Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Gray

We lost our beautiful boy Gray today. His kidneys pretty much shut down. Gray was born in the crawlspace under our house almost 18 years ago. We had captured all his siblings and even his mother and taken them to the shelter, but he was the last one. My husband would sit on the porch and tempt him with tuna. One day he just walked in through the front door and never left. As he was feral it took many years before he would even let us pick him up. We still had two females at the time and they used to beat the crap out of him when they felt like it. Eventually he was the last cat standing. He turned into a real love bug once he was the only cat in the house. He loved to be petted and brushed. My husband and Gray had a nightly routine. Gray would came stare at him around 8:30 every night and Sam would go into the bedroom with him and brush him. As the years went by he became more loving and open. The only thing he really hated was going to the vets. Oh my he could scream like you never heard from a cat before. They even said he was infamous. They could tell when he arrived because they could here him all the way in the back. He's in kitty heaven now with his aunts and uncles.  I love you Gray.



7 comments:

Glenna said...

Jan, I'm so sorry. I know how you loved him.

Glenna

Monica Goodreau said...

Sorry for your loss but, you were lucky to have him for eighteen years.

Daffycat said...

I am so sorry to hear this, Jan! What a sad day.

Minnie said...

I just saw your post, sorry to hear about Gray, I know he will be truly missed.

Susan said...

So sad to read this. Sounds like you had a wonderful life together. I'm waiting for my two "guests" to walk our of the guest room and worm their way into our hearts in the same way Gray did to yours.

Sandra said...

Sorry to read about your cat's passing. Thats a long time to have a pet. I am sure you will miss him. Hugs!

Astrids dragon said...

Oh Jan, so sorry to hear this. He was blessed to have you both!