Running out of critters to lose


Veteran Member
Jul 5, 2009
mankato, mn
Sorry for your loss Gramps.
It's been a tough winter for that

It has been a tough year for critters in my house. Lost a kitty in the last spring. Then my dog in October. That one hurt. Still does. Can’t hardly drive my truck without thinkin about why his seat is empty. Didn’t matter where I went he was in his seat tongue hangin out. Only reason I bought an extended cab truck when we had the first kid is because with a car seat in the middle of a reg cab the wife would have had to ride in the bed and we all know that would be a bad deal.

Dane was another once in a lifetime critter. (As most are) but I’m sitting here on the couch currently, and he’s not sitting on the armrest with a paw on my knee like usual. He’s not laying on my lap/chest when I start dozing off on the couch before I go to bed. Just like my truck is lonely, now my couch is lonely too. 16 years of him laying on me when I got too tired and comfy on the couch is leaving a big empty hole.

Phil G

Veteran Member
May 3, 2004
Tucker, GA, USA
Well, I've never had indoor pets. Not by choice. My Mother was raised on a farm (in the 1930s), where animals were livestock, not pets. They weren't allowed inside. And children were for doing chores, not playing. When I was growing up every time we would visit family who DID have indoor pets she would bitch all the way home about (dog or cat) "Hair ALL OVER EVERYTHING"! She also didn't see a speck of dust, she saw "Dust AN INCH THICK"!

Now that she's passed, I thought about getting a cat, but I just couldn't see leaving it home alone all day.

I have a friend that is a "rescue them all if I could" type. She has always had multiple cats, and now dogs. I have watched many of them grow old over the years. Her husband and I have commented to each other privately that she keeps holding on to them too long. She waits until they are on death's door before taking them for the "Magic Needle". And usually until they die at home. Whenever I visit, as soon as I sit down on the couch critters come from all over! The (currently four) cats all try to get in my lap at the same time and whichever of the (currently two) dogs gets to me first sits on my feet!

I guess I feel about pets the same way I do about kids. I like them fine as long as they are around, but I don't want them around constantly. I like to let them go back to their "Parent's".

Sorry for the loss of your "little friend". I know how much of a loss it is. Maybe that's another reason I'm hesitant to get one?


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Lifetime Gold Member
Jan 19, 2010
Cypress, TX
I'm truly sorry to hear about your loss. They are members of the family for sure and their loss is very hard on everyone. Our current kitty is about 12 years old, still active and crazy, getting the midnight zoomies and hunting dangerous wild socks and meowing loudly at 3am to let everyone know she has made a successful catch. It will hurt us all deeply when she passes.


Veteran Member
Apr 27, 2008
ffx, va
Sorry for your loss. Great loyal companions. At least the dogs!
We lost our last dog New Years Day a year ago. We're pet less now for the first time in over 25 years.
Sure miss those guys.

73Z L92

Veteran Member
Jan 25, 2011
Carlos, MN
Locally there is a person looking to give away a cat and kittens. Free local delivery! Let me know I can hook you up.
We brought home a puppy golden retriever two months ago. Our cat was not happy. She is better now.

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