Saturday, March 31, 2012

Goodbye, sweet Tuxedo

We lost our beloved barn cat yesterday. Not yet 9 years old, he was born here at Run*A*Round. We gave it our best shot to get him through an illness, but we lost the fight. We will miss our handsome boy...



The best mouser, birder, bunnyer, frogger and snaker we could have ever hoped for, and the sweetest barn companion to the horses. Rest in peace, dear boy.


133 comments:

Montanagirl said...

Oh, that is sad! He's indeed a handsome boy.

Mike said...

This is very upsetting. He was a fine looking feller.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I'm so sorry to hear, he was a beauty:@)

Felicity said...

What a gift he was.

Send a great big hug from afar at this sad time.
xx

Texan said...

I am so sorry. (big hug)

Tracy said...

Oh Tex, my heart aches for you...so glad he could give so much of himself for you!

edenhills said...

I am so sorry to hear you've lost your dear friend.

Carole M. said...

sharing your sadness; he shared the greatest life on your ranch; lovely photos

Millie said...

Nanny hugs to you. We're very sorry.

Annesphamily said...

Oh I am so sorry. He looks so much like my boy Boots. He passed away on March 16th this year. I can not seem to get over his loss. I am so sad and it hits me so hard! He was very different from Tuxedo. He was a house cat but he was a dear friend. He never left my side when I was ill. Always stayed at my side. I am not sure what I will do without him. He could have been Tuxedo's brother! He liked to roam as a youngster. He could catch a slow bird or a mouse and present them! Ha Ha! But age kicked his behind. He was a diabetic and I know heaven got a prize when he lost his fight. He would have turned 14 on my 28th wedding anniversary May 3rd. I saw your post and had to come over. Perhaps the two of them are walking around the other side of Rainbow Bridge.
I hope you will always love tour sweet memories of him. Hugs, Anne

Grant Blakeney said...

My thoughts are with you.

Mama Zen said...

Oh, I am so sorry!

Jill said...

Oh T, my heart is just breaking for you. I feel like I've lost a friend. I know he loved you as much as you loved him. I'm sending love and hugs.

Kerry said...

Beautiful Tuxedo, I'm so sorry. What a good life he had with you. I'm glad you have these beautiful pictures. Hugs.

Michelle said...

So very sorry to hear this. It is always hard to lose a pet. They become like family members.

Karrie said...

Handsome handsome Tuxedo! Sorry for your loss :(
Sounds like he will be greatly missed!

Val said...

What a handsome boy he was...so sorry to hear he's gone to the bridge. Love the shot of him sitting in the window. Hugs

parker said...

I'm sure he will be missed. The hardest thing about getting to love one's pets is having to let them go. They just don't live long enough! Your picture memorial of Tuxedo was wonderful!

Buttons said...

Oh I am sorry Tex he was beautiful. Hug B

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Theresa I am so sorry! You were just talking about spending time with Tuxedo up in the loft and it gave me such a sweet feeling and put a smile on my face. Tuxedo was loved and watched over by you, one of the lucky ones. My heart is sad tonight for you and yours and your kitty. You will be on my mind and in my heart.

Linda said...

So sorry - losing a friend is always hard. Hugs from the east coast! He was a beauty.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Awww. I'm so sorry to hear about this, he was always impeccably dressed!

Fireblossom said...

Oh no!!! I am so sorry. He is a real beauty, with a look in his eye. I know you will miss him. :***-(

Tina said...

So sorry for your loss, he was such a handsome boy.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, poor guy! I'm so sorry you've lost such a handsome four-legged friend! It does hurt so much to loose and well loved pet! They are family members!
Sylvia and Sam

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

I'm so sorry to hear of Tuxedo's passing, T.
Big hugs for you.

FjÀllripan said...

That is really sad...Beautiful photos of your friend.

Paula said...

My sympathy in the loss of your pretty kitty.

Angela said...

I am so sorry. You have my deepest heartfelt condolences on your loss of your handsome Tuxedo.

(((Hugs)))
Angela

(GBS) NewsFromTheHill said...

You and I are traveling the same road right now. I'm so sorry about Tuxedo.
As I get older sometimes I wonder if I have it in me to love (and then lose) another pet.... it is so painful.
Grace

trav4adventures said...

