Thursday, March 8, 2012

In memory of Ballon

Ballon

We had to say goodbye to Avalon's older brother Ballon today. His liver had stopped functioning properly due to old age and he passed away Sunday night. We loved him as desperately as anyone might love his own child. He wasn't smart (he had the extraordinary capability of missing jumps that were not even as high as he was, even after judging the difficulty for several long minutes), but he was the kindest cat ever to set paw on this planet. Ballon was just shy of seventeen years old. Here are some of his most beautiful pictures.

le meilleur chat du monde
Ballon
Ballon
Our Cherished Pets

72 comments:

ra husky said...

Soft husky woooos,

RA

Cathy Keisha said...

He was gorgeous! I'm going stay for a while and pay my respects to Ballon. *bows head in silence*

Sarra said...

He was a ginger and white version of my hatty that crossed the bridge in 2010

Random Felines said...

We are so sorry for your loss.....we know he will be missed - and was greeted warmly as he crossed the Bridge. He was a very handsome mancat...

meowmeowmans said...

We're sorry that Ballon had to run off to the Rainbow Bridge. It's clear from your lovely tribute that he was deeply loved by you and all lucky enough to know him. Gentle purrs and prayers to you and your family.

Mei said...

I'm so sorry! We lost our own cat this week as well. I hope they are out there playing together somewhere....
<3

Repositório said...

I´m so very sorry about Baloon!!!!
RIP dear kitty.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Very sorry for your loss. We know you are missing Ballon! Sending lots of pawhugs.

Paty A. said...

sorry for your loss... he will be with you always!

KC and The Sherwood Bunch said...

What a beautiful boy.
We are sending purrs and purrayers to you.
We also made a tribute post to Balon on The Cat Blogosphere.
Love & Purrs,
KC & Kitties

Harry Spotter said...

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

Laila and Minchie said...

We are so sorry for your loss. RIP sweet Ballon.

The Island Cats said...

We are so sorry to hear about Ballon. Comforting purrs and headbutts to you...

JC said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. Oh but what fun he must have had in those seventeen years.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Rest in peace, Ballon.....purrrr....meow!

ABBY said...

Sending our deepest purrs
Rest in peace Ballon
Purrs
Abby

Oui Oui said...

We saw the news about Ballon and wanted to say our hearts are with you. He sounds like a kitty who came before, Attila, not very smart but oh so sweet and loving! We know how much he will he missed and we are purring for all of you.

CRIZ LAI said...

Deepest condolences from all of us over here. Rest in peace Ballon.

Criz & the J Family Kitties

Cara n Crew said...

We are so sorry for your loss. What wonderful pictures of Ballon! Thank you for sharing. Purrs and prayers of comfort from all of us-

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

Forty Paws said...

We are so very sorry that Ballon has crossed over. It is so sad to lose a loved one. Many hugs and purrs and purrayers to you from us.

Luf, Us

Cory said...

Rest in peace sweet Ballon.

We are so sorry for your loss. Purrs from all of us.

Cory and family

My anxious life said...

So sad to hear. I dread the day I lose my babies.

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Our condolences to the Family on the loss of Ballon!! Purrrs and hugs from all of us!!
Your TX furiends,

The Furries of Whisppy said...

We're so sorry to hear Ballon has flown to the RB. Those are beautiful photos of him. Hugs to everyone.

Eva @View from the Hillside said...

He was beautiful. So sorry for you loss.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Ballon looks like he was just a precious sweetie. We're sorry it was his time to pass, because it leaves a huge hole in your heart, but glad he had a wonderful life with you.

Purrs to you all at this time.

Stephan Jankovic said...

I miss you so much my little son, may you be in peace. Life without you will never be the same.

Love you.

Brian said...

I am so very sorry to hear about your sweet Ballon. My sisters and I send you lots of purrs and many hugs.

DogsMom said...

sorry for your loss. I know the pains and hope they get gentler for you in time. The memories stay sweet.

Jami Creager said...

I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. We lost our Jack Russell who was also very much like a child to us ( even a year older than our oldest daughter so she was always kind of our "first born") I completely understand how hard that is..

The line about him missing his jumps on occasion made me giggle a bit though, as I have a very clumsy cat in my home who does that frequently and then shakes it off as though to say "I meant to do that". They really do have the most fantastic and interesting personalities.

Shari said...

Very sorry for your loss.

Our furry family members sure do leave a hole when they leave us.

Sandra Tyler said...

I'm crying. It's been years and years since I lost our most favorite cat, Trigger, but like yesterday that I remember that empty space when he wasn't around my ankles. He lived to 18. 17 is a great long life for a cat. Hugs. Visiting from the warrior hop.

Donna Heber said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear about your precious Ballon. He is so adorable. My heart goes out to you as I have been in this position. I'm visiting from Friendship Friday.

Introducing Mr. Cool said...

Awww So sorry about your cat. He was a very handsome feline. Sometimes animals just become part of the family & it hurts. I know what you mean. I'm your latest follower. Very nice to meet you.

Heather Williams said...

We love them forever. Look in the shadows from time to time and you'll catch a glimpse of a little visitor.

Xmasdolly said...

Sorry to hear about your Kitty. We lost our puppy a few a years ago (she was 17 yrs old, but always our puppy). I hope they're playing together. Have a good weekend.

Red Rose said...

Poor Ballon. I hope he is purring and playing in Heaven. I'm so sorry for the loss of your baby.

The Cat From Hell said...

Oh! Our hearts is crying with yous! We sends yous comforting purrs and headbutts and we KNOWS Balloon is waiting over the bridge.
Kisses
Nellie, Kozmo, the hairy slobbery sisters Bob and Sam and Mommy and Daddy

Everycat said...

