Farewell to a Great Cat, Part 5

Vince Ferguson - Sinatra, up Close - Digital Image
Vince Ferguson – Sinatra, up Close – Digital Image

My friend and roommate Sinatra, transitioned on Sunday, Nov. 9th, 2014. In memory of this great cat, I am posting an image and a story of his life every day for a week, to honor this great cat! This is part 5 of a 7 part memorial series.

After living in Eureka we transitioned to Portland, OR by spending a year in Hood River. Where we moved back to the rural lifestyle by living in a barn on a spread of land. Sinatra absolutely loved this place. There were tons of moles, whose population in the area needed to be weeded down a wee bit, and Sinatra was definitely up to the task. We lived here for nearly a year, and there weren’t very many days when I didn’t find a dead mole lying in the garage where Sinatra had access. Sinatra would have been 7 or 8 years in this world.

One day, having lived there a very short while, I came home from work to find the office covered in feathers. Gasp! I dragged out the vacuum and started cleaning up. The desk in the office was one of those old fashioned heavy duty desks that came with the place because you simply cannot move a desk like this. The desk is so huge, here’s enough room underneath to create the creepiest of hidden monster stories. As I was reaching the vacuum tube underneath this mighty desk, Thwump! The tube became clogged and all my monster stories came true! As, I removed the tube from under the desk, I find the hind side of a rat, with tail, hanging from the end of my vacuum tube. Sinatra had a bird AND a rat today! “Sinatra!” I yelled, throwing down the tube and jumping up!

RIP Sinatra, (1996?-2014)



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