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:iconmageofcats:
Mageofcats Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student General Artist
I don't know how I'll feel when my dogs - dogs that I have had since I was a child - die.

I don't want to know. Ever.

Sure, they can be mother-of-freaking-god annoying, but... I still love them.
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Hypatia-Terran Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This one breaks my heart. My black kitty named Buddha passed away two years ago at 16 (I adopted him when he was 1). He saw me through Junior High, High School, College, and then lived with my husband and me. I think about him a lot. I still can't get myself to move on enough to adopt a new kitty.
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awesomenico Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
:'(
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pollo5101 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw im also sad about my dog he is 8 this year and when i think about it,he is not young anymore i love him so much.
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Lexie2631 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
We had a dog we rescued, he had 3 legs and was named pogo. Anyways, we never have animals in the pool, so it was uncovered well, he accidently fell in and....drowned.
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Lexie2631 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Same here.
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:iconcajesthetabby:
CajesTheTabby Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Not to be rude, but someone needs to grow up and realize that nothing lasts forever. My dog is 13 years old today and that is 4 years older than dogs her size get, I know that any day now can be her last and even if I dont want her to die, I know that some day she will and she will be greatly missed.
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ChocolateBarrelRacer Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My dog has been 14 for three years now. ): I couldn't keep counting.
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HalloweenHolidayDoor Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of all the secrets... This one caused tears.
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:iconcorporalcornbread:
CorporalCornbread Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's the same with me and my kitty... He's like my child basically, but no one really understands how much I love him :(
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:iconyellow-sarah:
Yellow-Sarah Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012   Artist
i know how you feel
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:iconfrozen-inferno:
Frozen-Inferno Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Aww </3.
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juanitawolf Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
awwwww...same :/
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:iconkansasgirl:
kansasgirl Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
this is so true
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fuzzybutts108 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Same- my cat seems so young , I know cats can live up to twenties... but...

I'm even more anxious about my dog. Dogs normally die in their teens, my dog is 7 1/2 (i think) I don't know how to live without her.
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:iconyellow-sarah:
Yellow-Sarah Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012   Artist
same with my dog.i just couldnt live without her either
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:icongreece-nekococo:
greece-nekococo Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
I just tell my kitty everyday that he's not allowed to die before me :)
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:iconeriu-liann:
Eriu-Liann Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
I know what you feel: neither I want a pet to grow up and I certainly don't want them to grow old and die. I hate it that pets don't live as long as people...
:hug:
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:iconwishfulthinkiner:
wishfulthinkiner Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
We lost our cat recently, 16 years old
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:icontheforgottensoul:
theforgottensoul Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
I couldn't help but think of my kitty that is already gone.
Cherish every moment you have with them. ^_^
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:iconclosingtimex:
closingtimex Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My cat is older than I'd like to admit too. :c
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brythefamousretard Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:( My mum told me my cat is 7 this morning, I almost cried, he is the closest pet I've ever had and I don't want him to get old ;__;
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WillowWindSong Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Student General Artist
I know how that is. We had a beautiful cat that we adopted as a kitten when I was nine. We think he was a long haired Abyssinian, everything about him scream pure bred. He was really sick, but we got him healthy, took such good care of him and it seems it reflected into his personality because he'd come check on us if we acted like we were sick and attempt to take care of us. He seemed so human.

