In Memory Of forum: In memory of Horsie (the cat)

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Feb 3, 2010 4:36 AM CST
Name: melva wheeler
Horsie was born in the closet in our library...He was a very special cat, who became my best friend. I was crushed, when he died and I miss him everyday.
This is a picture of what he did best...reminding me, to take a break. He wanted me to quit, and go inside.

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Feb 3, 2010 7:22 AM CST
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Ontario, Canada
Perpetually happy!
Melva! so glad to see you here and I know how much Horsie meant to you.
That is a beautiful photo of him.
Feb 5, 2010 1:42 AM CST
Name: melva wheeler
Thank you.
Feb 7, 2010 2:19 AM CST
Name: Evey Blalock
South Louisiana / Zone 8b

I know how much you grieved the loss of your Horsie. I think the entire Rose forum was mourning with you, Melva. One of a kind, he was for sure.
Feb 7, 2010 3:02 AM CST
Name: melva wheeler
Thanks Evey..I guess I am a real wimp...because I am not sure if I will ever stop grieving for him.
A friend of mine from another forum put it well. I think of her words often. She said: " once had a cat, who was more than a cat...and when he returned to the planet where he was from, and she got another cat...he was just that...only a cat"
That pretty well sums it up...Cats in of themself are special creatures...but most of them are just cats Horsie was more.....

Corrected spelling of Evey's name...sorry.

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Feb 7, 2010 1:43 PM CST
Name: Susan AKA lincolnitess
Southeast NE zone 5
I think Horsie took a piece of many of our hearts. He was such a photographic guy. I just loved your photos of him.

Feb 7, 2010 4:49 PM CST
Name: melva wheeler
Thank you, Susan..he grew up with me taking pictures and he became very used to it..and he did seem to pose. Corky has not gotten into it, as Horsie did. Also, unlike Horsie, Corky is quite aloof when he is outside and he doesn't stay near by, like the Horsie did. I miss having a supervisor.

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Feb 8, 2010 12:35 AM CST
Name: Marilyn
San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Melva, first of all thank you for starting this Memory thread. I think it's awesome!

I completely understand what you've been going through regarding Horsie. He was for you what I call a "heart cat." One can have a lot of pets and love them all, but there are those few which touch our hearts in so many special ways. When they're taken from us sometimes it's worse than losing the human we love the most.

It will take a very long time before you can speak of Horsie for more than a few seconds without choking up. I lost Mason, my heart dog, in 1984 and it's only been the last several years that I've been able to talk about him.
Feb 8, 2010 1:33 AM CST
Name: melva wheeler
Thank you...yes he was a "heart cat" and when he left, he took a very large piece of my heart. I never knew I had so many tears.
People on DG have helped me through this experience...not sure what I would have done without them!

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Feb 9, 2010 11:10 AM CST
Name: Vicky
I am so sorry for your loss Melva.
I know how you feel.
You might want to see if your library has the book:
The Loss of a Pet
by Wallace Sife Ph.D
Feb 21, 2010 3:32 PM CST
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida
melva...I too was saddened at the loss of DG he was "the forum cat"....loved by all. Rolling my eyes.

My Rhodie crossed the bridge before him, but not a day goes by that I don't miss that 150lbs. of canine. If she wanted the couch watching T.V. I sat on the floor! Group hug
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.
Feb 21, 2010 9:49 PM CST
Name: melva wheeler
Thank you Ginger...some of our animal-friends burrow deep into our hearts...I can relate to sitting on the floor, if Rhodie wanted the couch. If Horsie was in my lap sleeping, I didn't move, for fear I'd wake the baby. And why did I worry? It isn't as if he had insomnia!
Jun 23, 2010 3:59 PM CST
Name: melva wheeler
Coming up on the 2 year mark for Horsie..he died on the 4th of July. I have another cat now but I still miss 'my boy'...guess I always will. I still grieve for him but the grief is tempered with a joy of having known him, he was 'a one of a kind cat'

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Jul 2, 2010 9:06 PM CST
Name: Annie
Western WA Zone USDA 7b
Relax. It's only a small setback.
Hi Melva,
I nearly cried when I found this thread. Horsie's personality was so endearing. I was crushed to hear he had died. And that was being only as a intermittent, casual reader of the Pet Forum at DG, but Horsie packed a lot of feline punch in his personality. Time moves us on from pets that have left us, but there are always some that leave a bit deeper mark and Horsie certainly did that.

RIP Horsie.
Jul 3, 2010 12:55 AM CST
Name: melva wheeler
Thank you, Annie....he was quite a cat...after 2 years, my mind still has trouble believing he is gone.

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