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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Ramius

We had to put Ramius to sleep this week. He was ready to let go, even if we weren't. I'm going to take some time away from the blog for a bit. I'll be back when I'm ready to talk again. Thanks for understanding.

59 Comments:

Blogger Knitty said...

I am so very sorry to hear for your loss. I know he was a great companion. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

8:21 AM  
Anonymous Ann Phipps said...

This is such a tough thing to do - even after six years, I still mourn my beloved Cinnamon. Quiet time spent knitting and remembering him will help.

8:32 AM  
Blogger marlono said...

My family has been through this difficult time in the past. My thoughts are with you.

8:40 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

It's hard to say good-bye. {{{{hugs}}}} to all of you.

8:51 AM  
Blogger Joan said...

Oh,dear... very sad news. I will miss your stories about him, and I know there is a big hole in your family's heart right now. We'll be here when you're feeling up to blogging again.

8:53 AM  
Blogger Sandra said...

ah crap - I'm so sorry. He was such a regal addition to your posts - I feel for all of you, including Finn

9:08 AM  
Anonymous Cynthia said...

My heart goes out to you and your family. It's never easy to make that decision and so hard afterwards.

9:38 AM  
Anonymous Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

Knitting in peace & quiet with reflection of good memories of your beloved companion is certainly needed at a time like this.

10:19 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

I'm so sorry for you and your family. Everything you said about Ramius let us know that he was a loving cat with a wonderful personality. He will be missed and never forgotten.

11:09 AM  
Anonymous Sharon T said...

I'm so sorry for your loss of Ramius. We never get enough time with our beloved pets.

11:24 AM  
Blogger Amberpearl said...

It's not easy. It's two years since my Rocky cat departed and I still miss his ways. Lots of Hugs

11:31 AM  
OpenID kateohkatie said...

Oh no...I'm so sorry! ::massive hugs::

11:50 AM  
Blogger Fujiyamamama said...

I'm so sorry to hear bout Ramius.

11:55 AM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear about Ramius. We did the same thing in January, it is so, so hard to do. Hugs to you and your family right now.

11:57 AM  
Anonymous Gretchen said...

I'm so sorry. It's probably for the best for dear Ramius, but so hard for you. Take it easy - we'll be here when you get back.

12:09 PM  
Anonymous pennie said...

I'm sorry for your loss, Melanie. I'll be praying for your you and your family.

12:10 PM  
OpenID texanapurls said...

Sometimes life is very tough. Decisions have to be made. I'm so very sorry for your loss and will remember with fondness your stories about Ramius. Taking some time to heal with your loved ones and your knitting in your lap is just the right cup of tea. We'll be here when you're ready to write again.

12:22 PM  
Blogger kaykatrn said...

so sorry for your loss. There's not much you can do when a pet is ready to go, except keep all the wonderful memories. Heal up in your own time. We, your readers will be thinking of you.

12:23 PM  
Anonymous Bianca said...

I'm so sorry for you. Ramius was such a wonderful, beautiful cat. My thoughts are with you!

1:28 PM  
Blogger Laura47 said...

Oh, I'm so sorry! He was a beautiful boy, and I know you guys are heartbroken. Please accept my condolences.

1:30 PM  
Blogger Claire said...

We're never ready to part from our loved ones. Hugs to you all.

1:31 PM  
Blogger Kathleen C. said...

Oh dear, I am so very sorry for the loss!
He was a beautiful, sweet, loving cat.

1:58 PM  
Blogger Mommyleek said...

Usually just a lurker, but wanted to add my sentiments on your family's loss. He was a wonderful and lovely cat. Thank you for sharing him with us over the years. May the pain heal quickly for you all, but the memory of your cherished companion always remain.

2:04 PM  
Blogger auntiemichal said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Ramius was such a good knitting kitty, and we'll miss hearing about his escapades.

2:05 PM  
Anonymous Bea said...

Melanie, your loss is shared by many of us who have gone through it. Remembering all the funny and sweet times with Ramius will help. We've gone through it a few times now and its never easy but time will help ease the pain.

3:09 PM  
OpenID meezermeowmy said...

God blessed you with the friendship of a wonderful cat. Now my prayer is for comfort in fond remembrance.

3:21 PM  
Anonymous Whitney said...

Oh no. I'm so sorry.

5:03 PM  
Anonymous Karen said...

I'm so sorry. *hugs* I always loved the pictures of Ramius that you posted here. You and your family will be in our prayers.

5:36 PM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

I am so sorry.

