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06:22 pm - Dominic Rumtumperposity Howell


Dominic Rumtumperposity Howell

Spring 1992 – May 1, 2008


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From:kateyule
Date:May 2nd, 2008 01:36 am (UTC)
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Oh, Dave. So sorry.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:May 2nd, 2008 02:14 am (UTC)

:-(

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I'm sorry about Dominic. That's hard. He was a beautiful cat. 18 years. That' s a lot time for a kitty. You gave him a good life.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:May 2nd, 2008 02:16 am (UTC)

from me

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That last post was from me. Brian (you know. Your brother.)
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From:twilight2000
Date:May 2nd, 2008 02:25 am (UTC)
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My sympathies to both of you. Brian's right, you gave him a very good life.

If you want company, we're gaming at Glory's tomorrow night.
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From:snarke
Date:May 2nd, 2008 06:28 am (UTC)
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He gave me one right back. Even with the pain of his loss ringing in my heart, I have to call it a win-win relationship.
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From:scarlettina
Date:May 2nd, 2008 04:53 am (UTC)
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::hugs::
From:(Anonymous)
Date:May 2nd, 2008 05:14 am (UTC)

:(

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Hi Dave it's Kathy.

I'm so sorry to hear about Dominic. He was quite a special cat and I'm glad I had a chance to know him.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:May 2nd, 2008 06:25 am (UTC)
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I've never had a pet 16 years Dave, so from that standpoint my capacity for empathy is weak. The dog I had for 8 years as a child was the closest I've ever felt to *anyone* (including my mother and father). I still dream about him sometimes even though he's been dead since 1982 (26 years). From this standpoint I probably have a pretty good capacity to empathize with your loss. Your relationship with Nick will live on (in a sense) in your memories.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:May 2nd, 2008 06:28 am (UTC)
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Last comment from Mark Haggerty
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From:snarke
Date:May 2nd, 2008 06:54 am (UTC)
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When I first moved to Seattle in 1991, making a tuna fish sandwich became a bit of a conundrum. All my life, I've known that, once you get the tuna out of the can, you set the can down on the floor so the cat can scour out the remaining little bits of fish as a treat. Just throwing the empty can in the garbage seemed so . . . wasteful. Clearly, a cat was called for.

Since moving to Seattle, I've lived in three different places, had at least four jobs (depending on how you count), and rolled over to a new set of "friends I hang out with on the weekend" twice. The one constant through all the change has been Nick. It was hardly more than a year ago that I was commenting on how he wasn't showing his age at all. His general behavior, attitude, and energy were the same in 2006 as they'd been in 1996.

At the moment, I most miss a particular bedtime ritual of his. I'd go to bed, and be drifting off when i'd hear the "click click" of his claws on the floor. Then there'd be the small vibration of him leaping onto the bed, and then I'd get stepped on a couple of times as he'd settle down somewhere around my knees.

Once he was comfortable, he'd start purring. No other cat that I've had, nor even Nick when he was younger, would just spontaneously start purring. They've all needed a bit of petting in order to get the motor started. To have him settle in and then say, in effect, "this is so nice, I just have to burst out in song" was so satisfying, and heartwarming. It felt just like a great big hug.

I want him back. We miss him so much.

This has not been my favorite week.
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From:ladyjestocost
Date:May 3rd, 2008 05:05 am (UTC)

One of Your Best

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The picture totally captures him - "Go ahead, pet me. See what happens."

Whatever he thought of me (totally uncomplimentary I'm sure) he knew one thing - you were the bee's knees as far as he was concerned.

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