Thursday, September 3, 2015

Sweet Dreams, Carl

CARLOS "CARL" RAPHAEL CAMARO
27 June 1997 - 28 August 2015




It's with great sadness we tell you of the loss of our sweet, dapper mancat, Carl.  Although he was 18, it seemed possible he would live for a long time yet, but he was destined to come in to the world with Julie and to leave it shortly after her. 

Carl had just been to the vet's for his check up and had a full blood work up done.  No kidney disease, no liver disease, no imbalances of any kind.  Incredibly his results showed a purrfectly healthy cat, even his teeth were white and clean without tartar, a week later he was gone. 

Last Friday morning he had problems walking and was falling over, having difficulty getting to his feet, unable to eat or even look up.  Looking into his eyes, the difference in the dilation of his pupils explained what happened.  He'd had a stroke overnight.

Carl and Julie as wee ones.

One of Carl's greatest pleasures was playing.


It really didn't matter what the toy was.

All kinds of banging came from the bathroom as he chased his tail and banked off the tub.
Oui Oui wonders if Carl has lost his mind!

Nothing feels better than airing your belly after making a really big mess.








Carl loved his boxes too!

Singing was another great pleasure!
He'd slip out of the house late at night
and rendezvous with Admiral Hestorb, Katie Isabella's
predecessor and giggle when they kept Katie's mom awake at night.

You can hear him singing here.
Such a tiny little voice!

He did a lot of traveling too!
Here he is with Moosey and friends in Paris.

All packed and ready to sail the high seas to Australia
with his friends from Da Tabbies O Trout Towne.

Unlike Julie, he didn't mind being dressed up 
and enjoyed wearing his tie.

He was a pacifist and never fought with any cat,
not even a hiss when new kitties joined the family.

Running down stairs to breakfast was serious business.  So were product reviews.  Everything got a 4 paw rating and it was often was race with Julie to see who could eat the most.

Good bye, sweet boy!  So much was lost in this world when you left it, but there is the promise of seeing you again, and what a happy time that will be!  No doubt you are singing with the angels.  Til we met again!



Wake up!  It's time to eat!


89 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I'm so very sorry! :-(

Lone Star Cats said...

Rest in peace Carl.

Austin Towers said...

I am so sorry for the loss of Carl. This is a lovely tribute to a gentle kitty. Sending lots of purrs and love and hugs to you ❤️

Mr Puddy said...

Me and Mom are sorry for the loss of Sweet Carl.
Rest in peace
Sending many hugs and Purrs
xoxo

Georgia and Julie said...

We are so sorry to hear of Sweet Carl's passing.
This is a lovely tribute to a very handsome kitty.

Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

Pat Hatt said...

Sorry to hear about Carl. A great tribute indeed.

Katie Isabella said...

MY heart is broken. Broken. No exaggeration. God bless that precious boy. And Admiral will take you on board as her FIRST Mate, Carl. You will sail the seas, put into ports where there are lush fields and lots of fresh spring waters and fields of the finest nip and then, you will sail on into the Rainbow and play till your hearts content.
With love,

Katie's and Admiral's Mommy

Christy Paws said...

All us kitties and mom are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Carl. Lovely tribute.

The Swiss Cats said...

What a wonderful tribute ! We're so sorry for the loss of Carl. We send you comforting purrs and gentle headbonks. Purrs

Marilia Bavaresco said...

What a beautiful tribute to Carl.
Rest in peace!

Annie Bear said...

Oh no. I'm so very sorry to hear about Carl. This is such a wonderful tribute to him. What a fun and sweet and dear kitty he was. This is such sad news. I know how hard this is for you. Carl is so very precious. Julie too.

Hugs,
Vicki

NanĂ¼k said...

We stopped to paw respect, soft wooooos,

NukNuk & Family

Flynn said...

