Monday, February 23, 2015

R.I.P. Blu: ?/1998 - 2/23/2015

You were a pain, into everything, destructive.  You left mice in my bed and you did what you knew was against the rules and looked right at me while doing it.  You would walk out of the kitchen with its easily cleaned vinyl floor right over to a rug just to hork all over it.  Because of all your health problems you were hideously expensive. You were mischief personified.

And I've missed that so much as that cantankerous, head-strong personality faded in recent weeks.  I had felt for the last couple weeks that something more than the thyroid problem was going on and as we drove to the vet's today I feared that you wouldn't come home.  The finding of the intestinal tumor ended any hope of you ever coming back.


12 comments:

  1. dammit. you're the third person in a week.

    i'm so sorry. they're never with us long enough. :(

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  2. I am so sorry. Blu was a unique cat and you had him for a long time.

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  3. Drat, the loss of a pet is never an easy thing. Sorry for your loss.

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  4. My condolences on the loss of your cat.

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  5. Big hug. We love them and hurt when they have to leave this world. Sorry for the loss of your furry friend.

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  6. @All - Thanks so much. I have had many cats and I will have many more. But Blu had the strongest personality of any cat I've ever known, and he was purely MY cat. When he first came home he bonded to me that and that was it for the next 16 years. When his vet, who has treated him all his life, found the tumor and we realized that there was nothing that could be done, she started crying, too. She had never seen his sweet side, but she had always smiled at his hard-headed, powerful personality.

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  7. How do those ornery little critters steal our hearts? So sorry to hear the news.

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  8. My sincere condolences. We had to put our 13 yr old dog down a month ago. Sad times.

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