Monday, 6 January 2014

Saying Goodbye to Tiger


Georgia: Once again, sadness has come to our home.
Our big sister Tiger has gone to the Rainbow Bridge.


Tiger was 17 years old and was showing her age. She slept more
and did not always want to eat. Mom took her to the Vet
Thursday evening and she stayed there. The Vet gave her
fluids and medicine. She also did blood tests that showed
Tiger was not doing well. Mom left her there to see if
she could rebound.She did for a bit, but it did not last.
Rather than have her alone at the Emergency Hospital, 
Mom brought Tiger home Saturday afternoon and looked after
her. She was restless and did not want to eat. Mom set her
up on her heating pad and she slept.Every time she woke,
Mom gave her a pat  and told her she was a good kitty
and that she loved her.
Around 3:30 AM, Tiger's breathing slowed and she passed
gently away.


Mickey and Tillie were there to welcome Tiger to the




Julie is also doing her memorial post at
House Panthers. Pop over to see.

98 comments:

cats of wildcat woods said...

Oh dear this is not the news we had expected. We are all so very sorry that Tiger has left you. She was very lucky to have been home with you, surrounded by your love and ti go peacefully. She is happy and healthy now and watching over you with Micky and Tillie.

Much love and with deepest sympathy,

William said...

Oh no, we are so so sorry to read this. What sadness that you have lost another kidlet, and so soon after Tillie, too. We hope you know that she knew how much she was loved.

Purrs and hugs to you all,

William, Caroline and mom.

Jans Funny Farm said...

Oh, no, we're so sorry for the loss of Tiger. He lived a good long life but they always have to leave too soon. Hugs, purrs and pawtaps.

The Island Cats said...

Oh no! We're so sorry Tiger has gone to the Bridge. You all have had so much sadness lately. We send you comforting purrs and headbutts.

The Indulged Furries said...

So sorry for your loss. We just popped over from your cousins' Team Tabby blog when we read Tiger was ill. We hope you are comforted by having spend so many wonderful years with Tiger and being able to be with her until the end.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

We are so sorry to hear about Lovely Tiger. What a beauteous LadyCat!

Such a sweet, gentle story of saying goodbye, loved and warm right up to crossing the Bridge.

Sending you lots of love XOXOXO

Katnip Lounge said...

We are a little teary, reading about Tiger leaving all of you...sending warm {{hugs}} and soft purrs your way. Blessings to your Mom to know that Tiger needed to be home to pass peacefully onto the next plane.

xx Trish & Cats

The Misadventures Of Me said...

Headbutts and purrs

and (((HUGS))) from Mom Laure

We have no words to help, we hope our hugs and purrs and headbutts help.

Molly
Shadow
Trooder
Mooch
Stashy
Toot
Oreo
TJ
CoCo

CatInTheFridge said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. Losing a friend is a terrible hardship, but so glad it was peaceful and at home. Purrs and comfort. - Alana and Crepes.

Sweet Purrfections said...

We are so sorry to hear about Tiger. We know it's hard, but hope you can take some comfort in knowing she was well loved.

Cara n Crew said...

we are so sorry to hear about sweet Tiger. we are sending you purrs of peace and comfort-

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

purrs of healing and comfort since I am at a loss for words.. my heart goes out to you

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

We are so sorry for your loss.

Team Tabby said...

We will miss our sweet furcousin, Tiger. We are glad to hear she was at home and surrounded by love.

Our thoughts and purrs are with all of you as well as Aunti Bean, it is not easy losing two family members only five weeks apart.

Tillie and Tiger will always remain in our hearts.

Mindy
Moe
Cookie
Mike
and Aunti Nina



JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

No words, just we are so very sorry and we just visited your blog earlier today. Sending hugs and comforting purrs from us all. Tiger had a wonderful life with you. xoxo

Cory said...

I am so sorry. Sending you comforting purrs from all of us.

Random Felines said...

We are so very sorry. Safe journey Tiger. Purrs and gentle kitty kisses to you all

Random Felines said...

We are so very sorry. Safe journey Tiger. Purrs and gentle kitty kisses to you all

A few Good Cats said...

We are very sad, too. We hope good memories of Tiger will give you some comfort now and going forward.

meowmeowmans said...

We are so incredibly sorry. Fly free, sweet Tiger. We know you will watch over your family with Mickey and Tillie. And please know that we send our heartfelt purrs, prayers and hugs.

