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Parting is such sweet sorrow.

November 7, 2011

Bully the Cat

Bully was a furriend of mine’s very special cat. He was a cat that lived in a parking lot, but as my furriend has helped me to see, parking lot kitties are as special as any other cat.

My furriend, Dorian Wagner of Your Daily Cute, attends to Bully and the other parking lot kitties at her office. Bully suddenly stopped eating last week and was obviously not feeling well. He was rescued from the parking lot and taken to the vet. An x-ray showed that he had eaten something with a large claw, probably an Iguana (He’s a Florida cat, yo.)

She struggled with the decision of whether to spend the money on necessary surgery for Bully. She and the other parking lot mom decided to go ahead, as he was important to them despite living in a parking lot. Unfortunately the surgery revealed that he also had an inoperable tumor.

Bully went to the Rainbow Bridge because he could not be healed. We are all very sad.

Dorian was one of the first people I got to know when I got onto Twitter. I remember the first time I went through a loss with her. Her parents’ cat with whom she had grown up, had gone to the Rainbow Bridge, and she tweeted about her sadness. I sent her a tweet with the song “Rainbow Connection” by Kermit the Frog.

I have sent her that song since, for Daddy Meow, another one of her parking lot kitties who went to the Bridge. I have sent it to many others too who were feeling the loss of a pet.

Anyone who thinks that such sadness over losing a pet has no business reading THIS cat’s blog. Duh. HISSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Get outa here.

My human, BZTAT, has met Dorian in real life through BlogPaws, so we can consider her a real and virtual friend. We have not met her cats, but feel like we have.

If it weren’t fur her, I sometimes wonder if BZTAT would have fallen in love with our own parking lot kitty, Okey. Okey’s not a parking lot kitty any more, thanks to Dorian and another furriend coaching BZTAT through the rescue. We just celebrated the first anniversary of her Gotcha Day!

I am no Shakespearean scholar, but I do find some sweetness in sorrow. It hurts, and it hurts bad. The sweetness is in how much you loved the one you lost, and in how much comfort you get from those who share your pain.

So, this is fur you Dorian and Bully. I send you, and anyone else feeling the loss of a pet today many, many *Brew Hugs*.


Just Meowin’,

The Brew



Wordless Wednesday: Total Laundry Pile Camo

September 14, 2011

No one can see me here, hehe...


Total laundry pile camo.


So why is no one paying attention to me?


This post is part of the BlogPaws Blog Hop!

VCA Offers Free Boarding for Pets Affected by Texas Wildfires

September 9, 2011

So many of us have been concerned that pets in the path of the Texas wildfires have no place to go. I got this in my email today from Katie Hunckler of VCA Animal Hospitals and I wanted to share it:

I wanted to reach out on behalf of VCA Animal Hospitals and share the below and attached information in the event that you’re interested in sharing it with your readers.

To help those affected by the Texas wildfires, select VCA Animal Hospitals in the state of Texas (in and around both Austin and Houston) are offering free boarding for companion animals.

Austin-area hospitals:

VCA Ben White Animal Hospital

VCA Northwest Hills Animal Hospital

VCA Tanglewood Animal Hospital

Houston-area hospitals:

VCA Tomball Veterinary Hospital

VCA Woodlands Animal Hospital

VCA Spring Animal Hospital

VCA Ashford Animal Hospital

Thanks so much fur the info Katie! Hopefully some pets and pet owners will be able to sleep safely with assurance through this crisis!

Just Meowin’,

The Brew

Wordless Wednesday: The swag has gone to the dogs

September 7, 2011

Mimi (dog) and Chloe Netro (human) accepting BlogPaws swag bag for pups at the Stark Co. Pound


Close-up of Mimi and Chloe

(Thanks to all the BlogPaws sponsors and exhibitors for giving such cool stuff. The rescued dogs really love it. I kept the cat schtuff. Just meowin’.)

Just Meowin’,

The Brew

Wordless Wednesday: BlogPaws Swag

August 31, 2011

There is swag to be had...


...and BZTAT is keepin' it outa my reach. That's just WRONG.


Wordless Wednesday: Silly Slick. That thing is attached to you.

August 17, 2011


(Dontcha love how our furs have completely claimed BZTAT’s couch? Hehe.)


Just Meowin’,

The Brew

Wordless Wednesday: Stretchhhhh…

July 18, 2011

"Okey Stretch" Artwork by BZTAT

Just Meowin’,

The Brew