Last night Tamir sat with Mom and purred and purred while she brushed him and held him and loved on him. Mom was pretty worried and pretty sure that Tamir was saying goodbye. In the middle of the night he came into the bedroom and slept under the bed on her side. He used to always sleep on the bed with his paw touching her.
This morning he had some water and was a bit wobbly. He had an appointment with the VET for fluids at 2:30 and Mom wanted to get him in early but would have had to drop him off. That would have stressed him too much and Mom said she would wait for his appointment.
At around 9:30 Mom heard Tamir moan and she grabbed him and rushed to the VET. She was afraid they weren't even going to make it and rode with the PTU opened and her hand on him. Fortunatly, our VET is only about 5 blocks from our house. She knew he was leaving at that point.
The VET agreed that Tamir was ready to go. Mom thinks he was already on his way at that time. He was gently helped to the Bridge with Mom kissing him and whispering how much we all love him in his ear.
Mom can't stop sobbing. We really hoped we would have had more time with our sweet boy. Mom says she loves us all but Tamir and Sniffie were special. Tomorrow is Sniffie's 2 year anniversary at the Bridge. We think Tamir wanted to be there with her.
We know that Tamir had a good life, but it doesn't make it easier. Mom still remembers he day she got him and how he played with the string on her hoodie. He was also so lucky to have found love with Gracie. One of the things Mom whispered to him at the end was how much she knew Gracie loved him too.
Goodbye Sweet ManCat. We loved you so very much and we know how much you loved us too. We'll miss your roaring purr (that Dad once thought was a helicopter), your loving ways, the goofy way you slept in your floofy red bed and your sweet (but loud) meow! As Mom told you as you left, it's not goodbye..it's till we're together again.