June 1999 – born
November 1999 – Came to live with us… broke mom’s antique swan within the 1st 5 min.
First snowfall – escapes through front door, races down steps into fresh snow, flips around and comes back in at double speed, looks out as if the ask “What in the heck is THAT?”
Dec. – Refused to play in the Christmas tree. He is a gentleman kitty.
January 2000 – spends the better part of the month on mama’s lap because she had knee surgery.
I notice the stuffed Snoopy I have on my bed is looking beaten up and can’t figure out why, come into the room with Snoops breeder to find him kicking the stuffings out the stuffie… Breeder explains that it is a jealousy thing and that if I want to keep the old stuffed animal I better put it away. Snoop is a happy cat.
Summer 2000 – Finds out that a space gun that shoots rubber rings can control a cat’s jumping.
Winter – 2000 – Shows us that he knows how to use the toilet too. We save a bundle on cat liter. He also proves that he is a gentleman, as he jumps off the seat… after you mama. Then returns to do his bit.
I am not going to come to your orders, well, not unless little bro snaps at me, then I will run across the yard and slink into the house without question. (Still can’t think why he acted that way.) Then again, he got his bit back at little bro (who is slightly allergic) by laying on his bed, coat… etc.
Somewhere around the nineth year of his life, he lost all of his teeth, except his canines, I still remember him cussing out the girls at the vet’s office when I picked him up. It was no different a few years later when he lost the rest.
Then there are the highlights… escaping outdoors, razzing the neighbor’s dog, figuring out what a mouse is, running for the house at full tilt when mama starts up the space gun (you can hear it from across the yard). Breaking the second of the antique swans. Being with mama through 2 more knee surgeries. Taking over the bed at night. Yelling for attention … because. Plus; too many other things to list.
Yes, our Snoop was all about attitude…. Proud, demanding, sensitive, loving, caring, exhibiting signs of being more human than we sometimes appear to be.
His last gesture was to flick his tail at the vet.
November 2014 – Goodnight my sweet Prince.
18 thoughts on “Sassy until the end… Snoop”
I’ll miss my sweet Prince! I am so sorry MA! Sending hugs your way.
Thank you. The world will not be the same place without him.
I’m so sorry auntie he was one of a kind! We all loved him all very much!
The house is empty, we don’t realize how much presence they have until they are gone
I so love the tribute, it is wonderful you did so.
Thanks Kimberley, he was such a character, how could I not?
I am crying here I will miss prince Snoop. Felt as if he was my cat too. Biggest hugs and my deepest sympathy Mary Ann.
Thanks Fran, we will all miss our Snoop.
I’M so sorry Mary Ann… What a beautiful tribute to Snoop. I’m crying. Those fur balls, they do have a way to fill our life, don’t they?
They take up so little space in the world, and so much in our hearts.
I love u and that fur ball he will be missed.. He is with family now and they are taking care of him until u see him again.. Love u will be here if u need me..
Sometimes we need to hold things close for a while on our own, before we can let them go.
I am so sorry for the loss of your little Prince.
Auntie, so sorry about Snoop. He will be missed by all. It takes them only seconds to worm their way into our hearts…as he did with everyone. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
He was always there to greet anyone who came through the door. Of course you know he expected no less than a verbal tribute to his magnificence.
I can barely think straight right now. I can’t register Snoop is gone. I’m in shock. I am so sorry hon. So sorry. I will miss him so so much
We all will,especially some who used to come to the door asking if he was home so they could pet his velvet pelt. He would purr for them
Oh yes, can’t forget the neighbor’s dog. 😉