There's a new angel flying free and chasing dandelion fuzzies over grassy hills. Those of you that have been following the inspiring story of Tiger Tim, the orange cat surrendered to a NY shelter because his owner chose a new sofa over him, have likely heard the news.
Tiger Tim ended his courageous fight this past weekend in the most beautiful way any of of could ever hope to leave this world. At home, in the arms of someone who loved him deeply, with peace, compassion and dignity.
|Tiger Tim - Magnificat Rescue|
There's just something about this sweet and trusting orange cat that struck a chord with us... and with people all over the world. It's not his overnight celebrity status. In fact, we're often saddened when the death of someone famous consumes the public. We think about the unsung heroes. Those that live their life with a quiet humbleness. They may not be known to the world, but they are the world to someone who loves them.
Tiger Tim was not an internet meme. He didn't have his own YouTube channel or Facebook page. We think that's in part why his story is so special to us.
Saved from a high-kill shelter, he at first appeared to be dying of a broken heart. But in a matter of days, he was bright eyed, affectionate and sharing his love with shelter workers, medical staff and the whole world. He was soon diagnosed with cancer, though it was just so hard to believe given how full of life and love he was. Everyone want to believe in a miracle, but those caring for him knew it was only a matter of time.
Magnificat Rescue wrote on their Facebook page that "Tiger Tim's last days were probably the happiest in his life." And that's the message we're holding close to our hearts as we remember this special cat. To love. And to be loved.
We want to thank Tiger Tim's first foster mom who scooped him up from the high kill shelter, the caring volunteers at Magnificat Rescue and Rehoming, the dedicated medical staff that fought for him with all they had and his foster mom who filled his last days with love.
And to Tiger Tim - Bless you sweet boy, for reminding us what really matters.
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Our first story about Tiger Tim: I Love You THIS Much
Facebook Page with all of Tiger Tim's updates: Magnificat Rescue and Rehoming
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