I am so sorry for your loss. This is a lovely tribute to him.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

We are so sorry to have to say farewell so soon to Carl after the loss of his littermate Julie. It is with a heavy heart and leaky eyes we write to you. The beautiful words you wrote express how deeply loved and cherish Carl was to you and your family. He will be greatly missed on this earthly plane, but one day, when the time is comes, you will walk across that beautiful bridge and Carl and Julie and all of your beloved animals will greet you and it will be a joyous reunion. So we say farewell because we believe that we will see them again. I am so sorry for your heartache and I know you miss your precious Carl and Julie.

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

Sorry for your loss. That was a beautiful tribute to your sweet boy.
Remember, he is not alone. He has many friends and family OTRB. But he will always watch over you until you come to join him. Then he will finally feel his family is complete again.

Random Felines said...

Oh no....we are so very sorry. We know Julie was there to greet him.... purrs

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

I am so, so sorry for your loss. You gave him such a beautiful life. {{{HUGS}}}

dezizworld.com said...

Aaaaaaaw Hims meweeked like me. Weez so sowry fur yous loss. Hims will live on in da memowries and hearts of all those hims touched furever and ever. Sendin' lots of hugs and purrayers.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood...we will never forgetz R trip ta Australia......we hada blast dinna we buddy...

we loves ya dood...all ways haz....all wayz will ~~~~~~~~~~ Godspeed your journey; we hope ya dinna suffer; we noe Julie was rite ther two meet ewe....and Admiral... as well and a mulltee tood oh friends.....yur mom posted an awesum tribute for ewe ♥♥♥♥♥ N we noe her doez knot mind uz speekin two day in "trout"...

To Mom & "The Girl " ~~~~ we are truly sorry; it's bad enough loosing one kitty, but two in such a short time span is beyond heartbreaking.... we send hugs and love to everyone; with our sincerest sympathies ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ ~~~~~~~

boomer, dai$y, tuna, dude and sauce too

meowmeowmans said...

Oh no! What a shock to read of sweet Carlos' sudden and unexpected journey to the Rainbow Bridge. It's so very clear that you loved and cherished him -- and that he had the most wonderful life with you. Surely you will see your special boy again some day. Until then, we know he is together with Julie, waiting until that glorious day arrives.

We are here if you need us, okay?

Love and hugs,

Tracey, Kevin, Moosey, Gracie and Zoe

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

purrs of healing and condolence. I'm so very sorry

Jessica said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. May both Carl and Julie chase butterflies over the rainbow bridge. I'm praying for you and your family.

Kitty Cat Chronicles said...

We are so very sorry for your loss. Carl sounds like such a wonderful man cat! Playful, sweet, and handsome all rolled into one! We know that he have a full life and was very loved. We send love and purrs and hugs of comfort.

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We're so very sorry for your loss. Sending big purrs and hugs to your whole family.

The Island Cats said...

Oh we're so sorry! Carl was such a great guy. We know you'll miss him very much. Lot of purrs coming your way.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your handsome boy. That is so sad.

Caren Gittleman said...

Paula I am just heartbroken to read this (and shocked, as you are)....sweet Carl...I am so deeply, deeply sorry.
You gave him such a full and wonderful life.
It has to be even worse because all tested well at the vet.
Sending much love ((((hugs))))
catchatwithcarenandcody

Beverly Harvey said...

So sorry to hear about Carl, but you did a beautiful tribute to him (and Julie). I'm sure they both knew how very much they were loved.

Jeanne Pursell said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you today.

haopee said...

Oh Oui Oui, we know we don't visit you so often. Honestly, we didn't know Carl so well, but I am sure he made your family happy. May your hearts heal. Again,our deepest and most sincerest apologies.

onespoiledcat said...

So very sad to learn of the loss of your Carl - it's especially sad when they've had a good "bill of health" then go so quickly. We didn't know Carl but he sounds like a really sweet and loving boy who gave lots of love and received it in return. That's what we ALL want...... I'm sure he and his sister are watching from afar to make sure you know he's alright - and waiting to reunite with you one day in the far future..................we send you hugs of comfort.

