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Bobert 02 Oct 11 - 09:18 PM
GUEST,ChanteyLass 02 Oct 11 - 09:27 PM
jacqui.c 02 Oct 11 - 09:33 PM
gnu 02 Oct 11 - 10:01 PM
ranger1 02 Oct 11 - 10:15 PM
Jeri 02 Oct 11 - 10:19 PM
Bobert 02 Oct 11 - 10:22 PM
gnu 02 Oct 11 - 10:31 PM
Stilly River Sage 02 Oct 11 - 10:50 PM
DebC 02 Oct 11 - 11:00 PM
artbrooks 02 Oct 11 - 11:50 PM
JennieG 03 Oct 11 - 01:00 AM
Sandra in Sydney 03 Oct 11 - 04:53 AM
Fossil 03 Oct 11 - 05:50 AM
GUEST,Bluesman 03 Oct 11 - 05:56 AM
ragdall 03 Oct 11 - 06:07 AM
Janie 03 Oct 11 - 06:34 AM
Charley Noble 03 Oct 11 - 08:08 AM
GUEST,Patsy 03 Oct 11 - 08:42 AM
fat B****rd 03 Oct 11 - 08:56 AM
SINSULL 03 Oct 11 - 09:00 AM
katlaughing 03 Oct 11 - 11:25 AM
Stilly River Sage 03 Oct 11 - 11:55 AM
Bobert 03 Oct 11 - 12:52 PM
ranger1 03 Oct 11 - 01:11 PM
Becca72 03 Oct 11 - 02:31 PM
gnu 03 Oct 11 - 02:58 PM
Hollowfox 03 Oct 11 - 03:34 PM
Stilly River Sage 03 Oct 11 - 03:55 PM
GUEST,Eliza 03 Oct 11 - 04:08 PM
gnu 03 Oct 11 - 04:16 PM
Phil Cooper 03 Oct 11 - 04:36 PM
Gorgeous Gary 03 Oct 11 - 05:01 PM
Bobert 03 Oct 11 - 05:03 PM
Charley Noble 03 Oct 11 - 06:00 PM
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gnu 03 Oct 11 - 06:45 PM
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Bobert 04 Oct 11 - 10:13 AM
GUEST,999 04 Oct 11 - 10:46 AM
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Subject: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: Bobert
Date: 02 Oct 11 - 09:18 PM

Well, Emma, our 9 year old female calico is dieing... We've had her to the vet and she has HIV in cats, she has quit eating and drinking and unless we want to put her thru dieing maybe next month at the vet with tubes feeding her she is still dieing...

It's a bummer and part of me says to take here and have her "put to sleep" but she doesn't seem to be in any pain... She is comfortable and just sleeps and won't eat or drink...

It's a bummer...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: GUEST,ChanteyLass
Date: 02 Oct 11 - 09:27 PM

Oh, how sad. Follow your instincts.


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: jacqui.c
Date: 02 Oct 11 - 09:33 PM

I know, Bobert. Sometimes it is difficult to make that final decision. Rule of thumb for me is, are they in distress. When it gets to that point and the vet says there is nothing left to..............

(((((((((((Bobert, Eve & Emma)


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: gnu
Date: 02 Oct 11 - 10:01 PM

Oh my. Oh dear. If she will not eat or drink, it's time. She can't tell you she is in pain, but, if she won't eat or drink...

I've been there and done that a few times as many of us have, perhaps even you?

If it's a done deal, do it. I know I would want someone to be that merciful to me if I couldn't eat or drink.

Sniff.

My heart goes out to you and to her.


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: ranger1
Date: 02 Oct 11 - 10:15 PM

Sorry Bobert. Went through that not all that long ago. Our Katie-cat had lymphoma, which we only found out about after she stopped eating. The thing to remember about cats is that once they stop eating, they have a tendency towards liver failure.

I'm sorry you, the P-vine and Emma have to go through this.


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: Jeri
Date: 02 Oct 11 - 10:19 PM

I think I agree with Jacqui, and it's the level of distress. Does she seem to enjoy anything? Sleeping, being petted or anything?
Not eating, even starvation, probably isn't something that's bothering her. I've hear many people say you have no doubts when the right time rolls around, if it does.
Hugs.


