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Old 04-27-2015, 10:22 AM   #1071
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Such a pretty kitty, Cheryl! ~ Not all cats are smart. Midnight was. She answered when you called her, sat up if you told her to "beg" for a treat, would rub herself against your ankle if you asked "do you love me"? LittleBit, on the other hand, was sweet but dumb. Made us wonder sometimes how her kind ever survived for all these centuries.
Though cats tend to be smart, they can be dumb. We had one who was stupid that we named him Dumbshit.
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Old 04-27-2015, 11:02 AM   #1072
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Even siblings can have vast differences in "smarts." Both kittens (though I guess they are cats now since they just celebrated their 1st) love to go into the closet when it's opened and quite often get closed up in it. Mindy figured out how to push the doors open. Mork just sits there and yeows until somebody comes to let him out. There have been other things too, just can't think off top of my head but the closet thing happens often.
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Old 04-27-2015, 02:32 PM   #1073
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Dumbshit was the largest of a litter of seven. His mum was none too bright. I'm told his father wasn't either. And then there was Musmus. She was the smallest of that litter. She and Dumbshit moved in with me at the same time. Musmus got all the brains that the rest of the family should have had. She was a smart, adorable, shenanicat.
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Old 04-30-2015, 03:13 PM   #1074
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We have an appointment tonight at 6:30 pm for Ollie. He's on his knees most of the time trying to walk now. Doesn't want to move much. Will struggle up the 2 steps into the kitchen to eat but otherwise stays in the family room. He looked so pitiful this morning. His ears are always down now too. It was one of the hardest phone calls I've had to make. Glad DH and both my boys want to go with me. I don't know if I could do it otherwise. Just thinking about it today at work would get me teary.
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Old 04-30-2015, 03:53 PM   #1075
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I'm so sorry, jabbur. I know how difficult this is. I'm glad your family will be with you {{{jabbur}}}
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Old 04-30-2015, 04:13 PM   #1076
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Our pets

It's so hard to lose a friend. Thoughts with you, Jabbur. I'm sure Ollie would want this.

Jeez, I'm just a weeping bag of mush when it comes to having to put down a pet, mine or anyone else's.
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Old 04-30-2015, 05:37 PM   #1077
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Aw Jabbur, (((hugs))). It's so hard. I'm really glad family are going with you. I'm tearing up too.
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Old 04-30-2015, 07:24 PM   #1078
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Jabbur, I am so sorry. All my good thoughts for you and your family.
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Old 04-30-2015, 09:09 PM   #1079
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jabbur, my heart breaks for you and your family. Tonight Teddy was licking my hand. I just had to tell him that he is the ONLY dog I ever let lick me. So I can understand the love you have for Ollie. And I don't even own Teddy.

Spike is the last person that you will ever hear expressing love for anyone or any animal. When his wife died, someone said to me that he seemed very cold about her death. Little did they know my son. Yet last night we had a great heart to heart about losing the ones we love. He admitted that when it is time for Teddy to go, he will have to have his son go with him. "I just love him too much to do it alone. I will need someone with me for support." I don't know if I could do it myself. Yet I am a very strong believer in that it is very selfish to let a pet suffer.

Ollie is going to be with all the pets that have gone before him. They will have a good time talking about who got the most write-ups in DC.
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I'm so sorry for your loss, Jabbur.
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