Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Hope springs eternal, or so they say.

I had to run to Cameron Village tonight to pick up a couple things. I ran into the Village Deli to get a sandwich and ran into Stacy. Stacy used to work at my vet's office. She, like everyone there, is super sweet and Truman loved them. She asked if I still had Truman. I told her I did not. I think she left before he got really sick. I told her it was cancer after all, which was confirmed by the vet school. We laughed about how he was still a total chowhound even after he lost most of his teeth, apparently lost his eyesight, and in spite of the fact that both the regular vet and the oncologist vet said his appetite should start to go downhill. Stacy was as sweet as ever and admitted to not being sure if she should ask me. I told her it was okay. I also told her I was thinking about thinking about getting another cat, but I'm not quite there yet. I was okay after I got my sandwich until I got to the door. I then boohooed to the bus stop. It's been just over a year since he died, and longer since she worked there. She still remembered him. That's how cool he was. (And that probably shows how much I spent at the vet too!)

I made a pit stop at Great Outdoor to get a headlamp for my trips home from the art studio. I remarkably had a couple minutes to spare at the bus stop. As I was waiting I overheard a conversation about politics and the election between to younger African American guys. They started to talk to me too. It was interesting to hear their points of view were not that different from mine. It gives me hope.

This is one of my favorite pictures of Truman, rocking the candy necklace. He was the best cat. I miss him very much.

1 comment:

FoxyMoron said...

Meg I am so, so sorry about your little man Truman. What a character he sounds. We had a really special cat, Nigel, and I've never had a cat like him, he was so intelligent and funny. Damned Pygmies disposed of him when we lived in the Evil City and we still miss him.
I heartily endorse getting another cat when you're ready. We still had Lily and she helped to ease our grief when Nigel disappeared. I am going to get another kitten soon (when Phill's not looking). It's a bit like when Sarah died, we wanted another baby, but Sarah could never be replaced, but Emily gave us such happiness again, you know? I know comparing cats with babies but you get my meaning.