"How do I say goodbye to what we had?
The good times that made us laugh outweigh the bad
I thought we'd get to see forever,but forever's gone away
It's so hard to say goodbye to yesterday
And I'll take w/ me the memories to be my sunshine after the rain,it's so hard to say goodbye to yesterday"
It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday-Boys To Men.
It is w/ heavy heart and much sorrow and sadness I have to report the passing of His Nibs aka Hobbes.
At the grand old age of almost 16 and 3/4 the Orange One has enjoyed his last can of Tuna on this mortal coil,should there be such a thing as kitty cat heaven I would guess Tuna is served on a daily basis,rest assured if it isn't His Lordship will have little difficulty letting it be known he'd like his daily helping of Tuna!!!!
Having been my faithfully companion for just over 16 years it'll take some getting used to not coming home to him,long b4 my annual treks to wherever Nationals are held both indoors or outdoors Hobbes was my welcoming home committee following a marathon or half marathon and was often the only person I had to share the highs and lows of a good day or bad day at the track.
I recall his first mouse,his declaration of all things Tuna and his reaction to a big brother Calvin and then how he reversed roles by becoming big brother himself to Precious these past few months.
It's a shame Hobbes wasn't a few years younger when Precious arrived I think to have witnessed them together for a few years would've been great fun,in the brief time they had their influence on one another was heart warming to watch.
I once had the good fortune to read a fridge magnet that said"Cats are God's children w/ fur" I believe this to be true,in 16 years friends,lovers,loved ones,family have come and gone but Hobbes was always there,pets will love you unconditionally,I know I'm not everyones cup of tea but Hobbes always loved me and all he asked in return was to fed,watered,made a fuss of and have his litter changed,not much to ask for?
As my own mother pointed out "there aren't many humans who've put up w/ me for 16 years" a truism if ever there was one and w/ that I'll sign off,it's time to knuckle down to the day to day things and also get back to training,Hobbes's memory will serve as a driving force for the rest of the season.
Farewell mate,thanks for all the love over the last 16 years