Saturday, November 20, 2010

About a boy

We hadn't met Inigo before we decided he'd join our family, he came from a breeder in Auckland.

We'd looked at a lot of pictures of Ragdolls online at various breeders, and we knew he was the right boy for us the moment we saw him. He was such a sweet kitten - his eyes were like the sky, and the little patch of white on his nose... we were hooked.

Who can resist this face?

We spoke to his breeder quite a bit on the phone before he came, nervous first time parents and all... when we first asked what he was like her response was that he was a lovely boy, and he 'made best friends with everyone he met'.

He flew out here from Auckland, and when he arrived the flight attendant commented that he saw a lot of cats fly in, but that Inigo was the sweetest boy he'd ever seen - he didn't mew at all.


Young Inigo displays a talent for mixing tunes

Young Inigo was such a sweet and sunny boy. We kept him in one room at first, but he wanted none of that - he wanted to roam around and take over the whole house!

He loved to be loved. For the first few weeks Rumbledad brought his cat tower in every night (and this is a big, heavy tower!) so that he'd be comfy and watch over us. Rumbledad would then bring his tower back out to the lounge for the day, so Inigo could sit in the sun. This went on for almost a month, poor Rumbledad! But he wanted Inigo to be happy, and he never complained once.

Inigo on his beloved cat tower
Rumbledad and I very rarely fight, but we had one big one once when Inigo was about one and a half ( I honestly can't for the life of me recall what the fight was about) I remember how the fight finished -  Inigo RAN in between us and mewed his little heart out - I swear he was saying 'don't fight! don't fight!' as he looked up at us with such worried eyes. It's impossible to stay cross  when you're confronted with such cuteness!.

As he got older, it was really clear that he needed a friend. Whenever we left for work, he'd cry at the door for us... you could hear him in the hall and right up to the elevators! And so we got him a brother.

Less than an hour after they met they're best pals

Rumbles and Inigo were fast friends, within hours little Rumbles had demanded to be let out of the room we'd kept him in so he could see what was outside the door. If we were at all nervous that Inigo wouldn't like his new brother that was very quickly put aside - they were playing in their cat tunnel almost immediately.

Rumbles adored his big brother. Anything Inigo did, Rumbles did too. I laughed so hard the first time I saw Rumbles the Maine Coon do the 'Ragdoll flop'

Me and big brother, we do STUFF!

One of Inigo's very favorite things? Kisses on his head. He purred like a car motor if you leaned in and kissed his head... Rumbles figured this out early, and would wash his head whenever he wanted a cuddle with his brother.

If kisses on his head were number one, number two was defiantly cuddles. Whenever I was sick, or sad... he just knew. He'd curl up beside me, with his head on my pillow, and I'd cuddle him like he was a teddy bear.

I love Thwack cuddles!

Rumbledad and Inigo had a special bond. When Rumbledad was on his computer in the spare room, he'd jump on his lap and the two of them would have 'boy time' The spare room became 'The Boy Room'.

When Rumbledad plays on his computer, I keep warm next to
him and the heater!
Inigo has made me so happy every single day since he came here. Four years of unconditional love and gentleness.

He'll be going to the bridge tomorrow at four. His heart, the biggest one I've ever seen on anyone human or animal, has tried so hard to keep beating for us... but he can't do it any more. He's developed a secondary condition with his liver, and it's time to let him go.

The kitty cardiologist will help him to the bridge, Inigo loves her and she him - we asked if she could please do it. I'll be taking Thwack to go with him and to be cremated with him so he won't be alone.

Thank you all for your kindness and support and for letting us share his life with you.


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blindmaximus said...

*blubbers* I'm so sorry, Rumblefambly. Thank you for this beautiful post and sharing Inigo with us.

Lynx217 said...

NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *SUPERMEGACRIES*
We love you Inigo and we'll carry on the Good Kitty Club on this side, you keep it going from the other side when you find your way there, ok?
OMC I am so sorry Rumblemum and Dad. There aren't adequate words... But you know Sniffie will be right there waiting... so we know Inigo will be in good paws.
You let us know if you need anything. TSB doesn't go hunting tomorrow. Oh dear. Many, many wet eyes here.

TSB and the Clan

Kea said...

Mom Kim here....I don't know what to write. I'm crying so hard I can barely see the screen. I'm so, so sorry, more than I ever can express.

Please know we are sending Inigo--sending you all--purrs and Light, purraying for a gentle, peaceful passing to the Bridge.

Hugs and Blessings to you all...I'm going to Light a candle for Inigo on Gratefulness.org now.

The Whiskeratti said...

Oh no. We hoped.... we really hoped it was going to be ok. We are so very sorry about this. The CB has just lost too many angels lately. You have our love and support.
- Toby, Leia and Cathy

Candy said...

*big bunny tears* i am sooooo sad to hear of this news....to rumblefamily i know i know how hard this will be on u....please know that we will all keep u in our hearts tomorrow as anipals everywhere pray for inigo and ur family.
big bunny hugz to rumblez
my beautiful pacer is waiting at the bridge for a new friend to play with...i know they will be great friends!

Eric and Flynn said...

Oh no! We thought this was such a lovely post but as we read through it we got a growing feeling of dread that it was a tribute to lovely adorable Inigo. We thought he was improving. We are so terribly sorry his condition has worsened. Our eyes are too leaky to say more right now but our thoughts and love go out to you.

Pumpkinpuddy said...

*sobbing* I'm so sorry. My poor sweet Inigo. He fought a good fight, but I guess it was too much for him. We're all here for the whole family. We love you all. *Wiping tears* I'm gonna miss you something fierce Inigo. I wish you a safe and easy crossing. You'll be taking so much love with you on your journey that I can't imagine it being anything else.
One last smoochie for my sweetie. *Smooch*

Raymond and Busby said...

We are absolutely broken hearted here, so we can only imagine how you all feel. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for sharing your Inigo with us. We feel as if he is our very own.

Love and deepest condolences from your friends in California, Raymond, Busby, Rocky & Jean

Fergus the Dog said...

So very sad to hear this, my friends. I really hoped things were looking up for him. He has been such a lucky boy to have such a lovely family. Thank you so much for sharing him with us through this lovely post. We'll be with you all in spirit tomorrow to say goodbye to your beautiful boy. Sending hugs from me and mum. xxx

Cindy said...

What a wonderful tribute to him, he sounds like a wonderful boy. I am so sorry for you.

Victor Tabbycat said...

We is so, so sorry to read this. We can tell how much you luf Inigo, an he lufs you. Our lives together are so short, but it's a comfurt to know we'll be togefur again at the Rainbow Bridge. The kitty before Bonnie only had 2 years wif Mom & Dad, but she's always wif them in their hearts.
Sad purrs and head licks,
Victor, Nina & Tabbymom Jen

Mr. Pip said...

I am just heartbroken ...and send all my thoughts and prayers to you and your family. This was a beautiful tribute and I know tears are being shed all over the world for dear Inigo.

