You may remember how we recently lost Basta, our cat of 17 years. I’m afraid that Perro, our second cat, has now followed him after a year-long fight with cancer. He’s survived by Easy (aka Izzy), our greatly misnamed dog.
Perro was never our cat, technically speaking. Some neighbors were moving out some ten years ago. They had three cats and their new place only allowed them two. So, they found Perro a house down the road. However, he preferred to spend all his time in our garden instead. We tried returning him to his new home but he had made his choice and was not to be swayed.
When winter came, we felt sorry for him and took him in. He spent the next 10 years bossing us around and generally acting like he was doing us a great favor by letting us take care of him.
Perro had got his name because he was following me around all the time, much like a dog. Indeed, his preferred napping place was my lap, where he spent most of his day while I was working on my computer.
For anyone with a keen eye, I know that I have to change the comment section under my posts but haven’t had the heart to do so yet.
RIP, Perro. You’ll be missed.
So sorry for your loss Nicholas 🙁
Thank you so much, Debby 🙂
I am very sorry for your loss, Nicholas. I hope the good memories of Perro will soon replace the sadness of his loss.
Thank you, John! I can already see that process at work 🙂
I’m so sorry. It’s so hard to lose a pet and they leave such a huge hole in our lives.
It’s not that Perro was ten years old. It’s that Perro was ten years of your life and memories.
What a great way of putting it. Thank you!
There aren’t any words… our pets live such short lives, and leave a big gap when they go.
They really do. Thank you, Cathy!
I’m sorry. The loss of a beloved pet is never easy.
Thank you so much, Yvonne. No, it’s not. I keep thinking I hear him scratching our door to get out/come in (he really loved making me get up every five minutes).
Oh bless his little soul, I hope he finds my Felix over the rainbow bridge to play with. Hang in there, buddy. I’ve been there, and know it’s tough to have to take the pet photos out of author bios, web pages and the like. Take your time with that and enjoy the loving memories xxx
Thank you, Fros. You really get it 🙂
Oh dear, I’m sorry. What a beautiful cat he was, too.
All the best,
Thank you so much, Mary. He was the prettiest cat I’ve ever seen 🙂
So sorry you lost your buddy. Our pets are family, and it’s so painful when they go. I lost my old dog three weeks ago. I tear up every day, thinking about her.
Oh no, I’m so sorry to hear that! It’s all part of the understanding you have when you agree to take them in. But it doesn’t make it any easier when they pass 🙁
So sad to hear this, it’s hard losing a beloved pet. What a beautiful cat he was.
Thank you! He really was stunning; the prettiest cat I’ve ever seen.
He’s still chasing those mice somewhere. 🙂
Best wishes, Pete.
And stealing apple pies. He was a notorious theif 🙂
Having lost some of my furbabies in recent years, I feel for you. They do make an indelible impression, and they only manage to break your heart when they pass on.
To be fair, Perro was an incurable thief, so he’d broken my heart while alive, too. Like when he attacked that apple pie we had left out to cool down 😀
Can’t say I rally LIKE this post, since it has such sad news. What a lovely cat! Losing a pet is losing a piece of your heart, and I know you will miss Perro. But you gave him a good home and a loving life!
Thank you, Noelle! You get it 🙂