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Monday, January 2, 2012

I just got the call this morning from my mom...

I can still remember catching frogs and going swimming at our campground when I was young. But the memory I remember most is when my brother found the tiny kitten under the dumpster. If he wouldn't of found that cat it would of died by the end of that night. I remember my brother bringing the cat back to our campsite and we gave it milk and made him a little cardboard house and put hay in it for him. He was the cutest little kitten I have ever seen but he didn’t stay that way for long. We ended up naming the cute little kitten after the park and we brought him home for the winter because he wouldn’t make it out there alone. The Kitten grew up fast and wasn’t as cute as he once was. He was never very good at using a litter box so we had to make him an outdoor cat. I remember he ran away a lot when he was younger but as his years passed he stopped chasing mice into the cornfield and started sticking around the house and waiting for his meals. One day when our kitten was returning from a 4 to 5 day expedition in the woods he brought back a cat with very similar colors to his own and we named him Sunny.
Our kitty was a great cat but I wasn’t really sad when I heard that he passed away last night in the prime of the winter. I guess he wanted to go on one last adventure but he didn’t quite make it home. I think that our kitty lived a full life and enjoyed his time spent chasing rats and wondering aimlessly through the cornfield behind our house. I learned a lot over the years from our cat. The first thing I learned was that good things never last. As kitten grew older he didn’t keep his same kitten attitude and stopped being as playful. When kitten ran away I learned that if you love something you have to let it go. When kitten died last night I learned that we all only have so long on this world and we have to make the most of it.                              

This is not my kitten but he looks almost identical. Sorry if I bummed you guys out :/
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Pat Hatt said... Reply To This Comment

So true, we have to make the most of it whether human or cat.

The Hot Lady said... Reply To This Comment

Following!

Leon Kennedy said... Reply To This Comment

Sorry to hear about your cat.

Suz said... Reply To This Comment

Not bummed, I like your perspective. I'm sympathetic to all of those losses during your years with him, but I'm guessing you don't need much sympathy - it sounds like he was worth it.

Rest in peace, little Kitty, after your long full life.

Vulcan Raven said... Reply To This Comment

I wish cats would stay this size forever, ahahah

MRanthrope said... Reply To This Comment

that sucks....sorry about your poor cat. At least your bro saved it and allowed you guys to have those awesome times/memories with it.

Teddi said... Reply To This Comment

that's not a bummer. that's the bittersweetness of life. true dat.

BusterDraco said... Reply To This Comment

Good insight man

Chiro said... Reply To This Comment

Just knowing that your cat lived a happy life because of you, should make you proud and happy. We saved a very similar kitten from being put down at the vets, do you know what breed your cat was cause we have no idea?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said... Reply To This Comment

Sorry about the cat, but I bet he was glad you found him all those years ago.

BragonDorn said... Reply To This Comment

Pat) Good way to think about it :)

Hot) Thanks

Leon) He will be missed..

Suz) He was a good kitty. Thanks.

Vulcan) Not many people will admit it but they don't like there cats as much as they get older.

MR) It really does suck but I wont lose any sleep. He lived his life.

Teddi) He had an entire forest and cornfield to adventure through.

Buster) Thank you!

Chiro)I am proud but even the vet couldn't tell us a single breed. Out kitten was like a 4 or 5 way mix :)

Alex) I am very glad we found him :)

I got a private msg from someone that says my cat wouldn't of cried if I died which is probably true... Kinda funnyish... Thanks guys :)

W.C.Camp said... Reply To This Comment

Sorry to hear about your cat. You seem to have the best attitude possible though given the circumstance. Surprisingly like people, different animals have very different personalities. So, should you choose another pet someday, you may not find it so aloof and more suited to your personality. Our cat was born feral too and sounded similar to yours. We appreciated its independence but miss her now that she is gone. W.C.C.

NayNaySIXX said... Reply To This Comment

Sorry about the cat, at-least he had a great life with you.

February Grace said... Reply To This Comment

It sounds like he had a great life.

My cat is a rescue too (he's an indoor kitty though) and I'd be lost without him.

So sorry for your loss, but glad you have so many good memories of him.

