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Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Please purr for Marzepan

We are all very, very sad at present. My cousin Marzepan is dying.

He is a lovely white kitty who came to live with my uncle's family over 18 years ago. He was one of four feral kittens born near the family home. He was very young and had to be bottle fed at first. At the time there was another male cat, Midnight, in the home who totally took over the mothering, to the extent of producing milk!!!! They have been inseparable ever since.

When Midnight was killed 18 months ago by a speeding motorist just outside their home, Marzepan went into a deep depression.

A few weeks ago, Marzepan was diagnosed to have inoperable cancer of the nose. The family did not want to put him to sleep because he didn't seem to be in any pain. In the last two days, he has not eaten much, only a few sips of milk and some soft minced beef. He has kept to his basket and slept most of the time. Very atypical of the active mancat with a big appetite for absolutely anything that was edible.

We would like to ask effurryone to purr for him so that he is comfortable in his last days. His mom is doing voluntary work in rural China and won't be coming home until July 23. While we all hope that he would stay with us long enough for his mom to say goodbye to him, it may not be possible. All we are hoping now is that his last days and passing be as peaceful and painless as possible.

Update
Thanks +++++ for all the purrs. The family is very appreciative of them. Marzepan seems to be a little better - he climbed out of his basket for a short time this morning. SS was in touch with his mom. She really would like to be back to see him before he leaves. Nineteen years is a long time to be together without saying a last goodbye. Please, please continue to purr for him. It's working!

53 comments:

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Such sad news - I will be purring a lot for Marzepan. I hope it helps to ease any pain he is suffering in his last days. :-(

ML said...

O, poor Marzepan.
I will go post this on the Cat Blogosphere so he can get lots and lots of purrs.
Iffen we can do anyfing, anyfing, you just ask.
Love & Purrs,
KC

Pablo said...

Oh dear. Thinking of poor Marzepan and his family.

The Paw Relations said...

So sad. Marzepan and his family are in our thoughts, purrs and prayers xxx

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

My heart is sad to hear Marzepan's story. I'm purring lots for him.

Kea said...

Oh, no, this is so hard. We are purring hard for Marzepan, for mercy and for peace of spirit, for an easy and gentle passing.

Universal Blessings and Light to him and to his mom, to all who love him.

Eric and Flynn said...

That is sad news. We are purring for Marzepan that he feels no pain and passes gently to The Bridge.

Freya's Staff said...

We're very sorr to hear that poor Marzepan isn't doin gver well. We're sending our softest ehaling purrs to him, and ALSO to his poor momcat, who cna't be by his side.

xxxx

Parker said...

I hope he is no pain and waits to cross so his Mommy can get home and say goodbye.
(((hugs))) and purrs...

Daisy said...

I am very sorry to hear about Marzepan. When it is time, I wish him a gentle crossing to the Bridge. Soft purrs.

AFSS said...

Such Sad News. We are sending comforting & healing purrs and our prayers that Marzepan's Mom gets a chance to tell him goodbye. (Hugs)

The Island Cats said...

We are so sorry to hear about Marzapan...we purr for him and his family....

Hannah and Lucy said...

Our thoughts are with dear Marzepan and his family. We are sending gentle purrs and headbutts to him. He will be healthy and running free when his time to cross the bridge comes.

SuziQCat said...

Very sad news...sending purrs to Marzepan.

Sweet Praline said...

I am sending special purrs for Marzepan that he will not suffer during his last days and that maybe his mom can make it home in time.

Jacqueline said...

Oh, Momo, we are so sorry to hear about your cousin Marzepan; we will purr loudly for him to feel only love as he goes toward the light...Our thoughts are with you and your family during this sad time...kisses and hugs sweet friend...Calle, Halle, Sukki

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

WE are so sorry to hear this news. We are all purring for Marzepan that he will feel no pain. 18 years is a long wonderful life. Purrs and hugs from all of us.
--JB
Pee Ess: we are interested in what your mom is doing in China.

Harry Spotter said...

Awww..purrs and prayers are on the way for Marzepan.

Sammy and Andy said...

We are purring for Marzepan and for all who love him. xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh MoMo we are so sorry that Marzepan is so sick. We are sending him lots and lots of purrs and prayers that he be comfortable during his time left and for his family as well.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Very sad news, especially with his mom away from home. We can imagine this is hard for her. We send lots of purrs and tail wags for Marzepan to be comfortable and to not suffer!

