September 12, 2010
Our cat TS Eliot
Boogie, as we often called him, was a handsome cat. Wasn't he cute? He was the friendliest cat you'd ever meet. He was comfortable with strangers and friends alike. Everyone who visited us, always had to stop by to say Hi TS....and he loved the attention he got. He was unique too. He hated cat toys - perhaps he thought only kittens played with toys! He ate fresh greens everyday, and loved crumbs of pound cake and Kraft cheese (which he rarely got). He loved to chew on ornamental grass growing in the garden.
Our cat, TS Eliot, was my buddy, following me all over the house. He always greeted us when we returned home until a few months ago. He had slowed down considerably and age had caught up with him. But this time, we knew that he was not going to be around for too long. All our efforts to give him the best care did not save him and he died on July 6, 2010. We were fortunate that we were both with him when he slipped away finally.
It is been two months since TS died and even now I sometimes feel he will creep up behind me, or follow me to the kitchen for handouts. All his favorite places, indoors and outdoors, seem so different without him. His favorite chair is still in its place. His food and water bowls have disappeared, but in the backyard, his favorite spot under the little bench looks forlorn without him. TS cannot be replaced, but we will surely bring home another cat to keep us company who will get spoiled all over again.