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I wrote this for my dear boy last Saturday...

For Moozer ~~~3 months without you... angel

How well i remember that day in September of 1994 when our oil delivery man showed you to me.
How could i say no? You had just been captured after being dropped off at a park. You werent even
neutered. No doubt your former family had no idea why you sprayed all over the place so they dumped you.
They dont deserve to know what an incredible cat they missed having in their lives.
You might have been 2 or maybe even 3 or 4, its hard to say because you were already a full grown handsome
Tomcat. We had you neutered as soon as we could but not before you went to sow your wild oats one more time.
i was so scare that day you escaped...you were gone for 5 long days. i looked for you every day but not until the
5th day did you drag yourself home. To this day, on that street where the feral cats live, i still see cats that look like you.
im sure they are related to you after all these years.
You were always there for me when i came home from a long day of house painting or tile setting.
You knew it was hard work but i didnt mind because you and your brothers needed to eat. There were nights
when you 3 ate and Daddy and i didnt. i didnt mind. It was for you.
Seventeen years somehow went by and you were my constant rock. You came to me when i cried and slept on
my feet as we watched TV. You never minded letting me watch what i wanted to watch!
In the winter you slept under the covers with me...we were almost connected..joined at the hip.
Then old age set in for you but i must not have been able to notice because you were always my handsome mancat.
i didnt notice when you no longer slept with me. i now realize it was because you couldnt be that far away from your
water bowl during the night...or was it to somehow prepare me for the inevitable...the day you would be gone.
About 4 days before i knew your time was near, you stopped purring. This broke my heart as your purr was always so
loud and content sounding.
Did i wait to long? Were you in terrible pain?
i will never know but i know that you are no longer in pain and for that i am grateful.
My heart is still broken and i suspect it will always be but in my heart i know it was your time to go on to your
tenth life.
i dont know when, but i do know that when the day comes that its my turn to cross that Bridge, you will be leading the
pack and we will be reunited.
i live for that day.
Happy Easter in Heaven, Moozer, my forever cat. Love is forever.