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Default  Posted: 11:15 AM, March 5th (Wednesday)

For my 20 year old companion and was I tell people 'the most successful relationship I've ever had with a male'.

It's breaking my heart. I just lost his sister last week.

I've lost my crazy cat lady status in less than 2 weeks.

I know it's time but it still sucks.

"Put the cuckoo back in the clock baby" - Four Brothers

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Default  Posted: 11:17 AM, March 5th (Wednesday)


I'm so sorry for the loss of both. It's horrible.

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Posts: 7769 | Registered: Feb 2009 | From: Western PA
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Default  Posted: 11:18 AM, March 5th (Wednesday)

Yes it does.

I'm so sorry for you, but you and your baby know it's time.

Just be there for him/her. Let your face be the last they look at before they cross the Bridge.



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WS: 53
Betrayed: 23 years
Affairs: 14 (2 lasted 3 months. Rest were ONS)
WS died: 16 May 2011
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Default  Posted: 11:21 AM, March 5th (Wednesday)


I'm so sorry.

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Default  Posted: 11:43 AM, March 5th (Wednesday)


I had to do the same thing recently with my 14 year old diabetic kitteh. I'm still thinking about her every single day. It helps knowing she is released from her illness and health concerns. My thoughts are with you.

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Default  Posted: 11:51 AM, March 5th (Wednesday)

20 years! That's a long time for a dog.

What kind of dog is it? So sorry.

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Default  Posted: 11:59 AM, March 5th (Wednesday)

So sorry, what a wonderful long life you gave them. I hope you find peace soon.

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Default  Posted: 12:12 PM, March 5th (Wednesday)

I lost my cat of 14 years due to cancer last summer. It does hurt, and I'm so sorry.

I don't need further confirmation of what a fuckwit he is. I already have plenty, thanks very much. -SBB
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Default  Posted: 12:58 PM, March 5th (Wednesday)

Spike was a cat.

He went downhill very quickly from this morning. I actually bumped up the appointment time and then just drove over with him even though it was an hour early. I figured a hysterical woman with a dying cat might get me in sooner. It did. He was completely unresponsive and I just didn't want to drag it out.

I'm glad I was with him. I found his sister dead and I felt badly that I had not been with her when she passed.

The only reason I was home to witness his decline is because of transmission troubles. While having your car break down sucks, I feel lucky I was given those extra couple hours with him before he got really sick

They both were ridiculously spoiled and loved, in that aspect I have no regrets.

"Put the cuckoo back in the clock baby" - Four Brothers

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Default  Posted: 1:13 PM, March 5th (Wednesday)


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Default  Posted: 1:27 PM, March 5th (Wednesday)

I'm so sorry about your loss.

I know how you feel!

I still get sad when I think of my pets passing and it's been a few years.

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Posts: 1959 | Registered: Oct 2007 | From: Bergen County, NJ
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Default  Posted: 2:07 PM, March 5th (Wednesday)

I'm so sorry for your loss.

I had my fur baby for 11 years when he passed unexpectedly... I cried like a baby all day.

I still miss him... He was almost like a dog (even tho he was a cat)

Me: BSO - 46
Him: FWSO - 69
DS - 13
D-Day - 12-11-09,
R - he finally came home
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Default  Posted: 2:15 PM, March 5th (Wednesday)

So sorry for you loss

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2 kids, 9 and 12
D-Day 2/5/10, separated 3 wks later
Divorced 11/15/11!!!!

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Default  Posted: 2:16 PM, March 5th (Wednesday)


As hard as this is, you're giving him the greatest gift of leaving this world with dignity and love. I'm so sorry that you're faced with this difficult decision.

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Default  Posted: 2:29 PM, March 5th (Wednesday)

((HUGS)) I'm so sorry.

We're both in our 30s. One awesome 4-year-old daughter.

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Default  Posted: 11:45 PM, March 5th (Wednesday)

So sorry to hear this. I had two Siamese who lived very long lives and went over the bridge within a few weeks of each other.

We had a lovely lady vet come to the house, we all had a shot of whiskey and let them go.

It was a very special moment. (((NMA)))

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Default  Posted: 8:03 AM, March 6th (Thursday)

((((not me)))))
That is so painful for you. You know he just couldn't stand to be without his sister.

That is remarkably old for a kitty, you can be proud that you provided a great home for them.

Him: FWS
Kids: 15 & 17
Married for 22 years now, was 16 at the time. .
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Default  Posted: 1:29 PM, March 6th (Thursday)


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Default  Posted: 2:03 PM, March 6th (Thursday)

Awwwwwww, I'm so sorry, notme. You will receive a PM.

My daughter has a brother-and-sister pair of Bengal tabbies. I so fear this will happen with them soon as they are getting up there in Bengal age.

Age: 64..ummmmmmm,, hell born in 1947. You figure it out!

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Default  Posted: 3:19 PM, March 6th (Thursday)


20 yrs?? Truly amazing. You must take wonderful care of your babies.

Me: BS
Him: WH

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Default  Posted: 3:03 AM, March 7th (Friday)

I'm so sorry.

BW -- 57
Divorced 2001
Re-married 2014--on what would have been our 35th anniversary

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Default  Posted: 10:54 AM, March 7th (Friday)

(((((notme))))) I'm so sorry, honey.

You can call me NIK

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Default  Posted: 2:11 PM, March 7th (Friday)

I'm so sorry notme for your losing Spike. 20 years is a long time, so you must be a really good cat mom. ((Hugs))

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Default  Posted: 4:47 PM, March 7th (Friday)

Thank you for all the kind words.

I would love to take credit for their longevity but I think I just hit the genetic jackpot on those two.

"Put the cuckoo back in the clock baby" - Four Brothers

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