Riverstone, Michael and Daniel's Kitty

Then There Were 2… Riverstone is Gone

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42 thoughts on “Then There Were 2… Riverstone is Gone

  • August 22, 2018 at 2:38 am
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    I am sorry Daniel and Mikey. I will remember Riverstone for her love for her Guys, being a free spirit and teaching us all to live in the moment and enjoy life.

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  • August 21, 2018 at 6:23 am
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    Mikey and Daniel, I’m so sorry to hwar Riverstone is gone. It’s never easy to lose a beloved furry family member. She will be greatly missed not just by you and Daniel but also all those her knew her through your stories, posts, pics, and videos of her. Have fun at the Rainbow Bridge, Riverstone. 😥😥💔💔

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  • August 20, 2018 at 6:45 pm
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    Do not give up hope for her return. My grandson’s cat disappeared also. He was gone and of course after weeks of searching we thought he had crossed over also. After 5 weeks, my grandson hear a meow from a bush near the house. It was his cat. Skinny and really ragged looking but he returned home. He was free to roam also, just like Riverstone but when he got home after those long 5 weeks he got grounded for a month. He’s still happy, heathy and roaming the land gathering goodies for his family. Never give up hope. 🙂

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  • August 20, 2018 at 3:26 pm
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    I’m so sorry! I had two angel babies that were orphaned. I bottle fed and hand raised them into two big, gorgeous boys. Roy weighed in at 18 lbs. and looked like a jet-black panther. Cecil, who was orange and white, weighed in at 22 lbs. They were my babies until one day when Roy developed a nasty cough. The vet diagnosed him with lung cancer. The treatments failed and I had to say goodbye to my precious baby. In the wake of Roy’s loss, Cecil began to rapidly lose weight. He had no interest in food. The vet, finding no other cause for his decline, said he was grieving for his brother. Just over a month after Roy, I lost my Cecil also. My babies had been with me for 18 years. My heart was crushed. I know your pain.

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  • August 20, 2018 at 3:18 pm
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    So Sorry…Ever since I read the story of Born Free with the lion ELSA. My beliefs are also animals need their freedom. Praying that she might be out there somewhere. Riverstone will remain in your Hearts forever. So sorry.

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  • August 20, 2018 at 1:33 pm
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    I am so sorry to hear about Riverstone. You might want to put his/her litterbox outside, I’ve heard that helps them return….they have no idea how much unconditional pleasure/love they give us.

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  • August 20, 2018 at 12:41 pm
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    I’m so sorry about your beautiful friend, Riverstone. I lost my kitty, Orange Julius, a few months ago under very similar circumstances. They lived happy, free lives and brought us so much love and joy.

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  • August 20, 2018 at 12:29 pm
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    My heart breaks with this sad news. Keeping you both in my prayers and join you in your sorrow. I can not hold back my emotion as I read this and think about the Riverstone stories and times she graced us with a visit so to speak.

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  • August 20, 2018 at 11:51 am
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    She had a wonderful home while she here. She gave unconditional love with free will. Everyone was better for it. Not all pets can say that. Glad you had that in your life!

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  • August 20, 2018 at 11:47 am
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    I’m so sorry! It is so heartbreaking to lose a furbaby.

    But don’t give up just yet! One time my family had a FAT cat go missing for weeks then came home skinny and starving.
    We think he was accidentally locked in someone’s shed or garage.
    I’d check with neighbors first.

    (This is all assuming you haven’t recovered remains)

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  • August 20, 2018 at 11:23 am
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    I am sorry to hear of your loss of Riverstone.

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  • August 20, 2018 at 10:45 am
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    I am so sorry to hear a out Riverstone! It is so hard to lose a member of the family like that. My heart goes out to both of you at this difficult time.

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  • August 20, 2018 at 9:39 am
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    I am not going to say I am sorry for our loss because Riverstone may still come back. But I am sorry you are grieving and that you miss the extra heartbeat in your home. Be positive!! Hugs

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  • August 20, 2018 at 3:08 am
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    I feel for you and Daniel. We have two kitties that are such opposite personalities they get along well and make our lives fuller. A sad home it would be without them. Maybe one day, another feline friend will find you, and choose you, and you will welcome them just as warmly. God bless you.

