Thursday, December 02, 2010

Memorial For Qwill

Qwill passed away on Monday.  He was 18 years old and my mum’s constant companion.  Like all Siamese, he was determined to have his own way all the time.

We will miss the way:

Qwill dominated the house.  The arm of the sofa and the right side of my mum’s bed is HIS, and will likely remain so for some time to come.

Qwill was never afraid of anything: not moving house, noise, storms, dogs - anything.  His companion Annie though looks tough but is a bit of a coward.

Qwill would greet guests at the door with a loud YARGLE YOW! and then sit by the door, fix them with a beady eye, and shout YARGLE YOW when he decided it was time for them to go home.

Qwill would demand to have his fish hand-fed when he was feeling a little low because the attention made him feel like an emperor.

Qwill would purr with a seriously rusty purr that vibrated his whole body.  If Qwill did something, he really threw his heart into it.

Qwill was always there for mum, through good times and bad.  In fact, he was so there for her that she tripped over him at least twice a day.

Qwill leaving has left us all heartbroken.

Qwill is on top, which figures!, and that is Annie below.

43 comments:

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

It sounds as if Qwill left khwite a legacy...

Our thoughts are with all of woo!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Eric and Flynn said...

We are sorry that Qwill has gone to the Bridge. It sounds like he was quite a character. We send comforting purrs.

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Qwill....rest in peace, dear. purrrr....meow!

BeadedTail said...

We're so sorry to hear that Qwill had to cross the Bridge. We loved reading about him and our thoughts and purrs are with your mum and your family.

Admiral Hestorb said...

I am so extremely sorry about precious Qwill. I know the exquisite pain of losing such a beloved family member.

Love and comforting thoughts to your mother and to you.

Qwill, I hope you were met by my little ones who went before me when you got to the Bridge.

Rest in peace sweet one. Much love to your family.

Brian said...

I am so very sorry to hear the news about sweet Qwill. My sisters and I send lots of purrs and hugs to your Mum.

Julie said...

So sorry to hear about Qwill, I know he will be sorely missed.

Caren Gittleman said...

HUGE, HUGE (((((((hugs)))))) I am so very, very sorry about your beloved Qwill....I lost my Bobo when he was 18 as well...I am so deeply, deeply sorry! xoxo

Neri said...

RIP sweet Qwill.

Katnip Lounge said...

Our condolences to you and your Mom on Qwill's passing.

He sounds like he was an incredible Cat, one in a million.

Purrs and hugs from all of us at the Lounge.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We're sorry Qwill has gone to the bridge. He sounds like a kitty we'd have really liked to know. Hugs, purrs and tail wags.

ML said...

So sorry to hear about Qwill.
We maked a memorial on The Cat Blogosphere for him.
Love & Purrs,
KC

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh we are so sorry that Qwill had to run off to the bridge. He sounds like quite a character and was such a handsome guy! We are sending over tons of comforting purrs and prayers for your mum and the whole family.

catfromhell said...

me is sorry to read about Quill! My companion Licety Split Went over the Rainbow Bridge 10 days ago and me misses him, so me knows how your Mom feels. me did not knows him, but we knows he was loved lots!
Also, thank you for coming to my blog and following mes. me will follow you!
Penelope

d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

I am so sorry for your loss my friends. We know Inigo will be waiting for him over the bridge.

GrammyMouseTails said...

sending lots of purrs and healing hugs for mum and Annie. I remember it wasn't to long ago you mention he wasn't feeling up to snuff. I'm sure he has everyone hand feeding him fish, as the new emperor and waits for his family.
Sorry for your loss. Bye Quill~x/o

Lorenza said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful tribute to Qwill.
Sure he was special.
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Cory said...

We are so sorry to hear that magnificent Qwill had to go to The Bridge.

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

What a lovely and touching tribute to Qwill! I will keep Qwill in my prayers. Sending all of you lots of love.

Big Piney Woods Cats said...

Qwill is another wondercat that has left his people too soon. I lost my Patches on the 19th of NOv. She was like Qwill, the boss lady, the official greeter. I always leave room for her presence on the footstool where she loved to sit. I cry daily for her,she left us too soon. Be strong, I am trying to be.

Toni

pansylovr said...

