I’m really going to miss my little buddy 🙁


I’ll miss your hugs, your grumbles, and hanging out with you by the wood stove while I get the fire going in the winter.

I’ll miss your meow, and your nails clinking the floor when you wouldn’t let me trim them. I’ll miss rubbing my eyes after petting you, and swelling them shut because I’m so allergic to you. Well maybe not that.

I’ll miss looking for you at 5:30pm, your pill time for over 3 years, those little inexpensive steroid pills that kept your tumour small enough in your chest to not squeeze out your heart and lungs.

I’ll miss your green eyes staring at me, and your purr, and the way you’d wrap your front paws around my neck when I’d return from a vacation, and rub your face on mine.

I’ll never know what happened to you in all your previous homes, or why you grumbled and chased the feet of everyone who visited. Thank you for choosing me, Zeus. Thanks for being such a good buddy these last 13 years. I love you so much my little Zeusie. Say hi to Winger and Surf for me buddy. They’ll be waiting for you.


Lisa (Verkley) Schuyler is a blogger reporting live from her new home in Canada's Yukon Territory. Often found wearing a hoodie, covered in pet hair, Lisa is a mis-placed forester who now spends her days engineering happiness for WordPress users. Lisa loves nature, animals, and most importantly, her handsome husband Jeff.

5 Replies to “Zeus (1999? – 2014)

  1. Very sorry to hear that, Lisa. He looked like a great cat. That stance doesn’t lie. farewell Zeus, have fun chasing those Olympian mice and shape-shifting your way back into Lisa’s life from time to time.

  2. I’m sorry for your loss, Lisa.

    When we were grieving our elderly pup, I found this idea comforting: because you and Zeus have breathed the same air, his molecules and your molecules are inextricably linked. He’ll always be with you, no matter where you go.

    What a lovely remembrance of him.

  3. Sorry to hear this Lisa. A few months ago we had to make the decision to have our 14 year old family pet put down as well.

    A few years back we actually brought another cat home with us and by coincidence his name is Zeus as well.

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