Today we helped Tubby cross over the ‘Rainbow Bridge.’ It’s amazing how these little furry people manage to worm their way into our hearts. Even irritating ones like the Tubbmiester. Tubbs was the last man standing of our four cats and managed to see in eighteen years. And that was despite having asthma, high blood pressure, kidney disease, being blind, half-deaf, and more besides. He was taking a couple of pills a day, and having an inhaler every night.
He was also a very loving cat, making it known that he wanted to be petted, or just sitting waiting for hours for you to come and pick him up. He may have wandered around the house like a Roomba, but he could sure tell the time, and went and got up on the bed each night yelling for us to come to bed. Quite the irritant, and quite an affectionate fellow too.
He spent his last morning in one of his favorite places — standing over the heat vent in my office. When he climbed up on my office sofa, and sat waiting to be petted, I couldn’t turn him down, and he sat on my shoulder purring in my ear.
Shortly after lunch he went for his last car ride, and ultimately, gently fell asleep in Ginger’s arms.Copyright © 2020 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.