Tuesday, December 05, 2006

TC


This is TC. He joined our family just before Christmas back in '97. His name stood for everything from Too Cute, Trouble Coming, Terribly Soft, and on and on. He took to us instantly, but the older cats were not playful enough with him so shortly after, we went back to the HS to get him a buddy. She was a little brown tabby and we named her Buddy. They became best friends and bonded better than any two unrelated cats I have seen. TC grew very fast and Bud was just a kitten - it was so much fun to watch as he tailored his attack and play styles to fit her as she grew. He soon became a very big boy, but not fat, just large and he became less active. I noticed that he was having trouble in the litter so we took him to the vet. It turned out he had been born with an enlarged heart and had had a stroke that caused internal problems. We tried surgery, but he never fully came out of the anesthesia.We had him with us for only two years, but he was the kindest, warmest and softest cat we had ever had. In spite of the great loss for us and for Buddy, we are happy that we were able to give him a good home for his short life. -Margaret (Mom to Mugs and Emlee)

10 comments:

Jess said...

awww TC's story made me teary! what a sweetheart. he's just gorgeous. it's awesome when non litter mates become good buddies. :)

Linda T. said...

TC was certainly a fine-looking kitty! So sorry for your loss of him. Give Buddy an extra hug from me!

Anonymous said...

That was Teary Tuesday, wasn't it?
TC was a beautiful kitty, and I know his love lives still in your home.
I'm sure he knew how much he was loved and even though his life was short, you gave him a great life!

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

TC was certainly a handsome boy. It is a sad story, but so good he knew a lot of love in his short life.

Emma's Kat said...

Hello everyone! Busy morning today! So, I'm just now able to comment on cute little TC. I love his grey markings against his white coloring. And that little black nose is too cute. I just love his story and what a great life although short, he had.

Anonymous said...

Oh we love the little black nose. We are sad that TC had to leave you so soon, but glad he had a great home with you.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to you all. TC was very lucky to have such wonderful loving caretakers as yourselves. Losing a loved one, even our furry friends is heartbreaking. It is nice to hear of such loving stories like yours. Thank you.

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

It's a small picture, but you can still see the great purrsonality he had. So sad to hear that he left you so soon. Such a cutie!
Karen C.

Kimo & Sabi said...

Sounds like he had 2 wonderful years with you. Purrrrr.