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post #1 of 11
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Some of you may have read my posts in the Crossing the bridge forum for my recently passed Tigger. As heart broken as myself and my girlfriend were to lose such a special piece of our family, our other cat seemed to take it just as hard. She sat in Tiggers old sleeping spots and wouldn't move all day. So today we went out kitten shopping.

It was really hard as Tigger has only been gone 2 days now. We saw many cute kittens, but I don't think there's a kitten that isn't cute. Some were playful and some quiet, some very friendly to anyone and everyone that walked by. Eventually at our last stop for the night, I run into a very interesting kitty. He was sitting quietly in his cage and staring at me. A few other people came in and out looking at the various cats up for adoption but this kitten never stopped staring at me. Once I picked him up he started purring and headbutting me. I think this cat picked me more than I picked him but I ended up bringing him home.

It's been a strange night as I feel a little guilty getting a new kitten only 2 days after I've lost the most beautiful and special baby Tigger. My other cat seems happy to have a new kitten in the house but lil Nermal won't let her get too close yet. A complete 180 from the situation the first time I brought Tigger and Milo together. Tigger was all interesting in Milo and she didn't want anything to do with him. I know Tigger wouldn't want Milo to be unhappy and there was nothing we could do to cheer her up, but I know he'd be a little jealous of the new kitten as I was his more than he was mine. I've taken some comfort in the fact that the new kitten hasn't really eased the pain for myself and I never expected it to and I know Tigger wouldn't want any of us to be sad.

Tigger baby, you can never be replaced and we will never try to replace you in any way. You were my world and you will be again someday. Nermal is another kitten, a kitten I'm sure you would have been great friends with if you were still here. Someday Milo and Nermal will be over the bridge with you to keep you company until we can all be together again. Love always, dad.

Sorry I don't have any pictures yet as my camera had dead batteries when I got Nermal home. I'll put some up first thing tomorrow when I get up.
post #2 of 11
Hi NERMAL!!! and welcome to TCS!!!
post #3 of 11
Welcome home little Nermal - we're so happy to welcome you to TCS!!!

You are quite right, bringing another kitty home will never ease the pain of losing your precious Tigger. You are not replacing Tigger at all and need not feel any guilt. Each kitty is individual and special in their own way - even though you have another companion for Milo, he is in no way a replacement.

It is such a time of mixed emotions for you, but little Nermal knew that, in the end, this would work out just fine. He certainly spotted you as the person to trust to do the best for him
post #4 of 11
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As promised, here are 2 pictures of our new addition Nermal. He still doesn't quite know what to do with our older cat Milo, but they are getting a little better.

post #5 of 11
Welcome Nermal

He's adorable
post #6 of 11
How cute ..... Sorry about Tigger ......... post some pictures of Milo, too.
post #7 of 11
Hello and welcome to TCS.

I'm very sorry for the your loss of Tigger. I know how hard it is to lose a treasured and love furfamily member. I wouldn't feel guilty because like you said you can never truely replace Tigger in your heart so find some comfort in that Tigger is playing over the rainbow bridge now.

Anyways welcome Nermal and Milo and I hope to get to know you guys better on the other forums soon,

post #8 of 11
Phantom, Nermal is adorable...I'm sure tigger (who by the way was very handsome) isn't mad or jealous...I know as humans we put that guilt on ourselves. I just hope you and your girlfriend find peace with all of this and live happily with nermal.
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post #10 of 11
Welcome to the site!

I just wanted to add that Tigger would not at all be upset with you for bringing Nermal home. You can't in any way replace the special place reserved in your heart for Tigger. He will always be with you

Little Nermal is a very lucky kitty to have been adopted by such a wonderful person
post #11 of 11
Welcome to TCS!

Nermal is adorable! I'm sorry to hear about Tigger.

Hope to see you around the forums!
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