‘Cause nothing goes down like bad news at dawn…

imageYesterday Badger and I were catching up via text, as we do, and one topic was whether Rumble would recognize the import of the green Frogboxes we’re renting this coming Monday for the move. He would climb on them, of course, but would he see them as a harbinger of relocation? All was well.

At about nine last night he had something that may have been a heart attack, and though we rushed him to 24-hour kitty hospital, there was nothing they could do but smooth out and speed up what was already happening to him.

K and I are in shock, with devastation to come. I’d love to write our boy a beautiful eulogy, but I’m not up to it. Maybe in a few weeks/months/years, mmm? Plus also, we’re signing papers on the condo in about ninety minutes.

Rumble had a lot of friends out there and he’ll be missed all over.

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About Alyx Dellamonica

After twenty-two years in Vancouver, B.C., I've recently moved to Toronto Ontario, where I make my living writing science fiction and fantasy; I also review books and teach writing online at UCLA. I'm a legally married lesbian, a coffee snob, and I wake up at an appallingly early hour.

12 Responses to ‘Cause nothing goes down like bad news at dawn…

  1. Lyn says:

    Heartfelt sorrow for you – he was a lovely boy, and a lucky one to have had you both as his people. Rest in peace, Rumble.

  2. Many many friends and admirers. I;m so sorry. All three of you in my heart.

  3. Clelie says:

    Poor beautiful boy. Glad he went quickly though. Moving, huh. that’ll do it. Much love.

  4. Josh English says:

    I am so sorry, guys.

  5. Beverly says:

    Oh no… oh no no… 🙁 I am so sorry.

  6. Damn. I am so sorry for him, and you guys. At least you were there for him. They do weave into the heartstrings.

  7. Lisa says:

    Oh, Alyx, I am so sorry. Rumble was an amazing cat whose personality just shone through your posts. Hugs and love to both of you.