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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-25-2014, 08:26 AM Thread Starter
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In Memory of Tiger

We lost our sweet Tiger on November 3, 2013. He was an FIV+ stray that showed up on our doorstep in January of 2008. He had lots of ups and downs, but was thriving for the most part until October. He was diagnosed with chronic renal failure. The vet kept him for 5 days on IV fluids, then sent him home. We did subcutaneous fluids twice a day, and did everything we could to bring him back but he never recovered. We don't know how old he was, but the vet estimated he was 7-9 when we took him in so he may have been 13-15 years old. I miss my boy so much
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Losing Tiger so close to Misty must have been so heartbreaking. I hope you can find peace in these losses and maybe consider blessing another furbaby with the love you have for cats.

We adopted our sweet girl Lacey just last year. The shelter said she was 3 and in good health. Turned out she is closer to 8 or more with a bad heart and failing kidneys. We will love her until her days are done here on earth and beyond regardless of the hand we (and her) were dealt. I know you feel the say way.

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I am sorry to hear about your loss of Tiger. You are truly a pet guardian to have taken him into your lives and cared for him so well through his final years. He was incredibly lucky to find your doorstep and have those extra years of happiness and acceptance. I am sure he was very grateful and blessed your lives for those 5 years.

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Oh how blessed was Tiger that he found you in his years of need. What more could anyone have done! I am so sorry for your loss and hope your heart can mend sooner rather than later.
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Losing Tiger so close to Misty must have been so heartbreaking. I hope you can find peace in these losses and maybe consider blessing another furbaby with the love you have for cats.

We adopted our sweet girl Lacey just last year. The shelter said she was 3 and in good health. Turned out she is closer to 8 or more with a bad heart and failing kidneys. We will love her until her days are done here on earth and beyond regardless of the hand we (and her) were dealt. I know you feel the say way.
Thank you Marcia. We adopted 2 kittens from the animal shelter back in November. I wasn't quite ready but my husband wouldn't let me say no. One of the kittens, Echo, has some health issues that we are dealing with now. I will post a separate thread on that soon.
Lacey is very lucky that you adopted her. We feel the same way about our cats. They are our family.
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I am sorry to hear about your loss of Tiger. You are truly a pet guardian to have taken him into your lives and cared for him so well through his final years. He was incredibly lucky to find your doorstep and have those extra years of happiness and acceptance. I am sure he was very grateful and blessed your lives for those 5 years.
Thank you for your kind thoughts. I have always thought that God sent me an angel when Tiger came to our door. Tiger rescued me, he helped me through a difficult time in my life and it was an honor to take care of him for 5 years. I wish it could have been longer..
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Oh how blessed was Tiger that he found you in his years of need. What more could anyone have done! I am so sorry for your loss and hope your heart can mend sooner rather than later.
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I'm so sorry. Tiger was so lucky to have one caring for him for those years that you had him. I have no doubt that he knew how much he was loved.
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