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Old 23.11.2012, 09:31
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Re: Sad day - cat with cancer

So sad to read this post

15 years is a good innings, and it is good you and your family get to spend time with her
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Old 23.11.2012, 10:14
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"Stay with me, Mum. I feel safe here..."

This just breaks my heart. I remember that look from my own babies.
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Old 23.11.2012, 10:22
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Re: Sad day - cat with cancer

She looks like she feels really secure. It reminds me when I was at the Vet and had to let my cat go. Cats can say so much with their eyes, it's heartbreaking. Those who say that having cats is different from having babies are wrong, the attachment, the care, the respect, the joy, and the love, when you lose them, it's like if you lose your own child.
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Old 23.11.2012, 10:54
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Re: Sad day - cat with cancer

OMG!
Every day I cry on the office (they think there is something wrong with me).

This post is teaching me how to enjoy more the time I spend with my cats. Every single moment, every simple detail.

No only with the cats. I am trying to remember every second what are the important things in life.

If I get mad to my husband for something, I stop, think in this Thread, and then I realize how stupid was the reason of my anger. Then I kiss him!
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Re: Sad day - cat with cancer

Beautiful pics of a very beautiful girl. There is a whole world reflected in her eyes.

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Settled in for the night. Normally these two sisters are very independent, but since she came home from the vet the other day, they've been inseparable.
Time and time again I've seen how animals instinctively know when one of their family is ill. It's amazing - and humbling - to see how gently and solicitiously they treat their poorly companion.

Although the time we have with our pets is always too short, our lives are all the richer for having shared the journey.

Please give your lovely girl a cuddle from me.
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Old 23.11.2012, 11:42
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She looks like she feels really secure. It reminds me when I was at the Vet and had to let my cat go. Cats can say so much with their eyes, it's heartbreaking.
I console myself by knowing that my cats have had fifteen years of nothing but happiness. They've always been safe, warm, well-fed and well looked after. They've always had plenty of attention and...let's face it...they've been spoiled rotten.

Both of our cats go through phases where they look up at us with eyes that almost seem human. It's really remarkable, but the thing that's most evident is that there is absolute trust.

Both of my cats hate the car. But they seem instinctively to know that I'd never do anything to hurt them, and even when they don't like something I'm doing, it's in their best interests. (Well, except nail clipping. They still don't like that)

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Time and time again I've seen how animals instinctively know when one of their family is ill. It's amazing - and humbling - to see how gently and solicitiously they treat their poorly companion.
My wife and I were talking about this last night as well. We talked about how in-tune they were with our emotional & physical states, how they knew instinctively when we were sick (and they'd never leave our side) or when we were going through a tough time and needed a friend curled up beside us. It's one of the most rewarding parts of having pets.

The way one sister is reacting to the other is another sign to us that "it's time." Even the cats are telling us that.

For what it's worth, we're spoiling the girls even more than usual this week. They're enjoying it, but I think everyone involved knows that this is a prelude to the end.
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Old 23.11.2012, 12:51
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Re: Sad day - cat with cancer

So sorry.
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"Stay with me, Mum. I feel safe here..."

Awwww...this pic....says a 1000 words! What a beautiful cat!
I lost my cat friend last year...he was 17 yrs old! He was sick for few months and we tried to make his life happier but in the end he had to be put down ...ahhhh....at least he had a happy life ...I know he is well now in Kitty Heaven.
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Re: Sad day - cat with cancer

I am so sad to learn of your cat's illness. She obviously had such a good life with you. It is so difficult when we have to say goodbye to a beloved friend - I am thinking of you both.
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Re: Sad day - cat with cancer

What a beautiful, beautiful mogster. I'm so sorry you're all going through this; you're clearly enjoying these days with her and treating her/them like the royalty they are.

(When I came to France a few years ago, I brought my cat - who had a heart condition and therefore couldn't fly - in the car, I didn't think he'd make it he was panting so much but he was a complete star. A couple of years ago, I went to Rome for a few days but he'd been particularly clingy before I left. He died the day I left, found at the bottom of a tree he used to climb to jump through an upper window in the house. And last year my lovely pug died of water on the lungs, is it? Anyway, one morning he was more lethargic than usual though just as eager to say hello and to please. He started wheezing and coughing. We took him to the vet but on the way he started coughing blood. It's heartbreaking to watch.)