Pam and Sammy

Everycat said...

We are so sorry to learn of Carl's passing, but what a wonderful life he had with you, and such a sweet character. We sing Carl to The Bridge with rumbly purrs & love. May happy memories fill your hearts soon

Catch many mousies Carl!

Luff
Mungo, Jet & The Ape xx

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are so sorry to hear that Carl has crossed Rainbow Bridge. He had a wonderful and very happy life with you all and we are sending you many purrs in the hope they will ease your pain a little.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Marg said...

We are so so sorry Paula to hear about Carl. He was just such a good boy and maybe he just wanted to be with Julie. We sure send many hugs and purrs. Take care.

Brian said...

My whiskers are so weepy wet reading about my dear pal Carl. We are so very, very sorry to hear that he has departed for the Bridge. We all send you extra special love and hugs.

www.shelter-cats.com said...

Paula, I'm so very sorry that Carl has gone. It's clear from your loving account, that he had a wonderful life, cherished by all.
Love,
Maggie, Mickey Mouser and Rufus the Red

Zoolatry said...

Sharing our love in your time of sadness.

Kea said...

We're so sorry that Carl has passed. We know he had a wonderful, long life, but that doesn't make the grieving process any easier. Purrs and gentle head butts to you as you journey through your grief. Peace.

Nicki, Derry and Kim (Fuzzy Tales)

The Meezers or Billy said...

we are sorry we are so late with our sympathies. This is so much like Trixie and Norton -Trixie was perfectly healthy for 2 months after her twin brother went to the Bridge, then she had a stroke and was gone. We are so very very sorry for your loss. We are sending all of our purrrsss and love to you all.

Laila and Minchie said...

Oh, we are just heartbroken and so very sorry over this huge loss! RIP sweet Carl. (((hugs))) to your family.

CatInTheFridge said...

Dear little Carl. Though we didn't know him, this post made us feel like we got a glimpse into the sweet little fellow he was. We know you must be hurting right now. Our thoughts are with you. Sending love and comfort. - alana and Crepes.

♥Mona + Prissy + Angel Weenie♥ said...

So very sorry for your loss. Our brother weenie loved cats and mommy says he bets they are already best of friends.

God bless

Old Kitty said...

Awww we are so so sorry to read about angel Carl! Such a rare and precious star - now shining brightly forever over at the Bridge. Take care
x

LP said...

He was a handsome character! And one of the lucky ones Paula. We know his life with you was filled with love and warmth and play and kindness and good food and friendship and companionship and well . . . with EVERYTHING good life could possibly offer. Julie will no doubt be waiting for him in the afterlife. May he rest in peace. We are sending you all our love and a bazillion hugs.

the critters in the cottage and their Mama Sophie XO

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

Such a wonderful tribute to a sweet playful kitty. He lived along life and is now with Julie, waiting at the bridge for the rest of you. So very sorry for this loss. It is hard to let the long lived ones go - they become such a deep part of our lives.

Cats of wildcat woods

Marilynn said...

Ohhhh, we are so sad you lost Carl. =( My daughter lost her 18 y/o Cabernet (also a beautiful black boycat) last summer. He, too, had a good, long, playful, loving life, and it was hard to realize he was gone. I'm sure you're feeling many of the same things.

We also love all the photos of Carl, paying tribute to his magnificence. What a wonderful life!

Love,
Marilynn, Grace & Company

Amber DaWeenie said...

My deepest sympathy on your loss of Carl. He will never be far away because his memory will always be alive in your heart.

Samantha & Mom said...

S0 Sorry For Your Loss of Carl! Till We Meet Again Carl!
Your TX furiends,

SuziQCat said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of Carl. I didn't know a lot about him, but I can tell he had a great life and was deeply loved! He will not be forgotten.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

We were so very sorry to hear that Carl had gone over the Bridge. He sure had a great long life. Our Best Purrs Of Comfort to you all!

KitKat said...

