January 23, 2013
aprilmlane says: Nikki (aka Nicholas Charles, "the thin man") was the littlest of a litter of Siamese babies who chose me when I came to pick out a new brother for my Singapura kitten, Felix. Little did I know how sick he was, never having gotten over an infection that hit the litter when they were a few weeks old. Nikki had many health problem through the two years he blessed me with his sweet presence. I lost him on December 30, 2012 and I will never, ever forget him. I have included a photo of the little plaque which was sent to me by the Animal Medical Center staff, after the sad night Nikki had to be put down. It was quite unexpected, and I am very grateful to the kind people there who took care of Nikki and were so thoughtful to send this memento of him. I still can't look at it without sadness. However, it's comforting to know there are such compassionate animal care-givers out there.
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MissyofMissylandia -
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I am so sorry for your loss. He was well loved and cared for. He had so gorgeous eyes.
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Very sad. Yet look how hard you tried and how Nikki responded. Do not pick another cat from the place you got him--the cattery may be infected throughout.
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thank you for your kindness...yes, i definitely won't go back to that cattery but as strange as it sounds, i have not one regret that i took the little sickly one of the litter...he brought that much joy and sweetness and will always be sorely missed.
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what a pretty baby, so sorry for your loss
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I am glad he was loved in his two short years of life. Thank you!
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Nikki was such a beautiful and beloved companion. I'm sure both you & Felix miss him deeply. Thank you for giving him such a loving home in your house & in your heart.
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Nikki was such a beautiful and beloved companion. I'm sure both you & Felix miss him deeply. Thank you for giving him such a loving home in your house & in your heart.
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I am so sorry for your loss. He looked like a wonderful boy with a lot of spirit.
aprilmlane -
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Thank you very much. Yes, I loved and still love him very much. He was almost puppy-like, always by my side and though he was the least vocal Siamese you can imagine, whenever he did have something to say you really heard him! He left a huge hole for such a tiny little mite.
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Nikki looks like a twin for "Little Girl" my sister kitten, born 2/2/00. She lived to be only 7 years old. She was the most gorgeous Siamese I ever owned, so perfect and so sweet and affectionate and clever. She passed quickly. Sonny Boy, her brother is still with me. I know you will always miss him. I still have a photo of my little girl in my living room and kitchen! Sonny is happy with his adoptive sister. She's a hybrid and I hope with her two Siamese types, she has "hybrid vigor." Little mites are little angels.
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What a perfect little boy!!
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This is art.
What an elegant pose.
aprilmlane -
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Symeezgurl---they really have a way of getting under your skin and into your heart. Is one of the kits in your avatar Little Girl? I just love the Oriental breeds with their unusual personalities and beauty (though all cats are special to me). :)
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such sweet friends. i'm so sorry you lost such a lovely baby. i too lost a sweet little man cat right before new year's and my heart is still heavy. i miss him every day. my heart goes out to you.
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If Nikki was the runt of the litter, maybe he had congenital problems plus the infections. I notice his ears looked like bat-wings in some photos. Small ears or ears set a little low on the head in humans may mean congenital problems. He was lucky to have your love during his short life.
aprilmlane -
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thank you, tiny and darcy. nikki did have the big ears characteristic of wedge-head siamese. he and his litter mates had an infection of coccidia and he was evidently affected permanently by it.
aprilmlane -
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tinymagnolia---i'm sorry for your own loss. it is tough. they leave such a big "hole" (for such little creatures) when they're gone.
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Such a sweet little feline fella. In life I've learned to enjoy the people and the fur kids in my life because we never known for how long we'll have them. Nikki is waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge yet it is a hard wait for those of us that love our fuzzy babies. Blessings to you and Felix!
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aww o im sorry to hear that hun he was a beautiful kitty soul. just as some believe in passed friends an family staying close an watching over us and still with us every step of our lives, so are our be loved pets. i truly believe this. so say a few words to him once n a while. :)peace and bless you
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=^.^=***** <2 Before reading the sad story! I admired the photos,I saw two Slendid affectionate kittens!! I liked them a lot ,but NIKKI the baby,in a Special way!!! After by reading a very sad story,I cried,I am close to you with my heart,I 'm regret! You think of the good memories brief but intense lived with him,however,that you have made it his short life very happy!
Courage!! Now you have to console yourself with so much FELIX,which I image will be'very sad without her little brother!!
Long happy life to you two! A hug!
OPS..Unfortunately so' well how it feels to lose a little love,does not forget our head,and our heart absolutely NOT! EVER!!
jazzymomma -
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o yes that plaque was so thoughtful :)
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=^.^=*****<2 This sweet coople di friends-brothers put it on my avatar to favorite kittens!!!!
TWO LITTLE HEARTS GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!
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=^.^=*****BABY KITTI AND UNIQUE AND PRECIOUS FOREVENNNNNNNNNNNNNN
KISSES.......
aprilmlane -
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Thank you, jazzymomma...he's ever living in my heart and thoughts.
giovanna, thank you, too...Felix does miss his baby brother VERY much, he was a sweet playmate even when he wasn't feeling well.
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I am sorry for your loss. I recently lost cat too. He was almost 2. My cat, Junior, was the best cat, and I miss him alot. I'm positive that Junior and Nikki both had 2 great years of their short life though, spending it with people they love, and that love them back.
aprilmlane -
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ThaiCats101---I'm very sorry about Junior. I agree that it's best to focus on what they had and brought to us, and not on the loss. But, it's so hard sometimes.
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