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Windows 7: A Cat Story

13 Jan 2012   #61
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

This morning I had to have my oldest cat put down. 16.5 human years, and 4 different countries. he was a good companion. My kids have taken it really hard as its their first time having to deal with loss in the family
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13 Jan 2012   #62
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

thats a shame, im dreading our cat going, she is about 10 in human years. and very much a family member
sorry for your loss golden
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13 Jan 2012   #63
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
This morning I had to have my oldest cat put down. 16.5 human years, and 4 different countries. he was a good companion. My kids have taken it really hard as its their first time having to deal with loss in the family
Sorry to hear that Colin, that's never easy to deal with.

My sincere condolences for the loss of your family member.
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13 Jan 2012   #64
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

you have my sympathies - i know what's it's like.

looking after numerous old cats for ten years, i've had to make that decision many times over, and with two of my own personal pussers too.

it was for the best.

it's a pity the kids can't really understand that yet.
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14 Jan 2012   #65
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
This morning I had to have my oldest cat put down. 16.5 human years, and 4 different countries. he was a good companion. My kids have taken it really hard as its their first time having to deal with loss in the family
My condolences Colin. I have never gotten another cat after having to have Boots put down many years ago...

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14 Jan 2012   #66
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
This morning I had to have my oldest cat put down. 16.5 human years, and 4 different countries. he was a good companion. My kids have taken it really hard as its their first time having to deal with loss in the family
So sorry to hear the Colin, they are the same as family.
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14 Jan 2012   #67
FranzB

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Linux Mint Julia, in dual boot mode
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
This morning I had to have my oldest cat put down. 16.5 human years, and 4 different countries. he was a good companion. My kids have taken it really hard as its their first time having to deal with loss in the family
My condolences Colin. I have never gotten another cat after having to have Boots put down many years ago...

A Guy
After a certain period of time you should take another one. I experienced the same with a dog. People who never had (companion) pets will never understand what it means when you lose one. Take one from a shelter, young or older.
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14 Jan 2012   #68
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
This morning I had to have my oldest cat put down. 16.5 human years, and 4 different countries. he was a good companion. My kids have taken it really hard as its their first time having to deal with loss in the family
Im really sorry to hear that Colin

I know how you feel i have done the same thing 2 years ago.
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14 Jan 2012   #69
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Very sorry about your loss.
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14 Jan 2012   #70
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

I'm so sorry to hear that Golden, but remember that he had a good life, and by the sound of things was a seasoned traveller.

Perhaps after the initial grief has lessoned you will get another, after I lost one of mine to a car hubby went to a shelter and got me 2 more. After about 6 years of them being around one went missing, which left room for the latest one that just turned up and adopted us.
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