Sunday, November 17, 2013

The Simon Book

Dear Simon,

I remember the day Brian and I found you at BARC shelter in Brooklyn. You had no tail and you were wrestling with a white cat named Cody. Joanna, who worked there, said you were a special boy. She was right. For the past 11 years you have been there for me through everything in my life. You were there through heartbreaks, good times and awful times. You snuggled with me when I was sad and slept next to my chest when I was sick.

You were a wise professor.

I loved how you were great with other animals. You loved dogs, bunnies, and other cats too!

You loved to eat any and all food, but you especially loved oatmeal and apples. You would eat anything though, including  licking the cap of my dad's Diet Coke.

I'm so glad you got to see my children and be in their lives, but let's face it: you were my first child.

Ari and I made a book with our memories of you in it. It was Ari's idea.

Hopefully, I be able to stop crying soon. I really miss you. 

I will never forget you. 

I love you, Simon. 

I know you're up there in heaven stealing some old man's scrambled eggs and purring about it. 


  1. That is such a beautiful post !!!

    I am so sorry to hear the sad news .

    It's never easy loosing part of your family, you had such wonderful memories.

    I have very suddenly lost my baby girl cat Marzipan on marathon Sunday. She was only 3.5 years old, a healthy cat just the night before, then,throw up few times in the morning and I could really see she was in pain . Nothing was open that Sunday , other than 24-hrs clinic on 62nd street . We took her there , x-rays , iv's ,ultrasound and many , many $$$ later they still did not
    know what was wrong with her. She died less then 12 hours later during an exploratory surgery. We do have another very sweet boy cat (we adopted them together) and this summer adopted a Yorkie dog, but she was MY cat, my special girl.She , unfortunately, did not care for my kids , but was by
    me all the time and knew exactly when I was sick (which is often in my
    case, unfortunately): did not eat, drink or go any place till she saw I
    was better. I am definitely heartbroken and missing her all the time .

    Hope it will get easier for both of us !Evelyn

  2. Such a sweet blog . Brings tears. It is wonderful that Simee brought so much love and care into your life and the kids lives.

  3. That's so sad Evelyn! Awwww. I know that animal hospital. I hope it gets easier for you. Marzipan sounds like such a sweet girl. xo

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