We Say Goodbye Today To The BEST of Cats, Tam.

Yesterday while I was in mid-flight, Tam Kitteh crossed over a line where decisions have to be made. These are always difficult conversations but in the end, they have to made. So this morning, my sister and her very good friend took Tam to the people who gave him the best of care during his twilight years and now have helped him across towards peace, happiness and probably all the shrimp and Greek yogurt a large black kitten could need.

I will miss him. He was named after a legendary Irish bard and could beg every bit of chicken out of your hand with his enormous yellow eyes. He was the best of pygmy panthers and one of the sweetest cats ever. Not one for cuddles, he would come and visit, ask for some love and then saunter off because well, he is in all things, a roaming, loving bard.

He is going home to be with his sister, Neko who has probably been missing him tremendously.

I hope they finally learn to share a bed, because for whatever reason… Tam always seemed to find that ONE spot she felt was the best and she deserved.

I will so totally miss him. He’s been with us for eighteen years, through thick and thin. And I loved every moment we had him in our lives.

33 thoughts on “We Say Goodbye Today To The BEST of Cats, Tam.

  1. Elorie

    I am so sorry for your loss but I know he is enjoying being with Neko It was oh so hard to let go of my beloved Siberian Husky Max I almost couldn’t let him go but for all the things he had done and been for me, I had to. I wish him and Tam all the best

  2. Condolences for you loss and cheers for all of the enrichment your life knew through having him nestle in your hearts. That’s one of the hardest decisions we can ever make, to give them a peaceful ending, and i salute your courage and selflessness. Hugs.

  3. Souleyes

    So sorry. I just lost my 19 year old Maine Coon named Leo not even a month ago. Feel your pain. Its so hard when they’ve been your companion so damn long.

  4. Carlene McLaughlin

    So very sorry for your loss. It’s hard to lose a valued member of the family.

  5. Joan Walters

    We know it’s the right thing to do but that does not make it any easier. Bet he’s having fun with some of the baddest cats!

  6. Cherry Starr

    Love and hugs. It’s always hard to say goodbye even though it’s the right thing to do.

  7. kkeefenj

    I’m so very sorry that your Tam is gone. Those pygmy panthers have a way of wiggling into your heart and staying there. We lost one of ours last year and we still miss him terribly. Hugs!

  8. darket

    I’m sorry for your loss. I feel your pain for I also have had to put down an elder cat. Tam sounds like a wonderful cat to have had around. Big hugs for you.

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