Doods, I am sad, but also kinda celebrating

Posted by Max | Posted on 8/25/2013 11:48:00 AM

This dood.
Homer the Blind Wondercat.

I never met him and I doubt he knew I existed, but I admired the frak out of him, and I am very sad to hear that on Wednesday his people had to help him to the Bridge. It wasn't exactly unexpected because he'd been declining a bit lately, but still. Knowing the world is without one of the coolest cats ever bites a bit.

If you haven't read his book yet--well, the book about him--you really need to. The things this guy lived through and the things he did (like 9-11, and chasing a freaking burglar out of the house. A FREAKING BURGLAR!) are just a testament to his awesomeness.

And deep down I think that just by being himself, and that his people were generous enough to share his story, he made life a little easier for a whole lot of black cats that might have been overlooked in shelters but people who read about him decided black cats were all right after all, and he for sure made more people sit up and take notice of the fact that just because a kitty is blind that doesn't mean he needs to be put down.

His life was testament to the wonder of blind kitties and the natural abilities they can have, and their deserved place in this world. His story surely saved a lot of furry little lives.

I don't like that he's no longer somewhere on this earth, being awesome. But I also celebrate that we got to know him at all, and that he leaves a legacy that will go on and on and on. And I really celebrate that he's at the Bridge, where he can see if he wants, or not if he wants.

Homer, my man, thanks for all you did in this world. I hope that when I get there, I can give you a hearty paw-bump and a totally manly hug, because I admire the snot out of you.

Comments (17)

We're so sorry to hear about Homer. I can't believe we didn't see that somewhere else to have known.

We knew Homer had not been in the best of health the last time we saw a posting from Gwen on his blog, but we are beyond sad to know he had to cross over the Bridge. All we can say is that Abby was there to greet him and help welcome a new Angel. Being a new angel herself I am sure they are paling around together. Thank you for letting us know.


Homer was an awesome kitty who lived a big, colorful life. God bless, Homer, enjoy being an angel!

Homer was an inspirational to us all, Max, both fur and human. We'll miss him very much.

We never met Homer, but he was obviously a pawsome kitty. We send our purrs to his beans and all who will miss him.

Thanks Max for letting the rest of us know about Homer's trip to the Bridge. Mom read his book for us and he really was one incredible dood!

Marty the Manx and the gang

We did not know Homer,but knew of him.
We are also sad that he went to the Bridge. Ge was pretty cool!
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Treasure,Tiger, JJ and Julie

Awesome kitty! We are so sorry that he had to be helped over the bridge. Now he can see and play and has lots of kitties to play with while waiting for the rest of us to join the party.

It's sad that Homer had to go to the Bridge.

The Florida Furkids

So sad to hear Homer went to The Bridge.He was one awesome kitty.Beautiful tribute Max.

Homer was an amazing guy! I'm very sad that he is gone.

there is a great sadness that Homer has left this world. He was a very special boy

We hadn't heard the news. He was an awesome cat.

I read his book about a month ago and it truly is amazing.
By the way, I'm now following your blog via Bloglovin. Looking forward to visiting often.

Sorry we are late visitin. We got busy the last week. Homer was AWESOME!

Dear King of all Dudes,
I gave you an award. Hope it helps!

Thank you for sharing, Max. You are one cool cat. But, in my opinion, ALL cats are cool. I miss Homer as well.