Simon, little bodhisattva

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Home:Albuquerque, NM  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Male   Weight: 14 lbs.

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Simonaise, Simonster, Simonizer, Buddha, Shakyamuni Simon, BIG CHICKEN

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-mixed breed-pound cat-cat rescue

September 15th 1992

Black and White

Living in the moment.

Wet dog noses persistently poking his ribs; Little kitties repeatedly picking on him while he's minding his own business.

Favorite Toy:
Anything that resembles a bird is a goner.

Favorite Nap Spot:
In the window or on my chest.

Favorite Food:

He can teach humans how to meditate. He can open any door or drawer.


Arrival Story:
When I am feeling sorry for myself, I buy things for my pets. One day I was in a PetSmart in Chicago (I lived in rural NH at the time where there are no PetSmarts) and I was wheeling a cart full of toys by this wall when I felt someone looking at me. I looked back and realized that there were cats behind the wall of pictures. I asked to be let in and walked to the far bottom corner, where this old cat who had suffered terribly through his life was essentially waiting to die. His back legs atrophied from being in the shelter so long so he dragged his back legs. He had scars on his neck and fleas and had been shaved due to mats. Yet he used all his energy to crawl into my lap and began to purr. This was the beginning of our love affair. Now he is rehabilitated, happy and healthy.

Simon's legend is that he is part Lynx, part Penguin. When he kneads, he pulls his front feet to his back feet so he looks like a male penguin walking with an egg on his feet!

Forums Motto:
Ye Olde Bard

The Groups I'm In:
****PURRS AND WOOFS FOR THE MISSING****, ♥All Fur Fun♥, CATS ON THEIR BACKS!, Big, Brusselball, Cat Health, Catster Marketplace, Catster/Dogster Task Force, De House of Isaac, Fearless Feline Flyers', Feliway® Felines, I Knead You, I love Cookie!, Let's Help Teal'C and his Tennessee Crew, Lyn's Fan Club, Multiple Cat households!!!, Muppet's Bucket (HQ-approved fundraiser), Navin and Buds, Olde Furts, Pound Pets ~Strays & Adoptables, Purrs and Prayers For Amelia, Purrz fur Palz, Tall Cat Tales, The (Endless) Summer of Scooter, The Hazel Lucy Appreciation Society, Viva La RevolMEWtion

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Ashley - Love is Forever


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I've Been On Catster Since:
April 4th 2007 More than 7 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Catster Id:

Meet my family
Sampson - I'm
an angel
Squeak &
ing for Odie
Sarah ConnorZiggy Stardust
Jasmine ElsaNoelle (the
next chapter!)
CatalinaOdie, mommy's

Meet my Feline Friends
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Musings of a crusty olde furt...

Thanks fur your love and support!

February 17th 2009 7:19 pm
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Holey Moley! Meowmy read all the pawmails, rosies, gifts and stars to me as they came in so that I would know just how much love and support we were getting from all our wonderfur Catster furriends, but when she actually compiled all names... WOWZERS! That's a lot of furs!!!! It is so hard to thank efurryone individually, so it will take some time, but I want to give a MEOW OUT to those who sent such sweet support and comfort our way:

Sparky, Bow, Ralph and Arrow

Sagan's furrmily
Thomas and Furrmily
Lakoda, my little man
Taz, Ko and Furrmly
Arnold P.
Alex Finnegan
Edgar, Emily Felicity and furrmily
Sally Maria
Angel Amelia
Moozer and Furrmily
Angel Alex
Diogi and Furrmily
Ashley of Grimalkin's Moon
Diego, Lulu and Furie
Alex, Annie and Bugsy

