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and those with no homes to go to please take yourselves home

I just heard from kit_kindred, who is also my ex-husband, that he had to have our cat Marlowe (who will be familiar to many pre-2006 readers of this livejournal as The Cat Without Fear) euthanized today.

Marlowe Signy couch

Here is an old photo of Marlowe bullying his dog, one of his favorite pastimes--along with stealing cauliflower, bossing around monkeys, hanging around with his good friend Mithrandir, and generally being about the most awesome cat I have ever met.

He came into our house in 2000, as a smallish six-month-old kitten. I was doing rescue work for the Briard Club of America and the English Mastiff Club of America in those days, and one of my duties was to check the North Las Vegas shelter for abandoned or lost dogs. At that time, one must walk through the cat room to get to the dog room, and as I was doing so, I felt a tug upon my jeans.

When I looked down, I realized that a small person with very large orange eyes had reached a tiny paw through the mesh of his cage and tagged me.

He didn't say anything. I didn't say anything. We regarded each other silently for a moment, and then I shrugged and said, "All right, I'll call my husband."

This is not the greatest month ever.


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That's it. I'm going to have some very strong words with Bast, shortly.

This will not do.


Edited at 2011-12-29 12:38 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry.

Better things in 2012.
Many condolences from another cat person...
Oh, I'm so sorry. This is awful.
Damn. I'm sorry.
I'm so sorry.
I'm so sorry.
Damnnit. 2011 sucks. I am so sorry. May 2012 be better for us all. *hugs*
Oh, hell, I am so sorry.
I am so terribly sorry - but also wanted to say that all of your furred companions know that they are loved and in this world where so many of them are neglected or worse, that is no small thing and thank you for loving them. Much warm thoughts to you.
My condolences. I hope things get better for you.
I'm very sorry, Bear.
The fair is in Pomona in August. The fair is in Pomona in August.

The fair is in FUCKING POMONA. Not anywhere near you, I fear.

I am so sorry.
::raising a glass in toast to absent furred companions::

I'm so sorry.
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