Sending Tinker Away in His Box of Love

Tinker our 22 yeear old cat died recently as many of you know. We buried him yesterday in the back yard in this box. Stacy my daughter, Ray and I signed it along with a few  staff members at the vet’s office. I thought this might help my daughter feel better on this very sad day. 

Tinker was loved totally by the ones that knew him. It is strange not having to wake up and give him his insulin.  I would have sacrificed if I thought he could have lived months longer, but I thought he would maybe suffer too much.

I know Tinker was not a human being, but I loved him as much as if he would have been. He fought the vet told us to live for all the years. He always stayed with us when we were sick or even just stressed, so these signatures on this box are signed with much love and affection. He was our dearest friend, and now he is gone.

He loved to lay on Ray’s coat. We said he looked like he was wearing a tuxedo.  We try to smile as we talk about the memories of the 22 years we sharing with him.

I would like to think his spirit is with us somehow. Thank you all for the condolences!  Always take a lot of pictures of your beloved pets because one day they will be gone. Death is hard to understand no matter if it was because of a human beings life that ended, or a pets life. I am thankful for his life, so I will try to dwell on all the great memories that we all shared together. The trials in our life do weaken us for awhile, but in the end we will be alright.

Carol DM has taught me a lot from the trials that she has endured. She has a Dustin’s garden.  It keeps her  smiling about the love she carries for him daily. I may do the same for Tinker. I might call it “The Wonders of Tinker.” It just makes me feel better just saying those words of love. I will be alright, I just am in shock right now. Thank you everyone!

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  1. I am so touched that I have inspired you my friend. I also have the ashes of my Momma Kitty in a special box, as I will do with my other two. Remember the memories you have of Tinker, the good times. You will begin to feel his presence.

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