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RIP, Bobo the cat

No post today. My cat died last night. A friend found her on the doorstep one cold and rainy night some 14 years ago, an overgrown abandoned kitten, but Bo’s weird intensity was too much for my friend’s cats to handle, so I took her in. After a long and, I think, mostly happy life (she was a bit cranky, and more or less hated everyone but me), she developed a lung problem that really wasn’t treatable, and it was only a matter of time. Still, most of the time she seemed like her old un-sick self, and I somehow still hoped she’d magically revive and stick around a little while longer. Then over the last couple of days she really started to go downhill, and finally tonight she died. I will miss her enormously.

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SherryH
SherryH
8 years ago

I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m sure she was glad she had you in her life.

Ruby Hypatia
Ruby Hypatia
8 years ago

I’m sorry to hear about your poor kitty dying.

Wisteria
Wisteria
8 years ago

I am so sorry, David. Our pets are so precious to us and when they die, they leave huge gaps in our lives.

โ€œThere are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.โ€ – Albert Schweitzer

And since this is Man Boobz: “Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.” – Robert Heinlein

beshemoth
8 years ago

So sorry to hear about Bobo ๐Ÿ™

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GRA - Gen's Rights Activist. Gynocracy works too.
8 years ago

So sorry for your loss.

Tulgey Logger
8 years ago

So sorry to hear your cat died, David. Bobo sounds like she was a fine feline!

katz
8 years ago

David, this is so sad to hear. *hugs*

gem
gem
8 years ago

I’m very sorry for your loss. So hard to lose a cat-friend. I still see my Circe where she should be, but then I look again, and she’s not there.

*hugs*

Maya Lovelace
Maya Lovelace
8 years ago

I’m sorry to hear that. She must have been a real friend.

Yosei
8 years ago

Sorry for your loss. Bobo must have been a true light in your life.

Long time lurker here. Not much to me except I’m a Buddhist journalist employed by a temple. Always after work (or during it) I drop by Manboobz to enjoy some MRA folly. Sunshine is the best disinfectant. You (and so many others) fight the good fight.

Hesster
Hesster
8 years ago

My condolences on your loss, David. Take as much time as you need.

I’m sure you were both better from having known one another. I have a cat who is starting to get up there in years, so I know it’s something I’ll have to face sooner or later.

Steph
8 years ago

It’s always rough to lose a pet — my condolences to you.

ithiliana
8 years ago

*HUGS*

You are a wonderful person for taking in Bobo, and I am happy that she found you, and you her. We have a few of the difficult, abandoned ones, and I am always happy to hear other stories. I am sorry you lost her.

princessbonbon
8 years ago

Losing a family member is always tough. Sorry for your loss.

Kyn
Kyn
8 years ago

I’m sorry about your cat. Even the cranky hissmonsters — the inveterate carpet-stainers, the irascible furniture scratchers, the late-night soloists — take up a lot of space in your life after a decade or so.

*raises glass for Bobo, and for everyone here who has taken in a stray*

Polliwog
Polliwog
8 years ago

*hug* So sorry for your loss.

Jeanne
8 years ago

*hugs* I’m so sorry. Losing a pet is always awful.

Ahwev
Ahwev
8 years ago

Sorry to hear about your cat.My condolences.

Samsara
Samsara
8 years ago

I am so sorry. I hope you and your family will be ok. I just lost my min pin to a brain tumor. It’s heart breaking to lose a pet.

liberationislife
8 years ago

So sorry to hear that. Cats are such good friends. Heartfelt sympathy.

Noadi
Noadi
8 years ago

*hugs* I lost my kitty over a year ago and still miss her, I don’t even live in the same house anymore but I still look around the new place for her sometimes. Duchess was 16, I spent more than half my life with her. When you’ve had a pet so long it’s hard to get used to them not being there.

Arielle Shander
8 years ago

I’m so sorry for your loss. My cats are turning 11 this year, but I still worry about when they’ll pass away. I’ve had them for about 10-11 years. I couldn’t imagine what it would be like without them.

Anyway, once again, I’m sorry. I hope the memories you’ve shared with her will comfort you.

