No flowers today

No flowers today

It is a sad day in our house today and I’m sorry to say there will be no flowers. We were given bad news about Tiddles today.

We took our beautiful boy to the vets today because he seemed to be struggling to breathe. He was and after an x-ray they discovered a huge mass in his chest that is crushing his heart and bent his windpipe. They don’t know what it is, but since he is over 17 years old we have made the decision to euthanise him.

We have brought him home for now, but the vet is coming on Monday afternoon to do it and then he will go to be cremated.

I know many of you have heard and seen photos of him before. It is a sad day in our home and we will be giving him lost of love during our last few days with him.

To honour our beautiful boy I thought I would repost some photos we took of him a few years ago.

The header photo is one of him and Klara when she went to a dress-up day at school as him.

No flowers today

66 Responses

  1. I so sorry I just lost my 15 year old baby and this is not ok!

  2. So sorry about Mr. Tiddles. When they are part of your family for very, very many years, it is a sad moment. The deciding part, that is hardest decision you will ever make.

  3. Really amazing post friend, I like your work. Here is a new friend, Stay connected always.

  4. Very sorry to hear this, you have my sympathy.

  5. I am so sorry for you distress. Tiddles is very lucky to have had you and your family in his life and you in his. He will be forever in your hearts filled with loving memories of your time together.

  6. I am so sorry to hear this. Our pets are truly members of the family and it is so hard to lose them. I’m glad you got to take him home

    • Thank you Nora, it was nice we could bring him home and decide when it will happen. He will be in the place he has always known as home and I like to think he won’t be scared.

  7. Sorry for the loss of your beloved pet…prayers for you and your family!

  8. I am so very sorry. My lovely girl Sylvie is 18 and her health is not great. It’s heartbreaking to know what lies in the future. Sending love and strength to all of you in this difficult time. xo

  9. Sorry for your loss of precious Tiddles.

  10. Oh Leanne I’m so very sorry … thinking of you and your family and dear Tiddles x

  11. Ieanne, Sorry to hear of your news. Our pets are our savior so when it comes time to say goodbye It is very hard. Take care.

  12. artie5762

    I’m so sorry to hear about Tiddles, I loved my dogs and cats. They truly do become part of the family. I am glad to hear that he lived a full and happy life.

  13. Despite all the joy that our pets give us it is these times that make pet ownership so difficult. They are members of our family and the loss is heartbreaking. I’m afraid we’ll be facing a similar scenario with our beloved Frances in the near future. Enjoy your last few days with Tiddles. Hugs from Canada.
    Carol

    • Yes, so very true, it is one of the saddest parts about owning them. Though I guess we have to live with that reality and enjoy them even more. He is being very spoiled right now and is being giving a lot of love. I hope when it happens to Frances it is similar, lots of love. Thank you so much Carol.

  14. So sorry Leanne. There is nothing that any of us can say to help alleviate the pain. Pets are people too…

  15. So sorry Leanne. Our beloved pets are so much our family. May his memory be a blessing for you and your family.

  16. So sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in prayer!

  17. Leanne–I am so very sorry about Tiddles. Such a handsome boy. Much love and comfort to you, my friend.

  18. Catitude. We share your loss and sorrow.

  19. So sorry Leanne, losing a such a beloved family member is so sad, you wish they could live forever.

  20. Very Sad. I’ve had several cats that have lived well over 15 years (17, 20, 21) and it’s very hard when they finally go.

  21. Jan Kooy

    Oh Leanne, I’m so very sorry to hear this devastating news. May you love and spoil Tiddles as much as he wants. Sending big hugs to you and your family. Xoxo

  22. I am so sorry to hear that Leanne. Thinking of you during this hard time x

  23. I’m so so sorry to read this. It’s hard to lose a piece of your family. Keeping you all in my prayers.❤️

  24. So sad to read this, Leanne.

  25. I feel with you, Leanne. Tiddles looks beautiful and have had a long life.
    I had two brothers, who would become 16 years in late June this year. One of them needed to go in the beginning of June and his brother is struggling a bit too now. I do my best to give him only good days with lots of love.

  26. Chris Kirby

    So sorry Leanne, it is such a painful time. Thinking od you and your family x

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