Thursday, November 06, 2008

Sad news

I'm afraid I have some sad news. I'm sorry to say that Tigger died today, very suddenly, from an embolism. The vet says there was nothing we could have done to prevent it, and nothing he could have done to treat him, although Tigger actually died in the car on the way there. It was very quick, and he hardly suffered.

We are both devastated, as you can imagine.

He was 11 years and a couple of months old, and we'd had him since he was a kitten. Everyone who came to the house (and a few who didn't!) knew Tigger, and everyone loved him. He had an amazing personality, and an ability to make friends with people, even those who weren't keen on cats.

If I had to choose between feeling like this now, and never having had him, I would choose feeling like this. He was a real one-off.

12 comments:

Wibbo said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Tigger and sending good thoughts your way. He was such a beautifully photogenic cat and I'll miss seeing his photo. Jan x

von said...

Just have to de-lurk and say that I'm so sorry to hear this. I know how it feels to loose a small fluffy one and how strong you were to make that post. I'm thinking of you.

Tola said...

oh big hugs to you, sending my love across the miles. maybe Obama's granny is snuggling with Tigger tonight?

steel breeze said...

So sorry to hear your news, I always loved his captioned pics at the bottom of your posts. At least it was quick. He's probably up there right now, chasing butterflies...

Gil S said...

Although I have never shared my life with an animal and so cannot really comprehend what Tigger meant to you,I just wanted to let you know that I am sincerely sorry for your loss.

Daisy said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Tigger- I always loved the pics of him on your blog.

Amerynthe said...

Cherished cats never die
They just go to chase mice up on high.

I do feel for you. Losing a purry furry friend is very hard, but I'm glad you had so many happy years together.

Linda xxx
(and Bella)

kemisicrafts said...

I am so sorry to hear of your lost. I loved seeing his pics on your post. He's an adorable kitty.

littlelixie said...

Oh heather I am so sorry. He was such a lovely cat. Hugs xx

Probably Jane said...

I'm very sorry to hear that - he was a very beautiful cat.

Anonymous said...

My cat, about the same age, died this year, it does get easier to bear as the months pass. Sending some support to you to get through it.

crafty wee midden said...

just had a look in to your blog - am trying to sort mine out.......and saw that your dear Tigger had died: I'm so sorry.....small comfort, but I do know just how you feel: he and my Duchess will be chasing butterflies together in kitty heaven.....

thanks for being such a support to me - very much appreciated; will drop you a wee email soon.....

love
Claire