Missing Oliver


On June 21st, my dear sweet Oliver passed over the Rainbow Bridge.  As you know, he had Fibrosarcoma for about 18 months, and had two surgeries to slow its progression.  Sadly, these tumors are almost never cured, and his had grown large again…

I brought him home from the shelter in 2005, about six weeks after Zorro died.  He was a little over a year old at the time.  Full of spunk, and ready to give his older sister Martini a run for her money.  He was long and lanky, and much bigger than her, but he never quite had the courage to stand up to her when she laid down the law.

 

After Martini died, I realized just what a lap cat Oliver had always wanted to be.  He proudly took up his spot on my lap during movies and snuggled against my chest at night.  He loved sleeping in his puff by my computer.  He hated when Coraline bullied him out of his spot, but sometimes she just wanted to cuddle.

Oliver and Coraline Snuggling – Don’t they look happy holding hands?

Oliver was never much into people food, but loved to chew on things.  Paper, the corners of the furniture, the corners of books – there are quite a few items around my house that bear his tiny teeth marks.

He also loved to drink water out of the faucet, and would turn up his nose if the water in his bowl wasn’t fresh enough…  He would wait until I stirred in the morning, but once I appeared as if I might be awake, it was a free-for-all to get me out of bed for his breakfast.  He got smart in his later years though and wouldn’t leave his perch until it was clear that I was going downstairs, lest he get rudely kicked out of the bedroom so I could snatch another hour…

 

I hope you are having a good time in heaven, Oliver; you are sorely missed…

19 thoughts on “Missing Oliver

  1. I’m so sad to hear about Oliver. I’m pretty sure that he had a big horsey grin on his face for most of the 14 years of days that he was with you.

    There’s never a good time for this. Think of the good things….

    On Tue, Jul 10, 2018, 6:29 PM Wine and History Visited wrote:

    > wineandhistory posted: “On June 21st, my dear sweet Oliver passed over the > Rainbow Bridge. As you know, he had Fibrosarcoma for about 18 months, and > had two surgeries to slow its progression. Sadly, these tumors are almost > never cured, and his had grown large again… I bro” >

  2. It is always sad when we say goodbye to a beloved pet, but, and I know it’s obvious, we can at least know that any pain and suffering has now ended for sweet Oliver.

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