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...


  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_.

  2. Chantelle9:15 a.m.

    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!

  3. My empathies for the passing.

  4. 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 ...


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

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

  7. The Laur10:22 a.m.

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