Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Nerissa's Life lives on

Er-hmm...  Hi there everybody.  Seville here.  Nissy's brother, Seville.

Sorry I couldn't get here sooner.  I really didn't mean to ignore everyone.  It's just that writing this post is really hard. Probably the hardest thing I've ever had to do.  The hardest post I've ever written.

Of course, this is the first blog post I've ever written.  That didn't help.  The fact that Peep #1 locked me out of Nissy's office didn't help, either, but those aren't the reasons why writing this is so difficult. What makes it difficult is what I need to to tell you all.

In the wee hours of Thursday morning, my brother Nerissa succumbed to his medical condition.  His little body just couldn't take it any more.

If you're a regular reader of Nissy's blog, and I'm sure that most of you are, you already know that Nissy had been feeling poorly for quite some time.  He had lost a lot of weight and underwent a battery of tests for all the usual causes.  At first the doctors thought he might have had Hyperthyroidism as certain numbers from the tests were a tad high but when the meds for Hyperthyroidism didn't help, the doctor delved deeper.

Eventually, Nissy was diagnosed with Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency.  Basically, his body could no longer produce the enzymes necessary to digest his food.  Without proper digestion, he couldn't take in the nutrients needed for good health.  That's why he was losing weight.

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency is pretty rare in cats, I've heard, but the peep did some reading and learned that it's maybe not so rare as some believe.  She read somewhere that it often goes undiagnosed.  That would affect the stats, I think.

After diagnosis, Nissy was put on meds right away but the thing is, the meds were gross.  Peep #1 had to put this powder in Nissy's food about twenty minutes before he ate it.  The powder started to digest his food for him but partially digested food is...  well...  well it's gross.  No other way to describe it.  No wonder Niss flatly refused to eat the stuff.

Here in Canada, the meds Nissy needed aren't available in tablet form.  At least, they're not available for cats.  There are similar pills for peeps so that's what Nissy ended up taking.  I guess the pharmaceutical companies realise that people with this medical condition won't eat that partially digested slop they think is acceptable for cats.  Guess a certain pharmaceutical company doesn't realise that we cats can recognise slop when we see it.  And recognise that it's gross, too. MOUSES!

If Nissy were writing this blog post, he would have said MOUSES! right there so I'm going to say MOUSES! too.  In fact, I'm going to make MOUSES! a regular part of my vocabulary. MOUSES!

But between my peeps and my doctor and some really, really good friends, the plan was to get Nissy the proper meds he needed in tablet form.  They make them in the United States of America, you see.  Perhaps American kitties have more highly refined palettes or perhaps the companies there making the meds that Nissy needed are smarter and have a better understanding of cats.  Either theory is possible.

If I sound a little bitter, I guess it's because I am.  The meds Nissy needed SHOULD have been easily accessible here in Canada, in tablet form.  Someone really dropped the ball on that one. MOUSES!

But we had all hoped that Niss would be able to pull through.  Between getting the proper meds and putting him on a homemade chicken broth diet, the peeps were hoping to nurse him through his medical crisis and back to health.  He was really enjoying the broth and had even started to eat a little of the chicken, too.  Of course, the rest of us helped him out with the eating of that chicken whenever possible.  We're all a very helpful bunch, you see.

I miss Nissy.  He was my brother and I loved him a lot.  He was only twelve-years-old.  He should still be here with us.  MOUSES!

Peep #1 says that Nissy is up in Heaven now with his mama, Madison, and his dad, Jacob.  Also his brothers Calista, Desdemona and Alexander, his sisters Beatrice and Josephine and his nephews Aristotle and Baby.  And his aunties Primrose, Snowdrop and Blossom, too.  She says that he'll be happily romping through vast nip fields, chasing butterflies.  And she says that one day, we'll all see him again and be able to romp through those same nip fields, too.

But Spring has finally arrived here in Nova Scotia and soon the primroses will be in full bloom. Nissy loved posing amongst the primroses.  He would have liked to have posed with those primroses one more time.  I hope they have primroses in Heaven.  If so, he'll be able to enjoy them up there.

Nerissa was a really special cat and simply must be remembered.  Remembered forever.  I'm going to do my part by continuing his blog.  Nerissa's Life will live on.  Peep #1 says that, as the oldest remaining brother, the blog is my inheritance.  It's my duty to carry on.

Peep #1 is going to make a little garden in memory of Nissy.  She's going to plant some primroses in there, I think. It's going to be in the part of the garden where Nissy used to like to spend time with her, supervising.

I'm hoping the peep will plant some nip, too.  Nissy loved his nip.  Some even called him a nip head and truth be told, he was.  Nothing wrong with stating the obvious, I think.  MOUSES!

The lovely and very talented Ann Adamus of the Zoolatry blog has created the beautiful Nerissa Forever badge in honour of Nissy.  Nissy with his primroses...  he'll love that.

And if anyone else would like to do a little something in honour of Nissy's memory, I have three suggestions.

Firstly, please use the word MOUSES! as often as possible.  Nissy really wanted to get his most popular invented word into all the major dictionaries but that never happened.  Perhaps we can get it added posthumously.

Secondly, please let the Prime Minister of Canada know that although Nerissa will no longer be able to accept a Senate appointment, I am able and willing to accept it for him.  And please feel free to mention to the Prime Minister that if he doesn't appoint me to the Senate, I just may run against him for Prime Minister in the fall elections.  I may not be quite as cute as Nissy but I'm still a heck of a lot cuter than he!  MOUSES!

Should that be he?  Or him?  No, he.  *sighs*  Nissy would know that.  Nissy was the best with stuff like that.

But thirdly and perhaps most importantly, I want to tell you about an organization called TeamTNR.  I've taken the following directly from their website...

"TeamTNR is an all volunteer, non-profit, charitable society formed in 2005 to minimize animal suffering in Annapolis County, Nova Scotia by controlling cat overpopulation through the spaying/neutering of as many cats as possible.  So far, we have had nearly 1800 cats spayed/neutered through our program.  With nearly two thirds being female, this likely has prevented an astounding amount of unwanted kittens being born as an unspayed female, her mate and their offspring can produce as many as 2000 cats in four years.  Also, we have a managed feral cat colony and a low cost, spay/neuter program."

