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post #31 of 53
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post #32 of 53
Even small things can bring grief back up to the surface, so I am not surprised that you are feeling rough with all the losses that have been on your mind this week.

Hugs to you.
post #33 of 53
Ginger, you are such a beautfiul boy. You go find Old Pete. You and he could be brothers.

Old Pete will escort you to the butterfly patch where the girls are playing. Before you get there however, take a moment for some goodies and some water. You'll be playing hard all day.

Very sorry headbuts and calming, sooooothing licks from KittenKiya's Clan. We miss Ginger too.
post #34 of 53
It is very hard to lose someone you love, human or animal. I am so sorry my dear and know what you are going through. Although there may be quesstions as to the how, of how he died, Ginger is gone over the bridge and is well, loved, happy and grateful to have had a mummy like you. he won't be alone, or abandoned and those four years with you made up for all the other years. You gave him peace, happiness, security, comfort, love and laughs, face it, humans on the potty is funny to them.....you did great. You did enough. Enjoy the memories and keep your chin up.

You are doing great!!!!
post #35 of 53
It must be Deja vue coming to your post as I saw a cat today while taking a walk that looks like Ginger. RIP sweetie.
post #36 of 53
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the lovely comments - it hasn't even been 2 months yet, and I always knew that his death was going to be the hardest of the lot to deal with, and the way it happened made it that bit harder. Another hard thing this week was I had my flu jab, and last time I had it, Ginger wouldn't leave me alone, I kept putting him down to go for a drink or whatever, and he kept sitting waiting for me to come back!! It was really out of character for him - but then I fell asleep for a while on the sofa, so he obviously knew that I wasn't 100% way before me, and wanted to be with me. This time he wasn't here. But, I know I gave him a good life, even if he didn't like some of the fosters I had, and I am glad that he got to go loved, not in pain with bad teeth and with a full tum, which might not have happened otherwise.
post #37 of 53
Thread Starter 
I can't believe that this time last year, he was still with me, there were no signs he didn't have long left, so we just went about our usual mornign routine, which was a quick fuss, brekkie and then out. I wish I had known what was going to happen so I could have done something different that day, and made more of a fuss of him, or told him I loved him. There wasn't even any signs to my neighbour, he just wandered in and out of his house for a bit, which wasn't unusual, esp as it was a relatively sunny day, he was lucky that while he had an owner that worked all day, he had neighbours that he could spend the day with, and therefore go in and out like he wanted, he would have hated being cooped up all day. He never made much fuss in life, and even chose to go the same way, spent time with the people he loved and then took himself off outside. It has been so hard this year without him, and made worse by other hard events, I think about him every day and his death has affected me more than any other cat I have lost, I really dont feel like the same person I was at times. I dont think I will ever have the pleasure of 'owning' a cat as wonderful as Ginger ever again.

RIP my little man, I hope you are happy up there, and that you have met up with Snowy and Granddad. Do send me a sign to say you are OK. xx
post #38 of 53
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the rainbow today little man, I miss you so much. i wonder if you have had a hand in how many strays I have fostered since you went, it suddenly seems to have escalated. If you have, you will be pleased to know that all bar the latest one have found good homes, and dont have to live on the street like you did.
post #39 of 53
Ginger was very handsome. He looked very happy and you obviously took great care of him in his later years. RIP Ginger
post #40 of 53
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Originally Posted by booktigger View Post
It has been so hard this year without him, and made worse by other hard events, I think about him every day and his death has affected me more than any other cat I have lost, I really dont feel like the same person I was at times. I dont think I will ever have the pleasure of 'owning' a cat as wonderful as Ginger ever again.
I totally understand those feelings. I've been having many of the same feelings. Ginger is a very handsome cat and I'm sure he's now romping with the rest of the TCS gang over the bridge!
post #41 of 53
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys, he truly was a special cat, and with fostering, a lot of them have come through here. Molly is a close second to Ginger, but I dont think I will find one as special as him again. He was a gorgeous cat, and at least he had a home for the end of his life, and I fulfilled my promise that I would be his last home.
post #42 of 53
I just found this thread. My sincerest condolences on the loss of your precious Ginger. I have a very soft spot for orange cats and I can't believe how much he looks like my Oliver! Even down to the smudge on his face! He didn't have as much white on the hind legs as Ginger, but who cares? The face is what counts. I lost Oliver very suddenly and it was very hard on me as I had never had to put a cat down before. His ashes are with me now. I also had Oliver for 4 years just like you, but it affected me more than I thought it would. He was 7 when he trotted over the bridge. My other cat, Whisky, didn't really mourn for him, but I know he misses him. A funny thing happened that made me realize that Whisky told me he knew Oliver was gone. I was sitting at the computer looking at pics of Oliver when I came to a certain one, Whisky started looking at it all weird and then he did the most precious thing! He took 2 steps toward the monitor, put his paw on it and looked at me and meowed. I broke down in tears and told him that Oliver is gone and is happy now.

