Sunday, March 20, 2011

REST IN PEACE FRIDOLIN

King Fridolin 1.2 bis

12.04.1995 - 18.03.2011


This last Friday has been a very sad and traumatizing day for my boyfriend and I...

After having vanquished his terminal tumor in March 2010 (WCB #250 & WCB #251) our beloved soon to be 16 years old Fridolin (aka Kiki, Fridi, Köter, Kikinette, Féfette, Mosquito, Rätli, Äffli, Yammerli, Pinpin, Rabätli, Fledchen, etc...) was finally defeated by a form of cancer which attacked his whole body within a matter of days.

For a whole year he had been totally healthy, running around like a young cat, eating with appetite and showing only signs of vitality. Unfortunately, on the 11th of March his belly suddenly got extremely swollen and his digestive system started not working well anymore. On Tuesday the 15th the veterinary diagnosed a hairball problem and we were relieved to know that he didn't have a more serious problem. Alas, within a few days his condition degraded very fast and he stopped eating, began vomiting fluorescent bile, walked with much difficulty and showed symptoms of neurological disorder. So, on Friday the 18th, we called the vet again. This time his verdict was painstakingly negative and we felt as if our world crumbled down when he pronounced the word "euthanasia". Fridolin was suffering way too much and he had to get released from his pain as soon as possible .

This is how, on this sunny and bright spring afternoon of March our brave little fluffball left this world surrounded by love and light. With all my heart, I pray he has found peace and is in an ever better place now. He derserves it as he was such a courageous, angelic, beautiful and wonderful companion who brought us so much joy and gave us tons of affection.

Fridolin, we are already missing your wet kisses, cuddliness, uniqueness, smooth and lush coat, love-filled eyes, warm company, monkey-like races across the apartment, the sweet perfume of your squeaky-clean fur and the way you danced around our feet when we put on our shoes (we called it the "Schuhtanz/shoe dance").

You were a divine being with a golden soul who was sent to us by the Universe in order to make our life happier and you never complained or was unsatisfied with what we offered you. For that we are very thankful and we hope that you received all the attention you deserved.

Rest In Peace, dear Friend.

121 comments:

  1. So sorry for your loss. We lost our beloved Callie when she was only 3 years old to feline leukemia, and it was just heartbreaking. At least your lovely Fridolin did not have to suffer long. Sending lots of hugs your way!

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  2. Rest in Peace sweet Fridolin!
    *hugs* to you Rosa, I feel your sadness!

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  3. Oh Rosa, I'm so sorry. Losing a pet is like losing a part of your family. I'm sure Fridolin is now running around, happy and healthy, in a world full of cat nip, and love. ♥

    I'll keep you in my thoughts.

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  4. :-(((( oh Rosa, I am so so sorry to hear about this. Fridolin will be dearly missed.
    I hope you find some peace today.

    Angie

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  5. I'm so sorry to hear about your kitty. Your tribute and memories were lovely. You had so many wonderful years with him.

    It's always so difficult to lose our good friends. He's over the rainbow bridge. I'm sure you were wonderful to him in so many ways, and he knew it.

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  6. Bon courage Rosa. Il a du avoir une belle vie avec vous, Fridolin, je suis sûre qu'il repose en paix.

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  7. Rest in Peace, Fridolin. You were a beautiful, darling kitty and I know you will be sorely missed.

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  8. My condolences to you.

    Take care

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  9. So sorry for you and your family Rosa. Pets are more than family members in their loving selfless ways and capture more of us than we realize. May you find comfort in the memories of the years you have had with Fridolin.

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  10. I am so sorry rosa, I have no doubt that Fridolin had a most superb life with you. How could he have not.

    Bless him & bless you.

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  11. Ils nous donnent tellement d'amour... Une pensée pour toi et Fridolin de ma part et celle de ma boule de poils d'amour, Kenya, qui a eu 12ans.

