ZULU and AMARULA: We are overwrought to announce that Biltong passed away a few days ago from kidney disease. The sadness seems unbearable. It is as though someone has taken away all of our sunshine.
He was only three years old. Mom is heartsick. She used to love when he would “help” her work at the computer.
ZULU and AMARULA: There are a million reasons we all loved him but here are just a few:
ZULU: He was the best cuddler and hugger in the world!
ZULU: I will miss the way he used to love eating while warming his bum by the vent. It took so little to make Little B happy.
ZULU: All he needed to be content was his favorite toy, a sunbeam and a warm cuddle.
ZULU: He was so brave! He never gave up on trying to make AMARULA love him (AMARULA: It worked cause I finally came around and did –begrudgingly–love him)
ZULU: And he was obsessed with packing peanuts!
ZULU: He was always ready to laugh (especially if it was at Amarula!)
ZULU: I always admired his ability to sleep virtually anywhere and in any position!
ZULU: I will miss washing him, too!
ZULU: I love you Biltong!
AMARULA: Though I like to tease the little bugger. I will also miss him terribly. I will even miss his hug attacks.
AMARULA: What do you say if just this once Zulu, I let you cuddle with me.
We can find some solace in knowing that the little imp has gone to be reunited with Charlie the basset hound and all of Mom’s beloved pets who have gone to the rainbow bridge.
The house (and litter box) will be so empty without you Biltong. Be well little guy. Bless you.