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Title: The Cat....
Post by: oscarvan on July 11, 2011, 10:42:08 PM
...we have is approaching 16 or 17 years old. He's still in good spirits. Always indoor, and very social. Always in whatever room we are in. As he's getting older he's starting to get closer and closer to my wife..... I dread the day he croaks, not for him, but I know my sweetie will be absolutely crushed. (She's actually researching cloning him......it's "only" 28 large..... I have a problem.)

Anyway, when he thinks he hears her truck in the driveway he goes nuts.....yelling and screaming in the foyer.... (I suspect some siamese blood....) Now, I just got off the phone with sweetie at the other end of the house....but, I had her on speaker phone.... and he is screaming at the top of his lungs in the foyer.......

 :o :o :o
Title: Re: The Cat....
Post by: dbeechum on July 11, 2011, 11:15:26 PM
I (and the sister cat) still look for her brother daily.
Title: Re: The Cat....
Post by: hopfenundmalz on July 11, 2011, 11:34:24 PM
Yeah, I had one that was my best buddy.  When he passed I was crushed.  The best thing to do is wait a while, then get a new cat.  Not the same cat for sure, but they can become a good replacement. 
Title: Re: The Cat....
Post by: punatic on July 12, 2011, 03:31:36 AM
I've had several bestest buddy cats in my life.  Each one was very close.  It always took a long time for the emptiness and sadness to tail down to a dull ache once they passed away.  Each time I swear I won't go through it again...  and then a wise guy/gal kitten came along and stole my heart.  I often suspect it is the soul of an old friend in a new body;  God's way of dealing with different life spans.

I know that they will be there to greet me when I pass over to the other side.  That makes me smile every time I think about it.
Title: Re: The Cat....
Post by: phillamb168 on July 12, 2011, 09:03:52 AM
It's been four years since Ernie passed on. We're only just now thinking of getting a new kitty. It sure is tough. Enjoy the time with them while you can.
Title: Re: The Cat....
Post by: uthristy on July 12, 2011, 12:29:57 PM
This is my wife`s cat `Smidget, never mind that a co-worker & me spent 18months trying to catch her with the boss threatening to fire us daily :D

Smidget is at least 16yrs says the vet but most likely closer to 18 ,we're now giving her shots of EPO - Erythropoietin due to a low red cell count.

The clock is ticking.....  :'(

(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/IMG_0188.jpg)
Title: Re: The Cat....
Post by: bluesman on July 12, 2011, 04:12:23 PM
There isn't a week that goes by that I don't think about "that day" for my pets. The best medicine is to appreciate the moment...enjoy each day with your pets, as we don't know when that day will come.
Title: Re: The Cat....
Post by: nicneufeld on July 12, 2011, 08:06:12 PM
Mrs. Reagan, my tabby, was a bit of a dog-cat...extremely sociable, large, very friendly, not easily scared.  She got diabetes...got a couple more years after that (ye gods insulin is expensive!!!!) and then shuffled off this mortal coil.  Good cat!  Although I was happy she passed on when she did...my daughter was about a year old, or just under.  Imagining her dealing with that now, at 3, yikes!

We're expecting a second kid so that takes priority of course, but maybe in a couple years we'll get another cat...
Title: Re: The Cat....
Post by: beersk on July 12, 2011, 08:40:43 PM
I'm dreading the day my kitty cat dies, also.  His name is Roots (after the Sepultura album not the TV series with La Varr Burton), he's about 9 years old.  Had him since he was 2; got him at the animal shelter.  I call him mowers, which sounds like mauers, because he meows a lot at times.  At 9, he's still pretty active.  Runs around, jumps up on stuff, has a lot of energy.  So I hope he's got another 8 years or so in him.

(http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/5453/roots3.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/232/roots3.jpg/)

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Title: Re: The Cat....
Post by: denny on July 12, 2011, 08:51:09 PM
We've got 2 14 year old cats who are thankfully in really good shape.  Another one about 4 and 2 new kitties in the 1-2 range.  At one point we had 6 that were all about the same age.  It was a tough year when we lost them all.
Title: Re: The Cat....
Post by: tubercle on July 12, 2011, 10:26:55 PM
Had a cat once that live to 19. Ms. Tubercle works for a vet so pet maintence is free :D

 My two boston terriers get better health care than me. >:(
Title: Re: The Cat....
Post by: 1vertical on July 13, 2011, 01:21:50 AM
The Hair Ball
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b168/justgreen_/697160002_photobuck
et_11509_.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b168/justgreen_/LHC/004-
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Title: Re: The Cat....
Post by: beersk on July 13, 2011, 06:45:15 PM
Damn, thas a fury kitty.  Probably pukes up hairballs and gets mats in the fur a lot, yeah?
Title: Re: The Cat....
Post by: punatic on July 13, 2011, 08:58:05 PM
Damn, thas a fury kitty.  Probably pukes up hairballs and gets mats in the fur a lot, yeah?

