Carmelita lived for 10 years with Lantus!

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  1. Greg and Carmelita (GA)

    Greg and Carmelita (GA) Member

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    (and homemade food)

    She passed earlier this month at the ripe old age of 17.5. I don't know if there is anyone still in this community who remembers her, we used to be active here from Austria in 2007-2012.

    She was happy and healthy and active pretty much all the years of her post-diagnosis life, and I credit this FD support group with much of that success. Many thanks to all who contributed to our ability to care for Carmelita, and to those who are new to FD and wonder how long your cat is going to enjoy life, with proper care, let me just say, your cat can live a FULL, ACTIVE, HAPPY life.

    I have put up a post in the Supply Closet, she did leave me holding a good sized bag of supplies.

    /Holly (Carmelita's "mom" / Greg's other half)
     

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  2. Sandy and Black Kitty

    Sandy and Black Kitty Well-Known Member

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    Princess Carmelita!!! I remember you well.

    When we were new and in the thick of it Greg was always there to respond to a question or concern at 5am US eastern time.
    Thanks for posting. I’m glad to hear she lived a long, active, happy princessly life.
     
  3. Dyana

    Dyana Well-Known Member

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    (((Holly and Greg)))
    I'm so sorry it was time for Carmelita to pass :( Big hugs to you both. I know how hard it is.
    I'm glad she lived the great life she did! She was very well loved :cat:

    Greg was always around to help in the early mornings, and I loved following his stories of the beautiful Carmelita.
    I missed Greg's help a lot and for quite some time, when he stopped posting.

    Please tell Greg "Thanks for all his guidance and support" back then, and let him know that J.D. lived to 20 and was a happy diabetic for 9 years.
     
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  4. Jill & Alex (GA)

    Jill & Alex (GA) Senior Member Moderator

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    Aww, Holly... my heart skipped a beat when I saw your post. I'm so sorry to hear it was Carmelita's time. It's devastating to lose a kitty like her. Such a beauty! Please relay my condolences to Greg. Can't thank him enough for all his help and contributions to the group.

    Have thought of you all often. Thank you for stopping by with the news.
    Hugs to you both and scritches for Captain Darling.
    :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:

    cat_wings>o Fly free beautiful Princess Carmelita...
     
  5. carfurby

    carfurby Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry for your loss, but glad to hear she lived an active, happy life.
     
  6. Susan&Felix

    Susan&Felix Well-Known Member

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    Very sorry for your loss of beautiful Carmelita. She reminds me so much of one of my kitties (also a princess!) who died last February. I'm glad you gave Carmelita such a wonderful life.
     
  7. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry you've lost your beautiful girl. It seems she had a long and wonderful life. :rb_icon:cat_wings>o
     
  8. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Senior Member Moderator

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    Over 10 years on insulin. What a testament to wonderful loving caregivers. So sorry for your loss. :bighug: She was a beautiful kitty. Something about those long haired black and whites...
     
  9. Noah & me (GA)

    Noah & me (GA) Well-Known Member

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    So sorry for your loss. It's a good story for everyone who thinks their lives (more importantly their cat's lives) are over with a diabetic diagnosis. With good care and day to day management an almost totally normal life is possible.
    Goodbye Carmelita. :bighug:
     
  10. Tricia Cinco(GA) & Harvey

    Tricia Cinco(GA) & Harvey Well-Known Member

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    So sorry for your loss. Obviously, you were the best beans ever - 10 years post diagnosis! :eek: That means she was well loved and well cared for. I'm sure you are both feeling the changes in the routine after all this time, not to mention missing her beloved presence. :bighug:

    So kind of you to share your supplies with others. Carmelita's legacy will live on. She has her place in the FDMB Hall of Fame sewed up!

    Fly free, sweet Carmelita, and land softly.
    :rb_icon:
     
  11. Sienne and Gabby (GA)

    Sienne and Gabby (GA) Senior Member Moderator

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    I remember Princess Carmelita well. I also remember that it was Greg that was there for me in the early mornings when I was a newbie and Gabby was up to her usual antics.

