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post #61 of 89
I think putting up a shelf with his ashes and picture is a wonderful idea.
Even if one of the other cats takes over that spot sometime down the line, it'll always be "Tommy's Spot" in your heart and I don't blame you for wanting to remember it that way
post #62 of 89
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I was thinking of putting up a little shelf, with Tommy's picture and his ashes, above the area where he loved to sleep. I know our other cats will eventually take up this area, but I will never forget that area as being Tommy's. RIP big boy
That sounds like a great idea
post #63 of 89
I'm so sorry for the loss of your Handsome boy. Rest in Peace Tommy.
post #64 of 89
Im so sorry John, I only just saw this.
Rest in peace tommyboy
post #65 of 89
John,

I'm sorry I am just finding your post so late. My heart goes out to you. How horrible it must have been to have him pass on the way there. I don't know what to say. It's very nice that you've placed his ashes in his favorite spot. Sending lots of comforting vibes to you and your wife.
post #66 of 89
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The part that really bothers me too, is hearing him meow one last time, before he passed on. I know I had to take him to the emergency vet, but I just hope he wasn't so frightened that he died that way. The meow wasn't like a cry in pain or out of fear, it was his normal soft voice. Maybe he was saying good bye? It saddens me that he was here with us for such a short time, but maybe he was needed at the bridge to help others cross with his gentle ways. He was a big boy for a domestic cat, at about 20 pounds, but he was such a gentle boy, who always loved all the other cats in our family
post #67 of 89
John, I feel 100% certain that Tommy meowed to tell you goodbye.
I know I can say this here and nobody will think I'm crazy...I firmly believe that animals are sometimes far wiser than humans.
Especially cats...I mean you look into their eyes and all the wisdom of the world seems to be there...you know what I mean?

So I beleive he knew it was his time and that he wasn't going to make it to the Vet and he just wanted to tell you one more time how much he loved you.
post #68 of 89
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The meow wasn't like a cry in pain or out of fear, it was his normal soft voice. Maybe he was saying good bye?
i think that was what he was doing...
post #69 of 89
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We usually took our cats to this special place to have them buried. However, Tommy never did like to go outside, for some reason, he just hated it. So, we decided to have him cremated. Today, I picked up his ashes. I sat in the vets parking lot holding them and couldn't believe our big boy is now in this little tin urn.
I'll never forget looking at Smokey's ashes and thinking. 17 years and this is all I have left. It took everything I could do to get home without totally losing it.

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The part that really bothers me too, is hearing him meow one last time, before he passed on. I know I had to take him to the emergency vet, but I just hope he wasn't so frightened that he died that way. The meow wasn't like a cry in pain or out of fear, it was his normal soft voice. Maybe he was saying good bye? It saddens me that he was here with us for such a short time, but maybe he was needed at the bridge to help others cross with his gentle ways. He was a big boy for a domestic cat, at about 20 pounds, but he was such a gentle boy, who always loved all the other cats in our family
I think was was saying good bye. They have a simpler understanding of death and they do not know to be afraid. He just wanted to say he loved you in the way he knew how.
post #70 of 89
Oh no! I am so sorry to hear this!

It is extremely hard when our furbabies leave us so suddenly, with any warning.
What happened with your Tommy Boy sounds very similar to what happened with my Chuckie who was a big boy as well.