Pip, Rosie, and Kristin (mom)

TinyPearlCat said...

**big tears down whiskers**
Beautiful post tho. love him warming his bum... *pawhuggs** for all of you

Brian said...

I can't quit crying either, we are all sad beyond belief and our hearts go out to our sweet pal Inigo, Rumbles and the whole Rumble Family. We love you guys and love Inigo as if he were ours. God speed my friend.

rhumtetum said...

Our thoughts and love are with you as Inigo crosses over the RB.

Noll said...

Farewell Inigo, run free and know you were loved and will be missed.

Hugs....Noll

henryandfriends said...

we send luvs an uggs for al famly at this sad time. inigo did av wundaful life wiv yoo an ee dusnt forget yoo jus as yoo dusnt nevva forget im.

luvs from henryandfriends

PuppyNumber7 said...

We be heart broken to hear this sad news *wiping tears* and wish it wasn't so.

Mariodacat said...

Oh, I just knew this day would have to come, but I feel so bad for you. We all loved Inigo so much too. What a very sweet boy you had in your life. M and I are both wiping tears from our eyes. He fought such a brave battle too. My heart aches for all of you and Rumbles too, because he will surely miss his brother. It seems our dear kitties are never in our life long enough. Hugs dear friends. We will really miss Inigo too. He and Rumbles have been a big part of our family. We love all of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Your Daily Cute said...

I don't really like the world right now. Inigo shouldn't have to go to the Bridge so young. :(

I'm so sorry. Imagine the biggest, best, most comforting hug you've ever gotten -- that's the kind I'm sending over to all of you right now. I know how hard this post must have been to write. Thank you so much for sharing Inigo with us.

We're all so lucky to have gotten to know him through you. There are only a few blogs I visit regularly (really, only three) and yours in one of them. I always love to see what these beautiful boys are up to.

I will still keep coming for Rumbles updates, and to keep sending hugs. I'm going to see what time 4:00 your time is tomorrow so I can be sure to have Inigo in my thoughts. Please give him a smooch for me.

Sebastian said...

I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. My eyes won't stop leaking. Kitty hugs to you all.

The Monkeys said...

Monkeys' Mom here. I mistakenly opened this at work before I left and cried all the way home. Thank you for sharing your sweet boy with us. He is a special soul and I love him like one of my own. My sincerest and heartfelt sympathies go out to you.

Old Kitty said...

Oh no. Oh no no no no. Oh Inigo. You sweet beautiful adorable boy. Beautiful Inigo.

Me and Charlie are so privileged to have known you for this very short time. We wish we had known you longer.

We are sending you our love and our prayers. We will think of you.

Dearest Rumblemum and Rumbledad and Rumbles. We are truly sorry.

Take care
x

Stellaluna said...

I'm so sorry about Inigo, I throught he was improving, too...and...and...I don't know what to say, it's sad that he has to go to the bridge at so young age. I send you hugs from here, and we will be praying for you

-Stella (and Mary)

ABBY said...

Abby's Mom here...when we started reading a dread built in my heart...and now I am sitting here with tears streaming down my face. This is such a beautiful poignant bittersweet tribute to an incredible boy who will be greatly missed by so many around the world. We are heartbroken ... for you and Rumbledad and Rumbles. I am so so so sorry. MY deepest sympathy for everyone. We will say a prayer for you tonight.

{[[hugs}}}
purrin
xoxox
Abby,Boo,Ping,Jinx, Grace & Mom Debra

Abigail, Madison, Lisa said...

we are saddened by the news about Indigo and his liver. I am so sorry for your pain at this very difficult time. thank you for sharing Indigo's life with us. It has been an honor knowing Indigo and his entire loving family.

xoxoxo
Lisa, Madi and Abi

Bunny Jean Cook said...

mom and i are so, so sorry fur ur loss. i nose dat u and ur family loved Inigo. it iz so hard losing a furbaby/sib. big bunny hugs fur u, rumblemum and rumbledad! xoxo BJC

Cara n Crew said...

We are so sorry. What a beautiful post about Inigo. Our mom's eyes are leaky. Purrs and prayers of comfort from all of us.

3fraidy cats Pip, Smidgen, Minnie

Darwin said...

What a bootiful tribute to a very special and handsome kitty.

Inigo has fought so bravely. We are gutted that he has had to take his trip to the Rainbow Bridge much too soon. Mum hooman is sitting at her computer having a cry and she will be thinking of you all today and tomorrow.

Take care Rumble-family xx

♥ Sallie said...

Are thoughts and prayers are with you.

(((((((((((((Big Hug)))))))))))))

David said...

I've just read your story and it was so touching. I'm sorry you have to say goodbye to such a beautiful little furry friend, but he obviously touched the hearts of everyone who has ever met him. Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.

Sid the Catahoula said...

What a beautiful boy and tribute. There are tears in our home for you all. Sending you all much love, especially to dear Inigo. May he pass over feeling peace and love Thwack will watch over him. ♡

The Creek Cats said...

*tears* We thought this was such a wonderful tribute. Our hearts are heavy with sadness for your family. We are purring very hard for you during this very sad time. Our thoughts are with Inigo, we purr for a peaceful journey to the bridge. (((hugs)))

The Misadventures Of Me said...

The mom's leaking.

We feel as if we knew him from your tribute. Indigo yoo soar high sweet mancat, TT and Fatty will certainly be there to welcome yoo.

Purrs and headbutts,

Molly
Shadow
Trooder
Mooch

(((hugs)))

Mom Laure

Flo said...

*nosetaps* my dear friend :(

♥I am Holly♥ said...

We send lots of prayers and love to you at this time. Our thoughts are with you. Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Santa, Minnie and Christmas said...

We read about Inigo from Mr Pip's blog. We are sorry about Inigo and we understand what your family is going through now. Our thoughts are with you.

Reenie said...

I do not have the words to say how sorry I am. Wishing you all strength.

Liz,'mom' to Tigger Munchkin Jigsaw and Patches said...

Oh, no, oh, noes! Not your booteeful Inigo!! We are all soooo very very sad to hear this news, especially after it seemed he was improving. And he's so young! That is so very hard on everyone. Our hearts go out to you.
Can hardly see to type. It was such fun between Inigo and Munchkin. I know she will be sad to learn of this..she sends purrs, mews and farewell smooches and cuddles to her bootiful furriend Inigo.
Her sisfur, Soot, will be waiiting to greet him across the bridge. She was the same age as Inigo when she flew off unexpectedly to the Bridge.
Our hearts are breaking, but our purrs and thoughts are with you. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful tribute to your dear boy!

Katnip Lounge said...

