Friday 16 December 2011

Farewell Friday - Admiral and Kai

We heard yesterday that our beautiful, sweet friend Admiral Hestorb had suddenly sailed away to the Bridge. We are still in shock as she and her Mom put on such a brave face all the way to the end. We will miss you, Dear Friend. Your posts were always so full of love and your comments always so generous and kind. Until we meet again...

We hope you don't mind us borrowing a photo of you.

Today, we would also like to say farewell to another friend, a magnificent woofie called KAI. He belonged to Dr. C who looks after us all with such caring and kindness. #1 says she will never forget the first time she set eyes on him. She loved those eyes. Kai was a Sarloos Wolfhound, a breed created in the Netherlands in the 1930s by crossing German shepherds and wolves. He was utterly gentle despite his very imposing stature:

We can imagine how much his sister Saka (on the right in the photo below), and Dr.C and her family will miss him.


  1. Our condolences about your friends journey to the bridge :( We hadn't heard of those wolf dogs before, even though I am ALWAYS getting called a wolf. I am sure they would be lovely dogs. Perhaps they will get another one for Shaka.


  2. We are still so sad that Admiral is gone, hers will be missed.
    And Kai was a beautiful dog.
    We's nefurr seen one of those before.
    Love & Purrs,

  3. I am very sad about Admiral, too. And so sorry about the loss of your friend Kai. What a beautiful doggie he was.

  4. We still feel so sad for Carole about sweet Admiral having to sail away. They both loved each other so much. And another loss - your sweet woofie friend Kai - purrs for you and for Kai's humans and sister woofie. Wish that beloved fur children could all stay forever.

  5. A sad day in the blogosphere but we are sure the angel cats and dogs are happy to see Admiral & Kai.

    Purrs to all of you!

  6. What a sad day. We send soft purrs to Dr. C and Shaka.

  7. Purring for all who have crossed the Bridge

  8. We are sorry you have lost your woofie friend Kai he looked a very gentle dog.
    We are so shocked last evening to read the sad news about Admiral - we knew she had her problems and needed medication as her Mum and our Mum both used to come up with ideas for getting the tablets to go down without a fuss. Sweet Admiral had pill pockets and our Hannah gets hers heavily disguised! We will miss her beautiful face on the CB.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  9. This is indeed a very sad day. The Bridge has seen some amazing creatures pass over. We shall be looking for the northern lights to know they are playing safely.....

  10. So many good friends that are passing before us! Some animals are extra special, and when we lose them, we feel a real loss. My condolences on the loss of your friend Kai.

  11. We paid a visit to Carole yesterday with some words of comfort.We were just beginning to get to know the Admiral through The Ladies Of Autumn.We hope she didn't suffer.
    Rest in peace sweet Kai.You looked like the gentlest of souls and we are certain you will be sorely missed by all who loved you.
    the critters in The Cottage xo

  12. Admirals Mom here: Thank you so much my dear friend. And I am sorry for the loss of your woofie furiend too. He looks so gentle and sweet.

  13. It seems like there has been so much sadness lately in the blogosphere. My purrs go out to everyone suffering from a loss.

  14. I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your friends. :(

  15. We are very sorry to hear about your friends.

    take care
    Clive & Murray

  16. We were very sad to learn about dear Admiral too.
    We send purrs to Dr C. and Saka. Kai looks like he was a lovely woofie.
    Purrs Tillie & Georgia,
    Tiger,Treasure and JJ
    PeeEss: We really liked the new ornament for Vidock ;) heehee

  17. We are sad too with so many kitties running off to the bridge. Those woofies look nice, well at least mum likes them.

  18. Such a sad day everywhere. Soft woos and gentle hugs to the families of Admiral and Kai.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  19. These are sad times lately. We are very sad to hear about Admiral and your friend Kai as well.

  20. Sorry to hear of your losses. Our Calvin has been gone just less than 3 weeks and I am still crying.
    It's a wonderful gift to have these creatures with us, but a terrible pain to lose them. Happy memories are wished to you all.

  21. So many loss of so many beautiful souls...
    Mom is all teary eyed again.
    But what a beautiful tribute! Thank you for letting us be part of this.

    Maxx and mommy

  22. Although we did not know Admiral, we do know that she was deeply loved by all of her friends and admirers. God speed, dear Admiral.
    I remember when you introduced us to these handsome dogs in an earlier post. They are so lovely with their beautiful, soft, mesmerizing eyes. When you look into their intelligent faced, you know they are thinking beings. I love all animals but am a complete cat lady. These lovely dogs, just like your Tommy, just touch something in me that I can't explain. We send our love and prayers to his family and especially his sister whom he leaves behind.


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