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Changing strings for the first time after your cat dies...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Joe Nerve, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    ... is very sad.
  2. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    Find cat hair?

    I have dog hair in my Ric case from a dog that's been gone for 15 years or better. It always makes me smile when I see it.

    Sorry for your loss.
  3. Truktek2


    Sep 5, 2008
    Queens, NY
    Losing a pet is tough. For some reason your op made me think of this

    Hope it made you chuckle. :)
  4. bassie12


    Aug 23, 2008
  5. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    know what you mean, that was always a fun time for our old buddy Stanley, he loved to bite those old strings when they were dangling off the bass, he would also have to come and lick the new ones too. Miss that old cat.
  6. J Posega

    J Posega Cat Dad and Dingwall Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    Sorry for your loss. As a crazy cat person (my wife and I have 3, plus feed the neighborhood feral cats)... before moving to SC we had 5, lost one before the move, and one a few months ago.

    It's hard, but you'll make it. Nows a great time to go to the nearest animal shelter and find a new friend.
  7. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
    Yes, as any cat-playing bass owner would know...er, bass-playing cat owner would know, the lil' darlins just love to play with the strings as you're changing them. Anything bright & shiny that dangles around in front of their faces is a temptation they simply can't resist.

    Every cat person also knows that his/her little furry ones have their own special favorite play times. For my two critters, it's whenever I change the sheets on my bed. For some reason they love to jump up on the bed while I'm trying to lay down the clean sheets. Gotta shoo 'em off at least a half dozen times, and they keep jumping up there and rolling around, just to spite me.

    Second most favorite play time would be on laundry day. They love nothing better than to cuddle up on a fresh pile of clean clothing, hot right out of the dryer.

  8. ggunn


    Aug 30, 2006
    Austin, TX
    I have a guitar case that still smells from when the family cat peed in it in 1965 or so.
  9. graver555


    Nov 6, 2012
    Monticello IN
    I probably shouldnt post this but I feel terrible for thinking at first it was going to be a homemade cat gut string joke :( I feel so bad now. Sorry for your loss.
  10. scotch

    scotch It's not rocket science!

    Nov 12, 2006
    Albany, NY USA
    Please see Profile for Endorsement disclosures
    Sorry dude. Losing a pet sucks.
  11. Heartfelt condolences.

    The little critters play with our heart-strings all too well. Ahh that crazy look they get in their mischievous eyes!

    Maybe posting a pic would help?
  12. Hevy T

    Hevy T Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Lethbridge, AB Canada
    I lost 2 cats over the past few years. It is tough!

    I now have 2 shih tzus that are the most spoiled dogs in Canada if not the world. It will be a very sad day when we have to put them down. I hope it never comes. Just thinking about it makes me choke, and they are still only young. 4 yrs and 3 yrs.
  13. Peepaleep

    Peepaleep Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2010
    Las Cruces, NM
    I'm sorry. As a cat rescuer myself I understand what you're going through. Thanks for giving your cat a loving home. When you're ready, the shelter will have another best friend waiting for you. I always find that adopting another and saving their life is the best departing gift an old can can give.