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Fred: A Faithful Feline Companion

Born March 6, 1993. Passed December 22, 2010.  He will be sorely missed.  Found a site to help cope with pet loss

Happier Days- Fred Smells the Flowers.

32 responses

  1. Sue reinfeld

    Oh, Ruthe, I am so sorry. He was beautiful and that picture is precious. I know you will have good memories.

    December 23, 2010 at 12:47 am

    • THanks Sue, He was a great cat.
      Hope you are enjoying your family.

      December 25, 2010 at 12:59 am

  2. MJM

    He was a wonderful friend to a wonderful friend!

    December 23, 2010 at 5:42 am

  3. Toni

    It’s good that he stopped to smell the flowers along the way!

    December 23, 2010 at 6:31 am

  4. Rob

    So sorry to hear about Fred. I know he had a wonderful life with you and I know you made it so special for him…just like you make our lives so special.

    December 23, 2010 at 6:43 am

    • Thanks to everyone. I remember you lost a dear bird once. That was some story!

      December 25, 2010 at 1:00 am

  5. laura

    Its never easy to lose a pet. I know that Steve has lost his best friend.

    December 23, 2010 at 7:16 am

  6. Last year we lost a cat named Fred. He was a seal point rag-a-muffin with blue eyes. I still miss his crazy antics. Animals are so important in our lives, sort of like plants fill a special place.

    December 23, 2010 at 7:41 am

  7. lynda Plummer

    Oh Ruth…I’m so sorry…pets are such great friends…it sounds like you really had a wonderful one in Fred:)

    December 23, 2010 at 7:44 am

  8. Cj

    Steve, I am sorry for you loss. Ruth you are a good friend and I know you will be a source of comfort. The picture is priceless… thanks for helping the healing to begin.

    December 23, 2010 at 9:00 am

  9. erica

    Nothing to add to the above wonderful comments! The photo is priceless, so adorable. Love to you and Steve… xoxoxox

    December 23, 2010 at 9:09 am

  10. D. B,

    So sorry, hugs to all…

    December 23, 2010 at 9:12 am

    • Thanks Deb. Hope you have a good time in CO.

      December 25, 2010 at 1:00 am

  11. Zig

    Sorry to hear about Fred. What a gorgeous cat. Obviously well loved.

    December 23, 2010 at 10:20 am

  12. Jill

    I’m so sorry Ruth… You’re in my thoughts…

    December 23, 2010 at 10:32 am

  13. Kristin

    Never easy to lose a pet/friend. Great photo!

    December 23, 2010 at 10:39 am

  14. Sally

    When you lose a precious animal, it’s actually losing a beloved member of your family – he’ll be up there in Kitty Heaven with my cats Sugar and Honey.

    December 23, 2010 at 11:00 am

  15. Laura O

    I enjoyed spending a little time with Fred this past summer. So sorry for your loss.

    December 23, 2010 at 11:01 am

  16. Aida Bergman

    So sorry Ruthie…Fred definitely lived a long, and I know, a pampered life! How lucky he was to have you as his Mom!

    December 23, 2010 at 11:02 am

  17. Nothing compares to the unconditional love of our pets. A sad day

    December 24, 2010 at 6:28 am

  18. Barb Alsko

    Aww Ruth. I’m sorry. What a handsome guy… and look at him holding onto the flower. So cute! I hope the pic helps you remember him the way you want to.

    December 24, 2010 at 7:08 am

  19. Amy

    Losing a pet is the hardest thing. so sorry for your loss

    December 25, 2010 at 10:14 am

  20. Matty

    There will never be another Fred. He was one in a million.

    December 26, 2010 at 9:56 am

  21. Aww, he was a cute kitty! Such a gorgeous and precious photo of him too. Thanks for sharing.

    December 11, 2011 at 12:01 pm

  22. Thanks for the link. Cat’s real name was Freddy. Two beautiful and loved ginger and white boys.

    January 9, 2012 at 2:23 am

  23. And two flower loving cats.:)

    March 25, 2012 at 8:50 am

  24. Aw Ruth, what a sweetie your Fred was. Thanks for sharing this beautiful photo.

    March 25, 2012 at 4:09 pm

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  26. Sorry to read about your cat, Fred… RIP Fred! Beautiful photo too.

    August 27, 2012 at 2:04 am

  27. Really it is striking how similar our two boys were, right down to shoving their noses into cut flowers. Was it the carnations he was after? Cat couldn’t resist them.

    March 23, 2014 at 8:17 am

    • Yes. Carnations. Thanks for prompting me and our whole family in Ohio (at breakfast eating steel cut oats) to remember our beloved Murph!

      March 23, 2014 at 8:26 am

      • Brilliant on both counts! I wonder what it was about carnations? MasterB isn’t bothered.
        I hope the Murph stories brought lots of smiles and shared memories.

        March 23, 2014 at 8:41 am

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