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My Daughters Cat Just Died.
12/28/2012 | Self

Posted on 12/28/2012 2:44:04 PM PST by Little Bill

My Daughters cat just died. Expired from Natural causes as near as I can deturmine, I went to pet him and he was starting to stiffen up.

He was a good cat, black as Satan with a propencity to open closed doors. She is heart broken.


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She can get another, declawed.
1 posted on 12/28/2012 2:44:12 PM PST by Little Bill
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To: Little Bill

Sorry to hear this.


2 posted on 12/28/2012 2:45:13 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Little Bill

3 posted on 12/28/2012 2:46:00 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Little Bill

Sad to hear that.


4 posted on 12/28/2012 2:46:55 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some cultures are destined to remain stupid and we need to quit trying to uplift them.)
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To: Little Bill

5 posted on 12/28/2012 2:47:22 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Little Bill

Go out as soon as is reasonable and get a shelter cat. There are a lot of great animals out there for adoption and many already have their front claws removed. Both of our current cats are shelter cats and they are the best of pets.


6 posted on 12/28/2012 2:48:01 PM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Little Bill

Sorry to hear that. It is nice to know that one was loved so much. Cats can be very loving and devoted.


7 posted on 12/28/2012 2:48:14 PM PST by pfflier
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To: Little Bill

I'LL GET IT RIGHT SOONER OR LATER.......

8 posted on 12/28/2012 2:48:37 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Little Bill

You’ve got to focus on the cat going to heaven and make it a positive thing. GET ANOTHER CAT as soon as she is ready for it.. The ONE thing that eases the pain of losing a pet is to GET ANOTHER PET TO LOVE AND BECOME PART OF THE FAMILY!!!


9 posted on 12/28/2012 2:49:32 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Little Bill

Sorry to hear that. How old was he?

Don’t declaw the new cat unless you absolutely have too. I have found that cats love to sharpen their claws on closed cell foam.

My black as Satan cat used to open closed doors too. I would come home from work and and find all the cupboard doors open that he could get too.


10 posted on 12/28/2012 2:49:45 PM PST by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: Little Bill

Very sad. Our cat is Wolfie, we love her a lot. Can imagine how your daughter feels. Assure her that there is a dog and cat heaven and her kitty is there and it’s really nice there.


11 posted on 12/28/2012 2:50:11 PM PST by Cindy of Nashville (What has the Democrat party become???)
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To: Little Bill

Declawed? That doesn’t mean removing the claws, but the amputation of the last joint of the toes. Much kinder, if a new cat also figures out how to open closed doors, to replace the doorknobs.


12 posted on 12/28/2012 2:51:51 PM PST by dorothy ( "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Little Bill

My condolences. Cats are simply awesome animals.


13 posted on 12/28/2012 2:53:09 PM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: Little Bill

So sorry. A beloved pet’s death is heartbreaking. Time heals all wounds.....I hope she gets through the worst of it quickly.


14 posted on 12/28/2012 2:53:26 PM PST by EnquiringMind
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To: Little Bill

My condolences on the passing of your daugther’s cat.


15 posted on 12/28/2012 2:54:42 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Little Bill
My heart cries for both of you. Do you know about the "Rainbow Bridge"? RAINBOW BRIDGE By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,
Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.
Where the friends of man and woman do run,
When their time on earth is over and done. For here, between this world and the next,
Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest.
On this golden land, they wait and they play,
Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day. No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,
For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.
Their limbs are restored, their health renewed,
Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued. They romp through the grass, without even a care,
Until one day they start, and sniff at the air.
All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back,
Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack. For just at that instant, their eyes have met;
Together again, both person and pet.
So they run to each other, these friends from long past,
The time of their parting is over at last. The sadness they felt while they were apart,
Has turned into joy once more in each heart.
They embrace with a love that will last forever,
And then, side-by-side, they cross over… together.
16 posted on 12/28/2012 2:54:58 PM PST by rickyc
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To: ColdOne
As was I! I generally get accused terminating cats with extreme prejudice but not in this case. He was big and fat, warm and furry, a good cat, with amber eyes and good manners.
17 posted on 12/28/2012 2:56:04 PM PST by Little Bill (A)
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To: Little Bill

Always very sad. A new kitten will help....


