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My Name is Simon
Simon found me on Sunday when I visited a cat rescue, he was like a little kid showing off the entire hour I was at the rescue. After 24 hours of deep thinking I emailed and stated I think they had my new buddy. Today he was brought to my home and immediately felt at home.
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Yesterday I said goodbye to my little baby boy Trooper after a month of fighting an upper respiratory infection and then seizures started in last week to the point he was physically here, but not mentally.   He was never a healthy cat to begin with, he had a chronic respiratory problem from the animal control I adopted him from and to vets prewarned me that he would have a short life, but I didn't care I loved him from the moment he headbutted my hand from his cage at animal control.  

He got a really bad upper respiratory infection at the beginning of the month and a heart murmur he has lived with his whole life at a level 1 (1-6 rating) had changed to a level 2.   Last week he would go limp in my lap or where ever he was laying and cause me to panic, but would slowly come back and look at me confused.   The episodes were increasing and I knew in my heart he would not make it to November, so he got extra hugs, kisses, canned food, cat treats and lunch meat.   Yesterday he had an episode and fell off the back of my couch, when he came to he was hissing and his beautiful plume of a tail was bent.   I called my vet in tears and my mom and I took him in immediately using her dog carrier so we didn't injure him more.  His heart murmur was escalated to a 3 out of 6 and his "episodes" were seizures which could cause a "rag doll" effect instead of tremors.  The vet said they could amputate his tail and do bloodwork and body scans which even if she had all the money Oprah had felt he had only a 25% chance of surviving the anastesia and that I had a decision to make.  I knew when I called it was not a good outcome and I told her my heart told me he was now suffering and I could not let him suffer anymore and let me call family in to be with him which I was very thankful to be able to do. 

Trooper passed in my lap being held tightly and kissed surrounded by my family well loved and very much missed.  He was laid to rest next to the other feline patriarch who passed a few years ago named Ernie and my mom made him a rockery cover to match Ernie's.  Its now quiet in my apartment not having my little buddy with me, but I know he is with me in spirit and I am glad that he chose me to be his forever companion and family and I made sure he was spoiled rotten and new unconditional love his whole life and he gave me the best 10 years a pet parent could ever ask for whether it was putting his paw in my hand when we watched TV or telling me about his day when I asked him he was always there for me when I needed him.  He truly made an impact on my life and I am thankful for the time we shared together.  

Please give all your furry babies a hug and kiss in memory of Trooper, he would have appreciated it very much.
  • Listening to: silence
  • Watching: Trooper's buddy look for him its sad.
  • Drinking: water
I was online around 3pm today and noticed Emerald Downs was celebrating 20 years with Monday night races and decided last minute to call my mom up and head down to my local oval.  On June 20th 1996 Emerald Downs open its gates to the great northwest after the closure of Longacres and it has been my place of retreat from April to September since 2003.  Since it was last minute, I didn't have my camera ready so all posted photos were by my iPhone 6s.

The evening started out sunny and upper 70s with my mom and I betting $2 and winning $3-$5 a race and enjoying ourselves.  After the horses for race 4 walked past us four more passed and I recognized one real quick and told my mom "let's go to the saddle ring, I think my Wasserman just passed us!" I was correct and had a total fan moment when the champion was towering over me sniffing my hair and then lowered his head to let me pet his head.  That right there will not be forgotten!  Both grooms of Flamethrowintexan and Noose Beach stopped to let them pose for me! I tried to catch No Giveaway, but he didn't get close enough to ask.

We headed to the grandstand since we noted dark clouds in the horizon and by 8pm had a huge lightning show! I can now say I have been at Emerald Downs in record heat, snow in April, torrential downpours with wind knocking down pop ups and now lightning that at one point hit so close it knocked the giant screen, tote boards and TVs off.  Race 7 was cancelled due to the lightning and the few fans left headed to the shuttles to get out the of the rain and home.  

I haven't been too into racing this season, even couldn't get excited for the Derby, but Wasserman made me excited again and once things slow down at work or I get time off on a Sunday be warned the camera will be with me!
  • Listening to: The rain! It's not summer until July 5th here!
  • Reading: Transformers: Best of Megatron from IDW
  • Eating: nachos
  • Drinking: Margarita
Wasserman Walking By
This is when I called out "Hey Wasserman" I can always find him by his blaze and his kind eyes when he isn't wearing his blinkers. His groom made my day walking him right up to me and letting me rub his nose.
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maddog78
Karen
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Current Residence: BFE, Washington
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Favourite cartoon character: Optimus Prime
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Yesterday I said goodbye to my little baby boy Trooper after a month of fighting an upper respiratory infection and then seizures started in last week to the point he was physically here, but not mentally.   He was never a healthy cat to begin with, he had a chronic respiratory problem from the animal control I adopted him from and to vets prewarned me that he would have a short life, but I didn't care I loved him from the moment he headbutted my hand from his cage at animal control.  

He got a really bad upper respiratory infection at the beginning of the month and a heart murmur he has lived with his whole life at a level 1 (1-6 rating) had changed to a level 2.   Last week he would go limp in my lap or where ever he was laying and cause me to panic, but would slowly come back and look at me confused.   The episodes were increasing and I knew in my heart he would not make it to November, so he got extra hugs, kisses, canned food, cat treats and lunch meat.   Yesterday he had an episode and fell off the back of my couch, when he came to he was hissing and his beautiful plume of a tail was bent.   I called my vet in tears and my mom and I took him in immediately using her dog carrier so we didn't injure him more.  His heart murmur was escalated to a 3 out of 6 and his "episodes" were seizures which could cause a "rag doll" effect instead of tremors.  The vet said they could amputate his tail and do bloodwork and body scans which even if she had all the money Oprah had felt he had only a 25% chance of surviving the anastesia and that I had a decision to make.  I knew when I called it was not a good outcome and I told her my heart told me he was now suffering and I could not let him suffer anymore and let me call family in to be with him which I was very thankful to be able to do. 

Trooper passed in my lap being held tightly and kissed surrounded by my family well loved and very much missed.  He was laid to rest next to the other feline patriarch who passed a few years ago named Ernie and my mom made him a rockery cover to match Ernie's.  Its now quiet in my apartment not having my little buddy with me, but I know he is with me in spirit and I am glad that he chose me to be his forever companion and family and I made sure he was spoiled rotten and new unconditional love his whole life and he gave me the best 10 years a pet parent could ever ask for whether it was putting his paw in my hand when we watched TV or telling me about his day when I asked him he was always there for me when I needed him.  He truly made an impact on my life and I am thankful for the time we shared together.  

Please give all your furry babies a hug and kiss in memory of Trooper, he would have appreciated it very much.
  • Listening to: silence
  • Watching: Trooper's buddy look for him its sad.
  • Drinking: water

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illmatar Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016
Thanks for the :+fav:...aaaaaaaaaaagain!  :)
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illmatar Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016
Thanks for the +fav:) (Smile)
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illmatar Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016
Thanks for the :+fav:s!  :) 
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maddog78 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016
I really liked the black and white masks, if you add anything to them post an update.
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illmatar Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016
I will.
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Thanks for the :+fav::) 
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Thanks for the +fav:) (Smile)
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You're welcome :glomp:
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illmatar Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016
Thanks for the +fav...again!  :) (Smile)
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