Sunday, April 3, 2011

Happy Trails, Ginger Donut

It's with a heavy heart that I report the passing of our dear old Tibby. My parents' home feels a little empty tonight, so they are visiting me after a long, hard day, the only day he was ever really ill. This morning Tibby was a bit lethargic, with some bad breathing. Kind Dr. Aarabi came to my parents' home this evening and it was all over very soon, with no need for a stressful trip to the vet. Tibby's problem was heart failure. We have shed so many tears but now are drinking toasts with Orvieto Classico and - for me - Guinness.


Readers of this blog, and all our friends know what a gentle and funny cat he was, and what a handsome fellow too, as his photographs attest. You can visit him here.


R.I.P. dear Tibby. We love you so much.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

We are devastated....and happy that we had the chance to see him last week. Give our condolences to the parental units.
Lots of love, james & laura

Suza said...

Ohhhhhh, dearest BPG. You have no idea how very, very saddened I am by this news. I, too, am raising a glass to our furry, ginger boy - the loveliest of cats. I so enjoyed his company and will miss his sweet sounds. Kindest of thoughts for you and your folks.

To Tibby.

Suzanne xox

Anonymous said...

Cara Gianna, siamo veramente amareggiati per la perdita di Tibby. Capiamo perfettamente cosa provi , visto che , come sai, anche noi abbiamo un gatto che adoriamo. Nino ha 14 anni e non possiamo nemmeno pensare al momento in cui ci lascerà. Ti vogliamo bene. Baci. Giorgio e Luisa

Zuzana said...

Oh, my dear friend, I am so sorry.:( I know you loved that furry little darling more than words can express and as another fellow cat lover I can truly relate to the sorrow that is in your heart right now. A sorrow that will never go away, but only lessen with time. I hope all the lovely memories of the happiness he brought your way though will make it more easier to bear.
Man hugs and kisses from me and Batcat

R.A.D. Stainforth said...

Sad news ... I know how upset you must be ...

Anonymous said...

Ohhh dear....we're so sorry....we perfectly know your sad feelings! Can't absolutely think to the day will happens the same thing to us with our lovely Nino.... :( So, we drink too a good bottle of italian wine to celebrate Tibby!
With love,
Luisa, Giorgio & Nino

LadyCat said...

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Tibby. Pets hold such a special place in our hearts & I know he will be dearly missed by you and your family. He has such a sweet face : ) (((hugs)))

James said...

Querido Tibolito: A life too short, yet a life well loved. We will miss your presence but never forget the memories you made for us. Condolences to all who knew you. Goodnight sweet prince.

Jim and Jim

Anonymous said...

Oh, Gianna, I'm so sorry to hear that. What terrible news. Tibbles was such a lovely, generous ginger boy.

I shall miss rubbing his belly with my foot and giving him squashy kisses on the top of his head.

You and your parents must be devastated.

Barbara

Capt'n Luke said...

Sorry to hear of your loss. Rest in Peace Tibster.

Tess Kincaid said...

Thinking of you today, my friend. May your dear Tibby fly high. xx

posa26 said...

This is so sad, can't believe how quickly it happened. My thoughts are with you as a fellow lover and owner of a ginger cat! I regret not having met him, but feel like I know him.
Gianmarco

The Clever Pup said...

aww Tibby. It's hard to lose a treasured pet. Your folks will definitely feel the loss. I feel for you and them.

Dawn Marie said...

Oh Gianna what a loss for you and for your parents. Sending you a huge hug!

Richard and Macey said...

Wonderful Tibby.

You gave so much love.

You still do.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about Tibby, Gianna. I know he was a well-loved little fur ball. Take care,
Susan P.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of the contstable. He was an absolute love and I do miss the snuggles.

Love to you and the folks
Zach

Blog Princess G said...

Thank you all so much for your beautiful comments. They mean so much to all of us and made me cry, in a good way! To those of you who knew Tibby in person, I thank you for sharing his qualities here. For those of you who knew him only through this blog, I really appreciate you taking the time to post your comments. Isn't the internet an amazing phenomenon, when good people from all over are compelled to comment on the life of a good cat? Thank you again. xoxoxoxo

phil said...


So sorry for the loss of beloved Tibby, G.

I seem to remember a short clip of Tibby saying 'hello.' I was hooked from that moment.

After a short time, perhaps within days, Tibby will appear often in your dreams after night falls and provide a great comfort.
Just like a dog I once knew.

Judie said...

So sorry for your loss. Pets are such a comfort and a joy that we truly feel their abscnece when they are gone. I wish you and your family comfort and peace.

Blog Princess G said...

Thank you Phil. And you're right about Tibby. Here is his video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Li8rSHF-a2U

I remember about your dear dog, Muffin. What a moving story.

Judie: Truly spoken. Tibby is sorely missed. Thank you for your visit.

Edward Hegstrom said...

Been a while since I stopped by, and of course I was devastated to hear about Tibby. Cats insinuate themselves into our lives in the most subtle ways, but their absence is anything but subtle--it's immediate and devastating. I will think of him as I tend to my ever-increasing brood.

Blog Princess G said...

I'm just seeing this comment now, sorry, Ed, and thank you. :)