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BS: My kitty is dieing...

frogprince 08 Oct 11 - 09:57 AM
Bobert 08 Oct 11 - 09:47 AM
GUEST,Eddie1 without cookie 08 Oct 11 - 07:49 AM
Phot 08 Oct 11 - 05:23 AM
maire-aine 07 Oct 11 - 10:47 PM
Leadfingers 07 Oct 11 - 07:15 AM
GUEST,Eliza 07 Oct 11 - 04:52 AM
kendall 07 Oct 11 - 01:46 AM
Bobert 06 Oct 11 - 07:09 PM
GUEST,Eliza 06 Oct 11 - 05:43 AM
Little Hawk 05 Oct 11 - 11:03 PM
Bobert 05 Oct 11 - 05:31 PM
gnu 05 Oct 11 - 01:14 PM
Stringsinger 05 Oct 11 - 01:02 PM
GUEST,Patsy 05 Oct 11 - 08:05 AM
ragdall 05 Oct 11 - 03:48 AM
GUEST,ChanteyLass 04 Oct 11 - 11:35 PM
Bobert 04 Oct 11 - 08:35 PM
catspaw49 04 Oct 11 - 08:17 PM
olddude 04 Oct 11 - 07:20 PM
Cats 04 Oct 11 - 06:55 PM
TheFamousEccles 04 Oct 11 - 06:33 PM
Ed T 04 Oct 11 - 06:23 PM
GUEST,Bluesman 04 Oct 11 - 06:07 PM
artbrooks 04 Oct 11 - 05:54 PM
Bobert 04 Oct 11 - 05:50 PM
Anne Lister 04 Oct 11 - 05:34 PM
Penny S. 04 Oct 11 - 02:35 PM
VirginiaTam 04 Oct 11 - 02:29 PM
michaelr 04 Oct 11 - 02:07 PM
GUEST,999 04 Oct 11 - 01:27 PM
Bobert 04 Oct 11 - 01:24 PM
GUEST,saulgoldie 04 Oct 11 - 12:53 PM
frogprince 04 Oct 11 - 12:42 PM
Bonnie Shaljean 04 Oct 11 - 12:33 PM
SINSULL 04 Oct 11 - 11:57 AM
GUEST,Eliza 04 Oct 11 - 11:13 AM
GUEST,999 04 Oct 11 - 10:46 AM
Bobert 04 Oct 11 - 10:13 AM
JennieG 04 Oct 11 - 07:20 AM
fat B****rd 04 Oct 11 - 06:29 AM
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gnu 03 Oct 11 - 06:45 PM
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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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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: 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: 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: 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: Leadfingers
Date: 07 Oct 11 - 07:15 AM

Commisserations Bobert mate !


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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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,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: Bobert
Date: 04 Oct 11 - 08:35 PM

Good advice, Spawzer...

B~


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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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,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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 - 06:45 PM

RIP Emma.


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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: 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: 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: 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: 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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