Tell Roswell to look for The Meezer on the other side of the rainbow bridge. And Roxanne and Zevo, too.
Tatiana and Milla will be there to pester her.
2018-11-19 03:40 pm (UTC)
I know it's a no tears zone...
...I just can't help it. This saddens me. Tuxedo kitties hold a place of honor in my heart. My first cat Spitfire, then Calamity, then Lump...there's just something special about them. Roswell has such a kind face like Spitfire. So I am sad. But what an awesome life she has! I know Roswell knows love and she will carry that love into the afterlife, she'll wear it like a badge of honor. Always loved never forgotten.
Roswell is the best cat. Always inspecting the camera gear to make sure it’s up to snuff, making sure you’re awake ala #morningcatface
, making sure guests have been verified. It’s a lot of work. ☺️ I’m glad she’s had the best humans, (and her own fan base) a kitty could ask for.
While I doubt I'll make it in corporeal form, please pass on my very best behind-the-ear-scritches to a superb feline creature who has deserved every indulgence she's had. <3
I've been following your journey with Roswell from the start and I am so happy that you found each other. Even though I can't be there in person to give her belly rubs, I am sending love and happiness to you both. Thank you for sharing Roswell with us.
There's little doubt in my mind that Roswell is a key reason I've done so much vegan cooking and vegan eating for the last several years.
When Carter racked up heavy vet bills last fall, people were incredibly generous to us, too, and like you, I've been doing my best to pay it forward ever since, and will keep doing so.
It's been a while since I've donated to City Kitties on Roswell's behalf, and it's about time I did so again.
Thank you for sharing Roswell and her cooking (and other) adventures with us. I don't know if I'll have a chance to pay her a visit in person, but please scritch her sweet little nose for me.
I commented on your FB post about this but wanted to leave a pebble here as well. <3 to Roswell and to all of you who love her. I wish I could come to her farewell but will have to do so in the virtual world. I made some Roswell fan art for you some time ago (Roswell as Maxwell Smart, Roswell on a sci-fi pulp novel cover) and am trying to find it for you.
To be honest, Tatty was my favorite and Roswell could totally sense it. I remember holding Roswell and giving her a belly rub and Roswell was all, "this is nice, but I know you'd rather be skritching Tatty. Go, human, go to the cat you really love!"
Roswell is adorable and your photography plus her personality created a celebrity that could never let us down. Strong-willed and floofy and interested. She brought us together (remember the stewardess bringing you First Class cookies on a plane, with a request to send her regards to Roswell?).
My favorite derivative art is the steampunk Roswell in the dirigible. My favorite Roswell meme is the one where she's on her back haunches, grabbing and biting at something, and someone captioned it with a line from Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats."
That diabetes vid never fails to crack me up. I can't comment anymore, I'm getting teary.
(x-posted to your FB thread) [picture of a black tuxedo kitten- I forgot how to post images in LJ comments...] Roswell, meet Roswell. A special kitty came into my care as a foster today. She was born outside a few weeks before Hurricane Florence came through North Carolina, survived the storm, and a Nice Lady who takes care of a feral colony fed her and her littermates (with the goal of trapping them and adopting them out.) Last week, the Nice Lady (who happens to work with a vet) found Roswell on the side of a hiking trail, mostly dead from an infection. She brought her to the vet, thinking she would need to be euthanized, but Roswell pulled through! She's staying with me to continue to recover and become more socialized while the Nice Lady takes a vacation. If things work out, I will probably foster Roswell until she is ready for adoption, either through a rescue or independently. Either way, I hope it brings you and Trillian Stars (and OG Roswell!) some happiness to know that your example inspired me to become a cat foster mom. Roswell is my 5th kitten this year.
2018-11-20 12:09 am (UTC)
hmmm. I just randomly decided to review LJ and this is recent post. Gawd, has it been 12 years...
In life I have tried to be a pessimist thereby avoiding the pain of disappointment, "always glad to be wrong that the worst did not happen" has been a trope for me.
But there you have been with Roswell who against all odds, due to an encounter with enlightened beings (you and trillian) and enlightened host (many social media mongers, LJ back in the day) raised Roswell to a pinnacle above which no cat could hope to aspire.
I've tried to take inspiration from this to better understand and care for the cat that my son abandoned in my apartment. While I've fallen far short of what you and Roswell have accomplished (in the day to day matters, no consideration towards the celebrity status Roswell has achieved) I do think there has been more care and tolerance engendered due to your and Roswell's example.
You've done well.
Roswell goes forward having had a good life.
I remember reading her story as it unfolded, it's a great story! Her story and the stories of some others I read on LJ back then showed me there was a world of loving cats beyond having one or two as pets, and had no small part in me now fostering and volunteering for a local rescue where I live. Enjoy every day, none of us know how many we have left!
What a beautiful story! It reminds me of my cat Gam. I can tell that there is a lot of mutual love between you and Roswell. Blessed be your heart and hers.
Bright Blessings to Roswell for all the days left in her last party. I hope you all have a splendid celebration of her remarkable life. I'm so glad the Very Best Cat and the Very Best Humans found each other! And I've loved reading everything you've shared about Roswell over the years. She truly is a wonderful cat. Love, seaweed and belly rubs to all!
<3 <3 <3
I remember the story as it unfolded here on LJ -- it was my introduction to you, sir, as well.
I also remember wondering how long it was going to take you to figure out that *you* were Roswell's human. (It look a remarkably long time, as I recall)
In my writing room I have a photo of Roswell in a bow tie that you sent to me as a thank you for putting together a series of art projects with your LJ fanbase. I still smile every time I see it.
May all her days with you and Trillian be as great as they have been.
Sending all the love of furry companions ever.
I am in tears. I wish I could get out there and pet that belly. Roswell has been an absolute inspiration and joy. Genevieve will be waiting on the other side of the Rainbow bridge.
Much love and many nori hugs.
Edited at 2018-11-21 07:36 pm (UTC)
Don't cry! this is a happy thing. It's just infinite food and belly rubs from now on. We can skype her in if you want to see her and say hello! And thank you for making her steampunk famous!!!!
Edited at 2018-11-28 03:56 pm (UTC)
I've followed Roswell's story from the beginning also and I know I shouldn't be sad, but I am anyway. She's had a wonderful life with your guys - she's famous, she haz love and nori! and she's not worried about the future. Whatever it holds for her, she know you guys will take care of her. But I'm still sitting here with tears dripping down my face.
I wish I could come to her party, but I will be there in spirit at least. My dear Shadow Man will be waiting to greet her when she crosses Rainbow bridge.
And yes, I cried about the spider too.
awww that is sad, wish I was close enough to come to the party. My West Philly cat Durkheim that I rescued the year before (2005) is still around but blind in one eye and a lot skinnier than he used to be.
Has it really been 12 years? I will always have that picture of you holding her ingrained in my head. That's when i knew she wasn't going anywhere.
I think of Roswell and MorningCatFace whenever my own cat wakes me up insistently demanding breakfast.
My favorite Roswell memory is that time someone sent a pound of seaweed to her and she was so delighted eating a big piece.
I am so glad Roswell made it into so many stories and pictures so that people who never got to pet her in person will get to know her. Please carry Roswell around for me. She is the best.
So glad Roswell was able to find such a good home with wonderful people. Thank you for sharing such a great cat with us. Much love.