Sunday, June 18, 2017

Father's Day, 2017 ~ This Day Will Be Upon Our Hearts Forever

This is not the post that was going to be here...yes, it is Father's Day.
Thank You Pawppy. We all love you furry much.
And...Earlier this week Pawppy had a birthday. Happy Belated Birthday pawppy!















But today is a furry sad day for both Pawppy and petcretary. There are tears and more tears. Even the sky is shedding them here.


This is why there are heavy hearts here today. Unexpected things do happen, and they nevfur occur at opportune times, do they? Sob.


Last night, I was drooling a lot as petcretary was feeding me...the same way she has done for going on three years, now...because I wasn't able to eat by myself anymore. Sometimes I would drool if I wasn't feeling hungry enough, so she did not think anything of it. Later I upchucked the whole lot. UGH. Still, she did not worry too much because I have done that before, too. She thought she would just try again in the early morning, instead of noon, since she mostly fed me at noon and midnight, so it would work with her work schedules. Anypaws when she got up at 630am, I was laying on the floor. All wet and dirty too. Oh dear. I was crying loudly when she touched me. Then she realized my pupils were widely dilated. I was blind. And when I tried to get up, I could hardly do that...and I staggered into the corner. She picked me up and cleaned me up with love and tears. Then she laid me in a soft towel lined kitty bed. After her shower, she found me exactly as she had left me, and I was panting too. She knew. Pawppy knew. Pipo came and sniffed me and walked away...he knew too. Dog-guy came by, my furend, he too tried to sniff me, but I in my confused sightless state was only aware of his presence...but sorry dude, I hissed you. Pawlease furgive me.

So...petcretary put me in my fave box, which was lined with a blanket and some soft towels, and I went to Kitty Heaven that way.
The Rainbow Bridge is a lovely spot, catnip evfurry where, lots of pretty butterflies to chase, and best of all, plenty of Angel furs to romp with all the day long.
I was met at the RB Gates by my own Angel Furblings, Groucho, Simba, Toki and Suki. I knew Suki, but it was a first time joyous meetup with the other three. My doggy cousins were there too; and a whole lot of furends. How fun to be with them all now...
What a place of beauty and peace and love.
I even have discovered the window to spy upon the earth, so that I can keep an eye on my furmily whom I left there. I know they miss me a lot; a WHOLE LOT.


Thanks so much for all the furendships here; I will miss you too...but you know...I am always in the heart(s) of those who knew me and loved me.
I will be loved and cherished there forever.

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We are joined to the Sunday Selfies blog-hop, Hosted by The Cat On My Head
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We made these badges/ mementos this week for some other furs...

Ayla catabrated her tenth Birthday

Wally became fourteen!!!

Bilbo also became an Angel Pup.

87 comments:

  1. Such sad news - we're all gonna miss ya Minko. My momma teared up reading dis entry - sending lotsa purrs and hugs your way.

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    1. Thank you. Petcretary still cannot believe it.

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  2. Sending westie kissies and hugs.

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  3. Oh no, I am SO sorry about Minko! We are heartbroken here too. Lots and lots of purrs to you.

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    1. It was a stab in petcretary's heart, too. No warning at all...Thanks for the purrs.

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  4. A post of gawjus men. Happy Father's day uncle Pawpy.

    We tried to be happy to say dat, but our eyes are leaking water everywhere and our hearts are very heavy. We are so very sorry Minko had to go to heaven. We know he is in a far better place and is young and healthy and happy, but we're gonna miss him as we know ya'll already do. We're sendin' big hugs and lots and lots of purrayers.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi, Raena and mommy A

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    1. Thanks for those kind words.
      Petcretary tells herself those self-same things...but...well...you know.

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  5. We are so, so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending hugs and love to all.
    Shirley, Milton, and Stubbs

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  6. my tears are running with the tears of your furmily... I'm so sad....hugs and potp to your mom&dad...

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    1. Thanks so much. We are still trying to digest the fact that there is no Minko to greet us with his chirps and other little Minko-isms.

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  7. Oh noes!
    We are so sorry to hear about Minko going to the Bridge.
    We know he was loved so very much and now you all will miss him so much.
    We send comforting purrs as you miss this sweet little kitty.
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ
    and mum Nancy

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words and purrs.

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  8. We are ever so sad to learn of Minko's departing for the Bridge and we know how much you miss him...Angel Sammy says Angel Minko is resting on his very own cloud now like Sammy and so many others - watching over all of us forever. We send heartfelt hugs to all of you though because we know how SAD it is to have to say goodbye.

