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  • I am so, so sorry.

    October 26, 2005
  • Oh, I am so sorry.

    October 26, 2005
  • Hardest of all to lose a pet so unexpectedly. I’ll be thinking of you both tonight.

    October 26, 2005
  • Oh my god I’m so sorry 🙁 🙁 🙁 Poor Zoot. My condolences to you my friend. So sorry.

    October 26, 2005
  • Very sorry to hear of your loss.

    Pardon me while I go hug my own cats and sniffle.

    October 26, 2005
  • This is sad news. My condolences.

    October 26, 2005
  • Shit. I don’t know what to say.

    October 26, 2005
  • It’s sad to lose a pet so suddenly. I’ll miss her rude comments. They were such a treat.

    October 26, 2005
  • I know I’m just another hairless person, but I will miss the Zoot too.

    October 26, 2005
  • Bob, I’m so sorry. I never met her in the flesh, but I got a strong sense of her through her blog. She was one of a kind. I will miss her.

    Keeping you in my thoughts.

    October 26, 2005
  • I raise the finger for cruel entities who would deign to kill great pets.

    Zoot? You were one of a kind. I am so, so sorry, Bob.

    October 26, 2005
  • sympathy

    October 26, 2005
  • Bob, I’m so sorry to hear this. We adopted our own Luna in similar circumstances around the same time. I’m glad you were able to give her a safe home and the time she might not have had otherwise.

    October 26, 2005
  • I’m so sorry for your loss.

    October 26, 2005
  • It’s so sad; I’m so sorry. I had to put my kitty of 13 years down earlier this year, and it was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. Amazing how much these little furry people become part of our lives.

    October 26, 2005
  • That crazy little lump under the covers will be missed.

    October 26, 2005
  • Ella will miss Zoot. 🙁

    October 26, 2005
  • I found you through ‘s journal and just wanted to say that my heart goes out to you. What a sweet-faced kitty and what a great name.

    October 26, 2005
  • We’ll all miss Zoot. I’m so sorry.

    October 26, 2005
  • Oh, man. Our thoughts and warm feelings go to you. Apparently she passed peacefully, so there’s some comfort in that.

    Now I have an urge to go find MeToo and listen to her purr on my lap.

    October 26, 2005
  • *toasts * May you be reunited with her on the other side of Rainbow Bridge. *goes to cuddle own furries*

    October 26, 2005
  • Oh, Bob, I am so so sorry. Zoot made my life happier through my darkest hours. I will think of her and of you. What a good (well good for cats) girl she was.

    October 26, 2005
  • I’ve been typing and deleting and retyping dozens of times. Nothing does any good. We are somewhat used to putting animals down, dealing with our grief in a hospital setting, but nothing prepares us for a death at home.

    You were a wonderful father to that little kitten, as you were to Baby, and you saved her life. I think she knew that and was grateful, perhaps even a bit resentful at being indebted to a hairless monkey. The length of her life was woefully short, but she was happy, and if that isn’t the true measure of a life, I don’t know what is. I have no proof of this, but I also have no doubts.

    She was a beautiful girl, and she will be missed. I’m so sorry, times a thousand, that she was taken from you.

    October 26, 2005
  • Oh no. I am so sorry that she is gone. She wrote like a furry little Dorothy Parker, but I am sure she was a sweet and loving soul. Her life with you was the greatest thing that could have happened for her during her time here. We will be thinking of you here in the Weaselden.

    October 26, 2005
  • I am sorry to hear of your loss. It is so sad to lose a friend and loved one so suddenly. My deepest sympathies to you.

    October 26, 2005
  • So sorry. It’s hard to lose our companians, especially when they write so well. She had a great extra two years that you gave her by saving her.

    October 26, 2005
  • Oh, damn. I’m so sorry, Bob.

    October 26, 2005
  • Sympathies

    My sincere sympathies. May I suggest the following:
    http://www.petloss.com/
    http://www.pet-loss.net/
    -Lori (re-routed from Kij Johnson’s page)

    October 26, 2005
  • May the Lady Bast skritch her in her favorite places. My condolences, and my Snickers sends prrrs.

    October 26, 2005
  • i’m very sorry to hear for your loss…there’s nothing words can do to help you truly heal from something like this, but my thoughts are with you and zoot. 🙁

    October 26, 2005
  • Bob, I’m so sorry to hear this – I could tell from “her” blog that you two were very loving and affectionate with one another. She was obviously a very special kitty.

    From previous experience, I know that losing a beloved kitty is very very difficult. My only word of advise is to think about getting a new kitty (or two, or three!) soon.

    useless internet (((((HUGS)))))

    October 26, 2005
  • So sorry to hear the sad news. Two is way too young. My condolences to you.

    October 26, 2005
  • Dear Bob –

    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Tatsuko has brought me sanity so many times lately; I can’t imagine what it’ll be like to finally lose her. My Helen was so dear to me. People with children perhaps don’t realize how important our pets are to us.

    I’ll miss her LJ comments, too.

    Love (in a masculine, heterosexual manner),
    Chris

    October 26, 2005
  • I came by way of ‘s site. Very sorry for your loss. I almost lost my most recent little foundling last year due to a vaccine reaction, and it was very frightening, to say the least. The House of the Feline Four mourns with you.

    October 26, 2005
  • I also came by way of ‘s journal. Sorry about Zoot.

    Blessed be her next life, which transcends the other nine she had among us.

    October 27, 2005
  • Anonymous

    Zoot will be missed. Sorry for you loss, pal.

    Bill the lesser

    October 27, 2005
  • Deepest sympathies. :o(

    October 27, 2005
  • you and zoot will remain in my thoughts. heartbreaking.

    October 27, 2005
  • I’m so sorry to hear of your loss 🙁

    October 29, 2005
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    November 02, 2005
  • Anonymous

    Condolences

    Bob, this is Godzilla.

    My deepest sympathies over Zoot. She was adorable, and I’m sorry I never got to meet her in person.

    I can think of nothing to say, except the usual cliches. Pets can be the such exceedingly good friends, closer than many human friends, and it’s hard to bear their loss.

    You rescued her and made her happy her whole life, though. That’s important to remember.

    Deepest condolences,

    Mary T

    November 02, 2005

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