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cat and mouse

2006-10-18 22:25:59.436423+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

One of our cats, Spirit, is dying. He's been losing a lot of weight, the vet diagnosed it as an untreatable cancer, and so we're making his last days as comfortable as we can. He's become an extremely picky eater, so we offer him a variety, including fresh chicken livers, pet grade canned tuna, similar stuff and surprisingly I think this smorgasboard is actually cheaper than regular commercial cat foods.

At any rate, he's been sitting on my lap a lot recently. Sometimes, when he feels like he's not getting something from me, he'll progress up on to the keyboard (which is great if I'm doing sysadmin work and trying to come up with a password), and then settle down on the clear spot where I (normally) mouse.

Right now he's taken over my usual chair, so I've rolled it away from the keyboard and am sitting on another one. (Our) Cats are so spoiled.

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-10-19 01:03:31.106653+00 by: Nancy

Dan, I am so very sorry to learn about Spirit's illness. Bless his heart. Have you given him sardines or canned smoked oysters? He might like those. Pande(monium Tribble H. - I'll email you a pic) is Mike's & my baby and I just can't bear to think about what you're going through. My heart's with you all.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-10-19 20:39:37.547371+00 by: mvandewettering

You know why we put up with cats?

Because they are so totally worth it.

Sorry to hear about your kitty.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-10-21 04:51:18.585369+00 by: concept14

Awww, it was sad to hear about your cat. I've been through that more than once. Our Marie in her last months liked to lie quietly on her own chair next to the computer chair. We think she lost her sense of smell, as she didn't seem to be interested in food unless she saw people or other cats eating it. We had some success peeling meat out of our sub sandwiches for her.