Rosies and Gifts!
The Drifter
Taz, Ko and Furrmily
Chandler Ray and Furrmily
Thomas and Furrmily
Alex, Annie and Bugsy
Mr. Sam at the Bridge
Loki, Kiwi, Muffin and Furrmily
nala sue
Angel Sammie
Alfie, Albie and Furrmily
Arnold P.
Hazel Lucy
Lalo and Furrmily
KC Sunshine and Furrmily
Kittanna, Taillee and Furrmily
Ashlye Delicious Dazzle and Furrmily
Hershey and Furrmily
Navin R. Johnson-Davis
Jaffa and Furrmily
Hunter and Furrmily
Chrissy and FUBAR
Mathis der Meowler and Furrmily
O'Malley, Squeaky, Aldo and Furrmily
Nikko and Scooter
Ti ck, P3 and Furrmily
Flowie, Whisper and Furrmily
Emma and Ginny and Furrmily
Edgar, Emily Felicity and Furrmily
Ashley and Toonces
Smokey and Punky
Bella and Furrmily

Del yte
Little Cat
Shep McCormick

PHEW!!! Quite a list! That's a WHOLE LOTTA LOVE on Catster... it is the reason I survived for so long despite my illness - all the love and power of purrrrayer that you all sent me these last couple of years. My meowmy and I are indebted to all of you, my dearest furriends, furrever.

More later...



I'm free!

February 17th 2009 11:40 am
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So, this is the 1st time I am able to communicate through my meowmy since I went to the Bridge... pardon me if there are any "hiccups", we're still getting the translation part down. :)

So today was my "cremation" ceremony. Meowmy was concerned that I would be afraid to leave her because I have always been so attentive to her in the past. So she had a ceremony last night through today to make sure that I am not trapped between the earthly world and the celestial world. She wanted me to know that she is happy for me, that I am free of my body and that I can move on to the celestial world with no apprehension.

Meowmy is something called "Buddhist", so she started out by reading out loud a passage, or "sutra" in sanskrit, about how our earthen existence in temporary and that attachment to our earthen form is unnecessary because that form is just one part of existence... it is called the "prajna-paramita (heart) sutra". Because she was concerned about whether or not I was trapped in between worlds, she gave an offering of my favorite food, salmon, and catnip, and the smoke would sate me until I knew I was free... Then she burned incense and meditated on my memories and on a mantra of perfection through loving kindness and wisdom, Om Mani Padme Hum....

She went to bed that night and I could feel her inner peace. Although I know she told me I was free to go that night when I left my body, I now started to believe her. When she saw my picture, she looked happy instead of sad. She slept well that night, thinking of happy memories of me as she drifted off...

This morning she woke and prepared for my cremation. Her heart seemed light. She told the rest of the New Mexicats to be happy - today Simon will be free of his burdensome body and will be able to move on! - and they understood. She gave them some of my salmon treats to celebrate, and then took two for me with her.

At the crematorium, she saw my body laying there and she knew - really new - that I was not there.... that I was no longer connected to that form. To be sure, she recited the Heart Sutra again and placed the salmon treats, some catnip, incense and a sprig of pussywillow and curly willow in my box with me as a send-off to my next part of existence. She carried my body in the lavender velvet box to the cremation furnace, placed me inside and told me "Baby, you are free! Congratulations! I love you." and they started the furnace.

She took a walk around the garden outside with her friend Adriana and spoke fondly of me... she was peaceful and calm and full of love.

My meowmy was right - I am now free. Free of my sickened physical form that held me back. I am the past, present and future. I am everywhere and nowhere. I am everything and nothing. It will take some time to get used to this kind of freedom, but I know that I am happy.



Thank you everyone

February 15th 2009 8:59 pm
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Hi - Simon's mom here... I am still learning to translate Simon's"angel-speak", so please forgive his silence...I just wanted to say thank you to all the catsters who have send such wonderful messages and rosies about Simon's passing. I am having a hard time getting my head clear enough to thank everyone individually, but I just wanted to let everyone know that I have read every single message out loud to Simon so he can hear them at the Bridge...I am sure that as soon as Simon gets his wings he'll be visiting everyone.

Weirdly enough, I received a call today asking me to take a tuxedo kitty with IBD from a desperate situation... I felt compelled to say yes. I know I have a lot of furries in my home, but the timing is uncanny and I sense Simon would like me to help another in need...

Anyway, I am sure Simon will get his voice back soon. Till then, know that I would never survive this loss without each and every catster who loved Simon...


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