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Tardy, Thank You for Everything

April 26, 2012

It’s with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of Tardy Peebucket.

Tardy was an extraordinary CH cat who inspired his pet parent Lizzie to make tremendous progress within the cerebellar hypoplasia cat community.

My heart goes out to Lizzie, her family and her other CH cat, Ziggy. After being together for 14 years, I can only imagine the pain she must be feeling. However, Tardy has left quite a legacy.

Tardy was the reason why Lizzie started the CH Kitty Club Group on Yahoo. Later, when the CH Kitty Club website was created, Tardy was the natural mascot. Similarly, Tardy was the driving force behind the CH Kitty Club newsletter and YouTube channel.

Those resources have been invaluable over the years. It’s because of Tardy and Lizzie that so many of us CH cat parents know one another. It’s because of Tardy and Lizzie that people can become more familiar with this condition, and discuss their worries, questions and success stories with one another.

All of our CH cats have inspired us in one way or another. But Tardy truly helped progress CH awareness unlike any other.

While Tardy’s passing was a surprise, we can be thankful that he didn’t suffer for too long. Lizzie discovered something wasn’t right with him on April 24th, and promptly look him to the vet. Tardy passed away yesterday morning.

Lizzie posted a touching note about Tardy’s passing. I thought you’d enjoy reading part of it:

“When Tardy Peebucket was born fourteen years ago, he didn’t know he was different, he didn’t know he was special, he didn’t know he was going to change my life, and he sure didn’t know he would help save the lives of thousands of other kitties like him all over the world…

Tardy Peebucket is a hero in my mind, and the love I have for him is so special.”

We all love Tardy, Lizzy — and you. And thank you so much for changing all of our lives and saving so many more.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. April 27, 2012 5:47 am

    RIP Tardy. Love and hugs to your mom

  2. April 27, 2012 9:23 am

    We lubs ewe, Tardus!!! ♥♥♥♥♥

  3. janice permalink
    April 27, 2012 5:23 pm

    very nice note for Liz

  4. Debbie Martin permalink
    April 27, 2012 9:59 pm

    Tardy has certainly made in impact on my of us and the lives of so many CH Kitties! I am deeply saddened of his passing and I know many of us are mourning from afar for this wonderful CH Kitty named Tardy Pee Bucket. My heart and thoughts go out to Lizzie and Neal as this has been a very hard time for them. Thank you Amanda for writing this up.
    XXXOOO Debbie and Shakey Pudding

  5. Jacquie B permalink
    April 29, 2012 4:35 am

    Goodbye, Little Tardy. What an impact you have had, and a generous legacy you leave to all of us that learned so much from reading about you, Mr. PeeBucket. My sympathy to you Amanda. Thank you for sharing this poignant story.

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