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Old 07-10-2015, 09:47 PM   #1
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Our first trip, minus one.

Last weekend, we went camping on our first trip without my sweet Sylvester. Normally, we camp with Sled the rescue Siberian Husky, Mitsy the Ragdoll cat and Sylvester the handsome kitty man, whom we got from the SPCA 16 years ago.

2 weeks ago, we had to put Sylvester down. He had an inoperable tumor on his stomach and he stopped eating. He lots 50% of of his body weight and the vet said that it was time.

Every camping trip we took, all 3 animals were with us. It was so weird not to have him there, pawing me in the face for attention and sleeping all snuggled up close to me. There was such a void without my furry kitty man. I had a hard time sleeping without him there.

I honestly think he liked going camping. He definitely wasn't a fan of riding in the car to various locations. But once we got there and he was settled in the camper, he just seemed happy. I think he knew how happy and relaxed I was when we camped, so he was happy too.

I am lost without him.

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Old 07-10-2015, 10:18 PM   #2
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Old 07-10-2015, 11:55 PM   #3
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I am very sorry for your loss. Please take comfort in knowing you gave Sylvester one last gift of love, the gift of peace. It takes love to keep them alive but it takes an even greater love to let them go. My Sonya kitty, Calico kitty and Linus the mountain lion of a cat will welcome him across the rainbow bridge.
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Old 07-11-2015, 04:44 AM   #4
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Sorry for your loss! It is always so hard to loose a fur baby.

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Old 07-11-2015, 12:21 PM   #5
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Oh, man. So sorry. Last September I lost my camping buddy, Cody (Australian Shepherd). It was tough, but as you probably know time will help. I now have a new Aussie, Dash, and he's been a great camper.
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Old 07-11-2015, 12:39 PM   #6
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Another well traveled 16 year old.....she travels with us all the time and is quite comfortable doing it, as well.....doesn't like the truck part of the trip unless she's in DW's lap...has been from Gulf Shores to Louisville KY and many points in sorry for your loss.
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Old 07-11-2015, 01:51 PM   #7
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Our deepest condolences. Here's hoping Sylvester finds Frankie, our rescue.

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Old 07-11-2015, 03:31 PM   #8
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So sorry to hear of your loss..and thank you for rescuing him when you did..there are so many homeless ones out there.
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Old 07-11-2015, 03:43 PM   #9
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I am extremely sorry for your loss.
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Old 07-11-2015, 08:20 PM   #10
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I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm sure you gave your fur friends a wonderful life and that they loved you as much as you loved them.

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