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  12. I'm sorry to hear that you've loved your beloved kitty. But I'm sure he was so happy to have spent many happy years with you guys and lucky to have been so adored. Rest in peace, Fridolin.

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  13. Losing a loved one, be it a pet or a family must be very traumatizing! I am very sorry to hear about your loss Rosa.Little Fridolin will live forever in your heart and memory.

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  14. Oh Rosa, so sorry for your loss!
    Rest in Peace Fridolin!
    Hugs to you!!!
    Cherine

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  15. So sorry for the loss of Fridolin, he will be happy on the other side and smiling & purring down at you guys.

    Big hugs !

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  16. God bless your cat. I bet he had an amazing time with you!

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  17. My dear Rosa, I'm so very sorry Wise Fridolin left us. He remembered me of my Calvin he was a wise one too . I'm sure he is happy now as he has been with you. I send you all my love

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  18. Sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved pet...sending you lots of hugs Rosa.

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  19. Oh, Rosa, I was so sorry about Fridolin. I always enjoyed seeing your Weekend Cat Blogging pictures. It's so hard when we lose our sweet little ones.

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  20. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I hope you aren't too broken about it - you have to remember that your friend was old and sick and he's in a better place now.
    I almost lost my cat twice this year, she's sick too, but she's still fighting.

    Best.

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  21. Ces joiles boules de poil nous apportent tant de tendresse et de sérénité.
    J'ai réussi a en avoir un ...de mes petits sauvageons, il est adorable et super gentil et s'entend à merveille avec le petit York : le bonheur et la bonne humeur à la maison !
    Bisous

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  22. Rosa, I am so sorry about your loss. He surely had a great long life with lots of love.

    Hugs!

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  23. Hi Rosa
    I am sorry to hear, terrible news.
    Only you and your boyfriend knows the intense pain that accompanies the loss of your beloved Fridolin.

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  24. Rest in peace... Why can't cats and dogs live until they are 100?

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  25. So sad.........

    He is (was) beautiful.

    Courage...

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  26. Sorry,sorry dear Rosa, I know perfectly like you feel, hopr you and your friend will be better soon, xxxgloria

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  27. I'm so sorry to hear it, Rosa! I've been through it myself several times - Ari lived to be 20, Spot to 18, Tigger to 17, and Toto to 18. When they're with you that long, they are truly your family and part of your life.

    Fridolin is at peace and frolicking with the other kitties at the Rainbow Bridge, now. xox

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  28. I'm so sorry Rosa, so sad to lose a beloved member of the family this way.

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  29. Rosa am so sorry I grew up around animals the pain I cannot describe when they are gone. Hugs may you rest in peace fluffball

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  30. Oh Rosa, I am so sorry for your loss of your precious friend and companion, Fridolin. I can feel your sorrow through your words and know that he was a most beloved part of your lives! I pray that he is in a much better place too. And may he be playing somewhere ith my Felix and Mocha (cats), Dani, Amber, and Tina (dogs), and Ace (my horse) who have blessed my family's lives the last 30 years. They are all truly gifts to human beings and teach us about unconditional love!

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  31. Oh no. I'm so sorry Rosa. He was obviously a very good Kitty.

    He had a wonderfully long life with your guardianship.

    Much love and my condolences.
    xo

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  32. Hugs to you during this sad time. It is always such a joy to be loved by a cat and so hard to say goodbye to them. Fridolin I know was well loved and blessed to have been a part of your life as well.

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  33. Oh, no, I'm so sorry about Fridolin. I hope you will be ok. Hugs, Natasha

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  34. I'm so sorry to hear this sad news, Rosa. I know how hard it is to lose a beloved pet. They are like a part of the family. I hope it is a comfort to you to know that Fridolin is not suffering anymore.

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  35. Oh Rosa So sorry about your kitty. I'm sure your beloved Fridolin had a beautiful time with you and your family.

    Rest in Peace Fridolin <3

    Lots of Hugs for You,

    Aldy.