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: Bobert
Date: 02 Oct 11 - 10:22 PM

Thanks all... She seems at peace... Sleeps a lot... I don't want to push myself on her so I spend about 10 minutes every couple of hours with her... She purrs a little as I pet her... This is so hard... So very hard...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: gnu
Date: 02 Oct 11 - 10:31 PM

She purrs a little... I can't read any more.

I hope things go "okay" for you both.


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 02 Oct 11 - 10:50 PM

Both of mine reached that point within a year of each other, and both were miserable, so hard as it was, when the time come I took each to the Humane Society to be euthanized. They might have died soon on their own, but they wouldn't have been happy or comfortable. The calico, in particular, her body language said she felt bad; I took her home to bury her, and her face looked so much younger and peaceful - I hadn't seen that look for a long time. Poor thing.

Take care of yourselves and your kitty; it's equally painful whether you wait or do it now. Hugs all around.

My vet charges a small fortune for this procedure and disposal isn't cheap either. When the first cat was so ill it needed to be done that day it was a Thursday afternoon and no one was in and the emergency vet wanted a horrendous fee to check her first before they would do it. I called the Humane Society to see if they could recommend a vet open that afternoon and she said they do it for whatever I could donate. They understand that the last act of kindness we can show a pet is to give them a peaceful death, so they don't charge.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: DebC
Date: 02 Oct 11 - 11:00 PM

Big hugs to you, Bobert and P-Vine. Emma has had a good life with lots of love and you (and she) will know when to let go.

It always comes down to love, don't it?

Debra


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: artbrooks
Date: 02 Oct 11 - 11:50 PM

Been there - twice in the past several years. As long as she seems comfortable, just be there for her. Sorry.


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: JennieG
Date: 03 Oct 11 - 01:00 AM

So sorry, Bobert.....been there before, and it's never easy. Last time nature took care of it for us but we would have had to make the decision very soon in any case. Sending a hug to you all.


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 03 Oct 11 - 04:53 AM

love & hugs

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: Fossil
Date: 03 Oct 11 - 05:50 AM

Oh shit.

Have just had to deal with a very sick cat myself, while my better half is away in Europe. Now our Mrs Fluff is fortunately on the mend. but it's a gut-wrenching awful time and I do sympathise with y'all.

Hang tough, buddy.


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: GUEST,Bluesman
Date: 03 Oct 11 - 05:56 AM

My heart goes out to you. I have one who just turned 17, recently her health has been up and down. Dreading her passing. The older we get, we tend to prefer animals to people, they never let us down.


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: ragdall
Date: 03 Oct 11 - 06:07 AM

(((((((((((Bobert and P-Vine))))))))))))
It's so hard to know what to do for our little buddies when they become ill and so very hard to let them go. You'll know what to do when it's time to do it.

rags


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: Janie
Date: 03 Oct 11 - 06:34 AM

{{{{{{{{{{{{{{Hugs}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: Charley Noble
Date: 03 Oct 11 - 08:08 AM

Bobert-

Very sad when this happens.

One of our strays that we adopted we later learned had feline HIV. He survived for another 5 years but his life was cut short. In his last week we noticed that he was sleeping much more, and being more snugly than usual. Then one morning he went out and didn't come back. We later found him curled up beneath a pine tree in our back yard. We still miss the big lug.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: GUEST,Patsy
Date: 03 Oct 11 - 08:42 AM

So very sad to hear that, my cat was 18 but I still did not want her to go. She had been such a faithful friend it was a hard decision to agree to her being put to sleep but she wasn't eating or drinking at all and could hardly stand come the end. Despite that I still found it hard to let her go I just hoped that nature would take it's course but in the end it was the only thing to do.


