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Steve Mills

Room for one more? Obviously tough times for the cats

Posted Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at 4:58 PM
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    They are all so cute!

    -- Posted by fair share on Wed, Aug 8, 2018, at 8:26 PM
  • Lol...they remind me of public transportation all squeezed into the bus..Ha!...I wish I had a place in the country, I’d carry a bucketful to the farm!

    -- Posted by chefgrape on Wed, Aug 8, 2018, at 9:59 PM
  • A farm vacation would be just the thing for many of thise outside. While they get fed twice a day and always have water I think they would like a change of scenery and new hunting grounds.

    I have not seen a mouse, mole or similar in a long time.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Aug 8, 2018, at 10:20 PM
  • It has been a rough week for our cats. One died from outside and PITA brought it to our attention. Apparently natural causes.

    Another we call Mandy was put to sleep by our vet after it was determined she was too sick to recover. We had been babying her for a couple of weeks but she would not let us get close. Even tried drugging her food to slow her down so we could catch her, but by the time we were finally able to do so, she was too weak to pull through.

    On Friday we found Holly (previously outside, then inside, then chose to be outside again) with her belly slit open by a dog or coyote attack. Our dogs pitched a fit barking toward the back of our house. When I went out and tried to pick her up but she bit the fire out of my thumb and escaped under the deck.

    I could see she was hurt but it wasn't until the next day when I was able to catch her and take her to the vet. They sewed her up and kept her for three nights. She would not eat so they were getting her ready for intravenous feeding when she passed.

    Needless to say, it was not the best week for me either. I know we have plenty more to care for but losing one this way is never good.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Aug 14, 2018, at 11:24 AM
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    Steve, I'm sorry for your loss. I know that besides being a friend, it doesn't take them too long to become family. 😥

    -- Posted by fair share on Thu, Aug 16, 2018, at 6:07 AM
  • Thanks fair share. I will be thinking of them every day as I go about things that used to involve them. Eventually time will numb things.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Aug 16, 2018, at 12:35 PM
  • Our youngest and smallest kitten is just a bundle of joy. She is a dark calico that I might have mentioned is a reverse image of another, older cat we have.

    She has a certain walk about her that says she is a little devil and she lives up to it by chasing much bigger cats all over the place. She has now found our bed so we have to play with her to get some peace and she is the first to walk on our fave in the morning.

    Abigail moves so fast that it is almost like a time warp that she just “appears” in another spot rather than run there.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Aug 16, 2018, at 8:42 PM
  • Sorry, Steve, to hear about all of your feline misfortune.

    It is so very difficult to experience loss of life under any circumstance let alone when that loss is premature. I will be thinking of you and your kitties too.....I know how much they need you and how much you love them.....

    -- Posted by Palindrome on Sat, Aug 18, 2018, at 12:44 PM
  • Thanks Palindrome. There was a lot of joy coming from sharing their lives. But, we have to weather the tough times to continue caring for the others so......

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Aug 18, 2018, at 5:03 PM
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