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Old 11-02-2012, 03:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I would like to take a moment to remember the most awesome cat that has ever lived! He died at a young age of 8 years. His curiosity finally got the better of him. He just couldn't help himself but to wander. This time it was into the road.

I was hanging around 9 mile near Detroit, MI with my friends that chilly, rainy day in April 2004. I was waiting on a friend and out of the corner of my eye I seen a black fuzz ball under a car. I approached the soaking wet kitten and he began to meow. He walked right up to me so i picked him up... that was all she wrote...

I went door to door asking the neighborhood homeowners if they know who's kitten this was. I got the same response from everyone. "have never seen him before." So I took him home.

From what I could tell he was a maine coon mix of some sort. Black smoke coat with white front and back paws and chest patch. He had HUGE paws and had mouser "thumbs" that made his paws look like little mittens!

I named him after my favorite character in the fantasy/sci-fi novels I read at the time. I named him Raistlin. Shortly after he began to grow he got the nickname Moose because of his LARGE size!

He stuck with me through thick and thin. From the time living with my parents, to moving in with friends, to having my own apartment, to living in my truck... He was my Moo cat.

And what a personality... he was roudy, lazy, clumbsy, voicterous, and did some of the weirdest things... He used to nuzzle his face against yours and try and suck on your earlobes. He would lay in the middle of the floor on his back spread eagle, when he purred he would drool all over. He loved to be snuggled up against you, he would ride on my shoulders around the house like a draped scarf.

He was a cat beyond the concept of cats. I praise the Lord that he gave me such a unique pet and I thank Him that he let him stay with me as long as he did. You are so awesome to have created such a marvelous animal as Raistlin and it was so great that I got to spend his life with him! Thank You!
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the Cat Forum! Sounds like you gave Moose a great life and had such a tight bond.
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What a touching post. ^_^ I'm so glad you found Moose and I'm sure he was very grateful for it every day as well. He sounds like he was amazing...and his mittens sound so cute.
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Very sympathetic to your loss.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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My cat was also a stray when I first got her. She is 4 now and an inside cat. She yearns to go roam around the neighborhood but we have foxes so I don't let her. Honestly I don't know what I would do if something were to happen to her.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Aww I understand your pain It sounds like you're an amazing cat mommy (right?) though!
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I'm sorry that you lost your Moose! Take comfort that he's waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge and you'll see him again someday.
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:04 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Sorry for your loss, but it must be comforting to know that for his 8 years, he had a great life full of adventure and lots of love...
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:23 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Very emotional post, I'm sorry.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:00 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I'm sorry for your loss, he sounds like he was a pretty awesome cat though.
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