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Gave My Dexter The Last Gift Of Love


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Guest Greyt_dog_lover

I hope that it is acceptable to post here about my cat. This weekend we had to send our 18 year old greyhound tester over the bridge. She had kidney failure that was managed for nearly 7 years, so she lived a long time on borrowed time. My wife lived on the west side of Chicago 18 years ago and one day when she was walking past an alley near her house she saw some kids throwing a kitten around. She yelled at them and got the kitten. She was so small and young her eyes were not even open. Another kid ran up to her and said "lady, there's another one over there in a bowl of water". So what did my wife do, she went and got that kitten as well. She bottle fed both kittens and raised them so lovingly. Two boyfriends later, I come along. We get married and I take the cats as my own. We have been together over 10 years and I love those kitties as much as anything, so when this past sunday came, it was time. Dexter (female) couldnt walk very well, the pain killers wer no longer effective (she was walking around the house crying, not eating), we knew at 5am Sunday it was time. We loaded her up, got her favorite food in the world, twinkies, and headed off to the vets. I held her close as the vet injected the sedative, then the "pink" stuff, and that was it, no more pain. I love you my sweet Dexter, go play, eat catnip, chase bugs. Wait for your brother, he will be along, hopefully later than sooner. I will never forget you.

 

Love Dad

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Guest jettcricket

I'm so sorry for your loss.... I know many of my kitties that have gone on to the bridge were there to welcome Dexter into paradise. flowers_red.gif

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I'm so sorry for your loss. How wonderful that Dexter lived to such a good kitteh age given her rough start in life. Still, so hard to say goodbye. Godspeed Dexter! flowers_yellow.gif

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Deirdre with Conor (Daring Pocobueno), Keeva (Kiowa Mimi Mona), & kittehs Gemma & robthomas.

Our beloved angels Faolin & Liath, & kittehs Mona & Caesar. Remembering Bobby, Doc McCoy, & Chip McGrath.

"He feeds you, pets you, adores you, collects your poop in a bag. There's only one explanation: you are a hairy little god." Nick Galifinakis

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May you have fields full of Twinkies, sweet Dexter.

 

Maybe Dad could post a couple pictures when he feels he could do so?

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Patsy and DH with the Humane Society specials, Linus & Jazz, in North Dakota

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Chad and Jen, I'm so sorry to hear your baby had to leave. What a wonderful story of how she came to you.

 

Godspeed, little one. Over the rainbow bridge there are twinkies everywhere, just waiting for you.

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We miss Reko Batman (Trouper Zeke x Marque Louisiana), 11/15/95-6/29/06, Rocco the thistledown whippet, 04/29/93-10/14/08, Reko Zema (Mo Kick x Reko Princess), 8/16/98-4/18/10, the most beautiful girl in the whole USA, my good egg Joseph aka Won by a Nose (Oneco Cufflink x Buy Back), 09/22/2003-03/01/2013, and our gentle sweet Gidget (Digitizer, Dodgem by Design x Sobe Mulberry), 1/29/2006-11/22/2014, gone much too soon. Never forgetting CJC's Buckshot, 1/2/07-10/25/10.

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What an inspiring story! You've been amazing kittie parents. I'm truly sorry for your loss; words aren't sufficient. We can only console ourselves with our memories and the thought that they're beyond pain. And hunting twinkies. :grouphug

Mary with Jumper Jack (2/17/11) and angels Shane (PA's Busta Rime, 12/10/02 - 10/14/16) and Spencer (Dutch Laser, 11/25/00 - 3/29/13).

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Guest smarthound

So sorry to hear your news. It's so hard to lose the companions that become such an important part of our lives.

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I'm so sorry. :cry1 She may have had a bad start, but she landed in clover.

 

Godspeed Dexter.

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Guest CarriesMom

I loved the story of how you adopted Dexter and her sibling.

Dexter was a very special kitty and please accept my condolences.

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What an angel your wife was for taking those kittens and you also for loving them as much as she did.

I'm so sorry Dexter had to leave you. sad.gif

 

 

Mary, mom to kitty Rebel.
Always missing Sherri (SO DELICIOUS) (12/6/2005-8/29/2018) kitties Marley (4/2000-12/3/2015) and Beady (4/1998-2/24/2006) and Dalmatian Daisy (7/25/1984-5/13/1999).

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work

and give to those who would not - Thomas Jefferson

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Guest greymama002

Deepest sympathy to you & your wife on the loss of your precious Dexter; how lucky she & her brother were to by rescued and live such a loving long life.

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You guys are the best kitteh parents. I'm so sorry for your loss. grouphug.gif

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:paw Upon reflection, our lives are often referenced in parts defined by the all-too-short lives of our dogs.

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Run free, Dexter-kitty...

 

I'm so sorry...

Jeannine with Merlin, the crazed tabby cat and his sister, Jasmine, the brat-cat

With GTsiggieFromJenn.jpgAngel Cody(Roving Gemini), and Weenie the tortie waiting at the Bridge

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