TeamTNR is an extremely worthwhile cause and very dear and near to Nissy's heart.  Nissy was, as you know, a feral kitty himself.  Had he not found our peeps when he did, he might very well have found himself in need of TeamTNR and all the wonderful work that they do.

So if you're considering making a donation to a worthy cause in Nissy's memory, please consider making that donation to TeamTNR.  They, in turn, will then help Nova Scotian kitties in need.  I know that Nissy would appreciate that, for sure.  I know it from the bottom of my heart.

I don't think I can write much more than this for my first blog post.  Not sure it's long enough for Nissy's standards but, I think, given that this is my first post and I'm still learning the ropes so to speak, Nissy would forgive me if it's not quite up to snuff.

Also, I'm not exactly sure what snuff is or how you get up to it.  MOUSES!

I will be back on Sunday.  Going to do my best to keep up with Nissy's posting schedule.

Dear Brother Nissy...  I miss you.  I love you.  I always will.  Until we meet again.


180 comments:

  1. We will all miss Nissy terribly, but Seville, kudo's to you, you did a wonderful job of starting out with the blog, I know it was hard to do. Nothing wrong either with SEVILLE FOR SENATE. Psst I think you are very cute also, handsome even. A toast of Primroses and Nip for Nissy who is free to gather all the nip he wants, I am sure it is that plentiful there. Thank you also, Seville for the TEAM TNR help, sure means a lot to the kitties here in Nova Scotia, much appreciated. YOU DID A STUPENDOUS JOB LAD. Keep up the good work.

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  2. Seville, we will miss your brother more than we can say - his spirit of adventure, his love for the cats of New York, and Nova Scotia. We are so choked up, we can't type. See you in your next post - you did good friend REALLY good.

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  3. MOUSES! We knew Nissy wasn't quite up to scratch these days but we thought for sure he would pull through. We are so very sorry to hear of his passing. Pawhugs from all of us here at the Whiskeratti.

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  4. Soft woooos, from all of us,

    Nuk & Family

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  5. Oh Nissy. I've got tears rolling down my face as I write this. I am so, so very sorry. I did all I could. MOUSES!

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  6. Nissssyyyy!!! I miss you my pal, terribly!Thank you Sivvers for stepping in and up to honor our AdventurCat Nip Head Nissy. *dashes away to wipe leaky eyes*

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  7. Seville, you did an absolutely amazing job on your first blog post and memorialized your brother just beautifully. My heart is absolutely broken to learn of Nissy's passing. We knew he hadn't been feeling well but it's still just shocking. We were so honored to have had the opportunity to interview him just last month for the Rescued anthology. Purrs of love and comfort to your family. Nissy will never, ever be forgotten.

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  8. *soft paw* So sad to read that Nerissa has gone to the catnip pastures, Seville. We send much sympathies and many hugs to you and your fambly. Good to hear you will keep Nerissa's bloggie going. I know you got big paws to follow but am sure you is up to the job *headbonks* One more thing - MOUSES !!

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  9. My kitties and I are so sorry about Nissy. He was very special and I looked forward to reading his posts twice a week. I think it is a crime that Canadian pharmacies didn't have the meds he needed- that makes about as much sense as a squirrel making a nut pie ( that was one of my favorite sayings of Nissy's). Sending hugs your way and I will make a donation to TEAM TNR right now.

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  10. Oh, this is so very sad. We are all very sorry to learn Nissy had to go to the Bridge. He will be more than missed. Purrs to you all.

    William & family.

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  11. Sending my deepest comforting purrz to you, Seville, and your family. Nissy will live on always.

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  12. Oh MOUSES! I am absolutely at a loss for words and my heart breaks with the Peeps (and kitties) who loved Nerissa so dearly. You wrote a lovely tribute Seville and I am sure Nerissa would be very proud of you. May Nerissa be at peace... xoxox from Deb and the Zee and Zoey Gang

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  13. For want of posting some language that'd not be appropriate here, MOUSES! We say, MOUSES!!! We loved that sweet guy, and always will. We know he's up there watchin' over his beloved family, and over us all, now; and we know he was welcomed by your beloveds up there as well as a legion of our loved ones up there, too, plus a lot of other friends' loved ones up there. So he's going to be just fine, if a little homesick and missing his loved ones down here. Awww, MOUSES. <3 ((((((((^^)))))))) <3 We love ya, Nissy. And TNR is what we're all about. TNR, Adopting for LIFE, and lovin' them cats ALWAYS. MOUSES!

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  14. On, noooooo! We are so sorry for the loss of your dear Nissy! A warm hug, purrs and paw taps of comfort.

    And Seville, you did a great job today.

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  15. Sweet Seville, you did a wonderful job telling us about your brother, Nissy. We're pretty sure they have lots of primroses at the Rainbow Bridge and undoubtedly, Nissy has found them. Let's hope he doesn't nibble on them. MOUSES! Run free, Nerissa. Thank you for all your words and laughs. We're going to miss you! MOUSES!

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  16. We were aware of Nissy's passing, but it was still super hard to read about it here. Nissy's legacy will live on as will his, "MOUSES." We loved his rambling style and sense of adventure with you and other furiends like Savvy. We will happily make a donation in his honor and include his badge on our sidebar. We are happy that you will carry on in his memory. Sending our condolences and heartfelt sympathy to the peeps and all the other kitties. With love, Janet and Kitties Blue

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  17. oh noooooo! We are beyond words - just beyond them. Seville, we're sending you and the Peeps our mightiest purrs of comfort. We can only imagine how much you miss Nissy....MOUSES! Much love, Maxwell, Faraday & Allie

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  18. How could such a big spirit be gone? Seville, I'm sure he's happy with your skill in sharing the news. You keep him happy now...so sorry for your loss.

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  19. From Shayna - @ShaynaCat on Twitter :-

    What a lovely post, Seville - am sure Nissy's watching from the Rainbow Bridge and feeling very proud of you! I'm so sorry to hear of Nissy's passing, but glad the blog is continuing in your very capable paws. I wish he hadn't had to go through all that - MOUSES!

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  20. We will miss your sweet brother but he will live on in the hearts of so many. So very sorry for your loss.

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  21. Seville, we are mighty sad to hear about Nissy.
    He will be missed but not forgotten.
    Glad you will step in and carry on.
    Comforting purrs to you and all of your family.
    We know his passing will be hard on you.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  22. Oh no! We are so sorry to hear. Nissy was one of those that we often didn't comment but we always loved knowing what you all were up to from the quietness of our reader. We are sad to hear the news.

