11/19/2007 - 11/19/2020
Obituary For Cole Gooch
Cole was such a wonderful kitty with a huge heart for being loved and touched. Cole passed away on his 13th birthday, 11/19/2020.
I found Cole and his brother Sherman at a Cat Rescue facility in Ponte Vedra, Florida while attending a conference. All their siblings had been adopted except for Sherman and Cole. I immediately fell in love and asked to adopt them. The rescue center would not let me adopt Cole, because they were in the process of rehabilitating and teaching him to walk. He was injured a few days after being born and his front paw was a dead limb. I took Sherman home and asked to be updated on Cole's progress.
A few months later I received an email that Cole would be able to be adopted. I drove 8 hours to pick up Cole and bought him back home the next day.
From the day Baby Cole arrived my life was complete, my heart was full with Sherman and Cole. Cole was one of the most affectionate cats I have ever owned. He just wanted to be touched by someone, he never met a stranger. Cole did not let his disability affect him: he worked around the situation, peg leg and all. He was my baby.
On the morning of 11/11/2020, I found my little man suffering from respiratory distress. I knew in my heart, it was his time. The night before he laid in my lap as if to say goodbye, as he purred louder than ever; I will always believe he knew and wanted to leave me with one last lap memory. I scooped up my big boy and we were at the vet before they opened. Dr. Barlow said he was struggling and he knew that was not Baby Cole's personality and it was time. I had a few minutes to tell my baby goodbye and just like he came into my life, Baby Cole went to Heaven. I love and miss him as I pour my heart out about him and his sweet kitty love.
I will forever be grateful for the kindness of my vet clinic, Memorial Veterinary Clinic in Griffin, GA, and Sarah with Paws, Whiskers & Wags. Sarah was so compassionate and understanding in my time of heartache. It was a blessing in so many ways to know someone was caring for my Baby Cole as he had crossed the rainbow bridge. May God bless Sarah and her sweet, kind, and reassuring me of the love and care they would take with Cole.
Baby Cole, I miss you dearly. You touched my life like no other, you had my heart from the date I met you. My heart has a huge hole in it now. I will be OK in time but I will never forget you. I will take good care of Sherman until it is his time to come be with you, and one day we can all be reunited. You were the best, Baby Cole. I LOVE and MISS YOU!
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