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Calvin Salcedo
Birth: Apr., 1996
Stockton
San Joaquin County
California, USA
Death: Aug. 6, 2012
Manteca
San Joaquin County
California, USA

Born April 1996, Calvin was rescued off of the street near crosstown freeway in Stockton, so he was from the 209...southside. He was in the Delta Humane Shelter and immediately warmed up to me which is strange because he had been abused and was generally frightened by most humans. He followed me everywhere and slept curled up in my arm most nights. He comforted me when I was sick or upset by head butting me and purring. He lived a long happy life--16 years. He laid on my bed watching me dress for my wedding, grew to love and accept my Husband as well. He tolerated Hobbes (who proceeded him in death on February 14, 2006) and comforted me while I grieved for her. In late June he began showing signs of illness which led to surgery that showed he had basal cell carcinoma. Although it rarely is malignant, his cancer spread quickly and today he suffered a seizure or stroke. He was unable to walk, move his legs, and his system was failing. We made the hard decision to allow him to go to sleep and be free of the pain and suffering. We just learned that the post-mortem showed the cancer had spread throughout the stomach and lesions were all over his lungs. We did make the right decision. My heart aches and the tears won't stop flowing, but our last minutes together I will always cherish as he purred and allowed me to hold him close and I shared with him all the wonderful memories and thanked him for all the love he gave. He was my warrior, my crouching tiger, my protector and my lizard catcher. He was my dearest friend and I hope he is at peace now. -- Calvin's Best Friend

(that is a ditto from Norton
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Specifically: Buried next to his friend Hobbes, under a rose bush
 
Created by: Norton
Record added: Aug 07, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94977666
Calvin Salcedo
Added by: Norton
 
Calvin Salcedo
Added by: Norton
 
 
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A year ago, Calvin, you were very much on our minds as your Staff struggled with what might be ailing you. You were and are still precious to us!
- Norton
 Added: Jul. 14, 2013
We caught each others eye several times and although I was never allowed to pet you you held a special place in my heart... missing you...
- Kimberly Daggs
 Added: Oct. 12, 2012
Te quiero mucho mi gatito!
- Your very best friend.
 Added: Aug. 7, 2012
 
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