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In Memory of Malachi

Sunday night he ate his supper and seemed fine.

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Sweet Malachi

Monday morning I found him in distress and struggling to breathe. I loaded him up to go to the vet but he died before we got there.

Honestly, I’m in shock about it all so I don’t know what to say.

Here is a post about how Malachi and I met.

We will miss you sweet boy.

Here is a video I made of Malachi snoring. He snored so loud!

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Discussion

60 thoughts on “In Memory of Malachi

  1. My condolences, Jen.

    Posted by Alejandro De La Garza | May 16, 2016, 8:07 PM
  2. Rest in Peace at the bridge sweet Malachi*hugs

    Posted by catgurl40 | May 16, 2016, 8:12 PM
  3. so very sorry ❤

    Posted by DailyMusings | May 16, 2016, 8:14 PM
  4. i’m so sorry for your loss –

    Posted by ksbeth | May 16, 2016, 8:14 PM
  5. I’m so, so sorry for your loss…my sincere sympathy to all.

    Posted by zannyro | May 16, 2016, 8:18 PM
  6. Jen, I’m very so sorry about your loss….I’m in shock, too….I remember clearly how you and Malachi met and started your life together…..why you named him as Malachi,too…..Malachi was so skinny when I saw his first picture…because he was abused by someone…..you helped him and his life had completely changed…with lovely fur brothers….I was so happy whenever I saw him being so well on your blog…..I’m sure that he had a wonderful cat life in your family….I still can’t believe that he went to OTRB though….please rest in peace, dear Malachi….angel kevin,DeDe and Sage are waiting for you.
    We send you huge hugs to your family…
    love, Angel kevin, kitties and mom

    Posted by eripanwkevin | May 16, 2016, 8:20 PM
  7. We’re so sorry. Purrs….

    Posted by The Island Cats | May 16, 2016, 8:22 PM
  8. I know you must be in so much pain over losing Malachi. I’m sorry for your loss. But I am so glad he had such a happy, loving home with furry companions the last few years of his life.

    Posted by Terica | May 16, 2016, 8:24 PM
  9. Such a beautiful boy. RIP, buddy. Mom and I will say prayers for your furbrother and the rest of your family to heal. 😦

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

    Posted by Genevieve Petrillo | May 16, 2016, 8:25 PM
  10. So sorry to hear about Malachi. I remember when Malachi first came to live with you.

    Posted by Bongo | May 16, 2016, 8:31 PM
  11. Sadness….

    Posted by anotherboomerblog | May 16, 2016, 8:43 PM
  12. So very sorry. RIP sweet fella. You will be missed!

    Posted by maggie0019 | May 16, 2016, 8:44 PM
  13. Oh no, I’m so sorry. RIP sweet Malcahi.

    Posted by The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap | May 16, 2016, 8:47 PM
  14. So very, very sorry. I’ve lost two cats in the past year – it is so hard, they are so precious.

    Posted by Stacey | May 16, 2016, 9:00 PM
  15. Oh no Jen…so very sorry …am grieving here and so sadly i ferl your pain…sweet Malachi…R.I.P …xxxx

    Posted by Fozziemum | May 16, 2016, 9:09 PM
  16. Oh no! 😦 I am so very sorry about your loss! The video made me laugh but then I wanted to cry. I don’t think I have ever heard a cat snore before… RIP Malachi!

    Posted by paws2smile | May 16, 2016, 9:20 PM
  17. I’m sorry.

    Posted by Maria Appleby | May 16, 2016, 9:24 PM
  18. I’m so sorry about the loss of your Malachi, Jen.

    Posted by Catwoods | May 16, 2016, 9:31 PM
  19. We are sorry to learn of your loss. There seems to be too much grief and heart-ache around at the moment. Kia kaha (Keep strong)

    Posted by jaspersdoggyworld | May 16, 2016, 9:40 PM
  20. I am so sorry for your loss. We love our pets so much and they love unconditionally. They are truly part of the family, my heart is broken for you.

    Posted by Heartafire | May 16, 2016, 10:15 PM
  21. Oh, I am so sorry. You have my deepest and most sincere condolences.

    Posted by bitcodavid | May 16, 2016, 10:19 PM
  22. I wish there was something I could write that would make things better, but I know there is not. We are so very sorry that your beloved Malachi had to go to the Bridge so suddenly. Thank you for loving him so much, and so well, and know that he had a wonderful life there with you. Hugs, purrs and much love to you all.

    Posted by meowmeowmans | May 16, 2016, 10:27 PM
  23. I am so sorry, what a horrible shock. I hope it means that he barely suffered before he passed, that he felt little pain and suddenly you were there. What a nice kitty. You changed his life, and your lives will always be entwined.

    Posted by Bernadette | May 16, 2016, 10:43 PM
  24. Words are so inadequate — anytime, but especially when one of our fur-kids leave so quickly! RIP Malachi! ❤

    Posted by becca givens | May 16, 2016, 11:53 PM
  25. I’m so very sorry … they never seem to be with us for long enough. Thinking of you

    Posted by Julie@frogpondfarm | May 17, 2016, 12:39 AM
  26. So very sorry about losing your darling Malachi, I saw his video and his snoring is so cute, There are no words enough to say how sorry I am , may your sweet boy rest peacefully, and sending you much love and sympathy XXX

    Posted by Diane Lo Nigro | May 17, 2016, 12:49 AM
  27. I’m so sorry got your loss. He’s running free at the Rainbow Bridge now. *hugs*

    Posted by Christine Davidson | May 17, 2016, 12:53 AM
  28. Sorry for your loss. May tender memories comfort you on the loss of your fur-iend.

