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 Post subject: ZEUS
PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:21 pm 
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Hello,

It's been some time since I have posted on this site. However, it is with great sadness that I have to inform you all that Zeus crossed the rainbow bridge today and joined his sister Hestia.

I know some of you will be asking who Zeus is. Zeus and Hestia are the reason this forum exists.

The older and original members will know who he is.

Again sorry for the news. :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: ZEUS
PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:48 pm 
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Oh so sorry to hear this news and for your loss. Zeus leave behind a very informative legacy. I learned how to deal with my cats by reading all the posts this past year.

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 Post subject: Re: ZEUS
PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:19 pm 
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I'm so sorry for your loss.

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 Post subject: Re: ZEUS
PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:14 pm 
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I am so very sorry to hear about Zeus. Beautiful kitty! I am happy to know that this great forum exists due to your kitties! Thank you so much for that. This forum has been invaluable to many of us over the years. {{{HUGS|||


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 Post subject: Re: ZEUS
PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:45 pm 
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I'm so sorry to hear this news Stuart. Very sad :cry:

Zeus and Hestia are now reunited and they will always be remembered very fondly on the forum.

R.I.P Zeus


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 Post subject: Re: ZEUS
PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 12:36 am 
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I am so sorry for your loss.

I would love to know the background story to this wonderful forum. I joined when I got my lovely Bengal Dexter who sadly passed away with FIP at 9 months old.

It's a wonderful site and I got lots of support on here with the difficulties I was having it meant such a lot. The people on here are so lovely and supportive and funny :mrgreen:

Would love to hear your story.

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 Post subject: Re: ZEUS
PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 11:55 am 
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Yes, I would love to hear about Zeus and Hestia too. If I had not had this forum I would have been a basket case when I got my rescue Bengal - Oscar. Thank you Zeus and Hestia for being the reason this forum exists. I hope knowing how much help this forum has given to other bengals over the years comforts you with the pain of losing your beloved kitties.

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 Post subject: Re: ZEUS
PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:29 pm 
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Hi all...

I don't know much about Zeus and Hestias first 4 years, but I can tell you their story as I know it.

Back in 2008 I watched a tv programme on the animal planet where quite a few Bengals were rescued in America due to being used for breeding purposes...this made me think about the Bengal cat, I asked my husband Stuart if we could get one, so set out to research the breed...

This research brought me to this forum, Gavin and Siobhan Wightman were the founders of the board as they gave homes to Hestia and Zeus in 2004. They were born in the March I believe somewhere near Wales. They were both indoor cats, but Hestia the escape artist liked the opportunity to 'escape' when she could, she would jump out from an open window even on the first floor. Zeus was just a big softy and liked to snuggle with Hestia.

We asked a lot of questions and got a lot of great advice from members on this forum and we set out to find a breeder suited to us. We found a breeder in Lauder up in Scotland. We set out to make arrangements to buy Mitzy and came home with both Mitzy and Daisy. A couple of weeks later we came across a post on here asking if anyone would like to adopt their beloved cats as they were running out of time and were due to emigrate to Canada by the end of that month.. August 2008. I seen them and fell in love with them straight away. Hubby succumbed to my pleading and we made arrangements to go to the Wightmans to pick up Hestia and Zeus.

Hestia and Zeus were 4 yrs old at this point, and we had 4 month old kittens. It was a tough time for the first month trying to get Zeus to settle but one Felliway plugin did the job. After 2 weeks Hestia showed signs of Kidney problems. She was treated and everything was fine for awhile. In 2011 Hestia passed away with kidney failure. We where heartbroken, she was such a lovable cat, Hestia was 7 yrs old. We have kept her ashes.

Zeus was just a big softie. Over the years he has been very placid and would let you cuddle him but he wasn't a lapcat, He would wake us up on a morning by pawing at our heads. Zeus has been a pleasure to look after over the years, snuggling with Mitzy and Daisy and just being him.

We noticed some weightloss but thought it was old age, he went to the vets but ruled out everything possible..diabetes, kidney problems etc. This week his whole persona changed, he was was asking for food and water when he had it, he had intermitting vomiting and diarrhoea. We took him to the vets on Wednesday night to be told he had a golfball size mass in his abdomen. We chose at the time to give him a steroid hoping to shrink the inflammation around the mass, but the following morning there was no change, I would see it in his eyes he was ready. He was telling me. I took him to the vets at 12;30 on Thursday, Zeus was very calm and I feel he was allowing me to help him and he was giving me permission...Zeus will be a massive miss, we already miss his deep meows. We are getting his ashes back and he will be placed with Hestia.

He was 11 yrs old.

If there is anything else anyone would like to know please ask, Hestia and Zeus are the reason this forum exists, and many thanks to Gavin and Siobhan for that privilege.

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Hestia Gone but not forgotten, RIP sweet princess.
Zeus Gone but not forgotten, RIP big fella, our Nookie bear.


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 Post subject: Re: ZEUS
PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 8:48 pm 
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Michelle, thank you so much for sharing your story and the story on this forum! This is THE place for bengal owners to come and share their stories, pictures, ask questions, give advice. It's always sad when we have to lose a member of our family like that. They leave this world knowing how much they are loved! {{{HUGS}}}


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 Post subject: Re: ZEUS
PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 2:53 pm 
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Stuart and Michelle, I'm so sorry to hear about your darling boy Zeus. I remember when you adopted Zeus and Hestia. He had a lovely home with you both and Mitzy and Daisy and I am heartbroken for you all. Sending love and hugs to you at this sad sad time. xxx

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