by Rondo and Etude, repentant rapscallions.
It is with heavy hearts that we write this. One of our best friends, in fact, our best friend, Little Boy Cat, passed on yesterday, Thursday, October 5, 2017.
Little Boy Cat, or LBC as we called him, and our baby sister Sweetie met on Facebook in February 2015 and had a common interest in baking. LBC, an experienced baker and entrepreneur, offered to teach Sweetie some much needed lessons in making cookies. You see, we are a family that loves cookies and entertaining our animal friends and to do so we needed an endless supply of sweets to go along with our nip tea. Well, long story short... a deep and lasting friendship developed between the two families and our Divine Ms B and Grammy.
In there somewhere Mousie and LBC (her Cheffy dearest) fell in love. Little Boy Cat was the catalyst needed to bring Mousie, our wee sister, out of her shell. Until then she was shy and retiring – a demure, timid little puss. LBC was responsible for encouraging her to express herself, bringing out her adventurous and humourous side... And boy it turned out she is feisty and has a funny side to her. This is evident in some of our past blogs and Facebook posts.
We, on the other hand, had no need to be brought out of our shells. In fact, I think Grammy would have liked to see us put back in our wee eggshells and incubated for another 20 years. We spent the last few years teasing, tormenting and harassing the lovebirds. Oh, not only them but many others too. We are an incorrigible pair.
Well, back to Little Boy Cat. LBC and his mummy, TDMB, were another duo who encouraged us to start our blog. (see blog... Nerissa, Missed but Never Forgotten) Their advice, good humour, quirky remarks and prodding spurred us on to continue writing.
In addition to encouraging us, LBC and TDMB shared their expertise, time and skills to teach Grammy and the rest of us how to put on fantastic Facebook parties, plan adventures and romantic getaways for the loving duo and many others.
Our first memory of one such magnificent party was for Sweetie’s 3rd birthday. We were picked up in Pretty in Pink, LBC’s pink jet, transported to Florida to Sanibel Island to the most wonderful venue. The food was delicious, entertainment was endless and delightful, and friends who attended were amazing.
Of course, we boys got into some mischief, but what can you expect with active three year olds with energy to spare. We’ll let you check out the photos for a few of our mischievous antics.
Oh, there were many more adventures, some when we were included, others when we blindsided them after sneaking aboard Pretty in Pink, and many where we were sent one way on adventures with Whiskers as the adult accompanying us while Mousie and LBC slipped off in the opposite direction to parts unknown. Through it all LBC was a gentleman, a cat of exquisite taste and impeccable manners….but not a pushover. He knew how to handle miscreants like us.
Then came the day when TDMB, LBC and his brother Third moved from Tennessee to Pennsylvania. Our dear friend Tammy hopped in her car, toodled down and gathered them up, had everything loaded into a moving van, and brought them all back to Muddy Waters. That was a week to celebrate. Our dear DMB and the boys were no longer left to the mercies of their landlords. They had a new home, a new extended family. AND they were closer to us. Unfortunately, despite numerous attempts, circumstances haven’t worked out that Grammy and Ms B have met physically. Yet! One day we shall. And what a day that will be! Our only regret is that we shan’t meet LBC in this realm.
We thank our DMB for sharing her beloved family and most especially Little Boy Cat with us. We have loved every minute of the past two years eight months of adventures, misadventures, mischief and mayhem. We hope to continue to do so with Third, our DMB, Miss Mitzy, Aunty Tammy and many, many others.
Meantime, we will keep writing to honour our mentor, Little Boy Cat. May he rest in peace as he watches over the thousands of adoring fans and loved ones he left behind.
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10/6/2017 09:12:30 am
I love your tribute to LBC, he is loved worldwide. We will miss him immensely, and hope he will keep us updated with his antics from the Bridge..Until then Headbutts and purrkisses my Furrfriend.
Rondo and Etude, loveable miscreants
10/6/2017 10:02:37 am
Thank you, Aunty Brenda. We loved the old duffer and the fact he loved our wee sister. I'm sure he'll update us often. He still has a lot to share with us. Much love, head bonks, whisker kisses and nose rubs.
10/6/2017 09:43:12 am
Such a beautiful tribute to our precious LITTLE BOY CAT. Hopefully he can join you from the Rainbow Bridge on future adventures. He us deeply loved and keeping his memory alive will make our world a better place. 💖
Rondo and Etude, Loveable Miscreants
10/6/2017 10:06:52 am
Thank you, Aunty Terry. That means a lot to us. We loved the old boy and expect he will join us or even lead us a merry dance from up there. We look forward to it. Yes, we need more of his kind of mischief in this sad world. Much love, hugs, head bonks, nose rubs and whisker tickles.
10/6/2017 02:32:57 pm
Such a beautiful tribute to Little Boy Cat forever in our hearts😘
Rondo and Etude, Loveable Miscrrants
10/6/2017 08:13:52 pm
Thank you. P
10/6/2017 07:57:25 pm
Sadly the world is a poorer place today with the loss of LBC, the bravest and most beautiful kitty. He was an inspiration to me in difficult times and much loved. Before knowing he was crossing the Bridge yesterday, I found a pure white feather on my back door step as I fed the birds, but none of the birds were white, I will take it as a sign of LBC reaching the Top Step as his many friends came to welcome him. Love you always LBC x
Rondo and Etude, Loveable Miscreants
10/6/2017 08:17:16 pm
Yes, he has helped many people through tough times over the years. A white feather, he'll be happy you found it where he left it! Hugs. Head bonks, whisker tickles and nose rubs
11/6/2017 11:15:05 am
Such a thoughtful and loving tribute for darling Little Boy Cat. purrs
Whiskers, and M&M Crew
11/6/2017 12:01:36 pm
thank you, Seville. He, like Nerissa, was a very special friend. We love him so much.
Whiskers and the M&M Crew
11/6/2017 11:59:41 am
Thank you so much, Seville. He was a special boy. We love him so much.
12/15/2017 10:16:36 am
I have enjoyed this tribute to LBC and have had tears in my eyes reading it and the comments left I hope the precious wee baby is happy over the Bridge and taking care of many of our friends who went before him. LBC if you meet up with my darling friend Munchie who went to the Bridge long before you tell him and miss him and will always .love him he like you was a very special kitty. RIP wee darling.
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