Farewell to Harrison

Harrison is Naughty

The vet visit for Rhea and Harrison was uneventful.  The vet gave Harrison something to try and boost his appetite based on the idea that his issues were just part of the ups and downs of his digestive issues.  But when I came home after work Harrison had collapsed.

I managed to get into the vets again and after making him more comfortable we did some tests and there were signs of serious, multiple organ failures.  He was dying, and I let him go.

Harrison on the Steps

Now he is at peace, and we are the ones who suffer.

It helps that he surely would not have lasted long if I hadn’t taken him in, and that he enjoyed his ten months here.  I will miss him very much.

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56 Responses to Farewell to Harrison

  1. I’d become infatuated with Harrison from the first time you featured his pictures on your blog. To hear of his passing is profoundly sad, but I’m grateful he spent his last months of life with you. My thoughts are with you and Harrison tonight.

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  2. Catwoods says:

    I’m terribly sorry to read that you’ve lost Harrison. Wishing you peace and comfort.

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  3. I’m so sorry for your loss. Rest in peace, Harrison.
    Mitsu of Mitsubachicats’ Featherston Homestead
    >^;^<

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  4. squidgypigs says:

    Sorry for your loss.

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  5. Jo Woolf says:

    I am so sorry. Harrison was just love personified, and you gave him a happy and loving home which is all that any of us can give a cat. Sending lots of kind wishes.

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  6. Herman says:

    So sorry to read this sad news about Harrison. My thoughts are with you.

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  7. Andrea Kenner says:

    Oh no! I am so very sorry. Thank you for caring for him and for sharing his stories with us.

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  8. nadbugs says:

    I am soaking in your open-heartedness in taking in and caring for this little being through to the end, always, I’m sure, aware of the possibility that it might end like this. On my birthday. “Now he is at peace, and we are the ones who suffer.” So sad.

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  9. Anne Daigle says:

    He had a wonderful home for his last 10 months. I will miss his funny face on the posts. I am sorry for Anna to lose her friend.

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  10. We are so sorry to hear about Harrison. Purrs…..

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  11. niasunset says:

    I am so sorry to hear this, My love with you all. Not easy, always makes me so sad and cry. Harrison is an angel now.

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  12. So sorry to hear about Harrison. Sending warm thoughts and hugs.

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  14. Rest in peace sweet little Harrison; your time was too short for such an angelic soul. Very sad.

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  15. MizRobyn says:

    Oh, I’m so very sorry. I adored Harrison and his little old-man face. He was so lucky to spend his last months with you.

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  16. Wazeau says:

    I’m so sorry.

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  17. Connie says:

    I am so very sorry. My heart goes out to you at this difficult time

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  18. Val says:

    So sorry. He was such a little whipper snapper. You gave him joy at the end of his life. What better not than eating you want.

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  19. Lurkertype says:

    Oh, no! You know how much I loved the tough little guy. He fought as best he could. You made his last months much nicer (and gave him more of them).

    RIP little dude. Condolences to everyone.

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  20. pilch92 says:

    I am so sorry. Take comfort in knowing you gave him a love filled 10 months. I will miss reading about him and seeing his cute face.

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  21. kimkiminy says:

    Oh noes! So sorry for you and the other kitties. Harrison seemed like a wee ambassador sometimes. I was certainly pulling for his eventual recovery.

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    • Oldcat says:

      He certainly was afraid of nothing. But from experience there is a way that a sick cat refuses food that usually means things are serious. And the quick blood tests confirmed a lot of problems

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  22. Delaney says:

    Harrison was a sweet liitle guy and while I am quite saddened to know he’s gone, I am glad that he got to spend the last ten months in a place where he was well cared for, and most importantly, loved.

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  23. So sorry and sad for your loss. Little Harrison was truly adorable and no doubt left his pawprints on your hearts forever. I hope he is running happy and healthy over the Bridge now……

    Love, Sammy

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  24. Old Kitty says:

    We are very sorry to read about angel Harrison. Sending you all many purrs. Take care
    x

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  25. Mark's Mews says:

    Our Best Purrs Of Comfort to you all. We know what it is like to lose one of us, but not one so young. We know Harrison will have a safe journey to The Bridge…

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  26. Marg says:

    We are so so sorry about Harrison. Just know that you absolutely did the right thing by letting him go. And know he is at peace now and not hurting any more. Also you did the best you could for him. Sending lots of good thoughts and some big hugs too.

