died today. He was the last of the pre-relationship house animals. He was born in January 2000, and Tom got him at one year old. Tom thought he was a cool red cat and wanted him. And he was a cool cat. He never caused any problems. If he wanted affection he would just sit next to you and wait. He was an indoor and outdoor cat. When I met Tom, Doogie (AKA Duke) was a tomcat, and there were several kittens that looked like him in the neighborhood. I had him neutered and those days were over. He then settled into being house cat and moved onto the farm without any problems. Recently he slowed down and started losing weight. His eye was injured and had to be removed. Then we found out he had kidney failure. He then developed a dental abscess and although that was treated he never recovered. We have been trying to spoil him, making the end of his life as nice as possible. Just last night I was petting him on the couch but today life left him. He will be deeply missed.
so sorry to hear about Doogie. He was a cool guy. And what a great cat life he had hanging with you guys and all the critters on the farm (and with knitting projects to snuggle up with). Rest in Peace Duke.
He was a great knitting partner.
The end of an era; my condolences to both of you. :’-(
Thanks Michelle. It is the end of an era.
So sorry to hear of your loss.
Thanks Teresa. It is a giant loss for both of us.
I am so, so sorry to hear of Doogie’s passing, Donna.
May he journey well, meet old friends, and be waiting at the Bridge to see you both when it’s the proper time for a reunion.
Thanks Kathy! I sure hope so.
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