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originally posted by: Anyafaj
originally posted by: texasgirl
Halloween would be bad, LOL. But I love creepy stories and movies!
I would do anything to have a second chance with my Josie-girl. She was my beloved calico, loved attention and slept in my arms. She got very sick over the summer and passed away at the end of June. The grief was unimaginable. But I took her to the vet where she passed peacefully. And I am grateful to have her ashes so I can take her with me if I were to ever move.
I had a cat that was black and white. It was an Aussie cat breed. (I forget what kind.) She was very dog-like. I got her free from the paper as a kitten. Loved her to death! Before she turned a year she got a massive tumor in her stomach and this hole began forming in her head with pus and this foul raunchy smell. You could literally see her brains. She couldn't even walk anymore, let alone stand. She would just fall over. It was heartbreaking. There was nothing the vet could do, so he put her down. I didn't want to let her go, but I wouldn't prolong her suffering either. I'm just not that kind of person. He said it was cancer and you see it in her breed often, just not that early. Sadly she was one of the unlucky ones. But we got a year with her, so I was happy with that.
We had a calico growing up that was a stray. Just showed up on our door one day. No matter how often we tried to find a home for her, she kept showing up on our door. So when we moved to NY, she came with us. She lived with us for 14 more years. She was a VERY good mouser. Unfortunately it was me picking up the mice. Funny story, one day she hid the mouse on top of the fridge once. When someone opened the freezer door the mouse fell in and no one knew it. My dad asked me to get a loaf of bread out (family of 7, we froze EVERYTHING including Milk!) I went to get the bread, opened the door and a mouse fell at my foot! I screamed my fool head off! LOL My dad calmly picked the frozen thing up and put it in the garbage. I joked, "That's not right, you know!" He said, "What's not?" I said, "Throwing away Patches' TV dinner." LOL
originally posted by: crappiekat
a reply to: Anyafaj
HA HA. Funny story.
Just a bit of trivia for anyone that remembers the the book "Pet Cemetary"
The cat's name was "Church". I think named after Winston Churchill.
Yep, Just looked it up.
Funny how we remember weird things.
originally posted by: JiggyPotamus
This is a great example of how myths and legends often hold some semblance of truth, referring of course to the nine lives of a cat. I have hypothesized in the past that the reason for a cat's resilience is in a self-healing brought about by purring. I think purring might have some unexplained vibrational healing effect, similar to many mystical ideas, although I do not really subscribe to these. It is just the best explanation I can come up with at present. I have been around cats all my life, and I find them very interesting, despite their sometimes not-so-endearing qualities. I have heard the claims that cats purr because they are happy or content, but I have seen severely injured cats purr as well, which blasts that hypothesis out of the water. They purr in a wide variety of situations, which suggests to me that there is something more going on. I have also heard ideas of cats "astral projecting," and although not everyone believes in this phenomenon, I think it might hold some truth. If anyone has ever heard of "throat friction," this seems similar to purring. I may not be right on the money, but I really do believe there is something of this nature going on with our feline companions, and that this also accounts for some of their oddities. It is difficult to appreciate just how strange cats can be unless you have observed them over time. And some are more strange than others. They truly are unique animals.