    Love, Teddy and Mom Pam

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    1. While it is not possible, Petcretary wants to snatch Minko back off of his cloud...there was hardly any time to even say any goodbye...these unexpected events are just devastating.

      Thanks so much for your kind words and thoughts.

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  9. Oh my. This is such sad news on what would have been a happy day. I extend my paws and heart in friendship and send you I hope the strength that you will need to help you fill your hearts and mind and home with all the fond memories you need to send away the pain of loss.
    Gentle purrs for you all.
    Erin

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    1. We *are* glad that all our memories are there for us to savor and cherish, when ever we need them...which now is a lot.
      Thanks for your kind words of comfort.

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  10. I am so sorry. I am in tears as I type this. I wish I had words to comfort you, but there are none at a time like this. All I can say, is Minko was loved by all and he was blessed to have you as a Mom. XO

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    1. Thanks, Ellen. Minko was a special kitty indeed. It was so hard to do the final love-gift of angel wings for our dear Minko.

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  11. We were so surprised to her about Minko this morning! Sending lots of POTP and hugs to you all! Poor kitty!

    We had a very rainy day yesterday too. Ghostwriter and Dad had to drive to see Oma at the nursing and then to Niagara Falls to her house to check on things, and then all the way back to Rochester in a pounding rain storm. Luckily they outran the storm and made it home just in time! We see some blue sky peeking out from between the clouds this morning. We'll be looking for Minko up there.

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    1. We are grateful for your kind words.

      Its been raining off and on here too. Maybe the sky is crying with us...

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  12. Our hearts are breaking here. We know Fiona was one who ran up to meet you right away. We are so shocked, Mom says she has no words. For now please accept our condolences and know that we are sending lots of prayers and purrs to the entire family as they grieve. You will be missed not only by your family but so many, many friends. RIP, Minko! We truly enjoyed all the photos of you, your dad, Pipo and Mr. Jack Freckles. We love you all so much! XOCK, Mom Janet, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

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    1. Thanks, Janet and all your clowder. It was an awful shock to petcretary, too...and pawppy.We just want to will him back...but...well, you know.
      Minko sure had a huge welcoming committee to meet and greet. We think he must still be at it:)

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  13. Oh nooooooo!! We just heard the news from Kinley. Our hearts are broken. I am just stunned, so stunned to hear about precious Minko. We are sending much love and our deepest condolences............we are sooo sooo sorry xoxoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

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    1. Thank you Caren & Cody and Dakota, too.
      We were oh so shocked and in disbelief too. But it was not a bad dream, it was our worst nightmare...and now he is gone...
      I miss the little things he did, that made him so special.

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  14. Oh we are crying, me and meowmie! We know the love and joy and the pain and sadness. We lost our Bibi at the end of March and she too went to cat heaven at home, resting on her favorite bed. We are sending our purrs and purrayers for your healing. Big hugs and lots of love-Meep

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    1. Sorry that you lost Bibi. She was such a pretty kitty,and full of love for Meep.
      Thanks for your kind words.

      That post you commented on (Groucho) Is an old post that I updated so then it came up as a new one...catster/Dogster are working as well as they can considering all their quirks and wonkiness. Nothing bad to report from there at least not now.

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    2. Not sure how that old post popped up-realized it was an oldie after I posted-apawlogies all around. And thank you for your kind words too.

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  15. Happy Birthday and Fathers day to your Pops,very sad about Minko,x Speedy

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  16. Belated birthday wishes to the Pawpy and sad thoughts on the passing of your Minko. May tender memories provide some measure of comfort for the loss of your sweet companion. 💔

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  17. Play joyfully Minko - you will be sadly missed here on this earth. Until we all meet again. Hugs to your family who miss you so. Abby T. Lab

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  18. Minko; Godspeed our friend; we have known you since Catster days and we will remember you always ♥♥ We know the past several years have been rough. We understand how hard this is on mom, dad, and MJF and especially on Pipo; you were always a team. It was father's day, the year Dude made his way to heaven too, and that's doubly hard. We are truly sorry, and know no amount of words can erase the hurt in your families hearts; please know we are all here for you all. We love you Minko; we are truly sorry. ♥♥♥♥♥ tuna, sauce, boomer, dai$y and dude ~~~

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    1. Thanks so very much, Tabbies.
      Its so hard when these events happen on special days.
      We love you too.