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  23. **wailss** Mee-noooooo not Nerissa...oh Seville mee an LadyMum iss devvystated!!
    Oh wait mee should introduce meeself...mee iss Purrince Siddhartha Henry frum Thee Purrfect Pad...Aunty Nylablue used to bee there...
    Ok now that mee has introduced meeself pleeze accept our heartfelt an sinseer condolencess on thee deeparture of Nerissa....wee just found out tonite (Wednesday nite) an wee feel pawfull....totallee pawfull an sad :(
    LadyMum sayss shee knowss thee heartache of losin a kitty too young as Nylablue was onlee 13 yeerss old. Mee feelss sad beecause mee losted mee ferst bloggie furend :(
    An wee iss furry angree that thee meddysin was not here in Canada...what thee KAT is up with that???
    Seville pleeze tell yur Mumma how sad wee are here an that wee will display the badge on thee bloggie an wee nevurr furget Nerissa...hee was a one of a kind kittyboy an mee admired an reespected him so-o much!!!!
    **wipess teerss away with paw**
    Sinseerlee Purrince Siddhartha Henry an LadyMum <3 <3

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  24. Seville, I think you did FANTASTIC for your first post, and I am sure Nissy is proud of you. We are soooooo sorry to hear this news--we knew Nerissa was having some health issues, but because my Human has not helped me visit much in the past few months, we had no idea he was so ill. We will try to think about the joyful years and years he had with his wonderful family and we'll watch the skies for a swish of sparkling tail among the stars. Godspeed my furiend. We send love and purrs to his feline and Human family.

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  25. So deeply, deeply sorry. I know you can't now, but I hope that the fact that Nissy touched the lives of so many, all over the world, (which is no small potatoes and not the norm for most cats), will bring you some comfort. Nissy's legacy will live on. Your blog is an undying testament of love to Nissy's life. We are so deeply, deeply sorry. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers (((hugs))) Caren and Cody

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  26. Oh my God, I am in shock and in tears. My dear friend. I will be back when I compose myself. Dang it all

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  27. We are so sad to hear about Nissy, were worried but hoped Nissy was just enjoying time with his humans & the rest of you. You did a fine job of writing about Nissy, Seville.
    Purrs from,
    @wildeoscarcat, Samantha, Brenda & David

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  28. We're so sorry to hear this, Seville. Nerissa really was one of a kind, and he will never be forgotten. Many purrs to you and your family in this sad time.

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  29. Oh sweet Seville and Jennifer... we are so very sorry for the loss of your sweet boy, Nissy. There's a hole in our hearts and a hole in the blogosphere. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    And Seville, what a wonderful tribute.

    (((purrs)))
    Glogirly, Katie & Waffles

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  30. I am so, so sorry to hear about Nissy's passing. Hugs to all who knew and loved him.

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  31. I am so sorry to hear that Nissy has lost his fight. The kitties and I will be purring and praying for all of you as you find your peace. *hugs* It is very sad that the medication was not available in the form it was needed in for poor Nissy. There are a lot of things about veterinary medicine that need to be updated.

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  32. Oh we're so sorry to hear Nissy has gone to the bridge. He sure will be missed by so many. Purrs to all of you...'specially your peeps.

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  33. We are so sorry.. A wonderful tribute!
    ~ The Bunch

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  34. So very sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed.

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  35. Well, MOUSES! Run free, sweet Nissy, and we know you're hanging out in the gardens with Skylar, Lydia, Sara Kitty, with your family who have gone before, and with all our other friends who have gone to the Bridge. Peace to you, Seville, and to all in your family. We have a new feral kitty here who is in need of a name. We'll have to ask him what he thinks, but would it be ok to name him after Nissy? He kind of looks like him, except with not as much white (but white paws). He'll be posting this week for Feral Friday.

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  36. Oh no! We are so sorry to hear this news. We will miss Nissy. Sending our best purrs and hugs to all of you, especially the Peeps.

    Buddy & Jazzy

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  37. MOUSES!
    We are deeply sadden to learn that Nissy succumbed to that dreadful disease but we will always remember his huge heart and spirit and we send you all our deepest sympathies

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  38. MOUSES! Oh Seville, we are so sorry that Nissy had to go to the Bridge. We are so sad to learn of our dear friend's passing. We knew he had not been well for a while, but we had hoped with all of our hearts that he would pull through. Nissy, if you are able to read this (and we're pretty certain you can from there at the Bridge), we love and miss you so much. We will never, ever forget you.

    We are sending love, purrs and prayers, and gentle hugs and paw pat to you kitties, and to the peeps.

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  39. Oh we are so, so sorry and sad to hear this heartbreaking news, Seville. We know you will do Nissy very proud with carrying on the blog and helping cats. We send our gentlest purrs to your Peeps and all your feline family and we will hold you all in our thoughts and hearts. Nissy will be so very missed.

    Be Well Sweet Nerissa
    (May kitty heaven be filled with your beloved nip...)

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  40. Oh I am so terribly sorry. I am in tears. They are pouring down my face while I try to type. I am so sorry. SO very sorry that Nissy could not get the medicines he needed. Nissy, Admiral is there with you as are your family and by and by, we will ALL be together again. Rest sweetly dearest little one. Katie and I truly love you and your family. All our love and hugs and condolences.

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  41. We haven't visited in oh-so-long, but today we have to stop and pay our respects to the memory of Nerissa, a ManCat among cats, one who loved his mouses as well as pretty flowers... One always hopes that our love will keep those we love here with us and we grieve when we can't hold them close in our arms. But we can in our hearts, and that is where Nerissa will stay forever.

    Poem For Cats

    And God asked the feline spirit
    Are you ready to come home?
    Oh, yes, quite so, replied the precious soul
    And, as a cat, you know I am most able
    To decide anything for myself.

    Are you coming then? asked God.
    Soon, replied the whiskered angel
    But I must come slowly
    For my human friends are troubled
    For you see, they need me, quite certainly.

    But don't they understand? asked God
    That you'll never leave them?
    That your souls are intertwined. For all eternity?
    That nothing is created or destroyed?
    It just is....forever and ever and ever.

