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hayc59
Im Your Huckleberry
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David R.I.P.
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reply to Pretorious

Re: [FYI] Our Pet Memorial Thread

Sorry for your loss of a very cool dog
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Crash Gordon
Drive It Like You Stole It

join:2004-06-08
Smyrna, GA

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reply to Pretorious

Re: [FYI] Our Pet Memorial Thread

My condolences to all the other members that have lost a dear pet/friend/family member, in my case they were all three (most likely for others too).

I had to put my buddy (previous owner named her Infinity, the wife called her Finny, I just called her cat, or kitty, it didn't seem to make any difference, we were HER pets anyways) down on tuesday (10/16/2012). It was one of the hardest things to do, but she went downhill SO fast, there was no chance and it had to be done.



KittyMom
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Pittsburgh, PA
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So very sorry for your loss. I know that is a heartbreaking decision but you did what was best for your buddy.
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Do Not Meddle In The Affairs of Dragons. . .for You Are Crunchy and Good With Ketchup!!



capecoddah

join:2005-03-18
Yarmouth Port, MA
kudos:1

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reply to Pretorious

Click for full size
Meteor on lawn
Lost Cat! Meteor is lost!
My friend went on holiday to the Czech Republic in late August. Her parents were taking care of Meteor at the dacha. The mother let the cat out at night...

The Father (Retired Colonel, Red Army Airborne Artillery, Land Navigation Instructor) set out with his friends (all retired Red Army Snake Eaters) to find the cat. Meteor is still missing though. City cat in the country.

If you are in the area northeast of Ryazan, Russia and find the cat, please send me a message.

Funny thing is imagining a half dozen older, graying, elite Soviet Officers walking around the woods saying "Here kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty.


GeekGirl1
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Morrisville, PA
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reply to Pretorious

My Dusky-Head Conure buddy of 20 years, Quito "Keet," passed away. When we first got him, we didn't know how old he was. A Conure can live from 20 - 30 years. Since I had him for 20 years, it was probably his time.

Last week, his usual work hard / play hard attitude changed to one of being quite and having no energy. After a few days, he was getting progressively worse. At the time, I thought he was eating OK.

Yesterday, I took him to the vet (avian certified). He had a massive respiratory infection and was in bad shape.

Birds are genetically imprinted to hide their true health in order to thwart predators. (I knew that.)

Not only do they fluff their feathers to make them look bigger, but they also trick you into thinking that they are eating - when they are in fact not. (I had no idea about this tactic.) It's another way to ward off predators. He had me fooled. Keet's weight was dangerously low, which I couldn't tell until the vet weighed him.

We had to try and save him, so the vet sent me home with antibiotics and instructions on what to do. That evening, he was far too weak to even stand. We made him comfortable, my husband stayed with him the whole night. He passed away in the early hours of the morning.

I don't have many photos of him, as he always attacked cameras. He ruffles his feathers and tries to aggressively bite the camera, as shown in the photo below.


NIKON D60
34mm 1/125th F5 ISO100



I also have a Senegal parrot, who's been the subject of at least one Creative Expressions thread. He doesn't mind the camera.


usa2k
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Redford, MI
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That is a long time for a buddy, sorry for your loss. Remember the good times.



badd
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De Queen, AR
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reply to GeekGirl1

Sorry for your loss GeekGirl1. You have 20 years of wonderful memories to help.
--
Just another day in Paradise



KittyMom
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reply to GeekGirl1

So very sorry for your loss.



jaykaykay
4 Ever Young
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reply to Pretorious

I hate coming to this forum due to what it's for, but I am happy that I can. I know, having lost a number of family members, how it feels, and it's always good to have others to share your feeling of loss. In a sense, it's like having a memorial for ones pet/family member. To those who have lost loved ones since I last wrote, my condolences to you all. We are in the process of watching our own slowly going down hill with cancer, and we know how lonely it will be at the end.
--
JKK

Age is a very high price to pay for my maturity. If I can't stay young, I can at least stay immature!

»www.pbase.com/jaykaykay



RonS
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reply to Pretorious

With all due respect to all pet owners but I have to say how much I HATE this topic.

I want to add how much I hate it when I have to post something in here. I post about a pet is bad enough. Yet this is at least the third time I have had to post in here in the last couple of year.

My beautiful, loving and perfect baby boy, Quinsi, passed away today at a way to early age of 8 years 11 months. He had the most awesome personality. He loved everyone and everything and everyone loved him. It's killing me just to type this now.

Mommy and Daddy miss you more than you will ever know. You were our heart dog.



