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Wed Jan 2, 2019, 07:54 PM

Update on Elmo and Stitch--sad news--and good news

I had posted about the kitties who were living with my estranged husband and needing a new home because he was no longer able to take care of them. Then my husband died December 13th.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/116141750

They were boarding for awhile, and then my oldest son and his partner arranged to foster them. They already have a single cat--who had previously expressed her displeasure at sharing the house with Elmo and Stitch--and a dog.

Last night Stitch started violently vomiting. They took him to the emergency vet and then back this morning to the regular vet. Not good news. He hadn't been eating, lost a lot of weight, stopped using the litter box, and they found masses in his stomach and lungs. The decision was made to release him from his suffering.

Stitch was the original cool cat. He had the most gorgeous green eyes. He was totally not bothered by Snowy--my rescue dog-- when he came to live with us in June 2017. I know his brother, Elmo, is going to miss him.

Rest in peace, Stitch.



And the good news now is that my son and his partner have been smitten with Elmo. They are now committed to letting their kitty, Tulip, figure out that Elmo could be a fun companion, and are prepared to let the two kitties take their time getting used to each other.

I had been thinking about taking Elmo since he gets along with Snowy. But I think in the long run he'll be happier in a home with another kitty, even if it takes Tulip some time to get used to him

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Reply Update on Elmo and Stitch--sad news--and good news (Original post)
mnhtnbb Jan 2019 OP
CurtEastPoint Jan 2019 #1
mnhtnbb Jan 2019 #4
CurtEastPoint Jan 2019 #7
tblue37 Jan 2019 #9
irisblue Jan 2019 #2
bronxiteforever Jan 2019 #3
phylny Jan 2019 #5
japple Jan 2019 #6
2naSalit Jan 2019 #8
tblue37 Jan 2019 #10
Donkees Jan 2019 #11
peacebuzzard Jan 2019 #12
hermetic Jan 2019 #13
MissMillie Jan 2019 #14

Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2019, 07:57 PM

1. I am so sorry. He is beautiful and was well loved. WHen that happens (and I know from

experience, it's time.) My condolences.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 2, 2019, 08:01 PM

4. I'm thinking seriously now about taking Elmo,

even though I'm allergic to cats. As long as there was someone else in the house to pet them (because I have to wash my hands every time I touch a kitty) I got along ok. If Tulip--my son's cat--would just get along with Elmo, I think they'd keep him.

It's all so sad. I've been bawling all day.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 2, 2019, 08:10 PM

7. I"m sure. I have a neighbor who began having

existing older cat issues w/younger newer ones once the 'buffer' cat passed away and she was beside herself. I suggested the pheromones (Feliway) and it has helped a lot.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 2, 2019, 08:52 PM

9. I have 4 cats--and am allergic. I have always had cats despite my allergies.

I use allergy medicine.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2019, 08:00 PM

2. Stich 🕯️

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2019, 08:00 PM

3. Sorry for the loss.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2019, 08:02 PM

5. I'm very sorry. I know Stitch had a wonderful life. n/t

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2019, 08:06 PM

6. Oh so sorry about this sad turn of events. He was a beautiful kitty from his beautiful green

eyes down to the little white tip on his tail! Maybe he was grieving for your husband. Rest in peace, beautiful boy.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2019, 08:27 PM

8. ...



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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2019, 08:53 PM

10. I am so sorry. He was beautiful. nt

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2019, 09:27 AM

11. Peace

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2019, 02:11 PM

12. so sorry. sweet cat.

sorry for the loss of the cool cat. sweet angel,

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2019, 04:02 PM

13. Sweet baby

Roaming now in the green fields of forever



So sorry for all the loss you are experiencing.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 01:52 PM

14. RIP Stitch

I'm so sorry for your loss mnhtnbb

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