I know it's just a cat but....

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  1. JESUPERCAT

    JESUPERCAT No Slow Boat

    To borrow a line idea from Fritz.
    Tonight we lost our Tortoise Manx rescue cat at about 20 years old. She was a sweet cat, about the most friendly and gentle personality. She was tied with only one other of our cats over the years for personality.
    This in itself would be a hard loss on it's own, however this was Steven's cat and after loosing him in the fall this is a hard deal for our family. Steven's twin brother is taking it hard as it is a real reminder of each day it seems a little more is gone from our lives.
     

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  2. 2001ws6

    2001ws6 last of the v8 interceptors

    Damn, sorry for the loss of your cat. My cat is 16 years old and kinda acts like a dog at times. Always wants to be near you and crys when your away.
     
  3. mrolds69

    mrolds69 "The Cure"

    I'm sorry To hear about about your cat. What was her name?
     
  4. JESUPERCAT

    JESUPERCAT No Slow Boat

    Her name is Mae. Adopted sister is named Mischief about 16 years old. Her name says a lot about her. Down to our rescue Springer Spaniel Ella and the silver Manx Mischief.
     
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  5. 2manybuicks

    2manybuicks Platinum Level Contributor

    Dude, that stinks, especially now when you and the fam are home all the time and her loss will be all that more tangible.

    Sorry about your loss.
     
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  6. gokitty

    gokitty Gold Level Contributor

    You have my sincere sympathies. Cats have let me live in the same house with them for all of my life. When they leave it is heart wrenching. Maple will not go to sleep unless I give her a good head and neck massage. And neither can I. So sorry. Archie
     
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  7. OHC JOE

    OHC JOE Mullet Mafia since 2020

    Sorry for the loss John
    We got two cats now and there great
    I feel your pain buddy
     
  8. red67wildcat

    red67wildcat Well-Known Member

    Sorry on the loss I know it was part of all that is your family
    More than just a cat
     
  9. Buicksky

    Buicksky Silver Level contributor

    For such independent animals they become very entwined in our lives. One of ours is also very Dog like. Its so hard to loose one . Good luck with dealing with your grief.
     
  10. UticaGeoff

    UticaGeoff Well-Known Member

    Condolences to you and your family. Cats can be very special in so many ways and it sounds like yours was one of those extra special ones.

    UticaGeoff
     
  11. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    Sorry for your loss. Pets are family members. Hang in there
     
  12. Chuck Bridges

    Chuck Bridges Well-Known Member

    You have my sincere condolences. We lost our youngest son to a car accident in Nov 2017, and his cat, Baby, was completely lost. It took her two years to attach herself to me as my cat. Fortunately, she is only 10 years old, although she looks like a kitten. I don't know what I will do when we lose her. She is my most solid link to Mathew I have left.

    Anyone who doesn't have a cat doesn't realize the bond that forms with them. Yes, they can be aloof. Yes, they can ignore you. Yes, they always seem to know when you need them. Their loss is hard.
     
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  13. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

    I am sorry for the loss of yer kitty, and the re-opening of the wound in your heart for your son.

    May all the joy that both of them brought you outweigh the sorrow of losing them, over time.
     
  14. Redmanf1

    Redmanf1 Gold Level Contributor

    Sorry to hear about the loss of your cat. I hope things get better for you and your family.
     
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  15. BUICKRAT

    BUICKRAT Torque Rules!

    So sorry for you, John.
     
  16. JESUPERCAT

    JESUPERCAT No Slow Boat

    Thanks to all for the thoughtful comments.
    We buried Mae in one of Steven's Marine flightline T-shirts under a big oak tree we can see from our camp window. A few hundred feet down the path on the right.
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  17. faster

    faster Well-Known Member

    Sorry for your loss. Obviously she was something very special to you so she is more than "just a cat".

    Mikey
     
  18. gsgnnut

    gsgnnut Well-Known Member

    Sorry for you losses. We are a pet family and family is for life and pets are loved the same. I miss every one of my dogs and cats that crossed the bridge and I gave them the best health care I could when the were here. Although not quite on the same level as children parents or spouses, Pets are up there with the best companions in this life and we mourn as a family when their time is up. Our house is plastered the memories of our past family and pets are a big part of it. God bless you and your family.
     
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  19. 69GS400s

    69GS400s ...my own amusement ride!

    Condolences John and Family .. they are much more than "just" our pets and our time with them is never long enough.
     
  20. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    Sorry to read about this, your family has suffered so much and another loss is just like being kicked when down.......I understand the feeling, we lost my allie dog in late September then dad in early march......I'm actually sit some nights scared if what else is going to happen.

    Pets to some are just like family members

    Thoughts and prayers
     

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