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RIP Tabby Girl

Posted on May 28, 2016 by Lisa Ricard Claro   19 Comments | Posted in The Naked Truth

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Queen of All She Surveyed
Tabitha “Tabby”
1998–2016
RIP

 

This is a rare post off my usual schedule. If you follow me, then you know about our old Tabby girl. She’s been with us nearly two decades, and her passing early Friday morning has left a hole in our hearts and our household.

It is amazing how much space an 8 pound creature can fill. She was beautiful, vocal, affectionate, cranky, demanding, and lovable. She ruled the dogs, our other cat, and—if I’m being honest—us. But she gave us nearly two decades of unconditional love and companionship. She is missed by all of us, human and fur-baby alike.

Whoever believes cats are aloof, you’re wrong. Take a look:

Those eyes!

Curious Cat Wants to Know...

And she loved her dogs . . .  Rigby and Tabby Snuggle pin

 

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Aloof? Never. Bossy? Well . . .

Tabby where the hell is my tiara

But she was a snuggler!

Tabby more snuggles 2016

And she took joy in small things, like kitty treats and sun spots.

Tabby 2015

Tabby girl — We love you, we miss you, and we’re grateful to have had you in our lives. May heaven bless you with an unlimited supply of Temptations, and may the best sun spot always be yours.

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19 Responses to "RIP Tabby Girl"

  1. Comment by Jerri and Craig
    May 28, 2016 at 10:30 am  

    Oh Sweethearts…..I am so sorry for your great loss. You know that I can understand your pain. I love you all so much and am praying for your heartaches to be eased. Tabby was a wonderful and beautiful little soul. xxx

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      May 29, 2016 at 9:34 am  

      Thank you. <3

  2. Comment by Robert Robinson
    May 28, 2016 at 11:03 am  

    Sorry. You kept her happy, warm, and safe.

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      May 29, 2016 at 9:35 am  

      Thank you, Rob. She was loved and spoiled, for sure.

  3. Comment by ButtonsMom2003
    May 28, 2016 at 11:51 am  

    So sorry to hear this. People who don’t own pets sometimes just don’t understand how much they mean to us. I hope your memories help you through this difficult time.

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      May 29, 2016 at 9:35 am  

      Thank you. Extra hugs to Buttons.

  4. Comment by Pat
    May 28, 2016 at 12:00 pm  

    Tabby had such a wonderful home with you. I know how much she will be missed.

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      May 29, 2016 at 9:35 am  

      Thank you, Pat.

  5. Comment by Sandi
    May 28, 2016 at 12:03 pm  

    I am so sorry! Love you guys!!

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      May 29, 2016 at 9:36 am  

      Love you, too, sweetie. Thank you.

  6. Comment by Stephanie Trietsch
    May 28, 2016 at 3:15 pm  

    Lisa, I’m SO sorry! It is amazing what a hole they leave in your mind and home!

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      May 29, 2016 at 9:36 am  

      Thanks, Stephanie. Yes, you’re right. She didn’t take up much physical space, but she was so big in other ways.

  7. Comment by Martha Graham-Waldon
    May 28, 2016 at 7:47 pm  

    I am so sorry for the loss of your dear kitty, Tabby! It’s like losing a family member. So sad, but you will have those memories forever! Take care!

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      May 29, 2016 at 9:37 am  

      Thanks, Martha, for your kind thoughts.

  8. Comment by Becky Lewellen Povich
    May 29, 2016 at 6:52 pm  

    I’m so sorry, Lisa! Your sweet Tabby looked indeed like a real snuggler! Love the photos with the doggies! Sending hugs…

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      May 31, 2016 at 9:27 pm  

      Thank you, Becky.

  9. Comment by Linda O'Connell
    May 31, 2016 at 8:52 am  

    Lisa, my heart goes out to you. your pictures are a testament to your sweet fur baby’s ability to impact others. Snuggle buddy…love that.

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      May 31, 2016 at 9:27 pm  

      Thanks, Linda.

  10. Comment by Donna Volkenannt
    June 1, 2016 at 12:46 pm  

    So sorry to hear about Tabby Girl.


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