Saturday, September 27, 2008

Luz, the amazing wonder cat


Our friend Beth's cat Luz died yesterday.

She was just three months short of her 22nd birthday. She lived a long fine life. She was with Beth when she first moved from California to Boston and kept her company as she found her way around the city. Years later, she moved with Beth to New York, where a little black cat who loves a warm lap can provide a lot of comfort in the big city. 

As Beth so eloquently put it:

" She had an amazing life and I will miss her big green eyes, her 3 pack-a-day, "Ertha Kitty" meow, her gumball fetching skills, her willingness to be my bug stalker and her incredible heat-seeking abilities (she never met a radiator that she didn't love and immediately stick her head under). Many of you have spent time with Luz and I'm pretty sure she enjoyed your company, especially those of you who shared your meal with her. 

I've attached my favorite photo of Luz in our East Cambridge apartment (circa 1991). And another photo of Luz and me around 1987 when miss kitty was about a year old.


In loving memory of all the fabulous animals in our lives..."

A long happy life like Luz's is to be celebrated, not mourned. Send some purrs and tailwags to Beth today, will you? Hopefully, another little black kitty will find its way into her life before too long to help fill the hole in her heart. And Luz, we know you've found a radiator just to your liking...


19 comments:

Ozzie said...

I'm sorry about your friends, I'm sending throughs to your family, it seems that it was a very loved kitty

-Ozzie

Daisy said...

I am sorry to learn the sad news about your friend Luz. She sounds really special. I hope I will get to be 22 years old, too!

Stanley said...

Looks to me like Ms. Luz had herself an amazingly fabulous life, and so did Beth because of her. We here in GooberSTan will celebrate her life with a happy dance.

Run like the wind, Luz, and find your fave radiator at the Bridge!

Goober love,
Stanley

Jackson said...

Wow, nearly 22! That's quite an achievement! It sounds as though she had a very long and happy life. Jx

Maggie and Mitch said...

We're so sorry to hear about Luz! 22 years is a long time! Our thoughts are with her family!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Lacy said...

w00f's petey, me iz soo sorry u friend went to the bridge...me nos her will haff fun there, my sis izthere to keep her company...

b safe,
~rocky~

Asta said...

Petey
I'm so sowwy about youw faboolous wondew cat fwiend..how wondewful to have been awound so long to give joy and comfowt to his Mom..I hope the hole in hew heawt gets mended soon.
I hope Luz has found the pawfect wadiatow..I heaw they awe specially good ovew the bwidge
smoochie kisses
ASTA
pee ess..I missed you at the wun today

Lorenza said...

Hi, Petey.
I am so sorry to hear about Luz. Sure she had a long and nice life.
She and Beth are in our thoughts.
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Noah the Airedale said...

Wow to nearly reach 22 years of age...that's wonderful. Here's to Luz!!!!

tailwags
Noah

Joe Stains said...

wowee, 22 years, that is amazing! We are certainly thinking about your friend today!

Biggie-Z said...

That's a lovely story about Luz. She was old enough to drink! I hope she bought you some beer and stuff.

Anyway, hugs and good wishes to Luz, Beth and all of you.

Biggie

Eric said...

Otis and I are sending Beth many tail wags and purrs in celebration of little Luz. Wow, nearly 22 years! Lucky Beth, she was blessd. I'm sure Luz is under that radiator right now, maybe along with Sharon and Tracey, Mom's cats (16 and 18) and we hear the heating is is on 24/7 at a really high temperature too, she will be very happy.

Wags n kisses, Eric n Otis x x

We loved the photos of miss kittie and you too...

Toffee said...

What a beautiful tribute to what was certainly a most "radiating" spirit. Twenty two years? Wow.

the 4 Bs said...

we're very sorry about Luz. it's sad when a loved one passes, but it sounds like she had a long and happy life.

woofs.

The Airechicks said...

Very sorry about Luz crossing what a wonderful life her and Beth have had together......We know Luz will never be very far away from Beth.

Please tell Beth - we'll hold her tight in our prayers ....

Thank you Beth for loving Luz and givng her such a wonderful life...

XXoooXXo

Agatha and Archie said...

That was a lovely tribute Petey.....We will celebrate her wonderfull 22 years years with her PL....Love and kisses A+A

Abby said...

Hi, Petey...

We're so sorry to hear the sad news about your friend...

Abby xxxooo

Girl Girl Hamster said...

So sorry about your friend Luz.

~ Girl girl

Huskee and Hershey said...

I bet somewhere at the rainbow Bridge, you'd find a very contented kitty under a radiator..