Fatso - My Friend - I Miss You Desperately
Fatso, a Tuxedo Cat from long line of aristocrats, passed away one week ago. We had been together for 17 yrs and went from Everett, Wa to, Japan, Israel, Denmark, then to Broken Arrow OK then back to Everett, Wa. I still cannot look at his photos without crying. Very early in our association, he was reclining on the living room sofa and busily grooming himself. I was sitting on the floor and my head was in line with his rear feet which were close to my face. I turned my face and noisily sniffed his left rear foot. His reaction was instantaneous: keeping his same reclined position, he swung his front paw against my face. My glasses went flying across the room. Then, he just stared at me. It was a steady even gaze with no hint of apology. He seemed to say: you clumsy uncouth peasant creature, how dare you sniff my feet without permission. This is not a done thing with us, cats. I hope we can meet again.