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RIP Mikey

Mikey, the orange kitty came into my life in 2000. After the loss of my younger brother to cancer and my mother to a broken heart less than 18 months later, my Dad was bereft in the family home of upstate NY. I had lived in Madison for years and was anxious to return, so I moved back and shortly after, dad followed. I was always a daddy's girl, so it was an honor for me to help him through his latter years, which included senile dementia. He never lost his personality, but ended up as a terrible flirt with no " self-edit" button. He was a handful. And lonely in his senior residence. So I got him Mikey, named by dad after my late brother Michael. The first time dad said he was excited to get back home to see the cat, I knew we had done the right thing. Mikey sat on dad's lap for years being petted and pampered. When he could no longer care for the cat, I brought him home with me. Big Piggy didn't mind and we were a 2 cat household.  feb08-005 About 10 days ago we noticed Mikey seemed lethargic and looked like he was losing weight. End result, fatal liver damage caught too late. I thank the McFarland Animal Hospital. He went peacefully. I'm still crying. RIP you sweet kitty

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04/29/2009 10:08AM
RIP Mikey
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04/29/2009 1:02PM
Becky
You gave Mikey a great life. I hope you can find comfort in the fact that you gave him the best of everything.
04/29/2009 2:02PM
Dianne (Becker)
Gabby, My 16 year old cat died peacefully in my arms over 4 years ago, & I'm surprised that tears can still roll down my cheeks when I hear of another's loss. Allow that water to flow freely. We love, we lose, it hurts. Then we love some more. As Humans, we're lucky that way. Dianne
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