Puck the Great Vanishing Cat

Once, there was Puck, the Great Vanishing Cat.

When Puck was tiny, he vanished under tables, and chairs, and beds.

When Puck was big, he vanished into boxes and closets.

Puck was shy, and afraid of most things. He hid when he could, to feel safe from the world.

Strangers and visitors did not believe that there was a cat named Puck in the house. They never saw him. They never heard him.

Even Puck’s meow was shy, and hid in his throat, squeaking out from time to time.

For a shy, vanishing cat, Puck sure was big. He was the biggest cat anyone had ever seen (when they saw him, which was almost never). There was so much Puck that the doctor said he needed to vanish, little by little.

So Puck vanished, little by little. He vanished from a huge cat into a big cat. He vanished from a big cat into a regular cat.

But Puck, the Great Vanishing Cat, was very sick. He was so sick he could not vanish into boxes and closets, under tables and chairs and beds.

He no longer ran from visitors and strangers. He no longer squeaked.

One day, Puck, the Great Vanishing Cat, vanished entirely. Vanished.

But even though Puck has vanished, I still see him. He’s in the corner of my eye. When I turn to look, he vanishes again. But I know he is there.

He’s just always been very, very good at hiding.

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Goodbye, Puck, the Great Vanishing Cat.

12 comments

1 Kerry { 04.10.12 at 1:33 PM }

Ohhhh Noooo! He looks just like my Shadow Cat….

2 Jessica Rosenberg { 04.10.12 at 1:39 PM }

I’m so sorry. It’s so hard to say goodbye to these furry friends.
The only reason I don’t still see my own vanished friend out of the corner of my eye is because we moved.
I miss him. 

3 Bonnie { 04.10.12 at 2:31 PM }

That was beautiful and damit made me cry

4 JennyBBones { 04.10.12 at 3:04 PM }

Very sad but you’re so right…he’s still right there with you, just much harder to find his hiding spots now. ~hugs~ to you and the family for your loss.

5 Randi Rabbit { 04.10.12 at 3:33 PM }

I’m so sorry. He was adorable. 

6 Trish Smith { 04.10.12 at 5:39 PM }

Me too, Bonnie. Such a nice eulogy for a kitty. I’m so sorry for your loss.

7 melanie { 04.10.12 at 5:56 PM }

aww so sorry

8 fadkog { 04.10.12 at 6:44 PM }

Farewell Puck. So sorry.

9 Tamara Day { 04.11.12 at 7:23 AM }

As a) an animal lover and b) an animal lover who happens to have a cat named Boo who looks exactly like your Puck, you have my sympathies.  These little creatures get into our hearts in ways we can’t describe.  When they find their final “hiding spot”, it’s so very hard to say goodbye. 

I hope you always see Puck out of the corner of your eye….

10 Zak Dwyer { 04.11.12 at 10:45 AM }

:(  I have the same thing ever since I had to give my cat up, since I moved to a different apartment.  She always seems to be right at the corner of my eye, hiding somewhere.  :/

11 E S Kelly { 04.16.12 at 1:54 PM }

too sad.  :(

12 Bargainmoose { 04.19.12 at 4:02 PM }

So sorry about your loss…. It was a very nice tribute to puck! Losing a pet is very hard, but they always leave the best memories & pictures. Keep smiling!