Goodbye to Leon

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Goodbye to Leon

Post by jack1974 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:38 am

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today had to put to sleep my cat Leon, after a long two weeks in which we hoped he could make it. I want to remember him like this, sleeping peacefully :cry:

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Re: Goodbye to Leon

Post by rooke30 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:16 am

He loooks so happy in that photograph.

My condolences.

May angels guide his spirit to a peaceful place

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Re: Goodbye to Leon

Post by Sylrissa » Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:34 pm

I'm so sorry for your loss, he's such a beautiful cat. I read on twitter that he might of been poisoned?, That's horrendous.

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Re: Goodbye to Leon

Post by jack1974 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:55 pm

Don't know for certain, but we asked everyone, changed 2-3 vets, and nobody was sure what exactly was going on, beside renal failure (but he was just 8 years old, so too young to have that).
The poison is just a theory, I didn't know but apparently cats are attracted by... not sure how to translate it, that anti-ice liquid you put in the car engine? and that is really dangerous for them. So he might have drank that... or maybe he ate a rat who ate first anti-rat poison. Those were theories made by the various vets, but in reality we're not sure.

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Re: Goodbye to Leon

Post by Lonestar51 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:27 pm

What a nice little cat. It is too bad he passed away. I feel with you.

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Re: Goodbye to Leon

Post by P_Tigras » Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:47 pm

Poor Leon! :( We call it "anti-freeze", and yep, renal failure is pretty common in cats who've been poisoned. So the theory is a highly probable one. I had a kitten who ate rat poison once and was sick for days.

My condolences to you on your loss Jack. Losing a cherished kitty is always hard. :(

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Re: Goodbye to Leon

Post by Madance » Mon Dec 02, 2013 5:06 pm

My condolences for your loss, Jack. I've lost my dog just a few days ago and still hurts to think about her, and I know how you're feeling.

He is in a better place, and is in peace at least.

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Re: Goodbye to Leon

Post by jack1974 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 5:52 pm

Thank you all for the nice comments :)
I feel bad now obviously, but on the other hand relieved that he is not suffering anymore. It was one of those situation where there's no happy ending... at least now I can get back to work. In the past two weeks was really hard to concentrate to do anything!

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Re: Goodbye to Leon

Post by MarSel » Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:48 pm

As quick as we all would like your next game out. I personally think you should have some time off even if it's just a few days to grieve. Even the loss of a beloved pet is like loss of family.
*Big hugs*

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Re: Goodbye to Leon

Post by jack1974 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:29 pm

Yes, I find working on games relaxing and distracts me from thinking too much about it, but I'm not going to jump back to work like mad. Main goals for this month will be to have Loren tested for Steam, and maybe begin Roommates beta (probably at end of month though).

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