18 posted on 12/28/2012 2:56:48 PM PST by expat2
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To: Little Bill

So sorry for your loss..please honor your pet’s life by giving shelter to another cat in desperate need of a good family. Take care.


19 posted on 12/28/2012 2:56:58 PM PST by DefeatCorruption
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To: Little Bill

Very sorry to hear that. Dittos that getting a rescue cat (or two) soon will ease the pain.


20 posted on 12/28/2012 2:57:24 PM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Little Bill

Oh so sorry. I just had 2 of my dogs pass away on Noveber 14th my Wstie Lily she was 12 and my Pomeranian Poppy on November 21st she was 14. My husband and I are still reeling from it. If you can just give your daighter a big hug and maybe she can share some funny stories about the cat
with you.


21 posted on 12/28/2012 2:57:27 PM PST by funfan
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To: Little Bill

Sorry to hear this. Encourage her to grieve. I’ve lost two so far, very tough. I have two more, who were strays. Nice cats.


22 posted on 12/28/2012 2:58:45 PM PST by defconw
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To: Little Bill

I have 4. Come get one. The bipolar one died though.

Well, it didn’t just die. I had the vet kill it.


23 posted on 12/28/2012 2:58:54 PM PST by AppyPappy (You never see a masscre at a gun show.)
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To: dorothy

Also, get or make a scratching post asap. Then, if the new cat is a kitten, teach it to use the post. I did that for our four kitten that I found 10 years ago. They have never tried or even indicated wanting to scratch the furniture.


24 posted on 12/28/2012 3:00:39 PM PST by Parmy
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To: Little Bill; Slings and Arrows

So sorry to hear about your daughter’s cat. When the time is right for her... the perfect fuzzy buddy will be ready for her. Good wishes and thoughts your way.


25 posted on 12/28/2012 3:00:57 PM PST by momtothree
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To: Little Bill

Sorry. (((hugs)))


26 posted on 12/28/2012 3:02:03 PM PST by lysie
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To: Little Bill

I am so sorry to hear your daughter’s cat went to the Rainbow Bridge. Please give her lots of hugs.


27 posted on 12/28/2012 3:03:25 PM PST by Gefn
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To: rickyc

The Rainbow Bridge is good, but it makes me sad.


28 posted on 12/28/2012 3:09:41 PM PST by AceMineral (Will work for money.)
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To: Little Bill

My sympathies.

When the time is right.... get another kittie.


29 posted on 12/28/2012 3:11:54 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Little Bill

Bless her. I’m so sorry.
Please go to an animal shelter and get her another kitten.
(the best medicine for loss of a kitty)


30 posted on 12/28/2012 3:12:56 PM PST by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: Little Bill

Sorry

My cat is house broke and purrs constantly.

Simply the perfect cat, and I have had dozens.


31 posted on 12/28/2012 3:13:55 PM PST by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: HerrBlucher; Little Bill
My black as Satan cat used to open closed doors too.

Mine, too, but it was bathroom doors. Couldn't stand for anyone to close a bathroom door. I'd warn visitors to lock the door but they never believed me until it was too late.

Hugs to lil' Bill and poor kitty.

32 posted on 12/28/2012 3:15:45 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: Little Bill

I would never declaw a cat. That’s like amputating a human’s fingers.


33 posted on 12/28/2012 3:16:25 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
The ONE thing that eases the pain of losing a pet is to GET ANOTHER PET TO LOVE AND BECOME PART OF THE FAMILY!!!

AMEN! Works for dogs also. I've heard some say they feel they're being disrespectful to the lost one by getting another one so soon, but it's really just the opposite. You're honoring the one who has gone by getting another one to share you heart and home especially when you can get a shelter one who may be losing it's own life soon. .

34 posted on 12/28/2012 3:18:07 PM PST by mupcat
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To: Little Bill
Best cat we had was from the pound. It was the one crawling up the side of the cage trying to escape. We granted his wishes.

Second best was a stray Norwegian Forest Cat. Very intelligent and gentle.

I love Main Coons. They're huge. Males can get to 25-30 lbs.

