Sunday, April 06, 2008

Goodbye to an old friend - Oliver

Today, I got news that an old friend and the mascot of MC (a private shelter) passed away yesterday. We first got to know Oliver and the other cats at MC in 2001, when the SO (my then bf) and I would cycle to MC to visit the cats regularly. I loved to be there, to be surrounded by all the cats, whether we were feeding them or doing the usual housekeeping chores, and I would often miss the cats if we hadn't visited for a while.

Oliver was one of the sweetest cats that got along with most cats... well, except for Simbal, the crossed-eyed cat. For some reason, Simbal loved to pick fights with Oliver, until we can literally see fur flying in the air, i.e. mostly Oliver's!

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We all remember him as the cat who loved to hug people.

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"Liver Boy" clamouring for a hug, with Penny, a rescued Persian by the side.

He would put both his paws on our shoulders, until his face was mere centimetres away from our faces!
That's him giving me a hug. :)

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Oliver the fat boy squeezing with the young kittens in the basket - see how much space he'd taken up! :)

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(Oliver's photos taken in Sept 2002; RIP April 2008)

He would be about 9 years old this year.

Goodbye Liver Boy. I am glad to have made your acquaintance.
We all loved you and we know you loved us too.

9 comments:

KXBC said...

I remember reading about Penny but not Oliver. He looks like a cat someone would like to bring home and cuddle. My YY has the same body shape as him, right down to the short tail.

Chinky said...

Oliver appeared as a "fat cat" literally in a program on Central Channel some years ago.He was being examined by a vet to demonstrate his blubber!

Chinky said...
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Chinky said...

Little Oliver

kuro.shiro.neko said...

he looks chubby and cute... RIP Oliver

Anonymous said...

will miss oliver ...
sharon

Kootoo | Muffin | Milo said...

Poor boy, RIP! When I first went to MC to interview SY and a few volunteers for a story, Oliver the fat boy clawed his way up my pants and destroyed my favourite pants. That's how I still remember him!

EJ. said...

He was a big loving boy!
RIP, Liver Boy.

cat_aunty said...

What an icon! Go forth, Oliver, over the rainbow bridge.