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  36. I'm sorry for the loss of your beloved cat. Such a sweet tribute.

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  37. I'm so sorry to hear about Fridolin Rosa. It was obvious how much he meant to you. May he rest in peace.

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  38. i'm so sad for you.... it'll get better. you had him a loooong time which is a blessing!

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  39. Das tut mir so leid. Fridolin wird sich im Katzenhimmel freuen, wenn an seinem Platz bald wieder ein Katzenbaby sich herumtollt.
    Liebe Grüsse.

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  40. We are so much attached to our little friend. Sorry to hear the loss of Fridolin.

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  41. Oh no :-( Rosa, I'm so sorry about your loss!

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  42. So sad, Rosa!
    But I'm sure there is a heaven for cats.
    Hugs

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  43. Oh, you poor thing :( I'm so sorry to hear about your loss! Hopefully he is in a better place now with no pain and frolicking with lots of catnip

    xoxo

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  44. Oh Rosa, I am sorry - he was so beautiful.
    Take care.

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  45. I'm sorry to hear that Rosa! Sounds like Fridolin had a long life full of love and loving thoughts to accompany his passing. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts!

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  46. hélas ils sont si attachants nos "bébés " chats, comment ne pas se sentir dévastée quand ils nous quittent, vous lui avez donné une vie de bonheur , il a éclairé votre quotidien...que cette lumière demeure en son nom

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  47. I am so sorry!
    Rest in Peace Fridolin!

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  48. Je t'embrasse très fort Rosa.

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  49. So sorry to her about your loss, Rosa. Sounds like you had many, many happy memories with him.

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  50. Gosh, so sorry to hear this terrible news. As a cat lover, I know how hard it is to loose a pet..

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  51. I am so sorry for your loss :-( May he rest in peace and be happy in the cats' heaven.
    Take care.

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  52. Oh Rosa, I'm sorry for the loss of your sweet and debonair Fridolin.

    You were both fortunate to have found each other, and shared in life's journey.

    May his lively spirit live in your hearts forever.

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  53. Rosa, I am so sorry to read about your loss. It is very difficult to loose a pet you love so much. I will never forget the dark days in my life after losing a furry best friend/sibling. Your sweet kitty was well loved & he now feels no pain. My prayers and hugs are with you my friend.

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  54. I'm so sorry Rosa... Je t'embrace tres fort!

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  55. i could not write without crying , i lost my OSKAR long time ago and yet still miss him so i know the loss ...
    Take care you 2
    Garance

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  56. I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful friend.

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  57. My heart breaks for you and your family dear Rosa...So sad...

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  58. je t'envoie de gros bisous de consolation, de bonnes ondes, ce sont nos enfants, ces monsters, ça me fait de la peine pour toi.
    courage !

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  59. I'm so sorry to hear about your kitty...:( May his spirit rest in peace!

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  60. Thts a lovely pic of ur cat Fridolin
    , so sorry to hear abt this:(

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  61. Rest in Peace Fridolin.
    Take care, Rosa.

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  62. So sorry for your loss; the tears came to my eyes when I read your blog. I lost a beloved dog about 3 years ago and was so hard- these dear pets will always have a place in our hearts. My condolences again.

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  63. I am so very sorry and this is written with tearful eyes and a sad heart.

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  64. What a sweet kitty! I'm so sorry for your loss.

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  65. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, Rosa. By the end of your post I was crying. Losing a loved pet is so hard. My thoughts are with you.

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  66. I am so sorry to hear the sad news about your beloved Fridolin...it is so hard to say goodbye to our furry friends...my thoughts are with you and your Beau!! xx

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  67. I am so very sorry Rosa. I know how hard it can be to lose a pet :( *HUGS*

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  68. C'est tellement plate la perte d'un animal... pour l'avoir vécu quelques fois :( Mes condoléances à vous deux!

