Sunday, May 04, 2008


My little brother (who's 12 and getting not so little) used to just hang up the phone when he was finished my parents coached him to say, "I love you, bye." He was 4 at the time, so that was shortened to, "Loveyoubye!" And it stuck with each member of my immediate family, and, later, my husband, and several friends. So we all say it now when we hang up, or when we go out the door.

Mr. Riot Kitty and I have been having a bumpy weekend because 007 - also known as Sev and the Big Brown Bearcat, went to kitty heaven Friday morning. He had been having seizures for the past 9 months, and was amazingly healthy all of his life before that. He was 20 years old, which the vet says is the equivalent of 92 (!!!) in people years.

But the house seems so quiet now. We've lost two of our kitties in less than a year, and that's two too many.

It may sound weird, but we loved these furry guys a lot - and got along better with them than members of our extended family!

It's rare to find someone who loves you unconditionally, never lies to you, can't wait for you to get home, and always wants to snuggle. Of course, I could live without the terrible fumes from the cans of soft food, but it's a small price to pay.

We still have Vladimir, aka Vladi, aka the Fluffy White Fuck (who is so purebred and senile that he hasn't noticed his brothers are missing), but it's lonely enough that we are going to get him a new brother.

In the meantime, I hope Sev and Rocco are chasing chickens in the sky.


JLee said...

oh, I'm so sorry RK :(
I do have to laugh at Vlad's "other name" though. ha

Darth Weasel said...

who would have thought the FWF would be the last one standing?

in all seriousness, sorry about the loss. have a better day

leftcoast said...

Sorry for your loss. Having lost furry family members in the past, I know how hard it is to see them go.

My condolences.

Foster Communications said...

I'm sorry Riot Kitty. :(
Wish I could put a hug in a comment box.

vivavavoom said...

so sorry to hear that. hope you are okay.

I seriously laughed out loud though when you said you refer to your other cat as the 'flurry white fuck'. classic.

Scarlet said...

That's very sad news. :(

BTW, I love the name Vladimir. Did "Lolita" have anything to do w/ that name?

Riot Kitty said...

Thanks everyone!

Scarlet: My little brother was 9 (and reading Russian fairy tales before bedtime) when he got Vladi, and hence the name. :)