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Taking my Cat to the vets tomorrow, just seeking prayers.
Myself | 10-03-2012 | Myself

Posted on 10/03/2012 8:15:31 PM PDT by Nowhere Man

One of my cats, Whitey, is sick. Until last Friday, she's been very active and eating a lot until she became kind of skittish and aloof and cut back on her eating. She sleeps a lot and still drinks water but eats sporatically. I think it could be a hyperactive thyroid, I had a similar experience with another cat where she was put on meds and responded well and lived a few years afterward. My other guess is maybe bad teeth, but I point towards the former. I'm hoping it is that or at least something that is treatable. I'm just asking for prayers and well wishes as I take her to the vets tomorrow. She is 11 years old and one time when Obama came on the TV, she swatted at him and hissed. B-)


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Whitey seems to be doing OK although she is a very picky eater and when cats are not feeling up to snuff, it can be harder to see what they will eat. We had another cat back in 2002, Muffin, our Burmese cat, live 2.5 years with CRF. We had trouble finding out what she liked so the vet said to try baby food to get her to eat and put calories into her and we are doing the same with Whitey. Whitey ate quite a bit of the food. After we give her the IV, she sleeps a lot since she doesn’t like it and it tends to disrupt the routine as the vet said so we let her sleep and rest. The next day, she is up and eats a lot more. She still walks a little slow, but she’s been through a lot. She only thew up a couple of times but they were hairballs. I’m cautiously optimistic here although we have to take it day by day.


101 posted on 10/11/2012 9:23:39 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (June 28th, 2012, the Day America Jumped The Shark.)
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To: All; Slings and Arrows
I have to announce the passing of my cat, Whitey. Her CRF must have been worse than we thought. B-(( we thought we had it but.... what can I say, it is hard to see the screen as I type this. We lost her 30 minutes ago. She is survived by her mother Spunky and adopted brother Rascal. She is with her two brothers now. I find it quite amazing and disturbing that we can send probes into interstellar space but can't do more for our little ones. I'm bummed......

Romney's gotta win, for Whitey. Whitey was a true patriot, she swatted Obama on the TV screen as she hissed at him. As I push the button for Romney, I'll say, "for Whitey...."

Slings, I pinged you so you can ping the list, I want to thank all of yuns for your support.
102 posted on 10/12/2012 4:43:30 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (June 28th, 2012, the Day America Jumped The Shark.)
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To: Nowhere Man; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ...
Ping to sad news at #102.

I'm very sorry for your loss.


103 posted on 10/12/2012 7:43:09 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Nowhere Man; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ...
Ping to sad news at #102.

I'm very sorry for your loss.


104 posted on 10/12/2012 7:44:58 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Nowhere Man
Been there, and done that.

It's the price you pay. It always sucks, and it's always worth it.

105 posted on 10/12/2012 7:47:31 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Nowhere Man

I am so sorry.


106 posted on 10/12/2012 7:48:30 PM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Sorry for your loss. Kitteh's are something special.

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107 posted on 10/12/2012 7:49:24 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("I Believe In The Law Until It Interferes With Justice")
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To: Nowhere Man

Awww. Sorry to hear that Whitey has passed. Wish there was something I could say to make it better, but I’ve been there, and I know that no words can take away the emptiness you are feeling at this time. God bless.


108 posted on 10/12/2012 7:53:11 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Nowhere Man

I am very sorry for your loss.

Here is a link to a great poem that we read in our family when we have to unwillingly part from any beloved cat.

http://www.creekcats.com/pnprice/Jeoffry.html

When I cast my vote for Romney I will remember Whitey too!


109 posted on 10/12/2012 7:53:53 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Nowhere Man

So sad to read about your loss of “Whitey” Nowhere Man. Yesterday we lost one of ours, but it was expected as he was 18, and the signs were there it was time to go.

We grieve with you.


110 posted on 10/12/2012 8:11:14 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Nowhere Man; Slings and Arrows
I'm so sorry to hear the sad news. I pray we can win one for Whitey!

Thanks Slings for the ping.

111 posted on 10/12/2012 8:19:37 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: oldteen

You’re very welcome.


112 posted on 10/12/2012 8:28:53 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Nowhere Man
I know it probably ID's me as a sociopath, but the most torn up I ever got over losing someone was my beloved half-blind Siamese buddy. Never been closer to anyone, though if something happened to my beautiful wife of 22 years, things could go even worse.

Out little buddies ask so little of us, and give so much just for being there for them. You brought a little one happiness on earth, even for a too short time. Be glad for that. Some never do anything like that.

113 posted on 10/12/2012 9:04:02 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: doorgunner69

Thanks all. It is hard but I know my wounds will heal. We will lay her to rest tomorrow. We were doing pretty good but she took a nosedive today.


114 posted on 10/12/2012 9:35:15 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (June 28th, 2012, the Day America Jumped The Shark.)
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To: Nowhere Man

I’m so sorry. :*(


115 posted on 10/12/2012 9:44:17 PM PDT by kimchi lover ("I can see November from Wisconsin")
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To: Nowhere Man

I am so sorry. Prayers said for Whitey who was a true Patriot.


116 posted on 10/12/2012 10:36:20 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Nowhere Man
I am so sorry to hear this. All us kitteh lovers grieve with you, NM. Sometimes there is nothing more that can be done no matter how much money we spend. The covenant we make when we take in a pet is that we love them and care for them, making them part of our family, yet fully knowing that we will outlive them most of the time. For all the pain and heartbreak their passing brings to us it cannot compare to the joy and love they give us back. I will hug and kiss my two “babies” extra tonight in honor of Whitey. I'm praying that our Lord will comfort you. He is the "God of all comfort".
117 posted on 10/12/2012 10:58:33 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: Nowhere Man

Just saw the ping and read the thread. So sorry for your loss =(.

