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.

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  • no profile photo CD4114852
    Aw, I am sorry for your loss. Soxman sounds like an awesome cat. We lost our precious Jasper kitty Feb 15. He would have turned 16 this May. They're at the Rainbow Bridge, playing and chasing each other.

    4091 days ago
  • ANNIE7205
    Thank you for telling us about Soxman. What an amazing little character. He's climbing and jumping up above until he's reunited with his family again.

    RIP Soxman.
    4108 days ago
  • LINDA051850
    I'm Linda...The Soxman's mom. I wanted to thank my sister Karen for the wonderful eulogy for our little clown. Remember that Thanksgiving when Nicole was a baby and we thought she pooped her pants? But no, suddenly the Soxman is doing the butt scoot across the dining room floor in front of the guests who have quickly lost any appetite they may have had.

    I am going to miss him so much. He would have been 17 this April 1st. RIP my Soxman, RIP. emoticon
    4108 days ago
  • CMULL328
    What a terrible loss of a great friend and family member! Yes, Soxman is having fun in kitty heaven and playing with all other other kittys there. RIP. What great memories you have. I didn't even know him, but feel your loss and have sobbing tears running down my cheeks. emoticon
    4108 days ago
    Your blog made the Soxman come alive for those of us not privileged to have known him. Thank you for sharing his life and the joy he brought to you all. May all your memories make you smile eventually even though they make you sad right now.
    4109 days ago
    Sorry for your loss but he was indeed loved so I know he had a great life!!
    4109 days ago
    that is one great eulogy. I'm so sorry for your loss. Animals are wonderful.
    4109 days ago
    Whatagoo'kitty, Soxman.

    May you always jump...
    4109 days ago
    RIP, Soxman.
    4109 days ago
    What a dare devil and that made him who he was, someone no one will soon forget!! Long live the memory of the Soxman:) Hope you are coping with his loss, my prayers are with you:)

    4109 days ago
    emoticon I am sorry.
    4109 days ago
  • 7777BEV
    Poor kitty, so sorry for your loss. I also have a cat and can identify with the love you have for yours. My thoughts are with you as you have lost a valued friend. emoticon
    4109 days ago
    What a full life he lived! I hope you are doing ok. It is always hard to lose a friend.
    4109 days ago
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