The Big Piney Woods Cats

Monday, March 11, 2013

Mistrie Rose

I will be helping Mistrie Rose to the bridge today at 2:30.  She will be cremated and put in a jar next to Patches grave.  She just never got better, only worse, was suffering and I just couldn't watch her and have her pleading with me with her sweet meows to help her.  She was much worse this AM, She let me scoop her up and put her in the carrier, no problem, my sweet, wild feral girl!  I love you so!  Now it is time to be warm and happy and free of pain sweet girl.  You gave us 9 wonderful years.
The photo was taken in July,  2006. 

Posted by One Of The Girls at 12:19 PM


  • Blogger Eric and Flynn posted at 12:28 PM  
    Oh no! We are so sorry. She had a good and happy life with you on her terms. We know how much you are going to miss your beautiful feral girl and we send you purrs, and hugs from our mum.
  • Blogger Cheysuli and gemini posted at 12:38 PM  
    We are so very sorry to hear. Our purrs for you and Mistrie Rose. We know she had a good life in her wood shed, as she would have wanted as a feral girl.
  • Blogger Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs posted at 1:02 PM  
    We are so very sorry about Mistrie Rose. Purrs of comfort and sympathy.
  • Blogger Boots, Ozzie and Brenda posted at 1:15 PM  
    We are so sorry to hear this news. We had so hoped she would get better. Our most sincere condolences.

    Brenda, Boots & Ozzie
  • Blogger Jan's Funny Farm posted at 1:19 PM  
    Very sorry about your lovely feral girl.
  • Blogger Pierro posted at 1:31 PM  
    We are purring for a safe passage to eternal comfort.. and prayers for all of you dear friends.
  • Blogger Cathy Keisha posted at 1:33 PM  
    Coming to pay my respects to Mistrie Rose. *bows head* Run free. You lived life your way and left this world a better place.
  • Blogger Old Kitty posted at 1:33 PM  
    Oh my goodness. We are so so sorry to read this. Sweet Mistrie Rose - you are off to another adventure but your family will miss you very very very much. Hugs and purrs, x
  • Blogger Brian posted at 1:34 PM  
    We are so, so sorry. Run free dear girl, run free.
  • Blogger Robyn Harton posted at 1:34 PM  
    My BFF Mistrie, I will come purr with you and hold your paw for your journey. When I get there later we can tell sekrits. I'll visit the fairies in the Big Piney Woods and I bet I'll see you playing with them in the shadows. Love always, your bestest friend Gree
  • Blogger Cat posted at 1:36 PM  
    With tears we read your message and understand. We understand the pain, the sadness, the loss and we understand that you are doing this for sweet Mistrie Rose...that is the ultimate sacrifice and the hardest one. We know...we have also been in your place and know how hard it must be for you. Sending you hugs and lots of purrs and tailwags. Mom Cat and Tiny, Ellwood, Ginger, Elioth and Chouchou - WeezDaBadCats & DaMeenDawgs
  • Anonymous Marg posted at 1:51 PM  
    Oh that is so sad. Our Person has tears coming down her face. We understand how special feral cats are. She sure had a great home in that wood shed with a roof and plenty of good food. We sure send tons of purrs and many purrs. Also some mighty big hugs for taking care of her all this time. They are a special breed.
  • Blogger Simba posted at 2:02 PM  
    Ann sent us a message about Mistrie Rose. We are so sorry and send you gentle purrs. Run free, and pain free, sweet kitty.
  • Blogger Fuzzy Tales posted at 2:07 PM  
    We got Ann's message too and are so sorry it's her time to cross. We purray for a gentle and peaceful passing...Sending you hugs and purrs.
  • Blogger Cindy posted at 2:12 PM  
    I don't know you or Mistrie, but I pray the Jesus will comfort you at this time of your mourning. These animals are our babies.
  • Blogger Mo and The Purries posted at 2:16 PM  
    Sending condolences and sympathy from all of us at Purrchance To Dream.
  • Blogger The Meezers or Billy posted at 2:32 PM  
    oh sweet Mistrie Rose, we are so sorry that you had to go. We know that Patches was there, and gramma Trixie was there too to greet you. We loved you sweet girl and you will always be in our hearts too. {{{{HUGS}}} and love to you Mom Toni - because of you Mistrie Rose knew what love was.

