Scales and Tails: All Pets, All the TimeCalGal -- Sunday, July 18, 2010 -- 12:02:59 PM
Pets, pets, and still more pets. Talk about them here.
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Man, if this story about Finn and the follow-up don't dissolve you, you have no ducts.
The pictures are great, because they show how completely this dog was a part of the family. And I particularly thought the dog came off well when his owner got married and he started sleeping on the floor with no complaints at all.
He's an adorable kitten. They are both beautiful cats.
Nacho is healthy again. No more sneezes, and he's itching to play. He and Moo Shu had an intense play session which ended up somehow on Trevor's lap and he stood up and yelled and dumped both on the floor and both cats went running for the hills.
So I'll guess he'll be just fine.
You should. It's very good.
I read the first part, but really don't feel up to the 2nd because our old border collie is living the first story and I know the second part is coming within a year or two at the most. Just cant read it right now.
I am in an emotional state where I will cry more than usual. I cannot take it right now. However, I will remember it and read it at another time. When I have this much stress I cry so easily and maybe it would be a relief but right now, I have my doubts!
I had to read it in bits. I'd start, read a bit, start to cry and then have to walk away and come back to it. I've got a 16-year-old cat that I've had since she was about 6 months old, so I'm particularly sensitive to this type of story, but it was a wonderful tribute to a loyal and faithful companion, definitely worth the read.
I read the first part, too, and it's a good story; but I probably won't read the second. I have my own story about 11 years with a nutty, wonderful GWP rescue whose end of life moments haunt me still, after 19 years, the reason why I will never have another dog. Plus, I don't really need yet one more thing to bring the tears at this point.
That story is why I don't have pets.
It's beautiful, though. It's hard to celebrate when a pet dies, but I try to celebrate their life and look at it that way. We tell stories about Nuisance the cat, the boys and I, and we're glad we have our stories. Now Panther is at the end of his life and we are telling his stories. It does crush you though, especially the unexpected deaths you can't prepare for and sometimes even feel responsible in some way. Those are the hardest. A story like this, about Finn, is about a dog who lived an interesting and fun life with the love of his life. You can't ask for more than that for a dog.
We still miss the Prince of Darkness, but we love the stories, and his death created an opening for Roxy, who is a completely different animal and in meeting her needs all of us are happier.
In other news, the next door neighbor's suicidal cat has gone missing. We were gone all weekend and when we got home found "Lost Cat" posters all over the place. This is the dark gray cat who would lie on the driveway at twilight. We even told our neighbor about our nickname for her and he laughed his ass off and told us she was the dumbest cat he had ever seen in his life, but she belonged to his daughter so he never spoke an ill word about the cat. And when the cat went missing, he was a good father and covered the neighborhood with posters.