Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > Discussion Groups - mainly cats and dogs > Pets that have passed away - Rainbow bridge

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old February 25th, 2005, 10:31 AM
BoxerRescueMTL's Avatar
BoxerRescueMTL BoxerRescueMTL is offline
Adopt a senior dog!!
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Hudson, Qc
Posts: 783
Boy George

Hi everyone,

I came back from my vacation to find out that my parents had to pts my beloved cat of 23 years, Boy George. He was a beautiful orange and white long haired cat. I got him when I was 2 years old and named him Princess because my parents thought he was a girl They figured out soon after that he was not a girl, haha and I changed his name to Boy George- how ironic(he was my favorite singer-hey, I was 2 yrs old and it was the eighties haha).

Boy George was always my cat, he slept on my pillow every night and always came running when I cried. He would rub against me and nose at the tears on my face. I feel like he was always taking care of me. I would scratch him under his chin until I fell asleep and he would drool. When I was 6, he came home one day soaking wet. We found out later he fell into my neighbors pool and she saved him. When I moved out at 21, he stayed with my parents and he was the thing I missed the most about home.

He was in good health until I left for vacation, he quickly deteriorated and lost control of his bowels. My parents made the right decision. I just wish I had been the one to take him to the vet. I wish I had been able to say goodbye. I always thought I'd be the one who was with him when the time came. I guess there's a reason for everything and there's a reason he went when I wasn't around. My dad built him a box and he is buried on a hill in the country where my parents have a cottage, so at least I will have somewhere to visit him.

I guess I just wanted to vent, thanks for listening. It's really weird having him around my whole life and now he's gone.
__________________
Crystal, mom to dogs, cats and a horse
Vegas (5yrs), Georgie the Beagle (around 9yrs), Dora the Beagle ** Forever My Angels Uncle Monty, Olive, Beautiful Beagle Millie, Darling Dudley
NoToCruelty.com
BoxerRescueQuebec.com
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old February 25th, 2005, 10:40 AM
mastifflover's Avatar
mastifflover mastifflover is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Toronto
Posts: 4,007
Oh I am sorry about Boy George but he probably waited till you were away. You know he is playing at the bridge waiting for you and he did live a very loved and long life. You will always have that to remember and that he loved you.
__________________
Robin
A dog has so many friends because they wag their tails not their tongues.
R.I.P. Buddy 2002-2008 The best Mastiff ever.
Now owned by Clark the Crazy American Bulldog
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old February 25th, 2005, 11:20 AM
BMDLuver's Avatar
BMDLuver BMDLuver is offline
Teddy's Canine Railroad
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Oxford Mills, Ontario
Posts: 3,996
sorry Crystal

Aww Crystal, sorry about Boy George. Not the best news to come back from a holiday with. Glad you have a nice resting spot for him.
__________________
"For every animal that dies in a shelter, there is someone somewhere responsible for its death".
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old February 25th, 2005, 11:53 AM
caliper caliper is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 67
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Visit him often. My little guy Romeo wnet over to the Ranbow Bridge last friday and I said a prayer just now that I hope they meet each other and say Hi. Its difficult right now I know but when you can we would like to see his pic and meet him. Take Care Cal...
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old February 25th, 2005, 12:21 PM
BoxerRescueMTL's Avatar
BoxerRescueMTL BoxerRescueMTL is offline
Adopt a senior dog!!
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Hudson, Qc
Posts: 783
Quote:
My little guy Romeo wnet over to the Ranbow Bridge last friday and I said a prayer just now that I hope they meet each other and say Hi.
Thank you Cal! I'm sorry to hear about your Romeo. And thank you guys! I'm doing okay, I've been mentally preparing myself for years and he just kept on kickin'. I just didn't expect him to go while I was gone..But he did have quite the life
__________________
Crystal, mom to dogs, cats and a horse
Vegas (5yrs), Georgie the Beagle (around 9yrs), Dora the Beagle ** Forever My Angels Uncle Monty, Olive, Beautiful Beagle Millie, Darling Dudley
NoToCruelty.com
BoxerRescueQuebec.com
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old February 25th, 2005, 02:07 PM
Luvmypit Luvmypit is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Scarborough
Posts: 1,448
23 years is amazing! He lived a very long and happy life. Im sorry for your loss, i know how terrible it can be. All things happen for a reason. I remember being so excited to go visit my dog at the vet as she had been there for a night and remember walking in after school and finding my dad crying. I always wished I could say bye but in the end it was what she needed. To rest in peace and be free from pain. I know she knew I loved her and so Does Boy George. Please take comfort in all the great memories you both shared.
Again I am truly sorry!
__________________
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. --Gandhi
www.dogster.com/?123931
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old February 25th, 2005, 04:02 PM
chico2's Avatar
chico2 chico2 is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Oakville Ontario
Posts: 26,593
Yes,23 happy years is amazing,I wish all cats could have that kind of life. :love:
Boy George was very much part of your child-hood and I am sure one very much loved and beautiful cat,his time had come,which does not necessarily make it easier...but he's ok now,telling all the kitties over the Bridge what a wonderful kid he grew up with. Also how embarassed he was about being called Princess,but luckily it was soon changed,although Boy George is not exactly the height of masculinity,it was ok..
My Mishka,Tigger,Blue,Sammy,Peppi and Cookie,were all waiting for handsome Boy George
__________________
"The cruelest animal is the Human animal"
3 kitties,Rocky(r.i.p my boy),Chico,Vinnie
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old February 25th, 2005, 10:00 PM
meb999's Avatar
meb999 meb999 is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: montreal
Posts: 2,673
I'm soo sorry to hear about Boy Georges

