Friday, January 25, 2008

Thank you all

Wow. I can't believe the outpouring of support for my beautiful Clive. Thank you all for your words of support and encouragement. You've no idea how much it helps at times like this.

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Clive is not doing well. I'll save all the details because I'm sort of tired of talking about them. I'm exhausted physically (he's up all night) and mentally. I've decided against chemo for Clive, so we'll just make sure he is comfortable as he can be. Not the way I expected to spend my birthday today.

I wanted, and started, to write each person personally to thank them for their kind words, but it is too much at this time, so please know I've read all your notes to us. Extra hugs to your furbabies tonight.

Hugs & licks, Kathy & Clive

28 comments:

Daisy said...

I just read about Clive on Tesla's blog. I am sorry, and I hope Clive does very well. Many times cats and dogs do much better than you would expect, given the circumstances. My big sister Pixie was diagnosed with Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy over 6 years ago and she has outlasted everyone's expectations. It just teaches you to treasure every day.

CASPER AND PALS said...

Clive, tell your Momma not to worry about replying to our messages. We know this is a very tiring time for you both. Take this time to be with each other, to cuddle and to love each other.

Our thoughts are with you.

Love from Casper, Buddy, Nikki and Momma

Peanut said...

kathy,
Have as happy of a birthday as you can. Writing everyone would take to much time and energy. take care of yourself and Clive that is what is needed at this point.

Frasier said...

Hi
Hugs and kisses to you and Clive.Its not the easiest time but enjoy every moment you have with him.Mommy lost her last doggy to diabetes and when they found out he had 3 weeks to live.We will keep both of you in our prayers
Frasier and mommy

Hammer said...

Dear Kathy and Clive
We're really sorry to hear the bad news. Words are futile at times like this, but we wanted to let you know that we care.
Love from Hammer and his mum

Maggie & Mitch said...

We're thinking of you, Kathy and Clive! Happy birthday, Kathy!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

4xBs said...

hi Clive & mom, we don't want you to worry about writing us right now. just take care of each other and enjoy your time together. cuddle and give lots of loves and kisses. we will be thinking of you.

woofers

Kaz's Cats said...

Hi Kathy and Clive, We just read about Clive's bad vet visit on Tesla's blog. We're sending all of our purrayers and purrs to both of you - hang in there and enjoy being with each other, whatever else you do,

Purrs & gentle headbutts,

Gypsy & Tasha

Bogart said...

Big Aire Kisses to you all, I'm thinking of you Clive...

Love,
Bogart

Deefor said...

Hi Clive
I read about you on Lorenza's blog. I hope you are enjoying your days. We'll be barking for you.

Deefor

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

Hang in there buddy - we are thinking of you.

Big hugs to your mum - and best wishes for her barkday, I know how hard it must be for her :(

Love ya buddy.

Love
Opy

Waylon and Willie said...

We know this is a very hard time you for your mama... we are thinking of you and are in our prayers.

Many Sniffs,
Waylon, Willie, and Jennifer

Lorenza said...

Hi, Kathy and Clive.
My best wishes for your birthday! Yes, don't worry about replying to us. Sure we understand that you need to direct all you energy and attention to Clive.
I am thinking and praying for you.
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

The Husky in the Window said...

Oh Clive we are thinking of you and your mom. Give each other lots of hugs and kisses.

Husky Hugs, MayaMarie

Mickey said...

I heard about Clive from Tesla.I am so sorry. I hope the little fella feels good for a long time. He is lucky to have beans that love him.
Purrs Mickey

Roxie, Sammy and Andy said...

Clive, tell your mom to spend her time with you and not worry about responding to us. You two need to spend time together and enjoy each other's company. The only thing you need to know about the rest us is that we are here and we care.

Roxie, Sammy & Andy

powder-puff said...

Hey kathy and clive,

I am so sorry , and my heart aches for you.

I know that this is a very hard time for you both, so dont worry about replying and just spend time with your clive.

I will continue to keep clive in my prayers and hope for the best.

lots of love,
powder-puff

Stanley said...

Sweet Kathy,

No need to write to all of us. Please spend your energy taking care of Clive and yourself. We're all praying and hoping for the best.

Goober love,
Stanley

Simba said...

So glad Clive is on the mend. Sending him lots of nose licks.

Simba xx

Amber-Mae said...

Hi there Kathy! So sad to hear that Clive has not improved...You must be soooo exhausted taking care of him & making sure he's alright. We know you are very thankful for all of our wishes & comments so there's no need for you to thank each & everyone of us. Save your energy for poor Clive. I really hope he will get better soon. We're always here for you guys.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

goldenshade said...

Just read about Clive over at Tesla's. This must be a very upsetting time but he may surprise everyone. Extra hugs and cuddles are in order.

purrs to all,
Goldie and Shade

Evelyn said...

Dear Kathy and Clive,

How devastating. I've loved seeing Clive's pictures; he's always looked so healthy; and he's too young to have such a problem!! Sometimes life just isn't fair. We're sending you love and best good health wishes.

Evelyn & Sascha, Cincinnati

Jan said...

Happy Birthday, Kathy.

We're sorry about Clive and hope he does well, despite the bad news. We know you're doing what is best for him in the circumstances.

jans funny farm

Ivy said...

hey clive,
take good care of your mom. she needs extra luv. and i reelly hope you have a dogmiracle and get completely better.

luv ivy

The Meowers from Missouri said...

hello, clive. li'l tesla sent us ofur. we are furry sorry to hear you are feeling bad, an' we will purr an' purrray for you an' your mom. please ask her not to worry about replying--we all unnerstand how this makes you both feel; we has been there, too.

our woofie sister, xena, is furry old an' has tumors all ofur her, but she is goin' on wif her daily stuff pretty well. mom an' dad know that this will be ofur someday, but right now they enjoy efurry minute of efurry day wif her, an' even gif her extra treats, an' we don't even mind. we hopes you get extra treats an' lovins, too!

don't efur forget that you are your mommy's dearest clive, the dearest clive that efur was, an' you allus will be. you are in her heart forefur, an' this means you are sharing the furry best thing that can happen for a bean an' a woofie. that is a wonderful thing, an' we are glad for you.

purrs an' headbonks to you each--
nels, ed, nitro, and xing lu

Lacy said...

oooo Kathy... wish i could make it all better for u...and have Clive without pain and illness...but i cant...only thing i can do is give u my support and love...we no u cant reply to all of us..just b there for ur precious Clive at a time when he needs u the most...and i hope u get ur birthday wish, that Clive is better....

Peace,
;( lacylulu and mama...

Maya and Kena said...

Hey there Clive!
We've read about you on many other doggy bloggies and on the DWB news.... you poor little fellow...but don't worry, your humans really care fur you and they are doing their best to keep you comfy!
We are praying fur you buddy!
Wags and licks,
Maya and Kena

Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

Please do not worry about replying Kathy......

Take care of yourself. We are thinking of you at this sad time.

Love Jeannie and family.......xxxxxx