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Luca has just left us.

Post by nannymcfee » Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:04 am

I fed Luca at 07.30 this morning, then he did his usual as hiding under my coat hung on chair to pounce and pretend to attack me, logged on internet,drank a cuppa, just gone to make another cup of tea and Luca was laid on floor, at first i thought he was having a rest, but no, he has gone to sleep, i think he must have had a massive heart attack or stroke, but i couldn't bring hime back...he did feel really warm yesterday..

this hasn't sunk in yet as he was the most cheeky loving, fat, roast chicken loving stray cat i have ever known...tears are starting to flow...

RIP Luca Montalbano XXX
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Post by MarkB » Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:07 am

So Sorry :( - It must have been a shock for you. Lovely boy.

Not much of one, but the only consolation is that he must have gone quickly and at home where he was loved - far worse ways to go - still very sad :cry:

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Post by Crewella » Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:33 am

Oh no, that must have been a dreadful shock, I'm so very sorry. (((hugs)))

I do agree with Mark's post, and all the more so for an ex-stray. He was a lucky boy to end his days with someone who cared that he loved roast chicken. That's a lovely picture - he looks a happy cat.

Rest in peace gorgeous Luca. xx

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Post by greenkitty » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:05 am

Oh what a shock, how dreadful for you :(

Hopefully the suddenness of it meant he didn't suffer.

RIP lovely lad x

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Post by bobbys girl » Sun Jun 28, 2015 12:53 pm

So sorry Nanny, what a terrible shock for you! The one consolation, as everyone has said, it was quick. You gave him a second chance and a lovely one at that.

I will think of him and his roast chicken every time I watch the other Montalbano tucking into his pasta!

Big ((hugs)) to you. RIP sweet Luca. x

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Post by booktigger » Sun Jun 28, 2015 1:10 pm

I'm so sorry to hear this, but he went happy, and saved you having to make a decision. RIP little one

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Post by Lilith » Sun Jun 28, 2015 1:31 pm

So very very sorry to hear!

As has been said, he had a lovely life after he found you, and to go like that, to start the day as normal, tease you - and then, just to fall asleep, in his own home...

It's the way we'd all like our cats to go, to say nothing of ourselves, but the shock for you must be appalling. We know they've got to go sometime but when it happens...

Sleep tight Luca and hugs to you Nannymcfee from Lil x

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Post by SarahT1 [PLLE] » Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:38 pm

Big hugs, bless you, Nanny. RIP gorgeous boy. xxx

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Post by Mrs Kane » Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:10 am

Rest in Peace little Luca. xxx

I hope you're holding up okay Nannymcfee. We're here for you if you need us.

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Post by nannymcfee » Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:03 am

I thought i would be strong enough to revisit this page, but now finding it so difficult to reread all your beautiful messeges on Luca, a mist is forming and i am welling up yet again...

It is the what ifs ...what if i had made a cake instead of turning computer on, what if he had stayed outside that morning...the list goes on.

But as many have said he died in the best way , when he first arrived, every evening at the same time, 6, he would wander down our cul de sac and cross a quite busy road,when all people were on way home ( a lady across the road fed him too initially ) must have been when she came home from work, if i saw him toddling down i would call him and run and fetch him back, but there was no stopping him otherwise, and my heart was in my mouth, if he wasn't here for 7pm.After a few months he stopped going and never left the garden or his favourite spot under the radiator, and there he stayed.

Thank you so much again for the love shown.

Elaine

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Post by SarahT1 [PLLE] » Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:07 am

Your little boy knew where he was safe and loved. Thinking of you today. What an awful week it must have been for you. I hope these messages help you a little. Big hugs. xx

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Post by HRHFluffy » Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:09 am

Thinking of you so much Elaine. You'll find the posts a comfort in time.

I'm going through all those thoughts too. The "what ifs" and "this time last week".

Thank you for thinking of me and posting on Fluffy's thread at such a difficult time.

Love

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Post by Crewella » Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:21 am

Thinking of you both (((hugs))) xx

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Post by Lilith » Sun Jul 05, 2015 12:52 pm

Hey Nannymcfee, thinking about you today especially as it's the first Sunday come round again since Luca left. Love and hugs, Lil x

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Post by nannymcfee » Sun Jul 05, 2015 2:38 pm

Thank you,

Lilith, i woke at same time as last Sunday, and still feel Luca is here, i talk to him all the time, but moved my coat a little off the floor so i'll remember he isn't there hiding still and waiting to pounce, even thought a car mat in porch was him in dark, til i realised! keep saying well this time last Saturday and such, you were still here.....

I looked up what had happened to him, and it can happen at any age, but the suddeness of it , is what i cannot quite deal with yet.

I would love to have known where he had been living before plonking himself here, but i guess will never know.

My son had taken some photos of him climbing the tree the other week , as he did make us laugh out loud , he always hugged it all the way up, like a fat black Koala Bear, but he only had them on snapshot and didn't download them, as did not think of this ! so all we are left with is the photo of Luca sticking his tongue out when i said 'Oi arn't you playing out at all ' ! but it does capture his silly ways.

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Post by Lilith » Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:17 pm

I take it he wasn't that elderly then?

To lose an elderly and failing cat is still terrible, even when we know their time with us is limited and to have to make the decision to go to the vet with them, well, can't put that into words, but to lose a cat without warning is...well, again I can't put that into words either!

I think they do hang around. I know the spooky stuff isn't everyone's cup of tea and I won't go on about it but I've had that same experience. A strong bond isn't broken that easily and I feel all our cats who've left us are waiting for us to join them in the future. My old Finn left in Sept 2013 and I STILL catch myself thinking that I've got three gingers lol! Cats are very mysterious!

Aww it's a shame you haven't got the snaps of Luca tree-climbing, though that pic of him cheekily yawning at you is perfect; he looks a right character!

It's such a pity we have so few years with them on this earth.

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Post by Walesgang » Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:33 pm

I am so very sorry to hear this awful news. I was on holiday last week and am just catching up with things so missed your post until now.

Luca sounds like he was a real character who will be badly missed.

RIP young man. Play hard at the bridge xxxx

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Post by nannymcfee » Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:04 am

He still ran around like a lunatic, so never knew his age but was not a young cat.

I have been worrying now that perhaps he banged his head on the chair when he rushed in, even made Phoebe walk under it a few times to make sure she clears the runners.


Miss my little witches cat.

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Post by bobbys girl » Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:12 am

nannymcfee wrote:I have been worrying now that perhaps he banged his head on the chair when he rushed in,
Don't think that way. Something similar happened to our Cassidy. He was a stray who adopted us and had only been with us a few months. He went missing and we found him very close to the house, curled up as if asleep. The vet said it was probably a sudden, massive heart attack and that no one would have been able to do anything about it.

It was an awful thing to happen, but it sounds like it happened very fast and he did not suffer. Try and comfort yourself with that thought. Plus, you made his life a happy one. ((Hugs))

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Post by Lilith » Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:15 am

Aww, yes, as Bobbys girl says...

In all the years I've known cats I've never failed to marvel at the way they bash themselves about when playing or just fooling. A couple of kittens wrestling could whack their heads against sharp corners in a way that would make my eyes water - and they never seemed to notice! A hefty adult can come barging in and crash into a chair and send it flying, and the cat continues on its merry way, whereas a human would be seeing stars.

Such a pity Luca couldn't have stayed longer with you in this world x

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