Monday, April 14, 2014

Punkin 1996-2014

I had a girlfriend who once commented on our compatibility by invoking the Garfield the Cat (she) vs. Odie (me) metaphor.  She was right about a lot of things, but not that.  It turns out that cats and I get along just fine.

Punkin came to us in about 1996.  I am sure that it was the night before Halloween.  She was a tiny, wet, sadly bedraggled kitten and was just laying in the street outside our home.  I scooped her up and brought her in after everyone else had gone to bed.   I proceeded to clean her up and made a late night trip to a store to get essentials and a warm blanket for a cardboard box.  Karen discovered that we had a guest the next morning and called me at work.  "So, we have a cat now?" she said, amused.  That was the beginning of our 18 year love affair with our princess.  She followed us - especially me - everywhere.  She would even wait for me outside the shower every morning.  While she was unarguably attached to me, she was a constant source of affection for all of us.  We will miss you, Punkin.  A lot.


Mark (funder) Simko said...

sorry to hear about Punkin'. She had a good long run in an obviously loving family. Your act of kindness on adopting Punk in ended up enriching your lives. Funny how it works that way.

Bob Drake said...

Glad that Punkin had a great life! I love the story too, it WOULD be the day before Halloween, wouldn't it!