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Mr. Kitty

Mr. Kitty was the first kitty I had. I was 13, and it had been a little while since we had to put down our dogs. I really wanted a kitty. My aunt at the time had a litter, and I begged and begged to get a kitty from that litter - my parents were adamantly against it. Sally was not to be discouraged, however, so for my birthday in 1988 we got Mr. Kitty. I went through a few tries at naming - most of which were rejected by my parents. So Mr. Kitty it was. He was the runty one - so tiny at the time. My parents didn't want him to bond with them, so they made me pay all the attention to him. I think it broke his heart when I left for college, and my heart was pretty broken back then too... I never got it together enough to bring him to live with me, and by the time I could he was so dispositionally sensitive it would have probably made him more unhappy to move than it would have made him happy to be reunited with me. I'll always regret not making it work to bring him to live with me though obviously so many other things were broke with me back then. Mr Kitty liked to eat, he liked to sit on his little oriental rug next to mom or dad on the couch. He liked to pee wherever he damn well pleased. He died today because he got ringworm so bad (mom & dad don't know from where) that he had to be put down. (Mom & dad have it too, now. They are wondering if they will have to burn down the house. Argh.) Poor Mr Kitty. He did have a long and pretty healthy life apart from that. Dad says up until his discomfort he really did enjoy everything about his kitty lifestyle.

Bye Mr. Kitty. I really hoped I'd get to see you again.

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bitchiekittie
Jun. 20th, 2005 05:05 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry about mr kitty. I hope you and your family are well (and healthy!)
snidegrrl
Jun. 21st, 2005 03:24 am (UTC)
Thank you. :)
crystalrowan
Jun. 20th, 2005 05:07 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear that. I know how hard it is to lose a beloved pet. :( At least he lived a long and happy life!
snidegrrl
Jun. 21st, 2005 03:24 am (UTC)
Thank you for your kind words.
msteleute
Jun. 20th, 2005 05:07 pm (UTC)
OH NO!! I'm so sorry to hear about Mr. Kitty's passing. I wonder where he got the ringworm from? I hope your parent's rid themselves of it soon. Was he an outdoor kitty?
snidegrrl
Jun. 20th, 2005 05:36 pm (UTC)
He used to be an outside cat but I think it had been a while since then. He got quite roly poly and was not in fighting form.
ex_midwinte
Jun. 20th, 2005 05:08 pm (UTC)
I'm really sorry, sweetie. Poor Mr. Kitty!
snidegrrl
Jun. 21st, 2005 03:24 am (UTC)
Thank you!
bearly525
Jun. 20th, 2005 05:09 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm so sorry!

RIP Mr. Kitty.
snidegrrl
Jun. 21st, 2005 03:26 am (UTC)
Thank you.
crafting_change
Jun. 20th, 2005 05:12 pm (UTC)
*hugs*
that was a lovely tribute.
snidegrrl
Jun. 21st, 2005 03:26 am (UTC)
thanks :)
rackletang
Jun. 20th, 2005 05:12 pm (UTC)
Oh no! Poor Mr. Kitty, and poor Snidefamily!
snidegrrl
Jun. 21st, 2005 03:27 am (UTC)
snidefamily has been through this 3 times in the past year... indeed, we are quite done with kitty losses, please. :(
*hug*
(no subject) - rackletang - Jun. 21st, 2005 01:35 pm (UTC) - Expand
swartzdk
Jun. 20th, 2005 05:20 pm (UTC)
Mr Kitty was not an outside cat. We suspect he may have gotten it at the vets when he went in for dental work a while ago. He did indeed pee wherever he wanted to and now we can recarpet the house. I think we will get through the infection phase real easy as we noticed it right away. Somehow the cat we didn't want in the first place got to spend 17 years with us. He actually will be missed. (Kim, I never tried to get him to play in traffic like I told you)
snidegrrl
Jun. 21st, 2005 03:28 am (UTC)
Yup... and never did he see the inside of a burlap sack... (this is an inside joke with my dad so no one think i'm losing it here...)

I just feel terrible. Thank you for taking care of the kitty you never wanted for me.
soft_pieces
Jun. 20th, 2005 05:23 pm (UTC)
Mr. Kitty sounds wonderful. I'm sorry you didn't get to see him one more time.
snidegrrl
Jun. 21st, 2005 03:28 am (UTC)
thank you :)
tzel
Jun. 20th, 2005 05:41 pm (UTC)
Sorry you didn't get to see him again. Let me know if you want to get beer and go thriftshopping sometime.
snidegrrl
Jun. 21st, 2005 03:29 am (UTC)
I would definitely like to do that soon. Thanks.
paleotheist
Jun. 20th, 2005 05:42 pm (UTC)
First and foremost - I'm so sorry about your loss! Some people scoff at crying over a lost pet, but they are such a part of your life that you really should mourn the loss. I just lost my childhood dog a few months ago and it's still a sad thing for me. So my heart goes out to you!

Second - speaking from a nasty ringworm experience myself (I took in a very sick stray kitten once), Lysol makes a really great fungicide spray specifically for fabrics and furniture. It's marketed under some sort of fabric and furniture disinfectant. Seeing as it is that ringworm is a fungus, that sutff is great for getting it out of your house. My vet also told me to use a bleach solution on any surface that could tolerate it - like floors, counters, bathrooms, etc. Oh yeah, and do LOTS of laundary. Bed linens and towels and such need to be washed regularly to help get the fungus good and DEAD!
snidegrrl
Jun. 21st, 2005 03:30 am (UTC)
Thank you. I was a bit out of it at work today, but of all places to work, Vetcentric is a place that understands.

I'll make sure my parents see this comment!
dazzedelf
Jun. 20th, 2005 05:50 pm (UTC)
My heart has joined the thousand for my friend stopped running today.
*hugs and comforts* I hope he is in a happy kitty place.
snidegrrl
Jun. 21st, 2005 03:30 am (UTC)
Re: My heart has joined the thousand for my friend stopped running today.
thanks hon. :)
summer_queen
Jun. 20th, 2005 05:54 pm (UTC)
Bye bye Mr. Kitty. Rest well.

And *hugs* for you.
snidegrrl
Jun. 21st, 2005 03:30 am (UTC)
thank you. *hugs* back.
salami_salome
Jun. 20th, 2005 06:24 pm (UTC)
So long and thanks for everything, Mr. Kitty.
examorata
Jun. 20th, 2005 07:05 pm (UTC)
Aw, Mr. Kitty. You had a long and well-loved life!
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