Tom Cat

When I was about one year old, Tom Cat came into our garden. He was a stray, older than a kitten, we guessed about a year or so older than me. And he didn’t seem to have an owner, so he stayed.

Tonight we had to have him put down. He’s had problems with his teeth before but on Tuesday night something happened, almost like he’d had a stroke (cats don’t really have strokes, so the vet thinks it was renal failure.) He became very still, and he wasn’t eating anything. So we took him to the vet and, as I thought might happen, he was euthanized. We were all there to watch, and I’m really glad we did.

So yes. The house is empty now, even though I can’t really believe he’s gone. (Already I’m hearing mewing from the hallway.) My strongest memory of Tom Cat is him jumping up the fridge and freezer to get to his favourite spot on the top of the kitchen cupboards, which always used to impress visitors. But I also remember when we moved house, and had to go out for months with a picnic basket to get him back from our old flat.

Tom Cat
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d. 03 \ 03 \ 2006

I’ll miss you Tom, but remember your life with love and fondness

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11 Comments on :
Tom Cat

  1. GG says:

    That’s really sad. I’m sorry to hear your news. The good thing is he doesn’t know – and that you will have the memories forever, and know that he had a happy life in your home. Really feel for you and the family though.

  2. Jake says:

    Aww, bless Tom. I know what it’s like to lose a cat i lost two last year, i’ve still got 1 now though. And 1 of my cats died from a Stroke, she was deaf in both ears aswell
    R I P TOM

  3. Jake says:

    Just saw the pic of Tom on your sisters site, he looks sooo cute!

  4. Rob says:

    Always a shame when pets die..I’ve lost two cats a couple of years a go.
    My current cat fluffy has many years left

  5. The Armoured Assasin says:

    Poor kitty, i’ve had kitties died too.

    Dom you are beefy

    How ya doin?

  6. HurrayTheHippo says:

    Who’s feeling Beefed up?

  7. Red Dalek says:

    I wish I knew what on earth you two are talking about but they are 2 different IPs so… what the hell

  8. Jake says:

    Dont worry, you wont see HurrayTheHippo around for a while

  9. Will says:

    I’ve never had a pet before but reading that tweaks a spark in my heart!

    Dom – I’m so sorry he’s gone!

    Just remember, you and your family brought most of the good things into his life! Yay

  10. Neko-chan says:

    R.I.P Tom

    I know how your feeling, I’ve lost 3 cats, and the one i have atm, is really old and shes probably gonna die soon.

  11. The Armoured Assasin says:

    I recently got a snake! My lizard has a friend.

    I have two gineu pigs a cat, lizard and snake.

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