Sunday, September 16, 2012

Run Free Totoro!

My cat Totoro never went anywhere without his toy. It looked just like him.

Some of his best poses...
 Cat by the window, the better to look at flowers and feel the breeze...
 Cat sleeping by the door, the better to catch the breeze right off the bat, at dawn...
 Cat sleeping on the coffee table, head anywhere at all...
 Cat on a new couch. Its mine if you please!
The superman pose- his favourite one of all

My cat Totoro went to the bridge this very evening, at about 7 or so. He was in an oxygen tent for 2 whole days, his breathing laboured and his lungs full of fluid. He persevered with me for 8 days before he said goodbye with his head on my hand..softly meowing. I told him it was okay and that I would see him tomorrow and brushed his fur, which he liked mostest of all. I gave him some water and then quick as lightning he turned to face the wall and went limp. He was 7 years and 6 months.

They tried to resuscitate him (the 2nd time in 2 days) but I knew that he was gone. 

No more pain Totoro and no more needles and doctors and groomers and all that nonsense! Run Free! Thank you  Fern for helping me throughout this time and also cat_aunty and dell and everyone else who wished us well.

We are taking a break from blogging for a bit.

45 comments:

Katnip Lounge said...

We are sending you our deepest sympathy. Totoro was a wise kitty in knowing when the fight was done. We are glad that you were there for him in that moment, and all the others.
XX The Lounge Kats and Trish {{hugs}}

cats of wildcat woods said...

So very sorry to hear this. Your dear boy will always be with you in your heart.

FURKIDSMOM said...

We just heard about Totoro and wanted to come by to say we're sorry that he has gone to the Bridge. (((Hugs))), purrs and prayers to you at this difficult time.
The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

Alasandra, The Cats and A Dog said...

Our hearts are breaking for you. Hugs and comforting purrs.

Ginger Jasper said...

I just heard and cae straight over. I am so sorry for your loss and send healing purrs and love. You gave him the ultimate care and was there with him his journey. Hugs GJ xx

Angel and Kirby said...

WE are so sorry Tonto is gone. He was a wonderful boy but he knew when it was time to go

The Furry Kids said...

We are so, so sorry for your loss. Rest in peace, sweet Totoro.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We're so very sorry for the loss of your Totoro. He sounds like a sweetie and we know you'll miss him. Purrs and pawhugs.

Katie and Glogirly said...

We are so very sorry for your loss. We know your heart is breaking...we're sending our very best and comforting purrs.
Bless you and sweet Tonto,
Glogirly & Katie

olrebbie said...

we are very, very deeply sorry for your loss! may all your sweet, happy memories be comfort for you. it's wonderful that you were brave enough to be there for him at the last, that means so much. bless!

olrebbie said...

we are very, very deeply sorry for your loss! may all your sweet, happy memories be comfort for you. it's wonderful that you were brave enough to be there for him at the last, that means so much. bless!

The Island Cats said...

We are so sorry to hear that Totoro has gone to the Bridge. We send you comforting purrs and headbutts to help ease the sadness you are feeling.

momsbusy said...

totoro was a beautiful boy. we are sending comforting purrs and prayers to you and the kitties.


kintaro, tt and momsbusy
of kazoku neko

Father Tom said...

Totoro had a short but wonderful life. A beautiful kitty!

Run free, sweet Totoro. We share our sympathy with those who will miss you, and gentle purrs to all.

Tom, Mom Julie, Tinker, Mitty and Anastasia

Marg said...

WE are so sorry about Totoro. It sounds like he had a wonderful life. We sure do send many purrs and some big hugs to the humans. Those are such good pictures of him.

Jasper McKitten-Cat said...

We are so sorry for your loss. We are purring for you.
--Jasper

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

We did not know Tuna Belly before today, but we are blinking back tears to know such a wonderful boycat has crossed the bridge. We, too, have lost kitties to CHF and it is very hard to say goodbye but also hard to know they are hurting, too. May the treasured memories of your times together help soften your sadness at his passing...

Marilynn said...

Ohhhhhh =(
Our hearts are breaking for you. It's always so painful, but I'm glad your voice was the last he heard. That's very special.

{{{{hugs}}}}

Marilynn, Grace and Company

Old Kitty said...

Me and my cat Charlie came over from the CB. We are so sorry to hear about sweet angel Totoro. What a beauty. We are truly sorry. Take care
x

Sherlock, Ash and Traveler said...