Phoenix
8 years ago

I’m so sorry for your loss. My sweet old dog passed away 5 years ago, and it still hurts.

O'Doyle
O'Doyle
8 years ago

Delurking to say I am so sorry for your loss.

briget
briget
8 years ago

it’s good that you have someone there to comfort you. I’ve lost many pets over the course of my life and it never gets any easier. They really are like kids to those of us who love them and we need to grieve for them exactly the same.

Need to know
8 years ago

It really is hard and you really do need time to take it in. Many of us have been through it and understand.

We are full up on pets with one cranky cat and one large enthusiastic dog- food and toys will be donated to the local no-kill shelter in Bobo’s memory.

red_locker
red_locker
8 years ago

Losing a pet is so awful.

I second Sophia’s earlier comment about going ahead and taking the time to grieve.

KathleenB
KathleenB
8 years ago

I’m so sorry – losing a pet is a terrible blow. Sending good thoughts your way.

Shaun Day
Shaun Day
8 years ago

I’m so sorry.

KateC
KateC
8 years ago

Oh my goodness, I am so so sorry. Bo looks like such a sweetie (yes, I say even cranky cats are sweeties, and I’ve known a few) and I’m sure she was very loved (despite, or possibly because of crankiness).

Chris
Chris
8 years ago

I’m so sorry to hear this. : ( Good thoughts, man.

Cyberbird
Cyberbird
8 years ago

I’m so sorry for your loss.

Simone Lovelace
Simone Lovelace
8 years ago

So sorry David!

Jean-Renee
Jean-Renee
8 years ago

Sorry for your loss, David.

hellkell
hellkell
8 years ago

I’m so sorry.

ENelke
ENelke
8 years ago

I’m sorry for your loss, David

gaijinrei
gaijinrei
8 years ago

Cats are amazing. I’m sorry for your loss.

hrovitnir
hrovitnir
8 years ago

I’m sorry David. RIP lovely girl.

Diane
Diane
8 years ago

Hello…first time leaving a comment. I have been following your blog for around a month now having discovered it and the “manosphere” via Wintery Knight. Wintery Knight kept referencing Dalrock, who I see is on your boob roll – anonymous, vile, nasty, arrogant & a bad writer. I had already been aware of Wintery Knight via the (non) Thinking Housewife, also on your boob roll, Free Jinger and the Duggars. More on Wintery Knight – an anonymous coward – another time. I now suspect Wintery Knight is a secret member of the MRM. Reading that blog has been a horrifying, offensive experience – it has given me a thorough understanding of WHY religious and political conservatives think the way they do – but the MRM is even worse. David, thank you, and everyone on here, for making me laugh. It somehow makes it a little less scary.

What finally made me leave a comment was to express my condolences at the loss of your cat, BoBo. I have a girl cat, Peanut, who I love so much that she is like my best friend. I am so sorry.

David, God Bless You & thank you for the blog.

ozymandias42
8 years ago

I’m sorry for your loss, David, I’m sure she was a wonderful cat.

Bostonian
8 years ago

My condolences, it is always hard to lose a pet.

Sniper
Sniper
8 years ago

I’m sorry for your loss, David.

Morgan
Morgan
8 years ago

I’m so sorry for your loss, David. Pets bring a unique type of love into a family that is hard to forget. My cat that I essentially grew up with died, what, 8 or so years ago, and our dog maybe a year later, and I still think of, and miss, both.

<3

Integral
Integral
8 years ago

I’m so sorry for your loss ๐Ÿ™ My 17 year old cat died after a long illness a couple of months ago. Even when they’re rotten little misanthropists, they still manage to be disarmingly loveable.

Kathleen
Kathleen
8 years ago

*hugs*

Rogue
8 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss. My cat of 11 years died 8 years ago and I still miss him terribly so I truly do sympathize. I’m sure you gave your kitty an incredibly happy and loving life.

belledame222
8 years ago

Oh, I am so sorry.

aunthortense
8 years ago

I’m so sorry. Losing a pet is an absolutely heartbreaking experience, but I hope you can take some comfort in knowing that you gave Bobo a far longer and happier life than she would have had otherwise.