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Farewell, brave Hobbes

post #1 of 24
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As you may know, Hobbes died today at 2:50 PM. He had congestive heart failure, and we had to have him put to sleep.

Hobbes was an amazing cat. He was a grey British shorthair-type, and very handsome and debonaire. I called him my proper English gentleman. He was so polite! He would wait for permission to jump in my lap. He was never insistent or pushy--just a big marshmallow. He was abandoned by a neighbor years before we moved in. After we moved in, we took him into our home. I still remember the first time we fed him, at his old house. I called him, and he came to me! I sat on the bench, and he wanted me to hold him, which I did. He was such a loving cat. Everyone who met him adored him. He would pin a guest to the chair literally for hours, making them pet him (but they never seemed to mind!). I've never met a more loving, social cat. He adored me, too. He just lived to be loved by me. I'll miss his comforting paws kneading me at just the right comfort level...

The past 3 days were awful for us all. I stayed by his side as much as I could, even though I think he had dementia, and didn't know who I was. He was one tough guy--he held on this long. Late last night, I found him sitting on the shelf, under this desk, where the heater vent is--his favorite spot. I spread out his favorite blanket, and turned up the thermostat for him. I took my sleeping bag, and some blankets, and planned to sleep on the floor next to him, but it really hurt my bad back, and he seemed to be sleeping peacefully, so I went to bed at 3AM. I fully expected him to die in his sleep. When I got up at 6, he had moved into the living room. I decided that it was time to help him the best way I could. I made the vet's appointment. And I'm glad I took a day off from work to spend his last hours with him. It pained me to think of him dying alone while I was at work.

Rest is peace, Hobbs-terrific (his nickname). We love you. I'm so glad you came into our lives, and that we could give you a good home in your last years.

If there is a kitty heaven, you certainly have earned your place there.
post #2 of 24
My condolences. RIP, Hobbes - you were loved, and will be missed.
post #3 of 24
Good bye sweet boy...we'll see you on the Bridge!
post #4 of 24
RIP Hobbes You will be missed.
post #5 of 24
Oh i'm so sorry

Goodbye Mr Hobbes. Make your mum proud and be the gentleman that you are at the bridge

post #6 of 24
I'm so sorry for the loss of your sweet boy. Rest in Peace Hobbes.
post #7 of 24
I am so sorry for your loss! R.I.P Hobbes
post #8 of 24
I'm so sorry for your loss. Rest in Peace Hobbes.
post #9 of 24
I`m so sorry He sounded like a really special chap.

Rest In Peace Hobbes
post #10 of 24
My condolence Margecat. He sounds like he was a fantastic kitty.
post #11 of 24
So sorry for your loss. He just sounds like the perfect kitty.

Hugs to you.

post #12 of 24
I'm so sorry for you loss. RIP sweet boy.
post #13 of 24
Condolences on losing your dear boy Hobbes. He was just the perfect cat....I can see him being greeted on the other side of RB Bridge, going to get some pets from our Beloved Master, and being told, "Hobbes, well done, good and faithful servant! Enjoy your reward here!"
Margecat, you will be in my thoughts and prayers tonight. Susan
post #14 of 24
RIP Hobbes. You were a very lucky kitty to have a wonderful home and family.
post #15 of 24
Hobbes gave you as much [if not more!] comfort as you gave him. your tribute to him was beautiful.
for the brave Hobbes!
post #16 of 24
RIP Hobbes. And some for his Meowmy!
post #17 of 24
I am so sorry about Hobbes RIP Hobbes-terrific
post #18 of 24
I'm so sorry. I'm in tears. Your Hobbes seemed to be such an angel and gentleman. Thank you for taking such good care of him. He loved you! You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
post #19 of 24
What a beautiful tribute! Sleep peacefully dear Hobbes and watch over your meowmy, she misses you
post #20 of 24
I'm so sorry for the loss of your sweet Hobbes, he sounds like such a once in a lifetime special cat. to you.
post #21 of 24
I am so sorry for your loss. He was such a great friend to you and you to him.

post #22 of 24
Thread Starter 
Thank you so much for all of your kind words and prayers. You don't know much they mean to me; they are a great comfort. We lost Hobbes exactly one month to the day that Willi died suddenly. The past month has been a very hard one for us here. I have never lost 2 pets so close together, and I'm ashamed to admit I am not handling it well.

Tonight, I found myself calling Hobbes in for dinner. Then, little Mari, who is grey, with white paws (like Hobbes), was sitting in the doorway of the kitchen, and I thought it was him. It's going to take a looong time to get used to his absence. We miss him so much.

Thanks again.
post #23 of 24
I'm sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful companion.
post #24 of 24
Awwww, what a touching story of a loving companion! My heart shares your pain. May be rest peacefully and play happily over the Bridge.
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