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Old 02-03-2013, 05:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My mother is in memory care and the facility has a cat and a dog, which is such a comfort to me. My mother is dying and the orange tabby cat has been hanging out in the room with us. The aids helping with my mother said the cat always goes spend time with the people that are dying.

My mother didnt recognise me when I arrived. Then the saw me holding the cat and said my name. Thats the last shes spoken in two days. Having this cat with me is such comfort in a diffacult situation.

I have a picture of him on my phone but dont know how to transfer it to CF. Ive always said the orange tabby is the solid citizen of the cat world but now I think they are angels in disguise!

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Old 02-03-2013, 05:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Awwww, Merry. That's so sweet and sad at the same time.
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I am so sorry. I'm sure you are going through a very difficult time but I'm glad you have the comfort of a sweet cat. And I agree that orange tabbies are special cats.
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Merry, I am so sorry to hear that your mom's time is arriving. I'm glad that your mom has a caring daughter and a caring cat by her side. She gets to spend her remaining time surrounded by the greatest thing life has to offer: love.
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Merry I am so sorry about your Mom. No doubt she saw you holding the kitty and instantly recognized you- I am sure she has seen you in that very position multiple times throughout the years.

Many hugs and much love as you go through this very difficult time.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
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It always seems to be the orange tabbies that comfort us doesnt it? The nursing home near where I live has about four. They're all big fat orange tabbies and they are the sweetest things. I also have a big orange boy and he is definately the most loveable kitty I have ever had. They really are something special.
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One of the nursing homes here in town keeps cats. I think they have 6 or 7 that live in the facility (all gray tabbies or solid black). All the cats are very well cared for (I think it started out when someone who died in the nursing home left a few cats behind with no place to go so the home took them in) and seem to be a great comfort to many of the residents. Animals are almost super natural when it comes to sick and injured people. <3

Sorry to hear about your mom, but at least she's in a place with excellent supervisors (the cats).
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Sorry to hear about your mother.

Maybe the cat brings your mother and the other residents some joy in their time of pain.
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That is sad, but I'm glad the cat is giving you and your mom comfort. We all have our time and it is nice to know that she associates you with a furry companion in her last days. Do you or a friend have a laptop or PC? You could try transferring the pics to one of those, then putting it on CF and Bless you for visiting mom frequently even though she does not readily recognize you. My heart goes out to you.
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That's so great that the orange boy is giving your mom this type of comfort. As you look back on this, I'm sure you'll be comforted by this too.

As you said, the orange boys are the solid citizens of the cat world.
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