Monday, August 18, 2008

Mancat Monday - Gone

I feel a little strange telling everykitty this, since there is so many MUCH more upsetting and sad things happening with so many of us lately. But I thought you all deserved to know this news since I have introduced you to him several times here on my blog.

Almost Dad is gone.

He left Friday afternoon. When mommy got home from work, he was already packed and just waiting for her to be home before he left. None of us here will probably ever know the real reason why he decided to leave us furries and Mommy. He just told her he "had no choice," but Mommy couldn't get him to be more specific than that. All mommy can assume is that his family told him again that he would be cut off financially if he stayed with her. His daddy has money; mommy doesn't. But to be honest, we will never know for certain if that was the reason or not.

Anyway, we are all doing ok. It was kind of the cherry on top of mommy's super depressing week, with all of the sad news around the catblogosphere and being understaffed and busy at work at the same time. And we furries were confused for the first day or so, when we didn't see him come back home after he left. Ivy was upset and had one potty-outside-the-litterbox incident, but things are settling back down to normal now.

Mommy and I also want to apologize in advance, because we are not sure how often I will be able to post, or how often I will be able to visit any of you in the coming weeks. Mommy starts her classes this week, and we aren't sure how much extra time she will have to help me with my blog. I have my paws crossed that at least she can help me on weekends, even if she doesn't have time during the week, but we will have to see. Please don't forget me, and don't think that I don't love you all! Each and every one of you is super special to me and my mommy, and we will join in as much as we possibly can, I promise.

63 meows:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Purrs to you Tybalt. We do not think that your sad news is any less sad for you and your family--you have had a big loss too. We are thinking of you.

michico*Adan said...

Dearest Tybalt,

I am purring and praying for your family. I hope 3 of you and your mom doing alright.
I keep you in my mind and prayers~!


Tara said...

Oh Tybalt, my heart goes out to you! That is a very, very hard thing to go through. Thoughts and purrs to you and your family.


Parker said...

Oh Tybalt, we are so sorry for you and your Mommy. That's awful news. We could never forget your sweet faces and we hope that you and your Mommy will be OK.
Almost Dad clearly made a poor choice.
Smooches to you and your whole family!

Alasandra said...

We are so sorry Almost Dad is gone. How very sad for all of you. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. ~Socks, Scylla & Charybdis

Astrid, Kashim and Othello said...

seesh! We are so sorry Almost Dad is gone. As Parker said we think he made a poor choice.
We are sending a big bunch of hugs to you all.

Kashim asks if Holly wantsta come and snuggle wif him a bit? She can stay here for a while if she wants to.

You and Ivy can com too Tybalt, we have lots of treats and you all can meet Sally aehm Salome :)


Anonymous said...

Your poor Momma Tybalt! That is just as sad and upsetting.
I want to say something but I really doesn't know what and Momma can't help mez.
You make sure you look after your momma and she looks after herself.
Your momma sounds like a wise peep.
so many warm snuggles for you both!!

Cat-a-holic, Laila and Minchie said...

OH NO!!! That is horribly sad news! Our momma has gone through this a few times herself so she can understand. But it is good your mommie is busy as it will help. You all are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time of transition. At least you have each other!

Huge (((HUGS))) and purrs!!!

Laila, Minchie and mommie Peggy

The Island Cats said...

Wow, Tybalt...that is sad news about almost Dad...we hope your mommy is doing okay. But that has to be hard for her...and you too!

We hope your mommy's classes go well and we will miss you...but we know we will hear from you again!

Wally, Ernie & Zoey

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

We're so sorry. Give lots of snuggles and purrs to your mom, and we're all sending {{{hugs}}}.

catsynth said...

We are so sorry to hear your news. It is sad to lose someone in your life. We agree with Parker and others, we think he made a poor choice. People seem to do that a lot :(

And we're going to miss your posts and your coming around to visit. But you've got to put taking care of your mom as your highest priority now.

We hope your mom's classes go well, and we'll get to hear from you again soon.

Sending our thoughts and purrs.

jenianddean said...

Please don't think that your sad news is any less significant. You one of us hurts, for whatever reason, we all hurt with you. We're so sorry about the Almost Dad. Maybe this is a blessing in disguise. Maybe there's some special man in your mom's class that she wouldn't have met otherwise. (just trying to find a positive) But we're sorry, and sad for your mom's hurting heart right now.

We'll keep checking in, and see you when you get a free minute.

The Cat Realm said...

