We lost one of our friends yesterday

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  1. YY1

    YY1 Well-Known Member

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    Nougat (like the whipped caramel in candy bars)
    Also known by Buff, Punk, and Trouble.

    He was 10, almost exactly.

    Did not see him Monday at breakfast, or for dinner.
    Found him in the garage not wanting to move and breathing hard and shallow.

    Took him to the emergency Vet at 10:00pm.
    An hour and a half later they said his blood sugar was over 500.
    Also a mildly enlarged heart and some fluid in his lungs.

    Options were $2500 oxygen tent over night and no guarantees.
    Then rush to daytime ER Vet and keep spending with no guarantees.

    I'm kind of kicking myself for not at least trying to care for a diabetic cat.
    ..but I don't think he would have done well being handled and poked multiple time s every day.

    It was quite a shock, as the day before he was up in my face sharing some salmon and white cheddar.
    He had interesting tastes in food. All in all, quite the character.
    Multi-syllable words (but never "meow"), piercing gaze, survived being shot....
    25 pounds of whoop-ass in a 12 pound cat.

    We still have his brother, Buddy in our crew. Totally different "personality".

    I sure do miss you, Buff.

    IMG_20140510_105332.jpg IMG_20160515_181303.jpg Buff Cat Piccy-collage.jpg
     
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    • Cudabnu

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      Sorry for your loss, never fun to loose a companion.
       
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      • cudamike13

        cudamike13 cudamike13 FABO Gold Member

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        Sorry to hear this. Beloved pets are tough to have to put down.
         
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        • toolmanmike

          toolmanmike FABO MODERATOR Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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          Awwww, sorry for your loss.
           
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          • '73red-duster

            '73red-duster FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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            Sorry to hear that. Pets are much like our kids.
             
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            • MOPAROFFICIAL

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              Sorry for your loss. I've always liked cats.
               
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              • R4Sedan

                R4Sedan Larry FABO Gold Member

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                That sux. Sorry to hear.
                 
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                • Jadaharabi

                  Jadaharabi FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                  Me too but it all depends on how their cooked.
                  Just kidding.

                  Sorry for your loss. We have 2 a Brother and sister named Max and Wedge.
                   
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                    Very cool looking cat, almost noble looking in the 1st pic.
                    Our condolences on your loss.
                    RIP Buff
                     
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                    • thesiren74

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                      Sorry for your loss, i have 3 of my own and lost my 4th a few months back sucks.
                       
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                      • Mopar-Mitch

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                        Sorry for your loss, I hate losing pets, they are part of the family.
                         
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                        • RustyRatRod

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                          Man I sure am sorry. I know he was slam a part of the family. You have our condolences.
                           
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                          • LocuMob

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                            Sorry for your loss, it always sucks.
                             
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                            • 66fyssh

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                              Very sorry for your loss.
                               
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                              • Dartvader440gt

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                                So sorry to hear. Beautiful kitty.
                                 
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                                  My condolences to you and your family .
                                   
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                                  • YY1

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                                    Yep.

                                    He was "man cat pretty".

                                    Plush, luxurious fur, too.
                                    Felt like super expensive carpet. The kind your toes sink into and get lost.

                                    He did have several other nicknames.

                                    I often addressed him as "Blondie" from The Good The Bad and The Ugly.
                                    "Ju want some salmon, eh Blondie"?

                                    "Colonel Mustard" was another.
                                    Colonel Mustard did it, in the living room, with a cat claw.
                                     
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                                    • pittsburghracer

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                                      So sorry for your loss. I have four indoor cats, two I brought in from outside and two of my sons that he brought with him when he moved back in. Like you know they can make our hearts feel so good, or in times like this so bad.
                                       
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                                      • YY1

                                        YY1 Well-Known Member

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                                        Yes, they are.

                                        The house is much different without that guy and his attitude around.

                                        The kitten picture with him looking directly at the camera was him in a nutshell.
                                         
                                      • JDMopar

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                                        Very sorry for your loss. It's hard to make that decision to let them go. He's waiting on you at The Rainbow Bridge. R.I.P. Buff.
                                         
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                                        • DemonChronicles

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                                          Sorry for your loss man. :(

                                          Our 1-year old garage MoPet, Rocky, inspecting my work. :)

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                                          • lilfontleroy

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                                            sucks for sure, RIP Nougat.. YY1, you did the right thing
                                             
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                                            • YY1

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                                              We had a Birman mix cat named Rocky from 1985 to 1993.
                                              (looks like a Siamese but long hair)

                                              Almost hit him driving my 66 Coronet in heavy rain in an unfamiliar neighborhood.

                                              Tiny kitten in the middle of the road.

                                              I stopped to make sure I hadn't, and he jumped in the car.

                                              He turned out to be Mom's cat though.

                                              I had to have him put down due to kidney disease.
                                               
                                            • missing linc

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                                              Sorry for your loss, it never gets easier, and animals are very good at hiding their own pain.
                                              R.I.P. Nougat:(
                                               
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                                              • Tooljunkie

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                                                Sorry for your loss. Its never easy. A friend lost his wife 3 months ago, and his dog passed about a month ago. he shared this with me. I think it applies to all of our furbabies. EF3141DF-D317-4A3C-88C5-B8B60016576C.jpeg
                                                 
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