Saturday, January 03, 2009

Swift Wings, Bandit

And God asked the feline spirit
Are you ready to come home?
Oh, yes, quite so, replied the precious soul
And, as a cat, you know I am most able
To decide anything for myself.

Are you coming then? asked God.
Soon, replied the whiskered angel
But I must come slowly
For my human friends are troubled
For you see, they need me, quite certainly.

But don't they understand? asked God
That you'll never leave them?
That your souls are intertwined. For all eternity?
That nothing is created or destroyed?
It just is....forever and ever and ever.

Eventually they will understand,
Replied the glorious cat
For I will whisper into their hearts
That I am always with them
I just am....forever and ever and ever.

Author Unknown

Momma Bobbie here...
I grabbed him from the middle of the street,
Maybe the word is 1994.
He was a crazy little cat and loads of fun.
He was always in the middle of it all..

Bandit grew into a very handsome Mancat...

His last days were comfortable.

This morning I took him to the vet
and helped him cross over.
My sweet, crazy, beautiful boy is waiting for me now
along with Holly Belle, Georgia, Mr. Nicholas, Shay
All our Cat Blogosphere furiends at
The Rainbow Bridge

My tears have not stopped, I loved him so much,
he fought hard to stay with us.
Soar high Bandit, run fast, eat all you want.
We will meet again.
I love you crazy cat.....
~ Momma


  1. Oh we are so very sorry to hear about Bandit...we hope all the joy he brought you over the years helps you during this sad have our heartfelt condolences....

    Wally, Ernie, Zoey and mom Sue

  2. Hugs to you my good friend, know that Bandit is sending sweet purrs to you to let you know he is well now.

    Tik Tok

  3. Sorry you had to say goodbye to Bandit.

  4. We are so sorry to hear about Bandit. He looks like a real character. You are in our thoughts and Fat Eric is sending soft purrs and floofy headbutts.

  5. We're so very sorry to hear about Bandit. (((Hugs)))

    Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

  6. Anonymous1:58 PM

    We are so sad to hear that Bandit had to leave for the bridge. He's looking down, wishing you weren't so heartbroken about him leaving. ♥

  7. We send our warmest, most healing thoughts your way. The poem is lovely and Teri saved it to share with the Cat Hospital where she works. The words are soft and loving and very healing.

    Teri and the cats of Furrydance

  8. That was a beautiful tribute to a wonderful cat. Bandit was lucky to have such a great home! Nevertheless, always to be missed...

    Purring for you,
    Abby, Stygia, and Ms. C

  9. Bobbie, I am so very sorry.

  10. We are so sorry. We're sendin' purrs and love to all of you.

  11. We are so sorry to hear about Bandit. Our hearts are breaking for you. Purrs ~Socks, Scylla & Charybdis

  12. We are so sorry about Bandit. You had a lot of good years together to make happy memories and they will help you through the coming days and months.

    He was a handsome kitty and we know you will miss him.

  13. This made me cry so hard, sweet Bandit you may soar higher than the clouds and play until your hearts content, I say a prayer for you and your mum. Thanks for coming by

  14. I am so sorry to learn that it was Bandit's time to go to the Bridge. But gosh was he a lucky boy to have had so many happy years with you. That first photo made me smile as much as the last one made my heart heavy. Rest in peace, Bandit.

    My sincerest condolences to you.

  15. Oh no!! We are so sorry to hear that Bandit went to the Bridge.....2009 isn't starting out very well, is it? You are in our thoughts & prayers.

    Hugs & Purrs,
    Sammy, Festus, Emma & Mama Rhonda

  16. We are so sorry to hear about Bandit going to the bridge. We know he will be greatly missed. We are sending comforting purrs your way.
    Maggie May and The Creek Cats

  17. The mom ladies eyes are leaking really bad. We all held out hope that Bandit would pull through! Bandit will be greeted by all the other kittys that came before and we know for sure that our Fatty brought a bag of crunchies and she will share with him.

    Fly high sweet kitty, one day we all will be there with you!

    I is Jake!
    Mommy Bean Laure

  18. Oh Bobbie we are so sorry to hear about Bandit!!! Our eyes are leaking! We know he is running and leaping and watching over you!! Till we meet again Sweet Bandit!! ((((Hugs from our house to yours!)))))
    Your FL furiends,

  19. We're so sorry that Bandit had to leave you. You fought so hard to help him for so long, we know that he is looking down and watching over your household now. The photos are great. Our purrs and purrayers go out to all who loved Bandit, and who miss him now.


    Gypsy & Tasha & Karen (Mum)

  20. Dat is so furry sad about Bandit. We send you head butts and purrs and Mom sends hugs your way, too.

  21. I'm so sorry Bobbie...:(

  22. Oh Bobbie we are so sorry to hear about Bandit. The poem is beautiful, and we believe it wholeheartedly. We are sending purrs and hugs to you and your family.