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  27. Bobbie says:

    We are so sorry, what a precious little one he was.
    Sending you purrs and prayers..
    ~ The Bunch and Mom Bobbie

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  28. Sabina Ayne says:

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Harrison had a wonderful home with you and was well loved. We send purrs and prayers you way. (We found you through Anne of Zoolatry).

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  29. Very sorry for this loss. You are in my thoughts.

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  30. While we did not know Harrison, we are sorry he had to leave. W
    We know what it is to lose a beloved kitty.
    Sending you comforting purrs.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  31. Brian says:

    We are so very sorry to hear about dear Harrison. Love and hugs from all of us here.

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  32. fivesibesmom says:

    I am so sorry for your loss…what a sweet little angel. He was lucky to have you and now is scampering free over the Rainbow Bridge. They surely take a piece of our hearts with them…

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  33. Although we hadn’t met Harrison, we are familiar with loss, so we came by to let you know how sorry we are about his journey to the bridge. We leave purrs and paw taps of comfort.

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  34. Forty Paws says:

    We are so very sorry that it was time for Harrison to cross over. Thank you for giving him 10 months with food, care, and comfort.

    Hugs from all of us at Forty Paws and Maw

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  35. We didn’t know Harrison, but we are so sorry for your loss. You have our deepest condolences.

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  36. I am so sorry to hear about Harrison. I know you gave him a lot of love in the short time he was with you. My thoughts are with you.

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  37. I did not know him but i see from his picture he is such a sweetheart. I am glad you two were able to enjoy each other as long as you did! Carol, Peaches & Paprika

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  38. dashkitten says:

    OH I am so sorry so very sorry you lost this beautiful treasure. You are not shedding tears alone.

    10 months? He had heaven on earth at home with you for 10 whole months!! You ROCK! You really do. He looks a lovely cat, and I wish he could have stayed longer with you.

    Small words I know but THANK YOU for being there for a cat in need. We have lost cats we took on as fospice cares, picked up as frail dumped souls, and like you no matter how sort or long their visit they have a place in our hearts that they do not give up.

    Sorry I’m rambling. We send our best love to you and know your loss hurts.

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  39. We just saw this on Zoolatry’s email. We are so very sorry that you lost this dear cat. Harrison was loved and part of your family for a wonderful 10 months. More than others have had. Now he is with you forever in your heart.

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  40. Oh, sweet baby. You will forever be in our hearts even though you weren’t with us very long.

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  41. Timmy Tomcat says:

    We are so sad hearing of Harrison’s passing. He was a real cats cat and so his going over the bridge is doubly sad. We send purrs and prayers to all in need!

    Timmy, Dad and Family

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  42. Kitty Cat Chronicles says:

    We are so very sorry for the loss of Harrison. Sending purrs and prayers of comfort to you…

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  43. I am so so sorry for this loss. I loved your little Harrison and will miss his adorable little face. My heart is broken for you. Sending purrs and hugs to you and your other kitties.

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  44. The Zoo says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Purrs to you all.

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  45. The Zoo says:

    We are so sorry for your loss.

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  46. Thank you for being kind enough to open your home to Harrison, and for making him feel loved and comfortable during his final months. My human and I are so sorry for your loss.

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  47. We are so very sorry to hear about Harrison. We are glad he was able to enjoy his time with you. ~Alasandra, The Cats (Socks, Scylla, Yin, Yang & Chimera) and Dogs (Fenris & Tuiren)

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  48. John Bellen says:

    What a sweet little face. And you are right: when they go, we suffer, terribly. Please accept my condolences. Godspeed, little Harrison.

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  49. we did not have the honor of knowing you Harrison, we are sorry and we send our sincerest sympathies to your family. Godspeed your journey to heaven ♥♥♥

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  50. Oh no! I am so sorry to find out about Harrison! Just from reading your blog regularly, I really felt like I got to know the little guy. I’m going to miss reading updates about him. At least you were able to give him a good, loving home in the final few months of his life.

    Rest in peace, Harrison. You will be missed 😦

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  51. Miss Peach says:

    Oh you sweet little angel boy….we are sad you had to leave so soon…I know you spread rainbows for those who loved you while you were here…wishing you a safe trip on the moonbeam to the heavens above.

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  52. KittNoir says:

    So sorry. At least he had a lovely home with you and the other kitties.

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  53. gaylek2 says:

    Condolences on your profound loss… Harrison, the handsome boy, is out of pain.

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  54. meowmeowmans says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Thank you for loving Harrison so much, and for your courageous and loving decision to let him go. Sending you gentle purrs and prayers as you mourn the loss of your beautiful boy.

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