Beautiful Ballon, we are sorry you had to leave. What a sweethearted cat you were. We sing you to The Bridge with rumbly purrs and love and send hugs and purrs for your family.

Oliver and Gerry

heyitsjethere said...

Hey, it's Jet here. May Ballon join all the other loved pets over the Rainbow Bridge.

Lisa Brown said...

My heart goes out to you - the loss of a dear pet is hard. Beautifuc SOOCs though - a great way to remember Balloon.

Close to Home said...

sorry to hear about your loss. This must be very painful. New follower from Weekend hop.

Ryker The Tonkinese said...

oh we're so so very sorry to hear about Balloon! Our hearts ache for you...they are like our beloved children and their loss echoes through every facet of our lives. Hugs to you at this time....

Cricket of Tripping Tuesdays said...

I am so sorry to hear about your kitty cat. It is very painful losing a furry member of the family, and I hope that time helps heal you.

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Please take care, Cricket.

Saturday Sadie said...

I'm so sorry to hear that Ballon passed away. He was a beautiful kitty! We lost our own standard calico, Tabitha, a little over a year ago when her kidneys failed. She was only 14-years-old. Such a shame kitties grace our lives for so brief a time.

Yona said...

Sorry to hear about your cat. It's always hard when you lose a furry member of the family. Stopping by from Friendship Friday at Create with Joy.

SoCo mom said...

What a beautiful cat. I am sorry -- our feline friends are family too.

Nanny McFur said...

Awww so sorry. He was a beautiful cat.

Nerissa said...

He was beautiful. He'll be up in heaven now, jumping perfectly from cloud to cloud.

The Joke Puppy said...

Your lifetime of sweet memories with Ballon will allow him to live on in your hearts forever. My condolences !

Christine said...

Our thoughts and prayers! He was a great looker!

Lisa Weidknecht said...

I miss my Midas. Thanks for linking up with the Planet Weidknecht Wet and Windy Weekend Hop!

Marvelous Mommy said...

:( Aw I'm so sorry! He's so cute! Thanks for linking up today with SOOC Saturday!

Heather said...

Ah! I'm sorry to read about Ballon's passing. :( He did look like a kind cat and was lucky have such loving parents. He's definitely in a better place.

Stopping by from the Share you Blog Posts Meme.

About JollyJilly said...

I just lost my cat of 16 years. She was my constant buddy so is greatly missed and much love. Hugs to your family as I really understand the loss.

Michelle said...

Sorry about your loss!

Auggie said...

What a sweetie! He looked so precious and cuddly. It's always hard to lose a family pet but I believe they turn into little angels to watch over you when they've moved on.

Comfort to you and those who loved him well.

Sjoerd said...

Onze poes is nu 24 of misschien 24,5 als ze toch een najaarspoes is. Ze heeft geen enkele tand meer. Ze is stokdoof. Ze wast zichzelf niet meer. Dus regelmatig borstelen en wassen. Ze heeft schildklierproblemen, dus elke dag een pil (doet ze niet moeilijk over). Ze heeft staar en ziet dus vogels niet meer zoals vroeger. Die weten dat ook, dus merels lopen rustig op een paar meter langs haar terwijl onze poes dat niet ziet. Vissen bij de vijver interesseert haar ook niet meer. Ze is wel heel gezellig, is gek op kaas en geeft duidelijk aan dat ze wel meer lust! Wil graag op schoot en slaapt erg veel. Ze wordt dement: weet soms niet meer hoe het kattenluik werkt! plast soms voor de kattenbak ipv erin. Toch hoop ik dat ze nog ons nog lang blijft vergezellen!

christymg said...

Aww so sorry, I am a fellow cat lover and I know how it feels to lose a furry baby. Rest in peace Balloon.
Following you from the blog hop.

Cheryl Lage said...

Omigoodness. So sorry for your loss. :( RIP, Sweet Ballon.

Trev said...

Sorry for your loss.

Shopping Tips and Tricks said...

Awwww, always so hard to lose a favorite pet. :( So sorry.

Following from the Alexa Drop Hop.

Ruth
http://shoppingtipsandtricks.com

Winnie said...

Very sorry for your loss
Ballon was an extremely lucky cat - he had you as a family, and he was very happy in his life - it shows in each of the photos

Shannon Quinn said...

Found you on the Welcome Wednesday Blog Hop & following:) Please follow back at www.rockpaperscissorscreate.blogspot.com
Thanks! By t he way, I also have a Catster account set up (I saw your Catster button on the side) I'll have to go and add you as a friend on there:)

StarTraci said...

We lost my 17-year old cat last winter and it was heart-breaking. My husband and I had the cat longer than we had been married. Sorry for your loss. I know that it is no little loss.

Traci

Auggie said...

Aw, Venessa. I'm so sorry to hear about your little friend. He was a cutie!

TLouise said...

I'm sorry for your loss. Very pretty cat.

Rachel Marie said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss :( I love my animals like children, so I know exactly how you feel. He was such a beautiful cat. Great coloring :) I'm your newest follower from the hop, so even though I am new, I am here for ya :) feel free to follow back the happily ever after project Hugs sweetie<3

Create With Joy said...

Rest in peace, dear Balloon. The Friendship Friday Community at Create With Joy mourns your loss.

Special Hugs from Tsunami & Legend

Camoprincess1986 said...

Sorry to read of your loss of Ballon :( loosing a pet is like loosing a family member! So sad but know he is with you in spirit
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Jenn Erickson said...

What a beautiful and sweet furry companion. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Kingsland kennels said...

Sorry for your loss.He was a great looker!

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