Poor Tybalt, That is soooo - and then the maid said a real bad word - of this - another bad word - man.
We are sending you lots of purrs, and the maid sends your mom lots of love - she really HATES it when they do that "non specific" part. Good thing you found out about him while he still was ALMOST Dad and not Dad yet!!!
Mrs. OZ and Tintin - Karl is coming back today from safari!

Forty Paws said...

We're very sorry about the Almost Dad leaving. This is very sad news for you guys and on top of a very sad week. We'll be sending you tons of purrs and purrayers, ok?

Luf, Us

PB 'n J said...

Hmmm, is it okay to be mad at Almost Dad? Cause we think we are, that's just not right. And in the middle of such a bad week for your Mommy! Yep, we're a bit hissed off.

But we're going to be sending extra purrs to your Mommy and all of you - it's gonna be a hard time. It will be good that your Mommy will be busy.

And we could never forget you - silly. We'll be here when you and your Mommy get time!

Purrs and tons of {{{Hugs}}}
Pearl, Bert and Jake

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Tybalt, we are so, so sorry to hear about what your Almost Dad did to your Mommy and you babies; that is just so cowardly of him to leave and not give any explanation. We are purring and purraying that all of your hearts will heal, and that things will go well for your Mommy with her classes and her work. Please take care of her and make sure she doesn't get lonely, and remember, there is no way that we would ever forget you, and we love you too!
Hugs, purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam, Simon and Momma Jan

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

That is very very sad hard news. We are so sorry to hear about this! We know you'll take good care of each other but we know how much it hurts. We would NEVER forget about you!!!


Mr. Tigger said...

Oh Tybalt and Mom we are so sorry about Almost Dad!!! Hiss! Hiss! Hiss! Our purrrrs and purrayers are with you all!

Good luck to Mommy at school! It will be good to keep busy!

How could we ever forget you!!! I will miss you lots & lots & lots! Sammie-Pie

(((((((((((hugs to you all from all of us))))))))!
Your FL furiends,

PS: I got your package. I will be putting it up on my Tuxie post tomorrow! Thank you! Thank you!

Shadow / Molly said...

The moms heart sank. We is sorry Tybalt that almost dad could not make the cut. But ya know I bet there is another male bean that will be wiser and less selfish. The mom said she knows how you all feel and that when ur mom least 'spects it Mr. OMG right falls into place.

The mom speaks from 'sperience.

Beau said...

Oh Tybalt, mom and I are so very sorry almost dad was extremely stupid and bad. We hope you take care of each other and give each other lots of loves and snuggles.
You will be in our thoughts and prayers, and we will miss you. We could never ever forget you, and we look forward to seeing and hearing from you again! Take care! Love, Beau and mom

Anonymous said...

We're sorry to hear that he needed to leave. We're here for you.

Sunny's Mommy said...

I'm sorry and hugs for your Mommy, and all of you, too, cause I know you miss him also. If that was the reason he left, he's not a man and still just a boy. Your Mommy deserves better than that. Big {{hugs}} to her.

The Meezers said...

oh Tybalt, we are so sorry about almost dad. HISSS to almost dad. {{{{HUGS}}}} to your mommy. Our mommy says that almost dad is..... well, a werd on our bad werd list.
We say, make your mommy do a week of posts on Saturday or Sunday and then set them up to post efurry day. hee hee


DANA!!! ME come ofur and PLAY and DANCE. (and me will purr on you to make you feel better about almost dad)

Willie said...

Sorry to hear that you and your family is having a tough time with a bunch of different things. I hope things improve really soon and that your Mommy can move on knowing that there is a person out there for her she just hasn't found him yet.
We won't forget bout you, don't worry, get back when you can.


DEBRA said...

Tybalt we are very sad to hear about the almost Dad. We understands that all of you are going through a very rough time and we want you to know we is here for you. If you need a shoulder don't hesitate to yell out Abby over here I need a hug and we'll scamper right over and give you lots and lots of hugs. WE could never forget you and we hope you can find some joy with us whenever you can visit. Purrs to all of you...

and Debra

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

I am very sorry to hear about your Almost Daddy. Well, if he could leave like that, he didn't deserve your mommy, or you great furry friends.

We hope you can blog more as your mommy gets settled, but we could never forget you! You can always post on the catblogosphere whenever you can post.

Take care you guys. Bendrix will think of something to cheer you all up. Perhaps our "training" post for tomorrow...

Junior said...

We are so sorry to hear this. We are sending out healing purrs for all of you.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oh my, money over da woman he was suppose to sed some bad words about dat! We won't furget yoo, just take yoor time and help heal yoor mom...((((hugs))))

Camie's Kitties said...

