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Mixed feelings-my cat thanks the Pythons&Svengland by Chris14 on 8 June 2006 3:29am
I'm an avid footie-fan ('football' or 'soccer' as you wish), and I'd die for England squad, so would my cat. And he did so... literally, unfortunately. Well, my cat, Marcus has died. He'd been very unwell a month ago, but then he felt much better. Even a week ago he was better with a relatively good appetite, but a couple of days ago he looked worse and worse. Then he stopped eating completely, therefore we tried to force some food into him. After a day or two he also stopped drinking water. It was on Friday. By the evening he was very weak. On Saturday I spent the whole day with him.
On Saturday we watched a couple of episodes of the Pythons and the game against Jamaica. We always watched these things together, and it was almost obvious that this would be the very last time doing so. We 'discussed' our favourite sketches as always. Me and my mum were sure that this would be his last day ever. He hardly looked up, but didn't sleep, either. His eyes were open all day, so he could watch the telly. I don't think he really bothered, but I'm sure he felt he wasn't alone and that we were watching our favourite programmes. During the Pythons he didn't move too much, sometimes me or my mum watered his mouth with an ear-stick. Under the match he felt worse, although he was very happy with the goals (seriously! Whenever a goal was scored he moved or gave some very weak sounds. Perhaps there wasn't any relation between these activities and the goals, but let me believe this), but not at all well, in general.
Before the game I'd promised him lots of goals and that that they would play and score for him. I'd also promised him an Owen-goal, because he was a 'Real' Newcastle fan, as he was black and white. My other promise was Crouch's robo-cop dance. And the goals arrived indeed, and I told him at each goal that it was for him. At the fifth goal he wriggled a bit stronger, and when Becks was taken off, jerked an even stronger one. I can't remember exactly, but either between these two events or before the fifth goal, his heart was beating harder. I knew that it was his last movement because his pupils widened, and I could ensure of it after this biggest jerking because it stopped beating completely. It was terrible for me, but better for him. And when Crouch missed the penalty I said to my (freshly-late) cat that it was better that he couldn't see this, but I hoped that somebody would score a goal for his memory too. And it was Crouchy yet again. He danced to my cat at each of his scores. I could seriously feel that they played for my cat and made his last day perfect. Although, it was a bad idea to take Beckham off (and then I couldn't notice that Lampard was also taken off, I only read it later. That time I could only concentrate on the goals and missed penalty, nothing else from the match), so next time Sven has to think twice before he takes Becks off. It costed in my cat's life. So he was said goodbye by the lads of England as well as by the Pythons.

Re: Mixed feelings-my cat thanks the Pythons&Svengland by tucsonmike on 8 June 2006 7:18am
A great story. You should develop it.
Re: Mixed feelings-my cat thanks the Pythons&Svengland by sighthound on 8 June 2006 7:03pm
I agree with mike.
Re: Mixed feelings-my cat thanks the Pythons&Svengland by Chris14 on 12 June 2006 4:36am
Thanks for your empathy, anyway. But I'll take your advice one day perhaps.


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