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The memory remains (Cats)

We admit it, we’re geeks. We named our cat Cisco. We got him in 1994, and for 13 years he’s been the light of our life. This cat has an amazing personality and allowed us to stay in his kingdom. On july 7th we had to let him get peace, after a short sickbed. It was one of the hardest things we have done.

We’ll never forget some of his crazier moment. Like the time he managed to wrap a plastic bag around his tail and ran around the house being chased by a bag. Or the time he kept coming home with little dead chicks, and we had to sneak after him to find out someone several blocks over was feeding them to him because they were old and couldn’t separate our cat from theirs. Or when he used to make a god awful noise at night because he wanted to get out, and he would position himself just so all his howls would somehow harmonize and double in volume. Or the way he would curl up between us at night and would glare at us if one of us dared to move. The way we would say “EARTHQUAKE” to each other when he would jump off something upstairs and shake the house. Or the last time we cuddled with him before we had to bring him to the vet for his final trip.

We’ll remember all of it.


3 Responses to “The memory remains”

  1. Hello

    Just want to say you guys are awsome ! Apart from your magnificent photography and adventurous souls I am touched by your tribute to your cat Cisco. Many do not fully appreciate what wonderful companions cats can be and how deeply they can bond with us. I too was lucky enough to share 18 years of my life with a beautiful burmese cat I named Kloe and the comfort joy and laughter she gave to me I will never forget. I tear up everytime I think of the vet putting her to sleep as I held her in my arms but then I remember some of the wonderful moments and how lucky I was to have her for all those years.

    I hope Cisco and Kloe are friends in heaven where they deserve to be.

    Your words have inspired me to get myself another little puss which until now I have been reluctant to do for some reason – hope you do to.


  2. Karin Spaink says:

    Ouch. Losing a cat is hard, very hard, especially when you need to make the decision. I fought with that as well, and where (I think) I can easily draw a line for myself, drawing a line for another creature was incredibly tough. I wish you comfort.

  3. Thanks Karin

    You probably already know the difference between cats and dogs but I’ll explain in case some of your readers haven’t heard this yet.

    You feed and care for a dog and it thinks – you must be God.

    You do the same for a cat and it thinks – it must be God.

    It’s so true !

    Take care.