    I so so sorry for your loss. Fly free Carmelita and land softly. You are remembered with great fondness and bittersweet smiles.
     
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  12. Greg and Carmelita (GA)

    Greg and Carmelita (GA) Member

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    Hugs to you both and scritches for Captain Darling.

    Sorry to say, Captain Darling went on ahead two years ago. He had an inoperable spinal tumor thing that resulted in back leg paralysis, incontinence, and (the worst part) a life really lacking in quality. He wasn't having fun any more. :(

    /H
     
  13. Linda and Bear Man

    Linda and Bear Man Well-Known Member

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    Hi Greg and Holly,

    I remember Carmelita well, and I was always grateful for the help that Greg gave me in the mornings with Bear Man, who died many years ago. I’m so sorry to hear that Carmelita has passed away, but what an inspiring story, and and what an amazing life she lived! That is certainly cause for celebration. Condolences also on the passing of Captain Darling.

    It is good to hear an update from all of you. I certainly missed Greg’s presence on the board after he left. It’s sad to know that Carmelita is gone, but I’m so happy to hear that her life was a long and happy one.
     
  14. Bobbie And Bubba

    Bobbie And Bubba Well-Known Member

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    Ahhhhh, I wasn't around when you and Carmelita were here but, I am sorry you lost your little Princess. The photo with the crown is so cute!

    Thank you for posting such inspiration for everyone here who still has a kitty on insulin and I hope that your heart heals from your loss.
     
  15. Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA)

    Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA) Well-Known Member

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    Fly free, Princess Carmelita! You are much loved. cat_wings>o
    Holly and Greg, your girl is "in good paws" with all the GAs at The Bridge. Thank you for reminding all of us here that a full and happy life can be enjoyed by our feline diabetics.
    :bighug::bighug:
     
  16. Denise & Oreo (GA)

    Denise & Oreo (GA) Member

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    I most certainly remember Princess Carmelita!! So beautiful. Oreo thought so too. He was at The Bridge to greet her, of that I am sure. My heart goes out to you! She definitely led a long happy life, WITH diabetes. All due to your love and dedication!! Hugs!!
     
  17. Jen and Oreo (GA)

    Jen and Oreo (GA) Well-Known Member

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    I absolutely remember dear Carmelita!!! In fact I was just thinking of her and Greg the other day and how Greg would post recipes and your menus from time to time.

    So sorry to hear it was her time. She is one of the legends of FDMB-LL. There was quite the reception for her at the bridge. Many old timers there to greet her and show her around.

    Hugs to you Greg and Holly (aka Mrs Greg). cat_wings>o:bighug:
     
  18. Michelle and Mannie (GA)

    Michelle and Mannie (GA) Well-Known Member

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    I too remember Carmelita. We were such newbies back then.... Fly free little one, land softly at the Bridge. :rb_icon:
     
  19. Nina and KB

    Nina and KB Well-Known Member

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    I used to love your web postings of the princess. She was a real character. Hugs to your family for your loss.
     
  20. Sandy and Black Kitty

    Sandy and Black Kitty Well-Known Member

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    Deepest sympathy along with warn regards from Dominick aka “the night watchman “.
    BK is certain to be pursuing the lovely and beautiful Princess Carmelita at the bridge.

     
  21. Lisa and Do Lou (GA)

    Lisa and Do Lou (GA) Well-Known Member

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    So sorry for your loss xoxo
    Fly Free ❤️❤️
     
  22. Deb & Spot

    Deb & Spot Well-Known Member

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    I remember you and Carmelita, Greg. I'm so sorry that she had to cross the bridge. Spot and many other FDMB kitties are there showing her the ropes.
     
  23. Kathy and TiTi

    Kathy and TiTi Well-Known Member

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    I didn't realize you've lost two of your family in so short a time. It is devastating. I lost two of my babies this last year.

    Your Carmelita is a shining hope for all of us who struggle with this disease.
    May your heart heal.:bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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