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RIP Tiboy

I found our cat Tiboy dead in the litter box this morning.  The vet said he died from internal hemorrhaging, probably from getting hit by a vehicle or ingesting poison. 

The poison could date back as much as three months the vet told me, but I think Tiboy may have been hit. He went exploring two days ago, and when I picked him up to bring him back in, he was fairly quiet and didn't fight that much. The next day, he slept under the bed, coming out only to have some mackerel at lunch time.  Last night, we cuddled on the bed together and he was calm for once, not trying to do his disturbing humping thing on me.* For that I'm so grateful. I already feel guilty enough that I didn't notice he was suffering without having him pass away while I was disgusted with him.

He was a dumb, frustrating, not-very-hansdome** cat, but he was also sweet and affectionate and faithful. I'm going to miss him.

*I could have sworn I typed an entry about this way back when, but a quick search will not reveal it. I don't have the heart to type up an explanation.

** We adopted him in March 2002 when he was only about 6 weeks old from a woman in our apartment building. She no longer wanted him because she was going to get two purebred Burmese kittens. Three cats would have been too much, you know. It is being judgmental on my part, but seeing the woman, her impeccable dress, her airy, impeccably decorated Parisian apartment, it did not surprise me that scrawny piebald little Tiboy, with his wide murky eyes and fur that couldn't decide if it wanted to be short or long was getting the boot. He got better looking with time, and he never lost that sincere affection he showed us from the moment we met him.


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Jul. 30th, 2012 12:53 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry. ::HUGS::
Jul. 30th, 2012 01:04 pm (UTC)
Aww, this is so sad ;_; I'm so glad he had a happy home with you.
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Jul. 30th, 2012 03:00 pm (UTC)
I am sorry. Poor Tiboy.
Jul. 30th, 2012 04:06 pm (UTC)
:( Condolences.

Jul. 30th, 2012 05:39 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry. It's really hard to lose a furry companion.
Jul. 30th, 2012 05:52 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry. :(

Jul. 30th, 2012 06:31 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry.
Jul. 30th, 2012 08:56 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear it.
Jul. 30th, 2012 11:27 pm (UTC)
So sorry, sweetie. What a shock to find him like that. The thing is, it's in their nature to hide weakness so the predators won't get them, so it's often impossible to tell they're ailing. I know that won't console you much, but I do think you did all you could. **hugs**
Jul. 31st, 2012 08:29 pm (UTC)
So sorry to read this. (((hugs)))
Aug. 1st, 2012 01:07 am (UTC)
oh, sweetie
I'm so sorry :( What a horrible way to find him gone, on top of loosing him. I hope that you get lots of love and comfort this week.
- D
Aug. 3rd, 2012 07:21 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry :{
Aug. 9th, 2012 05:22 pm (UTC)
Oh, I am so sorry and sad. I recently read that cats are very good at hiding pain, so it's not surprising you weren't aware. How lovely for both of you that he was able to spend some of his last moments comforted by you. And he has been having grand adventures escaping lately, even if it was not so grand for you ;)
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