Here are some excerpts from a few of the many touching letters of condolence we have received.

My heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your warrior king. I'm glad that his battle was successful for four years! Undoubtedly this was a gift from Avatar... I'm sure the support you gave to the world in his name came back to help you when Duncan fell ill... all of the feline support groups were an outgrowth of the crf mail list, which began through Avatar's site! Give some extra love to Joseph for me.

After being so resilient for so long, it seems impossible that dear sweet Duncan may have run out of miracles. You have done everything for him that could be done, but some things are beyond our reach. You and Duncan share a special bond. That will always remain.

I'm so sorry. These times always bring back the pain of losing my babies. You guys are in my heart.

I'm at a loss for words. I wish there was something i could say to help. It's OK to cry and I believe that in a way the amount of pain we feel at these times is directly in proportion to how much we love our baby. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

We are heartbroken for you on the loss of Duncan, your treasured companion. I so understand that you did not want Duncan to suffer. Thank you for the photo; he is indeed a very striking cat. We are thinking of you all. Sweet Duncan, rest in peace.

All of us here are thinking of you, Duncan, and your family.

I'm so sorry to hear about Duncan. I hope the end, when it came, was painless as possible for him.

We mourn the loss of your precious boy. You let his body go at just the right moment. Now his spirit and soul are free. We lose them, but they are never really lost. His spirit and soul will always touch you. Our deepest condolences.

Our hearts go out to you and Duncan. This is the hardest time, I surely know. Please know we are with you in spirit. Duncan was blessed to have you and David and you were blessed by sharing his life. He'll go into the next one, but he'll never be far from you.

Carol, David and Joey - I am writing to you all after reading your mail and receiving the picture of Duncan - I am gutted to the core that he became so unwell so quickly - the past 7 days - I just kept thinking things would be okay - I never wanted to think anything other than that. I never met Duncan but I felt like I knew him - I shared his beautiful pictures with all my cat friends around the world - Everyone always commented how handsome he and Joey was - He had a wonderful personality that you shared with me over the past 7 years - I could see this in his pictures - I so wanted to pop by and give him and Joey a hug - Thanks to you Carol you always did that for me. I am ever so sad to hear that he has passed away - He was one brave big boy over the past few years - He took his illness in his stride and never complained about anything - I am passing onto you all my sincere thoughts and love at this very sad time - You gave him a wonderful life - He was a spoilt loved boy - I'm ever ever so so sorry ))))0: xxxxx

I am really sorry. Unfortunately I know how you feel, you know I was just devastated when my boy died. I did find some comfort knowing I did everything I could for him and I hope that will give you a little peace of mind too.

I am so very sorry to hear you've lost thoughts are with you as he joins all our angels at the Rainbow Bridge.

I'm so sorry to hear about Duncan. You're in my thoughts. And he is with many friends at the Bridge.

I am truly sorry for your loss. Hope you're feeling better soon...

It may be difficult for those who have never enjoyed the affection of wonderful animals to understand the bond that we share with our pets. I understand and I mourn your loss.

So sad to learn about your loss, such a beautiful
y. Take comfort in your many sweet memories.

I am so sorry Carol. It is always terrible to say goodbye.

I'm so sorry Carol, my thoughts and prayers are with you... I'm glad he had a great life with you and he was loved. RIP Duncan, hugs to you Carol

Feeling such deep empathy with you and David... indescribably difficult to no longer be sharing in the physical presence of your precious Duncan... Was he ever a stunning looking boy! (I can't keep Avatar out of my mind's eye, looking at him!) Yet the eternal essence of all that is Duncan lives forever. I know I'm preaching to the choir, but I say this anyway: I KNOW that you gave Duncan the kindest gift of love when you helped in his release towards freedom from a bodily vehicle in significant distress. Knowing you, I know you gave him immeasurable caring & love his entire life. As you always do for all your furry loved ones. It is heavenly relief - while at the same time - the sadness penetrates right to the core of your love's foundation. Here's to Duncan, for now and always.

I'm so sorry to hear about Duncan. I'm positive that mom has the perfect spot for him near a sunny window.
I am so sorry Carol. I am glad that Duncan's passing was peaceful and he put up a good fight for so very long. He was a very handsome fellow!
I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
We're all very saddened to hear about Duncan, he was a sweet boy.

