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Orion

re: Orion

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by » Tue Dec 31, 2019 05:51 pm

That's right.  Many of my cats had really involved rescue stories, and many of them just dropped by, discovered the food and stayed.  One neighbor thought I was stealing her cats but then realized, I was just putting out food for any cat who came along, so of course, they just hung around.  I went from cat thief to "angel" before I ever met them.  John

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by » Mon Dec 30, 2019 05:28 pm

I think all the rescue stories of our cats are pretty good for them and sort of sad, except Nova who was just hanging aroug the house and I took him in when the temps fell well below zero.

Funny how differently they age. Orion being about the same age as Nova, but Nova is so much more active and youthful. I guess it is like people, so people can be 50 but seem 80 and some 90 and seem 50.

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by » Sat Dec 28, 2019 05:35 pm

I went back and read his biography yesterday.  I'd forgotten what probably happened.  I've seen eagles drop snakes on rocks to kill them and I know it sometimes takes several tries.  I still wonder if that eagle wasn't flying around up there getting ready for another try.  From such a nightmarish beginning to 16 years of love and luxury, Orion was certainly lucky you came along when you did.  John

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by » Fri Dec 27, 2019 07:05 pm

I hope he would have been able to right, but with his vertebrae noe starting to touch in places (discs wearing out and moving) it may be too painful to twist around quickly now.

Do you remember when I found him? It feels like yesterday!

The first picture of kitten Orion, way back in September 2003! He is SO TINY!!!

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message 5 of 9
by » Fri Dec 27, 2019 06:30 pm

Poor little buddy!  He's got a lot to deal with.  I've seen perfectly healthy cats fall like that.  I think they're more embarrassed than anything else.  If it had been from higher up, he might have had more time to prepare a landing.  They're amazing that way.  John

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by » Fri Dec 27, 2019 04:19 pm

Thanks Peggy. I hope he is as comftable as he can be for the time he has left with us. :/

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