Monday, June 14, 2010

RIP...

I can't even believe I am writing this post. I feel bad. I feel bad for me, I feel bad for my family, I feel bad for you, but especially I feel very bad for the cat that was not mine.

You all have been intimately involved with him from the beginning, when he appeared in our yard on January 31, 2010.

He was first referred to as Who Is This Cat?!! when he persistently hung around the perimeter of our yard.

He soon made his home on Charlie and Hecate's favorite winter bed, and called it HIS. He became NOT My Cat.

He began following me everywhere, whenever I was outside. He became NotMyCat.

Which soon became Not My Lap Cat...

And we eventually called him Buzz.

On Friday, I spent the day with Nancy Brown, translating a picture of "Buzz" into fabric. When I came home, I looked for him unsuccessfully. I searched again on Saturday, but no luck. As I drove to church on Sunday, I searched the gutters, fearing the worst.

On Sunday afternoon, I thought he might have gotten locked in the car. I went around the front corner of the yard, behind a tree, and found him. He was gone. I couldn't believe it. I still can't believe it. He was one of the coolest cats ever. He was quiet and dignified and he absolutely adored me. And now he's gone.

On Sunday I finished up the applique, now I have to find a worthy background.

Rest in peace, NotMyCat...

7 comments:

Penny said...

Oh, how sad. I am sorry. He seemed like a good cat. I know you will miss him.

Kay said...

Oh, I'm so sad! He was a beautiful cat. But it does seem he was happy with his Not Family.

Nancy Brown said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your friend Buzz. He was fortunate to find you and be treated so kindly and allowed to become a lap cat for the last part of his life. I bet he was very happy to be Not Your Cat. Your quilt is a beautiful memorial to him.

Deborah said...

I am so sorry.

Barbara said...

I'm so sorry. Your quilt will be a wonderful tribute to Buzz.

Tanya said...

Oh no! That tears me up! But you were so good to take care of him and introduce him to us and give him a happy life... He WAS YOUR CAT and now even remembering him in your quilt is an absolute blessing! God loves NOTMYCAT and will bless you for loving him too.

Anonymous said...

I guess he wanted to find a new loving owner for the end of his days. He really was a beautiful cat. ......so sorry....
Brenda