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Re: The cat appreciation thread
« Reply #280 on: November 29, 2019, 07:37:51 AM »
Putting up the Christmas tree this morning and I'm missing Maggie pretty hard. You see, she loved the Christmas tree and for the past 18 years she's been my constant shadow as soon as I drug the box in from the garage. She would be underfoot the entire time I was setting it up and trimming the tree. From the day after Thanksgiving until we took the tree down after New Years, she could generally be found napping under the branches. I would come home from work and find ornaments in the middle of the living room floor, package ribbons shredded, and the lower branches chewed on. When it was finally all put away, she would bitch at me for it absence until mid-January.


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Re: The cat appreciation thread
« Reply #281 on: November 29, 2019, 07:45:26 AM »
I'm dreading the day we have to put our 2 cats down Gregg.  Brother and sister.  15 years old.  Those little moments that they touch you, you'll never forget.
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Re: The cat appreciation thread
« Reply #282 on: November 29, 2019, 08:07:49 AM »
Aw man, Podaar :(
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Re: The cat appreciation thread
« Reply #283 on: November 29, 2019, 08:12:42 AM »
Yeah, I know.

I got the tree put up and the lights all checked. I'm leaving the trimming to Mrs. P and middle-daughter. I just can't bare it this year. Thankfully, we're flying out to Palm Springs tomorrow morning so I can avoid thinking about it for a week.  :)

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Re: The cat appreciation thread
« Reply #284 on: November 30, 2019, 09:18:29 AM »
I hear ya, Podaar. It was the same with us and Watson this year.  J and I have never had a Christmas without him, and putting up the tree yesterday was very bittersweet (his urn is about eight feet away from the tree, on top of the shelf we were always yelling at him about getting on).  We still have the other two cats, but neither of them have the, uh, "Christmas spirit" that Watson did.

He's been gone three months, but I think the holidays are going to be tough.  Thanksgiving was weird, without him being underfoot and/or countersurfing throughout prep.  Nobody had to guard the turkey. We ate in piece without him demanding to be fed scraps from the table. He wasn't trying to pull the tinsel out of our hands, or nest in the ornament box.  He wasn't there to get pissed that we got an artificial tree (so, no tree basin to drink from).  We won't be there to jump/hide in wrapping paper, or to "help" me build a fire.  And in a couple of days, we'll have our first snow...his favorite thing in the world was to sit in a window and go nuts for the big, slowly falling flakes. I'm sure we'll cry.

I've seen it put that you can divide people into two categories..."order muppets" (e.g. kermit) and "chaos muppets" (e.g. Animal, Cookie Monster), and I think the same can be said of pets. Even approaching 15, he was a chaos muppet.  It;s too quiet, too predictable without that.  Even if the other two are quite happy with him gone, we may need to add a little chaos back into the mix soon...
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Re: The cat appreciation thread
« Reply #285 on: November 30, 2019, 09:27:07 AM »
We are really missing our boy this holiday season as well.  It's weird how 7 months later, I find myself thinking I caught a glimpse of him out of the corner of my eye or looking at his favorite spot and being sure he's there before I remember.   :'(

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Re: The cat appreciation thread
« Reply #286 on: December 01, 2019, 12:59:36 PM »
Here's a photo dump that includes recent shots of our 4 cats, a foster we had for a few weeks, and one of the neighbor's cats.





















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Re: The cat appreciation thread
« Reply #287 on: December 01, 2019, 07:13:27 PM »
Here's a photo dump that includes recent shots of our 4 cats, a foster we had for a few weeks, and one of the neighbor's cats.

So your'e saying that *you're* the crazy cat-house/couple on the street?
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Re: The cat appreciation thread
« Reply #288 on: December 02, 2019, 09:01:46 AM »
great stuff   love to all animals
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Re: The cat appreciation thread
« Reply #289 on: December 02, 2019, 09:11:39 AM »
Sorry for your feline friend losses this year Podaar, Millahh, and Harmony

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Re: The cat appreciation thread
« Reply #290 on: December 02, 2019, 09:23:54 PM »
Here's a photo dump that includes recent shots of our 4 cats, a foster we had for a few weeks, and one of the neighbor's cats.

So your'e saying that *you're* the crazy cat-house/couple on the street?

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Re: The cat appreciation thread
« Reply #291 on: December 04, 2019, 02:28:56 PM »
Beautiful big cats there boys.   :heart

So we let our 12 year old adopted cat, Willow, open her Christmas present early this year.  She is obsessed with scratching her chin and gums on things.  So I was sure she'd love this:



She couldn't be less interested.  We even rubbed cat nip on the base.  Nope.  F-ing cats, man.   ::) :lol

Edit to add a photo of her so you can see why we forgive her flaws  :heart

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Re: The cat appreciation thread
« Reply #292 on: December 04, 2019, 02:31:38 PM »
Cats being cats  :lol

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Re: The cat appreciation thread
« Reply #294 on: December 10, 2019, 08:30:04 PM »
I'm dreading the day we have to put our 2 cats down Gregg.  Brother and sister.  15 years old.  Those little moments that they touch you, you'll never forget.

Our cat is 15 also and has been eating a lot but continuing to lose weight  :-\. Afraid it could be expensive to treat.

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Re: The cat appreciation thread
« Reply #295 on: December 11, 2019, 05:37:18 AM »
I'm dreading the day we have to put our 2 cats down Gregg.  Brother and sister.  15 years old.  Those little moments that they touch you, you'll never forget.

Our cat is 15 also and has been eating a lot but continuing to lose weight  :-\. Afraid it could be expensive to treat.

Had a cat like that and it was hyperthyroidism. 1 pill a day and they weren't that expensive.

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Re: The cat appreciation thread
« Reply #296 on: December 11, 2019, 07:13:21 AM »
I'm dreading the day we have to put our 2 cats down Gregg.  Brother and sister.  15 years old.  Those little moments that they touch you, you'll never forget.

Our cat is 15 also and has been eating a lot but continuing to lose weight  :-\. Afraid it could be expensive to treat.

Had a cat like that and it was hyperthyroidism. 1 pill a day and they weren't that expensive.

Fingers crossed for this, Watson was 14, eating a lot and losing weight (from 12 lbs down to 8.5 lbs).  It...wasn't hyperthyroidism, I'll say that.
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Re: The cat appreciation thread
« Reply #297 on: December 17, 2019, 12:37:56 PM »
Here's a photo dump that includes recent shots of our 4 cats, a foster we had for a few weeks, and one of the neighbor's cats.























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