Sunday, April 13, 2008

Mortimer


Mortimer and Violet. Violet is the calico. Mortimer the big Siamese with the glowing eyes.
Mortimer lived to the ripe old age of about 19. We called him the Wal-Mart cat because we picked him up in the Wal-Mart parking lot. He was cream colored and sweet. We tried to return him but no one who lived close by wanted him. We named him Mortimer because when Wendy picked him up the first time she said he was so stiff he felt like rigormortis had set in. He lived with my parents for 17 years. At his healthiest, Mort weighed 16pounds. Towards the end I'm guessing he tipped the scales at around 3pounds. He was such a good boy. He had that distinctive Siamese "yowl". It's funny, because Bea is a calico, but because she grew up with Mort she too has the Siamese call. That's why we call her Mao Rao.
I miss him all the time. My next tattoo will be a tribute to him. Mortimer, Smortimer, Smortimus, One-Fang Smort, Smelly Smort, The Puppet Master, sweet ole good boy Mort.

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