For 15 years he was my roommate and my buddy.
A Canadian guy, he came with us when we moved to Japan many years ago. A loyal and friendly guy who spent most of the last fifteen years sitting on my desk in Canada and Japan watching me while I was working away on the computer. It’s hard to explain but I’ll try. I’ve had a homed-based business for almost 20 years. In that time I worked on my computer day and night and my buddy was always hanging with me. He was by my side, 7 days a week for 15 years. People don’t understand how you can be so attached to an animal but, when they live with you 24 hours a day for 15 years…baby you get REAL attached.
For all you video editors and web people out there who work day and night on your computers, my question – who is it that’s always there and keeping you company during those late nights?
My wife called him the motor boat or purring machine. All you had to do was touch him and he would purr like a motor boat – Damn I’m really having a hard time with this.
So much history together, from the early days of my marriage to living in Shonan, Japan. I still remember when I first spotted him. It was in the Toronto Humane society animal pound. Our previous cat of 2 years had suddenly passed and my wife was devastated. I thought we should quickly get another cat to help ease her pain.
The animal pound was full of unwanted animals, there must have been more than 100 cats of all sizes and ages. I was walking along the cages looking when I stopped and looked up to see this guy. I stuck my finger in the cage and immediately he licked my finger….SOLD! You’re coming home with us! And he stayed with us all these years.
I have to thank my wife for being so strong and taking care of the old guy when he needed it the most.
For me, it’s a MAJOR LOSS in my life.
He was a big friendly, gentle old soul who greeted everyone that came to our home, now he’s gone and for me, I will miss him so very much.