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Thread: Goodbye gentle Mike

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    Goodbye gentle Mike

    Mike had been going down hill for a few days. I just talked to the vet.
    Where before he had loved being petted, he got agressive and not responding to meds. His head tilt was worse and he wouldn't eat. He is suffering and she can't help him. She had tested him for feline leukemia and that other disease which I can't remember the name of. He was negative for those.

    She said she is afraid he has rabies. She just has a gut feeling about it. So she suggested he has to be put down. She will send him off to be checked after he is gone. Poor baby he fought so hard.

    Mike I am so sorry I let you down. Ike will meet you at the bridge with your other little sibby.
    No matter what anyone does, someone some where will be offended some how!!!!
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    Rest in peace, dear boy.
    I've Been Frosted

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    Oh no! I am doing everything I can to not burst into tears here at work.
    I am so sorry. You did everything (and then some) for him. He will be reunited with his brother at the bridge and they can romp around and play together forever.

    RIP Mike
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    Rest in peace, little Mikie. You and your sibbies are together again and no longer suffering.

    I am so very sorry, MoFF. You tried everything you could, and Mike fought so hard too. You have done so much for this little family of kitties and for so many others. It is especially sad to lose Mike after things seemed to be looking up so much for him.

    God bless you, MoFF, and send you peace and comfort. There will be a wonderful reunion party.. One Fine Day..

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    Oh MOFF I am so so sorry.

    You did all you could for Mike, and he knew love and cuddles because he trusted you and you got him to the vet.

    Many {{{{hugs}}}}

    ETA: I just read your post in Cat General. Rabies can take a while to show up - or maybe his little body just couldn't fight off the infections any more.

    More HUGS for you and your furbabies.
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    You did all that you could MOFF - you left no stone unturned. Mike knows and loves you for that.

    RIP little Mike. Find Ike and play together forever at RB.
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    Oh no, I am so sorry to hear about Mike. You did everything that
    was in your power to do for him ( and for many others as well) I am so
    sorry this didn't work out for the little tuxie boy.

    Rest in peace little guy.
    I've Been Boo'd

    I've been Frosted






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    I am so sorry to hear about Mike. Play hard at the bridge, Mike.
    Anne
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    I'm so sorry to hear about Mike. You went above and beyond taking care of him. He's in a perfect place now, with his family. and you will see him again one day

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    I'm so sorry about Mike. You did so much for him. He is at peace now. {hugs}

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    Oh, MoFF -- I am so sorry to learn this news. (((HUGS)))
    Yikes! I've been Boo'd ... right off of the stage!
    Aaahh, I have been defrosted! Thank you, Bonny and Asiel!
    Brrrr, I've been Frosted! Thank you, Asiel and Pomtzu!


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    I lit two candles, one for Mike and Ike and one for MOFF.

    My heart hurts....
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    I am so sorry. My heart hearts, too. Mike is going to be there at the bridge for you, MOFF. He is going to run up and greet you and let you know that he loves you.



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    I'm so sorry; {{{hugs}}}.
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    MOFF, I'm so sorry to hear this. RIP sweet Mike. Please take care. (((HUGS)))
    Owned by Sky, Pearl, Ziggy Stardust, Alani, Blaze, Colby, Finnegan, and Summer.


    My Rainbow Bridge Babies:
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    RB Storm 1/11/96- 8/2/12 RIP Sweet Storm

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