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Tuesday, 23 February 2010



My heart goes out to you. It is never easy losing a trusted friend. It just angers me that people don't take responsibility for their pets. I have a dog and cats so I don't say this lightly. I have started worrying about my outside cat because I have spotted a couple of loose dogs wandering lately. I keep my dog fenced - why can't others? Please don't blame yourself. I will keep you, John, and Earl's furfamily in my thoughts.


Oh, Anita, I'm so very, very sorry. As said above, please don't blame yourselves. My thoughts are with you in your grief. xo, towanda


He's at peace now. My heart breaks for you too - it is NOT your fault. Don't take that on. You and John gave me a wonderful home.
You should report the dogs. Even if nothing is done at this point, there will then be a paper trail. The owners need to be held accountable.


Ooops - meant to write that you gave HIM a wonderful home. That's what I get for writing before my cup of coffee. Take care of yourselves.

Sue Kurowski

Oh, I'm so sorry. What a horrible ache in your hearts. I'm sitting here with big tears in my eyes for you. It's awful to lose a pet - it IS like losing a child. Please be gentle with yourselves.


I can barely see right now from the tears, Anita. You know Mr. Schmoodge was my favorite of your kitty-people, and I am just heartbroken for you & John. I'm so sorry I can't even express it. But it's NOT - I repeat - NOT your fault. I'm FURIOUS with those horrid people who let their dogs run loose. FURIOUS. It takes a lot to make me angry, but if I were there, I'd - I don't know WHAT I'd say to them. I guess that they have caused the death of the sweetest, cutest kitty, and so much grief to those who love him. PLEASE, follow Jo-Anne's advice & REPORT those neighbors. She's right - they DO need to be held accountable. It won't bring Earl back, but it may save another kitty. I love you AND John. And my heart is with both of you.

Trudy Neill of Windemere Farm

We are so sorry, thinking of you both.
Trudy and Dave


I am so sorry for your loss. It's awful to loss a beloved furbaby. Please don't take on the guilt, it was not your fault.
Please contact your local animal control and report the dogs, with neighbor's address, for being loose etc. Those owners need to step up and be responsible for their pets.

Hugs to you and your husband.

Cindy R

I'm so so sorry. What a horrifying story. You and Earl were so lucky to have each other to love for all the good years. You're in my heart and prayers.


My heart aches and breaks hearing this news. Such a terrible thing - my since condolences to you all.


Oh, how sad. Such a gorgeous guy! I am so sorry for your loss. Many hugs to you and your family...


Reast in peace, Earl. You've brought much joy.

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