A Tough Week For WL Pets

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Re: A Tough Week For WL Pets

Post by conjurer » October 26th 2019, 10:11pm

A pic today from Mrs. C of O'Brian:

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He's sleeping in very much the same position right now. Even with his slightly lame back leg, even with cancer, a few times a day he shows himself to be a normal cat--he wakes up, and realizes that he has to be in the other room, right fucking now. He'll also start scratching things very vigorously, and then go charging into the laundry room, just like he did before he got sick.

I don't honestly understand non-pet owners who say things like, "Oh, you're spoiling him!"--like our fucking cats are going to look after us in our old age, and find a good retirement home for us.

As I write this, O'Brian woke up, and felt the need to wash his belly. Then he went back to sleep, right next to Mrs. C. He's always been her cat, in a way, as Smokey Joe was mine, and Murphy, dumb as a rock, was his own. I feel good just knowing that he's sleeping, content, not in pain, and among people who love him.
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Re: A Tough Week For WL Pets

Post by biglove » October 27th 2019, 10:03am

Pets are amazing. Despite being sick they still manage to surprise with their ability to play.

Know that you and Mrs. C love ol' O'Brian. Hope you continue to have good time with him.
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Re: A Tough Week For WL Pets

Post by conjurer » November 2nd 2019, 11:14pm

Sitrep O'Brian:

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Today OB spent a couple of hours outside with Mrs. C while she did some yardwork; he stayed close, nosed around, ate some grass and vomited it up (which cats normally do). He's sleeping right now a few minutes after I snapped this pic, snoring like he normally does, after eating a truly prodigious amount of food.

I really know that, when we have to take him to the vet for the last time, I'll become completely unmanned, and weep like a child. But for now, O'Brian's sleeping soundly, and his day's not yet come.

So sleep well, my fellow Lords, and thanks from the heart for all the kind words and thoughts for my noble cat.
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Re: A Tough Week For WL Pets

Post by Falstaff » November 3rd 2019, 12:28pm

Conjurer, will your vet make a house call? When the time comes (long may it be delayed!), a vet who comes to the house would allow O'Brian to pass with dignity in his own home in comfortable, familiar surroundings with those who love him there to see him on his way. Our vet provides this service and it has given us peace of mind that the passing of one of our crew of pirates was as gentle and non-traumatic for him as possible. If your vet isn't able to make a house call, perhaps he can recommend a vet who will.
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Re: A Tough Week For WL Pets

Post by conjurer » November 3rd 2019, 8:29pm

Falstaff wrote:
November 3rd 2019, 12:28pm
Conjurer, will your vet make a house call? When the time comes (long may it be delayed!), a vet who comes to the house would allow O'Brian to pass with dignity in his own home in comfortable, familiar surroundings with those who love him there to see him on his way. Our vet provides this service and it has given us peace of mind that the passing of one of our crew of pirates was as gentle and non-traumatic for him as possible. If your vet isn't able to make a house call, perhaps he can recommend a vet who will.
A fine thought, Mr. Staff. However, we've been taking OB in once every five days or so, to replace the dressing on his leg. He's actually gotten used to it, and the people at the vet's office have fallen in love with him.
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Post by anonymous-10 » November 9th 2019, 6:25am

Oh man...........................................



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Re: A Tough Week For WL Pets

Post by biglove » November 9th 2019, 11:03am

So sorry, John. My heart hurts for you and Mrs. C today.
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Post by tiktok » November 9th 2019, 12:38pm

My frenchie is twelve now and as a purebred life expectancy has been met. She, Suki, had bloodwork earlier this week and it wa the first time the vet said her kidneys, well one of them, and liver were not full force. This dog saw me through my own death and rebirth in 2007 when my wife went ghostal and has been with me through a long course of recovery.

I can't imagine life without her even if she has transferred her allegiance to Ms Tikker. Vet said change of diet should be good for now. Fingers crossed and my paltry prayers go out to y'all and your critters. Tik....

John, I'm so sorry man.

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Re: A Tough Week For WL Pets

Post by conjurer » November 9th 2019, 8:48pm

First of all, many, many thanks for all the kind words and good thoughts from my fellow Lords. I appreciate them more than I can say--I literally don't have the words.

I came home from work last night, Mrs. C informed me that she had taken OB to the vet to get his bandage changed, and the vet informed her that it was time. His tumor had grown, and he was probably in a lot of pain, even with the kitty morphine we were giving him. Mrs. C took him back to the vet this afternoon, and his pain was put to an end. I had to work, being in retail, and I couldn't get the time off to go with her until Wednesday, and we decided that it shouldn't wait that long.

Even at the end, OB, the old Viking he was, soldiered through the pain and discomfort, sought constant attention, ate like a bastard, purred all the time, and often sat in our laps, looking like one of the stone lions in front of the Art Institute of Chicago. Many people could have taken a lot of hints on how to bear up as the end of life approaches.

As I write this, Smokey Joe just came dashing into the living room, scratched the shit out of his scratching post, then went galloping into the back of the house.

This made me smile.
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Re: A Tough Week For WL Pets

Post by AlbertaTime » November 9th 2019, 8:56pm

Really sorry for your loss, John.

But OB had good family, and that's not only the best way to live, it's the best way to go.
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