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Old 05-28-23, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by DonkeyShow
Thank you all for the kind words. Luckily he wasnt in pain for more than 30 minutes. A trooper till the end. I've had pets die on me but this is the first one I had to make the decision to end it. Fun kicker, my best friend had his first child the same day. Life is hard.
I've had 8 cats living with me over 40 years, have had to put down 7. In the more recent years, when I knew we were getting close, usually a cat with cancer, we were closely paying attention to what I call "messages" from the cat. After 12-14 years, you know their behavior well and can take a good guess at what they want. My wife and I actually came to the same conclusion that Zoey was suffering, besides being mostly unable to use her tongue due to a mouth cancer, she was jumping on my chest all day, meowing at me and had my wife awake all night, same thing. Another cat sat on my chest for many hours, staring at me, something he had never done. Other cats have hidden in the basement, also unusual behavior. Its still an awful decision and I ask myself "who made you God ?". We were really hoping that 21 yr. old Zoey would go in her sleep, saving us the Impossible Choice. Didn't get that choice.
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Old 05-28-23, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Steve B.
she was jumping on my chest all day, meowing at me and had my wife awake all night, same thing. Another cat sat on my chest for many hours, staring at me, something he had never done.
Being very loving can be a sign they are feeling a unique stress.

A little different, but my cats have decided that they should have their litter of kittens on top of me (but eventually they decide to hide them).
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Old 05-29-23, 04:18 PM
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RIP my little guy. You were loved tremendously. Had to put him down last night...
Sauber, my sweet velvety prince, gone but never forgotten. You brought us so much joy and taught us how to be more patient and compassionate. 2011 - 2023
awww, so sorry to hear this. I love black velvety cats. *hugs* wishing you & his family strength right now & nothing but the best memories
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Old 06-02-23, 10:17 AM
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Exactly 30 days old today:

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More much-needed joy around this household:



The expecting queen that we rescued from the same location as Nala has dropped five little nuggets. Sadly, one of them was stillborn. Thing is, amid all the excitement and anticipation, we just realized that we forgot to give her a name!
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Old 06-05-23, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by sjanzeir
More much-needed joy around this household:



The expecting queen that we rescued from the same location as Nala has dropped five little nuggets. Sadly, one of them was stillborn. Thing is, amid all the excitement and anticipation, we just realized that we forgot to give her a name!

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ALERTA!

they are coming out the woodwork



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Old 06-06-23, 10:47 AM
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Not quite big enough to go outside yet: 28 days from seed



Going to be planted outside the kitchen window but under some wire protection so kittys can't kill it too fast.

If you don't know what it is ask a kitty
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Old 06-10-23, 07:37 PM
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My condolences for your loss. Been there too many times.

We get so damn attached to them it's really hard to let go - even when it's time.
Judy and I used adopt older, unadoptable, cats.
Very familiar with the feeling.
Our vet said he wanted to come back as one of our cats!
All but one died in my arms.
Max is between 12 and 14 years-ish now and is living like a king!
Actually we both are in our new life!
Weíre always attached somehow!
Enjoying a Florida thunder storm in the big comfortable chair!

Someone mentioned on this site that Max was more Norwegian Mountain Cat than Coon Cat.
Definitely when pictured side by side!
My feet are tingly!
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Old 06-10-23, 08:54 PM
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Mango turned 11 a couple months back. Heís slowing down and spending more time on the old armchair. It was my grandmotherís, my mom reupholstered it, and our previous pair of cats customized it.


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Old 06-11-23, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Jeff Wills
Mango turned 11 a couple months back. Heís slowing down and spending more time on the old armchair. It was my grandmotherís, my mom reupholstered it, and our previous pair of cats customized it.
nice throne!

our last cat that passed, did the same. he liked a variety of cat pads or blankets etc. which came in handy his last 6 months w/ us. if you know what I mean. hopefully you have another 5-9 years w/ Mango. love the name!
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Old 06-12-23, 08:38 AM
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Daughter's grumpy Basil saying ...
Don't pigeonhole me !



& don't box me in !
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Old 06-12-23, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Deal4Fuji
Daughter's grumpy Basil saying ...
Don't pigeonhole me !



& don't box me in !

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What a QT!

Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures.

Perhaps Bas is an avid reader...

Had not known that Philip Roth had a feline fan base.


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Originally Posted by rumrunn6
nice throne!

our last cat that passed, did the same. he liked a variety of cat pads or blankets etc. which came in handy his last 6 months w/ us. if you know what I mean. hopefully you have another 5-9 years w/ Mango. love the name!
Mango and his brother Pumpkin were named for a Bike Forums moderator whose screen name was MangoPumpkin. I donít know if he/she/they is still around but if so: your name-children are healthy and happy.
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Iím catching up on GCN! Max is catching up on his nap time!
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Alert the kittys !!!
Catnip containment failing after 44 days:


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the dopers will be holding a jamboree!


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Nala's kids are now old enough to take over our couch!

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Phoebe's kids are coming along nicely!


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new kids, brother and sister. "Doppio" and "Latte"

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The neo-natal unit at La Casita de Sjanzeir.


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Max has had this and the bedroom perches for about two(2) years and has just recently, as far as I now, started using this one! I did, some time ago, sprinkle some nip in the boxes so maybe it took awhile for him to feel comfortable in that space…

I bought this for him about a month or so ago… He won’t use it even after liberal doses of nip! He has sat on the top and laid on the bottom a couple of times… He will not use the scratching elements of it! I think that he thinks that it’s furniture! I worn my nails down to nubs showing him that it’s OK to scratch it!

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have not before seen a cat toy/piece of furniture such as the black inverted U in the photo

are those bristles we see?

how is it to be employed?

perhaps something to rub up against & through?


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Phoebe's channeling her best Melania Trump impression over here...
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Originally Posted by sjanzeir

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Phoebe's channeling her best Melania Trump impression over here...
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a Melania who has removed her stilettos for a moment to give her feet a bit of a rest...



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