Remembering Sidd

Our 15+ year old Sidd has been dealing with an ever growing tumor in his mouth for about a month now, and today my wife and I decided it was time to end his suffering and have him put to sleep. He was truly a special cat, and spoiled rotten. I will always remember him on his mama’s lap, reaching for her hand, or nuzzling her face. That was his favorite place to be, without a doubt.

Sidd enjoying the paper (click on any image to enlarge)

His second favorite place to be was out in the sunshine. For an old fellow, if you ever wanted to see a spring in his step all you had to do was open the door to the screened in porch, and he would come running. He would lay for hours, basking in the warm sunshine.

another favorite place for Sidd to sleep

He was certainly not camera shy, and I have a lot of great pics – many of him sleeping of course. I’ll close with one of my favorite photos of him, napping on the couch with the TV remote control under his paw.

Sidd with TV remote

Rest well, Sidd. You will surely be missed. My wife has a lot of great photos of him on her blog in her memorial post Goodbye Siddhartha.

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14 Responses to Remembering Sidd

  1. kelli says:

    aww, cute photos. i’m sorry to hear of your loss. we just put down our tabby who looked like sidd.

  2. Jody says:

    So sorry you lost Sidd. I bet he’d like you to keep wooing Midnight into your family.

  3. Mike says:

    So sorry to hear about Sidd’s passing, sounds like he had a very good life with you and your wife.

  4. bunkie says:

    sleep well sidd. hugs to you and yours Happy Acres!

  5. GrafixMuse says:

    I am so so sorry for the loss of your sweet kitty, Sidd. Our animals leave footprints on our hearts.

  6. Dave says:

    Thanks to all of you for your kind words. We buried Sidd next to Shel, his longtime companion that we lost earlier this year. I planted catnip over her grave, and I will plant some over Sidd’s next year. That catnip will delight future kitties no doubt!

  7. Bee Girl says:

    RIP Sidd! Sounds like a good life was had, and yes, the catnip will make future kitties very happy. Be kind to yourselves while healing…losing an beloved animal is no fun.

  8. I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear friend. I know you’re going to miss him terribly, he was such a good companion for you. Rest in peace, dear Sidd.

  9. Aimee says:

    I’m so very sorry to hear this. Animals bring so much joy to our lives…I’m glad Sidd was lucky enough to have found such a loving home and to have had a happy life.

    It’s always a tough decision at times like this. So hard to put aside our own feelings sometimes and do what might be best for the animal. Sounds like it was time, and I’m glad Sidd didn’t have to suffer.

    Rest well, Sidd. You will be sorely missed, I’m sure.

  10. Chiot's Run says:

    It’s always so sad to say goodbye to a furry friend. I’m happy that he had a wonderful life with your loving family.

  11. Robin says:

    So sorry to hear about dear Sidd. He had a great life with you and Lynda.

    I just love the picture of him with the remote…..typical male!

  12. Trece says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I dread the day when our kittehs will leave us.

  13. John says:

    I am so sorry to read of your loss. Sidd seems to have been quite the cuddlebug. I wish peace and comfort for you and your family.

  14. Ali says:

    I too am sorry to hear of your loss. The kitties certainly know how to make a place for themselves in our lives. It certainly sounds like you gave Sidd a wonderful, loving home. I love the idea of the catnip to mark the graves of your kitties. I will keep it in mind, but hope it is many more years before I, or you, will need to plant it again.

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