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Old 03-06-2010, 08:55 AM   #1
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Saying Goodbye

We said goodbye to our kitty Tuxedo on Wednesday. He was somewhere between 18 and 20 and we had him for 15 years. I've dealt with this many times before with other pets, but this one hit me hard. He was my sweet baby. Sorry if I've not been my usual self.

He purred my babies to sleep, was our alarm kitty and slept in my arms every night. This is my own little tribute to him. Love you and miss you.

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Old 03-06-2010, 09:17 AM   #2
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Alix... what can I say... {hugs}

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Old 03-06-2010, 09:27 AM   #3
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Oh, Alix, I know how that feels. We're sending lots of hugs and love. Tuxedo will always be in your heart.
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Old 03-06-2010, 09:29 AM   #4
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I'm so sorry Alix...losing a pet can be as devasting as losing a family member. Love to you!
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Old 03-06-2010, 09:34 AM   #5
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We had a scare wit da "Kill Dawg" recently...(He's Ok).....My sorry for your loss!!
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Old 03-06-2010, 10:14 AM   #6
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So sorry for your loss, ((hugs)) I know how it feels to lose a beloved furbaby.
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Old 03-06-2010, 10:21 AM   #7
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awwww Alix and family, I am so sorry to read this..maybe my story will help ease your pain and sorrow..

about 8 months ago a cat came into our lives, and about one month ago she came into our home .....a very unexpected development....we are not cat people, are definitely dog folks, but have not had dogs for 32 years because goats and dogs are a bad combination...She was a feral cat that was attracted to the daily bowl of milk I used to leave in the barn. It took me about two months to get a hand on this cat. According to urmanic13/Licia, we have a tuxedo cat. She is unlike any cat that has ever inhabited our barn..she is VERY affectionate, and playful and she purrs almost non stop. Since we don't understand cats, we have many questions as to if she is normal...she is OCD regarding flinging cat litter around (alright already, give it a rest, will you), she hides during the day and pounces on us after we go to bed...since she was feral I think she needs some outdoor time, but she thinks otherwise...we both have fallen in love with her....we still cannot believe we have an indoor animal, let alone a cat...who would have thunk?

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Old 03-06-2010, 10:47 AM   #8
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I'm thinking of you baby and wondering if my Max and Maggie are leading her on a romp at Rainbow Bridge? I can imagine how you miss her. It's so painful to lose a loved pet. You have all the good thoughts I have..And all the {{{HUGS}}}
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Old 03-06-2010, 12:37 PM   #9
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Alix, I'm so sorry for your lose. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

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Old 03-06-2010, 12:42 PM   #10
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Alix, I am so sorry. My heart goes out to you and your family.

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