Thursday, July 16, 2009

Goodbye, Sweet Tigger



Sixteen years ago my brother
gave us a kitten. One he got
from a farmer friend.
She had been born during the
blizzard of March 1993.



We named her Tigger.
I happen to love Winnie
the Pooh. Tigger is a
great character!

I don't really recall how it
came about but we gave Tigger
back to Allan after he got
married. I think it had something
to do with the farmhouse they were
living in at the time and a
wish to keep the mouse population
down.



Anyway...just last month in a quick
trip to Allan and Bev's I took these
photos of Tigger.

Yesterday, Tigger passed away.



So, while it wasn't that long ago
that I posted these...I think that
a cat that was such a part of the
family for all of these sixteen years
deserves to be remembered...
just a little.

Sweet Tigger.

Sending thoughts to Allan and
Bev...very excellent kitty parents!!
I know you will miss her.

♥♥Becky K.♥♥

19 comments:

Carol said...

I agree, pets are a part of our families. We have lost 2 dogs & one cat through the years & we were so sad.

Hugs,
Carol

Mrs.Rabe said...

We had a cat named Tigger when I was growing up - it used to bounce everywhere as a kitten!

So sad - are they going to get Tidbit?

Becky K. said...

Mrs. Rabe...

We have talked about that. I am willing, if they want her. We will give it some time and see what happens.

Tidbit would love living there. She would be so spoiled. I would love getting to see her sometimes.

Becky

Melissa said...

Aww, i'm sorry to hear about Tigger. That's neat that you got to see her and take those great photos not too long ago.
Sixteen years is a long time and i'm sure she will be greatly missed.

l♥ving life as mommy and wife! said...

Aww..I am sorry Becky!! She sure lived a long life!!

I too love Winnie the pooh and Tigger is both Ryan and my favorite character!

l♥ving life as mommy and wife! said...

Oh! And I love this font on your blog...how did you do it?!

Becky K. said...

Alicia,

Thanks for the comment about my new font. If you go to cutestblogontheblock.com they have this as one of their new free options.

I love poking around and learning new tricks.

Becky K.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Becky, I am so sorry. I truly know and understand how this feels. I lost my cat last year after 15 years.....dreadful!

Please know I am sending a prayer and my thoughts your way.

Hugs to you,
Barb

Gayla said...

That post makes me cry. I love animals, and anything that hurts my friends hurts me. I'm so sorry about your beautiful cat. Hugs..

Becky K. said...

Oh Gayla,
You are too sweet.
Thank You!

Terri and Bob said...

I was sorry to hear about Tigger. I used to have a cat named Tigger, too. My Bustopher is 16 years old, too.

I have the same font on my blog!

SmilingSally said...

So sorry about your loss (and your brother's). Pets are so much a part of us.

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~~Deby said...

ahhhh...this was so sweet Becky...
a nice tribute....
deby

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Sorry to hear about Tigger. I'm not having a good day either. I lost my job today.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Becky! I am sorry to hear about Tigger. Remember tho cats have 9 lives, so he will be back. There may be another storm that will bring him back to you in another form. Funnier things have happened. I am sorry he had to pass on, but he touched your life along the way and for that you must be thankful. Prayers to you all. Please stop by and say hi. Country Hugs, Sherry

Vee said...

It is good to recognize the valuable role that our pets play in our lives. Sometimes they make life and death differences. (And I do believe that all kitties go to Heaven.)

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Our Storm Girl was 16 when she passed away two years ago (hard to believe it has been two year).

Just last night I was talking to my daughter about something that reminded us of her (she could snear just like Elvis!). Tears started coming, along with laughter.

I agree with Vee. All kitties do go to Heaven, at least those of us who brought us such love.

Robin~All Things Heart and Home said...

Becky I'm so sorry about Tigger. I'm shedding tears on his sweet behalf. I believe one day God will arrange for our beloved pets to be with us again...I don't know how He'll do that...but I believe He will.
Hugs and love ~ Robin
All Things Heart and Home