The loss of a pet is one of the most difficult topics for me to write about. Yet, I feel it is necessary to help capture the memory. Merlin certainly deserves at least that much. There is so much worth remembering. Certainly more than I can fit into a single post.
Merlin was a rescue kitten that was supposed to stay around until he got better. The running joke is that he never did get better since he stayed around anyway. His sneezing fits where certainly something to see. Later we discovered Merlin also had asthma and needed a daily inhaler. Most people can’t imagine giving a cat an inhaler, but he took it very well.
Merlin had a pretty unique personality, but he was still a cat. I think it took him a while to figure that out though. Not many kittens will chase a dog around the house. At some point, the idea of being a cat settle in and he acquired an obsession with cat nip and cardboard boxes. He even went as far as creating hidden stashes of his favorite Nepeta.
A friend of our described the loss the best when he said “[we] had a loss in the family.” Merlin was part of our daily routine. Just like with the loss of Rose, this loss left a large gap in our lives. Merlin was well loved cat and we will never forget him. You will be missed Merlin.