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  •  I am a cat guy, and truly sorry for your pain (6+ / 0-)

    Like humans, though, cats can live on your memories of him once the pain subsides.

    Important whining and Red Sox stuff at

    by Barth on Sat May 21, 2011 at 03:25:15 PM PDT

    •  charlie looks like he was part rag.. (7+ / 0-)

      maybe coon, but with some rag mixed in...that long puff fur, wide flat head...that posture where he lays with his tummy showing, inviting a pet, the penchant for curling up in too-small boxes and baskets... the best cat i ever had was part rag (ragdoll or ragamuffin)...loved his tummy rubs, went limp when carried, and even a 19 pounds loved to curl up in the tiny box amazon sent dvds in. he "tamed" a feral kitten i picked up, ran to the door to greet visitors like a dog, and touched everyone and everything with padded paws (he had his claws but never used him)..  like charlie, he "yowed" for treats (in his case deli turkey) and always got them. i've judged the cats that came after by him -- and always tell them -- it's lucky for you i had such a great who could not be replaced, but the memory of whom always made me open my door for another.  your charlie was one-of-a kind...and the photos you took of him could be on a calendar or that can of fancy feast...a life well lived, and a good end. lucky charlie. lucky you. if you ever get another, he will be luckiest of all, to get a home that still overflows with love because of all the joy charlie brought you and built up there.

      Change is inevitable. Change for the better is a full-time job. -- Adlai E. Stevenson

      by marzook on Sat May 21, 2011 at 03:48:59 PM PDT

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