1/1/1999 – 04/14/2021
Date of Rescue: 9/8/2019
Despite her name, Tom Tom is a female bobcat and is one of our senior citizens, born in 1999. She came to us at age 20 in 2019 with three other cats from a California facility that closed down. Vet reports from California indicated difficulty getting her to take meds.
During the long drive from California she showed her grumpy nature by regularly letting out growls and what we call catterwales. When she arrived here her fur was matted. Our medical exam showed she had two cracked canines and spondylosis that may limit her ability to groom. Our vets treated her and brushed out her mats. She loved her spa day and came out looking beautiful.
Unfortunately, she is believed to be in renal failure, which for many of our geriatric cats is what results in their passing on. But we hope to give her the best possible retirement for as long as we have her at Big Cat Rescue. Meantime, she can often be found atop her platform enjoying the breeze off of the lake or tucked under the saw grasses snoozing the afternoons away.
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UPDATE – 9/12/2019, Afternoon
Upon arrival, around 6:00 AM she was unloaded into the cat hospital and left in her carrier for a couple of hours to rest. She was then taken to her new enclosure. She did as a cat often does, she took her own sweet time venturing out of her carrier.
After taking a quick look around she retreated into her den to quietly watch the goings-on of the sanctuary. We gave her the space to feel hidden.
September 17, 2019
Pretty sure you all knew who I was going to fall in love with <3 Tom Tom <3 Another little ol lady bob to love with all my heart. So far out of the 4 new cats, I see her out and about the most and she seems to have a fondness for her smaller platform but I also see her lounging in her grassy areas too. I haven’t fed her yet but the few keepers that have say she is getting used to eating in her feeding lockout already <3 ~Brittany Mira
What a wonderful thing you are all doing. She looks so contented too, not fighting, attempting to get away. You are wonderful
I love TomTom so much! She has become my sponsor cat. Sending all the treats and love ❤️
Tom Tom is enjoying her best life now at BCR! Grooming by her servants, food several times a day and her very own sandy beach! I love this little old lady to bits!
Oh my heart…. Sweet old lady, you touched me so much…. Rest in peace beautiful…. ??
I remember the day you came to BCR. We loved you right away. Your new hair do set all the cats talking about you. ( your top knot) They all wanted the same hair do.
You will be missed sweet thing. May you run free and know that you were/are loved from down here.
My heart is breaking to learn of TomTom’s passing. I just became a sponsor for her a few months ago . She was the sweetest girl. I pray she is at peace now.
God bless you, little one. ?
RIP sweet girl. Your presence was a blessing and now you can run free across the Rainbow Bridge! We will miss you Tom Tom!
Sweet beautiful lady! I am so happy you were able to live out your last years in the care of such wonderful keepers and such a beautiful, peaceful place. You stole everyone’s heart and even got Jamie and Victor to build you your own special, little indoor/outdoor enclosure! You never lost your tough bobcat “catitude” though, and did what you wanted to do each day. Run free and happy and know you will be missed very, very much.
Sweet beautiful lady! I am so happy you were able to live out your last years in the care of such wonderful keepers and such a beautiful, peaceful place. You stole everyone’s heart and even got Jamie and Victor to build you your own special, little indoor/outdoor enclosure! You never lost your tough bobcat “catitude” though, and did what you wanted to do each day. Run free and happy and know you will be missed very, very much. Love you!
Run free tom tom you will be sadly missed
Dear volunteers , keepers and staff at BCR as an animal advocate who is following your organization for decades have to say that you guys are my heroes . Your dedication devotion compassion and respect to these majestic animals are beyond any world to describe. Sorry for big loss. My thoughts and prayers are for you to move on and continue to carry on your mission. Love from state of ohio nasrin
Run free Sweet Tom Tom.
I am sooooo sorry for your loss, may precious Tom Tom Bobcat run free behind the Rainbow Bridge, Gizzy, Thori and me send virtual hugs to her keepers through the internet, we hope they´ll arrive.
Beautiful TomTom you will be missed
TomTom, I remember when the four of you arrived from the closed Wildlife Waystation in California. I was so happy because I knew you would all het the love and care you deserved. I knew this day would come that you’d move on, but it’s always too soon. Run free and healthy, darling girl. Know that we will always love you. ❤❤❤
I am so sorry for your loss. Sending many prayers and hugs to everybody at BCR. TomTom i am so sorry i never got to meet you. Run free and play hard, you will be missed. Sending Prayers and Hugs to everybody at BCR’
My most sincere condolences and tender sympathies and prayers and thoughts are with you guys at BCR, May Tom-Tom’s legacy and memory live on in our hearts Forever and beyond and Never to be forgotten. Fly Free Precious Tom-Tom along the rainbow bridge. You surely will be sadly missed.
Tom-Tom, beautiful girl, you have crossed the rainbow bridge and are meeting with old friends! My deepest sympathy to those at BCR left behind!