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She was an old lady even when she was young.

She was born cranky, and she always wanted to be an only cat. But she got used to us over time (if still barely tolerating the other cats) and slowly she figured out it was all right for her to get on our beds, and to enjoy petting.

Her favorite meal was chicken. Though turkey, beef, salmon, lamb vindaloo, etc. were all okay with her too. As was gooshy food of all types. As were crunchy treats. But her favorite was chicken.

*pause*

I regret to inform you that the Dowager Empress Skye has taken her leave now, in search of new socks to slay.

Her last meal was chicken.
(seem to be a) verb: swallowing hard
Soundtrack: Gone, Gone, Gone/Prayer/Go Fall Asleep Now - John Hartford
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From:kimberlogic
Date:November 11th, 2009 12:07 am (UTC)
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I am so very sorry for your loss. *hugs* to all of you.
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From:netpositive
Date:November 11th, 2009 02:01 am (UTC)
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Thanks. As you know, this never gets easier.
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From:wcg
Date:November 11th, 2009 12:32 am (UTC)
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My condolences on the loss of your friend.
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From:netpositive
Date:November 11th, 2009 02:03 am (UTC)
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Thanks, Bill. There are things about her I might not miss, but she was ours and sometimes the cut is deeper than we realize.
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From:donnad
Date:November 11th, 2009 12:39 am (UTC)
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My condolences.
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From:netpositive
Date:November 11th, 2009 02:06 am (UTC)
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Thanks, Donna. I know you know how this feels.
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From:ceciskittle
Date:November 11th, 2009 12:56 am (UTC)
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HUGS AND LOVE
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From:netpositive
Date:November 11th, 2009 02:07 am (UTC)
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Thanks, friend. This has been one rocky year or so, eh? *hug back*
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From:halleyscomet
Date:November 11th, 2009 01:25 am (UTC)
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I'm very sorry.

Edited at 2009-11-11 01:25 am (UTC)
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From:netpositive
Date:November 11th, 2009 02:11 am (UTC)
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Thanks. Been a bit of a rollercoaster the last 48 hours or so. Knowing there was nothing we could have done makes it infinitesimally easier, but no less painful. *hugs for you and all yours*
From:kightp
Date:November 11th, 2009 01:28 am (UTC)
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Condolences from the former keeper of another lifelong cranky old lady cat, who also lived to a ripe old age. Even the cranky ones get wrapped around our hearts.
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From:cindygerb
Date:November 11th, 2009 01:56 am (UTC)
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I wish her well on the next stage of her journey, and hugs to you.
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From:ladymondegreen
Date:November 11th, 2009 02:47 am (UTC)
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Sad now.
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From:netpositive
Date:November 11th, 2009 03:57 am (UTC)
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Thanks for the sympathy. Three trips to the vet within twelve hours is (at least) three too many. Not to mention disruption of schedule and vet smell freaking out the kittens....
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From:netpositive
Date:November 11th, 2009 03:54 am (UTC)
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Thanks, Tiger. We're still trying to figure out how a cat who was having trouble walking went up *two* flights of stairs. The power of treats...

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From:cchan8
Date:November 11th, 2009 03:27 am (UTC)
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Long live the Dowager Empresss... in your heart.
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From:netpositive
Date:November 11th, 2009 04:00 am (UTC)
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Thanks. I'm glad our weather was good enough today that I could take her into the side yard and let her sit in the sun and fresh air for a few minutes. She liked that. :l
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From:vvalkyri
Date:November 11th, 2009 04:35 am (UTC)
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Aww :( :hugs;
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From:netpositive
Date:November 11th, 2009 02:08 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, Val. *hug* We're rather wiped, but we're coping.
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From:netpositive
Date:November 11th, 2009 02:09 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, Mary. I had a bad feeling this was final kidney fail, so she got the thing most likely to tempt her to eat. When she refused it the following morning... :(
From:technoshaman
Date:November 11th, 2009 04:48 am (UTC)
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*hugs*

Wait. Vindaloo? Really? IIRC that stuff will clear the sinuses of the most stubborn *human*... I can only imagine what it smells like to a cat...

wow.

I'm impressed.

Go softly, kitty, and may your people find peace.
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From:netpositive
Date:November 11th, 2009 02:11 pm (UTC)
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Thanks. We often joked that she was our feline garbage disposal -- she actually licked up the vindaloo sauce. She also liked challah bread. Very ecumenical cat.
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From:noire
Date:November 11th, 2009 04:52 am (UTC)
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Many *hugs* and condolences from both of us. It's so very very hard to lose them...
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From:netpositive
Date:November 11th, 2009 02:14 pm (UTC)
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Thanks to both you and the fabulous J. We know you understand, since your birds are your family just as our cats are ours. *hugs*
From:patches023
Date:November 11th, 2009 04:58 am (UTC)
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I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs
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From:netpositive
Date:November 11th, 2009 02:22 pm (UTC)
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Thanks. We'd lived with her having chronic but stable kidney disease for so long now, the rapid failing was rather a shock. *hugs*
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From:dcseain
Date:November 11th, 2009 06:29 pm (UTC)
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*hug*
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From:netpositive
Date:November 12th, 2009 07:42 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, Seain. *hug*
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