The Devil Dog said...

We are so sorry to hear that Tiger has gone to the Bridge. We are sending pug snorts and prayers your way.

Love Roxy & Lucky

The Florida Furkids said...

We're so sorry to hear that Tiger has left for the Bridge. (((Hugs))), purrs and prayers to you at this sad time

The Florida Furkids

Thomma Lyn said...

Oh, no -- we are so sorry to read this. Our hearts go out to you and the Ballicai and I are sending gentle hugs and lots of love. Keeping you close in our hearts. Tillie and Mickey will welcome precious Tiger to the Bridge with love, and I am glad you got to be with her right up to the end.

Derby, Ducky said...

Purrs to you on your loss. Tiger was a beautiful senior catizen and lived a long life that she shared with you.

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

I am so sorry to hear that sweet Tiger has gone to the bridge. You are in my thoughts and prayers. My heart is heavy.

Forty Paws said...

We are so sorry that Tiger has crossed over. Many many hugs and purrs and purrayers and headbutts at this very difficult time. She had a good 17 years, and that is a great, long life for a poodin'.

Luf, Us and Maw

Sparkle said...

This is such sad news. Purrs to you kitties and your human.

Prancer Pie said...

Oh no, we hate that you're going through this again so soon!
So sorry to hear about sweet Tiger.
Sending lots of ::whisker kisses:: and comforting ((hugs)) from all of us at Prancer Pie.

The Swiss Cats said...

We're sorry for your loss, it's so sad to read such news so soon again on your blog ! We send you comforting purrs and gentle headbutts. Purrs

Ellen in Oregon said...

We are so sorry to hear that your dear Tiger has died. Tiger was such a sweet girl with her beautiful black coat with the unique brush strokes of color. Tiger had a wonderful life with you & the other kitties. Even when our companions live well into old age, you are never prepared to be seperated when their time to cross the bridge arrives. We know it is especially hard on you so soon after losing Tillie.
Tiger had a wonderful life with you & the other kitties. I'm sure she was relieved when you brought her home from the vets. Home where she was comfortable & felt loved. I'm sure Micky & Tillie were waiting to greet Tiger when she crossed the Bridge. Now Tiger is with Tillie & Mickey and free from the limitations of illness & advanced age. We will keep you all in our prayers.

Max said...

Aw, no...:(

michico*Adan*Lego-小芥*阿丹*樂高 said...

We are very very sorry to read this,
big big hugs :(
We will meet again one day~!! We will.

Flynn said...

I am so sorry for your loss, but glad that Tiger was able to leave gently in her own home surrounded by your love. The sadness and loss is borne by those she leaves, but she will be happy and healthy reunited with Mickey and Tillie.

Mo and The Purries said...

My heart breaks for your family.
I know what it is like to lose two furry family members only weeks apart.
Fly free, sweet Tiger, you will be very missed.

Sending love & purrs from all of us at Purrchance To Dream

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...
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Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We are so very sorry to hear this news via the CB. So many losses for your family. Sending love and purrs. Thank you for loving your furkids so much. xx

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

We are very sorry to hear that Tiger has left for the Bridge. But in the midst of this great sadness, we see also the comfort of making the journey peacefully, in the arms of those who love you. She is now reunited with Mickey and Tillie and, like them, will leave an indelible mark on your lives.

Run Free, Tiger.

Soft Purrs, Gentle Woofs and Neighs, and Big Hugs,
Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Tommy, Vidock, Violette and #1

onespoiledcat said...

So very sorry for your second loss in such a short time...it sounds very much like Tiger left on her own terms surrounded by the love she'd always known....we send hugs....

Sammy and his Mom

Parker said...

Sending love and hugs - we are so sorry for you loss.

Kjelle Bus said...

Me and my mom-person are so sorry to hear about Tiger :(
Send lot of (((purrs))) and huggies <3

Hannah and Lucy said...

We're sorry to hear about your sweet Tiger but were glad she was at home with your Mom. We think Tillie and Mickey would be at the Bridge to welcome her.
Take care.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

The Meezers or Billy said...

oh sweet Tiger, we are so very sad that you have run off to the Bridge. But we know that you are there having fun with your brofur and sisfur, and all our furriends who are there. We will miss you and one day we will meet you there...


purrrsss n {{HUGS}} to all of you

Old Kitty said...

