Cat Memorial: Trapper from Rensselaer

by Annmarie
(Rensselaer, NY)

My Beautiful Trapper

My Beautiful Trapper

My Trapper was just such a wonderful loving boy. He was born on the beach in Plymouth, MA along with his 4 siblings.

He was the one who was unique! Trapper had twenty six toes, freckles all over his nose, and the softest fur you would ever want to touch.

Trapper lived with his buddies, Tobey who was also adopted after I lost Trapper's brother, Timothy. Also Phoenix who was inherited into the family.

Trapper was the alpha kitty in this house and everyone knew it. With his strong strutting paws walking across the floor, you knew he was in charge. But he was the gentlest soul of all of them.

Nothing bothered Trapper. He was so laid back and calm and a lover.

He once was an outside cat when I lived in Plymouth. I would let him out early in the morning and he would go out back and lay in the sunshine amongst the flowers and greenery. He loved to just soak up the sunshine!

Around 1pm daily I would stand at the back door and just yell his name "Trapper, come on boy!" With that he would run like the wind along the side of the flower garden and up onto the porch.

Some days he would bring me "presents" - a June bug still buzzing in his mouth, a snake, a small one, nonetheless it was still a snake. He could never understand why I wouldn't let him take them inside!

My Trapper, my love, my kitty, developed a tumor on his upper mouth. It grew rapidly just over a months time and got to the point where his eye closed shut and he had a hard time eating.

Even though he was having trouble, he never left my side. He slept with me next to my pillow until his last day. I looked into that beautiful eye that was left and I knew it was his time.

Nothing can prepare you for this time in life. As I walked into the vet's office I held him tightly, whispering to him how very much I loved him and that I would never ever forget him.

I told him to go over that Rainbow Bridge now... chase all those pretty butterflies my beautiful boy, and get those bugs too. Remember always that you were so loved by me.

My heart is breaking as I write this, but the hole in my heart will be filled with your memories of all that you gave me these past 17 years...

I love you, love you my Trapper boy... and I will see you again someday. Say hello to Boo dog for me, and Timothy and Butterscotch too. I know you are all together up there, free of pain and enjoying a whole new life.

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Nov 05, 2011
by: Diana

My heart breaks for you sweetie. God rest his little soul. He will always be in your heart. XOXO

Nov 03, 2011
God Bless, Trapper
by: Anonymous

RIP Trapper! You had a great home and a Mom that loved you!!!!

Nov 02, 2011
RIP Trapper
by: Debbie S.

What a special tribute to one very special kitty. Trapper had a wonderful home, caring mother and went over the rainbow knowing that he was loved beyond words. I fondly remember meeting Trapper for the first time thirteen years ago, as he jumped into my lap mere seconds after sitting down. What a lovable boy. I know you treasure the time that you had with him. Thinking of you and wishing you happiness in knowing that he isn't suffering and I am sure is prancing all over with his fellow kitty friends. Much love, Deb

Nov 01, 2011
by: Gayle Fitzpatrick

I am so happy that you included me in this wonderful tribute to your boy....and so happy that you gave him such a great place to HOME!!!! Thank you for sharing this....XXOXOXO

Oct 30, 2011
Thinking of you
by: Mary

Oh Annmarie,
What a wonderful tribute to Trapper, who owned your heart for such a long time...and still does. Sending you big hugs at this very sorrowful time.

Oct 29, 2011
My dear friend
by: Jennylee

Dear Annmarie, you and I have similar souls. Our precious furbabies are our family, the same as our kids. The pain we feel when we lose one is almost unbearable. Trapper was a beautiful boy who gave you 17 years of pleasure, fun and joy.

Unfortunately the only consolation we have with his passing is that he is no longer in pain and that he is also with his brothers and sisters all playing together once more.

Take care my dear friend.

Rest in Peace dear Trapper.

Love and hugs,

Oct 29, 2011
by: Annmarie

Yes, Kurt, Trapper was just about 18 pounds before he became ill.

Oct 29, 2011
What a big handsome kitty!
by: Kurt (Admin)

I'm sorry for your loss, Annmarie. You and Trapper clearly had a special bond. What a beautiful cat he was, and he looks quite large in that picture. RIP Trapper.

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