Scooby on table

4 Years with Scooby

I cannot believe it but we have had “4 Years with Scooby”. He is the newest member of the family. He learned to fit in, and learned a lot living here with the other cats. Zeke and he are buddies and play pals. So Scooby, we will look back a little. I think we were much better than your previous home by far! Glad we gotcha!

Scooby in shelter cage
Note “Almost Home” sign. I arrive to pick up Scooby and take him home.
Scooby sitting
This room suits me! This is my new home!
Scooby catnip banana
Look what I found!
Scooby by computer
I learned to blog!
Scooby elf hat
Look! I’m an ELF!
Scooby in tent
Look at me! My new home!
Zeke Scooby
Me and my new brother Zeke!
Scooby on table
Scooby “Still Life”
Scooby hiding
NEW: Scooby Hide and Seek
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In Memory of Marigold’s Gotcha Day (May 19 2007)

There was something about the date today that told me it was important, but I could not remember why. Then I got an appointment reminder from the vet, who does not know Marigold crossed the Bridge in January, and I remembered. The local (kill shelter at the time but good now) had an excess of 300 animals they needed to get shed of, and they were holding an adoptathon on Saturday, May 19, 2007. I decided I was going to save someone–didn’t know who. I packed a cat carrier into the car, and my wife and I got to the shelter at opening time. The doors opened, and we swarmed inside. There was a big crowd. I had hardly gone inside when I saw Marigold in a cage. I knew if I passed her by to look at the others, she would be gone when I returned, so in 30 seconds or less, I said, “She’s mine!” And so she was. She was picked up as a stray in Tacoma. She was very loving and fussing. Did the paperwork, and brought her home. She was probably the best cat ever, when I think back upon all the cats that lived with us. When my wife was at home dying of cancer in 2010, Marigold would jump up on her hospital bed beside her and lick her face.

Estimated at 4 years old when I got her, she was my oldest cat when she died this past January. Relationships changed between the three remaining cats for the better. They like each other more. Maybe they appreciate each other more. Opie and Zeke were kittens when I got them, and they also knew my wife. Scooby is the newcomer. So I think back today on Marigold and hold her bright green collar. She is buried with the others back in my cat cemetery in the woods. If I call out her name, the other cats start looking about for her. I am trying not to be sad, but I cannot help it.

Marigold enjoyed supervised walks outside, so I put up some today. She was very happy outside. I never normally do “flashbacks” but today I just feel like it.

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Scooby the cat

13 October Scooby gotcha day

October 13 is Scooby’s Gotcha day!  I cannot believe we have had Scooby here for one whole year! What a wild ride! He got sick and almost died earlier in the year, and we have been fighting less serious medical problems. But, we are glad we brought him home. Zeke is especially happy he is here, as he needed a male playmate. The girls did not like rough-housing.

Scooby the cat

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