Ode to Alonzo
Loving Guardian and Friend
Not so long ago, your intelligent golden eyes watched me.
They watched me until late. They watched me so that I was not alone.
Alonzo, my dear, you had the keen sense of any familiar.
I wish we had more time.
You were there when I needed you.
How can one explain how we connected?
You knew if I were sad, depressed, sick or frantic.
You knew when I was happy.
We called you the “Don” because you commanded respect.
You never bullied the cats, just stared them into submission.
I love you because you are a gentleman.
Who would make sure the female cats get food before the males?
Only you, my love.
Alonzo, you are the ultimate source of inspiration.
Your little quirks and mannerisms are simply adorable!
I’ll always remember your smile, if we could call that a cat smile.
Nobody can forget the big and small things you do for this family.
It won’t be the same with out you.
I’ll always miss you.
There can never be another Don Alonzo Cattywampus.