February 6, 2011

For Our Friend Pablo

Pablo, CEO of Pablo Enterprises and captain/coach of the West Hobart Tigers in the Southern Feline Football League.


There are really no words to express how sad we are for the loss of our pal Pabs. He was a wonderful cat that had a wonderful life. His 'rents had to make a hard decision since he was so very ill. Please visit and leave a kind word to his family. They are heartbroken. Godspeed to the Bridge my friend. You shall never be forgotten.
 
Where to Bury A Cat


There are various places within which a cat may be buried. We are thinking now of a tabby cat, a striped cat, whose coat was like watered silk, and who, so far as we are aware, never entertained a mean or an unworthy thought. This cat is buried beneath a cherry tree, under four feet of garden loam, and at its proper season the cherry strews petals on the green lawn of his grave. Beneath a cherry tree, or an apple, or any flowering shrub of the garden, is an excellent place to bury a good cat. For beneath such trees, such shrubs, he slept in the drowsy summer, or chased bees, or lifted head to challenge some winged intruder. These are good places, in life or in death. For if the cat be well remembered, if sometimes he leaps through your dreams actual as in life, eyes kindling, questing, asking, laughing, begging, it matters not at all where that cat sleeps at long and at last. On a hill where the wind is unrebuked and the trees are roaring, or beside a stream he knew in kittenhood, or somewhere in the flatness of a pasture land, where the most exhilarating moles burrow. It is all one to the cat, and all one to you, and nothing is gained, and nothing lost -- if memory lives. But there is one best place to bury a cat. One place that is best of all. If you bury him in this spot, the secret of which you must already have guessed, he will come to you when you call -- come to you over the grim, dim frontiers of death, and down the well-remembered path, and to your side again. And though you call a dozen living cats, they shall not hiss at him, nor resent his coming, for he is yours and he belongs there. People may scoff at you, who see no lightest blade of grass bent by his footfall, who hear no mew pitched too fine for mere audition, people who may never really have had a cat. Smile at them then, for you shall know something that is hidden from them, and which is well worth the knowing. The one best place to bury a good cat is in the heart of his owner.


by Ben Hur Lampman, Portland Oregonian, 1921

15 comments:

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

so very sorry about Pablo. We didn't know him but we are sending our sympathy and purrayers....

Love, Cody and Caren
Cat Chat http://opcatchat.blogspot.com

Forever Foster said...

We were heartbroken to see the news. He was a special boy.

Marg said...

We were very sad to hear the news too. What good humans he had. Take care.

The Whiskers and Purrs Gang said...

Rest in peace, Pablo. You will be in our hearts forever.

Very truly yours,
The Whiskers and Purrs Gang

Admiral Hestorb said...

That piece has me in tears for it is true. My beautiful precious Robin lives in my heart, just like that.

I have been to see Pablo's parents and though I did not know him until now, I feel their pain and let them know that among us all here in the CB, they are not alone in their grief.

Mariodacat said...

I'm so very sorry to hear of your friend Pablo crossing dat bridge. We did not know Pablo either, but feel very sad for his oomans and friends. This is a bootiful tribute to your very dear pal.

Pierro said...

He was a cool mancat and we were honored to know him.
This is a great tribute Parker and company

bonks

The Island Cats said...

We got up this morning and read the news about Pabs. We are so very sad that he has left us. He was one of our first blogging furiends. We will miss him very much. We send purrs to his family....

Hannah and Lucy said...

We didn't know Pabs but we went over and left his family a message. We think that was the most beautiful post Parker - our mum has got leaky eyes.
luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Katnip Lounge said...

We will miss Pabs, a lot. It's so true, that as long as there is love, we never really die.

Furkidsmom said...

That's a beautiful tribute to a good furiend.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Sparkle said...

I was very sorry to hear about Pablo. But the truth is legends never die. That was a lovely post about him.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We were quite sorry to hear about Pablo

Sweet Praline said...

What a beautiful tribute to Pablo,

Thank you so much for your visit and the purrs while we await my test results and for my mom's nerves.

Eric and Flynn said...

That is a lovely tribute to Pabs. We were very sad when we heard the news and we will miss him.