Today, my best friend Ilona's cat Tcheupi (Tchoppy) decided himself to go over the rainbow bridge. He didn't want to fight anymore.

It all happened in such a short time not even 10 days. Suddenly he didn't want to eat or drink anymore. His kidneys were blocked. The vet tried to help by all means. Ilona did everything possible for him too. She had to give him up to two shots per hour to keep him hydrated. She bottle feeded him with special food. She didn't sleep anymore and became a shadow herself.

This morning at 7 am she called me and I drove over to her. Tcheupi was laying in his basket and looked as if he was already gone. But he was still breathing. We had an appointment at 10 am at the vet, to put him asleep. We put him in his basket in my car, Ilona was holding him and suddenly he had a last move and when we arrived at the vet, he only could confirm that he had died peacefully in her arms in my car. He was only 9 years old.

Tcheupi only a couple of months ago and how he still looked 3 weeks ago ! He was such a sweet and friendly cat.

Happy times, Ilona and I in Morocco


We love Luna said...

Dear friends,
It's really sad news.So sorry...All our prayers and purrs for Ilona, I know her heart is devastate , it hurts a lot, and our purrs also to Tchoppy.
This post is a beautiful tribute !
I'm sending much love to your hearts and be positive okay.

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

I am so sorry to hear this very sad news. Tchoppy was a beautiful cat. I am sure he will be missed. I know your friend Ilona must be heartbroken. Our prayers are with her.
Hugs and Purrs
from the gang at Boo-Bahs Little Sunshines.

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

I am so sorry to hear this and know your friend will be grieving so much. Please send her our loving thoughts and tell her the beautiful kitty will be now at the rainbow bridge with all our other dear friends already there.. Hugs Carol and GJ x

Cindy said...

I am sorry at this sad news, it brought tears to my eyes.

Melli said...

Oh, Gattina! He was a beautiful boy! I LOVE the orange ones! They always seem (to me) to have the sweetest dispositions! I am sO sorry for Ilona... I know she is missing him terribly. Me and all my kitties send purrs for him!

michico*Adan*Lego-小芥*阿丹*樂高 said...

This is so very sad :(
Tcheupi looks like a wonderful boy :(

I am so sorry for your friend's lost :(

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

Gattina, we re so sorry to hear about Tcheupi! He looked so much like our dear beloved Skeeter that it brings us to tears.
'It is so very difficult to know what to do for a cat who is obviously going over the Bridge soon. Our tears and concern for the Being is with you and Ilona!

While we are sorry about Tcheupi leaving the world of his Human, we can't help thinking that "going on his own" was probably the best thing, especially when being held in the arms of his dear best friend Ilona. No last stabby needles, just comfort in the loving arms...

Be assured that another orange/white cat named Skeeter (my dearest cat friend ever over the Bridge 12/10/08) has welcomed Tcheupi over the Bridge to show him around while they both wait for their Humans to join them someday.

My thoughts and all the cat's purrs of comfort to you, Ilona and all Tcheupi's friends...

The Big Thing,
LC, Ayla, and Iza

The Florida Furkids said...

We're sorry to hear about Tcheupi. That collage was a nice tribute to him.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Elin said...

I'm very sorry to learn that the gorgeous cat is gone to the rainbow bridge..

Send my regards to Ilona,
hugs and kisses from Elin & family~

Irishcoda said...

Oh, how heart breaking! We send cyber (((hugs))) and all of our sympathy to Ilona. I guess the only comfort in this is beloved Tchoppy is no longer suffering. Ilona, may happy memories of you and your fur baby bring you comfort in these difficult times ahead.

Tink said...

What a sad sad story... Tcheupi was a very beautiful cat! I'll light a candle in front of my Bast statue. Please wish Ilona strength and love to carry this loss...

Harry Spotter said...

I am sorry, my heart aches for you. It's horrible to lose such a good friend. I will be purring for you.

Harry Spotter

Puss-in-Boots said...

Oh, I am so sad for Ilona at losing her beautiful boy. It's so hard at the time. My heart goes out to her.

Ginger said...

I am so sorry. He was absolutely gorgeous. 9 is very young, though I had one die at 5 of kidney failure. My Miles, 12, has surprised me with his longevity. Until him and recently my 3 new boys, I have mostly had girls.

Linens and Royals said...

Sayonara Tcheupi - gone too soon.

claudie said...

Poor guy. I 'm so sorry for Ilona. He was really a nice guy. Courage, Ilona.

Cat with a Garden said...

We are so sorry to hear about your friend's loss. He was a very handsome boy! It is good he didn't suffer for too long.
Gentle purrs, Siena & Chilli

P.S.: Thank you for visiting us. We have met before, that's why we know you lived in Bonn. That's ever so close to us.

Anonymous said...

Hi everybody, I am Ilona

I thank your for your sympathy and the nice words you send me.
My lovely tcheupi was my happiness...I miss him so much..I could'n save him...
He has such a nice caracter...and he was so beautifull.
I had a lot of cats, but HE was the most special and lovely.
I am very sade and cry a lot.

He rest in peace in my garden under the flowers, so he stay short to me.
thanks to everyone.