We are saddened to hear of the loss of your precious boy Carl. We can tell from the beautiful tribute how much he meant to you. He had a wonderful life with you and you with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
With deepest condolences,
Angel Normie, Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis

JC said...

I am so sorry that your Carl has past away but it sounds like he had a marvelous life with you.

XO,
JC and The Purr and Fur Gang

John Bellen said...

Such a sad day. It must have been such a terrible shock to you, especially after his excellent check-up. He and Julie will be playing together until the family is once more united. Godspeed, Carl.

Maggie and Pooh said...

So sorry for your loss. We are sad that we did not know your sweet Carl. Warm, gentle hugs, purrs and prayers. Maggie, Pooh, Chancy and Popsy

TK and Pip said...

What a sad time in your house. Oh but what joy they had to be with you. No kitty could have asked for a more loving family. Our purrs of comfort for those left behind, until you meet again.

The Florida Furkids said...

Fly free sweet Carl. We're sending soft, healing purrs and prayers to your family.

The Florida Furkids

Jans Funny Farm said...

So very sorry. He must have missed Julie very much. We know you miss them both! A warm hug, soft purrs and paw taps.

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

I'm so very sorry. My heart goes out to you all. Sending purrs and prayers.

Forty Paws said...

We are so sorry that Carl has crossed over. He lived a good long life with you though. Many hugs and purrs and purrayers are being sent to you from all of us at Forty Paws.

Luf, All of us at Forty Paws and Maw

The Church Cat Family said...

We know Julie was waiting for him, not wanting him to be alone..So sorry this happened. A beautiful boy
with so much love and handsome, too!

Sending hugs to lift your heart at this sad time. <3

Julie and kitties

catsynth said...

We are so sorry to hear about Carl's passing. This post was a wonderful tribute to a fine cat. Sending you our thoughts and condolences.

CatSynth (Luna and Amanda)

Gidget said...

What a hansum mancat Carl, Bon Voyage

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

Oh No! Not Carl too, so soon after Julie! So, he died of a broken heart, proving that he really was a prince. Run Free, handsome boy, reunited with Julie. We can imagine how much your family misses you.

Comforting Purrs,
The Chans (and all the rest of the family too)

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

So sorry to hear about Carl.
Sending lot's of gentle (((purrs))) and huggies

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

So sorry to hear about Carl.
Sending lot's of gentle (((purrs))) and huggies

Kitties Blue said...

My dear friend, Paula, I am so brokenhearted for you. I had been thinking of you and trying to get the opportunity to write you a note after your nice comment after Julie's passing. And now, here we are again. I now Carl and Julie are back together and playing and singing and waiting for the day when you all will be reunited again in a world where everyone is whole and happy. Please know that I am praying for you and that you will remain in my thoughts as you grieve another sad loss. I hope Oui Oui and MMM as well as your new friend can comfort you. Sending love and hugs, Janet <3 <3 <3

Just Ducky said...

Purrs to you on your loss.

Teri and her Cats ~ Coco the Couture Cat, Brighton, Disco NoFurNo, Kely and Sammy said...

What a cat Carl was...as his superlative formal name implies...he was one of a kind, what Teri calls a 'Heart Cat' and while many cats have shared your life, it is quite obvious that Carl was the Ambassador ManCat that all us ManCats strive to be! May your sadness be softened by knowing how special a life you shared and how deep the bond will carry you through to sunnier days...he would love that...

Debra Taylor said...

I am so sorry you lost this sweet kitty, Carl. I really get a great impression of his personality from your photo retrospective here.

We lost a cat recently. It's so hard to lose them. My heart goes out to you.


Debby
http://homelesscatcare.blogspot.com/

Avalon's Garden and Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats said...

Oh No!
We are stunned and at a loss for words. We are so Sorry that Carl had to leave for the Bridge so soon after Julie left.
Unfortunately that is the way with siblings. We once had 2 sisters and they went within months of each other.
We are just heartbroken and with leaky eyes as we write this......., we know Julie & Carl had a Wonderful life with you mom Paula and The Girl. And no-one could have loved them more!