Sending snuggles and purrs to all that will miss Quill. Hope your memories will carry you through the difficult days ahead.
Snuggles,
Taz, Runt, Charles and mommy, Anna, in Illinois

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Our purrrs and hugs are with you during this sad time!! Quill sounded like a beloved kitty and one who knew what he wanted!!
(((((((HUGSSSSSS)))))) from your TX furiends,

Huffle Mawson said...

I'm sorry to hear about Qwill.

Cezar and Léia said...

So sad news!I'm so sorry that Qwill went to the bridge.I'm sending all love and purrs to you all!
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA

The Island Cats said...

We are sorry to hear about Qwill. We send you all comforting purrs because we know you are missing him so much.

Kea said...

We are so sorry that Qwill has passed. We're sending our deepest condolences and purrs, wishing you all comfort and peace.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are so sorry to hear that Qwill has gone to Rainbow Bridge. We did not know him but it seems as though he was a larger than life character and we can only guess the size of hole he will leave in your hearts.
We are sending gentle purrs to you all.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Forty Paws said...

Qwill had a good, long life on earth. He is running free at The Bridge now. We are sending tons of purrs and purrayers to you and yours during this difficult time.

Luf, Us and Maw

Sharon Wagner said...

I'm sorry to hear about handsome and proud Qwill. We had so many beloved Siamese kitties growing up.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Run free, Qwill.

Razee Salleh said...

R.I.P Quill, may you find joy and all the hand fed fish you can handle and dogs to yargle yow to.

Whisppy said...

Rest in peace, Qwill. He sounds like a really cool dude!

ABBY said...

We are deeply sorry for the loss of your beloved Qwill. What a character, he graced you with such devotion for 18 short years. We send you our purrs to help heal your broken heart.

{{{hugs}}}
Abby & Mom Debra

AFSS said...

Qwill sounds like a character and we know he will be missed bunches. Your love for him shows in your post. Our deepest sympathy for your loss.

Tiger Lily said...

It sounds like Qwill was a perfect Siamese. We are so sorry for your loss.

{{{HUGS}}}

prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs and gentle tail wags,
Zeke, Sushi and Tiger Lily

Anya said...

Och och germ :(
Zo sorry van Qwill
Ik weet siameesjes zijn erg aanhankelijk.
Wat zal hij gemist worden.

(Wij krijgen in Januarie een baby siameesje een
"chocolate point siamese"
misschien beweegt Kareltje dan weer iets meer (hij slaapt en luierd alleen maar hihihihi.....)

Groetjes Kareltje & Anya

Kaz's Cats said...

We're sorry that Qwill had to leave you for the Bridge. He sounds like a real character. Sending lots of purrs and love to all of you,

{{{hugs}}}

Gypsy & Tasha

Cat said...

I'm sitting on my Mom's lap as I type this..Mom is sniffing at the thought of Qwill passing because she imagines ME passing and it makes her so sad. I am Siamese, too, so I can relate to Qwill and so can Mom. We Siamese are great cats and yes, we rule all and everwhere. We hope that Qwill is off ruling whereever he is now. I'm sure one day I will meet him and we will have lots of stories to share with each other. We wish your Mum strength at this time...losing such a good friend is a terribly painful thing. Qwill is waiting for her to join him some day, but until then, he is watching her from the shadows and if she turns her head quickly enough, she just might catch a glimpse of him before he runs under the bed or behind a curtain. In other words, Qwill will always be there with her. Purrs to all of you, Lautrec (and Tiny and Ellwood)

Cat said...

We are so sorry to hear about your mum's cat! Quill sounds like he was quite a character, I know you will miss him terribly.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We were so sorry to learn Quill had to run to The Bridge. He will be waiting for your Mum when it is her time to leave...my Mom knows this for a fact.
Hope you and yours have a nice weekend!
~ Anna Sue

Barbara said...

So sorry to hear about Qwill, it is heartbreaking when we lose such a good friend. He sounds such a wonderful character.

Kitikata-san said...

Oh, I am sorry to read this. Lots of hugs and purrs, Kitikata-san

GRAÇA said...

I am very sorry for him having gone to Heaven .. is another star in the universe.
I have made many visits and I feel guilty but walked mamy being treated on their backs and then went in the draw .. prencipio year everything goes back to normal (visits)
Ronrons Girlfriend
Kika