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Thursday, February 16, 2023

Farewell Sweet Piglet - A Rainbow Bridge Crossing

 It is with great sadness in our hearts that our sweet Piglet crossed the Rainbow Bridge on February 14th.

Piglet showed up in our neighborhood sometime in 2011.  He had apparently been dumped or wandered off and just hung around our place and my mom's house.  We took care of him outside by leaving food, water & shelter for him.

These are pictures of him during his outside years:

 

Sunning himself on our sidewalk.

Enjoying a siesta on the grass

Showing off his belly




Laying on the lawn chair on my mom's porch

Hanging around with Fluffy another neighborhood cat.

Enjoying time with Coleen
 


This is probably one of the earliest pictures we have of him when he first showed up.

One of my favorite shots of him.  I looked outside my craftroom window one day and he was laying on top the flowers in my planter.  I went outside and snapped a few pictures of him.
 
 

We occasionally would let him inside for awhile at night while the other cats were in the bedroom.  Then let him back outside when he wanted to go out.  Here he is enjoying some time with Mike & I on those nights:



 
In January of 2013 it was really cold and he had gotten beat-up by a neighborhood cat and then got really sick to the point we decided we had to take him to the Vet. You can see where his ear had been hurt in the fight. - By the time we got him to the Vet he had an Upper Respiratory Infection, Ulcers in his mouth, ear infections and was near death.

After he was able to be released from the Vet's he went to live with my mom since we thought he couldn't be around our other cats due to the respiratory illness he had.  She agreed to take him in.  He spent the next 6 1/2 years living at her house.  While my mom wasn't super affectionate with animals she took good care of him and he had a good life over there.  

Pictures of him from his life at her house.
 





The above is a shot of him and a toy that she bought for him to play with.  We still have the toy.


 Everyone loved him.  This is a picture of him and Greta together.

 

This past two weeks we noticed that he was starting to eat less and just didn't see like his old self so we took him to the Vet on Monday and they did a blood workup on him.  I found out on Tuesday, Valentine's day that he was in "End Stage" kidney failure.  So we opted to have him euthanized rather then see him continue to decline and suffer.

A few years ago I took this picture of him on Valentine's Day and it seems fitting to share again since he passed away on Valentine's Day. 


 Finally these are the last photos we have on him which we took on Tuesday before we took him out to cross the Rainbow Bridge:

 


                                            2011- 2023
             Rest in Peace sweet Piglet.   You will be missed.
 


35 comments:

  1. Bless you for taking him in. Big healing hugs for you loss. ♥

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  2. I am so sorry! He looks so sweet and gentle. He was a very lucky boy to have found you and your Mom. He looks like when he first turned up, he was in good condition, like he had been taken care of. Our Sim is in early stages of kidney failure. What is it with cats and their kidneys??

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  3. we are truly sorry Piglet. you are a most handsome dood, we can see why everyone fell in love with you.
    you found a very good home with Ida and her family, we thank your mom for sharing your pictures and your story with us. please tell everyone there in heaven we said hi, we send hugs and loves to you, and the family
    you leave behind here on earth ♥♥♥

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  4. we forgot to sign in, hugs and loves once again from all of us here in trout towne. dai$y, mackerull, dude, sauce, boomer and tuna

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  5. I am so very sorry to hear about dear Piglet. Such a wonderful life and I can tell how much he loved you too. We send hugs and love your way.

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  6. So very sorry for your loss. He looks like such a sweet boy.

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  7. I am so sorry for your loss. You all took good care of him, and he had a blessed life. Sending love and hugs your way.

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  8. I read your post with tears in my eyes. I am so glad that he found your family and that he had such a happy life he lived happily with all of you and was well loved and loved you and that's the best thing we can say. He's an extraordinarily beautiful cat I love his face he looks like a baby tiger. So sorry for your loss

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  9. Piglet's years in your care were the best years of his life...love works wonders
    I'm sorry for his passing
    Hugs Cecilia

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  10. piglet, what an awesome mancat you were!!! we are glad you lived a good life with people who loved you

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  11. I am so sorry for your loss. What a gorgeous cat!---you will have many sweet memories of him.Debbi at debbisfrontporch-- not anonymous

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  12. You gave sweet Piglet a wonderful life over the years. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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  13. What a WONDERFUL tribute to this lovely family member!

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  14. I am so sorry for the loss of your handsome boy. These photos show that he was clearly loved. XO

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  15. What a handsome cat ! And how much love he found ! Run free Piglet !

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  16. I am very sorry to read about Piglet passing away, but what a life he had with your family. He was a lucky cat in very many ways. I smiled at the sight of the 'kick-a-roo'; my cats have one just like it. I'll bet he enjoyed it. Godspeed, Piglet.

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  17. I am very sorry to learn you lost such a sweet, gentle, loving creature who owned such a large part of your heart.

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  18. We are very sorry for your loss ๐Ÿ’” RIP Piglet ๐ŸŒˆ

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  19. What a lovely tribute for Piglet. Mum and i send lots of hugs as we know it is a sad time.
    Purrs, Julie

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  20. Mark's Mews: Ah Piglet, we didn't know you, but it is obvious you were a good well-loved mancat! We are glad you had years of safety and care. We send our purrs to you Over The Bridge and to those who miss you...

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  21. I am so sorry for your loss. Piglet seems like he was a great friend and a very sweet kitty. May all the memories you have, sustain you now, in these difficult days.

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  22. I don't see my previous comment...but II have posted a memento in honor of Piglet on my blog, you can snag it from there if you wish, but I also sent it in a email. to the address in the contact info you have in your blog.
    Hugs to you.

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  23. So sorry for your loss of adorable and handsome Piglet. You made his life so much more safe and secure by giving him a home and that was a big blessing for him AND for you as well. He is now a gorgeous Angel.....

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy

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  24. Piglet was a very lucky cat to have had such a loving home and care after a rough start in life.
    He was lucky that he did not suffer. Big purrs as i know you will miss that sweet kitty.
    Purrs, Julie

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  25. Deerest Hu'manss mee BellaDahrma an BellaStia Mum red of Piglet'ss leevein from Dalton an Benji Poochiess ....wee wanted to xtend our Sympaffiess to all of youss'!
    Piglet sure was a hansum an reegal man cat an you know hee seemed from allhiss fotoss' furry cat-tetned with all of you.
    Wee are sorry hee gotted sick an you had to make THE Choice. Youss' loved him so much!
    He iss free of illness an pain now an lookin down with LOVE on youss'.
    Bye Bye Piglet.....
    **bowss head** BellaDharma an ((hugss)) BellaSita Mum
    THE Purrfect Pad

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  26. So sorry of the loss of your sweet Piglet, Ida. We're grateful that he had you in his live and we're sure he was tooas he was such a big part of your live๐Ÿ’—Soft Pawkisses to comfort you all๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜ฝ๐Ÿ’ž
    Fly free beautiful Soul✨

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  27. Too sad; Angel Piglet was a handsome dude.

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  28. So sorry for the loss of your Piglet. Losing a pet is always difficult. We're sending soft gentle thoughts of comfort your way. ๐Ÿ’”

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  29. So sorry for your loss. Piglet reminds me of our Nala. I do enjoy our cats. hoping you will find one as much fun as Piglet. Cathy

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  30. I'm so sorry for your loss. Piglet was a very handsome boy. Hugs to all of you♥

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  31. We send respect,

    Timber and family,

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  32. Thank you for providing such loving care. ~hugs~ He was a gorgeous and well loved kitty.

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