5:37 PM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

I had to do the same thing two years ago with one of my cats 15 yrs old and then 6 months later my cat that was 2 yrs old - my thoughts are with you and your family!

5:47 PM  
Blogger Susanne said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss.

5:55 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

I am so, so sorry. I know how difficult that decision is to make. Know it was an act of love for Ramius. He was beautiful and I know you all will miss him. Someday you will again be able to smile when you think of him. Believe me, but it does take time. Take care.

6:10 PM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

I am so sorry for your loss. We had to put down our dog several years ago and it still hurts. Thoughts and hugs your way.

6:39 PM  
Blogger Sheri said...

So very sorry to hear about Ramius. I will alway remember him though, he's laying on one of the shawl patterns I bought from you years ago. Hugs to you all.
Sheri in Georgia

6:39 PM  
Anonymous Madeline said...

How very heartbreaking for you all. I'm so sorry.

6:41 PM  
Blogger Beth Gray said...

I'm so very sorry to hear this, it's so hard to do. He was a handsome kitty, and he'll be in your heart, and ours who follow your blog, forever. Hugs and good thoughts to you and yours.

6:58 PM  
Anonymous Kay said...

I'm so sorry. He was a handsome boy and I know you loved him so much.

7:17 PM  
Anonymous mzjen said...

My Rocky and Sasha wish him well. They will look for him when it's their turn. I know how you hurt.

8:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I so sorry. Spend the time that you need taking care of yourselves. My prayers are with you.

Lynn

10:23 PM  
Blogger Doogle Knits said...

So sorry to hear this sad news. We all love our fur babies so much. Hugs to you and your family.

10:37 PM  
Blogger trainlady said...

I am so very sorry. I know how difficult it is to make the decision to let our furred family members go. Peace to you and your family.

6:57 AM  
Blogger Syd said...

I am so sorry, I know how much it hurts. Even when it is the right time for him. I wish I had the right words to help ease the pain, but I don't. You were both lucky to have each other, he was such a beautiful cat with his own personality. He was a part of your family and a part of your life and he is loved and missed.

7:46 AM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

Oh that's so sad. I'm so sorry. x

10:56 AM  
Anonymous Kendra said...

I am so sorry. I'll give my schnauzer, Morgen, an extra-big hug tonight in Ramius' honor.

12:27 PM  
Blogger Jan said...

Ramius was such a beautiful cat. I'm truly sorry.

1:28 PM  
Blogger Connie Peterson said...

Oh, how sad. My thoughts are with you. May your memories of this wonderful cat fill your heart and heal the pain.

2:07 PM  
Anonymous Geri said...

One of the hardest things we do is let go of those trusting pals that give so much to us.

4:17 PM  
Blogger Tiny Tyrant said...

For very sorry for your loss. He was a beautiful feline.

Hugs and scritches to Finn too.

6:59 PM  
Blogger DragonsChest said...

I'm very sorry to hear this. :(

11:03 PM  
Blogger Walden said...

I am so very sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

11:24 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

I'm so very sorry to hear of Ramius' passing; he was a very important part of your family and a very regal representative for the blog. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult of times.

4:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So very sorry - I've admired him and enjoyed his contributions to the blog, including his patient modeling of various creations. :-)

Hang on to the fun and happy memories - they'll never go away.

6:53 PM  
Anonymous Mary said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Our pets become family members, and their loss is very deeply mourned. I'm typing through my tears for you.

Mary

3:45 AM  
Anonymous Catherine said...

So sorry to hear about Ramius. He was such a beautiful cat. Thanks for sharing his stories with us all these years!

2:08 PM  
Blogger Cindy said...

So sorry for you! He will always be with you in your mind.

5:55 PM  
Anonymous Janet said...

So, so sorry. I've said a prayer for you and your family.

6:54 PM  
OpenID talullahsworld said...

Melanie, I am so very sorry about Ramius and I know how difficult this must be for you and the entire family. All of you are in our thoughts and if you want or need to talk, I'm here for you when ever you feel the need or ready to.

11:42 AM  
OpenID talullahsworld said...

Melanie, I am so very sorry about Ramius and I know how difficult this must be for you and the entire family. All of you are in our thoughts and if you want or need to talk, I'm here for you when ever you feel the need or ready to.

11:43 AM  
Blogger Judy said...

I am a lurker here, but had to comment. I had to put my Munchkins down Oct 19 and it hurts like all get out. He had been hit by a car. I had had him since birth and still have his Mama and one brother. I feel your pain.

Judy

4:32 PM  

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