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You guys are so awesome. Tears me up all afresh. Let's hope I sleep a little better tonight - I only got four hours last night.

He was actually my daughter's cat, and when she went to Australia three years ago, we adopted him. I phoned her as soon as a I got the call from the Vet, and we bawled half a world away into our hankies.

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How stupid am I.  I found the papers for the cats, today.  The crazy old lady at the SPCA "Kitty City" had told me that Dunhill was 8, and I never actually double-checked.  He was born in mid-December, 2008. He was 10. I am not going to get as much time with him as I thought, and I am shocked by that. I guess we'll have fewer dances to soul music, he and I. Silver is two, just like I thought.

Dunhill is by far the best thing in my life, at the moment.  New girlfriend would agree, I'm sure. 

Dunhill is by far the best thing in anybody-who-he-has-met's life. He's like if there was a "joy" infinity stone, and I have that stone, and that stone sleeps on my bed.

Silver has not done well with all the people who have passed through, but Dunhill is mine. He doesn't care as long as he can plant his butt against my hip at 2 AM. 

I thought he was 8.

 

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What a great looking cat, Jacob. He might well have a very long life still ahead of him. Our (remaining) cat Cleo is 16, nearly 17 and is still going strong. Eats like a horse. Because she is so old she is not so spry and cannot get out of the garden now. Which is a good thing given current circumstances with poor Cheese.

My daughter says that cats leave paw prints on your soul. So true.

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Luvbug was 21 when she passed.  She spent most of her last few years in her retirement home, but there was still a joyful connection there.

6 hours ago, EdipisReks1 said:

Dunhill is by far the best thing in anybody-who-he-has-met's life. He's like if there was a "joy" infinity stone, and I have that stone, and that stone sleeps on my bed.

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I had to cut Dunhill's front nails, tonight.  It went better than I expected!  He just does't scratch the scratchy things, or anything else.  It was no big deal.

Silver has conjunctivitis in one eye.  I have been giving her medicated eye drops, the last couple days.  I think she has figured out that the slight pain of the eye drops means something good, because I got this, today.  She has NEVER jumped up and let me pet her on the sofa, before.  I pet her every day, more than I want to sometimes, but always before at ankle level. I got this for 30 seconds.  

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Silver's eye seems to be completely healed (she has one day left of drops, and I will dutifully apply), but she has learned that she gets attention, so she has been blinking at me.  Sometimes with the wrong eye.

She is a very smart cat. She emulates Dunhill's "Come give me treats goddammnit" sound, because she noticed that it was somewhat successful. I figured it out when I told "Dunhill" to shut up, only to find that he had been sleeping behind me on the sofa the whole time. This makes sense only if you've seen my sofa.  From the divot, you can see where I like to sit.  The cats like to get behind me.  The majority of the sofa belongs to the cats.  Italian!

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This is my life.  I'm not entirely sure I would have it any other way. Neither cat really stays still enough for an in focus picture.

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To quote your daughter, Craig, this one has left paw prints on my soul.  I like the other one okay, too, but I'd give up 10 years of my own life to have Dunhill for 10 extra.

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