3 Things You Haven’t Let Go

There is a chair next to me with a pile of stuff on it. Minutes ago, it decided to come crashing down on me. In that pile is a shirt jacket, which got me thinking of this new meme: 3 Things You Haven’t Let Go. List your three things, then tag three other bloggers. Don’t forget to link to the person that tagged you! And, of course, a link to the originator of the meme (me, so far as I know) would be appreciated as well.

My 3 Things I Haven’t Let Go

1) The shirt jacket that hasn’t been washed (or worn!) since the last time I held and carried Snowflake before he died. Snowflake was a male white cat who developed CRF. He passed away in spring of 2000.

2) The blank page on my Newton from the day Button died. I had been playing games on it while sitting with her in what turned out to be her last night. Button was a female Siamese cat who had been stricken with kidney failure and lived only a couple months after the diagnosis. She passed away on October 1, 2004.

3) The syringe (the kind without a needle) and paper cup that were part of a last ditch effort to save Dasen. Dasen was a female tabby cat who had developed diabetes. She lived with it for several years. She passed away on March 2, 2007. It was a good couple months before I got used to not having to give her medication twice a day.

Hopefully everyone else’s won’t be such a downer!

I tag:

Ann

Joanne

Jon

22 comments on “3 Things You Haven’t Let Go
  1. peteej says:

    Sorry to hear about your cats. I lost one about a year ago to diabetes. Thankfully, we caught it in time to keep him around, happily, for a few more months, but we had to act when the injections stopped working. I really miss him. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Joanne says:

    That is really sweet, despite being rather sad of a list. Do you have a fourth cat?

    As always, thanks for contributing to the growing list of memes I’ve yet to complete.

  3. david says:

    That’s a really sad list there. The cats you own don’t last too long =(.

  4. dcr says:

    Snowflake was around 10 or so. He was a stray, so it’s a best guess as to how old he was.

    Button was 16 and Dasen was 19.

  5. dcr says:

    I just remember when I was in grade school, one of my teachers had a cat that developed diabetes and they just put the cat to sleep. She talked about how much work it would be to have to give the cat a shot.

    Sorry to hear about your cat. I think Dasen was a diabetic for at least three years. When Button was diagnosed with kidney failure, I had to give her subcutaneous fluids every morning. That’s what kept her alive for a couple months.

  6. dcr says:

    Yes. Ink Spot. She’s about 8. She used to play with Snowflake. Button and Dasen never got along with either of them. Initially, Button and Dasen didn’t get along, until I forced them together one Christmas. They were nearly inseparable after that. Whenever Snowflake would get in a tussle with Button, Dasen would come running to protect her big sister.

  7. dcr says:

    As always, thanks for contributing to the growing list of memes I’ve yet to complete.

    I didn’t think you had much else to do. :->

  8. Joanne says:

    I didn’t think it possible, but that smiley is definitely suspiciously evil-looking.

  9. dcr says:

    Yes. You must know your smileys!

  10. Jon says:

    Ok buddy.. you threw me for a loop. . . BUT, I finished my 3 things! Never let it be said that I’m a slacker! Better late than never. That was a tough one actually! But it was a good diversion for me. 🙂

    Sorry to hear about your various beloved pets. I know that must be incredibly difficult, but I thank you for sharing so honestly about these things that have moved you so.

  11. Jon says:

    Ink spot is a fantastic name for a cat. 🙂 As was snowflake and button. holy moly… next pet I get, I’m calling you so you can name my pet.

  12. Tish says:

    I just got tagged on your meme. Great idea!

    Reading through your own post, I can’t help but feel sad for you for losing three wonderful cats. I’m an animal lover myself, and I can’t bare the thought of something happening to my dogs. I know that it will happen eventually, and it almost did a few months ago. I don’t think I could ever be ready.

    So sorry for your losses. You sound like a wonderful person, though, and your cats were lucky to have you. It’s a shame that there aren’t more such animal lovers out there. Good people like you should always be surrounded by good animals. I hope you have more nice cats to keep you happy while you enrich their lives!

    Have a wonderful night.

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