R.I.P. T

Hi everyone, as you can tell by the title of this post, T did not make it. He had IV fluids and antibiotics and only seemed to get worse. I went to see him and he was sicker than before even after treatment. The vet spoke to me on the phone before I went over and she felt he should be euthanized. Fortunately ,my mom went with me so I wouldn’t have to be alone and we stayed with him until the end. The vet techs made paw prints and put him in a little casket that my husband is going to burry ( my friend rents and had nowhere to put him).

After that vet bill, I am not going to donate to a shelter this week. My donation is going to be ghosts to sell for PALS shelter. As most of you know, I crochet toys that are sold at the vet’s office  and all money goes to PALS, a great rescue in Spencer, MA.

Here are the ghosts: 001I also made some with purple faces and some pink pumpkins, but I didn’t get a photo of those. I am also working on something new for Thanksgiving, turkey legs. I found a pattern for a larger one on Ravelry and modified it for a smaller one. 003As you can see, it is a work in progress. I am working on some in a lighter shade too so some will be more well-done than others.

I am off to the vet with Joanie, she has a little bump on her head that has gotten a little bigger. She is one of my favorites, along with Phoebe, Lucy and her biological brother, Sammy. I love all 15 and shouldn’t play favorites, but I do.

Here is Stinky as a tribute to Robin Williams, she is Mork from Ork- Nanoo, Nanoo. 006


  1. Oh we’re so sad about T but bless you a hundred times over for being brave enough to stay with him as he went to the Bridge to a pain-free and healthy “forever”…………we love the little ghosties you made! VERY cute! We send hugs…..sometimes they make things feel just a bit better….. 😉

    Hugs, Sammy and Mom

  2. We are so sorry you lost T, but we also hope it was a comfort to be with him, knowing he wasn’t alone in his final moments. We wish you and all of his loved one peace of mind and heart. Our deepest condolences.

    What a sweet thing to do to make all those toys! PALS has to appreciate it, and the kitties who get to play with the toys too.

    1. I take comfort in knowing I tried to help him and stayed with him til the end. PALS has sent me several thank you cards so they do apprecaite it 🙂

  3. We are so sorry about T. Just know that he had all your love at the end and you tried really hard to save him. It is so so hard to lose our fur friends. Big hugs to you and thanks for trying so hard.
    I know how you feel about having favorites, With 25 here, I have my favorites too. I hate doing it too, but it can’t be helped. I think we both treat all of them the same, but some just seem to worm their way into our hearts.
    Take care.

    1. Thank you for your kind thoughts. I didn’t realize you had even more than me- wow, you have your hands full. Hugs to you too.

  4. I’m so sorry T didn’t make it, but at least you know you did everything you could for him. I like your idea of donating kitty toys! And I am purring that Joanie’s lump is nothing bad.

    1. Thank you. The vet is pretty sure Joanie is OK, but she couldn’t get a big enough sample. She is doing for a teeth cleaning so I am going to have them remove it while she is under- better safe than sorry.

  5. We are very sorry that T had to go to the Bridge. Because of you and your friend, he knew love before he went, and that is wonderful. Hugs.

  6. We are so sorry to hear about T. We think it was so wonderful of you to take him to the vet and give him the care and love he needed, and of course for staying with him until the very end. He was a lucky kitty. Sending lots of hugs, purrs, and love your way!
    Also, we love your ghosts – the kitties have been having a blast with them. Sadly I haven’t gotten any good photos, as they all turn out blurry from the moving so much.

    1. Thank you for your kind thoughts. I am glad your kitties are enjoying their ghosts. Hugs to you too.

  7. T had you. He had love, care and compassion. I am happy for him and proud of you.

  8. Weez so sowwy ’bout T. Weez sendin’ purrayers fur all. Weez luv yous made wiff luv toys, they be pawsum. Mommy sez as da unfavowit, purrlease don’t play favowits. Da ones dat awen’t, they know they awen’t and it hurts. Hope dat Joanie be okay. Weez will purray fur hers.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

    1. Thank you for your prayers. Good point about favorites. Glad you like the toys, I will be having more giveaways soon for some turkey legs.

  9. So sorry about T but you were so loving to be there with him and to bring him home to be buried.

    Your toys look like they’d be east to bat around. That’s my favorite thing to do. Do you ever sell them from your blog?

    1. I don’t sell them on the blog, but I have lots of giveaways so please keep checking for those.

  10. We are so sorry about T and now you have some worries with Joanie. Purrs and nose bumps to you. There were bright northern lights last night (but we didn’t see them) so we know all the Bridge kitties were dancing…..

    1. Thank you for your kind thoughts and what a sweet idea that the northern lights are the kitties dancing.

    1. Thank you for your kind words and for being such a faithful reader and commenter.

  11. We are so sorry to hear about T. We didn’t have the pleasure of knowing him but kudos to you for staying with him until he went to the Bridge. You and your mom are such wonderful peeps….this would be very hard.
    Your ghosties and turkey legs are so cute.

    (Shoko, Kali and the whole dang bloggin’ family)))

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