Oh no. I was praying Inigo would stabilize. Lord it's so hard to say goodbye. I will think of you Rumblemum and Rumbledad at 4 PM your time and send you all my love and strength.
I know my Handsome Angel Dusty will be one of the first to meet Inigo at the Bridge...
Inigo, we will miss you terribly.
Love, MomKat Trish and the Lounge Kats

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

We had to drop by and express our condolences,That was a lovely tribute to a much loved kitty. We wish we could help with the pain. We will send BIG purrs to comfort you.

Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Sweet Praline said...

Mom Paula: I don't have the right words to say to you except that we all loved Inigo. I saw this on the CB and my first words were "oh no" and I immediately started crying and still am. For some reason, I really felt a connection to Inigo and Rumbles. Please know that my heart is with you are Inigo goes to the bridge.

Sweet Praline: Gentle headbutts and purrs!

The Island Cats said...

Oh no!! We are so sad to hear this news!! We so hoped Inigo was doing better and would be with us a little longer. Our thoughts and prayers are with him, and Rumbles and you, Rumblemum and Rumbledad. We know how much you will miss him...as will all of us.

Wally, Ernie, Zoey and mom Sue

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I am so sorry for your loss. you story about his short life was so touching.

Katie Cat said...

I'm sure that you can hear my heart breaking from the other side of the world. I love you all and I'm so, so sorry.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, no! What a beautiful post for your handsome boy Inigo. We are so sorry and it's so hard to type through the tears. So we'll just leave purrs and tail wags for all of you.

I'm Mommy's Little Pooh ... Lainey said...

What a BEAUTIFUL story for a BEAUTIFUL LIFE!!! I wish you much Love to carry you through the hard times. We are swending you some extra incase you need it XOXOX *sniffles...... Paw'd Lainey & Autumn & Chloe & Kitty (so thats LOTS of extra hugs n kisses n love!)

Jacqueline said...

I literally gasp when I saw this post; I fell in love with your beautiful boys the first time I saw them and I am crying with you right now...I am so sorry to hear this terrible news and offer my sincere condolances on such a huge loss in your life...There are really no words when grief like this cuts straight to your heart/soul, but please know your gorgeous boy will never be forgotten=I will never forgot your precious baby...I know Rumbles will grieve with you too...Love is an energy that never dies...Wishing you all comfort at this sad time, sending you big hugs...J
We are all so sad to hear this news...Sending purrs and kisses to our sweet friends, Inigo and Rumbles=we love you boys very much...Calle, Halle, Sukki

HollieCatRocks said...

Dear Rumbles, Inigo and fambly, my thoughts and loves is with you. May he has peace and love when he leave to go to RB tomm. What a beautiful tribute about a beautiful boy! xoxox

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

We are so sad to read this news and that he has taken a turn for the worse. We know that what you are doing is one of the toughest things, but it will be your final act of love. He understands and even though you will be heartbroken, his memor will live on forever, within your hearts. We know that Scooter and Skeeter will be one of the furst to greet him when he arrives.

Gentle Hugs and Purrs~
The Kool~Kittie~Krew and Shannon

Bad Andy said...

Oh dear Rumblebums, I am so sorry. I thought Inigo was doing better. Mama and I were really rooting for him with our prayers. I know that Inigo gave it his best fight & you gave him your best care, I hope there's comfort in that.

Inigo was beautiful & your joy, and now you have beautiful memories to enjoy. His story is heartwarming, thank you for sharing so much of him with all of us. <3

Sending a heart to heart hug for you, full of as much love and comfort as I can muster. Prayers will continue for you, for your comfort and strength to come through this hard time.

Mama's face is all wet, she can't see anymore, and my heart feels how see looks. We're so sorry.

Love, Andy & mama

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

We are shedding so many tears about the news about sweet Inigo. This is an absolutely beautiful memorial post about him, and our hearts are breaking for all of you. We are sending our most heartfelt hugs, purrs and prayers to all of you, Rumbles, Rumblemum and Rumbledad, and we know our brofur Max will be there to greet him and be his furriend ...
Sabrina, Sam, Simon and Momma Jan

Romeo the Cat said...

Dear Rumbles,

We are sending you so much love and sandpaper kisses.

xoxoxo, Romeo, Pugsley and Staff

caspersmom said...

What a beautiful and Handsome cat Inigo was. I know he was a blessing to your life and he will live on in your hearts. Please accept our sympathy for the loss of a beloved one. God Bless.

Casper and Crew

Boris Kitty said...

Rumblefambliy I lub u all and wish dat Inigo a peaceful journey across da bridge.

*sniffles* *wipes tears from eyes*

Big Boris Hugs

Keiko said...

Oh noes!!!! We are heartbroken to hear about sweet Inigo. We will be thinking of you Inigo, Rumbles, Rumblemum and Rumbledad. We're sending you lots of hugs and kisses, and purring hard for you, dear furriends. That is the most beautiful tribute and we will miss Inigo terribly. His life has been full of love and he knows that his Mummy and Daddy are doing the bravest thing of all.
Inigo, we are glad you'll be making the journey surrounded by love from all your family and Thwack by your side. Take care and we'll see you again when we cross the Bridge.
Lots purrs and hugs from Keiko, Kenji, Pricilla & Yuji, and Mum Misa

Busy Buttons said...

*sniffles* I'm so sorry. You'll be in our prayers. We know how hard this is -- it's been almost a year since our Lexi-Lou passed away.

*hugs*

Marg said...

I am so sorry and so sad. I can't see for the tears in my eyes. Inigo we love you and wish that you could have made it. We are sending all our purrs and many prayers. And tons of hugs to Rumblemom and Rumbledad. That was such a beautiful post about him and what a wonderful cat he has been. Again we are so sorry and just are out of words with sadness. Take care

Kirby, CGC said...

Our pal Pip told us about Inigo. I am so sorry to hear about him. What a beautiful tribute to a wonderful friend. Just remember all the thoughts and prayers that will carry you through this time.

Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Kirby and his mom

Zorro said...

We send so much love for the Rumbles family, wishing you all peace. Smoochies and hugs to Inigo, sisfurs Stoli and Kitty will be your OTRB furriends.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Tears from Mom and me -

We are sorry but we knew you would know -

That he'd let you know -

We'll be looking fur his star in the Minnesota sky -

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra and Her Mom

Admiral Hestorb said...

TO know Inigo is gone running to the Bridge makes me so sad. I am just like everyone else here, crying.

My Robin and the rest of our babies who have gone before are with him now and Inigo is with them sunning and purring.

Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. I know how sharp it is. I send love and strength and deep caring to the Rumble family.

Hugs and love

Admiral and her Mom

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

So very, very sorry...

Harry Spotter said...

We are heart broken for you and your family. So very sad. But he brought a lot of love into your family, it won't be the same but you have wonderful memories of a sweet and loving kitty. Our hearts, purrs and prayers are with you all. Our deepest sympathies to you.

Au and Target said...

