So today I take a moment to step back from the humor, the recipes, the book reviews, and anything else that is going on, and just say goodbye to a really wonderful young man who was part of our family for a little over a year.
Samson "Sammy" "Bubba" Brow was born July 12, 2012, to Lancelot and Guinevere. His father was killed a little over a month before he was born, but there was no doubt in looks or personality that he was Lancelot's baby boy.
Sammy was nicknamed "Some Big Head" as a kitten because he had a huge, fuzzy head that seemed so much bigger than his body! As he matured, he grew into that head, and his whole body began to look long and lean, like a lion with his flowing mane.
Bubba was definitely a Mama's Boy, cuddling in bed with Paul and I, and snuggling in my chair to "help" me write or type. I often wore him across my shoulders like a scarf, or carried him draped over one arm like the tiny dogs you see on television.
He, like Tab, the feline friend of my teen years, turned up his nose at a communal water bowl, and would drink from the tap, my cup, or his own personal cup. Sammy endured endless teasing about his pretty pink teacup!
He loved to be petted and cuddled and was almost as patient as his dad when it came to girl cooties and dress up clothes. He was a purring machine, and was happiest when he was with his family, whom he loved.
We loved him very much, and his passing leaves a hole in our hearts. We thank God for his life, and for those furry and fuzzy family members who still bring joy to our lives with their presence.
When they first arrived...Guinevere and babies, July 13, 2012
(The girls and I were at camp when the kittens were born on the 12th!)
There's a lion in that tree!
We miss you Bubba.