I'm sure he's looking down from the rainbow bridge, and he's sooo proud of you and all the wonderfull work that you do!
__________________
Marie-Eve and Buster (5 year old-ish rescued Boxer)

Deep thought, by Jack Handey : "I think my new thing will be to try to be a real happy guy. I'll just walk around being real happy until some jerk says something stupid to me."
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old February 25th, 2005, 10:10 PM
twinmommy's Avatar
twinmommy twinmommy is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,139
awww sorry for your loss. :sad: Not so nice a return from holidays....
23 years is awesome, though, you gave this guy a great life!!

He's playing with his buddies on Rainbow Bridge..... :love:

hugs to you and your family.
__________________
If you are wondering if your dog can count, hide three cookies in your hand--and give him two!!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old February 28th, 2005, 04:12 PM
BoxerRescueMTL's Avatar
BoxerRescueMTL BoxerRescueMTL is offline
Adopt a senior dog!!
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Hudson, Qc
Posts: 783
Thanks guys!

Thanks guys, you rock. Big hugs to all of you
__________________
Crystal, mom to dogs, cats and a horse
Vegas (5yrs), Georgie the Beagle (around 9yrs), Dora the Beagle ** Forever My Angels Uncle Monty, Olive, Beautiful Beagle Millie, Darling Dudley
NoToCruelty.com
BoxerRescueQuebec.com
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old March 23rd, 2005, 04:30 AM
Iggette's Avatar
Iggette Iggette is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Uxbridge ,Ontario , Canada
Posts: 1,089
I'm a little late sorry!

23 years is a long time for your loss, it must have been hard to come home to such a tragedy. My thoughts are with you :love:
__________________
"Old age means realizing you will never own all the dogs and cats you wanted to."
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old March 23rd, 2005, 09:33 AM
Princesss04's Avatar
Princesss04 Princesss04 is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Veedersburg, IN
Posts: 3,140
I just read this I am so sorry! 23 years is a long time! Just remeber they are always with us!
__________________
Check out my new photo gallery
[url]http://www.pets.ca/forum/gallery/index.php?[/url]

Proud mommy to...
Meat Loaf (Brittany Spaniel) 13 months
CryBaby (5 years old)living with grandpa now
Chino (Doberman mix) 7 months old
2 new kittens (8 weeks old) Felix and Gizmo
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old March 23rd, 2005, 09:48 AM
happycats's Avatar
happycats happycats is offline
Senior Contributor
Hexxagon Champion
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Ontario
Posts: 4,665
I am so sorry for your loss. 23 years is great, it gives me hope, as my guy Lucky is 17 this year and I treat him like today might be his last day !! Lots of loves cuddles and attention (and way to many treats sometimes). I would love to know that I have 6 years left with my faithful friend!
At leaset you can look back and know he had a great 23 years of life in a warm and loving home, (most aren't so lucky :sad: )
__________________
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

What is man without beasts? If all the beasts were gone, men would die from great loneliness of spirit. For whatever happens to the beasts, soon happens to man. All things are connected.

~~Chief Seattle (Duwamish tribe)~~
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 0%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:50 PM.