Don't listen 1v; she is beautiful!
Title: Re: The Cat....
Post by: beersk on July 13, 2011, 09:19:30 PM
I certainly agree, she is beautiful.  I wear mostly black clothes though, a cat like that would be a pain to deal with!  None more black!
Title: Re: The Cat....
Post by: punatic on July 13, 2011, 10:41:42 PM
Have you considered keeping aquariums?   ;)
Title: Re: The Cat....
Post by: uthristy on July 16, 2011, 02:58:46 PM
Cats that live in the trees.... yes theres a story behind it
(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/Image1-1.jpg)

close up of Tabby, still trying to get a better pic showing her ear-tuffs.
(http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t248/Beer_Tour2/003.jpg)

Theres 1 more cat "Leo" but no pics yet, the reason the cats live in the trees is the 90lb <edit>Pitbull<edit> that has killed 9 kittens next door and another cat from our other neighbour. The little orange kitten in the 1st pic is the only survivor along with the mom-2nd pic.

We have been trying to trap the cats but the things won't go into the trap,  I've already  repaired the entire fence( .78mile) hoping to keep the dog out. But thursday night dog ripped the barbed wire open and paid a visit and the cats dissappered till this moring, just as I mashed-in  I saw the orange guy run up the tree. 8)

So monday I'll be replacing the entire fence and making a few phones calls re:dog,  this dog is mean and I've already shot him many times in the face with mace/pepper spray but he keeps coming back.

I think we all know what the next step is if the dog catcher doesn't resolve this problem....
Title: Re: The Cat....
Post by: 1vertical on July 16, 2011, 03:22:36 PM
Learn and practice the mushroom hunters creed....

"feed all unknown varieties to your neighbor's dog"

Title: Re: The Cat....
Post by: aviking427 on July 16, 2011, 04:17:50 PM
Acute lead poisoning?
Title: Re: The Cat....
Post by: oscarvan on July 16, 2011, 05:33:11 PM
Your dog? You have a dog?
Title: Re: The Cat....
Post by: uthristy on July 17, 2011, 10:24:24 AM
Your dog? You have a dog?

Let me practice some Dutch ;)

Nee, hij is de hond van mijn buur.  Mijn niet.

Hope that is correct. ;D

---
No guys even though it would be within my rights to do something bad to the dog I wouldn't, but I will trap him myself & take him to the pound.

Boy tough crowd ;)
Title: Re: The Cat....
Post by: 1vertical on August 30, 2011, 08:32:15 PM
The Hair Ball
Edit: In Hiding...LOL
been there all afternoon....weird.....

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a87/Vertical1/Hiding2011.jpg)

Title: Re: The Cat....
Post by: Slowbrew on August 30, 2011, 09:00:03 PM
Acute lead poisoning?

My first thought was a visit to the COOP for some meat packet warfran rat poison.  A small amount won't kill him but he will walk sideways from that point on.

We had a very sweet little dog out on the farm that we just couldn't break her of digging the stuff out and eating it.  It finally killed her but she kept going back.

Paul
Title: Re: The Cat....
Post by: jeffy on August 30, 2011, 09:22:39 PM
Acute lead poisoning?

My first thought was a visit to the COOP for some meat packet warfran rat poison.  A small amount won't kill him but he will walk sideways from that point on.

We had a very sweet little dog out on the farm that we just couldn't break her of digging the stuff out and eating it.  It finally killed her but she kept going back.

Paul

Zombie dog?
Title: Re: The Cat....
Post by: Kit B on August 30, 2011, 09:28:11 PM
My cat & I didn't get along very well.
He moved out & I never heard from him, again.
That end to the relationship turned out for the best.
Title: Re: The Cat....
Post by: 1vertical on August 30, 2011, 09:41:33 PM
My cat & I didn't get along very well.
He moved out & I never heard from him, again.
That end to the relationship turned out for the best.
I am not that lucky!
Title: Re: The Cat....
Post by: euge on August 31, 2011, 06:05:17 AM
My cat & I didn't get along very well.
He moved out & I never heard from him, again.
That end to the relationship turned out for the best.

