Photo Comments Sex: Male Weight: 14 lbs.
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His family -- especially his adopted brother Dude,
Being told "NO."
Catnip mice, and anything laying around on the floor
Favorite Nap Spot:
Warms laps (if available), but the couch or Mom and Dad's bed would do in a pinch.
You name it.
Luce had excellent interpersonal skills. He seemed to know how to approach any new new person or animal and make friends immediately. He was a lover.
indoors and outdoors
Lucifer started out as my Grandmother's cat. He was an eight week old kitten when my sister gave him to her for Mother's day. He wasn't quite a year old when my Grandmother fell and broke her hip. It was the beginning of the end for Grandma, who was 89. Since she was no longer able to care for him, I took him home with me.
When we first got Luce, he was a wild cat; climbing up people's legs and backs and making frequent use of his claws when he was annoyed. Truth be told, my Grandmother hadn't had a lot of patience with him, and he hadn't had much more with her. She yelled at him and "spanked" him a lot, so it took us a while to tame him and get him to trust us. But once we did, he was one of the friendliest, most laid back cats I've ever known, though he certainly didn't look it.
When she was in the nursing home, Grandma always asked about him, and so we brought him to see her every week. He would lay on her chest, very still, and purr and purr and purr. It did her a lot of good, and they were both able to make their peace with each other before she died.
He was best friends with our cat Dude, who came to us not knowing anything about other animals. Because of Luce's sweet nature and his patience with Dude, they bonded and were soon inseparable. He also had a special relationship with our Airedale Terrie, Annie. She loved all cats, but not all cats loved her. When she discovered that Luce would allow her to nuzzle and kiss him as if he were her puppy, and that he was happy to lay between her paws -- she was overjoyed!
Luce had apparently always had a defective heart valve. He died of congestive heart failure at the age of 10, surrounded by all his grieving family. Dude, especially, seemed to understand what was happening and he laid close beside Luce, offering his companionship and warmth until the very end. Luce is now at Rainbow Bridge with all our other departed furkids, and we know that we will be with him again. As it says in the Old Testament, Ecclesiastes 3:19-21: "For the fate of the sons of men and the fate of beasts is the same; as one dies, so dies the other. They all have the same breath, and man has no advantage over the beasts; for all is vanity. All go to one place; all are from the dust, and all turn to dust again. Who knows whether the spirit of man goes upward and the spirit of the beast goes down to the earth?"
Don't be fooled by my name :-)
I've Been On Catster Since:
|February 7th 2005
||More than 11 years!
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2005 Valentine's Day Party!
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