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Sunday, September 4, 2016

G.T. Crossed Over





Today is a very sad day at Forty Paws. G.T. crossed over this morning. This poor guy went through so much in his lifetime. He broke his leg in 2005 as you can see from this picture. He was climbing up onto the top of the china hutch and fell off, breaking his leg. He had horrible allergies for fourteen years, and received allergy serum shots every week, in addition to extra shots at the vet when he would start scratching and ulcerating his skin in various spots on his body. And over the last few months he went into severe kidney failure and was on fluids and also had to be put on Lasix because the fluid would build up around his lungs and cause him to have rapid breathing. Medical intervention throughout this guy's life kept him alive.  And he would NOT TAKE PILLS. So everything had to be injected into this kitty. He did fine with injections. But forget about any pills!

He was a happy cat, and loved to eat anything with spaghetti sauce, alfredo sauce, salmon, rotisserie chicken, turkey, shredded cheddar cheese, and certain salad dressings. He was always licking off my plate. Yes, he ate cat food as well as human food... He sat on my lap a good deal of the time, and slept with me as well.

We lost his brother, Dorf, last September when I was at the PSI Pet Sitters Convention. He threw a blood clot and it paralyzed the back end of his body. So he crossed over on September 10, 2015. And now we have lost G.T. on September 4, 2016.

We fostered the entire litter of these cats back in 2000. There were 8 kitties, and they all looked so identical, that we put ribbons on them when they went up for adoption so that people could look at their biographies and see what kind of kitty they were. Both G.T. and Dorf went to the adoption for several weekends, and were not adopted, so we ended up keeping both of them. And we really enjoyed them so much! They were both such great kitties! But they both had serious medical issues for the majority of their lives, and so we wonder how the other 6 kitties did in their homes.

So very sad here at Forty Paws.

Luf,
All of us at Forty Paws and Maw

49 comments:

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

We are so very sorry to hear that G.T. has passed over to the Rainbow Bridge. I know how hard that is on your heart and spirit. But he sure had a wonderful life with you and he knew love and comfort and great care. We will keep you in our deepest purrs.

Laila and Minchie said...

So very sorry for your loss and we send love and purrs to you. Run free sweet GT.

Just Ducky said...

So sad to see that GT has made his journey. I am sure Derby is showing him around.

He will live on in your heart. Luf from us.

Katie Kat said...

So sorry to hear that G.T. has crossed over, yet what a purrific home he had and how much he was loved and looked after, even if he didn't likes pills! Now he is running free and I can imagine that Dorf met him at the bridge. See you GT and Dorf on the other side...

Purrz,
Katie Kat.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I am so sorry for your loss. He was a beautiful boy. XO

Flynn said...

I am so sorry for your loss and send purrs and hugs. You gave him love and great care. Now he is reunited with his brother, Dorf.

Jans Funny Farm said...

So very sad to learn G.T. has passed away. We know each cat is special to you and he will be very missed! He had a good long life with you, but they are never with us long enough. A warm hug, purrs and paw taps of comfort.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I am so sorry to hear this. :-(

The Florida Furkids said...

We're sorry GT has gone OTB. We're sending you soft, healing purrs and prayers at this sad time.

The Florida Furkids

John Bellen said...

G.T. may have had to go through much, but he did it surrounded by love. He was lucky to have had humans who took such good care of him, and they were lucky to have him. Godspeed, G.T.

Mickey's Musings said...

We are so sorry to ear that GT has gone to the Bridge.
Kitties touch our hearts and leave lasting memories there.
We are sure GT had the best life possible with you,
as all the cats that lived there did.
We send you comforting purrs and hugs.
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ
and mum Nancy

Zoolatry said...

Sending our love and a special hug for you, may GT find rest and joy and peace beyond the rainbow.

Savannah's Paw Tracks said...

Warm paws circle all of you and gentle tail swishes carry GT softly to purrfect health at The Bridge

www.shelter-cats.com said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. You took such good care of him through all his medical problems. You were fortunate to have found each other. May sweet memories soften the pain of loss.

Colehaus Cats said...

We are so sorry GT was needed at the Bridge so soon. We are happy to know he was very loved and that he felt very loved. Sending all our purrs.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We were so very sorry to hear-

Random Felines said...

We are so sorry....

The Swiss Cats said...