I'm so, so sorry. It's horrible. We're purring for you all at this bad time.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh Rumblemum, I was so sad to see that Inigo has gone to the bridge - I am sure you are just hearbroken. But you did the most selfless thing you could - you put what was best for him ahead of your own need to have him wih you. I don't even know what to say - I am so sad he is gone and so sad you have to go through this - but we know that this sadness now only comes after a lot of joy - we just wish it hadn't been for such a short time. We are sending tons of hugs and purrs and prayers of comfort.

Pup Fan said...

So sad to hear this news... My thoughts are with the whole Rumblefamily. *Hugs*

Baby Patches said...

Momma and I can imagines da heartbreak you is having over your sweet Inigo Rumblemum and Rumbledad. We is furry furry sad to hears it is time to sees him go. We sends our luvs and purrrrrrrrrrrrs and snuggles to all of you! Rumbles, my sweet handsome mancat, I so sorry about your brofur, I wants you to knows I will always be here for you when you needs me. *soft paws*

Lisa, Jack and Baby said...

How very sad for all of you to be losing little Inigo. He's been such a brave fighter, just like our Jack. We will be purraying that he finds peace over the bridge, and that your family can handle the grief we know you will experience. Our thoughts are with you.

lupie said...

I weep as I read about Inigo.

{{{hugs}}} be strong.

I am out of words.

Gracie =^o.o^= and Minnie said...

I am so sad to kind out that Inigo has gone to the bridge. Too many have been leaving and this always makes the heart heavy and the tears in the mommie's eyes. My thought go out to your family and friends. This was such a lovely tribute. The tears are going down my mommie's cheeks as she types for me. Sending healing purrrs.

Furkidsmom said...

We're all leaky eyed and sad here. Mom saw this on the CB and said "Oh No" too. We are glad that you had some extra time with Inigo and are so sorry that he left for the Bridge. Sniffie always thought he was an extra special handsome ManCat and we'll bet they will be super good friends.

(((Hugs, Purrs, Prayers)))

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We had a very hard time making our way through that beautiful post with our eyes overflowing with tears. We are so very sorry for all of you - it is easy to see how much you truly love sweet little Inigo. We are heartbroken and we understand how you feel. Godspeed, little Inigo - run free and we hope you meet our Dakota when you cross the bridge.

Hugs and Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara and Mom Kathie

~ Eve ~ said...

What a beautiful story. I am so sorry, as I know the sorrow of your loss. My hearts breaks a bit every time one of our beloveds go to the Bridge. Blessed be to all ~ <3

Tricia said...

Oh, I am so sorry about Inigo. It's especially hard because he is so young. I know, I lost Spice when he was 3. I know he's had a great life in the Rumble home and you've been so blessed by his love. Give him extra loves from all of us. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.
With tears in my eyes and heart, we send you hugs.
~ Tricia and LilyPup

Cat said...

Oh no...

I am terribly sad to hear this news; you must be just shattered. Lovely, happy Inigo, we were all hoping so hard that he would recover! I know you have made the decision that is best for Inigo even though it is heartbreaking. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Ayla and Iza, said...

Our soft purrs to you about the loss of Inigo...

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oh no, we're so sorry...Inigo is going to make a beautiful angel. We send many hugs and much love to all of you...

Honeybell said...

I don't understand why you to have this sadness dear Rumbles and Rumblemum and Rumblefamily.

I sit with head bowed and know that Inigo will be welcomed at RB. I know of a place that I heard of once in a lullabye. Robins fly, there is no pain; and Inigo will watch over your family.

Hunky hugs and mama hugs to your family. :(

Bear said...

We are so sorry to hear about Inigo. What a beautiful post about him. Thanks for sharing. Our thoughts go out to Rumblepurr, and RumbleDad & RumbleMom. We know you will cherish the wonderful memories of your little ragdoll boy. Bear, Fuzz & Mom Hugs to all of you with RosyPoodlekisses. Again, our very deepest sympathy.

Pirulo Furry said...

There's a river of tears between me and The Other One, because she's with me reading this post. We are so, so sad for Iñigo, one of my best friends and beautiful twins. Dear Iñigo, you will be missed like crazy. And, for Rumbles and Rumblefamily, my love.

Huffle Mawson said...

I can hardly see through the tears to type this. I am so so sorry about Inigo. He is a gorgeous boy and that was a wonderful tribute.

Huffle and mum Tracey

kingjoeybeancat said...

I'm so sorry that Inigo has to go. Hugs and purrs to all of you. Our eyes are leaking for your loss. That was a beautiful remembrance of him, and I know that he knows you love him. He'll always be with you.

cats of wildcat woods said...

We are so sad to hear this news about Inigo. we had hoped he would be around for a bit longer. Such a lovely tribute to a wonderful boy. Sending loving purrs and light to you all that his journey be swift and sweet. Fly free Inigo. You will be missed.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Oh Rumblefamily...no matter how your steel yourself for this day, it still is so final, so sad. I told a friend tonight (the Admiral's mom) that it is hardest for those of us left behind, but if we can think of Inigo now, young and free, that is how he would want us to remember him. The love that Inigo gave to you was reflected in your tender care, and may the memories of your wonderful days together be able to soften the sadness as you say fare thee well, Inigo...

The Meezers or Billy said...

our hearts are breaking for all of you. we are so very sorry.

Fly free Inigo - we will meet you at the Bridge one day......

CatLadyDiary.com said...

we are sorry your baby has to go so soon.

Meow said...

Dear Rumblefamily, we and our humans are so sad about sweet Inigo. Human Kathy crying so hard. We all thought he would make it. We was beautiful. Our prayers and love go to you all. Please know you are not alone. All your friends around the world are here for you.
Meow_Girls and humans

Sue said...

Rumblepurr, Rumblemom and Rumbledad,

We are so sorry to hear about Inigo. May angels carry his fluffy loving self to kitty heaven. He will always live in your hearts and I'm sure his spirit will be a-visitin'...

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

We're so very sorry. Such a beautiful post for a beautiful boy. Much love & {{{hugs}}} from all of us.

Sparkle said...

My human has been out of town since Wednesday night so I saw this just now, and she and I are utterly devastated. Inigo is part of our family, as are so many of the other grieving kitties commenting here. It is just so wrong that this should happen to such a good, good kitty. The Cat Blogosphere will not be the same without his lovely spirit.

Mouchois said...

Oh no. :(( I saw this, and even though I haven't been commenting much, I had to come by and say how much I am saddened by this. Inigo was such a darling kitty and we'll all miss him so much.

Lily said...

A Haiku about dear Inigo:
Lovely Inigo
We Will Miss Him Forever
He Is A Great Cat.

We will all miss Inigo, but he will be in a better place, healthy with no pain or sadness. You have done the best you can and I am sure he loves you to the Moon and back. Por, sweet Inigo. He is so young, but he loves you and you love him, and he will be with you right until he departs to the Rainbow Bridge. Sending Healing Purrs and Cuddles your way. Xoxo
- Lily and Meowsermum

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Lots of purrrrs and hugssss to you Rumblepurr, Rumblemom & Rumbldad!!! Our tears are leaking and your post was lovely!!
Your TX furiends,
and Mom

Punapippuri said...

