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post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 

We took the last of our two Old Ladies to the hospital yesterday. She didn't eat any breakfast and I knew it was time. Rick was watching her on Friday and he knew, too. Her quality of life was really going. Bootser turned 20 years old in July, so she was a Grand Old Lady.

 

Bootser is with Whisper and Banshee now and I hope they're all playing happily at the Bridge. And cuddling....those three were always cuddling. Whisper and Bootser loved to be warm and Banshee was always like a furnace. 

 

We miss them. Rick is taking Bootser's death very hard. She almost made it to the end of the year. We lost both Whisper and Bootser this year. 

 

RIP, little girl. You are missed.

 

post #2 of 28

So very sorry Winchester.  hugs.gif  Losing three in one year is terribly difficult to bear, I can't even fathom the emotional toll this takes on both of you.

20 years is a remarkable life span for a kitty - you and Rick obviously took amazing care of her.  What a beautiful Old Lady she became.  

post #3 of 28

I'm so sorry to read this. I'm glad that you had 20 years with Booster! That's amazing! Beautiful Booster :rbheart: Whisper :rbheart:

post #4 of 28
I'm so sorry you lost your beautiful girl, Pam. hug.gif She certainly was a Grand Old Lady, and it warms the heart to think of her reunited with Whisper and Banshee, all three cuddling and watching over you. Rest in peace, Bootser. You were loved so much. rbheart.gif

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post #5 of 28
I don't think words are enough to tell you how I feel for you. Just know that you are in my thoughts. Left you a msg on Facebook and will give you a call in a few days.
post #6 of 28

So sorry to hear you've lost another kitty. But 20.5 years... that's a testament to the wonderful care you and your husband provided. 

post #7 of 28
Oh Winchester, I am so sorry.
post #8 of 28

Oh I'm so sorry to hear this news.  20 years, that's a lot of years of love for you all.  My condolences to both you and Rick.  

post #9 of 28

So very sorry for your loss Winchester.  I'm sure it is incredibly hard to lose two in the same year.  As others have mentioned, 20+yrs sounds like an incredibly wonderful life of love they had with you and your husband. 

post #10 of 28
I am so very sorry. It does hurt so much to lose them, no matter what their age.
post #11 of 28
Thread Starter 

Thank you all. We're doing OK. 

 

This morning, without the "furry alarm clock" we were worried about over-sleeping. We're doing better.

 

Thank you.

post #12 of 28
So sorry to hear about your loss of your babies.
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post #13 of 28
Sorry to read this sad news Winchester, they will be all waiting for you at the Bridge. God bless Xxxxx
post #14 of 28
Thread Starter 

Thanks, guys. It's OK, although it seems strange to be getting out only six plates for mealtime. We're back to six cats now and both Rick and I believe, in a way, that six cats is what we're meant to have. We had six forever, it seems. Then went down to five, then back up to eight. Then seven, now six. 

 

Thank you for your kind words.

post #15 of 28

Aw...Bootser.   :rbheart:

 

I'm so sorry for your loss.  hugs.gif  Like others have said, she lived a grand 20 years in your loving home, and that is truly amazing. You took such good care of her.

post #16 of 28

What a beautiful picture of a the Grand ole' lady. She was so lucky to have you and Rick! 

post #17 of 28
She was a beautiful cat. She was blessed to have someone who loved her so much and took such good care of her for so many years. I am sorry for your loss. It does take some getting used to when we lose one of our babies. agree.gif
post #18 of 28

I'm so sorry.  hugs.gif

post #19 of 28
Thread Starter 

Thank you. She really was a gorgeous cat. Small and very fluffy with that longer hair of hers.

 

I remember one afternoon before she came into the house. She and I were sitting out on the back deck, just talking; well, I was talking and she was listening (I think). Another cat came into the yard; he was easily twice her size, a great big ginger tom. She tore off the deck and went after that cat and chased him all the way up to behind the trees at the back of the property. Then she turned around and came back down to the deck and flopped back down beside me. You could tell that she was so proud of herself....she was protecting "her" property even back then. 