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: fat B****rd
Date: 03 Oct 11 - 08:56 AM

Oh f**k, I know exaxctly how you feel, Bobert.
Along with our Border Collie I have missed people less than cats we have had.
I know you'll do what's best and I know it's hard to let them go.
ATB from Charlie


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: SINSULL
Date: 03 Oct 11 - 09:00 AM

I am sorry, Bobert.
Two facts from experience:
1 If she is not drinking, her kidneys will shut down leaving her in severe pain.
2 If you find her purring for no reason, she is in pain. It is a mechanism cats use to deal with pain.
Do what you know is right.
Mary


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: katlaughing
Date: 03 Oct 11 - 11:25 AM

Just what I was going to point out, Marigold. Esp. if they are not drinking. Cats go down hill quickly without hydration.

Much love and hugs to you all, Bobertdarlin'. It is never, ever easy, but the relief to them is a gift we can give in return for the unconditional love received.

luvyakat


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 03 Oct 11 - 11:55 AM

When their kidneys go there is a form of dementia they experience. My oldest cat could be treated with a form of dialysis by injecting 200ml of saline solution under the skin on his back twice a week. The bulge of water slowly is absorbed and passes through the kidneys, clearing them out. But he was strong and hated it and we hated it and decided not to torture the cat for the next few months to try to keep him alive.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: Bobert
Date: 03 Oct 11 - 12:52 PM

We are taking her to the vet this afternoon with an open mind...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: ranger1
Date: 03 Oct 11 - 01:11 PM

(((Bobert and P-Vine)))


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: Becca72
Date: 03 Oct 11 - 02:31 PM

I'm so sorry, Bobert. This is the part that truly sucks about pet ownership.

Me and my 3 boys will be thinking of you all.


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: gnu
Date: 03 Oct 11 - 02:58 PM

SRS... can the shot be given on the neck? Cats don't mind that. Well, they mind a bit but it doesn't hurt them. I gave one insulin every morning for two years that way.


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: Hollowfox
Date: 03 Oct 11 - 03:34 PM

$#@! You have my sympathy. Ome of my most senior cats is going through this as well. She seems to have had a stroke (front and back legs go at a different gait,eats and drinks heartily every other day but drops food from her mouth) When she's napping she just wants left alone but when she's awake she wants company, and then falls asleep cuddled up to me. Whatever the decision at the vet's, it'll be one of the hardest decisions you have to make. Like they said, follow your instincts and your heart.


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 03 Oct 11 - 03:55 PM

Gnu, It's an IV and a large volume of saline solution, not what would fit in a syringe. It takes a few minutes to drain in from the IV bag once you have the needle under the skin and you have to hold a struggling cat in place all the while. My son helped me with this and the first time he nearly fainted. It was rough on everyone.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 03 Oct 11 - 04:08 PM

I feel so sad for you all, Bobert. I didn't want to even look at this thread, 'cos I've been there so often myself. But I feel I must in all conscience advise you to do that last and final act of love for your little cat. Not drinking will cause great distress, and I know you wouldn't want that. So sad. Kindest thoughts, Eliza.


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: gnu
Date: 03 Oct 11 - 04:16 PM

SRS... apologies... yes, OF COURSE - 200ml. My bad. I am getting worse day by day.


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 03 Oct 11 - 04:36 PM

So sorry to hear this Bobert. We lost one of our cats to FIV a long time ago, so we sort of know what you're going through. Do what you think is best.


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: Gorgeous Gary
Date: 03 Oct 11 - 05:01 PM

Sorry to hear about your kitty. Always tough when one of our beloved pets departs for the Rainbow Bridge. **HUGS**

-- Gary


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: Bobert
Date: 03 Oct 11 - 05:03 PM

Well, at approximately 3:30 this afternoon Emma went on to the big litter box in the sky... The vet told us that she'd only live another day or two and would be very uncomfortable so we made the decision to have here put to sleep...

I just came in from burying her...

Sniff...

Thanks all for ya'll's support...

Bobert and the P-Vine


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: Charley Noble
Date: 03 Oct 11 - 06:00 PM

Bobert-

So sad.

We buried Gashay, our old tom cat, in his favorite beach towel and with a catnip mouse. "Gashay" in Ethiopian means "My Protector" and he was indeed the guardian of our yard, and our other two cats.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: Janie
Date: 03 Oct 11 - 06:17 PM

Love to you and P-Vine, Beaubear.


