Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, April 1, 2018


Jake,1996- April 1, 2016:
May peace be upon him.

This was his "The Most Interesting Cat in the World" pose; it is one of my favorite photos of him. He was seventeen when this photo was taken; he still in pretty good health for an old cat.

Things started going downhill about two years later. He'd get a bladder infection, then it would seem to clear up for a while. Then it'd return. Eventually, it became apparent that it was more than that and he went to join Gracie and George on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge.

Chip has been a comfort. He's very friendly with visitors, as was Jake. But Jake was cool. Even people I know who say they don't care for cats adored Jake. He'd put up with children, up to a point. When he'd had his fill, he'd just saunter off for a quieter spot.

I miss him.


B said...

My dear, if you didn't miss him, you'd not be the person I think you are.

I miss 'em all...dogs and cats...Lucky, Smokey, Schmoo, Kaira, Bob. and many others from my childhood. But those 5 most of all. Some of them have been gone for more than 15 years, but it is like it was just yesterday.

We can find others, but never replace 'em.

OldAFSarge said...

It's good to remember them, sure it hurts but it hurts because you loved them.

And that's really what it's all about, love.

I miss all of my cat and dog friends who have left this veil of tears.

3383 said...

Not that it makes it easier, but- that is a looong life for a cat.

Deadstick said...

Fellini will bag a mouse in his memory.

CenterPuke88 said...

“I don’t always let my staff take a picture of me, but when I do the picture is amazing.”

Borepatch said...

They sure leave a hole in our hearts.

Nebris said...


Deadstick said...

Comrade, I spoke too soon...Fellini joined Jake at the Rainbow Bridge this afternoon, at age 12. The coyotes in the neighborhood never got close to him, but heart failure is sneakier.

Comrade Misfit said...

Deadstick, my condolences. But for Fellini's sake, better to have a heart attack than to be eaten.

I'll raise a glass in his memory. And give Chip a treat.