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post #1 of 186
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Tuffy died about 9:30 this morning. His liver was shutting down and he was bleeding allot from his rectum and he could hardly breath so I said its time.

post #2 of 186
Rest in peace,sweet Tuffy. You were loved...
post #3 of 186
Tom I am so very sorry about Tuffy, This is Heart braking I so hate to have to read these posts it makes me so sad. Please RIP Sweet Boy Run and play at Rainbow Bridge and watch over your Daddy. I am so sorry Tom You will be in my Thoughts and Prayers as will Tuffy, Please take care of yourself and your wife I know this has been very hard, Bless you both for doing the best that you could for Tuffy
post #4 of 186
Oh, this is so sad! I feel so sorry for loss.

Feel proud of the best-possible end of life you gave Tuffy. It may not have been for long, but you rescued this poor cat and gave him a good end of life. It was so brave of you to make the choice and put him down to end his suffering.

You are a wonderful pet health coordinator. Feel proud of what you have done as you mourn Tuffy.
post #5 of 186
Tom, I am so so sorry. I could not believe it when I saw his name here.
You did so much good for that little guy and he will be forever grateful to you for that. You saved him from who knows what and let him know what it was to be loved and happy.
I am so sorry he has gone but you have done the right thing for him.
How are you feeling?
post #6 of 186
My heart goes out to you at this difficult time

Tuffy knows how much you loved and cared for him and will watch over you until the day you are back together again

Play happily, sweet Tuffy
post #7 of 186
I am so sorry for your loss.

Rest in peace and perfect health Tuffy.
post #8 of 186
I am so sorry for your loss. RIP Tuffy.
post #9 of 186
Tom, what can I say that hasn't already been said. Our hearts go out to you and your wife on your sad loss but just know Tuffy is in a pain-free place now and knows how much he was loved by you.
post #10 of 186
I'm so sorry this happened
Thank you for giving him a good home and giving him love and support in his passing.
post #11 of 186
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RIP Tuffy, My best friend is gone. I just buried him outside his favorite window where he always watched the sun rise in the mornings. I just can't believe he is gone.
post #12 of 186
Oh I am so sorry I have been following Tuffy's story and you did so much for him. God Bless you and you're family, I know this is just a horrible time.
post #13 of 186
I'm so sorry Tom! I've been following every update on Tuffy. I've been kind of expecting this any time now. I'm so sad that Tuffy is no longer in your life but I'm happy that he is no longer in pain. Anytime I've had a pet pass, they have always come to me in a dream to tell me they are ok and happy. It always seems to help. I hope Tuffy comes to visit you too.
post #14 of 186
I am so sorry for your loss.
As so many others, I have been keeping up with you and Tuffy.
As you expressed how special Tuffy was to you, he became special to us.

It was mentioned about our cats coming into our lives for a reason, although we may not really know what that reason is. I have to say that I think your Tuffy came to you as the only person that could give him that special love and bond he needed in his last year of his stay on this earth.

You gave him your heart and the best care any living being could hope for. I know your feelings have been on a bit of a roller coaster ride through the ups and downs of the past year, but I'm sure that Tuffy only felt constant love and devotion from you and I'm sure that is part of what made him so very special.

Again, my condolences to you. Your Tuffy is now at that Rainbow Bridge romping and playing as he waits for that person he claimed and loved.
post #15 of 186
I am so sorry to hear about Tuffy! RIP sweet boy!!
post #16 of 186
RIP Tuffy .... Bless you Tom and your family, you did so much for Tuffy, more than a lot of people would. You expressed what a special cat Tuffy was and what a special man you are. Tuffy was loved by so many. May you find your peace soon. RIP
post #17 of 186
Tom I so sorry for the loss of your special friend. Thank you for being there for this sweet boy who knew he was loved so very very much!
post #18 of 186
RIP Tuffy
post #19 of 186
I'm so sorry for your loss. I've been following Tuffy's story, you fought the good fight- What a beautiful boy!

