Sunday, April 15, 2012

Ziggy - In Loving Memory

Hey guys. So as most of you will know my husband and I got two little kittens about a year and a half ago. Ziggy (the tabby) and Rocky (the black one) immediately became best friends and fit into our little world so perfectly. Unfortunately, over night Ziggy was hit by a car and killed on the road outside our home. We are so so sad and are going to miss the crazy little guy so much, but also can still smile at the memories of his larger than life personality and all the good times we shared. So this post is a tribute our little man and some of our favourite moments together.

Just a few of Ziggy's cute wee poses as he slept or snuggled on the bed. He was the type of cat that if you were home for the day would spend the day inside with you instead of doing his typical cat stuff. So many of my memories of putting together blog posts include trying to balance both him and and my computer on my lap and him distracting me from what I was trying to do.
Ziggy and Jeremy had a special bond. The photo on the right is a typical way Jeremy would carry Ziggy around the house and he would just stay there enjoying the ride.
Making himself at home in my bathroom sink! My phone is actually way too full of pictures of me catching him doing this. I'd always stop him and boot him out but couldn't resist snapping a few pictures first.
Some more funny memories with him and Jeremy. People food was always much more interesting and enticing to him than his own food and whenever we had something different he'd try his best to score a nibble or two. (Side note - his favourite people food was salt and vinegar chips)


This was my last picture with him taken just a few days ago. You can't see it in the frame but my lap top was actually on my knees as well and this was one of those balancing blogging and cat snuggling times I was talking about.

So today has been horrible. I was actually away on a girl weekend and got the phone call from my husband this morning to break the news. Such a sad time right now and Rocky - our other cat is very confused and running around looking for his friend. We had a burial with some close friends this afternoon and laid him to rest in the backyard.

He's left such a big whole in this family but I have a phone and a Macbook photobooth full of memories of the best times together. Rest in peace little friend x

72 comments:

  1. aw i'm sorry - i know what that's like :( my boyfriend's cat got hit right outside his house, by a family friend who was coincidentally driving by. we were so sad. all your photos are so cute! whenever i visit my sister her little kitten sleeps on my stomach keeping me warm!

    angela

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  2. That is terrible. :( I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll keep you in my prayers. <3

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  3. Oh, that's such sad news. I'm so sorry to hear about poor Ziggy. It's nice that you've got pictures to help you remember all the good times with him ♥

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  4. I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your lovely Ziggy. This post made me cry - I can only imagine how much it hurts to lose a member of your little family. The memories and photos you shared are beautiful. RIP Ziggy.

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  5. I'm so sorry. :( I understand what it's like to have such a bond with a furry friend and have to say goodbye.

    Rest in peace, Ziggy.

    Hugs.


    Talia Christine
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  7. Reading this post makes me cry. I hate that feeling of losing a pet and the worst part is I lose him because of an accident. I am sorry for your loss dear. ='(


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  8. awww tears. beautiful ziggy. it's awfully sad but remembering memories & appreciating the time you spent with him will ease you through this difficult time, charlotte xXx

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  9. I'm so sorry for your loss yet I believe Ziggy is in better place now. Rocky must be very lonely :( Rest in peace Ziggy!

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  10. I am very sorry to hear that, Amanda.
    I know how rough your loss is. Some years ago, I lost my cat too. I had had him for 16 years, so it was a very sad thing to lose him. Today, I still miss him.
    My thoughts are with you...

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  11. :'( That is so horrible and sad... I'm so sorry Amanda. xx

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  12. so sorry to hear this, thinking of you xo

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  13. From one cat mum to another, I am very, very sorry for your loss. *big hug* Take comfort in the fact that Ziggy had a fun-filled, happy life. Special pats to Rocky. xx

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  14. god bless him a better next life ahead! R.I .P.

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  15. Rest in peace my beautiful friend. I will miss you.

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  16. So, so sorry to hear about Ziggy. I know how terrible it feels to lose a pet and how it feels like a part of the family is missing. You're so lucky to have all these pictures of him attached to all different memories. He looks like a cat with such a personality and he will be sorely missed! xx

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  18. The part you can't see in the photos from Ziggy and I was that we shared way too much food. He also would drink my beer. He was always so naughty and so loving. Whenever we came home he would run to meet us and climb up on this post on the way to our door so he could snuggle our faces on the way past.

