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Liger Zero
11-30-2010, 11:48 PM
Just found out the hard way that cats... can have massive heart-attacks and die just like people.

Cat was two years old. I have two of them from the same litter... Got them from a breeder, they are spoiled rotten indoor cats.

Not like Ms Shop Cat who patrols the factory at night. No idea what kind she is, she's a semi-wild cat I acquired from a farmer.

Wow. It's just a dumb cat but this has really ruined my night. Pets aren't supposed to fall over dead like that. :(

danlb
12-01-2010, 12:20 AM
So sorry to hear that.

Two years is plenty of time to grow attached. Ours live 15 to 20 years, and losing them is like losing family.

Dan

plastikosmd
12-01-2010, 06:53 AM
that sucks, sorry to hear. I hold my 2 cats in higher regard than many people I know (think politicians, etc)

MuellerNick
12-01-2010, 07:19 AM
I had a cat that suffered a disk herniation ...


Nick

Evan
12-01-2010, 07:57 AM
Dogs have gods.

Cats have staff.

A friend of mine that lives in the this valley is a Psychiatrist. When one of her pets died she had it stuffed and mounted in a very life like pose. I think she is nuts.

Arcane
12-01-2010, 08:58 AM
When one of her pets died she had it stuffed and mounted in a very life like pose.

Shades of Roy Rogers!http://media.nola.com/tv_impact/photo/roy-triggerjpg-e79b9c4ef3a7d007_large.jpg

Whenever I hear of the passing of a pet, I'm reminded of The Twilight Zone's "The Hunt".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poUKQcQrG7A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ro9SfjU1EE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVwXOQwzOVI

David Powell
12-01-2010, 11:32 AM
Please accept my sympathy for your loss. Loosing a furry friend is a sad occasion. Our older cat came to us as a tiny kitten about 16 yrs ago, a neighbour.s son had stopped his moron friends from throwing the runt of a litter out of a car window and brought it home, but the cat and dog there were trying to treat it as a toy , my neighbour brought it to us for the night!!!and so I spent a Sunday night feeding this tiny kitten with an eye dropper. A well qualified vet told us that the kitten was unlikely to survive long as she has a heart murmur, and wanted us to embark on expensive life long treatment. We decided to let nature take its course.16 yrs later we still have our " Lucky kitten" She seemed in decline a couple of years ago and we rescued a beautiful ginger cat to keep her company and she seems to heve recovered her zest for life. Every day is a bonus for all of us. regards David Powell.

Rex
12-01-2010, 12:39 PM
Very sorry for your loss. I am very attached to one of our 3 cats, a young tom who is very smart and curious, and who showers with me daily. I would grieve deeply if he passed before his time.

oil mac
12-01-2010, 12:47 PM
Really sorry to hear of your loss Liger, After some years kitties become part of the family & give a lot of love, I hold my cat in the same respect as my very best buddies. Cats are loyal and never do you down.

Dan.

Toolguy
12-01-2010, 12:50 PM
We have 2 cats and a dog that are family members. It will be really hard on us to lose any of them. I am reminded of this though. An elderly lady had 2 poodles, a male and a female. That was the only family she had left. One day they were chasing around in the yard and ran out in the street and both were run over by a car. She couldn't bear to be without them so she took them to a taxidermist. After explaining the situation, he asked "So you want them mounted?" She said "No - holding hands will be fine."

Mcgyver
12-01-2010, 02:25 PM
LZ, sorry to hear of your cat.



I think she is nuts.

That was superfluous. You had already said she is a psychiatrist

Liger Zero
12-01-2010, 03:34 PM
We have 2 cats and a dog that are family members. It will be really hard on us to lose any of them. I am reminded of this though. An elderly lady had 2 poodles, a male and a female. That was the only family she had left. One day they were chasing around in the yard and ran out in the street and both were run over by a car. She couldn't bear to be without them so she took them to a taxidermist. After explaining the situation, he asked "So you want them mounted?" She said "No - holding hands will be fine."

That is hysterical, and more than likely true. :D

mototed
12-01-2010, 05:45 PM
Sorry about your loss.
My Great dane is going on 9 years now, and I know it won't be long. I am 6'5" and 200 lbs and will cry my eyes out when he leves me. He's a constant companion when i'm home. Follows me around anywhere I go.http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc28/mototed/IMG_1088.jpg
Sorry agin about the kitty
Take care
Ted

PTSideshow
12-01-2010, 06:03 PM
Sorry for your loss, It is hard to have them go when you know that it is their time, let alone sudden.

Your Old Dog
12-01-2010, 09:15 PM
Keep an eye on the other one. Cats grieve for lost mates just as many creatures do. One of our cats died and the other one just wasn't himself. He wanted to sleep in the bed with us and stayed on our lap constantly. We both felt pretty sorry for him. We don't normally allow pets in bed but couldn't deny this little guy some comfort.

Liger Zero
12-01-2010, 09:16 PM
Keep an eye on the other one. Cats grieve for lost mates just as many creatures do. One of our cats died and the other one just wasn't himself. He wanted to sleep in the bed with us and stayed on our lap constantly. We both felt pretty sorry for him.

Indeed. In some ways they are small fuzzy people.

RKW
12-01-2010, 09:25 PM
I don't know about "just a dumb cat" since they seem to be smarter than most people. We have quite a few ourselves (7) and keep them pretty comfortable. They really do mean everything to us. Sorry to hear about your loss.

TGTool
12-01-2010, 09:44 PM
Liger, sorry to hear about your cat. I have several and have had several more. I always mourn their passing even when I know they suffered some towards the end.

Tell your others to watch their diet, get plenty of exercise and don't try those stupid stunts they see the youngsters doing.

Your Old Dog
12-01-2010, 09:48 PM
MotoTed, if that dude were mine I'd dress him properly before taking him out.

http://inlinethumb42.webshots.com/7465/2290224580102651310S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2290224580102651310hiEOWX)

fredf
12-02-2010, 09:06 PM
Sorry about your loss.
My Great dane is going on 9 years now, and I know it won't be long. I am 6'5" and 200 lbs and will cry my eyes out when he leves me. He's a constant companion when i'm home. Follows me around anywhere I go.
Sorry agin about the kitty
Take care
Ted

The young lady doesn't seem to comfortable with her traveling companion :eek:

steverice
12-02-2010, 09:37 PM
One of our cats did the same thing, she was just fine (or appeared so) and only about 3 or 4 years old. She was walking down the hallway and fell over dead.

Damnedest thing.

Liger Zero
12-02-2010, 10:35 PM
The young lady doesn't seem to comfortable with her traveling companion
It's the hat. t'would scare me as well. :D

Waiting to hear back from the Cat Recycling Division of the Humane Society, got a line on a used Persian 18 months old, and if that one doesn't seem to be agreeable there is a big poofy black angora.

Was told by wife-unit "one or the other not both." :D

See for as long as I can remember there have always been two cats. Growing up we had two cats. I've always had two cats. Can't have just ONE cat that's unholy. :eek: :p

Evan
12-02-2010, 11:15 PM
When we were young we also had two cats. Cats are for young people that have cheap furniture.

Circlip
12-03-2010, 04:56 AM
And don't forget, Budgies have a heart too.

http://swns.com/budgie-dies-on-royal-navy-warship-after-alarm-bell-gives-it-heart-attack-181349.html