Sad News

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Apr 202020
 

Hi guys. Ernie here. I have some sad news. You guys remember the garden center cats, Chip and Slim, right? We’ve shared stories about them in the past…how they showed up at the dad’s garden center and the dad decided to let them stay.

Well, I’m sad to say we lost Chip last week. He became very ill and the mom and dad took him to the vet but unfortunately, the prognosis wasn’t good. So the difficult decision was made to let him go. 

Chip, the garden center cat

Y’know…even though he was an outside cat, Chip had a pretty good life. He was an adventurer…and it wasn’t unusual to see him prowling around the garden center and the surrounding area. But he always had a sheltered area to come back to and 2 meals a day.

Chip wants to sell you some straw

And even though he was still a little skittish around humans, the last few years he began to seek people out. It wasn’t unusual to find him sitting outside the store door wanting to get inside. Customers loved seeing him in the store, lounging around. Eventually he would saunter off to the back room for a long snooze in a quiet spot.

We hope Slim will be okay without having his buddy around. The dad will be keeping a close eye on him.

Fly free, Chip. You brought a lot of joy to the people who cared about you…especially the dad…and you will forever be missed.

  56 Responses to “Sad News”

  1. I am very sorry to hear about Chip. He had a good life as a Garden Centre cat

  2. Oh no, that is so sad about Chip. We sure do hope his buddy does all right without him. You all have a good day.

  3. Well this is a real bummer. We’re sorry for their loss.

  4. So very sorry for your loss, but he was lucky to have such love and care from you guys…Wishing you comfort at this sad time…RIP darling Chip…XO…J, Halle, Sukki

  5. Farewell, Angel Chip.
    I am honored that I got to meet you in the fur, and I know your peeps are hearbroken.

  6. We’re sorry that Chip had to go OTB. We know he’ll be missed.

    The Florida Furkids

  7. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and purrs are with you.

  8. I’m SO sorry!!! He was such a precious little guy and so lucky to have had you caring for him. Purrs for you, your husband, and Slim.

  9. We’re so sorry to hear about Chip. Purrs for all who loved him.

  10. We are sad to hear the news of Chip. Fly free handsome boy. Purrs to all.

  11. I’m so very sorry to hear about Chip going to the Bridge…..we loved knowing the garden center had two guard kitties at work – we just have to think that his buddy Slim is wondering where his pal has gone. Thank you for taking care of these two guys and for taking Chip to the vet when you knew his time had come. These two were SO lucky you shared all that kindness with them…….

    Hugs, Teddy and Mom

  12. Oh, this is so sad to read. He certainly was a handsome fellow, with a good life thanks to your humans. Purrs to you all, especially your dad and Slim.

  13. Such sad news indeed. Big healing hugs. ♥

  14. I am so sorry about Chip…he sure did have a wonderful life to roam about freely and meet lots of loving people. Run free Chip and may your heavenly garden be full of sunpuddles
    Hugs Cecilia

  15. Rest in peace, sweet Chip. I am so glad he had a place to call home, with shelter and meals and people to care for him. Purrs and prayers all of you who loved Chip, and purrs and prayers to Slim.

  16. I’m so sorry to hear this.

  17. Oh, we love hearing about Chip and Slim! We are so sorry for Chip’s loss. He did have a good life!! We hope Slim will be OK without his buddy. 🙁

  18. so sorry to hear about chip, may he reign as the king of garden cats!!

  19. That is sad news about Chip. I’m glad to hear he had a nice home, and noms. Being homeless is so hard on us kittehs. It’s sad that not everyone of us can enjoy a wonderpurr life.

  20. We’re so sorry, Ernie. We’re sending hugs and purrs to your mom and dad and everyone at the store. Chip had so many people who cared about him.

  21. Awww, that IS so sad, indeed. Chip was such a sweetie even though he was an ‘outsider’. Fly free, Chip, you are now a handsome Angel Kitty.

    ((((( ♥ )))))

  22. I am so very sorry to hear about Chip, RIP dear sweet angel.

  23. Sorry about your loss

  24. We’re so sorry to hear about Chip. We’re glad he had a place he could call home. Purrs

  25. I am so sorry for your loss. Chip had the best home he could ever ask for, and a good life – fly free over that bridge sweet boy.

