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Percy Puss 4-27-95 to 8-6-13 RIP


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#1 OFFLINE   Dawondergirls

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 04:03 PM

We lost Percy this Tuesday. Some of you remember when we lost his littermate Boris 16 months ago. Percy was 18 years old and I know that is a long life for a kitty but it wasn't long enough for me. I adopted Percy from the animal shelter along with Boris. They were probably only 5 weeks old - if that. I was only going to get Boris but when I went to the shelter, they went into the isolation unit to get him. I was on the Board of Directors and knew that meant they weren't going out on the adoption floor. I asked and the rest of the litter was due for euthanasia the next day. It broke my heart but we already had 5 cats and I couldn't take them all so I said I would take the 2 grey guys. I always thought of Percy as my Bonus Baby and he paid me back every day of his life. I have never been closer to a cat and I have loved them all but Percy was special. He would ride around on my left shoulder. When I was outside gardening, he would sit in the window and meow at me. Whenever a new cat or dog came into the house, Percy was right next to me. He was never aggressive but he would plant himself between me and the newcomer. He was so sweet and ended up being everyones friend. He was diagnosed with lymphoma last August. It finally got too much for his little body to fight anymore. He died cradled in my arms. Alex was there patting his head. My vet is so wonderful and knew how special Percy was to me. Percy never purred after Boris died so I know they are curled up together with Mama Meg purring and grooming like crazy. She was a year older than the boys and became their substitute mother.
I miss you little guy. RIP Percy Puss, precipitous Puss, Purr Puss and my littie old man.

The first picture is on Patti's first day in our house. As you can see, Percy was making sure she didn't take me over.
The next picture is from earlier this year - Mariah, Percy and Sadie in a sunbeam.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 04:20 PM

Oh Doreen, I am so sorry to hear about Percy's passing. I could tell from your posts how much you loved him. You are both blessed to have had each other for as long as you did.

May Percy's memories comfort you during this difficult time. ** hugs **

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 06:12 PM

I'm so sorry to hear this! He always sounded like such a special little guy. Hugs coming your way.
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Posted 08 August 2013 - 06:15 PM

When I was trying to convince Alex to get a dog, he always said - "Why, you have Percy." He was always following me.
I'm glad he saw the IG Rescue poster that day and we met and adopted Sadie!

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 07:49 AM

Doreen, my heart breaks for you. As you know, I have Percy's look-alike, Sabrina. She is also 18 years old and I know she is living on borrowed time. Since I read your post about Percy's passing, I have been especially attentive to Sabrina. I think that is all we can do in memory of those that we have lost...love the ones we still have. You, Alex and Percy are in my prayers.
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Posted 09 August 2013 - 09:23 AM

So sorry to hear about Percy's passing. My thoughts are with you and Alex and the girls during this time.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 11:34 AM

So sorry that your Percy has passed. Percy was obviously one well loved kitty.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 12:54 PM

So sorry to hear about Percy's passing. Posted Image He got to spend some wonderful years with you- what a gift for all involved. I hope the pain of loss eases soon; he'll be at the Bridge with Boris waiting for you!
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Posted 09 August 2013 - 08:59 PM

I'm so sorry Percy passed hugs to you
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Posted 10 August 2013 - 03:07 PM

I am so sorry for your loss Doreen & Alex. It is so hard losing our babies. Percy & Boris were so lucky that you found them. Little did you know what an impact they would have on your lives. You will be reunited with them again someday. BIG HUGS.
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Posted 10 August 2013 - 05:42 PM

Awww so very sorry on Percy's passing. Thinking of you during this hard time...
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Posted 11 August 2013 - 10:39 PM

I'm sorry for your loss, no matter how long it is .It's never long enough..........

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 08:04 AM

Sorry to hear of Percy's passing, I could tell how much he and Boris meant to you from your posts, love and iggie hugs from Deb and Yanni




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