Today we said farewell to a longtime friend, when our cat Doc passed away. Doc has been part of the family for 18 years. He was a funny cat in that he could be so ornery and at times just plain grumpy, then he would demand attention and grab your arm to keep you petting him when you stopped the attention and all the while purring with his very LOUD purr.
|Doc as a kitten|
|Doc with his brother on left, Marty - they were almost like twins|
He has made three moves with our family since he first joined us as a kitten. We had his brother for only a few years. The two were named Doc and Marty since Cameron who was 2 at the time we got them and loved the movie Back to the Future, so he chose the names from the characters in the film. They were about 3 months old when we found them at the animal shelter.
|In his cage for travel in the back of the truck as we moved from California to Florida|
It's always hard to say goodbye, especially as we've had to care for him for and watch him these last few weeks as he declined, but we're so glad to have had him grumpy and all, for as long as we have.
Farewell, Doc and thanks for all the love you did share with us.