    Eventually they will understand,
    Replied the glorious cat
    For I will whisper into their hearts
    That I am always with them
    I just am....forever and ever and ever.

    Author Unknown

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  42. Oh no! Mum's eyes are leaking all over me. I am so sorry. Mouses!

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  43. seville..mouses mouses mouses N mouses N damn it....mouses....we R troo lee sorree...yur brother iz, N all ways will be one total lee rockin awesum pal N mouses if we canna help but shed teerz....yur tribute two him rocks....we noe ewe will due yur best ta honor hiz memoree by keepin de blog a runnin, de nip a growin, de whisks a ternin N de mouses...a mousin. Godspeed nissy, ewe will be missed buddy N while we noe ewe R now free oh sickness N pain, mouses if it doesnt still hurtz. R sincerest two yur familee dood, may yur primrose patch be de talk oh heaven, may yur nip field be bountiful, N thanx dood, for all de wunder full posts, tales, adventures N fun....love two ewe ......mouses....XXXXXXX

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  44. I'm so sorry to hear bout Nissy. Sendin y'all big hugs and purrs. And I are gonna start sayin MOUSES! too, in his honor.

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  45. Ohhhhhh, I'm so sad that Nissy is gone. He was truly a beautiful boy. I had a beloved cat, Pluto, who went through the whole weight-loss, couldn't-keep-anything-down-or-in routine, but none of our docs could diagnose the problem. That was in 2003, though, and I still miss my boy. Purrrrrrsssss from Grace & Co and {{{{hugs}}}} and prayers from me -- for all of you. =(

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  46. Dear sweet Seville, what a difficult task you have had to tell us of Nissy's passing.You did it beautifully, and you will do a pawsome job stepping up to the plate for him. Our hearts are broken with you and your Peeps. We haz such leaky eyes. Nerissa is a Hero and will never be forgotten, and will be forever loved. Me and MomStaff send Love n Hugs n Purrs to you and your Peeps. Love ~Willy

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  47. MOUSES! We are beyond sad that you have lost dear sweet Nissy. Our thoughts and purrs go out to everyone. (((hugs)))

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  48. We are all very sad to hear that you have lost Nissy to Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency. It is good of you Seville to make us aware of this medical condition. So sorry to hear things turned out the way they did. So sorry for your loss.

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  49. You did a job Nissy would be proud of indeed. Sorry to hear he is no longer with you. Dumb border rules stopping the medication need to be changed.

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  50. We are so very sorry to read about handsome Nissy's passing...we send hugs to you all
    Madi and Mom

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  51. MOUSES, we are so sorry for your loss of dear Nissy and floundering for words. Seville, thankfully the gauntlet has been passed and the words, life and wisdom of Nerissa will live on. Off to email your mum.

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  52. I will welcome u in Heaven, Nissy.


    Luv,

    Angel Keisha

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  53. Mouses, we are so sorry that Nissy had to leave all of you. That is just so sad. We sure send all kinds of purrs to all of you and some mighty big hugs to the peeps. We will really miss him.

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  54. Sorry Nissy lost his battle. Bode will join with his family and friends welcoming over the Bridge. Seville, you did an excellent job. I'm sure Nissy is saying,"MOUSES! I didn't know he had it in him." Sending all my love to your family and hoping you may find peace.

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  55. Purrs and prayers to you Seville, and your family. We are so sorry.

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  56. MOUSES! That is very sad news. I am so sorry. :(

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  57. we are so sorry to hear dis, hugs and headbutts

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  58. We wanted to extend our heartfelt and deepest condolences for the loss of your special boy, Nerissa. We know how difficult it must have been for you to watch his ailment progress unfavourably. May he dance at his kitty family reunion up above. May your heart heal knowing he was loved well by you, his family, as well as loved by so many others.We are sending you our love. Rest in peace sweet Nissy.

    the critters in the cottage and their Mama Sophie XO

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  59. I am so terribly sorry that Nerissa wasn't able to fight any longer. I lost Chumley and Annie younger than he, so understand the sense of unfairness. Please know that you did absolutely all you could for him, that life is more about quality than quantity, as difficult as it can be to accept.

    Hugs and Light to you all as you grieve his passing, and soft healing purrs from Nicki and Derry.

    Peace.

    Kim

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  60. I still can't stop the sads, but I wanted to stop back by and tell you how deeply sorry I am that sweet Nissy decided to go. Nerissa will live in our hearts forever and he touched so many lives. We love you Nissy and we always, always will.

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  61. Dear Seville we all r furry sad 2 heer dis newz. We r so Sorree fur ur loss,Nissy wuz such a Sweet boy, da gurlz had such a crush on him! He will be sorely missed by efuryone.

    *bowz headz* ^..^ x5 May de guiding light shine brightly to guide Nissy'z way to de Bridge ~

    Safe Journey Nerissa ~

    Soft Puurz 2 u and #1 peep and rest ov family


    pee ess......
    u did a furry Fine job on ur 1st post Seville efen tho it waz a Sad one ♥♥♥♥♥

    The Garden Cootage Cats & de mom

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  62. My sincere condolences to you all...this is so sad. MOUSES!

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  63. Seville, you wrote a very touching tribute to Nissy. He would be so proud of you. And we will practice using Mouses more. We thinks Mouses is a wonderful word and should be used a lot more often.

    We will ask Mommy to plant some nip in the Whiskers Memorial Butterfly Garden for Nissy.

    Comforting purrs and paws of Sympathy from all of us here at ATCAD

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  64. I am very sorry to hear about nissy he was my pal and a handsome mancat. He watches us from his very own cloud

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  65. MOUSES! Mummy Janey is crying,and we have wobbly chins.
    We're going to plant some nip in Nissy's honour,and call it Nissy's nip.
    We're also sending some big fat hugs ,headbumps,and nose kisses.
    MOUSES,this is so sad.
    Love
    The REAL Maple Syrup Mob xxxxx

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  66. Dear Seville we are very sad to hear of Nissy's passing. We found your update both touching and interesting (the medical and TNR parts).

    We know you will catch on to how to blog, don't worry. You will do Nissy proud!

