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September 30, 2014

Remembering Vivaldi

We Frenchies are very sad to report the loss of one of our family members. Martha was good enough to caption these photos for us.

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This is a photo of my most precious Vivaldi.

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My longtime housekeeper, Laura Acuna, has always been lovingly attentive with all of my animals.

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Recently, Laura and I had noticed that Vivaldi had slowed down considerably and was behaving out of sorts.

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This gorgeous Himalayan was 19 years old and had an amazing life!

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His twin brother, Verdi, expired a couple of years ago.

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Vivaldi always seemed to be looking for his brother.

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I made the painful decision that last Thursday would be Vivaldi's final day.

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My poor, sweet, Vivaldi. May you rest in peace.



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Comments (18)

  • TUPPENCE 3 Mar, 2015

    I am so sorry for your loss. It is so hard to lose your beloved pet. My Tuppence was put to rest two years ago and she was laid to rest along with my other cats. God bless.

  • Tomroemusic 9 Feb, 2015

    I'm so very sorry to hear this. I went through the terrible decision myself. They give everything to us. We owe them peace.

  • Sandeeortiz22 9 Dec, 2014

    You were blessed to have him around for 19 years. I put my Himalayan down last fall. Simba will join Vivi

  • Poodlepoo 26 Nov, 2014

    Au Revior Vivaldi...sweet music accompanies you on your journey to meet up with Verdi. They have a few years to make our lives so much happier and they leave a deep and lasting void when they pass. Look to your other sweet pets to fill the heart where their presence inhabited.

  • Living 14 Nov, 2014

    So sorry you lost a loving pet. I know how hard it is! You gave him a good life , and that should give you some peace.

  • Rowaida Flayhan 10 Nov, 2014

    Hi Martha,
    I am sorry for your loss, I can imagine 19 years with Vivaldi were beautiful. RIP

  • fan4MS 14 Oct, 2014

    Oh dear Vivaldi how you will be missed...Kitty and I are very sad that you have left us...just knowing the fact you were Blessed with long life and a very special home with mommie Martha, sustains us.
    Martha so sorry for your loss.
    With fond remembrance,
    delia & Kitty =^..^=

  • Baby Favor 6 Aug, 2014

    So very sorry for the loss of your feline friend.

  • Karen Tracy 25 Jul, 2014

    I was so sad to hear about Vivaldi. What a beautiful cat. But Vivaldi had a great life, a long life that was filled with nothing but love and care.

  • Karen Tracy 25 Jul, 2014

    I was so sad to hear about Vivaldi. What a beautiful cat. But Vivaldi had a great life, a long life that was filled with nothing but love and care.

  • shawksby 25 Jul, 2014

    So very sorry to hear of the passing of Vivaldi......I know he will be dearly missed. My thoughts are with you. Really miss reading the Daily Wag...was my "Daily" treat and can't wait for it to return!!

  • prconger 25 Jul, 2014

    We are so sorry to hear of Vivaldi's passing. Nineteen years of being loved and a livetime of being remembered. Rest in peace, Vivaldi, your job is done. Now you can join your brother and all of Martha's pets at the Rainbow Bridge.
    We really miss the adventures of Francesca, Sharkey, GK, the cats, the donks, the horses, the canaries and the chickens. Such a shame since The Daily Wag was a favorite for a very long time.
    Brutus and Max.

  • Fran Danville 24 Jul, 2014

    So very sorry about your cat Vivaldi passing, Vivaldi lived a good long life and know she will be missed so very much.So hard loosing a pet,My heart goes out to you Martha,your housekeeper,Francisca and Sharky. So glad Francisca and Sharky's Blog is back, miss their adventures so much.

  • AnnBrennan 23 Jul, 2014

    Before you post this can you take off my email and list my user name Zoe please.

    Sorry to hear of the passing of Vivaldi he was a beauty. Missing the Daily Wag and the adventures of Franny, Sharkey and GK hope it returns really soon.


  • rosieloveslaura 23 Jul, 2014

    19 years old, my gosh that beautiful cat had a wonderful life. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. A pet's loss is always hard.

  • dancingdogs 23 Jul, 2014

    Vivaldi will be missed by many!!! How are all the other cast of characters on the farm doing? Especially our old DAILY WAG pals, Franny, Sharkey and G.K.? Ruby Gem

  • swein 23 Jul, 2014

    Dear Martha,
    I am so sorry to learn of Vivaldi's passing. Even though we have our friends for many years this time of brave decision making comes much too fast. We are their keepers and never want them to suffer. I'm sure Mrs. Acuna will be missing her kitchen partner.

  • bunnylove1964 23 Jul, 2014

    I'm sorry for your loss.

    It's tough when our furry friends leave. Knowing that they will be in our memories is comforting at some level.