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July 23rd, 2013


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06:58 pm - It is time to say goodbye.
After a day of upsetting deterioration, Abbie is fading rapidly now. He breathes open-mouthed with tongue out, his abdominal muscles heave to get any kind of breath in and out, his eyes won't constrict in the light and he is barely responsive enough to move away when he feels like you don't need to see him like this anymore. This is no life for a cat. We are letting him have his time in the living room right now with nobody watching--please, cat, please please please let go, go to sleep, join the song, we love you--but the travelling veterinarian is due in ninety minutes.

It is time.

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From:ooshiny
Date:July 23rd, 2013 11:14 pm (UTC)
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Sending you, Sonya, and Mr. The Cat love and light.
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From:ruthling
Date:July 23rd, 2013 11:34 pm (UTC)
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I'm very sorry for your loss.
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From:tikva
Date:July 23rd, 2013 11:42 pm (UTC)
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I love you both very much.
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From:ketzie
Date:July 24th, 2013 12:43 am (UTC)
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Much love to you all.
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From:iheartoothecae
Date:July 24th, 2013 12:53 am (UTC)
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*hug* My condolences. :(
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From:ckd
Date:July 24th, 2013 12:59 am (UTC)
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Thinking of you.
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From:violetisblue
Date:July 24th, 2013 01:05 am (UTC)
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Goodbye, Abbie. We'll always be your posse.
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From:archangelsk
Date:July 24th, 2013 01:12 am (UTC)
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Willing hugs and love to you across the time zones. ♡
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From:rose_lemberg
Date:July 24th, 2013 01:17 am (UTC)
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*hug*
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From:moon_custafer
Date:July 24th, 2013 01:19 am (UTC)
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All sympathies.
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From:lillibet
Date:July 24th, 2013 01:20 am (UTC)
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You are taking incredible care of him, right through the end. The two of you have been lucky to have each other.
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From:nineweaving
Date:July 24th, 2013 01:38 am (UTC)
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Goodnight, Abbie.

My love to all of you.

Nine

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From:batyatoon
Date:July 24th, 2013 02:23 am (UTC)
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oh Spatch. I'm so sorry.

*sends you all the hugs*

*all of them*
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From:queenoftheskies
Date:July 24th, 2013 02:46 am (UTC)
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I'm so sorry.
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From:coconuthead
Date:July 24th, 2013 03:22 am (UTC)
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You got to keep him at home with you when it happened? That is a small blessing, and I am glad of that.

So sorry for the loss of your beloved friend.
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From:radiotelescope
Date:July 24th, 2013 04:20 am (UTC)
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I don't believe I ever met Mr. The Cat, but he has been a foundation of your Internet presence since approximately forever, and I will miss him just for that. Shadow on the wall though that is.

I am sorry for your loss, ye who knew him well.
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From:ron_newman
Date:July 24th, 2013 04:44 am (UTC)
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I'm so sorry for your loss. May his memory be a blessing to you.

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