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In Fond Memory (1984-May 21, 1997)

Sophie cat

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Sweet: that was the first thing anyone noticed about you. A sweeter kittie never lived...

Silly: yes, you had a silly streak. That Sock of yours, for instance, would get dragged around the house and talked to (loudly), especially when the humans were trying to sleep...

"So what?" -- your usual response to a certain Black kittie's hostility...

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Ornery: yup, you never did learn how to let people handle you without dishing out a dose of claw-marks. But you did make a great lap warmer...

Ordinary: I don't think so. That "I'm no ordinary cat" expression of yours (even though it looked like lots of other ordinary cat's expressions) said it all...

Obliging: When comfortably parked on a lap, the magic words "excuse me puss" would cause you to step aside whilst your humans got another coffee, "used the litterbox" or left the house for work...

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Prrrrrr: yours filled rooms (and people's hearts)...

Proud: you always stood your ground, even when certain other kitties hissed at you. Let's hope you and Delilah meet as friends in the Cat Beyond one day...

Popcorn: so what was that thing of yours about popcorn?

Psst-Psst (whistle): your secret alien name, to which you responded when moved to do so.

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Home: you became part of a home the day we heard you crying from your hiding place under our big Spruce tree as the snow flew that nasty fall day so long ago.

Hip: not as in "cool," but as in the anatomical location of your favorite nighttime perch -- your female human's! From that location, you even looked great in moonlight...

Headbutts (and nose-kisses): your lifelong specialty

Hair: your other special talent -- shedding black ones on light colours, white ones on darks. Greyish ones on anything else. :-)

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Intrusive: Perhaps. Ask Deliliah for an opinion on that. Her problem, not yours. As you noticed.

Insatiable: three words -- Steak, Prime Rib. Certain bits of chicken and fish also fell into this category. And popcorn (see above)

Inconsolable: how your people feel without you. And for having let your health degenerate without anybody noticing...

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Empathy: you always knew when your humans were upset. Many's the time your "hrrrp?" announced your arrival on a human lap when you knew your unique perspective on things was needed.

Egalitarian: you befriended everybody who came to the house, be they ham-radio-computer-nerds or flute-virtuoso-aspirants.

Eye (corner of): where your wet, nuzzling nose would go on sleeping humans who had successfully ignored 'wakeup calls" from the other resident cats...


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