Thursday, June 18, 2009
The Neighbors Honor Dave The Cat
I woke this morning to find a card on my front porch from our neighbors down the road. I've actually been surprised at how many people sent sympathy cards and understand the pain of losing a pet. I think cats don't get the credit they deserve for being loyal partners in life, although after receiving this particular card, I'm starting to wonder how loyal he actually was ;o)
The card reads:
We miss your cat 'Tude (short for C'attitude). 'Tude got his name early in our relationship. We would find him sprawled in the middle of our walkway and when he was asked (politely) to move, he would hiss and make as if to swipe at us, giving us cat "attitude".
We soon figured out he was really just a sweet mooch. Clearly 'Tude believed in the philosphy of "su casa es mi casa". On many occasions we found him wandering inside our home or helping himself to our cats' food, completely comfortable - almost being an extra kid in our cat family.
Our days usually started seeing him at the front door as we went to get the paper, and we still find ourselves looking for him. We miss him as you must, too.
A donation in his memory has been made to the Feral Cat Coalition, which relieves the suffering of feral cats through it's spay and neuter programs.
R & C
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