Urban Alchemy

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These are random moments in the life of an indecent designer and the city she loves.

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And can we really measure
If we think we're any better
than that skyline that goes on and on
forever, on and on...."

- Less Than Jake: Is This Thing On?

Everybody in this world wants the same damned thing-
just not at the same time.

-Chris Orbach: Jane

I could be condemned to hell for every sin but littering."

- Soul Coughing: Idiot Kings

I am a female, carbon based lifeform.
I am a New York City Native.
I am a Design Professional.
I take photographs.
I also sculpt, paint, create mosaics, and play with weapons.

And sometimes, I even dance about Architecture.

What I see, is what you get.

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Amy just called. She said that Argent had a large tumor in his stomach that was taking up about 90% of the space, and had spread to his colon. There was also an infection because his stomach lining had burst. She said there was nothing anyone could have done- this type of cancer is very aggressive and even in humans this is a terminal diagnosis. She told me that when the tumor was small enough to do anything about it, no one would have noticed a thing was even wrong with him.

I told her to give him love, and put him down. I see no reason to wake him up from such a thing.

I thank everyone who has been so supportive to the little walrus. I know that he was much beloved here and elsewhere and he will be missed. There is enough money to cover his surgery and his cremation so no one needs to send anything else. Were it not for your help we would not have even been able to find out what was killing him.

Amy says she will take a photo to show me how bad it was. I promise not to spoil anyone's dinner by sharing it.

Thanks again, everyone. He was a good boy.

harimanjaro says:

That's so sad. You did all you could.

21st May 2008, 19:49

Helen says:

I am so sad he's gone. You did a wonderful job and Amy is such a hero.


21st May 2008, 19:54

Spiderbaby says:

I'm so sorry for your loss. You certainly couldn't have done any more for him.

21st May 2008, 19:55

Faith(faith-at-lusciousmango-dot-com) says:

I'm so sorry, sweetheart.

21st May 2008, 19:58


21st May 2008, 20:01

MaggieD says:

Hugs from me ..... you both did all you could ...

21st May 2008, 20:01

spongevid says:

I'm so sorry. xxx

21st May 2008, 20:04

culfinglin says:

I'm sorry.

21st May 2008, 20:07

ladycurmudgeon says:

I am so very sad to read this news. He gave a good fight and you did the most any of us as pet pwners can do and then some. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Godspeed, Argent. You were a Very Good Boy.

21st May 2008, 20:14

silar31 says:

I'm so sorry. You did your best for him, try to take some comfort from that. All cats should be so loved.

21st May 2008, 20:22

hildegard says:

So sorry to hear this. He was a walrus among cats & will be sadly missed. My best to you...

21st May 2008, 20:24

nige says:

so sorry 'elf.

21st May 2008, 20:29

tarsa says:

I am so sorry. My heart aches for your loss.

21st May 2008, 20:32

Befny says:

I am so very sorry my love

21st May 2008, 20:34

seaneeboy says:

So sorry to hear this, my heart goes out to you.

You serisouly did absolutely everything you could, and am glad you're managing to stay philosophical about it.

21st May 2008, 20:42

leenah says:

i'm sorry dear.

i loved him too. there really aren't any other words.


21st May 2008, 20:47

Jane Doe says:

So sad. You did everything possible.

21st May 2008, 20:48

Twiglet says:

So sorry, He was a star feline.

21st May 2008, 20:49

Caine says:

I am so sorry, Elf. xxx

21st May 2008, 20:51

beth says:

I'm sorry Avril. I really thought I'd meet him.

I'm just amazed he kept up so long considering the mass. Amy is a star.

Poor Argent, I wish it weren't so. Give the other kittys lots of love.


21st May 2008, 20:59

Puddikat says:

I'm so sorry, he was a beautiful boy. He will be greatly missed.

21st May 2008, 21:16

Lyzardly, NLI says:

I'm so very sorry.

21st May 2008, 21:56

OJ says:

I'm so sorry.

