Monday, December 13, 2010

It is with a heavy heart

That today I said goodbye to my childhood friend, Tippy.  Here is an excerpt I wrote to my family and friends.

Tippy, November 1990-December 13, 2010

It is with a very heavy heart that we said goodbye today to Tippy, 1990-2010. We had him since he was an 8 week old kitten. He was the most loyal friend, comforter, and pal a girl could have. No one purred better than he did.  He enjoyed lounging in the sun and in his younger days was a very good hunter.  He LOVED being on your lap and you could guarantee if you sat down at night to watch T.V., Tippy joined you on your lap.
He passed away peacefully at home on the couch about 10 minutes ago.  My mom spent the entire morning with him, and I was fortunate enough to have spent the last few days with him as well.  He wasn’t breathing heavy and didn’t appear to be in any pain.  Really, this is the best we could have hoped for him as my mom and sister were going to be taking him to the vet’s very shortly.  He will be cremated and we will get his remains, along with a paw print memory. 
Writing this is helping with my grief, so thank you for allowing me to share with you the good memories of our boy.  Little did we know a trip to the Baldwin Park Animal Shelter 20 years ago, when I was 9 years old and Sara was 6 years old, would give us a sweet kitty boy to love and enjoy during our childhoods and into our adult lives.  We love you forever Tippy.  
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Katnip Lounge said...

Our sincere sympathies. We are glad Tippy had such a loving life, and gave you your love of Cats.
Godspeed, Tippy.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We are sorry to hear about Tippy.

Darlene said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It is rough losing a member of the family. I am glad you were with him as he passed over the rainbow bridge, and know he will be waiting for you.

Kea said...

We are so very sorry for Tippy's passing. It's wonderful he had a long and happy life in his forever home, but it's so hard to say goodbye.

(((Hugs))) and Light to you all; we're wishing you peace.

Millie said...

Mom and I are so sorry to hear Tippy has gone to the Bridge. It's hard to lose somebody you love.

Headbutts, purrs and hugs on the way from New Hampster to your family.

Junior and Orion said...

We are sorry for your loss. Tippy looks and sounds like he was a great cat. Purrs and gentle headbutts coming your way ot help you heal.