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Sunday, November 25, 2007

Goodbye Tilly

This is a great big thank you to all of my friends and family for the support, love, prayers, and thoughts sent our way during this time with Tilly. Wednesday morning I had held Tilly before work and asked her to please let me know when she was ready to go. I don't know why I asked except that I felt she would and I was right she did. Today we let her go. The vets office staff were so good to us. They gave us a quiet room to enjoy our last few minutes with her. I sensed she knew what was going to happen and was ok with our decision. She went peacefully and I sensed happiness in her eyes. We believe we will see her again. We put her to rest at my parents house. They have a large lot and she is with the rest of the family fur babies that have gone on before her. We will always love and miss her. She was a really good kitty. She gave us 13 wonderful years of companionship. We love you Tilly!



Tilly resting on Thanksgiving day.


Shiloh knew something was wrong and when I told her Tilly was sick, she licked Tilly's jaw, mouth, and ear as if to try and help her or make her feel better. I believe it was Shiloh's way of saying good-bye. She really loved Tilly.
I will miss my baby so much.
Brandie you were a so loving to Tilly. Thank you for your love and support
during this really rough time.

Kellie knew her friend would be gone soon. They said their
good-byes early Friday morning.

Again, Thank you all for your support and love. I am so thankful to have you all in my life.


22 comments:

Vegetation said...

Sheree, I'm so sorry for the loss of Tilly. She's beautiful. Your post brought tears to my eyes. I hate goodbye posts. They make me so sad.

Thinking of you. I can tell she'll be missed by both you and her animal friends.

Freedom said...

I'm so sorry. I read your blog regularly but have never commented before... I just had to tell you my thoughts are with you. <3

springsandwells said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. It brought tears to my eyes. It is so hard to lose a furry friend. I'll be thinking of you. I hope that your sweet shilo can give you some snugs.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

I am so sorry for your loss too... It's AWFUL to lose an animal companion. I cried for days after we had toput my dog to sleep, and I'm still sad about it years later. Just try and remember all the wonderful times you had with beautiful Tilly. *Sending good thoughts and prayers your way*

Kristen's Raw said...

My heart goes out to you.

Ruthie said...

Oh Sheree,

How wonderful it is that everyone of your babies got to say goodbye. It sounds like Tilly had a wonderful ending of her wonderful life with you and your family and she will be immortalized forever in your hearts.

Peace,
Ruthie

Johanna3 said...

I'm too so sorry for your loss. It brought tears to my eyes.

aTxVegn said...

Oh, Sheree, I'm so sorry. I know how difficult it is to lose a beloved pet. I hope you find comfort in your wonderful memories of Tilly.

madeinalaska said...

oh sheree.. the tears in my eyes! I could bearly finish reading the post!
take care of yourself and the others in you life...
I am so sorry for your loss!
Julee

Vegan_Noodle said...

Just saw this Sheree, so very sorry. I'm sure it was very difficult to let Tilly go. She is at peace now, and not in pain. I hope you find comfort in those you love in this tough time. We are here for you always...

Ruby Red Vegan said...

I'm so sorry that you have to see Tilly go. At least she'll be resting now :) I can see in her pictures that she was one beautiful kitty, and you gave her a great life!

SusanV said...

Sheree, I'm so sorry for your loss. I know she was a wonderful cat and you'll all miss her.

VeggieGirl said...

You have my deepest sympathies, Sheree - I feel as if I knew Tilly, just by reading all of your posts about her and your wonderful times with her. I know that she will watch over you, and that you have infinite memories of her to cherish forever. RIP, Tilly; and take care, Sheree, during this difficult time.

Cakespy said...

I'm terribly sorry about your Tilly! Like Freedom above, I've read this blog before but have not commented...but I just had to say how sorry I am for you! Losing a friend like that is hard.

Melody Polakow said...

I'm so sorry for sweet Tilly's passing.. that is so hard and really really sad to deal with.

*HUGS*

Midwest Vegan said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I know you will miss her very much.

I've been reading through your past posts catching up -- congrats on the new grandbaby news!

Gaia said...

{{{{{{{{{Sheree}}}}}}}
You and yours are in my thoughts.

Rural Vegan said...

Sheree, thank you for your kind words about Sampson and I am also so sorry that you lost your beloved Tilly. We're in the same boat this week - I know what you're going through. You'll be in my thoughts.

Amy said...

I'm really sorry to hear about your cat -- I have one who's getting pretty old and sick, and I will be devastated when he goes. It sounds like you did the right thing, though -- I'm sure she's much happier where she is now.

Debbie Ann said...

I arrived at your blog after reading a comment you left on mine. I'm sorry that you've lost such a wonderful family companion. I hope as time goes by, her memories will bring you happiness rather than sadness.

Having said all that, I want you to know that I'm very glad you left me a comment. I look forward to returning to your blog and seeing all the delicious, healthy food you have been sharing. I plan to try several of these recipes that you have posted.

Cheers!

julie hasson said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Sheree. My thoughts are with you.

Happy Herbivore said...

my husband has been buggin' me to make susan's double layer pumpkin pie -- and you have convinved me it's worth a try!