I had a wonderful cat named Taz from February 1991- August 2006. He was quirky, just like me. When I first got him, he climbed up my rock wall fireplace by nearly 10 feet! He was an orange tabby with a long nose. He had a shoe fetish. I would often find him curled up on a pair of my shoes, with his nose just inside the toe. He purred loudly and when company came over, he would greet the guest by stretching up tall on his hind legs and hold one of his paws out for the guest to grab, as if shaking hands.
Taz also liked to pee on things. On one of my husband and I's dates, my husband had taken off his pants in order to sleep. At about 4 in the morning, I heard my cat go over and scratch at the pants like they were dirt. We both said, "Oh, NO!" at the same time, and damned if that cat didn't pee all over his pants! I had to grab him a pair of bike shorts to go home in.
I have been looking all night for my treasured picture of Taz, curled up like a ball in one of my shoes. It exists in print form, but sadly exists no more in digital form, due to a computer crash last fall on our computer. I miss him terribly.
I wondered if other Newsviners had pets in the past that they would like to memorialize here. Please upload pictures if you have any and share anything you wish about your lost pet(s).