~bru

Deon Murphy said... Reply To This Comment

cool

danneromero said... Reply To This Comment

hi bragon. what thoughtful lessons you learned from your kitty...

we recently brought home two kittens... they are very affectionate and litter box trained... so, so far so good....

thank you for reading my block and following... you also have a new follower... me!

happy new year!

Watchful Cat said... Reply To This Comment

Nice attitude about the whole deal, it's the right way to look at it. Although I admit I might be sad for a while if one of my favorite cats died.

followed!

Melissa Bradley said... Reply To This Comment

Animals really are the best teachers. I had to let my dog go 3 years ago, but I got one last night with him to just sit and look at the sky. It was beautiful, we just sat until the moon rose and it got way too cold.

Bravoe Runway said... Reply To This Comment

OH no! Sorry to hear the cat passed away, and you do let things go if you love them.

Little Ms. Fun said... Reply To This Comment

I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your pet. I know how rough that can be.

jerzey72 said... Reply To This Comment

yay cats are WIN ! followed

Miranda Hardy said... Reply To This Comment

Sometimes we learn lessons in the strangest of forms. At least your kitten lastest a little longer due to the genoristy of your family.

T. Roger Thomas said... Reply To This Comment

Adorable photo

Bonnie said... Reply To This Comment

I'm sorry to hear about your kitty cat. :(

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BragonDorn said... Reply To This Comment

W.C) Thanks for the story. It really helps.

NayNay) That he did :)

Grace) There are so many abandoned animals out there. They need us more than the ones in pet stores.

Deon) Cool :P

Dan) Thank you so much!

Watchful) I can honestly say I was sad and still am. But I still have Sunny :)

Melissa) They really are! Thank You!

Bravoe) Thank you :)

Little Ms) It has been one of those days... :/

Jerzy) I will be getting another cat in a few months probably. Ill post some pics.

Miranda) We really do don't we :)

T Roger) It's not my cat but thanks. He looks similiar :)

Bonnie) Thanks!

You all really have helped! Thank you all!

Skag said... Reply To This Comment

It's always the worst when you lose a pet. I know this feeling exactly because we've had many cats over the years. Sorry for your loss.

speakers4u said... Reply To This Comment

What a coincidence! We found our cat in our grandmother backyard. It looked like it was being physically abused and was extremely scared. Luckily we hopefully saved it and it has been our lovely Ashe (her name) for the past 5 years. :)


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Brian Miller said... Reply To This Comment

it is certainly a hard lesson...one to be learned though...it happens and can be true...sad tale man...

thanks for the happy new year wishes...

knitwit said... Reply To This Comment

So sorry for your loss. You have a good attitude about it though. Hope the rest of 2012 goes better!

Bloggerage said... Reply To This Comment

Awh, thats a sad story! Hope your not too depressed :(

+followed for support :)

Bloggerage said... Reply To This Comment

sorry for your loss :(

Brandonman said... Reply To This Comment

Awww, sorry to hear! I love cats :(

Schafer said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely blog! I love kittens and I'm so sorry for your loss. You should adopt a new one! Anyways check out my blog at http://privatebieberpictures.blogspot.com/ I'll be sure to follow yours!

2Peeeps Health and Fitness said... Reply To This Comment

sorry to hear that sad story

Heaven. said... Reply To This Comment

Aww :( I'm so sorry.

R.gers said... Reply To This Comment

That really sucks man, sorry for you loss.

JOutlaw said... Reply To This Comment

Sorry to hear about Kitten. I have a devil of a cat with The Editor, and although he's not always playful, I know we'll be heartbroken if he ever leaves us.

Jéanne said... Reply To This Comment

I'm so sorry to hear about Kitty-boy's passing. I'm glad he lived a full and happy life. We should all be so lucky! :)

choms said... Reply To This Comment

feel bad man... :( I have cat too, very old cat and this will be very sad if my cat die :(

Hazel said... Reply To This Comment

Sorry to hear about your cat, that's just awful. I was heartbroken when my two cats died some years ago :(

The Angry Lurker said... Reply To This Comment

He lived a life he wouldn't have had if you hadn't of found and rescued him.......

