It's just another roller coaster day

@CRK109 (14351)
United States
May 17, 2017 2:44pm CST
My day began with the phone ringing. It was my niece, sobbing into the phone so much that I couldn't really understand her. But I did know she was calling to let me know that her cat had passed. We talked for 2 hours and by the end of the conversation, she was calm and collected and her kitten was knocking over water and making a mess for her to clean up. And that will go a long way to keeping her mind busy. Meanwhile, the phone rang again to let me know that my own cat's ashes are ready. I managed to find someone to drive me up there tomorrow to bring her home. While doing research online, I found a local group that offers financial help for those of us who cannot afford "normal" veterinary costs. They are also affiliated with a shelter and have several cats awaiting homes. So there just might be a cat there who needs me. We've been emailing back and forth and I guess it's a matter of time and them deciding if I'm right for any of the cats/kittens they have. I was all set to do laundry, but since talking with my niece, I have such a stress headache that I've decided to stay put and maybe go down tomorrow. I have plenty to keep me busy here today. What's going on in your corner of the world? Claudia
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@Courtlynn (50964)
• United States
17 May
I am so sorry for your nieces loss. I thought her cat had some time left? Either way its still sad and im sorry.
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@CRK109 (14351)
• United States
21 May
I thought so, too. The vet had said he had months and it ended up being days.
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@Courtlynn (50964)
• United States
21 May
@CRK109 that stinks but it happens.. even with people. My grandfather was told he had 6months to a year left to live but only lasted weeks.
• Lakewood, Colorado
17 May
Doing legal papers for me Claudia, but taking a break every now and again on here. I hope you find a cat you like then and that you now have decided to get another one. Sorry to hear of your poor niece. Hope your headache eases.
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@CRK109 (14351)
• United States
21 May
I'm sure a cat will find me at some point. It will be nice to have company again.
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@amadeo (48048)
• United States
17 May
we have been out door enjoying the Summer weather.Guess for dinner and finish up tidy the house. Sorry.for the lost of the cat there.it is hard when one lost a pet.I know I lost two
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@CRK109 (14351)
• United States
21 May
So strange that my niece and I went through the same thing at the same time. Same diagnosis for both cats. Today has been a gorgeous day here. Weather a little cooler and no humidity. This is my kind of weather!
@Kandae11 (27099)
17 May
This is indeed a sad time for both of you. It should get better as time goes by.
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@CRK109 (14351)
• United States
21 May
Yes I know things will get better. We both just need some time.
• United States
17 May
Its very difficult dealing with the loss of a pet and I hope you can find another kitty that needs a good home. Even though it turned out to be stressful its nice that your niece had you to call and lean on.
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@CRK109 (14351)
• United States
21 May
In the last couple of days, everything has hit me all at once so I've been sleeping a lot to try and stay healthy. My niece seems to be doing the same thing.
@AmbiePam (46221)
• United States
17 May
You've handled that so well. I'm so sorry that you've gotten so stressed, but you did a good job with your niece, and I know a very lucky cat will eventually find a great home with you.
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@CRK109 (14351)
• United States
21 May
I'm ready to open my home and heart when a cat is ready to come live with me. My cat, Ruby, spoiled me so much that I need another cat to come and drive me a little crazy!
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@LadyDuck (122261)
• Switzerland
18 May
You niece is surely grateful that you listened. You would be perfect to receive a cat/kitten, you will be both happy again.
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@CRK109 (14351)
• United States
21 May
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I will be able to adopt again, given my living situation. I hope I hear from the people at the shelter this week.
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@LadyDuck (122261)
• Switzerland
21 May
@CRK109 I hope you can find a lovely cat who will adopt you and his/her human.
@moffittjc (35735)
• Gainesville, Florida
18 May
It's really amazing how our pets become such an integral part of our lives, to the point where they are considered family. It hurts to lose a loved one, even if it's an animal.
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@CRK109 (14351)
• United States
21 May
Yes, it's been so painful. This cat of mine helped me get through the passing of my husband and she and I grew so much closer since then. So it was so hard to let go. And it was obvious that she didn't realize she was sick. But she opened me up so much so that I really do want another cat now. So we'll see what happens next. It's nice to know so many people here understand.
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@moffittjc (35735)
• Gainesville, Florida
21 May
@CRK109 I think you should get another cat! They are wonderful creatures and great companions! Nothing is more blissful than when your cat climbs in your lap to take a nap and starts purring.
@valmnz (13162)
• New Zealand
18 May
Losing a pet is such a terrible thing. I'm glad you may have the chance of a new cat soon though.
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@CRK109 (14351)
• United States
21 May
I hope that I will. I'd really love to take a journey with another cat soon.
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@valmnz (13162)
• New Zealand
21 May
@CRK109 I'm not looking forward to the day when we lose our dear old Smooch. Every winter we say his time must come soon.
@JudyEv (101135)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 May
What a morning for you. I'm sorry for your niece. As you say, it's good she has a kitten to take her mind off her sorrow a bit.
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@CRK109 (14351)
• United States
21 May
It was bad enough losing Ruby. I thought she had a lot more time with her cat since the steroids he was taking were helping him eat. But one day he just stopped eating, got into his bed and that was it. At least she was spared the pain of having him put to sleep.
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@JudyEv (101135)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 May
@CRK109 Poor soul. It is pretty coincidental that you've both lost your cats so near to each other.
@Shavkat (47055)
• Philippines
18 May
She must be dreaded for her loss. I hope she will be fine soon. I am going to do some errands later. Have a great laundry day!
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@CRK109 (14351)
• United States
21 May
Have a wonderful day and thank you!
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@Shavkat (47055)
• Philippines
21 May
@celticeagle (114460)
• Boise, Idaho
17 May
I'm glad you have such places in your area. We are so lucky here to have a place here that has programs for animal lovers who can't always afford bills and such. Too bad about your niece's kitty. It's a part of life.
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@CRK109 (14351)
• United States
21 May
I had to do a lot of research to find these people, so I just hope I'll be able to adopt a cat or kitten soon. I was hearing from them and all of a sudden everything stopped. If I don't hear back from them by Wednesday, I'll contact them again and see what's going on.
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@celticeagle (114460)
• Boise, Idaho
21 May
@CRK109 .......Wonder what happened. Good luck to you.
@JohnRoberts (41114)
• Los Angeles, California
17 May
Take it easy and hopefully your headache will fade.
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@CRK109 (14351)
• United States
21 May
Took a few days but I finally got the headaches to go away.
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@marlina (62365)
• Canada
17 May
Sorry about your "roller coaster day". I hope things turn out better soon for you.
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@CRK109 (14351)
• United States
21 May
Everything has calmed down now. Both cats are gone. Their ashes are back home with us and we're slowly beginning to move forward again. Just goes to show the love those cats gave to us.
@jstory07 (57853)
• Roseburg, Oregon
17 May
I am sure you will find a cat that will be matched for you. Sorry you loss your cats.
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@CRK109 (14351)
• United States
21 May
Thanks, Judy. I will be glad to welcome a new cat into my home as soon as that becomes possible.
@boiboing (12524)
• Northampton, England
17 May
I hope you find the perfect cat.
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@CRK109 (14351)
• United States
21 May
That would be really nice. Thank you!