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RIP Caramon

PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:47 pm
by Hieraco
You have brought us years of smiles and laughter. You opened our eyes to the child like wonder of discovery and exploration from your feline perspective.
Bast guide you to the endless Bowl of Gooshy in the sky. You will be fondly remembered by us all.

--
Knuckles the Mafia Cat
Carmella Findus Pixel Schroedinger
Esmerellda - Spookie cat
and The Menagerie of random kitties that visit us

Re: RIP Caramon

PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:25 am
by julesli
I just lost my cat to a long wasting battle with pancreatic cancer. He too went purring into the night, it's the best thing we can do as pet owners. My co-worker is just now dealing with her 4 yr old cat with kidney failure also and will probably have to put him down soon. Our thoughts are with yours.

Re: RIP Caramon

PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:32 am
by Magdalena
:( *gives hugs to Mel and J*

I do not look foward to that day when my Kiki does pass away -
my thoughts are with you guys. *raises a glass of Vodka for Cameron*

Re: RIP Caramon

PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:13 am
by zfiledh
I didn't want to believe it when I first found out from scarybaldguy. I still didn't believe it when I saw Mel's post in her LJ.

But then I scrolled down to read the comments--and I started to tear up.

My sincerest condolences to Mel, J, and Raistlin.

Re: RIP Caramon

PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:25 am
by Elunora
RIP Caramon. I've been reading your comic for quite some time now It brings me so much joy when there is a new one seriously but decided to join the forums to offer my deepest sympathies :( sorry to hear about Caramon but his spirit will live on in Snooch :)

Re: RIP Caramon

PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:56 am
by Tinna
I am so sorry for your loss, my families little beauty (Mandla) died about 3 months ago, also from kidney failure, and i know how hard it is to say goodbye.

Re: RIP Caramon

PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:18 am
by fuzzybeard2016
*pours a shot of tequila for Caramon on the floor*

My deepest condolences to J, Mel and Raist! *goddamit, I seem to have something in my eye...*

Re: RIP Caramon

PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:54 am
by SuzanR
Sounds like he was a great cat. We've certainly enjoyed the character he inspired over the years!

Suzan
Aphrodite
Freya
Fuzzrat

Re: RIP Caramon

PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:04 am
by sheridan101
Hard to know what to say in a situation like this even having been through it as many times and with multiple species
also i too am dealing with the inevitable passing of Sheba (who came with my wife). She has learned to tolerate my odd social behavour as have learned that since she was raised by a small dog the normal cat social morays do not apply.
but i digress.
My Darling Pet (that would be the wife who prefers i call her that in public forums that or her twitter name @weirdandshy ) first words after i read today eulogy was " I wonder hoe Raist is taking it"
and i must concur i wonder as well. some cats roll with it other pine away. hopefully Eben's RL counterpart is the former.

Re: RIP Caramon

PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:28 am
by simianlovedoc
My condolences to you, we lost our "Snooch" in April. I am so very glad that he was stoned at the end, it is so very Snooch-like. He was a beautiful boy and will live forever, loved by so many.

Re: RIP Caramon

PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:49 am
by Liam2112
you have my and my sweetie's condolences. Russian blues are very special cats.. if they like you, you stay liked.. if they don't, well....

i have lost several cats in the past to kidney disease.. i'm glad he went out as " captian of the carpet ship"


hell, i know that's the way I'd like to go out.


Cheers

Re: RIP Caramon

PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:50 am
by mathias42
I registered just to tell you how sorry I am to hear about this. I've been reading for about four years, Eben and Snooch have been part of my daily routine.

I spent much of 2005 and 2006 doing a blog for our cat Moses, http://www.moseskitty.blogspot.com/ but when we lost him I found it too painful to continue. I think it is very brave of you to continue Two Lumps after this. I realize how difficult that will be.

We will remember Cameron as we continue to read. Thank you for sharing.

Re: RIP Caramon

PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:03 am
by dianekikiula
So sorry for your loss. :(

Re: RIP Caramon

PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:36 am
by youngl
I was saddened to learn about Caramon, and extend my sympathies to all of you. As a cat owner myself, I know how much joy and hilarity they add as members of the family, and how big a hole they leave when they're gone.

Re: RIP Caramon

PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:48 am
by equiraptor
RIP Caramon. We, too, lost our giant cat this past spring. He, too, died in our arms. We share your pain. Well wishes to Raistlin, I hope he copes well.

