Ptah Templeton 12/27/90 - 9/27/08

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Today was a terrible day. Ptah Died. This is a memorial post for anyone who had ever met Ptah.
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He was the opening shot in my first full length video part, Useless Wooden Toys in 1990/91
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We was about to turn 18 years old.
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He was having a hard time breathing, so we took him in to get checked out.
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It seemed to go all downhill from there.
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He had multiple trips to the emergency room over a few days...
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During a check of his throat, they found a cancerous lump in his neck that was blocking his airway.
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It was 'inoperable' - They could not take it out.
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So that was it. No more options for him.
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Anything else would have been prolonging the inevitable and extending the suffering.
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He was loved by all. Here he is with Jamie Hart around 1995.
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He loved sitting on my lap at night.
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He always slept with Deanna in bed.
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He was a huge part of our lives. The child we don't have.
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He hugged me the first time I ever saw him in the pet store. We always had a bond.
He would rest on me as a read books.
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He was often declared the 'Best Cat Ever' because he loved people.
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He loved being loved.
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This was the last photograph I shot of him.
Posted September 28th, 2008 by 9 pound mini-panther
Happened to me aswell.Had a cat named Peter.Got him,before ninety,I think.Even moved to a new neighbour hood.Remember when he was born.His mom was real crazy.Got three kittens.So we took her to the vet.Plus the other two.Anyway.He died,couldn't breath well.I was really depressed at the time.Anyway we took him to the vet.Was sad.
Posted By: Good work on September 28th, 2008 at 02:15AM PST
im sorry to hear this ed. i lost my dog a few years ago in a similar situation. thats the only downside to having a pet. sorry man
Posted By: rip. ptah on September 28th, 2008 at 02:23AM PST
Three months and seventeen years to be exact.I'm sorry,Ed.Really.
Posted By: Good on September 28th, 2008 at 03:20AM PST
Sorry,Ed.
Posted By: Thanks on September 28th, 2008 at 03:34AM PST
You feel kind of helpless.Almost angry.Wonder if Ptah ever went to school.Thanks.Hug Deanna.
Posted By: Different,no one is the same on September 28th, 2008 at 03:41AM PST
Sorry,Ed.
Posted By: Ed,I have so many friends.uhhh on September 28th, 2008 at 05:21AM PST
Sorry.
Posted By: Individual on September 28th, 2008 at 05:22AM PST
Thanks.
Posted By: Work on September 28th, 2008 at 06:04AM PST
I am deeply sorry for your loss.
Posted By: Been There on September 28th, 2008 at 08:50AM PST
man. sorry to hear.
Posted By: patrick on September 28th, 2008 at 10:34AM PST
A lot of people are dying. It all started with Bernie Mac. I remember when my hamster and parakeets died. My parakeet had this crust on his eye and he couldn't breathe and he died in my hand.Maybe some apocalypse crap is going down,with the internet and cell phones and all.

You are lucky to have had a great cat,be thankful for that.A lot of other pets are dicks.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on September 28th, 2008 at 10:55AM PST
It sucks when you loose a buddy like that. But it's a part of life. Just be stoked for the time you had together. The fact that it is a limited time is what makes it so precious.
Posted By: It's not easy on September 28th, 2008 at 11:12AM PST
I am terribly sorry for your loss, the bonds we form with our pets is very strong. You and Deanna will always have the good memories of Ptah, and the life you all shared together.
Posted By: Ben on September 28th, 2008 at 11:53AM PST
PTAH FOREVER!
Posted By: bryan Lopez on September 28th, 2008 at 12:00PM PST
oh man. I'm so sad and i never even met Ptah. I love cats and always loved seeing him on your blog. that picture of him in the sink is so cute. bummer Ed. RIP Ptah.
Posted By: doNug on September 28th, 2008 at 12:24PM PST
I remember seeing him in vids....it reminds me of my friend's beloved cat who passed away a few months ago named samson...It sucks to lose someone that dear.