My first kitten (jet-black and named Freddy Kreuger) I stepped on him in the dark and thus weakened came down with distemper while hiding under the bathroom sink. I had him put to sleep. My second cat I also raised from a kitten, but full grown clawed my nose so badly I had to go to the emergency room. That ended our relationship though I was sad to see her go. Should have named her Freddy Kreuger instead. ;D
Title: Re: The Cat....
Post by: punatic on August 31, 2011, 07:46:05 AM
In order of age:
Thomas
Mali
Meepers (mother of the next four)
Andy
Mili
Boo Boo
Hebert

Hebert is laying on my lap as I write this.  Jet black, golden eyes, expert hunter, best friend.

It's good to have cats when you have land for them to roam and hunt.  Haven't seen a live rodent here in years.
Title: Re: The Cat....
Post by: tschmidlin on August 31, 2011, 07:59:20 AM
It's good to have cats when you have land for them to roam and hunt.  Haven't seen a live rodent here in years.
Land for them to roam and hunt where there are no predators of the cats.  Outdoor cats don't last too long in my neighborhood.  One of my neighbors was just telling me that for a long time her daughter didn't know that cats lived more than 2 years. :-\  They don't keep cats anymore.
Title: Re: The Cat....
Post by: euge on August 31, 2011, 08:22:14 AM
We have lots of feral and semi-feral cats around here. Though not so many this summer with the drought. And I think the hawks and eagles get them even here in the city. Got an awful suspicion that's where a lot of "lost" pets end up.

Title: Re: The Cat....
Post by: tschmidlin on August 31, 2011, 08:32:21 AM
It could be the bald eagles getting them, but the coyotes are more plentiful here.  :-\
Title: Re: The Cat....
Post by: Slowbrew on August 31, 2011, 02:16:05 PM
Acute lead poisoning?

My first thought was a visit to the COOP for some meat packet warfran rat poison.  A small amount won't kill him but he will walk sideways from that point on.

We had a very sweet little dog out on the farm that we just couldn't break her of digging the stuff out and eating it.  It finally killed her but she kept going back.

Paul

Zombie dog?

That didn't read quite right did it?  8^)

Rephrased -- She kept going back to find more until it finally killed her.

Paul
Title: Re: The Cat....
Post by: oscarvan on September 03, 2011, 03:14:35 AM
My cat & I didn't get along very well.
He moved out & I never heard from him, again.
That end to the relationship turned out for the best.

My first kitten (jet-black and named Freddy Kreuger) I stepped on him in the dark and thus weakened came down with distemper while hiding under the bathroom sink. I had him put to sleep. My second cat I also raised from a kitten, but full grown clawed my nose so badly I had to go to the emergency room. That ended our relationship though I was sad to see her go. Should have named her Freddy Kreuger instead. ;D

Sounds like the first one got a text message to the second one.....
Title: Re: The Cat....
Post by: euge on September 03, 2011, 06:02:39 AM
My cat & I didn't get along very well.
He moved out & I never heard from him, again.
That end to the relationship turned out for the best.

My first kitten (jet-black and named Freddy Kreuger) I stepped on him in the dark and thus weakened came down with distemper while hiding under the bathroom sink. I had him put to sleep. My second cat I also raised from a kitten, but full grown clawed my nose so badly I had to go to the emergency room. That ended our relationship though I was sad to see her go. Should have named her Freddy Kreuger instead. ;D

Sounds like the first one got a text message to the second one.....

Freddy Kreuger...
Title: Re: The Cat....
Post by: bluefoxicy on September 05, 2011, 01:07:17 AM
...we have is approaching 16 or 17 years old. He's still in good spirits. Always indoor, and very social. Always in whatever room we are in. As he's getting older he's starting to get closer and closer to my wife..... I dread the day he croaks, not for him, but I know my sweetie will be absolutely crushed. (She's actually researching cloning him......it's "only" 28 large..... I have a problem.)


Cloning won't get you the same cat, just the same DNA.

And it'll be an old cat.  A small old cat, but an old cat.  It won't live long.