  23. I'm so sorry, Bobbie. I sure wished there was something more to help him, but I know you did everything possible and them some. That crazy little boy is running around talking everyone's ear off across the bridge now. ((((hugs)))))

  24. Oh, Bobbie, we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  25. Oh no, we are so sorry tha handsome Bandit had to go to tha Bridge.
    We will miss him, such a cutie.
    I's maded him a graphif on tha CB if you or anyone wants to use it. It's in his honor wif part of his great poem on it.
    Love and Purrs,

  26. Oh sweetie, I'm so so sorry that you had to say goodbye to your special boy. You were just the best Mommy for him! He is happy and healthy at the Bridge and you will see him in what will just be a blink of an eye for him. I'm sending you loving thoughts.
    Gentle Hugs,

  27. we is gonna purray fur comfort ans healing fur yur famly.


  28. We are so very sorry to hear about Bandit. Our thoughts, purrs and prayers are with you. Your words brought tears to our eyes...

  29. We are very sorry to hear about Bandit. That poem is lovely. He will be waiting for you, with all the love you've given him these years, at the Bridge.

    You're in our thoughts and prayers.

  30. Keep the good memories close and listen for those whispers. We know your sorrow and send you purrd and prayers,

  31. Anonymous12:03 AM

    WE are so very sorry for you and wish we could take away your pain.
    Fly free handsome Bandit and make sure and visit your Mommy to let her know you will always be with her :)))

    warm puurs
    Vic and Momma :)))

  32. We're so sorry for your loss ... rest in peace Bandit.

  33. Oh, we are so sorry to hear that Bandit crossed over. We're sending tons of {{{hugs}}} and many many purrs and purrayers to you and your babies. He had a good long life with you. We're sorry that he was sick for so long. Bless his heart.

    Many hugs, Us & Maw

  34. So many losses here lately. May your beautiful Bandit boy rest softly! (((many hugs to you in your time of sadness)))

  35. I am so very sorry that Bandit had to go to the Rainbow Bridge. I hope that all the memories of the good times you had will sustain you now.

  36. We are sorry that Bandit has left for The Bridge. He was a delightful little fella and we were always pleased to see him and read about him. He was very special indeed. He'll be looking down on you now, kindly, blinking a good cat smile at you all, letting you know that he is well and that you gave him so much love.
    Rest well sweet Bandit.

    Purrs and love to you all

    Whicky, Angel, Oliver, Gerry & Mum

  37. Anonymous5:23 AM

    I am so sorry to hear about Bandit. But what a joy that he was catnapped into such a warm and loving home. He will be waiting at the Bridge for you ...


  38. Sharing our purrs and our prayers, with affection.

  39. So sorry to hear about Bandit. What a wonderful catnapping he had, and a wonderful home. Lots of purrs to you all.
    --JB, Misty, PooPoo and Bear too

  40. We are so sorry to hear that Bandit has gone on to the Bridge. That is a beautiful tribute to him and the poem made our eyes leak.
    We are sending purrs of condolence to you and (((hugs))) too.

  41. MomBobbie- we are so sorry to hear that Bandit has gone to the Bridge. He hadded a wonderful life full of love with you. He will be watching over all of you.

    Banit, we cannot say goodbye to another furriend, so we will just say "until we meet at the bridge"

  42. The pictures you posted of Bandit show his special personality. We are so very sorry.

    What a lovely tribute to him.

    Luxie & family

  43. We were so sorry to hear about Bandit crossing the Bridge, what a sweetie he was! Purrs to all of you during this sad time.

  44. We are so sorry for your loss. Sending lots of purrs to all of you!

    Junior, Orion and Meowm

  45. Oh we's so sorry to hear that Bandit had to cross the Bridge. Lots of purrs to alla yall!
    Alla Us Hotties

  46. Bobbie,
    Please accept our sincere sympathies. We ache for your loss of sweet Bandit.
    Parker, Puff, Powder, Rudy, Diamond, Mom Helen and Daddy Scott.
    ps - if you would not mind, send us your snail mail and e-mail addy, there is something we would like to do for Bandit's memory.
    Please e-mail to hmiller013ATwohDOTrrDotcom

  47. Anonymous9:12 PM

    It is a terrible feeling to lose one that we love so much. You will always have Bandit in your heart, and we hope those good memories give you some comfort now.

  48. We's so sorry! Bandit was certainly a lucky an bootiful boy. He better watch out fur Bonnie at da Bridge! She weren't happy unless she was grumpy, you know.
    Purrs an best wishes,
    Victor, Nina, & Tabbymom Jen

    PS In your Rainbow Bridge kitties, Bandit has the wrong year. It's already 2009, tho we're not sure we're finished with '08 yet. (((HUGS)))

  49. We are so sorry! That last picture of Bandit is so sweet - he had a good life and was loved so much - we know you will miss him terribly... Lots of purrs!

  50. I am so sorry to hear about my fellow tuxie, Bandit. My purrs are with you and your family in this trying time.


  51. We are so sorry to hear about Bandit. Sending you comforting purrs.

  52. Sweet Dreams, Bandit.

    We're all purring and sending strength to you and your family.

    the Cafe Cats

  53. Tears upon reading this - sorry for your loss - I too have a Bandit - Bandito, Dito for short, also black and white. We whisper to him, "we called you Bandito, because you stole our hearts."
    Deepest sympathy.

  54. Anonymous4:41 PM

    So hard to lose our best loved friends . . . Peace to Bandit in his travels, and to those of you who he's temporarily left behind.


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