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Old 07-17-21, 07:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Steve B.
My wife and I drove into the heart of Brooklyn today to "audition" some kittens. Some ferals since domesticated, from the neighborhood I've worked for 40 years, so a fitting match. Found 2 we really like, told the foster mother and adoption person we would like to take these 2. Both males, one of them bolts for the door whenever it opens, may name him Scooter.

Hope this works out, been 12 years since we had a kitten.
We were in a similar situation last year. Over 2 years without a cat and decades since we'd had a kitten. We adopted these 2 and all is good. Never had 2 cats, but they get along pretty well. Boy and girl, different litters, about 5 months age difference.

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Old 07-17-21, 11:01 AM
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Kitty died a few days after his 17th birthday. We knew he had inoperable, metastatic cancer, so we tried to give him the best last days we could.

We knew he had a weird affinity for strawberries. Not to eat, but just to rub himself on. Must be some plant smell he likes about them. So, we picked him an entire flat of strawberries, which he lied down on. Peak strawberry experience.






Within a week, he appeared to be in such pain that he wasn't even sleeping, in spite of the benzodiazepines (kitty valium), NK1 agonists (antinausea, anti-inflammatory, antidepressant maybe), and buprenorphine (opioid painkiller) we were giving him. We called in our vet friend Dr. Katie Parent, who euthanized him in the middle of the balcony garden on a calm evening. She was a gentle angel of death. We buried him deep beneath a cairn we built at the family home in northern Vermont, and planted over it with catmint. I miss him so much.
I did not cry when I read this, I did not cry when I read this, I did not.... there was something in my eye! I am so sorry for your loss
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Old 07-17-21, 04:03 PM
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She's a bit shy. Three years now since we found her behind a shopping center. Her name is kitty.
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Originally Posted by Kabuki12
I did not cry when I read this, I did not cry when I read this, I did not.... there was something in my eye! I am so sorry for your loss
Thank you for the kind words. I am also not used to crying this much. There's all the times you expect to see him and he's just not there. I know he's better off not suffering, but still I miss him.
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Old 07-21-21, 01:34 PM
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Took these guys home today. They are in love with the isolated cat room, it has carpeting so they can turn quickly as they bounce off walls. Its been 12 years since I had a kitten, I feel like a grandparent thats been given the 2 year old for the week. Maybe they'll nap and I can do the same. They sat comfortably in my arms on the hour long car ride home from the foster home. Good feeling about these cats, I think theyre going to grow up as good boys,


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Old 07-21-21, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Steve B.
Took these guys home today. They are in love with the isolated cat room, it has carpeting so they can turn quickly as they bounce off walls. Its been 12 years since I had a kitten, I feel like a grandparent thats been given the 2 year old for the week. Maybe they'll nap and I can do the same. They sat comfortably in my arms on the hour long car ride home from the foster home. Good feeling about these cats, I think theyre going to grow up as good boys,

That’s a pair that beats a full house!
Looks like they’re off to a great start - best of luck with them & think about keeping them as indoor cats.
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Old 07-21-21, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by ADguy
That’s a pair that beats a full house!
Looks like they’re off to a great start - best of luck with them & think about keeping them as indoor cats.
Of 8 cats in 40 years, only one was an outdoor cat as he come to us that way when he defected from a neighbor that could not care for him. He was an outdoor cat already so we let him stay that way. All others stay inside. These guys are going to love my screened in porch - "cateo". They are fostered ferals from Brooklyn now in a big house and a porch. They're kind of tuckered out now, been a long day.
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Old 07-25-21, 04:22 PM
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Names are Elliot and Simon. They got to explore the entire 2nd floor of the house this afternoon, they were scampering all over the place once they discovered all the rooms. Good cats these two, I've good vibes from them. They looked out the window yesterday and a lot now, I think saw birds flying by for the first time.

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Looks like Hairy Garcia.
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I'd name him Orbison.
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson
Looks like Hairy Garcia.
Ha!
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Originally Posted by Steve B.
I'd name him Orbison.

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"his" name is Millie

suppose Millie could be Millie Royette or Millie Royene...



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Old 07-26-21, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by juvela
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"his" name is Millie

suppose Millie could be Millie Royette or Millie Royene...



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OK, "Gaga"
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Sometimes I don’t get my chair!

I swear, it’s my bike socks you’re smelling!

Nap time truce.
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Looks like Bill Duke in Payback!


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He was looking extra cute here
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Originally Posted by Flatforkcrown

He was looking extra cute here
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...and evidently quite intent upon turning the tables...


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My daughter took this one the other day -



Rocky the Bichon, Titus in my lap, Harry doing his “you don’t touch me, I touch YOU” thing …
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Feeding Frenzy..


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Originally Posted by scarlson
I am sorry for your loss, and well understand it. Your lad here looks like he could have been the littermate of the long-gone Hannibal the Magnificent. He passed in his sleep in 2013, and I still think of him daily.



Funny thing was, getting a good photo of him was near-impossible. Here he is with his long-time associate, Hector the Abyssinian, in the wheelbarrow next to my bike workspace in 2006 -


After they pass, though, and after a certain amount of time grieving, I still think the best way to honor their memory is to make a home for another one - and don't be surprised when they find you instead of you finding them -


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Can’t beleive how big Polly is getting! She will probably be the same size as Snickers the toy poodle.


This kitty could fit in my hand when I found her!
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This is the head of the household.
Her name is Ripley. Very spoiled.
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