Tybalt, Holly, Ivy, Dana, Loki and Mommy,

We are so sorry to hear that Almost Dad is gone. He wasn't worthy of having you all in his life. We are purring that the hurt will lessen as the days go on. If you all want to come over an hang out and play, Mom goes back to work tomorrow so we will have the place to ourselves.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody, Camie and Miss Jade

Holly and Ivy,

If you need anything, let me know.


momsbusy said...

we will be purraying fur yu ans yur mom. yur almost daddy leefing is just as impawtant as all of the ofer mews. we ars one big fambly on the cat blogosphere.

y2k (yuki, kimiko, & kintaro)

we is almosts naybors - we is in south carolina.

Kellykat said...

We are sorry to hear about Almost Dad. We are purring softly for you and your family. (((Hugs)))
-Stryder, Scotchy & Sugar

The Meowers from Missouri said...

we is furry sorry that youse is all sad; it's hard to lose someone you think is in yer life furrefur. ((((((hugs)))))) to your mommy, an' soft head bumpies to you, our prince. we won't furget you--jus' come see us when you can; even if you was gone fur a year (or even if WE were gone fur a year), we'd still be yer furriends. purrrrrrrs to you, buddy!

nels, ed, nitro, & xingxing

peeyes: it is our opinion (an' mom's) that yer mommy is richer by far than almost dad's fambly. she has YOU an' she has herself an' her dignity. an' that's worf more'n money.

peepeeyes: mom sez to tell yer mommy that long years ago, our daddy (when he was an almost dad) told her it was him or the cats. she told him not to let the door hit him inna butt onna way out. we're all still here, 30+ years later (well, not US cats, but those who came before), an' he's the bestest daddy. he knew a good thing when he had it, an' decided ofur stuff wasn't so portant. THAT's the kinda man she needs. may g*d bless her wif one.

Angel Cake said...

Me is so sorry that almost dad has gone,and hurt your Mommy and you.Please give your Mommy lots of purrs and snuggles.

Riley & Tiki said...

Purrs for you and your Mommy.

Victor Tabbycat said...

We's furry sorry to hear dis. Parents can be rough on der kids when they mean well. It's furry confusin fur us puddins, too. We don't unnerstand why one of our favoritest people is suddenly goned.

Give yur mom lotsa fur an purr therapy an you'll all feel a bit better soon. Hugs and purrs,
Victor & Tabbymom Jen

Pixel said...

Purrs to you and your mommy.
we know this must hurt her alot and there is nothing we can do to make it better but, there is always a better fish in the sea. It takes time to heal

Karen, Pixel and Samba

HRH Yao-Lin said...

I am very very sorry to hear this! I honestly believe it is his loss more so than you or your human's! I mean, why on earth would he leave like that? Unless of course he is financially motivated as your post suggests which is shallow and silly. It reminds me of a Jane Austen plot! Rest assured, you and your human will prosper and grow rosy and quite likely meet your Mr Darcy and the deserter will end up rich and lonely and bitter.

Try and give your human lots of cuddles, I am sure she needs them and please remember you are in everyone's prayers. This is very sad and confusing for you all.


Ana said...

omg, what news. I am very sorry for your mommy and of course for all of you. it must be a tough time and I hope she can somehow cope with it and her family and friends come over with chocolate and ice-cream to watch some silly movies. it's always difficult to be left clueless but in such a situation it's even harder.

Give her some extra purrs. *Hugs from here*

Moki said...

We are purring for you and your family. Situtations such as this are never easy...

Alexi said...

Purrs and prayers for you and your fambly...we're here for you.

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

Oh dear! We're so very sorry to hear that Almost Dad went away. People sometimes do things that don't make any sense to other people let alone to us kitties.

Hugs and purrs to you and your family,

Charlemagne and Tamar

Fat Eric said...


Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

Tybalt, I am coming right over!! the storm getting to close for me!

Daisy said...

Oh, Tybalt, I am so sorry about this sad news. But you know what I think? He is the one missing out. I do not know how anyone could bear to leave you.

I am sending soft, comforting purrs to you all.

Mickey said...

We agree with Chey and Parker (& everyone else)
Almost Dad is not a man if he cannot give a reason(even if it's the wrong one) Choosing materialism over love...sad
The CB is a very strong community. Any support any of you need,WILL be there for you!! WE choose love.
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Anonymous said...

It's a lousy situation when friends are getting hurt. I'm sorry you're having to endure it. There are a lot of people who care about you and we're hoping things get better for you soon.

