Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Goodbye Dear Friend.

We were terribly saddened today when we saw our good friend Fat Eric had gone to the Rainbow Bridge. Some of you may already know that if it wasn't for Eric and his mum Kate, we wouldn't be blogging today.Our mum had recently come out of hospital after badly breaking her leg and was not allowed to do anything. She was bored! She spent her time reading and using the computer and then she decided to google 'Ginger Cats' and discovered Fat Eric's blog. She knew that it was quite a coincidence for there to be two big ginger and white cats both called Eric and decided to email his mum, and Eric posted about it here. Eric and his mum tried to persuade our mum to start our own blog which eventually we did and he introduced us here.

This is the first photo Eric posted of himself and it was the start of all the lovely floofy tummy pics we loved to see.

Eric also had a sister called Hattie who sadly went to the Rainbow Bridge before he started blogging. Eric, we know it will be a happy reunion with your sister.
Thank you so much for introducing us to the world of blogging cats, and in doing so, you have changed our lives forever as we have made so many wonderful friends.
Fat Eric, we love you and miss you and you will never be forgotten.

36 comments:

  1. This is such a lovely tribute to your dear friend. We are sad to see he has run off to The Bridge as well. (((HUGS))) to you all.

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  2. What a beautiful tribute to such a good friend! We can understand the special bond you had. In 2008 he and his mum and us exchanged home made Valentine's Day cards with each other as we got picked to be card buddies in a group our mums belong to on Facebook. We will always treasure his card!

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  3. A beautiful tribute to Fat Eric - we know you will miss him very much.

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  4. This is a lovely tribute to Fat Eric. It is very sad he got so sick and had to go to the Rainbow Bridge while his Mum was away. We didn't really know him, though we have heard of him. How nice that he was the reason your blog started. So in a way, he will live on through your blogging.

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  5. So sad news. All my purrs and prayers for Fat Eric and his family.
    purrs
    Luna

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  6. Eric and Flynn
    We know Big E is smiling ... after reading that and being loved so much by so many we know he is one happy cat.

    On the other paw...we here on this earthly plane will miss Eric like crazy. He was one of the first bloggers we followed and we were there from the inception of his blog. A lot of lurking and finally posting.

    So many of our long time furfriends are leaving us for the Bridge and it makes us so sad. But losing Eric is like losing a little bit of ourselves Our hearts go out to his Mom Kate and his Daddy.

    But you're right, there must have been one great reunion when Eric saw Hattie!

    sad purrs
    Abby

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  7. What a nice tribute to Eric!

    So sad that you lost your good friend :-(

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  8. We are so sad to hear about Eric, too. He was one of the first kitties we met when we started blogging. We will miss him very much...

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  9. It comforts us to know that Eric is re-united with Hattie, but we will SO miss him. He was and still is a very special boy and we love him.

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  10. what sad sad news.... we which it would have been a different post we encountered after visiting again after such a long time....
    we went over there right away, we will never forget fat eric!
    thank you for coming by!

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  11. we are so very sad. we remember when Eric introduced you to the blogosphere. it's so hard to lose such dear friends.

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  12. Eric was such a dear friend to so many cats. We will miss him. Purrs.

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  13. What a wonderful tribute to Fat Eric!!!!!!!! xxxxxxxxxx

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  14. We are so sorry about the loss of your good friend Fat Eric. We didn't know him but we can see how much he was loved - your tribute is wonderful.

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  15. Fat Eric was a legend, and he will be missed by so many friends all over the world.

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  16. It's always sad to see others leave for the Bridge, but I was truly shocked to read your post today. I loved Eric! I knew he was having problems but thought he was stable. He will be greatly missed in the CB. And now it's time for a very big sad.

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  17. That was a wonderful tribute to your friend. Thank you for sharing. Purrs to his family.

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  18. He was one of our most cherished friends.
    Sadness reigns at our house today.
    He was a gentle giant of a cat!

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  19. I agree, that was a very nice tribute to Fat Eric indeed...I know he is smiling on you.

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  20. Fat Eric left such a legacy. He will be missed!

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  21. Fat Eric was so special. We will miss him.

    Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

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  22. Der will nevfur be anudder Fat Eric, eggcept at da Bridge. Dis haz been a terrybull sad day fur da CB, az Luxor left us az well.
    Sendin' our condolencez to you & tank you fur da speshul tribute.

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  23. That is a wonderful tribute to Fat Eric. We feel terrible because we never did get to know him but can tell that he was a wonderful guy. Many terrific tributes to him. Sure am glad you got started blogging.

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  24. Hugs & purrs from all of us. We will all miss Fat Eric so much.

    Love Finny Buddy & Jazzy

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  25. Eric will be missed so much, I so feel for his mum and dad being so far away.. Hugs GJ xx

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  26. You have a personal history with Fat Eric, which makes it harder for you to accept the news. We're sorry you lost your good friend.

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  27. It is so sad that we lost a friend, especially for you since you were so close!

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  28. Whata lovely tribute but I'm sad you lost your good friend. Run free fat Eric.

    Wiry love Eric xx

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  29. Well said, well said. He'll certainly be missed.

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  30. Very true, it is because of Fat Eric that we got to know both of you. The world is a sadder place without him.

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  31. So sorry to hear about your friend. My heart goes out to the family. :(

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  32. We have lost too many of our furry goodest kitties. Momma says that maybe Heaven wanted the best of the best so the angels came down and took him home...

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  33. Our prayers and purrs are with Eric. He has left a legacy of joy and love in the cat blogging community that be helped to create. He had given us a marvelous gift. God speed precious boy

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  34. We've known Eric for so long. Such a sweet boy! We will miss him.

    Purrs

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  35. A lovely tribute; he was a beautiful boy and loved by so many...We are so sorry for the loss of such a dear friend...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

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  36. What a lovely tribute to the fabulous Fat Eric. Thankyou so much (even tho it gave my human mummy watery eyes...!)
    Love & purrs from Mr Woo xxx

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