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Old 05-06-2005, 08:46 AM
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Unhappy 18 year-old Patsy cat dying of cancer

See my avatar? Doesn't she look sweet? Well, she is...for now. She probably has a few days left. I just found out yesterday that she has a huge abdominal mass. The vet wanted to put her to sleep right away.

My drinking really took off when I was 15 and my best friend was killed in a car accident. I don't do grief well, like most of us, I suppose. Please keep me and Patsy in your thoughts and prayers. Thanks, y'all!

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Old 05-06-2005, 08:50 AM
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OH((((EDDIE))))

I am so sorry. Prayers going out for you and ((((Patsy)))).
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(((Eddie & Patsy)))
Lots of Love and Light headed your direction...
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Thank you, splendra and Kellie!

I had to have Patsy's sister, Loretta, put to sleep back in '92 and Patsy was never quite the same after that. Maybe they'll be together again, huh?
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Oh there just has to be a kitty heaven where they can be together again.....
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((((((((((((Eddie))))))))))))
My friend-- prayers and good thoughts out to you, and a prayer for (((Patsy)))
Bless her little kitty heart...
Big huge hugs for you Eddie. We are here to help you through and listen...

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Old 05-06-2005, 02:56 PM
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Thank you, too, Wolf!
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This is her just today in the quintessential Patsy pose.

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Old 05-06-2005, 03:19 PM
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Ah, Eddie, I'm so sorry and know how sad this must be. My Toby is 14 and one day it will be sad for me too. These kitties give us so much love and I think God made a mistake when He didn't let them live longer.

Patsy and Loretta...such cute names. May they sing together in kitty heaven.

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Old 05-06-2005, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Ann
Patsy and Loretta...such cute names. May they sing together in kitty heaven.
Guess you can tell what kind of music I was listening to back in '87, huh? Thank you, Ann! But where is the kitty in your avatar? I almost didn't recognize you. teehee.
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Old 05-06-2005, 03:52 PM
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Okay, I changed avatars and that's Toby giving Patsy a big hug.

I saw "Cats" 3 times in Toronto, and my favourite song was sung by Grizzabella as she was lamenting about her old life and looking forward to a new day in her next life. Thought I'd bring it here for you, Eddie.

Midnight, not a sound from the pavement.
Has the moon lost her memory?
She is smiling alone.
In the lamplight the withered leaves collect at my feet
And the wind begins to moan.

Memory. All alone in the moonlight
I can smile at the old days.
I was beautiful then.
I remember the time I knew what happiness was,
Let the memory live again.

Every street lamp seems to beat a fatalistic warning
Someone mutters and the street lamp gutters,
And soon it will be morning.

Daylight. I must wait for the sunrise
I must think of a new life
And I mustn't give in.
When the dawn comes tonight will be a memory, too
And a new day will begin.

Burnt-out ends of smoky days
The stale cold smell of morning.
The street lamp dies, Another night is over,
Another day is dawning.

Touch me. It's so easy to leave me
All alone with the memory
Of my days in the sun.
If you touch me you'll understand what happiness is.
Look, a new day has begun.
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Originally Posted by Ann
Of my days in the sun.
Patsy is the sunningest cat I've ever known as you can see from the picture. Thank you so much again, (((Ann)))!
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Eddie,

I am so sorry you're going to lose Patsy and I know it will be hard for you to get through. Our pets are such a source of joy in our lives! My prayers are with you and Patsy.

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Eddie,
I am so sorry about Patsy. I have 2 kitties in kitty cat heaven in the past 3 years. Chloe and Mollie will welcome her with open paws.
Allow yourself to grieve. Don't be afraid to cry and cry. And then cry some more. One thing that helped me was I found pictures of my cats that I framed and put all over the house. It caused me to confront the loss and remember the good times. Now when I see those pictures I have only a pang of sadness, but I know they are no longer in pain.
i still have 3 cats that give me much love and joy, but Chole and Mollie were my recovery cats, they saw me through the early days of recovery and were my comforters. For that I am grateful.
I will be thinking of you and Patsy.
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Thank you so much, Anna and Dawn. I AM crying. For the first time really in over two years I think. I was beginning to wonder if I could.
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Old 05-07-2005, 05:49 AM
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Thank you, Dan! I tell you, I don't feel like doing anything today. We are going to put her to sleep in a little bit. She's just so weak and pitiful. A friend in recovery told me to be grateful for the time we had, so I put a post on the Gratitude List. But this is the most pain I've had to bear in recovery. Thank you ALL again!
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Eddie, I am crying for you, and just know you are in many of our prayers.
Picture Patsy running free in kitty heaven and looking down and thanking you for all the wonderful love and affection you have given her.
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So sorry...

((( Patsy )))

I know how you feel ((( Eddie ))) Keep the faith. Trish
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