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Ringo my friend and companion will be missed. :(
Posted by: spacescape
Date: February 04, 2010 06:47PM
Ringo had a final tap to remove 110ML + of fluid around his lungs. We hoped that we could get 2-4 weeks between taps and have him around a little longer. Unfortunately, this past Sunday (1-31-2010) he started having a tough time breathing again. Monday, we made an appointment with the vet for 7:00 PM hoping the vet had some options other than tapping him again. Breathing was labored again and we went at 3:00 PM and unfortunately we had the tough decision to put him down. We stayed with him and it was one of the toughest things I've ever had to do seeing he was the first pet that I've ever had to do this for (I've had pets but my parents always had to make that tough decision). I'm glad my wife and I stayed with him. What was even tougher was going back to work to keep working on the server reload and keeping my mind on the task at hand.

Ringo will be missed. <click here for album>

March 10th, 2003 - February 1st, 2010





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Posted by: kap
Date: February 04, 2010 06:50PM
sad smiley



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Posted by: freeradical
Date: February 04, 2010 06:54PM
Ringo is now in kitty cat heaven.


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Posted by: cbelt3
Date: February 04, 2010 06:57PM
Sorry to hear. Hugs for you and the rest of Ringo's family.
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Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: February 04, 2010 07:10PM
Very sorry to hear it; losing a loved pet -- especially when it's a decision situation -- is difficult.



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Posted by: Pam
Date: February 04, 2010 07:15PM
sad smiley
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Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: February 04, 2010 07:15PM
i know it all too well. And FIP is tough... you hope you can stay ahead, but it catches and passes you.

Tigger will look for Ringo...
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Posted by: kanesa
Date: February 04, 2010 07:33PM
I am so sorry for your lost.
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Posted by: prymsnap
Date: February 04, 2010 07:38PM
What a sweet looking little buddy. Sorry for your loss.
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Posted by: abevilac
Date: February 04, 2010 07:38PM
...and my Shadow will look for TIgger and RIngo -- so sorry for your loss.
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Posted by: vision63
Date: February 04, 2010 07:47PM
Nooooo! Rest Ringo. We're all gonna miss you.
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Posted by: Jack D.
Date: February 04, 2010 07:52PM
The toughest part of having a pet. Sorry for your loss.



- Jack D.




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Posted by: Grumpyguy
Date: February 04, 2010 08:01PM
cute kitty.



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Posted by: testcase
Date: February 04, 2010 08:15PM
He was a handsome fellow. Even though it broke your heart, you did the right thing for him. My condolences on your loss.

How did you decide to name him "Ringo"?
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Posted by: lafinfil
Date: February 04, 2010 08:16PM
No words are ever sufficient - still sorry for your loss

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Posted by: Paul F.
Date: February 04, 2010 08:20PM
My old buddy, Bear, and his brother Al will save a warm sunny spot for Ringo.

sad smiley

I can't bear to look at the album... it'll make me sadder.



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Posted by: DP
Date: February 04, 2010 08:31PM
What every one else said. Not enough words...
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Posted by: Seacrest
Date: February 04, 2010 08:34PM
"Peace and Love."
"Peace and Love."





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Posted by: GeneL
Date: February 04, 2010 08:36PM
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Jack D.
The toughest part of having a pet. Sorry for your loss.

Jack's right about that.

Know that I and your many friends on the forum are sending you "mental" hugs and sharing your sadness a bit.

It's amazing to me how each animal companion that we call "pets" develops unique behaviors that surprise us and endear them to us. It's this special uniqueness that makes it so hard to let them go, knowing it will never be replaced.

As I've said before, the best way to ease your sadness is to fall in love with a new kitty that desperately needs for you to rescue it. That's a win/win!

Looking at the pictures, it's easy to see why Ringo won your heart. I thought it was especially great that he helped you with the dishes.smiling smiley

Best wishes,

GeneL
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Posted by: IronMac
Date: February 04, 2010 08:41PM
My condolences on your loss. sad smiley
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Posted by: BillMac
Date: February 04, 2010 08:45PM
So sorry to hear about Ringo. BEAUTIFUL kitty.



-Bill
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Posted by: mattkime
Date: February 04, 2010 09:03PM
very sorry to hear this, i'll give my little guy an extra hug tonight.



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Posted by: vicrock
Date: February 04, 2010 09:08PM
Condolences - never easy, even when you know it is the right thing to do.
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Posted by: rgG
Date: February 04, 2010 09:09PM
BunBun, Boo and I are sorry to hear of RIngo's passing. I know he will be miseed.





