thank you all so very much, it really does help.
this is my third loss in just over two years. i lost malcolm, a 1 year old feral, to FIP on 11/15/10 and lost morriss, an abandoned cat that i took in and had for 18 years, on 12/6/11.
yeah, i am an adult male, and yeah, i have cried (a lot) over the loss of bootsie. one comforting thing is that since i had his body i am able to have him cremated by himself.
Sorry Whaler. Peace to you.
thanks lyle. like i said, we were very close. i think i understand how you felt when you lost squiggy
Originally Posted by Greenport ferals
Oh no. I am so sorry.
We give our feral cats all the basics that they need to live, and love besides, but we can't totally protect them. That really hurts.
yeah, i constantly try to come up with ways to protect them. what makes it even more painful is that with how far he had come i was planning on taking him in when i move to complete socialization. if only i had been able to move sooner...
What a handsome boy! My thoughts are with you right now, Whaler. Run free at the Bridge, Bootsie. And if you see my Smokey, tell him that I love him and miss him so much. Also let him know that he can come visit me. I'd like that very much.
well, if Smokey likes to cause trouble then the two of them will become best buddies.
My heart breaks for you and Bootsie. I'm impressed the animal control officer called you. It sounds like he really cares. Did they say what happened? This is the part that really rips you up when they don't make it. Run free sweet boy. You were valued and loved.
my local animal control officer (a woman) is great. she has helped me with transportation to and from the s/n clinic when i have been unable, let me borrow traps when i needed more traps so i could catch a mommie and her kittens and she even will get me dewormers from the vet.
we don't know for sure but it looks like he either fell and suffered internal injuries and bleeding or he was clipped by a car and had the same type injuries. i would bet that it was a fall from a tree. he was smart enough to keep far away from any autos but he absolutely loved to climb, the higher the better in his mind.
You were valued and loved
i tell all of them that every night.