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: open mike
Date: 03 Oct 11 - 06:18 PM

sorry to hear this, Bobert and P-Vine.
I guess the kitty made it thru the move..
It is a relief to know
that she is no longer suffering


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: Hawker
Date: 03 Oct 11 - 06:19 PM

HUGE Hugs :0(
lots of love to you both, rest in peace little kitty x


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: gnu
Date: 03 Oct 11 - 06:45 PM

RIP Emma.


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: Bobert
Date: 03 Oct 11 - 07:13 PM

Emma came from the animal shelter in Jefferson County, WV, where she spend about her first 6 months so she was an "older kitten"... She was a calico with brown and tan and white with a tabby tail and she was always kinda on the frail side... I doubt if she ever weighed more than 7 pounds... Until about 4 years ago she had Meeko, a black long haired cat who protected her but when he died she became lonely and depressed... She did not do well with our other male cats and lived mostly in out farrowing barn back in Virginia... Actually she had become quite independent in there and the only way I could get her moved with to trap her in a Have-a-Heart trap and bring her down in the trap... Since getting here she did calm down and let up pet and hold her again... She loved to sit on the front porch glider and just watch everything... She will be missed terribly by us...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: gnu
Date: 03 Oct 11 - 07:19 PM

Ahhh, gee. No words. Wish I had some.


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: Ebbie
Date: 04 Oct 11 - 03:20 AM

My love to you and the P-Vine, Bob.


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: fat B****rd
Date: 04 Oct 11 - 06:29 AM

Sorry, Bobert. Like most others on this thread I know how you feel.
Take care
Charlie.


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: JennieG
Date: 04 Oct 11 - 07:20 AM

Sorry to hear about your kitty Bobert.....they each take a little piece of us when they go.


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: Bobert
Date: 04 Oct 11 - 10:13 AM

With the exception of GfinS's thoughtless post, thank you all for your supportive posts...

We've had a general design for our gardens and there is this place not far from where Emma liked to spend her days and we'd planned on using some hardscape there so I buried her there and now it's just a matter of finding the perfect rock from our collection which will act as a headstone... We've always come up with names for out various beds so this one will be "Emma's Bed"... The two main plantings in it so far are two camellias but it will end up with a lot more before we call it quits on that bed...

B~

[the insensitive post has been deleted---it was beyond the limits]


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: GUEST,999
Date: 04 Oct 11 - 10:46 AM

Bobert, you want some wild roses for that piece of the garden? If so, lemme know. I know she was just a cat, but she was your friend. Them we get to choose.


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 04 Oct 11 - 11:13 AM

Try to think only of all the happy and contented times Emma had with you. She was so lucky to have you choose her, and I'm sure led a very cared-for life at your side. You always did your best for her, even at the end, and nobody could have done more.


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: SINSULL
Date: 04 Oct 11 - 11:57 AM

I'm sorry, Bobert. It is so hard to lose a friend.
Mary


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 04 Oct 11 - 12:33 PM

Thinking of you, Bobert. Like a lot of the others here, I know how hard it is to lose a loved pet. There's nothing anyone can even say except that we're here for you, and that we know what it feels like. I have found that the happy memories live on and after awhile will outweigh the sorrow.

Bonnie


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: frogprince
Date: 04 Oct 11 - 12:42 PM

Those darn little four-legged people can be endearing. Are any of the plantings in the plot perennials, or have you considered putting in a little something that will be?


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: GUEST,saulgoldie
Date: 04 Oct 11 - 12:53 PM

So sorry to hear of this, Bobert. You, PVine, and kitty (RIP) are in my thoughts and prayers.

Saul


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: Bobert
Date: 04 Oct 11 - 01:24 PM

Not too sure about wild roses, brucie... They are kinda, ahhhhh, wild and don't bloom too well... Plus, I'm not a rose kinda guy... The Emma bed will be a mix of azaleas, hostas, Lenten Rose border, the 2 camellias and a few specimen plants with the large stone marking her grave... I'm down to two stones... One is granite (150 pounds or so) with a quartz streak in it that came from West Virginia mountain and the other is a chipped river rock (real cubist)... I donno...

