Monday, October 19, 2009

Farewell, Tiny Tim


Here is Tiny Tim, soaking up the sunshine. He was named after Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol, as he showed up on December 26, 2001, with a lame leg. He got rescued and his leg healed up fine. Tim loved sitting in the sunshine and also going outside in the garden, though not as much as some of the other cats. Tim also very much enjoyed pouncing on Longfellow or whacking him on the bum as he was about to jump off the porch. Tim knew that the catnip is kept in a drawer in a table. He would go sit on the table when he wanted catnip. A while ago, Tim lost interest in eating and drinking and started panting. Off to the vet he went and it was discovered that he had Pyothorax, a fairly rare condition in which an abscess forms in the thoracic cavity and fluid builds up. There is a treatment, involving 5-10 days at the vet having the fluid drained, but there is no guarantee that the fluid won't just fill up again. Tiny Tim always hated going to the vet and his family decided that such a prolonged stay for maybe little gain would be harder on him than just saying goodbye. He was helped to the Rainbow Bridge on September 28th.

                                                 Tiny Tim fought the good fight,
                                                 But Pyothorax sapped his might.
                                                        His Mom helped him go
                                                        On his journey so
                                                 Long to the Bridge, where he plays in the light.

11 comments:

Elin said...

Oh poor kitty :(
RIP Tiny Tim.. meet my brother Boody there, ok!

Shilgiah the Cat said...

It takes lots of love to help a kitty to the bridge! Bye Bye Tiny Tim.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

What a sweet tribute to Tiny Tim

Jasmim said...

It's a beautiful tribute

One Cats Nip said...

What a lovely way to remember Tiny Tim, that family is very brave and caring to have taken that choice, it must have been very hard.

Sam and Andy said...

Bless his family.

wildcatwoodscats said...

RIP Tiny Tim - you had a very loving family to help you go to the Bridge. Nice tribute to him.

Brian said...

Poor sweet Tiny Tim, we really hate to hear that. It is wonderful that he was so loved and we will remember him forever!

p.s. We didn't have any other info on the friends of Confucius Cat.

Shadow / Molly said...

Tiny Tim, yoo knew love which is all dat counts in this world today! Soar high big guy!!

Tristan and Crikey said...

Cod speed, Tiny Tim, Cod speed.

Anna said...

Oh my goodness - I came across this totally by accident (via my StatCounter)- how touching - thank you so very much. I still wonder if I made the right decision - it still haunts me, and probably will for a long time. I am totally touched by this tribute - thank you again.