Farewell Dexter – Losing Another Fury Friend

Our fabulous feline friend and family member, Dexter

A Brief One from Niagara At Large reporter and publisher Doug Draper

Posted August 27th, 2019 on Niagara At Large

This July, our family lost its oldest feline member – Dylan at age 20 – and today we lost one of our remaining feline friends, our warm and beautiful “Caramel guy,” Dexter at age 15.

It was been hard enough working through the loss of Dylan, and now this!

It is like a sucker kick to the chest that has left me feeling so numb that I am having a hard time getting back on track as far as producing much in the way of news and commentary goes.

Our “boys.” Dexter in front. and Dylan in the background. File photos by Doug Draper, one of their humans.

I can’t quite bring myself to write the kind of tribute I would like to for Dexter, as I did for Dylan in July, so I will leave that for another day. My main purpose in writing such tributes has always been to celebrate the rich relationships we can have with other species on this planet if we try.

So I hope all our readers out there will understand if things seem a little slow on Niagara At Large for a few days.

I still can’t believe that both of our “boys,” as we call them are gone.

To read the tribute I posted on Niagara At Large this July to Dylan and to cats in general, click onhttps://niagaraatlarge.com/2019/07/08/saying-a-sad-goodbye-to-one-of-our-very-best-cat-friends-in-the-world/ .

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3 responses to “Farewell Dexter – Losing Another Fury Friend

  1. Doug, I am so sorry! Losing our pets is so hard. We also have 2 kitties which we call “the boys.” Your home must seem so empty:(


  2. 😦 Nothing else to be said.


  3. James Vanderburgh

    sorry for your loss Doug! we just lost our cat after 15 years so fully understand your sadness! Time will heal …it is the hardest part of having a great pet!


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