Rest in Peace Soxman April 1, 1993 - February 11, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
His name wasn't always "The Soxman." The family he came from named him White Sox. As soon as he was weaned from his mom he began exploring the townhouse complex where my sister and brother in law lived. White Sox took up residence in their home with the blessing from the his other family. His name eventually got shortened to just Sox. Sox was not content to lay around eating bon bons. He was a climber, a roof walker extraordinaire. After a time, Linda and Roy got transferred to Las Vegas Nevada. They were staying in an apartment waiting for their home to be finished. Sadly for them the apartment had a fireplace which Sox thought would be a great place to investigate. When they got home he was covered in soot! One asked, "why would he do that?" The answer, "because he's The Soxman." After moving to his new home he had a variety of high places to climb. So up he went and promptly became stuck. He wouldn't jump down. A ladder was needed to help him down. The question, "why did he do that?" The answer, "because he's The Soxman." And so it it stuck, The Soxman he became. It was kind of to the tune of the Beatles song Taxman. Soxman was quite the clown. He loved being spun in circles on a tile floor or just flopping in front of your feet and turn his head upside to so he looked most cute! On the other hand when the dog came in to the picture The Soxman launched himself from the counter on to the dog's back. And promptly went sailing. Why did he do it? Because he's The Soxman. We had many great years with him. Not to say he didn't get a little cranky in his old age. But he still loved to snuggle and took every opportunity to knock your book out of your hand when could. I think he took great delight in letting you see him take a big drink out of your water on the nightstand.
The Soxman went to kitty heaven today and did so with dignity and grace. He was held by family that loved him and we told him so as he peacefully went to sleep.
We will miss you friend.