Tiger (In Loving Memory, 5.24.

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Today is my Rainbow Bridge Day.

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Angel Cakes, Cutie, Baby, Kitty

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-pound cat-cat rescue

September 18th 2001

Orange Tabby

Going in his crate before we take him to the vet, which is often :(

Favorite Toy:
He loves Pawbreakers-the CANDY for CATS!

Favorite Nap Spot:
On the couch, under the couch, on top of the couch, beside the couch, in the couch...

Favorite Food:
Nature's Variety Instinct-Rabbit!

He can give kisses! He will go up to you and give you a kiss...so sweet!


Arrival Story:
We always had a special adoration for Orange Tabbies, and had always longed for that exceptional cat to add to the family. It was fate. One day we popped in the shelter for a brisk look at the animals. The minute we walked in, there came a box of seven orange 6-week old tabby kittens being surrendered to the shelter. We carefully looked at each of the kitties, deciding carefully which one to pick. We narrowed it down to a little girl with white paws, or the adventurous all-orange one with a white dot on his chest. There was one little curious kitty, pouring out of the box...it was Tiger. How could anyone say "no" to that adorable, fluffy, orange coat and those astounding blue eyes? We immediately took him into our arms and brought him home. We are so blessed to have our sweet boy, he is an absolute doll! We couldn't imagine life without him.

Sadly, when Tiger turned about 4 years old, we started noticing that he would get down low to the ground and start having "coughing" attacks. We took him to the vet where we were told he just had "hairballs" We then obtained a special hairball formula food, but no difference was made with his "coughing" it actually seemed to be getting worse. We took Tiger to the vet yet again, where they diagnosed him with "Bronchitis." Meanwhile, X-rays were taken and it was found that Tiger didn't have Bronchitis...it was worse. There was a large mass of fluid called Chyme gathering in and around Tiger's lungs. The Chyme was shrinking his lungs to the point where he sometimes couldn't even breathe properly. Tiger was put under anesthesia, to determine the prognosis. For further outlook, we drove three hours to a specialty vet, where the chyme was determined. The vet gave us the choice of medications or surgery. We chose medications since they surgery came with risks for Tiger. Poor Tiger-now he has to take medication twice a day -everyday for the rest of his life. Well, his lungs may be small now, but he's still got a big heart! We'd like to keep him for as long as we can-until that day comes when he crosses the bridge.

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Always in our heart

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May 30th 2011 1:56 pm
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I'd like to thank everyone for the overwhelming support you've expressed during this difficult time.

The messages, the rosettes, the FR's, the comments, the stars, the poems, the wings. Thank you so much.
I really appreciate it.

Tiger was an amazing cat that will never be forgotten.
He will remain in my heart forever.

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Thanks again.


Last Moments

May 25th 2011 8:00 pm
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Tiger went to Kitty Heaven at 4:55pm May 24, 2011. It was very peaceful for him, no more suffering...yet it still hurts me so much to see him go. Although I know he will be forever in my heart. RIP Tiger. I love you!!



It's my time.

May 24th 2011 3:09 pm
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Tiger's little lungs could not keep up with the years of having Chylothorax. His lungs are scarred to the point where it is difficult for him to breathe.

We have decided to end his suffering,

Tonight he will visit the Rainbow Bridge.

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