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Amber RB

Post by dgk » Thu, 28 Mar 2013 23:15:50





Quote:


>>> I'm a great believer in getting a new >kitten ASAP it really helps -

>> I have to wait and see what effect Amber's leaving has on Tiger.  If I
>> do get another cat it would have to be a middle aged cat.  I am too old
>> (83) to get a kitten.  It would easily outlive me!

>> ---MIKE---

>> In the White Mountains of New Hampshire
>> (44 15' N - Elevation 1580')

>Again, I'm very sorry for your loss, Mike.

>I agree you need to keep Tiger in mind.  He might not like some young
>whipper-snapper invading his (sadly no more their) territory.  I also
>agree (if/when you deem it is time) about adopting a middle aged cat.
>They need homes as much as kittens do, perhaps moreso.

>Jill

I made a mistake taking in a kitten (Espy) after Lucky Boy died,
leaving Nico alone. That kitten drove Nico crazy and Nico got sick a
few weeks later (cancer) and died in 6 months. But Espy grew up to be
a very special cat, as was Nico. I'd swear he was Nico reincarnated
but they did overlap for a few months.

Still, after that I took in older cats. The kittens get adopted
quickly, the older cats have more trouble.

 
 
 

Amber RB

Post by news » Thu, 28 Mar 2013 23:49:14



About 2:00 this afternoon Amber started twitching her legs.  I made a
vet appointment for 3:45.  When I put her in the carrier she had stopped
breathing.  The vet tech confirmed that she was gone.  I left her to be
cremated.  I'm glad that she died peacefully.  She left a big hole in my
heart.  We had lived together for over 18 years.

---MIKE---

**********************************

:-((((((((((((((((((((

 
 
 

Amber RB

Post by jmcquow » Fri, 29 Mar 2013 00:49:20



Quote:
> Thank you everybody for your kind thoughts.  Tiger doesn't seem to
> notice (or care) that she is gone.  I sent Art a picture which I asked
> him to post to the group.

> ---MIKE---

> In the White Mountains of New Hampshire
> (44 15' N - Elevation 1580')

My neighbor said the same thing about her cat Schwartzie when Fedders
passed away.  She told me Schwartzie didn't notice or seem to care.  I
just sat back and waited because I had a feeling she'd discover she was
wrong.

Sure enough, a week later she mentioned Schwartzie was acting slightly
differently and she thinks he misses Fedders.  She said he is a little
more clingy and also "talking" to her a lot more.

Jill

 
 
 

Amber RB

Post by Adria » Fri, 29 Mar 2013 01:53:45


Quote:

> About 2:00 this afternoon Amber started twitching her legs.  I made a
> vet appointment for 3:45.  When I put her in the carrier she had stopped
> breathing.  The vet tech confirmed that she was gone.  I left her to be
> cremated.  I'm glad that she died peacefully.  She left a big hole in my
> heart.  We had lived together for over 18 years.

> ---MIKE---

> In the White Mountains of New Hampshire
> (44??? 15' N - Elevation 1580')

I'm so sorry mike, I've lit a candle for Amber.

http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=Ambe
--
Adrian

 
 
 

Amber RB

Post by Divamanq » Fri, 29 Mar 2013 04:14:02


Quote:


>> I'm a great believer in getting a new >kitten ASAP it really helps -

> I have to wait and see what effect Amber's leaving has on Tiger.  If I
> do get another cat it would have to be a middle aged cat.  I am too old
> (83) to get a kitten.  It would easily outlive me!

> ---MIKE---

> In the White Mountains of New Hampshire
> (44 15' N - Elevation 1580')

Fortunately both my six***-year-old Melisande and eight-year-old
Cendrillon are in good health.  (Except for a a bit of arthritis in the
left rear leg Melly broke so severely when she was about three.)  I'm
the same age you are, so I, too, would hesitate to get another cat if
one of them died.  - Although I have made arrangements with a local
no-kill shelter to take my cats if they outlive me.
 
 
 

Amber RB

Post by Divamanq » Fri, 29 Mar 2013 04:18:46


Quote:



> About 2:00 this afternoon Amber started twitching her legs.  I made a
> vet appointment for 3:45.  When I put her in the carrier she had stopped
> breathing.  The vet tech confirmed that she was gone.  I left her to be
> cremated.  I'm glad that she died peacefully.  She left a big hole in my
> heart.  We had lived together for over 18 years.

> ---MIKE---

> I'm very sorry for your loss.
>  Some people say that you are lucky to have had them so long so it it must
> be easier to let them go.
> I have never found this to be the case, the longer I have them the more I
> love them.

> Tweed

Of course!  They are, after all, members of our families - does one
grieve any less for a parent than for a brother or sister?
 