Oh, what a beautiful boy. I am so sorry for your loss. Yes, I agree...the older we get, the harder it is for us to lose a pet. We lost our faithful German Shepherd in December and I still grieve for him...

Hilary said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear this. What a beauty. Hugs to you.

Margaret said...

I have truly enjoyed photos of Tuxedo. I had a cat, Casper (white :) who was my dear friend growing up. (I wrote a poem about him recently) He was an outdoor cat, LOVED the barn and I loved the smell of him when he came from sleeping on the hay bales. I also have a tuxedo kitty... Gabriella. I am so so sorry for your loss. I hope he didn't suffer too much. Hugs sent your way.

DJan said...

So, so sorry for your loss, and he was a beauty. :-(

Rita said...

I am so very, very sorry. Cats have unique personalities and it sounds like Tuexedo fit in so well there at the ranch and was well loved. It is always so hard to lose our four-legged loved ones. *hugs*

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

OH NO! Theresa, I'm sooo terribly sorry!
These shots are all great, but I really like that last one...
RIP Tuxedo & have fun in kitty Heaven, Tuxedo!!! =)

Robin said...

T, sorry for your loss. I know how you are feeling. That's two losses this winter and one for me. We really do grow to attached to them, but it's hard not to and it's why we have them in the first place.
He was a fine looking fellow and I always enjoyed seeing him. I'll miss him too.

Lynne said...

It brought sadness for me to think of your loss of your Blackie Whitie Barn Cat . . .

I am thinking of you with caring . . .

missing moments said...

Oh, I'm so sorry ... hope he didn't suffer long or much. Such a handsome guy!

Tammy said...

So sorry for your loss! I'm sure he will be very missed:(

Ian said...

Sorry for your loss! He looked like a BIG cat!

Nancy said...

I'm so sorry you lost your sweet cat, Theresa. He was a beautiful.

Catherine said...

I'm so so sorry about your sweet kitty! I hope he went peacefully! Sending you hugs!
xo Catherine

Randy said...

What a handsome looking angel you have now.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

So sorry, Theresa... I know you will miss that precious kitty. What a shame. Our pets are such a big part of our lives --and it hurts so much when we lose them. So very very sorry..
Hugs,
Betsy

Betty Roan said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Tuxedo. He was a handsome guy. Hugs.

Peggy said...

I am so sorry you lost Tuxedo.I know he was very loved.

Nancy said...

My tears fall for him because his life was cut short....He was a beautiful boy.....I am so sorry for your loss....

Jo's World said...

Condolences to you in the loss of your beautiful Tuxedo. He was a very handsome, smart looking guy for all the work he had to do. I bet he loved his family AND his job!

Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Evelyn S. said...

So sorry.... This is really the main reason I don't have animals. I'm a lizard gal, if possible, but losing Hank the iguana after 12 or so years, was not good, either.

Susan said...

Oh my gosh, I am so, so, sorry! So hard, I know. Aw Theresa, that is hard news I know.

latebloomerbuds said...

Oh T, I'm sooo sorry. Sigh. Extra big hugs, Margie

Patty Woodland said...

Oh I'm so very sorry. It's so hard to lose them. Goat hugs from here

Joanna Jenkins said...

Sending a big virtual hug. He was a gorgeous guy.
jj

Susan said...

Oh gosh, I am so sad. Darn it!

spindrift,maine said...

Theresa, my sincere condolences. It is so hard to lose a family member. Tuxedo had a great life on the Run*A*Round Ranch with you! I know you will miss him. xo

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,

That does make me think back of our Tuxedo, Spooky who died at age 4.5 of heartworm... In March, 5 years ago.
Yours looked like a fine and healthy boy. Well, we have yet to get a feline reach 9 years of age. Barty turned 8 on March 17. It is sad and they sure leave a void...
Big hug to you and lots of feline love,

Mariette

Ann said...

did you plant a tree where you buried him?

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

He was a handsome boy. Sorry for your loss.

Sally said...

I'm sorry, Theresa. :(

Sharon said...

I'm so sorry, he was such a beautiful cat. I know you'll miss him.

Candy C. said...

I'm so sorry you lost your sweet Tuxedo.

Debra Howard said...

Awwwwwwwww, I am so sorry that he has passed. He is such a beautiful guy. It is always hard to lose a pet especially one so endearing.
Debbie

Linda said...

