Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Pebble: March 2008 - November 17, 2009


pebble
Originally uploaded by mygothlaundry
When I first moved in two of my neighbors came over to introduce me and warn me not to let my cat out of the house because the lady who lived here before me lost three cats on Riverview Drive. I tried to listen to them but I am weak and lazy and the dogs go in and out, in and out, all day long and so did Pebble. I thought perhaps it would be okay.

I was wrong and sometime last night the road claimed another victim and I have lost another cat.

I had no intention of getting another cat because my luck with cats has been terrible over the last ten years.My cats have all died young, ever since Andy Warhol, insane orange and white cat, the vomit comet, cattus horribilis, finally died after 15 years of generally being a pain in the ass - but a uniquely weird pain in the ass. Andy's death was followed a couple years later by Fred's, who will forever be known as the Greatest Cat Ever, despite his sinus problems (six years after Fred died, there is STILL cat snot on some of my things.) Fred, despite his intimidating 17 pound size and general air of insouciance, had many major health issues already in place by the time he turned up half dead in my Baltimore county basement and that he made it to age 6 at all was some kind of feline miracle. After Fred came Barbieri and Mr. Bill, feral gray and white brothers, ferocious and dedicated hunters, both of whom went untimely early: Barbieri victim of a car on Swannanoa Avenue and Mr. Bill just disappearing one day and never returning, never found.

I said then that I would have no more cats and I should clearly have stuck to that, but Audrey's cat had kittens and I am a sucker and so Pebble came to live with me and now Pebble, who was a darling, a sweet and lovely and funny smart talkative cat, is no more. God DAMN, I hate this.

10 comments:

skippy haha said...

i'm so sorry about this. Pebble was very cute for a cat. RIP

Petulant said...

Pebble was so young. Since I am without children of the human variety, my babies take feline form. I am sorry for your loss. I could write a thesis about my precious Dahlia, but she is still with me. A lovely red velvet box contains her ashes and photos retain the memory.

I'm a sentimental cat lover.

Edward said...

So sorry. Wish I had met her in person rather than just in your photos. Take Care.

Edgy Mama said...

So sad for you.

It's nearly impossible to keep cats inside. Sometimes quality of life exceeds quantity.

Susan said...

I'm so sorry - Pebble was a truly cool cat - one of my personal favorites. Damn.

boringpostcards said...

I am so sorry. RIP Pebble- she was a real sweetie.

mygothlaundry said...

Thanks, y'all, really appreciate all the kind words and thoughts. I buried her under the tree in my front yard yesterday evening, RIP Pebble.

zen said...

damn. sorry.

rockygrace said...

So very sorry.

Anonymous said...

damn. Pebble was so cool. I know you will miss her.