We are truly sorry to read about beautiful angel Tilly, much loved and sorely missed. Purrs and hugs, take care
x

Maggie May said...

*tears* We are so very sorry to hear about precious Tiger. Please know you are in our thoughts and purrayers during this very sad time.
(((hugs)))
Maggie May and The Creek Cats

Brian said...

I am sorry I am late and we are very sad to hear about dear Tiger. We all send you our best purrs along with lots of love and hugs.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We were sorry to learn that Tiger has gone to the Rainbow Bridge. Purrs of comfort and sympathy for your loss.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Oh, no, we're just reading the news now and are so, so sorry. What a crummy way to start 2014. :-(

We're sending you soft purrs and keeping you all in our thoughts and purrayers.

Godspeed, Tiger.

Peace.

Asta said...

I am so sowwy bootiful Tigew had to leave fow the bwidge, but wish such a gentle pawting fow all of us...sowwounded by love and cawe and welcomed by fuwwsiblings..i'm sending healing smoochies fow yoow sad heawts
Love
Asta

Melissa and Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

We are so, so sorry for the loss of your beautiful girl. Take comfort in the fact that she passed peacefully with you right beside her loving her in her final moments.

TK and Pip said...
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da tabbies o trout towne said...

God's speed two ewe tiger, ewe R will N always will bee a veree beautiful girl. we send R sincerest sympatheez two yur mom, loosing one kitteh iz bad enough, two is trooly devastating. with hugs N loves frum all oh us, boomer , dai$y, tuna and dude K and sauce two xoxoxoxo

TK and Pip said...

You're sensitivity to Tiger's situation is amazing and can only come from loving time spent together. How wonderful for her that she got to cross from her warm bed with all the things she loves around her. Most importantly, you.
God's Speed to your brofur and sisfur, sweet Tiger. We purr for your fambily on Earth, until you are all together again.

Debra Taylor said...

I am so glad that you were able to give Tiger such a wonderfully peaceful and supportive passing. But I am sorry for your loss.

Debby

http://homelesscatcare.blogspot.com

ANGEL ABBY said...

We cannot on any level even say we begin to understand the depth of your sorrow considering your deep sense of loss still for your beloved Tillie and now Tiger has joined her and Mickey at the RB.My heart aches for you knowing the sadness you already feel is now compounded by Tiger's passing. I know some might say 17 is a long life but there is never enough, only 17 years of love shared and given. I know that Tiger, Tillie and Mickey are in a good safe place and that they are young, healthy and free to do all the things that they once did in their youth. The love you have is always there and will always remain. I am so terribly sorry for your loss and I wish that I could offer you some magical potion that would take away the pain and sorrow.You are in my heart and thoughts as is your beloved Tiger.

"We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own, live within a fragile circle, easily and often breached. Unable to accept its awful gaps, we still would live no other way. We cherish memory as the only certain immortality, never fully understanding the necessary plan." ~Irving Townsend.

xoxoxoxox
Debra (Angel Abby's Mom)

Tinker and Tom said...

Poor little Tiger, but the blessing here is that she passed on in the comfort of her home, what she loved best, and with your caring words and presence.

Not all kitties leave this world in such peace and calm, surrounded with love.

May your memories comfort you at this time of grief.

RIP Tiger

Mom Julie, Tinker, Anastasia, Chopin and Angel Tom

The Monkeys said...

We are very sad to hear about Tiger! She was a beautiful girl and we send many purrs to you all!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We were so sad to get up and hear about Tiger this morning. We think she was very lucky to have someone with her for so long on her last journey. Our hearts hurt for you with all the loss you have had so soon.

The Creative Cat said...

I'm so sorry.

Timmy Tomcat said...

We are so sorry to hear about Tigers passing over the Bridge. It is good that she was at home with much love and Tillie and Mickey are meeting her as she arrives.
We purrs support and send our love.
Until that day we shall all meet again and play under the warm endless sunshine we will miss you Tiger

Timmy Dad and Family

Cat said...

