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Mr. Collins, Lollies, Collinsus, FuzzyNuts, Pretty Kitty, Collinsy Wollinsy, Wussy Pussy.
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June 6th 2007
Grooming himself, playing with the kids, his brother & Ming, napping, boxes.
Baths, the hoover, fleas, and any hair being out of place especially on his tail.
The fishing rod, the laser pointer.
Favorite Nap Spot:
In a box...ANY box, anywhere smelly aka hubby's dirty laundry hamper & shoes.
Fresh turkey from the deli.
He is an obsessive-compulsive washer.
Sadly, Collins is no longer with us. We lost him in early Feb. 2010 due to what I can only describe as a highly recommended local vet's case of malpractice. He had been ill with a urinary tract infection for about a week, nothing serious, typical tom cat problem, but he didn't seem to be getting any better so I took him to the 'best vet in town' who treated him for the infection, neutered him, then sent him home with me, groggy& bleeding, catheter & E-collar in place within the hour. He looked & smelled awful, but was certainly full of life despite still being half under sedation. Less than 24 hours later he passed away quietly, asleep in his pet taxi.
We can only guess at what did him in, I do have my own ideas, as the vet still has not returned my calls as to the results of the post-mortem, nor will he find the time to see me in person about it at the office. I must admit to not having pursued the matter as aggressively as I perhaps should have but it is a rather upsetting subject, I am angry, and our whole family and close friends are grief stricken. I have always had a slight distrust of vets, even though I admire them and would aspire to be like one, and this experience has totally destroyed any trust in them at all for me now I am sad to say.
Collins was a star, loved by all. He was an exceptionally beautiful cat with a sweet, loving personality. The day I brought him home from the vet's everyone was happy to see him despite his rough condition. He ate a little, drank some, had a walk about and even tried to used the litter box, but I kept him quiet, warm & comfy in a nice sized pet taxi due to the catheter that was in place and to keep him away from the children & other cats to help speed his recovery. He meowed at us several times for a scratch on the head that night and the next morning, and was even trying to wash himself and free himself from that most uncomfortable and un-fashionable e-collar he was wearing, lol. I had been talking to him about an hour before I found him dead, he looked like he was just napping peacefully. I was devastated.
We all miss him, but I think the most affected by his death is his brother Bootsie, who searched and called for him for days after his passing. He then became quite depressed once he realized he wasn't coming back. He is better now, but I can tell he still misses him, as do I, and we always will. Take care beautiful, lovely Collins, we know you are frolicking with all the other beloved pets waiting for us over the rainbow bridge. We love you!
In the 2+ years that we have had them, Bootsie and Collins, although absolutely inseparable, have each really developed their own distinct personalities. Collins is definitely the Diva of the house and he will tell you so, very loudly might I add, at every opportunity. He's a pretty kitty and by god he KNOWS it! But he's still very sweet, tolerable and loving, especially with the kids.
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