  26. Sorry to hear about Chip. Life in a garden center was a good home he enjoyed I am sure.

  27. Oh gosh, I’m so sorry you lost your garden kitty Chip. He was a handsome dude. He was fortunate to have such a wonderful place to live, 2 meals a day, and people to love him the way he needed to be loved.

  28. That is very sad. It looked like they really loved each other. I hope slim will be okay.

  29. Deer Ernie an Zoey an Miss Sue an yore Mistur pleese accept mee sympaffiess ’bout Chip! Mee mew of his story as LadyMew red mee yore [ostss ’bout Chip an Slim….wee hope Slim will adjsut to a life without his Brothur….
    Iss such a rotten time issn’t it??? **hangss head**
    sad **purrss** BellaDharma an {{huggiess}} LadyMew

  30. We are so sad to hear this

  31. That is so sad. Rest in peace sweet boy. XO

  32. So sorry about Chip. He had a good life at the garden center. Thanks for taking care of him and giving him love.

  33. We are so very sorry to hear about Chip. That sweet face always did make us smile too. Fly free dear boy, you’ve earned it.

  34. We are sad about Chip. We hope Slim will be OK without his pal.

  35. Sad news indeed. Purrs to Slim.

  36. Oh no I’m so sorry to hear about Chip. He had such a good life, adventurous and safe, loved by many people. I do hope Slim will be OK without him. Sending warm thoughts your way.

  37. I’m here to pay respects to Chip. Is the garden shop an essential business. I say yes. I’ll bet he did have a wonderful life. It was nice of your dad to shelter him in the shop. I hope his buddy won’t miss him too much.

  38. oh Ernie! we are so sorry to hear about Chip. Bless your folks for taking care of him and Slim too. purrs,

    minnie, hollie, sharpie, ditto, TL

  39. Farewell Chip, tend to the garden at The Bridge.

  40. That is so sad. I hope Slim is okay without his pal.

  41. So sorry to hear this. Sending lots of purrs to all especially Slim.

  42. We are so sorry to read about Chip. That is very sad. and we too hope that Slim will be OK without his brother. It’s going to be tough for him.

    Purrs,
    Tama and Genji

  43. We are so sorry to hear that Chip has gone to the Rainbow Bridge but very glad that he had a good life at the Garden Center. We are hoping that Slim is OK without Chip <3 Purrrrrrs and prayers for all of you who loved Chip!

    Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs, Spike William and Mom Teri

  44. Oh, that’s really sad news, Ernie. So sorry for Chip. Fly free beautiful Soul <3 Soft Pawkisses for all of you and especially for Slim, will send him some Healing Pawkisses <3

  45. So sorry to hear the news! Hope his pal is ok!

  46. Awe we are so sorry to hear about Chip!! Sending lots of hugs and pawrayers fur all of you.

    xoxo,
    Matilda & Matt

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  48. Aw, man. This just breaks my heart. We do remember Chip and Slim, and always thought how wonderful it was that the dad looked out for them. We, too, hope that Slim will be okay without his buddy. Fly free, Chip. You are loved always.

  49. I remember hearing about Chip and Slim and this is sad news indeed from you. I was always so glad the dad took them in and they had a safe billet.

    Farewell Chip, may your journey across the Bridge be a safe one and the welcome warm. I will ask Dash Kitten to look out for you. He knows the good open spaces you will enjoy roaming in.

    Fly free friend.

  50. We are sorry to hear about Chip. He certainly knew love, and was taken care of even to the end. He will be watching over his pal.

  51. Oh dear, we’re so sorry to hear about poor Chip. We sure hope Slim will be okay. Our hearts go out to everyone who’s hearts have been touched by Chip.

  52. I’m so sorry for sweet Chip. I hope his buddy Slim is okay.

  53. This is very sad, but I’m so glad he had a good life, and was cared for.

  54. I’m sorry to hear about Chip. I’m glad he was well cared for. RIP, Chip!

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