Monday, January 17, 2011

Goodbye Sweet Diego

July 26, 2010 ~ January 16, 2011
It is with great sadness that I write this post and say goodbye to a cat who really stole this crazy dog lady's heart.  I was devastated to learn that Diego (one of the beautiful jaguar cubs that we were so fortunate to be able to spend time with in October, along with his sister Dora and friend Mohan) crossed over the Rainbow Bridge very early yesterday morning.  I am heartbroken and just can not imagine how his family at Tiger World is dealing with the sudden loss.

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Diego would have turned 6 months old next week.  Sadly, an infection set in and his little body just could not fight it.  In less than 48 hours, the baby boy was gone.  Diego was a true lapcat who just loved to cuddle and get scratchies.  He was a beautiful and special little man who touched many lives in his short time here and he will be missed by many.  

I just adore this shot (borrowed from Jennifer's facebook page)
Here is Diego playing with his wrestling buddy Mohan, the white tiger cub.  First shot is from our time spent with them, second one is borrowed from Jennifer's "In Memory of Diego" album...
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Everyone keeps talking about how much he loved scratchies... we witnessed it first hand!

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Diego the Lovebug
I will greatly miss Diego not being at Tiger World every time we go back to visit and am sad we won't be able to see him grow up, but I have hope that a little bit of Diego will forever live on through his sister Dora, and may she find comfort in her friend Mohan as she is dealing with the loss of a brother.

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Dora & Diego with Mohan
Mohan & Diego crashed out for a nap after we spent time with them
Rest in peace dear sweet boy... and may you have found lots of furbaby friends to romp over the Rainbow Bridge with.  Thank you for letting us spend time with you... We will never forget you.



SissySees said...

Boooo... I'm so sorry. Life just isn't fair, is it?

Milly said...

Oh I'm so sorry! He was so beautiful!

Marianne Pysh said...

He was so beautiful, I'm so sorry your friend is gone.

jen said...

I am so sorry to hear about Diego.
He was very beautiful.

Anita said...

That's so sad. :(

Marjie said...

I love cats. Big cats, small cats, house cats, doesn't matter. And so I have a giant dog. Poor little Diego.

Michelle said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. How sad...he was so beautiful!

Bubblesknits said...

That's so sad. : (

the teacher's pets said...

Oh my goodness! Diego is absolutely beautiful and affectionate and too young to have died so soon! I don't know where Tiger Town is so could you please blog about it or send me some info? If you don't have time, I will look it up on the internet asap! How wonderful that you got to spend time with that little man...I can see why you are heartbroken!

Velva said...

Oh my goodness! What an experience to enjoy these cats, especially Diego. I am sorry to hear that he passed away.


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