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  • August 20, 2018 at 2:19 am
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    I’m sorry to hear about Riverstone. I hope your and Daniel’s hearts heal quickly.

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  • August 20, 2018 at 1:47 am
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    My heart hurts for you. I’m so sorry for your loss. We too live in an area that is not always safe due to predators. We’ve lost two kitties in the past 7 years. We have 2 kitties that prefer to stay indoors and will only go outside if I’m outside. They follow me right back indoors. We have one other kitty in particular who very much prefers the outside. She’s an amazing hunter. I worry about her when she stays out over night but she is where she’s happiest.

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  • August 20, 2018 at 12:07 am
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    I’m so sorry to hear about Riverstone. Keep your eyes open. We had a cat that disappeared for 15 months and returned to us. We had another that disappeared for a week and returned, but then disappeared a month later and so far hasn’t returned. She could still be there waiting for the right time to return. Sending you both hugs.

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  • August 20, 2018 at 12:02 am
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    I am so very sorry for your loss. Riverstone was truly blessed to have found you and Dan. I am sure you felt just as blessed by the encounter. I lost my Mom 2 years ago, to cancer. I brought her little boy dog home to live with us. They had been constant companions and family for almost 8 years. Rocky, the puppy, was a sweet and loving little boy. He adjusted right in to our home and life. He had always welcomed me when I would visit them and I loved him very much too. Unfortunately my new little boy developed cancer as well and I had to have him put to sleep just 6 short months after my Mom passed away.
    It is never easy to lose a friend, companion and family member, no longer how long or how short termed the relationship.
    My prayers are with you both as you find comfort in your memories and begin the journey to the future of once again being just 2…..

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  • August 19, 2018 at 11:54 pm
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    I found comfort in this poem when I lost my Tom, several years ago. There’s still a hole in my heart but I know he’s in a better place free of pain and hope one day we will be reunited.
    So, sorry for your loss. May you find the same comfort.

    The Rainbows Bridge Poem
    RainbowBridge.com Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
    When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

    All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

    They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

    You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

    Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….

    Author unknown…

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  • August 19, 2018 at 11:35 pm
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    Thank you for opening your hearts to all of us here who have come to let you and Daniel into our homes as well. Riverstone may be gone but she will never be forgotten..

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  • August 19, 2018 at 11:28 pm
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    My thoughts are with you both during this very difficult time in your lives. Riverstone was a treasure to us all and we all share in your loss .

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  • August 19, 2018 at 10:52 pm
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    I am so sorry to hear about your poor kitty. The same kind of thing happened to us a few years aago. I completely agree with you, some cats are just meant to be outside and it would be cruel to keep them in. One of our cats was an outdoor kitty and she loved it and would have been miserable had we kept her in, even if her life would have been longer. We think a coyote got her, poor thing. She was so well-loved, and I’m sure yours was too. Our other cat hates to venture more than about 10 yards from the back door and even that is done rarely. But it is always sad to lose a pet. Sending hugs!

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  • August 19, 2018 at 10:50 pm
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    I was so sorry to hear about Riverstone. She was a gorgeous colour, and I always enjoyed your pictures of her. Keep her memory in your hearts, and let her soul be free in the outdoors she loved so much. It is always so very difficult to lose a furry member of the family, no matter what the circumstances. Hugs to both of you.😢😢❤️❤️

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  • August 19, 2018 at 10:43 pm
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    My heart is breaking for your pain. Remember she lived life on her terms and she loved you both with all her little furry heart had to give. ((Hugs))

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  • August 19, 2018 at 10:36 pm
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    Riverstone seemed to be quite a character. I’m sorry that she is no longer with you. Thank you for sharing her with us.

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  • August 19, 2018 at 10:31 pm
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    And I just cried….and I’m still crying as I type. Oh Riverstone! I loved that kitty kitty! That was a beautiful tribute to her. Mikey and Daniel, I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. I hope the two of you can take comfort in knowing you did the very best by her, she was well cared for and loved but most importantly, she returned that love and care to you and I know she’s left her paw prints in your hearts forever. Sleep well sweet beautiful girl. 💜

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  • August 19, 2018 at 10:31 pm
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    So sorry for your loss. She was a gift to you and you to her. Peace and prayers as you are healing. She will be hunting now over the rainbow bridge…

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  • August 19, 2018 at 9:59 pm
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    My heart is broken for you all,I am so sorry.You did your very best for her,she had a full life.We have 4 & they have a routine,& if it alters I get sick feelings .
    You will be on my prayers because we have had one of ours never come back,It hurts like …
    Don’t give up miracles still happen,they really do.

