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Re: Saying goodbye to a pet
« Reply #60 on: April 07, 2021, 08:13:51 PM »
Huzzah, the Cat lives! Best to him and to you, BritishHobo.

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Re: Saying goodbye to a pet
« Reply #61 on: April 07, 2021, 08:54:37 PM »
Thats really positive news BritishHobo. Hope he's ok and has a good recovery now.

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Re: Saying goodbye to a pet
« Reply #62 on: April 07, 2021, 09:18:00 PM »
It's not at all right to say cats don't get attached to people or only care if you feed them. Two of my Mum's three cats are very affectionate and cuddly with her, sitting on her lap and enjoying a big fuss, but no one else is allowed within 10ft of them or they scarper. Anyone except my Mum, including frequent visitors like me, could go in with a binbag full of Dreamies and they'd still leave the room.
Luckily the other one is big ol' softie and lets anyone fuss him left and right, so I still get my fluffy fix.

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Re: Saying goodbye to a pet
« Reply #63 on: April 07, 2021, 09:21:56 PM »
One of my mates housemate had a cat and you'd think that thing only took interest in its owner (mates housemate) but apparently it operated a rank system and would accept fuss off my friends partner if the owner was out and my mate if both were out.

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Re: Saying goodbye to a pet
« Reply #64 on: April 07, 2021, 09:36:01 PM »
I must contest this popular line of thinking. My cat often mewls when I or my partner leave the house, even if one of us is still present for food duties. He wanders from room to room in my wake, friendly slow-blink engaged, and he sits with us to gaze at the TV. They're social animals - you just have to build the bond.


My cat's exactly the same, basically whichever room we're in, he's in. When we go to bed he comes up and kips in his box on top of the wardrobe. When I'm working he'll come and have a kip on the floor beside me etc etc etc. He's only 3, but I got a little weepy reading BH's opening post, so I am glad there's a happy ending.

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Re: Saying goodbye to a pet
« Reply #65 on: April 07, 2021, 09:38:19 PM »
Congrats on the still-breathing cat, BritHobes. I often look at our little dog and know he's going to break our hearts one day.

Still, I can now bust this out:

[tag]Auf Wiedersehen, Pet[/tag]

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Re: Saying goodbye to a pet
« Reply #66 on: April 07, 2021, 09:39:22 PM »
I just say Auf Wiedersehen, Pet

Shit. Just shows you what you get for attempting tact and sensitivity.

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Re: Saying goodbye to a pet
« Reply #67 on: April 08, 2021, 08:07:57 AM »
I get really blasé about my cat most the time, seem to lack the imagination to comprehend how I'd feel if anything happened to him. I seem in denial about the full depth of what he means to me until something happens that removes all doubt.

He went missing for a few days once, I felt fucking shit. Lying awake at night thinking where is he, what if he's stuck somewhere, what if he can only hold out another 45 minutes before carking it and I'm just lying here doing nothing. Or having full-on, more-vivid-than-reality lucid dreams like I'd never had before about him coming back.

But he did so it was fine.

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Re: Saying goodbye to a pet
« Reply #68 on: April 08, 2021, 06:45:12 PM »
So happy to hear kitty has rallied.

The next-door neighbours' cat, Gus, beats up every other cat in the area except ours, as he considers our garden part of his territory. Just about every night he sits outside the downstairs window (which he can access by sitting on my car), singing the songs of his people, because that is how he calls me to come out and play with him. We usually have a wild romp around the garden in the dark, and then he disappears on his patrol.

This has been going on for about 8 years now.

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Re: Saying goodbye to a pet
« Reply #69 on: April 08, 2021, 06:56:21 PM »
When my cat goes, everyone who's talked shit about cats here will get their fucking insides spraying whatever cunthole they waste away in.

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Re: Saying goodbye to a pet
« Reply #70 on: April 08, 2021, 07:43:51 PM »
Didn’t you say you had a sword a few posts back?

Good thing I love cats.

Re: Saying goodbye to a pet
« Reply #71 on: April 08, 2021, 07:50:01 PM »
Cats is best and they should live forever, but also still be able to breed AND continually grow exponentially year on year. There is no downside to this idea and you love it.

