Monday, January 29, 2007

Lost An Old Friend


In the midst of all this cancer turmoil, the nausea, the driving back and forth to MDA, our old cat, Hector, lost his footing. He was 20 years old, picked out by the girls at the SPCA in Concord as a companion to an abused cat name Poki. We named him Hector because he was so protective of the abused cat. Hector Protector. He moved with us to Texas in 1991 and lost almost every bit of his hair. But after he got used to Texas he kind of took over the street. He caught a squirrel as recently as last year. Since I got sick he seemed to sense that something was different and spent a lot of time lying on my lap. He even jumped up on the bed and laid on me while I was taking a nap and he’d never done that before.

He didn’t mind riding in the truck, liked to look out the window and seemed to like traveling in the fifth wheel and seemed to really enjoy cutting huge farts at night that could drive Verva and me all the way out of the trailer.

We’ll miss him as we miss all our lost animals. He was a good cat.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bob & Verva:

So sorry to hear about Hector ... he's been in my thoughts a lot recently. I was getting ready to remind you that if you needed me to run over to the house to feed him, etc., you could still plan on me for that.

Renee D.

Sarah said...

Poor Hector the Protector. He was a good kitty! And a lucky kitty to be rescued by our family, if I do say so myself!

Jen D. said...

Hector was such a sweet cat to house-sit with last fall! I enjoyed his company. Sorry to hear this! Hopefully Poki will not be too lonely without his friend. :)

Anonymous said...

I know how hard it is to lose a pet, smelly farts and all. I'm sorry to hear that sweet, lovable Hector is gone. My prayers are with you.

Bertha

Anonymous said...

Isn't it amazing how our pets are always there to provide comfort and love. They seem to know when things aren't right, and give of themselves without seeking anything in return.Thank God for our best friends.

Gloria and Pete

Suzanne Ross said...

Our thoughts are with you today as you reminisce about Hector's long, long life. What a good companion for so many years!

Anonymous said...

I have never heard of a cat that liked riding in a truck, looking out the window. I enjoyed reading about his life... a cool cat!

Anonymous said...

Bob and Verva - sorry to hear about Hector. 20 years is truly amazing for a cat. I'd offer you up a dog or two, maybe three, but ours kind of like the lazy lives they lead on the couch. You and Verva are always in our thoughts.

Dennis

Anonymous said...

Bob Having worked for a vet for 30 years I can tell you how very lucky you were to have Hector for all those years. Many more than a normal life expectancy. So I will pray that you are as blessed as Hector was. Bev