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Old 07-20-2011, 09:58 AM   #1
Kelly Moore
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Take video of the daily things in your life.

I put my beloved 20 year old three legged Siamese Phoenix to sleep this Sunday. The vet was wonderful - came to the house on a Sunday and was very kind and patient.

The end of a 20 year friendship. It is my deepest hope that there is a Rainbow Bridge and that my friend is healthy and young and running and leaping and playing on four legs again. I miss you Phoenix.

I have pictures of Phoenix, but I wish I had video with his voice. He had more than a dozen distinctly different sounds that all meant something (I'm glad to see you, I'm hungry, I want in the room, I want outside, I want to play, I want pepperoni, I want you to keep "dry shampooing" me, I love you, I want to be held, I'm chatting to make you happy, I'm not happy, I want you to come out and pay attention to me, I'm trapped and can't get down....etc. My suggestion to everyone with loved ones - get video with sound. Video those everyday things that make you smile, that create the fabric of your life - not just the special occasions. It's the daily things that you will miss the most and not being able to remember voices leaves you hollow. I can't remember what my father's voice sounds like anymore, no matter how hard I try to hear him in my head. I can't remember Fuzzy, Boo, Timmy, Meowy or Little Black's voices either and all were deeply loved friends. Needless to say I've been taking video like crazy of my current friends the past several days.
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:01 AM   #2
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Re: Take video of the daily things in your life.

I am so very sorry to hear about your Kitty...
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:19 AM   #3
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Re: Take video of the daily things in your life.

I'm very sorry to hear that. Good reminder.
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:09 AM   #4
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Re: Take video of the daily things in your life.

Sorry for your loss, Kelly. I know it isn't easy.

We had to put down our Bulldog earlier this year. It just about broke my heart.
There's a little bit of it in the "Dog" thread in the stuff and nonsense forum.
Luckily, I had set up a facebook account for the dog, and had loaded a bunch of photos and even some video of him.
My thoughts are with you.
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Old 07-22-2011, 07:41 PM   #5
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Re: Take video of the daily things in your life.

Kelly,

I'm sorry. I hope you find serenity.
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Old 07-23-2011, 06:31 AM   #6
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Re: Take video of the daily things in your life.

sorry to hear your pain Kelly - we just had to put down out Greyhound which I rescued from a bastard trainer - 15 years together
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Old 07-24-2011, 07:27 AM   #7
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Re: Take video of the daily things in your life.

Thank you for the kind words and I'm sorry for everyone's loses. I understand what you are feeling.

I really, really encourage everyone to take those "everyday" videos of your family and friends. Life is so short and those daily things are truly special.

I found out yesterday that Puff, my dearly loved 19 year old Siamese, is also dying from chronic renal failure. She has, hopefully, six months with dietary and fluid management. Puff's litter mate Tuscon that is quite a bit healthier at this time, so I'm crossing my fingers that she will be around a while longer.

I knew when I brought the cats home so many years ago that someday I would be facing this terrible moment when all of them would be old at the same time. It was a blessing and a great deal of fun to keep siblings together, but the other end of the road is very challenging.
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