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Old 04-14-21, 05:21 AM
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I am very sorry that your Cat passed away. I know the feeling. My old Cat passed away some time ago and I still thing of him. We got another Cat later but nothing can replace my old friend.
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Old 04-14-21, 06:16 AM
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Old 04-14-21, 06:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
Yesterday Sacha and I visited the beach:



She passed away at my side early this morning. I can't believe how much my heart hurts right now.

Goodbye, baby - you were simply the best!

DD
Very sorry for your loss. I lost one of my girls 5 weeks ago, I'm still overwhelmed at times.
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Old 04-14-21, 06:41 AM
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Drillium Dude - so sorry - she was a very special cat!
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Old 04-14-21, 10:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
Yesterday Sacha and I visited the beach:


She passed away at my side early this morning. I can't believe how much my heart hurts right now.

Goodbye, baby - you were simply the best!

DD
I'm so sorry to hear this. When they're with you for years they're not pets, they're family. Hugs...
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Old 04-26-21, 02:22 AM
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So, ANZAC day today… Sam and I are just relaxing on the bed. (Photo using my mobile phone as I didn't want to disturb him by getting a real camera.)
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Old 04-26-21, 05:04 AM
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Jeeze. Glad he got rescued but it seems they could come up with another method of identifying than cut off the tip of their ear.
That's cruel.
They do the same thing around here to cats that get picked up as strays, they trap, quarantine, vaccinate, neuter, and release them back where they found them. They 'tip' an ear so they know they've already been done before and get re-released right away.

There are dozens of stray cats around here, all are semi-wild, they'll almost get close enough to pet once in a while but most won't let you get closer than about ten feet.
I've got a big male that likes sunning on my boat cover, and sleeping under the cover. He wasn't too thrilled when I woke him the other day when I folded back the boat cover to get it ready for this season.

He's not my cat, just a stray that i think is part of a litter someone dumped in the area a couple years ago. This one and two others seem to have made my yard their home. You can't touch him, but he'll let you get face to face before he starts hissing or growling if he sitting on a car or boat in the yard. He was making a rumbling grunting noise when I took this pic nearly face to face after i evicted him from my boat. When I pulled back the cover he was sprawled out sleeping on the seat. He crawled out onto the folded over boat cover and sat there till I finally moved the boat with the tractor.
He'll sneak up on me when I'm in the yard but he won't come close enough to pet. I came home one day last fall late and forgot a jacket in the boat, the next morning he was sleeping on it, all balled up in it. He stalks me when I'm working in the yard, but runs if I step in his direction.
He's a big cat, bigger than most, probably close to 20 lbs or so. Ever since he slept in that jacket, he's been catching and leaving me dead moles on the front step. He does his business on another neighbors front step. He looks up at the guys security camera, leaves him a gift, looks back at the camera and walks away. He seems to wait until the guy goes to work every morning to make his first visit there.
He and one female both seem to hang together. He's fixed, but not by the catch and release program so his ear is intact.


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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
Yesterday Sacha and I visited the beach:



She passed away at my side early this morning. I can't believe how much my heart hurts right now.

Goodbye, baby - you were simply the best!

DD
I'm so sorry!!!
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Old 04-26-21, 05:23 AM
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Drusilla the Little Cat helping me work.

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Old 04-26-21, 06:52 AM
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Millie - "Whew! That was some GOOD catnip! I think I am ready for another dose; I want to hear the balalaika ringing out!"


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Old 05-14-21, 04:35 AM
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Now hear this!



This just in: Our Tootie dropped a litter of six seven. Friday, May 14th, 2021; 12:30 PM local time (GMT+3), the second day of our three-day Islamic holiday. We had a feeling that she was just about due. We had a room prepared just for her, complete with her own cot and all, away from the other cats, but she seemed to prefer to give birth underneath our living room couch.

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Old 05-14-21, 07:29 AM
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Old 05-14-21, 07:35 AM
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Old 05-14-21, 08:06 AM
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Is Millie both a "bagger" & a "boxer" or does she exhibit a preference for what she likes to climb into and explore?


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A chipper bunch... 😺



. .. And Mom is exhausted! 😿
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Chopper, the ruler of all.
He was a feral that we rescued 16 years ago. He started out pretty mean but the years have mellowed him out. He's pretty chill now. We take him outside a few times a week for some sun.

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Is Millie both a "bagger" & a "boxer" or does she exhibit a preference for what she likes to climb into and explore?

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She’s an equal/any opportunity explorer and napper...




The guest room became her room, or rather one of her rooms, very quickly.
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Chopper, the ruler of all.
He was a feral that we rescued 16 years ago. He started out pretty mean but the years have mellowed him out. He's pretty chill now. We take him outside a few times a week for some sun.
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Oh boy!

This is a wonderful "I'm in charge here; don't mess with me!" expression.



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Today is one month she's been gone. She'd have been 18 on the 20th of this month; this pic was taken when she was eight or nine years old:



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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
Today is one month she's been gone. She'd have been 18 on the 20th of this month; this pic was taken when she was eight or nine years old:



DD
Yeah, it's rough when a pet's been part of your life for so long. We had Emma as a kitten back in 1990, and when she passed away in 2008 I missed her terribly. We have Sam in the house now (he needed a home after my grandmother's fall and subsequent passing… likely will be with us another 10 years), but Emma's presence is still felt long after she left us.
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Not mine, saw it out on the streets of London, so it must be a stray.
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Today is one month she's been gone. She'd have been 18 on the 20th of this month; this pic was taken when she was eight or nine years old:



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I said goodbye to Lisa on Thursday. She'd been with me since 2007. She was 14 or 15 years old.
Lisa at the vet in 2008 by Richard Klein, on Flickr
Lisa in 2017
And the last time I saw her

She was suffering from chronic kidney disease. She'd been getting subcutaneous fluids for a couple weeks, but then she stopped eating, despite appetite stimulant. She was always sweet and good-natured with me, though she didn't get along with all my other cats.
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I said goodbye to Lisa on Thursday. She'd been with me since 2007



She was suffering from chronic kidney disease...
So sorry for your loss; it's so difficult to lose a companion, friend, family member, etc - but when it's an animal that can't communicate in the normal sense, it's even more so. We have so many unanswered questions.

I think this may have been Sacha's issue, too - but my vet...well, I don't have anything good to say, so I won't.

Lisa was a beautiful cat - RIP.

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