Marvin | Living the Country Life


July 22, 2013

Our wonderful cat, Marvin, died on Friday, age 18. We got Marvin when he was four from my friend Natasha. He had bitten her young daughter when she pulled his tail. Marvin was a large neutered male with claws, so he wasn't the perfect cat for toddlers. We weren't sure how he would do on our farm, but he quickly became a part of the family. His favorite spot was on Bob's lap. He loved any man who visited, often leaping into their laps when they sat down (scaring a few). He was a guys' cat.

Natasha says he got his name because he looked like Marvin the Martian with his antenna whiskers. You can see that in the photo above.

Marvin's ear was mangled years ago in a fight with a coon. After that we always made sure he was in the house at night. His best friend was our other cat, Mario. Mario wandered around our house in a confused state all weekend, looking for Marvin.

It's so sad to lose a pet. We will miss Marvin.

Marvin is inspecting the sheep herd from an upstairs window.

So relaxing.

This is the last photo I could find of Marvin, taken in April at his favorite spot.


Comments (8)

cathie45 wrote:
So sorry, I know how you feel. Beautiful cat. I hope the Rainbow Bridge poem is true.
dwigmee3359867 wrote:
I do know how it feels to lose a fur friend. They give so much and ask so little. I am a foster home for rescued cats and often end up keeping one, especially if I nursed them back to health or raised them from a tiny baby. Each one is special, each one nestles in a place in your heart. Please consider adopting from a shelter/rescue. No one can replace Marvin, but what a tribute to all the love you gave each other to give a homeless or maybe two a forever home.
lothringen wrote:
Lo, do I see my father. Lo, do I see my mother, and my sisters, and my brothers. Lo, there do I see the line of my people, Back to the beginning. Lo, they do call to me And bid me take my place among them, In the halls of Valhalla Where the brave may live forever.
gjohnson002 wrote:
I am so sorry for your loss I wish you well. It is a grieving process. I have an eight year old girl named PEEPEE and she looks just like Marvin. She rules over my 2 weeny dogs. If I knew how to show pics I would. Lots of love, Georgie
ann22221 wrote:
I well know the pain of loosing a pet. I am such a huge animal lover and still think of my deceased pets often. I now have two a Feral whom I have taught to not bite at my ankles anymore and she even lets me pick her up. Do try to get another cat and as a poster reminded , those at shelters/rescue places need homes badly.
ann22221 wrote:
p.s. I meant to add, I enjoyed seeing the pictures of Marvin , especially the one resting on Bob's lap, because that is exactly the way Toby does when I am in the recliner. By the way, you have a beautiful piece of property...
ccjohnson5 wrote:
so sorry about Marvin, he looks so much like our new little kitty, Sparky. Loosing a special buddy is so hard. We also have a dog, Sadie. She is actually afraid of our 3 pound Sparky! We LOVE our animals. Be at peace to knowing your time with him was wonderful. He was your GIFT!
teresa.smith1718447 wrote:
I am so sorry to hear about Marvin passing away. He sounded like a great cat and a great companion to you. He lived very many good years with you and was very much loved. I know you will miss him but savor the precious years that you had with him as fond memories. I have lost many pets over the years and I miss them all but am glad that they shared my life with me and I look forward to being with them again in the here after.

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