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Sebastian's Obituary

May 18th 2013 5:41 pm
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Sebastian aka Sab, 13, died Saturday, May 18, 2013, after an extended intestinal illness, with his mom & medical team by his side.

Born Tuesday, June 8, 1999, he was one of 5 kittens born to Hunny and Elmo of the Small Household in Raymond, Maine.At age 8 weeks, he moved to Standish, Maine to live over a yarn shop with his forever family.

Quickly earning himself the nickname “The Delinquent”, he channeled his curiosity by appointing himself Hospitality Manager &Security Inspector for the home. No one was allowed to step foot into the apartment without the full-court press of being greeted, circled, guided inside, then given full attention & a coating of orange & white fur, which he maintained with great pride. As Security Inspector, he unwittingly caused the most trouble, getting himself locked in the shower stall for 12 hours, or spending the night in the apartment hallway because he never told his mother he was making one last pass through her legs. His tenure was also fraught with scandal, such as the day he fled upon the arrival of The Moving People who brought in a new bed, and he spent the day inspecting the top of the refrigerator. Or, while on the first day of duty, he broke the new computer printer because he considered the moving paper a security risk to his mother’s well being. Evenings would find him securing the household after careful inspection of each water bowl, door, and bed, going behind the desk, climbing the bookcase, the bureau, snooping around the bed, and howling his success to anyone who cared to listen. He considered anything near the edge of anything was suspicious and needed to be knocked off with swiftness & accuracy. When foster rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters & mice arrived in the home, he inspected every item in each bag with precision, then spent the fosters’ time in the home watching them to make sure no nefarious shenanigans were perpetrated without his participation& consent. His most daring foster hanky-panky included knocking over the cage where two nervous & pregnant guinea pig mamas were huddled. His proudest accomplishment was making Oliver, his mother’s friend’s toy poodle, terrified of cats, by launching himself onto the dog’s face when the dog dared to enter the carrier where Sab & sister Mackenzie were hiding.

Sab won himself may fans through the years. He eventually found an outlet for sharing his silly stories on Catster, and called it “Silly Sab Stories”. He knew how to spin a good yarn & get all the tails thumping with glee. He was a member of the group The Three Mouscateers, which included his besties Chumley and Jason Hopper. He was sensitive to remembering the souls of friends in his life who died, conducting special howling sessions in the middle of the kitchen around the time they died. He prided himself in his orange brilliance, and is why he never fell for the red laser light, instead going straight for the handheld device in Mama’s hand.

Despite his lifelong issue with asthma, and diabetes and chronic kidney disease later in life, he never allowed these difficulties to interfere with his zest for life. His favorite pastimes included jumping &antagonizing his sister Mackenzie, hanging out with his mama in the evenings,sun worshiping, The Evening Howl, catnip, crinkly toys, creating the Orange Streak of Zoom, Rosie Rat, and his special pink stuffed heart.

His favorite foods included tuna water, deli turkey, eggs, cow's milk & Temptations treats.

He is survived by his mother, Stephanie Umbro, brother Bijou (cavy); and sisters Zena (gerbil) and Sandy (hamster). He was predeceased by cat parents Hunny, Elmo, and his littermates; brothers Milo & Monet (guinea pigs); sisters Mackenzie (cat), Paisley and Taffy (guinea pigs); Henrietta,Reese, and Melody (hamsters); and his human Papa. He will also be remembered by extended family including his human Memere, aunts, uncles, cousins, and his favorite pet sitters, Paulo & Marty. He will never be forgotten by his orange besties: Jason Hopper, Oliver Winston Parsons, and Jasper (of The Manxters), and was predeceased by orange furiends Chumley, Stinker, & Ashley.

A memorial was held at his time of death with a paw print to be given to his family.

Family & Friends who wish to donate in Sebastian’s name are asked to support Diabetic Cats in Need, the organization that got him set up with glucose screenings, blood tests, and insulin supplies when he became diabetic, effectively saving his life. They may be reached at:

Diabetic Cats in Need or

use their Paypal address:

Purred by: Stinker(RIP March 29, 2008) (Catster Member)

May 18th 2013 at 6:49 pm

Sab will be greatly missed by his earthly family and friends. We at the Bridge welcome him.
Purred by: Jason Hopper (Catster Member)

May 18th 2013 at 9:06 pm


I will NEVER furget my buddy. NEVER!!!
Purred by: Hazel Lucy - My Angel (Catster Member)

May 18th 2013 at 11:55 pm

A moving, loving tribute to a handsome and very special cat.

love and purrs,
Hazel Lucy & Mazie
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

May 19th 2013 at 1:04 am

What a pawsome tribute to a pawsome cat.
Purred by: Ka - zar 1.6.1998 to 25.2.2014 (Catster Member)

May 19th 2013 at 2:21 am

A great tribute to a great cat gone but never forgotten.
Purred by: Mr. Sam - Angel Dreamboat#15 (Catster Member)

May 19th 2013 at 8:58 am

Fly free my friend.......
Purred by: Felix - In Loving Memory (Catster Member)

May 20th 2013 at 6:23 pm

A beautiful tribute to my pawsome friend Sab. My angel siblings and I welcome you to the Bridge. Come play with us in the catnip fields!

We send angel purrs and prayers to your wonderful Mama.

Felix, Critter & Jack

P.S. I was never fooled by the laser light, either, Sab. I did the same thing you did. Mom smiled when she read that.

Purred by: Ashley (Catster Member)

May 20th 2013 at 6:55 pm

Sab, you were one of my first friends on Catster and we shared gifts. I still have and play with my Catnip bag! I know you leave a place that can't be filled in the hearts of all who loved you. Godspeed.

With love,

Ashley in GA and meowmie Meg.
Purred by: Ashley (Catster Member)

May 20th 2013 at 6:55 pm

Sab, you were one of my first friends on Catster and we shared gifts. I still have and play with my Catnip bag! I know you leave a place that can't be filled in the hearts of all who loved you. Godspeed.

With love,

Ashley in GA and meowmie Meg.
Purred by: Sebastian (1999-2013) (Catster Member)

May 20th 2013 at 7:06 pm

Ashley, you & Toonces once sent Sab a Valentine's gift package that included a stuffed heart. That was his #1 favorite toy. He carried that thing around every day, even after it got holes in it, the foster bunnies nibbled on it & pulled stuffing out, and the eyes fell off. Just before we left for his final trip to the vet, he put that toy next to my pillow. It was smelly, soggy, nasty looking, but it's the one toy I can't throw away. Thankfully it survived the washing machine bath. Enjoy your Dr. Pussums bag for him; oh how he loved those, too! ~Mama


Sebastian (1999-2013)


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