Hello there from me, Tiny...the queen of our household at 19 years...though Tiger was a bit younger than me, she has gone before me, but know that when my day comes - who knows when that will be because for the moment I am fine - I will tell her that you love her and miss her, but surely she already knows that!! I, too, am slower and don't always move without some pain, but I am still able to enjoy life a bit despite the two youngin's (Elioth and Chouchou) harrassing me...ok, well, they don't harass me, they just don't understand that I don't want to play. But I can say this, to be at home and take one's last breath is RICH!! I hope that the day I take my last breath I will also be at home...comfortable in one of the many beds around the house (perhaps I'll be in one of the dogs' beds - haha!!). Tiger had that beaautiful luxury and I'm sure she thanks you for it. Don't worry, she is not gone in spirit; just body. Yeah, she is with Mickey and Tillie now and they are all three sitting with you wherever you are...purring...you just can't hear them, but if you try really hard, I bet you can...almost!! We all send you lots of purrs, headbutts and a few licks and tailwags (from Da Dawgs). All of us over at WeezDaBadCats and DaMeenDawgs. P.S. on Wednesday, it will be exactly 2 years since Lolo passed over the Rainbow Bridge and Mom still misses him horribly so she can relate to how you must feel about Tiger 'leaving' you. Tiger was a beautiful, beautiful girl and will always be in your heart. xxx

The Furries of Whisppy said...

We're sorry Tiger had to run off to the Bridge. But we are glad she was home and your Mom was with her when she crossed over.
Sending lots of comforting purrs to all of you, especially your Mom.

Colehaus Cats said...

Sweet Tiger, we will miss you terribly and feel comfort in knowing that Mickey and Tillie are there by your side. Kisses and purrs...

Angel MoMo said...

Just heard the sad news about Tiger leaving for the Bridge. Fly free, little one. You have many furriends and siblings there to keep you company. Purrs and hugs to your family.

katsrus said...

I am sorry for the loss of your beautiful kitty. Our thoughts are with you. Purrs.
Sue B
Charlie, Cashew, Garfield, Tubby

Cokie the Cat: Hollywood Insider said...

I'm so very sorry to hear about Tiger.
Much love,
Kristin

Jacqueline said...

Oh no, we are so very sorry to hear this terrible news; our sincere condolences over the loss of your beautiful Tiger...There are no words for the loss of a child and losing 2 in a few months is truly devastating...We will keep you in our thoughts, purrs and prayers, wishing you all comfort at his very sad time...big hugs and love, dear friends...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

Robyn Harton said...

Oh we're so sad to hear about Tiger. Sanjee will welcome her at the Bridge and Mini too.
*hugs* and purrs,
Robyn and the Hotties

Kitties Blue said...

We are so saddened by your loss, but happy that Tiger went quietly at home surrounded by love and warmth. That is always the best way. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this very sad time. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

I am so sorry to hear your news and I share your pain. I so understand how you will be hurting. I am though glad that it was at home, peaceful and surrounded by love x

Hilary said...

oh no.. i am so sorry… I know how hard it is to lose a beloved pet but two so soon together… OUr hearts are with you all during this difficult time

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

We grieve with you... We are so very, very glad that Tiger was at home with you when she left, though.
Sending many comforting purrs and thoughts your way. Hugs from all of us over here...

Pattyskypants said...

I'm so so sad to hear this and purraying for your hearts to heal! xxoo Bhu

Samantha & Clementine said...

Oh we are so sad to hear of Tiger going to the Rainbow Bridge! We are sending lots of purrs and prayers to you all! Till we meet you at the Rainbow Bridge!
Your TX furiends,

Laura and Taffeta Rose said...

So sorry that your beautiful sweet Tiger has left for the Bridge. But, yet, glad that she was at home surrounded by love, and was met by angels Tillie and Mickey. It is 2 many losses 2 soon for your family; another cat sized hole in your hearts. Sending our love and purrs.

Laura & Taffy

Meg & Quill said...

We are so sorry to read that you've lost Tiger. We're sending our purrs to help ease your sadness.

Grrreta: Ambrose, Clarence, Teddi, Baskin, and Abner said...

We are very sorry to hear the sad news about Tiger. We're so sorry for your loss. We send you comforting hugs and purrs.

Terri said...

We are sad to hear that Tiger went to The RB. We are glad she was at home instead of at the emergency veterinary hospital, though. Run healthy and free, sweetie.

Andrea said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I lost three cats last year so I understand how difficult it can be.

Oui Oui said...

We are so very sorry for your loss. At least, Tiger had one of the best, most loving passings we have read about. That must be a comfort to you, we hope. We're purring for all her loved ones. With our deep condolences.

Chesney Cats said...

Oh no! We are so furry sorry to hear this news!! We are sending much love & comforting purrs.

