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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 12:22 AM
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small town obit

"Simon the Cat"

1993 - 2007

Simon, 13-7/8 years old, was taken from us very suddenly on April 22, 2007 in the terrible fire at Benson Feed. He was born in Benson, Ariz. in May of 1993. He was a mouse catcher.

He is preceded in death by Simon Sr. and his good buddy, Butch the black lab. He is survived by Ed Fenn.

Simon was the most famous cat in all of southeast Arizona. His greatest achievement was Mr. September 2005, of the San Pedro Humane Society calendar.

Simon will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

photo at http://bensonnews-sun.com/articles/2007/05/16/obituarie...

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He was a cool old cat; long ago some evil kids had gotten a hold of him and trimmed his ears flat at the tips (with scissors?) but he was mellow and spent most of the time asleep in his cardboard box on the counter. And our feed store was one of those real ones, chalk board, old fashioned dial phone, handwritten receipts, credit on your word, all the local gossip

http://bensonnews-sun.com/articles/2007/04/25/news/news...






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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 12:31 AM
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1. I do hope that was a paid obit (n/t)
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 12:44 AM
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3. I have no idea who wrote it
Edited on Thu May-17-07 12:45 AM by Kali
but I do believe it is the first time an animal has been honored by one in that paper. Why do you say that?

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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 12:52 AM
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4. Never mind
The erstwhile editor in me came out. If I say any more, it's liable to piss off some folks.

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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 07:39 AM
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5. Say it. We're overdue for a dead cat flame war.
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 08:57 AM
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8. ...
:spray:

really! go for it
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Adsos Letter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 12:31 AM
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2. A sad day but a life well-lived and loved, it sounds like.
I have a cat named Mew who is just over 17 yrs. old now. She sleeps alot these days, doesn't go very far out of the yard, and measures everything real carefully before she "leaps" (which isn't very far these days either). She is also just about stone deaf.

I can't even think about how much I'll miss her when its time...

Very sorry for your loss. :hug:
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 07:54 AM
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6. The least you could do is post the picture of the cat...


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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 08:56 AM
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7. thanks for doing that
hard to tell but there is a collection of taxidermy business cards stapled to the box. It was funny when he was alive, but .... :(
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 09:19 AM
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10. I can't read the business cards,
but the mice watching the cat sleep is kind of funny.
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 08:58 AM
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9. It isn't a real feed store without a couple of cats or dogs wandering about.
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