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R.I.P. Tufty

Tufty was my parents cat who they had for many years. When my Sister worked as a Veterinary Nurse Tufty was brought in as a stray and was swiftly adopted by our family.

He had the biggest character. He was one in a million. Before I moved out last year he would sleep in my bed with me under the covers and he would often wake me up with his trademark miaow which sounded more like a "quack"!

Last night he was knocked down and he managed to find his way to the house next door to my parents where they found him lying in their driveway. He was put to sleep due to the extent of his injuries.

I hope the person who didn't stop to see if he was ok can live with themselves.

Tufty you will be missed by everyone who met you (and cuddled you!)


I can barely see for the tears so please excuse any spelling mistakes.

55 comments:

Kim said...

Aww that's so sad :( Sorry for your loss. R.I.P. Tufty xx

holly said...

aww rip :'(, i have a horrible feeling that my cat won't live much longer. at least he isn't suffereing anymore and can have fun in cat heaven (:,X

hannahbabeyxo said...

Awww Im really sorry! I cant bare to think about loosing my cats :( RIP Tufty XO

Make-up Addict said...

Aww how sad! I'm so sorry for your loss. RIP Tufty xx

Kelly/PlaneBeauty said...

Hun I'm so sorry for your loss! How can someone drive along and hit a defenceless(sp?) animal and then just drive on without any thought. It angers me so much! Rip Tufty, have fun in cat heaven! xxx

jennie said...

Aww :( sweet dreams Tufty! xo

Emma (girlwiththearabstrap) said...

Oh bless. RIP and hope you're ok. xoxo

Nadiye said...

kitteh! <3
shame he passed away :(
I'm sorry x

Ms. Wedgie said...

He looks like a real character! What a magnificent great big ball of fluff! It's horrible to loose a pet you love no matter how scaley or small!

Remember all the fun times you had with him! Hugs to you and your family!
xxx

Keeley Laura said...

aww so sad :( The same thing happened to my cat, however the car hit her at such a speed she died on the spot :( There some bad people out there. R.i.p Tufty! xx

Lollipop said...

RIP Tufty, he was absolutely beautiful. I can't believe the person didn't stop - how disgusting and shameful. I'm sure Tufty is happy in cat heaven. He's probably got his own little pond and bed with a duvet so he feels at home! I'm glad he's no longer suffering now, but understand completely how much you will miss him. Hope you are okay honey xxx

Sarah (: said...

aww :( this is so sad
r.i.p
hope you're okay xx

Gaby said...

Aww that's so sad. I just lost my beloved rat two days ago. I'm sorry. xxx

Sprinkleofglitter said...

Oh I am so sad for you. I am a cat person too and can really understand your loss.
Like others have said, I bet Tufty is in Kitty heaven making hundreds of new kitty friends.
I think it is digusting that the driver didn't stop, but Karma will get them.
Chin up, we all love and support you.
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

jaljen said...

Very sorry. RIP Tufty.

sarah said...

aw i'm so sorry, the same thing happened to my cat and he managed to get home too. it just proves how much he loved your family that he fought so hard to get back to you. I don't understand how someone could be so heartless and not stop to see if he was ok or to contact the owners!
I'm not really a big believer in heaven and stuff but I'm sure there is a place where all of the animals go and play and have everything they could want
xxx

*Peonies and lilies* said...

It's terrible how they drove off and just left him. RIP Tufty. Hope you're okay x

Robyn said...

Aww I'm sorry :( This happened to my cat too and it's the worst feeling ever-I hope you're alright xx

Lorna said...

That's so so sad :-( Poor Tufty, he looks absolutely gorgeous. I hate hit and run cases. When I was little my lovely cat Domino was hit by a car and made his way into our garden where he died under a crab apple tree. It still makes me sad to think about it. I have a soft spot for cats as is it, I don't know how someone could be cruel enough to drive away without checking. It's a horrible shock when a pet dies unexpectedly and so unfairly, but I can tell from your post that he was very much loved and taken care of throughout his life; he looks a very happy and contented cat. I hope you feel a bit better soon.

Lily said...

oh thats just the sweetest cat ever, definatly my dream cat! its so sad, it actually makes me want to cry at the idea of a hurt animal ):

Miss Lipton said...

I am so sorry for your loss Victoria. It's never fair when our loved ones are taken from us too soon. Tufty was beautiful a beautiful kitty and your post just shows how much he will be missed.
Stay strong and know you have so many people who care about you xx

MartianDelights said...

Aw, it's always so sad when we lose a pet.
RIP Tufty, sounds like you'll go to pet heaven for being such a wonderful loving cat x

Alice Louise said...

Aww so sorry to hear about your cat :( The same happened to mine when he was young, although he did tend to sunbathe in the middle of the road :( xx

The Brunette said...

aww I am so sorry to hear this

xx

Laura @ The Beauty Spark said...

aww that is awful, my own cat had to be put to sleep on friday night, so reading this made me very teary :(
lots of love,
Laura xxx

JCx said...