 
 

Amber RB

Post by Debbie Wils » Fri, 29 Mar 2013 05:20:39


Quote:

> About 2:00 this afternoon Amber started twitching her legs.  I made a
> vet appointment for 3:45.  When I put her in the carrier she had stopped
> breathing.  The vet tech confirmed that she was gone.  I left her to be
> cremated.  I'm glad that she died peacefully.  She left a big hole in my
> heart.  We had lived together for over 18 years.

Sending you many purrs for Amber's passing. 18 years is a very long time
to share your life with another being. I lost my Cocoa aged 19.5 last
November, in very much the same way, and she also passed away peacefully
at home.

Deb.
--
http://www.scientific-art.com

"He looked a fierce and quarrelsome cat, but claw he never would;
He only bit the ones he loved, because they tasted good." S. Greenfield

 
 
 

Amber RB

Post by Christina Websel » Fri, 29 Mar 2013 05:34:43



Thank you everybody for your kind thoughts.  Tiger doesn't seem to
notice (or care) that she is gone.  I sent Art a picture which I asked
him to post to the group.

---MIKE---

________
Boyfriend did look on Kitty's bed-by-the-fire in the kitchen once or twice
to see if she was there but other than that he showed no signs of "missing"
her.
Which I thought was a good thing.

Tweed

 
 
 

Amber RB

Post by Christina Websel » Fri, 29 Mar 2013 05:44:40



Quote:

>I'm a great believer in getting a new >kitten ASAP it really helps -

I have to wait and see what effect Amber's leaving has on Tiger.  If I
do get another cat it would have to be a middle aged cat.  I am too old
(83) to get a kitten.  It would easily outlive me!

---MIKE---
______
What a perfect home you could offer to a 10+ year old cat, perhaps one that
has been bereaved of its elderly owner.  As others have said, these cats get
overlooked in shelters but that's an idea for the future, not quite now.
Tweed

 
 
 

Amber RB

Post by Sherr » Fri, 29 Mar 2013 06:30:39


I'm so sorry for your loss, Mike. Amber sounded like a wonderful cat. I know you and Tiger miss her terribly.

Sherry

 
 
 

Amber RB

Post by pat Chlebows » Fri, 29 Mar 2013 12:16:17


I'm so sorry for your loss.. It is always hard to lose a pet....
 
 
 

Amber RB

Post by pat Chlebows » Fri, 29 Mar 2013 12:21:20


Art did post the picture of Amber... What a beautiful cat.....
 
 
 

Amber RB

Post by ---MIKE- » Fri, 29 Mar 2013 21:36:32


Yesterday I went to "Paws and Claws" - a cat shelter in my town to look
over possible cats.  Most of the cats were young but there was a ten
year old named Swazie that was very friendly.  Then in the evening I got
an email from Debbie (she gave me Ike and Amber) asking me if I would
like one of her cats (Coco).  Coco is a very friendly older cat that
always jumps up on my lap when I visit.  I have to talk to her about
this.

---MIKE---

In the White Mountains of New Hampshire
(44 15' N - Elevation 1580')

 
 
 

Amber RB

Post by Art Shapir » Sat, 30 Mar 2013 04:37:07



Quote:
> there was a ten
> year old named Swazie that was very friendly.

Think how unlikely Swazie is to quickly find a new home.  The older cat
has a much tougher time.

I took Emma at 11, a couple years ago, and she's been a fine kitty.

Art

 
 
 

Amber RB

Post by dgk » Sun, 31 Mar 2013 03:20:16


On Thu, 28 Mar 2013 20:33:53 +0000 (GMT), Judith Latham

Quote:



>> Yesterday I went to "Paws and Claws" - a cat shelter in my town to look
>> over possible cats.  Most of the cats were young but there was a ten
>> year old named Swazie that was very friendly.  Then in the evening I got
>> an email from Debbie (she gave me Ike and Amber) asking me if I would
>> like one of her cats (Coco).  Coco is a very friendly older cat that
>> always jumps up on my lap when I visit.  I have to talk to her about
>> this.

>> ---MIKE---

>> In the White Mountains of New Hampshire
>> (44 15' N - Elevation 1580')

>I'm sure you're savvy enough to go with the cat that conects with you,
>they both sound nice and friendly.

>I'm sure that whichever cat you choose it will have a lovely life with
>you. Older cats have difficulty getting a new forever home so it's good
>that you're considering having one.

>Judith

One of the reasons is medical bills. If you're going to adopt an older
cat the odds are that you'll be hit by medical bills sooner. I'm far
from rich but I can afford to pay for an older cat and all of mine are
getting up there. Espy (RB) did manage to avoid the large bills by
just dying without any warning. I'm sure Nipsy, Marlo, and Scooter
will make up for it sooner or later.