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    Long live Rastus the cat.
    My dear friend passed today at the ripe old age of 18+ years.
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    I remember that pic with the horns. So sorry you lost your good pal.

    Kitty Foyle is 18 too (we think - she was a shelter cat).
    She doesn't give a durn about saxophones, but sends a purr your way.
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    I'm very sorry for your loss. A friend sent me this poem last year after I had to put my dog down. He was my best friend, and I still miss him every day, but this helped:

    A POEM FOR THE GRIEVING

    Do not stand at my grave and weep.
    I am not there, I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow,
    I am the diamond glints on snow.
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
    I am the gentle autumn's rain.
    When you awaken in the morning's hush,
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry,
    I am not there, I did not die...

    -Anonymous

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    That's a long time and it must be tough. My sympathies, Thomas.
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    Ruby's preferred make of sax is any that's still shut in its case.

    Sorry for your loss, Thomas... Been there, and it hurts...

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    Like the Cheshire cat
    who fades leaving only a grin
    the loved cat leaves a warm spot
    in home and heart
    cat size
    cat shape
    cat love
    cat peace.

    -PL 4/23/12
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    thanks guys
    times like this, and your kinds words when I remember that heart I used to have when the stone that takes up that space now, bounces once or twice.
    "there are two means of refuge from the misery of life-music and cats," Dr. Albert Schweitzer

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    I lost my black cat, Nubian D. Cat a few years ago. He was a sweet guy.

    Cats are wonderful pets, but they age too rapidly.

    Currently, I have a nice Calico named Attitude (because she has one). She's almost 12, and is starting to mellow out.
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    Thomas, sorry for your loss. Cats are one of the things that make life a joy. Long live Rastus.

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    Hang in there, brother.
    Sorry to hear of your loss.
    Go take out your horn and play rastus a sweet song.

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