Cats can live for 20+ years. Maybe there are a few left that were born in the 90s and are just chilling.

  • 🇰 🔵 🇱 🇦 🇳 🇦 🇰 ℹ️
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    2 months ago

    My last cat from the 90’s died 2 weeks ago. He must’ve been the last one. Fucker was ancient so I figured he wasn’t gonna be here much longer, but I figured he’d just go quietly in his sleep like all my other cats did from old age, but he was wailing and agonal for almost an hour before he finally passed and it fucking sucked having to watch it… 😭

    • @ObsidianZed@lemmy.world
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      312 months ago

      I’m so sorry.

      One of my childhood dogs started having seizures until one night she started seizing and just never stopped. We laid her in the laundry basket with towels and I gently held her down so she didn’t thrash too hard to further hurt herself.

      My dad called the vet to see if they could have her put down ASAP. They said they couldn’t, but it was well after hours though. I probably sat there for 3-4 hours or so myself until finally my dad just told me to go to bed and he’d take her in the morning. I even offered to put her down myself because, I mean fuck. I couldn’t just sit there and watch her struggle let alone imagine how she felt. We tried to do whatever we could to help ease her pain/passing including crushing up a muscle relaxer with water and syringing it into her mouth. I would have tried anything.

      I don’t know when I feel asleep but it was hard not to hear an occasional sound even through probably 2-3 closed doors and down a flight of stairs.

      • Possibly linux
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        72 months ago

        My neighbour shot his dog as at the time money was tight and the dog was in a lot of pain

        • @S_204
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          42 months ago

          Your neighbor did right by their friend IMO. Hard thing to do but necessary sometimes :(

    • @MudSkipperKisser@lemmy.world
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      152 months ago

      I’m so sorry, that sounds awful to see :/ Try to remember him as the whole of his life, the last bit was only a blip of what I’m guessing was an otherwise long and happy life

    • @ThirdWorldOrder
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      122 months ago

      Sorry to hear that. My dog did the same thing. It was just staring off in the distance letting out moans and lots of heavy breathing for a few hours. It was absolutely soul crushing. I just sat there with my buddy in my lap.

    • Possibly linux
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      32 months ago

      That’s why I put down my cats before they start to suffer to much. I don’t make the choice lightly but when I see them start to show signs of major problems it is time.

      • That was kinda the problem here… He was totally fine and healthy and happy right up until the day he actually died. Otherwise we definitely would have done that. Not even really sure what he died from other than just being like 26 years old.

  • livus
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    362 months ago

    Not all dead. World record for a cat is like 35 or something crazy.

    Our cat who died last year was born at the tail end of the 1990s.

    • @GluWuOP
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      132 months ago

      G̵͍̠̼̱̗̹̊̅ḁ̸̻̭͖̎̔͌̽͗̊̊̒́͋̎̐̈́ͅr̶̢͖̳̫̭̩̠͉̻͈̞̻͗̃͗̅̌̚ͅf̶̧̩͕͉̝̦͓͇̥̱͙̭̯̞̰̆̈̑̅̈i̵͇̭̞͂͐͂͂̀̈́͂̇̚͘͠͝͝è̶̯̱͉̬̔̅l̷̡̧͎̘̝̟̃͛̾̃d̴̛̺̫̊̆͂̾̊͌̐͂͋̈́͆̓̈́ ̵̛͈̼̮̭̲̱̩͈̝̰̘̝͖̎̎̀̊̓͗͂̾ͅi̵̧͔̦͎̫͍̠̖͎̺͔͎͋͜s̷̛̰̳͖͚͚̅͛̑̀̏͐͐̅̐̀̓͂̉̽ ̷̢̯̼͍͔̻̣̻͕͕̪̣͛͂͑̅͆́̈̕͜ĭ̸̢̢̼̬̪̈́͌́̔̅̌͋̅̎͘m̷͕̏̃͝o̷̡̻̮̺͖͙̫͋̂̇͐ŗ̵͎̙̤̼́̈͒̆͗̅t̴̟̭̲̦̪͗̑̌͌̀̑̈́̒͊̽͛̀͘͝a̶̤͑́̀̅̀͐͗̏͋͑͛͗ĺ̸̡̢̧͇̩̹̭̜̤̝͕͓̳̜͉̆͐̇̈́̽̇̌̔̚͝

      • Dharma Curious
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        32 months ago

        How do you do this? I’ve seen it for years, but never thought to ask before. Lol.

        • Tarquinn
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          72 months ago

          Z̴̨̆å̸̱l̴̛̩g̶̩͋o̶̝̾ ̸͚͝t̸̖̄ẽ̷͚x̴̤̉t̵͕̀ ̶̖̀g̵̗̊e̷̖͛ǹ̶̺ȅ̴͎r̴͉͌ạ̸̃t̴̡͆o̷̯̐ȓ̶̳

          https://zalgo.org/

        • @GluWuOP
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      • livus
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        @Plum which would also explain why Garfield Minus Garfield still makes sense.

        Garfield is like the bit in 6th Sense where we can see both the kid and Bruce Willis. Jon in Garfield can see dead cats, walking around like regular cats.

        @phorq

    • Pirky
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      Because he’s not a '90s cat. He’s a '70s cat.

  • @Weslee@lemmy.world
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    162 months ago

    My 24 year old cat died a few months ago :(

    thankfully he passed quietly in his sleep, up until maybe a year and a half ago he seemed like he was going to live forever, perfect health in body and mind, then all of a sudden he started to struggle moving, went fully deaf (became an indoor cat), and not long after he passed

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    Now playing: Them Bones by Alice In Chains. (not linking it because of the iconic AAH! intro, adjust your speakers and if you can hear the flies clearly it’s probably too loud)

    Feels relevant to me being from that time, too. Probably also because of despair.