Saturday, June 4, 2011

A Brief Tribute

I don't have it in me to write another post about Romeo, as a tribute to his memory.  But I'm capable of posting some pictures.  I need to do this, to help myself remember the way he was when he was healthy and alert and reasonably happy.  And I hope that you can enjoy the photos of my handsome boy as well.  RIP, Romeo.

If you're like me, and sometimes find these blog posts out of order, I did make a post explaining what happened right before this one.

Romeo's first day with us.  He's already stolen the dog bed.

Classic Romeo pose.

Probably the first day we got him.  Or soon afterward.

Demonstrating his need to go on a diet.

Romeo's perch in the study.  He loved watching out that window.

Romeo, head-butting me to get more attention, on the couch.


  1. We are so sorry to learn of Romeo's illness and passing. I hope he catches up with Cleo over on the other side of rainbow bridge - she was my mum's cat - and she wouldn't be horrible to him!

    Big hugs to you.... Rubie and her mum.

  2. Oh my gosh, I am so sorry for your loss of sweet Romeo.

  3. My heart goes out to you. I was shocked to read that Romeo didn't come home. Big hugs to you all.

  4. Romeo was a beautiful cat and very lucky to have gotten to share his life with you.

  5. The news, and the picture in your last post, was like a shiv to the chest. Romeo went through difficult times, I see, yet he still looked like he did in your last post. Yet he still loved, and was so loved. Just like the other Romeo (his namesake?). May the sun of this one's memory, his sweet sweet face, "kill the envious moon, Who is already sick and pale with grief." May his noble presence shine on us all, just like in that photograph, for all our lives. With you, in tears.

  6. I am so sorry for you. We had just started following you.

    We hope you find peace


  7. I am so very sorry for your loss! I never dreamed that Romeo wouldn't come home after being hospitalized for a urinary blockage. I can just imagine your shock and heartache over it!

    I think you gave Romeo the best home that he could have had. You made a ton of sacrifices for him so that he could be happy, and I know that he knew that you loved him. You did a lot more for him than many people would have. He knew happiness and love, and even though his life was short, he still had a wonderful one!

    Our hearts and prayers go out to you!

  8. Oh my goodness, my sisters and I are so very sorry to hear about that sweet Romeo. We all send you many purrs and hugs.

  9. I am so very sorry to hear about your loss of Romeo.We wish we had known him better what a sweet baby he was. We send our softest purrs to you and your family.

  10. So sorry to hear Romeo ran off to the Bridge.
    We are sending him's fambly lots of love and purrs.
    Missy Blue Eyes
    Faith Boomerang
    Brutus Jr.
    Mom ML

  11. I am new to your blog, but I wanted to say how awful I feel for you! But it's obvious that Romeo spent a little over a year with a wonderful family, and that you loved him dearly and did everything you could for him. And for that part, at least you can be happy instead of sad.

  12. We can see what a very loved boy Romeo was ~ and still is. Purrs. We are so sorry.

  13. We have never visited before but read about Romeo on the CB and wanted to stop by and pay our respects. We can imagine your shock and pain, and the empty feeling. He was clearly so well-loved and so sweet.

    The Chans of The Poupounette Gang

  14. We are very sorry to hear about Romeo. I was rather shocked to read about it, I can only imagine how you are feeling. I felt like I had gotten to know him through this blog. Paw Prayers for you and your family. We are thinking about.

  15. We didn't know Romeo, but we're so sorry that he had to go to the Bridge. How sad that he only had a short time with you, but how lucky for him to have such love in his life.

    The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

  16. We are so sorry that Romeo has gone to The Bridge. He was a handsome boy and we know he had a good time with you, even if it was too short. Fly free sweet Romeo. We send you love and rumbly purrs

    Whicky Wuudler
    & Gerry

  17. We heard the news about Romeo from Brian who had it posted on the Cat Blogosphere. We didn't knor Romeo, but we are so very sorry for your loss. We send you comforting purrs and headbutts to help you through this very sad time.

    Wally, Ernie & Zoey

  18. Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about Romeo's passing. We send you thoughts of peace and courage.
    Peace, Prayers and Blessings
    Nellie and Kozmo

  19. Gosh, we are so sorry about Romeo. We are sending tons of purrs to Romeo and big hugs to the Mom and Dad. We know how sad it is to lose one of our fur animals.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all the way.

  20. We are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful boy. Sending gentle purrs and headbumps to you all.

    Run free at the Bridge, handsome Romeo ...

  21. We read about Romeo at AFSS. We didn't know your sweet boy but it is easy to tell from this post and the previous one how much he was loved. Soft woos to you from all of us.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  22. We are so, so sorry to learn this.
    What a handsome fellow Romeo was. I'm sure others have said he will have a lot of furriends at The Bridge. Many of our brofurs and sisfurs will be there to greet him.
    Gentle (((hugs)))
    ~ The Bunch

  23. Wow, I read your posts previous to this and just want to acknowledge what a tragedy and heartbreak losing Romeo is. My heart breaks with yours and you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Be Well Sweet Romeo

  24. I read your comment at Rubie's blog and dropped by to see what happened. I am so sorry...keep busy, it's a good way to ease the pain.

  25. He was a lovely and loving cat. He knew you loved him. Going through pictures helps us remember the good times and eases the pain and sorrow, but give yourself time to grieve. Romeo was a good cat, happy and content.

  26. We are sorry to read about Romeo - we didn't know him but he looked to be a lovely mancat. He will be fit and well now at Rainbow Bridge watching over you all with love.
    Thank you for your kind words about Lucy yesterday, she is eating small meals to we feel she is on the up and up.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  27. What lovely pictures of sweet Romeo. Again, we are so very sorry...

    Purrs and hugs.

  28. I am so sorry to hear about Romeo... I am sending you lots of hugs and healing thoughts. Romeo was a lucky cat to have your love, and I'm sure he's purring down at you right now.

  29. So sorry for your loss of your beloved Romeo. He was a beautiful guy and I know you miss him very much. (((hugs)))