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Jan_H

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Gosh, maybe a local TV or radio station? I understand not wanting another pet. I'm feeling the same. Just want a good outcome for little guy.
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My heart goes out to you over and over for your Huck. You are the ultimate cat dad!

I hope that your wife will accept the tail-free cat into your home, if that is what you decide. It seems like you are already bonded to the little fellow.

Your sensitivity and kindness emanates throughout your posts.

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Katie,

Our oldest cat, Nomar, passed away in 2012. Pedro passed away in 2017. Huckleberry is missing and we're assuming he got attacked by a larger animal. Our one remining cat, Banjo, almost died in April, due to blockage caused by his urine crystallizing. Banjo is our only cat left. I love cats but I can't handle it, when they die, get sick or get missing. Please understand. I'd love to help the cat, but I can't go through this again. I also can't foster a cat, because I'll want to keep him. Here's a picture of Banjo, in April, right after he got sick. Part of his paws and part of his tail was shaved. I still get really sad when I look at this picture. Thank God, he is doing well now. I only pray that he continues to do well.

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Dear Kevin,

It is a very personal decision to adopt another pet, after losing one, as you well know. That photo is sad but it is good to see your beloved "Banjo" nevertheless. He certainly is a fine looking lad.

I don't recall seeing a photo image of him before, although you have mentioned him many times here on the forum. Thank you for sharing.

My Marmalade did not like his forearms shaved at all. He would tear at the rubber gasket that the Animal Hospital placed over the area where his IV had been attached. It really bothered him. : /  It was one of the reasons why I felt I had to put him to sleep, he just did not want any further medical treatment. He was all done. He was finished with all of the medicines, the poking, the prodding, the injections and the man-handling by the male nurses who feared him. I felt he deserved a say in how and when he was treated or not. I owed him that much.

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James
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Thank you for your kind reply. I am so sorry if I seemed like I was pushing you into adopting another cat. My personality seems to be to strong for its own good.
Thank you for the beautiful picture of Banjo! Your kindness and love for animals is amazing.
Losing an animal is probably the worst pain in the world (I don't have or want kids, so I can't comment on that type of horrible loss.) Animals are selfless and all-forgiving and loving.
My heart is with you,
Katie

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By the way, Banjo is so handsome! What a gorgeous cat! He looks a tad like Ana Ng, except she had all black whiskers and the only white on her was a small patch under her chin.
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That is so adorable that Huck would sit in his own chair around the fire, and enjoy the moment. They really are like humans and part of the family. 


I never see my animals in terms of 'it' - they're always 'who' or 'they' (or other personal pronouns).  I assign them human characteristics because (to me and others here) they're just little furry humans.  Except Brutus.  He's a 16.2-pound lug 😉
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Katie,

Our oldest cat, Nomar, passed away in 2012. Pedro passed away in 2017. Huckleberry is missing and we're assuming he got attacked by a larger animal. Our one remining cat, Banjo, almost died in April, due to blockage caused by his urine crystallizing. Banjo is our only cat left. I love cats but I can't handle it, when they die, get sick or get missing. Please understand. I'd love to help the cat, but I can't go through this again. I also can't foster a cat, because I'll want to keep him. Here's a picture of Banjo, in April, right after he got sick. Part of his paws and part of his tail was shaved. I still get really sad when I look at this picture. Thank God, he is doing well now. I only pray that he continues to do well.

banjo.jpg 


Banjo is absolutely beautiful!  I know, I know... I say that about every cat I see, but I mean it.  He's such a pretty critter.  I, too, have a very difficult time when cats pass or go missing.  I'd want to keep a foster cat too because I get attached far too easily (and quickly!), so I've made my first visit to my local shelter and played with the cats for a short while.

I hope your little guy continues to do well 😉
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Thoughts & prayers for Huckleberry, Banjo, and their faithful owner.
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This morning, someone reponded to my Nextdoor post and said that there's a cat that's been coming near her house for about a month. She left a bowl out and the cat, and another feral cat has been eating out of it. We drove over there, it waa about 5 miles away and my wife showed her more pictues of Huck. She said he looks to be about the same size, and he has very nice and distinctive stripes like Huckleberry has. She has woods all by her house, and we called Huckleberry and brought his treats, but there was no answer. We gave the lady our numbers and she told us she would call us if he comes back. There are alot of lost cats in the area, so it wouldn't surprise me if it wasn't him, but at least we got some hope. I'm saying my prayers and keeping my fingers crossed.
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This morning, someone reponded to my Nextdoor post and said that there's a cat that's been coming near her house for about a month. She left a bowl out and the cat, and another feral cat has been eating out of it. We drove over there, it waa about 5 miles away and my wife showed her more pictues of Huck. She said he looks to be about the same size, and he has very nice and distinctive stripes like Huckleberry has. She has woods all by her house, and we called Huckleberry and brought his treats, but there was no answer. We gave the lady our numbers and she told us she would call us if he comes back. There are alot of lost cats in the area, so it wouldn't surprise me if it wasn't him, but at least we got some hope. I'm saying my prayers and keeping my fingers crossed.


That's great news!  Please keep us posted; I've been waiting for this kind of news from you for a long time 😉
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We haven't heard from the lady yet. We drove by there late yesterday afternoon but we didn't get out of my truck. She put a bowl of food near her door. We're planning on going out of town tomorrow for a night. I think we're still going to do it, and we'll give the neighbor a key to our house, in case she calls while we're gone. My neighbor knows Huckleberry well. I'm hipong she calls today. If she does, and if it's him, then we're cancelling our trip.
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I know how hope can both hurt and help all at the same time. I will pray it’s your kitty and hopefully you will be able to have him back. Is it possible to keep returning to that spot with his favorite foods? Or would that woman who has fed the cat allow you to put a motion activated video camera that records to a thumb drive in the outside area where he has appeared so perhaps you can get a glimpse of the cat to know if it’s him? They are pretty cheap. There are several on Amazon that have night vision. I have used them and they work fairly well.
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My wife doesn't want me to keep bothering her. My wife said she'll call when she sees him again. I don't think she sees him every day. All I want to do is go over there and look for him, but it's all private property. It could also be a neighbior's cat, but all the neighbors she know have said it isn't theres. She also told us she'd tell her neighbors to be on the lookout for him and that his name is Hucleberry. If she sees him again, she's going to try to call him that and see if he responds. This sounds dumb, but I wish I could go over there and sit in a chair all night to see if the cat comes back. 
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It doesn’t sound dumb at all. If there were a hope of getting my Roary back I would be camping out to see if he comes back too. But my family would think I was crazy and wouldn’t agree with that idea.
Just know that I completely understand your desire to do anything to find him.

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