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RE: hum...now sad...


Thanks everyone.  Cathy is right - your compassion and caring are
enveloping.

Lynda
Zone 7 - West Tn

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Donna
Sent: Monday, June 27, 2005 9:41 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: RE: [CHAT] hum...now sad...


So sorry to hear that Lynda... and you are right, it does hurt like
hell, but in time, it will get better, or maybe I should say bearable.

Donna

> 
> Oh, Cathy, I am so sorry for your loss. Pets certainly can become 
> members of the family.  We just recently lost our beloved Johnboy, the

> big red dog.  Hurts like hell, and the house seems so empty.
> 
> Lynda
> Zone 7 - West TN
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On 
> Behalf Of Cathy Carpenter
> Sent: Sunday, June 26, 2005 10:19 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] hum...now sad...
> 
> 
> Hard to get motivated to do anything. One of my cats, Jason, died 
> today. Thursday about 5AM, he woke us with terrific yowling from under

> our bed. Finally got him out from there and he was writhing on the 
> floor alternately yowling and panting. Got him to the vets (thought, 
> being a male that it might be a urinary tract thing, but the UA was 
> essentially negative) and while there, we noticed that his head was 
> turning to the side and his eyes were moving involuntarily back and 
> fourth. The vet said he thought either toxin exposure or a 
> neurological problem and kept him for IV fluids, antibiotics, 
> corticosteroids, and tests. Liver studies were negative, but over the 
> next two days he continued to exhibit neurologic symptoms which I 
> would describe as "seizure-like". This afternoon, he was dead. Vet 
> says that the most likely cause was either a tumor or some other 
> central nervous system lesion. I have been crying on and off ever 
> since. DH is dealing with it in his own way, getting involve in 
> "projects". Unfortunately, he is not up to giving me support. I feel 
> so silly, as I have never reacted like this to a pet's death before. I

> guess it is because as an empty nester, Jason became a surrogate 
> child. He was our only indoor- outdoor cat, and I have never known a 
> cat to act so much like a dog. He wanted us to be out with him and 
> whenever I would garden, Jason would come and lie down right where I 
> was working! He would come when called, purring with tail held high 
> and follow us around the yard. He was a friend to every one (except 
> dogs) and was a pretty inept hunter... but. so proud of himself when 
> he caught a vole, mouse, or
> (once) a snake.
> Have to go tomorrow to the vet to decide on his disposition ... 
> dreading it.  Sorry to be such a downer, but I had to vent. Thanks, 
> Cathy On Jun 25, 2005, at 11:16 PM, Donna wrote:
> 
> > Ok what gives... where are all the messages of the day? Everyone in 
> > the garden today?
> >
> > Donna
> > Who didn't get outside all day... bummer, but with the heat here, it

> > is probably a good thing!
> >
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