Tin Tin, another male cat of mine

Tin Tin, my male cat

 

 

It’s the  turn to tell you the story of Tin Tin, another male cat of mine. If you have read about my cats before, you already know that I present them in the chronological order in which they came to our house.

So Tin Tin, another male cat of mine, I received him at home around the same time as Sera.

How he got to us

It was September 2002. My daughter was playing outside . He noticed a kitten being hit. He brought him home immediately. I found that his snout was swollen. It looked like someone had hit him with a tree. It is painful that there are such insensitive people. Obviously I took him to the vet and treated him. After a while he healed. 

Tin Tin was about 3 months old when he entered our house. He was not a very active kitten. He grew up more in bed, in the shadow of my husband. I actually saw him when he was about a year old. Then he began to move around the house.

I was staying in the block, so I didn’t leave him out. He played a little with my other kittens, but he didn’t move enough. So he got a little fat. But he was very sweet and loving with us. He liked her in his arms and she liked to be petted. She cleaned her toilet thoroughly every day.

Tin Tin

In January 2003 I castrated him. After the operation he gained weight, becoming obese. But it was still expensive.

At home

In November 2003, we moved from the block of flats to the house with a yard and garden.

If you’ve read the stories of other cats of mine, you already know.

Now I’m writing with another obese cat in my arms (Sophie). He doesn’t want to play, he doesn’t go out in the yard. Get a food diet in vain. He is still obese. But she is in great need of love. And now watch the computer screen carefully.

But back to Tin Tin.

Tin Tin

So we moved into the house. It was winter, so I let the kittens know the house. They didn’t go out until spring. They liked the house. They researched it for a long time.

In the spring I left them in the yard and in the garden. It was a joy to watch them slowly, slowly, get used to the yard and the garden.

Tin Tin but don’t run too much. He preferred to lie in the sun or sleep in the house.

Tin Tin

Due to lack of exercise he became ill and we had to take him to the vet. He underwent an operation called an urethrostomy. From now on, poor Tin Tin peed on his belly. And for us it was an extra stress. And extra work. Sometimes he escapes the urine. It could not be controlled as before the operation.

But that didn’t bother us. We were glad we managed to save him. He could lead an almost normal life. It just wasn’t moving enough. In fact, this led to his illness. The vet explained that he had to move his bladder.

The second operation

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On September 30, 2005, we had to take him again to the veterinarian and he performed the second urethrostomy.

After this operation, Tin Tin felt pretty good. He continued to love us, to be friendly with our other kittens, to sit in the sun, to enjoy our lives. This happened until September 11, 2009, when he went to heaven.

That very day I was admitted to the spa treatment, and my husband took him back to the vet. He called me but didn’t want to tell me what happened. It wasn’t until the evening that I talked on the phone with my husband and he told me that TinTin was gone to the heaven. I suffered terribly and cried all night.

I later found out that the vet was looking for my husband on the phone to tell him what had happened. But my husband couldn’t answer and then he called me just to ask about him.

Tin Tin is buried in the vet’s garden. We were also good friends. But unfortunately this veterinarian died 4 years ago, at the age of 49. So we don’t know exactly where our dear cat is buried.

The other cats we have lost over the years are buried in our garden in a secluded spot.

Rationale

I wrote this short post for two reasons. First of all, to pay tribute to our dear cat, Tin Tin.

Tin Tin

Secondly, I advise cat lovers to take them to the vet as soon as they notice changes in their behavior. With the help of the veterinarian Tin Tin, we enjoyed our life for over 7 years. For a cat it is a reasonable age. If I didn’t take him to the vet, he would have died at the age of two.

Conclusion

Love cats. Understand that they also have health problems. Just like us humans. As we go to the doctor when we have problems, so should our companions be taken to the veterinarian. It’s just that their disease develops much faster.

At the first sign of a change in behavior, we need to take them to the vet. It is wrong to take information, from Facebook for example, or to treat it by ear. The only one who can make a correct diagnosis and treat our furry friends properly is the veterinarian. It can often save their lives.

