Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Linus: March 28, 1990 - Dec 19, 2006


Linus, the most beloved and bestest cat in the history of the world, passed away peacefully in his person's arms today after bravely facing a short and sudden illness. He was nearly 17.

As a kitten, he quickly mastered all the difficult tricks: flying, levitation, wall climbing, and plant destruction. It was during this phase of his life that he earned the nickname "Booger-cat!" which stuck with him his whole life. But he was a gentle and loving spirit that won over all he met, cat-lovers and cat-haters alike.









As he matured, the "boogerish" aspects of his personality faded, and he remained gentle and sweet, and a constant "couch buddy" to his person.




There will be other cats in his person's life; there will never be another cat like Linus.
Linus leaves behind an empty sunbeam, his toy mouse, his spot on the couch, his sixteen-year old scratching post, the cat blanket he never used, and the tears of his heart-broken person.






Linus, my friend, companion, and furry hot water bottle, I miss you terribly...

7 comments:

  1. Such a cat!
    And he achieved such an avuncular air in his latter days. So phlegmatically calm.
    His theme music must have been "Jupiter" from _The Planets_.

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  2. Chantelle9:15 AM

    your buddy Linus may be gone from your life but will never be absent from your heart. He had a long, adventurous life with a great owner. I am sorry for your loss!

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  3. My empathies for the passing.

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  4. Monica10:15 AM

    Oh. Oh, I'm so sorry.

    Linus was such a special cat - thank you for posting all the photos - we had good times with that Booger and he truly loved you with all his little furry heart.

    So sad ...

    hugs

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  5. Hi John,
    Sorry to hear of your loss. He was a great cat, and we will all miss him.
    Many hugs,

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  6. Darren10:20 AM

    Sorry to hear about Linus. Raise a little catnip for me will ya.

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  7. The Laur10:22 AM

    I'm so sorry to hear about "Limebus". He was a very charming
    and delightful mau.

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