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Sunday, December 16, 2012


Can't sleep so I might as well post this. Today I heard a song that took me straight back to this time in 2005 when my cat Data was very ill. He was fifteen years old, had bladder cancer and a number of other ailments, and he died in the beginning of January. He lived with me from the day he was born. I still love him and miss him.


Anonymous Richard said...

Good morning Crystal, what a handsome cat. I like the markings on his face. Was Data considered a tuxedo cat? He reminds me of Rocky who, except for being overly fond of birds, is a fine companion. You should ask Santa for a kitty, you have a rare affection and empathy for animals which shouldn't go unrequited.

5:02 AM  
Blogger Dina said...

I think this day we are all thinking about death and the death of gentle ones.

Thanks for the Coventry Carol reminder. I listened to the words and read them carefully.

11:56 AM  
Blogger crystal said...

Hi Richard,

Thanks :) Yes, he was that kind of cat - you can see a few other photos of him here. He was Kermit's brother - all of them looked really different from each other. Is Rocky your cat?

12:13 PM  
Blogger crystal said...

Hi Dina,

Yeah, I guess the actual even the song is about probably didn't really occur historically but it still touches people because of situations like the recent shooting.

12:23 PM  
Blogger crystal said...

Oops - that's supposed to be 'event' not 'even' ;)

12:24 PM  
Blogger crystal said...

I guess I should say too that the idea of getting another pet makes me feel almost sick, so I suppose that means I'm not ready to do that.

1:19 PM  
Anonymous Richard said...

I hesitate to claim ownership, we discovered him as a kitten chasing lizards on a pile of rocks near our house. He invited himself in one day and never left. Its been about five years so I guess he decided we're okay : )_

1:29 PM  
Blogger crystal said...

That's how Data's mom, Grendel, ended up here too. She just began hanging around and then suddenly had babies - instant ownership of four cats - eek! :)

2:12 PM  
Anonymous Richard said...

Yeah no need to push it, I'm sure one will find you when you're ready.

3:55 PM  

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