We are so very sad for you. The Bridge will be a milloin times richer with Inigo there. With lots of love and purrs for you.xxxx

Fin said...

Oh Rumblefamily we are crying over here. Your post is a beautiful and a lovely tribute to a lovely and loving boy. If it is at all a comfort to know that your love will be missed by so many, then know that is true.

Hugs and purrs
Meg & Fin

Pass swiftly and easily friend.

Max said...

Oh man...I am so so sorry :(

The Chair Speaks said...

We are so sorry to hear this. Our 4head too died of a heart condition and then cremated.

Purrs to Inigo and hugs to Rumblemom and Rumbledad.

Natalie said...

This is my first time visiting your blog, but I'm bawling. Inigo sounds like such a sweet kitty, and it sounds like you have given him a wonderful, loving home. I'm so sorry you've had to make this terrible decision. I've set my kitties to purring for you.

Inigo, please give my Comet a snuggle for me when you get to the Bridge. You'll like him - he's big and floppy too.

The Lee County Clowder said...

So, so sorry. Sending comforting purrrrrssss and gentle headbutttssss to you all.

ppuurrrrrrrrsssss

BeadedTail said...

We are so sorry to hear this news. Our hearts are broken but we'll forever be grateful to have known sweet Inigo. Our tears are blurring the screen and we don't know what to say but please know we're thinking of you and sending comforting purrs and hugs.

Angel, Isabella, Sadie and their mom Sharla

Batu said...

*Sniff* I am devastated!!! You will really miss Inigo and just remember so will so many other people and cats - including me!!! Thank you for this awesome post. I have tears in my eyes admising your bravery.
Lots of love, hugs and purrs.
xxxooo

pansylovr said...

Sending snuggles and purrs. Sad here in Illinois, Taz, Runt, Charles and mommy, Anna

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

We keep thinking NO, No. NO! It cannot be. We are so, so sad for sweet Inigo and for you, his family. We can and feel your sadness, having been at that same place such a short time ago ourselves. The heartbreak is so very immense. Hang in there, Rumblemum, Rumbledad and Rumbles. We are there with you in spirit. And we know our little Yuu-Chan will be waiting for Inigo at the Bridge.

Purrs, Woofs and BIG HUGS,
Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Tommy and #1

Karen Jo said...

Rumblefamily, I am so very sorry that Inigo has to leave you so soon. My heart goes out to you and I send you warm hugs. Herman sends comforting purrs.

Princess Jasmine said...

We are all so very sad to hear your news. Mummy has big fat tears streaming down her face. Sending big huggles and lots of love xx

Mollys Momma said...

My heart aches for you all, it is always sad when one of our beloved fur babies cross the bridge but more so when they are so young.
Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers

Love
Momma Tea
xx xx xx

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

The mom speaks:

Words are so inadequate to express how sad we feel at your news. I'm crying as I type, and Milo and Alfie are devastated. We can't begin to imagine your pain.

Inigo is a very special boy and we know you will all miss him greatly ~ but he goes to the Bridge knowing he was truly loved and loved you all right back. He will also know you made the greatest sacrifice when the time was right by letting him go so he didn't suffer.

Blessing and love and ((((hugs)))) to you all.

Jan xx
(and Milo and Alfie xx)

Hannah and Lucy said...

We were so sad to read this when we put the computer on today - we know how much you had tried to save him but you were showing your love most when you made your decision to set him free from his illness and let him go to Rainbow Bridge. We know he will watch over you all.
Luv Hannah and Lucy (& mum Sue) xxx

ZOOLATRY said...

Our purrs for a super-special little boy.
Our prayers for the family to whom he brought such joy.
Inigo - one of a kind on earth,
and one of a kind in heaven.
Travel well little one, you go with love on your wings.

Max the Quilt Cat said...

I'm sending you lots and lots of love and hugs... I want to comfort you... Rumbles and Inigo were the first to talk to me on Twitter and to make me feel welcome. I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate that.

Big purrs, pawhugs and love to all of you.

Max

Poppy Q said...

Oh noes, sweet Ingio, we hope know you will get your angel wings straight away, and will be waiting at the bridge for your family.

Our eyes are leaking, and we are sending you all gentle hugs and purrs.

Julie and Poppy Q
xxxxxxxxx

Everycat said...

Beautiful Inigo, we will sing you to The Bridge with rumbly purrs as you pass on. You are so very loved Inigo, keep an eye on your family from above, this will help them.

We are so very sorry you have to leave.

Whicky Wuudler
Oliver
Gerry
& Jane the ape.

flicka47 said...

Big hugs to all the Rumble family...

Ginger Jasper said...

I have only just heard this so sad news. I send you love and purrs for dear sweet inigo as he makes his trip to the rainbow bridge.You are in our thoughts and prayers.. LOve Carol and GJ xx

@cagneythecat and Webbthistle the mom said...

They are with us for such a short time, but their paw print on our hearts lasts forever.

We are with you in your sorrow.

Father Tom said...

I almost can't see for my tears. I am so sorry. I knew Inigo for such a short time, but he was so adorable, so sweet and close to our hearts. I love your tribute. Thank you for sharing such wonderful memories! We're here should you need us for kind and gentle words and hugs for help in getting through this.
Again, we are so sorry. We had grown quite attached to Inigo through CB. We send purrs and prayers.. xoxo
Tom & Julie

Daisy said...

What a beautiful love letter to your sweet boy Inigo. I feel lucky that you shared him with us through your blog.

Inigo, I will never forget you, and I will look for you when it is my turn to go to the Bridge. Rest in peace, my friend.

Parker said...

A beautiful tribute to a beautiful boy. We shall light a candle tonight to help guide him to the Bridge.
Our thoughts and prayers to you at this most sad time.
(((hugs)))

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear about Inigo. I know he had a good life with you and will be sorely missed.
Much love from Emmy, Heidi and the foster kitties

Tia said...

Rumblemum and Rumbledad and Rumbles, me and my human are thinking of all of you today. If our arms and paws were long enough, we'd cuddle you. Please know that we all grieve with you.

Cokie the Cat said...

Oh GOd. Mom is crying her heart out right now for you and Inigo. I'm getting older and having my own issues and somehow having Inigo hang in there was so comforting to us. (Selfish)

But knowing how much like me you've made him sound, and how identical to me he looks - only younger and more strapping, of course, I really feel as though I've lost my funk soul brother.

I know he'll be freed from his suffering, and at least he got some extra time to spend getting the extra extra special lovin' from rumblemom and rumbledad and rumblepurr...

We're so very, very sorry for your loss. Suffice to say we're taking it pretty hard tonight in Los Angeles, too. And it started raining tonight. The sky is crying for Inigo.

As are we all.
We will miss hearing his antics and seeing his beautiful blue eyes and big tiger paws.

