09 May 2016

It Really Is Hard to Say GoodBye!

The weather is really hot, so hot that cool spots are sorted out.
Captain Jack Sparrow HAWK and Tanya both claimed and shared the coolest spot – their specially-constructed toilet of hand-painted Italian tiles. This photo was taken last week.

Last weekend, a visiting friend said that Tanya was sticking her tongue out and panting. At first our human thought the cause was the hot weather but on closer check, Tanya also had urinary incontinence.

The big clean-up and setting-up of 'Meow Suite' began. Though by then there was a heavy downpour, our human was sweating buckets trying to work as fast as possible and checking on Tanya intermittenly.

Just before the 'Meow Suite' was completely set up, Tanya ceased breathing in our human's arms. (Tanya ate her breakfast that very morning.)

Arrangements were then made for her to be cremated. Her ashes will be coming home tomorrow.

Tanya was 19.
 PS: Tanya's story has not been told yet. Her interesting and eventful story is long and our human will start writing it.

59 comments:

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Thank you for loving her so much. I'm so sorry you had to say goodbye. Sending warmest PURRS and blessings

Marg said...

Oh we are so very sorry about Tanya having to leave. And we are so glad that she had you to love her so much. She was one very lucky kitty. It is so hard to lose our kitties. Sending big hugs.

Brian said...

Oh dear, we are sure sorry to hear about sweet Tanya. Dang, that's sad. We send you love and hugs, and more hugs too.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
May the Lord bless you and keep you all in His Loving embrace... hugs and whiskeries YAM-aunty xxx

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

We are so sorry that Tanya made her final Journey as we understand how very hard it is on those who are left behind to miss our beloved babies. WE will purr and keep you in our thoughts.

Annie Bear said...

I'm so sorry about Tanya. I really am. I'm glad, though, that she had a loving life with you.

The Island Cats said...

We're sorry to hear about Tanya. Purrs to you...

Mickey's Musings said...

We agree that it is hard to say goodbye.
Tanya was a lovely kitty.
Thank you for giving her a loving home and caring for her.
We send comforting purrs as we know you will miss her.
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ
and mum Nancy

Jans Funny Farm said...

She had a long life and a lot of love, but it is still sad to lose your lovely Tanya. A warm hug, purrs and paw taps of comfort.

Mr Puddy said...

This news broke our heart. We do know she always has been loved.
Rest in peace Miss Tanya
Sending soft purrs & hug to you EJ
xoxo

Gattina said...

So sad that she died, but it is better so then starting to suffer. She certainly had a good life with you !

Caren Gittleman said...

Oh no. Another furbaby gone. We are so deeply, deeply sorry to hear about sweet Tanya. Sending you gentle (((hugs))) of comfort and love catchatwithcarenandcody

Cats of wildcat woods said...

It is so hard to see our cats age and pass on. Tanya had a wonderful life with you. She remains with you in your heart. With deep sympathy.

Jacqueline said...

So very sorry to hear this sad news of Tanya's passing; there are no words for the loss of such a dear family member...Tanya was a beautiful baby and very lucky to have such a loving home and family...Wishing you comfort at this time of sorrow=Love never dies...Big hugs...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

Mark Watson said...

We never truly leave those we love, and we will always occupy our favorite chairs, laps or secret places, so long as those we love remember us too. Purrs and prayers from the heart ERin

The Swiss Cats said...

We're so sorry to hear about Tanya. We send you comforting purrs and gentle headbonks. Purrs

Kitties Blue said...

We didn't know your blog and have never visited before, but we wanted to let you know how sorry we are for your loss. So happy Tanya left this earth while she was being held and loved. Please accept our condolences as you grieve. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Austin Towers said...

We are so sorry for the loss of Tanya. Nineteen is a fantastic age and a very long time to know and love and now miss, a kitty! Sending sincere condolences to you xoxox

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Time is never long enough for love. Peace.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

Godspeed your journey to heaven Tanya; we are truly sorry and send our sincerest sympathies to your family. ♥♥♥♥♥ boomer, dai$y, tuna and dude and sauce too

CatInTheFridge said...

So very sorry. So glad to know she passed loved and in your arms. - Alana and Crepes.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

We did not know Tanya. But we wish we did. We know the pain here. From what we unnerstand, Tanya was The Chair(cat).

"Down from wherever she began,
Her Road came into loving hands.
And wherever theres need for it,
That is where The Chair shall sit..."

We can only offer our Best Purrs Of Comfort...

Timmy Tomcat said...

We send our purrs and prayers of support. Dear Tanya please watch over us all as you fly over on your new and beautiful winds
Timmy, Dad Pete and Family

Zoolatry said...

Farewell, pretty girl ... be at peace beyond your rainbow.

Pooh and her Pooch said...

We are so sorry to hear this sad news. She would probably not wanted to be anywhere other than your loving arms as she said goodbye. That did not make it any less sad for you though I am sure. Sending purrs, prayers and warm gentle hugs to you. Maggie, Pooh and Chancy

Kathi McKinley said...

Sorry for your loss. Run free Tanya!

kittycaperz said...

