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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 07-05-2014, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
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"RJ" joins the RB, July 5, age 19

Today, July 5, my beloved fuzzbuddy "RJ" was escorted to the Rainbow Bridge where he's now fat and happy, and is meeting his cousins Dupree and Vanilla.

RJ was 19 and had a great life. A rescue cat I adopted from the Humane Society, he was the gentlest and sweetest pal you could ask for. But intestinal cancer and renal failure took him down and he was unable to fight the good fight. So we took him to the vet this morning and now he's at the RB.

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post #2 of 39 (permalink) Old 07-05-2014, 02:02 PM
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I am so so sorry for the loss of RJ. What a beautiful boy...

Eternal petpets RJ. I am one who believes you are feeling much better now. Enjoy the bridge, and stay close to your "katdad"....He misses you...
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I am so sorry to hear about RJ. I know how much you loved him. You both were so lucky to have each other. Hang in there.
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I am so sorry for your loss; I know the decision is one of the hardest to make. RJ is at the Bridge on a nice warm spot watching you...and I am sure his spirit will sneak back to visit you and thank you for all your love and care these years.

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RJ is now at peace. I am sorry for your loss. 19 years of love - a good life.
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Katdad,
I'm so sorry about RJ...
You were both so Blessed to have found each other, and had the time together, you did...
19 years is good long respectable life to have with a loving owner and a forever home.
I know your heart aches...
RJ knows how much he meant to you, and how much he was loved...
Loved so much,
That he was set Free with Dignity, to Fly to the Bridge...
The final, ultimate gift of Love, that we can give...
Hugs and Prayers,
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Thanks for all the kind words. I've had other pets go to RB of course, but RJ was with me during some hard times and he was my buddy. Right now I'm grief stricken but later the good wishes here will be a comfort.

I found RJ at a Humane Soc. cat & dog adoption display at PetCo. I went there to buy some smoked pig ears for doggy friends, and strolled over, took one look, and it was love at first sight! When I went to pick him up, my friend Marie took me, and as I was getting RJ from the cage he was nervous and scared, nibbling at me. Marie said "Don't worry, little fella. You don't know it yet but this is the luckiest day of your life!" Very sweet and very true.

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So, so sorry about your furbaby - what a gentle soul and how peaceful he looks sleeping there. That is the gift you gave him - the gift of peace and release from all his infirmities, and it's the hardest gift to give. How is Bobby doing with this? Does he appear to be grieving his buddy as well?
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Bobby is acting a bit agitated but he's not yet figured out that Uncle RJ is missing. Naturally Bobby now has to assume full house cat responsibilities, a tough job. Just a while ago I picked him up, rubbed his little head, then fed him dinner and gave him some fresh water.
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A question to those who lost a beloved cat about strange feelings that you get soon afterward...

All afternoon I had this odd urging that popped into my head briefly, to get in my car and drive to the vet, and "demand" that RJ be "fixed up" and given back to me, that I'd changed my mind.

Something like this ever happen to others? Or other odd ideas? Such as -- we're getting a bit of a rainstorm this afternoon, and I "worry" that RJ is out in it and lost, getting wet.
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