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Old 07-27-2005, 06:01 AM   #21
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How old was he? I haven't had a kitty since my cat, Pookie, in 92. I still miss him, too. Bean looked like a cuttie. Sorry for your loss. But you should take comfort in knowing he went peacefully in your arms.
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Old 07-27-2005, 06:32 AM   #22
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thanks, rob. my bean was 9. i'm so glad i got to hold him as he went.
i'm sorry about your pookie.
we kept saying to bean that he didn't have to stay awake anymore and that it was okay if he wanted to go to sleep, that we understood that he was worn out and needed to shut his eyes.
of course he didn't really know what we were saying, but i think he knew that we wanted him to be at peace.
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Old 07-27-2005, 06:48 AM   #23
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I'm sure he knew Luvs. I believe that they are more sensitive from many of us.
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Old 07-27-2005, 07:04 AM   #24
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animals are incredibly perceptive. they have that instinct- not unlike women's/Mother's instinct-, where they just KNOW things that they shouldn't be able to pick up on, but it seems stronger even than what we as women have, you know? it's awesome and it rather amazes me. the way they watch over each other when one of them is sick.... it's just amazing.
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Hugs to you Luvs...
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Old 07-28-2005, 08:50 PM   #26
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Nine is not very old for a cat. Did he have a disease of some kind?

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Old 07-28-2005, 10:12 PM   #27
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Sorry to hear about your loss. I once lost a puppy I was raising. At the time, it hurt as much as when I lost my parents. Some people don't understand that when you invest yourself in another living being, it doesn't matter who or what that life is. The loss is deep, and affects us all. Yes, I do believe that a human life is more precious than all others, but the love of a pet is no less sincere, and the loss, no less deeply felt.

I had a Yellow Lab that I had to give away as there were no places to rent that would allow us to have a pet. Other than my wife and kids, that animal was my best freind, and was absolutely loyal. It broke my heart. I was very careful who the dog was given to.

You will get over your grief, at least enough of it to keep going. But you will carry just a bit of it through the rest of your life. You will also carry the joyful memories of your relationship with the cat. Let them ballance each other.

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Old 07-29-2005, 01:35 AM   #28
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Big Hugs to you, luvs. Sorry to hear about Bean. I love the name by the way. How did you decide to name him Bean? He looks like a tabby that I had as a child named Fluffy.
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Old 07-29-2005, 01:47 AM   #29
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thanks for the words, guys. bluecat, i took bean to 2 veternarians and they both had very different opinions about what was wrong with him. so i'm not really sure what it was, exactly.
sierra, lol, his name started as 'twiddlebug'. i named him that. then my Parents kind of stole him from me and decided they wanted to re-name him, so he became 'tidbit.' for a short while it was 'tidbite' after the vet's office spelled it that way. he was 'duncan' for a very short awhile. then he became 'bean', i think because my Brother named him that. all of our felines have several names, but we go by thier regular names most often. but we come up with secondary names for them that we'll use here and there, and sometimes they stick.
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but we come up with secondary names for them that we'll use here and there, and sometimes they stick.
My dog, Skidder, has a secondary name. It is Little Man which usually gets shortened to Man. It all started because my mom said he was a little big man. Or a little dog with a big attitude.
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