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Old October 6th 03, 01:21 AM
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My lovely Minxy is gone and I miss her. Her brother has cried for her
for days but now, but even he has had to accept that she will never answer.

On reflection I suppose it might have happened in another way: Her love
of the outside combined with avoidence/refusal to wear a harness, a dark
stormy night, wet decks and rogue seas. With no life jackjet on (the
jacket count would show that she was not wearing one) her survival time
in cold water would not be long. It is likely that a jacket would merely
delay the inevitable. In the dark she would not be easily seen -even
from the air.

But back to hard reality, her rapid loss of sight left me with but one
hard decision -I could not bear to see her unable to play or move freely
so I chose a warm quiet end for her -rather that than the cruel unseen
wheels of a car or cold, smothering embrace of the sea.

MC


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Old October 6th 03, 02:28 AM
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I'm so sorry, MC....but you did the right thing...get a new playmate for =
her brother so he doesn't feel so bereft.

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Old October 6th 03, 03:34 AM
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Is that socialist health care system down there so bad you couldn't have put
her in a nursing home or hospice?



"The_navigator©" wrote in message
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My lovely Minxy is gone and I miss her. Her brother has cried for her
for days but now, but even he has had to accept that she will never

answer.

On reflection I suppose it might have happened in another way: Her love
of the outside combined with avoidence/refusal to wear a harness, a dark
stormy night, wet decks and rogue seas. With no life jackjet on (the
jacket count would show that she was not wearing one) her survival time
in cold water would not be long. It is likely that a jacket would merely
delay the inevitable. In the dark she would not be easily seen -even
from the air.

But back to hard reality, her rapid loss of sight left me with but one
hard decision -I could not bear to see her unable to play or move freely
so I chose a warm quiet end for her -rather that than the cruel unseen
wheels of a car or cold, smothering embrace of the sea.

MC



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Old October 6th 03, 04:20 AM
Thom Stewart
 
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Nav,

Sorry to hear of your lost pet. I'm a person who understands the bonding
that take place between a human and an animal. It is something that can
only be felt but never explained.

Sorry friend

Ole Thom

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Old October 6th 03, 06:03 AM
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"The_navigator©" wrote:

My lovely Minxy is gone and I miss her. Her brother has cried for

her
for days but now, but even he has had to accept that she will never

answer.

Sorry about your cat, Nav. You didn't mention how long you had her?

LP (animal lover)




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Old October 6th 03, 03:40 PM
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The_navigator© wrote in message ...
My lovely Minxy is gone and I miss her. Her brother has cried for her
for days but now, but even he has had to accept that she will never answer.

On reflection I suppose it might have happened in another way: Her love
of the outside combined with avoidence/refusal to wear a harness, a dark
stormy night, wet decks and rogue seas. With no life jackjet on (the
jacket count would show that she was not wearing one) her survival time
in cold water would not be long. It is likely that a jacket would merely
delay the inevitable. In the dark she would not be easily seen -even
from the air.

But back to hard reality, her rapid loss of sight left me with but one
hard decision -I could not bear to see her unable to play or move freely
so I chose a warm quiet end for her -rather that than the cruel unseen
wheels of a car or cold, smothering embrace of the sea.

MC



Sorry to hear of your loss MC.

Terry & I had to put Simone our little dog to sleep after having him
for 20 + years.

Something we should of done for him a few years earlier.

Joe
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Old October 6th 03, 07:24 PM
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"The_navigator©" wrote in message
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My lovely Minxy is gone and I miss her. Her brother has cried for her
for days but now, but even he has had to accept that she will never

answer.

On reflection I suppose it might have happened in another way: Her love
of the outside combined with avoidence/refusal to wear a harness, a dark
stormy night, wet decks and rogue seas. With no life jackjet on (the
jacket count would show that she was not wearing one) her survival time
in cold water would not be long. It is likely that a jacket would merely
delay the inevitable. In the dark she would not be easily seen -even
from the air.

But back to hard reality, her rapid loss of sight left me with but one
hard decision -I could not bear to see her unable to play or move freely
so I chose a warm quiet end for her -rather that than the cruel unseen
wheels of a car or cold, smothering embrace of the sea.

MC


Are you saying that you pushed her overboard in the middle of the night?


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Old October 6th 03, 09:05 PM
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The new playmate is here (Burmese) but Oscar is bent right out of shape.
I can't leave them together -yet.

Cheers MC

katysails wrote:

I'm so sorry, MC....but you did the right thing...get a new playmate for her brother so he doesn't feel so bereft.




 
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