DoomsDayAardvark: [i445.photobucket.com image 604x453]It's a sad week for the DoomsDayAardvark family, too. To recap the story...Muriel was the feral cat who had been a pretty much permanent fixture on my parents' front porch for the last decade. At first, she came as a companion to Hemingway, the polydactyl cat who eventually self-domesticated (he died in 2009 - complications of FIV). She came nearly every day, no matter the season. She would sometimes even bring a kitten or a "date" with her. They'd made her various little shelters to hide in during the cold months, and she'd always be there to greet them when they came home from work. This winter, after the first polar vortex, she disappeared for a few days. They were sure she'd frozen to death somewhere, but then she showed up again, looking (as my mom put it) like she'd been pulled backwards through a knothole. After that experience, she actually let them pet her for the first time. A few days later, they let her inside, and she'd spent the following few weeks living in their basement.Finally, this week, they managed to get her into a carrier, and off to the vet, hoping that they'd found another permanent addition to the family (just as they were about to move to a new house). Unfortunately, the vet discovered that she, like Hemingway, was FIV positive, and had lost most of her top layer of fur to some mystery illness. Though still strong at the time, she was starting to fade, and with FIV, the vet didn't give her very good chances. They made the sad decision to help her pass in a warm, safe place, getting the petting she never got as a street urchin./bye, Muriel//we're sorry it couldn't have turned out better
lilyspad: lajimi: The Princess, having an extended sleepover while Dad is recovering in the rehab hospital. She seems happy.[i236.photobucket.com image 800x600]What a pretty girl!! :D
John Buck 41: lilyspad: lajimi: The Princess, having an extended sleepover while Dad is recovering in the rehab hospital. She seems happy.[i236.photobucket.com image 800x600]What a pretty girl!! :DDon't you usually work on Saturdays? Day off?
VOCSL5: James72: When Sophie needs a nap, this is her choice of getting to one of her favorite spots.[i.imgur.com image 640x480][i.imgur.com image 640x480][i.imgur.com image 640x480][i.imgur.com image 640x480][i.imgur.com image 640x480]My remaining girl, Razz (short for Rasputin; named by ex due to her right ear being folded and messed up) looks rather similar to your girl. Razz is a stray, so I can't pin down her breed/type. What would you call Sophie?
James72: Sophie is a purebreed Siberian Forest cat.
lilyspad: John Buck 41: lilyspad: lajimi: The Princess, having an extended sleepover while Dad is recovering in the rehab hospital. She seems happy.[i236.photobucket.com image 800x600]What a pretty girl!! :DDon't you usually work on Saturdays? Day off?Every other weekend.
sno man: SherpaI am so sad for you right now, many of us have faced similar struggles at various times with our own furry friends, and when someone we care about is going through that, it brings back memories of our own trials with hopes of extracting some sage advice...Dragon couldn't have picked a more caring human, and will let you know if and when.I'm afraid that's maybe not exactly sage advice, but I keep getting distracted with all the dust flying around over here..
valnt9: I am putting together a list of Caturdayians who do not play on FB who would want an e-mail update on Dragon. Sherpa has said he will keep me up to date so I can post on FB, but I'll also mail anyone who wants to be kept in the loop. EIP.
akimbotoo: lilyspad: [i.imgur.com image 640x564]Sending loves and gentle scritches to Dragon as needed! Hope all is well, my friend!! ((((HUGS)))Agreed!
alice_600: Grandma O finally left this world for the next last night with us all there. I want to thank you guys from the bottom of my heart for your support, advice and putting up with me being an annoying twat waffle these past months. You guys deserve sainthood you know that?
Real Women Drink Akvavit: God morgen! I've been awake for HOURS and am tired and cranky and owie - but not owie enough to take the heavy duty pills. Suckage! Bring it ALL on or leave me be, dammit! I've decided to go to the store and buy more baking supplies instead and then maybe I'll be owie enough to take the heavy duty pills. If not, I'll actually start baking. Then I'll get so tired so fast I'll fall right back to sleep in no time flat, so either way, it's the closest to a "win" I'm going to get right now.I hope everyone else is having a good day, and if not, that it gets better - or at least as good as it can be and the sads and owies and sicks are behind you as quickly as possible.Easter is coming up next month. Apparently that means it's time to dress your hedgehog. I'm going to need a hedgehog...[www.chillhour.com image 700x525]
Real Women Drink Akvavit: [www.dumpaday.com image 400x599]
lysdexic: spinach gunk: lilyspad: [i.imgur.com image 300x225]omg how do you do this? I've been making some demotivators with animated gifs but they've been too big to post.
TheotherMIguy: Chaos sends a paw in support and friendship.[i15.photobucket.com image 526x296]
wakitu: [img.fark.net image 850x637]We just lost this sweet girl last Caturday, after 15 years of companionship. Miss her so much - never realized how many times a day we touched and laughed and interacted... Caterina Predicate Underfoot.[img.fark.net image 850x637]She loved the music in our home, she loved her man and took such good care of him for so long, best comfort EVAR[img.fark.net image 368x357]
gremlin1: the temps are supposed to get into the 40's today and it's already 20F which means the snow is melting and the mud season is almost upon us.
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