Real difficult not seeing her on the front porch glider...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: GUEST,999
Date: 04 Oct 11 - 01:27 PM

Buddy, get another cat. No kidding. Won't be the same, but they have personalities just the same way people do. It'll grow on you.


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: michaelr
Date: 04 Oct 11 - 02:07 PM

So sorry, Bobert. I know just how you feel. We've had four cats die over the past 20 years (two of them hit by cars), and the last one was so hard that we haven't been able to bring ourselves to get another one.


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 04 Oct 11 - 02:29 PM

Oh Boberdz.... So sorry... Maybe the clouds just got a little fluffier now your Emma is there.


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: Penny S.
Date: 04 Oct 11 - 02:35 PM

Sorry to hear this, thinking of you.


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: Anne Lister
Date: 04 Oct 11 - 05:34 PM

My heart goes out to you. I'm still grieving for the loss of our calico, Cleo, three years ago - in similar circumstances. We have a thoroughly delightful Persia now, who is wonderful company and a real character - I just wish we had both of them!


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: Bobert
Date: 04 Oct 11 - 05:50 PM

BTW, folks... We have 3 other cats... All very much different personalities and habits... Teeter is the Top Cat and he knows it...

None of these cats (all males) had anything to do with Emma... She was a loner and if they came around she would shriek at them...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: artbrooks
Date: 04 Oct 11 - 05:54 PM

Very sorry. Can"t say anything else that hasn't been said.


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: GUEST,Bluesman
Date: 04 Oct 11 - 06:07 PM

You have memories of her, enjoy them, no one can take those from you. Your life was better for having her in it and I am sure you gave her a great life.

You did well by her and you were rewarded with her love. As a cat lover you have my respect.


The parting is hard.


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: Ed T
Date: 04 Oct 11 - 06:23 PM

When my cat of ten years of age had to be put down, because of a serious illness, I was very sad. For therapy, I sat at my computer for a half hour typing all my good memories. It not only got me through the sadness, but I now have a wonderful record to look back on about my important pet.


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: TheFamousEccles
Date: 04 Oct 11 - 06:33 PM

I know it is the hardest thing to do, but when the cat will not eat or drink, it is time. Cats are very good at hiding how bad they are, so she maybe in more distress than you think.


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: Cats
Date: 04 Oct 11 - 06:55 PM

Cats live in your heart for ever. Sleep well little furry one, mine who have already gone will be looking out for you and will show you all the best places for mice catching and other feline games and fun. My living ones sends purrs and miaows and I will shed a tear. xx


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: olddude
Date: 04 Oct 11 - 07:20 PM

I am sorry Bob that really hurts


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: catspaw49
Date: 04 Oct 11 - 08:17 PM

Ya' know Boberdz........Karen and I will still cry sometimes over a kit we had to put down over 20 years ago.............We currently have 5................Have a good cry, stroke the others a time or two, then enjoy the memories............


Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: Bobert
Date: 04 Oct 11 - 08:35 PM

Good advice, Spawzer...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: GUEST,ChanteyLass
Date: 04 Oct 11 - 11:35 PM

Tears and hugs. And love.


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: ragdall
Date: 05 Oct 11 - 03:48 AM

Big hugs to you and your missus, Bobert. Thanks for sharing a little of Emma with us. It's so sad that she's gone. I'm sure that you'll make a beautiful garden for Emma and you'll never forget her.

rags


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: GUEST,Patsy
Date: 05 Oct 11 - 08:05 AM

I wish that I had typed about all of the memories of my cat at the time but it hurt too much, however, I did stumble across a few photographs of her showing her personality and it brought it all back (cried again).


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: Stringsinger
Date: 05 Oct 11 - 01:02 PM

As a kitty lover I am so sorry, Bobert. We have nine cats and we love them all and we know what it means to lose any one of them. I hope that your kitty is not in misery and can be relieved of it.


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: gnu
Date: 05 Oct 11 - 01:14 PM

Wonderful idea, Ed T... when it's time, of course.


