Silver in the Woods- In Loving Memory of Lucky the Cat

Silvermonkey

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Yesterday's hunt was more about clearing my head rather than finding treasure. On Saturday our cat of eleven years, Lucky, died of complications related to advanced stomach cancer. My wife and I knew this day was coming, but his passing still hit us like a sledgehammer. He was a beautiful creature, and will be greatly missed. So in an attempt to escape my grief ( if only for a short time), I headed into some nearby woods with my detector to do some hunting. The day was successful. I like to think that Lucky was with me, guiding me. You see, he was a great hunter too...not for silver, gold and relics...mostly for rabbits, chipmunks, and mice. He was quite skilled, and frequently brought these "gifts" home to us...

My first good target was a 1925 Mercury dime. This was part of a small spill that also included a 1917-D Wheatie

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Next up was a pretty fancy buckle. I can't quite tell if it might have been a knee buckle, or just an ornate tack buckle. It's missing some of the glass beads around the sides, but still a nice recovery.

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Next up was a pretty little silver ring. Nothing super special, but I love it when I manage to find any kind of ring.

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Aside from some clad and a buffalo nickel, the only other item dug worth mentioning was a really tiny piece that appears to be a coat of arms. There are what appear to be screw holes, so I imagine that it was affixed to something...no idea how old it is or if the coat of arms has any significance. If any one has an opinion, please share.

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Please join me in wishing Lucky safe travels in the afterlife. I know that we will some day meet again in the Great Beyond. Cheers!

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Tpmetal

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I'm sorry to hear that about Lucky. I love my cat(and most animals) more than the majority of the people in my life. Dread the day that happens to my old kitty.
 

JeffInMass

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So sorry for your loss, neighbor. Lost my 9 yr old Mastiff a little over a year ago- indescrible pain. I wish you comfort during this most difficult time. The coins were excellent, the reminders will be plentiful. Stay strong.
 

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Silvermonkey

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β€œThe empty place in your heart is the surest sign that you loved your pet dearly and gave them the beautiful gift of a full and happy life.” – Unknown
Don in SoCal
Thank you Don and everyone else for your kind words and support. It means a lot. This quote really hit home for me.
Lucky did have a " full and happy life". We were blessed to have him in our life.
 

E-Trac-Ohio

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Loosing a pet can be just like loosing a family member - been there.
And yes, getting out on a hunt is really good for clearing your head.
Congrats on the great finds !
 

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Silvermonkey

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Silvermonkey,
I've had cats in the family all my 83 years of life. The best coaching I can give you--to partially fill the void you are experiencing--is to get another rescued kitten; maybe two.
Don in
Cats are wonderful creatures. Lucky was a stray who wandered into our yard 11 years ago, and had the good sense to stay. He was a handful, and had a long list of medical problems that needed daily attention ( lots of meds). Despite everything, he was the love of our life. I don't think another kitty is in our (near) future, but some day...you never know.
Thanks Don!
 

The Rebel

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Sorry to hear of your loss. We have 2 cats as well and one of them is very special to me. She loves to cuddle up with me at night and her purr puts me to sleep.
 

41Digger

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Yesterday's hunt was more about clearing my head rather than finding treasure. On Saturday our cat of eleven years, Lucky, died of complications related to advanced stomach cancer. My wife and I knew this day was coming, but his passing still hit us like a sledgehammer. He was a beautiful creature, and will be greatly missed. So in an attempt to escape my grief ( if only for a short time), I headed into some nearby woods with my detector to do some hunting. The day was successful. I like to think that Lucky was with me, guiding me. You see, he was a great hunter too...not for silver, gold and relics...mostly for rabbits, chipmunks, and mice. He was quite skilled, and frequently brought these "gifts" home to us...

My first good target was a 1925 Mercury dime. This was part of a small spill that also included a 1917-D Wheatie
The day my Dad passed, kind of the same thing happened. he was in Florida and I was In Massachusetts. Got the call about 10:00 AM.... When Lunchtime came I took my pup out for a recon mission... to clear my head.... ending finding a virgin homesite that gave up incredible finds, Now known forever known as "Dad's cellar hole"... thanx Dad!
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Next up was a pretty fancy buckle. I can't quite tell if it might have been a knee buckle, or just an ornate tack buckle. It's missing some of the glass beads around the sides, but still a nice recovery.

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Next up was a pretty little silver ring. Nothing super special, but I love it when I manage to find any kind of ring.

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Aside from some clad and a buffalo nickel, the only other item dug worth mentioning was a really tiny piece that appears to be a coat of arms. There are what appear to be screw holes, so I imagine that it was affixed to something...no idea how old it is or if the coat of arms has any significance. If any one has an opinion, please share.

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Please join me in wishing Lucky safe travels in the afterlife. I know that we will some day meet again in the Great Beyond. Cheers!

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sibbley

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Great finds! I am so very sorry for your loss. Cats are amazing creatures. They are loving and loyal and put on a great show when they get the zoomies. They're just plain fun to be around. I feel your loss. A few years ago, my wife and I came home and found our Gonzo had passed unexpectedly. It's a truly heart-breaking experience.
 

Lenrac2

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So sorry for your loss. I think you may be right about him guiding you. The left side of the coat of arm thing appears to be a chipmunk to me. Kitties are the best aren't they.
 

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