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D'Wolf

climber
Aug 15, 2013 - 10:04pm PT
Just said goodbye to my boy, Trango also. Rescued from the streets at 3 mths; made it to just over 15 yrs. He developed pancreatitis that became a tumor then pancreatic cancer. He stopped eating then drinking causing his liver to begin failing also. Happened all within a month.

I took the day off to spend with him on his last. Took him outside and let him lay in the grass, his favorite place to be.

Just hours before...
His eyes and ears turned yellow from jaundice...
His eyes and ears turned yellow from jaundice...
Credit: D'Wolf
D'Wolf

climber
Aug 15, 2013 - 10:08pm PT
On a happier note, we still have two young ones, Bella and Astro.

Some of you may remember Astro, the chocolate point Siamese that we rescued last September at the base of The Prow - he's doing well

Bella, our little princess; 2 yrs.
Bella, our little princess; 2 yrs.
Credit: D'Wolf

Astro, AKA AstroCat; 1 yr
Astro, AKA AstroCat; 1 yr
Credit: D'Wolf
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Aug 15, 2013 - 10:28pm PT
I DO remember you rescued that Beast. Greetings from our kitties
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Aug 15, 2013 - 10:48pm PT
Rcklzrd & D'Wolf: Sorry to hear about your much-loved, but deceased cat-pals. We went through that a couple years back after 19 years with an extended cat-family.

After a period of mourning -----and recovering from cat-hair, cat-boxes, and forced cat-pill feeding twice daily------Harley found our hearts late last fall.

Ain't cats great!

Credit: Fritz

Credit: Fritz

Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Aug 25, 2013 - 11:43am PT

John Bradshaw: Cat Sense

John Bradshaw's fascinating feline study traces the history of the cat from ancient god through persecution to today's most favoured cuddly pal


From the history of cats:

"As John Bradshaw writes in his exceptionally thorough new study of feline nature, Cat Sense: "Cats now face possibly more hostility than at any time during the last two centuries." And Bradshaw knows his stuff about cat persecution in the past. In fact, as fascinating as Cat Sense will be for anyone wanting to understand their cat more deeply, feline lovers of a squeamish nature should be wary of its early chapters, in which we learn for just how long, and to what horrific lengths, the cats of the world have been the victims of superstition and cruelty.

The last really bad time to be a cat was the 1600s, when, along with falling foul of the Salem witch trials and the self-appointed Witchfinder General Matthew Hopkins, they were persecuted by the church of Rome, which gave its official sanction towards cruelty towards cats. In the middle ages, many European cities observed a feast-day custom of suspending cats in a basket over a large fire, in the belief that their screams would ward off evil spirits. As recently as 1817, live cats were thrown ritualistically from the bell tower in Ypres (they now use stuffed toys instead) and in 1648 Louis XIV lit and danced in front of a bonfire in Paris whose prime purpose was to burn cats. Even the Egyptians might not have been quite as nice to cats as we think: on one hand, the members of an Egyptian household would often shave off their eyebrows in tribute to a cat who had died of natural causes, but on the other, many of their mummified cats had been killed by ritualistic strangulation."

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/aug/25/cat-sense-john-bradshaw-review
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Aug 25, 2013 - 11:46am PT
SORRY about your loss DWolf. Critters hold our heart in a way no others can. Sincere condolences...
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Aug 25, 2013 - 02:20pm PT
Filberto.
Filberto.
Credit: drljefe
L

climber
California dreaming' on the farside of the world..
Aug 25, 2013 - 08:50pm PT
These are my two lovable furballs:

The Buddha
The Buddha

Zenny &#40;Buddha's brother&#41;
Zenny (Buddha's brother)
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Aug 25, 2013 - 10:05pm PT

I don't have a picture, but a spent an
evening with Crimpergirl and BrassNuts and played
with Pente a good part of the evening.
What entertainment!
yanqui

climber
Balcarce, Argentina
Aug 26, 2013 - 11:06am PT


Richard Parker
Richard Parker
Credit: yanqui
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Sep 5, 2013 - 12:12am PT
^^^^^^
Good idea. Even if you can't adopt another cat, visiting the ones in a shelter and keeping them company is always good. If a cat isn't available, then a dog may have to do.

My cat Loki, the muse.
When she was an itty bitty kitty. By my friend Cathy - incomplete.
When she was an itty bitty kitty. By my friend Cathy - incomplete.
Credit: Mighty Hiker
By Neebee, from a photo. Not sure why I deserved the honour.
By Neebee, from a photo. Not sure why I deserved the honour.
Credit: Mighty Hiker
The most recent, by Tami.
The most recent, by Tami.
Credit: Mighty Hiker
Who says cats aren't vain, and don't like looking at themselves?
Who says cats aren't vain, and don't like looking at themselves?
Credit: Mighty Hiker
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Sep 5, 2013 - 12:19am PT
Our tabby, of course, is literate.
Our tabby, of course, is literate.
Credit: Tami


And duzzn't just look at the pictures.


Giggle.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Sep 5, 2013 - 05:03pm PT

Tami, howz come your cat wasn't pointin' to the CATNIP page????
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Sep 5, 2013 - 05:09pm PT
He was well past there. Was studyin' fer a botany exam. Had to know know more than nepeta..........


:-D
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Sep 5, 2013 - 05:13pm PT
Say hello to black Magic.
Say hello to black Magic.
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

She likes the morning sun.

DMT
covelocos

Trad climber
Sep 5, 2013 - 05:15pm PT
Note the squirrel. These are trained assassins!
Note the squirrel. These are trained assassins!
Credit: covelocos
Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
Sep 5, 2013 - 05:19pm PT
Zena
Zena
Credit: Michelle

Picture painted by Neebee of my baby, Zena, Warrior Princess Kitty. She passed while I was away on February 11, 2013. She was 3 and it's still so painful. Thank you Crimpie eternally for giving her back to me.



dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Sep 5, 2013 - 05:35pm PT
Sorry to hear Dwolf. We have seen a couple cats go like that, real bummer, hate to see them suffer in their last days.

You got any lizards left around your property Dr Jefe, looks like your cat has a surplus there, LOL

Edit:
Bwahahahaha, great pick Tami, that is some funny stuff there.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Sep 5, 2013 - 08:39pm PT
hey there all, say...

trying to jump in here fast, :)


the cat of mine, gets a 'charge' out of being different:


harper tyler mercy
harper tyler mercy
Credit: neebee


THIS one get 'out' of being the same:


Credit: neebee

:)
MisterE

climber
Sep 5, 2013 - 10:27pm PT
Just don't touch the tail unless it is presented or it is CLAWTIME!!!!
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