    Sweet Mistrie Rose, we will meet you at the Bridge one day.

    Sammy, Miles, Billy and Nicky
  • Blogger ABBY posted at 2:32 PM  
    We so remember that Mistrie Rose loved her freedom and her magical fairy forest. She now resides with those magical fairies and we will always remember her for the beautiful spirit she was.

    The Last Battle
    If it should be that I grow frail and weak
    And pain should keep me from my sleep,
    Then will you do what must be done,
    For this -- the last battle -- can't be won.
    You will be sad I understand,
    But don't let grief then stay your hand,
    For on this day, more than the rest,
    Your love and friendship must stand the test.
    We have had so many happy years,
    You wouldn't want me to suffer so.
    When the time comes, please, let me go.
    Take me to where to my needs they'll tend,
    Only, stay with me till the end
    And hold me firm and speak to me
    Until my eyes no longer see.
    I know in time you will agree
    It is a kindness you do to me.
    Although my tail its last has waved,
    From pain and suffering I have been saved.
    Don't grieve that it must be you
    Who has to decide this thing to do;
    We've been so close -- we two -- these years,
    Don't let your heart hold any tears.
    ~ Unknown
  • Blogger Max posted at 2:34 PM  
    Aw, Mistrie...I'm really sorry. I'm glad you wandered into the perfectly right yard, because that gave you a pretty sweet life, but still...we're all gonna miss you. Give headbumps to Patches and all out other friends when you get to the Bridge...I'll see you on the other side.
  • Blogger Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy posted at 2:37 PM  
    We are sending our bestest purrs for all of you.
  • Blogger Jade, Myst and Blackie posted at 2:41 PM  
    We purr for Mistrie... go find Patches at Rainbow Bridge where you can run & play again. I'm sure our Ghost & Mia will be happy to see their friend.

    Purrs for you Toni...
  • Blogger The Lee County Clowder posted at 2:41 PM  
    Fare thee well, Mistrie Rose. May you run free and healthy at The Bridge. We are so sorry.
  • Anonymous Sue and Saffron posted at 2:43 PM  
    Although I never met her, Mistrie has been very special to me for many years - I love her as if she were my own.

    Safe journey sweet girl - you're leaving behind a huge hole in your Mum Toni's heart. You'll not be forgotten.

  • Blogger Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) posted at 2:48 PM  
    Our purrs for Mistrie and to all of you...
  • Blogger Poppy Q posted at 3:01 PM  
    So sorry for thd loss of your sweet tabby feral girl. It is tough to let them go.

    Julie and Poppy Q
  • Blogger Random Felines posted at 3:06 PM  
    safe journey Mistrie Rose. We know how much you loved her and cared for her.... and we are glad you will get a chance to show her some love before letting her go
  • Blogger Random Felines posted at 3:06 PM  
    safe journey Mistrie Rose. We know how much you loved her and cared for her.... and we are glad you will get a chance to show her some love before letting her go
  • Blogger Carolina Cats posted at 3:07 PM  
    Miss Mistrie Rose was such a lovely hostess when we all came for the Olympics. She shared her magical forest with us and we all loved her so very much. Thank you, Mom Toni, for respecting Mistrie Rose and letting her be the wild, free spirit she was meant to be. Thank you most of all for loving her enough to take her pain into your own heart when you helped her to the Bridge. We know that Mistrie is sharing stories with her sister Patches and lots of other old furrends. Her soul will journey with yours forever.