RIP Tommy Boy
post #71 of 89
I'm so sorry for your loss! It's not fair when we lose them so fast.
post #72 of 89
John, i'm a little late to this thread, but i just wanted to express my condolences
post #73 of 89
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John, i'm a little late to this thread, but i just wanted to express my condolences
It's never to late Tommy will always be in our hearts. To have him taken from us so fast and so soon just seems so unfair
post #74 of 89
Did you ever find out what happened?
post #75 of 89
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Did you ever find out what happened?
Unfortunately, no When we spoke with our vet, by what I told them, they felt he must have had some sort of heart condition. I feel terrible, that it seems like the ride in the car literally scared him to death. But I couldn't have just left him at home, without taking him to the vet to see what was wrong. He was sick and needed help, but I just feel so sad, that he died while he was on his way to the vet. I just hope he understood that I was trying to help him. That corner of the room looks so empty and sad. None of the other cats will use the igloo that Tommy used. I look at it every day and see that empty igloo with the blanket that Tommy loved and hope that I would see him there. I hope you are playing happily over the bridge my big boy. We sure miss you here
post #76 of 89
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I just hope he understood that I was trying to help him.
Oh John, of course he knew that.
The only thing he'd ever know from you or your Wife was love and he KNEW that you both loved him very much and that you were only trying to help him.
post #77 of 89
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Oh John, of course he knew that.
The only thing he'd ever know from you or your Wife was love and he KNEW that you both loved him very much and that you were only trying to help him.
Yes, he sure was loved
post #78 of 89
Aww I'm really sorry, my cat, Murphy had to be put to sleep after some one beat her up, starved her, poisoned her and pulled out her claws. I know how you feel.
post #79 of 89
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Aww I'm really sorry, my cat, Murphy had to be put to sleep after some one beat her up, starved her, poisoned her and pulled out her claws. I know how you feel.
God lord, what is wrong with people??
post #80 of 89
John I didn't read this whole thread, but came to the end to add my condolences for the loss of your beautiful big boy. I'm sending good vibes and hope they help you and your family .
post #81 of 89
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I can not believe it has been a year now, since our Tommy Boy left us Last night, I hung a nice framed picture of Tommy, in the corner of the room where he loved to sleep. A couple days ago, I felt what seemed like a cat bump the back of my legs. I looked around, but there was no cat in the room with me. Tommy would always walk up and bump us on the back of the legs with his stubby tail. You will be forever in our hearts big boy, you were to young to pass. We all miss you, especially your big pal Boris. I hope you have found peace my friend
post #82 of 89
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Originally Posted by AmberThe Bobcat View Post
I can not believe it has been a year now, since our Tommy Boy left us Last night, I hung a nice framed picture of Tommy, in the corner of the room where he loved to sleep. A couple days ago, I felt what seemed like a cat bump the back of my legs. I looked around, but there was no cat in the room with me. Tommy would always walk up and bump us on the back of the legs with his stubby tail.
Awww...they're always with us no matter what, aren't they. I know I'm pretty late to this thread, but I wanted to say how sorry I am for your loss of Tommy Boy. He was a gorgeous boy and obviously well loved.
post #83 of 89
John - I'm so sorry you lost Tommy boy a year ago! Thinking of you at this time.
post #84 of 89
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Thank you both very much
post #85 of 89
Wow, it's been a year?? His loss broke my heart, it was so shocking

It's nice that you felt his presence, what a lovely reminder that he's ok, wherever he is
post #86 of 89
Oh, he was a handsome boy! I missed this thread the first time. He knew he was loved. I'm so sorry.
post #87 of 89
Wow, I can't believe it's been a year already I hope Boris is getting along okay without his buddy
post #88 of 89
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Wow, it's been a year?? His loss broke my heart, it was so shocking

It's nice that you felt his presence, what a lovely reminder that he's ok, wherever he is
I was thinking the same thing. Couldn't believe that a year had passed already. I don't know what it was that brushed my leg. I looked around and there were no cats near me or in the next room. The bobcats were outside in the enclosure, so it wasn't them. When I felt it, the first thing I thought of was Tommy and it was so weird that it was around the same day he had passed.
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Wow, I can't believe it's been a year already I hope Boris is getting along okay without his buddy
Boris is doing good. He has Natasha that keeps him busy now. But every now and then, I will find him just standing there, looking into the corner of the room where Tommy liked to sleep. When I call to him, he turns to me and lets out the cuttest bobcat sounds.
post #89 of 89
I am so sorry you lost your boy. I know too well how such a loss hurts even after a year.
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