23.4.07

Goodbye, cat.


Shortly after I moved into the house where I live now, one of my roommates brought home a kitten. At first, he told me her name was Cassie, so I called her that. I work late and keep an odd schedule, so I don't see my roommates very often. When I saw my roommate again, and referred to the cat as Cassie, he laughed and said people just called it whatever they wanted to. I started calling her Lathie, which was short for Nyarlathotep, the Crawling Chaos. The name sort of stuck, as I heard people repeat it a few times. Mostly, though, we just called her cat.

Cat disappeared about a week ago. We'd been thinking, or maybe just hoping, that she was out getting laid, and would eventually return. Chomsky, one of the dogs at the house, chased a cat out of one of the barns, and we figured maybe they ran off somewhere else for some privacy.

I just got a text message from one of my roommates. It read as follows:
Rest in peace, cat.
10/06 - 4/23/07
Goodbye, cat.

8 comments:

skinnylittleblonde said...

Awww...even kitties take flight when they get their wings.

Paul said...

I'm sorry that this has happened to you. That happened to me once when I was young.

Orhan Kahn said...

Sorry about the loss, dude. Love the names games. Good effort! And the bottom picture seems so peaceful.

singleton said...

rest in peace little one....

CS said...

That's really sad, and what a beautiful kitty. And then you come over to my blog and read about catfish death - some sort of synchronicty at work there.

skinnylittleblonde said...

Paulo~ Ironic that you commented on the archived peace sign post ... I thought of that very post probably right about the same time you were commenting! weird, huh?

psycho-therapist said...

every time my outdoor kitty takes off for a couple of days, i hope she's off having some big adventure and not hit by a car or something. hope lathie is creating some major chaos in her next incarnation.

psycho-therapist said...

hmm, i may change that last wish. since Nyarlathotep enjoys creating madness more than anything, i'm not wishing that on anyone!perhaps lil' lathie can come back as a kinder, gentler god(dess).