    Sending lots of love and purrs,
    Finnegan, Buddy, Jazzy & Mom Nora
  • Blogger Tillie and Georgia posted at 3:33 PM  
    We are sending comforting purrs to all of you as we know you will miss your sweet Mistrie Rose. She was a lucky kitty to have come to live in your yard and to know love,kindness and safety.The kindness in helping to end her suffering is something many outdoor ferals do not have.
    Goodbye Mistrie Rose. You will be missed.
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Treasure,Tiger,JJ and Julie
  • Blogger olrebbie posted at 3:45 PM  
    may the dear Blessed One gather you close today and carry you to the peace, joy, plenty, and warmth over the rainbow. many there await you to run and play and lie contentedly watching the fairies. purrs and gentle nose kisses to you and all the calico girls!
  • Blogger Katie Isabella posted at 3:47 PM  
    It completely just breaks my heart for your precious little girl and for you as her family. Farewell Mistrie Rose you beautiful dear little girl. Fly away home and rest well. We will all be coming to meet you by and by.
  • Blogger Karen Jo posted at 4:10 PM  
    I am so sorry that Mistrie Rose had to be helped to the Rainbow Bridge. I am so glad that she found you and you let her live in the shed and be as wild as she wanted to be. I am sure that she is having a good time with Patches. Herman may drop by to say hello.
  • Anonymous cats of wildcat woods posted at 4:16 PM  
    Mistrie Rose had a wonderful life with you and will remain in your heart forever. Surrounding you in love in light in your loss.
  • Blogger Team Tabby posted at 4:17 PM  
    We are thinking of you all, now that the time has come for Mistrie Rose to say good bye. May the past nine years with her, bring you comfort and wonderful memories.


  • Blogger Katz Tales posted at 4:18 PM  
    We're so sorry to hear this. We hope you are comforted by the fact that she had a wonderful life and that you are saving her pain and suffering. We just did the same for our senior kitty. It's devastating, isn't it?
  • Blogger Derby, Ducky posted at 4:33 PM  
    We send comforting purrs to you. Mistrie will have fun at The Bridge, free to play and watch for fairies.

    Whenever we see fairies in the future, we will remember you.
  • Blogger Amber DaWeenie posted at 4:39 PM  
    I'm so very sorry to hear that Mistrie Rose will be leaving you. I know she will leave behind so many good memories that will always be safe in your heart.
  • Anonymous Anonymous posted at 4:43 PM  
    I am so sorry and so heartbroken that sweet Mistrie Rose had to go to the Rainbow Bridge. Please know, Toni, that my thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Blogger Nancy posted at 5:01 PM  
    Little Nicky and I send our condolences on the passing of Mistrie. She was a beautiful kitty who had both live and freedom. We will miss her as well.
  • Blogger Nancy posted at 5:01 PM  
    LOVE and freedom.
  • Blogger Nancy posted at 5:02 PM  
    Little Nicky and I send our condolences on the passing of Mistrie. She was a beautiful kitty who had both live and freedom. We will miss her as well.
  • Blogger William posted at 5:26 PM  
    We are so so sorry, Toni. Mistrie will be in your heart and our memories forever. Purrs to you all in this sad time.
  • Blogger The Tower Hill Mob posted at 5:33 PM  
    We are so sorry to hear this! Mistrie was a lovely girl and will be missed. We will purr and pray for you all.
  • Blogger Maggie May posted at 5:35 PM  
    Run free, beautiful girl. Purrs to all of those left behind and are hurting from this great loss.
    Maggie May and The Creek Cats
  • Blogger A few Good Cats posted at 7:07 PM  
    We are sad to hear that Mistrie Rose has gone to the Bridge. She had a good life thanks to you.
  • Blogger Angel DaisyMae Maus posted at 7:34 PM  
    Me an' mom are so sorry. Mistrie Rose was assuredly greeted at the Bridge by DMM. Hugs from us.
  • Blogger Forty Paws posted at 8:07 PM  
    We are so very sorry to hear that Mistrie Rose had to leave. It is so difficult to let go of them, but now she is eating, and running free, and having a blast with those who went before across The Bridge. Many hugs and purrs and purrayers are being sent to you from all of us.

