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Dre
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with great sadness
Posted by Dre on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 12:17 PM

Sorry to ruin everyone's post-holiday buzz, but my sweet little research assistant was called home last night after a short but rapid decline in health.   She was about 16 or 17 years old- possibly older- and a shelter rescue.  I buried her this morning.

This is Dynah, the best little armor assistant ever.  



God speed kitty, I miss you so much.   You brought such happiness into my life.


(again, sorry for the downer but I need to work through this)

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 12:55 PM

Hi Dre,

Sorry for your loss. For those who have them, pets are an integral part of our lives and full-fledged members of our families.

No need to apologize for mourning or sharing.

Tim

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Posted by tankboy51 on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 1:02 PM

I know what it is like.   Lost our dog of 13 years this year, while at the Nationals in Orlando no less.  I had a cat that looked just like yours who lived to be 19.  My wife and I have two cats right now, one tabby like yours.  They are great companions and I feel for your loss.  

Doug

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Posted by Cadet Chuck on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 1:18 PM

I know what it feels like and offer my sympathy.  We've had lots of great cats over the years and a couple of dogs.  They all were special in different ways.  We have two cats now, an old buddy about 15 years old and a 3 year old that we picked up at the Humane society.  Life would be pretty dull without their antics.

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Posted by dirkpitt77 on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 2:40 PM

  I'm so sorry for your loss. Nothing sucks worse than losing a pet.

    In September I lost my dog, Oreo, to cancer. He was 10. Here's a pic of him from a few years ago. He was a great dog. They are so good at enriching our lives and making us smile:


IM001767 by theirishavenger, on Flickr

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Posted by fox on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 3:23 PM

Sorry for your loss. We have two 14 year old tabbies(senior citizens) at present and have lost 2 others over the years. Pets become part of our family and loosing them makes for a lonely house.

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Posted by Aaron Skinner on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 4:07 PM

Dre,

As a cat person and parent to a couple of feline friends, I feel your loss. It sounds like she had a long and happy life with you.

Regards, Aaron

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 4:41 PM

Aw, so sorry to hear this.  We have four cats in the house belonging to wife and kids.  We'd miss any or all of them.  My condolences.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by tankerbuilder on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 4:46 PM

DRE ;

I am sorry that your kitty is not with you now .Mine is all black(a black siamese? ) and she loves to sleep amidst my LEGO railroad stuff .If she left I would be lost .

 I think cats and dogs ,oh , and certain kinds of birds enrich our lives to no amount of pleasure and comfort . I will think of your tabby whenever I see my neighbor,s cat . My thoughts are with you  Tankerbuilder

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Posted by TomZ2 on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 5:31 PM

Crying Handling the death of a beloved pet is never easy. Take some time
out to grieve for your cat. Don’t be afraid to cry. It takes time to heal.

Occasional factual, grammatical, or spelling variations are inherent to this thesis and should not be considered as defects, as they enhance the individuality and character of this document.

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Posted by ACESES5 on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 6:07 PM

Know how you feel I lost my dog 2 years ago to conjestive heart failuer  in human terms he was 79 years old.           ACESES5

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Posted by bobbaily on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 6:57 PM

Sorry for your loss Dre.

Bob

 

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Posted by artworks2 on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 9:10 PM

Yup, But rest assure there will be one who reminds you of her "and you'll know" sometime and she'd want you to adopt in her rememberance. Bless your Heart.....

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Posted by TREYZX10R on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 10:26 PM

Dre my condolences

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Posted by Geezer on Thursday, December 27, 2012 6:09 AM

Dre,

So sorry to hear of Dynah's passing. In the last 10 yrs, we have had to deal with 3 cats and 1 dog leaving us. It is never easy. We now have three little guys that have completely stolen our hearts, again.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 27, 2012 8:37 AM

I too am sorry to hear that Dre.

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Dre
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Posted by Dre on Thursday, December 27, 2012 11:06 AM

Thank you all for the support.   I'm better today but still sad...  

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, December 27, 2012 11:32 AM

I'm sorry about your kitty, Dre. Any pet that's a Panzer III fan is o.k.!

