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emoticon LAURA! I Hope you are feeling better.

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I want to thank everyone for the nice comments on Sadie & Rufus being COTW. Also thanks to Susan for posting my story as I wasn't in great shape in the beginning of the week. Today I posted a blog My Fuzzy Protector with Sadie on my lap. The two kitties are the loves of my life. Thanks again to everyone for their comments and to Susan for making it happen.

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Such a sweet story about Sadie and Rufus. They are adorable.

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It's great that the kittens comforted Shadow.
My Mr Paws grieved so much when Tribble passed, that he became very ill. Got another companion & he lived another few years happily. Ever since, when one passes, I get a playmate right away. But I take older cats that need a home. Never had any trouble. If the cat is used to other cats, they generally make friends readily.
You 2 are lovely. Enjoy the fun. Mine always make me laugh.

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I'm so sorry about Sly and Shadow, but am glad that the last months of Shadow's life was enjoyable with his new companions. Sadie & Rufus are adorable!

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:Love your story. I'm so glad Shadow was able to enjoy his last moments. The only cat I've had that wanted to be an only cat was a Persian, but he realized that wasn't going to happen and gave in to the other cats. He loved the puppy we got more than his feline siblings. We've always had multiple cats, and I can't picture this house with only one or less.

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Funny, the similarities to my boys' story. Wonderful that you were able to give them such a good home & a sweet grandpa :) Your photos are wonderful, I really enjoyed them. I hope you recuperate quickly, oh, love your cat castles! We have 1 that's 6 1/2 foot, in a studio with high ceiliings. Hey, we gotta do whatever we can for them, always. Thanks Susan for sharing the beautiful story.

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What a sweet story. This story reminds me of our situation, with our kitties. My Charlie had passed away in 2001, just before Christmas. He had been best buddies with our Oscar. When he passed away, Oscar was despondent. A friend with Second Chance Pet Network in Pickering, knew how upset I was at his loss, and invited me to help with caring for the adoptable kitties. I met Tipper there, and the rest is history. He was best friends with Oscar from day one, until Oscar finally passed away, in 2008.

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Sadie & Rufus' mom just got out of surgery so she has asked me to post their story she had previous sent to me.

Sadie and Rufus were born April 15, 2010. Prior to their arrival in our lives, we had two other cats Sly (20) and Shadow (16). Sly became very ill with kidney failure and we had to put her to sleep in November 2009. Shadow, her brother from another mother, went into deep depression over her loss. We thought he would eventually overcome his grief, but kept hiding under the bed, spending much too much time alone no matter what we did. We were not prepared to get any more cats at this point as I had cervical surgery pending the beginning of 2010. By the beginning of June I was feeling better, but Shadow was now a recluse. I saw an ad on Craig’s List for 2 gray tabbies from the same litter (a male and a female). I responded to the ad and we rehomed Sadie and Rufus. Couldn’t believe how tiny they were and could hold “both” of them in one hand.

Sadie took to Shadow instantly like he was her mother. Rufus was a tag-a-long checking out this big kitty. It seemed to be just what the doctor ordered for Shadow. Shadow started interacting with the kittens and spent less time in seclusion. For 8 months things were great. The kittens loved Shadow and he was sparked by the energy of these kitties. Sadly in February 2011 Shadow’s health plummeted and he couldn’t eat, hardly walk and just laid around. We took him to the vet and they suspected cancer. When he got to the point of not being able to walk to the litter box we made the dreaded decision not to let him suffer. We were just glad Sadie and Rufus gave him a purpose the last months of his life.

So now we’ve had Sadie and Rufus for 4 years and what a delight they are. They have intertwined their little furry feet into hearts and their antics entertain and amaze us. They are smart critters and learn tricks like most dogs. They have each other so they play, eat, sleep and hang out together. They love to be the center of attention and hams when the camera comes out. Although I miss Sly and Shadow still, Sadie and Rufus have filled the void in our lives. We were fortunate to get two sweet cats. How lonely life would be without my cats.

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LAC936 has been notified but has appointments and will reply about Sadie & Rufus when she can.

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Cute Kitties.

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Tooooooooooooooooooooo cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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What sweet kitties. emoticon

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Gorgeous kitties -- love to hear their story.....

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Are they kitter mates?

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Very sweet!!!

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Adorable kitties! Would love to hear there story(s).



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Cute kitties, cute names!

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emoticon Our emoticon "CATs OF THE WEEK" emoticon are LAC936’s Sadie & Rufus!

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emoticon Sadie & Rufus! We can’t wait to hear all about you!

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