Friday, February 15, 2008

Fred the Cat’s new assignment


I know by now you guys have heard what happened at the Pop house this week. Mr. Pop and Pop have been pretty quiet. They’re sad. I’m sad too, but I, Fred the Cat, have a new job to do. I must assume the responsibility of being the new four pawed, man of the house. I have moved up in seniority.

It is my responsibility to take care of anyone weeping. I must love them, allow tears to fall on my fur, and most importantly, I must listen to what they have to say. I think I’ll be good at the job, after all, I learned from the best, Murphy. He knew just how to do these things and he was the king of compassion.

I’m gonna miss the little dude. I used to run up to him and smooch him right on his snowy white fur. It was such fun for me, didn’t seem to be as much fun for him though. But let’s remember, he was a canine. Canines have their own sense of humor most of the time.

So I accept my new responsibility with honor. I’m fired up! Ready to go! Can I bring happiness back to our home? Yes I can!

Have a wonderful weekend and hug your buddies every single day.

Sincerely,
Fred the Cat (the cat who loves you guys)

33 Comments:

Blogger Fixer said...

That's right, Fred, you're needed more than ever now. Keep an eye on the POPs, you know how they get. Heh ...

February 15, 2008 2:32 AM  
Blogger FranIAm said...

Fred- you are so great! What a trooper!

You are filled with love, compassion and wisdom... which is what PoP and Mr PoP need right now.

Murphy has taught you well and his canine light lives on in your feline heart Fred.

Get out there and love them!

February 15, 2008 4:59 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

We all know you have accepted the mantle of prime feline in the PoP household and are equally sure you will rise to the occasion.

February 15, 2008 5:21 AM  
Blogger Darwin's Dagger said...

I can see the headline now:

Cat Promoted to Top Dog

February 15, 2008 6:13 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

Keep up the good work Fred. We know you can do it.

February 15, 2008 6:25 AM  
Blogger Chris Casey said...

POP, check out these dog posts:

http://thebowbuddy.blogspot.com

I read them whenever i miss my old buddy Fred

February 15, 2008 6:56 AM  
Blogger Jazz said...

If anyone can do it Fred, you can.

February 15, 2008 7:00 AM  
Blogger Mary Ellen said...

Fred, with your new found responsibility, you should get a raise. Maybe you should suggest an extra bag of catnip, or maybe some real tuna fish in your food once a week. After all...you're doing the work of eight paws with only four...it's only fair. Just sayin'...

Hang in there POP and Mr.POP. I'm glad you have Fred to help you through this.

February 15, 2008 7:14 AM  
Blogger mommanator said...

aw fred have they let you grieve any! But you are probably up for this responsibility! give them pop's a hug for me!

February 15, 2008 7:24 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

Fred, you are a very good kitty cat. You're already doing a great job.

February 15, 2008 7:30 AM  
Blogger dguzman said...

Way to rise to the challenge, Fred. You take care of PoP and Mr. PoP, and of your sweet self. Ask PoP to give you a little pinch o' the 'nip for me, okay?

February 15, 2008 8:22 AM  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

{{{hugs}}}for everyone- you included, Freddie - so sad about Murphy.

February 15, 2008 8:30 AM  
Blogger Matty Boy said...

My best wishes to everyone in the Morning Martini household.

February 15, 2008 8:33 AM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

that's right fred. a cat's gotta do, what a cat's gotta do.

my thoughts and best wishes are still with you.

February 15, 2008 8:55 AM  
Blogger Swinebread said...

Way to go Fred!

February 15, 2008 8:57 AM  
Blogger Don said...

Fred is a nice-looking cat. I think he kinda realizes he is in good hands.

February 15, 2008 9:13 AM  
Blogger annie said...

Cats are wise and strong. You are living proof, Fred. Happy weekend.

February 15, 2008 10:06 AM  
Blogger an average patriot said...

Yeah Fred will do the trick! A lot of people don't realize the stress surviving pets feel. They are often lost too. Little Bill who you may know expressed it well as she is uniquely outfitted to do.

February 15, 2008 10:36 AM  
Blogger WendyB said...

Fred, you are one fluffy cat. I have no doubt you'll be incredibly absorbent.

February 15, 2008 11:52 AM  
Blogger Spartacus said...

Just remember Fred, "with great power comes great responsibility."

- Uncle Ben Parker

February 15, 2008 1:38 PM  
Blogger BlueBella said...

If anyone can do it, you can, Fred! Bless you in your new duty as chief pet!

February 15, 2008 6:42 PM  
Blogger Anon-Paranoid said...

PoP...

I am truly sorry for your loss. I had to put my cat David to sleep and it broke my heart.

His lungs were the size of peas when I let him go. He was always there for me in good times and bad and even today I miss him dearly.

It is over twenty five years and it still seems like it was yesterday.

I will say a pray for you, Mr. Pop and Murphy.

Take care and...

God Bless.

February 15, 2008 9:49 PM  
Blogger Forty Paws said...

We are still sending you all healing hugs and purrs. Fred, you are now officially Top Cat and it's a huge responsibility, but you are worthy of it. Hang in there dude, and know that you've got tons of friends rooting you on!

Luf, Us

February 16, 2008 7:29 AM  
Anonymous abi said...

I know you're up to the task, Fred. A well-timed purr and nuzzle can work wonders.

February 16, 2008 8:27 AM  
Blogger RebelliousRenee said...

PoP....
I still occasionally read your blog....
I am very sorry to read about Murphy.... I know he's in heaven looking down on you and Mr. PoP and telling his heaven doggie friends how lucky he was to be your dog here on Earth.....

take care and keep blogging..... it helps....

February 16, 2008 1:56 PM  
Blogger Sherry said...

you are the best!

February 16, 2008 2:20 PM  
Blogger dennis said...

Dennis feels for Fred. Sorry you lost a pal, and I admire you for helping the humans through this difficult time. Dennis understands how this goes.

February 16, 2008 4:58 PM  
Blogger WeezieLou said...

fred - i'm sure you can do this! however, there's one requirement you must meet. you have to get up from whatever is your recliner-of-the-moment and move! you're gonna have to go to where the humans are....

February 17, 2008 4:37 AM  
Blogger La Belette Rouge said...

Fred, You are up to job. Take good care of your people---I know it is their job to take care of you---but you need to be extra cute, affectionate and cuddle inspiring. I know you can do it!

February 18, 2008 6:08 AM  
Blogger Mauigirl said...

Fred, I'm glad you're embracing this important responsibility. I know my cats have always had to endure tears in their fur and have done it gladly, so I'm sure you will do a great job. We're sorry for your loss, as well. Hugs to you and the POP family.

February 18, 2008 11:50 AM  
Blogger ThePoliticalCat said...

You go, Fred. We can see you have it in you. La Casa de Los Gatos encourages you to do the needful. Los Gatos de La Casa have plenty of practice consoling the broken-hearted, so come by anytime for advice. And let your peeps know that we'll try to find things to amuse them with &mdash a necessary task during such sad times.

February 19, 2008 4:21 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

Good luck Fred, I know you will do a fine job!

February 19, 2008 7:29 PM  
Blogger MichaelBains said...

Oh man... I'm glad the Pops have got you with them, Fred. Losing such a pal is one of things that'll bring ya Way Down and, while feeling through is good and necessary, getting back to Life and its wonders (such as new Gardenias {-; ) is made easier by friends like you.

Lotsa Love too all y'all.

February 20, 2008 5:11 AM  

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