Sunday, November 1, 2009

Farewell, Tabbygail


Tabbygail didn't have a blog, but you can read about her last sickness on the Purrs and Prayers Blog and you can read about her on her Catster page. Tabbygail was lost or abandoned in her Mom's neighborhood in January 2000 and found her way to her Mom's house. Her Mom suspects that their house has a sign, visible only to cats, which says, "Hungry cats welcome here." After feeding Tabbygail for a couple of weeks, she started to become more approachable and the humans suspected that she might be pregnant. When the weather turned really nasty in February, they brought her inside and she gave birth to four kittens, which the family also adopted. Her family thinks she was three or four years old when she was adopted. Once Tabbygail got used to her new humans, she became very affectionate and loved to be brushed. She loved to watch birds and squirrels out the window and chatter at them. She had a favorite toy leather mouse which she played with. She was really enjoying life until she developed a tumor. It was in a place which made it almost impossible to remove. Rather than risk losing her on the operating table, her family decided on an alternate treatment and Tabbygail was doing well on this treatment until she developed a complication in her lungs. This was making it very difficult for her to breathe, so her family made the difficult decision to send her on to the Rainbow Bridge on October 17th.

                                                 We now say goodbye to sweet Tabbygail.
                                                 She had a good life till her health did fail.
                                                         She went to the Bridge
                                                         Just over the ridge
                                                 To play forever, did sweet Tabbygail.

12 comments:

Country Cats said...

She is a beautiful addition to the Rainbow Bridge...she will make a perfect angel!

Brian said...

We followed sweet Tabbygails journey to the Rainbow Bridge and my sisters and I purred for her lots and lots. We were so sorry that she had to go, but our world is better because she was a part of it. We will remember her forever.

The Island Cats said...

We're sorry Tabbygail hadta go to the Bridge...what a nice tribute to her...

Sammy and Andy said...

What a sweetie and a wonderful tribute to her.

xxxxxx

-d ma said...

tabbygail was a very pretty cat.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

That was a lovely tribute to a lovely girl.

Ikaika said...

Thank you so much, Karen Jo, for the lovely tribute to our Tabbygail!

Lorianna said...

Oh Tabbygail was such a pretty cat. I'm glad she had a loving home. I am saddened for her bean's loss.
Lovely and sweet tribute Karen Jo.
The poem for Miss Peach and mickey's wedding is very cute!
Hugs,
Lorianna

Gracie said...

What a beautiful tribute to Tabbygail. It was nice to find out a little about her. She was a beautiful kitty. The mom is typing through the tears. So sad when one goes to the bridge. Forever Tabbygail will be free to run and play with her friends that have gone before her. Some day I will meet her too.

Team Tabby said...

What a sweet girl, Tabbygail was. She had a great life with her adoptive family and they loved her lots.

Mindy, Moe, Bono, Cookie & Mike

Boy n Beethoven said...

Goodbye Tabbygail, even though I didn't know her before, but she sounds an awesome girl.

Boy

caspersmom said...

At least Tabbygail got a lot of loving from her forever home before passing on. Always sad when a beloved pet is gone. Purrs and Prayers to the family.

Casper and Crew