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  19. Oh Minko ! We didn't realize how sick you were - we will miss you terribly, but know you are feeling well and strong now and can see and eat ad everything else again. Run free, sweetie ! Purrs to your family - we know you are keeping watch over them !

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    1. Thank you.
      Minko had a stroke, which the vet said was really not related to his IBD and eating issues. But there just was not a thing anyone could do except to gift him with his angel wings.

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  20. We are so very sorry to hear you have left this world and made your journey to the Rainbow Bridge, Minko. We know your family, especially the precretary, is very sad. We send them lots of comforting purrs and gentle headbutts. We will miss you, Minko.

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  21. we are so sorry about Minko. We have been wanting to stop by to thank you for your comment to Bailey and so sorry it is a sad time for you.
    pug hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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    1. Thanks so much.

      We do hope Bailey is hanging in there. We see he has a nice soft bed:)

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  22. Our family is sadden to hear Minko made his journey. Know you are all in our prayers during this difficult time. We know he is your sweet angel now with his angel family and friends.
    Your friends from Catster
    Xena, Tu Two, Kody, our angels QT, Zeke ,Kandi even our doggies angel Mia, Milo and Bindy. Oh and our mom

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    1. Oh, MY. Thank you so much for coming by and your kind words.

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  23. Oh,no, Minko, we are heartbroken of this sad news. So unexpected :'( We are so deeply sorry about your loss. Soft Pawkisses to comfort your family. Fly free sweetie <3 <3 <3

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    1. Aww, Little Binky,and your Granny...thanks for those sweet kind words of comfort for my furmily.
      I didn't want to leave them...but...well...

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  24. Oh Minko, we are just now seeing this. We are heartbroken by the news. We are sending purrs of comfort and paws of sympathy to your family as we know they miss you very much.

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    1. Thank you. We are heartbroken and sad too...

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  25. Oh I am so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and love from our home to yours.
    Zoe's Mommy (Cathey)

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    1. Thanks Zoe; and your Mommy and the rest of your gang, too.

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  26. My darling Chester has sent me here to say how very sorry I am to hear your sad news.
    Sending you lots of luffs and hugs
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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    1. Thanks so much Princess Leah. I loved doggy snuggles:)

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  27. We are so sorry to hear of your passing. Our softest pawhugs to your family.

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  28. I am in tears since I saw "Angel Minko" in your comment. I'm so sorry I missed your post Sunday. What a beautiful card you made for Minko. And for the other kitties. Tears, love & hugs!

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    1. Thanks.

      Yes, Miss Jan, I, Minko am an angel now for sure. But I can see now and I can eat all by myself again. And cause all the mischief I want to and was known for...but yes, my earthly furmily is so sad, I know. I didn't have time to warn them I was going to leave them...

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  29. Such terrible news. I didn't know you, Minko, and saw of your passing on another website. But when one animal dies, the world becomes less, and I am sorry for the pain your family is feeling. Godspeed, Minko. You will be remembered.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and for those kind words.

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  30. Farewell Minko, be forever at peace little one.

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  31. OH NO MINKO, we can't believe mew've gone OTRB, we are so so so furry sad to read this, mew are in our thoughts and purrayers and we're sending huge hugs to your mom and dad, Pipo and JackFreckles too...

    Soft purrs nd gentle hugs

    Basil & co xox

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    1. Thank you, Basil. Its still hard for my peeps to believe it too:(
      But somehow we muddle through. Pipo is getting lots and lots of attention. Dog-guy too.

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  32. Our hearts are heavy too now with this sadness that we just discovered. Oh Minko we will miss you so. Your beautiful face and sweetness. We will keep your dear pawrents in our prayers and purrs always know how deeply loved you are and how missed you will be. Until we meet again.

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    1. Thanks so much for these kind words. They help a lot.

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  33. I am so sorry to learn of Minko's passing. Sending much love to your pawrents and your and Pippo at this difficult time. Hugs.

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  34. I am so sorry that we are late to leave our condolences Minko. We are so sorry you had to leave your furramily here but hope you are healthy and happy at the Bridge. Luvs, purrs and soft woofs to your furramily in this sad time.
    Marty and the Gang

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  35. Sendin' big hugs and westie kissies... we all teared up when we heard da news.... Minko wuz such a beeyoutifull kitty and we know you will miss him too much for words... so sorry for your loss.

