Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Remembering Derby

It is now two years since the big guy ran off to the bridge. We miss him, although mum says she doesn't miss having to clean up his yaks from the carpet! MOL.

Mum has done some research and had decided he had Polydipsia. It is defined as follows:

Increased thirst (polydipsia) is a sign of many diseases in cats including diabetes, hyperthyroidism and kidney disease.

Mum said Derby was always a cat who like to drink, so she thinks he had issues his whole life, just that they finally caught up with him. He would drink from the tap whenever mum would have it on, he would even get in the tub by the laundry machine to drink there and to taste the water coming from the condensation of the heaty machine in the dungeon. Or jump in the hot rain room after she was done. Heck, he would even lick the water on the outside of a glass when it would sweat.

He was such a handful when visiting the stabby place that everyone was happy to give him a quick once over, get him his shots and be done.  To have done any blood work, he would have to have been sedated to draw the blood. Plus he never showed much other than getting a bit thinner.

So my dear brofur, and mum's first adult cat, we will share a few pictures. These are from 2005, Derby's first year with mum. 


  1. Wonderful photos of the Big Guy.

    Sydney, Australia

  2. Awww what a lovely post about Mr Derby , he sure was a handsome dude.

    Julie and poppyq

  3. Derby was such a handsome guy! We miss him but are glad you were there, Ducky, to help your Mon through that difficult period.

    #1 always says she wishes it were possible to explain to us about the stabby place and how it really is all to make us feel better. When Tama got so ill recently, she was hugely grateful that Tama is a sweetheart both at the vet and when it comes to medication.

    The Chans

  4. Such a beautiful photos of Derby! He was so handsome.

  5. Angelic face. He was such a handsome dood.

    Happy New Year!

    Emma and Buster

  6. We are sorry we never met Derby as we only found our way to your blog Ducky when he ran for the Bridge. It's pretty appawent he was a furry special kitty.

    Purrs to you and your mom. May your memories of Derby always be sweet and happy.

    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

  7. Happy memories of handsome Derby.

  8. sendin lovez N hugs yur way two day dood...❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ yur fotoz R awesum~~~~

  9. Purrs to you and your mum as you remember handsome Derby today.

  10. Derby was a handsome boy. I am sorry you didn't have more time with him.

  11. These are lovely photos of handsome Derby. He will always be missed.

  12. It's always tough, and we all make peace in our own way. Purrs.

  13. Our mom and Caroline remember Derby. We think he must have been a very special boy.

  14. What a lovely tribute to Derby. Hugs and purrs

  15. Derby was a Good Boy and we were glad to see so many great pictures of him. We know you remember him with a lot of love. Sending you purrs and comforting thoughts. XOXOXO

  16. We miss Derby. He was a super ManCat.

    The Florida Furkids


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