Wednesday, June 06, 2012


April 2012
 February 1992- June 2012

When I first met Charlie, I was working at an animal hospital, and he was a kitten in a cage asking to be cuddled.  The vet told me that he had been brought in by the Humane Society after he had fallen from an apartment balcony and broken bones in his nose and his hind leg.  The vet's 4 year old son had come in with him, took one look at the kitten in the cage and said, "Hey Charlie".  It sounded like a good name to me.  I helped the vet put a cast on his leg, and when I heard that he was going to need a foster home to recover in, I quickly volunteered.  He and my cat Buddie soon became best friends and I knew that he was meant to be mine.  Buddie was full of mischief, and Charlie was a sweet angel doing nothing wrong.  The break in his hind leg left him with a limp, but I don't think that was the reason he was so "lazy", he was just a meek and mellow guy.


When we began our family, I was doing home daycare and Charlie was a little bit frightened of small children.  So while Buddie joined us for circle time, Charlie spent some of the early years sleeping under my bed, or in the attic window.  But over time he learned that kids weren't bad at all and by the time Campbell was born, he actually sought out the kids and showed them affection.

2002 during his "fatcat" days with Buddie

2002 with Damon



2003 with Murphy
For the last 6 years, he was very attached to Kira and Hanna.  He slept with them, in their beds, or if they slept on my bed, so did he.

2006 with Kira

2007 with Hanna
He was a kind, gentle, and calm cat.  He lived a long life, comfortable and free from any ailments up until the very end.  I think that's what we all hope for.  He will be greatly missed by our whole family.

Jan 2012

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