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    1. Thanks so much, Finley and Brinley. It so empty here...

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  36. Lots of hugs from mommy, and licks from me and Winkie. May all your sad feelings melt into happy memories.

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    1. Thanks Hershey, Winkie and your Mommy. We do have a lot of memories, after 12.5 years...and so many written diaries, etc. They do help preserve his memory.

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  37. ****teaarss fallin****
    Wee just found Lady Ingrid an Mistur Pappaw....wee are devvystated about Minko. Wee not know hee had health issuess an wee feel so sad wee not heer sooner! Pleeze know wee LUV each of youss' an wee will all ways reememburr Minko mankat!!!
    Sendin ~~~head rubsss~~~ Siddhartha Henry~~~ an gentul {{{hugs}}} LadyMum :(

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    1. Thanks so much, Sid-Henry and your sweet LadyMum.
      Minko had some chronic issues but they were unrelated to the stroke he suffered.

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  38. We have been slack about visiting... And it never fails we miss some impawtant news. We send you Purrs Of Comfort about Minko... He was such a beautiful mancat.

    And Belated Fathers Day and Birfday wishes to Pawppy.

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    1. Thanks so much, Ayla, Iza and Marley...and your TBT.

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  39. Oh No! I just now read your post! I have been remiss about keeping up since I went away to Calgary and Midway last week. I am sad beyond belief. And I know how you must feel. There is a Minko sized hole in my heart. I am sure Nellie was there and has him dancing on some star. I send you much love and strength.
    All my Love
    Barb

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    1. Thanks, Barb. Angel Minko and Angle Nellie are sure to be causing much rumpus there...and then resting on clouds close by to each other and the many other recent new Angels.

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  40. We just hit this. I can't see for the tears. MINKO GONE?

    You folks have been stellar in your support of us recently, and what do I do, I am not here with you need OUR support. I apologise and send our deepest grief and tears on your loss.

    Oh man, what can we say? If you need a shoulder, we are here, if you need a hug, we ARE HERE! If you need anything, we may be far away but we we stand ready with our love and support.

    OK the keyboard is beyond wet now. RIP Minko - rock star and one of our first interviewees with Pipo.

    Marjorie from Dash Kitten

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    1. Thanks so much, Marjorie. Its so hard for us, but with all the kind words like yours, we are muddling through.

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  41. I am so very sorry. I only just heard about dear Minko and wish I had come here to give my condolences on the day.
    I know how your heart is breaking and the aching void you feel, but you gave him a lifetime of love and you have to try and take comfort from that.
    Say hello to Eric and Flynn for me Minko. I know they would have been there to welcome you at the Bridge with so many of your friends.

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    1. Thank you so much. Its been strange not having to do all the things for Minko, that took up so much time...but it was part of our daily doings and now he's not there I want him back so much, even under those circumstances of chronic illness, even though that was not why he had to go to kitty heaven...sigh...
      Love sure can hurt, as you yourself only know too well.

      Minko fur sure will be making big mischief with all his fellow angels. He was the rascal here!

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  42. We are so sorry to hear that you have gone over the Rainbow Bridge dear furiend Minko. We have been pals from way back on Catster, way longer than our bloggies. You, Pipo, Petcretary and Pawppy have brought joy to us all through the years with your wonderful cards and caring. You have been there for so many we want to be here for you. Know that our love and support is being sent and we love you all dearly
    Timmy, Dad Pete and Family

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    1. The comment below should have been the reply to your comment...sigh...petcretary did not pay attention, MOL!

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  43. Thank you so much for these kind words.

    We have known eachother since late 2009. We sure have been through lots of good times and the bad, too. We bolster up eachother in the ways we can, that is what these blogging (and Catster) friendships do for us. We give and we recieve and we send love and it keeps growing and thriving.

    Its so hard to say goodbye and when we do not have time to even think those things its even harder. Strokes just have zero warning:(

    Thanks again for your love and caring at this time in our lives.

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  44. I think Merlin send a otrb meezer message to visit and I thank goodness I did. It's a shock to hear beautiful Minko is gone. Please accept my deep condolences for your loss. The sudden death from a stroke is sometimes worse because there is no warning. Our Gris Gris passed that way but loss is loss. If there is anything I can do let me know. By an odd coincidence, I resumed my pet loss study last week. If if it feels right to fill out a questionnaire, pls email me. Hugs for now.

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