Aw bless :( Hope you're okay x I've had several cats runover and theyve died because the driver was too selfish to stop and check :|

RIP adorable ball of Tuft!
xx

LadyBugSays ... said...

Poor kitty :( People who can do that kind of thing are heartless and cruel, my cat was shot a few years ago, nasty evil people!1

Louise said...

Aw so sad what a beautiful cat - RIP Tufty x Lots of Hugs to you too xx

Laura - Emerald Green 88 said...

I'm so sorry to hear this, it must be awful for you and your family right now.
Try to take comfort in the fact that he was so loved and is probably being spoilt in cat heaven right now.

Victoria said...

Thank you for all the sweet comments. You are all very lovely for trying to cheer me up. xxxx

Pink Flower said...

Awww that's so heartbreaking to read. Poor little fella x

Caz said...

Im so sorry for your loss - the worst feeling is losing a pet, at least he's not suffering - putting him to sleep was the kindest thing you could do. I'm sure he will be in cat heaven thinking of all the happy memories he had with you :)
xxx

Lucy said...

Babe so sorry to hear about Tufty. Hope you're doing okay and loads of love to you. Losing a loved animal is so upsetting. Mwaaah xxx

Roo Paprika said...

Sorry to read this, the loss of pets is heartbreaking

EilidhPie said...

:( Your poor cat! Sorry for your loss, I know your heart must be breaking. xxx

Tanya said...

So sorry to hear this!
Makes me very sad and angry to think there are such bad people out there!
Least he is no longer in pain.
Such a beautiful kitty r.i.p Tufty.
Its so heartbreaking losing a pet *hugs*
xxx

Hayles said...

I'm so sorry :( hope the pugs give you extra snuggles tonight x

Olivia C. said...

I'm so sorry to hear about this. :(

nicola ticola ponders said...

Oh no that is awful! Really sorry, can't even imagine how you must be feeling :-( poor Tufty bless his little soul xxxxx

Tina said...

So sorry to hear :( R.I.P. Beautiful Tufty.. :(

Kel said...

Tufty was a gorgeous cat, RIP. :(

I understand you must be feeling gutted. Hugs to you.

X x

Sprinkleofglitter said...

I know I have already commented on this the other day but I wanted to say I am still thinking of you and hope you are feeling a little better and coming to terms with your loss xxxxxxxxxxxx

Lydia said...

Aww this is so sad :( he looked like such a gorgeous fluffball! I can't believe someone wouldn't even stop to see if he was ok, or what he had hit! Some people are disgusting.
I can understand your pain too, had to have my cat put down in March. It does get better in time but the pain doesn't go away :( xxx

Ariel said...

This really made me tear up :( poor kitty, at least he is no longer suffering.. He sounds like he was a very brave cat. RIP xxxx

Juani said...

The exact same thing happened to a friend of mine's doggie a few weeks ago.It's so incredibly sad,I feel horrible for you and your parents.I can just imagine how sad you all are feeling,but I do hope that all the happy memories will soon bring a smile,and no more tears,to you.
RIP Tufty!

Jo said...

Am soo sorry, you're poor, poor cat and family. Am sooo sad for you.

steph0188 said...

I'm so so sorry for you & ur family Victoria ♥ I wish you all lots of love!
I'm sure he is having lots of cuddles up there, eating fish & rubbing on catnip!
It is so so wrong that some didn't stop.
;lots of love
xxx

Amanda said...

i'm so sorry to hear that!! :( tufty was very fluffy and adorable!

Jo said...

Aww I'm so, so sorry for you all xxx Being a cat owner this post really made me tear up, I can't bear the thought of this happening to mine :(

RIP Tufty xxxxxxxxxx

Mimi said...

He was so gorgeous RIP Tufty :( I love cats, i have one myself who nearly died when she ate a poisoned rat, she was in a coma for days
:( i hope you and your family will cope alright and im so sorry to hear that news xxx

Jen said...

Ah, poor Tufty. That's really sad. Hope you're okay - big love and hugs. xxx

Rogue said...

Aww no lady, dont cry :( My grans cat Baloo had to get put down a few months ago and Ive never cried so much in my life. I adore cats and their characters, baloo loved a good cuddle too and you dont realise how much you miss them until theyre gone. Maybe Baloo and Tufty will share some catnip in heaven? :) its like loosing a family member, really hope you are alright though xx

Daisy said...

I feel so sad for you! What a gorgeous cat- RIP Tufty xxx

♥ ChloĆ« ♥ said...

Arr just read this hun, hope you're ok. Lots of love, remember the good times with Tufty :) xxx

polkadotrainbows said...

So sorry. Hope you're okay. It's always very hard when you lose a beloved pet, they are members of the family xxx