So we send you *Soft Purrz* & {{warm hugs}} and purrayerz to heal your hearts.♥♥♥♥♥

^..^ Thingz jus won't b de same wifowt Julie & Carl ^..^ *shakez headz*

^..^ x5 *bowz headz* as we Purray for de Bright Guiding Light to light de way fur Carl , and may All thoze who came b 4 b dere 2 greet him....... ♥♥♥♥♥

Safe Journey Carl ~

we miss you both furry much, till we meet again..... ♥

lisa richman said...

Oh Paula, I'm sorry beyond words. You have had two crushing losses so close together, and if words would ease the pain, I wish these would.... It seems especially hard to lose one so suddenly, especially after Carl had such a good report at his wellness exam.
Thinking of you....

lisa richman said...

Oh Paula, I'm sorry beyond words. You have had two crushing losses so close together, and if words would ease the pain, I wish these would.... It seems especially hard to lose one so suddenly, especially after Carl had such a good report at his wellness exam.
Thinking of you....

Eileen said...

We is so sorry to hear about Carlos. Purrs to all.

Sasha, Sami, & Saku

Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

Paula, just heard the sad news about your dear, magnificent Carl. It's a double shock when it's sudden and so close to Julie's death and yet karmicly on time to complete their destiny together. I send (((hugs))) to you and esp. MMM. I'm here for you any time.

Colehaus Cats said...

We're so sorry. Sweet Carl, we'll miss you.

Dash Kitten said...

Carl was magnificent! What a boy and what style! We are sorry you lost such a fabulous cat so suddenly. Carl looked as though he rocked the house.

Rest in Peace, Carlos.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We were so very sorry to learn of Carl's passing. Your tribute to him was very loving and we could tell what a wonderful life he enjoyed with you. Purrs of comfort and paws of sympathy.

Bev Green said...

We have come over to send our love and say sorry that your sweet boy Carl had to leave you.A lovely farewell tribute you gave him and clearly he was much much loved...our heartfelt sympathy at this sad time..Fozziemum and the gang xxx

When the cat is away said...

We're so sorry for your loss! We didn't know Carl, but your posting was so warm, so charming, so alive - he sure was very loved and had a geat family.

You're in our thoughts!

Karen Jo said...

We are all so sorry that Carl left so suddenly for the Rainbow Bridge. I'm sure that Julie was there to greet him.

Team Tabby said...

So sorry to hear of your sad news about Carl. He left you with some wonderful memories by the sounds of it.

Mindy
Moe
Mike
Cookie

Fur Everywhere said...

I am so very sorry to hear this news. Carl went to the Bridge the same day as Jewel - one year later - so I am sure she was there to greet him. Lots of purrs, hugs, love, and prayers coming your way. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

Timmy Tomcat said...

We are so sorry to hear about Carl passing. He was a mountain of a purrsonality with a little voice. I know Julie and all our Angels were there to greet him and we shall all meet again and laugh about the good times had and still to come.
Watch over us dear Carl as you fly over on your Angel wings and keep us safe until that day we meet again
Love purrs and prayers from us all
Timmy Dad and Family

angelswhisper2011 said...

So sorry to hear this sad mews about Carl. We think he is playing with Julie now on the other side. Hope you can find peace in the memories you had together. He had a lovely voice *whipes tears*. Soft Pawkisses <3 <3 <3

THE ZOO said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Purrs to you all.

Clooney said...

We have been wanting to stop by and say how sorry we were to hear of Carl's sudden passing. You have been in our thoughts and we continue to send you our gentlest purrs.

Forty Paws said...

Thank you for your kind comments about our Dorfie crossing over. We miss him every single day. We know that you are likely still missing Carl too.

Many hugs from all of us at Forty Paws and Maw.

Jessi Lashakmitis said...

I am so sorry for your lost last year. Hope he is resting in peace.
Romi

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