Discussion in 'suburban75' started by Mation, Oct 18, 2013.
so sorry pesh
(((( pesh ))))
Awww, so sorry to hear that pesh
Sorry for your loss.
Sorry pesh, it's shit isn't it
Sorry to hear this ((pesh)) x
Sorry for your sad news pesh. I've been there a few times and it's awful.
cheers all, he was an ace cat
And handy with a multimeter?
i think he was wiring up an electric blanket
A rare photo of Molly and Toby together.
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.
We got a new cat tree today
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.
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
This is where we got it BTW
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.
Sorry for your loss pesh
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.
(((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.
Really hope you have some good news soon. My wife and I send you virtual hugs.
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.
Must be a ginger thing
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...
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.
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.
(((Reno))) hope he turns up soon
Sending my good wishes to Reno, too. I keep coming back to this thread hoping for a Hurrah!
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