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  • August 19, 2018 at 9:52 pm
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    There is nothing that hurts as much as loving someone you love. My heart aches for you both. Godspeed Riverstone, be happy and feel free to hang around with my fur babies who have gone before you.

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  • August 19, 2018 at 9:41 pm
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    I am sorry about Riverstone. I think the hardest part of letting an animal in , is letting them be who and what they are.

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  • August 19, 2018 at 9:24 pm
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    Mikey, Dan, I am so sorry for your loss. I know what it is like to love and lose a Fur baby. You both opened your hearts and home to one of God’s creatures and in return she gave you both unconditional love and joy. My most sincerest condolences. Rest in Peace Riverstone.

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  • August 19, 2018 at 9:17 pm
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    No words can make you feel better, just know that I am so sorry! My thoughts are with you both! Much Love❤

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  • August 19, 2018 at 9:15 pm
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    <3 <3 <3

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  • August 19, 2018 at 9:09 pm
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    Oh Mikey and Daniel I am so sorry for your loss. This breaks my heart. I know she was your baby and you are hurting. I’m praying you will get to see that miracle of her walking back in your door. But if she doesn’t, know that I’m sure she felt how much you loved her, and was thankful to be part of your family. My heart goes out to you both.

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  • August 19, 2018 at 8:48 pm
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    My husband and I have a rescue cat, a Russian Blue, he was found in an abandoned car, he was about 9 months and was fixed and had been front paw declawed. When we saw him in his cage, he was curled up back to us in his litter box. I took him out and he curled up to my chest and started purring….that was it he was mine. The month before we had lost our fuzzy her name was Monet and she was an 18 year old Tortoise Shell Tabby, she had been a feral kitten at my late Grandmothers house in Dalhart, Texas. She was born to a very young mother who did not know what to do with her 3 kittens, so my Daddy fed them. Monet was the most social, she rode in large shoe box with holes with her sister on an American Airlines flight with my sister to DFW Airport in Irving, Texas. I was had to get over Monet’s death but almost 3 years later, Gunner rules the house. I Riverstone has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge she was telling everyone about the great family that saved her and gave her a home.

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  • August 19, 2018 at 8:48 pm
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    So sorry. There will be an empty spot in your hearts forever.

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  • August 19, 2018 at 8:47 pm
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    Oh, Mikey & Daniel. I’m so sorry. Fur babies are so hard to lose. I’m thinking about you. Riverstone had a great life with you and I loved seeing her in your pictures. Much love for you both. Mary

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  • August 19, 2018 at 7:59 pm
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    I’m sorry to hear about Riverstone. I agree with you about letting cats live the lives they were meant to live. I had an outdoor cat, and finally asked my vet to give her the vaccinations she would need to survive outside (rabies and distemper). She was not happy trapped indoors. She lived to a ripe old age of 18.

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  • August 19, 2018 at 7:57 pm
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    I am sorry to hear your loss. Our family has also just experienced the same. We had a cat who loved the out doors. Would run between your legs to get out. He always came home until he did not. The pain of missing him is still there. Thoughts are with you and Daniel as you grieve the loss of your family member.

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  • August 19, 2018 at 7:52 pm
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    She had a wonderful life with both of you.
    She loved being outside,and I know this may not mean much but I do not like owls.Guess that sounds kind of stupid but everytime I have seen an owl in my life someone or something died.

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  • August 19, 2018 at 7:36 pm
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    So sorry to hear about Riverstone. She lived the life she wanted and I am sure she was happy. Riverstone will always be in your heart.

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  • August 19, 2018 at 7:34 pm
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    I’m so sorry, guys. Losing a beloved pet is never easy. I still cry for the boys, Spunky & Toby, that I lost 4 years ago. I cry for my old dog, Angie, who’s been gone almost a year now. I think it’s gotten harder as I get older, too. I don’t know why. But, just know that you’re in our thoughts…<3

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