HUNTER [ in loving memory ]

Russian Blue/American Shorthair
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Home:Long Beach, CA  
Sex: Male   Weight: 7 lbs.

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babylove, baby, trouble

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Quick Bio:
-mixed breed

He loved being cuddled, tearing up newspapers, playing w/ his foam balls

not being the center of attention of course

Favorite Toy:
ratty foam balls

Favorite Nap Spot:
anywhere sunny and warm, on our laps

Favorite Food:
cheese, treats

he would play 'fetch', he'd sing to us


Arrival Story:
Hunter was a surprise Christmas gift given to my by my then boyfriend (now husband). My husband saw an ad in the local Penny Saver for kittens and while he thought all the little kittens were sweet Hunter caught his eye. Hunter was the runt of the last litter & was 9 months old. My husband said Hunter was the first of the cats to come over to him and say hello. :)

As written June 2nd, 2003. --- I remember the first day we got him. I rushed home from work to see him. He was an early Christmas gift from Jason. My first pet, a kitty to call my very own. He was only 9 months when we got him. Still a baby but almost full grown. I remember he hid under our bed all day but by evening he was poking his nose inspecting everything, inspecting us. --- I fell in love with him the first time I saw him. I thought he was the best looking cat I've ever seen, with his silver/grey coat & green eyes. He was something special. Soon after we got him he got himself settled in & started winning our hearts. I remember whenever we would be relaxing in bed he'd jump up & plop himself right in the middle purring the whole time. --- When I wasn't feeling well Hunter would somehow know & would do his best to comfort me with his meows & purrs. He would always give me kisses by touching his nose to mine. He always made us smile when he would play with his toys or do his silly tricks. Whenever I would come home from work he would be waiting for me, meowing his hellos. I loved that about him, how he was so vocal. I learned how to mimic his meows & whenever I would meow he'd always answer back. Whenever he was resting, or lying down on our bed all I had to do was stroke the bridge of his nose & he'd purr & fall fast asleep. --- Hunter passed away early yesterday morning. Jason found him lying down on the grass as he was about to leave for work. He called to him but he wouldn't get up. I miss him so much... When he was sick 7 months ago the vet told us that there was still a possiblity for his kidneys/urinary tract to act up again. I didn't want to think about that. We were so close to losing him then that we thought he would be ok from then on... He was doing so well too. He was back to his old self, running around the yard, playing with us, begging for cuddles & treats. He even made friends with the stray cats that would roam our yards. In fact the day before he was fine, eating well & such. --- When Jason came back inside and told me what happened my heart broke into pieces. All I could do was sob & shake my head 'No'. I couldn't believe it. He just turned 4 this April. He was still a babylove. Jay asked me if I wanted to see him. I said no. I just couldn't bring myself to see him. Not in that way, not like that. I didn't want my last memory of him to be like that. --- Jason & his dad buried Hunter in a quiet corner of our backyard. Jason told me one of his female cat friends was close by watching them the whole time. She was always around here keeping Hunter company. They would play & run around the yard together. I was happy he had found a friend. He even shared his food with her. Jason said when he found Hunter she was sitting right next to him, like she was watching over him. At least he wasn't alone. He had her in his last moments... --- I know some people would think it's silly of me to be so emotional about losing a pet but Hunter wasn't just a pet to us. He was a part of our family. He made his way into my heart & that's where he'll stay forever. I feel like a piece of my heart is gone. I've never lost a pet before, but I never imagine it would be this hard. I keep expecting to see him or hear his bell ringing as it usually did when he would come running to greet me. I just hope Hunter knew how much we loved him. Because we did - we loved him a lot.

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Rest In Peace Pets, Russian Blue Cats!

I've Been On Catster Since:
August 7th 2004 More than 12 years!

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