This is my boyfriend.


Gumbo is Cameron’s cat. We got the boys cats in May of 2007 after our crazy, smiling Minnie dog died. We got Cameron the orange marmalade cat and Evan the smoke gray cat. Gumbo and Luther.

Almost from the first day, Gumbo was smitten with me. He eventually got nicknamed “Boyfriend” because he was like the reincarnated spirit of some old boyfriend: possessive, aggressive, demanding of my attention and wedged himself between me and EVERYONE else. He didn’t sit on my lap. He laid on me; he owned me. I claimed me. Even in my sleep, I would wake to Gumbo lying along my side as a turtle sits on a log, his legs dangling over either side of me. As he got bigger and heavier, this became less comfortable. He was also a bit of a sadist, subtly extending his claws into my skin. He was a loving and affectionate cat.

When I moved to my new place, we split the cats. Gumbo went from being an indoor/outdoor cat with a range and freedom to Tomcat around….to being indoors and alone. After two weeks he had had enough.

He took to “marking” his protest literally.

I took him back to Paul’s place today. He wailed the whole drive there. He walked around the house and front yard wailing. I know he will be happier there. But I am sad. Sad to have a house sans feline. I have always had a cat except for the 3 years I lived in DC.

I miss my Gumbo kitty.

4 thoughts on “Gumbo”

  1. And as I head off to bed…..I miss my boyfriend…he was my sweetie pie…head butting me, licking my face, biting my forearms, slowly sinking his claw tips into me and lying on top of me….I am so, so, so sad. :(((

  2. Aww, Im so sorry…I know your pain as I had to leave my Monster cat behind. I had him for 10 years and leaving him behind was hard. ;(

  3. Gumbo has finally settled in. I know you miss him and everytime I kiss him I think of you. He will be forever your boyfriend. I know the feeling. I will take great care of him and he loves his brother, Luther.

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