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Chomps the Cat (1992-2009)
Mark Oates
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March 2001
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Well, Chomps took his last breath this morning. He has been my little pal since I was 12 years old and we've lived in many different places together. We always had a great understanding between each other and I always felt the best way to get him to understand what I was thinking was to talk to him "man-to-man" like I would to anybody else.

It's been the most emotional thing I've had to go through, but I'm happy because he was a terrific friend and lived a great, healthy, and loved 17 years. I was there when he passed away at home and was petting him and giving him calm words.

Here's my favorite Chomps story:

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Chomps wanted to cuddle but I put him in the tall blue hamper next to my bed because I didn't want to crush him in my sleep - he was soooooo tiny. So I put him in the hamper and he meowed and meowed, and he would purr when I talked to him.

I tried to go to sleep but he crawled all the way out and insisted on cuddling... So I put him back in the hamper, this time I put the lid on. That didn't stop chomps. He crawled all the way up and wedged open the lid and squeezed out... and came straight for my face purring, rubbing and ploped down right nex to me.

So I put him in the hamper again, with the lid, and something heavy on top, but he just meowed even louder. So I let him out and sure enough I didn't crush him in my sleep.

That was our first night together. :')

Matthew Leverton
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January 1999
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Proof of a time machine?

someone972
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August 2006
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No! Not chomps! :'( Sorry to hear that.

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OICW
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November 2003
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I didn't know he was this old. Sorry to hear that.

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Neil Black
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October 2006
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Aw. I'm sorry to hear this.

Kibiz0r
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September 2005
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Well, damn. :(

Onewing
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August 2005
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I'm not at a loss of words, just nothing feels right to say. I hope the memories remain and the pain goes away.

Bah, the fact that it rhymes makes it seem less credible.

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Evert
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November 2000
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Sorry to hear about this. :-/

My old cat died a couple of years ago, at the age of 21. I cried the rest of that day.
She was a very special cat: she always wanted to be there when there were people around and demanded her own chair. Never used her claws except to hold on to something. Worked out how to operate a door knocker and a door handle. It was very sad when she became ill. Sometimes I still miss her.
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Steve Terry
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March 2002
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So sad to hear of your loss Mark :'(

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Matthew Leverton
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Trent Gamblin
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April 2000
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Sorry to hear about that Mark, but at least he lived a good life. :)

MiquelFire
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January 2003
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I'm going to pet Emi now... :'(

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Thomas Fjellstrom
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June 2000
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Very sorry to hear about Chomps, but at least he lived a good life :)

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Erikster
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February 2008
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Matthew Leverton said:

Proof of a time machine?

Now I look like a jerk because of that thread.

Sorry about what happened Mark, hope you feel better soon. That was an awesome kitty you had.

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Goalie Ca
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July 2002
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:( I still miss my dog and cats all these years later sniff

sorry about the news :(

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le_y_mistar
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January 2007
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Sorry for your loss, I felt the same way when i lost my Chevrolet Tracker >:(

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Mark Oates
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March 2001
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Thanks for all your support guys. It's sad, absolutely, but as far as cats and humans go, the two of us couldn't have asked for better times together.

Now that I've gone through the day and thought back on all the memories, I can't help but feel incredibly lucky (on all points) and I'm finding it hard to feel bad. :) It's more like "dude, that was badass"

Bob Keane
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June 2006

Sorry for your loss. My dog died more than ten years ago, I still have dreams about him. :'(

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Don Freeman
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October 2004
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I am sorry to here about poor old Chomps!:'( He seemed to be a great kitty! I want to get me a kitty now. I have lost a couple of hamsters over the years...they seem to be genetically predispositioned for cancer and such.:-/ I would like to get another pet...I do miss my little buddies.:'(

On a lighter note:
There was a cloning machine mentioned here before...I wonder what happened with that.???

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January 2004
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Bruce Perry
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April 2000

Tribute to Chomps

PDF of the score - MIDI version - NoteWorthy Composer version - MP3 version

[EDIT - MP3 version added]

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le_y_mistar
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January 2007
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thats pretty good bp

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Mark Oates
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March 2001
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I like the part where it goes into Maria :P

GullRaDriel
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September 2003
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A 17 years life is a good score for a cat.

May he stay in peace.

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