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Posted by: JoeBob
Date: February 04, 2010 09:12PM
Sorry to hear of your loss- we had to ease our poodle's suffering last year, but she had 17 good years. We still miss the little girl every day.

We will give the doggies an extra hug in Ringo's memory tonight.
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Posted by: $tevie
Date: February 04, 2010 09:47PM
Such a gorgeous cat. I'm very sorry to hear that he had to leave you so soon.



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Posted by: Rick-o
Date: February 04, 2010 09:51PM
Aw! So sorry to hear. I was hopeful that kitty was going to pull through. My condolences.



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Posted by: blooz
Date: February 04, 2010 09:52PM
Pretty cat. I'm sorry.



And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.
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Posted by: JoeM
Date: February 04, 2010 09:58PM
Add my condolences to all above. I feel for you and your family. That's a beautiful photo BTW.



JoeM
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Posted by: Sam3
Date: February 04, 2010 10:25PM
Our brother and sister kitties Pooka, LittleBear and I are sad for your loss. May Ringo meet up with dear kitty friends in the afterlife.
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Posted by: Don C
Date: February 04, 2010 10:35PM
Yeah, the this is the hard part about being a servant to a pet.

Somebody once gave me a wooden cutout that forms the word CAT and on the back I have written the names of all the cats that have passed my way. Some just passed through when we were out in the country, but most were resident at some point. Every now and again I take that down and reflect on each one, often with a chuckle from a remembrance.
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Posted by: Mike V
Date: February 05, 2010 04:54AM
Bummer.

Sounds like you gave him a good life.



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Posted by: billb
Date: February 05, 2010 07:46AM
Sorry for your loss.

It is hard to do.
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Posted by: dmann
Date: February 05, 2010 08:19AM
So sorry to hear about Ringo. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

DM
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Posted by: MacArtist
Date: February 05, 2010 09:04AM
Sorry for your loss. This has been a rough week.



I sit on a man’s back, choking him and making
him carry me, and yet assure myself and others
that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his
lot by all possible means — except by getting off
his back. - Leo Tolstoy, novelist and Philosopher
(1828-1910)

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Posted by: A-Polly
Date: February 05, 2010 10:01AM
My deepest sympathy to you and yours. Ringo was beautiful and obviously well-loved.
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A-Polly (hugging Duncan, Duffy, Tinkerbelle, and Pretty Kitty Moira)
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Posted by: MikeF
Date: February 05, 2010 12:00PM
Our condolences to you and your family. We'll be facing a similar issue soon since one of our dogs was just diagnosed with lymphoma...
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Posted by: Racer X
Date: February 05, 2010 12:29PM
tough to lose a little furry buddy. I'll skritch Ash and his sister Misty for you in Ringo's honor. Beautiful fur color on Ringo.
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Posted by: spacescape
Date: February 05, 2010 02:36PM
Thanks for all the responses and PM's. Yes, Ringo is going to be missed. We will be getting another kitty sooner than later not only for us but Ringo's sister "Roxie" is very sad and depressed. A couple of you have asked where we came up with the name Ringo. Well, I'm a drummer. Roxie was about a year old when we got her (a day after Ringo) and already had a name. So, it came down to Rocket or Ringo and we decided on Ringo. I think he looks like a Ringo don't you think?
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Posted by: Diana
Date: February 05, 2010 04:49PM
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spacescape
Thanks for all the responses and PM's. Yes, Ringo is going to be missed. We will be getting another kitty sooner than later not only for us but Ringo's sister "Roxie" is very sad and depressed. A couple of you have asked where we came up with the name Ringo. Well, I'm a drummer. Roxie was about a year old when we got her (a day after Ringo) and already had a name. So, it came down to Rocket or Ringo and we decided on Ringo. I think he looks like a Ringo don't you think?

Yes, he does.

The kittehs in my life have found me either when I most needed them, or when they most needed me. And yes, Roxie needs a friend. My boys found accepting another cat much easier than the female did. I have three four masters: Tux, ME (pronounced "emmeee" ) , Faraday, and now Lola (who may be going home sometime in the next few months). Get a younger kitten, and Roxie should have a much easier time adjusting to someone different. @#$%&, who we lost over five years ago now, never really adjusted to the addition of Tux and ME to the family even when they were (older) kittens, but Tux and ME had no problem when Faraday arrived.



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Posted by: TheCaber
Date: February 05, 2010 11:11PM
RIP, Ringo. Our former kitties will be looking for him. Sorry for your loss, ss.



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