Thursday, December 08, 2005

I Miss My Cat Boris





It was about this time last year that my 18 year old cat Boris Kirby Badenov started showing signs of decline. So many wonderful memories of an animal life lived with gusto and dignity (even when he sprayed my bookcase once in awhile out of spite)he left me on February 8th 2005 , the last day of the Chinese Year of the Monkey. He's somewhere now doing great things. To all with pets, give them an extra cuddle for me.

21 Comments:

Blogger Neil said...

Long live Boris the cat!

We also had a cat, Mies, that lived about 18 years. My children miss her terribly.

Sometimes I admit that I do, too.

4:19 AM  
Blogger Crick said...

I had a cat once, he caught himself on fire... silly cat! He's cool.

4:32 AM  
Blogger Gigi NYC said...

Thanks for visiting my blog....i've viewed your often. it's a lot of fun.

gigi

12:44 AM  
Blogger ing said...

I used to have a cat named Snake. He was the runt of the litter, yet he was the friendliest cat ever, and smart, too -- he played fetch and brought home many, many rats. We'd go for evening walks, and Snake would follow along. He LOVED other cats, and since I lived in a little apartment next to a lot of people with a lot of cats, he was quite happy.

When Snake turned one, I bought a house and we moved out to the woods. There were lots of ferile cats out there, and Snake wasn't as happy as he used to be -- about once a month he'd come home with "retreating wounds," or abcesses on his back legs and hind end. The other cats would chase him up a tree and bite.

Then, a few months later, he disappeared. Probably a Coyote. I miss him.

3:09 AM  
Blogger E.L. Wisty said...

I still miss my cat even though he died years and years ago. His name was Carrot and he was a bit on the dumb side but I always remember how he used to wait for me and run towards me, meowing and holding his tail up, when I came back from school.

Another thing - sorry if it's inappropriate under this blog entry - I loved your comment "Oh, and regarding 'decent breasts...'" and then your pic. Fell of me chair laughing :)

6:25 PM  
Blogger Kevin Seegan said...

Saw your comments on Pete's blog. Thought I'd drop in. Thats three days after my birthday... I'll try to give my bird a cuddle, but he will likely bite off my ear! Keep on truckin'!

-Kevin

6:38 PM  
Blogger wind-up-man said...

My cat "Curry" died not more than two weeks ago. Thanks for sharing. Dan

6:44 PM  
Blogger Kid Ric said...

Very hansome that Boris. Gone but not forgotten.

If you are interested...
The 4 hour Basement Jam loop is up and running smoothly. Three cheers for Rachel Fuller, Pete Townshend and the team at eelpie!!

I don't know about you but I'm ready for a party! I will be hosting the "In the Basement" loop chat and be in Ballerina Gurl's chat - http://pub6.bravenet.com/chat/show.php/456044885 - around 5:15 pm eastern time Sunday December 11. I tried to base this time around the majority. Sorry if it does not fit your schedule? I have invited a special mystery guest co-host, who has excepted, and you never know who else may honor us with an appearance. The loop should start at 5:30 pm. eastern. You are cordially invited to stop by and join us. Thanks.

Peace, love and light.

9:51 PM  
Blogger paul B said...

Never had a cat just... dogs

mabey one day Ill get one
hope things are well

peace out

Paul B

1:11 AM  
Blogger Chuck Dawson said...

You just keep on gatherin' straws and one day you'll put the whole broom together. Huh! I swear to god you will.

5:39 AM  
Blogger Dan L. said...

Well, forget about the Ho chi Minh thing for now. I am not wanting to be a blog debater.

I see you have cats, on your blog. We have two of those rascals. Misty is an old, old grey cat. She is the sweetest. Odie is a big stocky black Tom. He is very young. They are...our cats. They are both "inherited" from somewhere.

So sad to hear of your Boris cat. He will be missed, I am sure.

Bullwinkle will never know what a friend he could have had, huh?

Really, though...I feel for the loss of the old guy, Boris. Such a neat name, too.

--Dan L.

10:00 AM  
Blogger Anne-Marie said...

Hi Amanda,

Everyone who's been loved by cats or dogs understands the bond between humans and beasties. I've had so many cats (and two dogs), and miss every one I've lost. I'm sure they and Boris are all running around somewhere having a great time.
18 years is a great, long life. Lucky Boris, and lucky you.

Cheers,
Anne-Marie

4:10 PM  
Blogger THIRD OF NEVER said...

I plan on stealing your Sophia Loren quote for a blog entry.

Is it stealing if you give notice?

Anyway, I kept seeing your stunning photo on other blogs, so I decided to see what was up.

Maybe Boris and Entwistle are tormenting Lorne Greene right now.

12:32 AM  
Blogger Justin Kreutzmann said...

Sorry to hear about Boris. I wish you all the happiness in the world.

2:38 AM  
Blogger crusher said...

I love cats, almost as I love nile monitors.

5:22 AM  
Blogger SuperAmanda said...

The ressurection of Crusher! Can you bring back Boris too?

5:30 AM  
Blogger Dan L. said...

Something similar to your brother...

My Dad was a Lt. Commander J.G., U.S. Navy, veteran of WWII and Korea, ended service in the Reserve about 1962.

Once stationed in San Diego...many, many years ago.

I never had to live the military "brat" life, since we were pretty much settled in by the time I came along.

We love San Diego. I never lived there, but many stories to tell.

Are you anywhere near Santa Cruz? We were there in the Spring...Big Basin Redwoods.

--Dan L.

8:11 AM  
Blogger Omar said...

Damn, your comment on Crusher's site was heavy. You one of them deep thinkin' crackers.

9:22 PM  
Blogger neilbymouth said...

stunning cats beautiful

5:42 AM  
Blogger neilbymouth said...

i must also say that you are stunningly beautiful as well amanda!

9:45 AM  
Blogger Dave & Corie said...

We had two cats which we brought from England in 1977, they dies about 19 years later.

May Boris always remind you of cherrished memories and lovely times.

Dave...

5:50 AM  

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