Our family was saddened this weekend to say goodbye to our beloved pet, Mr. Tabbers.
Making the decision that it was time to let him go, and then sitting with him on my lap while he went, was the hardest thing I’ve had to do as an adult.
Our family spent much of the weekend crying off and on, and looking at his little kitty bed where he had spent most of his 18 years taking a delicious nap. He was such a sweet cat, as the pictures and stories I’ve shared over the years attest. He would cuddle on our lap at night while we watched TV and tolerantly let the kids manhandle them, year after year.
My mom, who is a bit of a crazy cat lady with 7 cats currently in her care, says the best way we can honor Mr. Tabbers is by giving another kitty a good home. While it’s too soon to think about that, I know we have a lot of love to give and eventually we will open our hearts and our home again.
Okay, now I’m bawling once more.
Pets give us so much love, right? I can’t imagine life without having a pet.
Please enjoy this glimpse into the life of Mr. Tabbers, sweet friend and beloved pet: