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Friday, July 29, 2011

Goodbye Lucy, I Will Miss You


Lucy, the best working girl cat
sometime 1991-July 2011
RIP

With great sadness, I am telling the world that Lucy has gone missing for over 2 weeks. I suspect she met her time, and crawled off to a quite place to rest and go over the rainbow bridge. Lucy Cat was a great girl kitty. She was nearly 20 years old. One day, nearly 20 years ago Lucy Cat, knocked up, showed up at the front gate at that aeronautics place looking for a little food, water and a place to have her kittens. How do you turn away a face like that. So, the powers that be gave Lucy Kitty a soft pillow in the warehouse. The kittens came and grew, and all but one went off to a furrever home. Peanut her big boy stayed with Lucy to keep her company, and Lucy Cat, from then on went to work.

For her whole adult life, she has been on the aeronautics payroll to keep the vermin out of the warehouse at the big aeronautics place. Everyday she inspected the incoming boxes, and the out going boxes to make sure there are no vermin to be had. She inspected all who walked into the warehouse day in and day out vigilantly 7 days per week, every week of the year, for nearly 20 years. Lucy was a dedicated cat. In return, all she asked for was some water, food, and an occasional pet or 2. Not much for all that she did for that warehouse.

Lucy, where ever you are, know that I miss you. I still remember the first day I met you nearly 13 years ago. You inspected all of us who came to the warehouse that day to make sure we were ok to be there. And, every single time I stepped in to the warehouse to see you, you made sure you came to see me as we became friends over the years. Yeah, and you knew, I really have no business in the warehouse, but you let me be there anyway. Thank you for taking care of the warehouse, thank you for watching out for all who came and went in the warehouse for all these years. Thank you for being so kind and sweet. I will all miss you dear one. Love, pets, and purrs.

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18 Comments:

At 7/29/11, 6:28 PM, Blogger meowmeowmans said...

Aw, we are so sorry that Lucy has gone off to the Bridge. She sounds like a wonderful cat, and it's clear to us that you loved her deeply. You are in our thoughts, purrs and prayers. Run free, sweet Lucy.

 
At 7/30/11, 5:04 AM, Blogger The Whiskeratti said...

We are so sorry she has passed. Hugs and headbonks.

 
At 7/30/11, 2:12 PM, Blogger Jan's Funny Farm said...

Lucky Lucy had a home and folks who cared. We too are sorry she has passed.

 
At 7/30/11, 6:49 PM, Blogger Cat Wisdom 101 said...

What was her mood the last time you saw her? Twenty is plenty old to cross over but if she was in good health, it might not be her time. In any case, it's heartbreaking not knowing for sure. We sent you healing purrs.

 
At 7/31/11, 5:47 AM, Blogger Jan's Funny Farm said...

Hi, you asked where Beemer is in OHio. She is in the Akron area, but could be transported.

 
At 7/31/11, 6:26 AM, Blogger Kat said...

What a loyal cat. I enjoyed reading your post, it was heart-warming. Thanks for your comment on my blog too.

 
At 7/31/11, 6:27 AM, Blogger Judi said...

A lovely tribute to a good friend. Cats have such dignity.

 
At 7/31/11, 11:54 AM, OpenID lunakitty said...

She had such a great home. We are so sorry.
Purrs to you.
-Luna Kitty

 
At 7/31/11, 4:04 PM, Blogger Beth said...

Oh my, what a precious friend you had in Lucy. I know your friendship meant just as much to her. Thinking of you and her...

 
At 7/31/11, 7:38 PM, Blogger Au and Target said...

Oh poor Lucy! But are you sure she went away to die? Maybe she's in someone's home having pillow time and treats? We hope that wherever she is, she's happy.

 
At 8/1/11, 1:55 PM, Blogger ellie said...

We were very sad to hear about Lucy. Our thoughts are with u all. Lucy had a long and happy life with you and the lovely memories of her will always stay with you x

 
At 8/10/11, 2:57 AM, Blogger Brian said...

I am so very sorry to hear that Lucy had to leave. My sisters and I send you purrs and hugs.

 
At 8/10/11, 4:48 AM, Anonymous Marg said...

We are so sorry to hear about Lucy. We had a kitty disappear too and it is so hard cause you keep expecting them to come home. We are sending lots and lots of purrs. Big hugs to the people too. Take care.

 
At 8/10/11, 5:13 AM, Blogger ArtemisiaFSS said...

We are so sad about Lucy, she was very lucky to have a friend like you.

 
At 8/10/11, 7:06 AM, Blogger Fuzzy Tales said...

We are deeply sorry to read of Lucy's passing to the Bridge. We're sending you our purrs for comfort, and wish you universal Peace and Blessings.

 
At 8/10/11, 8:17 AM, Blogger The Island Cats said...

We are sorry to hear about Lucy. We send you comforting purrs and headbutts to help ease your sadness.

 
At 8/10/11, 3:54 PM, Blogger Old Kitty said...

Me and my cat Charlie popped over from the CB. Oh we are so saddened to read about sweet amazing Lucy!! What a beauty and so so so clever and good and wonderful. She did so much and asked so little in return. Dear Lucy. We are lighting a candle in our heart for her. take care
x

 
At 8/13/11, 1:07 PM, Blogger Kitikata-san said...

Thank you all for stopping by and seeing Lucy's photo, and reading her story. She was a purrty girl and a hard working cat. Thank you for remembering her! She deserves it. I still miss Lucy very much.

 

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