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...