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My old kitty #4720065
04/07/18 11:00 PM
04/07/18 11:00 PM
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
Chris142 Offline OP
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In April of 03 I went to the pound and I bought this cat. I paid $56 for him. By looking at his teeth,runny eyes etc they guessed him to be 10 yrs old when I got him.

I still have him! If they were correct that would make him 25!.

He still gets around fine. Jumps on furniture and even starts trouble with the other cats.

All his teeth except for the 4 big fangs are worn away so he has been on canned food for the last 10 years or so.



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Re: My old kitty [Re: Chris142] #4720073
04/07/18 11:19 PM
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Nice cat! Similar story here. Our kitty came from the pound in Feb. '05. She'd come in as a stray, so no idea on age, but she was a full-grown, fat cat...they guessed maybe 3. The vet has her on a special food now because of kidney issues, but overall, doing pretty well for an old lady.

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Re: My old kitty [Re: Chris142] #4720114
04/08/18 01:46 AM
04/08/18 01:46 AM
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Connecticut 06033
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Mr. Bill our male cat will be with us 24 years on 4/15/20!


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Re: My old kitty [Re: Chris142] #4720129
04/08/18 03:18 AM
04/08/18 03:18 AM
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Kendall, FL
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Nice share, all. I'm a cat lover (animal lover really) aficionado too.


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Re: My old kitty [Re: Chris142] #4720135
04/08/18 03:28 AM
04/08/18 03:28 AM
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'Stralia
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Our last cat was on the vet's books for 23 years...we got him at the pound, but he still had baby teeth.

Your is doing better than ours was at the end Chris...

Re: My old kitty [Re: Chris142] #4720152
04/08/18 04:08 AM
04/08/18 04:08 AM
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Maine, USA
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Everyone likes dogs better than cats. But cats do not need the constant attention that dogs need. Cats are perfectly fine staying home when you go out.


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Re: My old kitty [Re: Chris142] #4720189
04/08/18 05:41 AM
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Upstate NY
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I give my cat 4 or 5 morsels of this "crunchy" cat food a day that the vet sold me. It is suppose to scrap the tartar, etc from the cats teeth. I also had the cats teeth cleaned a year or two ago, but it was as much as a regular person dentist. At the last vet visit the vet scraped off some of the tartar with her fingernail.

(The cat does get more to eat that the 4 or 5 morsels!!)


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Re: My old kitty [Re: Chris142] #4720222
04/08/18 07:13 AM
04/08/18 07:13 AM
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Marshfield , MA
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My last cat, Cleo lasted 21 yrs. 4 1/2 lbs of hauteur. She carried herself as though she were an Egyptian princess. She wondered what she had done to be reincarnated as a cat with such lousy humans. If you patted her, you'd better watch her tail. If it started to wag, take your hand away or risk a lightening swipe from her razor sharp claws. I still bear scars grin2


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Re: My old kitty [Re: pda1122] #4720230
04/08/18 07:22 AM
04/08/18 07:22 AM
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Middlesex County CT
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Originally Posted By: pda1122
Everyone likes dogs better than cats.


I like animals who have the sense to avoid rolling in their own feces better

I always enjoy people's back story on cat acquisition; a lot of the time it starts out with never intending own getting one....


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Re: My old kitty [Re: Chris142] #4720248
04/08/18 07:45 AM
04/08/18 07:45 AM
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Texas
Bud Offline
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Texas
I have a 16 year old male that I rescued when he was just a kitten about starved to death. He is 18 pounds and going strong. I have had cats and dogs in the family all of my life. Always been partial to cats.


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Re: My old kitty [Re: simple_gifts] #4720255
04/08/18 07:52 AM
04/08/18 07:52 AM
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PV Az
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Originally Posted By: simple_gifts
Originally Posted By: pda1122
Everyone likes dogs better than cats.


I like animals who have the sense to avoid rolling in their own feces better



Would that be the animals who bury their feces in a little box you provide then walk all over your counters and table when you're not looking? Or the ones who maim small animals just enough to use as toys? Not looking to start a cat bashing as we usually have an indoor cat as well as dogs, but one can recognize positives and negatives of both species.

Our last cat, Lexi, made it to about 15, birth date unknown. My wife wanted a cat, found one online and we drove 2 hours to the shelter to rescue her. You'd think we were adopting a child with all the paperwork involved. It took a week for our terrier to understand her job was not to kill the cat. I ignored the cat, didn't feed her or even pet her and of course she picked me to be her slave. It's what cats do.


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Re: My old kitty [Re: Chris142] #4720264
04/08/18 08:01 AM
04/08/18 08:01 AM
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Middlesex County CT
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?

It was really just a tongue in cheek response to 'everyone likes dogs better than cats' (albeit accruate)

I hang comfortably with both.

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Re: My old kitty [Re: Chris142] #4720275
04/08/18 08:08 AM
04/08/18 08:08 AM
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Cincinnati, OH, USA
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Back when we bought our giant pile of sticks that masquerades as a house (!), I signed up to have siding put on it, 17 years ago last January ('01). Little did I know that there was a little gray kitten hanging around, and my (then) 8 year old son was watching him outside. They opened the front door, in came the kitten, and he's been here ever since!


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Re: My old kitty [Re: simple_gifts] #4720276
04/08/18 08:08 AM
04/08/18 08:08 AM
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Champlain/Hudson Valley
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We got 2 brother cats (litter mates) 16.5 years ago from a lovely couple who had many to choose from. There were easily 14 cats in their odor free house.
One was all black and the other had white markings.
The black one died 2 weeks ago. This after eating breakfast normally and jumping up on the countertop. He lay down in his favorite spot and died.
When I made a sandwich around 3:00 PM I instinctively glanced to the floor for him (routinized feeding-no need to beg for bits) and we wasn't there.
I knew something was wrong as he wasn't centered in the patch of sunlight. He was off by 90 minutes so TOD was 1:30 PM.
I buried him in the woods.

Re: My old kitty [Re: Kira] #4720315
04/08/18 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted By: Kira
The black one died 2 weeks ago.


So sorry to hear that. They sure become a part of the family.


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