We're so sorry for your loss. We send you comforting purrs and gentle headbonks. Purrs

Marg said...

Gosh, that is so sad about GT. He was a lucky boy to have you for a Mom as you took such good care of him through all his troubles. We know you miss him but just know what a lucky boy he was to have you. Sending big purrs and big hugs.

Alexandra and Deztinee High said...

We're so sorry fur your loss. Sendin' lots of purrayers.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

https://dezizworld.com

Deb said...

I feel so bad for you. There are no words to describe the pain of losing our feline friends. xo

Annie Bear said...

I'm so sorry about the loss of your G. T. In spite of his medical troubles, it's clear he received a lot of love and care from you.

The Island Cats said...

We are so sorry to hear about G.T. Even though he had so many health issues, it sounds like he still enjoyed life. We send you lots of comforting purrs.

RIP, G.T. You will be missed.

Amber DaWeenie said...

My deepest sympathy on the loss of GT. Keep all the good memories safely tucked away in your heart.

Mary McNeil said...

What a lot of love you must have given those 2 foster fail brothers over the years. And now they are running free together again - healthy and strong !

Brian said...

We are so very sorry to hear about dear G.T. We all send love and hugs to you.

M Dawson said...

I am sorry you lost G.T. He sounds a real hero in spite of many travails.

RIP and Fly Free GT!!

Robyn Harton said...

The Hotties and I are sorry for your loss. Fly Free G. T., with love.

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Sounds like you gave him a wonderful life and took great care of him. Hugs to all of you

Helen said...

So sad to learn this - (((hugs))) from all of us.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...
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Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We were so sorry to hear about G.T. passing. We are sending purrs of comfort and paws of sympathy to all of you at Forty Paws. We hope Maw and Paw find comfort in the fact they gave him a wonderful life for 16 years.

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

G.T. has a wonderful life with you - thank you for loving him and caring for him thru all his ailments. He lives on in the hearts of all who knew him. Sending love and light in your loss.

Cats of wildcat woods

Gidget said...

what a hamsum boy

Spike William and Angels China Cat and Willow said...

We were so sorry to hear that G.T. has gone over to the Bridge. His brother Dorf was surely there to meet him, along with China Cat and Willow. Strong purrs and prayers to all of you missing G.T.

Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs, Spike William and Mom Teri

da tabbies o trout towne said...

Godspeed your journey to heaven GT, we are
truly sorry and send our sincerest sympathies
to your mom and your family. We know Dorf
was at heavens gate to greet you.

with hugs and love from all of us.....
boomer, daisy, tuna
dude and sauce❤️❤️❤️

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

Our Best Purrs Of Comfort to you!

curator said...

All the "staff" at The Pet Museum sends support and sympathy for your loss. Hoping that the caring feelings of friends old and new will give you comfort.

meowmeowmans said...

We are so sorry to hear about G.T.'s passing. Thank you for loving him so much, and so well. Purrs, prayers and hugs to you all as you miss your special boy.

THE ZOO said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Purrs to you all

Team Tabby said...

We are very sorry to hear about your loss of G.T. May your wonderful memories bring you comfort.

Purrs,
Mindy, Mike and mom Nina

Little Binky and Granny said...

We're so sorry of the loss of your beloved G.T. RIP sweetheart <3 Soft Pawkisses to comfort you <3 <3 <3

Nancy said...

I am so very sorry for your loss of this beautiful boy! Tears and prayers...

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

We are so sorry that G.T. had to go to the Bridge. We are glad that he had such a good life with you.

Sending soft purrs to comfort all of you,
Charlemagne, Tamar and Mal

Melinda Strain said...

So sorry to hear about your lost. Hope you will feel better soon. Sending a big hug.
Dana

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

reading this makes me want to go home and feed my little chow hound little bits of yummy things.

I am sorry I wasn't here to express my condolences earlier, but I do believe there is never a 'too late' time to not sit with someone and remember their loved one..

Purrs

Mickey's Musings said...

Thank you for your kind thoughts for Treasure.
We miss him.
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

Dash Kitten said...

We didn't know util we visited. We are so very sorry you lost GT.

I remember Dorf leaving us last year, losing GT is doubly sad.

RIPGT and fly free brave and wonderful spirit.

Timmy Tomcat said...

We are so sorry to hear about Dorf and G.T. We have not visited in a long time and are sorry fur that.
Love you all
Timmy and Family