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  67. So very sorry to hear about precious Nissy leaving for the Bridge; there are no real words for such a deep loss...Love never dies and Nissy will always live in your hearts...Sending love and hugs, wishing you all comfort during this time of sorrow...xoxo...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

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  68. Our hearts are breaking. Nissy was bigger than life. The blogosphere just won't be the same place without him.
    All of us are sending lots of purrs and comforting thoughts to all of you.
    ((Hugs)) and >>Smooches<<

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  69. Seville, we are so sorry to hear the sad news about your friend and housemate. Remember the good times, and we hope they will give you and everyone who loved Nerissa some comfort now.

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  70. Oh no, we are so sorry for your loss of dear Nissy.
    It's a great idea to make a garden in memory of him. I'm sure the garden will have lots of beautiful flowers for him. Sending soft purrs and warm thoughts to you..

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  71. Seville, you did a wonderful first blog and I'm looking to read more of your posts. I'm so sorry about Nerissa. (Head bumps). MOUSES!!

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  72. Oh Seville, that is sooo beautiful, my eyes are leaking.
    We are sending many Noodle hugs your way right now...

    Noodle and crew

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  73. Our best Purrs Of Comfort to you... Nerissa will be missed.

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  74. MOUSES! Me and mum hoped that Nissy would fight through this and get better. Head butts to you Seville, it is hard to take over from an icon. Comforting purrs.

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  75. Seville and family, we are so very sorry to hear of Nissy's passing. Our hearts are aching, we we hope that you all are able to find some comfort during this difficult time. We will miss reading about the adventures and trouble you two got into, but we know that Nissy is frolicking over the rainbow bridge and partaking in ALL of the nip! We send you all lots of purrs and prayers of comfort. Thinking of you….

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  76. We haven't known you too long, but we adored Nissy. We are sorry to hear of his passing over The Bridge. Peace. ~xo~

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  77. Oh, no, oh no. We are so shocked and so sad. We've lost a good friend! Nissy, we will always remember and love you and your stories and your adventures. We hope you're playing with our Rocky and having more wonderful adventures now that you can roam anywhere you wish. Love, Crepes and Alana.

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  78. (=`・ω・´)∩ don't worry! The Nissinator will send angelic kitty messages to Seville through dreams hehehe! Start napping!

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  79. Awww..MOUSES! We are so sorry to hear about your loss but you did a great job on your first post, Seville.
    Purrs,
    Gus, Jaq, and Pearl

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  80. Oh MOUSES! We are soo sorry to hear that Nerissa has left for the Bridge. We knew Nissy wasn't feeling well but really had hoped he would pull through. We're sending soft, healing purrs and prayers to all of you at this very sad time.

    The Florida Furkids

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  81. I can't believe he is gone. Nissy was such an amazing adventurer and what an articulate charming character!
    Mouses, indeed. I'm so sad for his beloved peeps and for you, Seville.
    Nissy can't be gone, he's in our hearts.

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  82. So sorry to hear this. How awful. We send our purrs to you all.

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  83. We are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our condolences. Love, Cali, Andy, Tater and Shelly (C.A.T.S.) and Mom Judy

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  84. Oh, mouses, our heart is breaking to hear about Nissy. Our prayers and head butts go out to you all. Seville you did a wonderful job on your first blog and we know you will continue to honor Nissy.

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  85. We're all so sorry to hear of Nerissa's passing and are sending our condolences to you and your friends and family. Tuxi and the members of our cat family who are OTRB are sharing their love with Nerissa. We will look forward to the work you are doing with carrying on Nerissa's blog! Love, Joan & The Cats

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  86. We're so sorry to read of your loss. Purrs to you.

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  87. I am so sorry to hear about Nerissa. Even though I don't visit often, I did read your blog. One of the first I found and loved hearing about your family of cats.

    May your memories bring you warm during this colder sad days. With time, you'll enjoy the true memories of joy and the thrill it was to have had him in your life.

    xo,
    JC and The Purr and Fur Gang

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  88. We are so sorry to hear this news. Nissy was one of our blogging furriends and we will miss you..

    Sending caring purrs and love,
    Mom Julie and the kitties

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  89. We are in deep mourning at my house. Never for a moment did I think my bestie, Niss, would scamper OTRB like he did. But I understand. He was fed up wif Canada not permitting him to have the pills he needed, and so he sought a higher power with the hope that perhaps, with his passing, the gov'mint might open their durn eyes and give Canadian cats the same pills the American cats are getting.

    I will never forget Niss. He made me proud with all of his accomplishments. I just bought his book, Rescued. I had hoped he would pawtograph it for me. Now... Now maybe he will live forever through his wonderpurr book and the amazing adventures he had while he lived. He didn't live as long as we all had hoped... but while he was here on earth, he made a great impression on all of those he touched. Rest in Peace, dear furend. Love, Herman!!!

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  90. P.S. - Seville - I want you to know that I'm here for you, any time you need support, a shoulder to cry on... You have big paws to fill, but I know you can do it. You will be an amazing reporter, just like your amazing brother. Paw hugs! Herman!!!

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  91. I can picture Nissy and Sebastian romping in the nip fields at the Bridge. Much love to you.

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  92. Seville, yous has done a wonderous ob stepping into Nissy's extra large shoes (if cats wore shoes, Mouses, where does peoples comes up with these sayings?).
    Any how, us here at the Cat From Hell, way out in Lotus Land BC is feeling th pain of his passing. Wes sends yous and all your family lots of loves, from the depth of our hearts, Special kisses to your humans as they will has broken hearts and more kisses to yous guys who will also miss Nissy.
    Wes loves yous
    Kisses
    Nellie, Kozmo, Jo Jo, Ninja and the Hairy Slobbery Sister Cinnamon (oh yes our Mommy is sending loves too)

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  93. I am so sad to hear that Nissy has gone to the bridge. Thank you Seville for taking over. Purrs and prayers for your family at this sad time. I know peeps love him deeply and did all they could for him. Thank you for being such loving peeps for your Nerissa.

