Fourteen years ago, when I first met Technogeek, he had a pregnant cat. A few weeks later she birthed six kittens, and I fell head over heels in love with one of them. He was the biggest of the litter, fat and clumsy, with tuxedo markings and the most wonderful white whiskers. I named him Benjamin.
Over the years, Benjamin has been a steadfast friend, a loving companion, and an integral part of our lives. He has been especially close to Technogeek. On many a lazy Sunday afternoon, they could be found curled up on the bed together, Benjamin’s chin resting on TGeek’s arm.
Not this Sunday.
Benjamin’s health has been poor for years, but he trucked on and on. He became very ill a few days ago. TGeek nursed him lovingly, feeding him with a syringe, carrying him to the litter box, trips to the vet, medicines.
This morning Benjamin purred while TGeek fed and petted him. I hope my husband will remember the purring more than what came after.
Goodbye Benjamin. You were the kitten of my heart.