Thursday, May 4, 2017

Goodbye Sir Moose-A-Lot

On Wednesday we had to say goodbye to my mom's cat, Sir Moose-a-lot Goodyear Roadkill Thunderbottom.


If you'll recall, a little over a month ago I had asked for purrs because Moosey was going in for surgery. He had a broken tooth with his gum grown over it. He did very well despite his age and he started to eat well and he gained some of his weight back. We thought everything was good to go for him. We were very thankful he was doing better, which I wrote about after the surgery.

But in the last few weeks, he was going down hill again. Finally yesterday we got him to the vet. What they took off, thinking it was overgrown gums, had grown back. (we had opted not to have it tested) It was a tumor. And worse, it spread to a place it had room to grow, in his chest cavity. This caused fluid to build up around his lungs making it hard for him to breath and eat.

With heavy hearts we chose to release him from the pain he was so obviously in. He will be missed terribly.

Those of you who've been reading here a long time may remember when we lost my dad. Moose was his favorite person in the world. He was my dad's and my dad was his. Of course he loved my mom, but my dad was tops. My dad couldn't go to bed without calling Moose to go with him and Moose wouldn't allow him to go without him.

I like to think that when Moose made his run for the Rainbow Bridge, my dad was there waiting for him. Together again, time for a good long nap together.



My mom is heartbroken, as are we. Sir Moose was a part of this family for a long time and he will be missed greatly.

29 comments:

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Aw, we remember Sir Moose-a-Lot--he was the very definition of a Good Boy. It's nice to think of your dad and Moosey snoozing away just across the Bridge in the comfiest chair ever, reminiscing about the Good Old Days, and looking forward to a nice dinner. Spitty and I send you and your Mom comforting purrs and hugs. XOXO Spitty & the Human

Summer said...

I'm so sorry about Moose. Purrs to you and your mom.

Lily said...

We're so sorry for your loss. Hugs and purrs to you all.

Katie Isabella said...

I am so sorry about Moosey. Our fur babies are never with us long enough. While he was here, he had love and he loved back. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. xxx

Linda said...

We are so very sorry for you and your family's loss. Linda, Pepper, and Dublin

Mr Puddy said...

I am so sorry for your beloved. Sending purrs to comfort you for this difficult time.
Puddy & Mom

Jacqueline said...

I am so very sorry for this loss of your family's precious Moosey; I truly believe it would not be heaven without our beloved fur babies so I know your Dad was waiting when his baby crossed the Bridge...Wishing you and your Mom comfort at this sad time, sending big hugs from me and loud purrs from my babies...xoxo...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat

Anonymous said...

Oh, Andrea, we are so sorry about Moosey. Sending prayers and purrs from Karen Lucas and Henry, Lily and Jane

Random Felines said...

oh no....we are so very sorry - but we know he was well met by your dad

Kitties Blue said...

Please accept our condolences in your time of grief. How sad for you and your mom. We know your dad was waiting for Moosey with open arms. Sending love and prayers. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

Caren Gittleman said...

so deeply sorry (((hugs))) catchatwithcarenandcody

Nanük said...

Gentle wooooos,

NukNuk

Cats of wildcat woods said...

I am so sorry. Moose was indeed greeted by yoyr Dad at the Rainbow Bridge. Sending healing light to his family.

Eastside Cats said...

Please let your mom know that we all send purrs and hugs to her, as she grieves for Moose. He was obviously greatly loved in his short time here on Earth.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

Godspeed your journey Sir - Moose; we know how hard this is on the family you leave behind. We know you are with your dad in heaven now, but the hurt your mom feels is immense....we send our sincerest sympathy to your whole family ~~~ ♥♥♥♥♥ tuna, daisy, dude, sauce and boomer

Eric and Flynn said...

I am sorry for the loss of Moose. I am sure your dad was there waiting for him.

The Island Cats said...

We are so sorry about Moose. Sending lots of purrs to his family...and those who are missing him.

modern nomad said...

We are very sad to hear the news.
Have a lovely Thursday...

Noodle and crew

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I am so sorry. He was a handsome boy.

Brian said...

Oh dear, we are so, so sorry to hear about that dear boy. It's so sad, but we know the reunion with your Dad was a smile for the hearts.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

I am so very very sorry for the loss of Sir Moose-a-lot. He was a beautiful boy. Keeping you in my prayers.

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

John Bellen said...

The poor guy. I am glad he had a brief, shining moment of improvement before the end. I wish it could have lasted much longer. Godspeed, Sir Moose-a-lot.

Quill and Greyson said...

We're so sorry to read of your family's loss. Deep purrs of sympathy to you.

LP said...


Andrea,
We are so sad to read this. We remember you posting about Moosey's weight loss and we were happy to read how he was eating well again after his surgery. We are sending your mother and you lots of heartfelt condolences. We know your father has Sir Moose next to him now, each of them watching over the other in the afterlife. Rest in peace Sir Moose. You were loved.

Sophie and the critters in the cottage xo

meowmeowmans said...

We are so sorry to hear of Sir Moose-a-lot's journey to the Bridge. We know that our Moosey was there to welcome him. Hugs, purrs and prayers of comfort to you and your mom.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

We remember Sir Moose A Lot! Our purrs to you...

Sasha, Sami, & Saku said...

We are sending our purrs to your mom and to you too Andrea. We like to think Moose-a-lot is back with his favorite bean.

Timmy Tomcat said...

Andrea we are sending your Mom all of our Purrs and Prayers at this sad time. We know Sir Moose a Lot is purring away as he is gently stroked by his very happy Dad. Boys, watch over us all until that day we meet again
Timmy, Dad Pete and Family