Bridge so she’s the last one for a long time.

  36. We are so very sorry at your loss, and send you hugs and soft purrs of comfort. KaTwo was so lucky to have you as her furever family, and that she was surrounded by your love when the time came for her to receive her angel wings.
    Fly free, sweet KaTwo – and watch over your family till the day comes for you all to be together once more.

  37. Oh Ellen, I’m so sorry for your loss. My heart is breaking…but I’m grateful that Ka Two had a very happy life with you for the last 7 and a half years. Please know my thoughts are with you.

  38. My dear friend, I’m so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you. How wonderful that she has such a loving home with you. Sending you lots of healing hugs. May the sweet memories you have of her bring you some peace. xo

  39. Oh, my eyes are leaking over your news. You have such a huge heart and KaTwo was fortunate you rescued her and gave her a wonderful life. Losing a beloved fur baby is never easy, even when we know it’s coming. xoxox

  40. My heaven’s but Ka Two was a love. Such a happy little girl. I choked up at the thought of another furry leaving for the bridge. I send you warm hugs and wishes to ease the pain.


  41. Oh meow is me, it seems like I’m losing furiends way too often!
    The good news is that Ka Two’s ill body can no longer bother her and her spirit is now free of it. Dare I hope that she and Mr. M. have the capability to watch over and purrtect us?

  42. O Golly golly golly. I am so sorry to hear this, Ellen. We are one of the few who met the beloved Ka-Two and may have a picture or two. I will look and if so, post it to you on Facebook. Sending angel thoughts to Ka-Two and blessings that this lovely girl did not have long sufferings. Love to you and your family.

  43. Oh My we are so sad to hear this news. We send our purrs and prayers to you all at this sad time. We know you gave her the love she so deserved and it was given back from deep in her kitty heart. Fly free dear Ka Two until that day we all meet again and frolic and play in the best spots you show to us. Love Purrs and Prayers from all of us here
    Timmy, Dad Pete, Toby, Buddy, Rumpy, Miss Fitz and Einstein

  44. Oh no, Miss Ellen. So sorry to hear that you had to say goodbye to KaTwo. I can imagine that your household is full of tears. You have all gone through a lot of sorrow this year for sure. Just know Mom and I are here for you if you need anything.

    When you are at our saddest, just remember that you bettered KaTwo’s life when she joined your family and you gave her all the love she could’ve ever wanted. Purr purr purr. She is now a twinkly star that will always follow you in the night sky.

  45. Oh awnty Ellen, we are so behind. We’re so sorry fur your loss. We know she will always be remembered and luvved. And we know she knew what luv was. No matter how short a time you had, you made her life better and we know she was fankful. Ifin you need anythin’ purrlease let us know. We luv you. Sendin’ big hugs and lots of purrayers.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

  46. Oh man, this is desperate news. I know you feel blessed that you had your lovely girl for seven years, and were blessed with so long after her diagnosis, but my heart breaks with you and I am so sad for you.

    Bless you, and may KaTwo fly safely across the Bridge. Dash will wait to welcome her.

  47. So sorry to read this sad and painful news. It is always so hard when one of your furry friends pass away. Sending you hugs and wishing you lots of strength.

  48. I am just now catching up on some blog reading, so I just saw this. I am so sorry. Sending you lots of love and hugs.

  49. I’m so sorry to hear about KaTwo being needed at the Bridge. I know you have so many wonderful memories that will always be tucked away safely in your heart.

    I’m also sorry that we missed adding KaTwo to the ‘Our Rainbow Friends’ site. I received the information from Ann today and have added KaTwo to the November edition and published it tonight. You may visit at:

    Again I’m very sorry for your loss.

  50. Charlee: “We’re very sorry to hear about KaTwo.”
    Chaplin: “Run free over the Rainbow Bridge, pretty girl. Enjoy chasing those dragonflies and grasshoppers in the evergreen fields!”

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