Cat Memorial: Trapper from Rensselaer
My Beautiful Trapper
My Trapper was just such a wonderful loving boy. He was born on the beach in Plymouth, MA along with his 4 siblings.
He was the one who was unique! Trapper had twenty six toes, freckles all over his nose, and the softest fur you would ever want to touch.
Trapper lived with his buddies, Tobey who was also adopted after I lost Trapper's brother, Timothy. Also Phoenix who was inherited into the family.
Trapper was the alpha kitty in this house and everyone knew it. With his strong strutting paws walking across the floor, you knew he was in charge. But he was the gentlest soul of all of them.
Nothing bothered Trapper. He was so laid back and calm and a lover.
He once was an outside cat when I lived in Plymouth. I would let him out early in the morning and he would go out back and lay in the sunshine amongst the flowers and greenery. He loved to just soak up the sunshine!
Around 1pm daily I would stand at the back door and just yell his name "Trapper, come on boy!" With that he would run like the wind along the side of the flower garden and up onto the porch.
Some days he would bring me "presents" - a June bug still buzzing in his mouth, a snake, a small one, nonetheless it was still a snake. He could never understand why I wouldn't let him take them inside!
My Trapper, my love, my kitty, developed a tumor on his upper mouth. It grew rapidly just over a months time and got to the point where his eye closed shut and he had a hard time eating.
Even though he was having trouble, he never left my side. He slept with me next to my pillow until his last day. I looked into that beautiful eye that was left and I knew it was his time.
Nothing can prepare you for this time in life. As I walked into the vet's office I held him tightly, whispering to him how very much I loved him and that I would never ever forget him.
I told him to go over that Rainbow Bridge now... chase all those pretty butterflies my beautiful boy, and get those bugs too. Remember always that you were so loved by me.
My heart is breaking as I write this, but the hole in my heart will be filled with your memories of all that you gave me these past 17 years...
I love you, love you my Trapper boy... and I will see you again someday. Say hello to Boo dog for me, and Timothy and Butterscotch too. I know you are all together up there, free of pain and enjoying a whole new life.