This is NRR and sad, but I feel the need to memorialize the kitty that stole my heart. So bear with me if you are a faithful reader of all my ridiculousness--running or otherwise.
never been a cat person. Dogs? Yes. Cats? Well, they just never warmed
my heart in the same way that dogs did. Part of it was because my mom
always disliked them so I think some of it was nurture. But I never
felt that they could love in the same way dogs do.
proved me wrong. He was the coolest cat for a non-cat person. Adam,
the love of my life for 9 years, started dating me when Duncan was about
8 years old. Eventually, through marriage, I was a kitty-mom. Over
time, I came to appreciate the nuzzles, the lap warming, and what we
affectionately dubbed "kitty high time". Kitty high time=the random
sprints through the house and/or incessant attention getting antics.
Cat people understand.
He was never very vocal and was the
type of cat that was both around, yet not crazy-affectionate. He
snuggled when we invited it, but never demanded it. Full of sweetness
and non of the stealthy weirdness that many other cats that I've 'met'
In his younger years, he was quite a butterball.
I brought Luxy, the Boston Terrier, into the marriage and she was like, "what is this thing?"
Later, she was all like, "okay mom, I suppose he can put his fatness to good use by keeping me warm."
I knew both our hearts had been won over when she fully subjected herself to things like kitty mustaches.
best days were when all the fur-kids were in the room. Adam also
brought Josie, the lab mix, into the marriage. We eventually adopted
Torrance, the other Boston Terrier, during a humane society event at local PetSmart (such suckers....).
The icing on the cake was when all the fur-kids and their adorable human-dad got together.
going to miss this regal beast as he crossed over the rainbow bridge
yesterday after 17 good, long years. He wasn't sick for long and I'm
happy that his suffering was minimal. As Adam's first 'adult' pet, I
can only hope that we memorialize his great impact on our lives and save
a little place of our hearts for him.
Rest in peace little dude. It just won't be quite the same without a feline in the house.