Laki- he might have been brave when it came to the outside world, but at home he was the biggest sook there ever was. And he loved mom (both mine and his!) to death. He's the only cat I ever knew that didn't run from the vacuum. He even let mother vacuum him once or twice.
Olympia- *hugs hugs hugs* sorry you're having a rough time, just, come here for hugs, I'll even toss in a few shrimplets for a bonus.
Edit: Laki, all three of our cats were outdoor cats. None ever caught a disease. All were taken to the vet. In fact there is a vet either in Stephenville or Corner Brook that some 10 years later would still write a letter of recommendation for mother. (some places will only allow pets with this!). They saw the vet every year. More often if they had any issues. And when it came time, they were put down rather than allowed to suffer. All of our cats were medicated at some point or another. The last year of her life Licorish was on anti convulsion meds. And when her seizures got too bad mother put her foot down and said not going to let her suffer. She lived a ripe life of 16 and a half years. Compared to her mother. A stray that stuck close to dads fishing stage.
Last edited by Silverfang; 11-03-2012 at 11:20 AM.