Please accept our condolences for the loss of your beloved Tanya. It is always hard to loose someone you love so much.

Flynn said...

I am sorry for your loss and send my condolences. Flynn sends his purrs.

Forty Paws said...

We are so sorry that Tanya has crossed over. Nineteen is a good long lifetime for a kitty. We are glad that you cared for her.

Hugs from all of us at Forty Paws and Maw

Katie Isabella said...

Tanya you were loved and cared for and I know you would have stayed if only you could. Run and play precious little girl. You are free.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

I'm so, so sorry for your loss. 19 years is a beautiful life but we just never have enough time with them. {{{HUGS}}}

Madi and Mom said...

We were very sorry to read about Tanya's passing...but how wonderful she had no suffering...she went to sleep peacefully.
We send purrs you all!
Hugs madi and mom

Kismet said...

Very unusual and considerate to go without an assist. Obviously, it was time and no peep need feel guilty. When you have to make the decision, it's tough.

The Florida Furkids said...

We're sending soft, healing purrs and prayers at this sad time. Fly free Tanya.

The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

Charliedownunder said...

Crikey ..... I didn't have the privilege of knowing Tanya. I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. What a wonderful life she must have had with you. Such a lovely farewell you gave her. Run free sweet girl!!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I am so sorry for the loss of beautiful Tanya. No matter how long they live, it is never long enough.

LBJ said...

As someone who has lost two parents, two siblings, a child, and three dogs, I can say with great empathy - there is NEVER enough time. May you be comforted by all of the memories you built. Hugs to you in your loss.

Team Tabby said...

So sorry to hear the sad news about Tanya, however peacefully she passed away. Sending you our purrs and comforting thoughts.

Mindy
Moe
Cookie
Mike

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I am so sorry. She knew how much you loved her.
love
tweedles

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are so sorry to hear that Tanya has passed and are sending our purrs in the hope they will help to ease your pain.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We are so very sorry to hear about Tanya passing away. She had a long life with a loving family, may the memory of your years together sustain you in the days to come. Paws of comfort and purrs of sympathy.

Julie said...

So sorry to hear your sad news about Tanya. Sending you lots of luffs and hugs.
I'm new over here so will be interested to read all about Tanyas life, when you feel up to writing it
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

The Church Cat Family said...

It is so much better when the road to the Rainbow Bridge is travelled without pain and suffering, even though that grows in our hearts upon their passing..I'm so sorry. Such precious times and memories. May they comfort you in your sorrow.
Love from all of us,
Mom Julie, Tinker, Anastasia, Chopin, Bridgie and our own Angels xxx

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

We lost our angel cats at age 19 and 20. We understand the sorrow, even if it was a long life well lived. Wishing you peace at this difficult time.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We are so sorry to read this, but at the same time thankful that her leaving was on her own terms. We are sending gentle hugs and purrs to the ones left behind.
~ The Bunch and Mom Bobbie

Cory said...

Sending you purrs of comfort.

Cory and family

John Bellen said...

I read about Tanya's passing on the Cat Blogosphere site and came over to leave my condolences. Nineteen years is a very brief span when you are with someone you love. May you have an eternity together some day. Godspeed, Tanya.

Bev Green said...

Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your sweet girl 19 years leaves a huge hole in the heart..never enough time..seems to be our fate with our precious furry family..i am only glad she passed on her terms in loving arms..we farewelled our 12 year old pup only weeks ago..we had to make the choice..either way..we grieve deeply...much love Fozziemum xx

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

What a blessing to have 19 years.. but it doesn't mitigate the pain of the loss now. My heart goes out to you

KitKat said...

We are so sorry to hear that Tanya has gone to the Bridge. We know how painful that must be for you. We are sending soft purrs and gentle hugs to you.
With deepest condolences,
Angels Normie and Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis

Painter Pack said...

You have our deepest condolences. We are so very sorry. Even at 19 years, it is never long enough with our beloved pets. God speed to you sweet baby...Rest in Peace.

Loulou said...

I did not know Tanya but I am so sorry for your loss.
Now I do know your lovely blogsite and will visit it often. Maybe visitors help you feel a bit better. The ceramic tile toilette is really amazing. So beautiful.
Love,
Loulou

Dash Kitten said...

I am sorry you lost Tanya. We lost Peanut at 19 and miss her still. RIP Tanya

THE ZOO said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Purrs to you all

meowmeowmans said...

We are so very sorry for your loss. Tanya had a wonderful life with you, and we are grateful that she was so well loved. Hugs, purrs and prayers to you, dear friends.

Everycat said...

We send you love and purrs and we are so sorry that wonderful Tanya had to leave. She couldn't have been more loved. Run free Tanya.

Love
Mungo, Jet & The Ape xx

angelswhisper2011 said...

We are so sorry for losing your beloved Tanya and bring Pawkisses to comfort you <3 <3 <3

magiceye said...

Our heartfelt condolences....


Bozo

Old Kitty said...

We are so sorry for your loss of beautiful angel Tanya. Sending you many gentle purrs and hugs, take care
x