Gone Yet Never Forgotten

A year ago today Julius went missing.  All signs point to him having been killed that night by coyotes a few houses down the street.  He was seen to be attacked and a neighbor got him loose.  He survived that, but never made it the half block home again.

Julius was only rarely the star of blogs.  He was tolerant of everyone in the house, waited for everyone else to eat first before his dinner.  In fact, most days he would want to go outside before even getting any food.

He even put up with Gus and his lick-lick-lick bite style of grooming.

He never had any significant issues with Calla.  She chased him about a little when she was getting adjusted to the house in her first days.  He put up with it, and soon they were amicable.

After Calla’s death, he was very tolerant of the kittens and they mostly respected his stature.  Rhea a little less than Davout.

He always got less exposure on the blog because he was only rarely trouble, and his main interest was his self imposed guard duties outside on the wall in the yard and out in the neighborhood.  In a lot of ways he was not wholly himself when lazing about inside, and you only saw his entire spirit when he was guarding everyone.

But when he was around, he was very good to photograph, if you could keep him from squinting first.  Or even if you couldn’t.

Even mistake photos turned out well with him.

We all miss him, and think about him all the time.


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13 Responses to Gone Yet Never Forgotten

  1. Julius is much missed here. I always enjoyed seeing pictures of this handsome boy, though I fancy he thought of himself as being guardian of the house.

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  2. Jo Woolf says:

    Julie had the heart and soul of a wild cat, and such a gentle spirit. Love that last photo of him.

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  3. We miss that big ol’ guard kitty too. We’re so sorry he’s gone.

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  4. niasunset says:

    I am so sorry to hear this, I will miss too, he was so adorable cat. Love, nia

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  5. Purrs to you as you remember Julius today….

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  6. I’m so sorry about Julius- but I know he had a happy life!🌹

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  7. kimkiminy says:

    He was so marvelous and noble. A mighty hunter. Loved that spot in his left iris.

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  8. Ann says:

    Julius knew a warrior’s life and death. He was gentle,brave,self-possessed. His soul and life endure. A legend.

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  9. Lurkertype says:

    Nobody can forget his eye spot (source of his warrior and protective power?) and how good he was with Mr. Gus. I’m glad he was around to initiate the kittens into the household.


  10. pilch92 says:

    Julius was a beautiful boy.

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  11. sunsetdragon says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of Gus, and remember how sad it was when he went missing.


  12. Anne Daigle says:

    A beautiful boy, classic tabby and ultra cat.


  13. nadbugs says:

    Pawpats. I love seeing this. Thank you.

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