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  19. That is so sad! But it is amazing how much space those little creatures get in our hearts.
    The memories will last forever. Cats is just so wonderful a animal. Take good Care of the one you have left.

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  21. Aww I feel your pain...losing pets is always horrible but when it's so sudden and tragic it's even sadder. It's nice that you have such a large photo album of memories though! And he certainly looks like he packed more personality and fun into his short time than lots of other cats combined :)

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  22. So sad for you and for Rocky too who will be wondering where his best friend is. I love my cat heaps and I can imagine how sad it would be to lose your furry friend. Thinking of you guys

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  23. I am tearing up while reading this... so sorry. Rest in Peace little Ziggy.

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  24. I am welling up over this, actually I am crying. So sorry Amanda, I can tell how much you love him and he will be missed so much, even by all of your followed as I always love your cat photos. xo

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  25. Aw that's so sad! At least you know that he lived a happy life. And you have tons of photos to remind you of him.
    We had a cat when I was growing up and my dad decided to give him away, and the sad part was that the last photo I took of him the day we gave him away didn't develop properly because there wasn't enough light in my room :(
    xx

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  26. :( so sorry to hear your loss

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  27. So sorry you lost this pretty, cute cat. Brilliant pictures!

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  28. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I lost my cat (Joey) last year in the same way, so I understand how you're feeling. RIP Ziggy

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  29. I'm so so sorry :(

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  30. I'm so sorry for you loss :( RIP Ziggy <3

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  31. so sorry for your loss! It's so hard to loose a beloved pet. I'm sure you'll see him again one day because I think God knows the special bonds that humans can have with animals, and so I think he would like us all to see our pets again.
    Again, I'm so sorry.

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  32. Aw, Amanda. :( I'm so sorry to hear about little Ziggy's passing. Having also very recently lost a pet, it breaks my heart for you that you guys will have to go through the same. But you're absolutely spot on - remember the happy times and remind yourself he's in a good place looking down on you always. :)

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  33. I'm so sorry for your loss.
    Take comfort in remembering the happy and fun times Ziggy was able to share with you. :)
    Take care of yourself.
    RIP Ziggy.

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  34. Losing a Kitty is the worst pain. I'm so sorry for his untimely departure. I know it was painless and I know he is in Kitty heaven chasing squirrels right now. :)

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  35. Oh my goodness, I'm so sorry to hear about Ziggy. I've only just discovered your blog (through bloglovin') but I can relate to what you must be going through. My cat Samson died recently. He was nearly 17 and had a long, healthy life but it still hurts to lose him. Sending hugs your way. :)

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  36. Oh no...I'm in tears reading this. I just hate when things like this happen, and I always panic when my little kitty tries to run outside for fear of him getting hit. :[

    Ziggy was such a cutie, though! I'm sure he is missed quite terribly. <3

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  37. Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear that. My kitty I had for about a year and half ran away last summer and never came back. It's so hard losing kitties.
    xo, Tori
    http://daisiesandpixiedust.blogspot.com/

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  38. I'm sorry to hear about your loss. The pictures of Ziggy in the sink are so cute, precious memories you can look back on.
    Jodie x

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  39. I cannot express how sorry I am for your loss of Ziggy. That is my worst nightmare for my cat or dog. Your pictures are beautiful and your cat looks like he had a fantastic life full of love and fun. Your memorial was touching and brought tears to my eyes. You're a wonderful mommy!
    Love to you. All three of you surviving Ziggy.

    Sincerely,
    Jessica

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  40. I am so SO sorry to hear of your loss. I cried for a good long time after reading this... Pets should never die. <3

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  41. My gosh this post made cry for a good 15 mins. You gave Ziggy so much love and have such beautiful photos and memories, I hope you are doing ok
    take care
    xx

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  42. ohhh animals are so very much family. That's why we call fur babies. I am so sorry about your loss :( if you decide to get another one get kitten, it easier for the other one to accept then older cat.

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  43. So sorry to hear this sad news. Hope you guys are okay xx

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  44. Im so sorry for your loss, Ziggy was beautiful. I have cute pictures of him on my phone too, snuggling in my hair. xx I wish I got to see him again and give him cuddles. But these photos of him are such nice memories.

