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Old 11-29-16, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Lazyass
After I posted this, I went upstairs and laid with her on my bed. She died about 10 minutes later. Didn't seem to be in pain, she just stopped breathing as I was petting her. I just buried her in the woods in a special spot. Goodbye, my friend
Sorry to hear about your cat's passing, they are such wonderful creatures and we are blessed to have them in our lives.
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Old 11-29-16, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Lazyass
After I posted this, I went upstairs and laid with her on my bed. She died about 10 minutes later. Didn't seem to be in pain, she just stopped breathing as I was petting her. I just buried her in the woods in a special spot. Goodbye, my friend
It may be 'for the best', but it still sucks. I am sorry your friend is gone.
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Old 11-29-16, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Lazyass
, she just stopped breathing as I was petting her.
We should all go so peacefully.

Dead pet stories always make me choke up. I've got a shelf of engraved cedar boxes near the mantle.

Ace... lots of life in him at only 2 years old.


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Old 11-29-16, 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Lazyass
I just buried her in the woods in a special spot. Goodbye, my friend
Sorry you lost your long-time pal. I know some are especially hard to lose.

We lost a once-in-a-lifetime cat recently. My wife adopted her when she was teaching in Greece, and brought her back to the states. We always referred to her as "a dog in a cat wrapper." When I'd go outside, she followed me around like a dog, happy to hang out when I was working on something in the garden or on the house. She'd follow me up the ladder for the roof repairs, and offer commentary on the quality of the work from the peak of the roof. An irreplaceable companion in the bike shop. She'd never leave you hanging...no matter who said "Hi ya, Ellie" or "Think that front mech will shift a triple?" ... she'd never fail to respond with a "mrrrurph" or a more extended opinion.

I still miss her everyday and working in the shop isn't the same. Left a big hole. Ellie was the best.

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Old 11-29-16, 06:46 PM
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Old 11-30-16, 04:42 AM
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Here's my helper:

"You're not paying any attention to me! So I'll start smooching the thing that's got your attention until you focus your attention on me where it belongs!"

On a similar vein:



Yep, she's studying telecommunications theory. What else does a cat do in a house with two electrical engineers?
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Old 11-30-16, 05:25 AM
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My dumpster kitty Meeper, finding some sun space between the bicycles.

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Old 11-30-16, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Lazyass
After I posted this, I went upstairs and laid with her on my bed. She died about 10 minutes later. Didn't seem to be in pain, she just stopped breathing as I was petting her. I just buried her in the woods in a special spot. Goodbye, my friend
Sorry to hear about your friend.

Best wishes.
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Originally Posted by Lazyass
After I just buried her in the woods in a special spot. Goodbye, my friend
I am so sorry for your loss. We have 2 cats buried in our pet cemetery along with headstones. Visiting them brings back good memories.
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Old 12-01-16, 01:17 PM
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Some sad news lately. On the other hand I have been down with a sickness for a couple days, which has led to quality lap time with Mango and Pumpkin:

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Old 12-01-16, 05:07 PM
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Sad to hear the passed on stories lately. Just had a friend lose her cat - ironically, her husband accidentally stepped on her

Hopefully my little munchkin will provide a smile with her holiday pose:



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Old 12-01-16, 08:32 PM
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The look on her face: "What the hell are they doing to me?"
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Old 12-01-16, 08:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Jeff Wills
Some sad news lately. On the other hand I have been down with a sickness for a couple days, which has led to quality lap time with Mango and Pumpkin:


Two of Dem.
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Old 12-01-16, 11:28 PM
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Two of Dem.
More like 2 and 2/3. Pumpkin (in the background) is about 12 pounds. Mango (foreground) is closing in on 20. He's been cutting off the circulation in my legs lately.
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Old 12-02-16, 12:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Jeff Wills
More like 2 and 2/3. Pumpkin (in the background) is about 12 pounds. Mango (foreground) is closing in on 20. He's been cutting off the circulation in my legs lately.
Orange Monsters can get very big.


With any luck, I will have my own Orange Monster in April next year.
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Old 12-03-16, 11:32 AM
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About four years ago, I woke up one morning with severe nasal congestion and snot pouring out. Then hell began. I've lived with it all this time, trying every kind of nasal spray and allergy medicine under the sun, losing sleep because I wake up with my nasal passages swelled shut, I've even had to keep a bottle of nasal spray in my jersey pocket on my rides. If I go anywhere longer than an hour or two I take something with me because I know my sinuses will clog up. About a year ago I started using nasacort allergy spray and that really helped but I've still been dealing with it. I always wondered if I suddenly got allergic to cats (I have tricare but I hate doctors and haven't seen one since I retired six years ago).

After Miss Kitty sadly died last week I totally cleaned my place, shampooed the carpets, washed everything and bought a very nice air purifier. I read it takes awhile for all the cat dander to go away. But this morning I woke up and for the first time in four years my sinuses were totally clear and I didn't even have to blow my nose. Went on a ride and I'm still good. Haven't sprayed one single thing in my nose which I usually would have to do every couple of hours. I guess I just got allergic to cats.
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Old 12-04-16, 09:00 PM
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Old 12-05-16, 07:42 AM
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my companions, zoe and k.



little boo



zoe has a side gig inspecting volvos.

Is that a P122?
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Lily

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And in her preferred position of human contact. Will wrap her front legs around the neck.
Likes women and the dog..... Tolerates me, my son & SIL.
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"The Boys" - Joey and Fraidy
Unfortunately, Fraidy (the orange and white cat) is no longer with us (cancer). Joey is enjoying being the only cat, and also enjoying his job of tormenting our Jack Russell.

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Aren't cats beautiful creatures? I sure think so.
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Aren't cats beautiful creatures? I sure think so.
And they sometimes have hidden musical talent you would not suspect. Here's my family's dearly departed lapwarmer Skidder, performing on theremin a few years back:


PLAY IT LOUD!
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