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Wed Apr 2, 2014, 04:32 AM

I am just looking at kitteh pics.

I'm just want to take more time.
I think everything happened so fast with Mousie that I was in shock and probably am to some extent. I did what I thought was best, but I always wondered. I still do but it's slowly getting easier. I wanted to what was right.

I think Mousie would want me to get a tart little kitteh to keep Scat on her toes. Mousie gloried in giving Scat the business.




"And Iiiiiiiii...will always love you..... "
Kittney Houston




Thanks for all the kind thoughts. I still need them.

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Reply I am just looking at kitteh pics. (Original post)
Are_grits_groceries Apr 2014 OP
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dionysus Apr 2014 #1
Rhiannon12866 Apr 2014 #2
newfie11 Apr 2014 #6
aquart Apr 2014 #3
Le Taz Hot Apr 2014 #4
dipsydoodle Apr 2014 #5
Skittles Apr 2014 #9
shenmue Apr 2014 #7
obxhead Apr 2014 #8
Skittles Apr 2014 #10
anneboleyn Apr 2014 #11
brer cat Apr 2014 #12
TBF Apr 2014 #13
N_E_1 for Tennis Apr 2014 #14
NYC_SKP Apr 2014 #15
Aerows Apr 2014 #16


Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 05:17 AM

2. I know, my friend, since I have been there

Guilt seems to be part of the grief process. No matter how much I did at the time, how sure I was that I was doing what was right, I still second guess myself and sometimes feel overwhelming guilt, pain and regret. And I've had two dogs live past 18 and took two of my dogs and my beloved cat for acupuncture, along with whatever other treatment they needed, yet it wasn't enough. And I always tell myself that I just can't go through that again, but my guys seem to find me and I've had several, since I mostly adopt the older ones.

Try to stop second guessing yourself and remind yourself of the wonderful and special relationship you had with Mousie. Take whatever time you need and be kind to yourself. You gave Mousie a wonderful life and she was so very fortunate to have found you...

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 05:52 AM

6. ^^^^^^ I second everything above

I only wish our animals could live as long as we do but sadly it is not to be.

The pain never goes completely away but it is the owner that must help our little ones when they are suffering.

You did the right thing. It will take some time for the pain to lessen but it never goes completely away.

Someday when you are ready there will be a little furry one in need of a good home. It will help you when your ready.


((Hugs))



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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 05:28 AM

3. There's a hole in your heart and always an animal who needs saving.

It NEVER means you've forgotten the other. It just means you had a vacancy.

Lucky was my David Memorial Cat. But David, my "ginger monster" will never be forgotten. Neither will Lucky, my devotedly serious "companion animal."

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 05:41 AM

4. When you're ready,

they'll find you.

I'm hoping this will lift your spirits a little -- my new one, Miss Alaska, puts her play "mouse" (stuffing's gone, no longer rattles nor looks like a mouse) in her food dish when she's not playing with it. Just a reminder how fun kittens can be. I'm getting a kick out of her harassing the hell out of her B.F.F. Erica (8 years old and has "adopted" Miss Alaska) as Erica used to harass the hell out of her brother and sister relentlessly. Karma.

It'll happen, my friend. It'll happen.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 05:44 AM

5. Don't rush.

You now they change from being kittens anyway.

Here's Max who was my first Chinchilla Persian.



I didn't get him until he was 10 months old in early 1998. He died when he was 5 - kidney failure. His mother and a distant cousin lived longer but ultimately the same reason. I've given up on that breed now.

Last two have been Selkirk Rex's crossed with British Short Hairs and Milo who is BSH Colour Point - no inherent health problems in that lot.

Milo :



Theo and Lily :



Theo is two tone with a curly coat

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 06:20 AM

9. (will post in correct place)

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 05:53 AM

7. {{{hugs}}}

It's okay to take it slow.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 06:12 AM

8. when my Terra passed

My friend Smokey really pushed himself onto me. I rejected him, he wasn't Terra. I wanted my little girl back.

Today Smokey and I are best friends. I understand he just wanted to be there for me, Terra was his loss too. He kept looking for her for over a month.

My rejection was based on fear.... fear of losing another friend.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 06:23 AM

10. my Riff Raff

when he was a stray kitten living in the bushes:


later, when he got settled in:

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 06:59 AM

11. You did the right thing. Your love for Mousie is beautiful. I still feel such loss

and sadness when I remember my boy kitteh, who we had to put to sleep about four years ago. I still feel the loss. But I know you (we) did the right thing -- you let her go when it was right, and that is one of the greatest acts of love that we can show our special furry friends who trust us to care for them.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 07:53 AM

12. Who can resist those sweet pix!

The time will come, grits. There will be a special kitty when you are ready.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 08:06 AM

13. It takes a little time Grits -

I went through the same thing after the loss of our first Lab. Since then I have had 3 more ... but it did take some time. ((hugs))

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 08:07 AM

14. Our furry friends achieve immortality...

cuz they live on in our memories of them.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 07:58 PM

15. They never stop loving us, friend.

They are with us forever.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 08:15 PM

16. This is my baby :)



When I found her (or she found me) she was starving. You'd never believe it now!

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