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Thackery Binx I gave you that name because you were supposed to live forever.
Had I known the head boops and kisses I was giving him Saturday were going to be the last, I don’t believe that I would have ever let go. They would have had to take me back to surgery with him. What was hoped to be just a blockage of hair or a pesky foreign object was an intestinal tumor too big to remove. A tumor that took the greatest kitty ever from us and we didn’t even get to say goodbye.
Mallory Ainsworth brought this angel home to our very first apartment when she found him as the tiniest of kitties in a box in the HyVee parking lot in a thunderstorm. My birthday was coming up and she knew he would be the perfect gift. And for 12 years he was the gift that kept on giving. I have never had another fur baby that loved head boops, kisses, belly rubs, feet rubs, water, and toe scratchies more than my little panther.
For 12 years Binx gave my grandma and I more joy than we could ever have imagined. He went from mine and Mal’s apartment then to gram’s when I moved back home, and there he stayed, adoring her for over a decade. Gram couldn’t work on any project without his precious face right next to her hands supervising what she was doing.
He was more than just a cat. He was calm, gentle, and the most incredible loving little soul with the fiercest eyes. Despite his annoyed look when I made him take photos with me, he loved nothing more than to let gram and I shower him with affection, as he did the same for us. You couldn’t be in the vicinity of his perfect little head without being booped for smooches immediately. And you couldn’t resist even when his little head was wet from playing under the faucet.
We’re having a very difficult time coming to terms with our baby being taken from us. I used to bury my face in his fur and cry when I was sad and now I can’t do that. Binx will never ever be forgotten and will go down in history as the cat that made even cat haters fall in love. He was literally perfect.