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Old 11-29-2018, 02:31 PM
 
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Galaxyhi, I read your posts through tears, because I went through a similar experience with my sweet soul kitty two years ago. She was 19 and a half. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. It is such a hard thing to go through. Even though it was 2 years ago, I still miss her every day. We have adopted another cat since then. We decided to choose an adult black female kitty from the shelter. At our ages, we were afraid to get a kitten. We love our new cat dearly, although she is the complete opposite of the one who passed away. I wish you peace during the holiday season.
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Old 11-29-2018, 06:24 PM
 
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Rocky our cat was only a few months short of 23 years old, and just a few years younger my our children at the time. The Cats Only Vet said he was the oldest cat she ever had in her practice.
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Old 11-30-2018, 06:26 PM
 
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OP here,

Got the call. Next week when i can get in to the drs office, I'll pick up our new black kitten. Male, nit yet fixed but dewormed and shots. From the animal rescue squad.

Cant wait.

His name is already Alexander the Great, or Alex or Hey You for short. My OH has named him.

May he bring us as much love and companionship as our belove little man did.

Ill let you know how it turns out.

Thanks for all the condolences...
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Old 12-02-2018, 04:59 PM
 
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Well, the vet called and our little man is hone with his cat shaped urn.

I feel half better.he is home now.

The other half is the empty spot on the bed still.

Im about to take a nap and he wont be there....
:>(
Ah well, i can pet the urn and talk to him.

I usually handle death well, but this has really got me


Im right there with you. Its been an awful four months. My oldest (17) girl cat, Tally, died mid August. A few days later, my 16 year old buddy cat, Baby, died. A week later we noticed one of our old ferals missing.

Mid September my husband suffered a seizure while driving, totaled his truck, and ended my retirement. Hes fine, hes not permitted to drive right now, and we own a janitorial business, so I had no other option.

At the end of September another feral went missing, and another got ill. Mid October we took him in to be put down.

Three weeks later, our perfectly healthy 13 year cat, stopped eating. The vet said her body temp was way low, and it was time to let her go. No masses, nothing she could detect, just that she was dying.

Six cats gone in four months.

By the way, my oldest cat was 22 when he left us.
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Old 12-03-2018, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Im right there with you. Its been an awful four months. My oldest (17) girl cat, Tally, died mid August. A few days later, my 16 year old buddy cat, Baby, died. A week later we noticed one of our old ferals missing.

Mid September my husband suffered a seizure while driving, totaled his truck, and ended my retirement. Hes fine, hes not permitted to drive right now, and we own a janitorial business, so I had no other option.

At the end of September another feral went missing, and another got ill. Mid October we took him in to be put down.

Three weeks later, our perfectly healthy 13 year cat, stopped eating. The vet said her body temp was way low, and it was time to let her go. No masses, nothing she could detect, just that she was dying.

Six cats gone in four months.

By the way, my oldest cat was 22 when he left us.

So sorry to hear what happened to your DH. I hope he's going to be okay.


Losing that many pets in such a short time...I can't imagine. I felt so bad about Dakota and she was only one pet. It's really surprising me to see so many posts about really elderly cats. Dakota is the oldest I've ever had and all the rest went younger for various reasons. Usually NOT from illness but other things like coyotes, cars, etc.. That was years ago and since then I have never had an outdoor cat.


I watch a lot of those cute animal videos online and it makes me want another cat NOW. lol
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Old 12-03-2018, 04:55 PM
 
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OP here,

Sorry also myself to hear of such losses.

Our new little boy joins us on Wednesday.

I hope he has a great personality and a long life like our dear departed little one. I miss him SO much. I pet his urn when i come home, before bed and when i feel him missing.

And here i said for 3 years that " when he goes, no more pets. All they do is die on you too early "

Phhhttt on that idea!

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Old 12-04-2018, 07:24 PM
 
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So sorry to hear what happened to your DH. I hope he's going to be okay.


Losing that many pets in such a short time...I can't imagine. I felt so bad about Dakota and she was only one pet. It's really surprising me to see so many posts about really elderly cats. Dakota is the oldest I've ever had and all the rest went younger for various reasons. Usually NOT from illness but other things like coyotes, cars, etc.. That was years ago and since then I have never had an outdoor cat.


I watch a lot of those cute animal videos online and it makes me want another cat NOW. lol
According to the neurologist, seizures are often one and done, and they never know why you had it. December 14 will be three months, no problems. So, yay!

And the two oldest cats were my cuddly ones. The other cats aren’t very cuddly at all. Last night I watched a Facebook video of a dog snuggling with his owner. I pressed replay and showed it to Ferb, one of my cats sitting on the table. I told him as he watched, See, this is what I’m missing. I need a cuddle. Then he jumped over to me and laid down for a minute.

There’s hope yet!
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Old 12-04-2018, 09:05 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Spouse is not eligible, right?
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Old 12-04-2018, 10:28 PM
 
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Spouse is not eligible, right?
Well, different kind of cuddly, there.
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Old 12-05-2018, 01:59 PM
 
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OP here,

He has arrived. He meowed all the way home, but once i set his carrier down in the living room, he started a loud purr.

He spent the next 3 hours getting pettums/ luvins and Huggins from me, and when my OH came home, same thing purring his loud purr the whole time.

We decided to take a nap to introduce him to tte ifea of bedtime snuggles. He stayed a little while bouncing between us. Tgen he was off the bed to explore.

Hes got 4 tiny bells on his collar so we know where his is.
When i got up, he was of course under the bed.

So far hes not interested in the litter box or food.

He'll come around to that.

So far, we love him!
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