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Memoriam For Our Pets

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These animals were pets that made each day and every day they were with us, a joy. There will always be a special place in my heart for all three.

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My darling Tonkinese Jake died in October of 2003. He contracted cancer. A fellow I knew kindly put him down in a merciful manner as he was just getting worse and worse. I did not like watching him suffer. He buried Jacoby in his back yard under a huge elm tree beside his cat Staggerlee. Jake would often sit at the computer with me; he seemed to love being on cam. Both Dennis and I miss him.

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Victoria or Torriekit as she was often called was a sweet spirited Exotic or Calico. She was fine and in good health until the middle of June when she started looking ill. I took her to the vet on the 16th and they said she had cancer of the pancreas. She perked up a little for a couple of weeks then she began to fail. I just couldn't let her suffering continue so I took her to the vet in early July of 2009.  Our understanding, kind, Dr Houston took care of her. She is now Over the Rainbow Bridge with Jake and Panda.

*I went into so much description; when I wrote about Panda, because I thought it might help someone that has that breed of cat so they can perhaps make their lives longer than my kitty's.

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Friends I have some very sad news.

Panda; my tuxedo Manx, was sick with a liver problem for most of last week. She suffered from fatty acids in her liver. Evidently this is something that happens to Manx cats. The 'cure' has cost me but my precious baby was worth every penny. On Friday she got back the pink in her ears and on her gums. But on Monday I had to take her again to visit the vet as she had spiraled down badly. Now its Tuesday and she was very listless this morning. My groomer friend and I took her back to the Vet. This friend of mine had to quit full time grooming and vet technician after 30 years because she broke her back. She had pilled Panda for me and helped me to follow Doctors orders. She had already had 3 SubQ's (under the skin watering so to speak) and she got better ...like pink gums, skin and ears but then she got that yellow tinge again. We tried our best to initiate her getting better.

When I took Panda to the vet today, they looked at her and were sure she had full blown liver cancer. She literally crashed late yesterday. When we got her to the vet this morning she really needed to be put to sleep. I am broken hearted right now but know that it was the best thing to do for Panda. She didn't warrant pain and suffering. So now she is over the Rainbow Bridge. - May, 2009

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To Love Again



Oh what unhappy twist of fate

Has brought you homeless to my gate,

The gate where once another stood

To beg for shelter warmth and food?


For from that day I ceased to be

The master of my destiny,

While she, with purr and velvet paw

Became within my house the law.


She scratched the furniture and shed

And claimed the middle of my bed,

She ruled in arrogance and pride

And broke my heart the day she died.


So if you really think, oh cat

I'd willingly relive all that,

Because you come forlorn and thin

Well don't just stand there - come on in!