One sunny Sunday Ted drove me out south of Minneapolis to the home of a wonderful, sweet little old lady who had rescued a pregnant cat and had kittens for adoption. There in her kitchen I first met Ti. He was the only male of the litter, very quiet and loving and his sisters were beating up on him something awful! So, I took him home and we enjoyed our time together.|
Ti loved to pounce on leaves and "wrestle" them to the ground, returning with one in his mouth to bring to you as a gift. He was my buddy, and a good house boy! He was actually quite a good leash walker too, amazing the people in the neighborhood.
Ti also loved car rides - rather strange for a cat, but he did. I couldn't leave the house without him when I was going out and about. His favorite thing was to sit on the back of the headrest and watch the world go by. I can remember the amazed or startled looks I used to get from people over that one.
He also loved to play with Marion, Lynette and Jim's cat that lived upstairs from us. The two of them used to sit on their hind haunches and "kitty box", it was a sight to see!
When Ti was just over a year he got Pooh as a baby brother. He was brother, mother and father to his little pest who he loved dearly and tended for with care. When he was just over two Angus came along, and even though a dog, he loved him too.
After we moved to Texas he lived not only with Pooh and Angus, but his doggie cousins Merlin and MacGregor and loved every minute of it. He used to make his grandma turn on the faucet every morning to get his water - and only grandma did he do this to.
Ti loved his lap time, but shared well. In June of 1983 he began to loose his voice so I took him to the vet. Nothing was noted so we went home. A couple of days later he wouldn't eat or drink so back we went again. When blood work was done it was found that he was entering liver failure as a side effect of a medication a vet in Minnesota had given him. Had he only shown any signs of a problem earlier the effects could have been reversed. Oh, this was just not so.
With his mom at his side he passed on to the Rainbow Bridge at the young age of four. Pooh was left alone in the kitty world and he would cry for his brother and best friend. Angus, Merlin and MacGregor would look for some time for their lost brother.
Now the gang is all together - you, Pooh and Angus are all at the bridge. Cousins Merlin and MacGregor are there with you - so everyone you knew is there to make your day.
Ti, my first baby, you were quite a special and loving little guy. Only four short years I had with you, but what fun years those were. Maxie who you never met - she helped Pooh go on with life after you were gone is with you and Diarmid who was their doggie buddy after Angus is with you too. Now Alexander joined the gang so Diarmid is really happy to have his younger brother join you all.
I've always felt that the stars twinkling down at night are the kisses sent down from those at the Bridge and beyond to let us know they are happy and well at last. I know that when I look up at night the brightest star is you my first baby.
Fly high my little one.... until we meet again at the Bridge