Sunday, August 28, 2016

Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

We at the Tomcat home are joining in with Zee & Zoey's Cat Chronicles for:

Thanks to Ann of Zoolatry for this logo

We have our family Angels in no particular order as they each hold a special place in our hearts. We love and miss you dear Angels and know that you are waiting for our reunion in the years to come. Pee Girl, Inky, Big Head, Amber and Coco we love you!

Little Peep really loved Dad and he felt the same about her. She got her name from her tiny peeping meow and was also known as
Pee Girl. She came before our current family. She loved being a Mom and was from the time before Dad knew about the importance of spay, neuter.

She loved having kittens and would work really hard to get out
to meet her paramours no matter what Dad did. She was so
attached to Dad that she would only have her kittens with
him next to her. She would hold her kitting until he was home
and he would have to keep petting her or at least keep his hand
next to her in the kitting  box. Here she is with Inky. This
was her last litter as one got stuck and she needed emergency surgery. She kept him close until the day she left for the Bridge.
She would sleep on top of Dad every night and she is missed.

Inky was Pee Girls last kitten and she loved him to bits. She would look for him if he was not close by calling him with her tiny peep meows. He would cuddle with her like a kitten even though he was bigger than she was.

Here he is doing the Inky Dink Dance. He would do this just out of reach acting like he was getting a good fuss. Dad called Inky the Self Petting Cat. He would rub on every thing and purr like mad while Dad talked to him. He also slept with Dad but never
touching. Always just an inch or two beyond reach. Dad kept checking to see if he had a ruler stashed somewhere. MOL.
He loved water and drank tons everyday. Dad feels that is why
he lived to 22 years young. Love you little man

Say Hello to Big Head aka Stinker. Dad met him through his ex-wife. She did not believe in Neutering so he would spray in her apartment hence the name. He would also wander. After he was gone for 2 weeks and came home a bit rough she relented and Dad took him for a snip. A while after that he moved in with Dad and had a great time keeping the house safe from introoders. 

Head would patrol the house making a circuit every hour or two.
He would stop in front of the garage until Dad saw him. He would stop doing any metal work and head would stroll in for a nice head rub. After that he would go into the pump room waiting for the door to be opened if it was not. He would check all the corners and then come out to check behind all the tool boxes. He would head out and give Dad a look like "All is well" and finish the yard patrol. If he saw a dog or cat in the yard he would start walking towards the introoder. Every 10 feet he would increase his speed. Walk, faster walk, fast walk, trot, fast trot, run, CHARGE. Usually by the trot the introoder would see him and watch for a few seconds until bolting. Something about his coming on would scare dogs much larger than Stinkers 22 pounds. Then again who would want to face 22 pounds of P. O'ed Cat. MOL.
He loved Dad and would climb on him to take a nap daily. Sit with him on the porch and lay next to him in bed. We know you are on patrol in the skies so watch over us dear Stinker.

 Then again who would want to face 22 pounds of P. O'ed Cat. MOL. He loved Dad and would climb on him to take a nap daily. Sit with him on the porch and lay next to him in bed.
Here is his Catster Man-Cat-at-Work photo. 
We know you are on patrol and working hard in the skies so please watch over us dear Stinker.

Amber was Dad's Sister's kitty. She lived outside most of the time and always looked like she was smiling. Her orange fur was really fine and soft and she would rub it all over Dad or who ever was close by.

We did not know how old Amber was as she was a rescue from the streets. She never lost her love of people and it is amazing that a cat so full of caring and love would be left behind. She had some health issues that became apparent and Dad insisted he take over her care. It made for some bad feelings but she got the care she needed and was given an extra 6 months. See you on that day we all face dear Amber.
Coco was Dad's Mom's kitty. Dad's sister took care of him after Mom passed and he was happy for some time. He was an inside outside kitty and one day he did not come home. We did flyers and posted at the local SPCA and veterinarians to no avail.
On the day he went missing Dad saw some signs that there was some kind of disturbance on the porch. He did not tell his sister as that would have gotten her even more upset.
Long story sort a month later sister got a call from a person who worked across the street from our home. She had been on short term leave and had found Coco on her last day. She said he was in rough shape so she took him to the vet and cared for him.
Wow how amazing was that!
After he came home sister still let him roam outside but Dad insisted on keeping him inside. Another family fracas as with Amber. Dad won out and Coco moved inside. He was a real nice guy who loved running under the covers at bedtime. We would wrestle and play and did until the day he left for the Bridge.
See you soon dear Coco, see you soon

Thanks for taking the time to visit. We love our Angels and will visit yours. While our time here may be short Love is Forever!
Now lets Hop!

Timmy Tomcat
Dad Pete


  1. What a lovely tribute to all those kitties,xx Speedy

  2. What a nice tribute to the ones who came before.

  3. What a beautiful tribute to your angels ! Purrs

  4. We loved reading about each and every one of your furbabies. It brought smiles to our faces and tears to the eyes, but it was a beautiful tribute to each one. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Thanks for sharing these sweet memories of those gone. We can tell they were so loved.

    Cats of wildcat woods

  6. Some wonderful angel stories. Your dad evidently stands up for the cats to get good care!

  7. They are all gawjus. Fanks fur sharin' their stories with us. We're sendin' big hugs to uncle Pete. Loss is never easy.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

  8. That was such a lovely tribute to a lovely bunch of Angels.

  9. Beautiful sweet tribute and remembrance of your precious babies.

  10. So glad to learn more about those beautiful souls you've shared a life with.

  11. *head bowed* to remember Inky and those who left way too soon. xoxo TW had a neighbor who wouldn't get his male cats neutered so she and a friend catnapped them one day and had them fixed. I guess that was an early TNR.

  12. Very nice tribute to all your beautiful Angels. They were all lucky to have your Dad in their lives.

  13. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful Angels with us Timmy. They were all very special weren't they?!
    Luvs to your Dad and you all as you remember
    Marty and the Gang

  14. Such lovely memories of the ones who came before. We can see they were all greatly loved, and we are grateful that you shared them all with us. Hugs!

  15. You have so many sweet memories to treasure and cherish forever.
    There was much love and hence much grief when they left... but one day...
    Purrs & Hugs!

  16. What a beautiful tribute to all your Angels, Timmy. It's good to know that we will all see them again. Soft Pawkisses for the occasion as we know that this must haven't been easy to write :) <3

  17. Oh what a wonderful post today with all the details of those who have gone before....we love hearing the "purrrrsonal" side of kitties - we are all so unique and special in our way. Your Dad is an amazing man and has done so much for so many - you are all so blessed to have him as your caretaker and friend. Thanks to your Pop for does go on forever and ever.

    Hugs, Sammy (and Mom Pam)

  18. An excellent article, and one clearly full of love. It's no wonder these little creatures are missed.

  19. Very tastfully down and a great honour to all your furry angels.


  20. Thank You for sharing such wonderful friends and family. gentle purrs to you on this special day of remembrance and celebration.. ERin

  21. That is a lovely tribute to all your angels.

  22. So much love and personality with your beautiful kitties! Thank you for sharing all the memories. Purrs from Deb and the ZeeZoey gang


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