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Re: Saying goodbye to a pet
« Reply #72 on: April 08, 2021, 11:51:10 PM »
Thanks again to everyone for the nice thoughts and your own stories, and much love to everyone who's been dealing with similar situations recently - or who hold the terrible panic in the back of their minds about the future. Like a few of you have said, I've never really thought of myself as being that sentimental about pets - perhaps because before him, I've not had any since I was about five. It's funny how you can think you know something about yourself, and then have that knowledge totally shattered in an instant.

Fella's just twatting about in his floppy cone at the moment, snoozing, grabbing stretches of placid rest inbetween the moments where we have to pump him with five different types of medicine. He's usually quite an independent cat, but I think the experience has made him a bit more vulnerable. Much keener for affection. I've not told him I cried in the car park. If he finds out then I'll just say I saw a really sad Mini Cooper.

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Re: Saying goodbye to a pet
« Reply #73 on: April 19, 2021, 08:40:25 PM »
And now at the moment I have one who's been missing for a week and a half. Got a bit upset making the 'missing cat' poster a few days ago (has generated a couple of leads, but no cat so far). There aren't natural boundaries around here to stop him from coming back, and he hides from strangers. So if he's alright, he should just come back...

What I'm holding onto is that:

1) The only obvious thing that's fatal to a cat around here are the roads and I haven't found him dead on any of them.

2) Recently one of my Dad's cats sodded off for a fortnight and then came back. And she's been with them for 4 years.

Cat came back tonight after just over 3 weeks. Lost a lot of weight, I'd imagine he got locked into someone's shed or something.

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Re: Saying goodbye to a pet
« Reply #74 on: April 19, 2021, 09:15:13 PM »
Cat came back tonight after just over 3 weeks. Lost a lot of weight, I'd imagine he got locked into someone's shed or something.

This is wonderful news but now you must take down the missing cat posters so people who see them can stop feeling sad. Or better yet just go round and write a little update on each missing poster.

'Cat came back, no worries'

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Re: Saying goodbye to a pet
« Reply #75 on: April 19, 2021, 09:24:30 PM »
This is wonderful news but now you must take down the missing cat posters so people who see them can stop feeling sad. Or better yet just go round and write a little update on each missing poster.

'Cat came back, no worries'

Yeah, I'll pull them tomorrow.

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Re: Saying goodbye to a pet
« Reply #76 on: April 19, 2021, 09:31:21 PM »
Great news, Butters. What a feeling it is. I shit myself if my cat is out overnight so that's brilliant.

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Re: Saying goodbye to a pet
« Reply #77 on: April 19, 2021, 09:33:04 PM »
Cat came back tonight after just over 3 weeks. Lost a lot of weight, I'd imagine he got locked into someone's shed or something.

Yes! Great news, must be a massive relief.

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Re: Saying goodbye to a pet
« Reply #78 on: April 19, 2021, 10:17:23 PM »
Glad to hear it WB!

BritishHobo

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Re: Saying goodbye to a pet
« Reply #79 on: April 20, 2021, 09:52:37 AM »
That's amazing to hear Butternut, you must be so glad!

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Re: Saying goodbye to a pet
« Reply #80 on: Yesterday at 09:33:23 AM »
Phew! But cats love doing that.

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Re: Saying goodbye to a pet
« Reply #81 on: Yesterday at 04:00:04 PM »
Glad the cat's doing well. When my dog goes I'm going to be a total fucking wreck.

Re: Saying goodbye to a pet
« Reply #82 on: Yesterday at 04:06:00 PM »
"Saying goodbye to a pet". The thread after this one, on the board, is "Richard Gere's arse-gerbil."

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Re: Saying goodbye to a pet
« Reply #83 on: Yesterday at 04:49:21 PM »
Currently watching my old mouse suffering from something the local vet doesn't quite know, he's only 9 months but he has been scratching incessantly for weeks and his face is fucked up now. I cant stop him and he just looks bedraggled and its awful to see.

I know people will say lol its just a mouse gtfo but he's my boy and I dont know I love the little cunt.

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Re: Saying goodbye to a pet
« Reply #84 on: Yesterday at 04:50:15 PM »
Aw. Hope mouse gets well soon bgmnts.

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