Rest in Peace Mr. T

tall dark and handsome cat

The best cat ever passed this week – Tall, Dark, and Handsome a.k.a. Mr. T. Also known as snugglepants and muffins, he was my constant and faithful companion for almost 10 years, since I rescued him and his sister Adelaide from a shelter when I was in college. Mr. T always wanted to cuddle and was constantly purring. It was impossible for him to be upset about anything.

mr t and adelaide

He was preceded in death by his littermate and sister and companion of 12 years, Adelaide.

tig and adelaide

He is survived by his friend Tig, playmate of the last 2 years.

mr tall dark and handsome

I know that everyone says that their pet is the best ever, but in this case it was true. I have had many people tell me “objectively, your cat is the best I’ve ever met.” My friend Mike was convinced that he must be a dog in disguise because he didn’t like cats but he loved Mr.T.

zen kitty

I had Mr. T for essentially my whole 20’s, so he’s been a rock for me through so many scary, challenging, exciting, and monumental times. He’s cuddled with me after horrible breakups, cuddled with me when I missed my family, cuddled with me as I celebrated college graduation, cuddled with me as I celebrated getting engaged, cuddled with me after my grandmother died, cuddled with me through all the bad times and all the good.


He’s been sick for a while and I knew the end was here so we pulled our mattress onto the floor to let him sleep with us for his last night. He spent his last day asleep in a cardboard box with my hand on him for the whole day. Any time I needed to get up, Adam sat down with him. So he knew he was loved and cared for and was able to go peacefully with both of us holding him.

mr t and adelaide 2

Comments 23

  1. I’m so, so sorry to read this, Erin. Since I was lucky enough to briefly meet Mr T., and even have him on my laps, I know he was a very special cat indeed.

    One second I was rejoicing on twitter with someone who just announced her lost cat was found by neighbors in Bernal, and the next I saw your tweet…

  2. Erin, I am sooooo, soooooo sorry for your loss. I know you were an awesome kitty mommy, and he was lucky to have you in his life too. I hope your heart heals soon.

  3. Oh Erin, my deepest sympathies for you on the loss of your sweetheart. He sounds like an amazing cat and I hope the memories of him bring you comfort. Walnut sends his hugs and kisses.

  4. I’m so, so sorry for your loss. He sounds like a wonderful cat who had a fantastic life, but losing an important animal like him is always really difficult, all the same.

  5. Oh, Erin, I’m so sorry. Mr. T sounds like an amazing cat, I can’t imagine how hard it is to be without him. It sounds like you two were meant to be.

  6. Losing a pet is so hard!! I’m so sorry for you loss! Thankful you got to spend the last moments together. :(

  7. What a handsome kitty cat. Sounds like he was a real character and brought light, life and love to a your life for a decade. Sending hugs xxx

  8. So sorry to hear about your loss! Dog-cats are often the best — I’ve been lucky enough to know a couple of them. *virtual scritches* to Tig

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  9. Oh my goodness… I’ve been reduced to tears for the loss of your kitty love. Rest in Peace, Mr. T.

  10. There are no words to convey the sadness that I feel for you. Losing a pet is a terrible loss, I am so sorry.

  11. Oh Erin, I’m so sorry. I know just what you’re saying having lost many a pet friend/confidant/reason to smile over the years….especially one that’s been there for you for so long. I currently have a dog-cat myself, as you’ll have seen from waaay too many photos of her on instagram, and I am dreading the day she goes because she’s gotten me through some incredibly bad times moving to a foreign land. It’s so lovely that you have so many happy memories and that you were able to make Mr T’s last few days safe and loved. Big big hugs.

  12. So sorry to hear this Erin. Losing a pet is devastating, even when you know the end is near. My kitty and I will be thinking of you and Mr. T today. Hang in there.

  13. Rosemary B here:
    I am so sorry to hear about your man, Mr T.
    I know your pain.
    He is safe now. He knew he was loved so much. You gave him the best life there could be.
    He was so handsome.

    I just found this, I just found your blog.
    <3 I am glad I did

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