Photo Comments Sex: Male Weight: 17 lbs.
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Tommy Troxel, Tommy, Tommy Tee Tee, Tommy T, Fat Cat, T-Bird
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May 1st 1994
Sleeping with Dad in the king-sized bed, attacking his sized14 bare feet, lookin out the window and chattering at birds or squirrels
The dogs in the family, losing any of his 'remaining' kitty lives
Never was a toy-type kind of guy
Favorite Nap Spot:
Underneath the bed or the couch
Of course, hiding from people he doesn't like, he 'talks' back to you when you want him to carry on a conversation with you...he will
I was newly married, owned three dogs and one siamese cat and my animals were "everything to me". For a short time, we lived in an adjoining home with my husband's Aunt Harriet. His Aunt made the decision not to like me from the start and she also pretended she did not like her cat. She would leave the back door open and allow the cat to come and go freely, and when he did not come home at night, she would fret something terrible, wondering where he was and if he would ever come back. I could hear her in the backyard, late at night, calling, "Baby...baby!" Usually, after a few days he would show up again. She complained that she had the most difficult of times finding any food that he liked and was constantly trying new brands, sometimes leaving five opened cans at the same time, of the most expensive foods she could buy, on her old kitchen table, along with of course, his special bowl of "half and half". She could barely afford to buy groceries for herself. When she was asked what the cat's name was she replied, "Cat...just cat". One day, when I was helping her to clean her home and I picked up a glass of water beside her bed, she told me firmly, "Just leave it!" I could not understand why she wanted to leave it there. I did not approve of the cat being an outside cat and told her so...I also insisted he be given his shots. She agreed and we went off to my veterinarian together with "Cat" and when the veterinarian introduced himself to Harriet and asked her what her pet's name was she replied, "Tommy Troxel". She had named the cat as if it were her son. She also, had tears running down her cheeks as her son was given his needle. Well, my cat died unexpectedly of a heart attack and I took it very hard. I buried her in the backyard and purchased a headstone and planted flowers. I asked Aunt Harriet if she wanted to come to the funeral and to my utter astonishment, she accepted and although she did not walk far, she managed somehow to get her walker out the door and to the gravesite. Soon after that, she pulled me aside and told me she was dying and that she had decided to "bequeath" Tommy Troxel to me, because I took such very good care of my own pets. She asked me to please take care of him for her and of course I have ever since. Harried died shortly after that, and my husband's cousin, Tommy Troxel, lived with us for many more years. He died unexpectedly on September 6, 2006 of a saddle thrombus, a blood clot that had broken away from his heart. We made a mad rush to the emergency vet clinic at six o'clock in the morning and were told the prognosis was not good. Tommy Troxel was cremated and we have plans to bury his ashes with Aunt Harriet. P.S. Tommy Troxel will only drink from a glass of water kept beside the bed.
I was mainly a dog lover but fate is a strange animal...several years later I became a full time volunteer for a cat rescue organization. I have photos of most of the cats I have had a hand in rescuing and rehoming and have never met even one by the name of Troxel!
T-bird...don't show your belly
I've Been On Catster Since:
|April 9th 2007
||More than 6 years!
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