Saturday, January 02, 2010

*sigh*

We lost Tiger on Wednesday evening. It took us by surprise, but was mercifully quick, and we were with him, at home. In retrospect, it's surprising he lasted as long as he did, even though that very day we were still holding out hope that he'd rebound and pull through like he did last month. But really, he was nearly 17, and he had been through too much. It was his time.

Dammit.

DH and I are melancholy on and off. We're grateful for the good long time we had with him. He had a wonderful life, and he was a joy to us every day of it. Sweet, curious, gentle, affectionate, persistently yet kindly demanding and without a cranky thought in his fuzzy little brain. We knew it was coming, but I don't think you can really be ready to lose one of your guys.

I'm mostly fine until I try to find a couple pictures to post, and I start to go through my archive. There are a lot, thankfully. He was with us since spring 1996, when he was three years old. I even found some short MPEG movies, but I don't think I'm ready to share those yet. Later.


ca. 2004, age 11, in the old apartment


late 2008, and very comfy thank you

Hug your fuzzy ones. Give them a treat and a skritch and a belly rub if they are so inclined. Feel the love returned back tenfold.

2 comments:

Deb said...

Tiger was a beautiful cat; I just love his tail with the stripes. I'm very sorry for your loss. Cats are such special creatures; I love trying to interpret all of their sounds and tail twitches. I'm sure Tiger appreciated the wonderful life you gave him.

I found your blog while browsing through blogger. I'm going to continue reading some of your posts.

Mar said...

Hi. I'm just getting back to reading blogs and comments after Christmas.
Oh my heart goes out to you. My youngest daughter had to put her 17 year old Munchkinkitty down on Dec. 24. He was the last of three kitties she's had over 20 years. Your pets become so close to you, as they are non judgemental and see you through so many ups and downs. Treasure your memories of him and I believe that our pets stay around us in spirit because we share such a deep love bond. Mar.