Although I told a sad story in the end, I still hope you liked it. And I hope you learned something: before adopting a kitten, choose a veterinarian for him. How to choose it I told you in the post The ideal veterinarian.

 

If you like it, you can leave me a comment. I will read it with pleasure. Thank you.

And finally a little joke:

A veterinarian goes to the doctor. He asks him what his problems are. The vet tells her: well, that’s simple. (explanation: the veterinarian doesen’t have the opportunity to ask the patient what problems he has).

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I’m a big cat loving, since the young baby.   My mother was great loving cats, grandmother as well.   My daughter is coming to the end. My daughter loves cats so much that she makes a second faculty: veterinary medicine.   Four generations, what do you think?

You can now learn to communicate directly with your cat.

 

 

 

 

12 Replies to “Tin Tin, another male cat of mine”

  1. Aww, I’m so sorry to hear of the untimely passing of your sweet cat Tin Tin. It sounds like you provided him with the best care and treatment and made his life as comfortable as possible. It’s hard to lose a beloved pet no matter how old or sick it may be. 

    Thank you for the great advice and reminder for people to get their pet to a vet for evaluation when there are any unusual changes. 

  2. Very sweet to read about Tin Tin.  My son has a cat that he loves dearly.  I will have to try and have a conversation with him.  Him and his wife love their cat, they just don’t ever take it to the vet for anything.  I have pets, and I take mine in regularly for shots, check ups, etc.  It’s important, they are part of your family.  Sounds like you took care of yours too.

  3. Thank you for your comment. It is really difficult to bear the loss of a pet, especially when you do everything humanly possible to save it. Life is unfair sometimes. So we have to be happy as long as we have them.

  4. Wow! that was an engaging story, I got so glued and found your love for cats really amazing. I don’t have one because I am aware of the commitment it will require from me and I am certain that I am not ready to commit. My kids are at that stage that they are always asking for one, I am hesitant because I am not sure if they are ready also. Should we get one I will always remember this tips.

  5. Thank you for your comment. It is wrong that your son does not take the cat to the vet. Cats are not happy to endure a visit to the vet, but it is absolutely necessary. This way we can even prevent certain problems. But in the end, it’s his decision. Too bad for his cat.

  6. Thank you for your comment. You are the responsible person. Unfortunately, not everyone is. Raising cats requires a lot of dedication and time. Children want pets and it is good to offer them. They will develop better, be responsible, empathetic, and not be selfish as adults.

  7. Thanks for sharing your story and sorry for your loss. Tin Tin is really a lovely and adorable cat. Your first encounter with him is similar to my friend (though in her case, it’s a dog). I’m a bit curious, is there a specific reason why you named him Tin Tin? Is it inspired by the famous cartoon character Tintin? I’m looking forward to reading your stories about other cats 🙂

  8. Thank you for your comment. No, there’s no specific reason I called him Tin Tin. It just seemed to fit when it came to my mind.

    You can see other stories about my kittens, which I have already published: https://mycatslovers.com/categ

  9. I can tell Carmen that you have a great love of cats and I’m so happy that you were about to save TinTin and help him live a good life. It is a shame that he needed all those operations but as you say they are just like humans they get health issues. We need to watch over them just as we would each other and deal with the health issues as they come up. He looks very similar to the cat I had when I was a little girl. Gone to heaven.

  10. Thanks for the comment Lily. Cats have the same diseases as humans. If we are careful we can detect them in time and take them to the vet. But unlike us, cats suffer in silence and that is why we must observe any change in behavior. I’m sorry about your cat, but we need to understand that they live less than us and we need to be happy as long as we have them.

  11. Nice change here on your site with that bit of green.

    I enjoy reading your stories. It’s nice to see how you take car of them and Tin Tin is certainly very fortunate to have you.

    I am glad to read that he had a great life making you also happy, after the second urethrostomy. These almost four years must have been beautiful for all of you.

  12. Thanks for the comment Paolo. Of course I take care of my cats, because I love them very much. My daughter is now studying veterinary medicine. Which means he loves them immensely and wants to help them. The first college was Economics. But the love of animals won. Thanks for appreciating the site.

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