post #20 of 186
so sorry to hear about your loss... words are so inadequate in times like these. i know how it is to lose your soulmate kitty. to you during this painful time.
Tuffy - watch over your daddy
post #21 of 186
Tom, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Tuffy. I am sitting here at work fighting back the tears for a cat I never met, but feel as though I know and love. I have followed his story for such a long time, and I was sure they’d find the problem and be able to fix it. I am absolutely devastated to read that he went downhill so fast. He fought hard, and you and Yvonne did absolutely everything you could for him without question. You cared for him, loved him, and gave him the most wonderful life he could have had in the short time you had him – that’s why he found his way into your home. You are privileged to have such a wonderful cat as part of your life.

Thank you for ending his suffering before it got worse for him, you did the right thing as painful as it it.

Rest in peace Tuffy.
post #22 of 186
Rest in peace, playing over the Bridge, Tuffy. I always enjoyed reading your posts about him, he was one special kitty.
post #23 of 186
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One last picture of Tuffy. This was one of my favorite pictures I have of him.

The vets office was great this morning, I couldn't watch when he passed on, I don't mean they wouldn't let me be with him at the end, I mean I just could not handle that, but the vet and vet tech dropped everything they were doing and made others wait so they could take care of me and Tuffy. Tuffy knew all the people there so he did not die alone without people who loved him there with him. They also made me a paw print of Tuffys foot in some clay with his name and the date that I have to bake in the oven now so I will have that from his last moments. The vet hugged me when I was crying and she told me I did all I could and way more than most people would have done for him, which helped it hurt a little less. I felt like all of you where there with Tuffy this morning also.

His buddy Panther must know Tuffy is gone, He could see it in my eyes when I came home from the vet, Panther looked at me crying and got a real sad look on his face and hung his little head and went and layed under the table for a long time, I petted Panther and told him his friend Tuffy was gone.

I opened his little box and cried and said goodby and petted him one last time before I buried him this morning. He is right next to my Peanut who I lost about 8 years ago and two of Rusty's little baby brothers who died a couple years ago.

This is probably the last I will post about Tuffy, and I want to thank everyone who was praying for Tuffy to somehow make it through all this.

By By Tuffy, I miss you already.

Tom W

post #24 of 186

Tuffy was a very special soul and we all feel the depth of your loss.

post #25 of 186
I'm so sorry for your loss Tom

RIP Tuffy
post #26 of 186
You guys and Tuffy did all you could. RIP little man.
post #27 of 186
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Another sad thing is we have 4 other cats in the house and not one of them is even close to the cat Tuffy was. At least thats how I feel. Maybe this isn't the place or time to bring this up. My point is I lost as much as I would have if Tuffy was the only cat in the house. The others are all nice cats in there own ways but no where near a Tuffy.

I guess some of my sadness is turning to anger already about Tuffy being taken from me so soon. Maybe this is a good thing in the big picture that I am going through the steps of grieving [sp?] already.
post #28 of 186
I am sorry Tom, Like many others here i have been reading the updates on tuffy,
I also had been hoping for the best.

RIP Tuffy, and play well.
post #29 of 186
i am so very very sorry to hear this, I was expecting it, but it is still so sad. You gave him a wonderful time, and always did hte best for him, and you did do more than some people would, and I am sure he will be eternally grateful for that.
I can totally understand your last post, some cats just worm their way in that bit deeper than others (I have one here that has), and there is just soemthing about them that makes them that bit more special, and they are the hardest ones to lose. I can also understand your anger, and I do hope it is just part of the grieving process. Sadly, some cats do die young with no real reason, but I think we have to remember the time we did have with them, rather than the time that was taken away from us.
Sending big hugs to you and Yvonne, and we are all here if you need to talk.
post #30 of 186
I was shocked to see this here

I'm so very sorry to hear about Tuffy, but know that he's playing happily over at Rainbow Bridge where he was met by all the other TCS cats to take him home

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