    Je te souhaite tout de même une belle journée xx

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  69. So sorry to hear about your loss Rosa, but it definitely looks as if Fridolin has been truly loved.. It's sooo hard losing a pet and as I have been unfortunate enough to lose two of our beloved cats last year... I know how you feel. Wishing you strength to cope with missing a dear friend.
    Hugs
    Simone

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  70. I'm so sorry you have lost your "friend" and companion. I can only empathize with your loss, and wish you great memories of your beloved pet.

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  71. I had a cat that I loved dearly and can understand your pain. Désolée.

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  72. Rest in Peace Fridolin. I am so sorry to hear the news Rosa. We have many animals here and each one is a special little soul. I hope he has found peace and comfort.

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  73. aww the poor dear, I'm sure he enjoyed a grand life with many wonderful memories, treats and devotion from you both. my condolences on your loss

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  74. Rosa, I have not commented in months (though always read your blog) but I remember when Fridolin was ill last year, and I was so happy that he had conquered the tumor. I am so sorry to hear that he passed. Your love for him was always so apparent in how you wrote about him. All my condolences.

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  75. I'm so very sorry for your loss.

    Big hug,
    Paz

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  76. Oh Rosa, je suis désolée...j'ai perdu mon chat de 15 ans l'été dernier..je ne peux toujours pas pensé à lui sans avoir les larmes aux yeux...alors je ne peux que te comprendre..
    Bises. Marina

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  77. rende triste anche me questa notizia, carissima Rosa, anche noi abbiamo un gatto Mouffy che adoriamo, simile al tuo Fridolin....mi dispiace molto!

    bisous

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  78. So sorry to hear the sad news Rosa...rest in peace Fridolin...

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  79. So sorry for your loss. Thinking about you.

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  80. Oh la la, si tu savais à quel point je peux compatir à votre peine.
    Je n'ose pas imaginer le jour où Cartouche ...
    Ces petites bêtes prennent beaucoup plus de place dans nos maisons et nos coeurs qu'on ne voudrait l'admettre. Et c'est bien ainsi.
    Bien à toi
    verO

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  81. I am so sorry for your loss!!

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  82. J'ai pas tout compris, mais suffisamment pour te dire que c'est un très bel hommage que tu fais à Fridolin. Il restera à jamais dans ton coeur et ta peine s'apaisera avec le temps. En pensée avec toi hier, aujourd'hui et les jours venir.

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  83. My condolences Rosa. What a sad loss.

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  84. Oh no! So very sorry for you loss. He was a beauty, too.

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  85. So sorry to hear your lost. Stay well.

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  86. I am sorry for your loss Rosa. It is a lovely photo.

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  87. Je suis vraiment désolée pour ta perte.. :s
    C'est un beau souvenir..
    Bise et bonne journée

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  88. Oh rosa...I'm so sorry for you! I have two loved cats and I can imagine your sadness. What a beautiful kitty he was...
    Bisous
    Ronelle

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  89. I'm so, so sorry for your loss Rosa. I can only imagine how painful that must be. You're in my thoughts.

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  90. Rosa- I'm so so sorry for your loss. I've been there before and no matter what the situation is, it is always very sad and difficult. My heart goes out to you and your boyfriend...

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  91. I'm so sorry, Rosa. It's so sad to lose a loving friend like Fridolin.

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  92. sorry,sorry,sorry...rest in piece,Fridolin!

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  93. I'm so sorry Rosa, to hear about the loss of your beautiful cat. Fridolin will rest in peace, all my sincere condolences.
    Be well...

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  94. Oh Rosa -_- je suis tellement désolée. Je ne sais même pas quoi dire. Je sais que j'aurai le cœur brisé quand mes toutes petites s'endormiront, alors, je n'ose pas imaginer dans quel état tu es.
    Je te fais plein de bisous...

