A week ago we lost our wonderful cat Ezlo. He was beautiful, intelligent and loving ---- the perfect cat for us. I'd grown up with cats and my son and I wanted a cat for years. But my husband hadn't grown up with pets and was against it. Finally he relented and we brought Ezlo home at 10 months old. Guess who was won over and became the biggest cat lover. :)
As a child, my cats had been indoor/outdoor cats so I had told the rescue agency that's what I preferred. They recommended Ezzy, who absolutely loved people but also had a strong independent streak and loved being outside. We had 2 wonderful years with him, but sadly he was hit and killed by a car. Fortunately after he didn't return like usual I saw a posting on the NextDoor app about a killed kitty. He was a few blocks away and I might never had found him otherwise. My husband brought him home, buried him in the backyard and bought a rose bush to place by his spot. He plans to make a marker. We are devastated and I feel so guilty.
Ezlo is irreplaceable but his passing left a huge void in our lives. Some people may say it's too soon but we have so much love to give a kitty. Last weekend we visited the adoption event for the same rescue agency we got Ezzy and came home with two 6 month old siblings. They will definitely be indoor cats only. I already love them to pieces and feel like I'm honoring Ezzy's life and memory by giving a good home to these two.