Rolly from Jackson
by Shelley Hintta
(Jackson, MI USA)
My beloved cat Rolly was with me for 16 years. When he was a kitten, I decided to keep him because he would put his face in the milk bowl and blow milk bubbles with his nose while his brother and sisters looked on.
He was more human than feline. I know everyone says this but in his case it was true! He loved spaghetti, mac and cheese, cotton candy (blue only) and butterscotch pudding.
He loved the movie the Wizard of Oz and would stay in the room the whole movie. He was very affectionate and was loved by everyone who met him. He used to take me on walks (no leash) and he would go visit the neighbor's dogs.
He had asthma and had an attack on the night me and my sister took him to the vet. He suffered a heart attack and yelled MOM. I had him cremated.
It killed me to go pick him up, in a grey bag. I miss him everyday. His birthday and holidays are the worst. I tell myself everyday I will see him again one day.