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Oh what sadness comes with this first week of the mew year...we are crushed to hear this about beautiful Tiger. Your heart must be raw with ache over her loss. How can we comfort you other than saying she is not alone in heaven...all our special heart cats are there to welcome her in...until the day comes when we are all together again...this I believe with all my heart.
Be blessed in knowing you loved her and that made all the difference in her long beautiful
life...all our love goes out to you during this sad time...
love your sister kitties Hope and Hunny Bunny and the mommy and Lapdaddy

san said...

We are sorry to read that Tiger went to the bridge. Our own bridge boys will be there for her as well.

The Chair Speaks said...

Purrs and hugs from all of us!

Bellen said...

What terrible sadness you've had to endure in so short a time. My condolences to you. It was good that when Tiger left, she was at home, surrounded by love and familiarity. Godspeed, Tiger.

Jobi Harris said...

We are so sorry for your losses. Your three kitties are surely brightening up the Bridge. We send you lots of healing purrs. Jobi and Fisher

Katie Isabella said...

I came back though with leaky eyes again to tell you I loved your beautiful girls and I know they and the Admiral are playing. xoxoxoxox

Mr Puddy said...

I'm so sorry for your losses. My heart is breaking.
I'm sending warm purring and hugs to you.
Lots of love

Puddy & Mom

Jeanne Pursell said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family.

Clooney said...

Oh we are so, so sorry to hear about your loss of your beautiful Tiger. It was so good that she was in her home and surrounded by love when she passed. Sending you all tons of purrs and holding you in our thoughts.

Be Well Sweet Tiger

Everycat said...

We are very sorry to learn that beautiful Tiger has gone to The Bridge. She was a lovely senior gal and couldn't have wished for a better home for her twilight years.

Sending you love and rumbly purrs

Mungo & The Ape xx

Everycat said...

We are very sorry to learn that beautiful Tiger has gone to The Bridge. She was a lovely senior gal and couldn't have wished for a better home for her twilight years.

Sending you love and rumbly purrs

Mungo & The Ape xx

Karen Jo said...

I am so sorry that Tiger had to go to the Rainbow Bridge. It is good that she left from home with all your love all around her. Hugs from me and comforting purrs from the kitties.

Clarissa said...

We are so sorry for your loss. We didn't know Tiger, but we can see from her pictures that she was a beauty. We hope you will find comfort in your memories of her.

Purrs from us and hugs from our mom.

Maggie from Stillness at Cherith said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Tiger kitty.
Sending purrs and hugs your way.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We were so sorry to read about your beautiful Tiger.
Purrs..
~ The Bunch and Mom Bobbie

catsynth said...

We are so sad to hear about Tiger's passing. So much loss for you recently. Sending our best thoughts and purrs for all of you.

Love,
Luna and Amanda (CatSynth)

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Hello sweet friends! We have been very bad with blogging this past year and hope to get back at it soon.

We heard about Tillie and Tiger and had to stop by to pay our respects. We are so sorry for your lost. At least Mickey has more company now at the Bridge. Big purrs out to you all and to your Mum.

The Sumac Crew and Danica

da tabbies o trout towne said...

..... and St Francis said, "Come little one, there is nothing more I can do for
you here, don't be afraid"......and St Francis gently picked up Tiger and carried her  into the kingdom of heaven.....when the little cat looked around, she realized everything St Francis told her on her journey was true....heaven was beautiful beyond what mere words could express.....

...... and Tiger saw there was no pain, suffering, fear, sickness, hunger, thirst or sorrow, until she looked down and saw the family and friends she had left behind. ......and for a very brief moment, the little cat too, was filled with sorrow.

Then St Francis bestowed Tiger  with a set of gossamer wings and said, "Use them to return to your family, when their need is the greatest, as nothing can separate your bond of love.  Hold each other in your hearts and your memories, until you are reunited again at heaven's door."

and when the little cat tried on her wings, she knew nothing was impossible...... when there is....love

God's speed to you Tiger with love from Boomer, Dai$y, Tuna.....and Dude and Sauce too...you are and alway will be a beautiful girl xxxxxxx

we are veree sorree thiz iz sew late...we created thiz for sauce, and sum found it comforting sew we dee sided that thiz yeer we wood use thiz piece...we finded it in de archive file, it wus pozed two bee posted for tiger on her RB day.....