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Old 11-28-2007, 06:18 PM
Miamipuck Miamipuck is offline
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I never had cats till I lived with my GF. I always had dogs. They are great pets.
Short short version:

We got a cat named Puck. She took another cat to the vet. The vet said," you have to see this cat he is exquisite looking" then he lept to her and she had to keep him.

Anyway his human had to leave him with the vet permanently for some reason. He became pretty close to both of us. He would sleep over our heads and jump on our chest and purr for hours, do the cat message thing and sometimes he would clean my head for hours like I was his kitten or something. It was quite funny. He was an awesome pet.

Then he started getting crazy. Meowing for hours and such, staying in the closet etc. We found him dead shortly later. The vet said he had hyperthyroidism a common thing in older cats. We could have brought him to the vet much earlier as the signs were there but we did not know. We felt terrible that Puck ended up with dementia when all that was needed was a stinking pill daily that could have prolonged his life.

So I know what you are going through Boro. I hope you get another cat or forgive yourself because it was not intentional by any stretch........Sorry for your loss.

I hope you do not mind putting up a pic: It was not that far off from when he passed. He was a elderly cat at this point. 16-17 I think as we did not know for sure.

[image]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0903/Miamipuck/Puck.jpg?t=1196288385[/image]
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Old 11-28-2007, 07:32 PM
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Old 11-29-2007, 12:15 AM
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Miamipuck,

Here you go:

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Old 11-29-2007, 01:01 AM
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I am so touched by this thread that I must post. But there is nothing I can share without too much heartache. I simply wish to offer my condolences and make an Internet toast to cats. They have been a very important part of many of our lives.
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Old 11-29-2007, 01:06 AM
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Since everyone in this thread loves cat if anyone has advice for driving cross country with a cat PM me as I am leaving tomorrow.
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Old 11-29-2007, 01:42 AM
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Just wanted to say I'm sorry about your loss. I've grown up with dogs all my life, and at one time we had 13 of them, so Ive seen many pass on. But none hurt like when I lost my personal dog 2 years ago.

Things will get better with time, and get another cat when you are ready.
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Old 11-29-2007, 02:15 AM
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I am so touched by this thread that I must post. But there is nothing I can share without too much heartache. I simply wish to offer my condolences and make an Internet toast to cats. They have been a very important part of many of our lives.

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I'm happy to see that the unsung are getting some love and respect and understanding in this thread. That's not the way life usually works, and not the way it specifically tends to work in the case of cats. This thread has warmed my heart up a little too. And I think that like most of us, I could use it.
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Old 11-29-2007, 02:49 AM
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Since everyone in this thread loves cat if anyone has advice for driving cross country with a cat PM me as I am leaving tomorrow.

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Zoinks, I once had a cat that loved to ride in the car. She was one in a million. I also owned a bunch that would have sworn to me, vocally, that they were riding into the bowels of hell. If possible, fly your cat there, if this requires you to go along with it, it'll be worth it.
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Old 11-29-2007, 02:55 AM
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Since everyone in this thread loves cat if anyone has advice for driving cross country with a cat PM me as I am leaving tomorrow.

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When I moved cross-country from Atlanta to Sacramento my cat rode with me in the rental truck.

She was fine, I let her out of the 'box' and she'd drape herself on the back of my neck while we rode.

It took maybe a day longer than it would have done because she'd start to freak a little after ten hours or so on the road. I didn't tell any of the motels that I had her with me. Just made up a litter box, showed her where it was, and we'd kick back on the bed and watch TV.

I sure miss that cat. She got old and sick and had to be put down about the time I got married [img]/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
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Old 11-29-2007, 03:02 AM
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Pretty friggin amazing that cats will figure that crap out instantly while dogs will just piss and poop all over and bark without rhyme or reason, run about anxiously and paw doors. Cats are way under-rated.
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