Sunday, April 16, 2006

Mako


This gently giant (he weighed 17 lbs.) is Mako. He lost his fight against a very aggressive form of cancer about two years ago. I lost him in less than 3 months from first diagnosis. He would find some of the strangest places to sleep. This was a plastic clothes hamper and my nightstand. -Shirley

17 comments:

Emma's Kat said...

Good morning! And Happy Easter! I'll be gone most of the day, so I figured I'd comment now while I have the chance.

Mako is the sweetest ball of fluff. I love his popcorn pillow. Two questions, Shirley:
1. Is Mako part Siamese? Are his eyes crossed? They look blue thru the camera flash. He looks like my Marley who is a Flamepoint Siamese Mix.
2. What does his name, Mako, mean? No offense, but it makes me think of a shark. But I can't see Mako as having been anything but sweet and cuddly! RIP Mako, angel kitty!

emilyrose said...

Good Morning Friends and Happy Easter!

Shirley, Mako looks every inch the mushpillow!! What is that he's resting his head on in the first
picture? Looks to me like a bag of Popcorn, but then I haven't had Breakfast yet! I'm sorry Mako is not in your present with you, but since (I think) Meowmepurr's Momma told me about the Rainbow Bridge, it's confirmed that I have my entire fuzz family waiting for me!
I'm certain Mako's scoped out a nice, sunny but UNIQUE spot to snooze away!!
Kat1! I saw your Benji! I never knew what The Infinate Cat Project was, but I LOVE the concept! Nice BIG ol' HUGGABLE Benji looks very much the webbrowser! Is TICP in his FAVORITES list?! Just don
t get him a wireless mouse, or you'll never find it!

Have a Blessed Day Everyone!!

rosie(who else!) said...

...ahem..........the infinate cat project............ahem............
another one of Rosie's great discoveries!!......................

rosie(who else?) said...

......ahem...............anyway, Mako looks like he lived life to the full.......getting fuzz all over the clean clothes and pretending he is completely unaware of his misdemeanor!........

Anonymous said...

Awwwwww! He is sooooooooooooo cute!! I know how it is to lose someone you loved! I lost my aunt on Christmas of 2004! but there is no diffence of a lost aunt or a cat! I'm sorry about your loss Shirley! Well I hope you have a wonderful Easter!

Kim said...

Happy Easter Everyone! Mako was a beautiful cat! I'm sorry for your loss but I believe, as Emily Rose does, that he's got a nice place waiting for you. He looks like a sweet cat who brought you much joy! I've lost three cats in my lifetime and it never gets easier. They become part of our family. But I'll see them again one day.

Anonymous, I'm sorry for the loss of your Aunt. It sounds like you might have been close.

Danielle, still thinking of you and Jake. Hang in there, you'll know more tomorrow. I'm sure he'll be just fine. Please keep us posted.

Well all, I hope your day as a bright sunny one!

m in athens said...

What a sweet marshmallow kitty!

Re: Jake's troubles-- We had a wonderful cat who had major problems with crystals and urinary blockages. He had a really bad episode with urine backing up into his kidneys and causing partial renal failure, but thanks to the care of a great vet and some good kitty luck, made an amazing recovery and went on to live for many more happy and healthy years. Kidney problems are severe, but just take care of your little guy and cross your fingers. It's definitely a life threatening situation, but I've seen an amazing recovery firsthand. One other suggestion I haven't seen yet is trying a pet water fountain (We got on of the cheaper models for about $20 and it works fine). Many cats prefer to drink moving water and will drink more from a recirculating fountain than from a bowl of still water. This makes their urine less concentrated and less likely to form crystals. Danielle, good luck to you and your Jake-- I can tell that you love him a lot.

casper's mom said...

What a pretty cat. He looks so cuddly. Looks like he tried to get comfy anywhere he could. Agreed he does look like a marshmallow.

I also agree with Kim, it gets no easier when you loose them sweet babies.

HAPPY EASTER

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Mako was certainly a handsome fellow. You just want to hug him, he's so soft and fluffy, like you all said, a big kitty mushmallow. His nose looks like it might have been speckled? I know you really miss him, he looks like a perfect companion. Thanks Shirley, for sharing Mako with us.
And please, keep us posted on Jake. I looked back, has a picture of Jake been posted????
BTW, my vet said to only give my cat and dog bottled water. At the time, figured she had stock in Dasini or something. She said the impurities & minerals in our water (Houston, TX) cause stones.

donna said...

Hi Mako!

I agree: you do look soft and cuddly. What a sweet boy.

Karen said...

An adorable, cuddly, extra fluffy angel!

Any word about Jake?

Emma's Kat said...

Karen, I think she won't know more until Monday. She hopes to bring him home tomorrow too. But, we would like to know how he's doing at the vet, if you know, Danielle.??

Anonymous said...

Poor Mako,
He is now in Cat Heaven.

danielle said...

Good Morning all,
I hope everyone had a great Easter. Mako is absolutely beautiful. What seems to be the oddest places to sleep are usually the most comfortable. Sorry to hear of his passing. He will be waitinf to meet you again over the Rainbow Bridge.

Sorry for saying it again to those I emailed.

I found out yesterday that if I didn't get him to the vet when I did he would have died. On the lighter side his catheter is coming out today and if he goes to the bathroom by himself he will come home tomorrow. Thank you everyone for your support. It has meant the world to me.

LG said...

I know you must really miss this sweetie. I still miss one that I lost to feline leukemia 16 years ago. But you had a great time with him while he was here with you, didn't you?

momsbusy said...

i have had so many cats over my lifetime so far. most have gone to the rainbow bridge. i now have only two kitties with me. they too will one day join my other babies.

when i think of any of them, i can not help but to shed a tear for i miss them so.

i know i will need to bring a super sized bag of catnip, toys and treats for all of them when we meet again.

thank you to everyone for the kind comments.

tamara said...

Awww he reminds me of my AJ i guess you coudl call her Mako lite she was only 9 pounds but same coloring Brought back fond memories of my kitty seeing mako on the sight I lost my aj at 17 years almost exactly such a sweet face Mako has