35 posted on 12/28/2012 3:19:39 PM PST by muleskinner
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To: Red Badger

I don’t know when I’ve seen a sweeter face. Just beautiful. How fortunate you are to be able to share you life with such a wonderful baby.


36 posted on 12/28/2012 3:21:10 PM PST by mupcat
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To: Little Bill

I never was a cat person until my daughter got some. Then she got my wife into them. So we had two, de-clawed and neutered. Then my daughter moved back in with her three cats. I’ve come to love them but it is sad when they expire like your daughters did. Best wishes. Get a replacement. Only de-claw if you have to. But definitely neuter.


37 posted on 12/28/2012 3:21:25 PM PST by BipolarBob (White , bitter, clinging to my Bible and AR-15.)
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To: AppyPappy
Well, it didn’t just die. I had the vet kill it.

I had one like that, Kenneth.

Not only did he beat the hell out of the other cats, he'd pee on my daughter's rug, hide under my son's bed and wait for him to fall asleep and then jump on his chest, and hated my wife.

I tell folks he died of a-hole-ism.

38 posted on 12/28/2012 3:21:25 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Fiji Hill
Not if you have a lot of expensive furniture.
39 posted on 12/28/2012 3:22:58 PM PST by Little Bill (A)
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To: Little Bill
declawed.

Sorry to hear about her loss, nobody wants to hear of a pet dying.

If she gets another one, PLEASE don't have it declawed, she can trim the cat's nails with a common nail clipper..

Unknown to most people, the declawing process requires the amputation of the first knuckle on each toe, not the removal of the nail as most people think..

40 posted on 12/28/2012 3:26:04 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: Little Bill

I can understand your daughters sorrow; for dead cats are not much fun. They don’t play, they don’t run. Get another one.


41 posted on 12/28/2012 3:26:16 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Little Bill; mupcat

Yes, and for us, it’s the only way to remember the ones who have passed without crying...

Getting another allows us to think of those that went before, and smile at the memories of the time we had with them, no matter how brief.

Little Bill, may God bless you and your daughter, with a new purring heart to love.
Tatt


42 posted on 12/28/2012 3:26:37 PM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: Cindy of Nashville; Little Bill; Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

They all go to “The Rainbow Bridge”...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoBO6kJCBvw

... and wait for us.


43 posted on 12/28/2012 3:27:25 PM PST by carriage_hill (Have A Happy & Healthy New Year!)
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To: Red Badger

Can’t you come up with a smaller picture?????????


44 posted on 12/28/2012 3:27:42 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: mupcat

Indeed. We are considering getting another dog partly because the one we have is getting older and we couldn’t bear losing her then not having ANY dog in the house which would just cause me to lament the loss of her and feel the void even more.. Dogs and cats enrich our lives immeasurably, and they fill the void when our children no longer live at home too..


45 posted on 12/28/2012 3:31:45 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Little Bill

We trained all the cats to scratch on their posts and places and to leave the funiture alone. Watch them for a few day and squirt them with a water bottle (carry it with you) when they claw anything. Yell, too. Take them to the scratch posts and put them around the place.

They also have a spray for funiture that takes the cat fun out of messing with the funiture.

Best not to declaw. : )


46 posted on 12/28/2012 3:31:52 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Little Bill

Poor kitty.


47 posted on 12/28/2012 3:37:55 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: AppyPappy

“... it didn’t just die. I had the vet kill it”.

You are terrible, AppyPappy! Okay.. I laughed so I am terrible too.


48 posted on 12/28/2012 3:39:51 PM PST by momtothree
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To: HerrBlucher

Better than drinking anti-freeze.
That would be painful.


49 posted on 12/28/2012 3:45:06 PM PST by Morris70
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To: Little Bill

Here’s another version of Rainbow Bridge:

http://www.rainbowbridge.com/Poem.htm

I’ve had a lot of older, rescued pets and know the loss well, so I keep Rainbow Bridge in my favorites and read it often.


50 posted on 12/28/2012 3:46:15 PM PST by pepperdog ( I still get a thrill up my leg when spell check doesn't recognize the name/word Obama!)
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