Hopefully a new friend will enter your life soon!

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"Do pets go to Heaven?"

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"Why do you think they call it Heaven".

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Posted by Gordon D. King on Thursday, December 27, 2012 9:25 PM

Dre: I am sorry to learn about your loss.

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Posted by Misty on Friday, December 28, 2012 6:41 AM

Read this and gave my cat a big cuddle, she drives me scatty nicking bits and pieces to play with but i'd be lost without her, i feel for you, man. Sad

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Posted by thunder1 on Friday, December 28, 2012 9:48 PM

Dre

Sorry for your loss, them pesky fur balls some how get under our skin and into one's heart. I told my grandson the only time  a family pet causes pain is the day it leaves us and breaks our heart.

I've lost my share of cats and dogs, some people after losing their "friend" are so upset they never get another. I hope you find another kitten(or cat) at a shelter and you have a new beginning, it would be a dis-service to your memory of the good times Dynah offered to you.

The following poem was written on a monument for a beloved pet, a Newfoundland dog, penned by the English Lord Byron. Though composed for a dog, the words ring true for any four legged friend, at least for me.    

Near this spot

Are deposited the Remains of one

Who possessed Beauty without Vanity,

Strength without Insolence,

Courage without Ferocity,

And all the Virtues of Man without his Vices.

This Praise, which would be unmeaning Flattery

If inscribed over human ashes,

Is but a just tribute to the Memory of

BOATSWAIN, a DOG

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Posted by the doog on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 1:49 AM

Awwwww. what a cute furball.....sorry for your loss, Dre!

That's gotta leave a hole, and we've all felt it at one time or another...hope you find solace.

Gotta add too---you sure gave her a longer life than she'd ever have had as a feral or a shelter cat. Give yourself a pat on the back.... :)

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Posted by JOE RIX on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 5:47 AM

Dre, My deepest condolences to you. My wife and I have household blessed with an assortment of pets. But, I have my own cat, Sparetire, who is my best friend. He has provided me with unconditional love when I was in some very dark times and when his time comes I know that it will hit me like a ton of bricks.

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Dre
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Posted by Dre on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 8:55 AM

Again, thank you all for your words of support and encouragement.  Things are slowly returning to normal in my house as the remaining two cats adjust to the absence of their friend.

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Posted by VanceCrozier on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 9:19 AM

Dre buddy, just spotted this today. It was a bad spell for striped modelling assistants. We had to have "Agent 002" (aka Nutmeg) put down over the holidays, kidney failure at 8 years. The Flanker Frenzy was her last group build. I can only assume they are up there, somewhere, comparing build notes.

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Dre
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Posted by Dre on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 9:33 AM

Ah, geez...   Vance, I am so sorry for your loss.   Seeing Nutmeg there is choking me up a little as she looks so much like my Dynah.

I'm going to go and have a good cry for the both of us now...

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Posted by VanceCrozier on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 10:12 AM

Dre

Ah, geez...   Vance, I am so sorry for your loss.   Seeing Nutmeg there is choking me up a little as she looks so much like my Dynah.

I'm going to go and have a good cry for the both of us now...

I think I did the same thing when I saw Dynah! Sad That's it, I'm going for a drink. It'll be coffee though, need to return to work for the afternoon.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, January 17, 2013 8:41 AM

Sorry to hear about this. I know just how you feel. We have said goodby to a few dogs over the years. The latest being our 12 year old Lab Buddy that we lost to cancer over a year ago. I swore not to have any more dogs cuz of the short time these lovable guys are with us but I broke down and got a 4 month old  Lab/Rottweiler puppy mix from a rescue place on Dec 25, so we named her Holly. They have so much love to give us.

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Posted by subfixer on Thursday, January 17, 2013 1:52 PM

The happiness and love that they give you far outweighs and outlasts the sorrow you feel when they are gone.

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Posted by iraqiwildman on Thursday, January 17, 2013 2:43 PM

Sorry for the loss, but try to remember the good, long years you had with her.

Last year, I lost a dog I had for 12 years and I miss her everyday, but I always try to remember the good times we had, not how many time she pooped on the carpet.

Tim Wilding

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