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Discussion in 'suburban75' started by Mation, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

  2. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat hmm

  3. sojourner

    sojourner Where's me readers?

    Awww, so sorry to hear that pesh
  4. Lupa

    Lupa Well-Known Member

    Sorry for your loss.
  5. May Kasahara

    May Kasahara pleasantly caving in

    Sorry pesh, it's shit isn't it :(
  6. Calamity1971

    Calamity1971 If Mr Peanut says It's okay, then it is.

    Sorry to hear this ((pesh)) x
  7. oryx

    oryx Sitting on the bock of the day

    Sorry for your sad news pesh. I've been there a few times and it's awful.
  8. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

    cheers all, he was an ace cat :)
  9. Calamity1971

    Calamity1971 If Mr Peanut says It's okay, then it is.

    And handy with a multimeter?;)
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  10. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

    i think he was wiring up an electric blanket
  11. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

    A rare photo of Molly and Toby together.

  12. trabuquera

    trabuquera Modesty Bag

    Very sorry for your loss pesh - that looks like a cat of decided character, who'd leave quite a hole behind in the fabric of your lives.
  13. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    We got a new cat tree today :eek:

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  14. oryx

    oryx Sitting on the bock of the day

    How sweet!

    I would love to get our two a smaller version of something like that, but knowing them they would ignore it and continue to use piles of clean laundry/stray shoeboxes as beds, and beating the crap out of each other/jumping on my desk and knocking things off as play.
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  15. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    We started with a smaller one but with 6 cats we wanted to level up for them. I think having so many cats helps as they are always looking for new areas and places to sleep, scratch, play. Plus i think they consider the house theirs. Its like... ooo, what have the hairless ones got for us now

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  16. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

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  17. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

    Beautiful Molly.
  18. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat hmm

  19. Epona

    Epona Down with battered parsnips

    pesh - I am very sorry for your loss :( I love the photo you posted a bit up the page, he looked very handsome and a bit of a character.
  20. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

    Sorry for your loss pesh
  21. Reno

    Reno The In Kraut

    301765E7-2F93-47BE-94E4-004295417008.jpeg It’s now 10 days since Alfie escaped his pet sitter and I’m not in a good place.

    What aggravates the situation is that the whole reason why I had to leave him with someone, is that I’ve had to take a job in Stuttgart and I’m not sure the job is going well either. When I was in Berlin last week to look for Alfie, I had friends to distract and cheer me up a little bit but now I go to work in the morning and go back to an Airbnb flat in the evening and all I have is to stress over work and worry over Alfie. I’m very low on money so I’m under pressure that the job is going well, but the job is far more difficult that anticipated and I’m not sure how to get through it. I’m two weeks into a five week freelance job and I’m terrified they’ll realise I’m not cutting it and that I’ll get fired and not paid. Looking for Alfie set me back financially as well, getting a return flight to Berlin on the day I found und out, easily could have gotten me to New York and back, an expense I would never have considered otherwise in my financially precarious state. The cat sitter who lost him feels just awful as well. She’s an elderly lady who meant well but I’ve really sed her memory is going which may explain why she left the window open.

    Sometimes I wake up as early as 4am and of course the first thing my mind goes to is Alfie and then I can’t go back to sleep. I think of him purring and sitting on my chest and then where he may be now and how scared and distressed he must be if he is still alive. So sometimes I go to work after only a few hours of sleep and I can barely keep awake.

    Many people can’t relate to the loss of a pet and don’t understand why I’m so upset. I’m a single middle aged man, I hung all my love on that cat, he is my family. I know that an animals life is not considered to have the same value as a humans but to me this loss is as bad as that of any human. He is a truly special cat as well, always gentle and friendly, he could never be replaced. Every day I was grateful that I get to live with this beautiful creature. I can’t remember the last time I cried this much.

    Alfie was my greatest source of happiness just looking at him made my heart leap. I m not really asking much of life at this point of my life and now my greatest source of happiness is gone. People say there still is hope, but keeping hopeful is so painful because of the uncertainty.

    It’s the start of another day and every day feels almost impossible to get through.
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2018
  22. Me76

    Me76 Not very good lurker

    (((Reno))) I totally understand your connection to Alfie. I look at mine every day and my belly goes squiffy with love.

    Don't give up hope, cats have definitely come back from worse. I hope the job gets better.
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  23. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

    Really hope you have some good news soon. My wife and I send you virtual hugs.
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  24. Lupa

    Lupa Well-Known Member

    Oh Reno :(
    Gutted for you.
    That is so rough.
    I know that hope is a double edged sword but try not to lose hope that Alfie is alive.

    Of course it's difficult to be trying to work in a new job with all of this emotional turmoil going on. Just try to hang in there and keep saying to yourself that even though you've not found Alfie yet, he is alive and will be reunited with you. He may not have moved far from the area the catsitter is living.
    And I think many people appreciate how close we get to our pets. How much they are loved and the big part they have in our lives. Try to talk to someone at work and if things are difficult ask for advice or help.
    Am hoping and praying (if that's ok ) that Alfie is found and reunited with you soon.

    (((((Reno )))))))
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  25. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    Must be a ginger thing
  26. Epona

    Epona Down with battered parsnips

    How does that TV stay upright? Mine has to be bolted to the fucking wall so they can't tip it over and completely destructify it...
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  27. Epona

    Epona Down with battered parsnips

    Reno - lots of us here on this thread understand it. We love our pets (cats or otherwise) and we know the pain and desperation you feel. We'd all feel it ourselves and we can all relate to it. I feel so upset about what has happened with you and Alfie, it's just not right. Look, if there is a TNR charity (Trap, Neuter, Release) near either the cat sitter's home or yours or some point between, could volunteers get some baited trap cages set up? Plenty of cat charities (especially those that do TNR) have the equipment for this sort of thing.
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  28. sojourner

    sojourner Where's me readers?

    Oh Reno , I'm so so sorry you're suffering so horribly. We all wish we could help in some way. If there's anything at all we can do, please let us know.
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  29. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    (((Reno))) hope he turns up soon
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  30. Schmetterling

    Schmetterling I saw something nasty in the woodshed!

    Sending my good wishes to Reno, too. I keep coming back to this thread hoping for a Hurrah!

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