Quinsi -- Jan 2004 - Dec 2012

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Statistically, 6 out of 7 dwarfs aren't happy.


Jodokast96
Stupid people really piss me off.
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Erial, NJ
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I am so, so sorry.



badd
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De Queen, AR
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reply to RonS

Sorry for your loss.



KittyMom
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reply to RonS

I'm so very sorry for your loss.



Chuck22
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Salt Lake City, UT
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reply to RonS

My heartfelt condolences. Losing part of your family can be so difficult.
--
amicitia sine fraude



darcilicious
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Forest Grove, OR
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reply to RonS

Quinsi was obviously a cutey-patootey, teddy bear of dog. I'm so very sorry for your loss.
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♬ Music is life ♬



usa2k
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reply to RonS

Rest well Quinsi.



HFB1217
The Wizard
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reply to Pretorious

I know the Heat Break and I wish you comfort and peace of mind and heart.

Just remember that he will always be with you in spirit and love forever in your HEART. Love never truly fades.

Every time I come here it reminds me of my Missy and the love we shared. So they are truly not gone from our lives but live on in our memories forever.

--
*****aka The WIZARD *****A Founding member of Seti BBR Team Starfire***



hally
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Long Beach, NY

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reply to Pretorious


Apple iPhone 4S
4.2mm 1/15th F2.4 ISO800

 

Apple iPhone 4S
4.2mm 1/15th F2.4 ISO800

 
 
I had to say goodbye to my friend of 17 years 8 months last Saturday. He was healthy up until the day we got home from being displaced from Hurricane Sandy for a month. I think the stress magnified whatever small issues were happening that his easy life masked. He was fine the entire time until then...eating like the garbage gut he had always been. I kept hoping he would bounce back after a round of antibiotics but last Saturday when he was in obvious respiratory distress I made that heartbreaking decision everyone here knows we must make when our pets are suffering. Do we put them through prodding and poking, pills or worse shots or do we let them go with dignity. Here he is at Grandma's helping with the dishes at Thanksgiving and just another of his handsome self. RIP my buddy, Wolfgang.


badd
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De Queen, AR
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So sorry for your loss. R.I.P
--
Just another day in Paradise



KittyMom
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reply to hally

So very sorry for your loss.



usa2k
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reply to hally



tiggerstales
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B'ham, Al.
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reply to Pretorious


OLYMPUS C4100Z,C4000Z
7.3mm 1/13th F2.8 ISO200

Sadly I have to add another name to this thread. On December 3, my sweet Noah lost his long battle with intestinal lymphoma. When he was diagnosed in April 2011, I was told to expect no more than 6 months with him. He beat the odds, and I had 19 months with him instead.

He was with me for 15 years, and was such a sweet little boy. He was very vocal, and even with all the others here, my house is so quiet without him.

Rest peacefully my sweet NuNu.

~ Forgive Me If I Weep ~

Forgive me if I weep-he was so sweet,
That little cat who scampered through the house,
Or curled asleep upon the window ledge,
Though still alert to stir of leaf or mouse.

But now he's gone, whose soft paw often touched
My cheek at the first glint of day;
Or with arched back, skipped through the room,
Enticing me to enter in his play.

Oh God of little cats-my earnest plea
Is that while things are strange to him You may
Scratch his ears sometimes, let him chase
Celestial mice along the Milky Way,

Just for a little while until he finds
Some chosen spot upon the Outer Gate.
When he is weary of his running, where he may
Curl in the sunshine, there to sleep-and wait.
Author Unknown
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My Photo Gallery


hally
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Long Beach, NY

Hugs, he was a beautiful boy.



KittyMom
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reply to tiggerstales

So very sorry to hear about Noah



Chuck22
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Salt Lake City, UT
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reply to tiggerstales

My heartfelt condolences; cling to the sweet memories.
--
amicitia sine fraude



usa2k
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Redford, MI
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reply to tiggerstales

RIP Noah!



HFB1217
The Wizard
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reply to tiggerstales

Sorry for your dear friend having to leaving you but he was loved and gave you his love forever and will remain in your memory and heart forever.

He looks beautiful and loved.

Every time I come here it reminds me of my Missy and brings a tear and pang of memory for the 18 years of love we shared so I speak from the heart when I say they remain with us forever.
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*****aka The WIZARD *****A Founding member of Seti BBR Team Starfire***



jaykaykay
4 Ever Young
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USA
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reply to tiggerstales

What a lovely cat, and for you to have spent so many years together is fabulous.



hayc59
Im Your Huckleberry
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David R.I.P.
kudos:21
reply to Pretorious

Sorry about your Kitty Tiger