Friday, 19 August 2016

Tiger


Some readers of this blog may remember the extraordinary story of Tiger, my daughter’s beautiful tabby cat who appeared in my garden after he’d been missing from home for a couple of days two years ago (you can read about him here). He was only a year old at the time.

Sadly Tiger had a heart attack and passed away this week aged only three. There was no warning. One minute he was fine, the next he was gone.

Needless to say the children are distraught as are their parents. The other cats keep looking for him and I know Poppy will miss him too.

I’ve known some loving and affectionate cats over the years, but never one quite like Tiger - he really was the sweetest soul. We are going to miss him and we still can't really believe that he's gone.



22 comments:

  1. My commiserations to you all, a pet is a friend who becomes a member of the family to share their individuality with each human in a special way; perhaps Baste the Cat Goddess needed Tiger's gifts and she will now care for Tiger in her hall.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. It is nice to think he is now in the care of the Cat Goddess xx

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  2. How sad for you all, Teresa, and what a lovely photo. You've had more than your fair share of sadness at the passing of beloved pets.

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    1. Thank you, Rosemary. The sadness is the price we pay for being lucky enough to have them in our lives xx

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  3. So very sorry to hear your sad news Teresa. Thinking of you all. What wise words - the sadness is the price we pay for being lucky enough to have them in our lives. I'm sure that is something you can all cling on to at this sad time xxxx

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  4. Sorry about your loss, Teresa. We lost our Brighteyes over twenty years ago. We've never had another but we still call the cupboard under the stairs the cat's room.

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    1. Thank you, Keith. They always keep their places in our hearts and our homes don't they xx

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  5. Aww, Teresa, big hugs for everyone. The photo of Tiger reminds me so much of our Primple who went to Rainbow Bridge 20 years ago aged 23. I'm sure she'll look out for Tiger - along with the Cat Goddess.
    xxx
    Sympathetic licks and gentle woofs from Tim 'n' Ted

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    1. Thank you, Pat. What a lovely name, Primple, and what a great age. And thank you Tim 'n' Ted xx

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  6. I remember reading that post, Teresa. How very sad for you all. I'm so sorry.

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    1. Thank you, Frances. Tiger was the reason I got another cat after saying never again. He was just so lovely xx

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  7. That's quite a blow, losing a beloved pet. And so young, too.

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    1. It was so sudden and unexpected, but we are glad it happened while he was with his family and not when he was out on the razzle in which case they might never have known what happened to him xx

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  8. I'm so very sorry to read this, Teresa. How utterly devastating for you and your family. x

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  9. So sorry to hear Tiger has passed on. Hugs to you all. x

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  10. I'm so very sorry for you and all the family, Teresa. I remember well the amazing post you wrote about Tiger turning up in your garden. This happened to a young cat of ours many years ago. He was fine when he went out one evening with no signs or symptoms at all, but returned home later in the middle of a heart attack. Our hearts go out to you all. Tiger was a beautiful cat and clearly much loved and he had a wonderful, happy life. xxx

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    1. I'm so sorry you lost a young cat in that way too, Joanna, but I'm glad he made it home to you xx

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  11. So sorry to hear this. Just heartbreaking.

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    1. Thank you, Colette. He is very missed xx

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