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Old 04-29-2012, 10:32 AM   #1
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My Ashley is gone.

I'm limp and I've been crying even though I tried not to. When I went to feed my furry children this morning, my beautiful blue-eyed Ashley was cold dead on the floor. I don't know what happened. He just died.

I'm crushed and I can't stop crying. He's been my baby for 17 years and I can't imagine beginning my day without his sweet "meow."

He helped me get through Buck's death and was my comforter and sleeping companion during our awful ice storm three years ago. There'll never be another like him.

At least I'll still be able to see him every time I log onto DC and when I open my computer. He's my desktop picture.

Sleep well, Blue. I'm going to miss you.

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Old 04-29-2012, 10:48 AM   #2
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Oh, Katie, so sad. My deepest sympathies.

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Old 04-29-2012, 10:51 AM   #3
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I'm so sorry Katie for the loss of your baby, pets are big part of family
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:51 AM   #4
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So sorry for your loss, Katie. Our pets mean so much to us. It's always tragic when they leave us.
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:18 AM   #5
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Dear Katie H.,

Firstly, my deepest condolences are extended to you and your family. I understand perfectly as I too, had two British Shorthairs, both who died at the age of 22 years old and for almost 4 months, I was distraught.

So sorry and if you need a shoulder to cry on, please send me a PM.

He was a beautiful feline.

Now perhaps you can understand, when I had said, No More 4 Legged Children. I grew up with two kit kats, one Himalayan and one British Shorthair and two of our own, ( a pair of Brit Shorthairs ) while the gals were young teens. So, after four times, I just cannot emotionally.

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Old 04-29-2012, 11:28 AM   #6
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So sorry for your loss. It's always difficult to lose a treasured friend, especially so unexpectedly. It sounds like Ashley had a long, happy life, and that's the best way to remember him.
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:42 AM   #7
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I'm so sorry to hear about Ashley. You've had a special boy for 17 years. It's hard losing one of our furry kids like that.

We all understand your loss. Hoping in time the grief will pass.

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Old 04-29-2012, 11:46 AM   #8
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So sorry, Katie. Our kitties are so much an extension of ourselves. My thoughts are with you!
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:26 PM   #9
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So sorry.

Sounds like the kitty had a lot of love, and gave a lot back.
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:55 PM   #10
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(((Hugs, Katie)))

My sincerest condolences. You've got me in tears. Just like losing any other family member, it's awful and sad, but will eventually get better.

At least the other furry children know and understand what happened. I can't imagine what it must be like for them when we take one of them away to the vet and that one just never comes back.

So sorry that you lost such a beautiful friend.

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