So much love to you all.
Cokie and Kristin

Sam said...

We are so sorry. We wish we had gotten to know him better.

Sam

Keisha said...

I has a very Sad. d'artagnan was a very nice kitteh and I will miss him a lot. My hooman friend was cryin, and me too. :( Rest in peace, big guy.

Caren Gittleman said...

I cannot stop crying. This has touched me in a way that I haven't been touched since my beloved Bobo passed.

Dear God he was only 4? I never realized he was so very, very young.

I wish I knew what to say, all I can say is I am so deeply, deeply sorry....my heart breaks for all of you.

You were a wonderful RumbleDad, Inigo will protect you always as your Guardian Angel...
You are in our thoughts and prayers and our hearts.
With All Of Our Love,
Caren and Cody
cgittleman@mi.rr.com

Barb said...

What a gorgeous post, so full of love for such a gorgeous, sweet boy. It breaks our hearts to say goodbye. Thank you for sharing Inigo with us. Big hugs.

A MilShelb Mom said...

You are in our thoughts! What a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing.
~Maggie

Anonymous said...

IF IT SHOULD BE.....
That I grow frail and weak,
And pain should wake me from my sleep,
Then you must do what must be done,
For this last battle can’t be won.

You will be sad, I understand,
But don’t let grief stay your hand;
For this day more than all the rest,
Your love and friendship will stand the test.

We have had so many happy years,
What is to come will hold no fears,
You’ll not want me to suffer, so,
When the time comes please let me go.

I know in time you too will see,
It is kindness that you do for me
Although my tail has it’s last waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.

Pandafur said...

That iz teh most bewtiful tribute its making us all cry. This iz so sad but teh rite thing to do. Hims already an angel an wiv his new wings he will fly free. *softpaw*

Laila and Minchie said...

We are trying to type this through our tears. Fly free, sweet Inigo. What a beautiful tribute your mom did today of you. You will never be forgotten...and always loved. (((HUGS))) and *tears*.

Laila, Minchie and Mum Peggy

Forty Paws said...

We are so sorry that his heart can't work for him anymore. We are sending you purrs and purrayers to help you through this. Fly free Inigo!

Luf, Us and Maw

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

I have come to your blog a few times through BeadedTail and love seeing your kitties :)

I am sending many, many thoughts your way! I have tears streaming down my cheeks after reading such a heartfelt post! Inigo was such a lucky boy to have such a loving family!!!

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We are so very sorry. This is a beautiful tribute to a wonderful boy. Soar with the angles, Inigo.
Purrs and prayers..
~ The Bunch and Mom Bobbie

Simba said...

What a beautiful tribute to Inigo, so super to learn more about his story. We know this must be very very difficult and sad for you and don't want to add to your sadness by talking of our own sadness at learning he must go to the Rainbow Bridge. But Mom is weeping that this has to be. We do understand you are doing what is best to spare him suffering. Have a good journey, Inigo, and we will remember you always. Rumbles, love on Mummy and Daddy extra much.
Purrs and love,
Simba and Mom

CCL Wendy said...

Oh, I'm just devastated! As I'm sure you are. Thank you for sharing Inigo's life with us. It seems to me he was an angel on earth, and now will be one at the Rainbow Bridge.

The tone in your post feels like you have come to a place of peace about this. You did everything you possibly could to keep Inigo here with us, and now, out of love, you're letting him go because it's time.

Unfortunately, this time came all too soon. What a sweet baby!

The love between you and Inigo and Rumbles will carry on. You just have to open yourself up to feel it.

My heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow.

Nico, Simon and JayJay said...

We are so very sad today. This was such a lovely post about a beautiful boy. We are sending our rumbliest purrs to the whole family during this difficult time.

Inigo, we'll see you at the bridge one day - where you'll be running & playing happily!

~Nico, Simon & JayJay (& Mom Cory)

Oskar said...

What a beautiful tribute.

I'm so sorry, we are sending pawerful healing prayers to your family.

Nubbin wiggles & hugs,
Oskar & Pam

Minna Krebs said...

I am so sorry to hear of Inigo's crossing. I did not know him here round BlogLand, butt after reading your wonderful tribute.....I feel like I knew him well! What a beautiful and wonderful boy.

Minna Krebs and momma

Sammy and Andy said...

We are soooooooooo sad....we will miss you sweet and handsome Inigo. We will be looking you up when our days come to go to the Bridge.

Mama sends love and hugs to Rumblemum and Rumbledad in hopes they will be a small comfort.

We send head nudges to Rumbles to let him know how deeply we care.

xxxxxxxxx

William said...

Farewell, handsome boy. We will all smile when we think of you.

Purrs,

William & family.

JC said...

I am so sorry ...

FRUGALDOUGAL said...

Mai Pal Until we meet again across the Rainbow Bridge, we will hold you in our hearts forever.

Maggie Mae said...

So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Blessings,
Maggie Mae and mom

WallasEKatt said...

Jeeeeessss Mate, I didn't think the time would come this quickly. @Isagold & I are devastated, we hope Rumbles, Mum & Dad will be OK & that u & Thwack travel safely over the bridge. We love U & Rumbles, mate, @WallasEKatt xox

Cathy Keisha said...

It is raining tears in our house right now. We feel like we lost a family member. Inigo's loss has hit the hardest of all the pals I've lost since joining Twitter. Nosetaps to the Rumblefamily. Your loss is our loss. Sleep tight, Inigo. I know you'll like Faith and Autumn. They were 2 bootiful cats, like myself but not as stunning. xoxo And Rumbles, I'll be here to comfort you in your loss. xoxo

MizzBassie said...

Oh no. I am so sorry about your poor baby. Yes, it was time, but he was so young! You are in my thoughts and heart. Comforting purrrrrrrrrrrrrrs.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

No one could have taken better care of Inigo than the Rumblefamily. I am sure Inigo never knew anything but your deepest love and care, right up to the moment of sending him gently onward. All my Kitties Who Came Before, especially Mr. Teeth who was the Best Boy Ever, will be waiting to welcome him on the other side. Godspeed, Little One, and much sympathy to Rumblemum & Rumbledad and brother Rumbles.

Love, Spitty & his Human

Cory said...

Our hearts are breaking and mom is all leaky. We will purr for Inigo as he crosses over to The Bridge. We will ask all of our guardian angels to be there for him and make him feel welcome.

@Midnightpurrs said...

Sniffle.

Catmama said...

Bless you Inigo! May you cross peacefully over the Bridge.

To Inigo's beloved humans: My heart, prayers and tears are with you. To lose a beloved family member is so so hard. May you take comfort in your happy loving memories of Inigo.

Susanne said...

My heart broke as I read this. I'm so very sorry. I'll miss him.

The Paw Relations said...

We're so so sorry that Inigo had to leave to go to the bridge. We will miss him lots! ((((hugs)))) xxxx

betweencatsblog said...