I'm so sorry, Theresa. I've had barn cats, too, that have been very special to me, so I can imagine your sense of loss.

JDC said...

Always tragic to lose the beloved pet.

Abhinav said...

That is really sad . . .

SweetMarie said...

I'm so sorry Theresa! I had no idea he was sick. He was such a handsome and healthy looking kitty. He reminded me of my neighbor's cat, Socks. He was black with only white paws. These are wonderful pics of Tuxedo. Wish I could give you a hug...

ShySongbird said...

So sorry to read your sad news Theresa. It is horrible losing a beloved pet and never gets any easier however many times it happens. I'm sure you will have many happy memories to look back on though.

Liesl said...

Oh no,so sorry to hear Theresa. He was such a handsome boy...All the best..xoxo

Tombstone Livestock said...

So sorry, he was a beautiful cat.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Oh I just got home from a night out and found this so very sad message. You will know how much I feel for your loss. I wish I could be there to give you a hug. Instead I will give my Sinbad a hug for you. I am so sorry for you.

ladyfi said...

Oh, I'm so very very sorry to hear this. What lovely shots of your cat. Hugs.

Brita said...

Pretty and nice pictures of the cat, playing and enjoying life / brita

heyBJK said...

Such a gorgeous cat! Or should I say handsome. Being a boy he probably would have preferred that. I know you'll miss him. My condolences!

Becca said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. I feel for you...my cats are such a big part of my life. Big hugs to you!

quies said...

I am so sorry to hear.
It is always sad to lose a beloved pet. I am sure he will be missed.

Elaine said...

My sympathies on the loss of your dear friend. It's so difficult to loss a pet that is so much a part of your life.

Linda R said...

It just breaks my heart to read this post.. I know how you are feeling, I just love my sweet kitty not long ago..

Big hugs my friend..

Joop Zand said...

Very nice shots..... good photographed.

Greetings and a nice sunday,

Joop

eileeninmd said...

I am so sorry for your loss, it is hard to loose a family pet.

It's me said...

So sad news today....o no !!....big hugs from me...sorry for your loss darling....xxx..

Breathtaking said...

I am deeply sorry for your loss,it
is so heart breaking to loose a
treasured pet.
Hugs.

Sandra said...

he is so beautiful, I love the last photo, just beautiful. so sorry to hear this, that is very young for a cat to go over the rainbow bridge. hugs from your friend in FL

DeanO said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. We've lost 3 precious cats to date and each one hurts so much. I'm happy for your memories and photographs.

CameraCruise said...

Sorry for your loss.
Hugs to you.

Kathy said...

So sorry to hear your news. Sounds like he had a pretty good life.

Comment1 said...

ooh, sorry to hear it.

A Quiet Corner said...

Tuxedo had a good life and fun living it being the BEST at so many things! I know you'll laugh and speak of him often...:)JP

Kerri said...

So very sorry my friend! Thinking of you!

Lois Evensen said...

awww, I'm so sorry. Tuxedo looks so much like our Merlin. Such a handsome fellow.

Diane AZ said...

So sorry for the loss of your sweet Tuxedo. Sounds like he was a wonderful pet who will be dearly missed.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I'm so sorry :-( Rest in peace, Tuxedo.

Daffycat said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. What a sad time for you. *hugs*

Gone Country said...

I'm so sorry T. He was a handsome boy indeed.

(((Hugs to you my friend)))

laurak@forestwalkart said...

ooooh, so sorry Theresa! at least he was lucky to have been in your family!!
Rest In Peace Tuxedo...waiting at that rainbow bridge...

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

I am so sorry for your loss Theresa! :( Tuxedo has left you with many precious memories that will be remembered by all.

bailey-road.com said...

I'm so sorry to read of the loss of your dapper companion. Your lovely photos of him will help you recall his happy life at the ranch. Hugs to you and all who will miss him.

Donna said...

I am so sorry for your loss. What a handsome boy he was! I bet he had a wonderful life at your ranch. {{{hugs}}}

Debbie said...

oh no t, i missed this!! what a beauty tuxedo was, i adore that last shot of him!!

sending you a big warm jersey hug!! can you feel it, i hope you can!!

joo said...

Oh, I'm so sorry!

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

So sorry about your handsome cat. :(

RoeH said...