About a year ago he started to look rough, and if he was pure bred nine is about the average lifespan. He'd always slept in my bed until I got a bunk bed, and couldn't get up easily on his own. One night he climbed into my bunk bed all by himself and sat beside me purring the whole night. The next day he sat in the driveway to watch as my mom drove me to school and that was the last time I ever saw him. We think that night had been his way of saying goodbye and that he'd been happy. I can't remember crying harder in my life than when I realized he'd likely gone off to die.
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MyLastBlkRose Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
My kitty is also black.
And to be perfectly honest, I love him more then most humans.
He was there when no one else really was.
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tintedrose Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really don t know what I would do with myself if my cat died.:tighhug:
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KanDYtheHedgeHog Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
Weird,looks like my boyfriends cat Oo.I can understand pets dying.I was pretty sad when my fish*an oranda;the ones with the lumps on there heads*died from bloat,nothing I could do,poor fish.He lived for three years.
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rithumdragon Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
We called our cat Peg 18 for about 4 or 5 years. We don't know how she got so old, but she eventually got cancer and we had to put her down. Just remember, cats can live a pretty long life. Just keep him healthy!
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XenophobicMonkey Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
My fatcat Moris has been 12 for a while now, I wish he still had the extra eight lives.
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Hizaku Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
This brought tears to my eyes.
I've been saying my cats are '4 1/2 and 5' for about four years now.
I don't know who I'd be without them.
I can't stand the thought of them getting old and dying.
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Ninja-Rosette Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009
Me too. I got him when I was fourteen. Now I'm almost nineteen.
He's two years old. He's two years old.
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hugxme Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Student Photographer
This is so sweet.. :love:
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:iconlostinstars:
LostInStars Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
My cat is going on 10, and I recently moved across the country for uni and couldn't take her with me. I'm so worried about something happening to her while I'm gone, I actually lose sleep. ._. I was sad about leaving my parents, but even more sad about leaving her, afterall, I could explain the situation to my parents, but to my cat, one day I was there, and then the next day I wasn't. T_T
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truepenny Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Well, maybe he'll live really long. My cat is turning 16 this year, and my vet says he thinks she might even make it past 20. It's possible - just keep him healthy!

I know what you mean though. I'll be so sad when my cat dies since she's been around since I was 6, and I can't really remember much before that anyway. It'll be so weird when she's gone, so I'm just trying to cuddle with her whenever I can!
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Heavy-hearted Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
Cats can live to be 20.. So it's okay.
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kyia6 Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
this makes me sad, because last year my cat i've had since i was one died....


i don't think he liked anyone other than me and my grampa...


i miss him...

i just wanta feed him one more cracker and hear him purr some more... :crying:
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Roaringfrog Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
my cats quite old now, i dont want to hear how old he is, i just keep thinking "STOP GETTING OLD DAMNIT"
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AmandaTheStampede Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2007  Hobbyist
I get the same way with my pets. It's not a god feeling. ):
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GirlWithAHat Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Our rabbit is already older than it's supposed to be, maybe it will be the same for your cat. :)
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Mikka-lea Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2007
I do the same thing with my dog Manuel, he's 10, and the average lifespan for his breed is 9-10 years, he's got no teeth and arthritis in all of his legs. It's winter and he's in constant pain. I cry when I hold him, even though he smells terrible. (no matter how many times we wash him) I don't know how I'll live without my baby boy.

I love my little puppy.
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BerylAlexandros Featured By Owner May 30, 2007
I know... I never want a pet to grow up and I certainly don't want them to grow old and die. I hate it that pets don't live as long as people; it just seems wrong somehow, like if children always died before their parents. Sometimes I do keep on thinking pets are younger than they are because I don't really want to think about them aging. I'm not sure if that's really better, though, because then when you do finally have to face the fact that they're getting old it's comes as a bigger blow.

Keep in mind at least cats can live quite a while... he could easily have many good years left. And when he does die, I'll hope you'll be able to find comfort in the knowledge that you loved him and took good care of him.
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Fox-Reddick Featured By Owner May 30, 2007
My oldest cat is almost 13, has feline HIV, is terribly skinny, and some how she's still alive. You'd be surprised...some cats really do have 9 lives.
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Kriltianiala Featured By Owner May 30, 2007
This look nearly exactly like my old cat who died at the age of twenty.
she was my first pet.
her name was ebony. (L)
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:iconnakami:
Nakami Featured By Owner May 30, 2007
If it makes you feel better... :hug:
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:icontassel:
tassel Featured By Owner May 29, 2007
You're gonna have to let him/her go, eventually. :hmm:
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:icontassel:
tassel Featured By Owner May 29, 2007
Hm, excuse me- him.
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crazymonkey-christy Featured By Owner May 29, 2007
My "old man" is 10 now. I kept calling him 6 for years, until he had to have surgery and I looked up his age in his paperwork.
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spana01 Featured By Owner May 29, 2007
thats so sweet :heart:
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thedmblonde Featured By Owner May 28, 2007
My kitty is around 8 1/2 years now ;---; But I believe he's still got some years in him yet ;)
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bluewave Featured By Owner May 28, 2007
:aww: I completely understand

:hug:
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vallabee Featured By Owner May 28, 2007
awww i know that feeling. my dog is now 12, i have had her since i was seven and she is the first pet i have ever had. i am so scared that she's going to keel over and die on me. i am dreading the day because she has been a constant in my life for so long!
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