Mr. Bunbury – RIP. May 1, 2013.

Mr B

You appeared, as cats will,

out of nowhere,

years ago, adopting me

with gentle persuasion.

Today you returned to nowhere,

unless there is an afterlife for you –

 – mice filled basements

with catnip deserts

and Bastet, goddess of cats

to caress and protect you.

You gave so much love,

and lived only to receive love

with such purring joy.

No bold adventurer you,

preferring a fence

in the sun,

greeting all who passed,

hoping for and always receiving

an ear scratch,

a neck rub,

a nose kiss.

You will be missed my friend,

not just by me

but by the many

you have touched

with your gentle ways.

The empty blanket on the bed

is your headstone

and these words

and tears

your epitaph.

Your empty dish by the door

won’t be filled tonight

nor will my empty heart.

Farewell Mr B.

sweetest and dearest

fur ball of love.



14 thoughts on “Mr. Bunbury – RIP. May 1, 2013.

  1. They adopt us and make our life different. We let ourselves to be adopted, not even realizing how much more we needed that, how so much more than…they did. And when they leave…to another, probably greener hunting fields, there’ s that excruciating emptiness and so much sadness around and any words fall flat to dry tears. We have memories…about selfless love that have made our life better. I am truly sorry, John.


  2. I am so sorry for your loss of Mr B. One never knows when a set of paw prints arrives how much they will touch our lives. Or how much of a void they will leave when they are gone.
    He was a very handsome cat and I hope the years of happy memories will comfort you at this sad time.


  3. I’m very sorry to hear that, John. I know how hard this is. He left on a very symbolic day. May 1st. I think Mr. Bunbury joined the blossoming flowers and will bloom forever…


  4. Oh I feel your loss my friend. But what a blessing to have had such a friend! When I lost my whiskey drinking greyhound Flash, someone told me not to be sad or selfish because he had to go spread his love and charm elsewhere. Sounds like Mr. Bunbury was a charmer too.


  5. Most ancient Egyptian households had mummified and stuffed cats preserved in their households. I mean bazillions. No archaeologists seem to know why or have any theories. To me it is very obvious. In times of famine when grain was stored or even in normal times the rats destroyed the food esp with feces and the cats were the exterminators and hence prevented starvation and the ruination of food.


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