i had to put my little buddy of 21 years to sleep this morning

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  1. Harry Gibbs

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    i picked him out when i was a kid. he slept in his litter box and climbed up my arm and wouldn't let go of me, so i brought him home. we've been through everything together. two weeks ago he started to have some problems and i canceled a vacation to stay home and take care of him. over the weekend his legs stopped working and he didn't eat, drink, or poop.

    this morning i had to make the decision to put him to sleep. i held him in his favorite blanket as the vet administered two separate medications into his iv and i watched the life leave his body. it was the saddest thing i've ever seen, including losing both of my parents.

    poor little guy.

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  2. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

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    i took him outside a few weeks ago when he was just getting sick and he loved roasting in the hot sun sitting in the grass.

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    That sucks man, condolences
     
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  4. Harry Gibbs

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    this is him yesterday...his last full day of life. i stayed awake with him all night long last night because even though his legs didn't work, his mind was good and he wanted to walk and play and eat and he couldn't do it. he needed me to watch him and carry him when he needed water...which didn't mean drinking. at that point all he did was stick his nose under his water fountain.

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    i hated doing that. Its why i don't have dogs or cats anymore: i just coudn't take making (or not making) that decision anymore, even if they all live to be 20 (they don't which makes it worse). i am outrageously allergic to cats, and i would get another two in a ny minute if i knew they would outlive me.
     
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  6. Harry Gibbs

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    thanks buddy.
     
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    :bigcry:
     
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  8. Harry Gibbs

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    i hear you. i don't think i could ever get another one again. as much joy as the little fella brought me over 21 years of my life and all of his life, this was too hard to think about going through again.

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    Fuck man, condolences. Bringing back memories of my dog Teddy. Been gone a year now, I still miss him.
     
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    RIP cat of dm
     
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    How did you lose your parents?
     
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    sorry to hear that dink
     
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    Also your title is very misleading. I thought your lady friend slept over
     
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    great pics,, cat looked like a disney character
     
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    separate illnesses a few years back. i'm the second youngest in my family so they were a little older while i was still young.
     
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    So sorry man.
    Heartbreaking story.

    Mine is almost 20y.o. and he has followed me around to every room and slept with me every night since he was a kitten. He drinks water all day long and is losing weight. I am dreading that day.

    I will never own another pet ever. I got him to help get over putting my dog to sleep. I didn't think I would get so attached to a cat......I was wrong.

    Hope you feel better soon.
     
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  17. Harry Gibbs

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    thanks man. he was a cute little fucker. he kind of acted like a dog. he'd come to me when i whistled and he slept next to my head or curled up between my legs every night.
     
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    Sorry dink. Losing a pet sucks bad.
     
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    fucking cats, man. i get why people might not like someone else's cat, because they usually have such a different relationship with their owner/family than everyone else, but when you have that relationship with one, it's great. they're so cool and loving.
     
  20. Harry Gibbs

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    sorry to hear that, buddy. animals. i swear i get more choked up hearing about animals being killed in bad ways that people getting killed in tragic ways.
     
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