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Goodbye my friend . . . by RoadTripDog Goodbye my friend . . . by RoadTripDog
My friend and super rodent eliminator George has passed away. He was about 16 and used all 9 of his lives, but they were good lives. He was a friendly cat but not normally a lap cat although he would sometimes climb into my lap for a few minutes when I was sitting outside reading a book. Sometimes when I walked in the back of the property by the blackberry bramble he would walk with me, as if he was helping to patrol the perimeter. George was also unusual in that he would come when he was called, and he liked to ride in cars - things most cats would not do. He also was photogenic and would strike a pose when I came up to him with the camera.

I'm sure the local rodents are breathing a sigh of relief today. George ran up an impressive rodent body count, and that was only the ones we knew about! Probably two or three times more if we only knew. George wasn't my cat, he was my landlord's cat but we all loved him. His replacement has big paws to fill.
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Hermione75 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I want to post a painting I did with this, may I?
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RoadTripDog Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Yes, I would love to see the painting posted - thank you!
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Hermione75 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope u like [link]
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Hermione75 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank u
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WingDiamond Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
:( He earned his keep! My two lil Killing Machines are in their prime.
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RoadTripDog Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
We like to keep our little rodent killing machines happy!
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Hermione75 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank u for the fav's sounds like lovely cat, sorry for you loss.
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RoadTripDog Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Thank you - I remember George the Cat as having a good cat life and he had a good sense of humor (for a cat). I'm pretty sure he used up all 9 of his lives having a good time! We miss him.

If a dog barks 'havhav' what is Hebrew for 'meow'?
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Hermione75 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
interesting question...מיאו--meyow....like English...
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ShockWaveX2 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
How very sad but at least he lived a good long life.

My oldest cat Spatz might not make it this winter because lately she's been looking thin and hasn't eating as much, I'm glad to have her in life because she's been a real blessing to me.
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