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Title: Farewell to my pal...
Post by: bluesman on October 14, 2011, 05:01:48 PM
My wife called me last night while I was attending my homebrewclub meeting. It was a call I had hoped not to receive. My 6 year old cat "BB" has passed on from some strain of feline leukemia. He was a great foot warmer and loved people. He will be missed.  :'(

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Post by: tonyp on October 14, 2011, 05:08:34 PM
sorry to hear that man, losing a pet is not easy, putting my 16 yr old dog down when i was back in high school was one of the worst days of my life, hang in there.
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Post by: hamiltont on October 14, 2011, 05:10:01 PM
Oh man, that sucks!!!   It never gets any easier it seems. Every day with our pets just adds to the grief when it happens. Take care & savor the memories!!  I'll hoist a pint in BB's memory tonight. Cheers!!!
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Post by: tschmidlin on October 14, 2011, 05:14:27 PM
Bummer Ron, sorry to hear that.  Maybe brew a RIS to honor the black cat?  Or BB Baltic Porter?
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Post by: eltharyon on October 14, 2011, 05:27:16 PM
That sucks, had to put a yound one down a couple years ago myself.
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Post by: blatz on October 14, 2011, 05:53:39 PM
sorry Ron - I'll raise my pint tonight for BB  :(
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Post by: punatic on October 14, 2011, 06:11:10 PM
I feel for you Ron.  My condolences.  I have a special place in my heart for black cats.  Your picture of BB in the chimney is one of my all time favorites.

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Post by: BrewingRover on October 14, 2011, 06:20:18 PM
My condolences Ron, I'll raise a pint of something black tonight.
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Post by: denny on October 14, 2011, 06:30:18 PM
I'm so sorry Ron.  Often times, pets are better people than people are.
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Post by: akr71 on October 14, 2011, 06:31:32 PM
Sorry to hear - I'll raise a pint for BB tonight. That pic of BB in the chiminea made me literally laugh out loud - though in real life I probably would have jumped out of my skin.  Thanks for sharing.
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Post by: beersk on October 14, 2011, 07:01:09 PM
Aww kitty...sorry to hear it, Ron.  I dread the day my cat dies.
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Post by: blatz on October 14, 2011, 07:42:52 PM
Often times, pets are better people than people are.

so true.
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Post by: morticaixavier on October 14, 2011, 09:11:29 PM
Sorry to hear that Ron. hang in there.
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Post by: majorvices on October 14, 2011, 09:17:33 PM
Awwe man. That sucks. He was a beautiful cat and I am sorry for your loss.
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Post by: Mark G on October 14, 2011, 09:46:35 PM
Sorry to hear about the loss. It's never easy to say goodbye.
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Post by: tubercle on October 14, 2011, 09:57:31 PM
Too bad pal.

 Sorry to hear.
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Post by: weazletoe on October 14, 2011, 10:31:14 PM
My thoughts are with you. I know how hard that is.
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Post by: hopfenundmalz on October 14, 2011, 11:35:19 PM
Those phone calls are very hard to take.  That was one really black cat.  If he was a people loving cat, it just makes it harder.
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Post by: maxieboy on October 14, 2011, 11:52:41 PM
Sorry to hear this. This pint's for your friend. The chimney pic is awesome and will warm your heart always.
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Post by: euge on October 15, 2011, 12:31:30 AM
I'll be sure to raise a pint to you and your friend. Later tonight of course. Cherish the memories. 
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Post by: dimik on October 15, 2011, 01:28:43 AM
Oh I'm so sorry. My sincere condolences. The day my first cat died was one of the worst in my life. Hang in there. 
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Post by: bluesman on October 15, 2011, 02:06:07 AM
A great big heartfelt thanks to all of my fellow brewers and friends. It's very much appreciated. I am very greatfulnd and honored to have a family of friends that are so concerned in this regard.

Thank you so much!
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Post by: tom on October 15, 2011, 04:28:38 AM
My wife called me last night while I was attending my homebrewclub meeting. It was a call I had hoped not to receive. My 6 year old cat "BB" has passed on from some strain of feline leukemia. He was a great foot warmer and loved people. He will be missed.  :'(

(http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r156/repricej/DSCN0119.jpg)

He is beautiful.  Love the Chimenea.  Thanks for giving him a beautiful life!
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Post by: tschmidlin on October 15, 2011, 06:42:07 AM
Ron, I opened a bottle of Treat from Midnight Sun in his memory tonight.  The beer was great while it lasted.   :(
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Post by: deepsouth on October 15, 2011, 02:02:31 PM
so sorry for you loss.  :(
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Post by: 1vertical on October 15, 2011, 02:03:22 PM
Condolances Ron. There are a lot of Up sides to pet ownership, and then there is this one Down side...prost
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Post by: chezteth on October 15, 2011, 08:40:32 PM
So sorry for your loss.  I will raise a pint for BB.
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Post by: bluesman on October 16, 2011, 03:40:09 AM
Thanks again guys. It's a tough loss...that little black furry devil will always be remembered. I buried him on my property. I laid a nice stone on his grave. He was a real pal...I'll tell ya.  :(
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Post by: boulderbrewer on October 16, 2011, 04:43:37 AM
Ron,

I'm so sorry for you loss. I have a feline friend who looks just like him and I know how I would feel losing him. I will raise a pint and hold shadow a bit closer to me for the next couple days.

Condolences.
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Post by: dbarber on October 16, 2011, 01:41:32 PM
Sorry for your loss Ron.  I'll raise a pint of RIS to BB tonight.  I'll be sure to give my 4-legged children a hug when I get home.
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Post by: MDixon on October 16, 2011, 03:14:38 PM
Makes me appreciate our beast all that much more. Sorry for your loss.
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Post by: rabid_dingo on October 17, 2011, 06:46:01 AM
I skipped reading the thread pages. I just had to post, My condolences. 6 years is way way too young for a cat. I am raising a pint of an imperial porter as black as the cat. Cheers to a fine feline companion!

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Post by: bluesman on October 17, 2011, 04:43:16 PM
I think a nice big RIS is in order...in memory of my pal.

Thanks all!
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Post by: dbeechum on October 17, 2011, 05:23:51 PM
I was just at Fest this weekend pouring and enjoying this beer for my buddy who passed Memorial Day.

Fat Cat Sweet Stout (http://www.maltosefalcons.com/recipes/fat-cat-sweet-stout). It's big like he was (25 lbs at his full glory)
Title: Re: Farewell to my pal...
Post by: bluesman on October 18, 2011, 02:00:20 AM
I was just at Fest this weekend pouring and enjoying this beer for my buddy who passed Memorial Day.

Fat Cat Sweet Stout (http://www.maltosefalcons.com/recipes/fat-cat-sweet-stout). It's big like he was (25 lbs at his full glory)

Sweeeet!

Looks like a tasy one Drew....great name too. ;)

I'm thinking of a big and chewy RIS with an expresso tone to it...along the lines of a Yeti.