posted on Apr, 27 2019 @ 06:53 PM
originally posted by: Quadlink
a reply to: Astronomer62
I feel your pain, i have had cats all my life and the last 2 dying broke my heart, so i have decided for now nt to get another
as the pain of losing my mates is too much, i may get another or even a dog, but i know it will end in tears.
I am a tough old bloke in my fifties and would fight any man .. but i love creatures.
All the best to you Astronomer62
So sad about Star. When I was sick in 2012 our cats were my lifeline. Died once during one of the tests, really woke me up about living.
In the past 5 years, we've lost two of the best cats ever, Queen Theodora Maxine Lourdes De'Catville was 23 years, 6 months when she passed. I prayed
and prayed every single day that she could die in my arms on the deck she loved to lay on in the sun. That cat was amazing and died in my arms on her
deck in the sun. After two weeks of seeing and feeling Ted (like a cat walking on my legs while in bed, hearing cat food being eaten), we replaced her
with a 8 week old kitten, Little Bird, who is her exact image from looks to behavior. She is a queen. Ambrose Hooba Butterbutt was my wife's cat and
lived 19 years. I prayed and prayed that he could die in her arms. I knew the wife would simply not be able to do that. He crawled up on the couch
with her and they slept and he died in his mother's arms. A week later the same lady that got us the kitten called and said she had another Tuxedo
like Ambrose. You guessed it, that guy is just like Ambrose, Hooba2, a boy cat through and through from the same bad habits to the misbehavior. Get
this - he sleeps in the exact same spots Ambrose did. When Ambrose died, Little Bird was inconsolable as we were. The night we decided to get Hooba2,
I told her about a "the other Hooba" and she started running around and meowing. I kid you not. I'm writing a book about all of this. Pretty hard to
write, having to relive grief. Not easy.
I would suggest replacing your companion sooner rather than later.
BTW, I made a promise to video and photograph them each and every day that they're alive. Little Bird is 4. 14,000 plus photos, Hooba2, 1,000 plus.
We've raised our son who's on his own and very successful and I'll tell you our pets are cared for the same way he was.
I've always taught my dogs and cats left, right, toes, paws, nose, ears, etc.. Really adds to their understanding.