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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-07-2013, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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Losing a brother

You may have seen my other thread https://www.catforum.com/forum/38-hea...ce-needed.html regarding Reggie who sadly was put to sleep yesterday.

He has a twin brother (Ronnie) and although he seems OK at the moment I'm just wondering if there is likely side effects to look for after losing his brother.

Ronnie's always been full of personality and, as I said, he seems fine at the moment.

Any advice, experience, greatly received.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-07-2013, 03:59 PM
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I'm afraid there isn't one answer that can cover every situation. Some animals bond more closely than others and grieve more obviously. All you can really do is watch him and listen to him and react according to what he shows you.
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You may notice that Ronnie may search from room to room calling out for him. Or he may take it all in stride if they were not overly close.

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Yeah, you never know. Sometimes they're really sad. Sometimes it's business as usual.

But I'm guessing it would be good for both you and Ronnie to have some extra pettings/cuddles the next several days.


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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-08-2013, 03:13 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah, you never know. Sometimes they're really sad. Sometimes it's business as usual.

But I'm guessing it would be good for both you and Ronnie to have some extra pettings/cuddles the next several days.
He's sleeping in with us at night now (or at least has the option to) because we don't want him to get lonely and he slept with us pretty much all night last night

He is getting a lot of love right now unfortunately we both work full time so he is alone during the day which isn't ideal.

He's always been a prolific hunter and there doesn't seem to be any change in that, I had to clean up "bits of mouse" this morning.
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I had a brother and sister pair and the brother died from undiagnosed diabetes. (Was a bad vet experience.) She mourned and called for him for several months. Eventually, she moved on and was back to her self. I was sad for her. I hope your Ronnie takes this in stride. Cuddles help.

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