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#1 mnwildpunk

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:52 AM

IMG350.jpg so for christmas the soon to be wife got the boy two kittens. Oh yippie skippy I'm not a cat person me and cats have had a pact for as long as I can remember. I hate them they hate but we leave each other alone. Of the two kittens one of them didn't get the memo of our pact. I find her in my shoes in my chairs and under my feet. Blah. It started if she was in my spot I pick her up and set her on the floor. Which she would promptly jump up on my lap. I tolerated her. Then well darn it as jacqui says she is the new love of my life.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:04 AM

Got 2 dogs and 3 cats here. Life would not be the same without them around. One of the cats  sat on my lap and watched NFL playoffs with me over the weekend .



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:13 AM

So cute.



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:28 AM

yup, got 2 myself, saved one when I was doing landscaping, he's 11 now(and weighs 18 pounds), plays xbox with me, lol



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:39 AM

Got one of each, and the cat is just as close as the dog, not what I thought a cat was like, 

 

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:29 AM

How sweet. I had a similar pact with the ex-wifes cats. I hated them, they pooped and peed on my floor. About 4 years ago a friend came to visit and I discovered some cats can be quite nice. I rescued my kitty from the street, and although it took awhile, I'm am now her Mom-cat ( or dad-cat ) and love her so much.

 

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:31 AM

I just got to the point that I didn't want to face losing another animal. So we don't have any.

 

I like cats but never enough to want one, that is until the day at the city dump the guy on the dozer found a bag with 5 kittens in it that someone had dumped. Only one was left alive and it was almost gone.

He was gouing to call the animal control but I decided to take it to our Vet.(we had a dog at the time)

Well 75 bucks later I had it home bottle feeding it and pushing meds into it. He came back strong.

Every morning he would sit on my feet in the bathroom and at breakfast until I had to put my boots on for work.

Then he would sit in the window and watch me leave and be sitting in the window that night when I pulled into the drive.

His name was Sylvester and he stole my heart.

He wanted nothing to do with the rest of the family and followed me everywhere I went, inside and out.

He was about a year and half old when one morning he didn't greet me when I got up. Came out of his bed just before I left for work.

He seemed tired and was losing weight even though he was eating good. Then he stopped that, didn't hardly eat just picked so I decided he needed to see the Vet.

Turned out he had Feline Lukemia and the prognosis for recovery was not good.

The Vet sais we were looking at several thousand dollars to treat and he did not think it would work, he was just too bad of shape.

Now I have had to put animals down before, some my own but having Sylvester put down just tore me apart. I sat and held him until he was gone, then took hi home and put him in Grandma's little animal plot behind her house on the hill.

Have never gotten attached to an animal since.



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:06 AM

Johnny - Great story. The ending is sad but the tale is a happy one. You gave a kitten with no future a fantastic 18 months.



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:27 AM

What? Cats and dogs can't be together in the same thread? [see "Dixie"]

 

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:46 AM

   Well here is my baby almost a year old got him at the shelter last April. I thought a purrfect name for him was Pepper and boy he is a

handfull.  He thinks he is human so i have began to consider him a people cat.. :rolleyes:      Haha  !!!!!

 

 

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:53 AM

Our cat, Twinkie, used to sit on my lap as I built.  I have a picture of her supervising there as I worked on a '40 Ford pickup.  The years have gone by; our furry kids (we had two dogs, too) have crossed the Rainbow Bridge and circumstances are not right for a pet right now... it sux...



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:30 AM

I just got to the point that I didn't want to face losing another animal. So we don't have any.

 

I like cats but never enough to want one, that is until the day at the city dump the guy on the dozer found a bag with 5 kittens in it that someone had dumped. Only one was left alive and it was almost gone.

He was gouing to call the animal control but I decided to take it to our Vet.(we had a dog at the time)

Well 75 bucks later I had it home bottle feeding it and pushing meds into it. He came back strong.