We are so very, very sorry that Inigo has had to leave you, and at such a young age too. But your tribute to him is so beautiful and really shows what a beautiful boy he was and how much he was loved. Fat Eric and all the others who have gone before will look after him at the Bridge.
Please give Rumbles some extra big hugs from us.

Kate D and Dora the Explorer.

meowmeowmans said...

I'm crying as I type this message. We are so very sorry to hear the sad news that Inigo will be going off to the Bridge. It's clear from your beautiful tribute that he is an exceptional and special boy.

We know you are making the best decision, and that you have always had -- and always will have -- Inigo's best in mind. Thank you for loving him so much and so well. Please know that you are all in our prayers and thoughts.

We love you, Inigo, and look forward to seeing you again.

(((purrs and hugs)))

Kevin, Tracey, Sammy, Moosey and Maggie at Animal Shelter Volunteer Life

George The Duck said...

Inigo, we is sad yoo is so sik and hasta go. Yoo will be all well agin tho and tha Bridge and lotsa our furriends is there and will makes yoo at home.
We are sendin lots a kitteh hugs n purrs n loves to yore fambly for their sads.
Purrrrrrrrs n luvs,
Sanjee, Boni Maroni, Mini, Gree, Pepi

HotMBC aka The Hotties said...

My duk George sented dat last comment fur us kittehs. Sorry bout dat! ~~Sanjee

"The Boys" and Karen said...

What a beautiful love story, but the ending's all wrong.

Inigo sounds like he was the perfect addition to your home at just the right time.

You'll have so many wonderful photos and memories, too.

We're sad for you and will keep you all in our thoughts and purryers.

"The Boys" and Karen

Rusty's Mom said...

After just losing my beautiful Rusty two weeks ago, I know how hard this is. Your brain tells you it's time and your heart breaks. Best wishes to you all and I can see how much you loved Inigo.

Always,

Rusty's Mom
http://rustykitty.blogspot.com

Danielle said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry. Indigo is such a sweet, loving, all-around great boy. We were hoping he would get better, but we also know that the time would eventually come. You have our deepest sympathies. (((lots of hugs)))

Junior and Orion said...

We hope our earlier comment made it here.

Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Junior and Orion said...

We are so very sorry for your loss Rumble family. We are sending tons of purrs and prayers to you at this sorrowful time. We are very sorry to see Inigo go, as we were just getting to know him.

Junior, Orion and Meowm

Josie said...

My kitty kids and I want to express our sympathies to you and your family. Many hugs and purrs coming your way.

Chesney Cats said...

We didn't know Inigo but we sure wish we did! He sounds like a wonderful kitty. We are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our hearts & purrayers.

Rose and the Royals said...

Our most sincere condolences to you, and prayers that soon the pain of your loss will give way to comfort and peace. Letting Our Furrbabies go free is perhaps the most heart-wrenching decision to make. But it is one made only with great love.

Our Hearts cry with you today...

Marlene said...

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We send our condolences and prayers to you.

Blessings on you all.

AFSS said...

Inigo is loved so well we know he will live in your hearts forever. Our Deepest Sympathy for your loss of a very amazing cat. Comforting purrs ~AFSS & (Prayers) Alasandra

carouselofliesandotherfunthings said...

I know of your kitties through Daisy's blog and The Poupounette and wanted to come here to extend my sympathies. You have all been through a lot and hopefully there is some comfort in knowing all of these good wishes are flowing your way. Take care.

arbed and edgar

Sagira said...

I am SO very sorry to hear this news. Sounds like he was the perfect kitty and sad that he didn't have a longer time with you here. May his little heart be pain free at the bridge. RIP little buddy. :(

Kat's Kats said...

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Kitty Horde come rushing up to Mom who is tearing up. She's been in the same situation as well. We all know how much you will miss Inigo. Da Boys say to give Rumbles lots and lots and lots of loving and get him a new brother or sister as soon as you can under the old adage of "One cat per lap, one lap per cat". (even though the Horde has been as high as 13 even though there were only 4 laps)

May the memories of love outweigh the grief of loss. None of you will forget the other, and you will all meet again. We know this. Hugs, kisses, purrs, & prayers.

Lin said...

Damn. I was hoping against hope that Inigo would make it. I'm so very sorry that your kitty friend had to pass to the Rainbow Bridge. Know that my Henry will be there to meet him, and to share his story with the very same diagnosis. (Henry died when he was 3 yrs old) It is an awful thing and none of us are prepared to lose a kitty, and one so young!

Hugs, my friend. I pray your heart is filled with love and the knowledge that you did everything and more for your kitty friend. I pray that you will take in another kitty when the time is right--to honor Inigo and the joy that he brought into your lives.

I am so very sorry.

Mr Puddy said...

We are broken hearted here. We are so sorry about Inigo. We send our deep purrs and sympathy to you at this difficult time.

Big Hug and Deep Puurs
Puddy and Boom

Nicole Larson said...

We are all so sorry! Inigo was so fortunate to have such a loving, concerned Rumblemum, Rumbledad and Rumblebro. We're all crying with you and sending you virtual hugs and healing purrs. Inigo will look after you all from across the Rainbow Bridge. I'm glad he'll have company on his journey.

Amy, Alexander and Nicole

Pierro said...

Dear Rumblefamily,
This was the most incredible tribute to such a giver of fluffy love, we just want you to know that Inigo Flufflebum will be greeted with open paws by the best mancat ever known, Mister Caesar my brother I never met, he was Prinnie's brother and mom said he was the greatest lovetiger ever. I know he will be there at the bridge.

We are crying, but we must always think of our dear buddy Inigo and everything he gave us. He was the best boy ever. I will never ever forget him because he was such a roll model for mancats.
Bonkbonks and loads of hugs.
just remember, you are not alone. we will all be there with our hands on your shoulders to give you strength.
Inigo will live on in our hearts. He had the best forever home, and he leaves a happy and content mancat!
God Speed Inigo <3

Wallas E Katt said...
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missbreezysbox said...

I'm so sorry to hear the news on Inigo. I feel your sorrow and recently had to do the humane thing myself.
I'm crying as I write this, I'm mourning every morning the past two weeks over Ozzbourne-my black lab.
I had him only 7 yrs., he was only 8, but a very aggressive tumor in his spine caused him to suffer.

The wonderful memories, smiles he gave you will help you through.

Take care,
Patricia

Joanna said...

Such a sad ending - poor Inigo. Love and sympathy to my friend Rumblepurr and RumbleMum and RumbleDad xxx
Smudge sends friendly meows and purrs to you too.

Forever Foster said...

Thankyou for sharing your darling boy with us, and allowing us to experience the gorgeous loveliness that was Inigo Flufflebum. We love him very much, and are holding you all in our hearts as you take this next step.

Rest in Peace, sweet Inigo. May the angels surround you with smooches until the day you're reunited with the rest of the Rumblefamily.

With much love and many purrs,
Fui, Suey, Lishy and mum Lissa.