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: Bobert
Date: 05 Oct 11 - 05:31 PM

Well, Strings... We had her put to sleep day before yesterday... The Vet said that she was going to live only another day or so and would be in a lot of discomfort so we did what we had to do...

Nine cats, Patsy...

My grandmother had 17 and we moved every one of them, along with her, from Detroit to Virgina when she was in her 90s... She had outlived most of them when she died at 101... Weird, must have skipped a generation... My mother hates cats... Love dogs but can't stand to be around a cat... Me??? I love 'um both...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 05 Oct 11 - 11:03 PM

We've had a long series of cats and dogs that have come and gone. It's always tough losing one, specially in certain individual cases, because some of them have very strong and memorable personalities. The best, most loving cat we ever had was Sammy, back when I was a kid. He was extremely smart, very gentle, affectionate, cooperative with house rules, not your average "bad boy" tomcat at all. Think the COMPLETE opposite of Garfield in every respect, and that was our Sammy. A true gentleman, a prince among cats, and still missed to this day.


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 06 Oct 11 - 05:43 AM

I'm sure we don't view our pets as 'animals' but as personalities and characters in their own right. They're as dear to us as any member of the family, and the grief is as great as that of losing any person we have loved.
I too have had a long series of dearly-loved cats, and one or two have stood out as exceptional. I also had a Sammy, Little Hawk, a wise and kind Siamese. And long before that, a Simon, who was as intelligent as a human. He often astounded me with his actions. Today we have Smokey, another Siamese (but grey in colour) who I can safely say adores me with all his heart. He's not young any more and I dread the parting one day. Minty is my husband's special guy, he speaks to him in Malinke, and I swear he understands! Murphy is the timid and nervous one, needing gentle handling and reassurance. Oh dear, we love them and lose them, it breaks the heart, but they enrich our lives immeasurably...


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: Bobert
Date: 06 Oct 11 - 07:09 PM

Hey, Eliza... We also have a Smokey... Found him on the side of the road... Not all that bright but sweet...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: kendall
Date: 07 Oct 11 - 01:46 AM

You have my deepest sympathy my friend. I still weep for loss of Seamus.


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 07 Oct 11 - 04:52 AM

God bless you Bobert for your compassion and kindness. You have taken in these cats and given them a secure and happy life. How lucky they were for you to have found them!


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: Leadfingers
Date: 07 Oct 11 - 07:15 AM

Commisserations Bobert mate !


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: maire-aine
Date: 07 Oct 11 - 10:47 PM

Just saw this now. So sorry for your loss. It is one of the hardest things anybody goes thru, but you made the right decision. Went thru it myself 4X. Never gets easier. Bless you all.

Maryanne


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: Phot
Date: 08 Oct 11 - 05:23 AM

So sorry to hear this Bobert, I've done this too many times with my cats. Remember the good times, cherish the love and fun, and know you did your best.

Look after yourself mate, Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: GUEST,Eddie1 without cookie
Date: 08 Oct 11 - 07:49 AM

We had to have ours put to sleep back in the spring. She had a pretty big growth on her jaw that was causing a lot of pain as well as difficulty in eating. We had her for 20 years although she could well have been a year or so older as she came to us as a rescued cat.

She had me pretty well trained so I could recognise the "I want out NOW!" yell, the I want fed NOW!" yell and even the "There's no food in my bowl! I'm not hungry right now but I might be later so put some in NOW!" yell. She was pretty patient with me and would persevere until I got it right.

On the big day, she sat on my lap for about two hours and seemed puzzled as to why I was blubbing like a baby and seemed to quite enjoy the taste of tears.

We have resisted getting another because she was such a one-off.

My heart goes out to you mate.

Eddie


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: Bobert
Date: 08 Oct 11 - 09:47 AM

Well, Emma would be very pleased to know that so many people have weighed in on her passing... Of course, she would be more pleased to be alive and back in her barn in Virgina, chasing mice and generally owning that barn...

Thanks again, all...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: My kitty is dieing...
From: frogprince
Date: 08 Oct 11 - 09:57 AM

Maybe where she is now, she can catch the mice, but the mice don't die, so they're there for her to chase them again. : )


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