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  • We lost a member of our "Family" today

    Today, I had the unfortunate responsibility to make an awful, but correct decision.

    One of our three cats had to be put to sleep. She was 13 and a half years old, and developed bone cancer earlier on this year.

    Until the very end, she was fully active and not in any pain, but in the last few days she suddenly had difficulty breathing and was not active.

    We, the Wife and I, will miss her. We have two other cats to care for, both of whom are in good health, so life carries on.

    She was sometimes annoying, attention seeking and wet (she liked the rain ), but that was just part of her personality.

    I have taken some great pictures of her over the years.

    There are some of them.

    Pets are part of the family.






    (Please stop reading if you do not have a very very dark sense of humour)


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    When burying her, in the garden, I almost accidentally left part of her tail showing. I had to reposition her and recover. It was resting against the side of the grave/hole and I did not see it.

    It made me smile on what was otherwise a bad morning.

  • #2
    Re: We lost a member of our "Family" today

    We've lost a couple of dogs in similar circumstances and I have the deepest sympathy.
    Stephen

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    • #3
      Re: We lost a member of our "Family" today

      At least you have the pictures to remember her by

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      • #4
        Re: We lost a member of our "Family" today

        Sorry to hear it john - absent friends are always a loss whatever their species.


        My "dark side" wonders whether you thought to take a picture

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        • #5
          Re: We lost a member of our "Family" today

          My "dark side" wonders whether you thought to take a picture
          I did think about it, but I feared the my wife would perform some ad hoc surgery on me.

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          • #6
            Re: We lost a member of our "Family" today

            Sad to hear about this, John. We have two cats (from the same litter, though one is black and the other a tortoiseshell). Next year they will be 15. So far they are going strong and fairly active. The black one has an especially lovely demeanour and I will be very sorry to see her go.

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            • #7
              Re: We lost a member of our "Family" today

              Originally posted by j.baker View Post
              I did think about it, but I feared the my wife would perform some ad hoc surgery on me.
              My Kit (OK I'm a hoarder...)
              4/3 E500, E510, E30 + 35macro, 50macro, 7-14, 11-22, 14-45 (x2), 14-54, 40-150 (both types), 50-200, 70-300, 50-500,
              m 4/3 EM1MkII + 60 macro, 12-100 Pro
              FL20, FL36 x2 , FL50, cactus slaves etc.
              The Boss (Mrs Shenstone) E620, EM10-II, 14-41Ez, 40-150R, 9 cap and whatever she can nick from me when she wants it

              My places
              http://www.shenstone.me.uk
              http://landroverkaty.blogspot.com/
              https://vimeo.com/shenstone
              http://cardiffnaturalists.org.uk/

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              • #8
                Re: We lost a member of our "Family" today

                Sorry to hear your news John .

                It's horrible when this sort of thing happens (I know, we've had a few pets in our time). Our last cat lived to the ripe old age of 19 - we were all inconsolable and resolved never to have another cat ever again, but a few months on we got another one .

                You've got some gorgeous photos of your cat, so you've got some lovely memories.

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                • #9
                  Re: We lost a member of our "Family" today

                  as you say you have a dark sense of humour


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                  • #10
                    Re: We lost a member of our "Family" today

                    I have some of the older books that were given to me some time ago.

                    They are very funny.


                    Thanks to all for all of the comments.

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                    • #11
                      Re: We lost a member of our "Family" today

                      Sorry to hear about your loss John, anyone of us who ever lost a pet can imagine how you feel. You have my sympathy.

                      Henk

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                      • #12
                        Re: We lost a member of our "Family" today

                        Sorry to hear of this John, it's always sad when one loses a pet. Great that you have some super pictures though.
                        John

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                        • #13
                          Re: We lost a member of our "Family" today

                          John

                          She looked just like my cat.Just remember the good times with her.

                          Hope you and your wife are OK.
                          All the best

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                          • #14
                            Re: We lost a member of our "Family" today

                            Did you show the dead cat to the surviving cats so that they can understand what has happened to their old mate. Otherwise they might search for it.

                            And yes I am being serious.
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                            • #15
                              Re: We lost a member of our "Family" today

                              We here are sorry for your loss your cat sounds like it had a great personality enjoy the pics you have. John & Karren

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