    Posted by Tails Around the Ranch | May 17, 2016, 2:26 AM
  29. So sorry to read about your loss. Please cherish all the warm and beautiful memories deep in your heart.

    Posted by Herman | May 17, 2016, 2:50 AM
  30. hugs to you… I’m so sorry that this day brought such a sadness to Casa Rumpy…

    Posted by easyweimaraner | May 17, 2016, 3:05 AM
  31. Heartbreaking to read of your loss. RIP Malachi x.

    Posted by shacklefordlb | May 17, 2016, 3:08 AM
  32. I remember when he came to you. So thin and in such need for the loving touch of a human. He was sent to you for a reason and you gave him the best life. My heart breaks for your loss. May happy memories of Malachi comfort you during this difficult time. RIP little buddy.

    Love to all,
    Joyce and Isaiah

    Posted by Isaiah's Mom | May 17, 2016, 3:38 AM
  33. I am so sorry too, love and hugs to you, nia

    Posted by niasunset | May 17, 2016, 3:38 AM
  34. This is such sad news, bless you. We send our love.
    Tess, Monty and Chicken x

    Posted by captaingreyhound | May 17, 2016, 3:54 AM
  35. Whee are so very sorry for your loss

    Our thoughts are with you at this sad time

    xxxx

    Posted by hutchagoodlife | May 17, 2016, 4:22 AM
  36. Oh, Jen, I am very very sorry… Sending you my thoughts and hugs to all.

    Posted by marina kanavaki | May 17, 2016, 5:02 AM
  37. Again, I’m very sorry for your loss Jen. I understand that shocked feeling; after several weeks I’m still trying to come to terms with my loss – I think when we love a being it is hard to fathom that they are suddenly gone.

    Posted by savedbydogss | May 17, 2016, 5:36 AM
  38. We are so sorry for your loss. We know the shock after loosing a dear pet, the sorrow never disappers, but that dear pet lives forever in our memories and hearts. There they all are by the Rainbow Bridge, there is always summer, flowers and butterflies. All our friends are there healthy playing with each others and some day we will be there with our loved ones.

    Posted by Photofinland by Rantasalot | May 17, 2016, 6:31 AM
  39. so sorry for your loss Jen.. rip malachi.. say hi to Queenie at the RB.

    Posted by elizz | May 17, 2016, 7:40 AM
  40. I am so sorry. He will be in your heart forever.

    Posted by Kate Crimmins | May 17, 2016, 7:51 AM
  41. I’m so sorry for your loss.

    Posted by edithlevyphotography | May 17, 2016, 8:39 AM
  42. So sorry… animals hide failing health so well from us that no wonder it is a shock when these heartbreaking events occur.

    Posted by europasicewolf | May 17, 2016, 10:40 AM
  43. I see from your previous post that you were looking for another home for Malachi at first…it seems he decided he’d already found the perfect one.
    I’m so sorry for your loss. The sudden ones are so hard to take, though no matter how it happens, it sucks.

    Posted by Jan K | May 17, 2016, 11:17 AM
  44. So sorry about Malachi. It’s hard when they pass but even harder when it’s so fast and unexpected. (((hugs)))

    Posted by bigdogmom2013 | May 17, 2016, 11:24 AM
  45. We are so so so sorry to hear this news. We agree with bigdogmom2013. It’s very hard when it happens so fast and you don’t have a chance to say your goodbyes. Sending love and prayers of comfort. *ear licks* Noodle and Mom

    Posted by noodle4president | May 17, 2016, 12:11 PM
  46. I’m so sorry for the passing of your furbaby Malachi 😦

    Posted by PUPPALOOZA | May 17, 2016, 12:48 PM
  47. So sorry for the loss of Malachi. It is never easy to adapt to life without our furries. Thankfully, they leave a lot of happy memories behind to help us smile amid the tears. A warm hug, purrs and paw taps.

    Posted by jansfunnyfarm | May 17, 2016, 4:09 PM
  48. Sorry to hear this. No wonder you are in shock. I am glad though that he did not suffer a long drawn out demise.

    Posted by Isobel | May 17, 2016, 4:20 PM
  49. I’m so sorry you lost your sweet boy so suddenly ❤

    Posted by Andrea Kenner | May 17, 2016, 6:46 PM
  50. We are so sorry for your loss. RIP Malachi.

    Posted by corkscot | May 17, 2016, 6:55 PM
  51. I’m so sorry 😦 You gave him four years more than he would have, and I’m sure he knew you loved and cared for him, even at the end. You’ll see him again one day, over the Bridge.

    Posted by jowensauthor | May 17, 2016, 8:45 PM
  52. Undoubtedly Malachai found the best forever home with you Jen. Malachai purrs only love from the Bridge for all your love & care. Xxxx

    Posted by clingycat | May 18, 2016, 3:42 AM
  53. Oh, no! How awful. I’m so sorry. No time to get used to the idea or say goodbye. Big hugs if you want them.

    Posted by nissetje | May 18, 2016, 3:28 PM
  54. I am so sorry for your loss. You gave her a home when she needed one the most. You gave her love when she needed it the most. You have made her a loved and happy kitty sense 2011. You gave her a life sense that day she walked into your back yard and asked help me.

    Posted by sassybrat1904 | May 19, 2016, 4:51 PM
  55. So sorry you have lost your friend. Take care of yourself, you are under a lot of stress already. The snoring was adorable, thank you for sharing a fun memory at such a hard time.

    Posted by heretherebespiders | May 24, 2016, 2:31 PM
  56. So sorry, there is never enough time and we can only be thankful for the memories we have.

    Posted by Spence's Girl | May 28, 2016, 8:25 AM

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