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So, surprisingly, this has been very hard on me. A few weeks ago I lost my "heart kitty" Gabriel. I raised him from 3 days old. His litter was thrown out of truck and a friends boyfriend saw it and stopped and rescued them. It was my first litter of bottle kitties and unfortunately all but Gabriel passed away.

He was with me for nearly 18 years. Evil as the day is long, to everyone but me. He trained plenty of foster dogs to behave around cats. He greeted each new arrival at the door and gave them "what for". He was bold and loving and so much fun.

He earned his nick name "spawn of Satan" on a daily basis. Visitors to my home were told to not buy into his rubbing and purring. And my boy Ike would protect people from him.

He got sick quickly. Stopped eating, spiked a fever, hair fell off in sheets. Wounds appeared in a matter of days and he became neurological.

The house is empty, even full of dogs and another cat. He does not greet me at the door. He does not lay behind on the couch. He no longer cleans Nixs ears.

Kiss your kitties. I am not a cat person. But I miss this one tremendously. RIP sweet boy. See you at the bridge.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-19-2015, 08:25 PM
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So sorry for your loss. R.I.P. little Gabriel, you had a good long life and were well loved.
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Sorry for your loss, 18 years is a long time, I can imagine how hard it is...

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It sounds like Gabriel was a wonderful cat. I am so very sorry for your loss. Lots of memories made in 18 years. I hope soon they will give you comfort. RIP sweet Gabriel.
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So sorry for your loss.Rest in peace Gabriel.

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I am sorry for your loss of Gabriel

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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-20-2015, 09:09 AM
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I'm sorry for your loss, RIP Gabriel

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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-20-2015, 09:22 AM
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I'm so sorry for you loss, it sounds like you gave him an amazing 18 years! I know the fun you are talking about, my Dexter has also earned Satan related names. They are so fun, and full of personality. Only you know how incredibly loving and special they are, of course while everyone wonders how you house such a creature.

Again, so sorry for your loss.

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A long time ...but never long enough, is it. I'm so sorry! I'm definitely a cat AND dog person and love having both around the house.

I lost my last cat 4 years ago at the age of 16 to renal failure. I had had her since my son was 4 and he was almost 20 when we lost her.

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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-06-2015, 09:44 AM
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You found something that you could appreciate, something you valued. It was unique, and now that it's gone there's nothing else that can replace it exactly, maybe nothing even close.

It seems more and more, the only thing that really matters are the bonds we make. And the only bonds where we matter back, are with other living, conscious beings. When those bonds are breaking, we notice how strong they really are.

Because Gabriel meant so much to you, he means something to us.

I hope you find some comfort in sharing your grief, and the transition from sadness to mostly happy memories and good feelings comes to you soon.

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