Oh I'm so sorry. It is hard to lose a beloved animal. I'm sure he's romping through the pastures of the heavens somewhere now. I hope they remember us.

Kay said...

Sorry to hear about your sweet kitty passing away. He looked like he was very sweet and very handsome.

Madge Bloom said...

SO sorry that you lost your boy, I see how he got his name... {{hugs}}...

Michelle Renee said...

I am so sorry. :(

Debby@Just Breathe said...

So sorry for your loss. ((HUGS))

Winchester said...

Aaawww he'll be missed. Remember last time I came to visit he actually came down the barn stairs and let me pet him.

Annette said...

I'm sorry to hear about Tuxedo. He's always reminded me of our Passage.

Sall's Country Life said...

Theresa,I'm So sorry!! He looks so regal, like he truly ruled the ranch! I think he had a wonderful nine years with loving owners, a great barn to hunt in, and other sweet animals to play with! Rest in peace sweet Tuxedo!

Pattie @ On Hollyhock Farm said...

So very sorry at your loss! I do know what you are going through. It's hard, always. But, he is still around, don't worry. He's following you around the farm. Just talk to him. He's so beautiful.

Rose said...

Oh, Theresa I am so sorry! He was sure a handsome fellow.

I still miss my boy I lost last year...

wayside wanderer said...

Oh no, I am so sorry.

lisa said...

I am so sorry.
What a beauty he was.

Furry Bottoms said...

T, I am so sorry about Tuxedo. You never said he was sick? And he was so valiant and energentic chasing that mouse a few days ago! Hugs hugs hugs hugs to you, my dear friend.

Saun said...

So sorry to hear this. He was very handsome :)

Bernadine said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about your cat. He was beautiful, too! :-(

Marie said...

I am so very sorry to hear that you lost your beautiful cat! How sad. We lost our ten year old Rhodesian Ridgeback to cancer about five years ago, and we loved that dog so much it was like losing a member of the family! My husband cried like a baby! You can get very attached to pets...they add so much to our lives!

Michaele said...

So sorry. We didn't know he was sick. I still picture you sitting up in the barn loft with him taking pictures of the pond. I will remember him that way.

Lina Gustina said...

So sad to know this.
Goodbye and rest in peace, Tuxedo...

When my Iput -a cat- died, I cried like a river.

www.1sthappyfamily.com

Faye said...

Handsome boy--did he have any offspring to help fill the hole in your heart? People who do not live with animals may not understand what it means to lose one that's been in our lives for so many years. Tuxedo will be missed by all his friends--two and four-legged, I'm sure.

Cindy said...

My heart breaks for you, it is never good when losing a furry companion and friend...Such a handsome boy..

Ellie said...

I don't know how I missed this post - I'm so sorry, it's always hard to lose a pet.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Oh Theresa, I am just getting caught up and saw this. I am so sorry. The very last image you shared of Tuxedo is just so wonderful, those amazing cat eyes! He reminds me of a cat that we had called Miriah, only she never made it past 3. I know that you will miss him, but maybe there is another to come your way soon, to fill in the empty space~

barbara l. hale said...

Oh, I'm so sorry! I know how hard it is to lose a beloved pet. Your Tuxedo was so beautiful. My heart goes out to you.

pattisjarrett said...

I'm so sorry to hear you lost Tuxedo. He was always so dapper. He will be missed by all of us, thanks for sharing him. Hugs.

James said...

I'm so sad to here this. He was so young too. :(

rkbsnana said...

Awww. He looked contented

Kari in Vegas said...

Rest in peace sweet kitty

Stop on by for a visit
Kari
dogisgodinreverse.com

Hookin It With Mr. Lick Lick said...

Oh no....that bites. He was such a beautiful baby. And he looked so silky soft. I hate it for you. Damn I hate death.

Christian said...

He was a beauty. Sorry to hear it.

John McElveen said...

Hugs and Prayers!

I feel your hurt!

John

Ginger said...

So sorry to hear about sweet Tuxedo. I have been MIA lately from my blog because we finally had to say goodbye to our sweet Bandit. I had written a short time ago about him sitting in the mud.
I want to write a tribute to him when I get back to my blog. Just haven't been up to it yet.

bon bon said...

oh, i'm so sorry, t...RIP tuxedo.
:o(

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