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 Post subject: What to get boss whose cat just died.
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:42 pm 
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I work in a non professional field (food coop) in a department of 6 people. Our manager's cat just died - it was pretty old, and expected - but he's sad, duh, and we wanted to do something for him. Something thoughtful but not necessarily expensive. I was thinking a local bottle of wine with a cat on the label. I don't know if having it be cat related is necessary or even a good idea though. What does the smart and thoughtful PPK think?

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 Post subject: Re: What to get boss whose cat just died.
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:49 pm 
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Do you think he might like it if you to gave a donation to a shelter in his name?


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 Post subject: Re: What to get boss whose cat just died.
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:53 pm 
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I opened this without seeing it was you and thought wow what a coincidence. So yeah, no good ideas from me. It's really sad though. I would hug my cat right now if he would let me, but that's not going to come without blood.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:01 pm 
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Arisaig wrote:
Do you think he might like it if you to gave a donation to a shelter in his name?

Yes, a few people did this in memory of my dog and I thought it was really thoughtful. Also, just a sympathy card signed by everyone is a nice gesture. Or some flowers if the person likes flowers. I don't think big gifts are needed. It's just nice to know that others are thinking of you at that time.


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 Post subject: Re: What to get boss whose cat just died.
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Some lovely ppk people donated in Mr. Bran's name to the animal shelter I volunteered at and that made my day.

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 Post subject: Re: What to get boss whose cat just died.
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:36 pm 
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donations are awesome, and i usually give some kinda flower - something that will last a bit, like a plant/orchid/etc.

you are too sweet to think of them and do something for them. <3


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Any gesture would be very much appreciated by him, I am sure. I really like the donation idea.

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 Post subject: Re: What to get boss whose cat just died.
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:47 pm 
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A new cat, harhar.

I like the idea of a donation. I just think it's nice that you want to do something for him. Maybe some baked goods, or you could prepare him lunch or something, if that wouldn't be weird.


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 Post subject: Re: What to get boss whose cat just died.
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:29 pm 
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Donation is a really good idea, guys! I'll see what the other folks think.

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 Post subject: Re: What to get boss whose cat just died.
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:58 pm 
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I definitely like the donation idea. If you do want to give something physical, and you or any of your coworkers is particularly crafty, a small framed embroidery of a cat would be sweet and thoughtful. I would do something like this, with the cat's markings and write its name at the bottom.

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 Post subject: Re: What to get boss whose cat just died.
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I like the donation idea, but I also really like the idea of the wine with a cat on it. Or a nice little card with a cat on it. It's so nice of you to think of him. I feel like so often when people's pets die everyone just sorta goes "oh, I'm so sorry," but it can be such a big loss. Years ago, when my childhood cat died, one of my old friends sent me the most beautiful card with a picture of a cat on it, and it really touched me that she took the time to do that. Obviously, she understood that it was a pretty big deal for me to lose my kitty friend. <3

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 Post subject: Re: What to get boss whose cat just died.
PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:37 pm 
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Oh, I think a cat card would be nice, just to show you care.


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When my friend's beloved dog died I made a donation to a dog rescue in his name. Another friend of his bought a star in the dog's name. Recently my SIL's bunny died and I got a custom pendant with his picture in it for her.

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 Post subject: Re: What to get boss whose cat just died.
PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:41 am 
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I think a card signed by everybody is a very kind and thoughtful gesture.

I think sometimes when you're an animal lover and you lose a pet, you feel like you have to grieve alone... it's like some people don't "get" how you could feel so unbelievably sad. So I think aknowledging (?sp) the loss and the grief and offering support is a really kind thing to do.

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 Post subject: Re: What to get boss whose cat just died.
PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:43 am 
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Oh, and I love the idea of a donation to an animal shelter. Erik and I did this for my MIL when her cat passed away. Now Mr BoJangles has a special spot with a little plaque on the memory wall at the shelter.

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 Post subject: Re: What to get boss whose cat just died.
PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:36 pm 
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You all are the best. I would have loved if people did something for me when the dog I had grown up with died. Luckily most of my coworkers consider their pets to be part of the family as well, so it was a safe space where I could grieve properly. Outside of my home and work though, people expected me to get over it so quickly.

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