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This is a discussion on Cinder and Coco :) within the A Kodak Moment: not necessarily plants... forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I think Nico was your cat guardian angel and he knew it was time for ...
I think Nico was your cat guardian angel and he knew it was time for you to heal your cat loving heart with a new kitty to help fill the hole. Sounds like she's crawled right into the place that needed a cat.
I, too, lost a cat after 18 1/2 years. My late husband and I raised him from a 4 week old 14.5 oz old kitten, feeding him animal bottle milk until he was strong enough to eat real cat food. He, too, fit in a shirt pocket when we got him. He and my husband were both diagnosed with cancer in the same week. My husband would spend any amount of money to keep Mr. Max alive. I suspect that he felt that he if treated the cat he too, would survive his lung cancer. Alas it was not to be for Mike but the cat ... sure enough, 2 chemo's and 3 surgeries later for treatment to saliva gland cancer he ended up cancer free. A rare thing for animals to survive. He and my husband were given the same statistical life expectancy and both were expected to die about the same time. It was heart wrenching when he died a few years after my husband, it was like losing my husband all over again.
I had to be almost shamed into taking on Hannah, it was a long campaign by the person who really insisted that it was time and this was the cat for me. It took us about a year and a half to get the hang of each other but I'm happy to report that she has me all settled into her routine and considers me almost trained to her needs.
Hi martha & Bd,
feel sorry for what had happened. it is always difficult to loose something (person or pet ) that is close to you. I am happy that you have moved on and got a new pet. great inspiration and positive vibes to all of us!!. thanks for sharing your story with us
What beautiful cats you have, i'm the owner of 4 cats myself and i couldn't imagine life without them. One of ours is 20 years old and he started off life as a feral. They along with my orchids bring me so much joy.
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That is very kind. :-)What did you call the kitten? (And I am glad that she got one better than the dogs! ).
The worst loss I had with regards to a cat was my cat Geoffrey when I was 11. He was a very special kitten (well all cats are, but to me in this instance) because he was a surprise when I came back from a week long horrible school trip. He was a beautiful little cat, as he was half pedigree Somali and half Moggie. (the Somali cat breeder gave him to my Dad because her prize queen escaped and 'Geoffrey' was the result of her liaisons. . The breeder loved him of course but she already had a lot of cats and as his father was unknown then she would be unable to breed from him.) Geoffrey had a spotty belly like a leopard and silvery stripes, with Somali face shape. For two years I played with him and he followed me everywhere, kind of like my own special friend. One day though, we got a phone call to say that a cat had been run over, it was him... We brought his body back from where he was found and I do not think I have ever experienced such horror.
I said that as I agree that the pain of an animal's demise is a great one. And for me too it has taken a long time to find a cat that would fill Geoffrey's void. She is a Emily. :-)
We called the new kitten 'Dewpoint' because we were programing software for our weather station at the time. She goes by 'kitty' most of the time now. Glad you and Emily found each other, Kate.