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Photo taken May, 2011.

When I started grad school I had one cat — Chelsea. One day I went to the pet store to buy cat food for her and they had some kittens in a room with a large glass window, so that the cuteness could be observed fully. There was one little gray and white kitty lying on his back in the middle of the floor. He turned to look at me and I saw his big green eyes and his nose. His nose! So cute — it looked like it was lined with black, almost drawn on.

That day I came home with not just cat food but also another cat. Chelsea was not amused.

Spencer T. Kitten
July 1993 – June 19, 2011

Distinguished gentleman cat. Lover of laying on a sunny windowsill and eating carpet fuzz. Chaser of flashlight beams. Champion shredder of toilet paper. He was loved very much by Michelle and James. We miss you, little boy kitty.

Sleeping on the couch by a sunny window.

Zucchini size model.

Big eyed kitteh seeking attention.

Pondering crepe snacks filled with carpet fuzz.

Playing “hold the kitty upside down and stretch him” with jwa, a favorite activity.

In his favorite place — a warm lap.

Investigating camera string.

Cuddled up and warm.

Stretching out on a sunny windowsill, on a crisp Fall day.

In the warm sun. Content.

Thank you so much to Dove Lewis, where we took Spencer Sunday. They were so kind, professional and compassionate in treating Spencer and in helping us through a very difficult decision.

15 comments to Spencer

  • jwa

    Goodnight, little boy. =^..^=

  • Aww I got kinda choked up reading this. What a wonderful tribute to your fluffy friend. I am sorry for your loss 🙁

  • Swoita

    Spencer was lucky to have been the proud owner of you two. It is so difficult to go through what you guys went through 🙁

  • treesyjo

    Awww… Reading this at work and now I’m teary eyed. What a sweet post and an even sweeter kitty.

  • Edie

    I’m sorry, Spencer. We loved you, too. Little Kitty – little kitty paw prints and annoyingly sweet behaviors. J and E

  • Cynthia

    I’m so sorry Michelle! I remember Spencer from YEARS ago. Lovely tribute.

  • mlb

    Rachel, Swoita, treesyjo: thank you all for commenting and your kind words.
    Edie: Or perhaps sweetly annoying? He was at times both, but always sweet!
    Cyn: Thank you! You knew him as a very young kitten! Wow, I keep forgetting how long ago it was I got him. In Indiana. Huh. He started off as a hoosier. 😉

  • Sending you love & kitty tears from RI, so sad to lose the ones we love…
    but how wonderful to have had that love <3

  • Sarah

    I’m very sorry to hear about Spencer. Lucky cat that he owned such loving humans while he was here!

  • mlb

    Thanks Allysen and Sarah!

  • Colleen

    Oh, how wonderful you got to share in his life! By the looks of the pics, I’d say he led a ‘charmed’ life. You must have been good fur-baby parents. We too are parents to 2 fur babies that we adopted… our senior turns 12 this Aug. When we travel the only thing we miss is the cats! I’m sorry for your loss – Colleen, Naperville, IL.

  • Dot

    Thank you for posting these funny, touching, furperson portraits; what a guy, spencer. This is my 1st time on your site, but you’ve won my heart with our mutual love of feline species.

  • mlb

    Colleen: Thank you. Give your kitties a hug 🙂
    Dot: Thanks. Hope you enjoy my blog and thank you so much for commenting about Spencer.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. He’s so cute in the photos and you were lucky to have many years together.

  • mlb

    Thank you Margaret. Yes, he was quite the cutie and we were very lucky!