OREO

2013-2016

OREO was my 3-year-old tuxedo cat with a black nose and chin and white screen-shot-2016-11-19-at-5-48-21-pmbetween his eyes, around his mouth and on  his tummy.  He had small white socks up front and short boots on back.

He was a “give away” cat that I said I’d find a good home for … never thinking that it would be mine. He was only three years old, loved to go outside on leash and chew grass (sometimes would dart out before I was ready), would stretch out and fill the doorway when he wanted to join me on the sofa, and played so gently with all the foster kittens … he was a sweet soul …

Spending a week at a boarding facility with his housemates Chocolat and Henry, he screen-shot-2016-11-19-at-5-48-10-pmdeveloped kidney stones, which created a blockage, and that caused his death.

screen-shot-2016-11-19-at-6-54-32-pmHe always wanted to be close, opening the powder room door to peek in then enter to stretch out at my feet or scratch at a basket there.  He would push open the kitchen door, scamper out, and sprint into the living room as if to say “see what I did”, then lay next to me kneading a blanket.  He could push open the screen door to get to the yard to chew grass, but would also wait for his harness to be put on.  oreo-head-cuHe loved treats and would gently take them from my fingers … the same with anything I was preparing on the stove.  He talked, liked to sleep on a desktop computer hard drive, could catch the red dot, be a mentor to foster kittens, and simply be a good kitty.  He was a sweet doofus, could completely block the door by stretching out on the threshold. He only wanted to be near me and I do miss him terribly.

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