I've lost three to CRF, and I know how hard it is to deal with the affliction and to finally have to admit that there was nothing else that could be done except to let our furkids go in peace and spare them any more suffering.

The pain of losing our kids is the price we must pay for having had the magnificent privilege of loving them and being loved by them. For having been blessed with them and being allowed to give them the best possible life we could --- and can. The pain is every bit as real and hurtful as losing a child. I don't have to tell you that you did the right thing --- you know you did --- in letting Duncan go in peace. Bless you for putting him first. Warmest regards to someone I feel has done a great service to the Feline CRF community with your wonderful website. It clearly has been a labor of love and has been enormously helpful to the rest of us and our CRF kits. Thank you very much.

I know that the both of you think and feel as I do about our animal friends and I know only too well the emotional pain experienced with such a loss. My heart and my mind go out to the both of you and I thank you for being my friends. Your loss is my loss. And, most importantly, I thank the both you for giving all your love and devotion to our dearest Duncan. May we all meet each other at the beautiful Rainbow Bridge.

Thank you for letting us know that Duncan is no longer with you, and for showing us that beautiful photo of a truly regal cat. We grieve with you, for losing a much loved family member, a close companion. You must miss him very much, and we are asking ourselves how his brother Joey is coping with the loss. But we do hope that Avatar is welcoming Duncan at the Rainbow Bridge, to comfort him in the loss that he suffered: losing you. We wish you strength in these difficult times, but you will always have wonderful memories, that will help you get through this initial very sad period.

I would like to join you in celebrating Duncan's life. All the joy, love, and companionship he gave to you in response to your unwavering love and care will forever be a part of you. I know your last gesture of selfless love came at great cost to you. May you find peace in knowing that Duncan is now whole in body and spirit.

I am so sorry for you. We are all in the none of us likes too much. Hang in there. We are thinking about you. When they are babies--kittens-- and new, it is hard to even fathom this part...but what they give us, that's what we remember.
Tears for Duncan. Please say my goodbye to your beautiful boy. I know this is an awful day, but please try to keep images of happier days with Duncan in mind today. Avatar will take care of him now. I am with you all.
I am so sorry for your loss. I know Duncan was a big part of your family.
I'm so sorry to hear about Duncan.

What a beautiful picture of Duncan Lionheart Magickcatte, so beautiful and regal. We are both heartbroken for you all. Duncan had a wonderful life with loving parents and a loving brother. Knowing that should be a comfort to you. Still, I know that today is just an awful day. I am so glad you mentioned that he was still head bonking and purring this week. Now, it is Avatar who is receiving his tokens of love. You know they are having a grand old time today.

I'm so very sorry for your loss, Carol. What a lucky boy Duncan was to have such a loving family. My thoughts are with you and I wish you peace and love in remembering your sweet boy.

I just read of your loss of Duncan and wanted to send you our best wishes and comfort.  The best of thoughts to you and David.

Carol, I am so very, very sorry that you've lost your beloved boy.
I lost my boy to CRF on Wed Nov 17th. My deepest condolences, I completely understand what you are going through. Duncan, like my boy was beautiful and now they will meet and play together while they wait for us. Sending good thoughts your way.
Carol, I am so sorry. He was a very special boy.

Carol, David and Joey - Words can't express what we want to say, was so sad to hear about your loss of Duncan, thinking of you all.

From Duncan's vets and techs:
So sorry for your loss of Duncan. He was a sweet kitty and will be greatly missed.
I am so sorry for your loss of Duncan. I hope your wonderful  memories of him will help you through this hard time.
I am so sorry for your loss. Duncan was a sweet, sweet kitty. He will be missed.
I am so sorry for your loss of Duncan. He was a very nice handsome boy.

I'm very sorry for your loss. Duncan was one of my favorite kitty patients here. He will be missed greatly.

I am so sorry to hear about Duncan. He was such a sweet cat, I loved caring for him and will miss him.

Duncan was a wonderful cat and I know he will be greatly missed by not only you but also all of us.

I am sorry for your loss. Duncan was a fine cat. He will be missed by all of us.
Duncan will truly be missed by our family as well as yours.
We know how much you loved Duncan. I am so sorry for your loss.
Sorry to hear of your loss of Duncan. He was a very special kitty.