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Postby Tim Drayton » Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:37 am

miltiades wrote:Sorry to hear it Tim. Those that love and interact with their pets, be it cats, dogs or other pets fully understand how devastated a pet owner can be following the loss of a loved pet.

About 4 years ago, and after my third visit to the vet I agreed to put my beloved Boxer, Max, to sleep. He was 13 years old and had cancer in his throat that was spreading. He couldn't eat or even sit up. Had him from a month old, no bigger than my shoe. A loyal and loving dog, highly intelligent and ...bilingual, English and Greek !!

In about a months time I shall be permanently live in Cyprus and I intend to get me a rescued dog to accompany me on my fishing trips !


Thanks for the sympathy. Talking of dogs, is there any news of Daisy? I have been keeping my eyes open, but to no avail.
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Re: Calling June Michael - Micky has passed away

Postby miltiades » Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:04 am

Tim Drayton wrote:
miltiades wrote:Sorry to hear it Tim. Those that love and interact with their pets, be it cats, dogs or other pets fully understand how devastated a pet owner can be following the loss of a loved pet.

About 4 years ago, and after my third visit to the vet I agreed to put my beloved Boxer, Max, to sleep. He was 13 years old and had cancer in his throat that was spreading. He couldn't eat or even sit up. Had him from a month old, no bigger than my shoe. A loyal and loving dog, highly intelligent and ...bilingual, English and Greek !!

In about a months time I shall be permanently live in Cyprus and I intend to get me a rescued dog to accompany me on my fishing trips !


Thanks for the sympathy. Talking of dogs, is there any news of Daisy? I have been keeping my eyes open, but to no avail.

Im afraid Daisy is still missing as if this was not enough my daughters African Grey Parrot took off day before yesterday. Had him for more than 5 years and spoke rather well !!
Son in law often took KOKO out of his cage in order to clean it out, Koko flew in the house but on this occasion the door was open and he just took off. Maybe he is looking for ...Daisy !!
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Re: Calling June Michael - Micky has passed away

Postby Tim Drayton » Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:21 am

Right, I will look out for a parrot when I am on my local walks, too.
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Re: Calling June Michael - Micky has passed away

Postby miltiades » Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:48 am

Tim Drayton wrote:Right, I will look out for a parrot when I am on my local walks, too.

Thanks Tim. Koko is bare chested, only his wings have feathers. His favourite words are all in Greek, he shouts out Kiriaou, Papa, and many more.
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Re: Calling June Michael - Micky has passed away

Postby supporttheunderdog » Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:11 am

Tim Drayton wrote:I am not sure if you come to this forum any more, but I just wanted to pass on the following sad news if you do. Perhaps you recall that you housed a six-week old black and white kitten with me in the summer of 2005. That kitten, who I called Micky, grew into a small but robust cat, pictured below when aged about five. The sad news is that Micky passed away in the morning of Sunday 17 April, at the relatively young age of 10 years and 10 months. I am broken hearted at this loss, but the only consolation is that he was fully healthy and in command of all his faculties when he appears to have been hit by a sudden fatal heart attack on the way from the daytime den where he used to sleep to the food and water area. After his arrival here, he lived for the rest of his life in the same home, which he appeared to love dearly, and only left once a year for the hated annual routine trip to the vet. I took his body to a place in the hills where eleven months ago I buried his housemate Lucky, who also succumbed to a sudden unexpected death at an even younger age, and buried him there in a decent sized grave.


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I am sorry that I only met Micky in death as you carried him up to the hills: being a cat owner myself (we normally have three officially owned cats) I grieve when we loose them so I can appreciate the grief you feel. Sadly none of ours have yet made it to old age but have either vanished (and I still look for them) or met the traffic.
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Re: Calling June Michael - Micky has passed away

Postby Sotos » Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:35 pm

Tim Drayton wrote:They could trace their lineage back to the fourth century and the first cats to be brought to the island.


First cats in Cyprus came a bit earlier than that ;)
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Re: Calling June Michael - Micky has passed away

Postby Tim Drayton » Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:33 am

I think there was a long gap later when there were no cats on the island until they were brought back at Cape Gata in the fourth century and then they gradually spread over the island. I could be wrong.
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Re: Calling June Michael - Micky has passed away

Postby supporttheunderdog » Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:11 am

Tim Drayton wrote:I think there was a long gap later when there were no cats on the island until they were brought back at Cape Gata in the fourth century and then they gradually spread over the island. I could be wrong.
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Thst is one for the archaeologists to answer, as There might be some evidence through skeletal remains which might assist, but the fact that no skeletal remains have been identified in the interverning period is not conclusive.
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Re: Calling June Michael - Micky has passed away

Postby Tim Drayton » Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:59 am

supporttheunderdog wrote:
Tim Drayton wrote:I think there was a long gap later when there were no cats on the island until they were brought back at Cape Gata in the fourth century and then they gradually spread over the island. I could be wrong.
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Thst is one for the archaeologists to answer, as There might be some evidence through skeletal remains which might assist, but the fact that no skeletal remains have been identified in the interverning period is not conclusive.


It could be a bit of a myth that all the indigenous cats in Cyprus trace their lineage back to that batch that was brought in to the monastery, but it is a nice myth, all the same.
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