Solomon, beloved cat of 18 years, passed peacefully over the Rainbow Bridge yesterday at his home. He is survived by his loving mom, Marla, his canine half-sister, Itty, and many extended family and friends who loved him dearly.
Solomon was a good kitty. He had a loud purr and a big heart throughout life. As a young cat, he was quite the hunter. He would playfully stalk anything in his domain—his toys, people walking by him, and occasionally the family chihuahua. For many years, Solomon affectionately turned his surroundings into the domestic version of the African savanna. He was the big cat and kept everyone on their toes!
As Solomon aged though, he slowed down and really enjoyed watching tv, being loved on, or finding a hidden place to sleep. He loved to sleep in closets or blend in with his favorite gray blanket. Every now and then though he would still go after catnip or the Christmas Tree—but let’s face it, that’s a lot of work when you’ve turned into a lounge kitty.
It’s not very common for cats to like their belly rubbed, but Solomon wasn’t most cats. He would roll over and take a good belly rub like a dog. And, if he really liked you, he would give you a little “love nip” and then let you continue petting him. Solomon was all love though. He was truly a one of a kind kitty that will be remembered by all who knew him.
Go in peace sweet Solomon. Our hearts are broken today, but we will be fuller tomorrow because of your memory. Love always, your mom, family,