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  94. Oh Seville we're so sowry to read this. And actuslly we had to work our selves up to come and read this, as da tears dat flowed fwum our eyes was too many to read. We know we only just met Nissy and you last year, but t didn't seem dat way. Nissy was always so very kind to us and sweet. When we came here we knew nuffin' of bloggin' and such, but Nissy nevew sed anyfin' mean to us 'bout our techniques or cat speak. We so wanted Nissy to have a big nip gawden this year wiff hims vewy own plants and all. We wish there had been sumfin' we kulda dun to make him better. We purrayed and ourrayed but mommy sez dat sumtimes God wants us back fur Himselff. She sez rest assurred Nissy is no longer in pain and hims back to da big healffy mancat he used to be. Dat dusn't weally make us feel all dat much better, but we can't always argue wiff God. Weez'll be sendin' lots and lots of purrayers and hugs to you and yous furmily. And Nissy will never be furgotten, him will live on in da hearts and memowies of all he touched and da bits and bytes of da innewnet furever.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  95. Mouses Seville, Mouses! We are so very sorry to hear that Nerissa had to cross over. Mouses! Many hugs and purrs and purrayers and Mouses! to all of you from all of us at Forty Paws.

    Mouses!

    Luf, Us and Maw

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  96. Wuv u, Nissy and will furever. Come run free with Phi at da RB and we will find primrose and sun. I loved your blog, u and momma. Mouses. We hold paws and light your way with our tears. Pls send email of the agency that does not allow your pills. We will send our demands. Love you. Mouses.

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  97. We wuv u and will nefur forget u, Nissy. Run free and hold Phi paws as we light your way with our tears. We loved your blog and hug momma for you. Mouses.

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  98. Mouses!!! Poor Nerissa we were just getting to know him. We will miss him every day. Seville you did a brilliant job with your first blog. Mouses :'-(
    Love Annie & Roxie

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  99. Sads don't even cut it. Heart ripped into pieces sads. Purrs and hugs to you all.

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  100. Sending lots of purrs and kitty kisses to you and your peeps, Seville.
    You will be a great ambassador for your beloved and much missed Nissy.

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  101. Mouses. Mouses. Mouses. It doesn't help to say it. We are gutted. We are so very sorry. Seville, it is good to meet you but we wish the circumstances had been better. We are so very sorry about Nissy - he was the Dude. Please look after the Peeps and we send loads of purrs to you all.

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  102. Please accept our purrs. We haven't been here before and don't know Nissy, but we extend our hugs and pawpats to the humans and all the furblings.

    Emma and Buster

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  103. Oh, MOUSES! This is just heartbreaking news. So sorry Nissy had to leave us all. Purring for comfort for his family. Mom just got me some new catnip and we will plant it in his honor. You did a great job with your first post, Seville.

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  104. My heart for you. So sad to hear this news. Nerissa was one of the first kitty bloggers we looked up to and always enjoyed his posts. Purrs and prayers for your family

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  105. What a wonderful tribute, Seville ! We're so so sorry for the loss of your dear brofur Nissy ; we send you comforting purrs and gentle headbutts. Purrs

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  106. I just heard the bad news. Just like everyone else, I have tears in my eyes and I will miss him terribly. He was such a special cat. Lots of hugs for Nerissa's family; you will all need it.

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  107. Mouses I sure am going to miss Nissy,and I am glad I got to go on one adventure with him too,the night sky has a new star shing bright,the bright fire that is Nerissa!hugs and snuggles to you all!xx Speedy and Rachel

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  108. MOUSES. My mom jus tole me dis. She in Eyer Land rite now. I has leaky eyes big time. Nrissa my pal. I jus sorry I not get to meow wif him moar. Dis pawful noos. Sville, I be yur pal too. Nrissa. *sob*

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  109. Seville, we were so sad last week when your human told my human that Nerissa was gone. And we're still sad, and frustrated too because he didn't get the meds he needed in time. Purrs to you and your family and I hope you are at least a little bit comforted by the legacy Nerissa left with this blog, and his story in Rescued.

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  110. He was loved and I liked to read his stories. He was a great writer, I think you have big paw shoes to fill but I'm certain you will do it in your own way. Keep the memories high because at the end we are all stories...

    Love,
    Billy The Time Cat

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  111. Oh Seville! We are so sorry that Nerissa had to leave. There will be primroses a plenty there and he will keep an eye on you all for a while, until your hearts fill with happy memories again. He was an amazing puss cat.

    We send love & rumbly purrs & we will say MOUSES! as we roll in the nip in your memory
    Run free beautiful Nerissa

    Mungo, Jet
    & The Ape xx

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  112. I am so sorry for your loss. It's so unfair that the medicine Nissy needed was so hard to get in a form that would have been reasonable... we are purring for your whole family. Fly free sweet Nissy.

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  113. Oh NO! Oh Dear! MOUSES!!!! I don't know what to say! Nissy's story was just out there in print for all to see and now he can't get his chance for the senate!! That was really bad luck! You were taken too soon, buddy :'( When mum told me just now, I smiled as I remembered all the good times with your adventures and especially the development of the eggbeater teleportation technology!

    Seville, your first blog post was brilliant and truly inspirational. We know you will take on the mantle with dignity and honour and ........ MOUSES! Still can't believe it. The Staff and I bow our head for a moment's silence with more than a few tears flowing! RIP Nissy! xxxx

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  114. OMC, Seville...we can't hardly see through our tears what we're writing. We're so sorry to hear this terrible news. You've lost your brother and we have lost a furriend...MOUSES! Hope you find strenghts in the memories you shared together. Soft Pawkisses to comfort you <3

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  115. Oh no. We are so so so so sorry. Oh Nerissa. We are so sorry. :-(

    Sending you all our love and hugs. Please take care
    x

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  116. We are so sorry to hear that Nissy has gone over Rainbow Bridge and we will miss that handsome face of his on his blog. We are sending our love to you all.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  117. How will we live proper lives without Nissy's words of wisdom to guide us?! MOUSES!!!! So much love, hugs & purrs to Seville & the peeps. Xoxoxo

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  118. I am so sorry to hear that sweet Nissy has left for the bridge. I like to think that they are all playing at that bridge together. Mouses I am sad that you are suffering from the loss and send hugs x

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  119. What a lovely tribute. So sorry for your loss.

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  120. Seville I really am a bit at a loss for the "right" words.....I'm just so very sad that you have lost a brother and we all have lost our friend. Nissy was one of a kind as you know.....and I think Ann did the perfect badge in his honor because I always loved hearing about the primroses that he loved and I would ask him about them every year when they showed their beautiful colors off for him to enjoy. I'm glad you will carry on the blog and I promise to say MOUSES a million times a day and each time that I do, I'll think of my friend Nerissa...................