Re: RIP Caramon

PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:02 am
by ravencatt
I'm glad that Two Lumps will continue. And I know the meaning of maintaining something as a memorial to a very special feline.

July 8, 2008 my gray kitty Smoke passed away. He was a furry angel helping me through some very tough times. I still have his sister, his niece, and his cousin kitties supporting me (and keeping me in line). Smoke is in my thoughts and prayers every day still. And in my professional and personal spaces, I keep a gray kitty of some shape/form, to remember the good times and still have him there to give me a furry shoulder when I need it most. He may have departed but his warmth will always remain.

Re: RIP Caramon

PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:05 am
by MsDarkstar
I'm another who is a long time reader who registered just today so I could offer condolences on the passing of Caramon.

Eben and Snooch have brightened many a day for me.

Hugs for Mel & J and an extra helping of Gooshy & some belly rubs for Raist.

Re: RIP Caramon

PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:32 am
by Azhchay
I am so sorry to hear of Caramon's passing. My heart goes out to Mel, James, and Raist. I've followed Two Lumps since mid-2006 when a friend sent me a cute comic about a poor kitty who thought life was woe, darkness, and teh sad. While being "consoled" by his abrasive brother, the sun came back and the attack of the emo cloud was over. I could not stop giggling, and (while at work, mind you) went through and read every single archived comic. Since then I have been hooked on Eben and Snooch's antics, as well as frequently sending the comics along with the comment of "SO TRUE!"

I'm glad Caramon had friends and family around at the end, and was as comfortable as he could possibly be. And I am amazed at the courage in the decision to keep Two Lumps going with Snooch.

We bring our pets into our homes and hearts. We know that they will only be there for a short while, but are never ever prepared for when they must leave. My two are currently 5 1/2 and 3 years of age, and I'm already dreading the end, even though both are in prime health. I lost one of the cats that lived at my parents' house (They are in Texas. I'm in Georgia.) this past April, and one of the few things that gives me comfort is knowing that we provided her with 16 1/2 years of love, and comfort, and pampering, and care.

I am not a religious person, now. But at 7 years old when my first family cat died (he was 17 and had survived not one but TWO human babies) I asked my mom if cats went to Heaven. She looked at me with tears in her eyes and said "Well, Heaven is supposed to be the most wonderful place you could possibly imagine, right? Well, I can't see it being that amazing of a place if cats aren't there."

I'm sure Caramon is there. Waiting for both of y'all (no matter how he tried to say he didn't like James). And will be extremely disgruntled in having to wait so long to get his gooshyfood.

*hugs from Georgia*

Re: RIP Caramon

PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:43 am
by witchcat07
Like a lot of the previous posters, I registered here for the express purpose of conveying my condolences for your loss. :(

If you can, please let us know how Raist is reacting to this. I know for some kitties it is hard to recover when their lifetime playmate is suddenly gone. Best wishes to you all.

Re: RIP Caramon

PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:50 am
by serasmommy81
I've been a reader for a while now, but never joined the forum until today.
You have my deepest sympathy. Feline family members can be just as hard to lose as the human ones... My cats were always my babies, and I miss every one of them that has moved on to that big catnip patch in the sky.
Warmest Regards to you, Mel and Raist!

Re: RIP Caramon

PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:51 am
by Dlinthe
My heart goes out to all of you. I lost my Bailey, a beautiful Maine Coone, last July to a sudden illness. I had 10 days from the time I knew he was sick to the time I had to let him go. It's very hard.

Since then, however, I've been blessed by the company of two Russian Blue mixes (the other two parts are Siamese and Egyptian Mau). One is very Snooch-like, and the other very Eben-esque. After living with them for the past seven months, Two Lumps has taken on a whole new light for me. It was very sad to read that this morning. *warm, and unfortunately tearful, hugs all around*

Re: RIP Caramon

PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:58 am
by sarahp
RIP Caramon, it sounds like you had a great life, and were very loved.

How's Raistlin coping without his brother?

Hugs to you both, and scritches for Raist.

Re: RIP Caramon

PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:08 am
by tcatt11
My condolences. I have read and loved every single strip of Two Lumps, and am hurting from here for your loss.

Re: RIP Caramon

PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:25 am
by kiatrix
*hugs*

Re: RIP Caramon

PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:43 am
by Analyst_R_I
My condolences. I've done that twice and it never get's any easier.