Cheyenne -Millie said...

We are very sorry to hear this. We pray and purr for you that you will be comforted. Inigo will be with you again someday.

Wallas E Katt said...

A SONG FOR @INIGOFLUFFLEBUM & @RUMBLEPURR
-----------------------------------------
(sing to tune of 'Two Little Boys')
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Two little boys had two little toys
Each had a little Thwack
Gaily they played each summer’s day
Warriors both of course
One little chap then had a mishap
Broke off his thwacker’s tail
Wept for his toy, then cried with joy
As his young playmate said

Did you think I would leave you crying
When there's room on my tree for two
Climb up here, Rumbles and don't be crying
I can play just as fast with two
When we grow up we'll both be soldiers
And our thwackers will not be toys
And I wonder if we'll remember when we were
Two little boys

Long years past, floof came so fast
Bravely they playfighted away
Growling roared loud and in the mad crowd
Wounded and purring lay, up goes a shout
A cat dashes out, out from the ranks so blue
Gallops away to where Inigo lay, then came a voice he knew

Did you think I would leave you dieing
When there's room on my tree for two
Climb up here, Inigo we'll soon be playing
I can play just as fast with two
Did you say Inigo I'm all a-rumble, perhaps it's the battle’s noise
But I think it’s that I remember when we were two little boys

Do you think I would leave you dieing
There's room on my tree for two
Climb up here, Inigo we'll soon be playing
You’re up in the sky, so blue
Can you feel Inigo, I'm all a-rumble, yes - it's the purring noise
Because it is that I remember when we were Two Little Boys

----------------
* RIP Inigo *
@WallasEKatt & @IsaGold xox

(Credit to 'Two Little Boys', written by Theodore Morse, sung by Rolf Harris & others)

West 40 Cats said...

We are sendin purrs and hugs your way rumble family. We is so sorry about your loss.


Da Critters and Da Crazy Lady

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Sweet, sweet Inigo. As you make that gallant trip to the Bridge, know our thoughts and love are flying with you. You are such a character and loved by so many. Purrs of comfort go out to your Rumble family.

{hugs}
Goldie, Shade, Banshee and PM Danica

bebipelucha said...

I'm so sorry, I send you a lot of love for this sad moment (((HUGS)))

Noir the Texas Tabby said...

RumbleFamily: I will miss Inigo--and his comments. What a sweet, handsome mancat. Truly missed. We are sad here in Texas--all the prayers and the memories of your sweet boy. One night, when it is so quiet--you'll hear a familiar purr...

Noir, Mommy, MaxMaxx, Peyton, Earl Gray and our human Tommy.

Nikita Cat said...

Hugs, and purrs, and our deep condolenses to you, and yours, at this sad moment.

I have written some songs that might be of comfort right now, if you care to read them...

There are 2 Hymns for Cats, just follow the links...

http://www.opinionatedpussycat.com/2010/09/just-another-stroll-with-thee-elviras-first-stroll.html

Nikita Cat

and Elvira Mistress of Pussydom,

and Daddy Kiril, too!

Cyber-sibes said...

We're furiends of Noll's, and came to pay our respects. What a beautiful tribute to your gorgeous, sweet boy! We know you are heartbroken and grieving, but you gave him the greatest gift ever - to be freed from pain. Godspeed, Inigo

jack & moo

Derby, Ducky said...

Farewell Inigo, see you someday at The Bridge.

Meowers from Missouri said...

oh, woe, woe, woe!!! inigo, we wishes you din't hafta go, but we know you will be well at the bridge, an' that's what counts.

god's blessings on you, rumblefambly, an' may you haf peace in yer hearts as you remember your darling. and thank you fur sending his beloved thwack with him.

the meowers, the dbd, an' meower mom & dad. we send you many comforting hugs.

The Crew said...

What a moving tribute to your dear boy. We're so sorry to hear about Inigo. We know he'll be sadly missed.

The Crew & Crew's Mom

Morris said...

Sending the Rumblefamily so much love and purrs of comfort and *MassiveMegaMarmaladeMorrisHuggles* xxxxxx Our hearts hurt for you, and we wish we could find words that would help ease your pain. Please know that we are thinking of you.

Morris, NJ & Mr L.

Big Piney Woods Cats said...

We have never met, but share a horrible sadness in common. The loss of our furbaby. I helped Patches to the bridge Friday night. The pain is terrible and heart wrenching! We just want our babies back, healthy and whole, it is so final, somehow.

CalicoMom Toni

road-dog-tales said...

We're coming over from our friend, Pip's, to say how very sorry we are that your beautiful Inigo kitty won't be with you in the fur and we are so sad for your loss. We know he will always be in your hearts and we can see why everyone fell in love with him and will miss him terribly. Our thoughts are with you.

The Road Dogs & Mom

susiemunch said...

Dear Rumblepurr Family
The deep sadness I'm feeling for our loss of little Inigo is beyond anything I can put into words. I just cry and cry. I lost my beloved precious little girl, the love of my life, Susiemunch 5 months ago,and the pain is still like a knife jabbing into my heart...it's just not the same without her. I loved Inigo very much, you too, Rumblepurr, I love all my kitties here. It just about does me in when I lose one of ya. My heart goes out to you all, sweet Rumblepurr. One thing that might ease a little bit of the pain...Inigo is SO HAPPY now being at the Rainbow Bridge and being watched over by God's angels...he probably wouldn't want to come back here even if he could..cos it's SO SO WONDERFUL THERE. I don't mean to keep on and on..I just can't help it. It hurts so bad. Love you sweet Inigo, Susie Sansbury

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved family member and our beloved furriend.

All the TaylorSSSSS

Luna T. Katt said...

Such a sweet and beautiful cat, we're so sorry to hear the sad noos, you are in our purrayers. PURRS

Willow said...
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Willow said...

China Cat and I were so sad to find out about Inigo going to the Bridge. Inigo will be greatly missed and we are sending soft head bumps on over to you, Rumbles. And soft purrs to the whole family...

Purrrrrrrrrs, Willow and China Cat

Beth said...

I am so sorry for your loss. May God help you through this difficult time.
Beth

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We popped back today to say we are thinking abowt yoo all. We know how sad you must all feel.
We are worried abowr Rumbles missing his beautiful brother and feeling even sadder.
And we miss Inigo like mad.
Smoochies.

Cat with a Garden said...

We're sending purrs to your family during this sad time. This trip down memory lane was just wonderful, it really brought Inigo close to us. Thank you for "sharing" this special boy! The picture of him lying on his back in the boy room is so cute and funny. What a lovely, lovely mancat. Again, many purrs your way.
Siena, Chilli & mom

Clarissa said...

Our hearts are heavy and our eyes are leaking for sweet Inigo. We only knew Inigo a short time, and we loved him from the moment we saw him. It doesn't matter how long they are with us, it is never enough time.

*gentle purrs and headbonks*

Clarissa & Co.

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