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  45. That is so devastating. I cannot imagine what it'd feel like to lose my cats, and have been unfortunately been close a few times with my diabetic cat. In those moments I sobbed the way I would if it was a family member, so I send all of my sympathies your way. Thank you for sharing his memory with us and we won't forget him! x

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  46. so sad! such lovely pics though. and honestly, what a gorgeous tabby! he actually looks like the perfect cat. so sorry :(

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  47. I'm so sorry to hear that xxx

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  48. This is SO SAD. :( I was distraught when our kitten died, it's terrible. Thinking of you xxxx

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  49. Sending you a big hug! It is so sad to loose friend...

    Love
    Gisela
    xox

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  50. Sending you a big hug! It is so sad to loose friend...

    Love
    Gisela
    xox

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  51. To of our cats were knocked down and sadly died and I remember finding it so hard--they were ther one minute and not the next.

    But all the hpotos and memories live on and that is the most important part, we still laugh about them now.

    Sending you a massive hug.

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  52. It's so sad when this happens to young cats. I wish drivers would be more careful. At least it was quick I suppose, so he wouldn't have felt too much. Sending lots of love xxx

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  53. i'm so terribly sorry for your loss. our pets become like our children. but do remember how much he loved you and how much he knew he was loved in return. never forget the memories and he'll be alive forever in your heart! <3

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  54. This post made me tear up! I'm so sorry about your kitty. He was super cute! You're in my thoughts! xo

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  55. I am so sorry to hear about you dear cat.. I have two cats myself, one striped and one black - I love them both dearly.. To loose one of them would break my heart.. So my thoughts goes out to you guys..
    :( Love, Mia

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  56. Ohhh, I'm so sorry for your loss Amanda. It's so sad losing a friend like that. Pets have a way of working their way into our hearts. And there's definitely a hole there when we lose them.
    But it looks like you all had SO many funny, quirky, cuddly moments together. Just be thankful for those moments and the photos you have to remember your friend by <3

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  57. I am sorry. That is very sad :(

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  58. oh. <3 those pics are just wonderful.

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  59. I'm so incredibly sorry. :( He seems like he was SUCH a loved cat by you & your husband and that you three had some wonderful times together. I'm so sorry.

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  60. I can't imagine how heartbroken you are feeling. He was loved, I can tell. :) Wishing you the best!!

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  61. I'm so sorry for the loss of your sweet kitty. Sending you warm thoughts...

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  63. That's so sad :( I hope you're okay lovely. I don't know what I'd do if I lost any of my furry pals. Hope he's having a super time in kitty heaven. Big hugs xxxx

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  64. Hi there, this is my first time commenting on one of your posts, but I just had to say how sorry I am. I know what you must be feeling, and hope having your other cat Rocky and giving him some extra snuggles will get you through this. Ziggy looked like such a curious lil guy and full of character, not to mention super cute.

    Sorry again to ear this news.
    Take care, Nikki from Scotland x

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  65. I'm so so sorry for your loss. I only can imagine what you're going through... That story mackes me sad! He really was quite the little character and also I think he was lucky to be able to spend his life with you guys.

    Feel hugged. xo.

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  66. My goodness, I have tears in my eyes. Coincidentally I have a similar looking tabby nammed Zibby, as well as another recently adopted kitten, and I love them more than anything. I'd be devestated if something happened to them. My thoughts are with you xx

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  67. Our cat was hit in january and survived, and then we spent a week or two waiting to see how paralyzed he was. It was a brain injury, and affected both left legs...if he hadn't regained use, we would have had to put him down. It was AWFUL . He's mostly okay now, but fencing our yard. I'm so sorry for your loss. I saw a deleted comment or two, and I can guess what was said. Ill say my cat was/is an outside cat-his outside life was so important to him. Friends with the neighbors, their kids, other cats, even dogs. He had visitors that brought him tuna! No regrets. You do the best you can. Lots of hugs, and rescue a shelter cat when youre ready. That thought was the only thing that helped me...we were prepared to have two cats, so I'd put his spot to good use. Xoxo

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  68. so sorry to hear this, thinking of you xo

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