Every morning he would sit on my feet in the bathroom and at breakfast until I had to put my boots on for work.

Then he would sit in the window and watch me leave and be sitting in the window that night when I pulled into the drive.

His name was Sylvester and he stole my heart.

He wanted nothing to do with the rest of the family and followed me everywhere I went, inside and out.

He was about a year and half old when one morning he didn't greet me when I got up. Came out of his bed just before I left for work.

He seemed tired and was losing weight even though he was eating good. Then he stopped that, didn't hardly eat just picked so I decided he needed to see the Vet.

Turned out he had Feline Lukemia and the prognosis for recovery was not good.

The Vet sais we were looking at several thousand dollars to treat and he did not think it would work, he was just too bad of shape.

Now I have had to put animals down before, some my own but having Sylvester put down just tore me apart. I sat and held him until he was gone, then took hi home and put him in Grandma's little animal plot behind her house on the hill.

Have never gotten attached to an animal since.

I know exactly how you feel. I had to have a cat put down after having her for almost 15 years. She was a stray someone found for us. It still hurts to this day when I think of her but there's also a good feeling in my heart for her because we gave her so many good years of love and care. Another 4 month old sweetheart walked into our lives 9 years ago, cold hungry and exhausted. She's our "Baby". That's her name. We know we'll experience loss and sorrow when she passes but we're going to spoil her until then. There are so many unloved stray animals that need us. Maybe looking at it like that might help.



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:45 AM

I consider my cats my kids, since i dont have children, wherever i lay to sleap or watch tv my male cat (Garfield) has to lay on my chest, and if iam at the computer desk he has to be laying on it. My female cat after 10 of having her she past away, it about killed me. So yeh i love my cats.



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:41 AM

I have 2. Adopted them about 5 years ago. They were 7 at the time. Cats are cool but somtimes want things on their terms. One of our cats ( Cali ) follows me around the house like a puppy. She will sometimes be sitting and waiting for me by the bathroom door.  She even seems happy when I come home. Cats as a rule don't get excited like a dog will.



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:01 AM

My current cat,Zoey,is from my daughter's ex boyfriend's house when she lived there.The ex boyfriend's idiot mother told him to find Zoey a new home or she was going to put him down.My daughter went there and got Zoey and,in tears,brought him to me saying that she'd find him a new home soon.Nearly 6 years later now Zoey still hasn't left.He's become my buddy and my shadow-constantly following me around the house,even staying in the basement with me when I'm painting models.He's happiest when he can "lap nap" on me when I'm watching TV in my recliner.



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:06 AM

Awww ... she's a cutie!  You've been officially adopted!

 

 

IMG350.jpg so for christmas the soon to be wife got the boy two kittens. Oh yippie skippy I'm not a cat person me and cats have had a pact for as long as I can remember. I hate them they hate but we leave each other alone. Of the two kittens one of them didn't get the memo of our pact. I find her in my shoes in my chairs and under my feet. Blah. It started if she was in my spot I pick her up and set her on the floor. Which she would promptly jump up on my lap. I tolerated her. Then well darn it as jacqui says she is the new love of my life.



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:41 AM

Woof woof, my friends, Flip n' Ollie.DSCF0015-2.jpg


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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:16 PM

I consider my cats my kids, since i dont have children, wherever i lay to sleap or watch tv my male cat (Garfield) has to lay on my chest, and if iam at the computer desk he has to be laying on it. My female cat after 10 of having her she past away, it about killed me. So yeh i love my cats.

. I know how you feel man I had to put my horse down after having her all my life it was allmost as hard as loosing my mo....I thought of my horse as a friend/ family member it about sent me off the end ...

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:26 PM

Geez Johnny, that story made my eyes leak.



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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:23 AM

What? Cats and dogs can't be together in the same thread? [see "Dixie"]
 
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oops sorry I honestly didn't read dixie because I that was about the general lee or something. I would of put this there if I'd known