    Sending everyone big hugs and love............
    Sammy and Mom Pam

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  121. I am so sorry Seville to read of Nissy's passing. He will always be loved and missed by all of us…

    MOUSES

    I hate that he couldn't get the medicine he needed… That is so wrong

    MOUSES

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  122. May you rest in peace, dearest Nissy. Deepest condolences to you, Seville, and to the peeps and the rest of the fam from Destiny & me. All our love xo

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  123. So sorry to hear about Nissy. MOUSES! will become part of our vocabulary. And what a lovely idea to plant a garden in Nissy's memory. I'm sure you -- and the rest of your family -- will miss him.
    --Purrs and hugs from Life with Dogs and Cats

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  124. You did a fantastic job posting! Nissy would be so proud. We just met him and never got the chance to know him well, but it is always a sad day when someone from our community goes to the bridge. Godspeed, Nissy. Your memory will live in the hearts of many.

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  125. So sad to hear the news. Sending you all a massive hug!

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  126. I am so sorry hear that Nissy has run off to the bridge. He is loved by so many and will forever live in our hearts. Run free now Nissy and forever be free of illness or pain. Until we meet again.

    Those we love don't go away,
    They walk beside us everyday.
    Unseen, unheard, but always near,
    Still Loved, and still missed
    and forever dear.

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  127. I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. My sister just passed 2 weeks ago. I know how much it hurts. MOUSES! Your first blog post was very well written and I think Nissy would be very proud. Sending lots of love and prayers for comfort to you and your family <3 Noodle

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  128. It hurts especially bad when all you do isn't enough. I know that. I wish comfort for all there. Godspeed, Nerissa.

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  129. I'm so very sorry about Nerissa going OTRB. Seville, that was a beautiful tribute. So happy you will be continuing the blog with Nerissa watching over you....MOUSES!

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  130. Seville..although we never really knew Nissy so very we know how amazing he must have been by the tributes from some of our friends we do know well..Mouses indeed..our loss ..it is so hard to say bye bye to our familyand we send all our heartfelt love to you all...and a wonderful post that i am sure a brofur would be proud of...so sorry the right medicine was not made available..this should never happen,deepest sympathies Fozziemum and family XXx

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  131. I'm very sorry to learn of your loss (I learned about it on Brian's blog). You all did your very best, and I'm sure Nerrisa knew that he was loved.

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  132. We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet Nissy.
    With deepest condolences,
    Angel Normie, Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis

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  133. I was saddened and so sorry to read about sweet Nissy's passing. We will miss him. So very sorry, sending warm gentle hugs and nose kisses. Maggie, Pooh and family

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  134. I know we've said it on FB but for the blog ... he was so special and one of the first to welcome me to the blogging community. I know I've not been on a great deal here of late, but we still love you guys and are still sad for you. XXOO and lots of comforting purrs.

    Love
    Selina & MomKatt Laura

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  135. I'm so very sorry to hear about Nissy. Seville, you did a wonderful job with your first blog post and talking about your dear brother. This is so sad. I'm sorry about the medication too. MOUSES! We're thinking of you and your family.

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  136. We're visiting from Nellie's blog. So sad to read Nerissa has gone to the RB. We're sending logs of hugs and purrs.

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  137. Oh Niss :( :( :(
    You will be so dearly missed :( I am sending thoughts and prayers to your whole family xoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  138. Katie Isabella (and Admiral) sent me - my condolences.

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  139. Oh noos :(
    Me is so sorry that Nissy have left to the bridge.
    Sending lots of gentle purrs and headbumps <3

    Seville, you did an absolutely amazing job on your first blog post !

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  140. Hi Y'all!

    Oh we are so sorry for your loss.

    Hawk aka BrownDog

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  141. We are so very sorry for your loss. RIP, Nerissa.

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  142. we are so sad to learn that Nissy went to the Bridge. we know that he will always be watching over you all and loving you all forefur. we are sending lots of purrrsss n headbonks to you.

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  143. Nissy, we don't know what to say. Other than, MOUSES! It's not fair. We will miss you so so much. Hugs and purrs to your whole family. We hope you have met up with all your old friends and family, and we hope to meet you when it's our turn to be in Heaven.

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  144. Nerissa you were a very handsome cat. You will be missed. Hugs, purrs and prayers to everyone in your family in their time of grief. May you sleep well until our Lord comes. God Bless.

    Love,
    Cleopatra and Mom

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  145. We are so very sorry. We know how it feels, and it stinks. Sending purrs from our house. Maybe he's met up with our Tucker by now. . . .

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  146. Mee-you Lady Jennifer an seville iss Purrince Siddhartha Henry here on beehalf of mee an LadyMum. Wee just wanted to let you know wee iss purrin an purrayin fur youss' durin thiss diffycult time. Wee wishess wee lived closer so LadyMum could give yur Mumma a GRATE BIG {{{HUGGIE}}}.
    Pleeze know wee are here fur youss'.
    With sympaffiess an <3 LUV <3 Purrince Siddhartha Henry an LadyMum Sherri-Ellen

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  147. I am very sorry to hear about Nerissa and offer my sincere condolences. I sympathize with you about having difficulty getting the meds you needed for him from the US. Its so ironic, that Americans get many of their medicines from Canada, like my grandma. Sending loads of prayers your way. Love Dolly the Doxie, Taffy the Cocker, and Rhette the Tabby.

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  148. What a wonderful first post, Seville, even though it's written in honor of your brother, Nerissa. He was so handsome! You've done him proud, too.

    We're sorry to learn about his struggles; we said good-bye to our Billy a week ago.

    The Boys (Phillip and Christopher) and Karen

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  149. Very sad news - Rest in Peace, dear Nissy - sending gentle purrs of comfort and consolation to Seville and all your family.
    Purrs ... Rainbow

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  150. It will never be goodbye so long as we have you in our hearts and minds....Until we meet Over The Rainbow Bridge, I says MOUSES!

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  151. We are so sorry. Mom sends hugs and we kitties send comforting purrs.

