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Very very Sad.........

By Alvar
This is Lako. Last night he suddenly took ill. I lifted him but he died within a minutes .He would have been 19 in February and and came to me when he was 7 weeks old A long time ago. He was a real friend and followed me everywhere,more like a small dog. He will be buried in a corner of the garden where he loved to lie in the sun I will miss him sorely... Yesterday was a very sad, bad day. Many will say he was only a Cat. He was but he was an adorable gentle one....

Tags: Pets and captive animals

Voters: Louise_Morris, VIKI, CarolG and 34 more

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Louise_Morris 11 2.5k England
8 Jan 2011 9:52AM
Oh Alvar I am so sorry. He was not just a cat - he was YOUR cat and I am sure he was happy to be that for almost 19 years. It is right that we are sad when our pets leave us because it shows we care. This is a very fitting tribute to him. Louise
VIKI 15 18 1 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2011 10:13AM
I agree with Louise. Laco is so very much like my dear Soss who died over 2 years ago and I still love and miss him very much. Animals are more than pets, they are family. My thoughts are with you at this sad time. In the next few days I'm uploading an image of my friend's dog Jay who was killed on Tuesday. Not a good start to the new year for us is it? Take care Viki
CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
8 Jan 2011 10:23AM
How very sad, Alvar, losing a pet is like losing a child, and you will miss him like crazy. But he is in feline heaven now, looking down on you, and he is at peace. Gone, but never forgotten. Carol
Sue_R 15 11 6 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2011 10:24AM
So sorry to hear about Lako. I know exactly how you feel having loved and lost pets before. You were so lucky to have had him with you for so long and I'm sure you have many happy memories of him.

barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2011 10:59AM
My sincere thoughts are with you .....
words are are no use at this extremely sad time.
EAS 12 1 13 Scotland
8 Jan 2011 11:01AM
It's a hard price we pet lovers pay when one of them dies. A lovely image of your feline friend and such a soulful look too. You can at least be thankful for him that he left this world so swiftly and not after weeks or months of suffering. A little corner of a family garden sounds a perfect place to be!

maggieh 13 4 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2011 12:34PM
Poor you to lose such an old friend but he was with you and didn't seem to suffer for long. So sorry for your loss.
User_Removed 13 26 2 United States
8 Jan 2011 12:44PM
Alvar, I am SO sorry - Lako wasn't just a cat, he was part of your family. And 19 years is a long friendship. I know how badly you feel, having been through it like those above, but what a blessing for Lako to have had a wonderful home for so long with lots of love and caring.
cassiecat 13 39 46 England
8 Jan 2011 1:00PM
sad news Alvar,for me too my cats are part of my family so i understand how you feel. He was lucky enough to enjoy a long life with a loving home. lesley
dusfim 11 Malta
8 Jan 2011 1:19PM
Alvar I am so sorry. Sure Lako was something to you, 19 years it' not a joke. I know when you loose something precious what it means. Try and get another one. Sharp shot on his eyes. Take care my friend. dusfim
8 Jan 2011 1:53PM
I'm so, so sorry, Alvar.
8 Jan 2011 2:26PM
I'm so, so sorry, Alvar.
steve486 11 150 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2011 2:40PM
it,s like losing one of the family
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 20 Canada
8 Jan 2011 3:03PM
How sad. So good he had nearly 19 years with someone who loved him. He does look tired, and nice you got a final portrait of him..............Sandy
8 Jan 2011 3:22PM
Sorry to hear your really sad news, an excellent portrait will serve as a constant reminder of your four legged friend. Once again, so sorry.

moiral 11 12 Scotland
8 Jan 2011 3:28PM
It is terribly sad to lose an animal. Have lost 4 cats and a dog. They make up a big part of your family. However I am sure that he had a happy, loving home for all of his life. I hope this lovely portrait will serve as a reminder of the happy times you spent with him. Take care. Moira
dstreny 11 Croatia
8 Jan 2011 4:19PM
Alvar, I am so so sorry. Take care, Lako will be always in you hart.
G3 19 13 2 United States
8 Jan 2011 5:46PM
You are a cat person----another will chose you when it is time
8 Jan 2011 6:53PM
You are lucky to have had such a lovely companion ! Gill
pluckyfilly 15 351 33 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2011 8:24PM
after all Alvar they are family members, so sorry to hear your sad news but he had a great and loving home
andylea 13 37 1 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2011 8:34PM
so sorry alvar they are just one of the family and you've given him a long and happy life
Peagreen 11 1 1 England
8 Jan 2011 8:45PM
So very sorry, Alvar, to hear your sad news. Please take care.
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
8 Jan 2011 9:10PM
So sad...understand fully..keep those fond memories

have just taken my 3 to the cattery and am so missing them
xwang 12 56 8
8 Jan 2011 11:06PM
I am really sorry to hear the sad news,Alvar. I love cats, I understand how you feel...
Nikola 11 1 India
9 Jan 2011 7:55AM
An excellent portrait, a sad moment. Sorry for that.
Regards Uttam
Hi Alvar, so sorry to hear that. I have a cat and just a though that one day she will be gone makes me ......
User_Removed 17 386 2 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2011 10:32AM
Not just a Cat, but a member of the family, my sincere condolences.
9 Jan 2011 7:29PM
Sorry Alvar about your news.
10 Jan 2011 9:17AM
So sorry to hear your news Alvar. He was lucky to have you as his owner. Perhaps a nice rose bush in the garden as well? My thoughts are with you.
15 Jan 2011 12:56PM
oh alvar im sorry to hear that. havnt been online much this year and only saw this today. im truly sorry for your loss. your lako wasnt just "a cat" he was family and the feeling of loss is just as great. i hope he is happy in cat heaven. my thoughts are with you.
lianna 12 13 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2011 6:46AM
Alvar I am so sorry to hear that sad news... Looks just like my old cat fluffy who also lived to a similar age, my fluff was I'll fir a little while and ended up being put to sleep so he suffered no more... Years on and I still miss him. Have 3 beautiful cats now, but he still lives on...

This is a gorgeous photo, he was a beauty, and it's nice to have a lovely shot like this and black cats are not the easiest of subjects....

My thoughts are with you x x x
co 18 3 3 Netherlands
16 Jan 2011 9:49AM
So sad Sad
you lost a buddie that you raised and loved for years,,
and is part of the family.
Squirrel 15 471 7 England
21 Jan 2011 11:49PM
We lost Casper last year he was 18.

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