Tuesday, April 13, 2010

RIP: Bihar (after 14+ years)

Today our oldest cat, Bihar, passed away in his sleep after a brief illness.  He was quite possibly "the best cat ever", with a very affectionate and peaceful personality.  He will be very much missed by us and visitors to our home. 

Bihar was born in Montreal and spent his early weeks in a francophone Quebec home.  His adolescent years were spent chasing his sister (Orissa) and enjoying sunny windows in Kirland, Quebec. He and his sister made several cross-country moves, and he had been living with us in Connecticut since we arrived here in 1999.  After the passing of his sister we thought he wouldn't make it because he grieved so much.  However, he was a real fighter and he pulled through and found a new role as feline patriach and close friend to Haryana and Chatrapathi.  In the last few years he had slowed down considerably and preferred to watch his more active siblings play.  He also enjoyed sitting on our laps and basking in the warmth of the wood fired stove.  His favorite time was in the early morning when he loved to have his chest rubbed whilst he hugged you with both paws.

As a small tribute to his 14 years with us, we have posted a few pictures online that can be viewed here.


Nimwen said...

Bruno and Sheri,

We're so very sorry to hear about Bihar. Our pets bring us so much companionship and enjoyment, and their passing is always a great loss. You are both in our thoughts.

Mark and Jen

Anonymous said...

Bruno and Sheri

So sorry to hear about Bihar. We know exactly what its like losing little furry black people. It's good to know that he had a great life and is now happy on the other side.

with love from Dmitri, Julie, Bryony and Keira xxxx