Mycah, 7/4/1995 – 11/7/2011

Posted By on November 7, 2011 at 11:21 am

My special girl is gone. She passed quietly in her sleep.

Update: Many thanks for all the kind comments.

It hurts to lose her. But y’know, other than family, Mycah was the longest close “relationship” of any kind that I’ve ever had. So maybe the sense of loss isn’t so surprising.


37 Responses to “Mycah, 7/4/1995 – 11/7/2011”

  1. I’m very sorry, Russ.

    We do what we can, and we try to forgive ourselves for what we can’t do.

    Their tenth lives are the memories we have of them during their nine, and, I hope, their remembering us.


  2. We are so sorry to hear that Mycah has gone to the Bridge. We send you gentle purrs and headbutts to help ease the sadness you are feeling.

    RIP, sweet Mycah…you will be missed.

  3. We are so sorry to learn about Mycah.’s passing. It is never easy to lose a loved furry. Sending gentle purrs and woofs i n her memory..

  4. I’m so sorry, Russ. Hugs!

  5. Lee Stewart says:

    So sorry for your loss. Good friends as loyal as our pets, can never be found. I pray for your healing and the emptiness she left be filled with fond memories.

  6. Sorry about your cat :( It’s really hard to lose a pet.

  7. Sorry about your cat :( It’s really hard to lose a pet.

  8. Fuzzy Tales says:

    We are so, so sorry for Micha’s passing. We’re sending you soft purrs for comfort…Just let yourself grieve how you need to, for as long as you need to.

    Kitty kisses from us.

    Wishing you peace in your heart.

    -Nicki, Derry and “mom” Kim

  9. Russ, so sorry to hear about Mycah. But she went peacefully on her own, so that is of some comfort. She has my three with her now over the Rainbow Bridge to keep her company until you see her again. Purrs, chuffs and headbutts to you in your time of sorrow.

  10. Brenda says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Mycah’s passing. My thoughts are with you at this sad time.


  11. maggie katzen says:

    sorry to hear this will keep you in our thoughts.

  12. Oh no, Russ. Were you able to get her to the vet, or did she pass on her own at home? I’m so very sorry. Praying for you.

  13. Our friend Laurence Simon told us of your great loss, this morning, and we have come to express our sympathy, and to share something that Nikita has written, that we hope will provide you with some words of comfort at this very difficult time.

    Written, over a year ago, at a time of great loss in The Cat Blogosphere Community:


    Amazing Daddy, how kind you are,
    That loves a Cat like me….
    I once was lost but now am found,
    Was alone, but now, have Thee.

    T’was You that taught…
    my heart such joy.
    And You, my fears relieved.
    How precious are from you my toys…
    that I’ve received.

    Through many dangers, toils and cares…
    we have already come.
    T’was You, and the Vet that brought me safe thus far…
    and give me a healthy home.

    The Ceiling Cat has promised good to me…
    He brought me You to live secure.
    You my shield and protector be…
    as long as life endures.

    Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
    and mortal life shall end,
    I shall possess within the veil,
    a life of joy thanks to you my friend.

    When we’ve gone thru all my 9 lives…
    each day so much fun.
    I will meow my praise…
    as much as when we first begun.

    Amazing Daddy, how kind you are,
    That loves a Cat like me….
    I once was lost but now am found,
    Was alone, but now, have Thee

  14. Russ Emerson says:

    She went on her own. I thought she would on Saturday or yesterday, but her holding out until today gave me a glimmer of hope.

    I stayed up all night and into the morning with her next to me on the desk. I talked to her, gave her water, petted her, even sang to her. She was very peaceful and relaxed.

    I already miss her so much.

  15. 'Kaika's mom says:

    We are so sorry that your sweet girl has left you. Gentle purrs from the kitties. Sending you thoughts of comfort and wishing you many wonderful memories of her.

    Run free at the Bridge, beautiful Mycah …

  16. KC says:

    So sorry.
    We are sending purrs.
    Missy Blue Eyes
    Faith Boomerang
    Brutus Jr.
    Mom ML

  17. […] Sweet Mycah ran off to the Bridge this morning. RIP, sweet girl. ~The Island Cats […]

  18. So sorry. I know it is difficult. She is pain free now and able to run and play. For this, she would want you to be happy. You were so very lucky to have her for so long. She loves you very much. Let me know if I can do anything. Big hugs.

  19. Sending mournfull purrrrrrrsss and gentle headbuttttss to you all.

  20. Prancer Pie says:

    So sorry to hear about Mycah. Purrs and headbutts sent your way. From all of us at Prancer Pie. xoxo

  21. Parker says:

    our sincere sympathies

  22. Mister Russ, we are so, so sorry to hear that Mycah had to fly to the Bridge, she was so beautiful and we know how much you will miss her ….
    You are in our thoughts and prayers, and she has been welcomed to the Bridge by our angel brofur Max who looks so much like your sweet girl.
    Hugs, purrs and headbutts,
    Sabrina, Sam, Simon (and Momma Jan too)

  23. Forty Paws says:

    We are so sorry that Micah has crossed over. We are sending you purrs and purrayers at this time.

    Luf, Us

  24. We’re so sorry for your loss. Godspeed Mycah, have a good time at Rainbow Bridge.

  25. We’re sorry to hear that Mycah has gone to the Bridge. (((Hugs))), purrs and prayers to you at this sad time.

    The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

  26. meowmeowmans says:

    We are so sorry that your beloved Mycah had to run off to the Bridge. Thank you for loving her so very much, and so very well. We send you comforting purrs and prayers.

  27. Don’t be too sad – she’s in a better place and she couldn’t have had a better master and caretaker!

  28. Everycat says:

    We are so sorry that beauitful Micah has gone. We will always remember her, she was grand, tuxedo dame of a cat.

    Fly free Micah, purrs to Russ

    Oliver & Gerry

  29. So sorry to hear that, we lost are last cat in June – very sad – at least she is in a happy place with plenty of tuna and catnip

  30. melody says:

    My heart is aching for you right now. Im so,so sorry for your loss.

    Somewhere over the Rainbow Bridge there are fields and streams where you can let your soul run free. Run Free Mycah….Run Free….

    I will be thinking about you for days now. Sending lots of purrs and prayers your way. I know this is really hard for you.

    God Bless You

  31. Martha says:


    So very sorry to hear about Mycah.

    May God comfort you.

  32. Jay Tea says:

    My sympathies, Russ, to you and your other kittens.


  33. Mog says:

    I just heard, my heart goes out to you. I too know the pain of loss. Purrs and headbumps from my remaining two cats Meowza and Ritzi. I imagine Mycah is playing with the others that have gone over the bridge.

  34. Brad says:

    What Mom said.

  35. mostly cajun says:

    Late saying it, but you have my sympathies. Just because they’re small and furry does not mean we love them and miss them less.


  36. Rahel says:

    Oh, Russ, I’m so sorry to hear about Mycah’s passing.

    I read your loving posts about her for years. I’m so sorry she’s gone.

    I hope that you will one day take comfort in knowing that you gave her a good life full of love and care. You did the best for her that anyone could do, and I’m sure that wherever she is, she knows and appreciates it.