Junior and Orion said...

We are purring for Marzepan and his family!

Brian said...

Oh MoMO, my sisters and I are so very sorry to hear about sweet Marzepan. We are all sending purrs of love and peace.

The Lee County Clowder said...

We're hoping Marzepan is in no pain, and can hang on until his mom gets to give him one last {{hug}}.

ppuurrsss

Ikaika said...

We are sending gentle purrs to Marzepan to help him do whaterver he needs to do...

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Peaceful Sibe Vibes being sent to Marzepan -

Paws khrossed he'll wait fur his meowm

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

ABBY said...

We are purrin for Marzepan.
We do believes that Marzepan will be reunited with Midnight and then will be waiting for his Mom at the Rainbow Bridge.
WE sure hopes that she gets home before he has to says farewell.

When we light our candle we will offer up purrs for Marzepan.

{purrs}
Abby

Furkidsmom said...

Purrs and prayers for Marzepan. We hope he has an easy passing to the Bridge.


Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Nico, Simon and JayJay said...

Thinking of Marzepan & his family during this difficult time.

We are purring our softest rumbly purrs that he is comfortable & that his last days are happy and painless.

~Nico, Simon & JayJay

wildcatwoodscats said...

Sedning love and light to Marzipan as he lives his last days. we hope he has a gentle peaceful passing.

Fin said...

Purrrrs for sweet Marzepan!

Cory said...

9 purr motors are now purring special soft purrs for Marzepan.

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

We will purrrr for Marzepan, too!! We hope his Mom gets home in time to see him!!
Your TX furiends,

Cat with a Garden said...

We are joining in in the gentle purrs for your cousin Marzepan. It sounds like he had a fulfilled and long life and we too hope his passing will be peaceful. Please pass on our noselicks to all the humans, Momo.
Siena & Chilli

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Oh how terriblly sad we are at this story...dear Marzepan had a good life and must not suffer in the last days. I do hope his mommy can come home and hold him in her arms once more. That we will purrrr for real hard.

-d ma said...

the boyz and i will send our thoughts to marzepan...

The Creek Cats said...

We are very sad. We are purring very hard for Marzepan. (((hugs)))

Alasandra said...

Purrs and hugs for Marzepan and all of you, we will keep Marzepan and his family in our thoughts at this sad time.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We will carry on purring for Marzepan and hope Mom gets home in time to say goodbye.

The Island Cats said...

We continue to purr for Marzepan and we purray that his mom can make it home in time to see him. Hang in there, Marzepan!! Your mom is coming!!

Cat said...

So sorry for Marzepan and his mum who cannot be near.

The Lee County Clowder said...

Just checking in. We still purrrring for Marzepan.

Katie and Da Katz said...

Am purring for Marzepan and purring dat hims mommy is home to hold him when he goes over the bridge.

Katie and the Katz Gang

Derby, Ducky said...

PURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR, PURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.

Marzepan, hang on for a few more days dude, if you can, your lady would like it.

AFSS said...

Sending more purrs to Marzepan and family.

jimbo said...

Mommie Finn already got tears on her eyes... Oh, we are praying for Marzepan day and night. Praying helps, that's for sure!! Be strong! Please, be strong!

AttieCattie said...

purring verreh hard here for him. how sads. he must be needed at The Bridge, but he realleh hopes he can stay long enough to see his mommeh before he goes...

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Angel said...

Marzepan has been Blessed with 19 yrs. That's a long time for a Pussycat. We are all purring very hard for Him & hope his Mommy makes it home to be with Him. We are sure He is waiting for her.....
We purr that His trip to Rainbow Bridge will be painless and Peaceful , So Sorry :(
Love & Licks,
The Garden Cottage Kitties ~

Nico, Simon and JayJay said...

Thanks for the update on Marzepan. We will continue to purr our hardest for him!!

~Nico, Simon & JayJay :)

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

Oh we iz so soree fur da Marzipan.
We'll purr & purr & purr fur hoim & hiz momee to be togedder again.
Our eyez are leaky...
Dr T

Hannah and Lucy said...

Thanks for letting us know that Marzepan's family are home safe and are with him. We are so pleased that they are all together again. We hope he has some quality time left with them.
luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Sammy and Andy said...

We are so happy to learn that once again purrayers have been answered and Marzepan's mom got home to spend some time with him. We will continue sending up purrayers for Marzepan and family. xxxxxxxxxxx