    Luf, Us and Maw
  • Blogger Shaggy and Scout posted at 8:35 PM  
    Sweet girl Mistrie Rose. You blessed Toni & the Calico Girls with many years of your joyful presence. You also blessed all us bloggers from the early years with your outdoors adventures. We remember you most vividly entertaining the fairies of the Piney Woods. When you walked up that driveway to Mom Toni you walked into the best life you could ever imagine. Thank you for letting us share her, Toni. You have done the right thing for her today Toni. I am certain when the light is just right, you will see her once again, full of life and vigor, playing with the bugs and chasing the leaves at the edge of the yard. Lynne
  • Blogger Charlemagne and Tamar posted at 8:45 PM  
    We're so sorry that Mistrie Rose had to go to the Bridge.

    Sending gentle purrs to comfort you during this sad time,

    Charlemagne, Tamar and Mal
  • Blogger Jeanne Pursell posted at 9:53 PM  
    I am so very sorry for your loss...
  • Blogger Cory posted at 9:54 PM  
    Sending you our most comforting purrs. We are so sorry for your loss.


    Cory and family
  • Blogger Quinn and Angel brandi posted at 9:56 PM  
    Angel brandi thought Mistrie Rose was a sweet girl, and I know they are having a party over the Bridge, and your sweet one will be able to join in and greet old friends and family.
    She'll be waiting for you, happy and feeling spry and joyous for your arrival.Find a special star and wish her happiness til she greets you again,and know that she is sending soft purrs to you. Just listen. Very quietly.
  • Blogger Ikaika posted at 10:14 PM  
    We are so sorry that your sweet feral girl girl had to go to the Bridge. We send gentle purrs and headbumps.

    Run free at the Bridge, lovely Mistri Rose ...

    'Kaika and the Yosemite cats
  • Blogger Mr Puddy posted at 11:27 PM  
    I'm so sorry for your Mistrie Rose.
    Rest in peace.Sending warm purrs to comfort you

    Mr. Puddy
  • Blogger Hannah and Lucy posted at 2:02 AM  
    We are sorry to hear that your sweet Mistrie Rose has had to leave for Rainbow Bridge. We know you will miss her very much and will leave a hole in your hearts. She will watch over you all with love.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
  • Blogger Dee . . . . . posted at 3:15 AM  
    We are so sorry that Mistrie Rose had to leave for the Bridge and send hugs and purrs for you all at this sad time.

    Run free Mistrie Rose, forever xxx
  • Blogger The Crew posted at 6:00 AM  
    We're so sorry to hear this and know you'll miss her terribly. You gave her many years of comfort and safety and we know she loved you, too.
  • Blogger ra husky posted at 8:40 AM  
    Soft husky woooooos,

  • Anonymous Colehaus Cats posted at 11:26 AM  
    We are so sorry to hear Mistrie Rose had to run off to the Bridge, but happy to know she will have lots of friends to play and purr with.
  • Blogger momsbusy posted at 7:25 PM  
    another sweet soul has left for the bridge. sending comforting purrs and prayers.

    kintaro, tt & buddy of kazoku neko
  • Blogger meowmeowmans posted at 7:36 PM  
    We are so sorry that Mistrie Rose had to run to the Bridge. Thank you for loving her so very much. Hugs, purrs and prayers to you at this time of sorrow.
  • Blogger Meowmepurr's Mumma posted at 10:21 PM  
    Leaky eyes here for you, our dear Toni. Yours was one of the first blogs we started reading back in '06. We ache for you, but we know that Mistrie Rose is talking to the fairies and running with sweet Patches Lady.

    Purrs and lots of hugs from Mumma Jan and the Gang.
  • Blogger Everycat posted at 4:36 AM  
    We are so sorry that beautiful Mistrie Rose had to leave. We know you gave her the best life a little feral girl could wish for. She will live on in your heart. Farewell pretty girl.

    Sending love and rumbly purrs to you all

    Gerry, Mungo & The Ape xx
  • Blogger Timmy Tomcat posted at 12:13 PM  
    Sending purrs of support. We know our Angels will help her feel welcome.
  • Blogger Terri posted at 12:24 PM  
    We are visiting from Alasandra's blog. We are sad to hear about Mistrie Rose. How wonderful she had your love and care for so many years. Sending purrs and hugs to you.
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