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All Creatures Great and Small

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by noirua, Dec 9, 2006.

  1. Smurf1976

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    Now I need to swap the monitors back over to the 21st century.....
     
  2. noirua

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    Unfortunately Youtube took down all the videos so no chance of reaching the 21st century. The copyright starts to run out in 2045 at the same time as the British/China agreement runs out over Hong Kong. I'll probably be too old by then.
     
  3. Smurf1976

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    Posted in memory of my cat who sadly passed away a few hours ago. :(:(:(

    RIP "Polar Bear": late 2007 - 11 February 2019

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  4. Joe Blow

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    Sorry to hear it Smurf. It's tough losing a feline friend. I lost my old mate Sid around a year and a half ago and I still feel his absence.

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  5. Smurf1976

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    Thanks Joe.

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Some things just can't be replaced and Sid will always be there in your heart.

    Following might ramble on a bit. I just feel a need to post it.....

    The past few days have been incredibly difficult for reasons best explained by saying Polar Bear did not die of natural causes. Piecing together all that is known from various sources, it seems that she was attacked in her own backyard, ran through the garage and out the front screaming whilst being chased by an unknown dog, and was promptly run over by a passing car.:(

    I am still trying to fully come to terms with the chain of events and just what has happened, how quickly it all unfolded and that her last moments were in outright pain and fear. :cry:

    And why the hell didn't I foresee this could happen and install a door on the garage which would have prevented it. :banghead:

    It is too late now. Never again can I say out loud "where's our Polar Bear?" and have her appear in the kitchen. No more waiting looking out the window for me to come home. No more sitting there watching me do the gardening or work on the house. No more white hair sticking to the carpet like glue meaning vacuuming took hours. All gone.....

    I must however adopt her approach to life. Whenever something went wrong or she knew I wasn't happy with what she'd done, she'd always come back a short time later and have another go with a different approach which usually worked.

    Polar Bear was always exploring, always doing and didn't sleep 22 hours per day or whatever it is that cats normally sleep. She was excited each year putting up the Christmas lights and spent many hours outside looking at them. She has watched most episodes of Top Gear which ever aired and unlike most cats she's also flown in a plane - twice.

    She's now buried in the backyard, near her favourite spots, surrounded by 11 lights, one for each year of her life, and 11 white stones (1 large and 10 small) collected from nearby bush. The lights are on all night every night and will be maintained for as long as I own the property.

    Never fail to appreciate what you have when you have it for you never know when it will be gone.

    Thanks for reading. :xyxthumbs

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  6. Joe Blow

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    Many things in life are not forseeable. Random events propel our lives in directions we never anticipated. There was no way that you reasonably could have forseen the events that unfolded. It's natural to second guess what you "should" have done but in reality the chain of events that led to the tragedy were completely out of your control. Don't beat yourself up about it.
     
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    Sorry to hear Smurt1976. Pets are pretty much part of our families. It hurts who loves.
     
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