One thing I would say and it may seem a bit harsh but I personally am grateful that the particularly ill health and death were of a short duration. Not sure I could handle the final ill-health of a pet for months on end.

Anyway, thinking about you and your beautiful cat. And as you say, you've had a lovely cat and her a loving home for 15 years. Pets really are a life pleasure.
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Re: Sad day - cat with cancer

I'm so very sorry to hear that this beautiful girl has received such a terrible diagnosis. I'm glad the steroids are providing some relief but I'm sure the real comfort comes from her family (both two- and four-legged). Thank you for sharing and thank you for being such a loving and responsible guardian. My thoughts are with you.
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Old 24.11.2012, 16:32
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Settled in for the night. Normally these two sisters are very independent, but since she came home from the vet the other day, they've been inseparable.

I'm so sorry to hear that you and kitty are going through this.
They look so peaceful in this pic, I don't even want to think what your other kitty will be like when she's gone...
All the best for the next two weeks and the time following

You are in my thoughts.
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Old 26.11.2012, 22:24
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Re: Sad day - cat with cancer

If only cats could speak, it would be interesting to know what she's thinking... poor thing. give her a big cuddle for me. she looks so adorable.
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Old 26.11.2012, 22:50
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If only cats could speak, it would be interesting to know what she's thinking... poor thing. give her a big cuddle for me. she looks so adorable.
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Occasionally, you have one of those moments that absolutely blows you away. Tonight was one of those moments, and I was left absolutely speechless (and very happy I had my camera nearby to capture such a touching moment).

My cats have never, and I mean never, reacted to something two-dimensional before. They've never been interested in their reflection in the mirror, they've never been interested in what's on my screen, and despite my best efforts, having them chase a laser pointer or get interested in any of the 'cat apps' on the iPad has been a waste of time.

Which is why I was so shocked at what happened tonight.

I was editing some photos, my cat by my elbow. She was just hanging out on the desk, keeping me company, as usual. But when I pulled up this picture and started editing it, she was totally captivated. She came up to the screen, eyes wide, and started to sniff. She couldn't understand why she could see her sister, but not smell her.



She kept exploring, finally reaching out to touch her sister, trying to touch her.

It broke my heart. She ran downstairs to investigate whether her sister was still there -- and for the moment she is. But if there was a time that I thought she'd be alright with what's going to happen, with having the house to herself, those beliefs were shattered tonight.



I really, honestly, have never seen anything like what I saw tonight.
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Old 26.11.2012, 23:10
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Occasionally, you have one of those moments that absolutely blows you away. Tonight was one of those moments, and I was left absolutely speechless (and very happy I had my camera nearby to capture such a touching moment).

My cats have never, and I mean never, reacted to something two-dimensional before. They've never been interested in their reflection in the mirror, they've never been interested in what's on my screen, and despite my best efforts, having them chase a laser pointer or get interested in any of the 'cat apps' on the iPad has been a waste of time.

Which is why I was so shocked at what happened tonight.

I was editing some photos, my cat by my elbow. She was just hanging out on the desk, keeping me company, as usual. But when I pulled up this picture and started editing it, she was totally captivated. She came up to the screen, eyes wide, and started to sniff. She couldn't understand why she could see her sister, but not smell her.



She kept exploring, finally reaching out to touch her sister, trying to touch her.

It broke my heart. She ran downstairs to investigate whether her sister was still there -- and for the moment she is. But if there was a time that I thought she'd be alright with what's going to happen, with having the house to herself, those beliefs were shattered tonight.



I really, honestly, have never seen anything like what I saw tonight.
Thank you for sharing such a wonderfully touching moment with the EF...
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Re: Sad day - cat with cancer

I only saw this now - how is the poor baby? So sorry to hear about it.
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cats are just amazing
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I only saw this now - how is the poor baby? So sorry to hear about it.
She's on her last legs. The steroid injection has given us a little time to say goodbye, but it's clear that it's a temporary reprieve. We're going to miss her, but for now, we're celebrating the time that we have.
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