 

Bootser was never really happy in the house. She had an independent spirit and when she came inside, she was different. As much as I believe that cats have a longer, better life indoors, there are some cats that, maybe, should not be made to spend their lives inside. And she was one of those cats. Yes, she lived to be over 20 years old and she had the best care we could give her. But I've often wondered if she wouldn't have been happier had she been indoor and outdoor. I don't often say that or even think that about our cats. But I do when I think of Bootser.

post #20 of 28

I agree Pam, some cat's never do adjust to the indoors.

post #21 of 28

I am so sorry for your loss.  She was beautiful.  My dad had a cat who was more content to be outdoors until he got older.  He lived to be 23 years old and spent the majority of his time outside.

post #22 of 28

I'm so very, very sorry for your loss, but happy you had twenty wonderful years to share her love. She led a happy, good life, she knew she was loved very much, I would wish the same for all of our furbabies. The pain seems never ending, but time will dull it and allow you remember the happy times with smiles instead of tears..... remember, she would never want you to be so sad. My husband took our Chrissy's death very hard too, I still tear up when he talks to her at her grave, it's heartbreaking. I'll pray for you both to find peace, Bootser will be waiting for you both at the Rainbow Bridge, safe and warm. RIP beautiful Bootser!

post #23 of 28
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Originally Posted by Winchester View Post
 

Thank you. She really was a gorgeous cat. Small and very fluffy with that longer hair of hers.

 

I remember one afternoon before she came into the house. She and I were sitting out on the back deck, just talking; well, I was talking and she was listening (I think). Another cat came into the yard; he was easily twice her size, a great big ginger tom. She tore off the deck and went after that cat and chased him all the way up to behind the trees at the back of the property. Then she turned around and came back down to the deck and flopped back down beside me. You could tell that she was so proud of herself....she was protecting "her" property even back then. 

 

Bootser was never really happy in the house. She had an independent spirit and when she came inside, she was different. As much as I believe that cats have a longer, better life indoors, there are some cats that, maybe, should not be made to spend their lives inside. And she was one of those cats. Yes, she lived to be over 20 years old and she had the best care we could give her. But I've often wondered if she wouldn't have been happier had she been indoor and outdoor. I don't often say that or even think that about our cats. But I do when I think of Bootser.

 

Great story.  hugs.gif  Sounds like you have some wonderful memories of Bootser. I think you gave her the best of both worlds (indoor and outdoor).

post #24 of 28

I am so very sorry Pam as I am now just seeing this.  Thanks for sending me the PM, I had no idea.  It seems all the kitties of yours  I have met are leaving  one by one. I remember I just missed meeting Hydrox, the old Coot.  Yes those three are probably wrecking havoc at the Bridge, maybe they will bump into my Misty.  Hydrox is probably ruling over them all.

 

I don't usually read this thread because it's just too sad, I think I should check into it once in a while from now on.

 

Again Pam, so sorry for your loss of Bootser.

post #25 of 28
Thread Starter 

Thanks, Carol. She had a good life. And yeah, since you were here the last time, we lost Banshee, Whisper, and Bootser. It's just so sad. And Hydrox died right before you came here. God, four of our original six are gone. Hard to believe.

post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by Winchester View Post
 

Thanks, Carol. She had a good life. And yeah, since you were here the last time, we lost Banshee, Whisper, and Bootser. It's just so sad. And Hydrox died right before you came here. God, four of our original six are gone. Hard to believe.


Yes, we do wish they would live forever but the time always comes when we have to say good-by.  I'm glad you were able to meet my Misty a few times before she went to the Bridge.  As I said, hopefully they are all playing together now.

post #27 of 28
They will always be in your heart and memories:rbheart:
post #28 of 28
Thread Starter 

Thank you, Joannie01. hugs.gif

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