RIP Bentley

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by DawnPatrol321, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Very sorry to hear your loss, Juniper was a good looking cat.

    Jizwhale I believe is Doug if I’m not mistaken.

    Nice photoshop job Metard!
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  2. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    Dang man very sorry to hear this.

    She looks very sweet.

    I have 2 cats and they mean the world to me.

    I gotta get out of this thread before my coworkers notice my "allergy attack"
  3. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Thanks fellers much appreciated.

    She was a sweetheart, very loving and gentle, except to small mammals in the yard.

    Both Phin and Juniper were by my side on my deepest internal travels. And they know. Here she is protecting the haul after a night in the field.

  4. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Dude I didn't know you were a cat person too. What a beautiful cat, and such a cool name.

    I bawl like a baby when my pets pass.

    My first pet when I moved out on my own was a rat, because none of the hovels where I lived would accept dogs or cats, so I saved a rat from being snake food at the pet store. I named her Jezebel, after I watched an "I Love Lucy" episode whilst baked off my nut (Google "Ricky Ricardo Jezebel", it's hilarious).

    I told my landlord that she was a hamster lol

    Had her about 4 years before she passed. I was crying my eyes out when I took her to the animal shelter to put her down lol, I didn't want to see her suffer.
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  5. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Thanks amigo, much appreciated. I certainly am, love cats.

    That's an awesome story, and what a wonderful four years she had, especially considering her alternative fate!
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  6. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    It wasn't my own dog but one of my old roomate's had a awesome rottweiler named Kody that was an ol' boy when I moved in.

    He just moseyed around and was just a big chill, but intimidating as f*** dog. Apparently he had been shot in the shoulder by a cop when he was just a young buck.

    I had a cat of my own named Larry and they didn't even seem to notice that each other existed.

    We'll after about 3 years Kody was having bad hip problems and finally my roommate (and bestfriend) had to put him down. He was crushed, but Larry, god bless her, stuck by my buddies side at all times after Kody was gone. She could tell there was a big hole in his heart.

    Eventually I was moving out and my buddy started hinting that he wanted Larry to stay, saying how the move would be hard on her. I know he loved Larry and couldn't bear to lose another pet.

    So left Larry and now I get to visit her on weekends.

    Here's little Larry in all her glory.

  7. BassMon2

    BassMon2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2015
    I may get some blowback for this. But i had a snake named chi. Ball python. Had him for years. When sandy hit we lost power meaning his heat lamps were out for awhile. After power came back he seemed ok. Then as time went on i noticed he had a cold. It's called a upper respiratory infection. Very deadly for snakes. Dude, i did everything i could for him. Vet and alternative methods. I found every possible cure i could and tried then all. At times he seemed like he was getting better. Then he'd get worse. He fought for a solid couple months. Most snakes die within days of getting this infection. Eventually he passed. Dug a hole in the back yard and buried him towards the end of February.

    People tend to think it's no big deal cause it's a snake. But i loved that guy. Had him since he was a baby. Never struck at me. He was awesome and beautiful. It hurt alot when he died. Snake or not. He was my bud.
  8. BassMon2

    BassMon2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2015
    This is the only picture i have of him. I think my pops might have some of him when he got older. But here he's a baby. Head only as wide as my finger. Little worm. Im sure some of you guys won't agree, but i find him extremely cute.

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  9. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Why would you get blow back? He was your pet! I completely understand. My Dad had an 8.5ft boa constrictor when I was a little kid. Her name was Leather. She was beautiful and from what I remember, loving. I would hold her and she never tried to hurt me.

    I could feel how powerful she was if she wanted to be but I never was in danger of being strangled, and she never struck at me. I would feed her mice / rats and watch her attack, kill, and eat. I thought she was awesome. Now today I wouldn’t own one, but that is a fond memory from my childhood.
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  10. MrBigglesworth

    MrBigglesworth Well-Known Member

    Jun 29, 2018
    Your little surfer Girl is crying right now after seeing Chi and the story... and hugging her little Sebastian the leopard ghecko
  11. MrBigglesworth

    MrBigglesworth Well-Known Member

    Jun 29, 2018
    Dogs, cats, reptiles, rodents, farm animals, birds...
    No matter what they are, if their “ours” it’s because we’re “theirs“ and share a bond that grows over time.
    I’ve had all of the above as pets and friends and every single one of them I loved and keep close. This thread made me say hello to a few I haven’t talked to in a long time but I miss terribly, so thank you All.
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  12. BassMon2

    BassMon2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2015
    Yeah man i don't know. Some people get it, like you guys which i appreciate, but some people don't see snakes the same as other pets like dogs or cats. I had coworkers asking why i was upset afterwards and i got alot of "yeah but it's just a snake" type responses. People say snakes don't have feelings, which i guess they don't. But me and that guy had a bond. Different from dogs or cats, but a bond none the less.
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  13. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Does anybody really know what a snake can or can’t feel? I find it hard to know what’s going on inside the brain of another living being. Who knows? A wild snake I could understand. But a pet is another story. IMO.
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  14. MrBigglesworth

    MrBigglesworth Well-Known Member

    Jun 29, 2018
    Their the same as animals in my mind Bro’ and recognize comfort and safety through behavior, smell, touch, voice...
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  15. MrBigglesworth

    MrBigglesworth Well-Known Member

    Jun 29, 2018
    04756C54-387E-41C1-8210-D513A7FE29A7.png Ok buoys and gal, I’m lying here writing this and it’s another hit in a long line of them it seems lately... Sebastian the Leopard Ghecko passed away tonight in my hand. We had been trying to treat a blockage in his system for a little while and then brought him to a vet when the home remedy stuff recommended didn’t work. He had some positive reaction to the treatment he got yesterday so we went again today and tried some more. He was pretty worn out but still walking around ok, given they had given him some pain meds and stuff. My poor daughter has been very ill the last two days with the flu and my wife got it yesterday too so they were both down for the count. I had gently suggested to her to spend some quality time with him as he was going under the knife tomorrow and had a serious problem. I don’t know that she did, but when I came home from hockey tonight, I noticed a really big poop which was obviously the blockage he finally passed so I was happy’- for a second as I then saw him motionless in the corner near it. I picked him up and he was very weak and barely moving. Eyes half closed. I held him like a baby and he got still and didn’t move anymore.
    I called Brooke upstairs to ”say goodbye” and told her he was probably dying. Didn’t want her to think she didn’t get to say goodbye. Told her we’d leave him alone and see if he came out of it overnight.
    I’m next to his tank now and I made him as comfortable as possible. Fellas, I’m crying right now cause I can’t help but feel I let him down. That I let her down. Breaks my heart.
    I’m hurting.
  16. Yankkee

    Yankkee Well-Known Member

    Nov 8, 2017
    That really sucks, Biggsy, sorry to hear it. Positive vibes your way.
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  17. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Dang bro that sucks. You didn’t let anybody down, don’t think like that. You did what you could and that’s what matters. Sometimes nothing we do can save them. As much as that sucks. Hold onto the memories and keep some pictures of him. My condolences to you and your daughter.
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  18. Kanman

    Kanman Well-Known Member

    May 5, 2014
    The circle of life is inevitable, brother. Be proud that you provided him a good life. It sounds to me like you did more than enough. Embrace the good memories, because in the end that’s all we got.
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  19. Kyle

    Kyle Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2011
    Ugh bigs, sorry to read this man. Never easy saying goodbye to a family member. Condolences to you and the fam.
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