21st May 2008, 22:35

FilbertFox says:

i am so sorry for you my lovely

21st May 2008, 22:37

skygypsy says:

(hello via onceupon and ijk.) It is heartbreaking to lose a beloved furry. Much love and light to you and argent. *squisheehugs*

21st May 2008, 22:44

nancyblue says:

Also here via Onceupon. I'm really sorry to hear this news. He was clearly a wonderful furbaby. Warm thoughts to you.

21st May 2008, 22:52

Lynda(lynda_n-at-yahoo-dot-com) says:

I'm wrecked for you. Argent was the most beautiful walrus I've ever seen, I know Boo was waiting to show him the sights. They never fail to amaze me with what they can endure and still be classy. *hugs to you and all who had the honor of knowing him*

21st May 2008, 23:02

Luna(Lunamystique-at-gmail-dot-com) says:

I am so very sorry to hear this. I'd been following via a Onceupon. Know that you did your very best, and that though he could not be saved, he could NOT have been loved ANY better.

My beloved Shadow, who passed last year, will no doubt be with him today. I can not express my sorrow in this hour.. May your burden be eased by the outpouring of love.

21st May 2008, 23:04

thedabara(thedabara-at-gmail-dot-com) says:

I'm so sorry for your loss.

21st May 2008, 23:21

Kostika says:

I haven't said anything during all of this, but I have been watching every day for posts from you. I'm sorry you couldn't save him, but at least you have put him out of the pain he must have been in.

Made me cry to see this post just now. I'm so sorry he's no longer there to make you smile.

21st May 2008, 23:36

bronxelf says:

I took this yesterday afternoon, before Amy came. I didn't know if I would see him again so we had one last nap together.

He was so tired.

21st May 2008, 23:37

ladislav says:

Ah, shit. I'm so sorry to hear that, Elf.

21st May 2008, 23:39

Chenav says:

I am so sorry for you.

Je te souhaite beaucoup de courage dans cette épreuve.

21st May 2008, 23:45

bronxelf says:

Merci, mais j'ai seulement fait ce que je devrais. Le courage n'est pas necessaire pour ca. Argent etait mon ami.

Mais merci mon ami.

(Somehow all my accents went haywire. sorry about that. I am sure you don't need them.)

21st May 2008, 23:51

swamprose says:

small furry soul, you were loved.

21st May 2008, 23:54

bronxelf says:

Oh don't worry. His wasn't small. it was significantly larger than mine (which admittedly isn't saying much, but he was a good boy.)

21st May 2008, 23:57

SnowCat says:

oh sweetheart. *love*

22nd May 2008, 00:16

crickson says:

My condolences, I'm sorry to hear he didn't pull through.

22nd May 2008, 02:35

CatsEyes says:

I'm sorry for your loss.
Fuckin cancer >:-

22nd May 2008, 04:35

penpusher(ljpenpusher-at-gmail-dot-com) says:

I'm thankful you invited me for dinner, and that I got to meet him.

22nd May 2008, 06:44

Dhamaka says:

I'm really, really sorry B'elf

22nd May 2008, 07:36

kel says:

Really sorry. x

22nd May 2008, 11:02

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22nd May 2008, 12:32

mat says:

Such a shame. at least he's not in any pain now. poor little* guy.

* and I use that as a relative term.

22nd May 2008, 12:39

Rhia says:

I'm so very sorry.

22nd May 2008, 13:08

Geodyne says:

You can sleep now, Argent, you little love.

Hugs to you, Elf.


22nd May 2008, 13:09

pf :( xx

22nd May 2008, 13:52

540air says:

Sorry to read this :(

22nd May 2008, 14:49

Rich says:

You gave him a great life though, and that's about the best any creature can hope for. Well done, Elf.
Bon voyage, little guy.

22nd May 2008, 15:32

paintist says:

he was a good boy, and he will be missed, so sorry :(

22nd May 2008, 16:22

Viv says:

time to remember the good times then - you both put up a brave fight
so sorryx

22nd May 2008, 16:56

OCD Sprocket says:

Very sorry to hear this, he was a wonderful character and I did love his naughtiness.


24th May 2008, 18:49

so sorry to hear this just saw it. :(
so sad, i think this is what happend to my cat at christmas. its hard losing a loved one i feel for you. :(


5th Jun 2008, 11:48