R.I.P. Ptah R.I.P. Samson
I will shred today in Ptah's honor.
Posted By: Robert (loyal ptah fan since i f on September 28th, 2008 at 12:24PM PST
Sorry To Hear Bout Your Cat Ed
Posted By: Lolercopter on September 28th, 2008 at 12:27PM PST
sorry ed, we all know he was a big part of your life.

Posted By: six shooter on September 28th, 2008 at 12:32PM PST
Ed, I'm sorry for your loss. He seemed like a really great cat, and an important part of your life.
Posted By: Mike on September 28th, 2008 at 12:33PM PST
Damn. That cat could've ripped the world a new asshole. Such a thoughtful cat.
Posted By: Ptah Memorial on September 28th, 2008 at 01:15PM PST
Thank you to everyone who has commented. My heart broke yesterday. I will miss him forever.
Posted By: Deanna T. on September 28th, 2008 at 01:17PM PST
a few years ago, my cat Murray got sick and seeing a photo of ptah in some article you did in a skate mag really helped me out and gave me hope. Murray got better and ever since then i always held a special place in my heart for ptah. i'm sorry for your loss, templeton family.

ptah forever.
Posted By: chops on September 28th, 2008 at 01:19PM PST
So sad dude, take one day at a time
Posted By: Bascofive on September 28th, 2008 at 01:37PM PST
he will live on in our hearts! ptah forever!
Posted By: rip ptah on September 28th, 2008 at 01:54PM PST
Sorry about Ptah. We lost our cat Kennedy to a growth choking her intestines. I read an article shortly after correlating random growths in cats and dogs to low quality ingredients in pet food.
Posted By: Science is Dope! on September 28th, 2008 at 02:11PM PST
I'm sorry to hear about your cat, Ptah. What a horrible thing to have to go though. My wife and I just lost our dog three days ago. He was a 15 year old lab. I feel your pain, it feels like the loss of our child too.
Posted By: Jake Watling on September 28th, 2008 at 03:17PM PST
i'm so sorry, ed. i don't think there's any more i can say.
Posted By: weave on September 28th, 2008 at 03:36PM PST
thats really so sad ed-im really sorry for your loss.
ptah look like a cool cat.
maybe you can get a kitten in his memory.
take care bud.
Posted By: jim on September 28th, 2008 at 03:40PM PST
I felt so sad just looking at those photos, especially knowing how much that cat meant to you. Anyone who comes on this site daily knows how much that cat meant. I have 3 of my own, and have been greatly saddened over the loss of 2 earlier in my life, and it's horrible.

R.I.P. Ptah, stay strong Ed and Deanna.
Posted By: Brendan on September 28th, 2008 at 04:16PM PST
im sorry for your loss ed. ptah should be a new graphic for your shoes.
Posted By: jgal on September 28th, 2008 at 04:51PM PST
im sorry ed
Posted By: sorry ed on September 28th, 2008 at 06:21PM PST
Sorry for your loss Ed and Deanna. From all you said about him during the years, he was clearly a great and loyal friend. Being able to let him go with dignity shows how much you cared about him. He was lucky to have you too.
Posted By: Ray on September 28th, 2008 at 07:04PM PST
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR GENEROUS OUTPOURING.

I APPRECIATE YOUR THOUGHTS.

Posted By: ed on September 28th, 2008 at 07:40PM PST
I am so sorry Ed.
I know what it feels like.
Ptah had a better life then most humans have.
Remember that he is still alive in everyone's hearts.

Posted By: Vlada on September 28th, 2008 at 08:04PM PST
the best wishes to ptah templeton. RIP little buddy.

i certainly hope that everyone is lucky enough to meet a cat like that.
Posted By: sumonescary... from phoenix on September 28th, 2008 at 09:16PM PST
oh no!
Posted By: crayons on September 28th, 2008 at 09:48PM PST
ed and deanna,

so sorry to hear about ptah. he was lucky to have such rad owners!

take care-


Posted By: dude on September 28th, 2008 at 09:50PM PST
bummer.
Posted By: Crabdagger on September 28th, 2008 at 10:01PM PST
Sorry,Ed and Deanna.
Posted By: Good work on September 28th, 2008 at 11:32PM PST
ptah tribute toy machine decks!
Posted By: the dude on September 29th, 2008 at 12:05AM PST
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Posted By: Ptah Forever on September 29th, 2008 at 12:56AM PST
Ed, I'm so sorry man...

