Tuesday, May 17, 2005

My cat may be gone...

But my love for dancing skeletons lives on and on.

Do a boogaloo in the memory of my Chelsea.


irene said...

I'm sorry to hear about your cat Shane. At least you can take some comfort in knowing you gave her a good life filled with love.

Anonymous said...

Sorry about the cat, Shane.

As for your column about spending money at amazon.uk to get out of your funk, there's an even better remedy: a cheeseburger and french fries. Trust me. It's prozac on a bun. Works even better if you wash it down with a beer.

I have never, ever, been so depressed that a cheeseburger didn't put me right on my rails.

Or are you a vegan?

-shane- said...


Sadly, a cheeseburger and fries isn't so much a funk remedy for me... I simply refer to it as "lunch."

I tend to do the burger-n-fries lunch 3-4 times a week, so it's not exactly a unique treat for me. THIS explains why you'll be alive FAR longer than myself.

And, simply put, vegans are crazy. That actually makes for a good column idea. Maybe veganism will be my topic next week... let's hit those tofu-eaters where it hurts.

cindy said...

I am sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you. I lost my own love of my life... ( Thor a sweet golden retreiver ) to cancer. this past february. I know your pain. I also helped take care of Chelsey when you braught her to the milan clinic. I know she was a very sweet cat for you and was a very loyal friend. You did a wonderful job taking care of her and managing her illness. In time the hurt will go away and youll have only happy memories of a beautiful cat that was blessed enough to spend life with you as her owner.
with sympathy,

-shane- said...

Thanks so much, Cindy.

I know I gave you guys some grief in my column a couple weeks ago when she bit one of your vet techs and it ended up getting reported to the police and the cat had to be home quarantined -- it bent me out of shape a bit and I comically took it out on you guys in my column (without naming names, of course.)

But in her final days, you guys proved to me again that you're the best vets in the Quad Cities, and I really DO appreciate the care and concern you guys took with her. I know you did everything in your power to save her... it still really sucks that she's gone, and I'm still catching myself looking for her around the apartment... but in time I'm sure it's going to get better, and I can rest in the knowledge that we definitely didn't lose her for lack of trying.

Thanks again for everything you guys do.