There is a gaping black hole in the Catster universe today as everyone's best friend, Calvin, made his journey to the Rainbow Bridge this morning after a six-week fight with stomach cancer.
His arresting green eyes suggested an old soul of a cat, wise beyond our knowing and as loving, cuddly and affectionate a cat as you could ever hope to meet. He was the heart and soul of Catster, always there to help, to comfort, to make your day with his gentle good humor. We will long remember his pawmails which always closed with his signature "Knead On."
His mom, Laura, was his second caretaker. His first was Laura's aunt. She passed away, and the day after her funeral her husband loaded all of her cats in the car and took them to the pound. Hearing this, Laura went to the pound and "bought back" the four cats, one of whom was Calvin. Laura found homes for the other three and kept Calvin. She's had him for the last seven years.
Calvin was 18, and leaves behind Samoa, Violet, Gleek, Sugar, and Newman. He joins Spunky, Autumn and Rocky at the Bridge. Please drop by his Catster page and leave a big hug for his family, especially his mom and pop, Laura and Ted.