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A journey into the workshop. #44: A sudden change in project plans. Grave marker for a beloved cat...

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My BIL, whom I have mentioned on several occasions, on top of the other hardships he has endured this past year (diabetic coma, kidney failure, dialysis, disability, divorce etc…) had another trauma this week, his beloved Turkish Van.cat. This has got to be one of the coolest cats I have ever met…

Yesterday I took off early, to dig the grave, prep a simple kitty casket, and we proceeded to bury him. Unfortunately no grave marker beyond a simple cross quickly fashioned out of bamboo (it was what was available on site…)

Today I sourced up some red cedar, and proceeded to plane, and joint the material into usable stock. Unfortunately I ran out of appropriate time to make noise.

The project is going to be to build a simple cross, with chamfered edges. It will be anchored into a concrete base so that no wood is touching ground, and finished with several coats of marine urethane to help it stand up to the weather…

This is a project I would MUCH rather not be doing…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com



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grizzman

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#1 posted 1614 days ago

im sorry for your bil hardships…and also to loose his furry friend…he should get another one so he can love and get love from a new friend…i think it he would be happier to do that then to not have one at all…my mom did that…she lost the kitty she had for 18 years…and went and got another…its made a huge difference ..just a suggestion.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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dbhost

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#2 posted 1614 days ago

He’s got 2 others. Tigger was his fave though… Not sure if you’ve ever seen a Turkish Van cat before, but they have some common traits to the breed that make them very cool companions. His other two are a Siamese, and an American Shorthair… Not exactly cuddly companions… (ours is an American Shorthair, she keeps the Labrador Retriever on his toes…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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NBeener

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#3 posted 1614 days ago

Oh …. buddy … I’m so sorry … for all of it. May it all get better.

Here, folks. I dunno’ if this is Tigger, exactly, but … it’s a Turkish Van Cat (kitty):

-- -- Neil

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grizzman

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#4 posted 1614 days ago

we have 2 white cats…and one that has the same eye thing as this cat does…well maybe he can get another one that has the good temperament….blessings to him and good thoughts sent his way…....

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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dbhost

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#5 posted 1613 days ago

Tigger was a white with gold Turkish van. Picture that kitten, with a big gold blob with white streaks on his head… If you’ve never had the pleasure of being around a Turkish Van cat, make an effort to do so. The brighten up a room better than any light fixture!

Wish I could find a pic of him. He had the brightest blue eyes…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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