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  152. my dear ginger boy...so sorry to read about your brother Nissy leaving for the rainbow bridge...that is always a hard thing to go through...we know since our Miss Hunny Bunny left us not too long ago. We know the pain is real and ongoing....but they say time is a tonic so we wait and are sad...
    Purrs from Miss Hope at the cozy cottage

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  153. We are so sad to read about Nerissa :-(

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  154. Oh MOUSES! Nissy we love you and wish you hadn't had to leave us, MOUSES! We hope you are rolling in all the nip you can enjoy my wonderful friend....until we meet again! Seville, you did a fabulous job for your first post in such a sad time. We are sending soft purrs and woofs to you and your peeps. Mom is sending a big hug. We are so going to miss our larger than life friend.
    Marty and the Gang

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  155. We're so very sorry to hear the sad news about Nerissa. We send you comforting hugs and purrs.

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  156. Oh no...I am so sorry. We have known Nerissa since 2013, he will be dearly missed. RIP

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  157. Mouses! We are so very sad to hear that it was Nissy's time to go to the bridge. We're sure our sister, Sweet Praline was there to greet him and show him around. We're sending our most comforting purrs and hugs. Nissy will be missed.

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  158. We are absolutely gutted by this terrible news! We were so stunned that for a whole day, we couldn't put paw to keyboard to write to you. Mummy's eyes are still leaking so much, she can hardly see the screen through her tears.
    We knew Nissy was unwell and that his Peeps had been having difficulty finding the necessary meds in tablet form, but after reading that, for the time being, Nissy would be able to take the tablets made for human use, we were almost sure he would manage to pull through this time. We were in shock when we read that he had left us. We hardly know what to say! Oh, MOUSES!
    Seville, we know it's going to be very hard for you, losing your brother and companion in the prime of his life and you're right. It was far, far, too soon, he was way too young and it IS unfair! But we also know that Nissy taught you well and that you are going to do your best to carry on his work. See what a good start you made with your furrst blog post! Nissy is watching over you from the Bridge and will always be with you and your Peeps.
    We can just see him now, romping among the nip fields up there, perhaps even as we write, having a purr-sonal audience with the Powers-That-Be and telling the Great Cat in the Sky all about his adventures.
    Yes, he'll still be with you and you will be together again some day. We will all meet again someday, but MOUSES! It's so hard for those of us who are left behind.
    We send you all comforting purrs, and Mummy Shimona sends hugs to your Peeps.
    Oh, MOUSES!
    MOUSES! MOUSES! MOUSES!

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  159. Mom and I sending comforting purrs to all the kitties in the family and the Peeps, who must be very sad to lose Nissy. I will miss him terribly myself. Run free in Heaven, Nissy and I will meet you one day. Please say hello to Audrey for us.

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  160. So so sorry for your loss. Nissy was such a brave and pawesome mancat and he will be missed. A beautiful post and tribute my new furiend! Concatulations you've done your brofur proud. Bisous Bailey

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  161. We didn't meet Nissy, but we can see he was a very special cat with a very special blog. We are sorry we didn't get to meet him, but will visit as his brofur carries on. Our very sincerest condolences.

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  162. I am so checked and so was Mom. We just learned about this today. We are so sad. Nissy is such a good furiend. I am beyond sad. We are so sorry for your loss. Nissy will be greatly missed! I shall never furget ever the expression - MOUSES! We love you, Nissy. Run free, my dear furiend.

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  163. We are so sorry for your loss, Sivvers and family. Nissy was one in 60 billion plus. No-one like him. No, not one! We loved his humour, creativity and love of the 'nip.' We know you'll do him proud, Sivvers. Whisker tickles and head bonks. Whiskers, Mouse, Etude, Rondo, Sweetie and Grammy too.

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  164. So sorry.
    I am very sad. I will miss him. He was a real special cat. I am sure that we will meet one day, somewhere in the country beyond the Rainbow Bridge.
    I am sending lots of "ronrons" to him, and to you Neville.
    Hisia, the french cat

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  165. So very heartbreaking!!! I have lost a true friend. Nissy was/is one of a kind. I will miss him and remember him forever. To Nissy's family...so very sorry for your loss. Nissy knew how much you loved him and he will live forever in your hearts. RIP sweet Nissy!! Gone but never forgotten. <3 <3

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  166. Very nice job, especially for a first post, Seville! Nissy would be proud! MOUSES!
    I am so sad that Nissy had to go. We are sending comforting hugs to his family.

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  167. so very sorry for your loss of such a lovely, pretty pussycat. <3

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  168. Oh My Catness Seville! We have not been visiting our furends as much due to our own family issues and knew Nerissa had not been feeling well but... Mouses! We never would have thought he was getting ready to gain his wings and go over the Rainbow Bridge. We will carry on his memory and have already used that tradmark Mouses, we will work to get you into your post and fur sure will support Team TNR.
    Fly free dear furend! Watch over us and keep things in shape there in the garden until we all meet again!
    Love you dear Nerissa
    Purrs of support to Seville and the Family
    Timmy Dad and Family

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  169. I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Sue B
    Charlie,Cashew,Garfield,Tubby,Hope

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  170. Gol darn it, this is just some awful news, Seville. MOUSES! We will miss Nissy something fierce...there's just no amount of eggbeaters that can breach the vale--Godspeed Nissy, and we will see you someday on the other side. xoxoxo

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  171. We are all so sorry to hear Nerissa had to leave this world. We is sending our purrs to all of the fursibs and peeps. Mom bean has been shedding tears as she knows how difficult it is to say farewell to such a special kitty.

    RIP Nissy, we're certain Seville will do you proud!

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  172. I am so very sorry for this loss. My heart is breaking for all of you. Hugs and purrs and prayers as you go through this difficult time.

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  173. I knew Nissy was losing weight and not eating very much. I was caught off guard when I found out he has gone to Heaven, it brought me to tears. Sniffles. I had recently bought his book "Rescued" but I know that I won't be able to read his story for awhile. Seville, you did a great job posting this wonderful Blog about your brother!
    Warm Hugs & Kisses to Nissy's Family and all of the Folks that loved him so, never to be forgotten<3<3 MOUSE'S!

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  174. I am so very sorry to hear about NIssy going over the rainbow. Run free Nissy! Hugs and nose taps from CJ and Mia!

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  175. So very sorry to hear about Nerissa. Our furkids engrave a place in our hearts that never leaves us. Nissy will be missed but remembered by all who loved him and by those who read his blog.
    Seville great job for a first blog! Mouses!

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  176. Sweet Nerissa, My heart for you..Rest in peace.
    Many hugs and Purrs for you fameowly
    xoxo

    Puddy & Mom

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