Monday, June 16, 2008

A LONG LIFETIME OF LOVING CATS

Steve and his female just returned from Phoenix, where they went to visit the female's father for Father's Day. The female's father, John, is 91 years old and has been a cat lover all his life. His current cat, Sandy, is 18 years old, so obviously, they the both have very good genes. John passed his love of cats on to the female, which is a very good thing, especially for me!

Unfortunately, John is starting to fade and will soon be crossing over his own Rainbow Bridge. When he does, all the cats he loved and cared for throughout his life will be there to greet him, and it will be quite a crowd. I don't know for certain, but I would venture to say that it will be a very happy time, with hugs, kisses and tummy rubs for all. I can almost hear the collective purring.

17 comments:

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Both John and Sandy have lived very long lives. It is sad that John will soon be crossing over to the Rainbow Bridge. Purrs for his family.

snowforest said...

Wow what a wonderful man John is ~ we thank him for all he has done for cats and send many purrs and well wishes his way.

Daisy said...

Anyone who has loved cats for as long as John has must be a very good person.

zevo hussein calamari said...

That is very sweet... and kind of sad.
Sending healing purrs to all.

Shilgiah the Cat said...

That made my mom smile. Someone with that much love for cats will have happy reunions indeed.

'Lil Gizmo said...

That was a sweet post about John. It almost made my mommy cry to think of the kitties she will see one day. And the part about the purring, that was what got my mommy I think. I'm sending many purrs for Him and his current kitty. He must be a very good and kind person. Purrzz, Gizmo.

JB's Big World said...

That is sweet that John has had a wonderful feline companion for so long.
--JB

Andrée said...

This is such sad news. I'm very sorry. Please give your mom an extra rub for me?

Evergreen loves Kilroy said...

Dat's really sweet. :) It's nice to think of how we'll all meet up with our loved ones on the other side - especially someone who seems as nice as John.

Lux said...

John sounds like a wonderful bean!

Fred said...

John sounds like a wonderful soul. The female is lucky to have such a wonderful dad.

Gandalf & Grayson said...

Given that John is himself long in the tooth, he will probably have many beloved pets greeting him!

Monty Q. Kat said...

Any bean who loves cats is a good bean to me.

Chairman Mao said...

Awwww, big huggies to yur fambly, and we're sendin purrs fur John. He sounds like a wunnerful man and we know alla the kitties he's loved will be so happy to see him onna Bridgie.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Cat Street Boyz said...

Everyone smiles when they see a rainbow....they know many are crossing to to be back with their past loved ones. God speed John, of course you will be missed by those left behind but the day will come when all are reunited. Purrs & prayers=^Y^=Ty & The Boyz & our Mommy too.

Keisha said...

Bless his heart.

felinesopher said...

wow...you're all truly blessed...have a lovingly life with full of love for & from cats:)

-meaouwy troops-