Monday, January 5, 2015

Man Cat Monday, TomTom Style


Tonight, when Mama Katz got in her Kitty Cave for the very first time, I got a little sad thinking of TomTom. Mama Katz is a feral lady cat that I TNR'd back in 2008 along with her kittens, and I'm pretty sure the father was TomTom as every kitten was orange, too!


It took me 6 months to trap TomTom and get him neutered, but he stayed around after that, often chasing Mama Katz off, so I didn't see much of her. I knew he was near the end of his life the last time I saw him, as he was frail and had been 17# when I'd trapped him last, to get him into work to look him over as he had a bad mat on his back and winter was coming and I didn't know if there was a wound under the mat.

There wasn't, I think he was just too fat to groom himself, but we did find that the last 2" of his tail had been degloved and while it wasn't infected, it was a story of a tough life outside. I wish I could have trapped him at the end, and kindly had him put to sleep and I am sad knowing he died alone, whatever his illness was, I never saw him again...


But, here are a few of the many lovely photos I have of him...and I smile to know I made his life a bit easier for a while...he brought joy to mine...



I am glad I had my time with TomTom and this reminds me of the journey we are all on...


11 comments:

  1. Life is so hard for the ferals, and it is so sad when they reach the end of their lives.

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  2. Tom Tom doesn't look like Feral at all !!!

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  3. what a heartwarming post...he was so handsome. Today for the first time in many many months, all 3 of my TNR ferals came to eat together! YEAH!

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  4. we are glad you were there for him and provided what love and care you could....

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  5. He was so lucky to have you. ­čś║ Jan

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  6. If the only thing we can say in this life is we've made a friend, that's success. Tom Tom could certainly say that about you.

    What a lovely post.

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  7. So sad. But you did make his life better. And the photos are truly beautiful.

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  8. guys....tom tom bee veree grate full for all yur mom did due for him, in de end ... him wuz ..& still iz loved....

    ewe R one awesum dood tom tom ♥♥♥ meowloz ta dude & sauce for uz pleez ~~~

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  9. What a super handsome mancat. It's nice to know that TomTom had a friend in you and that you have all these lovely photos. He lived on his own terms. Absolutely love the quote at the end. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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