Romeo lived next door to my mother and I first met him in 1992 while home on leave from the Navy.
He was the most social cat I ever knew and would greet anyone without hesitation.
I moved back to Dallas in 1993 and saw him from time to time while visiting my mother.
In 1996 he was injured by a dog and his owner refused to take him to a vet.
So I did, and he was my cat from that time on.
Diagnosed with diabetes in 2003, his health slowly declined until the end on January 7th, 2005.
I thank God for the privilege of knowing such an exceptional cat and will miss him forever.
Requiescat in peace.
For I will consider my Cat...
For he is the servant of the Living God duly and daily serving him.
For when his day's work is done his business more properly begins.
For he keeps the Lord's watch in the night against the adversary.
For he counteracts the powers of darkness by his electrical skin and glaring eyes.
For he counteracts the Devil, who is death, by brisking about the life.
For in his morning orisons he loves the sun and the sun loves him.
For he is of the tribe of Tiger.
For the Cherub Cat is a term of the Angel Tiger.
For he purrs in thankfulness, when God tells him he's a good Cat.
For he is an instrument for the children to learn benevolence upon.
For every house is incomplete without him
and a blessing is lacking in the spirit.