Baby IO R.I.P

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Friends we have some sad news. Our cat buddy baby IO is no longer with us. He was hit by a vehicle in front of our home sometime on Tuesday, Dec. 19th.

I remember the day we adopted him from a snake vendor in the east village of NYC. The sales person said that he didn't want to part with this beautiful blue eyed cat and that he was going to keep him for himself. After we offered $50 for the cat he reconsidered his position and asked for $110. We took IO home in a cab to what would be two full weeks of nightmare integration into our apartment with our existing cat Scardy. The two never got along well, but did learn to tolerate each other.

This cat gave us 7 years of his life teaching us that the real pleasures come from everyday experiences of eating, sleeping and bathing. He was friend to all regularly approaching large and dangerous animals in attempt to cuddle. We will miss watching his large belly swing from to side to side as he waddled through the yard. So often we would come home to a cat blissfully rolling upside down with his massive belly exposed.

May you find warm baths, tasty snacks and a macbook to sleep on. We miss you.

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Nat said...

Oh no, Mikey & Wendy! So sorry to hear this! I'm glad I got to meet Io and spend time with him in NY and TorC and see him grow up a bit. He lived a wonderful life moving from the big city to your wonderful garden with so many fun plants, sprinklers, and dogs to play with, with such loving parents. All my love goes out to you!

Mikey Sklar said...

Thanks Nat. I forgot there are a handful of people that knew IO from his early days in NYC to his back to the land lifestyle in TorC. I'm glad you are one of them.

charlie b. said...

Awww, damn. It's always hard losing a loved pet. I'm sorry about your kittycat!

alwaysbackroads said...

Mikey and Wendy,
So sorry for your loss of IO. Tears in my eyes until I watched the video of the pomegranate watering and then I was laughing. What a sweet guy.

Carlos said...

My condolences! I bet even Scardy misses him, sometimes.

julie zielinski said...

my sympathy is with you

Cindy said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your kitty. RIP.