This post brought me to tears, seriously.

Rest in piece Ptah.
Posted By: Jacob on September 29th, 2008 at 01:09AM PST
yeah man, make a ptah deck
Posted By: J on September 29th, 2008 at 01:45AM PST
Dont tread on my,yes.
Posted By: Good on September 29th, 2008 at 05:43AM PST
Thanks
Posted By: Spectator on September 29th, 2008 at 05:43AM PST
i truly deeply sorry ed.
i know what it feels like, because my sincere friend(also he was so lovely cat) died last year. he has black and white hair. yesterday i dreamed about him, and today i saw this post. take care, ed. R.I.P Ptah.
Posted By: min on September 29th, 2008 at 05:56AM PST
How can he hold art shows,when he's like fameous?Because he's fabulous.
Posted By: Hail Neckface on September 29th, 2008 at 06:00AM PST
ah , i'm sorry dude...
Posted By: mickey on September 29th, 2008 at 06:20AM PST
Ed I am sorry for You and Deanna's pain...
Posted By: Hiedi on September 29th, 2008 at 08:15AM PST
my deepest thoughts, templeton family. a death in any being a great loss, even an animal's.
makes me angry...fucking deaths been around so often and lately...van wastell, johnny romano...even my next door neighboor died a few weeks ago! fucking gets me pissed off instead of sad...

fuck you, death
Posted By: freshx on September 29th, 2008 at 11:07AM PST
much love to ptah and you ed...hope all is well. Ptah board in the future? I would buy it.
Posted By: lurker on September 29th, 2008 at 02:19PM PST
I cried while reading this.
Posted By: Hally on September 29th, 2008 at 02:29PM PST
I am really sorry for your loss Ed and Deanna. This is really a bummer. Ptah forever!
Posted By: ZU Lurker on September 29th, 2008 at 04:17PM PST
sorry to hear Ed. Rip Ptah.
Posted By: garry on September 30th, 2008 at 01:04AM PST
RIP Ptah. Sorry to hear about the sad news. I love my cats and I know exactly how I'd feel if anything had to happen to my "kids".
Posted By: OAJ&L on September 30th, 2008 at 07:12AM PST
it sucks losing a best friend. i'm really sorry for the loss.
Posted By: matt wes on September 30th, 2008 at 02:58PM PST
I'm sorry for your loss guys. Ptah was a super cool cat!
Posted By: Purpleogous on September 30th, 2008 at 03:35PM PST
sorry for the loss, = (
Posted By: =( on September 30th, 2008 at 05:56PM PST
rip ptah.that cat was fucking awesome. stay strong ed and deanna!!
Posted By: taben on September 30th, 2008 at 08:01PM PST
Sorry for your loss Ed and Deanna.

Ptah was the only cat I liked.
Posted By: Half-a-Dolla on October 1st, 2008 at 10:03AM PST
my thoughts are with you guys
Posted By: mcmanus on October 3rd, 2008 at 08:28AM PST
Vaya con Dios gatito...Can he get a memorial board?
Posted By: Beartard Fooser will miss ptah on October 8th, 2008 at 02:44AM PST
How awful. Big apologies for your loss. My dog Duff had to be put down due to inoperable cancer when I was 12. Hopelessness has got to be one of the worst feelings in the world. I wish I could send you 2 a card. Be well.

-Stevie
Posted By: Stevie Shakes on October 16th, 2008 at 09:59PM PST
r.i.p ptah
Posted By: charlie c on October 27th, 2008 at 09:15PM PST
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