Today we are remembering our classy cousin Bowie. He was a fine fellow as you can see in this photo taken back in 2014. Gramma lost her best friend yesterday. We don’t know how old he was, but he has been in poor health for quite a while. It will be odd visiting Gramma without Bowie being there.
Bowie came to Gramma through the Animal Humane Society in the summer of 2008. At the time, he was estimated to be around five years old. He was a hefty fellow, but super quiet, gentle, and well mannered.
Emma made pretty good friends with him. She even interviewed him for the blog back in 2012. She was nice to him, and he was nice in return.
Bowie was a fairly serious fellow, but sometimes even he let Mom make him do silly things.
In 2013, before Bailie came to live with Mom, Bowie spent a couple days at our house. He met cat bro Bert and kitty sis Sophie. They all got along, no cat fights, but they also seemed to practice feline social distancing.
Cousin Bowie was on a diet for a long time and got down to a real nice weight for a few years. Doesn’t he just look handsome and proud?
In 2017, Mom talked him into posing for Gramma’s Christmas card. He did a super job! You can see in this photo that he was starting to lose weight.
The following year he got a sports car scratcher – every man cat’s dream! He also starting really getting into the nip! Maybe it was a bit of a midlife man cat crisis?
Bailie and I got him to pose with us one time when we were visiting Gramma. Can you tell he was not a fan of ours? Sometimes we were naughty and chased him. I think he simply was not a fan of dogs, but realized he had to deal with us sometimes. His favorite thing was to be home with just him and Gramma. I think he was always grateful she rescued him, and gave him a wonderful home.
Last Christmas, he was really thin. Gramma had him to the vet many times to try to figure out what was wrong with him, but they could never narrow it down. He was still a happy boy, no matter what, and he adored our Gramma.
This photo of him was taken in January this year. He always liked sitting on soft cushions.
We are all so sad to hear of his passing, but we are especially sad for Gramma because he was her buddy for so many years and now he is gone. We will give her extra hugs when we see her for sure. This is the last photo Mom has of Bowie. She took it on Easter just over a week ago with her phone when Gramma wasn’t paying attention. Run free, Bowie, and run without us chasing you. Regardless of what you thought of us, we loved you, and you were always family.
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