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So Long Samson

August 6th, 2019

Yesterday morning found me at the vet with Samson, our 15 year old orange cat. His kidneys failed this past weekend and thus we had to say goodbye. It wasn’t a huge surprise, we found out this spring that his kindeys were starting to weaken. With supplements he gained an extra few months of life.

We adopted him and his sister Soafie as kittens many years ago and he’s been a wonderful member of the family for the past 15 years. He was Lucy’s favorite cat (Lucy was the lab mix that the gardens were named after) and a favorite of most people he met.

He was the typical orange male cat, friendly and loving, always willing to give love and accept love in return.

It’s always sad to say goodbye to our furry family members, but it’s nice to know they have lived long happy lives. So Long Samson.

5 Comments to “So Long Samson”
  1. PennyAshevilleNC on August 6, 2019 at 9:56 am

    Oh wow- I feel your sorrow and joy. It was nice to see pictures of Lucy too :) It is an honor to have them in our lives!

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  2. Misti on August 6, 2019 at 11:03 am

    Oh no, I’m sorry.Our Samson passed 5 years ago today. It’s hard losing a pet.

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  3. Jodiana on August 6, 2019 at 11:35 am

    I am so sorry to hear this. We recently lost our 17yr old dog. We still miss him. Our furry babies become such a part of the family.

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  4. Brenda on August 8, 2019 at 7:41 am

    What lovely photos, such a beautiful boy. Sending you hugs xx

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  5. Tonya on August 8, 2019 at 9:35 am

    They wiggle their way into our hearts and leave giant cat-shaped holes when they leave this world. Each time we’ve lost a cat we’ve said “Never again! It hurts too much when they pass.” But then a new one wiggles its way in and we can’t imagine our lives without it. We always tell the current cat(s) the legend of those who went before and let them know they should be grateful to those previous “super cats” for paving the way for them! (Their response? “Yeah, yeah, I’ve heard about that cat a hundred times….how about some food and a good ear scratching?)

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