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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Why I haven’t been posting lately.

Posted on 2008.06.11 at 18:25

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melyanna_65
melyanna_65 at 2008-07-16 10:50 (UTC) (Link)
What a bittersweet story in pictures, dear!!!

I so love kitties (I had one who died at 15 ten years ago), so I know how it feels when your kitty is ill or dies. It's such a painful loss. Now I know from your latest entry that Raoul has gone into the West, so it must be so hard for you.

Siamese kitties are so beautiful and enigmatic. I never met a person who owns Siamese kitties, so I know very little about their own "personality". From the pictures you posted they look very sweet and cuddly!

Sorry for not replying earlier, hon, it seems I missed a lot of posts lately.

*lots of hugs*
Mechtild
mechtild at 2008-07-16 11:57 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for commenting, Melyanna. It's always hard when beloved pets die, but they are so wonderful to have, knowing them and being with them, it's worth the heartache--or at least one feels that way in retrospect, after the sorrow has lightened. Siamese cats are not consistently one sort of personality; my mother had one that was notably anti-social and mean-tempered, but in my experience he was exceptional. All the others we've had have been very affectionate and gregarious (liking the company of others, people or other pets), whether on the shy side or extroverted, speaking occasionally or talking all the time.

I am very fond of the breed, but they do seem prone to cancer. The vet confirmed it, noting that purebred pets in general tend to get more cancer, perhaps because their gene pools are smaller. But he also said that as more and more pet owners keep their cats indoors and take them to the vet more consistently their pets live longer, increasing their chances to die of cancer. So it was not just true of purebreds, but of cats and dogs generally.
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