Why my neighbor needs a boyfriend  

rm_titsandtires 51M/41F
2973 posts
11/13/2005 6:03 pm

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Why my neighbor needs a boyfriend

I'm not sure what I'm going to name this post. It'll be one of three things -

Last weekend, I got off work about thirty minutes early on Saturday and was a bit excited about it. I mean, thirty minutes isn't alot, but it is a whole extra quarter of a football game to watch. And I really felt the need to just be lazy and relax. But I didn't get to.

Earlier that day our next door neighbor found out that her cat had to be put to sleep. He had bad cancer. It had grown around in his chest cavity and was suffocating him. He was very old, and there was no way to save him. I guess she awoke that morning to find him laying on the kitchen floor panting. She was informed by the vet that he wouldn't make it through the night.

She's had this cat for a long time. 15 + years I think. So her emotional attachment was quite strong. My wife, who had talked to her earlier in the day, told me she was a wreck, and asked me when I got home if I could go sit with her at the vet clinic while her cat was put down. (She would have done it herself, but had a very important prior commitment.) Of course I said yes, mostly because I would do anything for my neighbors, but also because I thought at the time it would only take 90 minutes - tops.

Next thing you know, I'm running across town in the rain on bald tires to pick up her ex-husband who was apparently the original owner of the cat. I brought him back to the clinic so he could say his farewells. She was a mess. She was balling like it was her kid. I guess in many was, it was.

Today, my wife and I helped our neighbor bury her cat in her backyard. I helped her dig the hole, and as I cleaned the dirt and gravel from the bottom of the grave, I asked her if Mr. Kitty had any toys that she thought he might like to take with him. She went inside and returned with a pillow that she made for him 11 years ago when he sustained an injury. We put it in the box with his body. He simply looked like he was taking a nap. Very peaceful. He was ready to be put to rest.

After a few words were said about him, we finished with our ceremony. I went inside and poured myself a cup of coffee. And caught the last half of the football game.

Synn74 42F
1206 posts
11/13/2005 7:13 pm

aww Tires that was very sweet of you.. I'm sure in many ways it was like losing a child I have a dog given to me by my 1st love and his family..that is 16 now and the day she passes will be hard for me.. She is a part of my teenage years and she is my 1st "child"
so know that even though you missed the majority of your game someone is grateful for the kindness you showed I'm sure...

I welcome you to the House of Syn...

Fuzzyface51 65M
22 posts
11/13/2005 7:19 pm

You are a good neighbor. Don't change.

tillerbabe 55F

11/14/2005 12:04 am

Oh how kind of you...those of us that don't have children...our pets are them. You are a kind, good man! {=}

slidein2meplz 61F
1994 posts
11/16/2005 6:56 pm

not much more I can add..So... DITTO... good job and I'm sure your neighbors appreciate you very much. I know I would..

~~~ Just me, poppin to say HI! ~~

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