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  95. Rosa's, je suis de tout cœur avec toi. La douleur de perdre nos trésors..est toujours immense. Ils nous donnent tant d'amour. Nous avons perdu nos deux chiens il y a deux ans et la peine est toujours là...malgré deux adorables boule de poil qui nous donnent tout leur petit cœur !
    Bisous

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  96. I am so sorry Rosa, he was very fortunate to have you and take care of him. RIP.

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  97. Je sais pour l'avoir vécu il y a 3 ans, combien c'est douleur de prendre une telle decision même si c'est pour le bien de son compagnon. Toutes mes pensées t'accompagnent,je te fais de gros gros bisous.

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  98. Oh Rosa, I am just seeing this now and I am so sad for you. I know just what you're going through. these little furry creatures really do become part of the family and when they're gone, there is such a void. You gave him comfort and love while he was alive and he's now released to peace. I hope you can take comfort in that.

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  99. I know how it feels to lose a special friend and my thoughts are with you. This has been a sad year for you and I'm sorry to learn about Fridolin's death. Your beautiful photo and tribute brought tears to my eyes. Take care dear Rosa.

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  100. Rosa, I am so sorry for your loss of such a beloved pet. Having lost a couple of dear pets myself in the last few years, I completely understand and wish you the best as time passes, and the ache begins to heal.

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  101. Chère Rosa,
    Absente et rentrée seulement depuis hier au soir, j'apprends cette mauvaise nouvelle ! nous sommes si attachés à nos animaux...et tout ce que l'on peut dire c'est que nous les avons aimés et ils ont eu une belle vie grâce à nous et à cet amour ! courage Rosa, bises

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  102. We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Fridolin!! We just saw on Kashim, Othello & Salome's Blog!! We always enjoyed the lovely pictures of him on WCB!!
    ((((((((HUGGGGSSS)))))))) from your TX furiends<

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  103. this is so sad rosa. so sorry for your loss. RIP Fridolin.

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  104. Je suis bien désolée pour vous. Nous avons du stopper les souffrances de notre chien avant Noël et même si ce sont des animaux, ils font partie de notre vie. Il représentait aussi l'enfance de nos enfants et je comprends ces moments difficiles. Je ne doute pas qu'il ait eu en ta compagnie une vie plein de douceurs.
    Avec ma sympathie, Boljo

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  105. I am so sorry to hear about Fridolin. My thoughts are with you.

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  106. So sorry for your loss Rosa *hug hug* Rest in Peace dearest Fridolin.

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  107. Désolée pour ton minou. J'adore les chats et je compatis.

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  108. I´m so sorry to read your beloved cat just passed away. I used to have pets (I´m a dog girl) and I know how painful is to loose a member of your family (pets are family, right?).

    Wish you have better brighter days soon.

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  109. We are so sorry to hear about Fridolin. We're glad we got a chance to know him a little bit through WCB over the past few years.
    Sending you our thoughts and sympathies.

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  110. I'm just catching up on my blog reading and was greatly sorrowed to hear of Fridolin's demise. I know how much you loved him. Pets hold such a place in one's life! Fridolin was a very handsome cat and that is a lovely memorial picture you put up of him.

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  111. So sorry for your loss, Rosa. I am also a cat lover so I strongly empathsise with you. Although very sad, this is a beautifully written post. Much love to you!

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  112. Rosa, I didn't know, I'm so sad to read this, I can't imagine what you are feeling, or imagine that I can lose my loved one's.. I'm sincerely sorry for your loss.

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  113. I know I said this of Facebook already, but again I am so sorry for your loss. Fridolin is such a beauty and is now in a wonderful place I am sure.

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  114. so sorry for you loss, rosa <3

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  115. Sorry to hear about your loss. I can understand your pain... We lost our dear friend too earlier this month... I'm sure Fridolin is in a better world now - a world where there is no pain and suffering...

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  116. Dear Rosa, my heart goes out to you and yours. Fridolin was a dear cat to you, and is truly a loss. Much love and purrs to you.

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