Sex: Male Weight: 19 lbs.
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Pumpkin Pie, Fat Boy, My Handsome Man
November 10th 2000
He loves his buddie Cody, catnip,
loud noices, phone ringing, doorbells, having his nails clipped
Anything with catnip in it, paper bags, boxes, little balls with bells in them.
Favorite Nap Spot:
cat bed in the living room, mom's bed, on the organ looking over the deck, kitchen chair, kitty basket on the kitchen floor
Friskies canned food (no chunks) and Fancy Feast Dry food, and sometimes boiled ham.
He has an uncanny since of time - he knows exactly when 5:15 in the morning comes around because he is right there in my bed being a nuisance!
We were looking to adopt a gray and white kitty after our cat Jingles died. We kept checking the animal shelter and sure enough, one day a little gray & white kitty showed up. He was in a cage with a slightly older orange colored kitty and the shelter staff said that they arrived together. We really wanted only one cat, but felt sorry for the orange kitty that would be left behind without his shelter mate, so we took both of them home. We named the gray & white kitty "Cody" and the orange kitty "Pumpkin". Both kitties were sick with respiratory infections. The shelter said we saved them from certain death because our small shelter would not have had the means to isolate and nurse the cats back to health. Cody was hospitalized for a week; Pumpkin had a bad cough. But with love and care (and antibiotics, which they hated!) both recovered and have become healthy, happy and much loved. They are the very best of friends, as you can tell from the many photos of them posing together.************************* ********************************** ********************************** ********************************** ****
March 18, 2011 - Pumpkin was helped over the Rainbow Bridge this morning. He was diagnosed with lung cancer 5 days ago. After 2 tries of having his lungs tapped and shots of steroids, we made the heartbreaking decision to end his suffering. I will always have a special place in my heart for my little Pumpkin Man
Pumpkin (Rainbow Bridge, March 18, 2011
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March 18th 2015 10:15 am
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I still miss you my sweet Pumpkin. I can't believe that you've been gone for 4 years. Now you have Cody to keep you company and play with once again. He joined you at the Bridge on 12/15/2014. I miss both of you so very much. I look at your pictures often and remember how funny you 2 were together and how much joy you brought to my life. There is no new cat in my life - maybe some day, but for now, I will just treasure the memories of my Pumpkin & Cody.
Love, Mommy & Grammy
March 19th 2011 5:56 am
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It's been less than 24 hours since you left us, my sweet boy. I am feeling lost without you. You weren't there in my bed this Saturday morning at 5:00 a.m. (or even earlier some times!) to wake me up. Two Saturdays ago you were there - I held you close to me, with your head on my pillow and embraced your gentle purring body.
You weren't there to greet me at the bottom of the stairs, or waiting in the kitchen beside your buddy Cody for your breakfast. Poor Cody didn't eat any of his wet food last night - he was so used to moving over to your dish & chowing down on yours. Maybe I should leave 2 bowls out at night for him?
You weren't there to go into the living room after eating, to lick & groom Cody's fur, which happened almost after every meal. It was so adorable to watch - Cody would lift his chin up and you would lick his neck and cheeks & forehead - then Cody would return the favor. How I so wanted to get a video of that. Now it is too late. I tried to be a substitute for you last night - I sat on the floor and brushed Cody's fur and gently stroked him. I drew the line at licking his fur, though!
You weren't there to get in my lap as you would do almost every night. It was a ritual - I would go into the living room after supper with a cup of coffee to watch the news and you would get up in the chair with me, with your body on my legs and your upper body hanging over the arm of the chair. I would mush with you and kiss you and gently puff air into your face, which you loved. Last night, when I was feeling so sad, I asked Cody if he would get up in my lap - if he would sit with me like you used to. And you know what! He did. He jumped right up, on his own, and sat with his upper body hanging over the arm of the chair. He has never done that before and probably won't again, but I was grateful for his gesture.
Cody slept in your bed in the kitchen last night. I almost threw it down the cellar stairs yesterday, to ease the pain of losing you. But maybe I'll keep it right where it is. It might offer some comfort to Cody if he can keep smelling your scent. He was looking for you last night - every room he went in, he gazed up & down & under the bed. He looked behind the couch because that was one of your favorite sleeping places. Does he understand that you will not be home ever again?
I know in time the hurt will heal, and I can look back on my time with you and smile, but right now it hurts too, too much.
There is a big hole in my heart - a feeling that something is gone that can never be replaced.
I will love you forever, my sweet little man.
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