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Giz is Dead
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Sorry this is really depressing and different from the rest of the off-topic stuff, I just felt like writing this down may help my pain a bit.

Gizmo has been missing for over two months (he wasn't my cat but we had fostered him for 9 months before he had to go back to his owner). In case I never heard about him again I was trying to believe that someone had found him and taken him in, and he was living somwhere happy. But he's been frozen in the vet's fridge all this time.

He was killed by a car on his way home, and found by a school girl who went to tell her mum, but when they'd got a bag ready to pick him up his body had vanished. The vets had taken him but they never mentioned this to his owner who constantly went to the vets asking about him, and even putting a picture up in their surgery. Eventually somone else looking for a black and white cat was shown two frozen bodies at the vets, but neither of them were hers. That women saw Gizmo on the site I'd posted his missing profile on, and recognised him as one of the dead cats. Without that women we would still be searching, not knowing, wondering, with no closure as to what happened. And all along he was lying in a fridge just metres away from where his home had been.
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Hello, I have been locked out of my account for a long time as I had forgotten my password. I had made another account (Gizalba2) so I was updating from there for a while, however I am back using this one now :)

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If any of these owners come back and would like me to post these guys back to you, please let me know!

*Posted Aug 20, 2011, 8:40 pm
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I didn't know that anyone did that! (Deceased cats in fridges)

Sorry for your loss. Cats are so loving in their own way and suprisingly intuitive, in tune with their owner's (friends') feelings.
It sounds like his passing was very quick and I supose it is a relief to know that his body wasn't just left under a bush or something.
Perhaps the hope that he had found somewhere else to live was more comforting though.

I am sorry for your pain and glad that at least you have closure, hopefully.

Do you have a little photo to share with us?
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Posted Aug 20, 2011, 10:09 pm Last edited Aug 20, 2011, 10:11 pm by Leslee
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Thankyou so much for your reply Leslee. I can't stop crying but in a way I am relieved that I now know his soul is safe and the 'what ifs' are over. As you said I am glad his body was found quickly and hopefully he didn't suffer too much. We are planning to bury him on monday evening so then maybe I can grieve properly and move on.

This is a picture of him I took with my phone when he would come to sit on my knee :')

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Hello, I have been locked out of my account for a long time as I had forgotten my password. I had made another account (Gizalba2) so I was updating from there for a while, however I am back using this one now :)

TVs I still have whose owners have been absent for over a year:

Pengy, Tapsi and Jala

If any of these owners come back and would like me to post these guys back to you, please let me know!

Posted Aug 20, 2011, 10:38 pm Last edited Aug 20, 2011, 10:44 pm by Gizalba
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And in one of his funny sleeping positions:

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Hello, I have been locked out of my account for a long time as I had forgotten my password. I had made another account (Gizalba2) so I was updating from there for a while, however I am back using this one now :)

TVs I still have whose owners have been absent for over a year:

Pengy, Tapsi and Jala

If any of these owners come back and would like me to post these guys back to you, please let me know!

Posted Aug 20, 2011, 10:55 pm
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Posted Aug 21, 2011, 12:24 am
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Awww he is gorgeous! All cats are precious but he is particularly beautiful.

I hope you have some nice distractions planned for today
<3 to little Giz
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My son's puppy Sam Sam is travelling home.
My voyagers Baby Gonga is resting and might come home soon and Mi Go is back home for a short rest.

Momo is travelling home to him Mum. Alien Queen and Karlie are still here but are having a rest awaiting further instructions from their Mothers.

Posted Aug 21, 2011, 9:51 am
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Oh, I'm so sorry to read this. To lose a pet is always really terrible. He was such a gorgeous cat.:(
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Posted Aug 21, 2011, 10:44 am
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A very warm embrace to you, Gizalba.

It is good to know his death was at least fast, no suffering, and that he was having a good life.

I recently lost my beloved cat too.
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Posted Aug 21, 2011, 11:57 pm Last edited Aug 22, 2011, 12:00 am by Eohippus
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Aww, poor puss....

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Posted Aug 22, 2011, 10:34 am
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Thankyou so much for your kind words. Although I read your replies the other day and they really touched me, I didn't want to reply to the forum again until I could give final feedback that Giz has now officially left. In the end we couldn't bury him due to complications with the land where we initially planned to make his grave. I went to see his body at the vets yesterday which was awful, but for my own piece of mind I had to see for myself that it was definitely him, and that his body didn't look like he had gone through too much pain. We have decided to let the vets cremate him and scatter his ashes at the pet memorial gardens. Sadly we couldn't scatter him ourselves because of the expense. But I guess the main thing is to know that he's resting in peace, and I can now try to focus on remembering the happy times.


Eohippus - I'm sorry to hear you lost your beloved cat too :( And thankyou for your reassurance that his death probably was fast. I am sad that he didn't have a long life, but you're right that at least the life he was given was a happy one :')


RIP Giz xxx
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Hello, I have been locked out of my account for a long time as I had forgotten my password. I had made another account (Gizalba2) so I was updating from there for a while, however I am back using this one now :)

TVs I still have whose owners have been absent for over a year:

Pengy, Tapsi and Jala

If any of these owners come back and would like me to post these guys back to you, please let me know!

Posted Aug 26, 2011, 3:50 pm
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I'm so sorry...
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oh, I know it's sad when an animal dies and gizmo was a beautiful cat :(
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