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Friday, January 12, 2007

When it rains, it pours

Tigger had been my constant companion since 1997. He followed me everywhere, literally slept on top of me every night, never missed an opportunity to curl up on my lap and licked and nuzzled me when I was sad. Three years ago, we almost lost him to a severe case of kidney stones. He had surgery to allow him to pass the stones more easily and was doing great until a few months ago when he had another severe episode. I was so thrilled when he made another miraculous recovery. All was well until Wednesday morning. I took him to the animal hospital, they fixed him up and I brought him home. And I knew deep down inside that this was it.



Yesterday afternoon, my poor little Tigger's body just gave out. His kidneys were shot, he was bleeding internally and his other organs were failing him. It was with great sadness and a heavy heart that I had to put him down. He was only 10 years old. Those of you who have pets know how hard it is to say goodbye to a special furry friend.

34 Comments:

Blogger carolyndh said...

Gigi,

So sorry to read about Tigger. He obviously was a great companion and gave and received a lot of love. It is great to see today's post though--many of us are eager to read about your wonderful sewing adventures.

9:34 AM  
Blogger Gorgeous Things said...

Gigi, I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is to lose a pet. They are really part of the family.

9:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Gigi,
I'm so sorry to hear about Tigger. I've lost pets so I know what you're going through.Remember the 10 wonderful years he gave you, sometimes that helps.
Big hug.
Priscilla

10:38 AM  
Blogger patsijean said...

Oh, Gigi... I am so sorry. Let me give you a hug........

11:18 AM  
Anonymous Claire (aka rosephreak) said...

Gigi, I am so sorry about the loss of your Tigger. I truly know how painful that must be. We have four special family members of the feline variety and I would be heartbroken if I lost any of them.
On another note, I am so happy to see you posting again. You inspired me to start my own blog too. (http://littlemis.wordpress.com)
Glad you are back!!

12:00 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

I'm so sorry about Tigger. It's so hard when our furry friends leave us. They live on in our memory but nothing can replace the hole they leave behind.

12:57 PM  
Blogger vespabelle said...

Poor Tigger! I'm sure he's rolling in the big catnip field in the sky.

(I love the photo you've used of him: classic cat sitting on the very piece of paper you need.)

1:27 PM  
Anonymous Kelly said...

Oh Gigi, I'm sorry about Tigger. It's amazing how much we can grow to love animals. Hope the sadness will get better with time. Sending hugs. Kelly

1:43 PM  
Blogger jemgirlca said...

I'm so sorry about your kitty.

4:46 PM  
Anonymous Thunderpaws said...

Gigi,

Our deepest condolences on Tigger's passing. Being owned by an orange cat, I know how very special they are.

I am sure Tigger will send someone new into your life when you're ready. Kind souls like yours are not long without furry companions.

6:07 PM  
Blogger Lisa Laree said...

Firstly, Gigi, I'm delighted to see a post from you...I've missed you! Secondly, the dress is fabulous! Thirdly...I'm so sorry to hear about Tigger; I well remember when you had to make the decision about his surgery. I know you will miss him...and I also suspect that this means another abandoned kitty is now going to get a marvelous home. Not a replacement...just another place for the kitty love to go. {h}

6:44 PM  
Blogger Lisa Laree said...

Firstly, Gigi, I'm delighted to see a post from you...I've missed you! Secondly, the dress is fabulous! Thirdly...I'm so sorry to hear about Tigger; I well remember when you had to make the decision about his surgery. I know you will miss him...and I also suspect that this means another abandoned kitty is now going to get a marvelous home. Not a replacement...just another place for the kitty love to go. {h}

6:44 PM  
Blogger Lisa Laree said...

sorry about the double post...I'm apparently not in good computer mode this week...

6:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They leave such holes in our hearts these little furry critters. I am sorry.
Janine

9:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry about Tigger. I know from experience how painful it is.
Sending another hug.
Pat (aka 2ndHndRose)

10:33 PM  
Blogger Gaylen said...

Gigi - I am so sorry and sad for your loss of Tigger. I know you will always have fond memories, I wish you the best in getting through the tough times ahead.

1:26 AM  
Blogger Summerset said...

Oh Gigi! I am so sorry about Tigger. I have a cat that acts just the same, so I know he was a great companion and friend. ((Hugs))

8:16 AM  
Blogger Debbie Cook said...

Oh no, Gigi. I've wanted to see you posting again but not this way. I'm so, so sorry you've lost Tigger.

9:58 AM  
Anonymous Karla said...

I'm very sorry that his days were cut short. It is a certainty that, as one of your cats, Tigger experienced more love and happiness in 10 years than most do in twice that time. Here's hoping that the good memories will stay with you.

10:11 AM  
Blogger Nancy (nanflan) said...

Awww, I'm sorry to hear about your Tigger. He had a great life with you and your family, and I hope you'll soon be able to remember all those good times with fondness.

3:09 PM  
Blogger candyo said...

I can relate. I am very sad to hear that... I remember you writing about him. I bet he's in Kitty Heaven with my Blueberry.

10:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gigi,
My thoughts and prayers are with you...losing a pet is like losing part of yourself.
Dotty

1:43 PM  
Blogger Neefer said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

I've always found The Rainbow Bridge Poem to be comforting.

2:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i was very sorry to read about tigger being ill and then being too poorly to get better. i hope that your loss gets easier to bear soon.
ruth

5:13 PM  
Blogger Lorna said...

Gigi, I am remembering when I had to put my Peanut down for similar reasons. Not easy at all. And the timing is even worse for you ... hugs galore coming your way!

9:48 AM  
Blogger Singular Stitches said...

I am so sorry to read about your fur baby.

*HUG*

2:35 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

I am so sorry to read of your loss. I truly know how hard this must be for you. Losing a pet is very hard. They are family.

HUGS!

7:20 PM  
Blogger Lisette said...

Gigi, I'm sorry about Tigger. I had my own furry soulmate that I had to put down and I know how miserable it is.
BIG HUGS

10:24 PM  
Blogger Tini said...

Gigi,
so sorry to read about Tigger. I'm sure he had the best life possible with you, even if he had to go too early.
I guess he is happy and healthy where he is now, just over the rainbow bridge with my Cleo....

2:59 PM  
Blogger julia said...

Gigi,
I'm so sorry about Tigger - such a warm fuzzy friend to carry around in your heart. He'll always be a part of you - you who has inspired so many. Penny and Patty, my fuzzy puppy friends, wag their tails for you and for Tigger. Be well.

4:39 PM  
Blogger Maja said...

Oh, Gigi, I'm so sorry for your loss.

1:22 PM  
Blogger Barbara at Cat Fur Studio said...

Tigger was gorgeous. I'm so sorry you lost your good friend. May wonderful memories of the love you shared for 10 years comfort you.

8:01 AM  
Anonymous OP Gal said...

Gigi, I'm so sorry to read about Tigger. I've had to put two beloved cats down, so I have some idea of your sorrow.

12:39 PM  
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