We saw a post from our friends at Alasandra, The Cats and A Dog, and wanted to send our comforting purrs and prayers. We are very sorry and send lots of love XOXO

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

Oh, San... We can't believe that this can be true. We are so, so sad about our dear Toro-Chan, the sweet and beautiful boy. We can imagine your sorrow, and we will miss him very much. We know the other Amigos will do everything to comfort you. As for Toro-Chan, he is playing at the Bridge with Sen-Chan and Yuu-Chan and so many others.

Soft Purrs, Gentle Woofs and Neighs, and Big Hugs,
All your friends at The Poupounette

Forty Paws said...

We are so very sorry that Totoro crossed over. He will be waiting for you. He is running free and is happy and healthy now. Many hugs and purrs are coming to you from us here at Forty Paws.

Luf, Us and Maw

Prancer Pie said...

So saddened to hear about your pretty boy. Many comforting purrs being sent to you during this difficult time. XOXO

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Watch over your Mommy Totoro - until you meet again.
Purrs..
~ The Bunch and Mom Bobbie

Laila and Minchie said...

How beautiful Totoro was. We are so sorry for your heartbreak. RIP Totoro.

Harry Spotter said...

We are so very sorry that Totoro had to cross the bridge. You are in our thoughts and prayes.

Huffle Mawson said...

I'm so very sorry about Totoro. I send you my best purrs.

Angel MoMo's mom said...

I am so sorry to hear that Totoro had to leave. Run free, Totoro! My MoMo is there to greet you. Hugs to your mommy, I know how much it hurts.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. RIP sayang.

The Lee County Clowder said...

So sorry. Farewell Totoro.

Sending gentle hearbutttss to San and all the other kitties.

ppuurrrrrrss

Susan Greene said...

I'm so sorry. He is so beautiful, and you were both graced to have one another.

Everycat said...

We are sorry that beautiful Totoro had to to leave for The Bridge. Our beloved cats are never with us for long enough however long they live. We send you love and rumbly purrs and know that Totoro will be watching over you

Oliver, Gerry, Mungo & The Ape xx

Anonymous said...

I cried when M msg me Toro has gone to the Rainbow Bridge. I felt I lost my cat as well. I have lost two cats due to fluid in the lungs complication. When I read that he was breathing heavily, I fear the worst. San, you have provided so much medical care and attention for Toro. Even the best vet can;t do much. I am sure Toro is very grateful. His last meows will mean so much to you. It was his way of saying he loves you, thank you, take care and goodbye.

Katie

KXBC said...

I am so sorry to hear of Tuna Belly's passing. It came so quickly. But you will have to chin up as you will still have to provide the emotional support to the rest of the gang.

I will miss his fluffy coat and his cheeky stories.

Regards, esp from Xin Xin

daily dose of dogs (aka cats with your coffee) said...

This is a wonderful tribute to Totoro. Sending you peace.

Cat said...

We are so sorry that your beautiful boy has gone to the bridge!!! Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

I'm so sorry at the loss of your sweet kitty.

George The Duck and the HotMBC Kittehs said...

We're so sorry to hear that Tortoro had to go OTRB *ducky hugs* and PURRRRRRRRRRRRRS

ra husky said...

We came to paw our respects, soft husky wooooos,

RA, Isis & Nanük

Tillie and Georgia said...

We heard about Totoro from the Poupounette bunch. We are so sorry for your loss. Toro was a very handsome kitty.
Purrs and headbutts.
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Tiger,Treasure,JJ and Julie

TK and Squashies said...

We are so sorry for Totoro's passing. He was a fine and handsome mancat kitty, in so many ways. And very lucky to have you for a mommy.

Alley Cats and Angels of North Carolina said...

I am so sorry for your loss. What a darling boy Totoro was.

There aren't really words to say because I know losing him hurts and I'm sure it feels like a piece of your heart is missing. I can only hope that missing piece heals soon.

-tia
alley cats and angels

Team Tabby said...

We are so sorry to hear about your loss of Totoro. We hope your memories will comfort you in the days that follow.

meowmeowmans said...

We're so sorry to hear Totoro has run off to the Bridge. Thank you for loving him so. Purrs, prayers and hugs to you during this sad time.

Anonymous said...

I'm deeply saddened and shocked to read of Totoro's crossing to the rainbow bridge.. He was one of my favourite cats and i love his goofy antics..im sure he will be happy with the colours of the rainbows and company of other cats. Sending my condolences to your family and may toro bless your other cats with gd health..