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Theodore Augustus Cloum

June 1, 2008 ~ May 9, 2021 (age 12)


Theodore Augustus, aka “Ted” or “Teddy” crossed over the rainbow bridge on Sunday, May 9, 2021. Born June 2008, Ted was rescued from the Kokomo Humane Society in December 2017. Though shy in the beginning, Teddy quickly warmed up to his new family and furry companion, Sienna. The family’s hope was that Teddy, through friendship and his zest for all things squeaky, would help Sienna through her grief as she was still mourning the loss of her lifelong partner months earlier. Though he was always a bit intimidated by her, they did become fast friends. When Butters the kitten joined the family, Ted was over the moon that he had a little fur brother.

Teddy’s favorite activity was playing fetch with his squeaky toy, a red, vinyl, Christmas lightbulb. HIs second favorite activity was following his tiny human, Lucas, around and sharing his snacks. Ted was never one to turn down an offer of food, but his favorite treat was, by far, carrots. He loved his ‘cicles as they were so lovingly referred to, because they would often freeze like icicles (until his humans got a new fridge). He recognized the sound of a bag of carrots from rooms away.

Teddy’s family will forever remember the way he hogged the bed, and jumped up and down to scrunch the sheets while making a noise that can only be described as “starting his engine.” Or, the ride home the day he rescued them, with the windows all the way down, in the middle of December, because he smelled so pungent. They will never forget the kisses he gave, only when he felt especially giving, and the incessant squeaking of his lightbulb when he was ready to play. Teddy had a special way of getting what he wanted. If his big brown eyes didn’t do it, he would show his “snaggle” and wag that fluffy tail. He will be missed by all who had the chance to know him.

Teddy is survived by his humans Troy and Michelle (parents), Owen (brother) and Grace (sister). He also leaves behind his favorite tiny human, Lucas, Butters (fur brother of the feline kind) , and Sienna (fur friend).

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