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Diablo, 1990-2007

Thanks to everyone for thoughts and prayers earlier. {{{{{{{ hugs }}}}}}}

After I talked to the vet myself this afternoon, it became clear that it was time. I came home from work early and knew I was right when all he wanted to do was hide under tables instead of snuggling on the couch.

Harrier Jump-Cat. Rumblepurr. Fearless gang leader of Carlin Manor Apartments. (Seriously. They were gathered on our doorstep looking for him when we came back for the next load of stuff after he'd already been moved to the new place.) Brother Dingbat. (Short version: Fight. Infection. Shaved spot that looked like a tonsure.) Diablo the Neurotic, Kitty of Legend.

Cat of many names, with the softest fur of any cat I ever met, even as sick as he was at the end. I'm always surprised when I pet other cats and they don't feel like that; it was more like bunny or ferret fur. He went purring, with both of us there.

I'm going to be startled as hell when my alarm actually goes off tomorrow.

We know we did right by him. I am a big ol' sloppy mess right now. Apologies in advance for not replying to comments.

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padawansguide
Jul. 19th, 2007 12:21 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry about your kitty. We had to put our cat, Sunny to sleep after a year long fight with lymphoma. THe extra time was great, but it was no easier at the end. :-(
deire
Jul. 19th, 2007 12:29 am (UTC)
(((((ferocious hugs)))))

Love you and Jack both. I am so sorry, sweetie.
katie_m
Jul. 19th, 2007 12:30 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry for your loss.
mrv3000
Jul. 19th, 2007 12:34 am (UTC)
*hugs*
bentleywg
Jul. 19th, 2007 12:36 am (UTC)
::hugs::
banazir
Jul. 19th, 2007 12:41 am (UTC)
Condolences
Warm thoughts and sympathies to you and yours, in your time of loss.

May the memories last you all a long lifetime.

--
Banazir
jennetj
Jul. 19th, 2007 12:43 am (UTC)
Many sympathies. He sounds like a great kitty, who had a great life. He was lucky to have you.
sara_tanaquil
Jul. 19th, 2007 12:54 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry. One of my two kits died in my arms last spring. It's hard. Hang in there, and take care of yourself.
ithildyn
Jul. 19th, 2007 12:59 am (UTC)
Many hugs. It's always so hard.
alyssa22
Jul. 19th, 2007 01:02 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you were with him. That's the most important thing you could have done for him.
dreamsofstars
Jul. 19th, 2007 01:03 am (UTC)
*hugs tightly* I'm so sorry, dear.
therealjae
Jul. 19th, 2007 01:27 am (UTC)
Oh, I know this one.

*hug*

-J
bktheirregular
Jul. 19th, 2007 01:28 am (UTC)
Oh dear... < hugs >
kirbyfest
Jul. 19th, 2007 01:29 am (UTC)
Oh, honey, I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm glad both of you were there with him and he knew how much you loved him.
amilyn
Jul. 19th, 2007 01:34 am (UTC)
I grieve with thee. This is a lovely tribute. *hugs*
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