Anonymous said...

Tybalt, we are very sad to hear this. We know it will take some time for you to all get through the shock and sadness and find a new rhythym. We think that if Almost Dad chose his family and their money then you're probably all better off without him. His values are either in the wrong place - or he wasn't right for your Mom and you. ♥

Anita said...

We are so sorry for you and your Mommy but The Sun will shine for you very soon. We wait for your next visit very soon.

Love and ((((hugs)))

Sweet Praline said...

Purrs to you, Tybalt and especially to your Mommy. My mom says to feel free to contact her if she wants to talk while she is working on her teaching certificate.

Mom just called and told me she will be in Atlanta next month, so she will be in your neck of the woods.

Beau Beau & Angie said...

It is somefing that affects the household. It may be on a different level for sure but it still hurts the heart. It's hard for owr Mom not to gives too much advice but she can't keep her hands off da keyboard -- :Ooommmph urrghh reowoowww bitey: Sorry Tybalt, I tried: ~Beau Beau

Own that pain of the almost dad being gone, feel it deep inside and then let it go. It doesn't feel like it right now, but you have just been given a wonderful opportunity to find the true other half to make you whole. Look for him in your dreams. And when you see the eyes that make you smile and the warmth of a touch of one who really cares you'll know he's right around the corner.

Cat Street Boyz said...

How very sad Tybalt......we send all our love, purrs & purryers to you and your loving family....could we forget you? Are you kidding us...of course NOT! We will be here for you...hopefully the next chapter in your lives will be a very happy one, love, huggs & purrs=^Y^=the Cat Street Boyz

Lux said...

Oh, Tybalt, I'm so sorry. I just want to give all of you and your mom a great big hug: {{{{HUG}}}

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

Dear Tybalt,
We iz gonna sendz over all of us to cheer your momee & you kitteez up. Lozin' people iz no good. Dis makes momeez sad & leaky eyed, so she iz gonna needz lots of purrz oevfur da next months. I tink mebbe we should all see if we can haz a feel gooder partee dats your momee can go to.
She soundz like a furry wize momee, who wit her studeez will loze her sorrow eventually. But in da meantimez, I tink I yam gonna bites da almostee dadeez butt if I seez him in our state.
Hang in dere,
Dr Tweety

Derby said...

Oh Tybalt lots of purrs to your and your mum. In time things will work out for all of you. Don't worry about posting, we won't forget you.Post when you can and we will drop in to say hello.

Furkidsmom said...

Dear Tybalt,

We're wrapping you and your Mom in soft purrs and hugs. We're sorry your Almost Dad is gone, but there is the purrfect Manbean out there for your Mom and for you!

We hope to hear from you soon.

Sniffie and the Florida furkids

HotMBC said...

Tybalt, buddy, we're so sad to hear this news. We figure if he just walked out like that, he wasn't the right almost dad for you guys. But it's really tough and sad any ways. We're sending lots and lots of purrs to your Mom and to you all too. We won't forget you while your Mom is bizzy and can't help you type. Just say hi when you can and that's cool. We understand a ton.
Purrrrrrrrrs and kitty kisses for your Mom,
your bud Pepi and the rest of the Hotties

Fin said...

Purrs and kneading to you.

Jimmy Joe said...

Oh man, Tybalt ol' buddy, that is very, very sad. I am sending you and your momma lots of purrs and furs for comfort.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

The Whiskers and Purrs Gang said...

Dearest Tybalt,
We are prayin' for you and your mommy. Everything happens for a reason, sweet boy. You will both be fine. And, don't worry...we will never forgit you...we will pray for you and look forward to your posts.

Lots of hugs, headbutts and purrs,
The Whiskers and Purrs Gang

Karen Jo said...

I am very sorry that your Almost Dad left you. It is very sad and I'm sure it hurt your Mommy a whole lot. However, since he is the type to just walk out on a family, I'm glad he did it now, before he became your Dad for real. I want to give all of you great big (((HUGS))) and I will never forget you. Post when you can and don't worry about it. We will all be here for you.

Dragonheart and Merlin said...

We are sorry to hear that he just left like that. :( Purrs to you and your mom.

The Furry Kids said...

(((hugs))) and purrs to all of you. Of course, we'll miss you, but we'll all be right here when you get back.

JB's Big World said...

Almost Dad is gone? Oh no! I am so sorry to hear this. I will send purrs to you all and I hope your mom is doing ok. I will miss you all when your mom is in classes. I know how it is because my mom has been super busy too.
Many many purrs coming to you, bro,