I've had Whisky since he was 1 1/2 years old. He is now 14 1/2 years old. Over the past few years, I've been mentally preparing for his death. I know it isn't going to be easy on me, but if I don't prepare myself, I'll have a breakdown. It's still going to hard.

Know that Ginger thinks well of you...
post #43 of 53
Thread Starter 
Wow, they do look similar. Ginger had very similar markings to the childhood cat i had, which is why I think I was so drawn to him. I am sorry you lost Oliver so young and so suddenly. I know that Ginger wouldn't want me to be sad, I gave him a home for the end of his life, and he still got the freedom he wanted, he was a very happy cat.
post #44 of 53
Thread Starter 
Well, it is nearly the end of a full year without you, and it has been a very hard year, especially with losing Pebbles, Granddad and Tiger - hope you have found Granddad and Snowy, and ignored Tig, Pebbles and Tiger. I had a bad day on Christmas Eve, yet another Christmas without you, and the first one without Granddad and Tiger, and then felt guilty cos you are in my thoughts more than the others, but I had no time to prepare for you losing me, you went like you did in life, quiet, unassuming and without bothering anyone. IT is quite ironic that in taking you in, I wanted you to have a loving home for the end of your life, and not go on the street, and you still did, although the big difference was it was your choice, you could have stayed with Uncy Harold, or you could have asked to come home, but you chose your spot in the fresh air - your years in a home never quite stopped your free roaming spirit, did they? You were lucky to be able to have the kind of life you need, you were the only cat I could ever leave out while I Went to work. I wondered if your loss had made me too weak to continue helping oldies, but I think I would be dishonouring your memories if I did that, sadly there are too many oldies who end up needing a home through no fault of their own, just like you did, and I know none of you would want me to stop helping them, you would all be proud that another oldie would get the love and care you did. RIP little one.
post #45 of 53
Thread Starter 
It is Ginger's second anniversary today, I can't believe how quick the time has gone. I am lucky that Molly is nearly as special as Ginger was, she has been a big help in dealing with his loss.
post #46 of 53
I'm so sorry. Please know our hearts are with you and Ginger. May she rest in piece.
post #47 of 53
Thread Starter 
Thanks - Ginger was actually a boy, but everyone got mixed up with him and called him a girl - the female I had at the same time had a similar issue, she was forever called a boy!!
post #48 of 53
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Originally Posted by booktigger View Post
It is Ginger's second anniversary today, I can't believe how quick the time has gone. I am lucky that Molly is nearly as special as Ginger was, she has been a big help in dealing with his loss.
Wow - I was amazed that you got a rainbow from Ginger when you asked for a sign that he was okay (I was re-reading this thread and noticed your '07 anniversary post) because when I asked that same thing about my nephew, and then a year later, about my brother, I got rainbows, too I have mentioned that to other people and they have had the same thing - either an actual rainbow or else a "sundog" (the rainbow effect in the ice crystals in clouds). It is so comforting to know that we can look forward to being together with them again someday, in our forever Home.
How wonderful that you have Molly! I understand how it is for you - my little Joey was my big comfort after losing my Miss Tobie. He considers himself my guardian cat and I treasure him greatly
post #49 of 53
Thread Starter 
Thanks, it was nice to see. I am glad I have Molly, although she has had a bit of a bad week with her arthritis, and it kind of hit home that she is 16 in December, so getting on a bit now, I dread to think what I will do when she goes.
post #50 of 53
So sorry for your lost loved one he favored my sweet Tavia who passed away in Febuary.
post #51 of 53
i just wanted to pay my respects to ginger. i wasn't here when you lost your beautiful boy, but i have read through his thread with tears in my eyes.

he was a truly gorgeous soul who obviously touched your life in so many ways.

it is fast approaching my precious boy's first anniversary which i am dreading. we only had 5 short years together, i so wish it had been longer.

for you and your sweet .
post #52 of 53
Thread Starter 
Thanks, he certainly was a special cat. I can imagine how much you are dreading your little boy's first anniversary, the first one is always the hardest, I have a first anniversary in Nov.
post #53 of 53
thank you. i'm sorry that you are having that horrible 'playback' time too.

it will be a year on monday and i think i will write a tribute to him over the weekend and post it here. i found this site because of looking for answers after he had gone and i am so glad i did.
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