Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Once I Lived the Life of a Millionaire

Just in case September 11 isn't maudlin and depressing enough on its own merits, sweet little Benito, having had five of the happiest days a homeless street kitten could ever have fantasized - salmon! milk! bougainvilla to doze in! a soapy bath! attention! affection! - passed away suddenly and peacefully yesterday, on a warm, soft bed with a roof over his head and his back being gently stroked. We're sure he never expected that, but then again neither did we.



















Fall in love with a living thing and it always ends sadly...

9 comments:

D.S. Monoclonius said...

I'm sorry to hear that, that sucks.

Anonymous said...

What a terrible thing, and yet a wonderful passage for poor Benito. He should have died alone and abused in an alley. You showed him a brief moment of kindness and love. I know it meant a lot. To you and to him.

mqn

Anonymous said...

Benito...dios lo tenga en su gloria.

snowyco said...

adios, nino...

bummer... 'specially since he and perrito got along.

well done, Frank and Laura!

snowyco said...

ps I don't think they always end sadly.

Instead good-bye of try:

" Later "
or
" Nos vemos "

Mitakuye Oyasin!

Anonymous said...

Are you f-ing serious?! That's awful. What happened? Do you suspect foul play? Are you insisting on an autopsy?

Anonymous said...

Everything comes to an end. It's not quantity, but quality that counts. His time with you was short, but probably the best days of his short life. And I know he brought a small amount of joy into your lives, too.
I've been there and know how much it hurts, but I would never give up the time I had with Candy.

Love,

M

Anonymous said...

All we are is dust in the wind, man. Dust in the wind. Sorry about your new buddy. He seemed like he'd fit right in. But I am very happy to hear about your newer buddy that you just brought back from the pound. Good deeds. good works.

Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss, Frank. You did a good thing for that sweet little guy, and I'm sure your kindness nurtured his soul. It certainly did for those of us who read your blog.
Julie