Monday, July 09, 2007

Manic Monday: Seven


Today's Manic Monday was brought to you by the word SEVEN :D


When I think of the number or word seven, I always think of a big burly man I used to have in my life. When I think of him, all of his funny little quirks come to mind.

He loved the smell of my just washed hair and would often rub his face in it. He loved to put his head in my lap and gaze lovingly into my eyes until drifting off to sleep... always with a smile on his face. If I was having milk or cereal, he insisted on having the same and would sometimes eat out of my bowl.

I miss him so much, that even the thought of one of his less endearing habits brings a smile to my face: he liked to pee on my furniture and twice when I was pregnant with each of my children ... he tried to pee on me.

Now that you are completely mystified- or horrified- I'm talking about my furangel Seven.

I miss his "Got Milk?" mustache, and the feel of him hefting himself onto my lap or on my side while I was sleeping. I miss how he would climb onto the back of the couch purring so he could mark his territory with his face- all over my head. I miss the way his little meow didn't match the size of him, he was a big boy. I'd put up with a lot just to hold him for one more moment... including a little (or a lottle) pee on my couch.

I miss you Seven... I hope to see you again, even if it's only in my dreams.


17 comments:

Jamie said...

He looks so much like my Rory who is now 11. We know we will lose him someday and just thinking about it makes us sad. There is something bright and wonderful about the black and white kitties.

tegdirb92 said...

what a wonderful tribute to a great companion. Happy MM!

Not So Anonymous Michelle said...

Awww, sweet kitty! He looks SO MUCH like my mom's kitty zoe, one of them that's in the photos I emailed you today. What a sweet little tribute to Seven!

Holly Schwendiman said...

Awww what a nice burly fellow!

Hugs,
Holly

Comedy + said...

You made me cry. What a loving tribute to a best friend. I do so understand. Have a great MM. :)

Travis said...

Seven is a great name for a cat.

You know, my very large 9 year old male cat also has a very high pitched mrowl. What's up with that?

Great memory. Happy MM!

Morgen said...

I love his "got milk?" mustache!
A very nice tribute to Seven!
Someday, you will be able to play with him, across the Rainbow Bridge...

Virginia, like the state! said...

He's so cute! I miss having a pet...pet deposits are a kicker in apartments!

I saw you added Ratatouille to your list of movies...isn't it great?! I haven't liked an animated film that much in a long time. I saw it at a drive-in in California. Fabulous fun!

I have a lot of blogging and reading to catch up on since I was traveling all last week, and you, of course were on my to-read list! :)

lisa said...

awww what a sweet looking cat. great pictures and a great name too. you will see him again someday!

Karmyn R said...

What a cute face!

bundle-o-contradictions said...

Aw, ya made me tear up! And I thought I had it bad when my Fred drools on me...

ian said...

Wow...Seven looked just like my cat Trouble who died back in January. :(

Ian

Natalie said...

That is one cute cat! Happy MM.

Sparky Duck said...

very touching. Why is it that kitties like us when we are fresh out of the shower?

Gattina said...

What a nice tribute to your "little" companion ! Cats are the best once ! I have five and if you wish to look at a kind of "7" I have one since 7 weeks, kitten Rosie she also is black and white and now two months old. It's on my "my cats & funny stories" blog. Maybe it evokes some more souvenirs about 7 !

Dorky Dad said...

Yeah, you had me. I kept thinking, "I wonder if her husband knows about this" and then "why would she be drooling over some dude who liked to pee on her couch?"

Of course, confusing me = not too difficult.

Dapoppins said...

AWWWWW I like that Got milk face too. But I can't believe he pee'd on you. Did he say sorry