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In memory of a Great Cat

Posted Sunday, April 12, 2009, at 7:01 PM

Two years ago, on Easter one of our cats passed away. He was such a awesome cat.

The story of this cat came about like most, he being a stray came to our house to "mooch."

He was a beautiful beige colour and he had the most talkitive personality I had seen on a cat.

He always followed you wherever you went and wanted to be a part of everything.

One day, I was getting in my car to pick my son up for school, this cat jumped in the car and settled down on the seat like he always had ridden with me.

He named this talkitive cat Gabby, because he was constantly talking to us.

He had a comment about everything. If you sat in the front yard with friends and a glass of tea, Gabby would chime in on the conversation.

I really miss him.

He came up sick on a saturday, and I watched him closely, thinking if he was not better I would take him the the doctor Monday.

Sunday morning came,Easter and Gabby was worse.

He was having seizures and convulsing. I knew then what was wrong.

He had been poisoned. Who would want to hurt this friendly cat was beyond me, but this was the 5th suspected poisoning among our neighborhood animals.

I had to rush him to the vet, and make the decision to euthanize Gabby. It was not hard seeing him suffer,

It was hard however, not to rip the face off the suspected person that has been doing this.

I dearly miss that cat. Rest in Peace with God my little friend. You are safe now.

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I'm sorry to hear about your friend. It's always hard to lose a pet.

-- Posted by cfrich on Sun, Apr 12, 2009, at 10:51 PM

If I were the humans around a suspected poisoner,I'd get my blood,hair,etc. tested.

They might prefer some instant and painful method but it's not a big jump from dispatching annoying pets to ridding oneself of noisy kids,sickly relatives,or any spouses,co-workers,etc. that make life uncomfortable.

They may have been raised without a reverence for life or they may be victims of abuse themselves.

Either way,as they have done unto the least of these (the "chattel",the outcasts,the helpless),even so will they do unto folks that "count" if and when they can get away with it.

Animal abuse is a symptom of a faulty conscience and,like fire-setting, a "gateway" activity that could develop into further crime at any minute.

For the sake of the animals,other potential victims and the perpetrators themselves,they need to be identified and treated for their mental illness.


Gabby was a beautiful cat.

Although he experienced undeserved pain at the end of his life,he had found himself a loving family.

When he got to the other side of the Rainbow Bridge,I bet he said "Hmmm... this Heaven place reminds me of home.

Even the folks who run things are a lot like my people.

I think I'm going to like it here while I wait for the rest of the family to join me."

-- Posted by quantumcat on Sun, Apr 12, 2009, at 11:25 PM

Does the suspect or someone else in your area do frequent car repair? Left over antifreeze seems to be very attractive to animals. We had one cat and one dog come up sick together and the vet suspected antifreeze.

Out cat Tommy lost his battle but our dog Shelley is still with us although she may have had kidney or bladder damage. She has incontinence problems.

I trust that our pets re-join us in our reward after physical life. Since they all had a special place in our hearts, it might be a bit of an overload at first but......well worth it.

-- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Apr 13, 2009, at 8:10 AM

quantum cat thanks so much... we did make his life very happy. He was neutered, had all his vaccinations and doted on...

Stevemills: the person suspected is a older lady that other neighbors say is batshit crazy.

She calls the police if children are loud, ball rolls in her yard , cat/ dog is in her yard. ect/..

I got a 200.00 fine last year for my cat Joe, in my yard with me... She has these folks on speed dial. The cops and animal control know her well.

I have had a round with her as other neighbors have. If my neighbor Linda gets into it with her, i am gonna sell tickets and popcorn.

I just have to pray for patience and if she is the one poisoning, then i ask God to show her just how evil that really is.

-- Posted by 4fabfelines on Mon, Apr 13, 2009, at 7:22 PM

That's so sad. For someone to be so unhappy as to take it out on innocent animals...I'd be wary of my kids coming anywhere near the lot line!

Our dog of 12+ years (didn't know her actual age, but think she was 2-3 yrs at the time she adopted us 12 yrs ago), showed up that winter and started sleeping in our flower bed. She was fully trained and possibly some type of service dog, but we suspect beaten, passed this past Good Friday. You have to be strong for your kids, but it tears your heart out to see them torn up about it.

-- Posted by neighborhood mom on Mon, Apr 13, 2009, at 7:38 PM

oh man neighborhood mom i am so sorry.

You gave her a good life though and that is what counts.

-- Posted by 4fabfelines on Tue, Apr 14, 2009, at 8:34 PM

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Lesa Cox has owned a cleaning service and a bookstore; now, she repairs and maintains computers for the elderly and others on a fixed income. She enjoys animals, gardening, books and fixing old cars. She and her husband have one son, who suffers from Asperger's syndrome.