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10/8/12 5:44 P

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My Maggie May and Alice say 'hey' to Bear.

(My dad found a tiny kitten up in a tree at his house, which was way out in the country. The kitten was tame, but he never did find out where it came from. My sister ended up adopting it, and now her Mitzi is one spoiled cat!)

'Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming -- WOW -- what a ride!


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9/30/12 4:18 P

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I hope Bear will feel better soon,with help of the antibiotics.Cats seem to have a way of either
"finding" or" picking us",so true!I also had to put down my 13 year old cat Whiskers,due to cancer..
Still missing her,but my "new" cat Milo has a differet personality,and gives me joy every day!
Happy for you!

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9/30/12 10:04 A

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Sorry to hear about the temperature and swollen lymph nodes. I hope the antibiotics get everything under control.

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9/28/12 10:02 P

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Bear's appointment with the vet was only so-so. He had a temperature and swollen lymph nodes. I had noticed this morning he was not as perky as he had been. She agreed with me about his age - about 4 1/2 weeks at most. She gave him dewormer and sent him home with antibiotics. Poor baby.
This evening he is feeling better. Looking for attention and playing. Even perky enough to try to chase our other cat around the house! Phew!


When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you. --Lao-tzu


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9/28/12 6:52 A

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I hope Bear gets a clean bill of health from the vet today.

Karen

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9/27/12 8:39 P

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Thank you to all for your kind thoughts!! Today is Bear's 3rd full day with us and I can tell he is feeling great! He's figured out how to go up and down our stairs all by himself today. He also lays on my lap and plays with his favorite toy - on his back!
He's so cute. Tomorrow he sees the vet for a check up.

When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you. --Lao-tzu


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9/27/12 6:55 P

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What a wonderful story. You go!!! I was the same way after my Peaches died. I was not able to go to PetSmart because I would look at the cats and start crying. Even my husband would get teary eyed. After several months, about 5, we found a kitten at the local pound. We melted and fell in love. Merlin, the baby, is now a 20 pound tank!!!!! We have a total of 8 cats and my home would definitely be empty without them!!!!

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9/27/12 1:39 P

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I'm so happy for you and little Bear that you found each other. It was mean to be! I know how another cat can't replace one you lost, as I lost my Gidget three years ago, but now have Izzy and BeBop. Not having a cat in the house leaves an empty hole in my heart.

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9/27/12 11:31 A

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That's a great story and a lucky kitty!

"Whatever you're meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible."

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9/27/12 6:49 A

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He sounds adorable!

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9/26/12 10:10 P

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Yea!! That is wonderful! Please post a photo of bear, I'd love to "meet" him.

sarah
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9/26/12 7:29 P

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Several months back I had posted in 'cat health'; I had a cat with pancreatitis who I eventually had to put down.
It has been a good 5 mos and I have not felt "ready" to find another cat. Last Saturday I was at a PetSmart which only hosts shelter animals. I started bawling, I could not help it, I miss my Hercules so badly. I am finally ready to have a cat of my own again. I even got to pet the kitties they had. I wanted a cat, not a kitten. But, you know how cats are, they pick you - not the other way around.

Monday evening. My neighbor knocks on my door. In her hand is this tiny black and white kitten. She heard him crying in my rose bushes. Where did he come from? Where is his momma? We don't know. None of our neighbors has an un-fixed cat. We live with a huge field behind us......wherever Kitten came from, for his little size he traveled a long ways.

Soft-hearted me, I said well I'll take him in and we'll see what happens. I fed him, set up a bed for him, next day traumatized the poor thing with a bath due to his fleas! YUCK.

Dontcha know, he's tame, friendly, comes when I call (he figured out who Momma is in a BIG HURRY), sleeps during the night and doesn't cry or whine, uses the litter box........ and he can't be 5 weeks old at most. Snuggles like a champ - hence the name "Bear" (as in Snuggle Bear).

I got a harness for him - it's actually a hamster/ferret one, small enough for him! - and put it on him so he can wander around the house and I can actually find him!!

So while no cat ever will replace my Hercules, this little guy has wiggled his way into my heart and it seems he's off to a good start to be the kind of cat I want (a snuggler).

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