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Remembering Kitty

Sunday, July 31, 2016

It was a year ago today that Kitty had to be put to sleep because of intestinal cancer. He had been on chemo for 6 months and had been feeling better until a late stage aggressive growth. The oncologist vet said he could do feeding tubes and surgery but given Kitty was 16 and not well that if he survived the surgery he would only have a month or so being very unhappy.

The oncologist recommended a week of total spoiling bucket list with Kitty coming in early if he was in distress. He said no worries of Kitty getting diabetes so let him have all the cookies, muffins, and cupcakes he wants.

I still love and miss him so. I adopted two brother kitties (2 year old litter mates) who were in desperate need in Kitty's honor. I know Kitty is still with me as I have seen him many times in the last year and heard him a couple. Most of the time I see a dark tabby cat or a white faced cat and I think it is one of the boys until I realize my bedroom door is shut and when I go out they are in the living room.

The funniest was when I was heading to bed and saw who I thought was one of my other cats diving under the bed to stay in the bedroom all night. (The boys are not allowed in the bedroom at bedtime until they get older and sleep through the night rather than party at 2am by jumping on my pillow)

So I called up a friend to chat until the cat who I thought was Austin decided to get out from under the bed so I could put him out in the living room. I could hear little meows and the prrrt noise that Kitty like to use that I taught to the boys but no cat coming out from under bed. My friend heard The meows too but when I said I could not spot him under the bed (but it is hard for me to see with bad knees and no bending), my friend recommended going out and shaking the treat bag and giving cat treats. So I went out into the kitchen to get treats and there were both the cats curled up on the couch looking at me. I shook the treat bag and they both came running but neither had been the cat I had seen scoot under the bed and been making meow noises. My friend was like O.O -saying but I heard cat noises too.

I still miss Kitty and love him bunches.
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    I still miss the cats I have lost over the years as well. Kitty sounds like he was a very special friend!
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    So sorry. I have to put a miniature Wienie dog to sleep about 4 months ago because of a brain tumor. She was so spoiled. I miss her dearly. She was my walking partner. But life goes on and I will continue to miss her. And in memory I will lose weight
    1465 days ago
    Aww... I'm sorry about your Kitty!

    I, to have lost several feline friends to old age and illness... and no successive critters have ever superseded the place of one gone ... one does seem to visit still... Miss Cleo. :)

    I'm glad you've been able to honour Kitty so beautifully with taking in your other two boys. Enjoy your day and your memories!

    1465 days ago
    I love that Kitty is still there with you. He must have been very happy with you.
    Every once in while a get a gentle whiff of my husband's cologne and I know he is still here with me too.
    I miss him so very much.
    1465 days ago
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