Anne Gallagher said... Reply To This Comment

He got a second chance at life because of you and your brother. He lived a good life in his cornfield. He's okay now. Up in Kitty Heaven.

jabblog said... Reply To This Comment

Animals teach us a lot - most of all, how to be human and humane.

Andy Santana said... Reply To This Comment

Obrigado pela visita,
e por me seguir,
tb estou te seguindo aqui.

gingerpoww said... Reply To This Comment

wow that is awesome of you to do that! now following!

Kristjan said... Reply To This Comment

My condolences, mate.:)

Anne said... Reply To This Comment

Just a wee bit sad at reading this. Reminds me of the loss of my cat Piggy last year. He had 15 grand years with me, but twas sad indeed to lose him. But this memory, though bittersweet that you have captured, is a good one.

msmariah said... Reply To This Comment

Sorry to hear that. The cat lived a lot longer than he would have had you guys not found him.

GamingNerd said... Reply To This Comment

Ow man that's so sad... I remember when my cat died (Damn female drivers), she was the best cat ever..... I feel you man.

Lizzy Do said... Reply To This Comment

What a wonderful life that kitten had thanks to you! I'm so sorry for your loss...and it's true we have to live our life to the fullest.

Lonewolf said... Reply To This Comment

I'm very sorry to hear about your cat. As I read this sad story I got tears in my eyes, beacuse we have cats too. I'm with you.

Jay said... Reply To This Comment

Sorry for your loss, Sir. The memories of our passed-away cats are a very precious item: their sovereign rule over our lives, their many daring adventures; their territorial battles with Toms and the odd curious dog, etc. Your loss brought up from the past precious memories of our Princess. Thanks for the post.

awesome stuff said... Reply To This Comment

cute kitty, i am now following!

Southpaw said... Reply To This Comment

I sorry to hear of your loss, but it sounds like little kitty had a great life with you and your family.

Ashley and Stephanie said... Reply To This Comment

I have an older kitty who is not doing so well and it is seriously one of the most painful things. We rescued her too when she was already an adult. Beautiful post!

- Ash

PAPS said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks for following me. Lovely kitten story. Following you too.
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G said... Reply To This Comment

At least he taught you some good lessons :)

anthony stemke said... Reply To This Comment

A terse, wistful tale here but you and your bro' certainly did a wonderful thing taking him in.
My daughter and her spouse have 10 cats, some getting old and sickly, so I appreciate your story.
Thanks and best wishes for 2012.

Casper said... Reply To This Comment

At least he had a good decent life, driving home last night i noticed a jet black young cat lying on the side of the road. I got out to check on it but it was no good as it was already too late :( I can't believe who ever hit it didn't stop to try and help, it was a living creature! Whats wrong with some people :(

Aedan Dugalle said... Reply To This Comment

Not a big fan of cats I have to say haha. I do have a rescue cat though.

Joshua said... Reply To This Comment

Sorry about the cat. I know I was devastated when my childhood dog died. Broke my hand the same day.

OKinUK said... Reply To This Comment

Wow. Now I have after-image effects due to the white typeset on black background. Yar.

Thanks for dropping by and leaving such a nice comment. Glad the silly crapawesometastic drawings made you laugh. Or the captioning, whichever.

Happy New Year.

Katrina said... Reply To This Comment

Such a sad story really. All creatures grow up, yet if you truly love it, it doesn`t matter how old it is. Love has no age. That kitten looks lovely)

>'.'<

Shannon Lawrence said... Reply To This Comment

I'm sorry about your Kitten, but it sounds like he had a lot of good adventures. I had to comment, because I had a cat, as a child, with the same coloring. Her name was BeeGee (she was named in the 70's...). She was also better at being an outdoor cat.

Mabel said... Reply To This Comment

Oh no, I'm so sorry about your kitty :( I had a cat for 17 years and she died in 2005 and I'm still not over it :( Your kitty sounds like he had a great life and many adventures.

Mabel
Mabel Time

June said... Reply To This Comment

Aww thats so sad. May kitten's soul rest in peace.
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