Bandit from Streetsboro

by Marla Walker
(Streetsboro, Ohio)

Bandit came into my life, not by accident. I was looking for a new kitty to love... in a pet store ready to adopt. I was approached by a lady who had some kitties rescued from a barn, and was I interested? Yes ma'am.

Right then we drove to where they were being kept at someone's house. I knew as soon as I saw him. I scooped him up, and he came home with me.

It took a few days for him to feel safe, and when he finally took that leap of faith, there was no turning back. He found his Mamma. That was 2007.

He was skittish with strangers, but a loving, affectionate boy that followed me everywhere when it was just us. He loved catnip, playing peek a boo under blankets, and sitting on the side of the tub when I took a shower and could see me through the curtain.

I was never alone on the couch (until last night). He was always lying on me and tapping my arm when I didn't pay him enough attention. He slept on my pillow and got up with me for morning coffee before work.

Bandit died last night, in my arms. One minute we were playing, the next he was convulsing and couldn't breathe. I couldn't save my little guy and it breaks my heart he was taken without warning. My only condolence is that he wasn't alone. I was right with him, just as he had always been with me.

I love you so deeply, Bandit, for I'll never see you or feel you again in this lifetime. But I smile 'cause you gave me so much love when you were here. He was 11 years old.

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Aug 28, 2018
The Bandit Boy
by: Lora W., Georgetown, Ohio

Please accept my condolences for your loss of handsome Bandit. I usually cry when I read about the losses others have suffered too. And this was no exception.
What a life you two must have had ! He, forever loyal, and you marking the days with joy together.
I always ask and hope you have plenty of photos ( it seems you do ), because it really helps to keep the memories fresh. Videos too, if you have them.
He had a marvelous home I know. What more could he have asked for ?
I am so sorry he left you. Please do let yourself grieve. It will take a lot of time. But do get the pictures out and relive the best of times.

Aug 23, 2018
by: Ellyb

Hi, I'm so sorry about your loss. It has to be more difficult because it was so sudden and unexpected.

My thoughts are with you. Be sure to allow yourself to grieve, so you can heal and remember all of the funny and special times you had together.


Aug 22, 2018
Bandit RIP
by: Kenda

Know that you made his life a wonderful one, and that he loved you. Hugs and head butts.

Aug 22, 2018
RIP Bandit
by: Gayle

So sorry for your loss. I recently lost my Whitey like that after 17 yrs. Me and my Snuffy miss him terribly.

Aug 22, 2018
I'm sorry for your loss
by: Kurt (Admin)

RIP Bandit.

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