It sounded like she was going to pull through. Went through the same with mine. When our kitties go, they seem to go so quickly it’s shocking.


118 posted on 10/13/2012 3:03:15 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Nowhere Man

So sorry for your loss. I have tears in my eyes as I type this, knowing all too well how difficult it is to lose our little furry buddies. Praying for God’s comfort and grace.


119 posted on 10/13/2012 4:44:46 AM PDT by TruthSetsUFree
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To: Nowhere Man

I’m so sorry you lost Whitey. You’ve done a great job as the keeper of a small, furry part of the Creation.


120 posted on 10/13/2012 5:14:18 AM PDT by meowmeow (In Loving Memory of Our Dear Viking Kitty (1987-2006))
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To: Nowhere Man
Very sorry for your loss :(

It is never easy.

121 posted on 10/13/2012 5:18:20 AM PDT by SMM48
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To: Nowhere Man

So so sorry for you loss. I know it hurts bad real bad.


122 posted on 10/13/2012 8:29:08 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: Nowhere Man

I’m very sorry for your loss. Prayers up for you and yours for comfort in your sorrow.


123 posted on 10/13/2012 8:37:11 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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To: Nowhere Man

Adding my condolences on your loss.
My sister lost her 15 year old kitty this summer.
I saw Sissy yesterday and she still mentions her dear Drac (short for Dracula, he liked to nuzzle her neck) whenever I see her.

I read once that dogs and cats live shorter lives than us, so we may have the priviledge of knowing more cats and dogs during our lives.

It’s been 2 years since we lost our dog to a heart condition. Time makes the pain go away. We also adopted a dog a few weeks later who needed a good home. We like to do that to help heal our hearts.

(hugs)


124 posted on 10/13/2012 8:53:21 AM PDT by TheConservativeParty (Psalm 37:3 "Trust in The Lord.")
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To: Nowhere Man

Very sorry. I still miss, and cry for, two we lost — in 2001 and 2007.

We have 7-1/2 cats. (The “1/2” is the feral mom of the three babies we rescued and brought inside. We feed her and watch out for her.)

I’m glad Whitey was a patriot. Our oldest cat is as well. We have pics of her in 2002 watching GW Bush on TV. Whenever he was on, she’d run to the TV and watch until he was gone.

Whitey (and Duchess and Homer) are waiting at Rainbow Bridge.


125 posted on 10/13/2012 9:05:33 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: rockinqsranch
So sad to read about your loss of “Whitey” Nowhere Man. Yesterday we lost one of ours, but it was expected as he was 18, and the signs were there it was time to go.

We grieve with you.


My condolences go out to you. Believe me, it is very hard and I will have to lay her to rest today. She was doing pretty well ad then it seemed she did a nosedive. Thanks for the support.
126 posted on 10/13/2012 9:10:16 AM PDT by Nowhere Man (June 28th, 2012, the Day America Jumped The Shark.)
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To: Nowhere Man

I’m so sorry, NM. I’ll be thinking of you.


127 posted on 10/13/2012 9:13:27 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Nowhere Man

My sincere condolences for your loss. May God comfort you and your family. Someday you’ll be reunited with Whitey at The Rainbow Bridge.

MMJ


128 posted on 10/13/2012 3:07:34 PM PDT by MarineMomJ (If you're walking on thin ice, you might as well dance!)
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To: Nowhere Man

Typing with tears. Our little pets are such a part of us. Whitey was loved and she felt your love till the end. Love what you’ll be doing when you vote for Romney! Whitey will be right there with you in spirit.


129 posted on 10/13/2012 7:21:32 PM PDT by Exit148
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To: Nowhere Man

I am deeply sorry for your loss. Prayers up.


130 posted on 10/14/2012 2:52:42 AM PDT by Aurorales (I will not be ridiculed into silence)
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To: Nowhere Man

So sorry for your loss....Whitey will be waiting for you..


131 posted on 10/15/2012 5:54:19 AM PDT by Fawn (DEAR JESUS....PLEASE LET OBAMA LOSE.....AMEN.)
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I did talk to my vet today about Whitey and he also treated her for high blood pressure and he seems to think that she developed a blood clot in her hind legs and that is what took her life. She had trouble with walking the last day of her life and later on, her breathing. This is speculation but we seem to think that we got her kidneys under control only to have this take her life. Still it is hard but at least it gives me some comfort that we did all we could do for her. As I cast my vote for Romney, I’ll be thinking of her.


132 posted on 10/15/2012 9:15:51 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (June 28th, 2012, the Day America Jumped The Shark.)
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To: Nowhere Man
So sorry for your loss, which I know, feels unfathomable now.

I pray it will get better.

You are a good person to care for Whitey so well. She is in heaven.

133 posted on 10/16/2012 5:09:04 PM PDT by caddie
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To: Nowhere Man

I have not been on the boards in some time so I’m late seeing this, but I am so sorry for your loss. I will pray that each day brings less pain and sorrow and a little more joy.


134 posted on 10/20/2012 11:21:11 AM PDT by JLLH
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To: Nowhere Man
So very sorry for your loss. I know it hurts like hell and only time will take the edge of your grief.

Whitey was lucky to have such a loving companion (we dare not say owner when referring to a cat!).

I hope Spunky and Rascal will comfort you...animals seem to know when you need them most.

God Bless!

135 posted on 10/20/2012 11:27:12 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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