Monday, April 27, 2015

Berieselt mit Katzenminze

I take pride in having few principles, but was forced to compromise when Roscoe had to be put to sleep. Though I've lost friends and lovers over the years, I've only attended the cats' funerals.

Like most, he had his proclivities....like his love of vaseline. We'd proffer it as dessert; a delicacy he enjoyed to the last. Thus, the bottle in the left. 




His penchant for pens got him dubbed a Pentab. With it between his teeth his eyes would glaze over with ferality and he'd remove to his lair; he was partial to Papermates.



Unsere Tränen fließen, als wir nach 16 jahren ein Familienmitglied zu seiner letzten Ruhe geleiten.
Er brachte so viel Freude in unsere Leben und half uns bei einigen Kämpfen Weihnachtsbänder zu entwirren. Er war ein großer Beschützer vor Eindringlingen, die in unseren Garten pinkeln wollten und erinnerte mich oft daran, den Herd auszustellen, wenn ich es wieder mal vergessen hatte. Er war ein Federnliebhaber und behielt auch sein ruhiges Gemüt bei schwersten Liebkosungen. (Translated by Judith Herrmann am Bad Kreuznach.)


The tears flow as we lay to rest a family member after 16 years. He brought much joy to our lives and helped us through many struggles with Christmas ribbon. He was a great protector from interlopers who wanted to pee in our yard and often reminded me when I had forgotten to turn off the stove. He was a fine leaper at feathers and always maintained his cool even in the face of severe cuddling.

David Buchanan, one of Michelle's cat-sitting clients, expressed it perfectly, "They are our friends, our playmates, our companions, our comfort, our alarm-clocks, our angst, our joy."


December 2013 - 13 yrs
                                                                                                                             December 1998
                                                         Roscoe at eight weeks.
                                                                I was almost 47.
He gave us a reason to love.

4 comments:

  1. Awe, i am sorry to hear that.
    beautiful honoring this post.

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  2. Awe, i am sorry to hear that.
    beautiful honoring this post.

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  3. I'm so sorry for your loss. No wonder you've been so quiet.
    I forget to check your blog...

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  4. I'm so sorry for your loss. No wonder you've been so quiet.
    I forget to check your blog...

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