Negrito El Gato Volador (the little black flying cat) RIP: 2002-2020
You were a brat sometimes
Knocking things off shelves
Nipping at our ankles
Sneak attacks when we least suspected
You were a sweetheart sometimes
Curling in our laps
Nudging your head into our palms for pets
Cuddling and purring away our tummy aches and tears.
You were a ruler sometimes
Defending your land from invaders
Chasing squirrels and mice
Making awkward noises at those pesky air vermin
You had a cantankerous personality
An introvert who preferred to be together alone
You had a loyal heart
I wasn’t ready to say goodbye.
I suppose I never would.
Rest well, kitty boy.