RIP Biltong the Cat, Very loved and Dearly Missed


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 ourĀ  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.

seriously just try to take away my toy




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Bask in your success





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!

biltong after playing with styrofoam peanuts1

biltong and styro peanuts 2


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!

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co-worker close up


ZULU: I will miss washing him, too!


ZULU: He was my big brother and he always took care of me. He is irreplaceablezuandbilkittens kittens zuluandb


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.





16 thoughts on “RIP Biltong the Cat, Very loved and Dearly Missed”

  1. I am so sorry about the loss of your beloved “Billy!” Even when we have them for many years, it is never a good time to let them go ! Prayers for Zulu, Amarula (I have experience with torties) and Mom.

    • Thanks so much Mary. It is a very difficult time but knowing people are out there sending us their good wishes really helps!

  2. We are so very very sorry to read the news that Biltong has flown away. We only recently discovered your blog. Based on my human’s background, we were entranced by the names of your three kitties. Run free and healthy again, Biltong. We will look for your start in the sky.

  3. Godspeed your journey to heaven Biltong; indeed you were much to young. We send our sincerest
    sympathy to your mom and your family during this very difficult time. We are so very sorry and
    send hugs and love ….boomer, dai$y, tuna…and dude and sauce too.

  4. We are so very, very sorry to hear of your loss. Sending many warm fuzzy thoughts and purrs your way. Linda, Pepper, and Dublin.

  5. What a beautiful tribute to your special kitty. RIP Biltong. We know you will be loved and missed and remembered always. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo


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